Saba A. Hasan, MD, FACP
Director, Transitional Year Residency Program
Dr. Hasan was named director of the Transitional Year Residency Program in 2020. She is also director of the Internal Medicine Residency Program, a position she has held since 2008. She was previously director of Medical and Subspecialty Clinics and has been a member of Internal Medicine Residency Core Faculty at Capital Health since 2000.
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 residency and fellowship programs nationally each year. She has presented at many national and regional conferences over the past 13 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. She is the past Governor for ACP – NJ Chapter.
Dr. Hasan enjoys nurturing residents to achieve their full potential as they prepare to become the physician leaders of tomorrow. She has brought many changes into the program with resident and faculty input to enhance resident education and create an environment of scholarship.
Ekaterina Vypritskaya, MD, FACP
Regional Medical Center Site Director, Transitional Year Residency Program
Dr. Vypritskaya graduated from Kuban Medical Academy in Russia with honors. She was trained in Internal Medicine and Cardiology and worked in a regional emergency hospital, with concomitant teaching responsibilities at the Kuban Medical Academy. In 2000, Dr. Vypritskaya received her PhD in arrhythmology.
She completed her Internal Medicine Residency at Capital Health in 2009 and served as fourth-year chief resident the following year.
Dr. Vypritskaya enjoys working with residents on inpatient medical unit rotations and the fresh outside-the-box thinking they bring to the bedside. Currently, medical students from Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine and Temple University Lewis Katz School of Medicine have added their energy and intellectual curiosity to teaching rounds.
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 Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine 2018.
Dr. Vypritskaya is co-chair of the Diversity, Health Equity and Inclusion Committee and is an active member of the Credentials and Medical Records Committees at Capital Health. She and three senior internal medicine residents received the 2020 Capital Women in Philanthropy Award for the project “Partnering with Patients and Families to Improve Health Literacy in Our Community”. This project aims to improve diabetes management of underserved minorities in our community.
Omega D. Ball, MD, MBS
Hopewell Campus Site Director, Transitional Year Residency Program
Dr. Ball is the associate medical director of the Capital Health Hospitalist Group. She grew up in South Florida ,where she graduated from medical school and completed her Internal Medicine Residency at the University of South Florida College of Medicine in Tampa, FL.
As part of the faculty in Capital Health’s Internal Medicine Residency Program, Dr. Ball oversees resident training in hospitalist medicine and supports the mentoring of medical student rotations at Hopewell. Dr. Ball brings energy and enthusiasm to both Internal Medicine and the Transitional Year programming.
Dr. Ball serves on multiple committees throughout the institution and is currently working toward becoming an HRO Trainer for Capital Health’s High Reliability Initiative. She has a special interest in health care informatics and working to improve patient outcomes through technology.
Sarah I. Sordo, MD
Core Faculty, Transitional Year Residency Program
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 fourth-year chief resident. She is the recipient of multiple awards from attending physicians and nursing staff during her training at Capital Health and was recognized as a “superior medical resident”.
Dr. Sordo is part of the team at Capital Health Primary Care – Hopewell 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.
Kyle Wassermann, MD
Core Faculty, Transitional Year Residency Program
Dr. Wassermann is an attending physician in the Emergency Department (ED) at Capital Health Medical Center – Hopewell and has previously instructed Capital Health’s Internal Medicine residents as part of their ED rotation.
Board certified in Emergency Medicine, Dr. Wassermann received his medical degree at Albany Medical College in Albany, New York. He completed his residency in Emergency Medicine at the University of Connecticut in Farmington, Connecticut.
Before joining Capital Health, Dr. Wassermann was a clinical instructor of Emergency Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He contributes to Capital Health’s Opioid Stewardship Committee, Critical Care Committee, the Internal Medicine Residency Program, and is a member of the American College of Emergency Physicians. Dr. Wassermann is also currently the associate program director for the Emergency Medicine Residency Program.
Coordinator, Transitional Year Residency Program
Steve McDonnell graduated from Penn State University with a degree in Communication Arts & Sciences. Before joining the Transitional Year Residency Program, he worked for several years in Capital Health’s Rehabilitation Services Department, running the daily operations at the Outpatient Therapy Clinic.
Steve works closely with the residents, program director and faculty daily to ensure an efficient and productive academic year. He assures compliance with ACGME hospital system requirements through managing all non-clinical functions of the program. Steve believes the Transitional Year Program will be a tremendous foundational building block for residents to succeed in their future professional and academic endeavors.