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General Surgery Residency: Manhattan Residents

NYU Grossman School of Medicine’s Manhattan general surgery residents bring a broad range of life and academic experiences to our program.

2021 Graduates

Derek Freitas, MD, MSPH
Hometown: Panama City, FL
Medical school: NYU School of Medicine
Clinical interests: cardiothoracic surgery, surgical care access, global surgery
Fellowship: thoracic surgery, NewYork Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center

Amanda Hambrecht, MD
Hometown: New York
Medical school: NYU School of Medicine
Fellowship: Attending, General Surgery Manhattan VA

Charles Hong, MD
Hometown: Hong Kong
Medical school: Washington University in St. Louis
Clinical interests: pediatric surgery
Fellowship: pediatric surgery, University of Pittsburgh

Jeffrey Jiang, MD
Hometown: Fresh Meadows, NY
Medical school: Stony Brook University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine
Clinical interests: cardiothoracic surgery
Fellowship: 4+3 cardiothoracic surgery, NYU Langone Health

Ashley Lamparello, MD
Hometown: Old Tappan, NJ
Medical school: NYU School of Medicine
Clinical interests: thoracic surgery
Fellowship: cardiothoracic surgery, NYU Langone Health

Brittany Nowak, MD
Hometown: Cleveland
Medical school: The Ohio State University College of Medicine
Clinical interests: trauma and critical care
Fellowship: trauma critical care, Jackson Memorial Hospital, University of Miami

Vivek Sant, MD
Hometown: Boston
Medical school: Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
Clinical interests: endocrine surgery, general surgery
Fellowship: endocrine surgery, UCLA Health

Hunter Underwood, MD
Hometown: Indianapolis
Medical school: Indiana University School of Medicine
Clinical interests: endocrine surgery
Fellowship: endocrine surgery, University of Michigan

Gerardo Vitiello, MD
Hometown: Yonkers, NY
Medical school: Emory University School of Medicine
Clinical interests: surgical oncology, cancer immunology, and metabolism
Fellowship: complex general surgical oncology, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Fifth-Year Residents

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Duy T. Dao, MD, MPH

Hometown: San Jose, CA
Medical school: Stanford School of Medicine
Clinical interests: pediatric surgery
Fellowship: pediatric surgery, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

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Brian Diskin, MD

Medical school: NYU School of Medicine
Clinical interests: surgical oncology
Fellowship: breast surgical oncology, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

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Ajaratu Keshinro, MD

Hometown: Ibadan, Nigeria
Medical school: NYU School of Medicine
Clinical interests: colorectal surgery, healthcare disparity, diversity in medicine
Fellowship: colorectal surgery, University of Minnesota

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Patricio Bernardo Lynn, MD

Hometown: General Villegas, Argentina
Medical school: Facultad de Ciencias Biomedicas, Universidad Austral, Argentina
Clinical interests: colorectal surgery, surgical education
Fellowship: colorectal surgery, New York Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center

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Matthew Pergamo, MD

Hometown: Cold Spring, NY
Medical school: NYU School of Medicine
Clinical interests: vascular surgery
Fellowship: vascular surgery, NYU Langone Health

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Sarah Pivo, MD

Hometown: Los Angeles
Medical school: NYU School of Medicine
Clinical Interest: bariatric surgery
Fellowship: minimally invasive surgery, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Fourth-Year Residents

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Gillian Baptiste, MD

Hometown: Bedford, NY
Medical school: Emory University School of Medicine
Clinical interests: abdominal transplant, research focusing on melanoma brain metastases

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Stacey Chen, MD

Hometown: New York, NY
Medical school: Tulane University School of Medicine
Clinical interests: cardiothoracic surgery, surgical education

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Daniel Horwitz, MD, MBA

Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
Medical school: NYU Grossman School of Medicine
Clinical interests: trauma and critical care, hospital administration, and quality improvement

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Regina Matar, MD

Hometown: Canton, Michigan
Medical school: Michigan State University College of Human Medicine
Clinical interests: breast surgical oncology

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Rae Rokosh, MD

Hometown: Winnipeg, Canada
Medical school: NYU Grossman School of Medicine
Clinical interests: vascular surgery

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Annie Wang, MD

Hometown: Toronto, Canada
Medical school: NYU Grossman School of Medicine
Clinical interests: surgical oncology, healthcare disparities

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Simeng Wang, MD

Hometown: Hubei, China
Medical school: University of Pittsburgh
Clinical interests: thoracic surgery, critical care medicine, outcomes research

Third-Year Residents

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Joav Birjiniuk, MD, PhD

Hometown: Boston
Medical school: Emory University/Georgia Institute of Technology
Clinical interests: cardiothoracic surgery, critical care, vascular surgery, device design

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Yanjie He, MD

Hometown: Fuzhou, China
Medical school: China Medical University
Clinical interests: surgical oncology

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Jacqueline Kim, MD

Hometown: Apple Valley, MN
Medical school: NYU School of Medicine
Clinical interests: colorectal surgery, surgical oncology

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Sara Kryeziu, MD

Hometown: Tirana, Albania
Medical school: Stony Brook University School of Medicine
Clinical interests: surgical oncology

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Tahir Mustafa, MD

Hometown: Karachi, Pakistan
Medical school: Jinnah Medical and Dental College
Clinical interests: trauma acute care surgery, transplant surgery

