First-Year Residents

Leigh Casadaban, MD

Leigh Casadaban, MD, MS

Hometown: Chicago, IL

Education: MD/MS, University of Illinois at Chicago; Undergraduate, MIT

Clinical interests: oncology, interventional radiology

Personal interests: sailing, traveling, cooking, biking, paddle boarding


Douglas Cassidy, MD

Douglas Cassidy, MD

Hometown: Mahwah, NJ

Education: MD, Tufts University School of Medicine; Undergraduate, Cornell University

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

Personal interests: ice hockey, baseball, footbal, running, swimming


Paul Cavallaro, MD

Paul Cavallaro, MD

Hometown: Medford, MA

Education: MD, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai; Undergraduate, Tufts University

Clinical interests: surgical oncology, colorectal surgery, minimally invasive surgery, outcomes research

Personal interests: soccer, golf, Boston sports, cooking, family

Elizabeth Chou, MD

Elizabeth Chou, MD

Hometown: California

Education: MD, University of California Irvine School of Medicine; Undergraduate, UCLA

Clinical interests: vascular surgery

Personal interests: running, trekking, traveling, eating, baking bread, cheese


Catherine Colaianni, MD

C. Alessandra Colaianni, MD, MPhil

Hometown: Illinois

Education: MD, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine; MPhil; University of Cambridge; Undergraduate, Duke University

Clinical interests: otolaryngology, medical ethics, history of medicine

Personal interests: the outdoors, food, creative writing, yoga


Eva Fuentes, MD

Eva Fuentes Terrazas, MD

Hometown: Mexico City

Education: MD, National Autonomous University of Mexico School of Medicine

Clinical interests: surgical oncology, trauma, public health

Personal interests: sports, running, basketball, swimming, movies, reading, spending time with friends, dancing, sleeping


Paul Furlow, MD

Paul Furlow, MD, PhD

Hometown: Iron Mountain, MI

Education: MD, Weill Cornell Medical College; PhD, The Rockefeller University; Undergraduate, Michigan State University

Clinical interests: surgical oncology, endocrine surgery, HPB surgery, metastasis biology

Personal interests: family and friends, writing, music, the Beatles, Green Bay Packers, travel, food/wine


Anthony Haddad, MD

Anthony Haddad, MD

Hometown: Jezzine, Lebanon

Education: MD/Undergraduate, American University of Beirut

Clinical interests: reconstructive surgery

Personal interests: soccer


Natalie Justicz, MD

Natalie Justicz, MD

Hometown: Atlanta, GA

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

Clinical interests: otolaryngology, health education

Personal interests: traveling, arts & crafts, hiking


Christopher Latz, MD

Christopher Latz, MD

Hometown: Chicago, IL

Education: MD, Texas A&M Health Science Center; Undergraduate, The University of Texas

Clinical interests: vascular surgery

Personal interests: college football, exercising, spending time with family


Casey Luckhurst, MD

Casey Luckhurst, MD

Hometown: Boca Raton, FL

Education: MD, University of Florida College of Medicine; Undergraduate, Wake Forest University

Clinical interests: surgical oncology, HPB, trauma and acute care

Personal interests: soccer, running, cooking, reading


Philicia Moonsamy, MD

Philicia Moonsamy, MD

Hometown: Durban, South Africa 

Education: MD, Jefferson Medical College; Undergraduate, University of Pennsylvania

Clinical interests: surgical oncology, thoracic oncology, cancer biology

Personal interests: singing, playing the piano, cooking, dining out with friends, fashion


Nikhil Panda, MD

Nikhil Panda, MD

Hometown: Chattanooga, TN

Education: MD, University of Tennessee College of Medicine; Undergraduate, University of Virgina School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Clinical interests: trauma surgery, pediatric surgery, surgical innovation

Personal interests: classic guitar, traveling, hiking, pick-up frisbee/basketball


Numa Perez, MD

Numa Perez, MD

Hometown: San Miguel, El Salvador; Downey, CA

Medical Education: MD, Harvard Medical School; Undergraduate, University of California, Berkeley

Clinical interests: surgical oncology, trauma and acute care surgery, health care outcomes and disparities

Personal interests: running, working out, basketball, volleyball, traveling, computers, technology


Siavash Raigani, MD

Siavash Raigani, MD

Hometown: Toronto, Ontario

Education: MD, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine; Undergraduate, Johns Hopkins University

Clinical interests: gastrointestinal surgery, surgical oncology
Personal interests: swimming, squash, golf, sailing


Naomi Sell, MD

Naomi Sell, MD, MHS

Hometown: Red Wood City, CA

Education: MD, Jefferson Medical College; MHS, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health; Undergraduate, Johns Hopkins University

Clinical interests: surgical oncology, minimally invasive surgery, translational research, surgical education and innovation

Personal interests: skiing, sailing, soccer, camping, wakeboarding, Blue Jay lacrosse, San Francisco sports


Michal Ursiny, MD

Michal Ursiny, MD

Hometown: Essex Junction, VT

Education: MD, University of Vermont; Undergraduate, University of Vermont

Clinical interests: urology, innovation, entrepreneurship

Personal interests: hockey, tennis, soccer, surfing, traveling, buffalo chicken


Vincenzo Villani, MD

Vincenzo Villani, MD

Hometown: Catania, Sicily, Italy

Education: MD, University of Pavia, Italy

Clinical interests: transplant surgery, transplantation biology

Personal interests: sports, juggling, hanging out with friends


Alan Yaghoubian, MD

Alan Yaghoubian, MD

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA

Education: MD, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA; Undergraduate, University of California, Santa Barbara

Clinical interests: urology

Personal interests: basketball, swimming, backgammon, traveling


Tammer Yamany, MD

Tanner Yamany, MD

Hometown: West Windsor, NJ

Education: MD, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons; Undergraduate, Cornell University

Clinical interests: urology, oncology

Personal interests: traveling, eating, soccer, history, trivia


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