Meet our Residents

Fourth Year Residents


Full Name: Hrag Yervant Janbatian, MD

Internship: Lincoln Medical Center, NY

Medical School: Lebanese American University: Gilbert and Rose-Marie Chagoury School of Medicine

Hometown: Beirut, Lebanon

Why SVH Rad: SVH has an excellent learning and teaching environment with a solid program and realistic resident expectations from day 1. Friendly, down to earth staff and absolutely beautiful hospital just top it off!

Most Memorable Job before SVH: Nuclear medicine PGY1 residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Having learned from world renowned pioneers in the field will always be something I am extremely grateful for

Favorite Movie: Schindler's List

Personal Interests/Hobbies: Cars, fitness/boxing, Onewheeling, soccer, travelling, spending time with family and friends

Favorite Food: Mante (armenian) is a type of meat stuffed crispy dough served with yoghurt based sauce.


Full Name: Leonardo Pisani, MD

Internship: Georgetown University Hospital/WHC, Washington DC

Medical School: Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

Hometown: Porto Alegre, Brazil

Why SVH Rad: Great program support for academic and scholarly activities. Hands-on approach due to lack of fellows. Amazing environment for training.

Most Memorable Job before SVH: NeuroIR Research Fellowship at Emory University

Favorite Movie/TV Shows: City of God

Personal Interests/Hobbies: Travelling, reading, sports

Favorite Food: Shrimp Pumpkin (Camarao na Moranga)


Full Name: David Zezoff, DO

Internship: Transitional Year at St. Joseph's Medical Center - Stockton, CA

Medical School: Western University of Health Sciences - Pomona, CA

Hometown: Folsom, CA

Why SVH Rad: Got the feeling attendings are extremely welcoming and encouraging. Long retention of radiology doctors was a big plus for me. Unimposed IR opportunities with ESIR track. Dr. Bader was the coolest, but most professional PD I've come across.

Most Memorable Job before SVH: Sleep Technician (polysomnograms and CPAP titrations) in San Diego.

Favorite Movie: Most Wes Anderson movies, but I'd say The Royal Tenenbaums or The Grand Budapest Hotel.

Personal Interests/Hobbies: Befriending dogs, fútbol, tennis, hiking and avoiding ticks, Chelsea FC, eating burritos, spending too much time at Trader Joe's.

Favorite Food: Oscar's Tacos and most all California burritos (carne asada burrito with fries) in San Diego.


Full Name: Esha Kothekar, MD

Internship: Jacobi Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine, NY

Medical School: Government Medical College, Nagpur

Hometown: Nagpur, Maharashtra, India

Why SVH Rad: Great work environment, and most importantly, amazing people. The attendings and upper levels care about your well-being and progress. They are dedicated to teaching and excellence.

Most Memorable Job before SVH: Preliminary medicine year. Particularly working in the Bronx. I got to see a lot of things, and they were....bizarre.

Favorite Movie: So many. Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, Dil Dhadakne Do, The Terminal, Argo, A Separation, The Crown, Friends, Game of Thrones.

Personal Interests/Hobbies: Playing badminton, travelling with my husband, trying new cuisines and petting every dog that comes my way.

Favorite Food: Hands down home-made Indian food (Marathi: gharcha jevan). I have tried many other cuisines, and each culture has something to offer. My other top five: 1. Japanese 2. Peruvian 3. Greek 4. Mexican 5. Ethiopian.

Diagnostic Radiology Residency