Dermatology Residency Residents | Palisades Medical Center   


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

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

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

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

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

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
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