Welcome from the Chief Residents


Kerry Cao Christina D'Agostino Caitlin Gauvin Jane Hand
Kerry Cao Christina D'Agostino

Caitlin Gauvin

Jane Hand

Welcome to the Stony Brook University Internal Medicine Residency Program! We are proud to have trained at Stony Brook and are excited to show you what makes our program an outstanding choice for your education.

Under the strong leadership of Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University, Dean William Wertheim, Chairman of the Department of Medicine Dr. Vincent Yang, and Internal Medicine Program Director Dr. Susan Lane, amazing things are happening!

The Medical Center

We are the flagship institution of the Stony Brook Health System and are a referral center. As a 603-bed hospital and the only tertiary care center and Level 1 trauma center in Suffolk County, you will be exposed to a diverse population of patients and pathology. Our catchment area is approximately 1.6 million, and you will be exposed to both “bread-and-butter” and highly complex cases.

The hospital is consistently growing and expanding. The Medicine and Research Translation (MART) Building and Bed Tower are open. The MART Building focuses on imaging, neurosciences, cancer care, and cancer research. The Bed Tower is also the new home to the Stony Brook Children’s Hospital as well as surgical units.

Well-Rounded, Holistic Training

Our program offers a superior graduate medical education experience. Our general medicine teams are geographically based on the 15th floor of our hospital. Our residents experience the breadth and depth of medicine, rotating in subspecialty services including the Medical Intensive Care Unit, Inpatient Oncology service and the Heart Institute, which includes a Cardiac Intensive Care Unit, a cardiac step-down unit, electrophysiology labs, and cardiac catheterization labs. We also have in-house fellowships and rotations in cardiologygastroenterologypulmonology/critical careendocrinology, palliative care, medical informatics, nephrology, infectious diseasesrheumatologyhematology and oncology, and geriatrics. Beyond our walls, residents with interests in international health can rotate at affiliated hospitals in Japan, Ecuador and Peru via our global health opportunities. 

Unique to our curriculum is “Academic Wednesday”, which provides our residents protected educational time for simulation and bedside ultrasound training, evidence-based medicine, reflection rounds, mentorship, research, wellness, high-value care and board review. With the 4+1 system, there is ample opportunity for our residents to participate in quality improvement projects and research

We have a robust ultrasound training program under the guidance of our critical care attendings. Ultrasound training is integrated in the clinical training from the start of the PGY-1 year. With expert guidance in the simulation center, students and residents are able to learn and refine their bedside ultrasound skills.

We are a prominent research institution with experts engaging in basic science, translational, and clinical research. Residents have opportunities to rotate with experts in the clinical setting and also join their research teams, if so desired. Residents have been very successful in publishing high impact work.

A Great Work Environment

We take great pride in the camaraderie of our residents and we think we are a unique program in this regard. We have a friendly, collegial environment where you will always feel supported. The friendships that are formed are priceless, and our sense of community fosters a positive work environment. Our incredible teaching faculty are invested in providing exceptional teaching and mentorship for our residents' education and career goals.

A Wonderful Place to Live

While not at work, our residents enjoy exploring the island as there are plenty of things to do, beautiful places to see and great places to relax. We are located an hour away from New York City to the west, Long Island wine country on the North Fork and the Hamptons on the South Fork. We are also within 30 minutes of some popular beach destinations.

Thank you again for your interest in the Stony Brook University Internal Medicine Residency Program. We are excited for you to discover more about our program and the people who make up our Stony Brook family. We hope that you consider Stony Brook for residency as you embark on this exciting journey. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions.

Best Wishes!

Kerry Cao, Christina D'Agostino, Caitlin Gauvin and Jane Hand