Meet the Residents
The Family Medicine Residency welcomes six new physicians to the North Country each year.
Meet The Class of 2024
Alexandra Enciu, MD
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
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
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
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
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
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
Eric King, MD
Eric grew up in Vermont where he learned to enjoy the natural beauty of the Lake Champlain region. He studied biology with a minor in philosophy at Denison University for his undergraduate degree. He then went on an adventure to Mozambique where he served as a Peace Corps volunteer, teaching high school chemistry in a rural setting for 2 years before attending medical school at the University of Vermont. He has interests in rural medicine, longitudinal care, and mental health. In his free time Eric likes to hike, camp, canoe, ride bikes, read sci fi, and "compete" in various card, board, and video games.
Jeffrey Klotz, MD
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, MD
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, MD
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, DO
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.
Meet The Class of 2026
Maria Czajkowski, MD
Maria was born and raised in Toronto, Canada. She completed her undergraduate studies at The University of Toronto and went on to pursue medicine at Poznan University of Medical Sciences. She is interested in emergency medicine, as well as geriatrics and full spectrum care. Born to Polish parents, she enjoys exploring Polish recipes, travelling, playing tennis, spending time outdoors with her husband Michal and visiting her family in Toronto.
Michal Klokner, MD
Michal was born Etobicoke, a suburb of Toronto, before moving with his parents to Poland where he spent much of his childhood on his grandparent’s farm. He returned to Canada to begin school and attended the University of Toronto for his undergraduate studies, majoring in Human Biology. He went on to pursue his dream of becoming a physician by returning to Poland to attend Poznan University of Medical Sciences. He is very passionate about sports medicine and rural medicine, as he hopes to one day open his own practice in a rural and underserved area and fulfill his dream of living away from the city. He attributes all his success to the support system of his family and friends, as well as his wife Maria, who he is grateful to share his journey with. In his free time, Michal enjoys spending time outdoors playing sports and fishing, as well as avidly cheering on his favorite sports teams with unrelenting loyalty.
Jacob Moore, DO
Jacob was born and raised in Glendale, Arizona. He completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Arizona in physiology with a minor in biochemistry. He went on to complete a graduate program getting a masters in biomedical sciences at Midwestern University. He then matriculated into medical school at Midwestern University Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine. He aspires to become a well-rounded family medicine physician in a small-town setting with skills for both inpatient and outpatient medicine. Other interests include playing basketball, powerlifting, cooking (especially guacamole), and spending time with his wife and two kids.
Nicholas Rzepski, MD
Nicholas Rzepski was born and raised in Chadds Ford, PA. He attended New York University where he received his Bachelor’s degree in Classics and French. He attended medical school at Drexel University College of Medicine. Medically, his interests are preventative medicine, reproductive and gender-affirming care, and performing small procedures. In his free time, he enjoys playing guitar, hiking, kayaking, cooking, and learning languages.
Esha Sanyal, MD
Born in Toronto, Ontario but raised in the US, Canada and the Middle East, Esha has loved travelling and seeing medicine in different countries. She completed her undergraduate degree in Anatomy and Cell Biology with a minor in Anthropology from McGill University in Montreal, QC and medical school at the American University of the Caribbean in St. Maarten, Netherland Antilles. She pursued her third year of medical school in Epsom General Hospital in the United Kingdom followed by fourth year in the US between New York and Chicago. Her passions in family medicine lie in preventative care, women's health and lifestyle medicine. In the year she took off between medical school and residency she mentored medical students and started a small (tiny) home baking business! In her time off she loves to bake cakes, cook, and travel with her husband.
Christina Yang, MD
Christina was born and raised in China. She came to the United States for Ph.D. in organic chemistry at the University of Vermont. After that, she moved to Montreal to attend medical school at McGill University. Her interest in family medicine includes full-spectrum primary care in rural regions, women’s health, dermatology, geriatrics, and urgent care. During her free time, she loves playing with her two young kids. She enjoys watching her children grow while pursuing her lifelong dream of becoming a physician.