2021-2022 Pulmonary & Critical Care Fellowship


Name: Sunil G. Chulani, MD
Hometown: Montego Bay, Jamaica
Medical school: St. Georges University School of Medicine
Residency: Rutgers-New Jersey Medical School
Hobbies/fun facts: snorkeling, binge watching horror movies, Haruki Murakami novels

Why Stony Brook: Stony Brook offers a broad pulmonary and critical care experience/curriculum that allow you to develop both a well-rounded and specialized niche for your future careers. Also, barbecues at Dr. Ahmad's house. 


Name: Kunal Gada, MD
Hometown: Mumbai, India 
Medical school: D.Y.Patil Medical University, Navi Mumbai, India
Residency: SUNY Upstate Medical University
Hobbies/fun facts: reading, cooking, swimming and hiking

Why Stony Brook: Stony Brook provides great clinical and research exposure. The faculty is very supportive and is very involved in didactics for the fellows.


Name: Yevgeniy Genchanok, MD
Hometown: Brooklyn, New York
Medical school: Stony Brook University School of Medicine 
Residency: Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine 
Hobbies/fun facts: Hockey, football, reading, hiking, aviation 

Why Stony Brook: I really enjoyed my time here in medical school and after leaving for residency, I found myself missing Stony Brook and Long Island life. The training here is excellent and will prepare me well for a career in pulmonary/critical care. Long Island is also a great place to live in with many things to do while only being a short distance from NYC.   

Sean Hu

Name: Sean Hu, MD
Hometown: Taipei, Taiwan
Medical School: Rutgers-New Jersey Medical School
Residency: Rutgers-New Jersey Medical School
Hobbies/fun facts: Travel, hiking, basketball, video games, board/card games, spending time with family and friends
Why Stony Brook: Stony Brook provides an abundance of learning opportunities including patient diversity, exposure to various procedures, structured didactics, formalized ultrasound curriculum and more. The faculty here is supportive with an emphasis on education and fellow development. Co-fellows are also very supportive and help each other’s growth throughout fellowship. Plus, Long Island is a great location to live in with various places to explore on one’s downtime.  


Name: Janice Lee, MD, MS
Hometown: Toronto, Canada 
Medical school: The University of Queensland School of Medicine
Residency: Pennsylvania Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania Health System
Hobbies/fun facts: horseback riding, scuba diving, camping, self-proclaimed amateur chef, snake mom, soon-to-be dog mom 

Why Stony Brook: Stony Brook offers clinical and academic challenges that broaden my education and serves to build a solid foundation for my career in Pulmonary and Critical Care. The attendings are supportive, and my co-fellows are truly a team who have become great personal friends.


Name: Natalie Millet, DO
Hometown: Toms River, New Jersey
Medical school: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Residency: Atlanticare Regional Medical Center
Hobbies/fun facts: Weight training, virtual yoga, running, traveling.

Why Stony Brook: At Stony Brook we are exposed to a wide variety of pulmonary and critical care pathology. We have the opportunity to rotate through pulmonary subspecialty clinics such as pulmonary HTN, Asthma and ILD clinic. There is an abundance of procedures such as bronchoscopy and EBUS. The attendings are supportive and care about our learning. 


Name: Jane Moon, MD
Hometown: Brooklyn, New York
Medical School: NYIT-COM
Residency: SUNY Downstate
Hobbies/Fun Fact: rock climbing, movies, traveling, newbies gardener

Why Stony Brook: academic hospital with many opportunities for learning including ultrasound, dedicated time for research.


Name: Ronaldo Ortiz-Pacheco, MD
Hometown: Mayagüez, Puerto Rico
Medical school: University of Puerto Rico-School of Medicine
Residency: Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
Hobbies/fun facts: I have 2 cats, love playing bass guitar, PC games, watching TV and just hanging out! Love to read about history.

Why Stony Brook: When looking for a Pulmonary and Critical Care fellowship, I was looking for one that had a good balance between both specialties. Stony Brook offered that as well as an unrivaled ultrasound curriculum. The pathology is diverse and you get exposure to different procedures and build a good relationship with the attendings. 

Azzam Paroya

Name: Azzam Paroya, MD
Hometown: Kansas City, Missouri
Medical School: Kansas City University
Residency: Stony Brook University
Hobbies/fun facts: Basketball, Snowboarding, watching Dragon Ball Z, I met David Beckham
Why Stony Brook: Stony Brook provides ample of opportunities to strengthen your pulmonary (Asthma/Pulm HTN/ILD clinics) and critical care (Ultrasound, Chest Tubes, Lines) clinal acumen.  The department is filled with a diverse array of attendings with multitude of interests, of which, all are approachable, caring and provide mentorship. 


Name: Frank Penabad, MD
Hometown: Tarpon Springs, FL
Medical School: Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University
Residency: Cooper University Hospital
Hobbies/fun facts: I love scuba diving, skiing, playing guitar, traveling, listening to history and political podcasts, and I’m embarrassingly good at trivia.
Why Stony Brook: I wanted a program that was well rounded, with patient diversity, research opportunities, and a strong ultrasound curriculum. Stony Brook provides all of those things and more.


Name: Aashutosh Ramakar, MD
Hometown: Tonota, Botswana
Medical School: St Georges University (Grenada)
Residency: Danbury Hospital (Conneticut)
Hobbies: Usually spend my time on outdoor activities such as hiking, kayaking and camping. I love dogs and traveling. If found indoors, I am usually completing a movie marathon or playing a game of chess

Why Stony Brook: I chose Stony Brook for its diversity of patients and excellent academic structure.


Name: Charles Ramkishun, MD
Hometown: Queens, New York 
Medical school: SUNY Downstate
Residency: Stony Brook University
Hobbies/fun facts: Reading, music, travel

Why Stony Brook: The large catchment area of the hospital provides exposure to a wide range of disease states, and the supportive faculty helps you build the skills needed to effectively treat them. There is a strong emphasis on teaching, with didactics taking a variety of formats. Co-fellows work closely together and help to support each other’s growth.