Residents | General Surgery Residency Program | MedStar Health

2020-2021 General Surgery Residency Program

PGY-5

Mai Khadem

Mai Al Khadem, MBBCh

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

Adam Reese

Adam Reese, MD

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

Ariana Metchik

Ariana Metchik, MD

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

Megan Bouchard

Megan Bouchard, 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

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

Brian Cohen, MD

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

Kathryn Larusso

Kathryn LaRusso, MD, MPH, PhDc

Hometown:  Rochester, NY
Undergraduate: Georgetown University

Graduate:  Boston University, School of Public Health
Medical School:  Michigan State University, College of Human Medicine

Graduate: Global Surgery, McGill University
Chamilka Gunasekera

Chamilka Gunasekera, MD

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

Evan Merle

Evan Merle, MD

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

JaeHee Yoon

JaeHee (Jane) Yoon, MD

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

PGY-4

Whitney Sutton

Whitney Sutton, MD

Hometown: Overland Park, KS 
Undergraduate: University of Kansas 
Medical School: University of Kansas School of Medicine

Rachael Essig

Rachael Essig, MD

Hometown: Williamstown, WV
Undergraduate: Butler University, IN
Medical School: West Virginia University School of Medicine, WV
Research: Pediatric Surgery, University of Chicago

John Keyloun

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, D.C.

Timothy Holleran

Timothy Holleran, MD

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

Victoria Cui

Victoria Cui, MD

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

Romina Deldar

Romina Deldar, MD

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

Danielle Grossman

Danielle Grossman, MD

Undergraduate: Cooper City, FL 
Undergraduate: Harvard University 
Medical School: University of Central Florida

Monika Masanam

Monika Masanam, MD

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

Aradhya Nigam

Aradhya Nigam, MD

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

Kieranjeet Nijar

Kieranjeet Nijhar, MD

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

Maya Jackson

Maya Jackson, MD

Medical School: Rutgers New Jersey Medical School

PGY-3

Majed El Hechi

Majed El Hechi, MD

Hometown: Beirut, Lebanon             

Undergraduate: American University of Beirut

Medical School: American University of Beirut
Javier Galindo

Javier Galindo, MD

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA

Undergraduate: University of Chicago

Medical school: Boston University
Sarah Halbert

Sarah Halbert, MD

Hometown: Hockessin, DE

Undergraduate: Wellesley College

Medical School: Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University
Mary Kim

Mary Kim, MD

Hometown: Oakton, VA

Undergraduate: Cornell University

Medical School: Georgetown University School of Medicine
Amelia Levi

Amelia Levi, MD

Hometown: New York, NY

Undergraduate: New York University

Medical School: SUNY Downstate
Hanna Mathers

Hanna Mathers, MD

Hometown: Harrington Park, NJ

Undergraduate: University of Miami

Medical School: Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont
Jacob Neary

Jacob Neary, MD

Hometown: Cleveland, OH

Undergraduate:  Purdue University

Medical School:  Louisiana State University New Orleans
Desiree Pinto

Desiree Pinto, MD

Hometown: Williamstown, NJ

Undergraduate: University of Delaware

Medical School: Drexel University College of Medicine
Leah Starks

Leah Starks, MD

Hometown: Midland, Michigan

Undergraduate: Grand Valley State University

Medical School: Michigan State University College of Human Medicine
Hui Zheng

Hui Zheng, MD

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

Jayson Marwaha

Jayson Marwaha, MD

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

PGY-2

Jessica Briscoe

Jessica Briscoe, MD, MBS

Hometown: Houston, TX
Undergraduate: University of Texas San Antonio
Graduate: Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine
Medical School:
 Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine
Narica Clark

Narica Clark

Hometown: St. Catherine, Jamaica
Undergraduate: Howard University
Medical School: Howard University College of Medicine
Noosha Deravi

Noosha Deravi

Medical School: Georgetown University School of Medicine
Kyle Gress

Kyle Gress

Hometown: Kansas City, KS
Undergraduate: Marquette University
Medical School: Georgetown University School of Medicine
Margaret Hornick

Margaret Hornick

Hometown: Leavenworth, KS
Undergraduate: University of Kansas
Medical School: University of Kansas Medical School
Research: University of Kansas School of Medicine, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital/Washington Hospital Center
Chelsea McDermott

Chelsea McDermott

Hometown: Ucasville, CT
Undergraduate: The Pennsylvania State University
Medical School: Georgetown University School of Medicine
Kirsten Schuster

Kirsten Schuster

Hometown: Poolesville, MD
Undergraduate: Southern Methodist University
Medical School: Georgetown University School of Medicine
Tara Stansbury

Tara Stansbury

Hometown: Allentown, PA
Undergraduate: Lehigh University
Medical School: University of South Florida
Mariana Tumminello

Mariana Tumminello

Hometown: New Orleans, LA
Undergraduate: University of Notre Dame
Medical School: Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine, New Orleans
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AlleaBelle Gongola, MD

