Chief ResidentJustin Panthappattu, M.D.
Graduated from St. George’s University School of Medicine
Hometown: Congers, NY
Why HUMC: From the day of my interview, one thing was abundantly clear about the Internal Medicine residency program at HUMC. To quote the Olive Garden of yesteryear, “When you’re here, you’re family.” The residents are very close-knit and the faculty is incredibly supportive. There’s also plenty of opportunity to be involved in interesting cases because of the diversity of pathologies we get exposed to.
Professional Interests: PCCM, Infectious Disease, Nephrology
Personal Interests: Baking, Escape Rooms, Video Games
What being a good doctor means to me: Being a good doctor is all about being what your patient needs in the moment, whether it’s a good-listener or an advocate. That all starts with a relationship. Whether it’s short-term or long-term, you play such an important role in a critical point in someone’s life. The trust and mutual respect that you build in your interactions is crucial to providing care. It’s also about being a mentor for the next generation of doctors.