Meet the Faculty - General Surgery Residency

General Surgery

Desmond H. Birkett, MD 
Chair, General Surgery
Full-time faculty
ABMS certification: Y, 2001
National/regional memberships: SAGES, SSAT, NESS, AAS, ISS 

David M. Brams, MD 
Full-time faculty
ABMS certification: Y, 2003
National/regional memberships: SAGES, SWSC, SSAT, NESS, APDS 

Dmitry Nepomnayshy, MD
Associate, Program Director
Director, MAST Laboratory and Minimally Invasive Surgical Education
Full-time faculty
ABMS certification: Y, 2003
National/regional Memberships: AMA, ASBS, FACS, SAGES 

Heather Ford, MD
Associate Program Director
Full-time faculty 
ABMS certification: Y, 2012

John P. Wei, MD
Coordinator, Surgical Research, Oncologic and Endocrine Surgery
ABMS certification: Y, 1997
National/regional memberships: ISS, MMS, SSO, HNS, SSAT, AMA 

Julie O’Brien, MD
Full-time faculty 
ABMS certification: Y, 2014

Michael S. Rosenblatt, MD, MPH, MBA 
Director, Trauma Services 
Vice-chair, Division of Surgery 
Full-time faculty 
ABMS certification: Y 
Special, added, and other qualifications: Surgical critical care 
National/regional memberships: NESS 

Stephen E. Karp, MD
Director, Breast Center, Surgical Oncology
Full-time faculty
ABMS certification: Y, 1998
National/regional memberships: CAGS, SSO 

Thomas Schnelldorfer, MD
Full-time faculty 
ABMS certification: Y, 2007

Rebecca Yang, MD
Associate Program Director
Full-time faculty
Coordinator, Surgical Education, Breast Surgery
ABMS certification: 

John M. O’Donnell, MD 
Part-time faculty
ABMS certification: ABA
Special, added, or other qualifications: Surgical critical care

Colon and Rectal Surgery

Peter W. Marcello, MD
Chair, Department of Colorectal Surgery
Full-time faculty
ABMS certification: Y, ABCRS
National/regional memberships: ASCRS, SAGES 

Thomas Read, MD
Full-time faculty
ABMS certification: Y, 2005, ABCRS, SAGES 

Patricia L. Roberts, MD 
Chair, Division of Surgery
Full-time faculty
ABMS certification: Y, 1996, ABCRS
National/regional memberships: ASCRS, SAGES 

Lawrence C. Rusin, MD
Full-time faculty
ABMS certification: Y, 1999, ABCRS
National/regional memberships: ASCRS, SAGES 

David J. Schoetz, Jr., MD 
Chair, Graduate Medical Education
Full-time faculty
ABMS certification: Y, 2001, ABCRS
National/regional memberships: NESS, ASCRS, SAGES, SSAT

Hepatobiliary and Liver Transplant Surgery

Caroline Simon, MD
Full-time faculty 
ABMS certification: Y, 2012

David Axelrod, MD
Full-time faculty 
ABMS certification: Y, 2004, 2014

Roger L. Jenkins, MD  
Full-time faculty
ABMS certification: Y, 1993
National/regional memberships: ASTS, SSAT

Mohamed E. Akoad, MD
Full-time faculty
ABMS certification: Y, 2002 

W. David Lewis, MD
Liver Transplantation
Full-time faculty
ABMS certification: Y
National/regional memberships: ASTS, SSAT

Yee Lee Cheah, MD
Full-time faculty 
ABMS certification: Y, 2009

Vascular Surgery

Harold J. Welch, MD 
Program Director, General Surgery Residency Program
Full-time faculty
ABMS certification: Y
National/regional memberships: ISCVS 

Edward R. Jewell, MD
Coordinator, Medical Student Education 
Full-time faculty
ABMS certification: Y, 1992
National/regional memberships: ISCVS, SCVS
Special, added, or other qualifications: Vascular surgery 

Michael Minor, MD
Full-time faculty
ABMS certified: Y, 2004 

Kevin B. Raftery, MD
Chair, Vascular Surgery
Full-time faculty
ABMS certification: Y
National/regional memberships: PVSS

Affiliated Hospitals Faculty

Trauma Surgery

Amy Sisley, MD
Maryland Shock Trauma
Part-time faculty
ABMS certification: Y
National/regional memberships: AAST, EAST

Pediatric Surgery

Robert Shamberger, MD
Boston Children’s Hospital
Part-time faculty
ABMS certification: Y
National/regional memberships: AAPSS, APSA, NESS, SSO
Special, added, or other qualifications: Pediatric surgery, critical care