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Orthopaedic Surgery Residents

Johns Hopkins Medicine is a leader in the education and training of physicians and biomedical scientists. Our residents and fellows are among the most creative and outstanding leaders in medicine and science in the 21st century and are trained in cutting-edge science, novel treatments and the wise use of technology and avoidance of unnecessary medical tests and procedures. Learn more about our residency program in orthopaedic surgery.

 

Postgraduate Year One (PGY-1)

  • Jean Fleuriscar, City University of New York School of Medicine
  • Christopher Murdock, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
  • Yesha Parekh, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
  • Nicholas Siegel, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • Sukrit Suresh, King's College London School of Medicine
  • Krishna Vangipuram-Suresh, Saint Louis University School of Medicine

Postgraduate Year Two (PGY-2)

  • Henry "Hank" Fox, M.D.

    Medical School: Oregon Health & Science University
    Undergraduate School: Brown University
    Hometown: Mercer Island, WA
    Why I chose Johns Hopkins: "I chose Johns Hopkins for the unique zeal that JHU residents and attendings have for practicing orthopaedics and pursuing excellence in teaching and research. That collective enthusiasm is executed with a “hard work, team-first” mentality, and the residents have fun together outside of the hospital. I’m thrilled to join an engaging community that offers unparalleled surgical training alongside a wealth of research and mentorship opportunities."
    Henry
  • Whitney Kagabo, M.D.

    Medical School: Loma Linda School of Medicine
    Undergraduate School: Johns Hopkins University
    Hometown: Ottawa, Canada
    Why I chose Johns Hopkins: "I chose Hopkins for a multitude of reasons. The top 3 would be the camaraderie between the residents, the ability to serve a diverse population with complex needs, and the ability to do a T32 year which would allow me to peruse my interest in international surgical care. Having started residency now I am even more impressed by everyone’s kindness and the immense educational and surgical opportunities."
    Whitney Kagabo
  • Shyam Kurian, M.D.

    Medical School: Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine
    Undergraduate School: Rutgers University
    Hometown: Hillsborough, NJ
    Why I chose Johns Hopkins: "I chose Hopkins ortho because of their unrivaled dedication to resident education. This program produces leaders in the field of orthopaedics, and after meeting the residents and faculty during interview day, I knew this was where I wanted to train. The cohesiveness of the residents throughout all classes creates an excellent support system, and the opportunities to collaborate with peers and innovate at Hopkins is endless."
    Shyam Kurian
  • Aoife MacMahon, M.D.

    Medical School: Weill Cornell Medical College
    Undergraduate School: Columbia University
    Hometown: Chicago, IL
    Why I chose Johns Hopkins: "I chose Johns Hopkins for several reasons. Foremost was the tight-knit community of residents and faculty dedicated to teaching and mentorship, creating a family-like environment. Moreover, the combination of strong and diverse operative experience, ability to work with leaders in the field, and unique opportunities for global outreach and research make it an outstanding place to train, with unparalleled opportunities for learning and patient care."
    Aoife MacMahon
  • Niyathi Prasad, M.D.

    Medical School: Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine
    Undergraduate School: Emory University
    Hometown: Augusta, GA
    Why I chose Johns Hopkins: "I was fortunate enough to be selected for the Poggi research fellowship at Johns Hopkins during medical school. During my research year, I was able to witness first-hand the amazing mentorship, cutting-edge research, and camaraderie between everyone within the department. Coming back here for residency was an easy decision as I knew I would develop into orthopedic surgeon within a very supportive training environment with unparalleled opportunities and an incredible sense of family!"
    Niyathi Prasad
  • Ryley Zastrow, M.D.

    Medical School: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
    Undergraduate School: University of Wisconsin-Madison
    Hometown: Rhinelander, WI
    Why I chose Johns Hopkins: "Johns Hopkins was my top choice for several reasons. I was immediately drawn to the tight-knit “family” of orthopaedic residents as well as their camaraderie and team mentality. Additionally, with the program’s history of clinical innovation, excellence in patient care, and strong operative experience, I knew I would receive an unparalleled and well-rounded orthopaedic education. Finally, the opportunity to conduct cutting-edge research and learn from leaders in the field solidified my choice. I am thrilled and honored to continue my training here!"
    Ryley Zastrow

Postgraduate Year Three (PGY-3)

  • Wesley Durand, M.D.

