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Class of 2021

Leslie Anne Botrell, M.D.
Medical School: University of Sydney, Australia

Leslie started her professional career in Ontario, Canada as a High School Physical Education and Science teacher who also coached and refereed basketball. Her path to medicine took her to Australia and China. Along the way she studied Mandarin and traditional Chinese Medicine. Throughout her travels she has had opportunities to study primary care, orthopedic surgery, sports medicine, and valuable musculoskeletal examination and diagnostic skills.  Leslie enjoys singing, playing guitar, tennis, golf, cycling, skating, rugby and hockey. She’s a huge basketball fan as well.

Giselle Marie Torres Correro, M.D.

Medical School: Universidad de Central del Caribe, Bayamon, PR

Giselle’s end goal is to provide patients with the assurance and comfort that their medical concerns will be heard and understood regardless of their ethnicity, race or gender. Discovering the specialty of family medicine in her second year of medical school provided her with an opportunity to treat both the medical and psychosocial aspects of the patient and she found her professional home. When free time is available, Giselle enjoys cooking, swimming and reading fantasy novels.  

Alfredo Ayala Diaz, M.D.

Medical School: Universidad Iberoamericana (UNIBE), Dominican Republic

Prior to his residency, Alfredo worked as chief for a group of 15 interns at the Hospital Del Maestro. This experience taught him the necessary skills to become a leader and gave him a wide range of clinical experience, preparing him to become the professional he is today.  He wants others to learn about perseverance and the idea of deconstructing to rebuild as a leader. Alfredo also had the opportunity to create the UNIBE Baseball and Softball team while he was in medical school. They played in the Dominican college league and other tournaments and it remains a source of pride for him. As a survivor of Hurricane Maria, Alfredo provided assistance to countless countrymen and women at a time of great need, founded an NGO to continue this work, and plans to return to DR upon graduation to continue to build communities.

Daniel Edward Isaac, M.D.

Medical School: Universidad Autonoma de Medicina, Mexico

Prior to starting medical school, Danny’s work in a physicians’ office allowed him to witness the impact that doctors can have on their patients’ lives. Those mentors became an example of what he aspired to become as a family physician. While witness to the wonderful care that his father received at the end of his life, Danny committed himself to providing such a connection to his own patients’ in practice. Danny’s hobbies and interest include tennis, swimming and writing short stories.

Faiza Kamal Mallick, M.D.

Medical School: American University of Antigua College of Medicine, Antigua & Barbuda    

Faiza’s ultimate goal is to be a neighborhood family physician allowing her to cultivate relationships with patients while educating them to improve their lives through better health. Prior to medical school, she enjoyed volunteering with people with developmental delays where she appreciated the contribution she could make through relationships. On her down time, Faiza enjoys cooking Pakistani food, watching Superhero movies and cheering for the New York Yankees.  

Cindy Julieth Suarez Meneses, M.D.

Medical School: Universidad Pontificia Bo lvariana Facultad de Medicina, Colombia

During her final year of medical school, Cindy decided to do the majority of her internship rotations in a rural and medically underserved area in the western part of the Colombian Andes. Shortly after finishing her service year she decided to move to the United States to pursue her career in medicine. She was not dissuaded from learning a new language and culture and successfully completed the USMLE tests. Cindy is fluent in English, Spanish and Spanish Creole and enjoys traveling with her husband, dancing to Latin music and loving her pets

Naw Latt Nlam, M.D.

Medical School: University of Medicine, Madalay, Myanmar

Naw and a group of his colleagues organized a relief effort to provide basic medical services, food and clothes to those hit hardest by the devastating Nargis Cyclone of 2008. With limited resources, he along with his team treated fifty to sixty patients daily with various injuries.  He also educated the villagers about the importance of sanitation, chlorination of water, good hygiene practices, and disaster preparedness. This defining moment in his medical career led Naw to later work for the United Nations Refugee Health Project in Malaysia. Naw enjoys painting, drawing, landscape photography,  soccer and playing guitar.  

Mohan Syed Qadri, M.D., MPH

Medical School: Unviversidad Iberoamericana( UNIBE), Dominican Republic

Mohsin’s lifelong dream, inspired by his uncle who became a family physician at age fifty, is to provide excellent patient care, conduct research and teach others. As a doctor, he believes he will never stop learning and striving to implement new care strategies, using the latest tools that research and technology provide. He is keenly aware of his responsibility to teach the next generation. In his spare time, Mohsin enjoys watching how-to videos, working on his motorcycle and helping organize events for his local mosque. 

Eric Routen, M.D.
Medical School: New York Medical College, Valhalla, New York

Eric’s passion for medicine really comes alive in the clinic rooms, with no pretense or drama, except that presented by the patient. His preference is to hear patient stories. Eric is a lifelong chorister, trumpet and piano player- a real music lover.  He was also an active member of the Voices of Gotham Barbershop Choir, an internationally ranked a cappella group. 

Jonathan Wons, M.D.
Medical School: Albany Medical College, Albany, New York

Prior to residency, Jonathan worked as a medical assistant in a multi-specialty HMO style practice that included surgical procedures. This proved great preparation for residency. His volunteer work, whether tutoring high school students in algebra or providing free medical services to the homeless, speaks to his generous passion for giving back to the community. Jonathan is a native Spanish speaker and enjoys cooking South American cuisine, reading science fiction novels and soccer.