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About Us

Welcome to About Us. From physicians and secretaries to billing and referrals, we are here for you. Learn more about where we are going in the “Future of our Practice” video above and get to know each of us a little better by browsing below.

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Bruce H. Yaffe, M.D.
Internist
Gastroenterologist

I am board certified in Internal Medicine (1980) and Gastroenterology (1982) and have been in private practice since 1982, affiliated with North Shore LIJ Lenox Hill Hospital. I have been acknowledged as a Best Doctor in NYC and as a Best Doctor in the USA (in New York Magazine) for over 10 years. In 1979, I founded an ongoing monthly political discussion group, and founded the “Think Outside the Box” dinner series in 2009. I’m a NYC enthusiast, curious guy, reader, foodie, theatre-goer and golfer. I’ve been married for over 30 years with two great sons, Ben and Andrew.

(212) 879-4700
dryaffe@yafferuden.com

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Ronald A. Ruden, M.D. / Ph. D.
Internist

A native New Yorker, I have practiced for just shy of 3 decades. I love NYC and the amazing people who populate it. My wife and two dogs also live, work and play here. My beautiful daughter has most likely left the nest permanently and is currently a student in London.

(212) 879-4700
drrruden@yafferuden.com

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Deepa Barot, D.O.
Internist

Born in Mumbai, India in 1975 and raised in Florida by two amazing, hardworking parents who instilled the same in my life. Graduated from Mayo Clinic with a residency in Family Medicine. Now a working mother  and a masterful storyteller to two beautiful and crazy girls. Personal interests include nutrition, exercise and reading science- fiction novels.

(212) 879-4700
yraBarot@yafferuden.com

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Jared Braunstein, D.O.
Internist

Class of 2005, New York College of Osteopathic Medicine (NYCOM) graduate, and avid golfer. I consider myself a very caring and thoughtful person.  I think it is very important for me as a doctor to go above and beyond for my patients and to make sure they get the best care possible.

(212) 879-4700
yraBraunstein@yafferuden.com

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Peggy-Rose Elango, D.O.
Internist

I am from Cameroon but I grew up in Atlanta, GA. My best memory of Atlanta was volunteering in the 1996 Paralympic games. I enjoy cultural diversity in my personal life and patient population. My goal is to provide culturally sensitive and individualized care. I speak English and French, and always look forward to learning words and phrases from different languages. I’m excited to be practicing in NYC.

(212) 879-4700

yraElango@yafferuden.com

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Christine Kakoulas

Christine Kakoulas, M.D.
Internist

Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, I received my BA from NYU and my MD from the Chicago Medical School. I’ve worked at Yaffe, Ruden and Associates since completing my residency in internal medicine in 2004. I love internal medicine because it allows me to treat patients as a whole and develop long lasting relationships with them. I enjoy spending my summers on the beautiful island of Chios, Greece.

(212) 879-4700
yraKakoulas@yafferuden.com

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Julie Bikhman, D.O.
Internist

I was born in Pikalevo, Russia but I grew up in Siberia and came to the U.S. in 1993.  I did my Undergraduate Studies at L.I.U., majoring in Biology, and then went on to Med School at NYCOM (New York College of Osteopathic Medicine). In 2007, I joined the Yaffe Ruden practice. I have 2 passions in my life-medicine and my family. I also enjoy music, dancing and reading in my spare time.

(212) 879-4700
yraBikhman@yafferuden.com

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Zara Martirosyan, M.D.
Internist

I was born in Yerevan, Armenia, and came to the U.S. for my final year of high school. I did my undergraduate work at Connecticut College, completed my medical studies at Ross University in Dominica and now, I am very excited about becoming part of the Yaffe Ruden family! I have 2 little boys who are perfect (!) but also drive me nuts. I love theater and Argentine tango.

(212) 879-4700
yraMartirosyan@yafferuden.com

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Shilpa Paradkar, M.D.
Internist

Born and brought up in Delhi, you’ll know me as the colorful Indian doctor in the practice.
I believe in Primary care and all it stands for including preventative care and health education other than the management of acute and chronic issues.

(212) 879-4700
yraParadkar@yafferuden.com

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Kamila Seilhan, D.O.
Internist

I was born and raised in Czech Republic and studied in London prior to coming to New York to finish my undergraduate study and start medical school. My major interest is in primary care with a special focus on preventive health care.. I share my husband’s interest in art and enjoy learning French with my wonderful 6-year-old son.

(212) 879-4700
yraSeilhan@yafferuden.com

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Susan I. Rosen, M.D.
Internist

I am proud of having completed 10 years of practising Internal Medicine at Yaffe/Ruden where I love the challenge of diagnosis, the privilege of working to enhance the health and well-being of a wonderfully diverse patient population and the great opportunity to listen and learn.

After graduating from St. George’s University School of Medicine, I completed a residency in primary care internal medicine at New York Medical College/St. Vincent’s Catholic Medical Center in Staten Island where I was honored with the Bodine Physician Recognition Award. Following residency, I had the pleasure of working in the community clinics of Bayley Seton Hospital in Staten Island. When they closed, I joined Yaffe/Ruden.

I live with my boyfriend in NYC and love reading, walking, photography, food, ferries and travelling. Trips of the last few years have been to Cambodia, Japan, Morocco, Portugal, Croatia and Norway. Most recently, I tried dog-sledding in the Yukon in search of the Aurora Borealis. The next trip is always the best!

(212) 879-4700
yraRosen@yafferuden.com

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