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Current Residents of the General Surgery Program

PGY-5 Chiefs

Sheina Bawa, MD

Sheina Bawa, MD

Undergraduate School: University of California
Medical School: American University of the Caribbean
Hometown: Diamond Bar, California
Fellowship Interests: -

Vanessa Hortian, DO, MS, LAc

Vanessa Hortian, DO, MS, LAc

Undergraduate School: Rutgers University
Medical School: Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine
Hometown: Paramus, New Jersey
Fellowship Interests: Colorectal Surgery

Yi Wang, MD, PhD

Yi Wang, MD, PhD

Undergraduate School: n/a
Medical School: Shanghai Jiaotong University, School of Medicine
Hometown: Shanghai, China
Fellowship Interests: General Surgery


PGY-4

Chance Benner, DO

Chance Benner, DO

Undergraduate School: Ohio University
Medical School: Ohio University Heritage
Hometown: Blanchester, Ohio
Fellowship Interests: Cardiothoracic Surgery

Charlotte Floria, DO

Charlotte Floria, DO

Undergraduate School: Johns Hopkins University
Medical School: Touro University California
Hometown: North Potomac, Maryland
Fellowship Interests: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Tylee Rickett, MD

Tylee Rickett, MD

Undergraduate School: Arizona State University
Medical School: St. George’s University
Hometown: Salt Lake City, Utah
Fellowship Interests: Vascular Surgery

 

Kevin Taylor Spence, MD

Kevin Taylor Spence, MD

Undergraduate School: University of Kentucky
Medical School: American University of the Caribbean
Hometown: Ward, Arizona
Fellowship Interests: Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery


PGY-3

Steven Boehm, DO

Steven Boehm, DO

Undergraduate School: North Carolina State University
Medical School: West Virginia Osteopathic Medicine
Hometown: Asheville, North Carolina
Fellowship Interests: Minimally Invasive Surgery

George Chachati, MD

George Chachati, MD

Undergraduate School: Stoney Brook University
Medical School: St. George’s University
Hometown: Brooklyn, New York
Fellowship Interests: Cardiothoracic Surgery

 

Kathryn McCabe, DO

Kathryn McCabe, DO

Undergraduate School: Case Western Reserve University
Medical School: Lake Erie Osteopathic
Hometown: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Fellowship Interests: Vascular Surgery, Critical Care


PGY-2

Maria Ahmad, DO

Maria Ahmad, DO

Undergraduate School: The University of Texas
Medical School: University of the Incarnate Word School of Osteopathic Medicine
Hometown: Houston, Texas
Fellowship Interests: -

Cameron Benedict, MD

Cameron Benedict, MD

Undergraduate School: George Washington University
Medical School: Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
Hometown: Annadale, VA
Fellowship Interests: Minimally Invasive Surgery, Transplant Surgery

Amir Guindi, MD

Amir Guindi, MD

Undergraduate School: University of California
Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine
Hometown: Cairo, Egypt & Los Angeles, California
Fellowship Interests:Surgical Critical Care, Bariatric Surgery

Swhaeb Shubair, MD

Swhaeb Shubair, MD

Undergraduate School: University of Alabama at Birmingham
Medical School: Ross University of Medicine
Hometown: Jacksonville, Alabama
Fellowship Interests: Cardiothoracic Surgery, Plastic Surgery


PGY-1

Catharine Bernal, MD

Catharine Bernal, MD

Undergraduate School: University of California Davis
Medical School: University of Missouri- Columbia School of Medicine
Hometown: Livermore, California
Fellowship Interests: -

Emily Downing, MD

Emily Downing, MD

Undergraduate School: Loras College
Medical School: American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine
Hometown: Blue Grass, Iowa
Fellowship Interests: -

Benjamin Sisco, DO

Benjamin Sisco, DO

Undergraduate School: Liberty University
Medical School: Liberty University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Hometown: Upper Black Eddy, Pennsylvania
Fellowship Interests: -

Hannah Stein, DO

Hannah Stein, DO

Undergraduate School: Wake Forest University
Medical School: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Hometown: St. Petersburg, Florida
Fellowship Interests: -


PGY-1 Preliminary

Talayna Leonard, DO

Talayna Leonard, DO

Undergraduate School: University of Wyoming
Medical School: A.T. Still University of Health Sciences Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine
Hometown: Gillette, Wyoming
Fellowship Interests: -

Danielle Rittenhouse, DO

Danielle Rittenhouse, DO

Undergraduate School: Gettysburg College
Medical School: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
Hometown: Connellsville, Pennsylvania
Fellowship Interests: -