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Career Track of Program Graduates

The majority of the program’s general surgery graduates continue their training in a specialized area of surgery.

Chief Residents routinely secure prestigious fellowship positions in any one of a number of academic programs across the country. Fellowship positions obtained by Chief Residents graduating in the recent past are as follows:

2020 Graduates

Dalia Alqunaibit, M.D.
Surgical Critical Care
Maimonides Medical Center 

Adham Elmously, M.D.
Vascular Surgery Fellowship
NewYork-Presbyterian

William Hammond, M.D., M.Sc.
Pediatric Surgery Fellowship
University of Calgary

Matthew Symer, M.D., M.S.
Colon and Rectal Surgery Fellowship
NewYork-Presbyterian - Weill Cornell Medicine

Dagny von Ahrens, M.D.
Transplant Surgery Fellowship
Mount Sinai, NY 

Katherine Gray, M.D.
Thoracic Surgery Fellowship
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Maureen Moore, M.D.
Endocrine Surgery Fellowship
NewYork-Presbyterian - Weill Cornell Medicine 

2019 Graduates

Jonathan Abelson, M.D.
Colorectal Surgery Fellowship
Washington University in St. Louis 

Neel Chudgar, M.D.
Thoracic Surgery Fellowship
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

John Creasy, M.D.
Surgical Oncology Fellowship
Duke University School of Medicine

Jason Gardenier, M.D.
Plastic Surgery
Massachusetts General Hospital

Brandon Guenthart, M.D.
Thoracic Surgery Fellowship
Stanford Medicine 

Oriana Petruolo, M.D.
Breast Surgery Fellowship
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Saurabh Saluja, M.D.
Pediatric Surgery Fellowship
Yale School of Medicine 

Marc Vimolratana, M.D.
Thoracic Surgery Fellowship
NewYork-Presbyterian – Cornell 

2018 Graduates

Marco Bertucci Zoccali, M.D.
Colorectal Surgery Fellowship
University of Chicago 

Andreas de Biasi, M.D.
Cardiothoracic Surgery Fellowship
Stanford Medicine

Elinore Kaufman, M.D.
Trauma/Surgical Critical Care Fellowship
University of Pennsylvania

Jennifer Minneman, M.D.
General Surgeon

Michael Pezold, M.D.
Vascular Surgery
New York University 

Matthew C. Smith, M.D.
Vascular Surgery
NewYork-Presbyterian – Cornell/Columbia

2017 Graduates

Anna Aronova, M.D.
Endocrine Surgery Fellowship
Mount Sinai (NYC) 

Filippo Filicori, M.D.
Advanced GIMIS Fellowship
Portland Medical Center

Brendan Finnerty, M.D.
Endocrine Surgery Fellowship
NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center

Jamie Green, M.D.
Surgical Oncology Fellowship
Cedars-Sinai (LA) 

Robert McMillan, M.D.
Transplantation Fellowship
UCLA 

Michael Morton, M.D.
Colorectal Surgery Fellowship
Brigham & Women’s Hospital 

Jennifer Murphy, M.D.
Pediatric Surgery Fellowship
Johns Hopkins Medicine

Patrick Seastedt, M.D. 
General Surgeon
United States Air Force 

2016 Graduates

Christopher Agrusa, M.D.
Vascular Surgery Fellowship
NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center

Hasan Aldailami, M.D.
Vascular Surgery Fellowship
NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center

Daniel Fish, M.D., M.S.
Colon and Rectal Surgery Fellowship
The Cleveland Clinic 

Kareem Ibrahim, M.D.
Thoracic Surgery Fellowship
Texas Heart Institute/Baylor College of Medicine 

David Kleiman, M.D., M.S.c.
Colon & Rectal Surgery Fellowship
NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center

Gregory Salzler, M.D.
Vascular Surgery Fellowship
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center 

2015 Graduates

Laurence Belin, M.D., M.P.H.
Active Duty General Surgeon
United States Navy 

Toni Beninato, M.D.
Endocrine Surgery Fellowship
University of California, San Francisco 