    Medical School: The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
    Undergraduate School: Brown University
    Hometown: Manchester, NH
    Why I chose Johns Hopkins: "I chose Johns Hopkins for the incredible community of uniquely talented, driven and kind individuals. It went without saying that Johns Hopkins offered robust clinical training and near-unlimited academic opportunity -- that such an environment could be found among such fantastic people made it an easy decision."
    Wesley Durand
  • Marc Greenberg, M.D.

    Medical School: Mayo Clinic
    Undergraduate School: Occidental College Los Angeles
    Hometown: Washington, DC
    Why I chose Johns Hopkins: "I chose Johns Hopkins for a couple of reasons, the most important of which was the emphasis on putting the patient’s needs first. The Orthopedic program emphasizes early operative experience, ample mentorship opportunities and a focus on resident education. Culturally speaking, the attendings and residents have created an excellent environment to both learn from and take care of patients."
    Marc Greenberg
  • Andrew Harris, M.D.

    Medical School: University of Florida College of Medicine
    Undergraduate School: The University of Florida
    Hometown: Boca Raton, FL
    Why I chose Johns Hopkins: "I chose Johns Hopkins because of the world-class and diverse operative experience, unparalleled opportunities for research and wonderful group of residents who treat each other like family - I believe that this balance of qualities is unique among orthopaedic surgery residency programs and was exactly what I was looking for in my training. In addition, Baltimore is an incredible city with a rich history, vibrant scene of restaurants/breweries and plenty of outdoor activities. Lastly, my sub-internship on the pediatric orthopaedics service at Johns Hopkins was by far my favorite clinical experience of medical school and that experience really solidified my decision to train here."
    Andrew Harris
  • Christa LiBrizzi, M.D.

    Medical School: Johns Hopkins University
    Undergraduate School: North Carolina State University
    Hometown: Stony Brook, NY
    Why I chose Johns Hopkins: "The Johns Hopkins family has a robust history of excellence in patient care, mentorship and research throughout all subspecialties. While in medical school and now in residency, I have constantly been surrounded by individuals who push the envelope daily to better our patients’ lives. I chose Johns Hopkins for my orthopaedic surgery residency for the incredible mentors who guided and challenged me to be the absolute best possible physician for my patients. I firmly believe the Johns Hopkins orthopaedic surgery family is unprecedented in their approach to education and mentorship and are cultivating an unparalleled generation of orthopaedic surgeons."
    Christa LiBrizzi
  • Majd Marrache, M.D.

    Medical School: American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine
    Undergraduate School: American University of Beirut, Lebanon
    Hometown: Beirut, Lebanon
    Why I chose Johns Hopkins: "I chose Johns Hopkins Orthopedic Surgery for several reasons: the incredible mentorship, the role models and the opportunity to work with leaders in the field on cutting-edge research. However, the biggest factor that drew me to the program was the residents! The comradery and the familial relationship among the Orthopedic residents at John Hopkins are unparalleled. I am lucky to be part of the Hopkins family!"
    Majd Marrache
  • Jacob Mikula, M.D.

    Medical School: Oregon Health & Science university School of Medicine
    Undergraduate School: University of Oregon
    Hometown: Eugene, OR
    Why I chose Johns Hopkins: "Johns Hopkins was my top choice for residency for three reasons: the people, the opportunities and the training. First, it was immediately apparent that the residents and faculty at Johns Hopkins are a tight-knit family. Second, there are endless opportunities for research and academic enrichment, so residents can get as much out of residency as they want. Finally, Johns Hopkins offers an incredibly strong operative experience at an academic powerhouse, which creates a very special training environment."
    Jacob Mikula

Postgraduate Year Four (PGY-4)

  • Rachel Bronheim, M.D.

    Medical school: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
    Undergraduate school: Princeton University
    Hometown: New York, New York
    Why I chose Johns Hopkins: "I chose the Johns Hopkins Department of Orthopaedics for a myriad of reasons: the great operative experience, the educational philosophy and the high quality and variety of research opportunities and resources. But most of all, I chose Johns Hopkins for the people. From the moment I arrived on my interview day, I felt welcome and that the leadership was invested in my success and development as an orthopaedic surgeon. This department truly does feel like a family, and I'm so grateful to be a part of it!"
    portrait of Rachel Bronheim
  • Ryan Guilbault, M.D.

