Connecticut Health Providers

Jason Kurtzman

Jason Kurtzman

Jason Kurtzman: MD
Board Certifications: ABEM
Certificates: ACLS, ATLS, PALS
Undergraduate Degree: Hamilton College
Medical School: UConn
Residency: UConn Integrated Residency in Emergency Medicine/Hartford Hospital
Previous Employment: Bristol Hospital
Fun Fact: I grew up in Simsbury and still bleed Whaler green

Michael Schajer

Michael Schajer

Michael Schajer: LEAD PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT
Board Certifications / Specialties: PA-C board certified by the NCCPA. Emergency medicine certificate of advanced qualifications in emergency medicine granted by the NCCPA
Certificates: American Heart Association certifications in: ACLS, BLS, and PALSATLS certification awarded by the American College of Surgeons
Undergraduate Degree: BS Biology, Adelphi University, Garden City, NY. BS Health Science, Physician Assistant studies, LIU Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY
Master's Degree: Master of Health Science, Advanced Physician Assistant studies, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA
Fellowship: Emergency Medicine Fellowship at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center Credentials: PA-C
Previous Employment: Emergency Medicine in NYC and CT along with Urgent care in NYC
Fun Fact: I spent 8 years as a firefighter and paramedic

Abhijay Karandikar

Abhijay Karandikar

Abhijay P. Karandikar, MD, MPH, FACOEM
Board Certifications / Specialties
: Occupational Medicine
Additional Certifications: NRCME certified medical examiner; Certified Medical Review Officer (MRO), Certified Civil Surgeon
Medical School: University of Mumbai (Bombay), India
Internship: University of North Dakota (General Surgery)
Residency: University of Illinois at Chicago
Interests: Employee Health, Disability Medicine, Travel Health, Public Safety Medicine, Immigration Physical Exams, Program Development
Appointments: Board of Directors (current) - New England College of Occupational Medicine; Editorial Board - NECOEM Reporter
Fun Fact: I love poetry (have penned poems in two languages) and the 2"M's" - Music (used to sing in medical school performances) and Movies!

Dylan Malloy

Dylan Malloy

Dylan Malloy: PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT
Board Certifications / Specialties: NCCPA
Certificates: ACLS, BLS, and PALS
Undergraduate Degree: Exercise Science at Skidmore College
Master's Degree: Master of Physician Assistant Studies at Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences – Boston Campu
Fun Fact: I was a dual sport varsity collegiate athlete in both soccer and basketball at Skidmore College

Kamyar Nabegh

Kamyar Nabegh

Kamyar Nabegh: MD
Board Certifications / Specialties: ABFM, CAQ Sports Med (Pending)
Certificates: ACLS, BLS, PALS, and additional ATLS training (Pending)
Undergraduate Degree: BS Biology, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
Master's Degree: Master of Biological Science, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
Medical School: St. George's University School of Medicine
Residency: SUNY Health Sciences Center at St. Joseph's Hospital, Syracuse, NY- Family Medicine
Fellowship: Primary Care Sports Medicine, University of Connecticut Health Center
Fun Fact: Enjoy vinyl record and comic book collecting.

Kristen Sprague

Kristen Sprague

Kristen Sprague: PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT
Board Certification: NCCPA
Certificates: BLS
Undergrad degree: Bachelor of Science in Medical Biology, University of New England
Graduate degree: Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies, University of New England
Previous Employment: Eastern Maine Medical Center (Outpatient Internal Medicine and per diem Urgent Care)
Fun Fact: I did a medical internship in Jamaica during my college years.

Laura Gezelman

Laura Gezelman

Laura Gezelman: Nurse Practitioner
Board Certifications: AANP
Undergraduate Degree: Bachelor of Science in Nursing at University of Florida
Master's Degree: Master of Science in Nursing and Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate at George Washington University
Previous Employment: Emergency room Registered Nurse at St Francis Medical Center in Hartford for 11 years; Primary Care Provider at ProHealth Physicians for 1.5 years
Fun Fact: I have been skydiving 7 times and hope to be a pilot one day.

Mark Foelster

Mark Foelster

Mark Foelster: PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT
Board Certifications / Specialties: NCCPA
Certificates: ACLS, BLS, PALS
Undergraduate Degree: Health Sciences, Boston University
Master's Degree: Master of Physician Assistant Studies, Northeastern University
Credentials: PA-C
Previous Employment: MetroWest Medical Center - Emergency Department, Framingham, MA
Fun Fact: I once rode my bike from Boston to Philadelphia

Rhonda Sawyer

Rhonda Sawyer

Rhonda Sawyer: PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT
Board Certifications / Specialties: NCCPA, Urgent Care, Pediatric Emergency
Certificates: ACLS, BLS, PALS, and additional ATLS training
Master's Degree: Master of Medical Science in Physician Assistant Studies at Yale University
Undergraduate Degree:
 Health/Biology Major, Minor in Psychology at University of Central Florida
Previous Employment: Trinity New England Occupational Medicine, Hartford Health Care Medical Group-Urgent Care, Bristol Multi-Specialty Group Urgent Care, Yale New Haven Hospital, Pediatric Emergency, Level 1 Trauma Center
Fun Fact: I did my Pediatric Neurosurgery elective, with Dr. Ben Carson, at Johns Hopkins