Our Doctors

Aida Vega, MD
Director, Primary Care Associates

Dr. Vega is the Director of Adult Primary Care Services at Mount Sinai and an Associate Professor of Medicine (General Internal Medicine) at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. She received her MD from Boston University Medical School. She completed two interships: one in Internal Medicine at Tufts University and another in Psychiatry at the Boston V.A. Medical Center. She completed her residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Connecticut Health Center. She has been the Medical Director of large clinical practices, initially at the Mount Sinai/University of Connecticut outpatient services from 1983-1993 and later at the University of Florida Tower Hill Internal Medicine from 1997-2009. She served as Chief of the Division of Internal Medicine at the University of Florida College of Medicine before coming to Mount Sinai in 2009. Dr. Vega speaks Spanish and her areas of interest include diabetes, hypertension and hyperlipidemia.

 


 

Prarthana Beuria, MD
Instructor of Medicine (General Internal Medicine)

Dr. Beuria is an Instructor of Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. She received her MD from the Icahn School of Medicine and completed her residency in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at Mount Sinai as well. She speaks Hindi and Bengali and her area of interests include diabetes, hypertension and preventative care.



 

Yonhee Cha, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine (General Internal Medicine)

Dr. Cha attended SUNY Downstate for medical school, and matched in a combined internal medicine-pediatrics program at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.  She decided to return to New York, and finished her med-peds residency at Staten Island University Hospital.  She then completed an infectious diseases fellowship at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.  She had also previously worked at the Westchester County Department of Health and has a particular interest in vaccine preventable diseases.  As part of the faculty at Primary Care Associates, her focus will remain on internal medicine/preventive care.

 


 

Stanley Dziedzic, MD, PhD 

Assistant Professor of Medicine (General Internal Medicine)

Dr. Dziedzic received his PhD in Biochemistry from Fordham University and his MD from Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Beth Israel Medical Center. He was a founding member of the American Society of Hypertension and a specialist in hypertension. He joined the faculty practice after spending many years as a solo practitioner. His clinical interest is in preventive medicine and hypertension, hyperlipidemia and Type 2 diabetes.

 


 

Benjamin Fakheri, MD 

Assistant Professor of Medicine (General Internal Medicine)

Dr. Fakheri is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine. He received his medical degree from the Sackler School of Medicine and completed his residency in Internal Medicine at the Maimonides Medical Center. Dr Fakheri is particularly interested in preventative medicine, high blood pressure, diabetes and high cholesterol.

 

 


 

Cindy Feely, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine (General Internal Medicine)

Dr. Feely is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. She received her MD from SUNY Downstate and completed her residency at Lenox Hill Hospital. Dr. Feely speaks Cantonese and her areas of interest in preventative medicine, hypertension, diabetes, and hyperlipidemia.




 

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Michelle Graziano, MD
Instructor of Medicine (General Internal Medicine)

Dr. Graziano is an Instructor of Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. She received her MD from Duke University School of Medicine and complete her internal medicine residency here at the Icahn School of Medicine. She is particularly interested global health and preventative care and speaks Spanish.

 

 


 

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Nadim Jaber, MD
Instructor of Medicine (General Internal Medicine)

Dr. Jaber is a primary care physician and clinical instructor at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York's Upper East Side. He received his Bachelor's of Science in Chemistry at the University of Michigan and acheived his DO degree at Nova Southeastern University: College of Osteopathic Medicine in South Florida. Following medical school, Dr. Jaber completed his residency training in Internal Medicine as part of the Mount Sinai family at St. Luke's Roosevelt on the Upper West Side where he also spent time learning primary care at the William F. Ryan Community Health Center. Dr. Jaber speaks Arabic and has clinical interests in Diabetes, Hypertension and Preventative Medicine.

 


 

Jennifer Kent, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine (General Internal Medicine)

Dr. Kent is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. She received her MD from the Sackler School of Medicine and completed her residency in Internal Medicine at Mount Sinai. Dr. Kent is the co-director of the Women's Health Program and has a clinical interest in women's health issues.

