Hospital Medicine

The division is run by 14 hospitalists who have about 12,000 discharges per year. Every resident team is supervised by one hospitalist. Also, one hospitalist is on call every night. Telemetry and ventilator units are part of the in-patient service outside the ICU


Moiz Kasubhai, MD : Associate Chair of Medicine & Chief Hospitalist


Nehad Shabarek, MD

Program Director


Jean Daniel, MD

Program Director

Transitional Year Program

Ma. Carla Hernaez-Evangelista, MD: Associate Program Director

I completed residency in Lincoln Hospital 2014 and immediately got an offer to work in primary care. I headed the Accountable Care Organization-High Risk Patients Performance Improvement project in Medicine Clinic aiming to decrease unnecessary utilization of ED and hospitalization and link patient more to primary care for their health care needs. 
In 2017, I was appointed as the APD of IM Residency Program. I was elected in the same year to be a member/faculty representative of the General Faculty Council of Weil Medical College of Cornell University, NY. In 2019, I became an Adjuct Assistant professor of New York Medical College. In 2020, I joined the Hospitalist Department. I lead learning activities in the residency program which includes simulation lab, ventilator management sessions etc. Lincoln has help me through the years to explore my capabilities that I did not know existed before, and for that I will forever be grateful. 

Usha Venugopal, MD: Chief Quality Officer- Lincoln Medical Center

Dr. Usha Venugopal is the Chief Quality Officer at Lincoln Medical Center. She is also an Academic Hospitalist in the Internal Medicine Program. A graduate of the Internal Medicine program at Lincoln she held various roles in the GME such as Program Director for Transitional Year Residency, and an Associate program director for Internal Medicine Program. Her interest in Quality Improvement started with training IM residents in IHI Model for Improvement curriculum and since then she has completed the Clinical Quality Fellowship Program by GNYHA/ UHF and is a Certified Professional In Health Care Quality. She continues to mentor residents in Quality Improvement Activities. Achievements:

  1. United Hospital Fund Excellence in Health Care Award for Health and Hospitals System 2020
  2. Certificate of appreciation for Commitment and Contribution towards improving the Quality of Resident Education in the Department of Transitional Year, 2019
  3. Physician recognition Award for Lincoln Medical Center, March 2018
  4. Certificate of appreciation from NYCHHC during the Women’s History Month, March 2014



Vipul Shah, MD


Ammar Nasser, MD

Students Clerkship Director



Rajan Khanna, MD



Zachary McDonald, MD

Anjana Pillai, MD

I matched into IM residency at Lincoln Hospital after graduating from Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi, India. I chose to stay on at Lincoln as an Academic Hospitalist. Point of Care Ultrasound became my passion when I attended the POCUS training at Weill Cornell Medical College. This skill helps me in providing optimal care for my patients and in earning a few “wows” from my residents! In the role of a leader I head the hospitals Opioid Stewardship program and Chair the Drug Utilization and Evaluation Committee. I am also involved in various research projects and Quality Improvement Initiatives to further the cause of Cost- Effective medicine, Patient Safety and Quality of care. On a personal note I am a proud mother of twin toddler girls!

I truly believe that life is short and no moment should be wasted over feeling inadequate, sad, guilty or ashamed. While I strive towards my goals I remind myself to take brief pauses to enjoy the beautiful things life has to offer – my family and friends!


Vidya Menon, MD

Research Director


Daniel Sittler, MD


Ji Hae Shin, MD


Nargis Jilani, MD

Amandeep Singh, MD

Richa Aggarwal, MD