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Current Categorical General Surgery Resident Directory


PGY1

Natalie Eisert, MD 
Hometown: Hanover, Germany
Undergrad: BS, biology, Stanford University, 2011
Medical School: University of Michigan Medical School, 2016
Hobbies: rock climbing, yoga

 

 

Francisco "Paco" Guzman, MD 
Hometown: Monterrey, Mexico
Medical School: Escuela de Medicina Ignacio A. Santos, 2013
Hobbies: running, weights, cooking, snowboarding

 

 

 

Anghela Paredes, MD 
Hometown: Lima, Peru
Undergrad: BS, Food Science and Human Nutrition, University of Florida, 2009
MS, Food Science and Human Nutrition, University of Florida, 2011
Medical School: University of Illinois College of Medicine, 2016
Hobbies: spending time with my family, fitness classes and salsa dancing

 

 

Amblessed Onuma, MD 
Hometown: Aba, Nigeria
Undergrad: BS, biology, University of North Carolina Chapel-Hill, 2012
Medical School: University of North Carolina Chapel-Hill School of Medicine, 2016
Hobbies: soccer (playing/watching), cooking, catching up on TV shows, making fun of Duke fans

 

 

Kejal Shah, MD 
Hometown: Raleigh, NC
Undergrad: BS, biology, Minor, Spanish, Duke University, 2012
Medical School: The Ohio State University, 2016
Hobbies: outdoor activities, sports, traveling, reading

 

 

Steven Sun, MD 
Hometown: Ann Arbor, MI
Undergrad: BA, anthropology and biochemistry, Washington University in St. Louis, 2011
Medical School: University of Michigan Medical School, 2015
Hobbies: soccer, Big Ten sports, finding new places to eat, trying new recipes to cook

 

 

 


PGY2

Dathe Benissan-Messan, MD, MS
Hometown: Lome, Togo
Undergrad: BS, biology, Creighton University, 2009
Graduate: MS, Clinical anatomy, Creighton University, 2010
Medical School: University of Nebraska, 2015
Hobbies: Tae kwon do, music, spending time with my wife and son

Chelsea Horwood, MD
Hometown: Westlake, OH
Undergrad: BS, biology, Saint Louis University
Medical School: Saint Louis School of Medicine, 2015
Hobbies: Cooking, reading, film

 

Kevin Ricci, MD
Hometown: Hyde Park, NY
Undergrad: BSE, Biomedical engineering, Case Western Reserve University, 2011
Medical School: The Ohio State University College of Medicine, 2015
Hobbies: Weightlifting, audiobooks, cooking, racquetball

 

Rita Shelby, MD
Hometown: Dallas, TX
Undergrad: RN/BSN and neuroscience, University of Texas, 2007
Medical School: University of Texas-Galveston, 2015
Hobbies: Running, cooking, shopping, volunteering

 

Michael Villarreal, MD
Hometown: San Antonio, Tx
Undergrad: BS, neuroscience, Baylor University, 2009
Medical School: University of Texas-Galveston, 2015
Hobbies: Cooking, traveling, reading, TV/movies, scuba diving, spending time with my dog

 

Jason Zakko, MD
Undergrad: BA, University of Florida
Medical School: University of Florida

 

 


PGY3

Clifford Akateh, MD

 

 

 

Shaylyn C. Bennett, MD, MS
Hometown: Cambridge, OH
Undergrad: B.S. Mathematics, Ohio University, Athens, OH, 2007
Medical School: University of Toledo College of Medicine, 2012
Graduate: MS, The Ohio State University, 2016, Lung Transplantation, ex-vivo Perfusion, cardiothoracic surgery
Hobbies: Horseback riding, volleyball, outdoor sports

Shayna A. Brathwaite, MD, MS
Hometown: Solon, OH
Undergrad: Case Western Reserve University, 2007
Medical School: Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, 2012
Graduate: MS, The Ohio State University, 2016, Chemoprevention in colorectal cancer
Hobbies: Gardening, reading, exercising, my puppy

Daniel L. Lodwick, MD, MS 
Hometown: Royal Palm Beach, FL
Undergrad: University of Florida-Gaineville, 2006
Graduate: MS, Nuclear engineering, University of Florida-Gaineville, 2008
Medical School: University of Florida College of Medicine, 2012
Graduate: MS, The Ohio State University, 2016, Surgical outcomes in pediatric patients, elastography and liver fibrosis, pediatric radiation dosimetry.
Hobbies: Skydiving, automobile repair and modification, gardening

Justin Mahida, MD, MBA 
Hometown: Cincinnati, OH
Undergrad: Emory University, 2005
Medical School: The Ohio State University, 2011
Graduate degree: MBA, The Ohio State University, 2010
Hobbies: Travel, Parkour

Michelle C. Nguyen, MD, MPH 
Hometown: Davenport, IA
Undergrad: University of Iowa, 2009
Medical School: University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille Carver College of Medicine, 2013
Graduate: MPH, The Ohio State University, 2016, Quality, outcome, & value-based patient care
Hobbies: Traveling, cooking Vietnamese food, hosting dinner parties, running, tennis

