Internal Medicine Residency Program
St. Vincent’s Medical Center Internal Medicine Program strives to provide our residents with outstanding training in a rich, supportive environment that will prepare them for highly successful careers in clinical practice or academic medicine.
St. Vincent’s has a long history of providing a superb education for residents and students while supporting the health needs of a highly diverse community. Founded in 1903 by the Daughters of Charity to care for the poor and sick amidst a growing immigrant population, St. Vincent’s has grown from a 75 bed facility to a 473 bed tertiary care center providing sophisticated, high quality patient care and a rich educational experience for residents and students.
The Department of Medicine consists of both hospital-based as well as community-based physicians in general internal medicine and over a dozen specialties who are dedicated to excellent patient care and the educational needs of residents and students. More than 100 years later, the Department of Medicine continues to serve a highly diverse population with a remarkably wide spectrum of clinical disorders. In addition to inspiring the noble mission of our hospital, our patient population provides an exceptional training environment in which to prepare for clinical practice in general medicine or a subspecialty or a career in academic medicine.
I am indebted to faculty who generously provided me with mentoring in clinical medicine, education and research during my own training. It should be no surprise then that it is my strong belief that mentoring is an essential component of residency training and student education and I have been dedicated to this throughout my career. Our program takes mentoring and career development seriously and as part of helping you develop into a strong internist we will work closely with you and mentor you to prepare you for whatever career pathway you wish to pursue after residency. We also believe that mentoring should extend well beyond your training program’s duration and we are here to support you in future steps in your career, even long after you have graduated from our residency.
We encourage you to explore our program pages and look forward to meeting you.
Joseph Mattana, MD, FACP
Chairman, Department of Medicine
St. Vincent’s Medical Center
Professor of Medicine
Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University
Residency Program Welcome
The Internal Medicine Residency Training Program at St. Vincent’s Medical Center is dedicated to graduating skilled physicians with a commitment to life-long learning and compassionate patient care. St Vincent’s Medical Center is a 473-bed community teaching and referral hospital with a Level II trauma center and a 76-bed inpatient psychiatric facility in Westport. The Medical Center has earned regional and national recognition for the compassion of its staff, our commitment to patient satisfaction and our quality of care. The hospital has an active medical staff of more than 500 physicians representing a comprehensive range of more than 50 specialty and subspecialty medical and surgical disciplines, which allows our residents to gain significant clinical experience. Our residents receive broad exposure to internal medicine in both inpatient and outpatient settings through our inpatient units, intensive care unit, our outpatient Family Health Center, subspecialty community practices and Urgent Care Centers.
Our educational philosophy is that while case-based learning is best, exposure to a variety of cases alone is not adequate: experience without teaching and supervision is not education. Our faculty are dedicated to working with our residents and involving them in all aspects of patient care. Grand rounds, morning report, noon conferences, and other learning sessions are specifically designed to teach the fundamentals of medicine. A unique aspect of our program is the emphasis on teaching residents about other aspects of healthcare beyond medical management including continuous quality improvement and a high reliability culture of 200% accountability. Additionally, residents receive special training in ethics and end of life care. We also believe that compassion and care extend beyond our borders and have participated in mission trips to Ghana and Haiti and look forward to continuing this wonderful and worthwhile experience.
Our department offers two different residency programs. The categorical program provides our residents with the skills needed to enter the practice of medicine or to continue training in a subspecialty of Internal Medicine. Our preliminary program teaches interns the fundamentals of Internal Medicine, while still giving them ample opportunity to pursue electives in a wide variety of fields in order to prepare them for their advanced training.
In addition to serving a diverse community we have a diverse group of residents as well and attract residents from the United States and all over the world. One of our greatest strengths is the friendly, inclusive and supportive environment our residents train in and the variety of clinical experiences they encounter. We hope our program is in line with your aspirations. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
We look forward to meeting you!
Corina Marcu, MD, Designated Institutional Official and Chief Quality Officer
Joseph Mattana, MD, Program Director
David J. Regelmann, MD, Associate Program Director
Aleksandra Rosinski, MD, Assistant Program Director
Kathryn Kearney, GME Manager
Judy Aquino, Residency Program Coordinator
Elizabeth Lopez, Assistant Residency Program Coordinator
St. Vincent’s Medical Center, Internal Medicine Residency Program
Joseph Mattana, MD, Chairman, Department of Medicine
Cristina Tamasdan, MD, Vice-Chair, Department of Medicine
Corina Marcu, MD, Program Director, Designated Institutional Official and Chief Quality Officer
David J. Regelmann, MD, Associate Program Director, Clinical Educator
Aleksandra Rosinski, MD, Assistant Program Director, Ambulatory Clinical Educator
Joseph Andrews, MD, Director, Ambulatory Clinic, Clinical Educator
Robert Brown, MD, FACP, Chief of Pulmonary/Critical Care Medicine, Clinical Educator, Internal Medicine Clerkship Director
Jemi Samuel, MD, Director, Hospital Medicine, Clinical Educator
Radhika Khwaja, MD, Hospitalist, Clinical Educator
Jennifer Kostella, MD, Hospitalist, Clinical Educator
Venkata Manchala, MD, Hospitalist, Clinical Educator
Edward Mensah, MD, Hospitalist, Clinical Educator
Jose Rosa, MD, Director, Intensive Care Unit, Clinical Educator
Olufunmilayo Falade, MD, Intensivist, Clinical Educator
RESIDENCY PROGRAM STAFF
Judy Aquino, Residency Program Coordinator
Kathryn Kearney, Manager, Graduate Medical Education
Internal Medicine Program Structure
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