Residents | General Surgery Residency Program | MedStar Health

2020-2021 General Surgery Residency Program

PGY-5

Aska Arnautovic

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

Amber Himmler

Amber Himmler, MD

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

Tyler Holliday

Tyler Holliday, MD

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

Anee Sohpia Jackson

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

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

Bavana Ketha

Bavana Ketha, MD

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

Alex Lofthus

Alex Lofthus, MD

Hometown: Colorado 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

Fady Paul Marji

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

Kathryn Maselli, MD

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

Naghmeh Pirsaharkhizlangroudi

Naghmeh Pirsaharkhizlangroudi, MD

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

Rashmi Udesh

Rashmi Udesh, MBBS

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

PGY-4

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-3

Whitney Sutton

Whitney Sutton, MD

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

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

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
Danielle Grossman

Danielle Grossman, MD

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

Jin Kook

Jin Kook (Luke) Kang, MD

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

Rachel Kaplan

Rachel Kaplan, MD

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

Jessica LaPiano

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

Monika Masanam, MD

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

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

Maya Jackson

Maya Jackson, MD

Medical School: Rutgers New Jersey Medical School

PGY-2

Majed El Hechi

Majed El Hechi, MD

Hometown: Beirut, Lebanon             

Undergraduate: American University of Beirut

Medical School: American University of Beirut
Amber Famiglietti

Amber Famiglietti, MD

Hometown: St. Petersburg, FL 

Undergraduate: Swarthmore College

Medical School: Georgetown University SoM
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

PGY-1

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

Medical School: Howard University College of Medicine
Noosha Deravi

Noosha Deravi

Medical School: Georgetown University School of Medicine
Kyle Gress

Kyle Gress

Medical School: Georgetown University School of Medicine
Margaret Hornick

Margaret Hornick

Medical School: University of Kansas School of Medicine
Chelsea McDermott

Chelsea McDermott

Medical School: Georgetown University School of Medicine
Natalie Rosseau

Natalie Rosseau

Medical School: George Washington University School of Medicine


Kirsten Schuster

Kirsten Schuster

Medical School: Georgetown University School of Medicine
Tara Stansbury

Tara Stansbury

Medical School: University of South Florida Health Morsani College 


Mariana Tumminello

Mariana Tumminello

Medical School: Louisiana State University School of Medicine New Orleans

Residents on Research

Philip Crepeau

Philip Crepeau, MD

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

Kieranjeet Nijar

Kieranjeet Nijhar, MD

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

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

Jayson Marwaha

Jayson Marwaha, MD

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

Jessica LaPiano

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

Aradhya Nigam

Aradhya Nigam, MD

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

Romina Deldar

Romina Deldar, MD

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

Hui Zheng

Hui Zheng, MD

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

Michele Saruwatari

Michele Saruwatari, MD

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

Preliminary Program

William Bird

William Bird

Medical School: Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine


Alexander Breadenkamp

Alexander Bredenkamp

Medical School: Georgetown University School of Medicine


Rachael Greene

Rachel Greene

Medical School: St. Louis School of Medicine


Daniel Herrera

Daniel Herrera

Medical School: University of Virginia School of Medicine


Jeanette Joly

Jeannette Joly

Medical School: Georgetown University School of Medicine


Jacob Leslie

Jacob Leslie

Medical School: Georgetown University School of Medicine


Vivien Pat

Vivien Pat

Medical School: George Washington University School of Medicine


Clark Restrepo

Clark Restrepo

Medical School: Georgetown University School of Medicine
Farzaneh Sherbaf

Farzaneh Ghazi Sherbaf

Medical School: Tehran University of Medical Sciences
Erica Spano

Erica Spano

Medical School: St. James School of Medicine Bonaire
Markus Wells

Markus Wells

Medical School : Georgetown University School of Medicine