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Residents

2018-2019 General Surgery Residency Program

PGY-5

Oswaldo Aguirre, MD

Hometown: Staten Island, NY
Undergraduate:
Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA
Medical School:
Georgetown University School of Medicine
Research:
Transplant Immunology Fellow, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, Transplant Institute, Washington, DC

 Yewande Alimi, MD Yewande Alimi, MD

Hometown:Tampa, FL
Undergraduate: Washington University of St. Louis
Medical School:
Emory University School of Medicine
Research:
Public Health at The Johns Hopkins University School for Public Health

Mohamed Hassanein MD PhD MPHMohamed Hassanein, MD, PhD, MPH

Hometown: San Diego, CA
Undergraduate: UC Irvine
Graduate: University of Southern California
Medical School: Medical College of Virginia

 Brenna Houlihan, MD Brenna Houlihan, MD

Hometown: Simsbury, CT
Undergraduate: Grinnell College (Iowa)
Medical School: New York Medical College
Research: Transplant Laboratory, MedStar Georgetown Transplant Institute, Washington, DC

Gabriel Ivey, MDGabriel Ivey, MD

Hometown: Pleasanton, CA
Undergraduate: Princeton University
Medical School: Howard University College of Medicine
Research: Clinical Fellow, Surgical Oncology Lab, National Cancer Institute of National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD

Lauren Nosanov, MDLauren Nosanov, MD

Hometown: Glen Head, NY
Undergraduate:New York University
Medical School: University of Southern California
Research: The Firefighters Burn and Surgical Research Laboratory, MedStar Washington Hospital Center, DC

Vardan Papoian, MDVardan Papoian, MD, MPH

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Undergraduate:Cal State Northridge
Graduate: Boston University
Medical School: Boston University
Research: Endocrine Surgery, MedStar Washington Hospital Center

Rafael Tolentino, MDRafael Tolentino, MD

Hometown: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Undergraduate: Autonomous University of Santo Domingo School of Medicine (UASD)
Medical School: Autonomous University of Santo Domingo School of Medicine (UASD)

Anthony Villano, MD

Hometown: Holmdel, NJ
Undergraduate: Muhlenberg College, Allentown, PA
Medical School:
UMDNJ Robert Wood Johnson School of Medicine
Research:
Surgical Oncology Research Fellow, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY

Caitlin Wahl, MDCaitlin Wahl, MD

Hometown: Plymouth, MN
Undergraduate: Marquette University
Medical School: University of Minnesota

PGY-4

Rachel Akintayo, MD

Hometown: Staten Island, New York City
Undergraduate: City College of New York, NY
Medical School: Giesel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, NH
Research: Clinical Investigative Research Fellow, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY  

Dany Barrak, MDDany Barrak, MD, MPH

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Undergraduate: American University of Beirut
Graduate: American University of Beirut
Medical School: University of Balamand, Lebanon

Lindsey Gade, MD, MS

Hometown: Sandy Point, NY
Undergraduate: University of Pennsylvania
Graduate: Weill Cornell Medical College
Medical School: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Research:NIH AHRQ Research Fellow Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY

Gaurav Garg, MD, MS

Hometown: Dayton, MD
Undergraduate: Georgetown University
Graduate: Georgetown University
Medical School: Eastern Virgina Medical School
Research: The Firefighters Burn and Surgical Research Laboratory, MedStar Washington Hospital Center, DC

Matthew Holzner, MD

Hometown: Holland, PA
Undergraduate: Georgetown University
Medical School: Georgetown University
Research: Postdoctoral Fellow, Recanati/Miller Transplantation Institute, Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY

D. Hillary Kim, MDD. Hillary Kim, MD 

Hometown: Seoul, South Korea 
Medical School: Catholic University of Korea-Songeui

Nathaly Llore, MD

Hometown: Bradley Beach, NJ
Undergraduate: Fordham University
Medical School: New York University School of Medicine
Research:Postdoctoral Fellow, Columbia Center for Translational Immunology, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY

Kelly Sutter, MD

Hometown: Gladwyne, PA
Undergraduate: Boston College, MA
Medical School: Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, PA

Candice Thompson, MDCandice Thompson, MD

Hometown: Orlando, FL
Undergraduate: Howard University
Medical School: Howard University School of Medicine

 

 

PGY-3

Rachael Essig, MD

Hometown: Williamstown, WV
Undergraduate:
 Butler University, IN
Medical School: West Virginia University School of Medicine, WV

 

