Department of Orthopedic Surgery

Orthopedic Residents

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PGY 1

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Christina

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Christina A. Alvara, M.D.

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Hometown: El Paso, Texas
Undergraduate: The University of Texas at El Paso, B.S., Microbiology, 2016 (Summa Cum Laude)
Medical School: Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, M.D., 2020 (AOA Member, Gold Humanism Member)

Tucker

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Tucker J. Cushing, M.D.

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Hometown: Westborough, Mass.
Undergraduate: Colby College, B.S. Biology, 2011
Medical School: Tulane University School of Medicine, M.D., 2020 (AOA Member)

Shawn

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Shawn O. Okpara, M.D.

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Hometown: Sugarland, Texas
Undergraduate: University of Texas at Austin, B.S. Biology, 2015 (Magna Cum Laude)
Medical School: University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, M.D., 2020 (Gold Humanism Member)

Brenden

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Brenden B. Ronna, M.D.

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Hometown: Salt Lake City, Utah
Undergraduate: University of Utah, B.S. Exercise Physiology, 2015
Medical School: University of Utah School of Medicine, M.D., 2020 (AOA Member)

Alan

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Alan C. Santiago-Rodriquez, M.D.

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Hometown: Mayaguez, Puerto Rico
Undergraduate: University of Puerto Rico, B.S. Biology, 2016 (Summa Cum Laude)
Medical School: University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine, M.D., 2020

Rachel

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Rachel L. Semus, M.D.

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Hometown: Richmond, Va.
Undergraduate: University of Virginia, B.A. Biology and Spanish, 2013
Medical School: Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, M.D., 2020

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PGY 2

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Lindsay

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Lindsay E. Barrera, M.D.

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Hometown: League City, Texas
Undergraduate: Pennsylvania State University, B.S., Biobehaivoral Health, 2014
Medical School: University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, M.D., 2019

Monique

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Monique C. Chambers, M.D.

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Monique C. Chambers, M.D.
Hometown: 
Los Angeles, Calif.
Undergraduate: University of La Verne, B.S., Biology, 2008
Medical School: University of California, Davis, School of Medicine, M.D., 2014
Law School: University of California, Hastings School of Law, MSC, 2015
Preliminary Residency: Baylor College of Medicine, Preliminary General Surgery, 2018-19

Thomas

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Thomas W. Mitchell, M.D.

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Hometown: Seguin, Texas
Undergraduate: University of Texas at San Antonio, B.S., Chemistry, 2014 (summa cum laude)
Medical School: University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, M.D., 2019

Todd

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Todd W. Phillips, M.D.

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Hometown: Richmond, Va.
Undergraduate: University of Virginia, B.S., Biomedical Engineering, B.S., Applied Mathematics, 2014
Medical School: Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, M.D., 2019

Daniel

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Daniel D. Wang, M.D.

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Hometown: Sugarland, Texas
Undergraduate: University of Texas at Austin, B.A. Plan II, 2015 (Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Beta Kappa Award of Distinction, Summa Cum Laude)
Medical School: Baylor College of Medicine, M.D., 2019 (AOA member, Gold Humanism member)

Nicole

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Nicole M. Wei, M.D.

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Hometown: Sewickley, Pa.
Undergraduate: Boston College, B.S. Biology, B.A. Mathematics, 2014
Medical School: Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell, M.D., 2019

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PGY 3

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Corey

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Corey T. Bindner, M.D.

Item Definition

Hometown: Trumbull, Conn.
Undergraduate: The University of Texas at Dallas, B.S. Neuroscience, 2014 (summa cum laude)
Medical School: Baylor College of Medicine, 2018

Justin

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Justin M. Cardenas, M.D.

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Hometown: Dallas, Texas
Undergraduate: Texas A&M University, B.S. Biomedical Sciences, 2013 (cum laude)
Medical School: Baylor College of Medicine, 2018 (Senior Class President; Gold Humanism member)

Chun

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Chun W. "Eugene" Hung, M.D.

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Hometown: Queens, N.Y.
Undergraduate: The Copper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, B.E. Engineering, 2008
Graduate: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, M.S.E. Structural Engineering, 2009
Medical School: New York Medical College, 2018 (AOA Member)

Mihir

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Mihir M. Sheth, M.D.

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Hometown: Plainsboro, N.J.
Undergraduate: Pennsylvania State University, B.S. Pre-Medicine/ Biological Sciences, 2016 (Accelerated Program)
Medical School: Sidney Kimmel College at Thomas Jefferson University, 2018 (AOA Member)
Residency Awards: Hugh Tullos Research Award Recipient, 2020

Dallas

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Dallas A. Vanorny, M.D., Ph.D.

