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Meet the Residents

The Family Medicine Residency welcomes six new physicians to the North Country each year.

 

Meet The Class of 2023

Gabriel Crevier-Sorbo, MD
Family Medicine Resident

Gabriel was born and raised in Montreal, Canada. He completed his medical degree at McGill University graduating with honors. During his medical school, he also completed a Master’s degree in Neuroscience at the Montreal Neurological Institute studying neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and Huntington's Disease. Gabriel loves Upstate New York and is excited to be continuing his training at UVM Health Network-CVPH. He will strive to apply his positive attitude and curiosity as well as his broad interests in family medicine to provide the best possible care to his patients. When not at work, Gabriel enjoys gardening, road biking, and hiking. He is well on his way to becoming a 46er.

 

Jonathan Langill, MD
Family Medicine Resident

Jonathan grew up north of the border in Ottawa, Canada. He completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Ottawa in Biomedical Sciences with a minor in Economics, and pursed his medical education at Saba University School of Medicine in the Dutch Caribbean.  Inspired by his father who runs his own family practice back in Ottawa, Jonathan always admired the qualities of a family doctor as a leader and a listener - who was relied upon for their good sense and knowledge, but who could appreciate and show compassion for the circumstances of their patients.  Having studied at twelve different hospitals in nine cities across the USA and Canada, Jonathan is excited to call Plattsburgh home for the next three years and join the Family Medicine Residency program at CVPH.  He is particularly interested in preventive, sports and emergency medicine.  In his spare time, Jonathan enjoys hockey, playing Settlers of Catan and enjoying the great outdoors.

 

Nihit Mehta, DO
Family Medicine Resident

Originally immigrating from India at the age of 13, Nihit received his bachelor's degree from California State University, East Bay. After obtaining his degree, he trained as an EMT, volunteered at a local non-profit hospital, eventually moving to the Northeast, and studied medicine from the University of New England, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Family Medicine interests him, as it creates a route to practice preventive medicine, providing the patient to achieve "health." He believes in "Joint Decision Making" and likes to be the guide for his patient population.

Furthermore, he is interested in Osteopathy, as it provides a holistic level of care for individuals as helps a provider be more apt in understanding the patient's needs. He is thrilled to be part of CVPH and looks forward to working with the community. Finally, he is an avid Indoorsman, whose hobbies include sketching portraits, Harry Potter and Doctor Who trivia, cooking, writing poetry along with poor puns and playing the ukulele.

 

Joseph Rothstein, MD
Family Medicine Resident

Joseph was born and raised in Montreal, Canada. He attended McGill University, completing his undergraduate degree in Physiology and graduate degree in Otolaryngology. Joseph went on to pursue a medical degree at St. George's University. His first year of study was spent in Newcastle, England, in the Keith B. Taylor Global Scholars Program. He then participated in a short elective in Nairobi, Kenya before traveling down to Grenada, West Indies, to complete his second year of medical school. Joseph's clinical training was based in Brooklyn, New York, where he encountered patients from a broad range of cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. Joseph recognizes that the one constant across many diverse healthcare settings is patient-centered care. He is thrilled to be joining the CVPH team where he hopes to build strong relationships with his patients in order to best serve their individual needs. Joseph's interests include community and preventive medicine, as well as sports medicine. In his spare time, he can be found playing basketball, learning new songs on the cello, and cheering on his hometown hockey team, the Montreal Canadiens. 

 

Beth Verdone, DO
Family Medicine Resident

Born and raised in rural Connecticut, Beth is excited to return to her roots and become a part of the North Country community. She is joined by her husband, two young daughters, and her mom, who are all equally excited for the mountain air, snow, and Dunkin Donuts.  She received her Bachelor of Science from Liberty University and attended medical school Liberty University College of Osteopathic Medicine.  As a
“non-traditional” graduate, Beth has previously owned and operated a landscaping company, raised/trained/showed horses, and volunteered as an EMT.  She is thrilled and grateful to be pursuing her life-long dream of becoming a family physician and is passionate about partnering with her patients in rural and underserved areas in order to provide full spectrum medical care, including women’s health, obstetrics, pediatrics, and utilization of her training in osteopathic manipulative treatment.  In her spare time, Beth enjoys spending time with her family, riding horses and ATV’s, volunteering at local animal rescues, and giving back to the community through medical missions and outreach events.

