JJSS Welcomes Our 2019 Graduates

General Surgery Graduates

Dustin Carpenter, MD, MPH

Fellowship: Abdominal Organ Transplant
Institution: Columbia University Medical Center

Sulemon Chaudhry, MD

Fellowship: Abdominal Organ Transplant
Institution: Columbia University Medical Center

Caitlin Demarest, MD, PhD

Fellowship: Cardiothoracic Surgery
Institution: University of Michigan/Ann Arbor

Claire E. Graves, MD

Fellowship: Endocrine Surgery
Institution: University California San Francisco

Catherine McManus, MD, MPH

Fellowship: Endocrine Surgery
Institution: Columbia University Medical Center

Annie Onishi, MD

Fellowship: Trauma/Critical Care Surgery
Institution: University of Southern California/LA County

Hester Shieh, MD

Fellowship: Pediatric Surgery
Institution: Boston Children’s Hospital

Kazuki Sugahara, MD, PhD

Practice: Attending in Hepatobiliary Surgery
Institution: Columbia University at Columbia University Medical Center 

Cardiothoracic Surgery Residency Program Graduates

Nathaniel B. Langer, MD, MSc

Practice: Assistant Professor of Surgery
Institution: Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School

Benjamin S. Van Boxtel, MD

Practice: Attending Cardiothoracic Surgeon
Institution: Gagnon Cardiovascular Institute Morristown Medical Center, NJ 

Plastics and Reconstructive Surgery Residency Program Graduate

James C. Lee, MD

Fellowship: Craniofacial Surgery
Institution: University of California, Los Angeles 

2019 Graduate Fellows

Jambhekar Amani, MD

Specialty: Breast
Practice: Breast Surgery

Marisa Cevasco, MD

Specialty: CT – Adult LVAD 
Practice: Assistant Professor of Cardiac Surgery
Institution: University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Fabian A. Kari, MD

Specialty: CT – Pediatric 
Practice: Attending Surgeon, congenital Cardiac Surgery
Institution: University Heart Center Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany

Dina Podolsky, MD

Specialty: General/Hernia
Practice: Attending in General/Hernia Surgery
Institution: Columbia University at Columbia University Medical Center

Amin Madani, MD, PhD

Specialty: GI/Endocrine
Practice: Endocrine/acute care surgery
Institution: University of Toronto, Department of Surgery, Canada

Jennifer DeFazio, MD

Specialty: Pediatric
Practice: Assistant Professor of Pediatric Surgery
Institution: Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital Columbia University Medical Center

Zhixia Rong, MD

Specialty: Transplant
Practice: Assistant Professor in Transplant Surgery
Institution: University of Montreal Medical Center, Montreal, Québec, Canada

John Tyler Baber, Jr., MD, PhD

Specialty: Vascular
Practice: Assistant Professor and Attending Vascular Surgeon of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery
Institution: Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Carlton Taylor Lewis, MD

Specialty: Vascular
Practice: Assistant Professor and Assistant Attending Surgeon, Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
Institution: Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, New York