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Program Leadership

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

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 10 years. Most recently, she presented a workshop at the Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine (AAIM) Academic Internal Medicine Week 2019 titled “International Medical Graduates and Wellbeing; One Size Does Not Fit All”.

Dr. Hasan has served on the American College of Physicians (ACP) and the Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine (APDIM) committees, is currently serving as the 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, FACP
Associate Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency

Dr. Goldsmith

Dr. Goldsmith graduated from Cornell University Medical College and trained in Internal Medicine at Boston University. After his training, he joined 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 activities, 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, FACP
Associate Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency

 Ekaterina Vypritskaya image

Dr. Vypritskaya graduated from Kuban Medical Academy in Russia with honors. She further trained as a Cardiology Fellow and worked as a 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, both peers and attending physicians gave Dr. Vypritskaya several recognition awards.

Dr. Vypritskaya has had several poster acceptances at National meetings over the past five years, most recently “Continuum Curriculum for First Year Residents: From Day 1 to Rising Senior”, presented at the AAIM 2018 APDIM Fall meeting in October 2018.

Dr. Vypritskaya enjoys working with residents on ward rotations and the fresh “outside 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, FACP
Director, Medical Clinics at Capital Health, Core Faculty of Internal Medicine Residency Program

Dr. Moazami

Dr. Moazami is a board-certified cardiologist from Tehran University of Medical Science. At the time of her graduation, she was the recipient of the Outstanding Performance Award. Dr. Moazami completed her Internal Medicine Residency at Capital Health, graduating in June 2008. She received the 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 Team-Based Approach to Leveraging Performance Improvement Projects into Population Health at the Marvin R. Dunn Poster Reception at the 2019 ACGME Annual Educational Conference. This poster described how the unique process of organizing resident performance improvement projects has improved the health of our Clinic population.

Sofia Chaudhry, MD
Ambulatory Clinic Physician, Core Faculty of Internal Medicine Residency Program

Sofia Chaudhry, MD

Dr. Chaudhry received her degree from the American University of Antigua College of Medicine, where she graduated with honors. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Public Health with a minor in Psychology from Rutgers in New Jersey, where she graduated with high honors. Dr. Chaudhry has participated in several volunteer and research opportunities in New Jersey.

In 2018, Dr. Chaudhry presented “Out of Mind, Out of Sight, Keeping the Differential Diagnosis Open” as a poster at the NJ Chapter ACP conference.

Dr. Chaudhry enjoys ambulatory medicine and mentoring residents in addressing healthcare disparities in our Clinic population.

Kristina Zarkua, MD
Chief Medical Resident and Junior Faculty, 2019-2020

Kristina Zarkua, MD

Dr. Zarkua graduated Summa Cum Laude from Frist Moscow State Medical University named after I. M. Sechenov in the Russian Federation in July 2011. After her graduation, Dr. Zarkua worked as a medical resident at the University until August 2013, when she completed her residency training.

During her PG2 year, Dr. Zarkua had two poster acceptances titled “The Reverse Side of ICD” and “Hormones and Bone Marrow: The Hidden Connection” at the 2018 National ACP meeting and the 2018 Society of Hospital Medicine meeting, respectively. Also during her third year of training, she had two poster acceptances titled “Role of Therapeutic Hypothermia after Cardiac Arrest in Neurologic Outcome: Capital Health Experience” to the NJTS Annual Scientific Meeting and “Meropenem-Induced Hemolytic Anemia” accepted to SHM 2019.

Dr. Zarkua was honored as an “ACP Young Achiever” in 2018 and is currently Chief Medical Resident/Junior Faculty for the 2019-2020 academic year.

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, ranking in the top 5% of his class. After graduating, he received training at Jinah Postgraduate Medical Center, an 1100 bed hospital, where he was also involved in teaching medical students. He completed Internal Medicine Residency training at Capital Health, where he received the “Superior Resident” award as voted by the Nursing staff. At the time of his graduation, he was recognized by the Program as “Resident of the Year”.

Since 1997, Dr. Zubair has been intimately involved with resident training at Capital Health. He has received the “Best Clinical Attending” 10 times in his time with the Program. Dr. Zubair is a member of the Clinical Competency Committee. He is actively involved in resident scholarly activities and has served as a judge for several years for Capital Health’s annual Resident Research Day.

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 in 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 staff during her training at Capital Health, recognizing her as a “Superior Medical Resident”. Additionally, her senior research presentation was recognized by the Program and received an award. Dr. Sordo also received an award for her “High Academic Attainment and Qualities that Characterize the Fine Physician”.

Dr. Sordo 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.

Melanie Haydu
Program Coordinator, Internal Medicine Residency

Melanie Haydu

Melanie has been working as Coordinator for Capital Health’s Internal Medicine Residency Program for five years, and has enthusiastically supported the Program with her energy and expertise. Most recently, she identified a curricular improvement opportunity using the Program’s ITE results, which was also presented as a poster titled “Leveraging ITE for Curricular Improvement” at the 2019 ACGME Annual Meeting.

Melanie works closely with the residents, Program Director, and Chief Resident daily in order to ensure smooth and productive academic years. She manages all 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.

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

Brenda Reek

Brenda has been a backbone to the Residency Program for the past 11 years. She truly enjoys learning about the medical world and helping residents when they ask for assistance. She works with the CME office to ensure Resident MRCs and CPCs follow CME guidelines and with the Graduate Medical Education department. Brenda supports faculty in creating the schedule for the didactic portion of the Program and actively assists in Wellness activities. She has been the Internal Medicine Residency Heart Walk captain for the past 10 years and always brings an enthusiastic team to help support the annual event.