General Surgery Residents

Leading the Way in Medicine

Our residents share a passion for learning, innovation and leadership

Meet the current residents of the Sinai Hospital General Surgery Residency Program. Scroll down to learn more about each resident, including their education history, recent research and future plans.


You can also see the graduates of the Surgery Residency Program and where they are today.


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Class of 2029


Caitlin Burnette, D.O.

Hometown: Round Rock, TX 

Medical School: Lincoln Memorial University DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine 

Future Plans: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery or Breast Fellowship 

What attracted you to Sinai: The entire faculty and the residents made me feel so welcome and supported, both as an incoming resident and a person. The value-added year allows me the opportunity to be involved in something beneficial not only to my CV but to my training as a general surgeon.


Austin Dixon, D.O.

Hometown: Grand Rapids, MI 

Medical School: Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine 

Future Plans: Still very much undecided! My top three at the moment (which change weekly) are general surgery, trauma, and endocrine 

Recent Research: Dixon AD, Williams MD, Makiewicz KU, Khokar AM, Bonomo SR. Two unique cases of Bouveret syndrome with review of literature. Journal of Surgical Case Reports. (2022, Aug); 8(1): 1-3. Cited in PubMed; PMID: 36003224. Pub Status: Published. 


Dixon A, Kayarian F, Price T. Squamous cell carcinoma in the setting of hidradenitis suppurativa: a retrospective review of the literature. Wounds. 2023;35(12):E448-E462. doi:10.25270/wnds/23118

What attracted you to Sinai: Two biggest factors that went into my decision were culture and fellowship potential. Culture was super evident from the interview day, and I've loved how kind and approachable the current residents are. As someone that's still undecided on future plans, I hoped for a program that left open as many doors as possible for their graduating residents. Sinai impressed me with its diverse set of past fellowship matches along with numerous graduates that were ready to practice straight away.


Kevin Hansen, M.D.

Hometown: Portland, OR and Los Angeles, CA 

Medical School: Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine 

Future Plans: Undecided. Currently interested in Vascular and Acute Care Surgery 

Recent Research: Lybrand, D. B., Naiman, M., Laumann, J. M., Boardman, M., Petshow, S., Hansen, K., Scott, G., & Wehrli, M.. Destruction complex dynamics: Wnt/Beta-catenin signaling alters Axin-GSK3Beta interactions in vivo. Development. (2019, Jul); 146(13): .. Cited in PubMed; PMID: 31189665. Pub Status: Published. 

What attracted you to Sinai: Balanced community and academic opportunities, the value added year leading to excellent fellowship match, and the city!


Angela Hsu, M.D.

Hometown: Taipai, Taiwan

Medical School: Mackay Medical College
Additional Degrees: MPH - Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Future Plans: Pursing Colorectal or MIS Fellowship

Recent Research: Born LJ, Chang KH, Shoureshi P, Lay F, Bengali S, Hsu AT, Abadchi SN, Harmon JW, Jay SM. HOTAIR-Loaded Mesenchymal Stem/Stromal Cell Extracellular Vesicles Enhance Angiogenesis and Wound Healing. Advanced Healthcare Materials. (2022, Mar); 11(5): e2002070. Cited in PubMed; PMID: 33870645. Pub Status: Published.

Chang TN, Daniel BW, Hsu AT, Chen LW, Sung CW, Chuang DC, Chao YK. Reversal of thoracic sympathectomy through robot-assisted microsurgical sympathetic trunk reconstruction with sural nerve graft and additional end-to-side coaptation of the intercostal nerves: A case report. Microsurgery. (2021, Nov); 41(8): 772-776. Pub Status: Published.

Chidambaram V, Tun NL, Haque WZ, Majella MG, Sivakumar RK, Kumar A, Hsu AT, Ishak IA, Nur AA, Ayeh SK, Salia EL, Zil-E-Ali A, Saeed MA, Sarena APB, Seth B, Ahmadzada M, Haque EF, Neupane P, Wang KH, Pu TM, Ali SMH, Arshad MA, Wang L, Baksh S, Karakousi. Factors associated with disease severity and mortality among patients with COVID-19: A systematic review and meta-analysis. PLoS One. (2020, Nov); 15(11): e0241541. Cited in PubMed; PMID: 33206661. Pub Status: Published.

