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Leadership & Faculty

The surgical faculty at MMC is comprised of excellent, busy clinical surgeons. The magnet attracting them to MMC is the opportunity to teach medical students and residents and to continue to bring new ideas and technology to the bedside and to the operating room.

The teaching staff includes surgeons who received their training at MMC as well as those whose training and experience were in institutions across the country. Many have held faculty positions in other University programs and all hold current faculty positions at the Tufts School of Medicine. Both individually and as a group, the faculty balances an interest in the broad aspects of their specialty as well as one or more subspecialty focuses, such as Transplantation, Critical Care, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Surgical Oncology, etc. The relatively small size of the MMC Surgical Residency encourages close contact with this faculty and results in a strong sense of mutual respect and support.

Program Leadership

Whiting James

James Whiting, M.D.

Director of Surgical Education
Surgical Residency Program Director

Medical School: Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Residency: Brigham and Women’s Hospital -General Surgery
Fellowship: Rush Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Medical Center – Transplantation
Subspecialty: Transplantation


Pandya Kartik 16

Kartikey Pandya, M.D.

Associate Program Director

Medical School: Florida State University College of Medicine
Residency: Maine Medical Center – General Surgery
Fellowship:
University of Michigan Medical School – Surgical Critical Care Fellowship: Montreal Children’s Hospital –Pediatric Surgery
Subspecialty: Pediatric Surgery


Sawhney Jaswin 15

Jaswin Sawhney, M.D.

Associate Program Director

Internship: Mayo Clinic– General Surgery
Residency: Christiana Care Hospital System – General Surgery
Residency: University of Pittsburgh – Hand Surgery
Fellowship: Tulane University – Clinical Research
Fellowship: Brown University School of Medicine – Surgical Critical Care
Subspecialties: Surgical Critical Care, Surgery of the Hand


Turner Christopher 16

Chris Turner, M.D.

Associate Program Director

Medical School: Columbia University School of Medicine
Residency: SUNY Down State Medical Center - General Surgery
Fellowship: Children’s Hospital of Michigan - Pediatric Surgery
Graduate Education: Harvard School of Public Health
Subspecialty: Pediatric Surgery


Administrative Leadership

Nolan Brian 17

Brian Nolan, MD

Surgeon in Chief

Medical School: University of Connecticut
Internship: Maine Medical Center - General Surgery
Residency: UMass Memorial Medical Center - General Surgery
Fellowship: Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center
Subspecialty: Vascular Surgery


Faculty

Aranson Nathan 18

Nathan Aranson, M.D.

Medical School: University of Massachusetts Medical School
Residency: LA County Hospital/USC Medical Center – General Surgery
Fellowship: Massachusetts General Hospital – Vascular Surgery
Subspecialty: Vascular Surgery


Blazick Elizabeth 14

Elizabeth Blazick, MD

Integrated Vascular Surgery Residency Program Director

Medical School: University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine
Residency: Massachusetts General Hospital - General Surgery
Fellowship: Massachusetts General Hospital – Vascular Surgery
Subspecialty: Vascular Surgery


Bloch Paul 10

Paul Bloch, M.D.

Medical School: Chicago Medical School
Residency: University of Minnesota Hospitals and Clinics - General Surgery
Fellowship: University of Minnesota Hospitals and Clinics – Surgical Infectious Disease
Fellowship: Eastern Virginia Medical School – Vascular Surgery
Subspecialty: Vascular Surgery


Anna

Anna Boniakowski, MD

Medical School: University of Michigan Medical School
Residency:
University of Michigan Medical Center
Specialty:
Vascular Surgery


Brady Thomas 10

Thomas Brady, M.D.

Medical School: Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Residency: Maine Medical Center - Genera Surgery
Subspecialty: Colorectal Surgery


Carter Damien 15

Damion Carter, M.D.

Medical School: University of Illinois College of Medicine
Residency: University of Washington Medical Center - General Surgery
Fellowship: Harborview Medical Center – Surgical Critical Care
Subspecialty: Surgical Critical Care, Burn & Soft Tissue 


Chung Bruce 16

Bruce Chung, M.D.

Medical School: State University of New York Upstate Medical Center
Residency: Strong Memorial Hospital - General Surgery
Fellowship: Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center – Surgical Critical Care
Subspecialty: Surgical Critical Care, Burn & Soft Tissue


Ciraulo David 04

David Ciraulo, D.O.