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Molly Ratner, MD

Hometown: Manhattan
Medical school: Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Clinical interests: global surgery and human rights

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Simon Rodier, MD, MPhil

Hometown: Toronto, Canada
Medical school: NYU School of Medicine
Clinical interests: quality improvement, medical education

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Ben Wadowski, MD

Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
Medical school: NYU School of Medicine
Clinical interests: thoracic surgery, robotic surgery, molecular genomics of mesothelioma

Second-Year Residents

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Jonathan Burke, MD, MPH

Hometown: Minneapolis
Medical school: University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Clinical interests: trauma and critical care, health equity research, social epidemiology, community health projects

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Pratik Chandra, MD

Hometown: Toronto, Canada
Medical school: SUNY Downstate Medical Center
Clinical interests: cardiothoracic surgery, trauma surgery, health administration and business, clinical outcomes research

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Conor Donnelly, MD

Hometown: Flagstaff, AZ
Medical school: University of Pittsburgh
Clinical interests: colorectal surgery, trauma critical care, pediatric surgery

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Michael Dorsey, MD

Hometown: Hollywood, FL
Medical school: Morehouse School of Medicine
Clinical interests: cardiothoracic, trauma critical care

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Mirhee Kim, MD

Hometown: Poughkeepsie, NY
Medical school: NYU Grossman School of Medicine
Clinical interests: minimally invasive surgery, bioinformatics research

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Ahmed Mostafa, MD

Medical school: Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine

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Deepak Vivekanandan, MD

Hometown: Chennai, India
Medical school: Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute
Clinical interests: heart and lung transplant surgery, pediatric cardiac surgery, robotic thoracic surgery

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Yanzhi Yang, MD, MS

Hometown: Charlottesville, VA
Medical school: Case Western Reserve University
Clinical interests: cardiothoracic, trauma and critical care, transplant

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Camille Yongue, MD

Hometown: Nyack, NY
Medical school: Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Clinical interests: cardiothoracic surgery, health disparities research, transplant immunology

First-Year Residents

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Avery Brown, MD

Hometown: Las Vegas
Medical school: NYU Grossman School of Medicine
Clinical interests: trauma, cost-effectiveness research

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Denston Carey, MD

Hometown: Philadelphia, PA
Medical school: Harvard Medical School
Clinical interests: trauma, acute care surgery, device development

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Clifford Chang, MD

Hometown: Queens, NY
Medical school: NYU Grossman School of Medicine
Clinical interests: cardiovascular surgery and clinical education

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Anthony Chong, MD

Hometown: Clarksville, MD
Medical school: NYU Grossman School of Medicine
Clinical interests: vascular/interventional radiology, hepatobiliary intervention

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Virginia Devi-Chou, MD

Hometown: New York, NY
Medical school: Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Clinical interests: techniques for isolated hepatic perfusion

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Kelly Drozdowicz, MD

Hometown: Miami, FL
Medical school: Boston University School of Medicine
Clinical interests: trauma, critical care, thoracic, global health, healthcare disparities

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Luis Garza-Barrera, MD

Hometown: Eagle Pass, TX
Medical school: University of Texas Medical School at San Antonio
Clinical interests: MIS, vascular surgery

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Andrew Kumpfbeck, MD

Hometown: Smithtown, NY
Medical school: NYU Grossman School of Medicine
Clinical interests: vascular surgery, cardiothoracic surgery, critical care

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Carolina Larrain, MD

Hometown: Wausau, WI
Medical school: University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
Clinical interests: surgical oncology, colorectal surgery

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Keyur Naik, MD

Hometown: Princeton Junction, NJ
Medical school: NYU Grossman School of Medicine
Clinical interests: oral and maxillofacial surgery, head and neck surgery

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Ian Nolan, MD

Hometown: Corinth, NY
Medical school: NYU Grossman School of Medicine
Clinical interests: reconstructive surgery, surgical oncology

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Athanasios Sevdalis, MD

Hometown: Karpathos, Greece
Medical school: Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
Clinical interests: surgical oncology, breast cancer

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Frances Yoshikane, MD

Hometown: Fountain Valley, CA
Medical school: NYU Grossman School of Medicine
Clinical interests: oral and maxillofacial surgery, orthognathic surgery

Postgraduate Research

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Shimon Jacobs, MD

Hometown: Tokyo, Japan
Medical school: Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons
Clinical interests: pediatric surgery

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Les James, MD

Hometown: Louisville, KY
Medical school: Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Clinical interests: thoracic surgery, critical care, health disparities, surgical education

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Michael Lui, MD

Hometown: New York, NY
Medical school: NYU Grossman School of Medicine
Clinical interests: endocrine surgery, medical education

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Sarah McIntyre, MD

Hometown: Nashville, TN
Medical school: University of Tennessee
Clinical interests: surgical oncology, colorectal surgery, palliative care, healthcare disparities

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Katie Prendergast, MD

Hometown: Mahwah, NJ
Medical school: Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Clinical interests: surgical oncology, transplant

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Grace Oh, MD

Hometown: Atlanta, GA
Medical school: Emory University
Clinical interests: surgical oncology, health disparities

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Anthony Sorrentino, MD

Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
Medical school: SUNY Downstate
Clinical interests: surgical oncology, hepatobiliary surgery

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Ido Haimi, MD

Hometown: Jerusalem, Israel
Medical school: Yale School of Medicine
Clinical interests: cardiothoracic surgery