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Department of Surgery

Graduate Career Paths

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The following lists provide an update on our residents' career paths after completion of the Surgery General Residency Program:

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2019-2020 Chief Graduates

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Sai Konda, M.D.
Boston University School of Medicine
Vascular Surgery Fellowship at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minn.

Patricio Lau, M.D.
Florida International University
Pediatric Surgery Fellowship at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, Miami, Fla.

Tashinga Musonza, M.D.
Mayo Medical School
Trauma/Acute Care at Penrose, Colorado Springs, Colo.

Eric Rachlin, M.D.
Baylor College of Medicine
Minimally Invasive Surgery at Memorial Hermann, Memorial City, Texas

Laura Trujillo, M.D.
Mayo Medical School
Critical Care Fellowship at Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Ore.

Nicole Villafane-Ferriol, M.D.
The University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine
Surgical Oncology Fellowship at Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, Pa.

Elaine Vo, M.D.
Baylor College of Medicine
Surgical Oncology Fellowship at Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, Pa.

Yangyang Yu, M.D.
The University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Pediatric Surgery Critical Care Fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas

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2018-2019 Chief Graduates

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Nestor Arita, M.D.
Baylor College of Medicine
Vascular Surgery Fellowship at Wake Forest, Winston-Salem, N.C.

Jennifer Carpenter, M.D.
University of Illinois College of Medicine
Liver Transplant Fellowship at Georgetown, Washington, D.C.

Jason Ho, M.D.
Ohio State University College of Medicine
Private Practice

Michael Long, M.D.
University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston
Surgical Critical Care Residency at Oregon Health and Science Center, Portland, Ore.

Genna Lubrano, M.D.
The University of Texas Medical School at Houston
Private Practice

Meredith Mason, M.D.
University of New Mexico School of Medicine
Surgical Oncology Fellowship at MD Anderson, Houston, Texas

Oluwabukola Olatubosun, M.D.
University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston
Surgical Critical Care Residency at Methodist, Houston, Texas

Vivek Patel, M.D.
Texas A&M College of Medicine
Thoracic Surgery Residency at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas

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2017-2018 Chief Graduates

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Nestor Arita, M.D.
Baylor College of Medicine
Vascular Surgery Fellowship at Wake Forest, Winston-Salem, N.C.

Jennifer Carpenter, M.D.
University of Illinois College of Medicine
Liver Transplant Fellowship at Georgetown, Washington D.C.

Jason Ho, M.D.
Ohio State University College of Medicine
Private Practice

Michael Long, M.D.
University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston
Surgical Critical Care Residency at Oregon Health and Science Center, Portland, Ore.

Genna Lubrano, M.D.
The University of Texas Medical School at Houston
Private Practice

Meredith Mason, M.D.
University of New Mexico School of Medicine
Surgical Oncology Fellowship at MD Anderson, Houston, Texas

Oluwabukola Olatubosun, M.D.
University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston
Surgical Critical Care Residency at Methodist, Houston, Texas

Vivek Patel, M.D.
Texas A&M College of Medicine
Thoracic Surgery Residency at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas

Aaron Scott, M.D.
University of Missouri, Columbia
Pediatric Surgery Residency at UT Southwestern, Dallas, Texas

Galina Toneva, M.D.
University of Alabama
Surgical Critical Care Residency at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas
Full-time faculty with Michael E DeBakey Department of Surgery after training

Brandi Scully, M.D.
Baylor College of Medicine
Thoracic Surgery Residency at Johns Hopkins, Baltimore, Md.

Catherine Seger, M.D.
The University of Texas Medical School at Houston
Trauma Critical Care, Memphis, TN – private practice

Ankur Bakshi, M.D.
Northwestern University
Thoracic Surgery Residency, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas

Yan Shi, M.D.
University of Arkansas
Pediatric Surgery Residency, Hofstra, N.Y.

Somala Mohammed, M.D.
Harvard Medical School
Pediatric Surgery Residency Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston, Mass.

Alicia Lay, M.D.
Baylor College of Medicine
Global Surgery, Egypt
Voluntary Instructor faculty with Baylor College of Medicine, Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery

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2016–2017 Chief Graduates

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Paul T. Albini, M.D.
State University of New York, Buffalo School of Medicine
Surgical Critical Care Residency the University of California at San Diego, San Diego, Calif.
Private practice in California

Gala M. Barden, M.D.
Meharry Medical College
Private Practice in Knoxville, Tenn.

Justin Chin-Bong Choi, M.D.
Baylor College of Medicine
Quality and Safety Fellowship at Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston, Texas
Vascular Surgery Residency at Georgetown, Washington, D.C
Full-time faculty with Michael E DeBakey Department of Surgery after training

Michael Louis Kueht II, M.D.
The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston
Abdominal Transplant Surgery Fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas
Full-time practice in Galveston, Texas

Anna Lakoma, M.D.
Northwestern University School of Medicine
Surgical Critical Care Residency at Loyola University, Chicago, Ill.

