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David H. Song, MD, MBA, FACS

David H. Song, MD, MBA, FACS
Physician Executive Director
MedStar Health
Integrated Surgical Services
Professor and Chairman
Department of Plastic Surgery
Interim Chairman
Department of Surgery
Georgetown University

David H. Song, MD, is an internationally recognized expert in plastic surgery, breast reconstruction and surgery for lymphedema. Dr. Song serves as both the Regional Chief of Integrated Surgical Services for the MedStar Washington Region, and the Academic Chair for Integrated Surgical Services at Georgetown University Medical Center. Dr. Song received his medical degree from UCLA, his MBA from University of Chicago Booth School of Business and completed residencies in both general and plastic surgery from the University of Chicago Hospitals, where he also completed his microsurgery fellowship.

A well-respected plastic surgeon with additional training in reconstructive microsurgery, Dr. Song is recognized as a leading pioneer in chest wall reconstruction techniques, and oncoplastic surgery. Most recently, he was chief of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. He is also the immediate past president of the American Society of Plastic Surgery and a Director for the American Board of Plastic Surgery. A widely published and prolific researcher, Dr. Song places a strong emphasis and focus on individualized patient care and educating the next generation of surgeons with that philosophy.

Jack Sava, MD

Jack Sava, MD
Chief of Surgery, MedStar Washington Hospital Center
Director, Trauma Services

Medical School: McGill University
Internship Program: Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Residency Program: Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital
Fellowship Program: LAC-Rancho Los Amigos Medical Center

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Waddah Al-Refaie, MD
Vice-Chair, Research

Medical School: Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
Internship: Al-Amiri Hospital, Kuwait
Residency: University of California at San Diego
Fellowship: University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center with Surgical Oncology

 

Jennifer Ayscue, MD

Jennifer Ayscue, MD
Vice-Chair, Quality and Safety

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Rebecca Evangelista, MD
Vice-Chair, Faculty Development

Medical School: State University of New York Health Science Center at Syracuse
Residency: George Washington University
Fellowship: Children’s Research Institute, CNMC, Pediatric Research Fellowship
Fellowship: University of Virginia, Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery

Jackson

Patrick Jackson, MD
Residency Program Director

Medical School: Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
Residency: Massachusetts General Hospital
Fellowship: George Washington University Robert Linton Research Fellow
Fellowship: Massachusetts General Hospital, Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery

Chadi Abouassaly, MD

Chadi Abouassaly, MD
Associate Program Director, Compliance and Scheduling

Eleanor Drew, MD

Eleanor Drew, MD
Associate Program Director, Competency Assessment
 

Erin Felger, MD

Erin Felger, MD
Associate Program Director, Simulation and Wellness

Fitzgibbons

Shimae Fitzgibbons, MD, MEd
Associate Program Director, Curriculum

Medical School:  Brown University School of Medicine
Residency:  Lahey Clinic Medical Center
Graduate School:  Harvard Graduate School of Education

Marc Boisvert, MD

Marc Boisvert, MD

Tousimis

Eleni Tousimis, MD
Chief, Division of Breast Surgery
Director, Ourisman Breast Center

Medical School: Albany Medical College
Residency: Guthrie Clinic
Fellowship: Breast Oncology, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
International Fellowship:  European Institute of Oncology, Department of Surgery, Milan, Italy

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Katerina Tsiapali, MD
Director, Breast Health Program, MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center

Medical School: National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
Residency:  East Tennessee State University
Fellowships:  Brown University Program in Medicine, Women and Infants Hospital of Rhode Island

Patricia Wehner, MD

Patricia Wehner, MD

Jennifer Ayscue, MD

Jennifer Ayscue, MD

Bayasi

Mohamed Bayasi, MD
Assistant Professor

Medical School: University of Damascus, Syria
Residency:  University of Texas Medical Branch
Fellowship: University of Louisville (Colon and Rectal Surgery)

Brian Bello, MD

Brian Bello, MD
 

James Fitzgerald, MD

James Fitzgerald, MD
Chief of Surgery, MedStar Washington Hospital Center
 

Thomas Stahl, MD

Thomas Stahl, MD

Boyle

Lisa Boyle, MD
Assistant Professor
Vice President of Medical Affairs and Chief Medical Officer

Medical School: Georgetown University School of Medicine
Residency:  Harvard University School of Medicine, Beth Israel Hospital

Erin Felger, MD

 
Erin Felger, MD
 

Jennifer Rosen, MD

 
Jennifer Rosen, MD

Nasrin Ansari, MD

Nasrin Ansari, MD

Bhanot

Parag Bhanot, MD
Assistant Professor
Vice-Chair, Finance, Department of Surgery
Director, MGUH Comprehensive Hernia Center

Medical School: George Washington University School of Medicine
Residency: University of Cincinnati Medical Center
Fellowship: Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Minimally Invasive and Gastrointestinal Surgery

John Brebbia, MD

John Brebbia, MD
 

Eleanor Drew, MD

Eleanor Drew, MD

Evangelista

Rebecca Evangelista, MD
Associate Professor
Director, Undergraduate Surgery Medical Education
Medical Director, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital Surgical Skills Center

Medical School: State University of New York Health Science Center at Syracuse
Residency: George Washington University
Fellowship: Children’s Research Institute, CNMC, Pediatric Research Fellowship
Fellowship: University of Virginia, Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery

Evans

Steve Evans, MD
Professor
Executive Vice-President of Medical Affairs and Chief Medical Officer, MedStar Health

Medical School: University of South Florida College of Medicine
Residency:  Boston Hospital for Women – Division of the Brigham and Women’s Hospital (specialty in Obstetrics and Gynecology): Georgetown University Medical Center (specialty in Surgery)
Fellowship: Harvard Medical School, Obstetrics and Gynecology
Fellowship: Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Endocrinology
Fellowship: Georgetown University Medical Center, Research

