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Current Residents

PGY1 Residents

Rogette Esteve

Rogette Esteve, M.D.
Undergraduate: University of Pennsylvania
Medical School: The Ohio State University College of Medicine
Area of Interest in Surgery: Global Surgery
Hobbies/Personal Interests: Family & friends, mentoring, traveling, foodie, dodgeball, salsa dancing, movies

Einstein Juma

Einstein Juma, M.D.
Undergraduate: University of Nebraska Medical Center
Medical school: University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Medicine
Areas of Interest in Surgery: Undecided
Hobbies/Personal Interests: Basketball, Comedy

Nicolas Milligan

Nicolas Milligan, M.D.
Undergraduate: University of California, Davis
Medical School: St. George's University School of Medicine
Area of Interest in Surgery: Breast Oncology
Hobbies/Personal Interests: Community out-reach programs, free medical events, sports injuries, Muay Thai, and Notre Dame Football

Alpen Nacar

Alpen Nacar, M.D.
Undergraduate: McGill University
Medical school: St. George’s University School of Medicine
Area of Interest in Surgery: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Hobbies/Personal Interests: Conjuring arts, guitars, fast cars, theoretical physics, watches, exploring new places, coffee, and spending time with my wife and 2 dogs. 

Rebecca Riger

Rebecca Rieger, M.D.
Undergraduate: University of Portland, Portland, OR
Medical School: Creighton University, Omaha, NE
Area of interest in Surgery: General
Hobbies/Personal Interests: hiking, skiing, volleyball, reading, movies, baking 

Randy Tigue

Randy Tigue, M.D.
Undergraduate: University of California, Berkeley
Medical School: St. George's University
Area of Interest in Surgery: Undecided
Hobbies/Personal Interests: Fitness, outdoor activities, gardening

PGY 2 Residents

Jessica Louie

Jessica Louie, M.D.
Undergraduate Education: Stony Brook University
Medical School: University of Vermont College of Medicine
Area of Interest in Surgery: Undecided
Hobbies/Personal Interests: Volleyball, handball, eating, cooking, singing, piano, board games, watching dance

Benefsha Mohammad

Benefsha Mohammad, M.D.
Undergraduate Education: George Mason University
Medical School: Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Area of Interest in Surgery: undecided
Hobbies/Personal Interests: Taekwondo, Rock Climbing, Snowboarding, Ballet, Pilates

Patrick Zimmerman

Patrick Zimmerman, D.O.
Undergraduate education:  University of Utah
Medical School:  A.T. Still University - School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona
Area of interest in surgery:  Trauma, critical care and acute care surgery
Hobbies/ Personal interests:  Rock Climbing, ice climbing, Mountain biking, surfing, hiking, trail running, backpacking, skiing, whitewater kayaking, painting, guitar, cooking, Labrador Retrievers

Full-time Research Residents

Devin Gillaspie

Devin Gillaspie, M.D.
Undergraduate Education: University of Florida
Medical School: University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine
Area of Interest in Surgery: Trauma/Critical Care
Hobbies/Personal Interests: My adorable dog, spending time with friends, Surgical Resident Movie Club

David Ormond

David George Ormond, M.D.
Undergraduate: University of Guelph
Medical School: St. George's University
Area of Interest: Minimally Invasive, Vascular Surgery
Hobbies: Hockey, SCUBA diving

Zachary Phillips

Zachary Phillips, M.D.
Undergraduate Education: University of North Carolina at Asheville
Medical School: Brody School of Medicine
Area of Interest in Surgery: Orthopaedics
Hobbies/Personal Interests: Contemporary Chinese History, Men’s Studies, Palmistry

PGY3 Residents

Biren Juthan

Biren Juthani, DO
Undergraduate Education: Millersville University, Millersville PA
Medical School: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia PA
Area of interest in surgery: General Surgery


Andrew McGregor, MD
Undergraduate Education: University of Florida
Medical School: Ross University
Areas of Interest in Surgery: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Hobbies/Personal interests: Classical Piano, weight lifting/cross-training

Ian Schliederlan

Ian Schlieder, DO
Undergraduate Education: Walla Walla University
Medical School: A.T. Still University
Area of Interest in Surgery: Trauma/Critical Care, Acute Care and General Surgery
Hobbies/Personal Interests:

PGY 4 Residents

Rima Ahmad

Rima Ahmad, M.D.
Undergraduate Education: N/A
Medical School: Shifa College of Medicine, Pakistan
Area of Interest in Surgery: Upper GI, colorectal, surgical oncology, minimally invasive
Hobbies/Personal Interests: Reading, travelling, sailing

Ioannis Kontopidislo

Ioannis Kontopidis, M.D.
Undergraduate education: Athens, Greece
Medical school: University of Athens, Greece
Areas of interest in Surgery: Surgical oncology, Colorectal surgery, Thoracic surgery
Hobbies/personal interests: Traveling, photography, music, movies

Michele Richard

Michele Richard, MD
Undergraduate Education:  Thompson Rivers University, Canada
Medical School: St. George's University
Area of Interest in Surgery:  Vascular Surgery, General Surgery
Hobbies/Interests:  wakeboarding, snowboarding, hiking, kickboxing, live theatre, music, art, cooking, international travel

Rachel Scott

Rachel Scott, DO
Undergraduate Education: University of Connecticut
Medical School: University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine
Areas of Interest in Surgery: Colorectal Surgery, Endocrine Surgery, Plastic Surgery
Hobbies/Interests: Cooking, baking, traveling, running, reading

PGY 5 Residents

Aleksandra Ogrodnik

Aleksandra Ogrodnik, MD
Undergraduate Education: Wesleyan University, CT
Medical School: University of Connecticut, school of Medicine, CT
Area of Interest in Surgery: Minimally Invasive Surgery
Hobbies/Personal Interests: traveling, photography, painting/drawing, outdoor activities

Amrita Pandit

Amrita Pandit, MD
Undergraduate Education: M.P.deo Memorial Science College, Nagpur, Maharashtra, India
Medical School: Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Sawangi, Maharashtra, India
Area of interest in Surgery: General Surgery
Hobbies/Interests: Music, Movies, Dance, Traveling

Madian Yahya

Madian Yahya, MD
Undergraduate Education: University of Toronto & Semmelweis University: Psychology, English and Premedical Science
Medical School: Semmelweis University School of Medicine
Area of interest in Surgery: Vascular Surgery or Trauma/Critical Care
Hobbies/Interests: travel, photography, soccer and cooking



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