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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.

2021 Grads

Laura Karasek, MD

Medical School: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Post-graduate Position: Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellowship, Banner Health, Tucson, AZ

Milagros Lopez-Gerena, MD

Medical School: University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine
Post-graduate Position: General Surgery Practice, Surgery South, P.C., Stockbridge, GA

Hnoukaj Lyfoung, MD

Medical School: University of Minnesota Medical School
Post-graduate Position: Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellowship, Alta Bates Summit Medical Center, Oakland, CA

Adriana Meholick, MD

Medical School: University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical
Post-graduate Position: Minimally Invasive/Bariatric Surgery Fellowship, Hackensack University Medical Center, Hackensack, NJ

Parth Sharma, MD

Medical School: Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Post-graduate Position: Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellowship, Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, PA

Sheina Theodore, MD

Medical School: The Commonwealth Medical College
Post-graduate Position: Surgical Critical Care Fellowship, Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA

2020 Grads

Jessica Dahle, MD

Medical School: Tufts University School of Medicine
Post-graduate Position: Endocrine Surgery Fellowship, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC

Chasen Greig, MD

Medical School: Temple University School of Medicine
Post-graduate Position: Surgical Critical Care Fellowship, University of California Irvine, Irvine, CA

Derek Moore, MD

Medical School: University of Texas Medical School, Houston
Post-graduate Position: Cardiothoracic Fellowship, Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA

Ashwini Poola, MD

Medical School: University of Missouri Kansas City School of Medicine
Post-graduate Position: Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellowship, Multicare Health System, Tacoma, WA

James Wang, MD

Medical School: Eastern Virginia Medical School
Post-graduate Position: Private Practice,  St. Joseph Heritage Healthcare, San Francisco, CA

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