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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. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram.

Fifth-Year Residents

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Gillian Baptiste, MD

Hometown: Bedford, New York
Medical school: Emory University School of Medicine
Clinical interests: acute care surgery and critical care
Fellowship: surgical critical care, Columbia University

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Stacey Chen, MD

Hometown: New York, New York
Medical school: Tulane University School of Medicine
Clinical interests: cardiothoracic surgery
Fellowship: 4+3 cardiothoracic surgery, NYU Langone Health

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Daniel Horwitz, MD, MBA

Hometown: Brooklyn, New York
Medical school: NYU Grossman School of Medicine
Clinical interests: trauma and critical care, hospital administration, and quality improvement
Fellowship: in application

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Regina Matar, MD

Hometown: Canton, Michigan
Medical school: Michigan State University College of Human Medicine
Clinical interests: breast surgical oncology
Fellowship: breast surgical oncology, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

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Rae Rokosh, MD

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

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Annie Wang, MD

Hometown: Toronto, Canada
Medical school: NYU Grossman School of Medicine
Clinical interests: minimally invasive surgery and healthcare disparities
Fellowship: minimally invasive surgery, University of California, Davis

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Simeng Wang, MD

Hometown: Hubei, China
Medical school: University of Pittsburgh
Clinical interests: trauma surgery and surgical critical care
Fellowship: in application

Fourth-Year Residents

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Joav Birjiniuk, MD, PhD

Hometown: Boston, Massachusetts
Medical school: Emory University and Georgia Institute of Technology
Clinical interests: cardiothoracic surgery, critical care, vascular surgery, and 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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Sara Kryeziu, MD

Hometown: Tirana, Albania
Medical school: Stony Brook University School of Medicine
Clinical interests: thoracic surgery and surgical innovation

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Michael Lui, MD

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

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Sarah McIntyre, MD

Hometown: Nashville, Tennessee
Medical school: University of Tennessee
Clinical interests: surgical oncology, hepatobiliary surgery, and healthcare disparities
Research interests: cancer genomics and translational models of cholangiocarcinoma

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Taher Mohammedi, MD

Hometown: Karachi, Pakistan
Medical school: Jinnah Medical and Dental College
Clinical interests: minimally invasive surgery

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Simon Rodier, MD, MPhil

Hometown: Toronto, Canada
Medical school: NYU Grossman School of Medicine
Clinical interests: minimally invasive surgery

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Ben Wadowski, MD

Hometown: Brooklyn, New York
Medical school: NYU Grossman School of Medicine
Clinical interests: thoracic surgery, robotic surgery, and molecular genomics of mesothelioma

Third-Year Residents

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Pratik Chandra, MD

Hometown: Toronto, Canada
Medical school: SUNY Downstate College of Medicine
Clinical interests: surgical oncology and thoracic surgery

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Conor Donnelly, MD

Hometown: Flagstaff, Arizona
Medical school: University of Pittsburgh
Clinical interests: colorectal surgery, vascular surgery, and pediatric surgery

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Michael Dorsey, MD

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

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Ido Haimi, MD

Hometown: Jerusalem, Israel
Medical school: Yale School of Medicine
Clinical interests: surgical oncology and surgical critical care

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Mirhee Kim, MD

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

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Grace Oh, MD

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

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Yanzhi Yang, MD, MS

Hometown: Charlottesville, Virginia
Medical school: Case Western Reserve University
Clinical interests: cardiothoracic surgery

Second-Year Residents

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Avery Brown, MD

Hometown: Las Vegas, Nevada
Medical school: NYU Grossman School of Medicine
Clinical interests: minimally invasive surgery

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Denston Carey, MD

Hometown: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Medical school: Harvard Medical School
Clinical interests: device development and innovation in surgery, minimally invasive surgery, and robotics

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Rafael de Azevedo, MD

Hometown: São Paulo, Brazil
Medical school: University of São Paulo
Clinical interests: colorectal surgery and surgical education

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Virginia Devi-Chou, MD

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

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Kelly Drozdowicz, MD

Hometown: Miami, Florida
Medical school: Boston University School of Medicine
Clinical interests: cardiothoracic surgery, transplant surgery, surgical critical care, global health, and health equity

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Sarah R. Kaslow, MD, MPH

Hometown: Baltimore, Maryland
Medical school: University of Maryland
Clinical interests: surgical oncology and hepatobiliary surgery

