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Meet Our Residents


Residents with The Johns Hopkins Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery are trained to exemplify excellence in their patient care, innovative treatment procedures and cutting-edge research. Learn more about our residents.

Chief Residents

  • Akash Chandwarkar, MD (Integrated)

    Hometown: Marlboro, NJ
    Undergraduate Education: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Medical School: Harvard Medical School, Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology (HST)
    Fellowship: Biodesign Innovation Fellowship, Stanford Byers Center for Biodesign
    Interests: Akash enjoys learning about all aspects of plastic surgery, and has a passion for medical device innovation and technology development in surgery. In his spare time, he enjoys playing guitar, Baltimore social sports leagues, New York Yankees baseball and unsuccessfully training two crazy dogs.
    Akash Chandwarkar
  • Brian Cho, MD (Integrated)

    Hometown: Martinez, CA
    Undergraduate Education: University of California, Riverside
    Medical School: Virginia Commonwealth University
    Interests: Brian is interested in pursuing a career in hand and microvascular surgery. His specific interests include tissue engineering, microvascular limb salvage, and health services research. In his spare time, he enjoys cooking, fitness, and working on cars in his garage.
    Brian Cho
  • Angelo Leto Barone, MD (Integrated)

    Hometown: Santo Stefano Quisquina, Italy
    Medical School: University of Palermo, Italy
    Interests: Angelo has a strong interest in the fields of pediatric plastic surgery, specifically complex ear and nose reconstruction, global surgery, as well as general reconstructive surgery. In his free time, he is an avid traveler and enjoys drone photography, music, cooking, and weight lifting.
    Angelo Leto Barone
  • Colton McNichols, MD (Integrated)

    Hometown: Metropolis, IL
    Undergraduate Education: Southern Illinois University, Carbondale
    Medical School: Rush Medical School
    Interests: Colton enjoys traveling and living in the city, where there are plenty of things to do and places to explore. In his free time, he works on cultivating “foodie” interests by trying new restaurants or looking for different local festivals to attend. He is quite outgoing and looks forward to meeting new people, often by playing in Baltimore social league events. When at work, he tries to absorb as much as he can to better understand his interests in the broad field of plastic surgery.
    Colton McNichols
  • Mansher Singh, MD (Independent)

    Hometown: New Delhi, India
    Medical School: All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
    Fellowship: Postdoctoral surgical research fellowship at Yale University School of Medicine; Plastic surgery research fellowship at Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School
    Residency: General Surgery Residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School
    Interests: Mansher enjoys all aspects of plastic surgery and has a keen interest in bench to bedside translational research and biomedical startups. He is an avid traveler and cherishes experiencing the cultural differences across the world. He has been to more than 40 countries across 6 continents. He also enjoys boxing, exploring different cuisines and is a seafood addict.
    Mansher Singh

Postgraduate Year Five

  • Mohammad Al-Rakan, MD (Integrated)

    Hometown: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    Medical School: King Saud University
    Post graduate training: General Surgery Preliminary track at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
    Fellowship: Vascularized Composite Allotransplantation (face & upper extremity transplantation) at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
    Master's Degree: MIPP, Johns Hopkins Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS)
    Interests: Mohammed’s clinical interests include face & upper extremity transplantation, trauma reconstruction, and cosmetic surgery of the face and body. Mohammed also has a strong interest in public policy and global health. Outside of work, he enjoys horse back riding and traveling.
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  • Néha Datta, MD (Independent)

    Hometown: Calgary, Canada
    Undergraduate Education: Rice University
    Medical School: Harvard Medical School, Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology (HST)
    Residency: General Surgery, UCLA Medical Center
    Interests: Outside of work, Néha enjoys writing, photography, music, anything with wheels and every opportunity to be outdoors.
    Néha Datta
  • Adekunle Elegbede, MD, PhD (Integrated)

    Hometown: Lagos, Nigeria
    Undergraduate Education: University of Lagos
    Medical School: Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine
    Interests: In his leisure time, Kunle enjoys playing basketball, dancing and watching movies.
    Adekunle Elegbede
  • Philip Hanwright, MD (Integrated)

    Hometown: Auckland, New Zealand
    Undergraduate Education: Miami University
    Medical School: Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
    Interests: Phil’s clinical interests include functional limb reconstruction, peripheral nerve surgery, and oncologic reconstruction. Outside of medicine, Phil enjoys soccer, running, hiking, snowboarding, traveling, and exploring new restaurants.
    Philip Hanwright
  • Bart Kachniarz, MD, MBA (Integrated)

    Hometown: Warsaw, Poland
    Undergraduate Education: Columbia University
    Medical School: Harvard Medical School
    Master's Degree: Harvard Business School
    Interests: Bart's interests include travel, playing tennis and sailing.
    Bart Kachniarz

Postgraduate Year Four

  • Jessica Ballou, MD, MPH (Independent)

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  • Chris Frost, MD (Integrated)

    Hometown: Grand Rapids, Michigan
    Undergraduate Education: University of Michigan
    Medical School: University of Michigan
    Interests: Professionally, Chris is interested in hand surgery and bioengineering. In his leisure time he enjoys running, travel, cooking and college football.
    Chris Frost
  • Nima Khavanin, MD (Integrated)

    Hometown: Davie, Florida
    Undergraduate Education: Harvard University
    Medical School: Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
    Interests: Nima plans to pursue a fellowship in microsurgery with a particular interest in functional lower extremity reconstruction, lymphedema, and oncologic/traumatic craniofacial reconstruction. His hobbies include traveling, reading, photography, cooking/fine dining, and whisky.
    Nima Khavanin
  • Franca Kraenzlin, MD (Integrated)