Fitzgibbons

Shimae Fitzgibbons, MD, MEd
Assistant Professor
Director, Surgical Simulation and Education 
Associate Residency Program Director Surgery Clerkship Director

Medical School:  Brown University School of Medicine
Residency:  Lahey Clinic Medical Center
Graduate School:  Harvard Graduate School of Education

 

Mario Golocovsky, MD

Mario Golocovsky, MD

Holt

Richard Holt, MD, MPH
Professor
Assistant Clerkship Director

Medical School: Georgetown University School of Medicine
Residency: Georgetown University School of Medicine

Jackson

Patrick Jackson, MD
Associate Professor
Vice-Chair, Faculty Development, Department of Surgery
Chief, Division of General Surgery
Residency Program Director

Medical School: Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
Residency: Massachusetts General Hospital
Fellowship: George Washington University Robert Linton Research Fellow
Fellowship: Massachusetts General Hospital, Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery

Shawn Tweedt, MD

Shawn Tweedt, MD

Manuel Torres, MD

Manuel Torres, MD

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Waddah Al-Refaie, MD
John S. Dillon Chair and Chief of Surgical Oncology
Surgeon in Chief of the Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center
Director MedStar Georgetown Surgical Outcomes Research Center

Medical School: Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
Internship: Al-Amiri Hospital, Kuwait
Residency: University of California at San Diego
Fellowship: University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center with Surgical Oncology

Chukwuemeka Ihemelandu, MD

Chukwuemeka Ihemelandu, MD
 

Mark Steves, MD

Mark Steves, MD

Paul Sugarbaker, MD

Paul Sugarbaker, MD
Puja Khaitan, MD Puja Khaitan, MD
John Lazar, MD John Lazar, MD
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Marc Margolis, MD
Associate Professor

Medical School: University of Cape Town Medical School
Internship: Mount Sinai Hospital
Residency: New York Methodist Hospital
Fellowship: George Washington University Medical Center, Cardiothoracic Surgery

Thomas Watson MD

Thomas Watson, MD
Regional Chief of Surgery, MedStar Washington

Medical School: University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine
Residency: LAC+USC Medical Center
Fellowship: University of Southern California, Esophageal Surgery
Fellowship: University of Southern California, Cardiothoracic Surgery

Peter Abrams, MD

Peter L. Abrams, MD
Assistant Professor

Medical School: University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Residency: Yale-New Haven Hospital
Fellowship: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Cooper

Matthew Cooper, MD
Professor 
Director, Kidney and Pancreas Transplantation

Medical School: Georgetown University School of Medicine
Residency: Medical College of Wisconsin
Fellowship: Johns Hopkins Hospital

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S. Reza Ghasemian, MD
Assistant Professor

Medical School: National University of Iran, Tehran
Residency: Washington Hospital Center
Fellowship: Washington Hospital Center

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Thomas Fishbein, MD
Professor
Director, MedStar Georgetown Transplant Institute

Medical School: Georgetown University School of Medicine
Residency: Boston University Medical Center
Fellowship: Mount Sinai Medical Center, Transplant and Hepatobiliary Surgery

Jason Hawksworth, MD
Attending Transplant Surgeon

Medical School: Wake Forest University Bowman Gray School of Medicine
Residency: Walter Reed Army Medical Center
Fellowship: Georgetown University Hospital Organ Transplant Fellowship

Alexander Kroemer MD

Alexander Kroemer, MD, PhD
Attending Transplant and Hepatopancreatobiliary Surgeon
Director, Transplant Laboratory

Medical School: University of Regensburg, Regensburg, Germany
Residency: University Hospital Regensburg
Fellowship: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical School Transplant Institute, Postdoctoral Research
Fellowship: MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, Transplant and Hepatobiliary Surgery

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Cal Matsumoto, MD
Assistant Professor
Director, Small Bowel Transplantation
Director, Center for Intestinal Care and Transplant

Medical School: Medical College of Virginia
Residency:  Tripler Medical Center
Fellowship:  Mount Sinai Medical Center, Abdominal Organ Transplant and Hepatobiliary Surgery

Dr. Pejman Radkani, MD Pejman Radkani, MD
Verbesey

Jennifer Verbesey, MD
Assistant Professor

Medical School: Harvard Medical School
Residency:  Lahey Clinic Medical Center
Fellowship: Transplant Surgery, Lahey Clinic Medical Center

Dr. Soo Youn Yi, MD Soo Youn Yi, MD
Dr. Steven David Abramowitz, MD Steven Abramowitz, MD
Akbari

Cameron Akbari, MD, MBA
Assistant Professor

Medical School: Georgetown University School of Medicine
Internship: University of Connecticut Health Center
Residency: University of Connecticut (Surgery), Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (Peripheral Vascular Surgery)

Dr. Jesse P. Garcia, MD Jesse Garcia, MD
Dr. Faris Z. Hakki, MD Faris Hakki, MD
Misaki Kiguchi, MD

Misaki Kiguchi, MD
Assistant Professor

Medical School: Yale University School of Medicine 
Graduate School: Yale University, MBA
Residency: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (Vascular Surgery)
Postdoctoral Fellowship: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, MSc in Clinical Research

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Ed Woo, MD
Professor
Regional Chief, Vascular Surgery
Director, MedStar Regional Vascular Surgery Program

Medical School: University of Pennsylvania
Residency: University of Pennsylvania
Fellowship: University of Pennsylvania, Vascular Surgery

  Andrea Badillo, MD, MS
Children's National Medical Center
  Francisco Espinel, MD
Jay Salameh, MD
Virginia Hospital Center

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