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Residents

Class of 2023
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Megan Daubert
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R. Dustin Rawlinson
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Ryan Reusche
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Christina Mesoraca
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Eden Nohra
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James El Haddi 
Negmadjanov Ulugbek Negmadjano 

 

 

Class of 2022
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Eva Fuentes
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Mujahed Laswi
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Tamas Kovacs
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John Gigioli
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Megan Morrow
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Class of 2021
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Ayman Almousa
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Olga Zhadan
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Jaymie Ang Henry
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David Rubay
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Class of 2019
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Junyan Gu
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Ibrahim Jabbour
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Sana Qureshi
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Noe Rodriguez
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Boris Hristov


 Class of 2019 

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Ibrahim Jabbour, MD, MPH

Medical School St. George’s University School of Medicine, Grenada
Additional Degrees & Training M.P.H., St. George’s University School of Medicine, Grenada
General Surgery, University of Texas Southwestern and Maricopa Integrated Health Systems
 
Value-Added Year N/A
Fellowship undecided
Why I chose FAU I chose the FAU General Surgery program for the breadth of operative experience and the expectation of a high academic and professional standard. The community is very welcoming and I will work hard to reciprocate their hospitality with dedicated patient care.
Sample of Scholarship  Jabbour II, Williams B, Huerta S, Gardner AK: “Different Goals, Different Pathways: The Role of Metacognition and Task Engagement in Surgical Skill Acquisition.” Journal of Surgical Education. 73(1): January/February 2016.
Nazir S, Bulanov A, Ilyas MI, Jabbour II, Griffith L: “Duplicate appendix with acute ruptured appendicitis: a case report.” International Surgery. Accepted for publication August 2014.
Nazir S, Rauf M, Jabbour II, Duperval J, Asarian A, Shaikh F, Xiao P, Pappas P: “Primary Pure Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Gallbladder: Case Report”. Surg Science. 3(8): 418-420, August 2012.
Singhal S, Baikati KK, Jabbour II, Anand S: “Management of Refractory Ascites”. American Journal of Therapeutics. 19(2): 121-132, March 2012.
Baikati KK, Le D, Jabbour II, Singhal S, Anand S: “Hepatic Hydrothorax”. American Journal of Therapeutics. 21(1): 43-51, June 2011.

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Junyan Gu

Junyan Gu, MD, PhD

Medical School Shanghai Medical University, China
Additional Degrees/Training Ph.D. in Cardiothoracic Surgery, Second Military Medical University, China
General Surgery, University of Alabama andUniversity of Maryland Medical Center
 
Value-Added Year N/A
Fellowship undetermined
Why I chose FAU After having worked in well-established academic surgical programs in Shanghai, Seattle, Boston, and Baltimore, I chose to finish my training in this brand new General Surgery program in Boca Raton, because I believe it will be fun and provide me with all of the challenges and opportunities I need to become an excellent surgeon.
Sample Scholarship  Brown EN, Kon ZN, Tran R, Burris NS, Gu J, Laird P, Brazio PS, Kallam S, Schwartz K, Bechtel L, Joshi A, Zhang S, Poston RS.. Strategies to reduce intraluminal clot formation in endoscopically harvested saphenous veins. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg.. 2007 Nov; 134(5): 1259 1265.
Poston RS, Gu J, White C, Jeudy J, Nie L, Brown J, Gammie J, Pierson RN, Romar L, Griffith BP.. Perioperative management of aspirin resistance after off pump coronary artery bypass grafting: possible role for aprotinin.. Transfusion.. 2008 Mar; 48(1 Suppl): 39S 46S. 
Burris NS, Brown EN, Grant M, Kon ZN, Gibber M, Gu J, Schwartz K, Kallam S, Joshi A, Vitali R, Poston RS.. Optical coherence tomography imaging as a quality assurance tool for evaluating endoscopic harvest of the radial artery.. Ann Thorac Surg.. 2008 Apr; 85(4): 1271 1277. 
GrantMC, Kon Z, Joshi A, Christenson E, Kallam S, Burris N, Gu J, Poston RS.. Is aprotinin safe to use in a cohort at increased risk for thrombotic events: results from a randomized, prospective trial in off-pump coronary artery bypass.. Ann Thorac Surg.. 2008 Sep; 86(3): 815 822
Brazio PS, Laird PC, Xu C, Gu J, Burris NS, Brown EN, Kon ZN, Poston RS.. Harmonic scalpel versus electrocautery for harvest of r conduits: reduced risk of spasm and intimal injury on optical coherence tomography.. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg.. 2008 Nov; 136(5): 1302 1308. 

