Residents

AhramAya Ahram, D.O.
Undergraduate: University of Colorado-Denver
Medical School: Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Previous Training: Sky Ridge Medical Center
Hobbies/Interests: Yoga, baking, hiking, traveling
What I like about the program: I love the diversity of the population we treat, the opportunity to train at the world-renowned Ackerman Academy, and the friendliness of the residents.
Graduation Year: 2023
PGY4

ShahNehal Shah, D.O.
Undergraduate: Virginia Tech
Medical School: Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine, Harlem Campus
Previous Training: Preliminary Medicine at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center
Hobbies/Interests: Drawing/Painting, Fitness, Cooking, Video Games
What I like about the program: We get to participate in clinical trials, I love the one-on-one guidance we receive from attendings and the autonomy that is gained through mentorship. We encounter a wide range of pathologies due to the diverse patient population we serve.
Graduation Year: 2023
PGY4

teymour Shereen Teymour, D.O.
Undergraduate: Boston University
Medical School: New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine
Previous Training: Westchester Medical Center/Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital
Hobbies/Interests: Traveling, Cooking, working out, fashion design
What I like about the program: I appreciate the camaraderie amongst the residents and having faculty that offer great mentorship and exposure to the full scope of dermatology. Due to our program’s proximity to New York City, we work with a diverse patient population and have the opportunity to collaborate with many other dermatology programs.
Graduation Year: 2023
PGY4

Michael GordonMichael Gordon, DO
Undergraduate: George Washington University
Medical School: Nova Southeastern University 
Intern year: Preliminary Medicine at Stony Brook Southampton Hospital
What I like about the program: I believe Palisades is an excellent place to train due to the strong didactic emphasis, exposure to a wide range of pathologies, and the opportunity to work with an exceptional team of attendings and co-residents.
Hobbies/Interests: Traveling, hiking, cooking, video games
Graduation Year: 2024
PGY3

JoyceJoyce Kong, DO
Undergraduate: New York University
Medical School: New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine
Intern year: Preliminary Medicine year at Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai/NYC Health Hospitals Queens
What I like about the program: I like how the diverse the population allows us to see different pathologies in all skin types. I also love the camaraderie between residents.
Hobbies: Hiking, traveling, movies, dragonboat, exploring new places, board games
Graduation Year: 2024
PGY3

Mason ThorntonMason Thornton, DO
Undergraduate: University of Texas at Austin
Graduate: Master's Degree in Microbiology at University of Texas at San Antonio
Medical School: Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine - Middletown
Intern year: Transitional Internship - John Peter Smith Hospital, Ft. Worth, Texas
What I like about the program: I love the incredible location, with close proximity to NYC without the other stresses that come with city life, and I love the wide and diverse array of patient presentations that come from such an environment.
Hobbies: PC Building and Gaming, Espresso making, Cooking, searching for the next great place for Ramen
Graduation Year: 2024
PGY3

Photo of Timothy Blackwell, D.O.Timothy Blackwell, D.O.
Undergraduate: Lafayette College
Medical School: Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine
Previous Training: Transitional Year at Jefferson Health New Jersey
Hobbies/Interests/Interests: Golfing, Basketball, Surfing, Fishing, Hiking, Traveling, Giants/Yankees
What I like about the program: I like the close proximity to New York City and the pathologies seen in such a diverse area. I also like how all the residents get along with each other so well.
Graduation Year: 2025
PGY2


Photo of Margaret Chou, M.D.Margaret Chou, M.D.
Undergraduate: Columbia University
Medical School: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Previous Training: Preliminary Medicine at Mount Sinai Beth Israel
Hobbies/Interests: Baking, reading, yoga/pilates, calligraphy
What I like about the program
: The warmth of all the people - my co-residents, attendings, and staff. Also the proximity to NYC, my friends, and family.
Graduation Year: 2025
PGY2

Photo of Prem Patel, D.O.Prem Patel, D.O.
Undergraduate: Villanova University
Medical School: Chicago College of Osteopathic of Medicine
Previous Training: West Suburban Medical Center
Hobbies/Interests: Basketball, Football, Hiking, Cooking
What I like about the program: I enjoy working with my fellow residents and attendings. Everyone is extremely friendly and helpful. I also enjoy the diverse patient population, which adds to a fantastic learning environment.
Graduation Year: 2025
PGY2
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