On Friday June 21, 2019, Garnet Health Medical Center graduated its Residency Programs for the 2018-2019 academic year. Congratulations to the 32 Graduates from five of our residency programs who graduated, including:

For three of its programs, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine and Psychiatry, this year will be their inaugural graduation ceremonies.

Graduation from a Residency Program marks a significant milestone in a physician’s life and career. The Residency Program Directors and Graduate Medical Education staff is proud to have been a part of our residents’ journey throughout their training here at Garnet Health Medical Center.

Immediately following the 2019 Residency Program Graduation is a reception dinner and the 6th Annual Excellence in Excellence awards presentation that is hosted by the Graduate Medical Education department. The awards recognized a few of our residents, students and attending physicians who have made a significant impact throughout the academic year.

Photo Album of Graduation

Recorded Video Livestream of Graduation

We live-streamed this event for family members and friends to watch live! View the recorded live-stream, here:


The mission of Medical Education at Garnet Health Medical Center is to prepare residents and students to be excellent physicians by educating them in the fundamental concepts, knowledge and practical applications of skills taught by a team of dedicated medical professionals.

Garnet Health Medical Center strives to maintain an academic environment committed to the highest of standards in education and medical care. This approach fosters excellence in the education of physicians during residency, students during their clerkships, and attending physicians with CME credits during their career.

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Graduate Medical Education Staff and Program Directors

  • Ronald Israelski, MD, Director of Academic Affairs, DIO
  • Cristian Castro-Nunez, DO, FHM – Transitional Year Program Director
  • Dona McNeil, Transitional Year Program Coordinator
  • Ulrick Vieux, DO, MS – Psychiatry Residency Program Director
  • Keylen Cerda, Psychiatry Residency Program Coordinator
  • Sajid A. Mir, MD, FACP, Internal Medicine Residency Program Director
  • Christina Diaz, Internal Medicine Residency Program Coordinator
  • Dulaya Santikul, DO, FACOEP, Emergency Medicine Residency Program Director
  • Sutira Sue Srakhao -Emergency Medicine Residency Program Coordinator
  • Robert Lincer, MD, FACS, General Surgery Residency Program Director
  • Elliot Mayefsky, MD, FACS General Surgery Administrative Residency Program Director
  • Cleveland Lewis, MD, General Surgery Associate Residency Program Director
  • Ashley Lellek, General Surgery Residency Program Coordinator
  • Jennifer Trujillo, CME and UGME Clerkship Manager
  • Veronika Jachimek ,CME and UGME Coordinator, and IM associate program coordinator
  • Lisa Pangel, Graduate Medical Education Administrative Assistant
  • Eleonora Feketeova MD, Research Director