Match Results

March 16, 2018

On March 16, 2018, the National Resident Matching Program announced the results of the 2018 Main Residency Match. This year, UC San Diego's general surgery residency program had 1,027 applicants and interviewed 75 candidates. The Department of Surgery is thrilled to welcome our 2018 class of interns--in general surgery, plastic surgery, and otolaryngology--profiled below, and to begin another year educating the best and the brightest in academic surgery.

General Surgery Interns


Victoria Bendersky
Duke University

Rachel Jensen
UC Davis

Jay Meisner
University of Illinois

Zongyang "Tom’ Mou
Vanderbilt University

Rohini Patel
University of Arizona

Ashwyn Sharma
Johns Hopkins University

Michael Turner
Oregon Health & Science University

Raeda Taj
University of California, San Diego
Preliminary Intern

Otolaryngology Residency Interns


Kayva Crawford
Tufts University

Omid Moshtaghi
UC Irvine

Farhoud Faraji
 St. Louis University

Plastic Surgery Residency Interns


Paige McLean
University of Nevada School of Medicine

Riley Dean
McGovern Medical School–University of Texas Health Science Center