Department of Surgery

Doctors + Care Team

Our surgeons provide innovative treatments for a number of diseases and disorders that need surgical intervention. They specialize in a wide variety of procedures including vascular surgery, bariatric surgery and cardiac transplant.

To make an appointment with one of our surgeons, please call the expert directly or call 617-636-9400.

Walter J. Chwals, MD, FACS, FAAP, FCCM

Walter J. Chwals, MD, FACS, FAAP, FCCM

Accepting New Patients

Virtual Appointments Available

Title(s): Chief of Pediatric Surgery; Pediatric Surgeon-in-Chief; Director, Kiwanis Pediatric Trauma Institute; Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Surgery, Pediatric Surgery, Pediatric Trauma
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5025
Fax #: 617-636-8122

Pediatric surgery, pediatric trauma, congenital disorders requiring surgery in newborns, GI inflammatory diseases in children, pediatric tumors (surgical oncology), nutrition in post-surgical neonates, pediatric obesity and minimally invasive surgery

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Horacio M. Hojman, MD

Horacio M. Hojman, MD

Accepting New Patients

Title(s): Chief, Division of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery; Surgical Director, Surgical Intensive Care Unit; Associate Director, Trauma Surgery; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Surgery, Trauma and Critical Care
Appt. Phone: 617-636-4488
Fax #: 617-636-8172

Trauma, surgical critical care, acute care surgery

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Sajani N. Shah, MD

Sajani N. Shah, MD

Accepting New Patients

Virtual Appointments Available

Title(s): Surgeon; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Surgery, Bariatric and Minimally Invasive Surgery, General Surgery
Appt. Phone: 617-636-6093
Fax #: 617-636-9095

General surgery, laparoscopic surgery, obesity surgery, trauma surgery

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Michael E. Tarnoff, MD, FACS

Michael E. Tarnoff, MD, FACS

Accepting New Patients

Title(s): President and CEO, Tufts Medical Center and Tufts Children's Hospital; Chair and Surgeon-in-Chief; Associate Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Surgery, General Surgery
Appt. Phone: 617-636-6093
Fax #: 617-636-9095

General surgery, advanced laparoscopic surgery, obesity surgery

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Mohammed A.  Bawazeer, MD, FACS, FRCSC

Mohammed A. Bawazeer, MD, FACS, FRCSC

Accepting New Patients

Title(s): Trauma Surgeon; Assistant Professor of Surgery, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Surgery, Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
Appt. Phone: 617-636-4488
Fax #: 617-636-8172

General surgery, trauma and acute care surgery, critical care medicine

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Laurence H. Brinckerhoff, MD

Laurence H. Brinckerhoff, MD

Accepting New Patients

Virtual Appointments Available

Title(s): Chief, Thoracic Surgery; Surgeon; Associate Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Surgery, General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5589
Fax #: 617-636-9095

Thoracic surgical oncology, minimally invasive surgery, clinical trials, tumor immunology, lung cancer

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Nikolay Bugaev, MD

Nikolay Bugaev, MD

Accepting New Patients

Virtual Appointments Available

Title(s): Director of Trauma Research; Surgeon; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Surgery, Trauma and Critical Care
Appt. Phone: 617-636-4488
Fax #: 617-636-8172

Trauma, acute care surgery

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Abhishek  Chatterjee, MD, MBA

Abhishek Chatterjee, MD, MBA

Accepting New Patients

Virtual Appointments Available

Title(s): Chief, Division of Plastic Surgery; Breast Surgical Oncologist; Plastic Surgeon; Breast Surgeon; Oncoplastic Specialist; Associate Professor, TUSM
Department(s): Surgery, General Surgery, Plastic Surgery
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5600
Fax #: 617-636-9095

Breast surgical oncology, plastic surgery, surgical oncology, breast surgery, oncoplastic surgery

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Frederick  Y. Chen, MD, PhD

Frederick Y. Chen, MD, PhD

Accepting New Patients

Title(s): Chief, Cardiac Surgery; Professor of Surgery, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Surgery, CardioVascular Center, Cardiac Surgery
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5590
Fax #: 617-636-6410