    Medical school: Mercer University School of Medicine
    Undergraduate school: University of Georgia
    Hometown: Ottawa, Ontario
    Why I chose Johns Hopkins: "After meeting the residents and faculty that I would be spending the better part of the next five years with, I knew I had found a special place. My co-residents not only inspire me to become a better surgeon but are also people I enjoy spending time with inside and outside of the hospital. I feel lucky to train with them at an institution with a storied medical education history, a sustained record of practice-altering research and a faculty that supports each of our unique professional goals."
    portrait of Ryan Guilbault
  • Claire McDaniel, M.D.

    Medical school: Georgetown University School of Medicine
    Undergraduate school: Georgetown University
    Hometown: Indianapolis, Indiana
    Why I chose Johns Hopkins: "I chose to come to Johns Hopkins because I was privileged enough to see the program as a sub-intern, which was an amazing experience. I loved the cohesiveness of the residents, the attending physicians' passion for teaching and the breadth and complexity of the pathologies that are seen by Orthopaedics at Johns Hopkins. I was looking for a residency program that balances impressive surgical exposure, research and camaraderie, and in Johns Hopkins I was able to find the perfect fit."
    portrait of Claire McDaniel
  • Farah Musharbash, M.D.

    Medical school: Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine
    Undergraduate school: McGill University
    Hometown: Amman, Jordan
    Why I chose Johns Hopkins: "Johns Hopkins certainly lives up to its rich history as a world leader in clinical care, research and education. Most importantly however, I chose to come to Johns Hopkins because of the people here. The faculty, residents and staff that I met both during my sub-internship rotation and interview are some of the most supportive and collegial individuals I know and are fully dedicated to both resident education and patient care. It certainly makes it the ideal place for residency training."
    portrait of Farah Musharbash
  • Micheal Raad, M.D.

    Medical school: American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine
    Undergraduate school: American University of Beirut
    Hometown: Greenacre, Australia
    Why I chose Johns Hopkins: "I chose orthopaedic surgery at Johns Hopkins for the immersive educational experience, the daily interactions with world-class experts and the abundant resources available for cutting-edge research. Above all, I find myself lucky to be surrounded by some of the best residents and mentors one can ask for!"
    portrait of Michael Raad
  • Davis Rogers, M.D.

    Medical school: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
    Undergraduate school: University of Mississippi
    Hometown: Jackson, Mississippi
    Why I chose Johns Hopkins: "Not only are we trained on a daily basis by national experts in the field of orthopaedics, we are privileged to experience the practice of medicine alongside internationally-respected physicians in all specialties; no diagnosis is too complex or uncommon to be treated here. In addition, my experiences with the residents in this department, both in and out of the hospital, provide a sense of support and camaraderie that allows us to balance the challenges of training."
    portrait of Davis Rogers

Postgraduate Year Five (PGY-5)

  • Jarred Bressner, M.D.

    Medical School: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
    Undergraduate School: The Johns Hopkins University
    Hometown: Allentown, Pennsylvania
    Why I chose Johns Hopkins: "I think one of the best things about Johns Hopkins is the opportunities, whether it be incredible breadth of clinical pathology, research in anything you can dream up, opportunities to get involved with cutting edge engineering or the ability to participate in public health on both the global and local scale. The resources available to a resident at Johns Hopkins are endless. Not only is it exciting to look at the people paving the way for the future of medicine and orthopaedics, it is also incredibly inspiring to think about the history of Hopkins. Osler, Halsted, Welch, Kelly, Blalock, Cushing — the founders of modern medicine and surgery have all walked the same halls we are privileged to walk every day and every time I walk through the Dome I can't help but feel inspired. I think this is one of the really powerful things about training at Johns Hopkins."
    headshot of Jarred Bressner
  • Megan Hsu, M.D.

