General Surgery Residency


Our 2014 graduating class performed an average of 1054 surgical cases during their residencies. Over the past 5 years, 87% of our graduating residents pursued subspecialty training in a broad range of fellowships.

Class of 2014

Turkia M. Abbed, MD * Plastic Surgery Fellowship, University of Illinois Chicago
Ariane M. Abcarian, MD * Colon and Rectal Surgery Fellowship, Stroger Hospital of Cook County
Chandra S. Bhati, MD * Faculty, Transplant Surgery, Virginia Commonwealth University
Albert Chung, MD * Colon and Rectal Surgery Fellowship, Henry Ford Hospital, Michigan
Veronica Guerrero, MD(Tirado) * Bariatric Surgery Fellowship, Magee, Women’s Hospital of UPMC
Lukasz Swistun, MD * Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship, University of Utah, Salt Lake City

Class of 2013

Wen-Ting, Jeffrey Chiao, MD * Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Fellowship University of Pittsburgh
Alberto, S. Gallo, MD * Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Fellowship Uni of California, San Diego
George, E. Havelka, MD * Vascular Surgery Fellowship, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL
Dacia, A. Pickering, MD* Private Practice
Payam Salehi, MD * Vascular Surgery Fellowship, Barnes-Jewish Hospital, WashU. St. Louis

Class of 2012

Luay D.F. Ailabouni, MD * Colorectal Fellowship, Cook County Hospital, Chicago, IL
Elizabeth D. Dauer, MD * Trauma Critical Care, University of Tennessee, Memphis, TN
Antonio Gangemi, MD * General Surgeon, University of Illinois, Chicago, IL
Jonas L.M.Karlsson, MD * Trauma Critical Care, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
Ari Mayerfield L., MD * Hand Surgery, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY
Abdul  Saied- Calvino, MD * Surgical Oncology Fellowship, Boston University, Providence, RI
Vint N. Varu, MD * Vascular Surgery Fellowship, Stanford University, Stanford, CA

Class of 2011

Grace H. Chang, MD * Critical Care Fellowship, Cook County Hospital, Chicago IL
Thomas R.Dekoj, MD * Colon and Rectal Surgery, North Shore University- Long Island Jewish Health System
Michael J. Malinowksi, MD * Vascular Fellowship, Loyola University, Chicago IL
Phyllis E. Napoles, MD * Transplant Fellowship, UC San Diego, CA
George A. Negrete, MD * Private Practice, Appleton WI
Anjali R. Thawani, MD * Critical Care Fellowship, Cook County Hospital, Chicago IL

Class of 2010

Sean M. Garrean, MD * Colon and Rectal Surgery, North Shore University- Long Island Jewish  Health System
Andrew E. Glover, DO * Cosmetic Surgery, University of Chicago
Kendra J. Grubb, MD * CT Fellowship, University of Virginia
Jennifer L. Hartwell, MD * Critical care Fellowship, University of Tennessee
Michelle M. Mouria, MD * Private Practice, West Virginia
Marian Porubsky, MD * Transplant Fellowship, Indiana
Ami N. Shah, MD * Pediatric Fellowship, University of Florida, Gainesville

Class of 2009

Alejandro Arnold, MD * General Surgery Fellowship, Missouri
Bryce J. Bardezbanian, MD * Private Practice, Advocate Christ Medical Group
Philip H. Chang, MD * Adult/Pediatric Burns Fellowship, University of California-Davis/ Shriner’s Hospital of Northern California
Dustin J. Fanciullo, MD * Vascular Fellowship, Strong Memorial Hospital, New York
David A. Garza, MD * General Surgery Fellowship, Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, CA
Taylor D. Hicks, MD * Vascular Fellowship, Baylor University, Texas
Ranjna Sharma, MD * Surgical Breast Oncology Fellowship, MD Anderson Cancer Center, TX