What attracted you to Sinai: The amazing relationship between residents, attendings, and all the staff. 

Class of 2028


Azeem Ahmad, D.O.

Hometown: Cincinnati, OH 

Medical School: Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine 

Future Plans: Currently undecided but, interested in Vascular Surgery 

Favorite Things About Sinai: The supportive co-residents, strong vascular and colorectal surgery exposure, and how program leadership advocates for the residents


Esther Jung, D.O.

Hometown: Houston, TX 

Medical School: University of North Texas Health Science Center/ Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine 

Future Plans: Interested in pursuing a fellowship but unsure as to which specialty 

Recent Research: Jung, E. Ethmoid Sinusitis as a Possible Differential Diagnosis in Orbital Complications: A Case Study. Poster presented at: AWS Southwest Regional Conference; December 7, 2019; San Antonio, TX. 


Philip, S; Javed, M; Lachowsky, P; Karagoli, M; Hutton, S; Di Le, M; Jung, E; Kao, J; Fisher, C. Pericardial Cyst: A Case Report. Poster presented at: UNTHSC Research Appreciation Day; March 29, 2019; Fort Worth, TX. 

Favorite Things About Sinai: What initially attracted me to Sinai was the flexibility offered during the Value-Added Year and the program’s record of producing excellent surgeons. It was apparent on interview day how invested the faculty are in their residents as well as the residents’ camaraderie with one another. It was important to me to not only receive excellent surgical training but also be in an environment where I would thrive.


Eric Lucas, D.O.

Hometown: Kingsville, MD 

Medical School: West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine Additional Degrees: MSN - Johns Hopkins School of Nursing Future Plans: Interested in pursuing a fellowship in Acute Care Surgery/Surgical Critical Care or Colorectal Surgery. 

Recent Research: Lucas, E., Knoblauch, R., Combs-Bosse, M., Broedel, S. E., & Geddes, C. D. . (2020, March 05). Low-concentration trypsin detection from a metal-enhanced fluorescence (MEF) platform: Towards the development of ultra-sensitive and rapid detection of proteolytic enzymes. Pub Status: Published. 30 Page 11 Lucas, Eric James (14061682) 


Poster: Harmon, K., Guron, J., Lucas, E., & Ward, P. . (2020, January 25). Split Cord Malformation: Anatomical Presentation in a Cadaver [Poster presented]. Mountain State Osteopathic Postdoctoral Training Institute Mid-Winter Seminar/Charleston, WV, USA. 

Favorite Things About Sinai: The residents have constructed a safe environment that feels more like a family and less like a job. We learn together, grow together, fail together, and succeed together and you quickly realize you are never alone in your surgical journey.


Jo Rowe, D.O.

Hometown: Cleveland, OH 

Medical School: Kansas City University College of Osteopathic Medicine 

Additional Degrees: MA in Bioethics Kansas City University 

Future Plans: I am interested in Trauma Surgery and Critical Care 

Recent Research: Rowe JG, Potts M, McGhie R, Dinh A, Engel I, England K, Sinclair CT. Palliative Care Practice During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Descriptive Qualitative Study of Palliative Care Clinicians. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2021 Dec;62(6):1111-1116. doi: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2021.06.013. Epub 2021 Jun 17. PMID: 34147579; PMCID: PMC8265891. 


Gordon V, Rowe J, Grubb L, Lewis A, Johnson K, Segars L, Surek C, McCumber T, Willet GM, Olinger A. Mapping a Danger Zone of the Dorsal Nerve of the Clitoris: Implications in Female Cosmetic Genital Surgery. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2021 Nov 1;148(5):1005-1010. doi: 10.1097/PRS.0000000000008412. PMID: 34705773. 


Johnson KS, Rowe J, Hans K, Gordon V, Lewis AL, Marolt C, Willett GM, Orth C, Keim-Janssen S, Olinger A. Effects of Leg Length, Sex, Laterality, and the Intermediate Femoral Cutaneous Nerve on Infrapatellar Innervation. Orthop J Sports Med. 2022 Mar 24;10(3):23259671221085272. doi: 10.1177/23259671221085272. PMID: 35356312; PMCID: PMC8958693. 