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Tyler Holliday, MD

Hometown: Parkersburg, WV 
Undergraduate: West Virginia University 
Medical School: West Virginia University School of Medicine

Anee Sophia Jackson, MD

Hometown: Overland Park, KS 
Undergraduate: University of Notre Dame, IN
Medical School: University of Kansas School of Medicine, Kansas City, KS
Research: Postdoctoral Fellow, Thoracic Surgery, Swedish Medical Center, Seattle, WA

Anna Kata, MD

Hometown: Clifton, NJ
Undergraduate: Yale University, CT
Medical School: University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
Research: T32 Research Fellow, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA

Alex Lofthus, MD

Hometown: Coloroda Springs, CO 
Undergraduate: USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences, Los Angeles, CA
Medical School: Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California
Research: Postdoctoral Fellow, Sarcoma Biology Lab, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY

Ariana Metchik, MD

Hometown: Oceano, CA
Undergraduate: University of California Los Angeles, LA
Medical School: Harvard Medical School, MA

 

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Aradhya Nigam, MD

Undergraduate: University of Virginia 
Medical School: Eastern Virginia Medical School 

 

naghmeh-pirsaharkhizlangroudiNaghmeh Pirsaharkhizlangroudi, MD

Hometown: Fairfax, VA 
Undergraduate: George Mason University 
Medical School: Virginia Commonwealth University 

adam-reeseAdam Reese, MD

Hometown: Exton, PA 
Undergraduate: University of Delaware 
Medical School: Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University 

Rashmi Udesh, MBBS

Hometown: Chennai, India 
Medical School: Government Medical College, Vellore India  

PGY-2

mai-al-khademMai Al Khadem, MBBCh

Hometown: Aleppo, Syria 
Undergraduate: Dubai Medical College 
Medical School: Dubai Medical College 

Romina Deldar, MD

Undergraduate: Purdue University 
Medical School: Indiana University School of Medicine 

Chamilka Gunasekera, MD

Hometown: Dayton, OH 
Undergraduate: University of Cincinnati 
Medical School: Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine 

Timothy Holleran, MD

Hometown: Holland, PA 
Undergraduate: Pennsylvania State University 
Medical School: Drexel University College of Medicine 

Jayson Marwaha, MD

Hometown: Providence, RI 
Undergraduate: Brown University 
Medical School: Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University 

Evan Merle, MD

Hometown: Akron, OH 
Undergraduate: Miami University of Ohio 
Medical School: Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine 

Turna Mukherjee, MD

Hometown: Gaithersburg, MD 
Undergraduate: University of Maryland, College Park 
Medical School: Creighton University School of Medicine 

Kieranjeet Nijhar, MD

Hometown: Wolverhampton, England, UK 
Undergraduate: UC Davis 
Medical School: Georgetown University School of Medicine 

Kesh Oza, MD, MPH

Hometown:  Potomac, MD 
Undergraduate:  Johns Hopkins University 
Graduate: Georgetown University 
Medical School:  St. George's University School of Medicine 

JaeHee (Jane) Yoon, MD

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA 
Undergraduate: Middlebury College 
Graduate: Georgetown University 
Medical School: Ge

Hui Zheng, MD

Hometown: Philadelphia, PA 
Undergraduate: Temple University 
Medical School: Temple University 

 

 

PGY-1

Philip Crepeau, MD

Hometown: Moscow, ID 
Undergraduate: Bringham Young University 
Medical School: University of Washington 

Victoria Cui, MD

Hometown: Austin, TX 
Undergraduate: Columbia University 
Medical School: Washington University 

Danielle Grossman, MD 

Undergraduate: Cooper City, FL 

Undergraduate: Harvard University 
Medical School: University of Central Florida 

Jin Kook (Luke) Kang, MD

Hometown: Fullerton, CA 
Undergraduate: University of California, San Diego 
Medical School: Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola University 

Rachel Kaplan, MD

Hometown: New York, NY 
Undergraduate: Brown University 
Medical School: Baylor College of Medicine 

Jessica LaPiano, MD

Hometown: Buffalo, NY 
Undergraduate: University of Buffalo, State University of New York
Medical School: University of Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Science 

Monika Masanam, MD

Hometown: Southfield, MO 
Undergraduate: Rutgers University 
Medical School: Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Lauren Moore, MD

Hometown: Crestwood, KY 
Undergraduate: Eastern Kentucky University
Medical School: University of Louisville 

Nicholas Prindeze, MD, MS

Hometown:  Pasadena, MD 
Undergraduate:  University of Maryland 
Graduate: Columbia University 
Medical School:  St. George's University 

