General Surgery Residency

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Current Residents

Chief Residents

  • Abigail Beard Abigail Beard
    Hometown: Jefferson City, MO
    Undergrad: University of Missouri
    Medical School: University of Missouri- Columbia School of Medicine
  • Robert Bennett Robert Bennett
    Hometown: Greenwich, CT
    Undergrad: Quinnipiac University
    Medical School: University at Buffalo State University of New York
  • Norbert Garcia-Henriquez Norbert Garcia-Henriquez
    Hometown: Miami, FL
    Undergrad: Florida International University
    Medical School: Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara
  • Adam Golas Adam Golas
    Hometown: Jeffersonville, IN
    Undergrad: Indiana University
    Medical School: Indiana University
  • Jorge Vega Jorge Vega
    Hometown: Miami, FL
    Undergrad: University of Miami
    Medical School: Ponce School of Medicine Puerto Rico
  • David Straughan David Straughan
    Hometown: Sugar Land, TX
    Undergrad: Texas Christian University
    Medical School: University of Texas at Houston

PGY4

  • John Chipko John Chipko
    Hometown: Watertown, PA
    Undergrad: Villanova University
    Medical School: Ross University
  • Francesca Dimou Francesca Dimou
    Hometown: Astoria, NY
    Undergrad: Stetson University
    Medical School: University of South Florida
  • Livingstone (Leon) Dore Livingstone (Leon) Dore
    Hometown: Harrisburg, PA
    Undergrad: University of Pittsburgh
    Medical School: University of Maryland
  • Frank Velez-Cubian Frank Velez-Cubian
    Hometown: Guayanilla, PR
    Undergrad: University of Puerto Rico
    Medical School: Universidad Central del Caribe
  • Wei Wei Zhang Wei Wei Zhang
    Hometown: Middle Island, NY
    Undergrad: Stony Brook University
    Medical School: Tufts University
  • Melissa Zoumberos Melissa Zoumberos
    Hometown: Boca Raton, FL
    Undergrad: University of South Florida
    Medical School: University of South Florida

PGY3

  • Karla Bernardi Karla Bernardi
    Hometown: Mission Viejo, CA
    Undergrad: University of Florida
    Medical School: Loyola University
  • Steven Dosal Steven Dosal
    Hometown: Tampa, FL
    Undergrad: University of South Florida
    Medical School: University of Medicine and Health Sciences- St. Kitts
  • Sam Freyaldenhoven Sam Freyaldenhoven
    Hometown: Conway, AR
    Undergrad: University of Arkansas
    Medical School: University of Arkansas
  • Andrew Gordon Andrew Gordon
    Hometown: Boston, MA
    Undergrad: University of North Carolina
    Medical School: Tufts University
  • Lauren Rabach Lauren Rabach
    Hometown: Gaithersburg, MD
    Undergrad: Emory University
    Medical School: Drexel University
  • Chloe Wang Chloe Wang
    Hometown: Albuquerque, NM
    Undergrad: University of North Carolina
    Medical School: Penn State

PGY2

  • Zachary Boucher Zachary Boucher
    Hometown: Stuart, FL
    Undergrad: University of Florida
    Medical School: University of Florida
  • Carlos Bustamante Carlos Bustamante
    Hometown: Bucaramanga, Columbia
    Undergrad: University of Florida
    Medical School: University of Virginia
  • Lila Cohen Lila Cohen
    Hometown: Boston, MA
    Undergrad: University of North Carolina
    Medical School: Ross University
  • Evelena Cousin-Peterson Evelena Cousin-Peterson
    Hometown: Riverside, CA
    Undergrad: Howard University
    Medical School: University of Louisville
  • An Lawrence An Lawrence
    Hometown: Houston, TX
    Undergrad: University of West Florida
    Medical School: Florida State University
  • James McDonald James McDonald
    Hometown: Knoxville, TN
    Undergrad: University of Tennessee
    Medical School: University of Tennessee

PGY1

  • Tara Berry Tara Berry
    Hometown: Princeton, NJ
    Undergrad: Rice University
    Medical School: University of Maryland
  • Anthony DeSantis Anthony DeSantis
    Hometown: Tampa, FL
    Undergrad: University of South Florida
    Medical School: University of South Florida
  • Candace Gonzalez Candace Gonzalez
    Hometown: Belleview, FL
    Undergrad: University of Central Florida
    Medical School: University of South Florida
  • Sergio Hernandez Sergio Hernandez
    Hometown: Holguin, Cuba
    Undergrad: lorida International University
    Medical School: Pittsburgh
  • Bailee Olliff Bailee Olliff
    Hometown: Avon Park, FL
    Undergrad: University of South Florida
    Medical School: University of South Florida
  • Pete Peterson Pete Peterson
    Hometown: Jacksonville, FL
    Undergrad: University of North Florida
    Medical School: University of South Florida

Preliminary PGY2 Residents

  • Kyle Bowers Kyle Bowers
    Hometown: Tampa, FL
    Undergrad: University of Tampa
    Medical School: American University of the Caribbean
  • Joshua Yang, M.D. Joshua Yang, M.D.
    Hometown: Philadelphia, PA
    Undergrad: Boston University
    Medical School: University of Miami

Preliminary PGY1 Residents

  • Nicholas Figura Nicholas Figura
    Hometown: Jacksonville, FL
    Undergrad: University of Florida
    Medical School: University of South Florida
  • Kathy Lue Kathy Lue
    Hometown: Miami, FL
    Undergrad: University of Florida
    Medical School: University of South Florida
  • Neil Manimala Neil Manimala
    Hometown: Tampa, FL
    Undergrad: University of South Florida
    Medical School: University of South Florida
  • Samantha Nealon Samantha Nealon
    Hometown: Aynor, SC
    Undergrad: University of South Carolina-Columbia
    Medical School: University of South Carolina-Greenville
  • Takuya Ogami Takuya Ogami
    Hometown: Aichi, Japan
    Undergrad:
    Medical School: Junendo University
  • Savya Shukla Savya Shukla
    Hometown: Rewa, India
    Undergrad:
    Medical School: Himalayan Institute of Medical Sciences, India
  • Allison Weinkle Allison Weinkle
    Hometown: Sarasota, FL
    Undergrad: Emory University
    Medical School: University of California-San Diego

Residents in Research

  • Lindsey Bendure Lindsey Bendure
    Hometown: Richmond, KY
    Undergrad: Northern Kentucky University
    Medical School: University of Kentucky
  • Boris Kiriazov Boris Kiriazov
    Hometown: Casselberry, FL
    Undergrad: University of Miami
    Medical School: University of Miami
  • Angela Laface Critical Care Fellowship year Angela Laface
    Critical Care Fellowship year

    Hometown: Tampa, FL
    Undergrad: University of Florida
    Medical School: University of South Florida
  • Cristen Litz  <br> Critical Care Fellowship year Cristen Litz
    Hometown: Sarasota, FL
    Undergrad: University of Michigan
    Medical School: University of South Florida