Favorite Things About Sinai: My favorite thing remains the thing that made me want to be here in the first place, the people and culture.

Class of 2027


Mayen Gonzalez, D.O.

Hometown: Havana, Cuba 

Medical School: Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine 

Future Plans: Thoracic Surgery 

Recent Research: Qurashi F, Powell J, Amoateng RB, Gonzalez M, Wetherell J, Gannon J, Adams B, Demos J, Cromwell-Rims L. Geriatric Trauma Patients With Alcohol Withdrawal: Current Overview. J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2022 Apr;23(4):701-702. doi: 10.1016/j.jamda.2022.01.073. Epub 2022 Feb 24. PMID: 35219604. 


Gonzalez, M; Carter, A.G.; Cullifer, J.T.; Vasauskas, A.A.; Morrow, R.L.; Brown, J.; Morrow, K.A.. (2018, September 01). Altered Intracellular Osteopontin and Merlin Signaling May Drive Endothelial-to-Mesenchymal Transition in BMPR2 Deficient Pulmonary Artery Endothelial Cells [Poster presented]. Society of Hospital Medicine Wiregrass Chapter 3rd Annual Meeting and Poster Competition/Dothan, AL, USA. 


M. Gonzalez, BA, A.G. Carter, BS, J.T. Cullifer, BS, A.A. Vasauskas, PhD, R.L. Morrow, PhD, J. Brown, PhD, K.A. Morrow, PhD. Altered Intracellular Osteopontin and Merlin Signaling May Drive Endothelial-to-Mesenchymal Transition in BMPR2 Deficient Pulmonary Artery Endothelial Cells. Poster session presented at: Society of Hospital Medicine Wiregrass Chapter 3rd Annual Meeting and Poster competition. 2019 Sep 28; Dothan, AL 

What Attracted You To Sinai: The people of Sinai were a major motivation for me. It was clear, even via virtual interviews, how close everyone in the program is. Residents seemed to really get along and support each other. I was also incredibly impressed by the versatility of the Value-Added Year, the success of the leadership, and Sinai’s history of matching residents in competitive fellowships as well as producing private/group practice general surgeons.


Sagar Patel, D.O.

Hometown: Simsbury, CT 

Medical School: Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine 

Future Plans: Interested in Surgical Oncology 

Recent Research: Tarek E. Hassab, MD; Sagar D. Patel, BS; Christopher R. D'Adamo, PhD; Shane Svoboda, MD; Arun Mavanur, MD; Joshua H. Wolf, MD. Predictors of Underlying Carcinoma in Patients with Suspected Acute Diverticulitis. Surgery. June 2021. 


Sagar D. Patel, BS; Ya-Ching Hung, MD, MPH; Solange Cox, MD; Dona C. Hobart, MD, FACS. Hidden Port-A-Cath Placement: Making the Most Visible Scar Invisible. The American Society of Breast Surgeons 22nd Annual Meeting. April 2021. (Poster Presentation) 


Sagar D. Patel, BS; Ya-Ching Hung, MD, MPH; Zain G. Hashmi, MBBS; Marcie Feinman, MD; Christopher R. D'Adamo, PhD; Shane Svoboda, MD; Joshua H. Wolf, MD. Surgical Management of Diverticulitis-associated Clostridioides Difficile Infection. Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery. March 2021. 

What Attracted You To Sinai: Sinai provides excellent academic surgical exposure with experiences on-campus and at other institutions in the area. There are many complex cases in-house without any fellows and the value-added year is great as well. We maintain a strong family-oriented community feel among the residents, attendings, and support staff.


Joseph Wetherell, M.D.

Hometown: Manchester, CT 

Medical School: Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University 

Future Plans: Planning for Acute Care/Critical Care fellowship and practice following residency 

Recent Research: Reeder, K., Wetherell, J., Jajoo, D. “Incorporation of Genetic Screening in Breast Imaging Patients” American Roentgen Ray Society National Meeting, San Diego, CA, 04/2021 


Wetherell, J., Woolley, K., Kostka, J., Adilovic, E., Nepal, P. Idiopathic Sclerosing Encapsulating Peritonitis in a Patient with Atypical Symptoms and Imaging Findings", Case Reports in Gastrointestinal Medicine, vol. 2021, 2021 


Klymenko, V., Varughese, R., Woolley, K. A., Wetherell, J. M., Mopuru, H., Mensah, E., & Siddiqui, I. (2021). Debilitating Manifestation of a Disease with Multiple Names: A Severe Case of Sclerosing Mesenteritis. Case reports in gastrointestinal medicine, 2021, 6629424. 

