Department of Pathology News

2014 Incoming Residents

Friday, March 21, 2014

Robin Burger, MD
Robin Burger, MD

University at Buffalo State University of New York School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
Other Awards/Accomplishments: Summa cum Laude, Yeshiva University, 2010; Mr. & Mrs. H.I. Feldman Award for Excellence in Biology, 2010; Dean’s List, Yeshiva University, Stern College for Women, 2006- 2010; Who’s Who Among Students in America Universities and Colleges, 2009;
Certificate of Achievement in In-Vitro Toxicology, Stern College for Women, 2008.
Hobbies & Interests: cooking, reading, writing poetry, and watching movies.
 Rosemarie DiDonato, MD
Rosemarie DiDonato, MD

New York Medical College
Other Awards/Accomplishments: Dean’s List, Temple University School of Pharmacy, Fall 2008; Graduated Magna cum Laude (3.81 GPA), U. of Scranton, 2008; Dean’s List, U. of Scranton, 2006-2008. Scholar-Athlete Award (GPA over 3.6), U. of Scranton, Spring 2008; Landmark Conference Academic Honor Roll, U. of Scranton, Fall 2007; NSCAA (National College Soccer Coaches Association of America) Scholar All-East Team, U. of Scranton, 2006; Loyola Academic Scholarship, U. of Scranton, May 2005; Dean's List, NYU, Fall 2004. 
Hobbies & Interests: Since September 2011, I have participated in the New York Medical College Soccer Club. From the fall of 2005 until the fall of 2007 season I was a member of the women’s soccer team at the University of Scranton and played soccer at New York University in the 2004 season. I also participated in the NYMC international food fair. Besides playing soccer I also enjoy running, traveling, reading, art, film and going to concerts.
Ivo Francischetti, MD, PhD
Ivo Francischetti, MD, PhD

Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro
Other Awards/Accomplishments: 2006 - Francischetti IMB, Valenzuela JG and Ribeiro JMC. Ixodes scapularis Tissue Factor Pathway Inhibitor. United States Patent Holder. In 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2010-2012, received Staff Recognition Award, NIAID/NIH. Bethesda, MD, USA.. Reviewer for several Journals (Blood, PNAS, Nat Med, Plos Pathogens, Science), grants (Germany, UK, Sweden). Chair, Educational Subcommittee (Exogenous Factors) of the International Society of Thrombosis and Haemostasis. 
Hobbies & Interests: Reading, sports, planes, traveling, music, museums. 
Ritu Gupta, MD
Rita Gupta, MD

University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine
Cornell University - Dean's List
Yale University, Internal Medicine
Hobbies & Interests: The arts have been a strong interest of mine for as far back as I can remember, from playing piano as a child to playing the drums and performing with other student musicians throughout medical school, holding concerts for patients and raising money for charities. I have also been involved with diverse styles of dance, including Indian and hip-hop, and choreography at various times since college. Other interests include running 5ks and reading popular neuroscience books and mystery novels.
Hugo Kaneku Nagahama, MD
Hugo Kaneku Nagahama, MD

Nacional Mayor de San Marcos
Other Awards/Accomplishments: Young Investigator Award, International Liver Transplantation Society Meeting, San Francisco 2012; Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Prof. Paul I. Terasaki, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA.
Hobbies & Interests: Running, soccer, baseball, electronic gadgets, music.

Sabrina Racine Brzostek, MD, PhD   Sabrina Racine Brzostek, MD, PhD

The School of Medicine at Stony Brook University Medical Center

Other Awards/Accomplishments: Awarded the Cancer Biochemistry & Cell Biology Training Fellowship in both 2005 and 2006. This training grant is awarded by the National Cancer Institute to a graduate student in the Molecular Biology/Microbiology Dept at Stony Brook University. I was also awarded the Seymour & Vivian Milstein ISICR Travel Award, which allowed me to present my work in a poster session at the Conference of the International Cytokine Society & the International Society for IFN & Cytokine Research in Montreal in 2008. 

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Experimental pathology aims to define disease in terms of fundamental molecular and cellular processes. Research in our Department is focused on critical issues in multiple disease classes. Areas of focus include 

Research in each of these areas is highly interactive, and the Department strives for a collegial atmosphere in which collaborations can flourish. This effort is conducted through a variety of department-level activities, including regular meetings to discuss work in progress and a departmental retreat at which students, postdoctoral fellows, residents and faculty all have opportunity to present and discuss their research.


Research Faculty


Thomas Belbin, PhD 

Joan W. Berman, PhD 

Tina Calderon, PhD 

Linda Cannizzaro, PhD 

Mahalia Desruisseaux, MD, PhD 

Amy Fox, MD  

David Fooksman, PhD  

Rachel Hazan, PhD 

Huan Huang, MD 

Fernando Macian, MD, PhD 

Maja Oktay, MD, PhD 

Harry Ostrer, MD 

Thomas J. Ow, MD 

Michael B. Prystowsky, MD, PhD 

Moshe Sadofsky, MD, PhD 

Laura Santambrogio, MD, PhD 

Rani Sellers, DVM, PhD 

Bridget Shafit-Zagardo, PhD 

Herbert Tanowitz, MD 

Louis Weiss, MD 

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