 

Connor Whitaker, MD
Family Medicine Resident

Connor grew up in Denver, Colorado where he enjoyed camping and hiking in the Rocky Mountains as often as possible. He completed his undergraduate and master’s degree in biomedical science at Colorado State University. He then moved east to Michigan to complete medical school at Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine where he developed his passion for primary care as well as working towards accessible healthcare for all. His interests include point-of-care ultrasound, community health, and LGBTQ healthcare. Connor is excited to begin his career and join the CVPH family. In his free time, he enjoys hiking and swimming.

 

Meet The Class of 2024

Alexandra Enciu, MD
Family Medicine Resident

Alexandra was born in Montreal, Canada. She spent her early childhood years across the lake in Burlington, Vermont, and has also lived in Albany and Saratoga Springs, NY. She attended undergrad at McGill University where she studied Life Sciences and Political Science. Having moved around a few times as a child, she embarked on her own move to pursue her medical education, first to the island of Grenada and then to Chicago, Illinois for her clinical rotations. Alex’s experiences working in an underserved population led her to pursue a Master in Public Health to better understand how to overcome barriers of access to care. She continues to be passionate about serving communities and continuity of care, alongside particular interests in women’s health, mental health and addiction medicine. Born to Romanian parents, Alex enjoys traveling and exploring different cultures and traditions. She also enjoys cooking, photography and architectural design. Alex is really excited to move back across the lake from where she grew up and to continue her medical training!

 

Adam Lacayo, MD, MPH
Family Medicine Resident

Adam has helped to provide care for the people of Northern Vermont and New York since 2011. As an EMT, and later Crew Chief, he served his community in Franklin County, VT while studying biology at Northern Vermont University, then public health at the University of Vermont Graduate College. While studying medicine at the UVM Larner College of Medicine, he helped to care for patients from both sides of Lake Champlain at the UVM Medical Center and its affiliate outpatient clinics. He is thrilled to continue serving the people of our region as a resident physician at UVM Health Network - CVPH and Hudson Headwaters - Champlain Family Health. His clinical areas of interest include adult and pediatric wellness and chronic care, sports medicine, and behavioral health. His research experience includes work on various studies with implications for the management of asthma and diabetes, and projects focused on the expansion of substance abuse treatment for adolescents. In his free time, he enjoys outdoor activities with his wife and two young daughters, including downhill skiing, tennis, boating, hiking, and camping. He feels blessed to do all of this in the North Country, a stone's throw from the community he has called home for over 20 years.

 

Jady Lubin, MD
Family Medicine Resident

Born and raised in Canada, Jady moved throughout different cities in Canada during her childhood. She completed her undergraduate degree in Health Sciences at University of Ottawa, Canada. Following that, she studied medicine at Saba University School of Medicine, in the Netherlands Antilles as well as various states in the United-States. Ever since her young age, she developed this passion for medicine and with her various experiences in different clinical settings such as in Haiti and Dominican Republic, she developed a true interest in humanitarian medicine. Jady is very excited to join the beautiful CVPH family. Her interests include obstetrics, esthetics and rural medicine. In her spare time, she enjoys sewing, yoga, travelling and spending time with her loved ones.

 

Alyssa Sethi, DO
Family Medicine Resident

Alyssa grew up in Western Canada and later moved to Toronto for her undergraduate studies. She went on to pursue medicine at Michigan State University COM. Her interests include global health, underserved medicine and urgent care. Today in her spare time you can find her travelling, painting and spending time cooking vegan food. She is excited to join the family medicine team at CVPH team. 

 

Tanveer Sidhu, MD
Family Medicine Resident

Grew up in Brampton, ON and later completed his undergraduate studies and medical school training at the University of Toronto and St. George’s University.



 

Joseph Tousignant, DO
Family Medicine Resident

Born in Plattsburgh at CVPH, Joseph grew up in the North Country. He attended Franklin Academy in Malone, NY, and participated in the New Vision Medical Program at Alice Hyde Medical Center. He completed his undergraduate degree in Biology at St. Lawrence University in Canton, NY, and then went on to pursue his dream of becoming a physician at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Erie, PA. Joseph underwent all his clinical training within 4 hospitals between Erie, PA and Westfield, NY. This clinical training included a wide spectrum of experiences ranging from delivering babies to performing autopsies. Joseph’s passion for family medicine stems from the opportunity to take care of all members of a family and he is ecstatic to be a part of the Family Medicine residency program at CVPH to give back to all the North Country communities that raised him. His interests include emergency medicine, sports medicine, and performing osteopathic manipulative treatment. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and kids, playing rugby, and learning new languages.

