Department of Surgery

Trainees: Pediatric Surgical Oncology Laboratory


General Surgery Residents


Irene T. Ma, M.D. (2012-2013) - currently microsurgery fellow, completed plastic surgery from University of Pittsburgh

Yan Shi, M.D. (2013-2015) - matched in pediatric surgery fellowship at Cohen Children’s Medical Center, Hofstra/Northwell

Richard Whitlock, M.D. (2019-2021) - current PGY2 in Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, will conducting bench research on hepatoblastoma and HCC.


Post-doctoral Students


Sarah E. Woodfield, Ph.D. (2015-2017) - currently Instructor faculty in the Pediatric Surgical Oncology Laboratory, Texas Children’s Hospital, Baylor College of Medicine

Zhenghu “Bob” Chen, M.D. (2016- present) - conducting post-doctoral work in neuroblastoma


Medical Students


Amy Felsted, M.D. (2014-2015) - matched general surgery at University of Michigan

Sarah Jane Commander, M.D. (2015-2017) - matched general surgery at Duke University

Tu-Anh Ha, MS4 (2017-present) - currently completing on manuscripts, interviewing for ENT

Tahir Malik, MS2 (2018-present) - coordinating the Hepatoblastoma Liver Transplant Consortium, working on clinical projects on neuroblastoma, osteosarcoma, and hepatoblastoma.


Predoctoral Students


Aryana Ibarra (2017- present) - research technician in the Pediatric Surgical Oncology Laboratory, applying to medical school

Mathew Goss (2017) - summer student conducted clinical research on hepatoblastoma, applying to medical school

Siddharth S. Gupta (2017-present) - summer high school student in the Pediatric Surgical Oncology Laboratory, applying for college