What Attracted You To Sinai: Early and abundant operative experience, close relationships with other residents/APPs/attendings, and how program leadership is so attentive to the needs and suggestions of the residents at all times


Matthew Zeller, D.O.

Hometown: Portland, OR 

Medical School: Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific, Lebanon Campus 

Future Plans: General/ACS/trauma surgery or pediatric surgery. Medical and residency education research and teaching. 

Recent Research: Zeller M, Qaqish T, Katlic M. Acute Care Surgery in Geriatric Patients, Esophageal Trauma in Geriatric Patients. Pending publication, Springer. 2023. 


Amoateng R, Zeller M, Katlic M. Pain control in older adults undergoing video-assisted thorascopic surgery. Accepted for publication, VATS. 2023. 


Hassab T, Zeller M, Tidd-Johnson A, Wolf J. Combined SILS/robotic approach for simultaneous transverse loop colostomy reversal and colorectal anastomosis. SAGES, 2023 Annual Meeting. 2023 Apr, Video Loop Presentation. 

Favorite Things About Sinai: "The people here at Sinai understand that life continues during surgical training. The culture at Sinai finds the equilibrium between promoting academic and surgical excellence needed to achieve trainees' professional goals and understanding that life balance is key to patient care, personal growth, and sustaining relationships."

Class of 2026


Garyn Metoyer, M.D.

Hometown: Columbus, OH 

Medical School: Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine 

Future Plans: Abdominal Transplant Surgery 

Recent Research: Blood Product Stewardship May Improve Trauma Patient Outcomes G. Metoyer, MD; F. Qurashi MD, FACS; J Gannon MS, RN, CEN, L. Cromwell-Rims; SM. Armocida MD; A Keegan MD; B Van Winkle MD. American College of Surgeons Bulletin, January 2023 | Volume 108, Issue 1 


Lagziel T, Metoyer G, Kawaji Q, Akhavan AA, Cox CA, Caffrey J, Hultman CS, Duraes EF. 96 Poly-dl-lactide Copolymer-dressing Use on Burn Wounds and Skin Graft Donor Sites - An Institutional Review. J Burn Care Res. 2022 Mar 23;43(Suppl 1):S63. doi: 10.1093/jbcr/irac012.098. PMCID: PMC8945437. 


Wu SS, Patel A, Alleyne B, Metoyer G, Chandrashekar A, Hassan B, Hemal K, Gurunian R. Surgical Simulation Course for Facial Fracture Education. Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open. 2021 Jan 25;9(1):e3353. doi: 10.1097/GOX.0000000000003353. PMID: 33552813; PMCID: PMC7859082. 


Modified Frailty Index is a Good Predictor of Postoperative VTE incidence in Colorectal Surgery Patients. Presented at Chesapeake Colorectal Society Conference, American Society of Colorectal Surgeons Conference. G. Metoyer, Ali Asgar J, D’Adamo CR, Mavanur A, Wolf J, Svoboda S, 


Weigand L, Metoyer GT, Ross DE, Parikh PP, Tuttle RM. Surgical and Pathological Documentation and Compliance With Consensus Guidelines in Patients With Thin Melanoma at a Community Teaching Hospital. Am Surg. 2020 Dec 21:3134820973353. doi: 10.1177/0003134820973353. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33345551. 

Favorite Things About Sinai: Great community feel to the program and excellent fellowship matches. Baltimore is a city with a lot of needs, I wanted to help continue Sinai’s impact on the community and advocate for patients at our hospital.


Jocelyn Powell, D.O.

Hometown: Corvallis, Oregon 

Medical School: Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific, Oregon Campus 

Future Plans: Rural General Surgery 

Recent Research: (Presentation) Powell, J. (2021, Oct). Evaluating Frailty and Chronologic Age As Risk Factors For Readmission Following Discharge After Colectomy. Presentation at the American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress, Virtual Meeting. 


