Surgery Residents

Research Residents

Tommy Ivanics, M.D.
Medical School: Semmelweis University, Faculty of Medicine
Hometown: Stockholm, Sweden
Clinical Interests: Surgical oncology, hepatobilliary surgery and transplant surgery
Shravan Leonard-Murali, M.D.
Medical School: University of Toledo College of Medicine
Hometown: Canton, OH
Clinical Interests: Surgical oncology
Tayseer M. Shamaa, M.B.B.S.
Medical School: University of Sharjah
Hometown: Damascus, Syria
Clinical Interests: Transplant & Hepatobiliary Surgery
Elizabeth Ulrich, M.D.
Wayne State University School of Medicine
Hometown: Birmingham, MI
Clinical Interests: Transplant Surgery, Surgical Critical Care

PGY 5

Imran Ahmad, M.D.
Medical School: Chicago Medical School, Rosalind Franklin University
Hometown: Glen Ellyn, IL
Career Interests: Colorectal Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Critical Care
Joshua Eby, M.D.
Medical School: Wayne State University School of Medicine
Hometown: Farmington Hills, MI
Career Interests: Global surgery
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Richard Kalu, M.D., MPH
Medical School: Pennsylvania State University
Hometown: ABA, Nigeria
Career Interests: Colorectal Surgery, General Surgery
Eden Nohra, M.D.
Medical School: American University of Beirut
Hometown: Beirut, Lebanon
Career Interests: Acute Care Surgery, Surgical Critical Care, Trauma
Francis Tinney, M.D.
Medical School: Wayne State University School of Medicine
Hometown: Ann Arbor, MI
Career Interests: Transplant surgery

PGY 4

Abbas Al-Kurd, M.D.
Medical School: Jordan University
Hometown: Houston, TX
Career Interests: Transplant & Hepatobiliary, Minimally Invasive & Metabolic Surgery
Charles Fisher, M.D.
Medical School: Wayne State University School of Medicine
Hometown: Grosse Pointe Park, MI
Career Interests: Trauma Critical Care, Military Medicine
Leslie McDonough, M.D.
Medical School: Wayne State University School of Medicine
Hometown: Pleasant Ridge, MI
Career Interests: Breast Oncology, General Surgical Oncology
Chinmayee Potti, M.B.B.S.
Medical School: Kasturba Medical College Manipal
Hometown: Manipal, India
Career Interests: Vascular Surgery, Surgical Critical Care, Transplant Surgery
Rohit Shenoy, M.B.B.S.
Medical School: Kasturba Medical College Mangalore
Hometown: Mysore, India
Career Interests: Cardiovascular surgery
Alexander Vraa, M.B.B.S.
Medical School: St. George’s University of London
Hometown: Bad Nauheim, DE
Career Interests: Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

PGY 3

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Lucy Chau, M.D.
Medical School: Wayne State University School of Medicine
Hometown: Toronto, Canada
Career Interests: Transplant surgery
Michael Dix, M.D.
Medical School: Wayne State University School of Medicine
Hometown: Rockford, MI
Career Interests: Colorectal Surgery, Acute Care Surgery, Surgical Critical Care
Kaitlyn Dobesh, M.D.
Medical School: Wayne State University, School of Medicine
Hometown: Burwell, NE
Career Interests: General Surgery, Colorectal Surgery
Joe Habbouche, M.D.
Medical School: University of Michigan Medical School
Hometown: Southfield, MI
Career Interests: Unsure, resident education
Hollis Johanson, M.D.
Medical School: Rush Medical College of Rush University Medical Center
Hometown: Glenview, IL
Career Interests: Breast Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery
Erik Schwarze, M.D.
Medical School: Wayne State University, School of Medicine
Hometown: Akron, OH
Career Interests: Cardiothoracic Surgery
Ryan Soheim, M.D.
Medical School: Wayne State University School of Medicine
Hometown: Grosse Pointe, MI
Career Interests: Surgical Critical Care, Minimally Invasive Surgery

PGY 2

Michael Diffley, M.D.
Medical School: McGovern Medical School at University of Texas Health Science Center
Hometown: Fort Worth, TX
Career Interests: Minimally Invasive Surgery, Trauma
Rebecca Ferguson, M.D.
Medical School: University of Kansas School of Medicine
Hometown: Kansas City, KS
Career Interests: Acute Care Surgery, Trauma
Zoe Lu, M.D.
Medical School: Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine
Hometown: Boston, MA
Career Interests: Cardiac Surgery, Surgical Critical Care, Public Health, Global Health
Ali Rteil, M.D.
Medical School: American University of Beirut
Hometown: Beirut, Lebanon
Career Interests: Vascular Surgery, Aerospace Medicine
Hemi Thaker, M.D.
Medical School: University of Maryland, School of Medicine
Hometown: Annapolis, MD
Career Interests: Acute Care Surgery, Trauma
Ian Wood, M.D.
Medical School: Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine
Hometown: Vancouver, BC
Career Interests: Surgery and patient/community education

PGY 1

Jenny Bui, M.D., M.P.H.
Medical School: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine
Hometown: Raleigh, NC
Career Interests: Cardiothoracic Surgery
Donald Chang, M.D., PhD
Medical School: University of Queensland, School of Medicine
Hometown: San Gabriel, CA
Career Interests: Cardiothoracic Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Surgical Critical Care
Alexa Jarman, M.D.
Medical School: Wayne State University, School of Medicine
Hometown: Mt. Pleasant, MI
Career Interests: Acute Care Surgery, Trauma, Cardiac Surgery
Henry Kwon, M.D.
Medical School: Wayne State University, School of Medicine
Hometown: Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
Career Interests: Cardiothoracic, Cell signaling & GPCR biology, Systematic Review Meta-analysis & network medicine
Eric Lisznyai, M.D.
Medical School: Wayne State University, School of Medicine
Hometown: Jonesville, MI
Career Interests:Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Minimally Invasive & Critical Care Surgery
Ninette Musili, M.D.
Medical School: Michigan State University, College of Human Medicine
Hometown: Kenya, Africa
Career Interests: Pediatrics & Global Surgery

Preliminary

Mohamed Chahrour, M.D.
Medical School: American University of Beirut, Faculty of Medicine
Hometown: Beirut, Lebanon
Career Interests: Vascular Surgery & Minimally Invasive Surgery
Babawale Oluborode, M.B.B.Ch.B.
Medical School: Obafemi Awolowo University, College of Health Sciences
Hometown: Ilesha, Nigeria
Career Interests: Transplant Surgery
Kwame Wiafe, M.D.
Medical School: Wayne State University, School of Medicine
Hometown: Tema, Ghana
Career Interests: Cardiothoracic & Vascular Surgery
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