Program Leadership

Saba A. Hasan, MD, FACP
Director, Internal Medicine Residency Program

Dr. HasanDr. Hasan has been the Internal Medicine Residency Program Director since 2008. Prior to becoming Program Director, she was Director of Medical and Subspecialty Clinics and Internal Medicine Residency Core Faculty at Capital Health since 2000.Dr. Hasan graduated from Sind Medical College in Pakistan in the top 5% of her class, and completed her Internal Medicine Residency training at Capital Health, followed by a Chief Resident year.

Dr. Hasan was the 2014 recipient of the prestigious ACGME Parker J. Palmer Courage to Teach Award, presented to only 10 Program Directors of accredited residencies and fellowships nationally each year. She has presented at many national and regional conferences over the past ten 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 for the ACP NJ Chapter – Southern Region, and is a member of the AAIM Education Committee.

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

Daniel F. Goldsmith, MD
Associate Director, Internal Medicine Residency Program

Dr. Goldsmith

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.

Dr. Goldsmith mentors the residents in submitting abstracts and other scholarly activity, resulting in numerous acceptances for presentations at National and Regional Conferences every year. He has a special interest in teaching bedside physical diagnosis.

Dr. Goldsmith also has an academic appointment as Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine from Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. He is the Chair of the Institutional Review Board and a member of the Continuing Medical Education Committee at Capital Health.

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

Ekaterina Vypritskaya, MD
Core Faculty, Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine Residency Program

 Ekaterina Vypritskaya image

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. Her senior resident research presentation, “Quality Improvement of Management Patients with ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction” was recognized and awarded by the program as an outstanding resident research presentation.

Dr. Vypritskaya enjoys working with residents on ward rotations, and the fresh ideas and “outside of the box thinking” they bring to the bedside. She initiated and is Chairperson of the Diversity, Health Equity and Inclusion Committee as well as being an active member of several institutional quality initiatives and committees.

Delaram Yekta Moazami, MD
Director, Medical Clinics at Capital Health, Core Faculty Internal Medicine Residency Program

Dr. Moazami

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. Dr. Moazami completed her residency 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 at Capital Health."

In 2009, Dr. Moazami became the Director of Medical and Subspecialty Clinics at Capital Health. She models a holistic approach to patient care, emphasizing the role of the primary care physician in patient education and shared decision-making between the patient, family and physicians.

Dr. Moazami leads the “Resident Well-Being” program, and is the coordinator for the resident continuity clinic quality improvement projects. She presented a poster, “Work Life Balance in Residency, How to Make it Possible,” at the 2015 National Society for General Internal Medicine (SGIM) Conference and “One Size Doesn’t Fit All! A Multidisciplinary QI Project to Improve Diabetes Outcomes in Our Community” at the 2016 Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Integrating Quality Meeting.

Khurram Zubair, MD, FACP
Internist with Capital Health Medical Group, Core Faculty of Internal Medicine Residency Program

Dr. Zubair

Dr. Zubair graduated from Liaquat Medical College in Pakistan. After graduation he received training at Jinah Postgraduate Medical Center, an 1100 bed hospital, where he was also involved in teaching medical students. He completed residency training at Capital Health where he received the “Superior Resident” award as voted by the Nursing staff. At the time of graduation, he was recognized by the program as "Resident of the Year."

Since 1997, he has been intimately involved with resident training at Capital Health. He has received the "Best Clinical Attending" 10 times in his time with the Residency Program. 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.

Sarah I. Sordo, MD
Internist with Capital Health Medical Group, Core Faculty of Internal Medicine Residency Program

Dr. Sordo

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 practices primary care medicine with Capital Health and is actively involved with resident education and training. Dr. Sordo has been a faculty member of the Internal Medicine Residency program since 2001. Her areas of interest are preventive medicine and wellness, obesity and other metabolic disorders, and women’s health.

Bushra Saleem, MD
Chief Medical Resident for 2018-2019

Bushra Saleem, MBBS

Dr. Saleem graduated from King Edward Medical University in Pakistan, graduating in the top 15% of her class. During medical school, Dr. Saleem was trained and certified in management of trauma. She also participated in a community medical research project during her fourth year of medical school. Following graduation, Dr. Saleem worked as a medical officer, running the Internal Medicine Unit. After relocating to the United States, Dr. Saleem worked at Wahid Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York.

During her training, Dr. Saleem had several poster presentations including, “A Cranial Nerve Palsy Caused by Continuous Positive Airway Pressure” at the Society of Hospital Medicine Conference in 2018 and “Tamponade from Autoimmune Phenomenon” at the ACP NJ Chapter Conference in 2017.

Dr. Saleem is currently the Chief Resident/Junior Faculty for the Internal Medicine Residency at Capital Health for academic year 2018-2019.

Melanie Haydu
Program Coordinator, Internal Medicine Residency Program

Melanie Haydu

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. Melanie manages all of the non-clinical functions of the residency, assuring compliance with ACGME and hospital requirements. She enjoys keeping current with the complicated world of Internal Medicine Residency Training.

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

Brenda Reek
Secretary, Internal Medicine Residency Program/Graduate Medical Education

Brenda Reek

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 MRCs and CPCs follow CME guidelines and also with the Graduate Medical Education Department. Brenda supports faculty in creating didactic portion of the residency and actively assists in Wellness activities. She has been the Internal Medicine Residency Heart Walk captain for 5 years and always brings an enthusiastic team to the event.

In her spare time, she enjoys music, dancing, spending time with friends and especially 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.