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PGY-1

Jacob Cukierski, D.O.Jacob Cukierski, D.O.

Medical School: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine

Undergraduate College: Canisius College

Hometown: Elma, NY

Specialty: Traditional Rotating Intern

Personal Info: As a Buffalo native, I enjoy all of what this region has to offer, although my favorite season is winter. Whether it be ice skating at one of the many local rinks, or taking advantage of the multiple ski resorts nearby, there’s always plenty to do if you don’t mind the cold! When there’s no snow on the ground, I enjoy volunteering as a Track and Field Coach, focusing specifically on pole vault.

Why this Program? Through LECOM, I was fortunate enough to be able to have many rotations through Sisters Hospital, where I was able to interact with the attendings and residents on a very intimate level. During every experience, I felt like part of a family, and everyone was always looking out for one another. This creates an excellent learning environment, with many opportunities to further your skills as a clinician.  

Jill Eysaman-Walker, D.O.Jill Eysaman-Walker, D.O.

Medical School: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine

Undergraduate College: State University of New York at Buffalo

Specialty: Traditional Rotating Intern

Personal Info: I grew up just south of Buffalo and am so please to be staying in the area. I have a wonderful husband who is a Specialist in the US Army National Guard.  We have an 8 year old boxer who we love to spoil. I love everything that Buffalo has to offer. I am an avid skier in the winter, and love boating in the summer. I enjoy reading, knitting, and spending time with my wonderful family.

Why this Program? Every time that I rotated at Sisters Hospital as a student, I commented on how friendly and helpful the staff was. It was wonderful knowing that this hospital, near my hometown, could offer everything that I needed in a training program, including kind and friendly co-workers. The quality of the education here is also excellent. Every minute of every day is a learning opportunity. The attendings are always there to push and support the residents to become the best physicians they can be.

Adnaan Sheriff, D.O.Adnaan Sheriff, D.O.

Medical School: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Undergraduate College: Stony Brook University

Hometown: East Amherst, NY

Specialty: Family Practice

Personal Info: I'm originally from Tanzania, Africa but have grown up in Buffalo and am truly a Buffalonian at heart. I love the Sabres and Bills and am forever counting down the days until the season starts! In my free time, I enjoy running, biking, hiking and playing hockey. I also love traveling and am slowly crossing off countries and landmarks off my bucket list. Lastly, I come from a wonderful family, but unfortunately am the middle of three brothers.

Why this Program? I went away for my undergraduate and medical school training, and by the end of it all, I decided there was no place like home. So I clicked my heels three times and made up my mind that I wanted to be back in the Buffalo area. While rotating with the program, it truly felt like a welcoming and family-oriented atmosphere. The faculty were all very supportive and willing to teach. It also helped knowing that everybody was invested in the community and wanted to stick around Western New York in the future. I'm very blessed to be a part of this program.

Sara White, D.O.Sara White, D.O.

Medical School: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine 

Undergraduate College: University at Buffalo, State University of New York

Hometown: Buffalo, NY

Specialty: Family Practice

Personal Info: I have a wonderful husband, and we recently welcomed a son into our family. I come from large family and I have three older brothers, all of whom live in the area. I enjoy spending time with family, as well as spending time at the beach. I also enjoy reading novels and watching movies in my spare time. 

Why this Program? I chose this program, not only for its wonderful teaching program, but also because it provides a great and needed service to the community. I am from Buffalo and love this area. I wanted to do my training here and plan on staying in the area when I have completed my training. 

Megan Wierchowski, D.O.Megan Wierchowski, D.O.

Medical School: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine

Undergraduate College: Canisius College

Hometown: Buffalo, NY

Specialty: Family Practice

Personal Info: I was born and raised in South Buffalo, which is a fun Irish community (despite my last name, I am, in fact, Irish). I love running, the Buffalo Bills and Disney! Besides working, you can find me browsing the Disney blogs and reading about the Bills. I also enjoy watching most other sports, especially with friends. I have many family members (including my two sisters) who are dentists or in the dental profession, but I am the first physician in my family. I have never run more than a half marathon, but I am slowly working up to a full marathon and I hope to complete one before finishing residency! I also spend a lot of my free time volunteering with the American Cancer Society.  

