Alumni Class of 2025
Medical School: University of Maryland School of Medicine
EM Interests: Ultrasound, EMS
Why I Chose HUMC: The extremely talented yet humble characters of residents drew me into HUMC. Furthermore, the immense diversity of pathology and patient population ensured that I would grow as a physician and as a person through my training here.
Fun Fact: I love singing, whether it is at a karaoke place or at home. If you are walking outside and are hearing 90s R&B and early 2000s pop, you are
currently walking in front of my house.
Medical School: St. George's University
EM Interests: Ultrasound and procedures
Why I Chose HUMC: I rotated here as a student and was extremely impressed by the level of teaching in the ED as well as during conferences and sim lab.
Fun Fact: After work, you can catch me blasting Britney Spears or Rihanna during my drive home.
Medical School: Albany Medical College
EM Interests: Ultrasound, toxicology
Why I Chose HUMC: The most important aspect of a residency program to me was having a supportive group of residents to work with, and we definitely have that here at Hackensack. I always feel like we have each others backs and we can count on one another when the ED is busy, which is basically all the time. There are definitely plenty of high-acuity patients to learn from!
Fun Fact: I love to cook seafood and one of my part-time jobs while I was in college was working as a fishmonger, I got really good at cleaning shrimp
while I was there.
Medical School: Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine - Middletown
EM Interests: Ultrasound, International Medicine
Why I Chose HUMC: I chose HUMC for the rich learning environment with incredible support from the program with a focus on wellness. The faculty are knowledgeable and the access to a large variety in patient population leads to exposure to many complex cases. The pediatric ED is excellent here, I know I will be capable of handling any patient presentation graduating from HUMC.
Fun Fact: I love traveling, cars, new foods, soccer, snowboarding.
Melissa LuuMedical School: St. George's University
EM Interests: EMS, global medicine, SIM, education
Why I Chose HUMC: During the interview trail, I kept telling myself I wanted a place that entailed all of the following: great training, good volume with diverse pathology, opportunities to explore different niches, and close proximity to home. I was able to find all of that at HUMC. And since being here for the short time that I have, I've already experienced and learned so much. I look forward to the quality physician I will become in the next three years by training here.
Fun Fact: I'm originally from the west coast! Outside of work, I am a big foodie and am always willing to try new foods at least once. Also a big movie
person. Strangely good at celebrity gossip too.
Parth MajmundarMedical School: Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine
EM Interests: Critical Care and Health Policy
Why I Chose HUMC: HUMC provides a supportive yet fast-paced and high-volume environment to learn and practice emergency medicine. Located near NYC, our patient population is diverse, giving me the confidence to practice in any setting in the future. Additionally, living so close to NYC gives us many opportunities to have fun outside work with friends and co-residents.
Fun Fact: I love exploring new restaurants with friends and watching television!
Ashay MehtaMedical School: Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine - Middletown
EM Interests: Sports Medicine, Administration and Pain Management.
Why I Chose HUMC: I chose HUMC because the patient population offers a wide variety of clinical diversity and the hospital benefits from a high volume of annual patient visits. Paired with a supportive leadership, this creates a great learning environment.
Fun Fact: Senator Cory Booker called me out for being a fan of the 6 time NFL champions, the New England Patriots, during a large medical conference
in Newark, NJ.
Raj PatelMedical School: Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine
EM Interests: Administration, Health equity
Why I Chose HUMC: We see a very diverse, complex, and high-volume level of patients that makes our learning environment rich and full. The coumardary between staff, admin, attendings, and residents is exactly what I was looking for when choosing a program. The program builds skilled, efficient, and independent EM physicians.
Fun Fact: I met Adam Sandler and Chris Rock at a hotel once, and they bought my drink!
Joshua SapadinMedical School: Albert Einstein College of Medicine
EM Interests: Quality Improvement/Patient Safety, Medical Education
Why I Chose HUMC: I chose HUMC for its supportive learning environment, culture of mentorship, and commitment to resident education.
Fun Fact: I'm a Mets fan and I love the Simpsons. One has brought me joy and one has brought me pain.
Monica ShahMedical School: Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine
EM Interests: Critical Care, Administration
Why I Chose HUMC: I really enjoyed my interview with the program, everyone was so kind and welcoming and it has translated to my positive experiences here. Most importantly, it was close to home and I got the chance to make a direct impact on my community.
Fun Fact: I've been dancing for 20+ years now which has led me to compete nationally! I got to dance at Carnegie Hall this summer which was an amazing experience!