General Surgery Residents

PGY-I

Behara_RajaniMurali Ranjani Behara, MD

Hometown: Visakhapatnam
Undergrad School: Sri Chaitanya Junior College
Medical School: Sri Venkateswara Medical College
What drew me to General Surgery: I’m excited about the hands-on technical skills which go hand in hand with the clinical part. I also like the fact that it gives immediate results which gives me great satisfaction.
What do I like to do in my free time: I enjoy recreational hiking and playing badminton. I love to spend time with my family in my free time.

 

Bertram_CeydaCeyda Bertram, MD

Hometown: Rockford, IL
Undergrad School: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Medical School: Albany Medical College
What drew me to General Surgery: Most people look up at the sky and ponder how there are billions of stars encircled by planets that make solar systems, that make up galaxies that are all within a vast universe. They are looking too far. I look at the human body. Trillions of cells of various types are woven together in different patterns of tissue that look very different from each other yet live in harmony without falling apart. In surgery, I can see the masterpiece at work from the inside and the outside, experience the macroscopic, and still treat the microscopic.
What do I like to do in my free time: Rock climbing, playing my keyboard, gathering friends for a night of board games, and trying various cuisines.
 

Bose_SanujaSanuja Bose, MD

Hometown: Singapore
Undergrad School: University of Rochester
Medical School: University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry
What drew me to General Surgery: From the moment I first stepped foot into an operating room a decade ago, I knew that nothing could ever make me feel as enraptured, motivated, exhilarated, fulfilled, and genuinely happy as being a surgeon.
What do I like to do in my free time: Appreciating the outdoors; hiking with human and/or canine companions; admiring my 16-year-old cat Ewena; and creating and consuming the magic of culinary art.
 

Carmac_AustinAustin Carmack, MD

Hometown: Clatskanie, OR
Undergrad School: Eckerd College
Medical School: University of Central Florida College of Medicine
What drew me to General Surgery: Surgery was my first clinical rotation of medical school, and it was love at first sight. I enjoyed the camaraderie in the operating room and the importance of the surgical team. I have profound respect and appreciate the immediate effect surgery can have on the lives of our patients and their families. I have personally experienced the benefits of a successful surgical outcome but seeing the gratitude of others really stood out to me.
What do I like to do in my free time: Growing up in rural Oregon, I loved the outdoors and running. I traded the pacific northwest for the beaches of sunny Florida when I went away for college. Recently, I have attempted to watch all the SpaceX and NASA rocket launches from Cape Canaveral. I also enjoy new technology and have built my computer to play formula 1 racing simulations and Oculus virtual reality. However, most of my free time at home is spent with family. I love spending time with my wife and newborn son. We are looking forward to exploring the outdoors and the snow while at Guthrie.
 

Crymes_ColtColt Crymes, MD

Hometown: Athens, GA
Undergrad School: Presbyterian College
Medical School: University of Queensland-Ochsner Clinical School
What drew me to General Surgery: The hands-on nature of surgery drew me in. I enjoy the atmosphere in the OR and the combination of critical thinking and technical skill required to provide care for patients.
What do I like to do in my free time: I enjoy hunting and fishing

 

Morocho_BryantBryant Morocho, MD

Hometown: Wilkes-Barre
Undergrad School: Wilkes University
Medical School: Indiana University
What drew me to General Surgery: I love the complexity of surgical disease and to work with my hands to help a patient's problems.
What do I like to do in my free time: I like to bake, spend my time outside and spend time with friends with my free time.
 

Truong_ThomasThomas Truong, MD

Hometown: Seattle
Undergrad School: University of Washington
Medical School: University of Queensland - Ochsner Clinical School
What drew me to General Surgery: As a prospective radiologist, choosing a preliminary year in surgery makes perfect sense. There is a growing partnership between surgeons and radiologists, and taking care of patients that require surgery will allow me to be a more dependable physician in the future.
What do I like to do in my free time: Reading, running, cooking, listening to music, and playing games.

 

Enoch Yeung, MD

Enoch Yeung, MD

Hometown: Hong Kong
Undergrad School: The University of Hong Kong
Medical School: The University of Hong Kong
What drew me to General Surgery: Being a surgeon has been my dream since childhood. To heal the disease with dedication of the knowledge and skills makes my dream come true.
What do I like to do in my free time: All kind of sports, hiking, reading, film, spending time with family.


