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General Surgery Residency Current General Surgery Residents & Recent Alumni

Current General Surgery Residents & Recent Alumni

Residents in NYU Long Island School of Medicine’s Department of Surgery are a diverse, dynamic, and passionate group who go on to lead successful careers. Our graduating residents have a 100 percent match rate in both fellowships and desired specialty positions, as well as a 100 percent pass rate on American Board of Surgery certification.

Postgraduate Year 5 Residents

Rose Gooding, MD
Hometown: Rochester, New York
Medical school: St. George’s University
Clinical interests: vascular surgery
Fellowship match: University of Buffalo, vascular surgery

Raelina Howell, MD
Hometown: Lakenheath, UK
Medical school: St. George’s University
Clinical interests: clinical research, bariatric surgery, and pediatric surgery
Fellowship match: Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, pediatric critical care

Andrew Morel, MD
Hometown: Brooklyn, New York
Medical school: Universidad Central del Caribe
Clinical interests: reconstructive surgery, hand surgery, and breast oncology
Fellowship match: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, surgical critical care and acute care surgery

Jeffrey Silverstein, MD
Hometown: Montreal, Canada
Medical school: St. George’s University
Clinical interests: minimally invasive surgery
Fellowship match: Quebec Heart and Lung Institute, bariatrics

Amir Sohail, MD
Hometown: Jhelum, Pakistan
Medical school: Aga Khan University
Graduate school: University of Oxford
Clinical interests: surgical oncology
Fellowship match: University of New Mexico, surgical oncology

Postgraduate Year 4 Residents

Leo Amodu, MD
Hometown: Lagos, Nigeria
Medical school: University of Ilorin College of Health Sciences
Clinical interests: minimally invasive surgery, hernia surgery, surgical nutrition, obesity, and metabolic disease research

Hazim Hakmi, MD
Hometown: Hims, Syria, and Ottawa, Canada
Medical school: Cairo University, Faculty of Medicine
Clinical interests: colorectal surgery and surgical education

Yesha Maniar, MD
Hometown: New Hyde Park, New York
Medical school: Boston University School of Medicine
Clinical interests: surgical critical care

Marlon Torres, MD
Hometown: Maracaibo, Venezuela
Medical school: University of Zulia
Clinical interests: colorectal surgery and minimally invasive and robotic surgery

Tirajeh Zohourian, MD
Hometown: Miami, Florida
Medical school: Florida State University College of Medicine
Clinical interests: cardiothoracic surgery

Postgraduate Year 3 Residents

Matthew Krell, MD
Hometown: Summit, New Jersey
Medical school: St. George’s University School of Medicine
Clinical interests: surgical oncology

Helen Liu, DO
Hometown: Portland, Oregon
Medical school: College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific Northwest
Clinical interests: minimally invasive surgery

Matthew Morris, MD
Hometown: Southington, Connecticut
Medical school: Renaissance School of Medicine Stony Brook University
Clinical interests: plastic and reconstructive surgery

Suedeh Ranjbar, MD
Hometown: Queens, New York
Medical school: CUNY School of Medicine/Northeast Ohio Medical University
Clinical interests: colorectal surgery

Alyssa Scheiner, MD
Hometown: Queens, New York
Medical school: Renaissance School of Medicine Stony Brook University
Clinical interests: vascular surgery

Postgraduate Year 2 Residents

Categorical Residents

Amanda Beneat, MD
Hometown: Sparta, New Jersey
Medical school: Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University
Clinical interests: plastic and reconstructive surgery, head and neck, and clinical research

Tulio Silva Pacheco Brasileiro, MD
Hometown: Natal, Brazil
Medical school: Universidade Estadual de Ciências da Saúde de Alagoas
Clinical interests: minimally invasive surgery

Brent Llera, MD
Hometown: Hialeah, Florida
Medical school: Howard University College of Medicine
Clinical interests: minimally invasive surgery, trauma, and pediatric surgery

Jennifer Pan, MD
Hometown: Montgomery, New Jersey
Medical school: University of Southern California
Clinical interests: minimally invasive and bariatric surgery and foregut

Sumit Saha, MD
Hometown: Queens, New York
Medical school: CUNY School of Medicine
Clinical interests: education and anesthesia

Preliminary Residents

Diamond Clough, MD
Hometown: Queens, New York
Medical school: New York Medical College
Clinical interests: reconstructive surgery and palliative care

Michael Garcia, MD
Hometown: Jacksonville, Florida
Medical school: University of Central Florida College of Medicine
Clinical interests: cardiothoracic surgery and trauma and critical care

Nancy Lopez, MD
Hometown: Los Angeles, California
Medical school: University of Arizona College of Medicine Phoenix
Clinical interests: trauma and critical care, global surgery, and healthcare disparities and inequalities

Meher Oberoi, MBBS
Hometown: Chandigarh, India
Medical school: Government Medical College and Hospital
Clinical interests: hepatobiliary and surgical oncology

Postgraduate Year 1 Residents

Categorical Residents

Destiny Aighobahi, MD
Hometown: Brooklyn, New York
Medical school: Valdosta State University
Clinical interest: breast oncology

Sawyer Cimaroli-Weimann, MD
Hometown: Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin
Medical school: Medical College of Wisconsin
Clinical interests: plastic and reconstructive surgery

Samantha LaFontaine, MD
Hometown: Sutton, Massachusetts
Medical school: Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Clinical interests: plastic and reconstructive and vascular surgery

Sally Tan, MD
Hometown: Bensonhurst, New York
Medical school: SUNY Downstate
Clinical interests: colorectal surgery and plastic and reconstructive surgery

Ivan Ye, MD
Hometown: Iowa City, Iowa
Medical school: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Clinical interests: undecided and clinical research

Preliminary Residents

Hailey Adler, MD
Hometown: Toronto, Canada
Medical school: Sackler School of Medicine at Tel Aviv University
Clinical interests: obstetrics and gynecology

Daniel Halpern, MD
Hometown: East Williston, New York
Med school: St. George’s University
Clinical interests: minimally invasive surgery

Arman (Sorin) Shadaloey, MD
Hometown: Bucharest, Romania
Medical school: Bucharest University of Medicine and Pharmacy
Clinical interests: pediatric surgery, colorectal surgery, and immunology

Chelsea Sicat, MD
Hometown: Franklin Square, New York
Medical school: New York Medical College
Clinical interests: orthopedic surgery

Harry Tsou, MD
Hometown: Manhasset, New York
Medical school: Georgetown University School of Medicine
Clinical interests: interventional radiology, physician wellness, and diagnostic radiology

Recent Alumni

Class of 2022

Hana Ajouz, MD
Fellowship: University of Miami, thoracic surgery

Randi J.K. Harris, MD
Fellowship: Mayo Clinic, vascular surgery

Hassan R. Hashmi, MD
Fellowship: Lehigh Valley Health Network, colorectal surgery

Jackson Hunt, MD
Fellowship: University of Nebraska Medical Center, plastic surgery

Christine Kolwitz, DO
Fellowship: Oregon Health and Science University, transplant surgery

Myriam Martinez, MD
Fellowship: Mayo Clinic, cardiothoracic surgery

Class of 2021

Despoina Daskalaki, MD
Fellowship: Lahey Clinic, liver transplant and hepatobiliary

Oren Michaeli, DO
Fellowship: Christine M. Kleinert Institute of Hand and Microsurgery, hand surgery