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Muhammad Khurrum, MD

Hometown: Bahawalpur, Pakistan
Medical school: Jinnah Medical and Dental College
Clinical interests: surgical oncology, hepatobiliary surgery, and transplant surgery

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Andrew Kumpfbeck, MD

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

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Carolina Larrain, MD

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

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Athanasios Sevdalis, MD

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

First-Year Residents

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Iram Shafqat Alam, MD

Hometown: Woodbury, Minnesota
Medical school: UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine
Clinical interests: endocrine surgery, colorectal surgery, and surgical oncology

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Thomas Amburn, MD

Hometown: Louisville, Kentucky
Medical school: University of Kentucky College of Medicine
Clinical interests: surgical oncology, endocrine surgery, and global surgery

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Likolani Arthurs, MD

Hometown: Silver Spring, Maryland
Medical school: NYU Grossman School of Medicine
Clinical interests: surgical oncology, breast cancer, endocrine surgery, general surgery, and healthcare disparities

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Samantha Cawthon, MD

Hometown: Louisville, Kentucky
Medical school: NYU Grossman School of Medicine
Clinical interests: transplant surgery and trauma and critical care surgery

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Nardeen Dawood, MSL, MD

Hometown: Orange County, California
Medical school: UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine
Clinical interests: academic medicine, global surgery, and health equity

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Pooja Desai, MD

Hometown: New York, New York
Medical school: Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Clinical interests: gastrointestinal pathology and health equity

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Eren Esen, MD, MS

Hometown: Bursa, Turkey
Medical school: Cerrahpasa School of Medicine, Istanbul University
Clinical interests: colorectal surgery and surgical outcomes research

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Emmy Hu, MD

Hometown: Queens, New York
Medical school: Boston University School of Medicine
Clinical interests: interventional radiology

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Alexis Korman, MD

Hometown: Buffalo, New York
Medical school: NYU Grossman School of Medicine
Clinical interests: endocrine surgery and surgical education

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Paul H. Lee, DDS, MD

Hometown: Greensboro, North Carolina
Medical school: NYU Grossman School of Medicine
Clinical interests: craniofacial and maxillofacial trauma

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Ralph Navarro, MD

Hometown: Brooklyn, New York
Medical school: NYU Grossman School of Medicine
Clinical interests: neuroradiology and neurointerventional radiology

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Brandon A. Oks, DDS, MD

Hometown: Brooklyn, New York
Medical school: NYU Grossman School of Medicine
Clinical interests: dentoalveolar surgery

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Natalie Palaychuk, MD

Hometown: Brooklyn, New York
Medical school: NYU Grossman School of Medicine
Clinical interests: radiology, machine learning, and medical education

Postgraduate Research

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Jonathan Burke, MD, MPH

Hometown: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Medical school: University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Clinical interests: trauma surgery and critical care
Research and programmatic subjects: social epidemiology, health equity, harm reduction, mentorship, violence prevention, hospital-based violence interventions, and population-level contributors to violence

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Shimon Jacobs, MD

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

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Les James, MD

Hometown: Louisville, Kentucky
Medical school: Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Clinical interests: cardiothoracic transplant and mechanical circulatory support

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Jackie Kim, MD

Hometown: Apple Valley, Minnesota
Medical school: NYU Grossman School of Medicine
Clinical interests: transplant surgery, critical care, and health disparities
Research subject: immunology and physiology of pig-to-primate and pig-to-human solid organ xenotransplant

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Katie Prendergast, MD

Hometown: Mahwah, New Jersey
Medical school: Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Clinical interests: surgical oncology and transplant
Research subject: targetable vulnerabilities in well-differentiated liposarcoma

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Molly Ratner, MD

Hometown: Manhattan, New York
Medical school: Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Clinical interests: vascular surgery, surgical critical care, and global surgery and human rights
Research subject: quality initiatives and outcomes in vascular surgery

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Anthony Sorrentino, MD

Hometown: Brooklyn, New York
Medical school: SUNY Downstate College of Medicine
Clinical interests: surgical oncology and hepatobiliary surgery
Research subject: investigating the development of metastatic disease and immune tumor microenvironment of pancreatic cancer

2022 Graduates

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Duy T. Dao, MD, MPH

Hometown: San Jose, California
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 Grossman 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 Grossman School of Medicine
Clinical interests: colorectal surgery, healthcare disparities, and 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 and surgical education
Fellowship: colorectal surgery, New York Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center

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Matthew Pergamo, MD

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

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Sarah Pivo, MD

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