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Current Residents


  • Hospital Resident

    MD, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, 2019

    Follow me on Twitter: @shanchukmd

    Hometown: Peapack-Gladstone, NJ

    Undergrad: Columbia University

    Hobbies: Hiking with my dog, Yoga, Happy Hour, Basketball

    Post-Residency Plan: Private Practice, Manhattan

    Why Yale? Yale is a balanced program – I found great surgical training, mentors, and co-residents in a place with a great quality of life.

    Why New Haven? New Haven grew on me. I, as many are, was uncertain at first of how living in New Haven would be after moving from New York City. But, it has all the amenities of a big city with a small town feel.

    Random fact: I skipped kindergarten.

  • Hospital Resident

    MD, Emory University School of Medicine, 2019; BA, Dartmouth College, 2014

    Hometown: Memphis, TN

    Undergrad: Dartmouth College

    Hobbies: Languages, brazilian jiu jitsu/MMA, cats, cooking shows, hip hop, horror movies

    Post-Residency Plan: Endourology/MIS Fellowship at Vanderbilt

    Why Yale? I did a sub-internship at Yale, loved it, and most importantly, still love it. Honestly, most urology programs are great. It can be hard to make a decision, so it’s the little differences that distinguish programs. I think our unique component would be balance. It’s something that describes our program well. We have excellent volume, every subspecialty covered, the perfect mix of autonomy with the right amount of guidance and teaching, all in a way that makes you work hard and feel fulfilled as a future surgeon yet still be able to enjoy a personal life and have fun. I’m really proud of our program and blessed to train as a resident here.

    Why New Haven? New Haven is legit awesome. It is an urban city with a small town feel, it is charming but also gritty - it is diverse, it is real. It is perfectly situated where you have so many great places nearby-New York City, Boston, yet it is not one of those places where the only appeal is the nearby cities you can go to. There’s a ton to do here, especially over 5 years. And while every single place says they have great food, I stand by the fact that New Haven really does have incredible food—some of the best I’ve ever had and a big surprise for me for a city of its size. Another key is all the hospitals being within 5-10 minute drive and almost everything you’d need being within a 15 minute drive, this is an underrated component for a busy surgical resident. All in all, New Haven is really a special place to live.

    Random fact: I own Popeye’s stock.

  • Hospital Resident

    MD, Rutgers - New Jersey Medical School, 2019; BA, Johns Hopkins University, 2013

    Follow me on Twitter: @BHPressMD

    Hometown: Randolph, NJ

    Undergrad: Johns Hopkins University

    Hobbies: Basketball, Running, Golf

    Post-Residency Plan: Pediatric Urology Fellowship at Emory

    Why Yale? I felt Yale was a place where I would be really well-supported in my training. From the clinical perspective, we have fellowship-trained faculty across all urologic subspecialties. Our faculty have trained at a wide variety of institutions. You not only have more diverse surgical training, but it is also great for networking for both fellowship and private practice career opportunities. From the resident perspective, you can tell the resident group was (and still is) very close knit. We all work really well together and support one another.

    Why New Haven? New Haven is a really nice place to live. We have great restaurants (New Haven pizza!), cool bars, theaters, state parks, and beaches. It offers everything that a major city does, but at a much more affordable price.

    Random fact: Ran 4 years of cross country and track and field at Johns Hopkins.


  • Hospital Resident

    MD, University of Maryland School of Medicine, 2020; BS, Rutgers - The State University of New Jersey, 2016

    Follow me on Twitter: @ankurologie

    Hometown: Edison, NJ

    Undergrad: Rutgers University

    Hobbies: cricket, foreign cinema, upper body exercises

    Specialty Interests/Career Plan: Minimally Invasive Surgery/Endourology; Invent medical devices for urology patients

    Why Yale? Yale is a remarkable urology residency program in the northeast that provides excellent training in all of the subspecialties of urology. The program is designed to make you become the best possible urologist you can be. The residents in the residency program are down-to-earth, fun-loving, and a motivated group of individuals. This allows us to get residency work done in a relatively stress-free and enjoyable environment.

    Why New Haven? New Haven is a blend of an urban city along with a residential town, allowing you to feel comfortable without becoming overwhelmed. It brings the convenience of a city along with the calmness and familiarity of a town. From all the places I have lived, New Haven has the best food scene I have experienced. Cost of living is very affordable. The culture and history of the undergraduate campus adds an extra flair to the place. If you drive 10 minutes in one direction, you’ll reach amazing hikes, while driving 10 minutes in the opposite direction will bring coastal beaches.

    Random fact: I like to dance Bollywood.