Magarya “Max” Waitara, MD
Hometown: Tarime, Tanzania
Undergrad: Macalester College, 2008
Medical school: Vanderbilt University
Hobbies: biking, canoeing, playing soccer, watching sports, listening to music and going to church

 


PGY4

Folasade "Sade" Imeokparia, MD 
Undergrad: BA, Sociology, Cornell University, 2008
Medical School: The Ohio State University College of Medicine, 2013
Hobbies: Wood working and furniture making, cooking and entertaining, traveling and photography

 

Katie A. Levene, MD
Hometown: New Berlin, WI
Undergrad: University of Wisconsin – Madison, 2009
Medical School: Medical College of Wisconsin, 2013


 

Sara A. Mansfield, MD, MS
Hometown:  Pomeroy, OH
Undergrad:  Ohio University, 2007
Medical School:  University of Cincinnati, 2011
Graduate: MS, The Ohio State University, 2015, Immunology of CMV reactivation in sepsis, EBV viral oncogenesis
Hobbies:  Softball, carpentry, kayaking

Kara M. Rossfeld, MD, MS 
Hometown: Columbus, OH
Undergrad: The Ohio State University, 2007
Medical School: The Ohio State Univerisity College of Medicine, 2011
Graduate: MS, The Ohio State University, 2016, Thyroid Cancer 
Hobbies: Spending time with my husband and our dog Beta, eating, and intermittent exercise

David S. Strosberg, MD, MS
Hometown: Albany, NY
Undergrad: University at Albany- State University of New York, 2008
Medical School: Upstate Medical University-State University of New York, 2012
Research interests: Clinical outcomes in vascular and general surgery and simulation in surgical education
Hobbies: traveling, comedy, swimming


PGY2 Lab

Eliza W. Beal, MD
Hometown: Ann Arbor, MI
Undergrad: University of Michigan, 2008
Medical School: The Ohio State University, 2013
MMSc Candidate: Ex-vivo organ perfusion; liver transplantation; hepatocellular carcinoma; quality, patient safety and health services

Joe D. Drews, MD
Hometown: Bloomfield Hills, MI
Undergrad: Duke University, 2010
Medical School: University of Michigan, 2014
Hobbies: baseball, running 

 

Anahita D. Jalilvand, MD
Medical School: Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine

 

 

 

David B. Koller, MD
Hometown: Houston, TX
Undergrad: Tulane University 2010
Medical school: University of Texas-Houston 2014

 

Christopher W. McQuinn, MD
Hometown: Rome, NY
Undergrad: Clarkson University
Medical School: Upstate Medical University, 2011
Hobbies: Skiing, running, golf, hiking

 

Ekene A. Onwuka, MD
Hometown: Gary, IN
Undergrad: Tufts University, 2008
Medical School: Howard University College of Medicine, 2012
MMSc Candidate: Tissue engineered vascular graft, congenital cardiac disease, immunologic response to graft implantation
Hobbies: Running, reading, dining out


PGY5

Justin T. Huntington, MD, MS
Hometown: New Madison, OH
Undergrad: Miami University, 2006
Medical School: The Ohio State University College of Medicine, 2010
Graduate: MS, The Ohio State University, 2014, Foregut malignancies
Hobbies: Exercise, home improvement projects, traveling, beekeeping

Nicholas V. Latchana, MD, MS
Hometown: Toronto, Canada
Undergrad: University of Western Ontario, 2006
Medical School: Albany Medical College, 2010
Graduate: MS, The Ohio State University, 2014, MicroRNA profiling of indeterminate melanocytic lesions

Sylvester N. Osayi, MD, MS
Hometown:  Benin City, Nigeria
Undergrad:  University of the District of Columbia, Washington, DC, 2007
Medical School (and year of graduation):  Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI, 2011
Graduate: MS, The Ohio State University, 2014, Minimally invasive surgery
Hobbies: Movies, outdoors

Robert L. Plews, MD
Medical School: University of South Florida College of Medicine, 2010

 

 

 

Terrence M. Rager, MD, MS
Hometown: Johnstown, PA
Undergrad: BS, Life science, Pennsylvania State University, 2002
Graduate: MS, Anatomy, Pennsylvania State University, 2006
Medical School: Pennsylvania State University, 2010
Graduate: MS, Medical science, The Ohio State University, 2015
Hobbies: Spending time with my wife and our dog, cooking, hiking, fishing, skiing, shooting, practicing Krav Maga


PGY3 Lab

Melissa A. Hornor, MD
Hometown: Hilliard, OH
Undergrad: Ohio University, 2009
Medical School: The Ohio State University, 2013
Hobbies: Running, playing with my dog and cat

 

Nakesha D. King, MD

 

 

 

Taehwan Yoo, MD
Hometown: Novi, MI
Undergrad: Northwestern University, 2007
Medical School: University of Michigan, 2012