Questions for the CHEST Challenge 2019 Finalists: Maimonides Medical Center

October 10, 2019 by Kristin Crowe

Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY 

Team Name: The Rapid Wean Team 
Team Members: Ankur Sinha, MD; Sushilkumar Satish Gupta, MD; and Vignesh Ponnusamy, MD 
Program Director: Stephan Kamholz, MD, and Dr Yizhak Kupfer, MD 

How did you prepare for this year’s CHEST Challenge finals?

We studied CHEST SEEK™ questions and organized mean pop quizzes—the meaner the better, three to four sessions a week. 

Who do you think is your biggest competitor? 

Our biggest competitors are our co-fellows back home. 

If you could choose a team mascot, what would it be? 

“Scopy,” the friendly flexible bronchoscope

If you could choose a team uniform, what would it be? 

Generic navy blue scrubs…we accept donations for FIGS. Bitcoin works as well. 

What is your team cheer or theme song? Why? 

Survivor – “Eye of the Tiger” 

If you win, how will you celebrate? 

With our signature night out—starting in Brooklyn and ending in Queens.


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