Danbury Hospital Obstetrics and Gynecology Program Residents

Class of 2023-PGY4s

Amanda Ferraro, MD
Hometown: Garden City, New York

Undergraduate School: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Medical School: Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell

Hobbies/interests and clinical interests: In my free time, I like to draw, do bar trivia, and cook. Clinically, I most enjoy high risk pregnancy and infertility.

Reason for choosing Danbury: I loved how the residents were all like family, and how supportive the program was. It also kept me close to family and friends in New York.

Cynthia McKinney, MD
Hometown: Moorestown, NJ

Undergraduate School: Bucknell University

Medical School: St. George’s University School of Medicine

Hobbies/interests and clinical interests: cooking, spending time with family and friends, going to the beach, scuba diving, golfing, pretty much anything active. Clinical interest in urogynecology.
Reason for choosing Danbury: This program has such a warm and welcoming environment. They really focus on each individual and are dedicated to their success.

Anya Laibangyang, MD
Hometown: Los Angeles, California

Undergraduate School: Cornell University

Medical School: Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell

Hobbies/interests and clinical interests: Cooking/baking, clinical interests include improving surgical outcomes and managing patient expectations of surgical procedures and follow-up.

Reason for choosing Danbury: At the interview, everyone seemed to not only get along with one another but also pushed each another to be better, both personally and professionally. Since arriving, the camaraderie and teamwork among the residents, faculty and staff have been incredible! The attendings are engaging and take an active role in teaching and mentorship.

Class of 2024-PGY3s

Causey Dunlap, MD
Hometown: Jacksonville FL

Undergraduate School: Trinity College, Hartford CT

Medical School: St.George’s University

Hobbies/interests and clinical interest: Hiking, paddle boarding, kickboxing, and rewatching old rom coms. I am interested in possibly pursuing fellowship in Urogyn but keeping my options open.

Reason for choosing Danbury: The people! I had such a wonderful experience during the meet and greet and interview with the Danbury team. Everyone was so authentic and welcoming. I could tell that they were more of a family than a team and really enjoyed working, as well as spending time together outside the hospital. I knew I would get amazing training and make lifelong friends here.

Taylor Langevin, DO
Hometown: Sanford, Maine

Undergraduate School: University of New England

Medical School: University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine

Hobbies/interests and clinical interests: I enjoy doing just about anything outside! I love finding new trails to explore with my husband our two rescue dogs, Goose and Beau. We also enjoy boating, fishing, skiing/snowboarding, trying new restaurants, cooking, gardening, and spending time with family. Clinical interests include minimally invasive surgery and reproductive justice.

Reason for choosing Danbury: Despite virtual interviews, I felt immediately at home when interacting with residents and faculty from Danbury. The open-armed kindness I felt was genuine and has consistently held true since starting intern year. This program is small with strong community roots and excellent access to resources including a wide variety of research, DaVinci robotic training, and high fidelity simulation. I also liked the balance of layered support and graduated autonomy given starting intern year.

Jacquelyn O’Sullivan, MD
Hometown: Weymouth, MA

Undergraduate School: University of Massachusetts at Amherst

Medical School: Tufts University School of Medicine – Maine Track
Hobbies/interests and clinical interests: General OBGYN, hiking, skiing, trivia night

Reason for choosing Danbury: I wanted to train at a community program in New England with a diverse population but I didn’t want to live in a big city so Danbury was one of the few places that met my very specific criteria. Also, the people here were some of the nicest I met on the interview trail!

Class of 2025-PGY2s

Nisha Divan, MD

Nisha Divan, MD
Hometown: Buffalo, NY

Undergraduate School: University of Rochester

Medical School: University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

Hobbies/interests: Spending time with my family and friends, cheering for the Buffalo Bills (maybe this is the year they go to the Super Bowl?!), traveling, going to concerts/anywhere with live music, watching Netflix

Clinical interests: I’m still deciding! I have a strong interest in Global Health, so I’m definitely planning to incorporate that into my career. I would be really happy as a General Ob/Gyn, but I’m also considering a fellowship in REI – we’ll see!

