General Surgery Residents

PGY-1

Jennifer Brown, MD

Hometown: Bethalto, IL
Undergrad School:
Washington University in St. Louis
Medical School: Southern Illinois University School of Medicine
What drew me to General Surgery: The people. My surgery rotations were always my most enjoyable because the attendings and residents had such an incredible passion for their patients and their work.
What do I like to do in my free time: Cycling, painting, going out with friends, home improvement projects, and hanging out with my dogs.

Luke Dombert, MD

Hometown: Endicott, NY
Undergrad School:
Wilkes University
Medical School: SUNY, Upstate Medical University
What drew me to General Surgery: I was drawn to General Surgery because I think medicine as a whole is fascinating and I enjoy being a part of active interventions.
What do I like to do in my free time: Enjoying the outdoors by playing soccer, fishing, hunting, canoeing, and skiing.

Alexander Edelstein, MD

Hometown: Great Neck, NY
Undergrad School:
University of Rochester
Medical School: SUNY, Upstate Medical University
What drew me to General Surgery: My favorite place in the hospital is the OR! I loved the technical aspects of any and all procedures that I have been a part of.
What do I like to do in my free time: Going to the gym, watching football, playing the drums, cooking.

Jordan Huang, MD

Hometown: Portage, MI
Undergrad School:
University of Michigan
Medical School: Wayne State University
What drew me to General Surgery: My experiences as a musician gave me a strong interest in honing skills requiring manual dexterity. I was thus quickly drawn to surgery. To me, the opportunity to use my hands to treat acute medical issues, quickly see the results of interventions, and the high degree of teamwork required to run an operating room were immediately appealing.
What do I like to do in my free time: Playing the erhu (Chinese instrument) and violin, cooking, drinking coffee/tea.

Xujun June Liu, MD

Hometown: Shenzhen, Guangdong, China
Undergrad School:
Bard College
Medical School: SUNY Upstate Medical University
What drew me to General Surgery: The challenges and rewards brought by a career in surgery, as well as the ability and responsibility to help those in need.
What do I like to do in my free time: Reading novels; listening to music; traveling.

Tianyu Asher Shang, MD

Hometown: New York, NY
Undergrad School:
Stony Brook University
Medical School: Chicago Medical School, Rosalind University
What drew me to General Surgery: I love doing procedures. The complexity of surgery drew me towards general surgery. General surgery not only requires perfect surgical skills, but also need the physicians to be able to manage patient in the setting of preop and postop.
What do I like to do in my free time: Xbox, biking, roller skating, gym, sleep

PGY-2

Adeolu Adeboye, MD

Hometown: Hillside, NJ
Undergrad School:
Cornell University
Medical School: Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University
What drew me to General Surgery: I was drawn to General Surgery because of the impacts I saw surgeons make in my community as a teenager.
What do I like to do in my free time: Spending time with family, watching soccer, and playing ping-pong.

Hilary Keller, MD

Hometown: Ellicott City, MD
Undergrad School:
University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC)
Medical School: University of Queensland, Ochsner Clinical School of Medicine
What drew me to General Surgery: I love the technical aspect of General Surgery procedures, the oftentimes intricate pre and intra-operative decision making and planning, and the rewarding post-operative care and follow-up of patients. I enjoy the breadth and scope of General Surgery as a whole, and the freedom to choose a specialized fellowship or go directly into private practice as a General Surgeon.
What do I like to do in my free time: Spending time with friends and family, catching up on Netflix and Hulu, reading for fun, boxing with a heavy bag on occasion, running and swimming when I get the chance.

Mohammad Sultany, MD

Hometown: Kabul, Afghanistan
Undergrad School:
Ariana Afghan High School
Medical School: Cerrahpasa Medical Faculty Istanbul University
What drew me to General Surgery: I feel a special joy and satisfaction by learning surgery and practicing surgery. The use of clinical knowledge and technical skill on daily basis with different patients make surgery fun.
What do I like to do in my free time: I like to spend time with family, play badminton, watch movies, and drive to nearby cities for fun.

PGY-3

Ry Bloomdahl, MD, MPH

Hometown: Exton, PA
Undergrad School:
Syracuse University
Medical School: Drexel University College of Medicine
What drew me to General Surgery: I have always loved working with my hands, and as a medical student, when I did my surgery rotation, I couldn't help but stay. It was exciting, you never completely knew what you would find, and it was so much fun to me.
What do I like to do in my free time: Hiking, traveling, drawing, knitting, reading, Netflix or Youtube, video games, pretty much anything.

Lauren Colom, MD

Hometown: Tampa, FL
Undergrad School:
Oklahoma State University
Medical School: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
What drew me to General Surgery: Surgery is an art-form, not only in the technical aspect, but also in the care provided for patient's afterward. It both humbles and empowers you in its immediacy of changing a life. My grandfather was a surgeon and I was always inspired by his stories and his dedication to continue learning - it was a lifestyle. In medical school, I was most excited and passionate when I was in the OR, and surgery seemed the natural path to take...seriously, surgery is just so darn cool! Though it is a long, arduous road, I can't imagine doing anything else.
What do I like to do in my free time: Free time...? I enjoy visiting my family in Florida, traveling, kayaking, camping, biking, cooking, visiting Finger Lake wineries/ breweries with friends, going for spa day/ massages!

Cara Hannigan, MD

Hometown: Albany, NY
Undergrad School:
Siena College
Medical School: Albany Medical College
What drew me to General Surgery: General Surgery is both intellectually and physically challenging. Everyday you have the opportunity to work with a variety of patients and pathologies utilizing both clinical knowledge and technical skills. You develop a deeper appreciation and respect of the human body and its capacity to heal and respond to disease.
What do I like to do in my free time: In my free time I enjoy traveling, cooking, and reading.

PGY-4

Amber Hussain, DO

Undergrad School: Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY 
Medical School: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, Erie, PA 

Yuan Stevenson, MD

Hometown: Bethlehem, PA
Undergrad School:
Gordon College
Medical School: Temple University School of Medicine
What drew me to General Surgery: I liked the ability to utilize both clinical knowledge and hands-on skills.
What do I like to do in my free time: I enjoy camping, hiking, and kayaking.

Buu Anh Thi To, MD

Hometown: Iowa City
Undergrad School:
University of Iowa
Medical School: University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine
What drew me to General Surgery: Anatomy, wide pathology, working with my hands, immediate impact on patients' lives.
What do I like to do in my free time: Reading, drawing, painting, knitting, playing with my cats, taking long walks, hanging out with family and friends, and gardening.

PGY-5

Gabriel Ologun, MD

Undergrad School: SUNY Albany
Medical School: SUNY, Upstate Medical University