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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

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.
Brian Cho

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.
Angelo Leto Barone

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.
Colton McNichols

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.
Mansher Singh

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.

Postgraduate Year Five

Mohammad Al-Rakan

Mohammad Al-Rakan, MD (Integrated)

Hometown: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Medical School: King Saud University
Fellowship: Postdoctoral fellowship in Vascularized Composite Allo- transplantation (VCA) at Johns Hopkins University
Master's Degree: MIPP, Johns Hopkins Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS)
Interests: Mohammed’s clinical interests include transplant immunology, hand and face transplant, peripheral nerve surgery, trauma and oncologic reconstruction. Mohammed also has a strong interest in public policy. Outside of work, he enjoys horse back riding and traveling.
Néha Datta

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.
Adekunle Elegbede

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.
Philip Hanwright

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.
Bart Kachniarz

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.

Postgraduate Year Four

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Jessica Ballou, MD, MPH (Independent)

Chris Frost

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.
Nima Khavanin

Nima Khavanin, MD (Integrated)

Hometown: Davie, Florida
Undergraduate Education: Harvard University
Medical School: Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Interests: In his free time, Nima enjoys playing and watching sports, traveling, reading about random topics in history or one of his favorite authors, including George Orwell, Haruki Murakami or Kurt Vonnegut. He is interested in a career in academic plastic surgery and particularly drawn to microsurgery and facial aesthetics.
Franca Kraenzlin

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.
Wilmina N. Landford

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.

Postgraduate Year Three

Nicholas Calotta

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.
Hillary Jenny

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
Melanie Major

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.
Amy Quan

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.

Research Year

Chao Long

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.
Matthew Louis

Matthew Louis, MD (Integrated)

Hometown: Wichita, KS
Undergraduate Education: Baylor University, Waco, TX
Medical School: Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
Interests: Matthew's interests include spending time with his wife and dog, working on home improvement projects, reading, and exercising.
John (JD) Luck

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 spending time with his wife and family.
Alexander Sun

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.

Postgraduate Year Two

Patrick Keller

Patrick Keller, MD (Integrated)

Christopher Lopez

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.
Visakha Suresh

Visakha Suresh, MD (Integrated)

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Cecil Qiu, MD (Integrated)

Hometown: Richland, WA
Undergraduate Education: Dartmouth College
Medical School: Northwestern University
Graduate School: NA
Interests: Road biking, skiing, reading, Chinese food, being outdoors

Postgraduate Year One

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

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William Padovano, MD (Integrated)

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Kristen Pan, MD (Integrated)

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