JJSS Welcomes Our 2020 Graduates

General Surgery Graduates

C. Randall Cooper, MD

Fellowship: Colorectal Surgery
Institution: Cleveland Clinic, FL

Benjamin Kuritzkes, MD

Fellowship: Colon and Rectal Surgery
Institution: University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Peter H. Liou, MD

Fellowship: Abdominal Organ Transplant
Institution: Columbia University Irving Medical Center/NYPH

Shunpei Okochi, MD

Fellowship: Pediatric Surgery
Institution: University of California-San Diego, CA

Aqsa Shakoor, MD

Fellowship: Trauma/Critical Care Surgery
Institution: New York University, NY

Sophia Tam, MD

Fellowship: Trauma/Critical Care Surgery
Institution: University of Utah

Cardiothoracic Surgery Residency Program Graduates

Scott DeRoo, MD

Fellowship: Advanced Aortic Surgery
Institution: University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Jeremy J. Song, MD

Position: Attending Cardiac Surgeon
Institution: Cardiac & Vascular Institute, Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood, FL

Plastics and Reconstructive Surgery Residency Program Graduate

Adam Levy, MD

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

Philip Lofti, MD

Private Practice: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
New York City

Andrew L. Weinstein, M.D., M.S.

Fellowship: Aesthetic Surgery
Institution: Emory Aesthetic Center Atlanta, GA

2020 Graduate Fellows

Luona Sun, MD

Specialty: Breast Surgery
Position: Assistant Professor of Breast Surgery
Institution: Columbia University at Columbia University Irving Medical Center

Lucas J. Witer, MD

Specialty: CT – Adult LVAD
Position: Assistant Professor of Cardiac Surgery
Institution: Medical University of South Carolina

Michael Kwon, MD

Specialty: CT – Pediatric
Position: Attending pediatric and adult congenital cardiac surgeon
Institution: Boston Children’s Hospital / Harvard Medical School, MA

Vahagn C. Nikolian, MD

Specialty: General/Hernia
Position: Assistant Professor of Surgery, Abdominal Wall Reconstruction and Hernia Surgery
Institution: Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, Oregon

Catherine McManus, MD

Specialty: GI/Endocrine
Position: Assistant Professor of Surgery in GI/Endocrine Surgery
Institution: Columbia University at Columbia University Irving Medical Center

Cornelia Griggs, MD

Specialty: Pediatric
Position: Assistant Professor of Pediatric Surgery, Attending Pediatric Surgeon
Institution: Harvard Medical School/Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA

Francis S. Bauldrick-Hernandez, MD

Specialty: Transplant
Position: Assistant Professor and Attending Surgeon Liver transplant and Hepatobiliary Surgery
Institution: Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center

Sidharth Sharma, MD

Specialty: Transplant
Position: Attending Surgeon, Liver transplant and Hepatobiliary Surgery
Institution: Cleveland Clinic, Florida

MAJ Kevin R. Kniery, MD

Specialty: Vascular
Position: Attending Vascular Surgeon, and Assistant Professor of Surgery
Institution: Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences, San Antonio Military Medical Center US Army, Houston, TX

Matthew C. Smith, MD, PhD

Specialty: Vascular
Position: Assistant Professor of Surgery and Attending in Vascular Surgery
Institution: University of Washington in Seattle, WA