General Surgery Residency Graduate Placements

Since 1975 when our first graduating residents entered the profession of surgery, several hundreds of physicians have completed their residency training in general surgery at Stony Brook. The table below shows the immediate post-Stony Brook placement of our program's recent graduates (linked names go to their present webpages):

 


2020 Graduating Chiefs
Resident Placement Where
Anthony Ferrara, MD Head and Neck Fellowship Duke University, NC
Omer Kaymakcalan, MD Plastic Surgery Fellowship University of Illinois at Chicago, IL
Roy Lacey, MD Critical Care and Trauma Cooper University Hospital, NJ
Anish Shah, MD Minimally Invasive Surgery Medical Center, East Carolina University
Jessica Simon, MD Research Ochsner Clinic Foundation, LA
Suresh Yelika Private Practice Long Island Surgery, NY
     
2019 Graduating Chiefs
Resident Placement Where
Ryan Chiu, MD Cardiothoracic Surgery Fellowship Weill Cornell - New York Presbyterian, NY
Carl Dickler, MD Colorectal Surgery Residency Mt. Sinai Medical Center, NY
Syed Ahsan Karim, MD Minimally Invasive Surgery/Bariatrics Fellowship University of Buffalo, NY
Robert Laskowski, MD Trauma/Surgical Critical Care/Acute Care Surgery University of Maryland Medical Center, MD
Christine Malino, MD Assistant Professor-Acute Care Surgery NYU Langone, NY
Owen Pyke, MD Minimally Invasive Surgery/Bariatrics Fellowship NYU Winthrop Hospital, NY

 


2018 Graduating Chiefs
Resident Placement Where
Maria Altieri, MD Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellowship Washington University, St. Louis, MO
Chanak Chantachote, MD Critical Care Fellowship University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
Taher Gulamhusein, MD Minimally Invasive Surgery/Bariatric Fellowship Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH
Anthony Hesketh, MD Minimally Invasive Surgery/Bariatric Fellowship Stony Brook University
Ayesha Nzeribe, MD Vascular Surgery Fellowship Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY
Amanda Sosulski, MD Critical Care Fellowship U of California, Los Angeles, CA
Michael Svestka, MD Minimally Invasive Surgery/Advanced GI/Abdominal Wall Reconstruction Fellowship Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH
Richa Verma, MD Burn Care Fellowship Jacobi Medical Center, Bronx, NY

2017 Graduating Chiefs
     
Resident Placement Where
Yousef El-Gohary, MD Pediatric Oncology Fellowship St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, TN
Catherine Frenkel, MD Head and Neck Surgery Fellowship University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
William Gioia, DO Cardiothoracic Surgery Fellowship Mt. Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY
Jessica Gooch, MD Breast Surgery Fellowship New York University, New York, NY
Kai Zhao, MD Transplantation Fellowship University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
     

2016 Graduating Chiefs
     
Resident Placement Where
Syed Abbas, MD Colorectal Research Year; Followed by Colorectal Surgery Residency Stony Brook University
Patrick Hartendorp, MD Colorectal Surgery Residency University of Texas, Houston, TX
Lily Hsieh, MD Pediatric Surgery Critical Care Fellowship University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Ahmed Nasser, MD Burns Fellowship Nassau University Medical Center, East Meadow, NY
Spyridos Pagkratis, MD Minimally Invasive Gastrointestinal Surgery Fellowship; Followed by Hepatobiliary Surgery Fellowship University of Nebraska, Omaha, NE
Andrew Peredo, MD Burns Fellowship Albert Einstein College of Medicine (Jacobi Hospital Burn Center), Bronx, NY
     

2015 Graduating Chiefs
     
Resident Placement Where
Jason Chiu, MD Hyperbaric Medicine Fellowship University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Leonard Copertino, MD Surgical Faculty Position VA Medical Center, Northport, NY
Makkalon Em, MD Private Practice in General Surgery St. Marys, PA [Future plan: Abdominal Organ Transplant-Hepatobiliary Surgery Fellowship, Lahey Clinic, Burlington, MA]
Pamela Kim, MD Phlebology Fellowship Stony Brook University
Georgios Spentzouris, MD Vascular Surgery Fellowship Stony Brook University
     

 

For more information on the career directions of our program's graduates, please see the Alumni News section of our departmental news publication, POST-OP.