Family Medicine Residency Program at Saratoga Hospital Matches Class of 2027

The Saratoga Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program, a collaboration with Albany Medical College and Hudson Headwaters Health Network, has successfully matched its second class of six medical residents who will begin their three-year residency training on July 1, 2024. Six inaugural residents launched the program in 2023, and six are added to the residency each year, with a goal of 18 total residents by 2025.

Match results were announced by the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) on Friday, March 15. The Class of 2027 family medicine residents are:

  • Marie Chin Day, MD - Dr. Francisco Q. Duque Medical Foundation College of Medicine, Philippines
  • Meghan Pentak, MD - American University of Antigua College of Medicine
  • Farhan Rana, MD – Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland - Medical University of Bahrain
  • Marina Rozik, MD – St. Matthew’s University School of Medicine, Cayman Islands
  • Troy Selvaratnam, MD - St. George's University School of Medicine
  • Ankit Singh, MD - College of Medical Sciences, Bharatpur, Nepal

“We are pleased to welcome our next class of talented family medicine residents to our communities,” said Ephraim Back, MD, Saratoga Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program director and chief of clinical initiatives at Hudson Headwaters Health Network. “Since arriving last summer, our inaugural residents have cared for a wide range of patients while working closely with our exceptional faculty. Together, we’ve built an enriching 21st-century family medicine training program that has fully filled with residents in its first two years. This is a testament to the quality of the program and faculty and the unique and rewarding opportunities to practice medicine in our region.”

The Class of 2027 includes four residents who are from the Capital Region. The residency program is designed to provide excellent clinical training in both hospital and ambulatory medicine, with a special emphasis on behavioral health, addiction treatment, population and community health, rural health and state-of-the-art technology. Residents see patients at the Saratoga Hospital campus and the Saratoga Hospital Community Health Center, along with the Saratoga Hospital Backstretch Clinic at the Saratoga Race Course. They also train at Hudson Headwaters Glens Falls Family Health and Ticonderoga Health Center.

Saratoga Hospital Family Medicine Residency leadership includes Robert Donnarumma Jr., MD, designated institutional official; Deidre Cirillo, RN, executive director of medical education; Ephraim Back, MD, program director; Colleen Quinn, MD, associate program director; Renee Rodriguez-Goodemote, MD, medical director, community health center and director of community medicine; Tim Reed, MD, director of residency inpatient medicine; and Cindy Pratt, MSEd, program coordinator.