Current Surgery Residents

Current PGY-1 Residents

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.

Current PGY-2 Residents

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

 

Dmitry ZavlinDmitry Zavlin
Education: Technical University of Munich
Clinical Interests: Surgical oncology & research 
Personal Interests: Tennis, Skiing, Cycling, Cars
Why Tufts: Strong and stimulating academic environment where one can become a surgeon scientist paired with a very collegial atmosphere amongst the residents and faculty.

 

Current PGY-3 Residents

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

 

 

 

Current PGY-4 Surgery Residents 

 

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

 

Current PGY-5 Surgery Residents

 

Erin Fitzgerald, MD
Education: Tufts University School of Medicine
Clinical Interests:  General Surgery
Personal Interests:  family and friends
Why Tufts: I love the energy of the program and the autonomy that residents are given

 

 

A general surgery resident at Tufts Medical Center.Andrew Servais
Education: Tufts University School of Medicine
Clinical Interest: Vascular Surgery
Personal Interests: Travel, snowboarding, snowshoeing, board games.
Why Tufts: Supportive and collegial environment. Residents have a good degree of autonomy both in and out of the OR.

 

 

 

Dr. Velez is a General Surgery Resident at Tufts Medical Center in downtown Boston, MA.Madeline Velez, MD
Education: New York University School of Medicine
Clinical Interests:  Transplant Surgery
Personal Interests:  traveling
Why Tufts: I chose Tufts because of the smaller size of the program. I knew I would get more personalized attention here

 

  

Research Year

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.

 

 

 

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.