Internal Medicine Residency Program

St. Vincent’s Medical Center Internal Medicine Program strives to educate and develop physicians who understand the importance of communication, safety, ethics, and quality in patient care. 

Program Director's Welcome

The goal of our residency training programs is to graduate skilled physicians dedicated to life-long learning and compassionate care for our patients.  

Our residents receive a broad exposure to the field of internal medicine.  They practice inpatient care on the medical floors and in the Intensive Care Unit and obtain extensive experience in outpatient care at our own Family Health Center, subspecialty community practices and Urgent Care Centers. 

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 national and regional recognition for the compassion of its staff, our commitment to patient satisfaction and our quality of its care.  

The hospital has an active medical staff of over 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.

While exposure to a variety of cases is essential to a successful residency, we also believe in the principle that experience without supervision is not education.  Our faculty is dedicated to working with our residents and involving them in all aspects of patient care.  Grand rounds and noon conferences are specifically designed to teach the fundamentals of medicine.  

What’s unique about our program is that our residents learn about other aspects of healthcare in addition to medical management.  We emphasize the necessity for quality improvement and a high reliability culture where we practice 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. We 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.

We 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!

Forugh Homayounrooz, MD, FACP, Program Director
Robert B. Brown, MD, FACP, FCCP, Associate Program Director 
St. Vincent’s Medical Center, Internal Medicine Residency Program

Our Faculty

Corina Marcu, MD (Chief Quality Officer, Designated Institutional Official)
Forugh Homayounrooz, MD, FACP (Program Director)
Robert Brown, MD, FACP (Associate Program Director)
David J. Regelmann, MD (Assistant Program Director)
Joseph Andrews, MD (Director, Ambulatory Clinic, Clinical Educator)
Radhika Khwaja, MD, (Hospitalist, Clinical Educator)
Edward Mensah, MD (Hospitalist, Clinical Educator)
Jennifer Kostella, MD (Hospitalist, Clinical Educator)
Aleksandra Rosinski, MD (Ambulatory Clinical Educator)
Jose Rosa, MD (Director, Intensive Care Unit, Clinical Educator)
Olufunmilayo Falade, MD (Intensivist, Clinical Educator)

Resident Testimonials

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Internal Medicine Program Structure

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For information about how to apply to St. Vincent’s Medical Center Residency Program, or to find answers to other questions, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.