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Meet Our OB/GYN Residency Faculty

Extraordinary teachers, role models, and mentors.

Our Obstetrics and Gynecology residency program helps you learn and grow under the guise of a superb faculty, skilled as both generalists and subspecialists. During your time, you’ll develop very close ties with our team. As a resident, you’ll interact directly with the faculty and scrub on the most complex cases, including all cancer and pelvic reconstruction procedures. This close-knit relationship will help you prepare for any fellowship you decide to pursue.

Carol Fucigna, MD

Interim Department Chair

  • MD: UMDNJ, Rutgers University Medical School
  • Residency: St. Lukes-Roosevelt Hospital
  • Board Certified: American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology

Setul Pardanani, MD

Residency Program Director and Director of Women's Ambulatory Clinic

  • MD: Albert Einstein College of Medicine (Medicine)
  • Residency: Albert Einstein College of Medicine (Obstetrics & Gynecology)
  • Board Certified: American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology

Sarah Kim, MD

Associate Residency Program Director

  • MD: Weill Cornell Medical College
  • Residency: Allegheny General Hospital
  • Fellowship: Allegheny General Hospital
  • Board Certified: American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology Sub-Specialty, Gynecology Oncology

Elena Ratner, MD

Gynecologic Oncology, Associate MIGS Fellowship Director 

  • MD, University of Buffalo School of Medicine
  • Residency: Yale University
  • Fellowship: Yale University, Gynecology Oncology
  • Board Certified: American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology Sub-Specialty, Gynecology Oncology

Paul Bobby, MD

Director of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Medical Student Clerkship Director

  • MD: Boston University
  • Residency: New York University Medical Center
  • Fellowship: Albert Einstein College of Medicine; Maternal-Fetal Medicine
  • Board Certified: American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Sub-Specialty, Maternal-Fetal Medicine
  • Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons

Barrie Suskin, MD

Director of Ultrasound and Medical Genetics 

  • MD: Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Science at the University of Buffalo
  • Residency: Albert Einstein College of Medicine
  • Fellowship: Albert Einstein College of Medicine
  • Board Certified: American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Sub-Specialty, American Board of Medical Genetics

Brian J. Hines, MD

Director of Urogynecology and Reconstructive Surgery

  • MD: Boston University School of Medicine
  • Residency: Mount Sinai Medical Center
  • Fellowship: New York University School of Medicine, Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery
  • Board Certified: American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Sub-Specialty, Urogynecology

Katharine Sandhu, MD

Urogynecology and Reconstructive Surgery

  • MD: Mount Sinai Medical Center
  • Residency: NYU School of Medicine
  • Fellowship: Albert Einstein College of Medicine – Montefiore Medical Center
  • Board Certified: American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology

Melindy Ciulla, MD

Laborist

  • MD: University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Residency: Stamford Hospital
  • Board Certified: American Board of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

Sarah Coca, MD

Fairfield County OB/GYN

  • MD: St. George's University, Granada, West Indies
  • Residency: Stamford Hospital, Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons
  • Board Certified: American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Stephen Gallousis, MD

Fairfield County OB/GYN
Co-Director of Division of Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery and Associate MIGS Fellowship Director 

  • MD: State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine of Brooklyn
  • Residency: State University of New York, Health Science Center at Brooklyn
  • Board Certified: American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology

Janine Popot, MD

Fairfield County OB/GYN

  • MD: SUNY Health Science Center, Brooklyn
  • Residency: SUNY Health Science Center, Buffalo
  • Board Certified: American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology

Elizabeth Aronow, MD

Fairfield County OB/GYN

  • MD: Albany Medical College
  • Residency: Howard University - Washington DC
  • Board Certified: American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology

Spencer Richlin, MD

Reproductive Medical Associates of CT

  • MD: University of Southern California
  • Residency: Stamford Hospital, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
  • Fellowships: Emory University Medical Center, Reproductive Endocrine & Infertility 
  • Board Certified: American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology; Sub Specialty, REI

Vaagn Andikyan, MD

Director of Gynecologic Oncology and MIGS Fellowship Program Director 

  • MD: Sechenov Moscow Medical Academy
  • Residency: Research Center for Obgyn and Perinatology
  • Residency: SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Syracuse, New York
  • Fellowship: Icahn School Of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, New York
  • Fellowship: Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
  • Board Certified: American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology for Gynecologic Oncology and Obstetrics and Gynecology

Mitchell Clark, MD

Gynecologic Oncology 

  • MD: American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine 
  • Residency: Yale New Haven Health-Bridgeport Hospital, Yale University 
  • Fellowship: University of Toronto 
  • Board Certified: Obstetrics & Gynecology and Gynecologic Oncology  

Frances Hsieh, MD

Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Director of Labor and Delivery

  • MD: Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, New York
  • Residency: Tufts University, Medford, Massachusetts
  • Fellowship: Northwell-Hofstra School of Medicine, Hempsted, NY 
  • Board Certified: American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology for Maternal and Fetal Medicine and Obstetrics and Gynecology

Chi-Son Kim, MD

Gynecology

  • MD: Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, Georgia
  • Residency: Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (UMDNJ), New Brunswick, New Jersey
  • Fellowship: Icahn School Of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, New York
  • Board Certified: American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology

Kiger Lau, MD

Laborist

  • MD: Tufts University, Medford, Massachusetts
  • Residency: The Stamford Hospital/Columbia University
  • Board Certified: American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology

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