The Massachusetts General Hospital surgical residency program recruits individuals from around the world who are committed to advancing surgical excellence.

PGY-1 Residents

Savo Bou Zein Eddine, MD

Hometown: Beirut, Lebanon
Education: MD - American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine; Undergraduate – American University of Beirut
Clinical Interests: surgical outcomes research, global surgery
Personal Interests: photography, traveling, latest technologies, social work and activism

Sarah Brownlee, MD

Hometown: Tampa, Florida
Education: MD - Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine; Undergraduate - Yale University
Clinical Interests: surgical oncology, thoracic surgery, health services research including design, quality measurement and improved care delivery
Personal Interests: baseball, hiking and backpacking, skiing, live music

John Di Capua, MD

Hometown: Armonk, New York
Education: MD - Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai; MHS - Johns Hopkins School of Public Health; Undergraduate - Johns Hopkins University
Clinical Interests: diagnostic and interventional radiology, high value care, outcomes research, innovation, medical devices 
Personal Interests: time with family and friends, scuba diving, traveling and hiking

Sandra Fong, MD

Hometown: New York, New York
Education: MD - Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai; Undergraduate - Princeton University
Clinical Interests: minimally invasive surgery; Healthcare systems, innovation, and policy
Personal Interests: musical theatre, tv and films, rifle shooting, swimming and traveling

Lynze Franko, MD

Hometown: Terry, Montana
Education: MD - University of Michigan Medical School; Undergraduate - Montana State University
Clinical Interests: cardiothoracic surgery, critical care, mechanical circulatory support, patient safety, quality improvement and clinical outcomes research
Personal Interests: eating great food, traveling, reading fiction, spending time with my husband and all things Montana

Abraham Geller, MD

Hometown: Newton, Massachusetts
Education: MD - Harvard Medical School; Undergraduate – Washington University in St. Louis 
Clinical Interests: thoracic surgery, thoracic oncology, minimally-invasive techniques, surgical education, clinical research 
Personal Interests: skiing, hiking, cooking, spending time down the Cape with family and friends

Rachel Grenier, MD

Hometown: Worcester, Massachusetts
Education: MD - Georgetown University School of Medicine; Undergraduate - Amherst College
Clinical Interests: interventional radiology, interventional oncology, patient experience 
Personal Interests: traveling, running, hiking, squash

Eliza Hompe, MD

Hometown: New Canaan, Connecticut
Education: MD - Duke University School of Medicine; Undergraduate - Princeton University
Clinical Interests: surgical oncology, hepatopancreaticobiliary surgery, cardiothoracic surgery
Personal Interests: soccer, ice hockey, football (Green Bay Packers), crossword puzzles and travel

Samantha Landino, MD

Hometown: Brownsville, Vermont
Education: MD - Harvard Medical School; Undergraduate - Bates College
Clinical Interests: cardiothoracic surgery, pediatric surgery, surgical education and outcomes research
Personal Interests: alpine and water skiing, horseback riding, ice hockey, dogs, Italian food, family and friends

Sujin Lee, MD, MS

Hometown: Atlanta, Georgia
Education: MD - Emory University School of Medicine; Undergraduate - Cornell University 
Clinical Interests: vascular surgery, translational and surgical outcomes research
Personal Interests: hiking, running, Latin dance, spending time with family

Norah Liang, MD

Hometown: Medford, New York
Education: MD – University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine; Undergraduate - Harvard University
Clinical Interests: surgical oncology, cardiothoracic surgery, pediatric surgery, surgical outcomes, targeted therapeutics
Personal Interests: running, baking, classical music, traveling, trying new foods

Diego B. Lopez, MD, MPH

Hometown: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Education: MD – Harvard Medical School; Undergraduate – Harvard College
Clinical Interests: interventional radiology, healthcare disparities and outcomes research
Personal Interests: dogs, beaches, family and memes

Sarah Marx, MD

Hometown: New York, New York
Education: MD - Albert Einstein College of Medicine; Undergraduate - Yale University
Clinical Interests: pediatric surgery, cardiothoracic surgery, global surgery, health disparities and surgical education
Personal Interests: running, hiking and exploring the outdoors, reading, writing creative non-fiction, pastry and bread baking, and spending time with friends and family

