Massachusetts General Hospital's first-year surgical residents.

First-Year Residents

Rima Ahmad, MD

Rima Ahmad, MD

Hometown: Pakistan

Education: MD, Shifa College of Medicine

Clinical interests: gastrointestinal/oncologic surgery

Personal interests: traveling, photography, music


Katherine Albut, MD

Katherine Albut, MD

Hometown: London, England; Darien, CT

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

Clinical interests: trauma and acute care surgery, pediatric surgery, global surgery and public health

Personal interests: traveling, relaxing with friends, college basketball, all things Georgetown


Yanik Bababekov, MD

Yanik Bababekov, MD

Hometown: Boston

Education: MD, Tufts University School of Medicine; Undergraduate, Middlebury College

Clinical interests: transplant and hepatopancreaticobiliary (HPB) surgery

Personal interests: spending time with family, playing squash


Raghu Chivukula, MD
Raghu Chivukula, MD

Hometown: Kansas

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

Clinical interests: transplant surgery

Personal interests: rock climbing, running, spending time with my fiancée and our two Italian Greyhounds


Sonia Cohen, MD, Ph.D.

Sonia Cohen, MD

Education: MD, PhD, Harvard Medical School; Undergraduate, Johns Hopkins University

Clinical interests: surgical oncology

Personal interests: experimenting in the kitchen, working on yoga


Rob Cunningham, MD

Rob Cunningham, MD

Hometown: Dublin, Ireland

Medical school: University College Dublin

Clinical interests: plastic surgery

Personal interests: rugby


Derek Erstad, MD

Derek Erstad, MD

Hometown: Boise, Idaho

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

Clinical interests: surgical oncology, cancer biology

Personal interests: soccer, running, seeing my family


Mike Grant, MD
Mike Grant, MD

Hometown: Beverly, MA

Education: MD, University of Massachusetts (Worcester, MA); Undergraduate, Boston College

Clinical interests: urology

Personal interests: spending time with my wife and son, playing basketball and the occasional round of golf; worked in the biotechnology industry for three years before attending medical school


Daniel Hashimoto, MD
Daniel Hashimoto, MD

Education: MD, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine; Undergraduate, Boston University

Clinical interests: minimally invasive surgery; surgical education and technology

Personal interests: playing sports, cooking


Matthew Koch, MD
Matthew Koch, MD

Hometown: New York and Ponte Vedra, FL

Education: MD, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine; Undergraduate, Princeton University

Clinical interests: neuro-oncology

Personal note: I am a former college football player and love to watch and play football as well as other outdoor sports


Rajshri Mainthia
Rajshri Mainthia, MD

Hometown: California

Education: MD, Vanderbilt School of Medicine; Undergraduate, Virginia Commonwealth University, University of Oxford

Clinical interests: surgical oncology, healthcare transparency, global health

Personal interests: hiking, Scrabble, exploring the local art/music scene with my wonderful husband Matt


Naren Nimmagadda

Naren Nimmagadda, MD

Hometown: Maryland

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

Clinical interests: urologic oncology

Personal interests: restoring cars and occasionally racing them


Tom O'Donnell, MD

Tom O'Donnell, MD

Hometown: Boston and Pittsburgh

Education: MD, Weill Cornell Medical College; Undergraduate, University of Notre Dame

Clinical interests: thoracic and hepatobiliary surgery

Personal interests: playing and watching sports, reading, competing in Brazilian Jiu-jitsu


Sid Puram, MD
Sid Puram, MD

Hometown: Minnesota

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

Clinical interests: otolaryngology

Personal interests: flying (I have a private pilot's license), going out in Boston, playing golf and basketball 

Sahael Stapleton, MD

Sahael Stapleton, MD

Hometown: California

Education: MD, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine; Undergraduate, University of California Los Angeles

Clinical interests: cardiothoracic surgery

Personal interests: cooking, hiking, photography