    Hometown: Rye, New York
    Undergraduate Education: Johns Hopkins University
    Medical School: University of Rochester School of Medicine
    Interests: Franca enjoys sailing, biking, skiing and traveling.
    Franca Kraenzlin
  • Wilmina N. Landford, MD (Integrated)

    Hometown: Springfield, Massachusetts
    Undergraduate Education: Mount Holyoke College
    Medical School: Stony Brook University School of Medicine
    Interests: Photojournalism, international cuisines, DIY projects, basketball, golf and deep sea/surf fishing are among Wilmina's interests.
    Wilmina N. Landford

Postgraduate Year Three

  • Nicholas Calotta, MD (Integrated)

    Hometown: Randolph, NJ
    Undergraduate Education: University of Pennsylvania
    Medical School: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
    Interests: Nick enjoys spending time with family and friends. He's also a big time New York sports fans (Yankees and Jets) but really like playing/watching pretty much any sport-he's process of picking up golf with very mixed results. Beyond that, he's always told himself he'd try any food at least once.
    Nicholas Calotta
  • Hillary Jenny, MD (Integrated)

    Hometown: Chapel Hill, NC
    Undergraduate Education: MIT
    Medical School: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
    Master of Public Health: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
    Interests: Hillary enjoys travel, global health, yoga, spin, music, and trying any and all new foods/restaurants
    Hillary Jenny
  • Melanie Major, MD (Integrated)

    Hometown: Carlsbad, CA
    Undergraduate Education: Stanford University
    Medical School: Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
    Interests: Melanie enjoys traveling, hiking, scuba diving, swimming, spinning, cooking and trying new restaurants in Baltimore.
    Melanie Major
  • Amy Quan, MD (Integrated)

    Hometown: Cupertino, CA
    Undergraduate Education: Dartmouth College
    Master of Public Health: Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
    Medical School: Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
    Interests: Amy's interests include live music and theater, trying new restaurants, sampling documentaries and podcasts and travel.
    Amy Quan

Research Year

  • Chao Long, MD (Integrated)

    Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA
    Undergraduate Education: Princeton University
    Medical School: Stanford University School of Medicine
    Interests: Chao's professional interests include tissue engineering and global health research. In her free time, she enjoys travel, yoga, hiking, and exploring new neighborhoods, all preferably in the company of friends and family.
    Chao Long
  • Matthew Louis, MD (Integrated)

    Hometown: Wichita, KS
    Undergraduate Education: Baylor University, Waco, TX
    Medical School: Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
    Interests:Outside the hospital, Matthew enjoys spending time with his wife, reading, gardening, exercising, and walking his dog.
    Matthew Louis
  • John (JD) Luck, MD (Integrated)

    Hometown: Appleton, WI
    Undergrad: Johns Hopkins University
    Medical School: Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
    Interests: JD’s interests include watching and rooting for the Green Bay Packers, working on home renovation and construction projects, and traveling.
    John (JD) Luck
  • Alexander Sun, MD (Integrated)

    Hometown: Ellicott City, MD
    Undergraduate Education: Duke University
    Medical School: Yale School of Medicine
    Interests: Alex's academic interests include plastic surgery, biomedical/tissue engineering and global health. Outside of medicine, he enjoys working out, road trips, hiking, photography, cooking, and dessert.
    Alexander Sun

Postgraduate Year Two

  • Patrick Keller, MD (Integrated)

    Hometown:Niskayuna, NY
    Undergraduate Education: University of Southern California
    Medical School:Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
    Research Fellowship: Hansjörg Wyss Department of Plastic Surgery at NYU
    Interests: Patrick enjoys learning about all aspects of plastic surgery, with a particular interest in transgender, hand and aesthetic surgery. You can usually find him listening to music, and he even still enjoys playing saxophone in his spare time. At home, Patrick loves spending time with his wife, Luci, and their cat and dog. They love to cook, go on local hikes, and do home improvement projects.
    Patrick Keller
  • Christopher Lopez, MD (Integrated)

    Hometown: New York, NY
    Undergraduate Education: Baruch College- The City University of New York
    Medical School: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
    Research Fellowship: Hansjörg Wyss Department of Plastic Surgery at NYU
    Interests: Chris’ academic interests include craniomaxillofacial reconstruction, microvascular surgery, tissue engineering, public health, and mentorship. Outside of work, he enjoys basketball, running, cooking, reading, and watching the Colombian national soccer team.
    Christopher Lopez
  • Visakha Suresh, MD (Integrated)

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  • Cecil Qiu, MD (Integrated)

    Hometown: Richland, WA
    Undergraduate Education: Dartmouth College
    Medical School:Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University
    Graduate School: NA
    Interests: Cecil is interested in all fields of plastic surgery and in the business of medicine. He is spending his lab year as MD Fellow with BridgeBio working on drug development for rare diseases. In his free time, he enjoys exploring Maryland on his bike, learning to cook, and training his new puppy Roscoe.
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Postgraduate Year One

  • Ledibabari (Millie) Ngaage, MA Cantab MB BChir (Integrated)

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  • William Padovano, MD (Integrated)

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  • Kristen Pan, MD (Integrated)

    Hometown: Cincinnati, OH
    Undergraduate Education: The Ohio State University
    Medical School: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
    Research Fellowship: National Institutes of Health Medical Research Scholars Program
    Interests: Kristen is interested in pursuing a career in craniofacial and pediatric plastic surgery. Outside of medicine, Kristen enjoys traveling, live music and theater, baking, college football, and spending time with her family.
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