James Nawalaniec, MD

Hometown: Dallas, Texas
Education: MD - UT Southwestern Medical School; Undergraduate - Saint Louis University
Clinical Interests: cardiothoracic surgery, surgical oncology, minimally invasive surgery and health administration
Personal Interests: weight lifting, running, lacrosse and golf

Deanna Palenzuela, MD

Hometown: Miami, Florida
Education: MD – Harvard Medical School; Undergraduate – Yale University
Clinical Interests: trauma and critical care, GI surgery, minimally invasive surgery, surgical education and racial and ethnic disparities research
Personal Interests: spinning, skiing, baking, road trips and wine tasting

C. Y. Maximilian Png, MD

Hometown: Singapore
Education: MD - Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai; Undergraduate – Dartmouth College
Clinical Interests: vascular surgery
Personal Interests: walking my cat

Sartaaj Walia, MD

Hometown: Los Angeles, California
Education: MD - UC Irvine School of Medicine; Undergraduate - University of Southern California
Clinical Interests: interventional radiology
Personal Interests: USC Trojans, The LA Kings, coffee, The Office, swimming

PGY-2 Residents

Elizabeth Calle, MD, PhD

Hometown: Danbury, Connecticut
Education: MD - Yale School of Medicine; PhD - Yale University; Undergraduate - Yale University
Clinical Interests: Lung transplantation, general thoracic surgery, regenerative medicine and biomedical engineering
Personal Interests: Running, cooking, music, NYC museums and restaurants, camping/hiking, coffee and spending time with family and friends

Avril Coley, MD

Hometown: Brooklyn, New York
Education: MD - Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis; Undergraduate – Davidson College
Clinical Interests: Acute and critical care surgery, surgical oncology, public health and surgical education
Personal Interests: Travel, music, dogs and true crime

David Cron, MD, MS

Hometown: Grand Rapids, Michigan
Education: MD - University of Michigan Medical School; Undergraduate - University of Michigan
Clinical Interests: Transplant surgery, hepatobiliary, trauma and critical care, outcomes research and health policy
Personal Interests: UofM sports, snowboarding, watersports, hiking, running and weightlifting, traveling, spending time with family and friends

Zachary Feldman, MD

Hometown: Boston, Massachusetts
Education: MD - Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai; Undergraduate - University of Pennsylvania 
Clinical Interests: Vascular surgery, health care delivery and clinical decision-making
Personal Interests: Running, traveling, visiting museums and New England Patriots football

Kate Krause, MD

Hometown: New Canaan, Connecticut
Education: MD - Medical College of Wisconsin; Undergraduate - Washington University in St. Louis 
Clinical Interests: Surgical oncology, breast surgery and outcomes research
Personal Interests: Running, hiking, yoga, traveling, spending time with friends and family

Cameron Lee, MD, DMD

Hometown: Aiea, Hawaii
Education: MD - Harvard Medical School; DMD - Harvard School of Dental Medicine; Undergraduate - Santa Clara University
Clinical Interests: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Personal Interests: Travel, lifting, nutrition and Major League Baseball

Gregory Leya, MD, MBA

Hometown: Oak Brook, Illinois
Education: MD - Harvard Medical School; MBA - Harvard Business School; Undergraduate - Harvard College
Clinical Interests: Cardiac surgery, health care systems and policy, innovation and entrepreneurship
Personal Interests: Tennis, running, skiing, mountaineering and biking

Camille Mathey-Andrews, MD

Hometown: Winchester, Massachusetts
Education: MD - Harvard Medical School; Undergraduate - Duke University
Clinical Interests: Surgical oncology, critical care, cancer cell signaling/metastasis
Personal Interests: Running, reading, spinning and exploring new restaurants

Alyssa Mazurek, MD

Hometown: Lansing, Michigan
Education: MD - University of Michigan Medical School; Undergraduate - University of Michigan
Clinical Interests: Cardiothoracic surgery, hepatobiliary surgery, surgical outcomes research and surgical education
Personal Interests: Hiking, running, swimming, water sports, traveling, spending time with family and friends

Jason Mitchell, MD

Hometown: Far Hills, New Jersey
Education: MD - Harvard Medical School;  Undergraduate - Boston College
Clinical Interests: Pediatrics, trauma, quality improvement and imaging modalities
Personal Interests: Endurance races, gardening, motorcycles, mountain climbing and New York Giants

