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Current General Surgery Residents

Residents in the 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.

Fifth-Year Residents

Hana Ajouz, MD
Hometown: Beirut, Lebanon
Medical school: American University of Beirut
Clinical interests: robotic surgery, thoracic surgery, surgical education, molecular oncology research
Fellowship match: University of Miami (thoracic surgery)

Randi J. K. Harris, MD
Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
Medical school: Ross University School of Medicine
Clinical interests: vascular surgery, advanced aorta, limb salvage
Fellowship match: Mayo Clinic (vascular surgery)

Hassan R. Hashmi, MD
Hometown: Sheikhupura, Pakistan
Medical school: The Aga Khan University Medical College
Clinical interests: colorectal surgery, robotic surgery, surgical education, health policy
Fellowship match: Lehigh Valley Health Network (colorectal surgery)

Jackson Hunt, MD
Hometown: St. Louis, MO
Medical school: Ross University
Clinical interests: plastic and reconstructive surgery
Fellowship match: University of Nebraska Medical Center (plastic surgery)

Christine Kolwitz, DO
Hometown: Seattle, WA
Medical school: Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine
Clinical interests: transplant surgery, peripheral arterial disease, pancreatic and hepatobiliary surgery
Fellowship match: Oregon Health and Science University (transplant surgery)

Myriam Martinez, MD
Hometown: Mexico City, Mexico
Medical school: National Autonomous University of Mexico
Clinical interests: cardiac surgery, aortic disease, health policy
Fellowship match: Mayo Clinic (cardiothoracic surgery)

Fourth-Year Residents

Rose Gooding, MD
Hometown: Rochester, NY
Medical school: St. George’s University
Clinical interests: vascular surgery

Raelina Howell, MD
Hometown: Lakenheath, UK
Medical school: St. George’s University
Clinical interests: clinical research, bariatric surgery, pediatric surgery

Andrew Morel, MD
Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
Medical school: Universidad Central del Caribe
Clinical interests: reconstructive surgery, hand surgery, breast oncology

Jeffrey Silverstein, MD
Hometown: Montreal, Canada
Medical school: St. George’s University
Clinical interests: minimally invasive surgery

Amir Sohail, MD
Hometown: Jhelum, Pakistan
Medical school: Aga Khan University
Graduate school: Oxford University
Clinical interests: surgical oncology

Third-Year 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

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

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

Marlon Torres, MD
Hometown: Maracaibo, Venezuela
Medical school: University of Zulia (Luz)
Clinical interests: colorectal surgery, minimally invasive surgery/robotics surgery

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

Second-Year Residents

Destiny Aighobahi, MD (preliminary)
Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
Medical school: Valdosta State University
Clinical interest: breast oncology

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

Matthew Krell, MD (categorical)
Hometown: Summit, NJ
Medical school: St. George’s University School of Medicine
Clinical interests: surgical oncology

Helen Liu, DO (categorical)
Hometown: Portland, OR
Medical school: College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific Northwest
Clinical interests: colorectal surgery, clinical research

Brandon Monk, MD (preliminary)
Hometown: Atlanta, GA

Matthew Morris, MD (categorical)
Hometown: Southington, CT
Medical school: Renaissance School of Medicine Stony Brook University
Clinical interests: plastic and reconstructive surgery, head and neck surgery

Ahmad Musa, MD (preliminary)
Hometown: Amman, Jordan
Medical school: Misr University for Science and Technology
Clinical interests: wound surgery

Suedeh Ranjbar, MD (categorical)
Hometown: Queens, NY
Medical school: CUNY School of Medicine/Northeast Ohio Medical University
Clinical interests: colorectal surgery

Alyssa Scheiner, MD (categorical)
Hometown: Queens, NY
Medical school: Renaissance School of Medicine Stony Brook University
Clinical interests: cardiothoracic surgery

Behrad Ziapour, MD (preliminary)
Hometown: Tehran, Iran
Medical school: Babol University of Medical Sciences
Clinical interests: surgical critical care, minimally invasive surgery, cardiothoracic surgery

First-Year Residents

Amanda Beneat, MD (categorical)
Hometown: Sparta, NJ
Medical school: Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University
Clinical interests: surgical oncology, head and neck surgery, plastic surgery

Tulio Silva Pacheco Brasileiro, MD (categorical)
Hometown: Sao Paolo, Brasil
Medical school: Universidade Estadual de Ciências da Saúde de Alagoas
Clinical interests: minimally invasive surgery

Sawyer Cimaroli-Weimann, MD (preliminary)
Hometown: Wisconsin Dells, WI
Medical school: Medical College of Wisconsin
Clinical interests: plastics and reconstructive surgery

James “Percy” Daniels, MD (preliminary)
Hometown: San Bernardino, CA
Medical school: University of Missouri School Of Medicine
Clinical interests: urology

Sophia Jacob, MD (categorical)
Hometown: Hicksville, NY
Medical school: Stony Brook School Of Medicine
Clinical interests: surgical education

Boris Joutovsky, DO (preliminary)
Hometown: Port Washington, NY
Medical school: Rocky Vista College of Medicine
Clinical interests: interventional radiology

Brent Llera, MD (preliminary)
Hometown: Hialeah, FL
Medical school: Howard University College of Medicine
Clinical interests: minimally invasive surgery, trauma, pediatric surgery

Jennifer Pan, MD (categorical)
Hometown: Mongomery, NJ
Medical school: University of Southern California
Clinical interests: minimally invasive surgery/bariatric surgery, thoracic surgery

Sumit Saha, MD (categorical)
Hometown: Jamaica, Queens, NY
Medical school: CUNY School of Medicine
Clinical interests: education

Caroline Williams, MD (preliminary)
Hometown: Atlanta, GA
Medical school: University of Miami School of Medicine
Clinical interests: orthopedic surgery