Medical School: University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine
Internship: Peninsula Hospital Center - Transitional
Residency: Harrisburg Polyclinic Hospital - General Surgery
Fellowship: Hartford Hospital – Trauma and Surgical Critical Care
Subspecialty: Trauma and Surgical Critical Care


Cobean Roy 10

Roy Cobean, M.D.

Medical School: University of Vermont College of Medicine
Residency: Medical Center Hospital of New York - General Surgery
Fellowship: University of Washington Medical Center – Trauma/Critical Care
Subspecialty: Bariatric/Colorectal Surgery


Daniel Cullinane

Daniel Cullinane, MD

Medical School: Georgetown University
Residency:
Georgetown University – General Surgery
Fellowship:
Vanderbilt University – Trauma & Surgical Critical Care
Subspecialty:
Surgical Critical Care


Brad Cushing

Brad Cushing, MD

Medical School: University of Rochester School of Medicine
Residency:
New England Medical Center – General Surgery
Residency:
Mount Sinai Hospital – General Surgery
Fellowship:
University of Maryland Medical Center – Trauma & Surgical Critical Care


Desjardin

Elizabeth Desjardin, M.D.

Medical School: University of Minnesota Medical School
Residency: Maine Medical Center - General Surgery
Fellowship: Northwestern University Medical School – Breast Surgery
Subspecialty: Surgical Oncology (Breast)


Dreifus Jonathon 10

Jon Dreifus, M.D.

Medical School: Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Residency: Maine Medical Center - General Surgery
Fellowship: Georgia Baptist Medical Center – Laparoscopic Surgery
Subspecialty: Laparoscopic Surgery 


Eldrup Jorgensen Jens 10

Jens Eldrup-Jorgensen, M.D.

Medical School: University of Rochester School of Medicine
Residency: New England Deaconess - General Surgery
Fellowship: Tufts New England Medical Center – Vascular Surgery
Subspecialty: Vascular Surgery


Fitzgerald Timothy 17

Timothy Fitzgerald, M.D.

Medical School: University of Michigan Medical Center
Residency: University of North Carolina School of Medicine and Washington Hospital Center - General Surgery
Fellowship: University of Toronto – Surgical Oncology
Subspecialty: Surgical Oncology


Kristina Giles 

Kristina Giles, MD

Medical School: Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Residency:
Beth Isreal Deaconess Medical Center – General Surgery
Fellowship:
Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center – Vascular Surgery
Specialty:
Vascular Surgery


Hallagan Lee 14

Lee Hallagan, M.D.

Director of Undergraduate Medical Education in Surgery

Medical School: University of Rochester School of Medicine
Residency: Maine Medical Center - General Surgery
Fellowship: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center – Surgical Critical Care
Subspecialty: Surgical Critical Care


Halter Jeff 08

Jeffrey Halter, M.D.

Medical School: University of Miami School of Medicine
Residency: State University of New York Upstate Medical Center - General Surgery
Fellowship: Ohio State University College of Medicine – Pediatric Surgery
Subspecialty: Pediatric Surgery


Hawkins Robert 10

Robert Hawkins, M.D.

Medical School: Albany Medical College
Residency: Maine Medical Center - General Surgery
Fellowship: Lahey Clinic Hospital – Vascular Surgery
Subspecialty: Vascular Surgery


Healey Christopher 10

Chris Healey, M.D.

Medical School: Brown University School of Medicine
Residency: University of Vermont Medical Center - General Surgery
Fellowship: Tufts New England Medical Center – Vascular Surgery
Subspecialty: Vascular Surgery 


Hochheiser Gary 16

Gary Hochheiser, M.D.

Medical School: University of Vermont College of Medicine
Residency: Maine Medical Center - General Surgery
Fellowship: Vanderbilt University Medical Center – Thoracic Surgery
Subspecialty: Thoracic Surgery


MacGillivray Dougald 10

Dougald MacGillivray, M.D.

Medical School: Tufts University School of Medicine
Residency: New York Hospital – Cornell University Medical College - General Surgery
Subspecialty: Surgical Oncology


Macleod Cathel 10

Cathel MacLeod, M.D.

Medical School: Tufts University School of Medicine
Residency: Rush-Presbyterian – St. Luke’s Medical Center - General Surgery
Fellowship: University of Minnesota Hospitals and Clinics – Colorectal Surgery
Subspecialty: Colorectal Surgery


Kimberly Malka

Kimberly Malka, MD

Medical School: University of Massachusetts Medical Center
Residency:
University of Massachusetts Medical Center – Vascular Surgery
Specialty:
Vascular Surgery


Mallory Baird 08

Baird Mallory, M.D.