Jessica Mueller, MD

Hometown: Freetown, Massachusetts
Education: MD - Harvard Medical School; Undergraduate - Amherst College
Clinical Interests: Surgical oncology, hepatopancreaticobiliary surgery, patient reported outcome measures and quality of life
Personal Interests: stand up paddle boarding, skiing, biking around the city, traveling, spending time with my husband, all things cats

Justin Partridge, MD, DMD

Hometown: Groton, Massachusetts
Education: MD - Harvard Medical School; DMD - Harvard School of Dental Medicine; Undergraduate - Colby College
Clinical Interests: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Personal Interests: Traveling, sailing, skiing, my golden retriever

Max Riley, MD

Hometown: St. Louis, Missouri
Education: MD – Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis; Undergraduate – University of Pennsylvania
Clinical Interests: Surgical education, surgical outcomes, health disparities and trauma
Personal Interests: Los Angeles Rams, Star Wars, space exploration and Toronto R&B

Brandon J. Sumpio, MD

Hometown: Woodbridge, Connecticut
Education: MD -Yale University School of Medicine; Undergraduate - Johns Hopkins University
Clinical Interests: Vascular surgery and health economics
Personal Interests: Soccer, golf, fishing, skiing and The Office

Joseph Zacharias, MD, DMD

Hometown: Green Bay, Wisconsin
Education: MD – Harvard Medical School; DMD – Marquette University School of Dentistry; Undergraduate – Carroll University
Clinical Interests: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, craniofacial syndromes, maxillofacial pathology
Personal Interests: Baseball, Green Bay Packers, yoga, grilling, waterskiing and wakeboarding

PGY-3 Residents

Austin Be, MD, DDS

Hometown: Livonia, Michigan
Education: MD - Harvard Medical School; DDS - Columbia University; Undergraduate - Michigan State University
Clinical Interests: Maxillofacial surgery
Personal Interests: Traveling, photography and trying new restaurants

Shannon Cramm, MD

Hometown: Las Vegas, Nevada
Education: MD - University of Michigan Medical School; Undergraduate - Michigan State University
Clinical Interests: Hepatopancreaticobiliary surgery, transplant surgery, health policy and economics, healthcare disparities, clinical decision-making and pediatric surgery
Personal Interests: Traveling, running and hiking, musical theatre, spending time with family and friends

Morgan Hennessy, MD, PhD

Hometown: Langhorne, Pennsylvania
Education: MD, PhD - Harvard Medical School; Undergraduate - University of Pennsylvania
Clinical Interests: Surgical oncology, hepatobiliary surgery, transgenic mouse models of human disease
Personal Interests: Cycling, yoga, triathlon, hiking, cooking and sketching

Travis Hull, MD, PhD

Hometown: Johnstown, Pennsylvania
Education: MD, PhD - University of Alabama at Birmingham; Undergraduate - Juniata College
Clinical Interests: Transplant surgery and mechanisms of chronic graft rejection
Personal Interests: Spending time with my wife and kids, whitewater canoeing and sports

Jasmine Khubchandani, MD

Hometown: Brockton, Massachusetts
Education: MD - University of Massachusetts Medical School; Undergraduate - Stonehill College
Clinical Interests: Racial and ethnic health disparities, minimally invasive surgery, thoracic surgery and surgical oncology
Personal Interests: Traveling, running, all things chocolate, painting, bargain hunting and Drake

Srihari Lella, MD

Hometown: Dallas, Texas
Education: MD - Texas A&M HSC College of Medicine; Undergraduate - University of Texas at Dallas
Clinical Interests: Vascular/cardiac surgery
Personal Interests: Spending time with family and friends, basketball and chess

Allison Letica Kriegel, MD

Hometown: New York, New York
Education: MD - Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons; Undergraduate - University of Pennsylvania
Clinical Interests: Pediatric surgery, surgical critical care, endocrine surgery, minimally invasive surgery and quality improvement
Personal Interests: Traveling, visiting museums, cooking and baking, trying new cuisines, dancing, indoor cycling, spending time with family and friends

