Internal Medicine

Taking care of you, so you can take care of our community.

Welcome

A letter from Program Director Joseph M. Deutsch, MD

Our mission is to train outstanding physicians who will provide exceptional healthcare for the growing communities of Kent and Sussex County Delaware. I am recruiting physicians of the future who can deliver healthcare that is effective, efficient, timely and patient-centered. Our goal is to be innovative, evidence-based and cutting edge. Our program will challenge norms, and not settle for how things have always been done. We will support a culture of inquiry, and challenge our learners to not only ask questions, but research solutions. We appreciate the barriers of implicit bias and socioeconomic disparity to equality of health outcomes, but aim to overcome them. We see value in the diversity of our community, and will train future physicians to embrace it.

Our Unique Approach

Similar to your rigorous education and preparation for residency, our faculty undergo in-depth training of their own in order to best lead and guide your experience.

Mentorship

We understand education and personal development are ongoing journeys, which is why our faculty continuously undergo routine training in the practices of positive psychology techniques and positive coaching skills. As a resident, you will experience continuity in your ongoing mentorship.

Appreciation

Our staff is eager to collaborate with you in every effort to better our patients’ experience, as demonstrated by our Planetree Silver Certification and Magnet recognition. In addition, we value your work-life balance, understanding that when you are balanced, your care will be that much better.

Trust

Consistent and unified access to faculty offers you an opportunity to continue a safe dialogue with your mentors – keeping your best interests, your personal, and your professional development in mind. The result of this is a unique ability to set and reach individualized goals as you progress.

Curriculum

The backbone of our curriculum is a 3+1 schedule. X+Y scheduling has been the most important innovation in internal medicine education during the last decade, and our schedule proudly balances inpatient and outpatient experiences, work and life, while maintaining continuity and building relationships.

Salaries & Benefits

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, flexible health insurance benefits, and tuition reimbursement.

Insurance & Financial

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Insurance & Financial

Medical & Prescription Drug Plan
Dental & Vision Insurance
Flexible Spending Account
Basic Life Insurance (you + dependent)
Employee Assistance Program
Retirement & Savings Plan
Short-Term Disability 
Voluntary Accidental Death & Disability (AD&D)
VITAL WorkLife

Salary & PTO

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Salary & PTO

PGY1: $60,000
20 Days PTO

PGY2: $61,500
20 Days PTO

PGY3: $63,000
20 Days PTO

5 Days Professional Meeting Leave per year
1-3 Days Bereavement Leave

Additional Benefits

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Additional Benefits

ABIM Certification Exam Fee
ACP Membership Dues
Board Review Preparatory Materials (MKSAP)
CME/Research/Education Funds
BLS/ALS Fees
DEA/CSR/Training License
USMLE/COMLEX 3 Exam Fee
Discounted YMCA Membership
Free Parking
Lab Coats & Scrubs
Generous Meal Stipend

Leadership

Deutsch 4

Joseph M. Deutsch
MD

Program Director

Conti 2

Marisa Conti
DO

Assistant Program Director
Coaching and Resident Wellbeing Lead

Marisa Conti, DO
Physician, Assistant Program Director, Wellness Lead

Specialty
Internal Medicine

Medical School
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, School of Osteopathic Medicine

Residency
Kennedy Hospital

GME Interests
Wellness and resident coaching

Hobbies
Reading, horseback riding, knitting, gardening, traveling

"I became an educator because...
I have always enjoyed watching students put together the pieces on their own, and I have tried to alter my ways of teaching to bring out the best in each student."
Parks

Amanda Parks
MBA

Program Coordinator

Amanda Parks, MBA
Program Coordinator

GME Interests
Being a mentor to the residents and supporting the program to help mold them into exceptional physicians.

Hobbies
Traveling, reading, exploring the outdoors and spending time with family

"I joined the IM residency because...
The program at Bayhealth is new and exciting. I moved to Delaware to be closer to family and to expand from working with medical students to working with residents."

Core Faculty

Alhindi

Samer Alhindi
MD

Inpatient Lead—Kent Campus

Samer Alhindi, MD, FACP
Physician, Core Faculty, Inpatient Lead- Kent Campus

Specialty
Internal Medicine

Medical School
Tishreen University College of Medicine
Latakia, Syria

Residency
St. Vincent Charity Hospital
Cleveland, OH

GME Interests
Communication skills and performance improvement

Hobbies
Traveling, home improvement projects

"I became an educator because...
teaching is in a physician’s DNA. I want to pay it forward to ensure we are all cared for in our time of need."
Tahir

Muhammad Tahir
MD

Inpatient Lead—Sussex Campus

Muhammad Tahir, MD, FACP
Physician, Core Faculty, Inpatient Lead- Sussex Campus

Specialty
Internal Medicine

Medical School
Shifa College of Medicine
Pakistan

Residency
Seton Hall University at St. Francis Medical Center

GME Interests
Scientific learning and research

Hobbies
Sports, especially soccer and basketball

"I became an educator because...
working with students and young physicians reminds me of my initial motivation to become a physician. Their joy, passion and desire to serve others inspires me."
Dave

