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Nuvance Health welcomes physicians-in-training for new academic year

Posted: 6/26/2020

Nuvance Health recently welcomed 139 new medical residents and fellows across its healthcare system during orientation for the 2020-21 academic year.

These incoming physicians will begin their advanced clinical training on Wednesday, July 1, at Vassar Brothers Medical Center, Putnam Hospital and Northern Dutchess Hospital in New York and Danbury Hospital and Norwalk Hospital in Connecticut.

Nuvance Health currently sponsors 14 residency and four fellowship programs accredited  through the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. These programs will host and teach 274 residents and 16 fellows this academic year.

Graduate medical education was recently expanded in the Hudson Valley, NY, region, with residencies added in Anesthesia, Emergency Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Psychiatry and Transitional Year.

“Adding these five programs to the existing complement of Family Medicine, Internal Medicine and Surgery residency training programs will help us to continue to mentor bright and engaged physicians in the communities we serve,” said Dr. Christopher Stenberg, Vice President for the Nuvance Learning Institute.

At Nuvance Health’s Connecticut hospitals, where training programs have been embedded in the clinical arena and surrounding communities for decades, Danbury Hospital’s new residents begin their journeys in Internal Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pathology and Surgery as well as fellows for Cardiovascular Disease.

New classes of Radiology and Internal Medicine residents and Pulmonary, Sleep Medicine and Gastroenterology fellows join Norwalk Hospital.

Residents and fellows are medical school graduates with doctorate degrees in medicine or osteopathic medicine, or equivalent international degrees — and are practicing physicians in their advanced training years, who are working towards independent practice.

“Our commitment to training these new physicians is reflective of the Nuvance Health promise to ensure the communities we serve have access to the latest treatments, technology, services and top-notch physicians and care teams,” Stenberg said.

To learn more, visit meded.healthquest.org or westernconnecticuthealthnetwork.org/education.


Nuvance Health’s new class of family medicine residents attend orientation at Northern Dutchess Hospital on Friday, June 19, 2020. Pictured front row: Dr. Stephanie Carro-Kowalcyk. Back/middle row from left: Dr. Shane Crawford, Dr. Mark Carrasco and Dr. Amal Mebasher.


Nuvance Health’s Obstetrics and Gynecology residents (from left) Amanda Ferraro, Cynthia McKinney and Anya Laibangyang pose for a photograph on Wednesday, June 24, 2020, at Danbury Hospital’s birthing center.

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