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Welcoming Our New Residents & Fellows

July 1, 2017
Last month we bid farewell to an amazing graduating class of residents. This month we are proud to welcome a new crop of surgical interns and fellows, just starting out on what will be an exciting, physically challenging, emotionally draining, but highly rewarding career. Interns bring with them zest and enthusiasm that are gifts for those of us further along the road. Please join me in welcoming our new trainees.

General Surgery Interns   

Rachel Blizter—joining us from the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth.

Emily Bruno—joining us from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, College of Medicine.

Benjamin Chaney—joining us from the University of Toledo.

Harrison Chau—joining us from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.

Sasha Halasz—joining us from Mayo Medical School.

Jonathan Li—joining us from George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

Jared Matson—joining us from School of Medicine, Oregon Health and Science University.

James Reeves—joining us from the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth.

Renan Rojas [PGY2 Prelim]—joining us from San Francisco VA Medical Center.

Keyhan Piranviseh [Prelim]—joining us from Qazvin University of Medical Sciences and Health Services.

Mohanad Alhumayed [Prelim]—joining us from King Saud University, Riyadh College of Medicine.

Eileen Byrne [URO]—joining us from the College of Medicine, University of Central Florida.

Robert Fisher [URO]—joining us from Mayo Medical School.

Christopher Koprowski [URO]joining us from George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

Cardiothoracic Surgery Fellow  

Yuichi Ishida—joining us from Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth.

Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellows  

David Bernstein—joining us from Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore.

Thach Pham—joining us from the Eisenhower Army Medical Center, Fort Gordon, GA.

Otolaryngology Interns

Robert Saddawi-Konefka—joining us from UCSD School of Medicine.

Emily Funk—joining us from Pennsylvania State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.

Capt. Joshua Stramiello—joining us from Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

Neurotology Fellow  

Dr. Joe Saliba—joining us from McGill University, Montreal.

Plastic Surgery Intern 

Kevin Englar—joining us from Wake Forest School of Medicine, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

Plastic Surgery Independent Residency 

Adam Hauch—joining us from the General Surgery Residency program at Tulane University School of Medicine.

Trauma, Surgical Critical Care, Burns and Acute Care Surgery Fellows

Dr. Paul Albini—joining us from Baylor College of Medicine.

Dr. John Woods—joining us from Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center.

Dr. Brandon Woodward—joining us from Arrowhead Regional Medical Center/Kaiser Fontana, Colton, CA.

Vascular Surgery Fellow

Dr. Antonio Covarubias—joining us from Baylor College of Medicine.