Current Surgery Residents

PGY-1 

Daniele Abela, MD is a surgical residentDaniele Abela
Education: Tufts University School of Medicine
Personal Interest: Spearfishing, guitar, soccer, woodworking
Why Tufts:  Close-knit community, supportive residents, faculty that truly cares about your growth and will go the extra mile to help you, living in Boston close to family and friends.


 
Sam Barnett, MD is a surgical residentSamuel Barnett
Education: University of Melbourne
Clinical Interest: Pediatric Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Surgical Research/Education
Personal Interest: Hiking, Travelling, Australian Football
Why Tufts: Friendly, supportive and welcoming program that includes a broad general surgical experience
 

 
Kerry GaffneyKerry Gaffney
Education: Stony Brook School of Medicine 
Clinical Interest: Thoracic, Breast, Colorectal
Personal Interest: Hiking, camping, skiing 
Why Tufts: A well balanced program with the perfect combination of hands-on experience, surgical education and emphasis on cultivating a collegial working environment 

 
Isaac-Gendelman, MD is a surgical residentIsaac Gendelman
Education: Tufts University School of Medicine
Clinical Interest: Surgery
Personal Interest: Cooking, Gardening, Swimming, Painting, Technology, Reading
Why Tufts: Close department with collegial relationships and supportive peers and Attending. Great clinical opportunities with diverse patient population. 
 

 
Ian Nickel is a surgical residentIan Nickel
Education: The University of Virginia School of Medicine
Clinical Interest: Cardiac surgery, Aortic surgery, Critical Care
Personal Interest: Alpine, Rock and Ice Climbing, Cycling, Backpacking, Pretty much anything that gets me outside!
Why Tufts: The Tufts culture heavily emphasizes resident education and training and I felt that the attendings here all genuinely cared about the success of their residents. The residents themselves all seemed happy and well-supported with abundant post-graduation opportunities and I really appreciated the overall sense of community that is evident throughout this program.

 
Sreekrishna Pokuri is a surgical residentSreekrishna Pokuri
Education: Albany Medical School
Clinical Interest: Pain Management, ICU
Personal Interest: Swimming, Triathlons, Weight lifting, Hiking, Trying new food restaurants
Why Tufts: Close knit community, with supportive residents and attendings. Family in Boston as well!

 
Carly Wareham is a surgical residentCarly Wareham
Medical School: Tufts University School of Medicine 
Clinical Interests: surgical oncology, medical education 
Personal Interests: hiking with my pup, beaching, reading, spending time with friends and family
Why Tufts: I chose tufts because of its tight knit feel, supportive environment, and the faculty’s dedication to resident success. The residents are a fun group of people who support one another. Boston is a great place to train, and Tufts has a unique and diverse patient population. 

PGY-2

Ryan HallRyan Hall
Education: Tufts University School of Medicine
Clinical Interests: Thoracic Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Medical Education
Personal Interests:  Politics, biking, camping, surfing, basketball
Why Tufts:  The culture at Tufts is one of support and encouragement. Small program size leads to individual attention and closer relationships with attendings and greater autonomy. The academic setting, medical school and professional networks offer all the resources necessary to pursue goals and interests.

 
Caroline RichardCaroline Ricard
Education:  Tufts University School of Medicine
Clinical Interests: thoracic Surgery, Surgical Education Research
Personal Interests:  Rowing, hiking with my dog, family, friends
Why Tufts: Close-knit group of residents.  Attendings show real interest in our development as surgeons.  Great location!

 
Alexandra TedescoAlexandra Tedesco
Education:  Louisiana State University School of Medicine, New Orleans
Clinical Interests: Cardiothoracic Surgery and Trauma Surgery
Personal Interests: Watching New Orleans sports teams, cross-stitching, spending time with family and friends
Why Tufts: Everyone I met during my interview was incredibly friendly and welcoming. I was impressed by the dedication to teaching by both the residents and faculty.

 

Manish Karamchandani is a surgical residentManish Karamchandani
Education: Tufts University School of Medicine
Clinical Interest: Cardiothoracic Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Oncoplastic Reconstruction
Personal Interest: Travel, Exercise, Sports
Why Tufts: I chose Tufts for its excellent mentorship, close-knit resident family, and strong operative experience

PGY-3

Alexander Friedman is a surgery residentAlexander Friedman
Education: Georgetown University School of Medicine
Clinical Interest: Trauma, MIS
Personal Interests: Traveling, Exercise, Cooking, Movies
Why Tufts: I chose Tufts Medical Center for my surgical training because I felt it would provide me with not only the knowledge and skill set required of a versatile surgeon but also with a unique and intimate learning environment. The competence and accessibility of the staff are second to none here at TMC.  

