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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

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

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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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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Sajani N. Shah, MD

Sajani N. Shah, MD

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

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

Title(s): 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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Frederick  Y. Chen, MD, PhD

Frederick Y. Chen, MD, PhD

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

Title(s): Colon and Rectal Surgeon; 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 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

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

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

Title(s): Surgical Director, Advanced Heart Failure Program
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

Title(s): Chief, Plastic Surgery; 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

Title(s): Surgeon; Director, Peritoneal Surface Malignancy Program; 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

Title(s): 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

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

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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Eric J. Mahoney, MD

Eric J. Mahoney, MD

Title(s): Surgeon
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

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Stanley A. Nasraway, MD

Stanley A. Nasraway, MD

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

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

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

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

Title(s): Transplant Surgeon; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Surgery, Transplant Surgery
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5592
Fax #: 617-636-8228

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Luis B. Suarez, MD

Luis B. Suarez, MD

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

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

Title(s): Senior Cardiothoracic Surgeon; 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

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 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

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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