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Meet the General Surgery Residents

Current Residents

PGY1

Diana Hockett, MD Medical School Tufts University School of Medicine Undergraduate The University of Chicago
Guillaume Kugener, MD Medical School Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California Undergraduate Massachusetts Institute of Technology
James McCullum, MD Medical School Tufts University School of Medicine Undergraduate Washington and Lee University
Coleen Rizzo, DO Medical School Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine – Midwestern University Undergraduate Columbia University
Pharis Sasa, MD Medical School Frank H. Netter School of Medicine Quinnipiac University Undergraduate Quinnipiac University

PGY2

Jimmy Deng, MD Medical School Boston University School of Medicine Undergraduate University of Toronto
Charlotte Leblang, MD Medical School University of South Caroline School of Medicine, Greenville Undergraduate Kenyon College
Mika Lindsley, MD Medical School Tufts University School of Medicine Undergraduate Bowdoin College
Scott O’Neil, MD Medical School University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Undergraduate St. Lawrence University
Jerry Zhang, MD Medical School University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine Undergraduate University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

PGY3

Ilias Doulamis, MD Medical School University of Athens School of Health Sciences
Susan Jacob, MD Medical School University of Massachusetts Medical School Undergraduate Connecticut College
Abbie Naus, MD Medical School LSU School of Medicine New Orleans Undergraduate University of Notre Dame
Abby Solom, MD Medical School University of Minnesota Medical School Undergraduate University of Wisconsin Madison

PGY4

Sarah Kader, MD Medical School Albany Medical College Undergraduate Union College
Deanna Plewa, DO Medical School Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine, Carolinas Campus
Joseph Clinton McCabe, MD Medical School SUNY Upstate Medical University College of Medicine Undergraduate College of Holy Cross
Sowmya Sharma, MD Medical School Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
Victoria Valdes, MD Medical School Baylor College of Medicine Undergraduate University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

PGY5

Christian Bennett, MD Medical School Tufts University School of Medicine Undergraduate Dartmouth College
Michael Jonczyk, MD Medical School Jagiellonian University, Medical College Undergraduate Champlain College
Alexis Graham-Stephenson, MD Medical School University of Oklahoma College of Medicine Undergraduate University of Oklahoma
Rodrigo Calvillo Ortiz, MD Medical School Universidad Anahuac Facultad de Medicina
Alexander Xu, MD Medical School Tufts University School of Medicine Undergraduate Washington University in St. Louis

Residents Currently Out on Research

Hina Bhat, MD Fellowship Research Fellow, Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY Medical School SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine Undergraduate Brandeis University
Katie Fuentes, MD Fellowship Research Fellow Surgical Palliative Care, Lahey Clinic, Burlington, MA Medical School University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Undergraduate Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Racquel Gaetani, MD Fellowship Research Fellow NIH T32 Colorectal Surgery, Lahey Clinic Burlington, MA Medical School University of Vermont Undergraduate Massachusetts College of Health and Science
Courtney Seavey, MD Fellowship Clinical Research Fellow NIH, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD Medical School Eastern Virginia Medical School Undergraduate Northern Arizona University
Michelle McCarthy, MD Fellowship Shriners Hospital for Children, Boston MA Medical School Tulane University School of Medicine Undergraduate Tulane University

Prior Graduates

2023

Justin Greco, MD
Fellowship: Colon and Rectal Surgery, Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA

Piyush Gupta, MD
Fellowship: Transplant Surgery, Georgetown Medical Center, Washington, DC

Tiare Pimentel Spector, MD
Fellowship: Plastic Surgery, Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, Burlington, MA

Shannon Spencer, MD
Fellowship: Colon Rectal Surgery, Northwell Health, New York, NY

Patrick Warner, MD
Fellowship: Cardio Thoracic Surgery, Tufts Medical Center, Boston, MA

2022

Jacqueline Anderson, MD
Fellowship: GI MIS/Bariatrics, Scripps Green Hospital, La Jolla, CA

Ali Al Jabri, MD
Fellowship: Colon & Rectal, Cook County Hospital, Chicago, IL

Kael Nahikian, MD
Fellowship: Minnesota Hand Surgery, HealthPartners, Minneapolis, MI