(Presentation) Powell, J. (2021, June). Utilization of a Standardized Digital Education Platform in the Preoperative Preparation of Bariatric Surgery Patients: A Novel and Necessary Approach. Presentation at the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Annual Meeting, Virtual Meeting. 


(Poster) Powell, J. (2021, May). Morbidity and Mortality Conference in the COVID Era: Improving Attendance Through a Virtual Education Platform. Presented at the Association for Surgical Education Annual Meeting, Virtual Meeting. 

Favorite Things About Sinai: I love the people I work with! We are given early autonomy in the operating room and on the floors. Our program is very well thought out in the way it is structured to challenge us and help us grow as surgeons.


Kevin Schlidt, M.D.

Hometown: Casper, Wyoming 

Medical School: Medical College of Wisconsin 

Future Plans: Considering Plastics and Reconstructive Surgery or Rural General surgery. 

Recent Research: (Abstract) Hsu A, Schlidt K, D’Adamo C, Bosque B, Dowling S, Wolf J. Surgical Management of perianal fistula using an ovine forestomach matrix implant. Techniques in Coloproctology, 2023. 


(Accepted to Hospital Pediatrics) Dimo et. al., Schlidt K. Use of Clinical Practice Guidelines to Improve Management of Septic Arthritis and Acute Hematogenous Osteomyelitis in Children. Hospital Pediatrics. 2023 


(Poster) Scarpinato , Stark K, Yaccarino V, Roadman D, Schlidt K, Joshi D, Wagle J, Bhandari S, Jha P. Perception and experiences in educating medical students on compassion and empathy at the Medical College of Wisconsin. Society of Hospital Medicine's Annual Meeting. Poster presentation by Mark Scarpinato. Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM).. March 24-27, 2019 in National Harbor, MD. 

Favorite Things About Sinai: We have a close-knit group of residents who consistently look out for each other as well as a diverse patient population and dedicated faculty mentors who want residents to excel.


James Luong, D.O.

Hometown: San Jose, CA 

Medical School: Lincoln Memorial University DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine 

Future Plans: I am particularly interested in burn and reconstructive plastic surgery. I'm hoping that at the end of my residency, I'll be able to pursue a fellowship in plastic surgery followed by a second fellowship in burn surgery! 

Recent Research: A Cross-Sectional Survey of Prevalence and Correlates of Sunscreen Use among a Rural Tri-State Appalachian Population; Luong J, Davis R, Chandra A, White A, Harber I, Engel A, Shields N, York T, Nahar V 


Skin Cancer Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices (KAP) among Chinese Populations: A Narrative Review; Stephens P, Martin M, Ghafari G, Luong J, Nahar V, Pham L, Savoy M, Sharma M Skin Cancer Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices (KAP) among Chinese Populations: A Narrative Review; Stephens P, Martin M, Ghafari G, Luong J, Nahar V, Pham L, Savoy M, Sharma M 


Attitudes, Behaviors, and Practices Regarding Skin Care and Sun-protective Behaviors Among Minority Groups in a Lower Socioeconomic Community in Student-run Clinics in Sacramento, CA; Nguyen A, Fergus T, Engel A, Ashfaq A, Luong J, Dellavalle R, Sivamani R, Maverakis E 

Favorite Things About Sinai: The collegiality and the overall atmosphere of the program. The residents are incredibly welcoming, the operative volume is great, and the administration is always looking for feedback to try and make the program better. I couldn't have asked for a better program to come to!

Class of 2025


Sara Chiochetti, M.D.

Hometown: Baltimore, MD 

Medical School: Cooper Medical School of Rowan University 

Recent Research: Chiochetti S., Taneja R., Hunter K., Mirsen T. (March 2018) Factors Influencing Time to Emergency Department (ED) Arrival in Stroke Patients. Camden Scholars Forum, Camden, NJ. 


Chiochetti S., Komaragi M., Patel M., Somer R. (March 2015) Docetaxel Induced Bowel Toxicity. Camden Scholars Forum, Camden, NJ. 


Chiochetti S., Bahassi EM., Stambrook P., (April 2011) Mapping the Acetylation Site of CDC25A by ARD1. National Conference on Undergraduate Research, Ithaca, NY. 

