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Rheumatology Fellows

Current Fellows

Bradley Schlussel, MD
Undergraduate: American University, D.C.
Medical School: Ross University
School of Medicine Residency: St. John's Episcopal Hospital, NY

 

Janaki Patel, MD
Undergraduate: Drexel University, PA
Medical School: St. George's University School of Medicine 
Residency: New York Methodist Hospital, NY (Chief Resident)  

 

Pieusha Malhotra, MD
Graduate School: UMass Amherst School of Public Health and Health Sciences, Amherst, MA
Medical School: Universitatea de Medicina si Farmacie Victor Babes, Timisoara, Romania
Residency: Saint Vincent Hospital, Worcester, MA.
 

Former Fellows

Rasha Alqadi, MD (2015-2017)
Undergraduate and Medical School: Al-Quds University Faculty of Medicine, Jerusalem 
Residency: Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island/Brown University School of Medicine

Tina Brar, MD (2015-2017)
Undergraduate: University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
Medical School: Xavier University School of Medicine, Netherland Antilles
Residency: Rochester General Hospital, Rochester, NY

Pinky Vaidya, MD (2014-2016)
Undergraduate: University of Illinois at Chicago
Medical School: Ross University
Residency: Allegheny General Hospital, PA

Durkhani Mahboob, MD (2014-2016)
Undergraduate Jinnah College for Women, Pakistan
Medical School: Khyber Medical College-,Pakistan
Residency: Mount Sinai School of Medicine, NY, NY
 
Laura Amorese-O’Connell, MD* (2014-2016)
Medical School: Universidad del Zulia Facultad de Medicina, Venezuela
Residency: North Shore Medical Center, Salem, MA (Chief Medical Resident)
 
Matthew Stanishewski, DO (2013-2015)
Undergraduate: Temple University, PA
Medical School: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Residency:  Lankenau Medical Center, PA
 
Joanne Szczygiel-Cunha, MD* (2013-2015)
Undergraduate: Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education, NY
Medical School: Albany Medical College, NY
Residency: Brown University-Rhode Island Hospital

Rebecca Soinski, MD (2012-2014)*
Undergraduate: Byrn Mawr, PA
Medical School: Jefferson Medical College, PA
Residency: Brown/Rhode Island Hospital
Employment: Private Practice Rheumatology in Providence, RI

Saskia Cooper, MD (2012-2014)
Undergraduate:  University of Connecticut, CT
Medical School:  University of Connecticut
Residency: U Mass, Worcester, MA
Employment:  Private Practice Rheumatology in Providence, RI

Amy Lundholm, DO (2012-2014)
Undergraduate:  New York University, NY
Residency: Lankenau Hospital, PA
Medical School: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, PA
Employment:  Private Practice Rheumatology, Philadelphia, PA

Dan Cristescu, MD (2011-2013)
Universitatea de Medicina, Romania
Residency: Danbury Hospital, CT
Employment: Private Practice Rheumatology in Colorado Springs, CO

Waffiyah Afridi, MD (2011-2013)*
Medical School: Aga Khan Medical College, Pakistan
Residency: University of Connecticut, Farmington, CT
Employment:  Academic Rheumatology in Hamden, CT

Candice Yuvienco, MD (2010-2012)*
Medical School: University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines
Residency: Danbury Hospital, Connecticut
Employment:  Academic Rheumatology at UCSF, Fresno CA

Daniel Mendez, MD (2010-2012)
Medical School: University Dr Jose Matias Delgado, El Salvador
Residency: Roger Williams Medical Center (Chief Medical Resident)
Employment:  Private Practice Rheumatology Oregon

Anishka Rolle, MD (2010-2012)
Medical School: University of the West Indies, Trinidad
Residency: Carilion Clinic in Roanoke, Virginia
Employment: Private Practice Rheumatology, Colonial Heights, VA

Elisabeth (Lissa) Matson, DO (2009-2011) *
Undergraduate: Colby College, ME
Medical School: University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine
Residency: University of Massachusetts in Worcester
Employment:  Private Practice Rheumatology in Exeter, NH

Crisostomo (Jong) Baliog, MD (2009-2011)
Medical School: University of the Philippines Medical School
Residency: Roger Williams Medical Center
Employment: Academic Rheumatology at the University of Southern Alabama (2011-2014)
Private Practice Rheumatology in Bangor, ME

Nazli R. Conway, MD (2008-2010)
Medical School: University Of South Florida College Of Medicine
Residency: Brown/Rhode Island Hospital
Employment:  Private Practice Rheumatology, Manchester, NH

Sam Poon, MD (2008-2010)*
Medical School:
Residency: Brown/Rhode Island Hospital
Employment: Academic Rheumatology - Roger Williams Medical Center (2010-2014)
Private Practice Rheumatology, Sturbridge, MA

Saman Ali, MD (2008-2010)
Medical School: Aga Khan University, Pakistan
Residency: University of Connecticut Farmington, CT (Chief Medical Resident)
Employment: Medicine/Rheumatology, Hartford, CT

Jill McClory, MD (2007-2009)*
Undergraduate: Florida Atlantic University, FL
Medical School: American University of the Caribbean, St Maarten, NA
Residency: Roger Williams Medical Center
Employment: Private Practice Rheumatology in Hickory, NC

Larissa Sachs, MD (2007-2009)
Medical School: Saratov State Medical University, Russia
Residency: Pinnacle Health Hospital, Harrisburg, PA (Chief Medical Resident)
Private Practice Rheumatology in Harrisburg, PA

Imad Bitar, MD (2006-2008)
Medical School: Damascus University School of Medicine in Syria
Residency: Roger Williams Medical Center (Chief Medical Resident)
Employment: Private Practice Rheumatology Hattiesburg, MS

Shefali Majmudar, DO (2006-2008)
Medical School: New York College of Osteopathic Medicine
Residency: Winthrop Hospital, NY
Employment: Academic Rheumatology Saint Peters University Hospital, NJ (2008-2014)
Academic Rheumatology at UCSF, Fresno, CA

Michelle Costa, DO (2005-2007)
Undergraduate: Marymount College
Medical School: University of North Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine
Residency: Brown/Pawtucket Memorial Hospital
Employment: Private Practice Rheumatology in Falmouth, MA

Lori Lieberman-Maran, MD (2004-2006)
Undergraduate: University of Pennsylvania
Medical School: Drexel University School of Medicine, PA
Residency Brown/Rhode Island Hospital
Employment: Private Practice Rheumatology in Philadelphia, PA. (2006-2010)
Private Practice Rheumatology in Boulder, CO

Irene Orzano, MD (2004-2006)
Medical School: Georgetown University -Washington D.C.
Residency:  Brown/Rhode Island Hospital
Employment:   Private Practice Rheumatology in Concord, NH

*= RIH/Brown University Fellow