Hometown: Plainview, AR
Undergraduate: Ouachita Baptist University
Medical School: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

PGY-1 Preliminary Program

Christian Delgado

Christian Delgado, MD

Hometown: Arlington, VA
Undergraduate: College of William & Mary
Medical School: Georgetown University School of Medicine
Alexander Ip

Alexander IP, MD

Hometown: Springfield, VA
Undergraduate: Virginia Commonwealth University
Medical School: George Washington University School of Medicine

Jae Ho Kim

Jae Ho Kim, MD

Hometown: Annadale, VA & Seoul, South Korea
Undergraduate: James Madison University
Medical School: Howard University College of Medicine
Research: National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD

DianeMarie Toritseiu Omire-Mayor

DianeMarie Toritseiu Omire-Mayor, MD

Hometown: Gaithersburg, MD
Undergraduate: Boston University
Medical School: Howard University College of Medicine
Research: Center for Molecular Discovery at Boston University

Prayag Pershad

Prayag Pershad, MD

Hometown: Richmond, VA
Undergraduate: North Carolina State University
Medical School: Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine

Zuibir S. Renitya

Zubir S. Rentiya, MD

Hometown: Baltimore, MD
Undergraduate: George Washington University
Medical School: American University of the Caribbean
Research: Johns Hopkins University, University of Massachusetts Medical Center

John Rutland

John Rutland, MD

Hometown: Madison, NJ
Undergraduate: Wake Forest University
Medical School: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Daniel Swanson

Daniel Swanson, MD

Hometown: St. Paul, MN
Undergraduate: University of Notre Dame
Medical School: Georgetown University School of Medicine

Ibtesam Zahid

Ibtesam Zahid, MD

Hometown: Herndon, VA
Undergraduate: University of Virginia
Medical School: Edward via College of Osteopathic Medicine

Residents on Research

Amber Famiglietti

Amber Famiglietti, MD

Hometown: St. Petersburg, FL 

Undergraduate: Swarthmore College

Medical School: Georgetown University SoM
Shadin Ghabra

Shadin Ghabra, MBBS

Hometown: McLean, VA 
Medical School: University of Sharjah College of Medicine, United Arab Emirates*
Residency: Tawam Hospital in affiliation with Johns Hopkins, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Arab Board of Health Specializations, General Surgery (ABHS-GS) 
Research: Clinical Research Fellow. Houston Methodist Hospital. Minimally Invasive Colon and Rectal Surgery Division. Houston, TX Harvard Medical School. High Impact Cancer Research Program. Boston, MA
*Undergraduate and Medical School is combined
Jin Kook

Jin Kook (Luke) Kang, MD

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

Philip Crepeau

Philip Crepeau, MD

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

Kesha Oza

Kesha Oza, MD, MS

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

Rachael Essig

Rachael Essig, MD

Hometown: Williamstown, WV
Undergraduate: Butler University, IN
Medical School: West Virginia University School of Medicine, WV
Research: Pediatric Surgery, University of Chicago

Nicholas Prindeze

Nicholas Prindeze, MD, MS

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

Michele Saruwatari

Michele Saruwatari, MD

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

PGY-1 Categorical

Prisca Alilio

Prisca Alilio, MD

Hometown: Rockville, MD
Undergraduate: University of Pennsylvania
Medical School: University of South Florida

Yvonne Bui

Yvonne Bui, MD

Hometown: Colton, CA
Undergraduate: University of California, Los Angeles
Medical School: Mayo Clinic

Salma Hassan

Salma Hassan, MD

Hometown: Oakdale, MN
Undergraduate: University of Minnesota
Medical School: University of Minnesota

Rosa Kim

Rosa Kim, MD

Hometown: South Korea
Undergraduate: Georgetown University
Medical School: Penn State University College of Medicine

Madison Malfitano

Madison Malfitano, MD

Hometown: Jacksonville, NC
Undergraduate: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Medical School: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

John O'Neill

John O'Neill, MD

Hometown: Bethesda, MD
Undergraduate: University of Notre Dame
Medical School: Georgetown University School of Medicine
Research: NCI Radiation Oncology Branch

Vivien Pat

Vivien Pat

Hometown: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Undergraduate: St. Bonaventure University
Medical School: George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences

Jacqueline Russell

Jacqueline Russell, MD

Hometown: North Wardell, MO
Undergraduate: Southeast Missouri State University
Medical School: Georgetown University School of Medicine
Research: Medstar Health Research Institute, Institute for Innovation; Human Factors

Amanda Mary Sue Ping Chow

Amanda Mary Soo Ping Chow, MD

Hometown: Maraval, Trinidad, & Tobago
Undergraduate: Johns Hopkins University
Medical School: Howard University

Edward Ward

Edward Ward, MD

Hometown: Williamstown, NJ
Undergraduate: Columbia University
Medical School: Oregon Health and Science University
Research: Oregon Health and Science University