Bhavin Dave
MD

Board Review Lead

Bhavin Dave, MD
Physician, Core Faculty, Board Review Lead

Specialties
Internal Medicine
Gastroenterology

Medical School
Bardoa Medical College
Gujarat, India

Residency
Medical College of Pennsylvania

Fellowship
Medical College of Pennsylvania

GME Interests
Board preparation

Hobbies
Quantum physics, astrophysics, yoga and meditation

"I became an educator because...
I enjoy teaching. It is wonderful to see students grasp multiple clinical pieces of a puzzle, put them together and use journal knowledge effectively."
Ramsaran

Vinoo Ramsaran
MD

Evidence Based Medicine Lead

Vinoo Ramsaran, MD
Physician, Core Faculty

Specialties
Internal Medicine
Pulmonary
Critical Care Medicine

Medical School
The University of the West Indies Faculty of Medical Sciences
Trinidad

Residency
Univeristy of Florida College of Medicine
Jacksonville, FL

Fellowship
Univeristy of Florida College of Medicine
Jacksonville, FL

GME Interests
Evidence-based medicine, critical care procedures, chest imaging

Hobbies
Science fiction, soccer, guitars

"I became an educator because...
I had always been challenged by many of my teachers to dig deeper and try to understand the “why” behind when something happens. My hope is that I can be a teacher who can encourage and challenge just as I was."

Subspecialty Education Coordinators (SEC)

Rippert

Judith Rippert
DO

Cardiology

Judith Rippert, DO
Physician, Subspecialty Education Coordinator

Specialties
Internal Medicine
Cardiology

Medical School
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Residency
Graduate Hospital

Fellowship
Graduate Hospital

GME Interests
Cardiology, women in cardiology

Hobbies
Coaching field hockey, traveling

"I became an educator because...
I find that teaching is a way to guide students into becoming excellent physicians; mentoring them in ways that will secure the future for medicine."
Levy

Susan M. Levy
MD, CMD, AGSF

Geriatrics

Susan Levy, MD, CMD, AGSF
Physician, Subspecialty Education Coordinator

Specialties
Internal Medicine
Geriatric Medicine
Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Medical School
University of Maryland School of Medicine

Residency
Medical University of South Carolina

GME Interests
Lectures, mentoring, geriatric medicine and post-acute care

Hobbies
Reading and animal welfare, especially cats

"I became an educator because...
I enjoy seeing residents develop, graduate and go on to practice and serve others."
Khan

Iftekhar Khan
MD

Hematology

Iftekhar Khan, MD
Physician, Subspecialty Education Coordinator

Specialties
Internal Medicine
Hematology
Oncology

Medical School
Dow Medical College

Residency
Wright State University School of Medicine

Fellowship
University of Connecticut

GME Interests
Research and mentoring

Hobbies
Biking and jogging

"I became an educator because...
I am extremely excited to teach the internal medicine residents the complex and ever-evolving field of hematology."
Sawhney 2

Rishi Sawhney
MD

Oncology

Rishi Sawhney, MD
Physician, Subspecialty Education Coordinator

Specialties
Internal Medicine
Oncology
Hematology

Medical School
Ross University School of Medicine

Residency
Harbor Hospital Center

Fellowship
Medical University of South Carolina

GME Interests
Teaching, clinical research, bedside manner, patient communication

Hobbies
Cycling, tennis, basketball, going to the beach

"I became an educator because...
teaching is a true passion of mine. I believe in a culture of learning, teamwork, empowerment and training future generations of clinicians."
Vemulapalli_2

Ramesh Vemulapalli
MD

Infectious Disease

Ramesh Vemulapalli, MD
Physician, Subspecialty Education Coordinator

Specialties
Internal Medicine
Infectious Disease

Medical School
Gandhi Medical College

Residency
UPMC-McKeesport

Fellowship
Medical University of South Carolina

GME Interests
Teaching and mentoring

Hobbies
Traveling, Steelers football, movies

"I became an educator because...
I have the opportunity to shape a residency program from inception, and help train future doctors for our community."
Dammert

Pedro Dammert
MD

Critical Care Medicine

Pedro Dammert, MD
Physician, Subspecialty Education Coordinator

Specialties
Internal Medicine
Pulmonary
Critical Care Medicine

Medical School
Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia

Residency
Cook County Hospital

Fellowship
Cooper University Hospital

GME Interests
Cinical reasoning, POCUS, ICU, clinical research

Hobbies
Music, playing the bass, hiking

"I became an educator because...
to me, teaching is not just imparting knowledge but also helping to develop critical thinking and continuous learning skills."
Satyan

