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Welcome to the Ob/Gyn Residency Program at EHS

We are an ACGME accredited Obstetrics & Gynecology Residency, which includes 12 categorical resident positions. Our residents have exposure to academic generalists and subspecialists, all of whom are dedicated to resident education and serve as teachers and mentors.

Our goal is to train highly skilled physicians with a passion in serving underserved communities and we accomplish this by recruiting highly motivated physicians who appreciate the patient-centered approach to medical training. Physicians who love to learn, appreciate challenges, desire to work in a diverse community and aspire to excellence.

We provide you with the tools, resources, and opportunities to flourish through a rigorous program with an in-depth exposure to all aspects of obstetrics, gynecology and women’s health. Our program provides specialty services in all the major areas in Obstetrics and Gynecology, including but not limited to Breast Disease, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Complex Comprehensive Family Planning.

Our residents are integrated into a robust culture of patient safety with an interdisciplinary approach to patient care, and in addition, our residents also receive an education in research in women’s health. All residents complete research projects in the discipline of their choosing in their PGY-3 year.

On behalf faculty, we would like to thank you for your interest in the Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Program at St. John’s Episcopal Medical Center. We look forward to meeting you and feel free to contact us with any questions about our program.

Jacqueline M. Marecheau, MD FACOG


Angela Oduro DO FACOG

Residency Program Director
Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
St. Johns Episcopal Hospital

Daniel J. Martingano DO PhD MBA | FACOG FACPM

OB/GYN Clerkship Director | St. John’s Episcopal Hospital
Phone: 718-869-5779
Fax: 718-869-8852
Office: 718-869-7382
Address: 327 Beach 19th Street, Far Rockaway, NY 11691


Residents in St. John’s Department of Obstetrics/Gynecology will receive training with a variety of high-risk obstetrical cases and gynecology surgery cases including operative laparoscopy and minimally-invasive surgery. They participate in our Ambulatory Care Center and provide services in gynecology, obstetrics, family planning and colposcopy. St. John’s Episcopal Hospital is an equal opportunity employer. Please review this information carefully and submit your application to us with all supporting documentation via ERAS. Thank you for your interest in our residency program.

Program Information


We provide our residents the highest quality Ob/Gyn training while maintaining awareness of their need to grow as individuals and as well as their commitments to their personal lives. Rotations are completed at St. John’s Episcopal Hospital, Trinitas Regional Medical Center, and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. You will learn under the guidance of experienced and enthusiastic faculty in general Obstetrics & Gynecology and subspecialties.

St. John’s Episcopal Hospital’s Obstetrics & Gynecology program offers:

  • Clinical Coaching and Professional Development
  • Wellness Program
  • Research Mentorship
  • Resident representation on Departmental and Hospital Committees
  • Diverse Patient Population
  • Simulation
  • Medical Library
  • Protected Didactic Time

Our program is designed to provide its residents a strong foundation in Obstetrics and Gynecology as well as broad, in-depth exposure to Obstetrics & Gynecology subspecialties, making our graduates equally well prepared for careers in general obstetrics and gynecology practice or in academics.

Residents rotate through:

  • Family Planning
  • Gynecology Oncology
  • Maternal Fetal Medicine
  • Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery
  • Prenatal Diagnosis and Ultrasound
  • Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility


  • Obstetrics
  • Gynecology
  • Intensive Care Unit
  • Breast Clinic


  • Obstetrics
  • Gynecology
  • Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility
  • Family Planning


  • Obstetrics
  • Gynecology
  • Gynecologic Oncology
  • Maternal Fetal Medicine
  • Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility
  • Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  • Elective Rotation


  • Obstetrics
  • Gynecology
  • Gynecologic Oncology
Application Information

Application to Residency

St. John’s Episcopal Hospital Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Training Program accepts applications only through the ERAS System. The Program abides by ERAS’ ethical and procedural rules and carefully follow theACGME’s “Institutional Requirements” for residency eligibility and selection.

Resident Eligibility

Graduates of accredited United States and foreign medical schools are eligible. Graduates of medical schools outside the United States and Canada who meet one of the following requirements: (1) have received a currently valid certificate from the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates prior to appointment, or (2) have a full and unrestricted license to practice medicine in a US licensing jurisdiction in which they are training.

Resident Recruitment

Completed applications from ERAS will be reviewed by the Program Director and/or members of the Residency Education Committee. Applications will be reviewed based on a candidate’s preparedness, eligibility, ability, aptitude, academic credentials and potential, communications skills, letters of recommendation and personal qualities such as motivation and integrity. The Program will not discriminate with regard to sex, race, age, religion, color, national origin, disability, or veteran status. After screening, specific applicants will be invited to interview.

