Chief Residents

 JJ Coury JJ Coury
Hometown: Reston, Virginia
College: University of Virginia
Medical School: Eastern Virginia Medical School
Research Interests: Colorectal surgery
Other Interests: Pittsburgh Steelers, comedy clubs, beer festivals
  Allan Mabardy 
Hometown: Needham, Massachusetts
College: Dartmouth, New Hampshire
Medical School: University of Massachusetts Medical School 
Research Interests: Colorectal surgery
Other Interests: Piano, skiing, golfing, birds


Lerna Ozcan
Hometown: Giessen, Germany

Medical School: Justus-Liebig University, Giessen, Germany

Research Interest: Breast surgery, DCIS

Other interests: Traveling, reading, German chocolate





Partha Bhurtel

Hometown: Kathmandu, Nepal

Medical School: B. P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Nepal

Research Interests: Health system resource utilization

Other Interests: Traveling, hiking


Nivedh V. Paluvoi

Hometown: Potomac, Maryland

College: Howard University

Medical School: Howard University College of Medicine, DC

Research Interests: Disparities in surgical treatment/outcomes in under-served populations

Other Interests: Washington Redskins, traveling, music, movies


Jose Piscoya

Hometown: Lima, Peru
College: Duke University

Medical School: University of North Carolina

Research: Unsure, perhaps simulation

Other interests: Beach, movies, running



Fermin Fontan

Hometown: Buenos Aires, Argentina

Medical School: University of Buenos Aires-School of Medicine, Argentina

Research: Colorectal surgery, transplant surgery, international medicine

Other interests: Skiing, movies, cooking, outdoor activities, traveling


Emad Kishi

Hometown: Homs, Syria

Medical School: Aleppo University Faculty of Medicine, Syria

Research: Transplant surgery, laparoscopic liver resection, DCD organ donors

Other interests: Hiking, biking, traveling, cooking


Georgios Orthopoulos

Hometown: Athens, Greece

College: National and Kapodistrian University of Greece

Medical School: Athens Medical School, Greece

Research: Foregut diseases, colorectal diseases, minimally invasive procedures

Other interests: Sailing, basketball, traveling, dancing, study of modern and ancient history


PGY-2 Categoricals


Henry Ferland

Hometown: Mesa, Arizona

College: Gordon College

Medical School: University of N.E. College of Osteopathic Medicine

Research Interest: Breast and bone cancer, pain management

Other Interests: Aviation, juggling, hiking, wakeboarding, snowboarding, scuba diving


Nathan Louras

Hometown: Rutland, Vermont

College: University of Vermont

Medical School: University of Vermont College of Medicine

Research Interest: General surgery

Other Interests: Basketball, piano, flag football


Justin McCarty

Hometown: Durham, North Carolina

College: Penn State University

Medical School: Lake Eerie College of Osteopathic Medicine

Research Interest:Plastic and reconstructive surgery, breast cancer

Other Interests: Ice hockey, lacrosse, stock market trading, cycling, weight training, cross fit


PGY-2 Preliminaries


James Avruch

Hometown: Brookline, Massachusetts

College: University of Wisconsin

Medical School: Tufts University School of Medicine

Research Interests: Transplant surgery

Other Interests: Baking, cultural heritage of Brookline, Massachusetts


Chandni Ravi

Hometown: Pondicherry, India

Medical School: Kasturba Medical College, India

Research Interests: General surgery

Other Interests: Cooking, knitting, painting, interior design, travel


PGY-1 Categoricals


Robert Ball

Hometown: Mequon, Wisconsin

College: Boston College

Medical School: Tulane University School of Medicine, LA

Research Interests:Trauma and pediatric surgery

Other Interests: Skiing, knitting, French culture and language


Thomas Pomposelli

Hometown: Westwood, New Jersey

College: University of Rhode Island

Medical School: Medical University of South Carolina

Other Interests: Outdoor activities, skiing, sailing, hiking, traveling


Dustin Powell

Hometown: Londonderry, New Hampshire

College: University of Michigan

Medical School: Tufts University School of Medicine

Research Interests: Robotic surgery

Other Interests: Skiing, wakeboarding, sailing, golfing, triathlons, music, reading, Boston and University of Michigan sports


PGY-1 Preliminaries


Zahra Alhajji

Hometown: Jubial, Saudi Arabia

Medical School: University of Damman College of Medicine, Saudi Arabia

Other Interests: Reading, writing, traveling, meditation, yoga, cooking, baking, movies, soccer


Suha Alshambari

Hometown: Mecca, Saudi Arabia

Medial School: Umm Al-Qura University Faculty of Medicine, Saudi Arabia

Other Interests: Drawing, dancing, running, teaching


Anitha Senthil

Hometown: Bangalore, India

College: Mysore Medical College

Medical School: Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences, India

Other Interests: Music, Playing carom board, badminton, cooking, spending time with my children


Tyler Williamson

Hometown: Berkeley, California

College: Northeastern University

Medical School: Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland School of Medicine

Other Interests: Rugby, rowing, running, cycling, traveling, skiing, boating, water activities


Currently Out on Research


Naomi Garland

Hometown: Seattle, Washington

College: Johns Hopkins University

Medical School: Tufts University School of Medicine

Current Research: Stanford University for Global Health

Other Interests: Thai fighting, classical voice
Will return as a PGY-3


Rachel Goldstein

Hometown: Wayne, New Jersey

College: Brandeis University

Medical School: Nova Southeastern College of Osteopathic Medicine

Current Research: MGH for plastic surgery
Other Interests: Boxing, fencing, traveling, art
Will return as a PGY-3

  Jigesh Shah
Hometown: Green Brook, New Jersey
College: Seton Hall University
Medical School: Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine
Current Research: MGH for transplant surgery and xenotransplantation
Other Interests: Cooking, baking, collecting watches, New Jersey Devils, music, Asian history
Will return as a PGY-4


Katie Shean

Hometown: Carlisle, Massachusetts

College: Boston College

Medical School: University of Vermont College of Medicine

Current Research: BIDMC for vascular surgery

Other Interests: Traveling, molecular gastronomy, cross fit
Will return as a PGY-3



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