Sangeetha Satyan
MD

Nephrology

Sangeetha Satyan, MD
Physician, Subspecialty Education Coordinator

Specialties
Internal Medicine
Nephrology

Medical School
Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College

Residency
William Beaumont Hospital

Fellowship
Indiana University School of Medicine

GME Interests
Teaching, mentoring, research

Hobbies
Traveling, movies, spending time with family

"I became an educator because...
I am passionate about teaching. It helps me become a better physician and impart what I have learned to the next generation of physicians."
Ramdass

Avinash Ramdass
MD

Pulmonary Disease

Avinash Ramdass, MD, MBBS
Physician, Subspecialty Education Coordinator

Specialties
Internal Medicine
Pulmonary
Critical Care Medicine

Medical School
The University of the West Indies Faculty of Medical Sciences
Trinidad

Residency
Univeristy of Florida College of Medicine
Jacksonville, FL

Fellowship
Univeristy of Florida College of Medicine
Jacksonville, FL

GME Interests
Critical care

Hobbies
Cricket, music

"I became an educator because...
A passion to learn and impart knowledge will help us become the change we wish to see in the world. A good physician treats the disease; a great physician treats the patient who has the disease."
Zhang

Jinsong Zhang
MD

Rheumatology

Jinsong Zhang, MD
Physician, Subspecialty Education Coordinator

Specialties
Internal Medicine
Rheumatology

Medical School
Capital University of Medical Sciences

Residency
Muhlenberg Regional Medical Center and Albany Medical Center

Fellowship
Albany Medical Center

GME Interests
Rheumatology

Hobbies
Hiking, fishing, swimming

"I became an educator because...
I love teaching residents and medical students. I enjoy learning together with them, and watching them grow."
Abbrescia

Kelly Abbrescia
DO

Emergency Department Lead

Kelly Abbrescia, DO, FACEP
Physician, Education Lead- Emergency Medicine

Specialty
Emergency Medicine

Medical School
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Residency
Albert Einstein Medical Center

Fellowship
Albert Einstein Medical Center

GME Interests
Teaching one-onone, lecturing, skills labs

Hobbies
Running, music, reading, sunshine and outdoors

"I became an educator because...
I love a challenge. Each patient is an opportunity to not just treat the illness or injury, but to connect on a higher level. I love getting to know new people and hearing about their lives while I treat them."
Multani

Sumeet Multani
MD

Neurology Lead

Sumeet Multani, MD
Physician, Education Lead- Emergency Medicine

Specialty
Neurology

Medical School
Government Medical College

Residency
Albert Einstein Medical Center

Fellowship
Boston Medical Center- Vascular Neurology
United Health Services Hospitals- Endovascular Surgical Neuroradiology

GME Interests
Vascular and interventional neurology

Hobbies
Traveling and photography (he can be followed on Instagram @Sumeet.Multani)

Requirements

Clinical Sites

Bayhealth Hospital
Kent Campus

Bayhealth’s Kent Campus offers a comprehensive array of services to the residents of Central Delaware, including cardiac surgery and diagnostic and interventional cardiac catheterizations; endovascular surgery; da Vinci® Si™ Surgical System; neurosurgery; family-centered birth services and neonatal care; cancer care; orthopedic and rehabilitation services; advanced digital imaging; inpatient and outpatient medical and surgical care; intensive, intermediate and coronary care; and a 24-hour emergency department.

Bayhealth Hospital, Kent Campus is a 317-bed facility which includes a level III trauma Emergency Department. The facility had 1,829 births and 72,895 ED visits in 2019.

Continuity Clinic (Milford, DE)
Opening July 2021

The new Bayhealth Internal Medicine continuity clinic will open July 2021 at 804 N. DuPont Blvd. in Milford. The new practice building will add more than 30,000 patient visits per year to the community. It will be the first practice in the area to integrate mental health counseling and offer addiction treatment.

Bayhealth Hospital
Sussex Campus

Bayhealth’s Sussex Campus offers a comprehensive array of services to the residents of Central and Southern Delaware, including an interventional room for radiologic and cardiac procedures; da Vinci® Si ™ Surgical System; inpatient rehabilitation; family-centered birth services and women’s services, including an obstetrical emergency department; general surgery; cancer care; gastroenterology; orthopedic and rehabilitation services; advanced digital imaging; inpatient and outpatient medical and surgical care; intensive and intermediate; and a 24-hour emergency department.

Bayhealth Hospital, Sussex Campus is a 128 private-patient-room facility which includes a level III trauma Emergency Department. The facility had 471 births and 32,465 ED visits in 2019.

How to Apply

IM Team

Applications are coordinated though the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). Students may begin the ERAS application in July, and our residency will begin receiving completed applications on September 15th each year. Due to COVID-19, we will begin receiving completed applications on October 21, 2020. More information and applications may be found on the ERAS website. The Bayhealth Internal Medicine Residency can be found in ERAS under the ACGME #1400900091.

International medical school graduates should look for special instructions or contact the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates directly at 215-386-5900.

Frequently Asked Questions