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Residents and Fellows

Postgraduate Year One (PGY-1)

Said Alnajjar

Said R. Alnajjar

Hometown: Amman, Jordan
Medical School: Weill Cornell Medicine - Qatar
Surgical Interest: Robotic and Minimally Invasive Surgery
Researching: Undecided

Ranim Alsaad

Ranim A. Alsaad

Hometown: Amman, Jordan
Medical School: University of Jordan
Surgical Interest: Surgical Oncology
Researching: Undecided

Syed Bakhtiyar

Syed Shahyan Bakhtiyar

Hometown: Islamabad, Pakistan
Medical School: The Aga Khan University 
Surgical Interest: Liver Transplantation
Researching: Outcomes research in solid organ transplantation

Carlotta Barbon

Carlotta Barbon

Hometown: Venice, Italy
Medical School: Università degli studi di Pavia
Surgical Interest: Surigical Oncology
Researching: Molecular genetics and cell biology of pancreatic cancer

Yadin Bornstein

Yadin Bornstein

Hometown: Toronto, Canada
Medical School: Technion – Israel Institute of Technology
Surgical Interest: Surgical Oncology
Researching: Surgical site infection prevention in cardiac surgery

Patrick Bou-Samara

Patrick Bou-Samra

Hometown: Beirut, Lebanon
Medical School: American University of Beirut Medical Center
Surgical Interest: Hepato-Pancreato Biliary, Surgical Oncology
Researching: Frailty in the HPB patient, surgical outcomes, prognostic value of psycho-social elements in the surgical patient 

Lawrence Brown

Lawrence B. Brown

Hometown: Stockton, California
Medical School: Meharry Medical College 
Surgical Interest: Surgical Oncology
Researching: Health services and outcomes research 

Isabel Dennahy

Isabel S. Dennahy

Hometown: London, England
Medical School: The University of Edinburgh School of Medicine
Surgical Interest: Trauma Surgery and Surgical Critical Care
Researching: Military and civilian trauma; traumatic brain injury; sepsis

Daniel Espina

Daniel E. Espina

Hometown: Maracaibo, Venezuela
Medical School: Universidad del Zulia
Surgical Interest: Transplant Surgery 
Researching: Artificial intelligence 

Leonardo Garcia

Leonardo E. Garcia

Hometown: Caracas, Venezuela
Medical School: Universidad Central de Venezuela
Surgical Interest: Transplant Surgery and Vascular Surgery
Researching: Surgical outcomes, transplant recipient clinical outcomes

David Gulloti

David M. Gullotti

Hometown:  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 
Medical School: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Surgical Interest: Interventional Radiology
Researching: Image-guided surgery, surgical navigation, medical device design and instrumentation

Daniel Harris

Daniel T. Harris

Hometown: Orland Park, Illinois
Medical School: University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Surgical Interest: Transplant
Researching: T cell receptor binding to peptide/MHC

Katherine McDermott

Katherine M. McDermott

Hometown: Tucson, Arizona
Medical School: University of Pennsylvania
Surgical Interest: GI Surgery and Colorectal Surgery
Researching: Illicit substance use in surgical patients

Mahati Mokkarala

Mahati Mokkarala

Hometown: Budd Lake, New Jersey
Medical School: Washington University School of Medicine
Surgical Interest: Interventional Radiology, Interventional Oncology and Diagnostic Radiology
Researching: Clinical outcomes and translational research focusing on interventional oncology treatments for colorectal cancer liver metastasis

Dane Panietz

Dane C. Paneitz

Hometown: Sullivan, Missouri
Medical School: University of Missouri School of Medicine
Surgical Interest: Cardiac Surgery
Researching: Cardiac surgery

Matthew Price

Matthew D. Price

Hometown: Salt Lake City, Utah
Medical School: University of Utah School of Medicine
Surgical Interest: Undecided
Researching: Surgical systems;  Public health policy

Shannon Rodomski

Shannon N. Radomski

Hometown: Moorestown, New Jersey
Medical School: Georgetown University
Surgical Interest: Transplant and Hepato-Pancreato Biliary
Researching: Surgical outcomes and improving utilization  of organ for transplantation 

Willaim Sierraalta

Willaim J. Sierraalta

Hometown: Maracaibo, Venezuela
Medical School: University of Zulia
Surgical Interest: Anesthesiology
Researching: Pain management focusing on responsible opioid prescription

Pierre Suarez

Alejandro I. Suarez-Pierre

Hometown: Monterrey, Mexico
Medical School: Tec de Monterrey
Surgical Interest: Cardiothoracic Surgery
Researching: Heart transplantation, mechanical circulatory support, myocardial protection

Diamantis Xylas

Diamantis Xylas

Hometown: Athens, Greece
Medical School: Imperial College School of Medicine
Surgical Interest: Surgical Oncology
Researching: Oncology, biotech, quality improvement and innovation

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