Chief Residents

Englewood Hospital Residents

Marnie Aguasvivas Bello, MDMarnie Aguasvivas Bello, MD

PGY4 Chief Resident

I graduated from the Instituto Tecnologico de Santo Domingo Medical School in 2013 and joined the Internal Medicine Residency Program at Englewood Hospital with great hopes of finding a balanced training environment for professional growth. I believe the strengths of the program are the great team of faculty and ancillary support, in addition to a very well structured academic program. As resident in this program I enjoyed the opportunity to present cases at regional and national academic conferences, as well as the ability to participate in qualitative improvement efforts, community health activities and compassionate communication training, all of which enhanced my professional skills, leadership qualities and my love for academic medicine. Currently in this new role as PGY4 Chief Resident, I lead the peer mentorship program and board review series. I also serve as a co-advisor of a quality improvement project and as a member of the hospital ethics committee. As a junior faculty member in both the inpatient and ambulatory settings, I have the best of both worlds—working with and teaching my junior residents, as well as caring for our culturally diverse patient population. Outside of medicine I enjoy spending time with family, travelling and exploring different cultures and food.

Prince Alebna, MDPrince Alebna, MD

PGY3 Chief Resident

I graduated from the University of Ghana School of Medicine and Dentistry and joined the Internal Medicine residency at Englewood Hospital in 2017. The robust training here is made possible by our phenomenal faculty members, excellent research opportunities and a diverse patient population with a variety of pathology equal to that seen in any tertiary hospital in the New York metro area. If given another chance, I would chose Englewood Hospital for my training all over again! My goal is to continue my career development, with special interest in bringing health care services to the poor and underprivileged. In my spare time I enjoy fishkeeping, going on road trips and hiking with my wife.

Ahmad Alkhatatneh, MDAhmad Alkhatatneh, MD

PGY3 Chief Resident

I was born and raised in the small but culture-rich country of Jordan. I completed my medical education there before beginning my residency training at Englewood Hospital. I chose to come to the United States to enrich my clinical and scholarly knowledge. At Englewood Hospital, I have been fortunate to receive a well-rounded education in Internal Medicine, as well as the unique opportunity to treat special patient populations, like bloodless medicine patients. I received immense support to present my scholarly work at national medical conferences. With its friendly and multicultural environment, I was able to grow socially and clinically. Maintaining work life balance is easy living in Englewood given that it is a safe and lively town in close proximity to NYC. Englewood Health has become my home. I am fortunate to have a strong foundation as I move forward into a career in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine.

Razan Elsayed, MDRazan Elsayed, MD

PGY3 Chief Resident

I was born in Sudan and graduated from the University of Khartoum. After completing my medical education in my native country, I decided to pursue postgraduate training in the United States and joined Englewood after an outstanding interview experience. I chose Englewood because the program provides robust and comprehensive training in all divisions of Internal Medicine and my experience has been academically and clinically sound. I have developed as a person, clinician, scholar and leader. I had the opportunity to learn from extraordinary teachers, to encounter a plethora of pathologies in multiple clinical settings and to participate in multiple ongoing research projects within the institution. Our faculty work tirelessly to shape us into excellent physicians and to provide exceptional mentorship to help us achieve our professional goals. I am hoping to pursue further subspecialty training and my interests include Cardiovascular Medicine and Critical Care Medicine. I am an avid reader in my free time and I mostly enjoy dystopian and contemporary fiction.

Dan Ran-Castillo, MDDan Ran-Castillo, MD

PGY3 Chief Resident

I was born and raised in China and moved to Germany when I won a scholarship to attend medical school. I made the decision to pursue post-graduate training in the United States, and was thrilled to match in Internal Medicine at the Englewood Hospital. Here as a resident, I have had exposure to a wide variety of diseases within a diverse, multicultural population. I also had the opportunity to participate in many community health projects including breast and prostate cancer screenings. Like many other residents in this program, I have been involved in scholarly work since my intern year and was sponsored by my program to present my work at regional and national medical conferences. My co-residents and I benefit from the friendly, supportive, and encouraging faculty and staff. Englewood Hospital physicians care about our career development and are all committed to mentoring us in our clinical training and life experiences. In my free time, I enjoy joking and laughing with my colleagues, but outside of the hospital, I enjoy traveling the short distance to NYC to visit museums and new restaurants.