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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

    Rachel Blizter

    joining us from the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth.
  • Emily Bruno

    Emily Bruno

    joining us from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, College of Medicine.
  • Benjamin Chaney

    Benjamin Chaney

    joining us from the University of Toledo.
  • Harrison Chau

    Harrison Chau

    joining us from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.
  • Sasha Halasz

    Sasha Halasz

    joining us from Mayo Medical School.
  • Jonathan Li

    Jonathan Li

    joining us from George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences.
  • Jared Matson

    Jared Matson

    joining us from School of Medicine, Oregon Health and Science University.
  • James Reeves

    James Reeves

    joining us from the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth.
  • Renan Rojas [PGY2 Prelim]

    Renan Rojas [PGY2 Prelim]

    joining us from San Francisco VA Medical Center.
  • Keyhan Piranviseh [Prelim]

    Keyhan Piranviseh [Prelim]

    joining us from Qazvin University of Medical Sciences and Health Services.
  • Mohanad Alhumayed [Prelim]

    Mohanad Alhumayed [Prelim]

    joining us from King Saud University, Riyadh College of Medicine.
  • Eileen Byrne [URO]

    Eileen Byrne [URO]

    joining us from the College of Medicine, University of Central Florida.
  • Robert Fisher [URO]

    Robert Fisher [URO]

    joining us from Mayo Medical School.
  • Christopher Koprowski [URO]

    Christopher Koprowski [URO]

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

Cardiothoracic Surgery Fellow  

  • Yuichi Ishida

    Yuichi Ishida

    joining us from Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth.

Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellows  

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    David Bernstein

    joining us from Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore.
  • Thach Pham

    Thach Pham

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

Otolaryngology Interns

  • Robert Saddawi-Konefka

    Robert Saddawi-Konefka

    joining us from UCSD School of Medicine.
  • Emily Funk

    Emily Funk

    joining us from Pennsylvania State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.
  • Capt. Joshua Stramiello

    Capt. Joshua Stramiello

    joining us from Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

Neurotology Fellow  

  • Dr. Joe Saliba

    Dr. Joe Saliba

    joining us from McGill University, Montreal.

Plastic Surgery Intern 

  • Kevin Englar

    Kevin Englar

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

Plastic Surgery Independent Residency 

  • Adam Hauch

    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

    Dr. Paul Albini

    joining us from Baylor College of Medicine.
  • Dr. John Woods

    Dr. John Woods

    joining us from Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center.
  • Dr. Brandon Woodward

    Dr. Brandon Woodward

    joining us from Arrowhead Regional Medical Center/Kaiser Fontana, Colton, CA.

Vascular Surgery Fellow

  • Dr. Antonio Covarubias

    Dr. Antonio Covarubias

    joining us from Baylor College of Medicine.