Imani McElroy, MD

Hometown: Oakland, California
Education: MD - Charles R. Drew University/University of California, Los Angeles; Undergraduate - University of California, Irvine
Clinical Interests: Health disparities and health services and triple negative breast cancer
Personal Interests: Golden State Warriors, Oakland Raiders, photography and hiking

Cynthia Miller, MD

Hometown: Cape Cod, Massachusetts
Education: MD - Harvard Medical School; Undergraduate - Boston College
Clinical Interests: Surgical oncology, breast surgery and surgical education
Personal Interests: Sailing, skiing, spending time with family on Cape Cod, Matt Ryan and NFL football

Sarav Patel, MD, DDS

Hometown: Grass Valley, California
Education: MD - Harvard Medical School; DDS - University of California, Los Angeles School of Dentistry; Undergraduate - California State University, Long Beach
Clinical Interests: Oral and maxillofacial surgery
Personal Interests: Spending time with family and friends, traveling, exploring new restaurants, tennis, college football and basketball, photography

Thomas Peponis, MD

Hometown: Preveza, Greece
Education: MD - University of Athens School of Health Sciences
Clinical Interests: Trauma, acute care surgery, surgical oncology and surgical education
Personal Interests: Wind-surfing, swimming, skiing, basketball and traveling

Robert (Trey) Sinyard, MD, MBA

Hometown: Athens, GA
Education: MD, MBA - Duke University; Undergraduate - University of Georgia
Clinical Interests: Trauma, critical care, healthcare delivery and policy
Personal Interests: Hiking, cycling, travel, literature and SEC football

Davis Waller, MD

Hometown: Decatur, Georgia
Education: MD - Medical College of Georgia; Undergraduate - University of Georgia
Clinical Interests: Vascular surgery, global surgery, surgical and medical education
Personal Interests: Trail running, hot yoga, bread-baking, cooking and The West Wing

PGY-4 Residents

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

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

Zhi Ven Fong, MD

Hometown: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Education: MD, Thomas Jefferson University; Undergraduate, International Medical University
Clinical Interests: pancreatic surgery, surgical oncology, critical care
Personal Interests: competitive basketball and volleyball

Daniel Hashimoto, MD

Hometown: Forest, MS and El Paso, TX
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

Antonia Kreso, MD, PhD

Hometown: Stoney Creek, Ontario, Canada
Education: University of Toronto, Canada
Clinical Interests: Oncology and transplant
Personal Interests: Watching documentaries, traveling, enjoying the arts and theatre

Grace C. Lee, MD

Hometown: Rockville, MD
Education: MD, Harvard Medical School; Undergraduate, MIT
Clinical Interests: colorectal surgery, surgical outcomes research
Personal Interests: scuba diving in New England, cooking, hiking, exploring Boston, photography

Sophia McKinley, MD, EdM

Hometown: Hopewell Junction, NY
Education: MD, Harvard Medical School; EdM, Harvard Graduate School of Education; Undergraduate, Harvard College
Clinical Interests: colorectal surgery, surgical oncology, surgical education
Personal Interests: mountains, cross-country skiing

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

Sahael Stapleton, MD

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Education: MD, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine; Undergraduate, University of California Los Angeles
Clinical Interests: vascular surgery, colorectal surgery
Personal Interests: cooking, hiking, photography

Adam Tanious, MD, MMSc, RPVI

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Education: MD, Michigan State University College of Medicine; MMSc, University of South Florida; Undergraduate, Johns Hopkins University
Clinical Interests: vascular surgery, resident education, surgical innovation
Personal Interests: reading, writing, running, tennis, cooking

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

PGY-5 Residents

Katherine Albutt, MD

Hometown: London, England; Darien, Connecticut 
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 and all things Georgetown

Yanik Bababekov, MD, MPH

Hometown: Boston, Massachusetts 
Education: MD/MPH - Tufts University School of Medicine; Undergraduate - Middlebury College
Clinical Interests: Transplant and hepatopancreatcobiliary (HPB) surgery
Personal Interests: Spending time with family, lacrosse and squash

Danielle Brette Cameron, MD, MPH

Hometown: Baltimore, Maryland
Education: MD - University of Miami Miller School of Medicine; Undergraduate - Haverford College 
Clinical Interests: Pediatric surgery, surgical oncology, comparative effectiveness and outcomes research
Personal Interests: Spending time with my husband and daughter, hiking, running and sailing