Surgical treatment of acquired heart disease, surgical repair of valvular heart disease, minimally invasive surgery, arrhythmia surgery, heart transplantation, circulatory assist devices, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM)

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Lilian  Chen, MD

Lilian Chen, MD

Accepting New Patients

Virtual Appointments Available

Title(s): Colon and Rectal Surgeon; Associate Program Director of the General Surgery Residency Program; Associate Director of Surgical Education; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Surgery, Colon and Rectal Surgery
Appt. Phone: 617-636-6190
Fax #: 617-636-6110

Minimally invasive and robotic colorectal surgery, colon and rectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease including Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, anorectal disease, rectal prolapse and sacral nerve stimulator for fecal incontinence

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Artur Chernoguz, MD

Artur Chernoguz, MD

Accepting New Patients

Virtual Appointments Available

Title(s): Pediatric Surgeon; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Surgery, Pediatric Surgery, Pediatric Trauma
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5025
Fax #: 617-636-8122

Adolescent Bariatric Surgery, Neonatal surgery, Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO), minimally invasive surgery, congenial diaphragmatic hernia, congenital anorectal malformations, thoracic surgery, Hirschsprung's disease, congenital abdominal wall deformities

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Gregory  S. Couper, MD

Gregory S. Couper, MD

Accepting New Patients

Title(s): Surgical Director, Advanced Heart Failure Program; Associate Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Surgery, CardioVascular Center, Cardiac Surgery
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5590
Fax #: 617-636-6410

General cardiac/thoracic surgery

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Daniel N. Driscoll, MD, FACS

Daniel N. Driscoll, MD, FACS

Accepting New Patients

Virtual Appointments Available

Title(s): Plastic Surgeon; Adjunct Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Surgery, Plastic Surgery
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5600
Fax #: 617-636-9095

Cosmetic surgery of the face and body, breast reconstruction, body contouring after massive weight loss, pediatric plastic surgery, posttraumatic and post-oncologic reconstruction, burn reconstruction

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Martin D. Goodman, MD

Martin D. Goodman, MD

Accepting New Patients

Virtual Appointments Available

Title(s): Director, Peritoneal Surface Malignancy Program; Surgeon; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Surgery, General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-9248
Fax #: 617-636-9095

General surgery, advanced abdominal tumors, peritoneal surface malignancies, hepatobiliary/pancreatic/colorectal minimally invasive surgical oncology

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Martin Hertl, MD, PhD

Martin Hertl, MD, PhD

Accepting New Patients

Title(s): Chief, Abdominal Transplant and Hepatobiliary Surgery
Department(s): Surgery, Hepatobiliary Surgery
Appt. Phone:
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Kidney, liver and pancreas transplantation, complex hepatobiliary surgery

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Carl-Christian A. Jackson, MD

Carl-Christian A. Jackson, MD

Accepting New Patients

Virtual Appointments Available

Title(s): Pediatric Surgeon; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Surgery, Pediatric Surgery, Pediatric Trauma
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5025
Fax #: 617-626-8122

Pediatric surgery, pediatric trauma, minimally invasive surgery, congenital chest wall deformities, neonatal surgery

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Benjamin P.  Johnson, MD

Benjamin P. Johnson, MD

Accepting New Patients

Title(s): Surgeon; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Surgery, Trauma and Critical Care
Appt. Phone:
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Trauma and acute care surgery, surgical intensive care

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picture of Shivani Kumar, MD

Shivani Kumar, MD

Accepting New Patients

Title(s): Vascular Surgeon; Assistant Professor of Vascular Surgery, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Surgery, CardioVascular Center, Vascular Surgery
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Aortic aneurysm disease, aortic dissection, endovascular intervention, PAD, limb salvage, dialysis access, venous disease

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Antonio D. Lassaletta, MD

Antonio D. Lassaletta, MD

Accepting New Patients

Virtual Appointments Available

Title(s): Thoracic Surgeon; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5589
Fax #: 617-636-9095

