Resident Testimonials

Alexandar DaoudAlexander Daoud, MD Class of 2020

Training at Stony Brook has been a highlight of my career. From the opportunity to learn from world-renowned faculty to the graduated autonomy you gain during your course of residency, Stony Brook provides a truly ideal training ground for those aiming to become complete dermatologists. The training I received in every facet of our field - from pediatrics and complex medical dermatology to surgery and cosmetics - have carried forward into both fellowship and clinical practice. I cannot give our program enough accolades, so I will conclude with this: Stony Brook made me the dermatologist I am today, and I wouldn’t change it for the world.


Vanessa VossVanessa Voss, MD Class of 2020

Stony Brook is a great place for dermatology residency. It is a very well-rounded program with expert training in the core aspects of dermatology. You will emerge from this program clinically strong and ready to provide excellent care for patients. The proximity to New York City offers many opportunities for additional learning. The faculty are supportive of resident interests and will help you reach your career goals whether that includes fellowship, academics, or private practice.


June ParkJune Park, MD Class of 2020

Stony Brook provided an excellent foundation for my dermatology career. The most special part of the program is the people. You will be surrounded by caring co-residents, staff, and attendings who all want to see you succeed.


Katherine LeeKatherine Lee, MD Class of 2021

The dermatology residency program at Stony Brook offers outstanding training. There are numerous strengths to the program including the breadth of clinical, surgical, and cosmetic experiences, a welcoming environment, and dedication of staff. What stands out the most was the approachability of faculty members and comradery among the residents. I am fortunate to have exceptional lifelong colleagues from my time here.


Viral PatelViral Patel, MD Class of 2021

Stony Brook is an excellent dermatology program that will prepare residents to pursue any track in dermatology. We receive amazing training in all aspects of dermatology, from general dermatology to pediatric and cosmetic dermatology. Our dermatopathology and surgical training are second to none, and have prepared me well to pursue a fellowship in dermatopathology. The best part of this program are the people: our faculty, support staff, and residents are incredibly warm, friendly, and supportive. I am glad to have trained at Stony Brook Dermatology and feel confident in my ability to manage any dermatologic condition. 


Zachary ThorouxZachary Theroux, MD Class of 2021

I met friends and mentors at Stony Brook that I will have for life. I really enjoyed the various clinical settings to train in, including two hospitals and two main clinic settings, as well additional satellite clinics and expert training by a world-class dermoscopist.


Nicolas CastnerNicholas Castner, MD Class of 2022

The primary objective of the Stony Brook Dermatology residency program is to produce the best clinical dermatologist capable of practicing in whatever setting and region of the country. Through the various exposures including a high-volume and efficiently run Stony Brook office which features on-site dermatopathology, Mohs surgery, pediatric dermatology and cosmetics, a busy VA where you will accumulate abundant hands-on surgical experience starting on day one and graduated autonomy with medical patients as the years progress, and unique experiences like the dermoscopy rotation at Memorial Sloan Kettering, the curriculum easily delivers on the primary objective. Even more important than the curriculum, which in and of itself would make an excellent program, the degree of support from faculty at all levels is what sets Stony Brook Dermatology apart from the average program. Whatever your career goals or aspirations, you will be able to find someone, if not multiple people, that will be more than happy to support you along the way.


Douglas AtmatzidiDouglas Atmatzidis, MD Class of 2022

Training at Stony Brook gave me confidence to start my career as a dermatologist with the knowledge that I could appropriately evaluate any condition I may encounter in clinic as an attending. The faculty and staff provided me with the encouragement to pursue my clinical interests. The emphasis on evidenced-based treatments and the diversity of clinical exposure establish a wonderful foundation for a fulfilling career in dermatology. Everyone at Stony Brook endeavors to make the residents feel comfortable and welcomed. My time with the great people there will always be a cherished memory.


Christina TejedaChristina Tejeda, MD Class of 2023

Stony Brook's dermatology residency is an outstanding program. The residents are trained for various paths within the field, including general, pediatric, cosmetic and surgical dermatology. Beyond the exceptional curriculum, the program's greatest strength lies in its people—faculty, staff, and fellow residents are exceptionally welcoming, friendly, and supportive. Having completed my training at Stony Brook Dermatology, I am confident in my ability to treat any patient that comes to my clinic. I would highly recommend this program!


Anna BahnsonAnna Bahnson, MD Class of 2023

I am grateful to have had the opportunity to complete my dermatology training at Stony Brook University. The training in all aspects of dermatology was exceptional. In addition, the program is well organized and responsive. We were fortunate to have faculty and support staff who made it a pleasure to come into work every day and learn. I could not have wished for better coresidents, we continue to reach out to one another with clinical questions. We created lifelong memories exploring Long Island, New York City, and New England together. Stony Brook Dermatology prepared me well to be a confident clinician and a lifelong learner.

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