Department of Medicine – Lincoln Medical Center

Residency Program

The Internal Medicine Residency Program is committed to providing comprehensive post-graduate training in Internal medicine, maintain the highest academic standards, and establish the foundations for lifelong self-directed learning, an essential requirement of today’s internist.

The Internal Medicine Residency Program at Lincoln Medical Center is fully accredited by the American Council of Graduate Medical Education -ACGME and provides comprehensive post-graduate training in all areas of the vast field of Internal Medicine with an emphasis on the skills required for Primary Care Practice and Hospitalist Medicine. Lincoln Medical Center is located in the South Bronx (an area experiencing remarkable development and reinvigoration) and has a long tradition of providing care to the poor and the disadvantaged in the City of New York.

The Internal Medicine Residency Training provides a wealth of clinical experience in the inpatient and outpatient settings which is accompanied by diverse conferences, grand rounds and seminar series that together provide solid foundations for achieving excellence in providing primary care services.

The outpatient training includes longitudinal continuity clinics, ambulatory block rotations and rich experience in emergency medicine. During the ambulatory block rotation. Residents have the opportunity to rotate through gynecology, ENT and adolescent medicine. Beginning in the internship, all residents follow their own patients in a weekly continuity clinic.

Additional ambulatory training is provided by the outpatient clinics of the different medical subspecialties. These include geriatrics and gynecology.  Lincoln Medical Center is one of the first hospitals to implement hospitalists to manage the diverse inpatient population. Over the years, the hospitalist program has grown and matured, forming the backbone of the comprehensive and extensive training in inpatient medicine.

Lincoln Medical Center is a designated level one trauma center, regional stroke center and cancer center. Conferences, seminars and novel didactic models complement the direct patient care experience. These include doctor-patient communication modules, medical informatics, comprehensive primary care curriculum, and community medicine and managed care, end of life, palliative care and pain management, debate series.

Residency Program Leadership

Program Director: Nehad Shabarek, MD, FACP

Dr. Shabarek graduated from Aleppo University Medical School in Syria in 1989. He completed his residency in combined Internal Medicine/Pediatrics at Lincoln Medical Center in 1995 and later worked as an administrative Chief Medical Resident for one year. He joined the medicine department at Lincoln in 1996 as one of the first hospitalists in NYC and started to work in the Adult and Pediatric Emergency department until the present.

He became an Associate Program Director in 2007 and Program Director of Medicine Residency Program in 2016. He completed a fellowship training in Simulation Medicine at Health and Hospitals/IMSAL Center in 2018 and he is the Director of Lincoln Simulation Center. Dr. Shabarek is the Chair of CPR/Rapid Response Team committee and a member of Credentialing, patient and staff safety, Stroke, and Sepsis committees.

Area of interests: Patients and staff safety; Residents and students education; Simulation in Medicine; Integrating doctors and nurses education as a team.​

Associate Program Director: Jean Daniel, MD, FACP

Dr. Jean Pratt  Daniel is an associated professor of clinical medicine at the Weill Cornell School of Medicine and a member of the American College of Physicians. He graduated in 1989 from the Faculte de Medicine et de Pharmacie of the State University of Haiti and completed his residency training in Lincoln Hospital and Mental Health Center in 1998. Dr. Daniel joined the Hospitalist Division at Lincoln in 1998. In 2003, he was appointed Associate Program Director of the internal medicine residency program. 

He currently served as the Chair of the Clinical Competency Committee, Chair of the Morbidity and Mortality Committee, Coordinator of the Continuous Medical Education program of the department. Dr. Daniel received multiple awards for his commitment and dedication to medical education and excellence in patient care.

Associate Program Director: Carla Evangelista, MD

Dr. Evangelista graduated from the University of the City of Manila, College of Medicine, the Philippines in 2006. She completed her Internal Medicine Residency at Lincoln Hospital in 2014. She started working as an Attending Physician at Lincoln Hospital – Ambulatory Care in 2014. She is currently an Associate Program Director of the Internal Medicine Residency Program since 2017. 

Dr. Evangelista is the Physician Lead of the Accountable Care Organization – High Utilizer Project (Medicaid/Medicare) in the Adult Medicine Ambulatory Care Clinic which aims to minimize unnecessary utilization of emergency room and avoidable hospitalization. 

Areas of Interests: Residents and Medical Students Education and Training; Simulation lab training; Evaluating Vent, PBL and Research Rotation.

Program Coordinators

Rosario Hooker
Residency Training Coordinator
Gisele Cordero
Assistant Program Coordinator