UConn Health Welcomes New Providers

Meet some of the new clinicians who recently have joined UConn Health.

Dr. Mario Perez
Dr. Mario Perez, a graduate of the UConn School of Medicine Categorical Internal Medicine Residency Program, is back at UConn Health as a member of the clinical faculty. Perez is a pulmonologist who primarily sees patients in the intensive care unit. He completed a pulmonary and critical care medicine fellowship at the Yale School of Medicine and concurrently earned his MPH at the Yale School of Public Health. His M.D. is from Universidad Nacional de Colombia in Bogatá, Colombia. Perez is board certified in internal medicine, pulmonary disease, and critical care medicine. He speaks English and Spanish.

Dr. Ethan Bortniker
Dr. Ethan Bortniker is a gastroenterologist seeing patients at the UConn Health Outpatient Pavilion and the Colorectal Cancer Prevention Center in Farmington. He recently completed a fellowship in gastroenterology and hepatology at the UConn School of Medicine and a residency in internal medicine at the Boston University School of Medicine, where he also earned his M.D. He is board certified in internal medicine and has clinical and research interest in colon cancer prevention and motility disorders. Bortniker holds the additional title of director of colorectal clinical research.

Dr. Ridhi Bansal
Dr. Ridhi Bansal is a primary care physician seeing patients at UConn Health in Canton. She is board certified in internal medicine and her clinical interests include women’s health, geriatrics, preventive medicine and endocrinology. Bansal completed an internal medicine residency at Danbury Hospital (affiliated with the Yale School of Medicine) and is a graduate of Dayanand Medical College and Hospital in India. She speaks English, Hindi and Punjabi.

Dr. Tilahun Gemtessa
Dr. Tilahun Gemtessa is an infectious diseases physician who is working primarily with Correctional Managed Health. He also sees patients in the ID practice in the UConn Health Outpatient Pavilion. His areas of clinical interest include HIV/AIDS, hepatitis C and international health. He is a graduate of the UConn School of Medicine Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program, and did his residency training in internal medicine at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx and Howard University Hospital in Washington, D.C. His M.D. is from Jimma University in Ethiopia. Gemtessa is board certified in internal medicine.

Lindsay Osborne, APRN
Lindsay Osborne is an APRN who sees patients in UConn Health’s family medicine practice in Plainville. She holds a master’s in nursing from the University of Saint Joseph in West Hartford and a bachelor’s in nursing from Simmons College in Boston.

 (First photo by Peter Morenus, the rest by Janine Gelineau)