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Hometown: Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Undergraduate: University of Iowa, B.S. Biology/Biochemistry/Integrative Physiology, 2007
Graduate: Northwestern University, Ph.D. Biochemistry/Molecular Biology/Cell Biology
Medical School: University of Illinois College of Medicine - Peoria, 2018 (AOA Member)

Christopher

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Christopher J. Wester, M.D.

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Hometown: Springfield, Miss.
Undergraduate/Medical School: University of Missouri-Kansas City, School of Medicine, B.A. /M.D. 6-year program, 2012-2018
Residency Awards: Michael J. Epstein Junior Resident Wooden Pager Award Recipient, 2019-20

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PGY 4

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Lucas

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Lucas S. Harvey, M.D.

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Hometown: Monument, Colo.
Undergraduate: University of Notre Dame, B.S.E. Chemical Engineering, 2011
Medical School: The University of Texas School of Medicine at San Antonio, 2017

David

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David P. Martin, M.D.

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Hometown: Kingwood, Texas
Undergraduate: The University of Texas at Austin, B.S.E. Biomedical Engineering, 2013
Medical School: Baylor College of Medicine, 2017
Residency Awards: Michael J. Epstein Junior Resident Wooden Pager Award Recipient, 2018-19

Aalok

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Aalok P. Patel, M.D.

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Hometown: Chicago, Ill.
Undergraduate: University of Illinois at Chicago, B.S. Biochemistry, B.A. Psychology, 2012 (Phi Beta Kappa member; summa cum laude)
Medical School: Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, 2017

Akash

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Akash A. Trivedi, M.D.

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Hometown: Port Arthur, Texas
Undergraduate: The University of Texas at Austin, B.S. Human Biology, 2012 (Phi Beta Kappa member; summa cum laude)
Medical School: The University of Texas at Houston McGovern Medical School, 2017

Matthew

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Matthew T. Valentine, M.D.

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Hometown: Brandon, Miss.
Undergraduate: University of Mississippi, B.A. Biology, 2013
Medical School: University of Mississippi School of Medicine, 2017 (AOA member)

Vivek

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Vivek Venugopal, M.D.

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Hometown: Chelmsford, Mass.
Undergraduate: Brandeis University, B.S. Biology
Medical School: University of Massachusetts Medical School, 2015
Preliminary Residency: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center General Surgery (Boston, Mass.), 2015-2017

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PGY 5

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Brian

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Brian P. Davis, M.D.

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Hometown: Golden, Colo.
Undergraduate: Colorado State University, B.S. Biological Sciences, 2012 (Summa Cum Laude)
Medical School: University of Colorado School of Medicine, 2016 (AOA Member)
Residency Awards: Bronze Hammer Award Recipient, 2020-21

Lorenzo

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Lorenzo Deveza, M.D., Ph.D.

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Hometown: Haywood, Calif.
Undergraduate: San Jose State University, B.S. Philosophy and Mathematics, 2003
Graduate: University of California, Davis, M.S. Biomedical Engineering, 2007
Graduate: Stanford University, Ph.D. Bioengineering, 2016
Medical School: Stanford University School of Medicine, 2016
Residency Awards: Orthopedic Surgery Graduation Scientific Program Award (Best Presentation), 2020

Kurt

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Kurt M. Johnson, M.D.

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Hometown: San Antonio, Texas
Undergraduate: Texas A&M University, B.S. Chemistry, 2011
Medical School: Baylor College of Medicine, 2016

Ali

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Ali A. Qadeer, M.D.

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Hometown: Houston, Texas
Undergraduate: University of Houston, B.S. Kinesiology/Exercise Science, 2011
Medical School: Baylor College of Medicine, 2016

Behnam

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Behnam “Ben” Sharareh, M.D.

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Hometown: Laguna Niguel, Calif.
Undergraduate: University of California, Los Angeles, B.S. Bioengineering, 2012 (cum laude)
Medical School: University of California, Irvine, 2016 (AOA member)
Residency Awards: Michael J. Epstein Junior Resident Wooden Pager Award Recipient, 2017-18; Resident Consultant of the Year Award (given by ER Medicine), 2017-18

Kelly

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Kelly R. Stiegel, M.D.

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Hometown: Atlanta, Ga.
College: Georgia Institute of Technology, B.S. Earth and Atmosphere Science, 2012 (summa cum laude)
Medical School: Baylor College of Medicine, 2016