Einstein/Montefiore Department of Medicine

2017-2018 Current Residents

Firm One

Rashmi Advani, MD, PGY2 

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Dr. Advani completed her medical degree at SUNY Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn N.Y. and obtained her undergraduate degree in Biological Sciences and Chemistry at Hunter College N.Y. While at Hunter, she researched the impact of methamphetamine on memory and movement centers of the brain in mice and was a leader of a regionally competitive Bollywood fusion dance team. During her year off prior to entering medical school, she obtained her license to work as an EMT and concurrently worked as a restaurant manager under celebrity chef, Jehangir Mehta. While in medical school, she was editor-in-chief of Brooklyn Stories, a campus magazine that published artwork submitted by the Downstate community, and was actively involved in the Brooklyn Free Clinic, a student-run organization that provided free health care to the uninsured community in Brooklyn. A native New Yorker, she enjoys being a part of the vibrancy and local culture of the five boroughs and is grateful to have the opportunity to medically serve in one of the largest at Montefiore. Her hobbies include traveling, fusion dance, eating authentic cuisine, and singing.


Jay Chudow, MD, PGY2 

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Dr. Chudow completed a medical degree at Stony Brook University School of Medicine on Long Island, where he was actively involved with SB HOME, the student-run free clinic, as well as undergraduate medical education. After graduating from Columbia University with a bachelor's degree in civil engineering, he coordinated prostate cancer clinical trials at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center for three years. Dr. Chudow is thrilled and honored to be a part of the Montefiore family where he can continue to care for the underserved in his community and further explore his interests in cardiology and medical education. A life-long resident of New York State, Dr. Chudow enjoys spending time with friends and family, pickling and solving puzzles.


Firm Two

Hauchie Pang, MD PGY2 

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Originally from Florida, Dr. Pang completed her undergraduate training at the University of Pennsylvania, majoring in Health and Societies. After spending time researching the interaction between the ethical, legal, and social aspects of genetic research, she completed a Masters in Public Health also at the University of Pennsylvania. While there, Dr. Pang worked with the Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers, conducting home visits to study the ways that adverse childhood events might predict the increased utilization of healthcare resources. She then went to medical school at Florida International University. As a student she served on the Technical Advisory Committee of the Health Policy Analysis Academy that worked with the RAND Institute to train community members to identify health policy issues and develop interventions. In her free time she enjoys traveling, exploring food festivals, and trying new recipes.


Vincent Chau, MD, PGY3 

Originally from Toronto, Dr. Chau completed a bachelor's degree from Cornell University, (Biological Sciences and Chemistry with a certificate in Africana Studies) and the Medical Scientist Training Program at UT Southwestern, where he discovered a novel small molecule that induces apoptosis in a new mouse model of malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors, which are sarcomas that develop in neurofibromatosis type I. He founded Scholars to Leaders, an international charity dedicated to funding secondary education for impoverished children in rural Kenya; volunteered with Grameen Foundation; and researched sources of governmental, corporate, and private funds available in Singapore to spearhead microfinance initiatives in Indonesia, India, and Philippines. Dr. Chau's plans to pursue fellowship training in hematology/oncology, and to bridge the gaps between medicine, science, and society.


Firm 3

Jeremy Quentzel, MD, PGY2 

Originally from Connecticut, Dr. Quentzel escaped the Northeast to attend Northwestern University where he majored in Chemistry. In college, he was a member of the rugby team and worked in a chemotherapy research lab, which led to his interest in medicine. He then completed his medical degree at Saint Louis University. While a medical student, he spent a summer volunteering at a rural hospital in Migori, Kenya, where he was awestruck by the enormous challenges facing physicians in third world nations. After spending his golden years in the Midwest, Dr. Quentzel was thrilled to return back home to Montefiore for residency in Internal Medicine. When not working, you can find him running around the reservoir in central park, catching a Yankee game, or grabbing a beer at a local establishment.


Chanelle Diaz, MD, PGY2 (Primary Care & Social Internal Medicine) 

Chanelle Diaz matriculated to the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine in Miami in 2011. She is a member of the first class of students to complete a MD/MPH four year program. For her capstone project, Chanelle completed an evaluation of the clinic operations for the Human Rights Clinic in Miami, also serving as the co-director. Chanelle also completed the South American Program in HIV Prevention Research (SAPHIR), a competitive NIH-funded 11 month training program. Chanelle has strong interests in advocacy, and co-founded the Florida needle exchange initiative, and was inducted into the Gold Humanism Honor Society. Chanelle will continue her pursuits in advocacy with the PC/SIM program.


Benjamin Hayes, MD, PGY2 (Primary Care & Social Internal Medicine) 

Benjamin Hayes comes from the University of California San Francisco School of Medicine. Ben has also earned two Masters degrees at the University of Michigan: an MSW focused in Community Organization and Change, and an MPH in Health Behavior and Health Education. Prior to medical school, Ben worked on the Black Coalition on AIDS as a program coordinator and also contributed to a project studying the acceptability of a rapid-HCV test among young injection drug users, a project he continued after entering medical school. Benjamin was selected to be a part of the Program in Medical Education for the Urban Underserved, through which he assisted the Homeless Youth Alliance, an organization with which Benjamin has a longstanding relationship, in their efforts to improve advocacy and coordinating efforts with healthcare providers. Ben is happy to come to Montefiore to continue his strong, demonstrated interests in Social Medicine.


Charles Murphy, MD , PGY3 

Originally from Stamford, Connecticut, Dr. Murphy completed an undergraduate degree in economics from UNC-Chapel Hill. As an undergraduate, he spent time in Thailand and Spain, where his studies and research focused on international economics. He went on to teach special education in New Orleans as a Teach for America corps member, and completed medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine. Dr. Murphy was pleased to return to the northeast for internal medicine training at Montefiore.


Crystal Zheng, MD, PGY3 

Originally from Arlington, Virginia, Dr. Zheng completed her undergraduate degree in biology and East Asian studies and a master's in public policy at Stanford University, and a medical degree at University of Pennsylvania. While at Stanford, she piloted an intervention on AIDS-related knowledge of Chinese migrant workers. During medical school, she traveled to Botswana to complete a study comparing HIV therapies. Dr. Zheng chose Montefiore for its exposure to global health among the patient population and the opportunity to complete a rotation in Uganda. Her goal is to become an infectious disease physician specializing in HIV/AIDS in developing countries. She speaks Chinese, sings a cappella, and enjoys traveling.

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