Michele Saruwatari, MD

Hometown: Honolulu, HI 
Undergraduate: Harvard University 
Medical School: University of Hawaii

 

 

Residents on Research

Aska Arnautovic, MD

Hometown: Memphis, TN
Undergraduate: George Washington University
Medical School: George Washington University
Research: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Brigham and Women's Hospital

Megan Beck, MD

Hometown: New Hope, PA
Undergraduate: University of Wisconsin-Madison, WI
Medical School: Medical College of Wisconsin, WI
Research: Pediatric Surgery, Northwestern Children's Lurie, Chicago, IL

Raul Caso, MD, MS

Hometown: South Florida
Undergraduate: University of Miami, FL
Medical School: NYU School of Medicine
Research: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Thoracic Surgery Service, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY

Brian Cohen, MD

Hometown: Ardsley, NY
Undergraduate: Tulane University
Medical School: Icahn Shcool of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Research: Cardio Thoracic, MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute, MedStar Washington Hospital Center, Washington, DC  

Amber Himmler, MD

Hometown: Ocala, FL
Undergraduate:  University of Florida
Medical School:  University of Florida College of Medicine  

Bavana Ketha, MD

Hometown: Monroe, LA
Undergraduate: Emory University, Atlanta, GA
Medical School: 
Louisiana State University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA  

John Keyloun, MD

Hometown: Millburn, NJ
Undergraduate: University of Notre Dame
Medical School: Georgetown University School of Medicine
Research: The Firefighters Burn and Surgical Research Laboratory, MedStar Washington Hospital Center, Washington, DC

Fady Paul Marji, MD

Hometown: Jacksonville, FL
Undergraduate: University of Florida
Medical School: Florida International University
Research: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, University of Pittsburgh 

Kathryn Maselli, MD

Undergraduate: Ursinus College, Collegeville, PA
Medical School: Georgetown University School of Medicine

Whitney Sutton, MD

Hometown: Overland Park, KS 

Undergraduate: University of Kansas 
Medical School:University of Kansas School of Medicine

 

 

Preliminary Program

Maryam Boumezrag, MD

Hometown: Casablanca, Morocco
Undergraduate: George Washington University
Medical School: George Washington University
Future Program: Interventional Radiology 

Arthur Brannon, III, MD, PhD

Hometown: Naperville, IL
Undergraduate: University of Medicine
Medical School: University of Michigan MD/PhD Program
Future Program: Non-Designated 

Mohammad Chaudhry, MBBS

Hometown: Lahore, Pakistan
Medical School: Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al-Nahyan Medical & Dental College Pakistan
Future Program: Radiology  

Mark Chen, MD

Hometown: Los Altos, CA
Undergraduate: University of California, San Diego
Medical School: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Future Program: Diagnostic Radiology 

Dylan Conroy, MD

Hometown: Buffalo, NY
Undergraduate: Canisius College
Medical School: Georgetown University
Future Program: Radiation Oncology 

Paige Gallino, MD, MS

Hometown: Ashton, MD
Undergraduate: Georgetown University
Medical School: George Washington University
Future Program: Non-Designated 

Colin Gibson, MD

Hometown: San Diego, CA
Undergraduate: University of Connecticut
Medical School: George Washington University
Future Program: Non-Designated 

Obi Ihim, MD, MS

Hometown: Baltimore, MD
Undergraduate: Johns Hopkins University
Graduate: Johns Hopkins University
Medical School: University of Maryland
Future Program: Interventional Radiology 

Alan Massouh, MD

Hometown: Helena, MT
Undergraduate: Ohio Wesleyan University
Medical School: Georgetown University
Future Program: Interventional Radiology 

Conner McMains, MD, MS

Hometown: San Clemente, CA
Undergraduate: University of Southern California, LA
Graduate: Georgetown University
Medical School: Georgetown University
Future Program: Non-Designated 

Lauren Park, MD 

Hometown: Ashburn, VA
Undergraduate: 
University of Virginia 
Medical School: 
The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Future Program: 
Interventional Radiology

Benjamin Wilson, MD, MS

Hometown: Alexandria, MN
Undergraduate: St. Olaf College
Graduate: Georgetown University
Medical School: Georgetown University
Future Program: Non-Designated  

Rizwan Zafer, DO

Hometown: Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Undergraduate: University of California, LA
Medical School: Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences College of Osteopathic Medicine
Future Program:  Radiology