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Graduating class of physicians represent future agents of change

Tuesday, June 6, 2023


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Celebrating at the 48th annual Internal Medicine Residency Program commencement were (l-r) June Jeon, MD; Helen Zhang, MD; Caroline Pham, MD; Kasandra Erazo, MD; Gordon Wong, MD, Dina Moumin, MD; Zachary Retalis, DO, and Umar Hasan, DO. Missing from the photo were Idelle Aschen, MD; Matthew Oleksak, MD; Sean O’Rourke, MD; Shailin Thomas, MD; and Tushaar Shrimanker, MD.
Greenwich, CT (June 6, 2023) – Greenwich Hospital recently celebrated the 48th annual Internal Medicine Residency Program graduating class and for the first time honored a nurse for her role in supporting the education of graduating physicians.


Diane Kelly, DNP, RN, Greenwich Hospital president, called the graduates “future agents of change” and commended them for choosing a career in health care. Charles Seelig, MD, program director, praised the graduates for their dedication.

This year’s six graduating residents were Kasandra Erazo, MD, Umar Hasan, DO, June Jeon, MD, Caroline Pham, MD, Zachary Retalis, DO and Tushaar Shrimanker, MD.

The seven graduating interns were Idelle Aschen, MD, Dina Moumin, MD, Matthew Oleksak, MD, Sean O’Rourke, MD, Shailin Thomas, MD, Gordon Wong, MD and Yue Helen Zhang, MD. Richard Xia, MD, the departing chief resident, was also recognized.

Several awards were presented during the ceremony on June 2.

Alison Thompson, MD, received the Golden Apple Award (Teacher of the Year).

Dewayne Lee Campbell II, DO, was presented the Resident Teacher of the Year Award.

Angelica Arenas, RN, Intensive Care Unit, was honored with the Nursing Resident Partner-in-Care Award.

Gerald Doherty, MD, JD, received the Resident Physician Patient Experience Award.

Kasandra Erazo, MD, was presented the Resident Quality and Safety Award.

June Jeon, MD, received the Henry E. Markley, MD, Humanitarian Award in Medicine.

Dewayne Lee Campbell II, DO, and Gordon Wong, MD, were presented the Nelson Bonheim, MD, Research Award in Medicine.

Greenwich Hospital is a member of Yale New Haven Health. Greenwich is a 206-bed (includes 32 isolettes) community hospital serving lower Fairfield County, Connecticut and Westchester County, New York. It is a academic affiliate of Yale School of Medicine. Since opening in 1903, Greenwich Hospital has evolved into a progressive medical center and teaching institution representing all medical specialties and offering a wide range of medical, surgical, diagnostic and wellness programs. Greenwich Hospital is recognized throughout the healthcare industry as a leader in service and patient satisfaction excellence. Greenwich Hospital has the prestigious Magnet designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center, the nation’s highest honor of nursing excellence.

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