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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

  • 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.
    Mohammad Al-Rakan
  • 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 Five

  • Jessica Ballou, MD, MPH (Independent)

    Hometown:Raleigh, NC
    Undergraduate Education:Duke University
    Medical School:University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
    Residency:General Surgery, Oregon Health Science University
    Master of Public Health:University of Texas Health Science Center
    Interests:Jessica's professional interests focus on burn and trauma reconstruction with an emphasis on incorporating surgical palliative care. Jessica enjoys cooking, Sunday brunches, listening to too many Podcasts, and being in the mountains with her family.
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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 Four

  • 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
  • Chelsea Harris, MD (Independent)

    Hometown:Wilder, VT
    Undergraduate Education:Brown University
    Medical School: University of Vermont
    Residency:University of Maryland, General Surgery
    Research Fellowship:Institute for Health Policy and Innovation, University of Michigan
    Interests:Chelsea's research interests center on how to best identify patient preferences, integrate those preferences into care, and build a health care workforce capable of meeting patients' diverse needs. Chelsea enjoys stick sports of any variety, hiking with her family, and taking friendly board games far too seriously
    Chelsea Harris
  • 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

Postgraduate Year Three

  • 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

Research Year

  • 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)

    Hometown: Plano, Texas
    Undergraduate Education: Duke University, Pratt School of Engineering (double major in biomedical engineering and biology, minor in chemistry)
    Medical School: Duke University School of Medicine
    Interests: Visakha’s academic interests include hand and peripheral nerve surgery, translational research with a focus in biomedical and tissue engineering, microsurgery, and resident and medical student education. Outside of the hospital, she can be found hiking along the Appalachian trail, traveling, baking all sorts of sweet treats for friends and family, and adopting as many animals as her fiancé will allow (current count is two dogs and a cat).
    Visakha Suresh
  • 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 Two

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

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  • William Padovano, MD, MPHS (Integrated)

    Hometown: Vernon Hills, IL
    Undergraduate Education: Washington University in St. Louis
    Medical School: Washington University School of Medicine
    Interests: : William’s academic interests include hand and peripheral nerve surgery, biomedical engineering, and surgical education. Outside of work, he enjoys cooking, traveling, and hiking.
    William Padovano
  • 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.
    Kristen Pan

Postgraduate Year One

  • Carolyn Drogt, MD, MHS

    Hometown:North Saint Paul, MN
    Undergraduate Education:Johns Hopkins University
    Graduate School:Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
    Medical School:University of Maryland School of Medicine
    Interests:Carolyn’s academic interests include craniofacial and trauma reconstruction, microsurgery, and global surgery. Outside of medicine, Carolyn enjoys traveling, playing tennis, cooking, being outdoors, and spending time with friends and family.
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  • Kitae (Eric) Park, MD

    Hometown:Austin, TX
    Undergraduate Education:Northwestern University
    Medical School:New York Medical College
    Interests:Eric enjoys learning about all areas of plastic surgery. In his free time, he enjoys cooking, exercising, and exploring the Baltimore food scene.
    Kitae (Eric) Park
  • Ashwathi (Abbee) Mohan, MD

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