Derek Erstad, MD

Hometown: Boise, Idaho
Education: MD - Harvard Medical School; Undergraduate - College of Idaho
Clinical Interests: Surgical oncology and cancer biology
Personal Interests: Soccer, running and seeing my family

Paul Furlow, MD, PhD

Hometown: Iron Mountain, Michigan
Education: MD - Weill Cornell Medical College; PhD - The Rockefeller University; Undergraduate - Michigan State University
Clinical Interests: Thoracic surgery and metastasis biology
Personal Interests: Family and friends, writing music, the Beatles, Green Bay Packers, travel and food/wine

Rajshri Mainthia Gartland, MD, MPH

Hometown: Orange County, California
Education: MD - Vanderbilt University School of Medicine; MPH - Harvard School of Public Health; Undergraduate - Virginia Commonwealth University
Clinical Interests: Surgical oncology and endocrinology, patient safety and quality and surgical education
Personal Interests: Hiking, spinning, fine art and competitive Scrabble

Tom O'Donnell, MD

Hometown: Boston, Massachusetts and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 
Education: MD - Weill Cornell Medical College; Undergraduate - University of Notre Dame
Clinical Interests: Vascular surgery and clinical outcomes research
Personal Interests: Playing and watching sports, reading and competing in Brazilian jiu-jitsu

Jarrod D. Predina, MD

Hometown: Ohio
Education: MD - Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania; Undergraduate - Case Western
Clinical Interests: Thoracic surgery
Personal Interests: Playing sports (soccer) and watching college football

Ali Rabi, MD, PhD

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 and cooking

Linda Wang, MD, MBA, RPVI

Hometown: New York
Education: MD - Harvard Medical School; MBA - Harvard Business School; AB - Harvard College
Clinical Interests: Vascular surgery, surgical innovation and health care redesign
Personal Interests: Traveling, cooking and movies

Research Residents

Douglas Cassidy, MD

Hometown: Mahwah, New Jersey
Education: MD - Tufts University School of Medicine; Undergraduate - Cornell University
Clinical Interests: Hepatobiliary surgery, minimally invasive surgery and surgical education
Personal Interests: Ice hockey, baseball, footbal, running and swimming

Paul Cavallaro, MD

Hometown: Medford, Massachusetts
Education: MD - Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai; Undergraduate - Tufts University
Clinical Interests: Surgical oncology, colorectal surgery, minimally invasive surgery and outcomes research
Personal Interests: Soccer, golf, Boston sports, cooking and family

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 and cheese

Taylor Coe, MD

Hometown: Redmond, Washington
Education: MD - University of California, San Diego; Undergraduate - University of California, San Diego
Clinical Interests: Surgical oncology, surgical education and health services research
Personal Interests: Show jumping, spike ball, beach volleyball and traveling

Maggie Connolly, MD

Hometown: Baltimore, Maryland
Education: MD - University of Maryland School of Medicine; Undergraduate - Washington and Lee University
Clinical Interests: Trauma and acute care surgery and transplant surgery
Personal Interests: Baltimore Ravens, traveling, classic rock, hiking and photography

Christina Costantino, MD

Hometown: Fairfax, Virginia
Education: MD - Jefferson Medical College; Undergraduate - Princeton University
Clinical Interests: Cardiothoracic surgery, tumor biology and tech/health innovation
Personal Interests: Spending time with family and friends, being outdoors or on the water, all types of cheese, running, soccer and good restaurants

Claire de Crescenzo, MD

Hometown: Lafayette, California
Education: MD - University of California, Davis School of Medicine; Undergraduate - UCLA
Clinical Interests: Surgical oncology, trauma surgery and critical care and global surgery
Personal Interests: Outdoors, traveling, lacrosse, hiking, skiing and fine arts

Charles DeCarlo, MD

Hometown: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Education: MD - Albert Einstein College of Medicine; Undergraduate - Stevens Institute of Technology
Clinical Interests: Vascular surgery and surgical outcomes research
Personal Interests: Football, lacrosse, guacamole, house music, cheese and spending time with friends

