St. Vincent's Residents’ Achievements

Dr. Deborah Akanya Wins First Prize at the American College of Physicians CT Chapter Resident Abstract Competition

Dr. Deborah Akanya, a second year resident in St. Vincent's Internal Medicine Residency Training Program, won first prize at the Annual Meeting of the American College of Physicians, Connecticut Chapter, in the Resident Abstract Competition in October 2017. This is an academic competition for all internal medicine residents from all programs in the state and included over 240 submissions. In addition to her taking first place, Dr. Akanya will be presenting her work at the National Meeting of the American College of Physicians in the Spring of 2018. 



Drs. Iradat Amusa and Deborah Akanya Recognized as Young Achievers at the National Meeting of the American College of Physicians

Iradat Amusa, MD (left), and Deborah Akanya, MD (right), both residents in St. Vincent's Internal Medicine Residency Training Program, were recognized as "ACP Young Achievers" at the 2018 National Meeting of the American College of Physicians in New Orleans, Louisiana. This recognition is given to selected residents for their scholarly achievements during medical residency.



Career Pathways

We take great pride in the accomplishments of our residents and take seriously our obligation to provide strong mentoring and support in helping them achieve their goals and succeed in the career pathways of their choosing.  Below are some of the recent positions and fellowships that our residents have gone on to after residency.   





Hospitalist - Hartford HealthCare

Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship – Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown, PA

Hospitalist – St. Vincent’s Medical Center, Bridgeport, CT

Hospitalist– Miriam Hospital, Providence, RI

Hospitalist –  South Georgia Medical Center, Valdosta, GA

Academic Hospitalist  - Danville Regional Medical Center, Danville, VA

Assistant Professor of Medicine – Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Hospitalist – Columbia St. Mary’s Hospital, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Hospitalist – Yale New Haven Health, New Haven, CT

Hospitalist – Rochester Regional Health, Rochester, NY

Travel Team Hospitalist – Apogee Physicians, Scottsdale, Arizona

Nephrology Fellowship -  Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA



Diagnostic Radiology – Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA

Anesthesiology, New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY

Diagnostic Radiology – UPMC Medical Education, Pittsburgh, PA

Ophthalmology – University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY

Diagnostic Radiology – Bridgeport Hospital, Bridgeport, CT

Diagnostic Radiology - Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH

Radiology – University of Southern California.

Internal Medicine (Primary Care Track) – Reno, NV






Endocrinology Fellowship: University of South Carolina School of Medicine

Hospitalist: St. Vincent’s Medical Center

Hospitalist: South Georgia Medical Center, Valdosta, Georgia

Academic Hospitalist – Athens Regional Medical Center, Athens, GA

Hospitalist: Waterbury Hospital, Waterbury, CT

PGY4 Chief Medical Resident, Eastern Virginia Medical College, Norfolk, VA

Geriatrics Fellowship – George Washington University, Washington, DC

Nephrology Fellowship – Emory University, Atlanta, GA




Ophthalmology – Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC

Anesthesiology – Oregon Health and Science University, Portland OR

Dermatology – Roger Williams Medical Center, Providence, RI

Radiation/Oncology – SUNY Upstate, Syracuse, NY

Anesthesiology – Beth Israel Deaconess, Boston, MA

Diagnostic Radiology - University of California, San Francisco, CA

Dermatology – Northwestern University, Chicago, IL

Diagnostic Radiology – Northwestern University, Chicago, IL






Nephrology Fellowship: University of Colorado Anschutz Medical- Aurora, CO

Primary Care: Goldfarb, Ranno, & Associates, LLC- Fairfield, Monroe, Shelton, CT

Gastroenterology: Harlem Hospital- New York, NY

Primary Care: Apex Medical Group- Los Banos, CA

Sleep Medicine Fellowship: Norwalk Hospital- Norwalk, CT

Primary Care: Memorial Hermann Medical Center, Houston, TX

Clinical Educator: St. Vincent's Family Health Center- Bridgeport, CT

Geriatric Medicine Fellowship: Bridgeport Hospital, Yale School of Medicine- Bridgeport, CT

Advanced Heart Failure Cardiology Fellowship: Albert Einstein Medical Center- Philadelphia, PA




Anesthesia: New York Methodist Hospital- New York, NY

Diagnostic Radiology: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center- Boston, MA

Dermatology: NY Medical College, Metropolitan Hospital Center- New York, NY

Radiology Diagnostic: Albert Einstein/Montefiore NY

Radiology Diagnostic: Yale New Haven, CT

Anesthesiology: Emory University, GA

Anesthesiology: Emory University, GA

Radiology Diagnostic: Boston University School of Medicine






Endocrinology Fellowship: Scripps Green Hospital, CA

Hospitalist: Corpus Christi Medical Center, TX

Infectious Disease Fellowship: Mount Sinai St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital Center, NY

Nephrology Fellowship: Univ. of Virginia, VA/Westchester Medical Center, NY

Primary Care: Athens Regional Medical Center, GA/Athens Neighborhood Center, GA/Brockton Neighborhood Health Center, MA/Tri-City Medical Center, CA




Diagnostic Radiology: Morristown Memorial Hospital, NJ/UVM, Fletcher Allen, VT

Ophthalmology: Sinai Hospital, MD

Transitional Year

Anesthesiology: NYU School of Medicine, NY

Dermatology: Mount Sinai School of Medicine, NY

Diagnostic Radiology: Lahey Clinic, MA/Tufts Medical Center, MA

Ophthalmology: Emory Eye Center, GA/Massachusetts Eye Center, MA




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