Favorite Things About Sinai: Family atmosphere, the focus on resident education and wellness. Early operative exposure.


Ya-Ching Hung, M.D.

Hometown: Taichung, Taiwan

Medical School: Taipei Medical University
Additional Degrees: M.P.H. – National Yang-Ming University, Taiwan
Future Plans: Plastic Surgery - spent Value-Added Year at Vanderbilt University completing Plastic Surgery research
Recent Research: Montorfano L, Hung YC, Chaker S, Saad M, Kalmar CL, Ferri F, Higdon KK, Perdikis G. Examination of Outcome Disparities in Reports of Prepectoral and Subpectoral Direct-to-Implant Reconstruction—A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Annals of Plastic Surgery. 2023 Mar 8:10-97.

Hung YC, Wolf JH, D’Adamo CR, Demos J, Katlic MR, Svoboda SM. Pre-operative Functional Status is Associated with Discharge to Non-home in Geriatric Individuals. Journal of American Geriatric Society. 2021 Mar 29.

Hung YC, Chen YW, Rickert CG, Hsu YT, Yeh H, Chang DC. Practitioner Availability Rather Than Surgical Quality Impacts the Utilization of Liver Transplantation for Hepatocellular Carcinoma. HPB. 2021 Jan 21.
Favorite Things About Sinai: Great staff support and the value-added year


Alana Keegan, M.D.

Hometown: Strathmore, Alberta, Canada 

Medical School: Xavier University School of Medicine 

Future Plans: Vascular Surgery 

Recent Research: Keegan AC, Bose S, McDermott KM, Starks White MP, Stonko DP, Jeddah D, Lev-Ari E, Rutkowski J, Sherman R, Abularrage CJ, Selvin E, Hicks CW. Implementation of a patient-centered remote wound monitoring system for management of diabetic foot ulcers. Front Endocrinol. 2023. In press. doi:10.3389/fendo.2023.1157518 


Keegan AC, Hicks CW. “Acute Stroke After CEA.” Clinical Scenarios in Vascular Surgery, 3rd Ed. Edited by Upchurch Jr GR, Henke PK. In press. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. 2023 


Keegan A, Hicks CW. Surgical Decision-Making and Outcomes in Open Versus Endovascular Repair for Various Vascular Diseases. Anesthesiol Clin. 2022;40(4):627-644. doi:10.1016/j.anclin.2022.08.008 


Bose S, Dun C, Keegan AC, McDermott KM, Stonko DP, Black III JH, Columbo JA, Conte MS, Deery SA, Goodney PP, Simons JP, Siracuse JJ, Woo K, Makary MA, Hicks CW. Infrapopliteal Peripheral Vascular Interventions for Claudication Are Associated with Poor Long- term Outcomes Regardless of Anatomical and Disease Severity. J Vasc Surg. 2023;77(6):e83-e84. doi: 10.1016/j.jvs.2023.03.094 


McDermott KM, Bose S, Keegan A, Hicks, CW. Disparities in limb preservation and associated socioeconomic burden among patients with diabetes and/or peripheral artery disease in the United States. Sem Vasc Surg. 2023;36(1):39-48. doi:10.1053/j.semvascsurg.2023.01.007 

Favorite Things About Sinai: I love that the surgery department at Sinai is a close-knit group of people who genuinely enjoy working together.


Latoya Silverton, M.D.

Hometown: Santa Cruz, Trinidad and Tobago 

Medical School: Howard University College of Medicine Additional Degrees: MBA – Johns Hopkins Carey Business School BSc Chemistry – Georgetown University 

Future Plans: Global Surgery and Health Care Administration 

Recent Research: Latoya Silverton, John Hwabejire, Christine Nembhard, Theodros Seyoum, Olumayowa Pitan, Tolulope Oyetunji, Suryanarayana Siram, Edward Cornwell, Wendy R. Greene. (Manuscript Presentation at Drew-Walker Surgical Forum, National Medical Association, 2016.) 


Pharmacophore modeling of Nilotinib as an inhibitor of ABC drug transporters and BCR-ABL kinase using a 3D-QSAR approach Suneet Shukla, Abdul Kouanda, Latoya Silverton, Tanaji Talele, Craig Thomas, Suresh Ambudkar Molecular Pharmaceutics, 2014;11(7):2313-22. 