 

 


 

Jane Levitt, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine (General Internal Medicine)

Dr. Levitt is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. She graduated from Cornell University and received her MD at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She completed her internal medicine residency at Mount Sinai and a pulmonary fellowship at Albert Einstein. Her interests include women's health and asthma.


 


 

Jennifer Ng, MD
Instructor of Medicine (General Internal Medicine)

Dr. Ng is an instructor of medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. She received her MD from NYU School of Medicine in New York and also completed her internal medicine residency at NYU Medical Center. She speaks both Mandarin Chinese and Cantonese Chinese, and her areas of clinical interests include preventative medicine, diabetes, hypertension and high cholesterol.

 


 

Vinisha Patel, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine (General Internal Medicine)

Dr. Patel is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine. She received her medical degree from Albany Medical College and completed her internship and residency in Internal Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. Dr. Patel is particularly interested in high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol and depression.

 

 


 

Yonni Pellet, MD 
Instructor of Medicine (General Internal Medicine)

Dr. Pellet joins the Primary Care Associates practice at 234 East 85th Street and is a member of the faculty of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Dr. Pellet received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Rochester. He graduated from the Sackler School of Medicine Tel Aviv University American Program in Tel Aviv with his MD and completed his Internal Medicine Residency at Lenox Hill Hospital/Northshore/LIJ. There he also completed an Empire Clinical Research Investigators Fellowship Program in the Aortic Wellness Center.

 


 

Carlos Rios, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine (General Internal Medicine)

Dr. Rios is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. He graduated from Villanova University and received his MD from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at Mount Sinai. He speaks English and Spanish and is interested in preventitive medicine, type 2 diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, and nutrition.

 

 


 

Sarah Shao, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine (General Internal Medicine)

Dr. Shao joins the Division of General Internal Medicine as an Assistant Professor, working mainly in the FPA Primary Care Practice at 234 E 85th Street. She received her medical degree from The George Washington University School of Medicine in Washington, DC. She completed her residency training in Internal Medicine at Georgetown University/Washington Hospital Center. Dr. Shao completed her sub-specialty training in Adolescent Medicine, and is a specialist in adolescent and young adult health. She specializes in preventative medicine as well as treatment of a wide spectrum of complex adult medical illnesses. She helps her patients make the most informed and best medical decisions that are right for them through communication, education and a shared decision-making process. Her areas of interest include primary disease prevention, diet and exercise, cardiovascular and metabolic illnesses, obesity, common sports injuries, sexual-reproductive health, eating disorders, and more.

 


 

Chenguang Tony Tao

Chenguang "Tony" Tao, MD
Instructor of Medicine (General Internal Medicine)

Dr. Tao is an Instructor of Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. He received his MD from the State University of New York Downstate College of Medicine in Brooklyn. He then completed his internal medicine residency at Beth Israel Medical Center where he organized community health fairs. He speaks Mandarin Chinese.

 

 


 

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Elizaveta Tikhonova, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine (General Internal Medicine) 

Dr. Tikhonova is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. She received her MD from St. Petersburg Pavlov State Medical University and completed her residency in internal Medicine at Mercy Catholic Medical Center/Drexel University. Dr. Tikhonova speaks Russian, and her areas of interest are in preventative medicine, hypertension, hyperlipidemia and women's health. Dr. Tikhonova is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and is a member of the American College of Physicians.

 


 

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Steven Valenstein, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine (General Internal Medicine) 

Dr. Valenstein is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. He received his medical degree with Honors from New York University School of Medicine and completed his residency in Internal Medicine and fellowship in Medical Oncology at the University of Miami. He was in private practice in Boca Raton, Florida and Hartsdale, N.Y. He was an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Columbia University before joining the Faculty Practice at Mount Sinai. His areas of interest include hypertension, diabetes, hyperlipidemia, nutrition and exercise.

 


 

Emily Wang, MD
Instructor of Medicine (General Internal Medicine)

Dr. Wang is an Instructor of Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine. She received her MD from Albert Einstein College of Medicine and completed her residency at Beth Israel Medical Center. She speaks Mandarin Chinese and her areas of clinical interests include preventative care, hypertension, high cholesterol, diabetes and women's health.

 


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