Mary Zeng (2017)

As a resident, I find myself constantly being stretched between different opportunities and obligations. The Research Concentration Program has been incredibly helpful in navigating me through them, with an eye on ensuring that I have the time I need to further develop my research interests. Since PGY-1, I have been fortunate enough to work with Dr. Naomi Simon and Dr. Eric Bui at the Center for Anxiety and Traumatic Stress Disorders (CATSD). Under their guidance, I am in the process of finalizing several research manuscripts. Towards the end of PGY-3, I began to rotate at Home Base as well, where I am getting the chance to hone my clinical as well as research interests in trauma/PTSD, comorbid substance use, and access to care within the military and veteran populations. Throughout this process, the Research Concentration Program and especially my research mentor Dr. John Denninger have been an invaluable resource, providing the support and direction I need to guide my career. I can’t thank them enough, and I look forward to spending the rest of my PGY-4 developing and implementing research ideas that stem from my clinical work.


SUNY Downstate, M.D., 2013

Brown University, B.A., 2009


Bui E, Kredlow MA, Charney MD, Zeng MC, Simon NM. “Acute and chronic reactions to trauma.” In Fogel B and Greenberg D (Eds.) Psychiatric Care of the Medical Patient, 3rd Edition. Oxford University Press. New York. 2015.

Zeng MC, Niciu MJ, Luckenbaugh DA, Ionescu DF, Mathews DC, Richards EM, Franco-Chaves J, Brutsche NE, Zarate CA. “Acute stress symptoms do not worsen in posttraumatic stress disorder and abuse with a single subanesthetic dose of ketamine.” Biol Psychiatry. 2013 Jun 15;73(12):e37-8.

Zeng M, BA; Amodio J, MD; Schwarz SM, MD; Garrow E, MD; Xu J, MD; Rabinowitz SS, PhD, MD. Hirschsprung disease presenting as sigmoid volvulus: a case report and review of the literature. Journal of Pediatric Surgery. 2012 Aug


Semifinalist, Harry and Maida Solomon Award, Harvard, 2015

SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence, SUNY, 2013

Junior Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, SUNY Downstate, 2012

Alumni Fund Summer Research Fellowship, SUNY Downstate, 2010

Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society, Brown, 2009

Minnie Helen Hicks Prize in Classical Appreciation, Brown, 2009

Student Cancer Research Fellowship, University of Colorado Denver, 2008

Kendall Kerfoot Smith Scholarship, Brown, 2007 and 2008

Janes Rogers Scholarship, Simon's Rock, 2007

Hutchins Scholarship, Simon's Rock, 2007

Elizabeth Blodgett Hall Scholarship, Simon's Rock, 2005