Payal Davé, MD

Medical School: Medical College of Virginia
Residency: Internal Medicine – Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Dr. Davé has remained on faculty at RWJMS where she completed internal medicine residency and chief residency in 2005.  Prior to becoming the Program Director for the residency program, she was an Associate Program Director for 18 years during which she chaired the residency recruitment committee, the clinical competency committee and curriculum development. She practices both hospital medicine at RWJUH and outpatient medicine at our FQHC, Eric B Chandler Health Center.  In both these arenas, she enjoys the privilege of teaching and mentoring learners at all levels and caring for an underserved population.  She is a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society and the Gold Humanism Honor Society.  She is an active chapter member of the American College of Physicians (ACP) contributing to local educational programs.  


James Prister, MD

Medical School: Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Residency: Internal Medicine – Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Dr. Prister completed undergraduate education, medical school, Internal Medicine residency training, and chief residency at Rutgers-RWJMS. He then joined the RWJMS Academic Hospitalist Program in 2014 and was subsequently appointed as Co-Director of the Program. In 2016 he was appointed Associate Program Director of the Internal Medicine Residency Program. James was inducted by students to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society for teaching excellence in 2013, and has since received many teaching awards for his role in medical student and resident education. He practices hospital medicine and works closely with medical students and residents. While passionate about all aspects of medical education, his interests include medical informatics, resuscitation and ultrasound-guided procedures.

Christina Theodorou Ross, MD

Christina Theodorou, MD

Medical School: Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Residency: Internal Medicine – Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Dr. Theodorou completed medical school at Rutgers RWJMS where she was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. She remained at RWJMS for her Internal Medicine residency and subsequently joined as Rutgers faculty in 2020, combining her interests of hospital medicine and medical education as an academic hospitalist. In 2023, she was appointed as an Associate Program Director for the RWJMS Internal Medicine Residency Program. She continues to practice hospital medicine on the medical teaching service, actively involved in the education of medical students and residents throughout their training.

Christine Fanning, MD
Princeton Site Director

Medical School: New  York Medical College
Residency: Internal Medicine – Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Dr. Fanning completed her medical school education at New York Medical College, followed by Internal Medicine residency at Rutgers-RWJMS, after which she served as chief resident.  She then joined the faculty at Penn Medicine Princeton Medical Center and served as the site co-director for the Internal Medicine Clerkship.  In 2020, Dr. Fanning was appointed the site director for our training program at Princeton; she remains an active clinician in both the inpatient and outpatient settings. She also works as a clinical informatician at Princeton Medical Center.

Sarang Kim, MD
Ambulatory Medicine Director

Medical School: University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
Residency/Fellowship: Internal Medicine clinician-educator track – University of Pennsylvania

As the Ambulatory Medicine Director, Dr. Kim teaches evidence-based medicine and facilitates outpatient education for the residency program. She is also the founding director of the residency program’s Medical Education Track. Dr. Kim supervises residents on the hospital teaching service and in the resident continuity clinic. A graduate of the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, she joined the faculty in 2004 after completing her residency and fellowship in General Internal Medicine in the clinician-educator track at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. She is the Clerkship Director for the medicine clerkship and the Associate Director for the Institute for Excellence in Education. She is the recipient of multiple teaching and educational research awards. Her interests include primary care, evidence-based medicine, and medical education research.