Richard Guyer, MD, PhD

Education: MD/PhD - Vanderbilt University School of Medicine; Undergraduate - Davidson College
Clinical Interests: Pediatric surgery, transplantation, research in regenerative medicine and tissue engineering
Personal Interests: Ice hockey, the New York Football Giants, weight lifting/running, Bruce Springsteen, country music, cooking and dogs

Jon Harrison, MD

Hometown: Allentown, Pennsylvania
Education: MD - Jefferson Medical College; Undergraduate - Lehigh University
Clinical Interests: HPB surgery, transplant surgery and foregut surgery
Personal Interests: Star Wars, soup, golf, Patagonia, Chik-fil-A, 80s hits and exercise

Christopher Latz, MD

Hometown: Chicago, Illinois
Education: MD - Texas A&M Health Science Center; Undergraduate - The University of Texas
Clinical Interests: Vascular surgery
Personal Interests: College football, exercising and spending time with family

Casey Luckhurst, MD

Hometown: Boca Raton, Florida
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 and reading

Lydia Maurer, MD

Hometown: Harvard, Massachusetts
Education: MD - Stanford University School of Medicine; Undergraduate - Yale University
Clinical Interests: Surgical oncology, trauma surgery, global surgery and health disparities
Personal Interests: Running, exploring the outdoors, traveling and spending time with family

Theodoros Michelakos, MD

Hometown: Athens, Greece
Education: MD - University of Athens School of Health Sciences, Greece
Clinical Interests: HPB surgery, immuno-oncology
Personal Interests: Scuba diving, emerging technologies, island hopping and darts

Philicia Moonsamy, MD

Hometown: Durban, South Africa 
Education: MD - Jefferson Medical College; Undergraduate - University of Pennsylvania
Clinical Interests: Surgical oncology, thoracic oncology and cancer biology
Personal Interests: Singing, playing the piano, cooking, dining out with friends and fashion

Nikhil Panda, MD

Hometown: Chattanooga, Tennessee 
Education: MD - University of Tennessee College of Medicine; Undergraduate - University of Virgina School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Clinical Interests: Cardiothoracic surgery, thoracic oncology and foregut surgery
Personal Interests: Classic guitar, cooking, traveling, hiking and pick-up Frisbee/basketball

Alaska Pendleton, MD

Hometown: Shorewood, Wisconsin
Education: MD - Harvard Medical School; Undergraduate - University of Wisconsin-Madison
Clinical Interests: Vascular surgery and global surgery
Personal Interests: Travel, ice hockey and camping

Numa Perez, MD

Hometown: San Miguel, El Salvador; Downey, California
Education: MD - Harvard Medical School; Undergraduate - University of California, Berkeley
Clinical Interests: Pediatric surgery, health care outcomes and disparities
Personal Interests: Running, working out, basketball, volleyball, traveling, computers and technology

Siavash Raigani, MD

Hometown: Toronto, Ontario
Education: MD - Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine; Undergraduate - Johns Hopkins University
Clinical Interests: Gastrointestinal surgery and surgical oncology
Personal Interests: Swimming, squash, golf and sailing

Jordan Secor, MD, MS

Hometown: Ada, Ohio
Education: MD - University of Illinois; MS - Ohio State University College of Medicine; Undergraduate - Ohio State University
Clinical Interests: Pediatric surgery, surgical oncology and surgical education
Personal Interests: Traveling, playing and watching sports, reading, teaching and food adventures

Naomi Sell, MD, MHS

Hometown: Redwood City, California
Education: MD - Jefferson Medical College; MHS - Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health; Undergraduate - Johns Hopkins University
Clinical Interests: Surgical oncology, colorectal surgery, clinical outcomes research, surgical education and innovation
Personal Interests: Soccer, skiing, sailing, camping, wine tasting, Blue Jay lacrosse and San Francisco sports

Thomas Ward, MD

Hometown: Atlanta, Georgia
Education: MD - University of Virginia School of Medicine; Undergraduate - University of Georgia
Clinical Interests: Surgical techniques, education and outcomes research
Personal Interests: Fiction, football, college basketball and cooking

Maggie Westfal, MD, MPH

Hometown: New Canaan, Connecticut 
Education: MD/MPH - Tufts University School of Medicine; Undergraduate - Yale University
Clinical Interests: Surgical oncology and colorectal surgery
Personal Interests: Triathlons, soccer and ice hockey, baking cookies and spending time with family and friends