 

Tina Tian is a surgery residentTina Tian
Education: Tufts University School of Medicine
Clinical Interest: Surgical Oncology, MIS
Personal Interests: photography, travel, family and friends
Why Tufts: I chose Tufts because it is a close-knit program with strong, positive support between residents and extremely dedicated faculty. 

 

Dr. Monica MajumdarMonica Majumdar, MD
Education: Rush Medical College, Chicago IL
Clinical Interest: Vascular Surgery
Personal Interests: walking through the woods, playing cards
Why Tufts: the value placed on resident education is intrinsic in every area of the department; the mentorship extends all the way from the top down to senior and even co-residents

 

 

Sam Han is a surgical residentMin Suk (Sam) Han
Education: Texas A&M College of Medicine
Clinical Interest: Pediatric Surgery, Surgical Education
Personal Interest: Spending time with family, running, hiking, Baylor sports, photography
Why Tufts: faculty involvement in the care and mentorship of residents, great resident comradery, awesome city 

 

PGY-4

Dr. Baison is a General Surgery Resident at Tufts Medical Center in downtown Boston, MA.George Baison, MD
Education: Harvard Medical School 
Clinical Interests:  Surgical Oncology, Thoracic surgery
Personal Interests:  TV, squash, soccer, long walks
Why Tufts: I chose this program because it provides excellent training in a collegial environment

 

 

Dr. Neidich is a general surgery resident at Tufts Medical Center in BostonEitan Neidich, MD
Education: University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine
Clinical Interests: Transplant Surgery
Personal Interests: Saxophone, hiking, rock climbing, travel

 

 

 

Dr. Yao is a general surgery resident at Tufts Medical Center in BostonMengdi Yao, MD
Education: University of Minnesota Medical School
Clinical Interests: Vascular Surgery
Personal Interests: Drawing, reading Manga, playing video games
Why Tufts: I really enjoyed the collegial culture when I interviewed here, and I have been very impressed by how much the faculty care about residents' education.

 

PGY-5

Dr. Patel is a general surgery resident at Tufts Medical Center in Boston.Krishnabahai Patel, MD
Education: University of Illinois College of Medicine
Clinical Interests: Surgical Oncology, Plastic Reconstructive Surgery
Personal Interests: Exercise, food, museums, travel
Why Tufts: I chose Tufts because the faculty are supportive and provide excellent diverse surgical training. Residents motivate each other in a positive way and are very close-knit.

 
Danielle Detelich, MD
Education: Chicago Medical School 
Clinical Interests:  Surgical Oncology
Personal Interests:  yoga, being outside, family and puppy, watching sport
Why Tufts: We stay together to support and push each other to be better doctors.

 

 

Dr. Palmquist is a General Surgery Resident at Tufts Medical Center in downtown Boston, MA.Emily Palmquist, MD
Education: Tufts University School of Medicine 
Clinical Interests:  Plastic Surgery, Surgical Oncology
Personal Interests:  exploring the mountains in any way possible
Why Tufts: Very supportive environment that fosters education and success

 

Research Year

Joshua BloomJoshua Bloom, MD
Education: University of Florida College of Medicine
Clinical Interests: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Surgical Oncology
Personal Interests: spending time with family, basket ball, weight lifting
Why Tufts: I chose Tufts because of the supportive atmosphere and the operative opportunities

 

 

Augustus GleasonAugustus Gleason, MD
Education: Tufts University School of Medicine
Clinical Interests: Trauma and Critical Care
Personal Interests: Exercise/running, app design
Why Tufts: I chose Tufts because of the amazing learning environment, friendly staff and dedicated teachers

 

 

Sandra ParkSandra Park
Education: Medical College of Wisconsin
Clinical Interests: Colorectal Surgery, Plastic Surgery
Personal Interests: Swimming, speed-skating, clarinet, baking

 

 

YurieYurie Sekigami, MD
Education: Medical College of Wisconsin
Clinical Interests: Surgical Oncology
Personal Interests: Friends and family, tennis, singing, travel
Why Tufts: I chose Tufts because of the close-knit feel of the program, wonderful and supportive faculty and for its great location! 

 

Summary Statement

We are proud to be part of a very unique surgical program.  Our General Surgery residency program combines premier surgical education in a friendly and supportive environment. We do enjoy multiple hobbies and activities outside of work.