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Recent Graduates

Graduates of the Department of Surgery residency program go on to advance their careers in a variety of areas, from additional

fellowship training to academic medicine to private practice in a wide variety of locations and settings.

2018 Graduates

2017 Graduates

Front Row (left to right)
Dr. Jason Rizqallah, Dr. Jorge Carmona, Dr. Jessica Dornbush, Dr. Mark Diebel, Dr. Jacek Wecowski

Back Row (left to right)
Dr. Andrew Isaacson, Dr. James Tyburski, Program Director, Dr. Donald Weaver, Chairman, Dr. Maged Elkhouly


2016 Graduates

Front Row (left to right)
Dr. Jose L. Fernandez-Gerena will be starting an Acute Care Surgery Fellowship at Emory University in Atlanta; Dr. Sarah Larson will be practiciing general and acute care surgery at Bronson Hospital in Kalamazoo, MI; Dr. Mona Taleb will be starting her Surgical Critical Care Fellowship at the University of Cennecticut in Hartford; Dr. Donald Weaver, Chairman, Michael & Marian Ilitich Department of Surgery, Wayne State University.

Back Row (left to right)
Dr. Majid T. Aizid will be starting his Vascular Surgery Fellowship at the William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan; Dr. Faraz A. Khan is heading to the University of Florida Gainesville to start a Pediatric Surgery Fellowship; Dr. James Tyburski, Program Director, Wayne State University School of Medicine/Detroit Medical Center General Surgery Residency; Dr. Jeremy R. Ciullo will be joining the Gold Surgery team at Detroit Receiving Hospital and matched for a Hand Fellowship at the University of Louisville in 2017.


2015 Graduates

Front Left to Right :
Abubaker Ali, M.D., Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellowship, University of Florida; Jennifer L. Bradley, M.D., Private Practice, Muskegon, Michigan; Danielle C. Welch, M.D., Private Practice, Oakwood Hospital, Dearborn, Michigan; Leila J. Green, M.D., Critical Care Fellowship at UT Southwestern/Parkland Memorial Hospital, Dallas, Texas; William Truong, M.D., Bariatric Fellowship, University of Missouri

Second  Left to Right:
Rachael T. Spranger, M.D., Private Practice, Lawnwood Regional Medical Center, Fort Pierce, Florida; Roozbeh Mansour, M.D. Minimally Invasive Surgery/Bariatric Fellowship, Greenville, South Carolina; Muhammad Umar Butt, M.D., Minimally Invasive Fellowship at the Methodist Hospital, Dallas, Texas; Donald W. Weaver, M.D., Penberthy Professor and Chairman, Department of Surgery, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Specialist-in-Chief, The Detroit Medical Center

Back Left to Right:
James Tyburski, M.D., Professor of Surgery, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Program Director, Wayne State University/The Detroit Medical Center General Surgery Residency; Daniel J. Watkins, M.D., Pediatric General Surgery Fellowship at Riley Childrens Hospital, Indianapolis, Indianna


2014 Graduates

Front Left to Right :
Donald W. Weaver, M.D., Penberthy Professor and Chairman, Department of Surgery, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Specialist-in-Chief, The Detroit Medical Center; James Tseng, M.D., Private Practice, Wayne State University School of Medicine; Terra R. Pearson, M.D., Renal Transplant Fellowship; Christiano V. Alpendre, M.D., Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellowship, Harper University Hospital, Detroit, MI; JoFrances R.A. Marquez, M.D., Private Practice, Wayne State University School of Medicine.

Back Left to Right:
Kartheek B. Nagappala, M.D., Private Practice, Wayne State University School of Medicine; Alexander P. Stoffan, M.D., Assistant Professor of Surgery, Wayne State University School of Medicine; Frederick J. Jaecklein, M.D., Vascular Surgery Fellowship, Wayne State University School of Medicine; James Tyburski, M.D., Professor of Surgery, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Program Director, Wayne State University/The Detroit Medical Center General Surgery Residency


2013 Graduates

Front Left to Right :
Rebecca Bachusz, M.D., Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Residency, University of Miami, Miami, FL; Zewditu Asfaw, M.D., Cardiothoracic  Fellowship, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL; Dorene Zerfas, M.D., Private Practice, New York, NY; Yanira Perez, M.D., Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellowship, Harper University Hospital, Detroit, MI.