Why this Program? I spent most of my 3rd and 4th years of medical school doing rotations at Sisters Hospital. I really enjoyed getting to know the attendings and residents in the Family Medicine program, and knew it was the right fit for me. Everyone in the program is very kind and very willing to teach. It was also a bonus for me that the hospital is so close to my home, so I am able to still be around my friends and family.

PGY-2

Paul CampanaPaul Campana, D.O.

Medical School: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine

Undergraduate: State Unversity of New York College at Geneseo

Hometown: Tonawanda, NY

Specialty: Family Practice

Personal Information: I enjoy running and playing pick-up sports, especially football and soccer. I also like skiing and going to concerts. I like spending time with my friends and family, enjoying the many fun activities Buffalo has to offer. I am the oldest of four siblings. I have two brothers, Andrew and Stephen, and a sister, Catie.

Why this Program?: I chose the Family Medicine program at Sisters because I realized that it gives trainees the opportunity to learn a great deal in a very friendly environment. The residents and attendings are very approachable and happy to help. When I rotated through this program as a student, I realized that its participants get along exceptionally well with each other.

Ryan ClarkeRyan Clarke, D.O.

Medical School: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine

Undergraduate: State University of New York at Buffalo

Hometown: Grand Island, NY

Specialty: Family Practice

Personal Information: I have a beautiful wife, Shayna and two weimaraners, Cooper and Cabela. I am the middle child, with an older sister and a younger brother. I enjoy all different types of outdoor activities including camping, hiking, cycling, running and boating. I have recently started competing in marathons and triathlons. I hope to complete a full Ironman in the near future. 

Why this Program?: I completed most of my rotations during medical school here and I thoroughly enjoyed each rotation.  It was easy to tell that the program was committed to teaching the residents and students. All the attendings are friendly and easy to get along with and work with. Also, the Thursday lecture series provide a great opportunity to learn from one another and from different specialists. Finally, the continuity clinics are very nice facilities and the patients are diverse. I’m extremely happy to be working in this program. 

Alexandra D'AngeloAlexandra D'Angelo, D.O.

Medical School: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine

Undergraduate: SUNY College of Environmental Science & Forestry - Syracuse, NY

Hometown: Orchard Park, NY

Specialty: Family Practice

Personal Information: I love doing anything outdoors - mostly hiking, camping, snowboarding and swimming. I went to an environmental college and became a huge nerd for science. Now I can't hike through any forest without trying to identify all the trees, plants, and mosses that I pass by. When I get the chance, I love going to the Adirondack State Park and hiking the high peaks there; it is the most beautiful area in the state. I also spend a lot of time with my family and friends. I have about 25 family members from my D'Angelo side living around Buffalo. We get together at least once a month. I have an older brother, sister-in-law, mother and father who are all dentists in the Buffalo area.

Why this Program?: I spent the majority of my 3rd and 4th years of medical school doing rotations at Sisters Hospital. I got to know many of the attendings and they were all so caring and had a passion for teaching. I realized what a great learning environment they had created in this program and couldn't imagine going anywhere else! You learn so much, yet never feel broken down or intimidated by the attendings. Plus, I have the added benefit of being near my family and friends. I am very happy I chose this program!

Jenny DulaneyJenny Dulaney, D.O.

Medical School: Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine

Undergraduate: Central Michigan University

Hometown: Grand Haven, MI

Specialty: Family Practice

Personal Information: I'm a transplant to the Buffalo area and love it!  Originally from Michigan, I moved here with my husband, Hunter, who is in the chiropractic program at D'Youville. In my free time, I enjoy running, playing with my dog Carson, reading, and taking long naps!  I also love most sports and am a huge movie enthusiast. 

Why this Program?: I scheduled a family medicine rotation at Sisters during the fall of my 4th year and knew within a week it was the place I wanted to go for my residency.  All of the residents are incredibly friendly and knowledgeable. The caliber of the rotations, attending physicians, and continuity clinic impressed me and ensured I'd get the base I need to practice family medicine successfully in the future. I am very excited to be a part of this program!

