Residency/Fellowship Transitions for 2018-2019

July 2018

GENERAL SURGERY RESIDENCY

Outgoing Chiefs:

Tatiana Chadid, vascular surgery fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital; Michael Cormican, surgical critical care fellowship, Johns Hopkins; Salila Hashmi, anesthesia critical care fellowship, Emory University; Stuart Hurst, acute care surgery fellowship, Emory University; Sameer Kapadia, plastic surgery fellowship, Emory University; Nathan Kincaid, private practice, GA; Jessica Kramer, surgical critical care fellowship, Barnes-Jewish Hospital; Sabine Lovell, plastic surgery fellowship, SummaHealth, Akron, OH; Craig McCready, anesthesia critical care medicine, Emory University.

Incoming Categorical Residents:

Jesse Codner, Emory; Benjamin J. Hazen, Northeastern Ohio Medical University; Carson T. Hoffman, Texas Health Science Center, Houston; Aileen C. Johnson, Emory; Jessica Milian, Florida International University; Constance S. Harrell Shreckengost, Emory; Michael E. Silverman, Wayne State University; David A. Swift, Tulane University; Anna E. West, University of Florida.

Incoming Preliminary Residents:

Kirsten Baecher, Emory University; Callan Brownfield, Emory University (designated urology); Joseph Cho, Emory University (designated oral and maxillofacial surgery); Sameer Farooq, Boston University (designated urology); Syed Safder Abbas Hasan, Aga Khan University, Kirachi City, Pakistan; Jessica Labib, Emory University; David Lee, Emory University (designated oral and maxillofacial surgery); Jonathan Li, University of Michigan (designated urology); Michelle Sheng, Thomas Jefferson University (designated urology); Giacomo Waller, Emory University.

SURGICAL PA RESIDENCY

Outgoing:

Laura Pankowski is now with Emory Clinic Orthopedics at Executive Park, Atlanta, GA.

Incoming:

Julia Baker completed the Physician Assistant Program at Emory University, and Jamie Taylor graduated from Physician Assistant Studies at Wingate University, Hendersonville, NC.

ACUTE CARE SURGERY/SURGICAL CRITICAL CARE FELLOWSHIP

Incoming Acute Care Surgery Fellows:

Stuart Hurst, Emory University; Deepika Koganti, Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia; and Brett Mitchell Tracey, Memorial University Medical Center in Savannah, GA.

New Surgical Critical Care Fellows:

Stephanie Busby, University of Tennessee College of Medicine; Andrew Isaacson, Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University School of Medicine; and Andrew Lawson, Medical College of Georgia.

BREAST ONCOLOGY FELLOWSHIP

Outgoing:

Albert Diehl has joined Atlanta Breast Care at Piedmont Hospital, and Brianna McDevitt will be a breast surgical oncologist at Penrose-St. Francis Hospital in Colorado Springs, CO.

Incoming:

Tran Ho completed her general surgery residency at Genesys Regional Medical Center in Grand Blanc, MI, and Jeremy John finished his general surgery residency at Tulane University School of Medicine.

BURN FELLOWSHIP

Incoming:

Neha Amin is the new burn fellow, and she did her general surgery residency at Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine, Glassboro, NJ.

Outgoing:

Mack Drake will be an assistant professor of surgery for the Division of Trauma, Acute Care Surgery, and Surgical Critical Care of the Brody School of Medicine, East Carolina University/Vidant Medical Center.

CARDIOTHORACIC SURGERY RESIDENCY

Outgoing:

Michael Kayatta will be practicing at BayCare Medical Group, Clearwater, FL, and Christina Saikus will be doing a transplant, VAD, and ECMO fellowship at Duke University.

Incoming:

The incoming three-year resident is Nakul Valsangkar, Indiana University, and the new six-year, integrated resident is Dale Deas, University of Alabama at Birmingham.

ENDOSURGERY FELLOWSHIP

Outgoing:

Fadi Balla, Kaiser Permanente, Portland, OR, and Major Christopher Yheulon, Womack Army Medical Center, Fort Bragg, NC.

Incoming:

Daniel Davila, Medical College of Wisconsin, and Ramona Ilie, Cleveland Clinic Foundation.

ORAL AND MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY RESIDENCY

Outgoing:

Shenan Bradshaw, Peachtree Dunwoody Oral & Facial Surgery, Sandy Springs, GA; Saman Harouni, Private Practice, Beverly Hills, CA; Brian Kinard, Posnick Center for Facial Plastic Surgery, Chevy Chase, MD; and Erin Shariff, Mid-Atlanta Oral Surgery Associates, Atlanta, GA.

Incoming Interns:

Sruthi Satishchandran, University of Pittsburgh; Natalie Smith, University of Maryland School of Dentistry.

Incoming Four-Years:

Christine Dumler, University of Maryland; Megan Milder, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine.

Incoming Six-Years:

Jonathan Hsiao, New York University College of Dentistry; Soo-Keun S. Kim, Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine.

PEDIATRIC SURGERY RESIDENCY

Outgoing resident Lucas Neff will be an assistant professor of surgery at Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC. Incoming resident Morgan Richards is from the University of Washington.

PLASTIC SURGERY RESIDENCY

Outgoing:

Ximena Pinell-White, private practice; David Lo, private practice; Drew Metcalfe, fellowship, Emory Aesthetic Center; and Mohamad Masoumy, craniofacial fellowship, Texas Children's Hospital-Baylor College of Medicine.

Incoming Independent Residents:

Sameer Kapadia, Emory University, and Gabriela Garcia Nores, New York University Medical Center.

Incoming Integrated Residents:

Ciara Brown, West Virginia University School of Medicine, and Carolyn Taillon, Tulane University.

TRANSPLANTATION FELLOWSHIP

Outgoing:

Douglas Anderson, assistant professor of surgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham; Austin Schenk, assistant professor of surgery, Ohio State University.

Incoming:

Octav Cristea, Ottawa Hospital, Ontario, Canada, and Siddharth Desai, University of Mississippi Medical Center.

VASCULAR SURGERY AND ENDOVASCULAR THERAPY FELLOWSHIP & INTEGRATED RESIDENCY

Outgoing Two-Year Fellows:

Emily Lagergren is joining Wellstar Health System in Marietta, GA, and Christopher Ramos is an assistant professor of surgery in the Emory Division of Vascular Surgery.

Incoming Two-Year Fellows:

James Middleton Chang, Mayo Clinic Arizona; Thomas Reeve, Mercer University School of Medicine.

Incoming Integrated Residents:

Richard Anthony Meena, Emory University; Henry Zahn, Texas A&M Health Sciences Center of the College of Medicine, Bryan; and Galimat Khaidakova, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock.

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