On Interview Day, applicants typically meet with a faculty team and a Resident team.Additionally, all interviewees will interview with the Program Director and Chairman. Applicants will be discussed during a brief “post- interview” meeting of all resident and faculty interviewers for each specific day of interviews.

Resident physicians as well as faculty physicians review all of the applicants who interviewed and provide feedback. The criteria outlined above (Resident Recruitment) as well as information learned during the interviews and ensuing discussions is used to make our selection. The Program Director and/or the Residency Education Committee will carefully evaluate both lists and determine the final overall selection

St. John’s Episcopal hospital does not participate in the NRMP match. Selected applicants will be informed through personal communication.

Appointment is finalized through execution of a contract between the applicant and the St. John’s Episcopal Hospital.

Meet the Residents

Rakhil Borshchevskaya, MD, PGY-4

Hometown: Moscow, Russia
Medical School: Lomonosov Moscow State University
Interests: Reading, attending operas, ballets and theaters, going out with my wonderful co-residents and virtually all outdoor activities (Hiking, camping, rafting, skating, skiing and snowboarding).

Jessica Marshall, DO, PGY-4

Hometown: Fort Lauderdale, FL
Medical School: LECOM
Interests: Cooking, the Gym, and a proud cat mom.

Katie Robertson, DO, PGY-4

Hometown: Bend, Oregon
Medical School: Western University of Health Sciences
Interests: Yoga, meditation, hiking and exploring nature, real estate, home renovation

Sheida Rodriguez, MD, PGY-3

Hometown: South Bronx, New York
Medical School: ROSS University School of Medicine
Interests: Spending time with my daughter, dancing, trying new food and karaoke.

Dayana Hernandez, MD, PGY-3

Hometown: Miami, Florida
Medical School: ROSS School of Medicine
Interests: Photography, gardening, yoga, traveling, hiking, spearfishing, cave diving, cooking, reading, eating, and reading.

Mahelate Theodros, DO, PGY-3

Hometown: Lilburn, GA
Medical School: Pacific Northwest University – COM
Interests: Baking, Painting, Finding new restaurants, and watching movies.

Alesha Sands Foster, DO, PGY-2

Hometown: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Medical School: Liberty University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Interests: Exploring NYC, Retail Therapy, and Photography.

Ashley Marie Nguyen M.D., PGY-2

Hometown: Fountain Valley, CA
Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine
Interests: I love nature, food, coffee and baked goods, movies, and being with my family and friends.

Marwah Al-Dulaimi, MD, PGY-2

Hometown: Baghdad, Iraq
Medical School: Al Nahrain University
Interests: Rural OB/GYN care and providing care for underserved populations, and Maternal Fetal Medicine.

Abhishek Sharma, MD, PGY-1

Hometown: Chennai, India
Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine
Interests: Football, powerlifting, Anime, research, dogs, food (all kinds)

Christine Cho, DO, PGY-1

Hometown: Bothell, Washington
Medical School: Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine
Interests: Traveling, cooking, coffee, finding delicious restaurants, reading, Rosie my dameranian dog

Melody Boafo, MD, PGY-1

Hometown: West Orange, NJ
Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine
Interests: Soccer, baking, brunch, traveling, food, gaining new hobbies

Student Clerkship & Pregnancy Research

Welcome to your OB/GYN Clerkship at St. John’s Episcopal Hospital! Our OB/GYN provides a comprehensive and unique educational experience with assistance from our academic sponsors Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) and Lake Erie Consortium for Osteopathic Medical Training (LECOMT) as well as ongoing development as guided by the Association of Professors of Gynecology & Obstetrics (APGO).

During this rotation, medical students will participate in a variety of learning experiences, both academic and clinical, to gain medical knowledge, surgical skills, an understanding healthcare topics unique to women, and to experience the flow and function of an OBGYN residency program.

Students are expected to meet (and ideally exceed) requirements and to follow and challenge themselves to be proactive, self-directed, self-motivated learners. It is important that students learn to deliver basic preventive care, apply appropriate screening practices in the ambulatory setting, participate in the prenatal, labor & delivery, and postpartum components of care for pregnant patients as well as be involved in the pre-operative evaluation, operative care, and post-operative care for both pregnant and nonpregnant women who require surgical management.

The Department of OB/GYN in coordination with our ACGME-accredited resident program and academic sponsors Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) and Lake Erie Consortium for Osteopathic Medical Training (LECOMT) conducts high quality clinical research in obstetrics & gynecology. OB/GYN residents are given the opportunity to participate in clinical research and subsequent presentations at major OB/GYN conferences, for which our program has regular acceptances since 2019. Present research projects and publications are provided below. Interested students can contact the OB/GYN clerkship director for involvement and availability. Interested students are encouraged to review the following training resources prior to beginning any research project (not mandatory):