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General Surgery Residency Graduate Placements

Since the 1975 entered the profession of surgery, 243 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):


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/Bariatrics 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
     

2014 Graduating Chiefs

     
Resident Placement Where
Soojin Ahn, MD Breast Surgery Fellowship Mt. Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY
Vikalp Jain, MD Vascular Surgery Fellowship University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
Brett Phillips, MD Plastic Surgery Residency Duke University, Durham, NC [Followed by Faculty Appointment]
Jerry Rubano, MD Trauma/Critical Care Fellowship Stony Brook University [Followed by Faculty Appointment]
Dimitrios Virvilis, MD Vascular Surgery Fellowship Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH
     

2013 Graduating Chiefs

     
Resident Placement Where
Karen Chang, MD General Surgery Practice Locum Tenens, New York, NY
Svetlana Danovich, DO, PhD Cosmetic Surgery Fellowship Private Practice, Mineola, NY
Michael Halbreiner, MD Cardiothoracic Surgery Fellowship Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH
Joshua Karas, MD Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery Fellowship; Colorectal Surgery Fellowship Winthrop-University Hospital, Mineola, NY; University of Indiana, Indianapolis, IN
Hussna Wakily, MD Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery Fellowship Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (Harvard), Boston, MA
Emily Wood, MD Vascular Surgery Fellowship Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
     

2012 Graduating Chiefs

     
Resident Placement Where
George Angelos, MD Colorectal Surgery Fellowship University of Texas-Houston
Nicole Curci, MD Radiology Fellowship Metro Health Hospital, Cleveland, OH
Michael Lieb, DO Vascular Surgery Fellowship UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School
Dhaval Patel, MD Endocrine Oncology Research Fellowship National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD
Michael Polcino, MD Colorectal Surgery Fellowship Mt. Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY
Stylianos Tsintzilonis, MD General Surgery Practice Millinocket Regional Hospital, Millinocket, ME
Julia Zakhaleva, MD Minimally Invasive Colorectal Surgery Fellowship Colon & Rectal Clinic of Orlando, Orlando, FL
     

2011 Graduating Chiefs

     
Resident Placement Where
Christy Stanat, MD Private Practice in General Surgery Tampa, FL
Neeta Chaudhary, MD, PhD Trauma/Critical Care Fellowship Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Cristina Dracea, MD Plastic Surgery Fellowship Long Island Plastic Surgical Group, Garden City, NY
Keneth Hall, MD Bariatric Surgery Fellowship Winthrop-University Hospital, Mineola, NY
James Jen, MD Vascular Surgery Fellowship Mt. Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY
     

2010 Graduating Chiefs

     
Resident Placement Where
Marco Gonzalez, MD Plastic Surgery Fellowship Long Island Plastic Surgical Group, Garden City, NY
Albert Kwon, MD Colorectal Surgery Fellowship Stony Brook University
Mark Melendez, MD Plastic Surgery Fellowship Long Island Plastic Surgical Group, Garden City, NY
Daniel Rutigliano, DO Critical Care and Trauma Fellowship

Pediatric Surgical Oncology Fellowship
University of Pittsburgh Children's Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Cynthia Salinas, MD Critical Care Fellowship Stony Brook University
Alla Zemlyak, MD Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellowship University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
     

2009 Graduating Chiefs

     
Resident Placement Where
Salim Amrani, MD Colorectal Surgery Fellowship Stony Brook University
Kelvin Lau, MD Hepatobiliary Surgery Fellowship University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Kristine O'Hara, MD Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellowship Saint Francis Medical Center, Hartford, CT
Garri Pasklinsky, MD Vascular Surgery Fellowship Stony Brook University
Michael Sleet, MD Critical Care Fellowship
Cardiothoracic Surgery Fellowship
University of Pittsburgh
University of California, San Diego
Andrea Zimmern, MD Colorectal Surgery Fellowship Saint Vincent's Health System, Erie, PA
     

2008 Graduating Chiefs

     
Resident Placement Where
Michelle Azu, MD Breast Surgery Fellowship Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Celso Dias, MD Vascular Surgery Fellowship Stony Brook University
Paul Impellizzeri, MD Vascular Surgery Fellowship Englewood Medical Center, Englewood, NJ
Fady Kaldas, MD Transplantation Fellowship University of California at Los Angeles
Sepehr Sajjad, MD Hand Surgery Fellowship Yale University
Khaled Salhab, MD Cardiothoracic Surgery Fellowship Mayo Clinic
     

2007 Graduating Chiefs

     
Resident Placement Where
Wei Chen, MD Plastic Surgery Fellowship University of Chicago
Julia Götte, MD Cardiothoracic Surgery Fellowship University of California at San Francisco
Roger Kim, MD Surgical Oncology Fellowship Commonwealth Hospital, Richmond, VA
Paul Kochupura, MD Vascular Surgery Fellowship Atlanta Medical Center, Atlanta, GA
Kristen Rezak, MD Plastic Surgery Fellowship
Advanced Plastic Surgery Fellowship
Harvard University (Beth Israel Deaconess)
Cleveland Clinic Florida
     

2006 Graduating Chiefs

     
Resident Placement Where
Victor Cruz, MD Colorectal Surgery Fellowship St. Mark's Hospital, Salt Lake City, UT
Andrew Monteleone, MD General Surgery Private Practice Pompton Lakes, NJ
Aleksandr Reznichenko, MD Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellowship Houston, TX
Brett Ruffo, MD Colorectal Surgery Fellowship Stony Brook University
Hiroshi Sogawa, MD Transplantation Fellowship Mount Sinai Medical Center
     

2005 Graduating Chiefs

     
Resident Placement Where
Solomon David, MD Surgical Critical Care Fellowship
Colorectal Surgery Fellowship
Stony Brook University
Louisiana State University
Mark Gelfand, MD Hand Surgery Fellowship Stony Brook University
Vivek Kohli, MD Transplantation Fellowship Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
Frank Lunati, MD General Surgery Private Practice Port Jefferson, NY
George Manis, MD Vascular Surgery Fellowship UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School
     

2004 Graduating Chiefs

     
Resident Placement Where
Elliott Chen, MD Plastic Surgery Fellowship Vanderbilt University
Piotr Dumicz, MD Craniofacial Surgery Fellowship Case Western Reserve University
Vitaly Lyaskovsky, MD General Surgery Private Practice Brooklyn, NY
Denise Ortega, MD Breast Surgery Fellowship University of Texas Southwestern
Baljeet Uppal, MD Critical Care Fellowship Stony Brook University
     

2003 Graduating Chiefs

     
Resident Placement Where
Salvador Cuadra, MD Vascular Surgery Fellowship UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School
Tomasz Kozlowski, MD Transplantation Fellowship Johns Hopkins University
Paul Mancuso, MD Colorectal Surgery Fellowship Thomas Jefferson University
Steve Martinez, MD Surgical Oncology Fellowship John Wayne Cancer Institute

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.