Favorite Things About Sinai: Living in Baltimore, working with a diverse patient population, working with amicable and approachable co-residents and staff.

Class of 2024


Stephanie Armocida, M.D.

Hometown: Akron, OH 

Medical School: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine Additional Degrees: M.S., Physiology – Case Western Reserve University 

Future Plans: Trauma/Critical Care Fellowship 

Recent Research: Pending Publication. Armocida SA, Pandian V, Haut ER, et al. “Emergent Cricothyrotomy: Still Alive and Kicking." 


Pending Publication. Armocida SA, Chiochetti S, Haut ER, et al. “Utilization of Delphi Method to Determine Consensus on Holding VTE Prophylaxis in Trauma Patients”. 


Owodunni OP, Lau BD, Wang J, Shaffer DL, Kraus PS, Holzmueller CG, Aboagye JK, Hobson DB, Varasteh Kia M, Armocida S, Streiff MB, Haut ER. “Effectiveness of Healthcare Delivery, Quality, and Safety a Patient Education Bundle on Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis Administration by Sex.” J Surg Res. 2022 Dec;280:151-162. 


Armocida SM, Cotton BA, Haut ER. “CHEERS to You on a Well-done Cost-effectiveness Analysis of Prehospital Plasma for Helicopter Resuscitation of Patients With Traumatic Shock.” JAMA Surg. 2021 Dec 1;156(12):1139-1140. 

Favorite Things About Sinai: Early exposure to a wide variety of subspecialty cases. Early and extensive involvement in OR cases. Academic atmosphere in a community hospital setting.


Matthew Goldfarb, M.D.

Hometown: Weston, CT 

Medical School: Jefferson Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University 

Future Plans: Vascular Surgery Fellowship - Geisinger Health 

Recent Research: Zil-E-Ali A, Goldfarb M, Aziz F, Radtka J. Institution’s Obese Patient Proportion and Surgeon Case Volume Can Impact the Postoperative Length of Stay for Aortobifemoral Bypass Operations for Aortoiliac Occlusive Disease Among the Obese Patients. J Vasc Surg. 2022 


Zil-E-Ali A, Goldfarb M, Holcomb R, Dogbe L, Radtka J, Aziz F. Higher Risk of Early and Late Failure to Rescue From a Major Cardiovascular Event in Patients With Prior Coronary Revascularization Undergoing Lower Extremity Bypass Surgery for Chronic Limb-Threatening Ischemia. J Vasc Surg. 2022 


Zil-E-Ali A, Aziz F, Goldfarb M, Radtka J. Obesity and Aortobifemoral Bypass: The Implications of Surgeon Case Volume and Hospital’s Obese Patient Proportion. Journal of the American College of Surgeons. 2022 Nov; 235(5) 

Favorite Things About Sinai: Spaghetti Wednesday’s at the cafeteria!


Vadim Rosin, M.D.

Hometown: Miami, FL 

Medical School: University of Michigan Medical School 

Future Plans: Pursuing Critical Care Fellowships 

Recent Research: Wang S, Huang S, Johnson S, Rosin V, Lee J, Colomb E, Witt R, Jaworski A, Weiss SJ, Ming-Sing S. Tissue‐specific angiogenic and invasive properties of human neonatal thymus and bone MSCs: Role of SLIT3‐ROBO1. STEM CELLS Transl Med. 2020; 1– 12. 


Shuyun Wang, Shan Huang, Vadim Rosin, Sean Johnson, Jeffrey Lee, Joshua Wong, Eric Colomb, Russell Witt, Stephen J Weiss, and Ming-Sing Si. Abstract 17290: Stimulation of Angiogenesis by Mesenchymal Stem Cells: Paracrine and Autocrine Roles of SLIT3. Circulation. 2017;136:A17290. 


Rosin V*, Plaska AW*, Lussiez A, Bevins J, Reddy RM. Value of Cardiothoracic Rotations for General Surgeons. Michigan Journal of Medicine. 2017;2(1) 

Favorite Things About Sinai: My co-residents because they're awesome. They're fun to work with in the hospital and socialize with outside of the hospital. They've always got my back and willing to lend a hand to anyone in need.