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Surgical Residents

Chief Residents

Katie Shean
Hometown: Carlisle, Massachusetts
College: Boston College
Medical School: University of Vermont College of Medicine
Research Interests: Outcomes in vascular surgery, with a focus on peripheral vascular disease
Other Interests: Crossfit, running, wine, whiskey, and of course, spending time with my husband, twins, baby and the three dogs
Fellowship: Vascular Surgery at Boston Medical Center /p>

Rachel Goldstein
Hometown: Wayne, New Jersey
College: Brandeis University
Medical School: Nova Southeastern College of Osteopathic Medicine
Research Interests: Plastic Surgery – wound healing, vein graft hyperplasia, fat grafting, skin grafting, peripheral nerve grafting
Other Interests: Destination partying, living on the beach, snakes, creating mixed media art, fencing, sharpshooting, scotch
Fellowship: Plastic Surgery at Houston Methodist

Dustin Powell
Hometown: Londonderry, New Hampshire
College: University of Michigan
Medical School: Tufts University School of Medicine
Research Interests: Minimally invasive surgery, robotic surgery, surgical technology
Other Interests: Skiing, wakeboarding, sailing, golfing, triathlons, music, reading, Boston and University of Michigan sportsbr /> Fellowship: Minimally Invasive Surgery at UMass Medical Center

PGY 4

James Avruch
Hometown: Brookline, Massachusetts
College: University of Wisconsin
Medical School: Tufts University School of Medicine
Research Interests:Abdominal transplantation
Other Interests: Riding my cool bicycle

Justin McCarty
Hometown: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
College: Pennsylvania State University
Postgraduate: Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Medical School: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
Research Interests: Surgical Outcomes Research, Statistics, Patient Reported Outcome Measures in Plastic Surgery
Other Interests: Spending time with my wife

Abhishek Swarup
Hometown: New Delhi, India
College: Kasturba Medical College, Manipal University, India
Medical School: Kasturba Medical College, Manipal University, India
Research Interests: Thoracic Surgery, paraesophageal hernia, sarcopenia in lung cancer patients
Other Interests: travel, food, aeronautics, art

PGY 3

Matthew Kung
Hometown: Arlington, MA
College: Johns Hopkins 
Medical School: Tufts University School of Medicine
Research Interests: Hepatobiliary MRI imaging models
Other Interests: Tennis, Golf

Bob Ball
Hometown: Mequon, WI
College: Boston College
Medical School: Tulane University School of Medicine
Research Interests: Burn Surgery and Coagulopathy
Other Interests: Skiing, knitting, spending time with my wife, son, dog, and two cats

Tom Pomposelli
Hometown: Westwood, New Jersey
College: University of Rhode Island
Medical School: Medical University of South Carolina
Research Interests: Xenotransplant, Pancreatic islet cell transplant, Resident education
Other interests: Skiing, travel, trying new restaurants

PGY-2 Categorials

Grace Lassiter
Hometown: College Station, TX
College: Texas A & M University
Medical School: Texas A&M University
Research Interests: Acute care surgery, surgical education
Other Interests: Dancing, cooking, international healthcare, fighting Texas Aggie football

Edward Michael Dussom
Hometown: New Orleans, Louisiana
College: Harvard College
Medical School: LSUHSC-New Orleans SOM
Research Interests: Trauma, Trauma Recidivism, Social Determinants of Health, Outcome Disparities
Other Interests: Travel, Cooking, RuPaul’s Drag Race

Ashley Deeb
Hometown: Wrentham, Massachusetts
College: University of Vermont
Medical School: University of Vermont College of Medicine
Research Interests: Vascular surgery, Thoracic surgery
Other Interests: Biking, hiking, snowboarding, rock climbing, running, scuba diving, movies, video games

PGY-2 Preliminaries

Maria Arshanskiy
Hometown: Winchester, Massachusetts
College: Tufts University
Medical School: Tufts University School of Medicine
Research Interests: Vascular Surgery, Surgical Critical Care, Health Outcomes
Other Interests: Traveling, Exploring New Cuisines, Classical Clarinet, Tennis, Pilates

