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Postgraduate Year One (PGY-1)

mohammad aref

Mohammad Aref 

Hometown: Indianapolis, IN
Medical School: Indiana University School of Medicine
Surgical Interest: Critical Care, Cardiothoracic
Researching: Effects of systemic disease on vascular reactivity

Sophia Diaz

Sophia Diaz 

Hometown:  Miami, FL
Medical School: Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Surgical Interest: Undecided
Researching: Biomedical engineering, innovation, and design

Natasha Houshmand

Natasha Houshmand 

Hometown: Dallas, Texas
Medical School: The University of Texas Southwestern Medical School
Surgical Interest: Trauma, Surgical Critical Care
Researching: Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Initiatives, Trauma and Violence Prevention

Solomon Levin

Solomon Levin 

Hometown: Lakewood, New Jersey
Medical School: Weill Cornell Medical College
Surgical Interest: Pediatric surgery, thoracic surgery
Researching: Pathogenesis of liver cancer

Bryan Szeglin

Bryan Szeglin 

Hometown: Blue Point, NY
Medical School: Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Surgical interest: Surgical Oncology
Researching: rectal cancer chemoresistance mechanisms and ex vivo prognostication assays

Midori White

Midori White

Hometown: Tacoma, Washington
Medical School: David Geffen School of Medicine- University of California, Los Angeles
Surgical Interest: Transplant, Vascular
Researching: CRISPR-Cas9 to disrupt gene expression in cell lines

Ilias Doulamis

Ilias Doulamis 

Hometown: Chalkida, Greece
Medical School: University of Athens
Surgical Interest: Cardiovascular surgery
Researching: Cardiac surgery, diabetes, myocardial protection, ex situ perfusion, transplantation, endovascular approaches

Samia Ellias

Samia Ellias

Hometown:  Mumbai, India
Medical School: Topiwala National medical college
Surgical Interest: Transplant SX 

Ashiya Hamirani

Ashiya Hamirani

Hometown: Torrance, CA
Medical School: Penn State College of Medicine
Surgical Interest: Vascular Surgery
Researching: Endovascular and Neuroendovascular treatments for cancer

Bjorn Hedfjall

Bjorn Alexander Hedfjall

Hometown: Stockholm
Medical School: Karolinska Institute
Surgical Interest: Anesthesiology and critical care

Basil Karam

Basil Karam 

Hometown: Koura, Lebanon
Medical School: American University of Beirut
Surgical Interest: Trauma/ACS
Researching: Outcomes in trauma and acute care surgery, trauma triage, opioid use after trauma surgery

Tae Kyung Tony Kim

Tae Kyung (Tony) Kim

Hometown: Seoul, South Korea
Medical School: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Surgical Interest: Interventional Radiology
Researching: Machine learning and artificial intelligence, Patient safety

Carolina Lugo-Fagundo

Carolina Lugo-Fagundo

Hometown: Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico
Medical School: Ponce Health Sciences University
Surgical Interest: Interventional Radiology
Researching: Detection of pancreatic cancer through deep learning

Julian McDonald

Julian McDonald

Hometown: Toronto, Canada
Medical School: University of Edinburgh
Surgical Interest: Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology

Baraah Mohamed

Baraah Mohamed

Hometown: Khartoum
Medical school: University of Debrecen Medical School
Surgical Interest: Colorectal, Breast and endocrine
Researching: Tumor markers and risk factors

Rebecca Sahyoun

Rebecca Sahyoun

Hometown: Byblos, Lebanon
Medical School: LAU Gilbert and Rose-Marie Chagoury School of Medicine
Surgical Interest: Undecided 
Researching: Total mesorectal excision and rectal cancer, outcomes in rectal cancer

Stefano Tassinari

Stefano Tassinari

Hometown: Caracas, Venezuela
Medical School: Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá, Colombia.
Surgical Interest: Transplant, Vascular, Breast, PRS.

Yuan-Haw Andrew Wu

Yuan-Haw (Andrew) Wu

Hometown: Pretoria, South Africa
Medical School: China Medical University, College of Medicine (Taiwan)
Surgical Interest: Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Surgery

Bo Chang Wu

Bo Chang Wu

Hometown: Taipei, Taiwan
Medical School: Fu Jen Catholic University School of Medicine
Surgical Interest: Cardiothoracic Surgery
Researching: Esophageal cancer, silencing RNA

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