Massachusetts General Hospital's first-year surgical residents.

First-Year Residents

Andrea Axtell, MD

Andrea Axtell, MD

Hometown: Las Vegas, NV

Education: MD, UCSF School of Medicine; Undergraduate, Stanford University

Clinical interests: cardiothoracic surgery

Personal interests: I'm a former college swimmer and love to swim, surf, scuba dive, ride horses, hike and explore Boston

 

Laura Boitano, MD

Laura Boitano, MD

Hometown: Smithtown, NY

Education: MD, The Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University; Undergraduate, Georgetown University

Clinical interests: vascular surgery

Personal interests: playing tennis, singing, exploring new restaurants

 

Chey Collura, MD

Chey Collura, MD

Hometown: Nebraska

Education: MD, St. George's University; MA, Boston University; Undergraduate, Wake Forest University

Clinical interests: burn surgery, surgical oncology, graduate medical and surgical education, translational research

Personal interests: spending time with my wife and family, running, cooking, Cornhuskers and Red Sox

 

Christina Costantino, MD

Christina Costantino, MD

Hometown: Fairfax, VA

Education: MD, Jefferson Medical College; Undergraduate, Princeton University

Clinical interests: surgical oncology, pediatric surgery, CT surgery, health policy

Personal interests: traveling, family and friends, soccer, cheese, pasta, running, good restaurants and the beach

 

Omid Khalilzadeh, MD, MPH

Omid Khalilzadeh, MD, MPH

Hometown: Esfahan, Iran

Education: MD, MPH, Tehran University of Medical Sciences

Clinical interests: interventional radiology

Personal interests: traveling, road trips, kayaking and canoeing, photography

 

Grace C. Lee, MD

Grace C. Lee, MD

Hometown: Rockville, MD

Education: MD, Harvard Medical School; Undergraduate, MIT

Clinical interests: surgical oncology, colorectal surgery

Personal interests: scuba diving in New England, cooking, hiking, exploring Boston, photography

 

Sarah Lookabaugh, MD

Sarah Lookabaugh, MD

Hometown: New Orleans, LA

Education: MD, Tulane University School of Medicine; Undergraduate, Tulane University

Clinical interests: otolaryngology

Personal interests: pilates, British literature, and I am a devoted New Orleans Saints fan

 

Kai Li, MD

Kai Li, MD

Hometown: Virginia

Education: MD, Virginia Commonwealth University; Undergraduate, Virginia Commonwealth University

Clinical interests: urology

Personal interests: sports cars, snowboarding, badminton, tennis

 

Douglas A. Mata, MD

Douglas A. Mata, MD

Hometown: Houston, TX

Education: MD, Baylor College of Medicine; Fulbright Scholar, Spanish National Cancer Research Center; MPH, University of Cambridge; Undergraduate, Rice University

Clinical interests: genitourinary surgery, global surgery and public health, surgical outcomes research

Personal interests: backpacking/traveling, guitar, reading, Spanish and Latin American culture, tennis

 

Sophia McKinley, MD

Sophia McKinley, MD

Hometown: Hopewell Junction, NY

Education: MD, Harvard Medical School; EdM, Harvard Graduate School of Education; Undergraduate, Harvard College

Clinical interests: minimally invasive surgery, gastrointestinal surgery, surgical education

Personal interests: backcountry backpacking, essay writing

 


Asishana A. Osho, MD, MPH

Asishana A. Osho, MD, MPH

Hometown: Lagos, Nigeria

Education: MD, MPH, Duke University School of Medicine/Yale University School of Public Health; Undergraduate, Oberlin College

Clinical interests: cardiothoracic surgery, transplantation, oncology, global surgery

Personal interests: soccer, salsa dancing, French literature, guitar, video games

 

Ali Rabi, MD

Ali Rabi, MD

Hometown: Toronto, Canada

Education: MD, PhD, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine; Undergraduate, University of Toronto

Clinical interests: transplant surgery

Personal interests: swimming, Krav Maga and more recently, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, cooking

 

Yin Ren, MD

Yin Ren, MD

Hometown: Michigan

Education: MD, PhD, Harvard Medical School; Undergraduate, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Clinical interests: otolaryngology, head and neck oncology

Personal interests: spending time with family, traveling, cooking, playing soccer and basketball

 

Charles Rickert, MD

Charles Rickert, MD

Hometown: Peoria, IL

Education: MD, PhD, Washington University in St. Louis; Undergraduate, New York University

Clinical interests: transplant surgery

Personal interests: traveling, reading, soccer

 

Rosh Sethi, MD, MPH

Rosh Sethi, MD, MPH

Hometown: Calgary, Canada; Scottsdale, AZ

Education: MD/MPH, Harvard University; Undergraduate, Yale University

Clinical interests: otolaryngology, public health

Personal interests: running, traveling, cooking

 

Brooks Udelsman, MD

Brooks Udelsman, MD

Hometown: Woodbridge, CT

Education: MD/MHS, Yale University School of Medicine; Undergraduate, Williams College

Clinical interests: surgical oncology, tissue engineering
Personal interests: long-distance running, college basketball

 

Linda Wang, MD, MBA

Linda Wang, MD, MBA

Hometown: New York

Education: MD, Harvard Medical School; MBA, Harvard Business School; AB, Harvard College

Clinical interests: vascular surgery, surgical innovation, health care redesign

 

Maggie Westfal, MD

Maggie Westfal, MD

Hometown: New Canaan, CT

Education: MD/MPH, Tufts University School of Medicine; Undergraduate, Yale University

Clinical interests: surgical oncology, colorectal surgery

Personal interests: triathlons, soccer and ice hockey, baking cookies, spending time with family and friends

 

Rena Xu, MD

Rena Xu, MD

Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA

Education: MD, Harvard Medical School; Undergraduate, Harvard College

Clinical interests: urology, health services research

Personal interests: writing, painting, cake