Medical School: University of British Columbia
Residency: Montreal General Hospital - General Surgery
Fellowship: Sainte-Justine’s Hospital
Subspecialty: Pediatric Surgery


Mayo Sara 10

Sarah Mayo, M.D.

Medical School: Boston University School of Medicine
Residency: Maine Medical Center - General Surgery
Fellowship: Maine Medical Center
Subspecialty: Colon and Rectal Surgery


Bryan Morse 

Bryan Morse, MD

Medical School: University of South Carolina
Residency:
Greenville Memorial Hospital
Fellowship:
Emory University – Surgical Critical Care
Subspecialty:


Neilson Ian 09

Ian Neilson, M.D.

Medical School: Queen’s University
Residency:
McGill University – Royal Victoria Hospital – General Surgery
Fellowship:
Montreal Children’s Hospital – Pediatric Surgery
Fellowship:
Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh & UPMC – Pediatric Surgery
Subspecialty:
Pediatric Surgery


Juan Palma-Vargas

Juan Palma-Vargas, MD

Medical School: University of Guadalajara
Internship:
Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Med – General Surgery
Residency:
El instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social/Western Medical Center
Residency:
Maine Medical Center – General Surgery
Fellowship:
Duke University Medical Center - Transplantation
Subspecialty:
Surgery, Transplantation


Radke Frederick 10

Fred Radke, M.D.

Medical School: Dartmouth Medical School
Residency: Maine Medical Center
Specialty: General Surgery


Rappold Joseph 15

Joseph Rappold, M.D.

Medical School: Temple University School of Medicine
Residency: Naval Medical Center San Diego
Fellowship: University of California San Diego Medical Center
Subspecialty: Trauma and Surgical Critical Care


Razdan

Shantanu Razdan, MD

Medical School: Grant Medical College
Residency:
Harlem Hospital – Columbia University – General Surgery
Specialty:
General Surgery


Roberts Parker 10

M. Parker Roberts, M.D.

Medical School: Tulane University School of Medicine
Residency: Tulane University and the University of Texas Affiliated Hospitals - General Surgery
Subspecialty: Colorectal Surgery


Rotta

Stacey Rotta, MD

Medical School: University of California Davis School of Medicine
Internship:
Hospital of St. Raphael
Residency:
Yale New Haven Hospital
Fellowship:
UC Davis Medical Center – Surgical Critical Care
Subspecialty:
Surgical Critical Care


Royal

Richard Royal, MD

Medical School: Oregon Health and Science University
Residency:
York Hospital
Residency:
University of Maryland Medical Center
Fellowship: U
niversity of Cincinnati – Pediatric Surgery
Fellowship:
National Cancer Institute of Health – Surgical Oncology
Fellowship:
MD Anderson Cancer Center – Surgical Oncology
Subspecialty:
Surgical Oncology


Sahagian Kirk

Kirk Sahagian, D.O.

Medical School: University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine
Residency: William Beaumont Army Medical Center - General Surgery
Subspecialty: Bariatric and Colorectal Surgery


Forest Sheppard

Forest Sheppard, M.D.

Medical School: University of Virginia School of Medicine
Residency: University of Colorado Health Sciences Center - General Surgery
Fellowship: University of Colorado Denver – Surgical Critical Care
Subspecialty: Surgical Critical Care


Teller Paige 16

Paige Teller, M.D.

Medical School: Tufts University School of Medicine
Residency: Maine Medical Center - General Surgery
Fellowship: Emory University Hospital
Subspecialty: Surgical Oncology (Breast)


Turner Elizabeth 16

Elizabeth Turner, M.D.

Medical School: McGill University Faculty of Medicine
Residency: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center - General Surgery
Fellowship: Massachusetts General Hospital - Surgical Critical Care
Subspecialty: Surgical Critical Care


Withers

Laura Withers, M.D.

Medical School: New York Medical College
Residency: St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital - General Surgery
Fellowship: Orlando Regional Healthcare, Surgical Critical Care
Orlando Regional Healthcare, Trauma and Surgical Critical Care
Subspecialty: Surgical Critical Care


Wu Leslie 10

Leslie Wu, M.D.

Medical School: University of Massachusetts Medical School
Residency: Maine Medical Center - General Surgery
Fellowship: Yale New Haven Hospital - Endocrine Surgery
Specialty: General Surgery


Ziarnik Elena 17

Elena Ziarnik, M.D.

Medical School: Medical College of Wisconsin
Residency: Baystate Medical Center - General Surgery
Fellowship: Vanderbilt University Medical Center - Thoracic Surgery
Subspecialty: Thoracic Surgery