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Current Residents

Class of 2024 / PGY - 4

Michael Gordon

Michael Gordon, D.O.

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

Joyce Kong, D.O.

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
Mason Thornton

Mason Thornton, D.O.

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

Class of 2025 / PGY - 3

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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

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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
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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

Class of 2026 / PGY - 2

Nicholas Berry MDNicholas Berry, M.D.

Undergraduate: Ohio State University
Medical School: Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine
Previous Training: Preliminary Medicine at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital
Hobbies/Interests: Landscape photography, table tennis, pickleball, college football
What I like about the program: We have the opportunity to serve various patient populations, and the attendings and co-residents are invested in resident education. I also enjoy being near NYC for both professional and personal reasons.

Kathleen Jedruszczuk DOKathleen Jedruszczuk, D.O.

Undergraduate: CUNY Hunter College
Medical School: New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine
Previous Training: Northwell Health Long Island Jewish Forest Hill Hospital
Hobbies/Interests: kickboxing, painting, traveling, hiking
What I like about the program: The program's environment is very supportive and positive. I like the well-rounded training and great exposure to diverse patient populations/pathologies.

Vandan Patel DOVandan Patel, D.O.

Undergraduate: University of Connecticut
Medical School: University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine
Previous Training: Transitional Year at ECHN Manchester Memorial Hospital
Hobbies/Interests: Baseball, Basketball, Hiking, Traveling, Yankees/Knicks/Giants
What I like about the program: The diverse patient population, exceptional attendings, and camaraderie amongst residents make Palisades Medical Center a great place to train.

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