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.

Curriciulum

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

Health Insurance
Dental & Vision Insurance
Flexible Spending Account
Malpractice Insurance
Basic Life Insurance (you + dependent)
Supplemental Life Insurance (you + dependent)
Basic AD & D Insurance
Supplemental AD & D Insurance
Retirement Savings Contributions
Tuition Reimbursement

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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Internal Medicine Residency Paid Benefits

Board Review Preparatory Materials (MKSAP)
USMLE/COMLEX
ACP Dues
BLS/ALS Fees
ABIM Certification Exam
Resident Education Allowance
Lab Coats & Scrubs
Training License
DEA/CSR Licenses
CME Funds
Generous Meal Stipend
Free Gym Membership
Free State Park Pass
Free Parking
Research Funds

Leadership

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Joseph M. Deutsch
MD

Program
Director

Conti

Marisa Conti
DO

Assistant Program Director
Coaching and Resident Wellbeing Lead

Dr. Marisa Conti is a board-certified internal medicine physician and is the managing partner of the Internal Medicine of Delaware practice, as well as, the Assistant Program director for the Internal Medicine residency program. She is proud to have trained Rowan for medical school and Jefferson for her residency. She has been in private practice for over 19 years. She worked at UMDNJ (ROWAN) after finishing residency there and she had interns and residents. She loved teaching and is looking forward to having that opportunity again. She moved to Dover in 2009 and has been a partner in a traditional internal medicine practice here. She loves hanging out with her two daughters. She has been riding horses most of her life and has her own horse here in Delaware.
Awenita Hensley

Awenita Hensley
 

Program
Coordinator

Awenita is new to the GME world but is excited to be a part of Bayhealth’s internal residency program and to help residents reach their full potential as physicians. Awenita was born in Guam to a military family and grew up in Connecticut. In 2000 she moved to Delaware with her husband and they have since raised two children. She loves spending time with her family, reading and cooking.

Core Faculty

Alhindi

Samer Alhindi
MD

Inpatient Lead—Kent Campus

Samer Alhindi, MD, FACP is a board-certified internal medicine physician specializing as an inpatient hospitalist. Dr. Alhindi is the medical director of the Apogee Physician Hospitalist Group. He attended Tishreen University College of Medicine and completed his internal medicine residency at St. Vincent Charity Hospital. Dr. Alhindi is board certified through the American Board of Internal Medicine. Dr. Alhindi feels as though he plays a role like any primary care physician would, but in the hospital setting. He enjoys being there for patients and their families during their hospital stay.
Tahir

Muhammad Tahir
MD

Inpatient Lead—Sussex Campus

Muhammad Tahir, MD is a board-certified internal medicine physician specializing as an inpatient hospitalist. Dr. Tahir attended Shifa College of Medicine and completed his internal medicine residency at Seton Hall University School of Health and Medical Sciences. Dr. Tahir is board certified through the American Board of Internal Medicine. Muhammed Tahir, MD is the co-program director for the Sussex campus through Apogee Physicians. Dr. Tahir sees himself as a patient advocate even after discharge, he ensures a smooth transition until patient see their respective primary care physician.
Dave

Bhavin Dave
MD

Board Review Lead & SEC

Dr. Bhavin Dave is board certified in internal medicine and gastroenterology. He attended Bardoa Medical College in India and completed his residency at the Medical College of PA in Philadelphia. He has more than 18 years' experience in teaching and enjoys teaching all aspects of medicine. He was the director for the first Gastroenterology symposium held at Bayhealth Medical Center-Kent Campus with over 100 people attending. He loves astrophysics, quantum mechanics, travel and Star Trek.
Ramsaran

Vinoo Ramsaran
MD

Evidence Based Medicine Lead

Dr. Vinoo Ramsaran is a board-certified pulmonary and critical care physician who attended medical school at the University of the West Indies Faculty of Medical Sciences in Trinidad. He completed his residency in University of Florida College of Medicine - Jacksonville. He enjoys soccer, science fiction and guitars.

