Program Leadership

Dr. Saba Hasan

Director, Internal Medicine Residency Program
Dr. Hasan has been director of the Internal Medicine Residency Program since 2008. She graduated from Sind Medical College in Pakistan in the top 5 percent of her class, and completed her internal medicine residency training at Capital Health, followed by a Chief Resident year. Soon after, she was appointed director of the Medical and Subspecialty Clinics.

Dr. Hasan was the 2014 recipient of the prestigious ACGME Parker J. Palmer Courage to Teach Award, presented to only ten program directors of accredited residencies and fellowships nationally each year. She has presented at many national and regional conferences over the past eight years. Dr. Hasan has served on the American College of Physicians (ACP) and the Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine (APDIM) committees, and is currently serving as Governor-elect for the ACP NJ Chapter – Southern Region, and is a member of the Education Committee of APDIM.

Dr. Hasan enjoys nurturing residents to achieve their full potential as they get ready to become the internists of tomorrow. She has brought many changes into the program to enhance resident teaching and create an environment of scholarship.  

Dr. Daniel Goldsmith 

Associate Director, Internal Medicine Residency Program
Dr. Goldsmith graduated from the Cornell University Medical College and trained in internal medicine at Boston University. After his training, he joined the Johns Hopkins Community Physicians, a community-based internal medicine practice, where he served as a firm leader for the resident practice for three years prior to joining Capital Health in 2001. He enjoys teaching and working with the residents.

Dr. Goldsmith is the chair of the Institutional Review Board at Capital Health and a member of the CME Committee at Capital Health. He is the Medical Grand Rounds coordinator and has an academic appointment as clinical instructor in Medicine at the Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.

Dr. Goldsmith is very likely to ask you about the music you like, the restaurants you frequent, and what else you like to do outside of work.



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PGY3 Chief Resident for 2016-2017

Dr. Adams was born in Iraq and graduated from the University of Basrah College of Medicine in Iraq in 2002, where she maintained Dean’s List status for six years. After receiving her degree, she completed three years of Internal Medicine Residency training at Basrah Teaching Hospital. After working as a general practitioner in Iraq for several years, Dr. Adams relocated to Houston, Texas, where she worked as a clinical assistant in a cardiology clinic. She co-authored a book chapter in 2013, which was published in A Practical Approach to Neutropenia. In addition to English, Dr. Adams is fluent in Arabic.

Dr. Adams is a very energetic person who enjoys exercising and reading medical and non-medical literature.


PGY3 Chief Resident 2016-2017

Dr. Sadrzadeh graduated from Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences in Iran in 2006. After graduating, he worked as a principal/director of Education at Tehran Institute of Technology. He continued to work as a physician and teacher in Iran before moving to the United States in 2011. He worked as a clinical research coordinator at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. Dr. Sadrzadeh has had many published articles in peer-reviewed journals and has given poster presentations throughout the United States.

Dr. Sadrzadeh enjoys wrestling, camping, fishing, wildlife photography, singing, and outdoor grilling. He speaks fluent Persian.


Director, Medical Clinics at Capital Health

Dr. Moazami is a board certified cardiologist from Tehran University of Medical Science. At the time of graduation, she was the recipient of the Outstanding Performance Award by her medical school. She trained in internal medicine at Capital Health and graduated in June 2008. She received an award for Best Research on "Guideline Adherence for Treatment of Systolic Heart Failure in Capital Health." In addition to this, Dr. Moazami has made two presentations during the 2014—2015 academic year at the National SGIM and annual APDIM meetings. In 2009, Dr. Moazami became the director of Medical and Subspecialty Clinics at Capital Health.

She is interested in teaching preventive care and evidence-based practice. She also enjoys guideline discussion during teaching rounds.  

Dr. Kate Vypritskaya 

Core Faculty, Internal Medicine Residency Program

Dr. Ekaterina Vypritskaya graduated from Kuban Medical Academy in Russia with a Golden Diploma. She further trained as a cardiology fellow and worked as cardiologist in a regional emergency hospital, with concomitant teaching responsibilities at the Kuban Medical Academy. In 2000, Dr.Vypritskaya received her doctorate in arrhythmology.

She completed her internal medicine residency training at Capital Health in 2009 and served as Chief Resident the following year. During her residency, Dr. Vypritskaya was awarded several recognition awards, by both her peers and attending physicians. A senior resident research presentation on Quality Improvement of Management Patients with ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction was recognized and awarded by the program.

Dr. Vypritskaya enjoys working with residents on ward rotations, and the fresh ideas and “outside of the box thinking” they bring to the bed-side. She currently serves as the coordinator of daily noon conferences and monthly subspecialty quizzes. Dr. Vypritskaya is also a member of the Credential, Performance Improvement, and Pharmacy committees at Capital Health.  


Internist in Private Practice and Core Faculty of Internal Medicine Residency Program at Capital Health

Dr. Zubair graduated from Liaquat Medical College in Pakistan. He completed his residency training at Capital Health. At the time of graduation, he was recognized by the program as "Resident of the Year." Since 1997, he has been in private practice and has been intimately involved with resident training at Capital Health. He has received the "Best Clinical Attending" award eight times in the past 11 years.

Dr. Zubair is a member of the Clinical Competency Committee. He is actively involved with resident scholarly activities and has served as a judge for several years for Residents Research Day at Capital Health.


Internist in private practice and Clinical Faculty of Internal Medicine Residency Program at Capital Health

Dr. Sordo graduated with a Gold Diploma from The Higher Institute of Medical Science of Havana, Cuba. She completed her internal medicine training at Capital Health and worked as a 4th year Chief Resident. She is the recipient of multiple awards from attending physicians and nursing during her training at Capital Health, recognizing her as a "Superior Medical Resident." Additionally, her research presentation was recognized by the program and received an award. She also received an award for her "High Academic Attainment and Qualities that Characterize the Fine Physician."

She runs an internal medicine practice and is actively involved with resident education and training.  

Melanie Haydu 

Program Coordinator, Internal Medicine Residency Program

Melanie worked as the temporary program coordinator for Capital Health’s Residency Program from July 2014 until getting officially hired by the hospital in January 2015. She previously had several management retail jobs in the Eastern Pennsylvania area.

She works closely with the residents, program director, and chief resident daily in order to ensure smooth and productive academic years. This is her first office job, and she has caught on quickly and enjoys learning about the complicated world of internal medicine residencies.

In her spare time, Melanie enjoys reading, gymnastics, playing violin, and spending time with friends and family.


Secretary, Department of Medicine

Brenda came to Capital Health in 2008 after 24 years of retail experience and nine years of office experience, five of those as an executive assistant.

She truly enjoys learning about the medical world and helping the residents when they ask for assistance. She works with the CME office to ensure the resident's MRC's and CPC's follow CME guidelines and also with the Graduate Medical Education Department.

In her spare time, she enjoys music, dancing, spending time with friends and babysitting her grandsons, Cody and Colten. She is an Elder of her church, and has been the Junior Choir director, Sunday school teacher, youth group advisor, minister's assistant and senior choir member.

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