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Sana Qureshi, MBBS

Medical School Aga Khan University, Pakistan
Additional Degrees/Training General Surgery, The Johns Hopkins University
Value-Added Year N/A
Fellowship undetermined
Why I chose FAU Being part of a young, up and coming medical school and having the opportunity to work in a variety of high-quality hospitals with enthusiastic faculty is great way to learn General Surgery. Also, living next to the beach and being surrounded by friendly people is a plus.
Sample of Scholarship  Qureshi SA, Ur-Rehman Z. Arteriovenous Fistula: Complications and Failure Rate at Aga Khan Hospital. 2011-12 project participation
Qureshi SA, Fareed A. Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices of Physical Activity Among College students in Karachi, Pakistan. 2012 project participation
Gearhart S, Qureshi SA. Best Methods for Diagnosis and Treatment of Horseshoe Abscess. 2015 The Johns Hopkins Hospital; in preparation for publication

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Boris Hristov, MD

Medical School Florida International University School of Medicine
Additional Degrees/Training
Research Fellowship, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
General Surgery, Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center
Value-Added Year N/A
Fellowship undetermined
Sample of Scholarship  Dr. Prasad S. Adusumilli PS, Hristov B. Identification of cell-surface antigens for CAR T-cell therapy in lung adenocarcinoma.  2015-16 Project ongoing
Alvarez M., Cardona, C., Diaz D., Hristov B., Thao C. Duarte Y. Ngyuen P., Ferrer G., Nontuberculous Mycobacteria Does Sputum Make a Difference? Oral Presentation. Cleveland Clinic Florida Research Week. May 2012.

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Noe Rodriguez, MD

Medical School Evangelical University Faculty of Medicine San Salvador, El Salvador
Additional Degrees and Training General Surgery, University of Maryland Medical Center and University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio,
Research Fellowship, Burn Surgery, University of Texas Medical Branch  Shriners Hospitals for Children
Value-Added Year N/A
Fellowship undetermined
Why I chose FAU My decision to continue my General Surgery training at FAU was based on the character of the program as revealed by the faculty members with whom I interviewed.  I was enchanted with the camaraderie, heuristic approach to teaching, and sincere appreciation of research and academia. Our program is growing, and I am extremely proud to call it home.
Sample of Scholarship  Mecott GA, Finnerty CC, Herndon DN, Rodriguez NA, et al. Reliable Scar Scoring System to Assess Photographs of Burn Patients. J Surg Res. Dec 2015;145(2):688-97.
PMID: 26092214Gallagher SM*, Rodriguez NA*, Andersen CR, Granberry WM, and Panchbhavi VK. Anatomic Predisposition to Ligamentous Lisfranc Injuries: A matched Case-Controlled Study. J Bone Joint Surg Am. Nov 2013;95(22):2043-2047. 
Zhang XJ, Wang L, Tuvdendorj D, Wu Z, Rodriguez NA, et al. Acute Hyperinsulinemia and Reduced Plasma Free Fatty Acid Levels Decrease Intramuscular Triglyceride Synthesis. Metabolism. Jan 2013;62(1):44-51. 
Herndon DN, Rodriguez NA, Diaz EC, Hegde S, et al. Long-Term Propranolol Use in Severely Burned Pediatric Patients: A Randomized Controlled Study. Ann Surg. Sep 2012;256(3):402-11.
Jeschke MG, Williams FN, Finnerty CC, Rodriguez NA, et al. The Effect of Ketoconazole on Post-burn Inflammation, Hypermetabolism and Clinical Outcomes.  PLoS One. May 2012;7(5):e35465. 
Porro LJ*, Herndon DN*, Rodriguez NA*, Jennings K, et al. Five-year Outcomes after Oxandrolone Administration in Severely Burned Children: A Randomized Clinical Trial of Safety and Efficacy. J Am Coll Surg. Apr 2012;214(4):489-502.
Zhang XJ, Rodriguez NA, Wang L, Tuvdendorj D, et al. Measurement of Precursor Enrichment for Calculating Intramuscular Triglyceride Fractional Synthetic Rate. J Lipid Res. Jan 2012;53(1):119-125. 
Rodriguez NA, Jeschke MG, Williams FN, Kamolz LP, et al. Nutrition in burns Galveston contributions. JPEN J Parenter Enteral Nutr. Nov 2011;35(6):704-714. 

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 Class of 2021 

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Ayman Almousa, MD

Medical School University of Aleppo School of Medicine, Syria
Additional Degrees/Training General Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland Ohio and University of Florida, Jacksonville Florida 
Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Damaskus, Syria and Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland Ohio
Value-Added Year Planned for 2018-19
Fellowship undetermined
Why I chose FAU A residency program that focuses on teamwork, gives the residents the chance to mature as professionals and to allows them to be decision-makers - for all of these merits I chose the General Surgery residency program in FAU

