Current Residents

PGY 1 Residents

Minje Ha, M.D.
Undergraduate Education: CUNY The City College of New York
Medical School: University at Buffalo: Jacobs School of Medicine
Area of Interest in Surgery: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Hobbies/Personal Interest: Golfing, Traveling, Reading Books, and Fast Cars

Minha Kim, M.D.
Undergraduate Education: University of California, San Diego
Medical School: St. George's University
Area of Interest in Surgery: Critical Care, Trauma 
Hobbies/Personal Interests: Spending time with my dog, baking, eating, traveling

David Mann, D.O.
Undergraduate Education: BYU–Idaho
Medical School: Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine
Area of interest in surgery: Cardiothoracic
Hobbies/Personal interests: Cycling, 80s Mercedes Turbodiesels, empanada

PGY 1 Residents

Emi Manuia, M.D.
Undergraduate Education: Stanford University
Medical School: Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
Area of Interest in Surgery: Everything
Hobbies/Personal Interests: Eating ice cream with my family, snowboarding, jigsaw puzzles

Jacob Miller, M.D.
Undergraduate Education: University of Arizona
Medical School: St. George’s University
Areas of Interest in Surgery: Surgical critical care/Cardiothoracic
Hobbies/Personal Interests: Backpacking, traveling, international aid, research

Rio Nomoto, M.D.
Undergraduate Education: College of the Holy Cross
Medical School: Tufts University School of Medicine
Area of Interest in Surgery: Congenital Heart Surgery, Aortic Surgery
Hobbies/Personal Interests: Zumba, Tennis, Research

PGY 2 Residents

Maksim Boguslavskiy, M.D.
Undergraduate Education: Rutgers University
Medical School: Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Area of Interest in Surgery: Trauma Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery
Hobbies/Personal Interests: Hiking, Basketball, Football, Volleyball, Swimming, Working out, Beach, Legos, Traveling 

Rogette Esteve, M.D.
Undergraduate Education: 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

Shawn Liechty, M.D.
Undergraduate Education: BYU - Exercise Science
Medical School: University of Utah
Area of Interest in Surgery: Everything
Hobbies/Personal Interests: Camping, hiking with my dogs, movies with my wife, yard work

Alexander Ostapenko, M.D.
Undergraduate Education: University of Chicago
Medical School: University at Buffalo: Jacobs School of Medicine
Areas of Interest in Surgery: Undecided
Hobbies/Personal Interests: Backpacking, camping, kayaking, traveling, photography.

Full-time Research Residents

Einstein Juma, M.D.
Undergraduate Education: 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

Alpen Nacar, M.D.
Undergraduate Education: McGill University
Medical School: St. George’s University School of Medicine
Area of Interest in Surgery: Trauma Surgery, Critical Care Surgery
Hobbies/Personal Interests: Sleight of hand, card mechanics, guitars, fast cars, theoretical physics, watches, antiquarian books, exploring new places, coffee, spending time with my wife and 2 dogs.

PGY 3 Residents

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, 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, 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

PGY 4 Residents

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

Zachary Phillips, M.D.
Undergraduate Education: University of North Carolina at Asheville
Medical School: Brody School of Medicine
Area of Interest in Surgery: Thoracic Surgery
Hobbies/Personal Interests: Traveling, hiking, racquetball, guitar, and astronomy

PGY 5- Chief Residents

Biren Juthani, D.O.
Undergraduate Education: Millersville University, Millersville PA
Medical School: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia PA
Area of interest in surgery: Acute Care Surgery/Surgical Critical Care
Hobbies/Personal Interests: Traveling, Good Television (Game of Thrones, The Leftovers, etc.), Politics, Personal Finance

Andrew McGregor, M.D.
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 Schlieder, D.O.

Undergraduate Education: Walla Walla University
Medical School: A.T. Still University
Area of Interest in Surgery: Vascular Surgery