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General Surgery Residency: NYU Langone Hospital—Brooklyn Residents

Meet the general surgery residents in our NYU Langone Hospital—Brooklyn program.

Fifth-Year Residents

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Huriye Hande Aydinli, MD

Hometown: Bursa, Turkey
Medical school: Uludag University Faculty of Medicine
Clinical interests: colorectal surgery, surgical quality and outcomes research, and surgical education
Fellowship: colon and rectal surgery, NYU Langone Health

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Ashwini Vijayakumar, MD

Hometown: Bangalore, India
Medical school: Navodaya Medical College
Clinical interest: pediatric surgery

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Aaron Zuckerman, MD

Hometown: St. Louis, Missouri
Medical school: Washington University in St. Louis
Clinical interests: minimally invasive surgery, thoracic surgery, and quality improvement
Fellowship: ACS trauma critical care, Houston Methodist

Fourth-Year Residents

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Preeti Kodavanti, MD

Hometown: Apex, North Carolina
Medical school: Georgetown University School of Medicine
Clinical interests: plastic surgery, surgical oncology, transplant surgery, and clinical translational research

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Joohee Son, MD

Hometown: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Medical school: University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
Clinical interests: critical care and cardiothoracic surgery

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Cristhian Valor, MD

Hometown: Caracas, Venezuela
Medical school: University of Florida College of Medicine
Clinical interests: bariatrics, foregut, hernia, and robotics

Third-Year Residents

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Justine Betzu, MD

Hometown: Tampa, Florida
Medical school: St. George’s University School of Medicine
Clinical interests: plastic surgery, vascular surgery, and surgical critical care

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Nicole Lopez-Canizares, MD

Hometown: Ponce, Puerto Rico
Medical school: Ponce Health Sciences University
Clinical interests: foregut, hernia, and hepatobiliary robotics

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Alexander Vu, MD, MSc

Hometown: Irvine, California
Medical school: Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons
Clinical interests: minimally invasive surgery, robotics, and global and academic surgery

Second-Year Residents

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Michael Huber, MD

Medical school: Rutgers New Jersey Medical School

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Ricky Patil, MD

Hometown: South Brunswick, New Jersey
Medical school: Drexel University College of Medicine
Clinical interests: cardiothoracic surgery, ECMO, TAVR, and surgical education

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Stacy Sebastian, MD

Hometown: Houston, Texas
Medical school: University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine
Clinical interest: endocrine surgery

First-Year Residents

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Jessica Chiang, MD

Hometown: Carmel, Indiana
Medical school: Indiana University School of Medicine
Clinical interests: minimally invasive surgery, surgical critical care, general surgery, and plastic surgery

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Leena Hani, MD, MPH

Hometown: Karachi, Pakistan
Medical school: Ziauddin Medical College
Clinical interests: surgical oncology, cardiothoracic surgery, and plastic surgery

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Yassmen Hammam, MD

Hometown: Brooklyn, New York
Medical school: Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
Clinical interest: breast oncology

2022 Graduates

Courtney Cartier, DO
Hometown: Saratoga Springs, New York
Medical school: New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine
Clinical interests: hepatobiliary surgery, pancreatic cancer research, and global medicine
Fellowship: hepatopancreatic biliary and foregut fellowship, Oregon Health and Sciences University

Omkaar Jaikaran, DO
Hometown: Queens Village, New York
Medical school: New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine
Clinical interests: general surgery, minimally invasive and robotic surgery, and trauma and critical care
Fellowship: surgical critical care, NYU Langone Health

Ronak Patel, DO
Hometown: Yorktown Heights, New York
Medical school: New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine
Clinical interests: vascular surgery and robotic surgery
Fellowship: vascular surgery, Long Island Jewish Medical Center