Meet The Class of 2025

Portrait of Jaspreet BhogalJaspreet Bhogal, DO
Family Medicine Resident

Jaspreet was raised in Mississauga, Ontario. He completed an undergraduate degree in Biomedical Sciences at the University of Waterloo, an hour away from his hometown. His pursuit of medicine took him to Phoenix, Arizona at the Midwestern University. He is now excited to be training in the town of Plattsburgh, New York in Family Medicine. In his spare time, Jaspreet can be found playing basketball, working out in the gym, or exploring new restaurants with his friends and family.  

 

Mark Jens, DOPortrait of Mark Jens
Family Medicine Resident

Mark grew up in Groton, Connecticut where he spent the first 18 years of his life. He then attended the University of Connecticut earning a Bachelor of Science in Physiology and Neurobiology. After graduating in 2013, Mark kept busy as a group home employee, hospice volunteer, online tutor, and EMT. In 2017, he began medical school at the University Of New England College Of Osteopathic Medicine located in Biddeford, Maine where he also served a one-year pre-doctoral fellowship. Mark is excited for the next step of his medical journey in Plattsburgh, New York. He has a passion for preventative care and knows that UVM-CVPH is an excellent place to develop as a family physician. Mark enjoys hiking, reading fantasy books, having board game nights, and staying connected with friends and family online.

 

Jeffrey Klotz, MDPortrait of Jeffrey Klotz
Family Medicine Resident

Jeffrey was born and raised in Caledon, Ontario. From there he went on to play NCAA Division I tennis on a scholarship at Stetson University in Florida. While competing he received both a B.A. in philosophy and a B.Sc. in biology. Jeffrey then went on to the University of Toronto to do his Master’s in medical science, while designing a hospital-implemented eHealth tool at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. Jeffrey attended medical school at St. George’s University in the Global Scholars program and spent his first year in Newcastle, England, his second year in Grenada, West Indies, and his final two years gaining clinical experience at hospitals in Queens, Brooklyn, and the Bronx. Jeffrey is very excited to be joining the team at CVPH and hopes to bring his diverse experience and training to be the best advocate he can for his patients. His academic interests include bioethics, patient education, informed consent, and public health. Outside of medicine, Jeffrey enjoys travelling, racquet sports, golf, cycling and mountain biking, hiking, camping, skiing, and all things outdoors.

 

Jared McDonald, MDPortrait of Jared McDonald  
Family Medicine Resident

Jared was born and raised in Cornwall, Ontario. He studied Biology and Psychology at Carleton University in Ottawa as an undergrad, and went on to complete his M.Sc in molecular physiology at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. Jared then attended medical school at St. George’s University. Hailing from Cornwall very close by, Jared is familiar with upstate NY, having learned to ski at Titus Mountain as a teenager. This familiarity of the area made Plattsburgh a perfect place for him as it feels so much like home. He is very passionate about small-town primary care and preventative medicine and is eager to become a part of the wonderful community. In his spare time, Jared can be found playing/watching basketball, *trying* to work out at the gym, or spending time with his lovely wife and dogs.

 

Aaron Rode, MDPortrait of Aaron Rode
Family Medicine Resident

Aaron was born in Mississauga, Ontario and grew up in the border town of LaSalle, Ontario. He attended the University of Western Ontario where he studied kinesiology, a field that enriched his lifelong passion for medicine. He pursued his medical degree at St. George’s University and completed his clinical training in Detroit, Michigan. One of Aaron’s favorite parts of medicine is getting to know his patients and using his knowledge to work together with them to develop a healthier, happier life. He also holds special interests in preventative and community medicine and behavioral health. He developed a particular interest in sports medicine while training to compete at the 2012 & 2016 Olympic Trials as a swimmer. When he is not at the hospital, he enjoys hiking and exploring the outdoors, swimming, running, watching hockey, and spending time with his friends. He is thrilled and grateful to have the opportunity to explore the North Country and work with the people of its communities.

Benjamin Young, DOPortrait of Benjamin Young
Family Medicine Resident

Ben was born and raised in the small town of Gloversville in Upstate New York. He studied Human Physiology and Philosophy at Boston University in Massachusetts as an undergraduate and attended New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine to obtain his medical degree. Being drawn back to the North Country, he is excited to work in Plattsburgh, serve a rural community, and learn about full-spectrum family medicine. He is also passionate about introducing new technologies to underserved areas. In his spare time, Ben can be found hiking the Adirondacks, at the gym, fishing, or winding down with a video game.