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Faculty - General Surgery at MedStar Union Memorial

Richard F. Heitmiller, MD, FACS
Dr. Heitmiller is chief of surgery and program director of the Surgical Residency Program. He performs a broad range of thoracic procedures related to cancer of the lung and esophagus. Dr. Heitmiller residency trained in general and thoracic surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital and received his medical degree from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
 
David V. Nasrallah, MD, FACS, FICS, CNSP
Dr. Nasrallah is chief of the Division of General Surgery. He completed his surgical training at MedStar Union Memorial Hospital and fellowship training in critical care and trauma at the University of Maryland R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.
 
Mojtaba Gashti, DO, FACOS
Dr. Gashti is chief of Vascular Surgery. He is board certified in general and vascular surgery. He completed his general surgery residency at Saint Barnabas Hospital and vascular surgery fellowship at Deborah Heart and Lung Center. He completed an endovascular surgical fellowship at MedStar Union Memorial Hospital.
 
Vinay Gupta, MD, FACS
Dr. Gupta is chief of the Division of Surgical Oncology. After receiving his medical degree from University of Maryland, he completed his general surgery residency at Medical College of Georgia and his fellowship in surgical oncology at University of Chicago.
 
Lynne Skaryak, MD, FACS
Dr. Skaryak is board certified in both cardiothoracic and general surgery and specializes in minimally invasive lung cancer surgery, as well as diseases affecting the esophagus and chest wall. She completed her surgical training at Duke University.
 
Sarkis G. Aghazarian, MD, FACS
Dr. Aghazarian specializes in general and vascular surgery. He received his general surgery training at MedStar Union Memorial Hospital. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the International College of Surgeons.
 
Maen Farha MD, FACS
Dr. Farha is a breast surgeon who specializes in diagnosing and treating non-cancerous and cancerous breast disease. He has extensive experience in breast conserving surgery and performing minimally invasive breast biopsies, including stereotactic breast biopsy and ultrasound guided biopsies. Dr. Farha completed his surgical training at MedStar Union Memorial Hospital.
 
Gregory Burgoyne, MD
Dr. Burgoyne is a general surgeon at MedStar Union Memorial who performs endoscopy as well as a wide range of general surgical procedures using both minimally invasive and open techniques. He is the assistant program director of the surgery residency training program and the director of surgical research. He completed residency training at MedStar Union Memorial.
 
Daniel L. Picard, MD, FACS
Dr. Picard is chief of Surgery at MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center. He practices both general and vascular surgery. Dr. Picard is fellowship trained in vascular surgery at Lutheran Medical Center, SUNY Downstate and completed residency training in general surgery at Baystate Medical Center.
 
John L. Zapas, MD, FACS
Dr. Zapas is chief of the Division of Surgical Oncology at MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center. Dr. Zapas is board certified in general surgery and completed a fellowship in surgical oncology at the National Cancer Institute.
 
Edward C. McCarron, MD, FACS
Dr. McCarron is a surgical oncologist at MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center and the Assistant Program Director of the Department of Surgery Residency Training Program. He completed a fellowship in surgical oncology at Roswell Park Cancer Institute and is board certified in general surgery. He completed his general surgery residency at MedStar Union Memorial Hospital.