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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

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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Roger Graham, MD

Roger Graham, MD

Accepting New Patients

Title(s): Chief, Division of General Surgery; Chief, Surgical Oncology; Director, Breast Health Center; Surgeon; Associate Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Surgery, General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-8270
Fax #: 617-636-9095

General surgery, surgical oncology, thyroid surgery, breast cancer

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Mark D. Iafrati, MD

Mark D. Iafrati, MD

Title(s): Chief, Vascular Surgery; Director, Vascular Center; Director, Center for Vascular, Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine; Vascular Surgeon; Associate Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Surgery, CardioVascular Center, Vascular Surgery
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5019
Fax #: 617-636-8003

Complex vascular surgery, vascular biology, endovascular surgery, venous surgery, complex wound care

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Sajani N. Shah, MD

Sajani N. Shah, MD

Accepting New Patients

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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Laurence H. Brinckerhoff, MD

Laurence H. Brinckerhoff, MD

Accepting New Patients

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

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Nikolay Bugaev, MD

Nikolay Bugaev, MD

Accepting New Patients

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

Title(s): Chief, Division of Plastic Surgery; Breast Surgical Oncologist; Plastic Surgeon; Breast Surgeon; Oncoplastic Specialist; Assistant 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

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

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

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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Jeffrey Cooper, MD

Jeffrey Cooper, MD

Accepting New Patients

Title(s): Chief, Transplant Surgery; Transplant Surgeon; Director, General Surgery Residency Program; Associate Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Surgery, Transplant Surgery
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5592
Fax #: 617-636-8228

Liver, kidney and pancreas transplantation

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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, TUSM
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

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

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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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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Carl-Christian A. Jackson, MD

Carl-Christian A. Jackson, MD

Accepting New Patients

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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Antonio D. Lassaletta, MD

Antonio D. Lassaletta, MD

Accepting New Patients

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

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William C. Mackey, MD

William C. Mackey, MD

Accepting New Patients

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

Title(s): Surgical Co-Director, Surgical ICU; Surgeon; Assistant Professor, TUSM
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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Stanley A. Nasraway, MD

Stanley A. Nasraway, MD

Accepting New Patients

Title(s): Director, Surgical Intensive Care Unit; Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Surgery, Trauma and Critical Care
Appt. Phone: 617-636-4630
Fax #: 617-636-8172

Internal medicine, critical care medicine

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Hassan Rastegar, MD

Hassan Rastegar, MD

Accepting New Patients

Title(s): Senior Cardiothoracic Surgeon; Professor, 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, surgical repair of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, minimally invasive surgery, arrhythmia surgery, heart transplantation, circulatory assist devices

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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

Title(s): Vascular Surgeon; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Surgery, CardioVascular Center, Vascular Surgery
Appt. 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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Charles Strom, MD

Charles Strom, MD

Accepting New Patients

Title(s): Surgical Director, Living Donor Kidney Transplantation; Transplant Surgeon; Assistant Professor, TUSM
Department(s): Surgery, Transplant Surgery
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5592
Fax #: 617-636-8228

kidney transplant, living donor, donation criteria

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Luis B. Suarez, MD

Luis B. Suarez, MD

Accepting New Patients

Title(s): Vascular Surgeon; Associate 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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Michael E. Tarnoff, MD

Michael E. Tarnoff, MD

Accepting New Patients

Title(s): Surgeon; Adjunct Associate 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, advanced laparoscopic surgery, obesity surgery

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Kenneth G. Warner, MD

Kenneth G. Warner, MD

Accepting New Patients

Title(s): Senior Cardiothoracic Surgeon; Program Director for the Thoracic Surgery Residency; Associate Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Surgery, CardioVascular Center, Cardiac Surgery
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5590
Fax #: 617-636-6410

Surgical management of adult and pediatric heart disease, heart transplantation

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James Yoo, MD

James Yoo, MD

Accepting New Patients

Title(s): Chief, Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery; 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 colorectal surgery, colon and rectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease including Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis

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Yong  Zhan, MD

Yong Zhan, MD

Accepting New Patients

Title(s): Cardiothoracic Surgeon; Assistant Professor, 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

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