Residents

Current residents

PGY-5

Rassoul Abu-Nuwar, MD

Rassoul Abu-Nuwar, MD

Jordan University of Science and Technology Faculty of Medicine

Jose Alonso Escalante, MD

Jose Alonso Escalante, MD

Universidad de Costa Rica Facultad de Medicina

James Babowice, DO

James Babowice, DO

Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine

Steven Ballesteros, MD

Steven Ballesteros, MD

Medical College of Georgia

Elizabeth Blears, MD

Elizabeth Blears, MD

Rush Medical College of Rush University

Brendan Hagerty, MD

Brendan Hagerty, MD

Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University

Melissa Hetrick, DO

Melissa Hetrick, DO

Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine

Hillary Simon, DO

Hillary Simon, DO

Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine

PGY-4

Sarah Assali, DO

Sarah Assali, DO

Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine

Philip Bauer, MD

Philip Bauer, MD

University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Oliver Knoell, MD

Oliver Knoell, MD

University of Toldeo College of Medicine

Cody McGee, MD

Cody McGee, MD

SUNY Upstate Medical University College of Medicine

Jenna Rimko, DO

Jenna Rimko, DO

Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine

Zachary Spigel, MD

Zachary Spigel, MD

University of Texas Medical School at San Antonio

Shinichiro Yokota, MD

Shinichiro Yokota, MD

Hirosaki University School of Medicine

PGY-3

Brian Chen, MD

Brian Chen, MD

Rutgers New Jersey Medical School

David Habib, MD

David Habib, MD

Drexel University College of Medicine

Nicholas Lombardi, MD

Nicholas Lombardi, MD

Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University

Conor Maxwell, DO

Conor Maxwell, DO

Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine

Sefali Patel, DO

Sefali Patel, DO

Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine

Pavan Rao, MD

Pavan Rao, MD

Indiana University School of Medicine

Paige Tannhauser, MD

Paige Tannhauser, MD

Drexel University College of Medicine

PGY-2

Sarah Burki, MD

Sarah Burki, MD

Universita P.J. Safarika Lekarska Fakulta

Kevin Chien, MD

Kevin Chien, MD

F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences

Christos Mouzakitis, MD

Christos Mouzakitis, MD

SUNY Upstate Medical University College of Medicine

Schae Saravitz, MD

Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University

James Shahoud, DO

James Shahoud, DO

Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine

Tiffany Wilkins, MD

Tiffany Wilkins, MD

Ross University School of Medicine

PGY-1

Krysta Orminski, MD

Krysta Orminski, MD

West Virginia University School of Medicine

Julianna O'Toole, DO

Julianna O'Toole, DO

Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine

Michael Ruocco, DO

Michael Ruocco, DO

Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine

Christopher Sherry, DO

Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine

Lauren Strelec, DO

Lauren Strelec, DO

Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine

Albertus van Wyk, DO

Albertus van Wyk, DO

Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Residents on research

Mark Barlek, DO
Samantha Falls, DO
Abdulrahman Hammad, MD
Stanley Wolfe, MD

Graduates

An important consideration for many applying to a general surgery residency is the opportunities available upon completion. In fact, one the best markers of a residency program is the success of its graduates.  In addition to training skilled general surgeons, our program is proud that more than 50% of our graduates continue their training in a specialized area of surgery. Our chief residents routinely secure diverse fellowship positions, as demonstrated by the following list of recent graduates' initial positions after their chief residency:

Class of 2021

Arthur Johnson, MD
Kelly Krupa, MD
Kristin Krupa, MD
Patrick Regan, DO
Mandy Rice, DO

Class of 2020

Nicholas Bailey, MD
Richard Cheek, MD
Benjamin Cragun, MD
Ashley Hill, MD
Matthew Shaheen, MD
Guirguiss Tadros, MD

Class of 2019

Stephanie Cerrone, DO
Laura Chanlatte de los Santos, MD
Alexandra Falvo, MD
Tamara Floyd, MD
Omar Hashmi, MD
Isaac Kriley, MD
Anne Meslang, MD

Class of 2018

Ravi Ambani, MD
Robert Brookover, MD
David Aaron Guel, MD
Johnathan Levy, MD
Joseph Sorg, MD

Class of 2017

Wade Berger, DO
Lou Capecci, MD
Kellen Hayes, MD
Derek Ornelas, MD
Meredith Witten, MD