Antonio Coppolino, M.D.
Thoracic Surgery Fellowship 
Brigham and Women’s Hospital 

Douglas Jones, M.D.
Vascular Surgery Fellowship 
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Eric Sorenson, M.D.
Surgical Oncology Fellowship
Fox Chase Cancer Center 

Samuel Thomas Sultan, M.D.
Abdominal Transplant Surgery Fellowship 
The University of Maryland Medical Center 

Yusuke Terasaki, M.D.
Cardiac Surgery Fellowship 
Johns Hopkins Medicine

Harma Khachig Turbendian, M.D.
Cardiothoracic Surgery Fellowship
The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

2014 Graduates

Cheguevara Afaneh, M.D.
Complex Gastrointestinal Surgery Fellowship
NewYork Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center

David Anderson, M.D.
Breast Surgery Oncology Fellowship
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center 

Alyssa Reiffel Golas, M.D.
Plastic Surgery Residency
New York University

Stefan Kachala, M.D.
Thoracic Surgery Fellowship
The Cleveland Clinic 

Starr B. Koslow, M.D.
Breast Oncology Fellowship
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center 

Peter W. McWhorter, M.D.
Colon and Rectal Surgery Fellowship
North Shore Hospital System/Long Island Jewish 

Katrina B. Mitchell, M.D.
Breast Surgery Fellowship
MD Anderson Cancer Center 

Barrie S. Rich, M.D.
Pediatric Surgery Fellowship
North Shore/LIJ Cohen Children's Hospital

2013 Graduates

Vinod Balachandran, M.D.
Surgical Oncology Fellowship
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center 

Matthew Bott, M.D.
Cardiothoracic Surgery Fellowship
Washington University in Saint Louis 

Peter Henderson
Plastic Surgery Residency 
New-York Presbyterian  

Xavier Keutgen, M.D.
HPB Surgery Fellowship
Zurich, Switzerland 

David Liska, M.D.
Colorectal Surgery Fellowship
The Cleveland Clinic 

William Nugent, M.D.
Critical Care Fellowship
New-York Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center 

Elliot Servais, M.D.
Thoracic Surgery Fellowship
Brigham and Women's Hospital 

Stacy Ugras, M.D.
Breast Surgery Fellowship 
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

2012 Graduates

Christina V. Angeles, M.D.
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Surgical Oncology Fellowship 

Ronald M. Brooks, M.D.
University of Louisville School of Medicine
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Residency 

Elaine Cheng, M.D.
University of California Los Angeles
Abdominal Transplant Surgery Fellowship 

Vanessa P. Ho, M.D.
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey - New Jersey Medical School
Surgical Critical Care/Trauma Fellowship 

Nicholas A. La Gamma, M.D.
NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center
Colon and Rectal Surgery Fellowship

Tracy-Ann S. Moo, M.D.
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Breast Surgery Fellowship 

Cameron T. Stock, M.D.
Massachusetts General Hospital
Thoracic Surgery Fellowship

2011 Graduates

Nimmi Arora, M.D
John Wayne Cancer Institute
Breast Oncology Surgery Fellowship 

Cenk Cayci, M.D.
Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education
Plastic Surgery Residency 

David Ebler, M.D.
Jackson Memorial Hospital
University of Miami, Florida
Trauma & Critical Care Fellowship 

Evan Feldman, M.D.
Washington University/Barnes-Jewish
Colorectal Surgery Fellowship 

Benjamin Golas, M.D.
University of Pittsburgh, PA
Surgical Oncology Fellowship 

Duncan Hughes, M.D.
Duke University Durham, NC
Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship 

Edwin R. Itenberg, D.O.
William Beaumont Hospital Royal Oak, Michigan 
Colon and Rectal Surgery Fellowship

Ankit Sarin, M.D.
University of California San Francisco 
Clinical Fellowship in The Department of Surgery 

Sebastian Schubl, M.D.
Attending Surgeon
Jamaica Hospital Medical Center 

Christopher Towe, M.D.
New York University
Thoracic Surgery Fellowship

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