  • Hospital Resident

    MD, SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine, 2020

    Follow me on Twitter: @TashznaJones

    Hometown: Clarendon, Jamaica-born, Brooklyn, NY-raised

    Undergrad: Dartmouth College

    Hobbies: Plant mom, dog mom, budding saxophonist

    Specialty Interests/Career Plan: Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery

    Why Yale? Great people, good quality of life, great training

    Why New Haven? Perfect city to do residency with enough to do but not too hectic and close to NY

    Random fact: I had a pet goat

  • Hospital Resident

    MD, University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine, 2020; MBA, University of Miami School of Business, 2019

    Follow me on Twitter: @SoumLokeshwar

    Hometown: Miami, FL

    Undergrad: University of Miami

    Hobbies: Brunch enthusiast

    Specialty Interests/Career Plan: Academic Urologic Oncology

    Why Yale? Comprehensive training, robust facility and institutional support, exceptional mentorship

    Why New Haven? Big city with a small town feel

    Random fact: I am a brunch enthusiast.


  • Hospital Resident

    MD, University of Kentucky College of Medicine, 2021

    Hometown: Owensboro, Kentucky

    Undergrad: University of Kentucky (Go Cats!)

    Hobbies: golf, hiking, traveling with my wife, playing cards, financial literacy

    Specialty Interests/Career Plan: Complex stone disease and BPH management

    Why Yale? Yale Urology has a unique blend of excellent clinical volume, multiple training sites, a wide array of opportunities for clinical research, and a supportive training environment. I am most proud of our resident culture. We support and look out for each other. The attendings here are also very approachable. As someone who had never lived outside of their home state (Kentucky), I quickly felt at home here at Yale and am very thankful for the opportunity to train here.

    Why New Haven? New Haven is an awesome place to live during residency training. First, the city is affordable. The restaurant scene is great for a city of its size. From Yale museums to events put on by the city of New Haven, there is always something to do. Additionally, the city is very close to Boston and NYC. Whether you take the train or drive by car, it is easy to make a weekend trip to multiple locations on the Northeastern seaboard.

    What would you be doing if not urology? Consulting

    Random fact: I am learning to play the banjo.

  • Hospital Resident

    MD, SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine, 2021

    Hometown: Roslyn, NY

    Undergrad: NYU

    Hobbies: avid binge watcher, anime, gym

    Specialty Interests/Career Plan: Urologic Oncology

    Why Yale? Yale provided the sense of family and community I was looking for in a program.

    Why New Haven? New Haven has that New England charm, while not being super far from NYC. I’ve never lived outside of NY, and New Haven was perfect because it’s not far from all my friends and family.

    What would you be doing if not urology? Research

    Random fact: I’m naturally nocturnal and drink 3 Bang energy drinks a day.

  • Hospital Resident

    MD, Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California, 2021; BA, University of California, Berkeley, 2016

    Hometown: Sacramento, CA

    Undergrad: UC Berkeley

    Hobbies: Hiking, rock climbing, scuba diving, ultimate frisbee, anime, mixology, travel

    Specialty Interests/Career Plan: Currently considering general urology or andrology; also plan to stay involved in the healthcare innovation space

    Why Yale?: Great mix of clinical settings, excellent surgical volume (robotic vs open vs endoscopic), early operative experience, all subspecialties well-represented

    Why New Haven?: Having lived in California most of my life, New Haven initially took some getting used to — but the abundance and diversity of food options, eclectic neighborhoods, bustling college-town feel, and proximity to NYC/Boston have made it a wonderful place to call home.

    What would you be doing if not urology?: Adventure photography, writing a travel/food column for the NYT, working at a digital health startup

    Random fact: I once visited the Icelandic Phallological Museum


  • Hospital Resident

    MD, Saint Louis University School of Medicine, 2021; BS, University of Connecticut, 2016

    Hometown: Cheshire, Connecticut

    Undergrad: University of Connecticut

    Hobbies: Culinary arts, hiking, running/cycling, traveling to new places (mainly for food)

    Specialty Interests/Career Plan: I have a very open mind when thinking about urologic subspecialties, however, currently I am interested in pediatric and reconstructive urology.

    Why Yale? Yale Urology covers the full breadth of urology offering residents experience in all sub-specialties of urology. Over the years, Yale Urology has consistently matched residents into various fellowships and private practice jobs throughout the country giving me confidence that I can truly pursue any route that interests me. In addition, mentorship and research opportunities are available in abundance. The emphasis placed on work-life balance by faculty and the residency overall is yet another reason why I chose to join the Yale Urology family.

    Why New Haven? Growing up just 20 minutes north of New Haven, I have always loved the many apizza options. However, as I explore New Haven more during residency I am realizing how much more the city has to offer. The food scene is ever-growing, the music and theater offerings are numerous, and the local hikes and outdoor activities are endless.

    What would you be doing if not urology? Chef-owner of a farm to table restaurant

    Random fact: I was the personal chef for the Bush family.