PGY-II

 Amir Bashiri, MDAmir Bashiri, MD

Hometown: Toronto, Ontario
Undergrad School: University of Toronto
Medical School: Central Michigan University
What drew me to General Surgery: As a medical student I was always passionate about the human anatomy and spent most of my days dissecting in the anatomy lab. I later became interested in the intricacies of surgical care from patient encounter during clinic hours, to surgeries and post-surgical management. To me, surgery is a true art performed on the human body and I am honored to be training in this field.
What do I like to do in my free time: In my free time, I play tennis, snowboard, play the piano, watch basketball/football/tennis, and play video games. If there is any time left, I try to read some books.

 

Rachel Hart, MDRachel Hart, MD

Hometown: Toronto, Ontario
Undergrad School: Queens University
Medical School: University College Cork
What drew me to General Surgery: I was drawn to General Surgery for its hands-on nature and the emphasis on teamwork within the specialty. I really enjoy the OR environment and I love the variety within General Surgery.
What do I like to do in my free time: Spending time with family and friends, going to the gym and watching hockey.
 

David Levine, MDDavid Levine, MD

Hometown: Berkeley, CA
Undergrad School: Brown University
Medical School: University of Queensland-Ochsner Clinical School
What drew me to General Surgery: I loved studying anatomy in my pre-clinical years and I knew that I wanted to be in a procedural field. I also wanted to be able to provide definitive solutions to medical problems. Surgery fit all the criteria I had and, after my first day on my surgical rotation, I was hooked. I knew that surgery would be exciting for me and provide me the opportunity to continue learning and develop new skills.
What do I like to do in my free time: Riding my bike, running, cooking, listening to music, and being outdoors.
 

Shane Lince, MDShane Lince, MD

Hometown: Fort Myers, FL
Undergrad School: Florida Gulf Coast University
Medical School: Virginia Tech - Carilion School of Medicine
What drew me to General Surgery: The unique immediacy, ultimacy and intimacy of the surgical endeavor and physician-patient relationship motivates my best efforts.
What do I like to do in my free time: Exercising, reading, working with like-minded friends on worthwhile projects - hopefully to improve the lives of those around us!
 


PGY-III

Jennifer Brown, MDJennifer 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, MDLuke 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.

 

Swadha Das Guru, MDSwadha Das Guru, MD

Hometown: Ranchi, India
Medical School: Kasturba Medical College, India
What drew me to General Surgery: Surgery is a combination of clinical knowledge and technical skills. I love to take on the challenges that we get to experience on a daily basis and draw immense satisfaction from my work. It has a lot of scope for innovation and allows one to develop a style of their own.
What do I like to do in my free time: Listening to music, reading a book, hiking/biking, catching up with friends and family.

 

KellerHilary Keller, MD

Hometown: Ellicott City, MD
Undergrad School: University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC)
Medical School: University of Queensland, School of Medicine, Ochsner Clinical School
What drew me to General Surgery: The opportunity for positive clinical outcomes in surgical patients, the technical demands, peri- and intra-operative decision-making, and the opportunity to participate in multi-disciplinary boards for the clinical management of patients drew me to choose General Surgery.
What do I like to do in my free time: Traveling to visit friends and family, going to the beach, swimming, running or boxing, reading, listening to music, streaming TV.
 

Xujun June Liu, MDXujun 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.
 


PGY-IV

Adeolu Adeboye, MDAdeolu 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.
 

Vishal Kumar, MDVishal Kumar, MD

Hometown: Jacobabad, Pakistan
Undergrad School: Bahria Foundation College
Medical School: Dow Medical College
What drew me to General Surgery: I always think if I am questioned at some point in my life what I did for the world, my response should be I helped people. I believe the best way to do that is by being a doctor. While the goal to be a surgeon came from the observation by seeing it as a great combination of hands and mind with purpose of saving lives via medications as well as technical skills.
What do I like to do in my free time: I love to travel to different countries. Places where I have been so far include Switzerland, Scotland, England and Germany to name a few. I also play the online computer game, Dota in my free time. Moreover I love to listen to music, watch movies and dance. I am also an aspiring photographer.
 

 Matthew Miller, MDMatthew Miller, MD

Hometown: Centerville, OH
Undergrad School: University of Cincinnati
Medical School: University of Pittsburgh
What drew me to General Surgery: I really enjoy working with my hands and having a discrete task to complete. Surgery provides the opportunity to solve acute patient problems in a meaningful and concrete way.
What do I like to do in my free time: Watching movies, reading, hiking, going to local restaurants and breweries with friends.
 

Mohammad Sultany, MDMohammad 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 a daily basis with different patients makes 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-V Chief Residents

Lauren Colom, MDLauren 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, MDCara 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.