Cardiovascular Disease
Meet Our Fellows All Fellows

Andrii Maryniak, MD

  • Class of 2025
  • Residency

    SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University Brooklyn, NY
  • Medical School

    Poznan University of Medical Sciences Center for Medical Education in English Poland
  • Hometown

    Toronto, Canada
  • Fun Fact About You:

    I can’t think of just one that stands out so here’s a couple: I was a city-champion in 110m hurdles in high school, I was born with 2 extra teeth, I have lived in 4 different countries for at least 4 years, the Greek meaning of my name is “man warrior”.

  • What do you enjoying doing in your free time?

    I enjoy playing and watching sports (especially soccer), weightlifting, traveling, cooking/grilling, and doing outdoor activities.

  • Why did you choose this fellowship?

    Procedural opportunities; mentorship available; autonomy.

  • In your opinion, what is the best thing about your fellowship?

    Faculty support, opportunities available, and the convenience of having everything in one location.

  • What was your craziest/best/worst job before residency/fellowship?

    Hospitality industry; promotional brand ambassador.

  • If I wasn't a doctor I would be...

    either a lawyer, a professional athlete or a DJ.

  • What do you enjoy most about living in Sioux Falls?

    The proximity of work, gym, airport, downtown area, and local outdoor spaces

  • If there was a movie about your life, what genre would it be and who would be casted as you?

    anything ancient Rome; Tom Hardy.

  • Is there anything else you'd like to share about your fellowship experience or about living in Sioux Falls?

    you get to work alongside and learn from some great people; not only faculty but co-fellows and ancillary staff; be open-minded.

  • What, if anything, would surprise a new fellow about the CVD program?

    the degree of responsibility you inherit from day 1.

  • What's the best perk of your program?

    nothing is impossible here; everything is at your fingertips, it’s up to you what you make of it.

  • What is one thing you want a prospective fellow to know about our program?

    what you get out of this experience depends on how much you give .