Current Residents

Chief Residents

Ji Hae Park, MD
Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Undergraduate: Johns Hopkins University


Hobbies: DIY home projects, cooking, traveling, hanging out with my one year old son and my golden retriever

If I weren't a urologist, I'd be a: Michelin reviewer, orthopedic surgeon, travel editor

Favorite aspect of our program: Incredibly supportive faculty and the resident-faculty dynamic. Faculty here become your lifelong mentors both in and out of the operating room. Would also be amiss not to mention the friendships between residents.

Joshua Sterling, MD
New York Medical College
Undergraduate: Cornell University


Hobbies: cooking, traveling, running

If I weren't a urologist, I'd be a: paleontologist

Favorite aspect of our program: I love the collaborative spirit that permeates all aspects of this program. Whether it's research, surgical skills training or studying for in-service everyone, residents and faculty, are ready and willing to give a hand.

Senior Residents

Joseph Kwon, MD
Mercer University School of Medicine
Undergraduate: Duke University


Hobbies: Playing with my daughter

If I weren't a urologist, I'd be a: teacher

Favorite aspect of our program: Surgical autonomy, supportive faculty, and camaraderie among residents

Brian Shinder, MD
Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Undergraduate: University of Maryland


Hobbies: Golfing, going down the shore

If I weren't a urologist, I'd be a: NFL general manager

Favorite aspect of our program: Camaraderie that residents have with each other and the faculty.

Alexandra Tabakin, MD
Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Undergraduate: Rutgers University

Hobbies: spending time with friends and family, working out, painting, baking, getting my heart crushed by Rutgers athletics

If I weren't a urologist, I'd be a: fitness instructor or art or science teacher

Favorite aspect of our program: the residents and faculty

Junior Residents

Hiren V. Patel, MD, PhD
Stony Brook University School of Medicine
Undergraduate: Boston University


Hobbies: Baseball, Traveling, Cooking

If I weren't a urologist, I'd be an: astronaut or engineer

Favorite aspect of our program: The residents are tight-knit with camaraderie across different levels of training and have the autonomy to learn and teach each other, which is unparalleled.

Arnav Srivastava, MD, MPH
Johns Hopkins Medical School
Undergraduate: Emory University
Graduate School: The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Hobbies: Basketball, Tennis; Golden Age TV (Sopranos, Wire, Breaking Bad, etc.), Spicy Food

If I weren’t a urologist, I’d be a: college professor

Favorite aspect of our program: freedom to implement creative ideas into patient care and research

Kevin Chua, MD
State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
Undergraduate: University of Virginia

Hobbies: Volleyball, Tennis, Basketball, Hiking, Traveling, Playing with my golden retriever

If I weren't a urologist, I'd be an engineer

Favorite aspect of our program: Everyone is incredibly friendly and supportive including coresidents, faculty, nurses, case managers, social workers, etc.

Sai Krishnaraya (Krishna) Doppalapudi, MD
Undergraduate: The College of New Jersey

Hobbies: Basketball, Baseball, Hiking, Video Games, Trivia, Military History, Geography, Hanging out with friends

If I weren’t a urologist I’d be: General surgeon, Engineer, A general manager in the MLB (an unattainable dream job)

Favorite Aspect of this Program: Lack of a traditional hierarchy, genuine friendships amongst residents, high surgical volume, supportive attendings

Interests within Urology: Robotics, Urologic Oncology

General Surgery Preliminary

Alain Kaldany, MD

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Undergraduate: Cornell University

Hobbies: fly fishing, birding, making pasta, eating pasta

Why I chose RWJ: the excellent surgical autonomy, the genuine friendships among residents, and the supportive and collaborative relationship between faculty and residents.

Benjamin Lichtbroun, MD

Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Undergraduate: University of Maryland - College Park

Hobbies: golf, sports, hiking, drums, board games

Why I Chose RWJ: I personally have a profound interest in urooncology. With our phenomenal faculty and partnership with CINJ you know you will receive superb training in this regard and myriad research opportunities. As a medical student here, I also knew how approachable the faculty is and how willing they are to help you achieve whatever it is you want out of your career. Most importantly, I was able to get to know the residents here who are all awesome. They make for a really great culture for training.