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Department of Surgery

Our Residents

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2020-2021

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John Bliton, M.D.

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Medical School: Michigan State University College of Human Medicine
General Surgery Residency: Montefiore Medical Center

Dennis

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Dennis Choi, M.D.

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Medical School: Wayne State University School of Medicine
General Surgery Residency: St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor

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Young Chun, M.D.

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Medical School: Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
General Surgery Residency: Morristown Medical Center

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Yangyang Yu, M.D.

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Medical School: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
General Surgery Residency: Baylor College of Medicine

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2019-2020 Graduates

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Diana Arellano, M.D.
Medical School: New Jersey Medical School
General Surgery Residency: Rutgers-NJMS

Christopher Guidry, M.D.
Medical School: Morehouse School of Medicine
General Surgery Residency: University of Texas Medical Branch

Jonson Yee, M.D.
Medical School: University of Nevada School of Medicine
General Surgery Residency: LAC+USC Medical Center

Sara Fallon, M.D. (Pediatric Focus)
Medical School: Baylor College of Medicine
General Surgery Residency: Baylor College of Medicine

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2018-2019 Graduates

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Jacob Holloway, M.D.
Medical School: University of Texas health Science Center
General Surgery Residency: Atlanta Medical Center

Galina Toneva, M.D.
Medical School: University of Alabama SOM
General Surgery Residency: Baylor College of Medicine

Aaron Scott, M.D. (Ped Focus)
Medical School: University of Missouri-Columbia
General Surgery Residency: Baylor College of Medicine

Mary Tolcher, M.D. (MFM)
Medical School: Medical College of Georgia
General Surgery Residency: Mayo Clinic (OB/GYN)

Erika van Doorn, M.D.
Medical School: Santo Domingo Dominican Republic
General Surgery Residency: Baylor College of Medicine

Victor Portillo, M.D.
Medical School: Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara
General Surgery Residency: Baylor College of Medicine

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2017-2018 Graduates

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Aleta Paschal, M.D.
Medical School: Meharry Medical College
General Surgery Residency: Medical College of Georgia

Amir Shamshirsaz, M.D.
Medical School: Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences
Residency: George Washington University (Obstetrics and Gynecology);
Baylor College of Medicine (Maternal Fetal Medicine)

Kyle Harken, D.O.
Medical School: Kansas City University of Medicine
General Surgery Residency: St. Mary’s Medical Center

Erika van Doorn, M.D.
Medical School: Santo Domingo Dominican Republic
General Surgery Residency: Baylor College of Medicine

Victor Portillo, M.D.
Medical School: Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara
General Surgery Residency: Baylor College of Medicine

Yesenia Rojas-Khalil, M.D. (Pediatric Focus)
Medical School: The University of Texas Southwestern Medical School
General Surgery Residency: The University of Texas Medical Branch

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2016-2017 Graduates

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Jamie Fitch, M.D.
Medical School: University of Tennessee
General Surgery Residency: Naval Medical Center Portsmouth

Carlos Palacio, M.D.
Medical School: Universidad Del Norte
General Surgery Residency: Baylor College of Medicine

Nicole Tapia, M.D.
Medical School: UT Health Science Center at San Antonio
General Surgery Residency: Baylor College of Medicine

Alpin Malkan, M.D. (Pediatric Focus)
Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine
General Surgery Residency: Saint Mary’s Hospital/Danbury Hospital

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2015-2016 Graduates

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Celia Robinson, M.D.
Medical School: Georgetown, Washington D.C.
Residency: Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas

Emmanuel Sonaike, M.D.
Medical School: Morehouse, Atlanta, Ga.
Residency: Howard University, Washington, D.C.

Lauren Gillory, M.D.
Medical School: The University of Texas Medical Branch, Houston, Texas
Residency: Wake Forest, Winston-Salem, N.C.

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2014-2015 Graduates

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Elizabeth Arcila, M.D.
Medical school: UT- Houston, Texas
Residency: University of Southern California, Los Angeles, Calif.

Qaali Hussein, M.D.
Medical School: UTMB – Galveston, Texas
Residency: Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas

Alex Olsen, M.D.
Medical School: Texas Tech – Lubbock, Texas
Residency: St. Joseph’s Surgery Residency Program, Phoenix, Ariz.

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2013 - 2014 Graduates

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Marquinn D. Duke, M.D.
Medical School: The University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, Texas
Residency: Tulane University, New Orleans, La.

Sylvia Martinez, M.D.
Medical School: The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Houston, Texas
Residency: Methodist Hospital, Houston, Texas

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Affiliates

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Affiliations with leading research and healthcare institutions in and around the Texas Medical Center, the world’s largest healthcare complex, provide access to an exceptionally diverse array of people and resources. Discover how our affiliations enhance our education programs.