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Current Residents


  • Hospital Resident

    MD, Yale School of Medicine, 2018

    Follow me on Twitter: @KateJohnsonMD

    Hometown: Basking Ridge, NJ

    Undergrad: Yale University

    Hobbies: Swimming, running, cycling

    Specialty Interests/Career Plan: General urology

    Why Yale? Diverse, supportive faculty, and three stellar hospitals within a 10-minute radius.

    Why New Haven? I love New Haven’s proximity to everything – beaches, mountains, and cities like New York or Boston. Good entertainment, bars, and restaurants. Also, it’s affordable for Northeast standards.

    Random fact: I’m a mother of two hilarious and silly young boys.

  • Hospital Resident

    MD, McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, 2018; BS, The University of Texas at Austin, 2014

    Follow me on Twitter: @JustinVNguyenMD

    Hometown: Houston, Texas

    Undergrad: The University of Texas at Austin – Hook ‘em

    Hobbies: Hiking, skiing, traveling, college sports, cooking, board games

    Specialty Interests/Career Plan: Endourology, a position where I can be involved in teaching

    Why Yale? Yale Urology is a perfectly-balanced residency that allows you to pursue any subfield or career path that interests you. There is an even representation of graduates entering varied fellowships and private practice jobs throughout the country. All specialties are covered, research and mentorship is readily available, the culture is supportive, and there is a real respect for work-life balance (as much as possible in a surgical residency).

    Why New Haven? Coming from a large sprawling city where half your day could be spent in traffic and that requires 3 hours to get to the next closest destination, New Haven has been a refreshing surprise. It's a midsized city that offers a fantastic food and bar scene with multiple local hikes and outdoor activities. The commute to any local destination is always within 15-20 minutes. Hands down my favorite part is it only takes 1 hour in any direction to be out of Connecticut and in any of the amazing destinations New England has to offer.

    Random fact: I’m an Australian dual citizen.

  • Hospital Resident

    MD, State University of New York Downstate Medical Center, 2018

    Follow me on Twitter: @dsegal24

    Hometown: Bellmore, NY

    Undergrad: UNC Chapel Hill

    Hobbies: hiking, sports

    Specialty Interests/Career Plan: Urologic oncology/MIS

    Why Yale? Great group of residents, strong department support

    Why New Haven? Perfect city for work-life balance during residency

    Random fact: I’m the OG Yale Downstate resident.


  • 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

    Specialty Interests/Career Plan: General Urology, Endourology

    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

    Specialty Interests/Career Plan: Endourology and minimally invasive surgery

    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

    Specialty Interests/Career Plan: Endourology or Oncology

    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, Minecraft

    Specialty Interests/Career Plan: Minimally Invasive Surgery; 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, and help aspire your vision for your career. The residents in the residency program are down-to-earth, fun-loving, and a motivated group of individuals.

    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: UroOnc

    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

    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.

    What do you look forward to about Yale Urology and New Haven? I am most looking forward to the depth and breadth of urology we are exposed to here at Yale, as well as learning from and collaborating with my co-residents. Although I grew up in Connecticut, I have not explored enough of the New Haven food scene and look forward to doing so throughout residency.

    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, Oncology – I’m looking for an academic career in the long run

    What do you look forward to about Yale Urology and New Haven? I spent the year before residency in New Haven doing research, so I’ve gotten to know the program and city pretty well! I love the New Haven food scene and feel like there’s always new bars and restaurants to try. Because of Yale, there’s a disproportionate number of good concerts and shows that come through New Haven too. The department is great in part because of its breadth of practice; I’m really looking forward to getting experience in all of the different subspecialties of Urology and ultimately making a choice about what area I most want to practice in.

    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

    What do you look forward to about Yale Urology? I’m looking forward to growing in my technical skills, becoming an independent thinker, and developing long lasting relationships with my co-residents.

    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