  • Hospital Resident

    MD, Boston University School of Medicine, 2022

    Hometown: Princeton, NJ

    Undergrad: Washington University in St. Louis

    Hobbies: Cooking, Brewing, Squash (the sport, not the vegetable), Backpacking

    Specialty Interests/Career Plan: Andrology/Infertility – I’m looking for an academic career in the long run.

    Why Yale? While doing my sub-I, I was struck by how welcoming and educational the entire program was, from interns to attendings. There is an excellent diversity of cases and attending specialties, and excellent autonomy, particularly as compared to other northeast programs.

    Why New Haven? New Haven is a small city that punches way above its weight culturally and in the culinary world. There are cool museums, excellent restaurants (and new ones opening regularly), and good concerts. The downtown is easily walkable. With our salaries and the cost of living, you can easily enjoy all those things too.

    On top of that, New York is a quick train ride from downtown, Boston a quick Amtrak ride. You can be in Vermont, New Hampshire, or large cities easily enough for a quick weekend trip, and with the New Haven airport (10 minutes from downtown) you can easily go anywhere on the east coast.

    What would you be doing if not urology? Honestly, if I wasn’t a doctor, I’d probably want to be a chef.

    Random fact: I lived in China for a year before I decided to switch my career track to medicine.

  • Hospital Resident

    MD, Yale University School of Medicine, 2022

    Hometown: Ibadan, Nigeria

    Undergrad: Philander Smith College (tiny HBCU in Little Rock, Arkansas)

    Hobbies: Sleeping, traveling, reading, furniture assembly, anything involving food

    Specialty Interests/Career Plan: Pediatrics, Reconstructive, General urology

    Why Yale? My first experience with Yale Urology was during my surgery clerkship rotation. I was amazed by the warmth, kindness, and mutual respect between faculty, residents, and staff. I laughed the most I had ever laughed in medical school during that rotation. As a resident, I truly enjoy spending time with my co-residents, we all support each other. The surgical training here is top notch, we get early exposure to every sub-specialty in urology. I am confident that I will be a well-rounded urologist at the end of my training here.

    Why New Haven? I have lived in several cities, and New Haven is my favorite so far. It’s a small town with a lot of charm. There hasn’t been anything I wanted to do that I haven’t been able to do here. The proximity to major cities and New England tourist attractions is also a major plus. I have been pleasantly surprised by how much I’ve loved having 4 seasons, fall and spring seasons are gorgeous here!

    New Haven: I’m excited about all the new food spots opening up in and around New Haven and exploring New England as much as residency schedule allows.

    What would you be doing if not urology? Air hostess

    Random fact: I have never touched a cat


  • Hospital Resident

    MD, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, 2023; BA, Bowdoin College, 2017

    Hometown: Basking Ridge, NJ

    Undergrad: Bowdoin College

    Medical School: Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

    Hobbies: Yoga, hiking, cycling, birding/bird photography, cooking

    Specialty Interests/Career Plan: Pediatric Urology, Endourology

    What do you look forward to about Yale Urology and New Haven? I’m looking forward to learning from and working with my co-residents, gaining experience across all of the subspecialties in urology, and exploring New Haven – so many great restaurants I can’t wait to try!

    What would you be doing if not urology? Peloton instructor

    Random fact: I spent most of my time growing up training as a ballet dancer

  • Hospital Resident

    MD, Yale School of Medicine, 2023; ScB, Brown University, 2018

    Hometown: Union City, CA (Bay Area)

    Undergrad: Brown University

    Medical School: Yale School of Medicine

    Hobbies: Baking, Gardening, Fishing, DIYing, Thrifting, Amateur Pickleball, Theater Enthusiast

    Specialty Interests/Career Plan: I LOVE blasting kidney stones, otherwise mostly undifferentiated.

    What do you look forward to about Yale Urology and New Haven?

    Yale Urology is a family where everyone is looking out for each other. I’m looking forward to being challenged, learning, and thriving together. New Haven isn't just an escape from big city prices; it's a community that is easy to fall in love with. There are many gems to explore in New Haven, especially when it comes to food!

    What would you be doing if not urology? Marine biologist

    Random fact: My brother and I once auditioned a dance routine for the elementary school talent show. We were rejected.

  • Hospital Resident

    MD, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, 2023

    Hometown: Memphis, TN

    Undergrad: Texas A&M University

    Medical School: University of Tennessee Health Science Center

    Hobbies: Biking, archery, cooking, motorsports

    Specialty Interests/Career Plan: Reconstructive Urology, Andrology

    What do you look forward to about Yale Urology and New Haven? Incredible faculty, great resident culture, fun city with lots to do nearby.

    What would you be doing if not urology? Physics teacher, special effects technician, game show host

    Random fact: I’m an expert at picking up broken glass without cutting myself (world class)