Subspecialty Education Coordinators (SEC)

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Judith Rippert
DO

Cardiology

Dr. Judy Rippert is board certified through the American Osteopathic Board of Internal Medicine/Cardiovascular. She attended Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed her residency at Graduate Hospital for internal medicine. She completed her cardiology fellowship at Graduate Hospital. She enjoys playing and coaching field hockey, traveling and all sports.
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Susan M. Levy
MD, CMD, AGSF

Geriatrics

Dr. Susan Levy is a board-certified geriatrician who attended the University of Maryland school of Medicine. She completed her residency at the Medical University of South Carolina. She loves to read and is passionate about animal welfare, especially cats.
Khan

Iftekhar Khan
MD

Hematology

Iftekhar Khan, MD is board certified through the American Board of Internal Medicine/Hematology and the American Board of Internal Medicine/Medical Oncology. He attended DOW Medical College and completed his residency in internal medicine at Wright State University School of Medicine and his Oncology Hematology Fellowship at University of Connecticut. As a hematologist / oncologist in Delaware, Dr. Khan can diagnose and treat patients with blood-related disorders, malignancies, or cancers. Dr. Khan may treat a range of conditions ranging from the common to the very rare and complex. As a result, Dr. Khan may provide care as part of a multidisciplinary team, working in conjunction with other specialists to ensure the highest possible standard of care.
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Rishi Sawhney
MD

Oncology

Dr. Rishi Sawhney is a board-certified medical oncologist who attended medical school at Ross University School of Medicine in St. Michael, Barbados. He completed his residency at the Harbor Hospital Center in Baltimore and went on to complete his hematology/medical oncology fellowship at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. He enjoys cycling, tennis, basketball and spending time at the beach.
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Ramesh Vemulapalli
MD

Infectious Disease

Dr. Ramesh Vemulapalli is board certified in Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases and has been in private practice in Dover since 2000. He was born in Hyderabad, India. He graduated with an M.B.B.S. (Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery) degree in 1990 from Gandhi Medical College. In 1992 he enrolled in a graduate program at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, FL obtaining a Masters in Biological Sciences degree in 1995. After completing his Internal Medicine residency training at UPMC-McKeesport Hospital, PA (1995-1998) he attended the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston completing his fellowship in Infectious Diseases in 2000. He is a member of the Infectious Disease Society of America and American College of Physicians. He serves as vice chairman of the Infection Control Department at Bayhealth Medical Center, Dover, DE. He enjoys traveling, watching movies and Steelers football.
Dammert

Pedro Dammert Coronado
MD

Critical Care Medicine

Dr. Pedro Dammert is a board-certified pulmonary and critical care physician who attended medical school at Cayetano Heredia University in Peru. He completed his residency at Cook Country Hospital and his pulmonary and critical care fellowship at Cooper Hospital in Chicago. He has been working with Bayhealth since he completed training. He created the intensivist program at Bayhealth Medical Center. He loves music, playing the bass and hiking.
Satyan

Sangeetha Satyan
MD

Nephrology

Sangeetha Satyan, MD is board certified in internal medicine and nephrology and attended Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College in Belgaum, India where she obtained her Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery. She completed her residency through William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, MD. Dr. Satyan completed a nephrology fellowship at Indiana University in Indianapolis, IN.
Ramdass

Avinash Ramdass
MD

Pulmonary Disease

Dr. Avinash Ramdass is a board-certified pulmonary and critical care physician who attended medical school at the University of the West Indies – St. Augustine in Trinidad. He completed his residency and fellowships at the University of Florida, Jacksonville.
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Jinsong Zhang
MD

Rheumatology

Dr. Jinsong Zhang is a board-certified Rheumatologist and attended medical school at the Capital University of Medical Science, Training Center of General Practice in Beijing, China. He completed his residency at the Muhlenberg Regional Medical Center and Albany Medical Center in Albany, New York.
Abbrescia

Kelly Abbrescia
DO

Emergency Department Lead

Dr. Kelly Abbrescia is a board-certified emergency medicine physician and she is the chair of the emergency department at both Bayhealth Kent and Sussex Campus. She went to PCOM for medical school and completed her residency at the Albert Einstein Medical Center for Emergency Medicine Residency and Emergency Medical Services/Admin Fellowship. She enjoys running and walking outside, music, reading and being in the sunshine.
Multani

Sumeet Multani
MD

Neurology Lead

Dr. Multani is board certified in Neurology, vascular neurology and endovascular neurosurgery/interventional neurology. He is passionate about cerebrovascular disease and providing the best care to the community. He enjoys traveling and photography (he can be followed on Instagram @Sumeet.Multani).

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