Sean MacLeanSean MacLean, D.O.

Medical School: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine

Undergraduate: The Ohio State University

Hometown: Derby, NY

Specialty: Family Practice

Personal Information: I grew up just south of Buffalo, so naturally I am a hopeless Bills and Sabres fan. I was lucky enough to choose a great undergrad sports school, The Ohio State University, which helps to counteract the dejected moods while watching Buffalo sports. I currently enjoy playing sports particularly soccer. I also enjoy playing music, hiking, camping, and traveling. Best movies include Forest Gump and of course Dumb and Dumber, which is where I get all my one liners.

Why this Program?: I wanted to stay around the Western New York area because all my family and friends are here. Sisters is a great program for family medicine and was quickly my first choice. The collaboration between the residents, attendings and students is impressive. The hospital and clinics provide a great learning environment. The curriculum offers a great opportunity to gain the knowledge and skills necessary to develop impressive doctors. Everyone in the hospital and clinics are helpful and easily approachable which makes the learning environment stress free.

Briana NilandBriana Niland, D.O.

Medical School: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine

Undergraduate: Canisius College

Hometown: North Tonawanda, NY

Specialty: Family Practice

Personal Information: I grew up in Buffalo and a majority of my family and friends are here. For fun I enjoy being outside- in any season. My favorite activities would be running, swimming, biking, hiking, camping, skiing, snowshoeing, going to concerts, and trying new places to eat.

Why this Program?: I’ve done most of my rotations here as a 3rd and 4th year medical student, and I really enjoyed my time with the residents. Everyone seemed to get along and, most importantly, seemed happy. Not to mention all of the attendings you work with are pretty approachable and are great teachers. The fact that it was at home was just a bonus!

Azima RasiwalaAzima Rasiwala, D.O.

Medical School: West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine

Graduate School: Roswell Park Cancer Institute/ University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY

Undergraduate: University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY

Hometown: Williamsville, NY

Specialty: Family Practice

Personal Information: I love to travel, dance and taking long walks.

Why this Program?: I never rotated with the Sisters’ hospital as a medical student but when I interviewed here I knew this was the program I wanted to match into.  Sisters program was the only program that had the most structured interview and the most dedication towards helping their graduates achieve their goals. 

PGY-3

Derek GallucciDerek Gallucci, D.O.

Medical School: New York College of Osteopathic Medicine

Undergraduate: State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo NY

Hometown: Youngstown, NY

Specialty: Family Practice

Personal Information: I live in the Elmwood village and love Buffalo. I like going out and enjoying everything the city has to offer. I love working on my house and spend way too much money at home depot. 

Why this Program?: Sisters hospital has a great feeling to it and I cannot be happier with my choice. 

Andrea KudelAndrea Kudel, D.O.

Medical School: New York College of Osteopathic Medicine

Undergraduate: State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo NY

Hometown: Williamsville, NY

Specialty: Family Practice

Personal Information: In my free time I enjoy cooking, crafting and spending time with my wonderful husband and family.

Why this Program?: The family medicine program truly has a family like quality to it. Everyone is very welcoming, accepting and helpful to each other; which not only includes the residents but also the attendings and staff at the hospital and clinics. It is also a great opportunity to give back to the community in which I grew up.

Kellyrose NicholsKellyrose Nichols, D.O.

Medical School: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Undergraduate: University of Rochester

Hometown: LeRoy, NY

Specialty: Family Practice

Personal Information: My husband and I have a daughter who was born on match day! I spend most of my time cooking and enjoying my family.

Why this Program?: My husband and I are both Western New York natives so Sisters allowed me to be close to family and still be part of a great program.

Angelika SnyderAngelika Snyder, D.O.

Medical School: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine

Undergraduate: Roberts Wesleyan

Hometown: Buffalo, NY

Specialty: Family Practice

Personal Information: I love animals, especially dogs (and unicorns). I appreciate nature, fine art, and creativity. To relax, I enjoy painting in acrylics, reading fashion magazines, and wandering the sales racks at the Galleria Mall.

Why this Program?: Warm, friendly learning environment thanks to the exceptional people that fuel this residency. Well-established and a known reputation for providing quality education.