Next generation of physicians graduate from Greenwich Hospital

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

GH Graduation

Front row (l-r): Catherine Teng, MBBS, Patrick Kennedy, MD, Kristin Hsieh, MD, Daniel Dickstein, MD, Blair Jenkins, MD, PhD, Collin Edwards, MD and Fatema Esaa, MD. Back row: Charles Seelig, MD, Devesh Dalmia, MD, Jennifer Hewlett, MD, Jing Du, MB, PhD, Mustafa Khan, MD, Ihsan Al-Sabbagh, MD, FIBMS, Jianling Tao, MD, and Eleanor Black, MD. Missing from photo is Conor Fowler, MD. )

Greenwich, CT (June 22, 2021) – Looking to the future of health care, Greenwich Hospital celebrated the 46th annual Internal Medicine Residency Program graduating class, which included seven residents and seven interns.

“Greenwich Hospital’s commitment to medical education in association with Yale School of Medicine is as important as our mission to provide exceptional care to our patients,” Diane Kelly, president, told the audience in the hospital’s Noble Conference Center on June 4.

Presiding at the ceremony, Charles Seelig, MD, program director, commended the graduates for providing high-quality patient care amid the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. He also thanked hospital leadership for “continuously improving the learning environment” for future physicians.

This year’s graduating residents were Ihsan Al-Sabbagh, MD, FIBMS, Devesh Dalmia, MD, Jing Du, MB, PhD, Jennifer Hewlett, MD, Mustafa Khan, MD, Jianling Tao, MD, and Catherine Teng, MBBS. Graduating interns were Daniel Dickstein, MD, Collin Edwards, MD, Fatema Esaa, MD, Conor Fowler, MD, Kristin Hsieh, MD, Blair Jenkins, MD, PhD, and Patrick Kennedy, MD.

Several awards were presented at the ceremony. Incoming chief resident Dr. Hewlett received the Resident Teacher Award and the Quality & Safety Award. Dr. Hewlett also shared the Dr. Nelson A. Bonheim Resident Research Award with Dr. Teng. Dr. Khan received the Dr. Henry E. Markley Humanitarian Award in Medicine. Dr. Teng and Michael Foti, DO, were honored with the Resident Physician Patient Experience Award. The Golden Apple Teaching Award went to Samantha D’Annunzio, MD, an intensivist on the medical staff.

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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