Middle Left to Right:
Donald W. Weaver, M.D., Penberthy Professor and Chairman, Department of Surgery, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Specialist-in-Chief, The Detroit Medical Center; Amy Spencer, M.D., Critical Care Fellowship, University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor, MI; Kristian Brown, M.D., Tranplant Fellowship, University of Southern California; Christopher Goltz, M.D., Vascular Surgery Fellowship, Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN.

Back Left to Right:
Furrukh Jabar, M.D., Hepato-biliary Fellowship, Providence Hospital,  Southfield, MI; Ziyad Hammoudeh, M.D., Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Residency, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN; James Tyburski, M.D., Professor of Surgery, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Program Director, Wayne State University/The Detroit Medical Center General Surgery Residency.


2012 Graduates

Left to Right:
John Lam, M.D., Private Practice, Loma Linda, CA; Manish Khare, M.D., Private Practice, Northern Detroit Suburbs; Erin Perrone, M.D., Pediatric Surgery Fellowship, Loma Linda, CA; James Tyburski, M.D., Professor of Surgery, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Program Director, Wayne State University/The Detroit Medical Center General Surgery Residency; Donald W. Weaver, M.D., Penberthy Professor and Chairman, Department of Surgery, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Specialist-in-Chief, The Detroit Medical Center; DeLorean Griffin, M.D., Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Residency, Wayne State University/The Detroit Medical Center, Detroit, MI; Todd Lavery, M.D., Assistant Professor, Wayne State University School of Medicine, continued onto The World Medical Mission serving in Kenya, Africa; Justin Klein, M.D., Pediatric Surgery Fellowship, Children’s Hospital of Michigan, Detroit, MI.


2011 Graduates

Front Left to Right:
Alexander Rose, M.D., Private Practice, Florida; Samantha Tarras, M.D., Critical Care Fellowship, University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor, MI; Leigh Slater, M.D.

Middle Left to Right:
Michael Zehnpfennig, M.D.Craig Kline, M.D.Jay Dujon, M.D., Crtical Care Fellowship, Pennsylvania

Back Left to Right:
James Tyburski, M.D., Professor of Surgery, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Program Director, Wayne State University/The Detroit Medical Center General Surgery Residency; Jasna Coralic, M.D.


2010 Graduates

Front Left to Right:
Christopher Gayer, M.D., Pediatric Surgery Fellowship, Children’s Hospital of Michigan, Detroit, MI; Donald W. Weaver, M.D., Penberthy Professor and Chairman, Department of Surgery, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Specialist-in-Chief, The Detroit Medical Center; Abnet Alemu, M.D.Hale Wills, M.D., Pediatric Research, Pediatric Surgery Fellowship, St. Louis University, St. Louis, MO.

Back Left to Right:
Kacy Phillips, M.D., Vascular Surgery Fellowship, Wayne State University/The Detroit Medical Center, Detroit, MI; James Tyburski, M.D., Professor of Surgery, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Program Director, Wayne State University/The Detroit Medical Center General Surgery Residency; Muhammad Masood, M.D., Cardiothoracic Fellowship, Pennsylvania; Thomas Flanigan, M.D., Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship, Wayne State University/The Detroit Medical Center, Detroit, MI.


2009 Graduates

Front Left to Right:
Jerry Stassinopoulos, M.D., Critical Care Fellowship, Chicago, IL.; David Edelman, M.D., Faculty, Wayne State University SOM; WSUPG Physician Group, Detroit, MI; Lawrence Narkiewicz, M.D., Group Practice, General Surgery, Allegiance Health (Foote Hospital), Jackson, MI; Holly Barker, M.D., Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellowship, Rhode Island Hospital/Brown University School of Medicine, Providence, RI.

Middle Left to Right:
Parth Amin, M.D., Critical Care Fellowship, Elvis Presley Trauma Center, Memphis, TN; Tolga Gursel, M.D., Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship, Wayne State University SOM, The Detroit Medicine Center, Detroit, MI; Vincent Harrison, M.D., Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellowship, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR; Brendon Curtis, M.D., Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellowship, Department of Surgery, Harper University Hospital, Detroit, MI.

Back Left to Right:
James Tyburski, M.D., Professor of Surgery, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Program Director, Wayne State University/The Detroit Medical Center General Surgery Residency; Donald W. Weaver, M.D., Penberthy Professor and Chairman, Department of Surgery, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Specialist-in-Chief, The Detroit Medical Center.

Program Coordinator – Dana Cooley
6C, University Health Center
4201 St. Antoine
Detroit, MI 48201
Phone: (313) 577-5009
Email: dcoole@med.wayne.edu