Faculty | General Surgery Residency | MedStar Health

Department administration

David Song

David H. Song, MD, MBA, FACS

Regional Chief of Surgery
Physician Executive Director
MedStar Health
Integrated Surgical Services
Professor and Chairman
Department of Plastic Surgery
Interim Chairman
Department of Surgery
Georgetown University


Jack Sava, MD

Chair of Surgery, MedStar Washington Hospital Center
Waddah Al-Refaie

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

Jennifer Ayscue, MD

Vice-Chair, Quality, and Safety

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

Program leadership

Patrick Jackson, MD

Residency Program Director
Professor of Surgery

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

Associate Program Director, Compliance, and Scheduling

Eleanor Drew, MD

Associate Program Director, Competency Assessment

Erin Felger, MD

Associate Program Director, Simulation, and Wellness

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

Division of breast surgery

Ian Greenwalt MD

Division of colon and rectal surgery

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)

James Fitzgerald, MD

Chief of Surgery, MedStar Washington Hospital Center

Sara E. Berkey, MD

Fellowship Program: MedStar Washington Hospital Center
Fellowship Program: Medstar Washington Hospital Center
Residency Program: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Medical School: Tulane School of Medicine
Board Certification: American Board of Surgery, Surgery

Division of endocrine surgery

Lisa 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

Victoria Lai

Victoria Lai, MD, MS

Graduate Education: Georgetown University Hospital
Fellowship Program: Medical College of Wisconsin
Residency Program: Montefiore Medical Center
Internship Program: Montefiore Medical Center
Medical School: Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Nancy Carroll

Nancy Marie Carroll, MD

Fellowship Program: National Cancer Institute
Residency Program: Massachusetts General Hospital
Medical School: New York University School of Medicine
Board Certification: American Board of Surgery, Surgery

Division of general surgery

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

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

Stephen 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

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

Richard Holt

Richard Holt, MD, MPH

Professor
Assistant Clerkship Director

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

Division of minimally invasive and bariatric surgery

Timothy Shope, MD

John Brebbia, MD

Yewande Alimi

Yewande Alimi, MD

Residency : Georgetown University Hospital - Washington Hospital Center
Medical school : Emory University School of Public Health

Division of pediatric surgery

Manuel Torres

Manuel Torres, MD

Division of surgical oncology

Waddah Al-Refaie

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

Division of thoracic surgery

Marc Maroilis

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

Division of trauma and burn surgery

Shawn Tejiram, MD

Fellowship Program: UC Davis Medical Ctr/Shriners Hosp for Children
Residency Program: MedStar Georgetown Univ Hosp/Washington Hosp Ctr
Medical School: University of South Florida School of Medicine
Board Certification: American Board of Surgery, Surgery
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Mark W. Bowyer, MD

Fellowship Program: University of California San Francisco
Residency Program: David Grant USAF Medical Center @ Travis AF Base
Medical School: University of Colorado
Board Certification: American Board of Surgery, Surgery
Board Certification: American Board of Surgery, Surgical Critical Care

MedStar Georgetown Transplant Institute

Peter Abrams

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

Matthew 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

Seyed Ghasemian

S. Reza Ghasemian, MD

Assistant Professor

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

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 Helmut Kurt Kroemer, MD

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

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

Jennifer Verbesey

Jennifer Verbesey, MD

Assistant Professor

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

MedStar Heart and Vascular Institute

Steven Abramowitz

Steven Abramowitz, MD

Residency Program: Mount Sinai Medical Center
Medical School: Yale University School of Medicine
Board Certification: American Board of Surgery, Vascular Surgery
Cameron 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)

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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