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For Immediate Release:          June 26, 2017

ARMC honors 2017 graduates of
Internal Medicine and Pharmacy Residency programs 

AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center (ARMC) honored fifteen graduates of its 2017 Internal Medicine Residency and Pharmacy programs during a ceremony and dinner June 22 at the Carriage House, Galloway, New Jersey. In addition to the honored guests, members of AtlantiCare’s leadership team, its Nursing and Medical staffs, and residency program alumni attended the event.

Graduates from ARMC Internal Medicine and Pharmacy programs and leadershipAtlantiCare Regional Medical Center Internal Medicine and Pharmacy Residency Program residents celebrated graduation June 22.

ARMC Internal Medicine Residency Program graduates were Afia Ashraf, M.D.; Casey Balkema, D.O.; Navpreet Bassan, M.D.; Myint Ganeshalingam, M.D.; Bishoy Hanna, M.D.; Asiya Hussain, M.D., Xiaomei Lin, M.D.; Hina Mannan, M.D.; Amit Misra, M.D.; Marian Sidor, M.D.; Oluwaseyi Sijuwade, M.D.; Jesus Vargas, M.D.; Ashvin Vijayakumar, M.D.

Pharmacy graduates were Larissa Woloszczuk, Pharm.D., and Annh Vo, Pharm.D..

Hanna will start apulmonary/critical care fellowship at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center. Newark, New Jersey, July, 2017.

Sidor will start a rheumatology fellowship at Rutgers University/Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, New Jersey, July, 2017.

About ARMC’s Internal Medicine Residency Program
AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center (ARMC) has a dually accredited Internal Medicine Residency Program, accredited by both the ACGME and the AOA. The Internal Medicine residents rotate through AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center’s two divisions, City Campus and Mainland Campus, and serve both the surrounding communities and more than 37 million visitors to the region each year. In addition to a comprehensive, multi-specialty inpatient and ambulatory care experience, AtlantiCare is home to the Heart Institute, the Neurosciences Institute and the Cancer Care Institute, as well as a Level II Trauma Center, all of which provide a unique educational opportunity for the residents.

About ARMC’s Pharmacy Residency Program
The post-graduate year one Pharmacy Residency Program at AtlantiCare is accredited by the American Society of Health Systems Pharmacists (ASHP). It consists of 12 months of general training and experience. The Pharmacy staff is a tremendous resource consisting of more than 35 full time and 15 pool pharmacists as well as approximately 60 technicians. The residency goals, objectives, and evaluation processes are consistent with the accreditation standards developed by ASHP.

For more information about AtlantiCare’s Internal Medicine or Pharmacy Residency Programs, to find an AtlantiCare physician, or for information about other AtlantiCare programs and services, call the AtlantiCare Access Center at 1-888-569-1000, visit www.atlanticare.org or find AtlantiCare on Facebook at www.facebook.com/atlanticare.

Contacts:        
Jennifer Tornetta, (O) 609-569-7010, (C) 609-335-3446, jennifer.tornetta@atlanticare.org  
Betsy Woerner, (O) 609-677-6016, (C) 609-385-6361, betsy.woerner@atlanticare.org           

Photo Caption 1: AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center Internal Medicine and Pharmacy Residency Program residents celebrated graduation June 22.

Front row, left to right, are Marilouise Venditti, M.D., chief medical officer, AtlantiCare; Hina Mannan, M.D., Internal Medicine graduate; Afia Ashraf, M.D., Internal Medicine graduate; Amit Misra, M.D. Internal Medicine graduate; Ashvin Vijayakumar, M.D., Internal Medicine graduate; Aileen Hocbo, M.D., associate program director, Internal Medicine Residency, ARMC; Dominick Zampino, D.O., medical director, Academic Affairs, designated institutional official, and program director, Internal Medicine Residency Program, ARMC; and Margaret Belfield, BSN, RN, MSN, executive vice president and chief operating officer, AtlantiCare.

Second row: Brendan Kelly, D.O. FACOI, Osteopathic program site director; Joseph Reilly, Pharm.D., program director, Pharmacy Residency Program, ARMC; Xiaomei Lin, M.D., Internal Medicine graduate; Larissa Woloszczuk, Pharm.D., Pharmacy graduate; and Oluwaseyi Sijuwade, M.D., Internal Medicine graduate.

Third row: Bishoy Hanna, M.D., Internal Medicine graduate; Annh Vo, Pharm.D. Pharmacy graduate; and Asiya Hussain, M.D., Internal Medicine graduate.

Back row: Navpreet Bassan, M.D., Internal Medicine graduate; Casey Balkema, D.O., Internal Medicine graduate; and Jesus Vargas, M.D., Internal Medicine graduate.

Photo caption 2: AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center Internal Medicine and Pharmacy Residency Program graduates celebrated graduation June 22. From left to right are Dominick Zampino, D.O. FACP, medical director, Academic Affairs; designated institutional official; and program director, Internal Medicine Residency Program, ARMC; Blessing Osondu, M.D., post-graduate year one (PGY-1); Shelly Gupta, M.D., PGY-1; Chinelo Okigbo, M.D., PGY-1; and Kym Lex, program coordinator, Internal Medicine, ARMC.

Photo caption 3: Joseph Santora, D.O., hospitalist, ARMC, accepted a Teacher of the Year Award from Shelly Gupta, M.D., post-graduate year one, during a ceremony June 22 honoring graduates from ARMC’s Internal Medicine and Pharmacy Residency programs.

Photo caption 4: Siddharth Verma, M.D., post-graduate year two, shakes hands with Brian Tran, M.D., hospitalist ARMC, and 2016 program graduate, during the 2017 graduate ceremony June 22 at The Carriage House, Galloway, New Jersey.

Photo caption 5: ARMC Internal Medicine Residency Program graduates Hina Mannan, M.D., and Afia Ashraf, M.D., give each other a celebratory high-five at the graduate ceremony June 22 at The Carriage House, Galloway, New Jersey. 

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AtlantiCare is an integrated system of services designed to help people achieve optimal health. It includes AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, AtlantiCare Health Engagement, the AtlantiCare Foundation, and AtlantiCare Health Services. Its more than 5,500 employees and more than 900 physicians serve the community in nearly 70 locations. A 2009 Malcolm Baldrige Award winner, AtlantiCare was also included in Modern Healthcare’s Best Places to Work in Healthcare in 2010. ARMC became the 105th hospital in the nation to attain status as a Magnet™ designated hospital in March of 2004 and was redesignated a Magnet™ hospital in 2008 and 2013. 

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