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Surgery Residency Graduates

In the last five years, the majority of our graduates have gone on to fellowship training. Our residents have been very successful in obtaining top notch fellowships in pediatric surgery, surgical oncology, breast oncology, plastics, vascular, cardiothoracic surgery and other specialties. And, we are proud to welcome several graduates into our faculty here at Baystate.

We invite you to learn more about our recent graduates.

2019 Grads

Heepeel Chang, MD

SUNY at Stony Brook Health Science Center
Post-Graduate Position: Vascular Surgery Fellowship, New York Medical Center, New York, NY

Steven Gelb MD

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev Faculty of Health Sciences
Post-Graduate Position: General Surgery Private Practice, Crouse Hospital, Syracuse, NY

Kailyn Kwong Hing, MD

Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland School of Medicine
Post-Graduate Position: Surgical Critical Care Fellowship, Michigan Spectrum Health, Grand Rapids, MI

Amanda Rabideau, MD

Southern Illinois University School of Medicine
Post-Graduate Position: Surgical Critical Care Fellowship, Barnes Jewish Hospital,  St. Louis, MO

Mazvita Simoyi, MD

University of Virginia School of Medicine
Post-Graduate Position: Colorectal/MIS Fellowship, Orlando Regional Medical Center, Orlando, FL

Kaitlyn Wong

Tufts University School of Medicine
Post-Graduate Position: Pediatric Surgery Fellowship, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada

2018 Grads

Bradley Gordan, DO

Medical School: Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Post-Graduate Position: MIS Fellowship, Highland Hospital of Rochester, Rochester, NY

Saiqa Khan, MD

Medical School: University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas
Post-Graduate Position: Plastic Surgery Fellowship, Beth Israel-Lahey, Boston, MA

Carmen Mora, MD

Medical School: Texas A & M University College of Medicine
Post-Graduate Position:  Pediatric Surgical Critical Care Fellowship, University of Tennessee, Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital in Memphis, Memphis, TN

Natasha Saiyed, MD

Medical School: University of Illinois College of Medicine
Post-Graduate Position: General Surgery Private Practice, Nutfield Surgical Associates, Derry, New Hampshire

Ruchi Thanawala, MD

Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine
Post-Graduate Position: Thoracic Surgery Fellowship, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

2017 Grads

Mouhanad Ayach, MD

Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine
Post-Graduate Position: Vascular Fellowship, University of Missouri

Kaitlin Debbink, MD

Medical School: University of Vermont College of Medicine
Post-Graduate Position: R.A.F. US Station Military Hospital, Lakenheath, London

Matthew Kronick, MD

Medical School: Drexel University College of Medicine
Post-Graduate Position: -Vascular Fellowship, Oregon Health & Science

Tessa Smit, MD

Medical School: St. George’s University School of Medicine
Post-Graduate Position: Christine Kleinhart Hand Fellowship, Louisville, KY

Judith Sporn, MD

Medical School: Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg
Post-Graduate Position: Surgical Oncology Fellowship, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, NY

2016 Grads

Cecivon Arreola-Garcia, MD

Medical School: University of Texas Medical School at San Antonio
Post-Graduate Position: Surgical Critical Care/Acute Care Surgery Fellowship, Indiana University School of Medicine

Elizabeth Chabot, MD

Medical School: Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine
Post-Graduate Position: Surgical Critical Care Fellowship, Utah Affiliated Hospitals

Levon Khojayan, MD

Medical School: Boston University School of Medicine
Post-Graduate Position: Vascular Surgery Fellowship, Case Western/University Hospital,Case Medical Center, OH

Kristina Potanos, MD

Medical School: University of Sydney
Post-Graduate Position: Cardiothoracic Surgery Fellowship, University Medical Center, IL

Sarah Wong, MD

Medical School: Tufts University School of Medicine
Post-Graduate Position: Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellowship, Hackensack University Medical Center, Hackensack, NJ

Moriah Wright, MD

Medical School: Tufts University School of Medicine
Post-Graduate Position: Colorectal Research Fellowship, Creighton University, Omaha, NE

2015 Grads

Deepak Bharadia, MD, MPH

Medical School: Smt. N.H.L. Municipal Medical College
Post-Graduate Position: Burn Surgery Fellowship, Brigham & Women's Hospital, Boston, MA

Rachel Caiafa, MD

Medical School: Indiana University School of Medicine

Post-Graduate Position: Surgical Critical Care/Acute Care Surgery Fellowship, UCSF Fresno Community Regional Medical Center, Fresno, CA

Lindy Davis, MD

Medical School: SUNY At Syracuse Health Science College Of Medicine
Post-Graduate Position: Surgical Oncology Fellowship, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, NY

Enrique Lopez, MD

Medical School: Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara Facultad de Medicina, Mexico
Post-Graduate Position: Surgical Critical Care Fellowship, Baystate Medical Center/Tufts University School of Medicine

David Penner, MD

Medical School: Loma Linda University School of Medicine
Post-Graduate Position: Cardiothoracic Fellowship, UC Davis, Sacramento, CA