Zaid Alhelal
Hometown: Saudi Arabia - Hofuf
College/ Medical School: University of Dammam
Research Interests: GI
Other Interests: Travel, food

PGY-1 Categoricals

Sunhee Kim
Hometown: Sacramento, California
College: Yale University
Medical School: University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine
Research Interests: Pancreatic and colorectal cancer
Other Interests: Traveling, cooking, documentaries, musicals

Gannon McGrath
Hometown: Clear Lake, Minnesota
College: Saint John’s University
Medical School: University of Minnesota Medical School
Research Interests: Cardiac
Other Interests: Snowboarding, canine agility, violin, reading novels, soccer, swimming, cooking/baking

Abbie Naus
Hometown: Shreveport, Louisiana
College: University of Notre Dame (...go Irish!)
Medical School: LSUHSC-New Orleans School of Medicine
Research Interests: Healthcare disparities, addressing barriers to healthcare access, palliative care, global surgery systems development
Other Interests: Crafting cocktails, sustainable fashion, boxing

PGY-1 Preliminaries

Jeff Roberts
Hometown: Roland, Oklahoma
College: University of Arkansas-Fort Smith
Medical School: University of Minnesota Medical School
Research Interests: Thoracic surgery
Other Interests: Fishing, horseback riding, traveling, coaching baseball

Kindred Harris
Hometown: Hermanville, Mississippi
College: University of Rochester
Medical School: David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Research Interests: Health disparities in surgery, surgical outcomes quality improvement
Other interests: Community service, dance, traveling, sports, films

Rozan Bokhari
Hometown: Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
College/Medical school: King Abdulaziz University
Research interests: Wound healing, quantitative imaging in Radiology
Other interests: Illustration (medical or non-medical)

Rohit Dasgupta
Hometown: Centreville, Virginia
College: Johns Hopkins University
Medical School: Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine
Research Interests: Vascular, Minimally Invasive, Surgical Oncology, Thoracic surgery
Other Interests: Violin, swimming, movies, basketball

Vasileios Kavouridis
Hometown: Kozani, Greece
College/Medical School: Aristotle University of Thessaloniki Medical School
Research Interests: Machine learning, deep learning for imaging analysis, clinical outcomes in Neurosurgery, Neuro-Oncology
Other Interests: Classical piano, Greek folk music, studying foreign languages

Currently Out on Research

Erin McIntosh
Hometown: Langhorne, Pennsylvania
College: University of Pennsylvania
Medical School: Cooper Medical School of Rowan University
Research Interests: Vascular Surgery - bioengineering of vein grafts; therapeutic targets of inflammatory pathways involved in bypass graft failure; role of specific SNPs in AAA development
Other Interests: Running marathons, Philadelphia sports, cooking, baking

David Ma
Hometown: Newton, Massachusetts
College: Northwestern University
Medical School: University of Massachusetts Medical School
Research Interests: Transplant surgery, xenotransplantation, transplant tolerance, health equity and outcomes disparities
Other Interests: Dancing, baking, leisure Reading, Broadway Musicals of the 1940s, traveling to places with warm beaches

Aaron Dezube
Hometown: Newton, Massachusetts
College: Emory University
Medical School: Tufts University School of Medicine
Research Interests: Thoracic surgery, national cancer database outcomes research
Other Interests: Movies, concerts, traveling, scuba diving, dogs and hiking, hanging with the baby

Omid Salehi
Hometown: Westwood, Massachusetts
College: Northeastern University
Medical School: Tufts University School of Medicine
Research Interests: Hepatobiliary
Other Interests: Golf, tennis, movies, video games, cooking

Steve Addington
Hometown: Irvine, California
College: Wheaton College (IL)
Postgraduate: University of Michigan School of Public Health
Medical School: University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine
Research Interests: Surgical outcomes and equity research, health management and policy, healthcare disparities, pediatric/global surgery
Other Interests: Camping/backpacking, reading, tennis, basketball, traveling