    Medical school: Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine
    Undergraduate school: University of Notre Dame (B.A. in liberal arts and Chinese)
    Hometown: Rochester, Indiana
    Why I chose Johns Hopkins: "After meeting the residents and faculty on my interview day, I knew that this was a special place. Whether your passion is biomedical ethics, research, global outreach, public health or medical illustration, this is a place with abundant resources where your unique interests are not only cultivated, but celebrated. I chose to train at Johns Hopkins because I aspire to become a well-rounded orthopaedic surgeon alongside co-residents who inspire me every day with their genuine interest and desire to take ownership of every aspect of patient care."
    portrait of Mega Hsu
  • Tim Kreulen, M.D.

    Medical school: Duke University School of Medicine
    Undergraduate school: Duke University (chemistry)
    Hometown: Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania
    Why I chose Johns Hopkins: "I wanted to match at a residency with a strong operative experience, cohesive group of residents and opportunities for research. As a sub-I, I was able to see firsthand that Johns Hopkins is exceptional in each of these areas. I feel very lucky to go to work with such smart, hardworking and fun people every day."
    portrait of Tim Kreulen
  • Adam Margalit, M.D.

    Medical School: SUNY Downstate Medical Center
    Undergraduate School: City University of New York School of Medicine
    Hometown: Staten Island, New York
    Why I chose Johns Hopkins: "I could not be happier to be training at Johns Hopkins. After spending a year with the department as the Poggi Pediatric Orthopaedic Research Fellow, I knew that I would not want to train anywhere but here. I am able to surround myself with a diverse patient population, an excellent educational experience and innovative research opportunities. Daily, I am challenged to excel by my peers and supported by my mentors. Putting aside the large name and its history, what really made me want to stay here is the people and the strong sense of family."
    headshot of Adam Margalit
  • Tuo Peter Li, M.D., Ph.D.

    Medical school: University of Maryland, Baltimore
    Undergraduate school: The Johns Hopkins University, (B.S. in biomedical engineering)
    Hometown: Hunan, China, and Howard County, Maryland
    Why I chose Johns Hopkins: "I chose Johns Hopkins for many reasons: kind and inspiring leadership; collegial and down-to-earth residents/staff who put patients first; quality and proximity of diverse training locations, which expose trainees to a wide spectrum of clinical experience; and diversity and richness of orthopaedic and non-orthopaedic expertise, which fosters innovation. Simply put, the people here feel like family, and the program produces leaders in this field. I feel truly privileged to be a part of this residency."
    portrait of Tuo Peter Li
  • Samir Sabharwal, M.D., M.P.H.

    Medical school: Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
    Undergraduate school: Dartmouth College (B.A. in history)
    Hometown: Chatham, New Jersey
    Why I chose Johns Hopkins: "It feels special coming to work every day to an institution so deeply engrained in the development of modern academic medicine. We have a great cohort of residents, strong faculty and leadership, and a broad, well-rounded operative and clinical experience."
    portrait of Samir Sabharwal
  • Brian Sullivan, M.D.

    Medical school: Medical College of Georgia
    Undergraduate school: University of Georgia
    Hometown: Atlanta, Georgia
    Why I chose Johns Hopkins: "I was interested in finding a program that offered a strong clinical focus with balanced didactics and research opportunities. I desired a program where the attending physicians and residents were passionate about the field, took pride in their program and always strived for improvement. Johns Hopkins has exceeded my expectations in each of those areas. Most importantly, the group of residents and faculty feels like family, making Baltimore an easy place to call home."
    portrait of Brian Sullivan
  • Adi Wollstein, M.D.

    Medical school: University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
    Undergraduate school: University of Michigan (B.A. in political science, communications, environmental science)
    Hometown: Jerusalem, Israel
    Why I chose Johns Hopkins: "It was evident from my very first interactions that Johns Hopkins is a truly special place that values education, mentorship and teamwork. Those first impressions are reinforced every day, and I am more confident than ever that I can grow to become the best physician, surgeon and colleague I can be here."
    portrait of Adi Wollstein
 

Orthopaedic Surgery Resident Survival Guide

The Orthopaedic Surgery Resident Survival Guide was designed to provide our residents with important, easy-to-access information to help direct them during the program. The guide is divided into 10 key sections and each section provides guidelines and vital information to help ensure the safety of our patients and residents.

"This survival guide is dedicated to James F. Wenz, M.D., a true gentleman, scholar and innovator. He was the type of patient and resident advocate that all of us should strive to be." -Kevin Farmer, M.D., class of 2008

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