JJSS Welcomes Our 2021 Graduates

General Surgery Graduates 

Barbara E. Coons, MD

Fellowship: Pediatric Surgery
Institution: Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT 

Jane R. Cowan, MD, MPH 

Fellowship: Surgical Critical Care and Trauma
Institution: University of Miami – Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, FL 

Bernice L. Huang, MD

Fellowship: Endocrine Surgery
Institution: University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 

Gopal Menon, MD, MPH

Fellowship: Surgical Oncology
Institution: Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, Buffalo, NY 

Yuliya Tipograf, MD 

Fellowship: Cardiothoracic Surgery
Institution: Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN 

Tania Torres-Sanchez, MD 

Fellowship: Surgical Critical Care
Institution: Anesthesiology Critical Care Medicine, Columbia University Irving Medical Center/NYPH, NY 

Cardiothoracic Surgery Residency Program Graduates

Serge S. Kobsa, MD, PhD 

Fellowship: Heart Failure, LVAD and Heart Transplantation Surgery
Institution: Columbia University Irving Medical Center/NYPH, NY 

Antonio R. Polanco, MD

Position: Attending Cardiac Surgeon
Institution: Ochsner Health in New Orleans, LA

Plastics and Reconstructive Surgery Residency Program Graduate 

Jarrod T. Bogue, MD

Fellowship: Microvascular Reconstructive Surgery
Institution: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY 

Philipp H. Franck, MD

Specialty: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Position: Private Practice, New York City

2021 Graduate Fellows 

Sarah J. Fuzesi, MD

Specialty: Breast Surgery
Position: Private Practice
Institution: Summit Medical Group, NJ 

Yuji Kaku, MD 

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

Kelly H. Tunder, DO 

Specialty: Abdominal Wall Reconstruction
Position: Attending Surgeon
Institution: Advocate Aurora in Milwaukee, WI

Hau-lun Rachel Liou, MD 

Specialty:  GI/Endocrine Surgery 

Sandra Kabagambe, MD

Specialty:  Pediatric Surgery
Position: Attending in Pediatric Surgery
Institution: University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 

Dustin J. Carpenter, MD, MPH 

Specialty: Abdominal Transplant Surgery
Position: Assistant Professor of Surgery and Attending Transplant Surgeon
Institution: Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University, and NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center 

Sulemon G. Chaudhry, MD 

Specialty: Hepatobiliary/Liver Transplant Surgery
Position: Attending Transplant Surgeon
Institution: Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio 

Adam P. Johnson, MD

Fellowship: Open aortic surgery
Specialty:  Vascular
Institution: University of Edinburgh, Scotland 

Nicole C. Rich, MD

Specialty:  Vascular Surgery
Position: Attending in Vascular Surgery
Institution: Ascension Saint Thomas Medical Center, Murfreesboro, TN