Fellows

First Year Fellows

Bhavna Abbi, MD

Bhavna Abbi, MD grew up a local to our area in Westchester county, NY. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Johns Hopkins University and received her master’s degree in Molecular Microbiology and Immunology from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She subsequently completed her medical degree at St. George’s University, and completed her residency training at St. John’s Riverside Hospital in Yonkers, NY. She joins the rheumatology fellowship program with an interest in pursuing clinical research in vasculitis. In her spare time, she enjoys running and spending time with her husband.


Sai Koyoda, MBBS

Sai Koyoda, MBBS was born and raised in India and completed his medical studies at Osmania Medical College in Hyderabad, India. He later moved to the US in pursuit of higher education and finished his internal medicine and chief residency at Monmouth Medical Center in Monmouth, NJ. Sai loves to spend time exploring his favorite subjects: philosophy, and physiology and aims to work on novel modalities of managing autoimmune disorders and anticipates being a translational physician.


Dima Nimri, MD

Dima Nimri, MD was born and raised in Amman, Jordan. She earned her medical degree at the University of Jordan Faculty of Medicine and completed her internal medicine residency training at the University of South Dakota. She loves to travel and as an extrovert, loves being around people all the time. Outside of work, Dima enjoys reading, lifting weights and binge-watching Netflix. What attracted her to Montefiore was the diversity of the patient population, wanting to help the underserved and addressing healthcare disparities. Her own personal mission is prolonging people’s lives purely by making them laugh and saving their lives one joint at a time!


Patrick Webster, MD

Patrick Webster, MD was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan. He attended College at Wayne State University, where he ran cross country, running in two national championship meets for the university. He went on to attend medical school at St. George’s University and completed his internal medicine residency at Allegheny Health Network in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He has been interested in rheumatology since medical school and has presented his research at the national conference of the American College of Rheumatology. He is looking forward to his next chapter and completing his rheumatology fellowship at Albert Einstein College of Medicine-Montefiore Medical Center.

Second Year Fellows

Lilian Bizzocchi, MD

Lilian Bizzocchi, MD earned her medical degree at Universidad Adventista del Plata in Libertador San Martín, Argentina. She then completed her residency training in internal medicine at Jacobi Medical Center-Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx, NY where she discovered her passion for Rheumatology. She is now a second year Rheumatology Fellow at Montefiore where her interests include rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematous, and spondyloarthropathy. During her free time, she enjoys the experiences the city has to offer, as well as getting out of the city to spend time in nature.


Don-Andre Jackson, MD

Don-Andre Jackson, MD was born on the island of Jamaica and grew up in New Rochelle, NY. He completed his bachelor's degree in Biology at the Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education. Soon after receiving his medical degree from SUNY Downstate Medical College, he completed his internal medicine training and chief residency year at the Zucker School of Medicine at Northwell, part of Northwell Health. When not working, Don-Andre enjoys salsa dancing in the city and traveling the world.


Navneet Kaur, MBBS

Navneet Kaur, MBBS was born and raised in Punjab, India. She obtained her medical degree from Government Medical College in Amritsar and then moved to the United States in 2014 to pursue her internal medicine residency training at Jacobi Medical Center in the Bronx, NY. Upon graduation, she then joined the rheumatology fellowship program at Albert Einstein College of Medicine-Montefiore Medical Center. Working in the Bronx as a resident and fellow has given her a unique opportunity to take care of an underserved and vulnerable patient population. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, travelling, sightseeing, watching movies and spending time with family and friends.


Jeanie Lee, MD

Jeanie Lee, MD is a native New Yorker, born and raised in Queens, NY. After high school, she enrolled into the combined BA-MD program at Brooklyn College and SUNY Downstate Medical School. She completed her internal medicine residency training as well as a chief resident year at Zucker School of Medicine at Northwell, part of Northwell Health. As a rheumatology fellow, she has been working on improving outcomes from primary care to rheumatology. In her free time, she enjoys sightseeing, singing, yoga, and spending time with her family.

Recent Past Fellows 2005-Present

  • 2020
    Chrisanna Dobrowolski
    Currently: Faculty at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, NY

    Alejandra Londono
    Currently: Faculty at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, NY

    Sneha Patel
    Currently: Private Practice – TX

  • 2019
    Nevena Barjaktarovic
    Currently: Private Practice – PA

    Maria Gabriela Chancay
    Currently: Private Practice – NJ

    Eugeniya Golub
    Currently: Academic Practice - NY

  • 2018
    Pankaj Jain
    Currently: Keiser Permanente – Washington, DC

    Joey Kim
    Currently: Private Practice - CA

    Shereen Mahmood
    Currently: Faculty at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, NY

  • 2017
    Omar Alshemeili
    Currently: Abu Dhabi Health Services - UAE

    Sahitya Mallipeddi
    Currently: Private Practice – IN

    Avneet Vig
    Currently: Private Practice – FL

  • 2016
    Bojana Jovanovic
    Currently: Faculty at Henry Ford Health System - MI

    Khashayar Khosraviani
    Currently: Keiser Permanente - CA

    Tejas Sheth
    Currently: Private Practice – CT

    Sheena Ogando
    Currently: Private Practice – CA

  • 2015
    Jordan Eli Brodsky
    Currently: Private Practice – NY

    Lia Matarrese McGibbon
    Currently: Faculty at National Jewish, CO

  • 2014
    Arshad Sadia
    Currently: Faculty at Northwell Health, NY

    Asha Shrestha
    Currently: Private Practice – NY

    Tehila Zuckerman
    Currently: Faculty at New York Presbyterian-Queens, NY

  • 2013
    Cindy Vallejo Johnston
    Currently: Private Practice – FL

    Monalyn De Los Reyes Labitigan
    Currently: Private Practice – NY

    Onome Whiteru Ifoeze
    Currently: Faculty at Baylor College of Medicine, TX

  • 2012
    Jason Brucker
    Currently: Private Practice – NY

    Jennifer Graybill
    Currently: Private Practice – FL

    Saakshi Khattri
    Currently: Dermatology faculty at Ichan School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, NY

  • 2011
    Rachel Gross
    Currently: Private Practice – MA

    Elizabeth Lyons
    Currently: Private Practice – TN

    Asena Bahce-Altuntas
    Currently: Faculty at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, NY

  • 2010
    Arlene Tan Tieng
    Currently: Faculty at Bronx Care Health System, NY

    Joyce Reyes Thomas
    Currently: Private Practice – NY

    Simona Gindea
    Currently: National Health Services, United Kingdom

  • 2009
    Irene Blanco
    Currently: Faculty at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, NY

    Elena Sanders
    Currently: Private Practice - NY

    Anna Broder
    Currently: Faculty at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, NY

  • 2008
    Benjamin Levine
    Currently: Private Practice - NY

    Maryann Lee
    Currently: Private Practice - NY

  • 2007
    Manuela Marinescu
    Currently: Private Practice - NY

    Mohammad Kamran
    Currently: Private Practice - GA

  • 2006
    Liliane Min
    Currently: Private Practice - PA

    Bernard Hojaili
    Currently: Private Practice - LA

  • 2005
    Margaret Li
    Currently: Faculty at New York University-Grossman School of Medicine, NY

    Anju Varghese
    Currently: Private Practice - NY