Reason for choosing Danbury: The people and the atmosphere! On my interview day, Danbury immediately stood out to me as having such genuine, warm, and supportive faculty and residents. This has become even more clear to me since starting intern year! Our program is strong academically with a smaller community feel, allowing for each resident’s education to be individualized – which is exactly what I was looking for. I am confident that my training here will shape me into a compassionate, well-rounded Ob/Gyn, and I feel so lucky to be part of the Danbury family!


Cosima Neumann, MD
Hometown: Born in Germany, but raised all over! Lucky to call Germany, Qatar, and the US home.
Undergraduate School: University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

Medical School: Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar

Hobbies/interests: Traveling, going to concerts & museums, thrifting, trying new restaurants with friends, and pilates

Clinical interests: chronic pelvic pain, robotic gynecologic surgery, women's mental health, and using virtual reality for empathy training in healthcare professionals

Reason for choosing Danbury: When I interviewed at Danbury, I knew I had hit the trifecta: people, resources, and location! I dreamed of joining such a tight-knit program that serves a diverse community. Danbury faculty and staff foster a positive learning environment, and the residents have access to excellent medical education resources, including an obstetric patient simulator. Danbury's proximity to NYC was also important to me, because I can hop on a plane at JFK to visit my family abroad!


Zeynep Tek, MD
Hometown: Woodbridge, CT

Undergraduate School: Barnard College

Medical School: The Robert Larner M.D. College of Medicine at the University of Vermont

Hobbies/interests and clinical interests: My hobbies outside of work are yoga and baking! I’m still exploring my clinical interests, as there are so many aspects of OBGYN that I love!

Reason for choosing Danbury: I loved how warm all the residents were during our meet and greet. Everyone worked well together and supported each other. It is the perfect combination of a community program with strong academic roots and the curriculum allows for residents to be well trained in all aspects of OB/GYN as well as explore their own personal interests. The residency feels like family, and I knew that I would find friendships that I will keep with me for the rest of my life.

Class of 2026-PGY1s

Clarissa Jacknow, DO
Hometown: Walnut Creek, CA

Undergraduate School: University of Maryland

Medical School: Rocky Vista University Colorado

Hobbies/interests: Hiking with my dog and Husband, paddleboarding, cooking, traveling, hosting friends and family

Clinical interests: I am passionate about working with underserved populations, gynecological surgery, high risk obstetrics, and providing comprehensive family planning.

Reason for choosing Danbury: I felt instantly comfortable and like a part of the family on my interview day! Furthermore, the proximity to family/NYC, and the well-rounded training with opportunities to work with a very diverse patient population drew me to the program. I am so thankful to be joining a supportive group of passionate individuals for my training.

Aarthi Srinivasan, DO
Hometown: Sugar Land, Texas

Undergraduate School: University of Texas - Austin

Medical School: William Carey College of Osteopathic Medicine

Hobbies/interests: I love to travel and prioritize getting out of town as often as I can. I spend a lot of time reading, being outdoors, spending time with my cats, and watching TV! I love hosting people at home and enjoy spending time with my friends and family.

Clinical interests: I am interested in pursuing a complex family planning fellowship.

Reason for choosing Danbury: When I interviewed at Danbury, I immediately felt the warmth and friendship between all of the residents. It was really important to me when picking a program that I would be in a supportive environment that welcomed me with open arms and that is exactly what I got with Danbury! The interviewers on my interview day were so kind and positive and genuinely wanted to know who I was at my core. I fell in love with the program so quickly on the interview trail and am so happy to be here. It's also a plus that we are a short train ride from NYC!

Akshata Yalvigi, MD
Hometown: Kennett Square, PA

Undergraduate School: Drexel University

Medical School: Penn State College of Medicine

Hobbies/interests: I enjoy exploring new places, dance of all types and reading a good book!

Clinical interests: I love all aspects of OBGYN, but have a specific interest in maternal-fetal medicine and improving health equity in obstetrics. I also have an additional interest in medical student education.

Reason for choosing Danbury: In my interview, it was so clear that this program really invests in helping you achieve your professional goals. I loved that the program has strong ties to its community, but also offers ample research and teaching opportunities. I also love the supportive environment. I feel so lucky to be a part of the Danbury family!