General thoracic and foregut surgery, minimally invasive thoracic surgery, surgical robotics, lung cancer

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William C. Mackey, MD

William C. Mackey, MD

Title(s): Surgeon-in-Chief; Andrews Professor and Chairman, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Surgery, CardioVascular Center, General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5927
Fax #: 617-636-8003

Carotid artery surgery, stroke prevention, aortic aneurysms, claudication and other circulatory problems, re-operative vascular surgery, treatment of vascular surgery complications, venous diseases

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Eric J. Mahoney, MD

Eric J. Mahoney, MD

Accepting New Patients

Virtual Appointments Available

Title(s): Surgical Co-Director, Surgical ICU; Surgeon; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Surgery, General Surgery, Trauma and Critical Care
Appt. Phone: 617-636-4488
Fax #: 617-636-8172

General surgery, trauma surgery, surgical critical care, complex recurrent hernia and abdominal wall reconstruction

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Sarah M.  Persing, MD, MPH

Sarah M. Persing, MD, MPH

Accepting New Patients

Title(s): Surgeon
Department(s): Surgery, Plastic Surgery
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5600
Fax #: 617-636-9095

Breast cancer, plastic surgery, oncoplastic surgery, reconstructive surgery, microsurgery

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Louis Reines, MD, MBA, FACS, FASCRS

Louis Reines, MD, MBA, FACS, FASCRS

Title(s): Colon and Rectal Surgeon; Assistant Professor of Surgery, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Surgery, Colon and Rectal Surgery
Appt. Phone:
Fax #:

Diverticulitis, colon cancer, rectal cancer, ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease, rectal prolapse, hemorrhoids, anal fissure, anal fistula and abscess, minimally invasive colorectal surgery

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Jennifer Sabo, NP

Jennifer Sabo, NP

Accepting New Patients

Title(s): Nurse Practitioner
Department(s): Surgery, Surgical Oncology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-9248
Fax #: 617-636-9095

Peritoneal surface malignancies

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Payam  Salehi, MD, PhD

Payam Salehi, MD, PhD

Accepting New Patients

Virtual Appointments Available

Title(s): Chief, Vascular Surgery; Co-Director, Aortic Disease Program; Vascular Surgeon; Associate Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Surgery, CardioVascular Center, Vascular Surgery
Appt. Phone: Aortic Disease referrals phone: 617-636-5590; Vascular Surgery referrals phone: 617-636-8094
Fax #: 617-636-8003

Complex aortic surgery, thoracic outlet syndrome, cerebrovascular disease, vascular and endovascular surgery, venous surgery, complex wound care

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Thomas Schnelldorfer, MD, PhD, FACS

Thomas Schnelldorfer, MD, PhD, FACS

Accepting New Patients

Title(s): Surgical Oncologist; Director, Minimally Invasive Surgical Oncology; Director of the Surgical Imaging Laboratory; Professor of Surgery, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Surgery, Surgical Oncology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5589
Fax #: 617-636-9095

Gastrointestinal and oncologic surgery, gastric cancer, pancreatic cancer, hepatobiliary cancers, gallbladder disease, minimally invasive gastrointestinal surgery

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Luis B. Suarez, MD

Luis B. Suarez, MD

Accepting New Patients

Virtual Appointments Available

Title(s): Vascular Surgeon; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Surgery, CardioVascular Center, Vascular Surgery
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5019
Fax #: 617-636-8003

Peripheral vascular disease, carotid stenosis, venous disease, aortic aneurysm

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Yong  Zhan, MD

Yong Zhan, MD

Accepting New Patients

Title(s): Co-Director, Aortic Disease Program; Cardiothoracic Surgeon; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Surgery, CardioVascular Center, Cardiac Surgery
Appt. Phone: Aortic Disease referrals phone: 617-636-5590; Vascular Surgery referrals phone: 617-636-8094
Fax #: 617-636-6410

Surgical treatment of acquired heart disease, aortic aneurysm and dissection surgery, surgical repair of valvular heart disease, minimally invasive surgery, arrhythmia surgery, heart transplantation, circulatory assist devices

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