Shakti Nochur, MD
Practice Location: University of Massachusetts, Worcester, MA

2021

Meaghan Collins, MD
Fellowship: Bariatric Surgery, Beth Israel Lahey Health, MA

Kimberly Ellis, MD
Fellowship: Breast Oncology, UCSF, CA

2020

Helen Ho, MD
Fellowship: Minimally Invasive Surgery, University of Arizona, AZ

Mathew Rade, MD
Fellowship: Minimally Invasive Surgery, Baystate Medical Center, MA

2006-2019

2019

Colleen Donahue, MD
Fellowship: Colon and Rectal Surgery, Cook County, IL

Christopher Lee, MD
Fellowship: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Dartmouth, NH

Al Hassan Sedeeq, MD
Fellowship: Vascular Surgery, Rutgers, NJ

2018

Victor Kim, MD
Fellowship: Bariatric Surgery, Beth Israel Lahey Health, MA

Sarah Meade, MD
Fellowship: Hepatobiliary and Transplant Surgery, Beth Israel Lahey Health, MA

Haddon Pantel, MD
Fellowship: Colon and Rectal Surgery, Beth Israel Lahey Health, MA

2017

Richard Birkett, MD
Fellowship: Colon and Rectal Surgery, University Of Pennsylvania, PA

Theodore Delmonico, MD
Fellowship: Surgical Critical Care, Rhode Island Hospital, RI

Reuben Shin, MD
Fellowship: Minimally Invasive Surgery, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, MA

2016

Jennifer Freeman
Fellowship: Pediatric Critical Care Surgery, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, TX

Andrew Gagnon
Fellowship: Transplant Surgery, Lahey Hospital and Medical Center, MA

Adil Khan
Fellowship: Bariatric Surgery, Case Western Reserve University, OH

2015

Joseph Batac
Fellowship: Plastic Surgery, Long Island Plastic Surgical Group, NY

Adam Kingston
Fellowship: Cardiothoracic Surgery, UCLA Health, CA

Tom Penoyar
Current: General Surgery, Kittitas Valley Healthcare, WA

2014

Megan Applewhite
Fellowship: Endocrine Surgery, University of Chicago, IL

Lillian Chen
Fellowship: Colon and Rectal Surgery, Lahey Hospital and Medical Center, MA

Allison Dipasquale
Fellowship: Breast Surgery Fellowship, City of Hope National Cancer Center, CA

2013

Jesse Goddard
Fellowship: Surgical Critical Care and Trauma, University of Kentucky, KY

Amila Husic
Fellowship: Colon and Rectal Surgery, Mayo Clinic, AZ

Tadaki Tomita
Fellowship: Vascular Surgery, Northwestern University, IL

2012

Shimae Fitzgibbons
Current: General Surgery, Georgetown University Hospital, Washington D.C.

Walid Hesham
Current: Colon and Rectal Surgery, Lancaster General Hospital, PA
Fellowship: Colon and Rectal Surgery, University of Pennsylvania, PA

Matthew Ranzer
Fellowship: Plastic Surgery, University of Illinois, IL

2011

Jordan Gutweiler
Current: General Surgery, Mount Auburn Hospital, MA

Michael Nazarian
Fellowship: Cardiothoracic Surgery, Cornell and New York-Presbyterian Hospital, NY

2010

Heather Ford
Current: General Surgery, Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, MA

Nicholas Spinelli
Current: United States Navy

2009

Minghui Liu
Current: Private Practice, CA
Fellowship: Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of California, CA

Jennifer Verbesey
Current: Transplant Surgery, Georgetown University Hospital, Washington D.C.
Fellowship: Transplant Surgery, Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, MA

2008

Laura Dominici
Current: Breast Oncology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, MA
Fellowship: Breast Surgical Oncology, University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, TX

Jill Zalieckas
Current: Pediatric Surgery, Boston Children’s Hospital, MA
Fellowship: Pediatric Surgery, Columbia University Medical Center, NY
Fellowship: Surgical Critical Care, Boston Children’s Hospital, MA

2007

Mark Shashikant
Current: Fort Belvoir Community Hospital, VA
Fellowship: Plastic Surgery, Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, MA

Khashayar Vakili
Current: Transplant Surgery, Boston Children’s Hospital, MA
Fellowship: Transplant Surgery, Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, MA

2006

Jonathan Chun
Current: Colon and Rectal Surgery, University of Maryland Medical Center, MD
Fellowship: Colon and Rectal Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, MO

Donald Dupuis
Current: General Surgery, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Keene, NH

General Surgery Residency

The General Surgery Residency Program at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center trains 5 categorical general surgery residents a year to become independent general surgeons.