Zachary Scott Pallister, M.D.
The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston
Vascular Surgery Residency at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas
Full-time faculty with Michael E DeBakey Department of Surgery after training

Darrell Wu, M.D.
University of Illinois College of Medicine
Thoracic Surgery Residency at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas

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2015–2016 Chief Graduates

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Sara Fallon, M.D.
Baylor College of Medicine
Pediatric Surgery Residency at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas
Surgical Critical Care Residency at Baylor College of Medicine
Full-time faculty with Michael E DeBakey Department of Surgery after training

Courtney Gemmato, M.D.
The University of Texas Medical School at Houston
Thoracic Surgery Residency at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas/John Hopkins Medical Center

Linda T. Li, M.D.
Baylor College of Medicine
Pediatric Surgery Residency at Columbia University, New York City

Stephanie Uzoamaka Morris, M.D.
The University of Texas Southwestern
Private Practice in Dallas, Texas

Jennifer Movassaghi Moffett, M.D.
Baylor College of Medicine
Liver Transplant Surgery Fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas
Private practice Houston, Texas

Carlos Hugo Palacio Lascano, M.D.
University Del Norte, Barranquilla
Surgical Critical Care Residency at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas
Private rural practice, Texas

Nicole M. Tapia, M.D.
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
Surgical Critical Care Residency at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas
Private practice Houston, Texas

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2014-2015 Chief Graduates

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William Buitrago, M.D.
Baylor College of Medicine
Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellowship at Northwest Memorial, Houston, Texas

Stacey Carter, M.D.
University of Texas Health Science Center – San Antonio
Breast fellowship at MD Anderson, Houston, Texas
Full-time faculty with Michael E DeBakey Department of Surgery after training

James Adam Davis, M.D.
Baylor College of Medicine
Vascular Surgery Residency  at Mayo Clinic

Mirtha Gonzalez, M.D.
The University of Texas Southwestern Medical School
Plastic Surgery Residency , Miami, Fla.

Thao Galvan (Nguyen), M.D.
Emory School of Medicine
Liver Transplant Surgery Fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas
Full-time faculty with Michael E DeBakey Department of Surgery after training

Sonia Orcutt, M.D.
Boston University School of Medicine
Surgical Oncology Fellowship at Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, Fla.

Victor Portillo, M.D.
Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara/ New York Medical College
Private Practice in Plano, Texas

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2013-2014 Chief Graduates

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Courtney Balentine, M.D.
Baylor College of Medicine
Health Services Research, Houston Veterans Affairs Health Services Research and Development Center for Innovations in Quality, Effectiveness, and Safety Research Fellowship, Houston, Texas
Endocrine Surgery Fellowship at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wis.

Shiree Berry, M.D.
Albany Medical College
Surgical Critical Care, Houston, Texas

Sheryl Kwak, M.D.
University of California Davis SOM
Surgical Critical Care Residency  at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich.

Christy Moeller, M.D.
University of Texas-Houston Medical School
Vascular Surgery Residency at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas

Celia Robinson, M.D.
Georgetown University School of Medicine
Surgical Critical Care Residency at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas

Hector Saucedo Crespo, M.D.
Universidad Autonoma de San Luis Potosi, Mexico, Medical School
Transplant Surgery Fellowship at Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Jacksonville, Fla.
Pediatric Transplant Surgery Fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pa.

Sarah Weakley, M.D.
University of Texas Medical School at Houston
General Surgery, San Antonio, Texas

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2012-2013 Graduates

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Reshma Brahmbhatt, M.D.
Baylor College of Medicine
Vascular Surgery Residency  at Emory University, Atlanta, Ga.

Julius Carillo, M.D.
University of Oklahoma College of Medicine
Thoracic Surgery Residency  at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas

Ronald Cotton, M.D.
Baylor College of Medicine
Liver Transplant Fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas
Full-time faculty with Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery after training

Jacfranz Guiteau, M.D.
Emory University
Liver Transplant Fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas

Qaali Hussein, M.D.
UTMB, Galveston
Surgical Critical Care Residency  at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas

Michael Lee, M.D.
University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine
Plastic Surgery Residency  at the University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, Calif.

Erika Van Doorn, M.D.
Universidad Iberoamericana
Private Practice, Dallas, Texas

Erik Askenasy, M.D.
The University of Texas Medical School at Houston
Colorectal Surgery Fellowship at the University of Texas Houston, Houston, Texas

Joshua Choo, M.D.
Baylor College of Medicine
Plastic Surgery Residency  at the University of Louisville, Louisville, Ky.

Charity Evans, M.D.
Chicago School of Medicine at Rosalind University of Medicine and Science
Surgical Critical Care Residency  at the University of California at Sacramento, Sacramento, Calif.

Jama Jahanyar, M.D.
Westfälische Landes University-Münster
Thoracic Residency  at Harvard University, Boston, Mass.

Catherine Morrison, M.D.
Medical University of South Carolina
Chief of Surgery, Sengerema Designated District Hospital, Sengerema, Mwanza, Tanzania                

Ismael Salas De Armas, M.D.
University of Central de Venezuela
Thoracic Surgery Residency  at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas

Roger Smith, M.D.
Baylor College of Medicine
Academic Practice at Scott & White, Temple Texas