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Olga Zhadan, MD

Medical School Dniepropetrovsk State Medical Academy, Ukraine
Additional Degrees/Training General Surgery, Dniepropetrovsk State Medical Academy and Abington Memorial Hospital Program and St Barnabas Medical Center Program
Value-Added Year Planned for 2018-19
Fellowship undetermined
Sample Scholarship  Zhadan O. Digestive and absorptive functions of the small intestine after surgical treatment of severe obstructive jaundice. Proceedings of the XX Anniversary International Congress of Hepatobiliary Surgeons Association “Actual Problems of Surgical Hepatology”, Donetsk, Ukraine. September 2013.
Zhadan O. Motor function of the gut in the patients with severe obstructive jaundice after different methods of biliary decompression. Proceedings of International Scientific-Practical Congress for Students and Young Scientists “Actual Problems of Modern Medicine”, Kyiv, Ukraine. Ukrainian Scientific Medical Youth Journal. October 2012; 3: 12-13.
Zhadan O. Dynamics of the liver functional markers in various techniques of the surgical treatment of severe obstructive jaundice. Proceedings of the XII Scientific Conference for Students and Young Scientists “News and Perspectives of Medical Science”, Dniepropetrovsk, Ukraine. April 2012.
Zhadan O. Surgical treatment of the patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease and concomitant chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Proceedings of the 3rd International Scientific Interdisciplinary Congress for Medical Students and Young Doctors, Kharkiv, Ukraine. April 2010.
Zhadan O. Gastroesophageal reflux disease: Clinical peculiarities in the patients with concomitant pathology of tracheobronchial system. Proceedings of the 3rd International Scientific Interdisciplinary Congress for Medical Students and Young Doctors, Kharkiv, Ukraine. April 2010.
Desyateryk V, Shapovalyuk V, Mikhno S, Poltavets M, Zhadan O. Abdominal compartment syndrome in the patients with acute pancreatitis. Modern Medical Technologies. Ukrainian Scientific-Practical Journal. March 2010; 5(1): 9-12.

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Jaymie Ang Henry, MD

Medical School University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, Manila, Philippines
Additional Degrees/Training Transitional Internship, MetroWest Medical Center, Harvard Medical School
General Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School and Mount Sinai Hospital and School of Medicine, New York and University of Chicago Medical System
Master of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley School of Public Health
Founding Executive Director The Global Alliance for Surgical, Obstetric, Trauma, and Anaesthesia Care (G4 Alliance), New York, NY
Liaison to the United Nations for International Collaboration for Essential Surgery (ICES) and the International Federation of Surgical Colleges (IFSC)
Intern, WHO Global Initiative for Emergency and Essential Surgical Care (GIEESC) and Research fellow, WHO Patient Safety Programme (PSP)/Violence and Injury Prevention (VIP), World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
Value-Added Year Planned for 2018-19
Fellowship undetermined
Why I chose FAU It’s an incredible honor to be part of the new FAU surgery residency program.  I know with the program’s great leadership and the incredible faculty talent we are in the process of building one of the nation’s great surgical programs
Sample Scholarship  Henry JA, Abdullah F. Global Surgical Care in the UN Post-2015 Sustainable Development Agenda. World journal of surgery. 2015. doi: 10.1007/s00268-015-3249-4. PubMed PMID: 26482361.
Henry JA. Global Surgery: Cinderella no more? International journal of surgery. 2015;21:82-3. doi: 10.1016/j.ijsu.2015.07.683. 
Henry JA, Cotton M. Essential Surgery: The Way Forward: Reply. World journal of surgery. 2015;39(11):2837. doi: 10.1007/s00268-015-3247-6. 
Botman M, Meester RJ, Voorhoeve R, Mothes H, Henry JA, Cotton MH, et al. The Amsterdam Declaration on Essential Surgical Care. World journal of surgery. 2015;39(6):1455-40. doi: 10.1007/s00268-015-3057-x.
Henry JA, Bem C, Grimes C, Borgstein E, Mkandawire N, Thomas WE, et al. Essential surgery: the way forward. World journal of surgery. 2015;39(4):822-32. doi: 10.1007/s00268-014-2937-9. 
Henry JA, Frenkel E, Borgstein E, Mkandawire N, Goddia C. Surgical and anaesthetic capacity of hospitals in Malawi: key insights. Health policy and planning. 2014. doi: 10.1093/heapol/czu102. 
Maraka J, Grimes C, Henry J, Cotton M. Cost-effectiveness of Dental Surgery Procedures: A Call for Strengthening the Evidence: Reply. World Journal of Surgery. 2014 Apr 3. 
Grimes CE, Henry JA, Maraka J, Mkandawire NC, Cotton M. Cost-effectiveness of Surgery in Low- and Middleincome Countries: A Systematic Review. World Journal of Surgery. 2014 Jan;38(1):252-63. 
Henry JA, Groen RS, Price RR, Nwomeh BC, Kingham TP, Hardy MA, Kushner AL. The benefits of international rotations to resource-limited settings for U.S. surgery residents. SURGERY 2013 April. 
Henry JA, Windapo O, Kushner AL, Groen RS, Nwomeh BC. A Survey of Surgical Capacity in Rural Southern Nigeria: Opportunities for Change. World Journal of Surgery 2012 December. 
Henry JA, Orgoi S, Govind S, Price RR, Lundeg G, Kehrer B. Strengthening Surgical Services at the Soum (Firstreferral) Hospital: The WHO Emergency and Essential Surgical Care (EESC) Program in Mongolia. World Journal of Surgery 2012 Dec. 
Henry JA, Reingold AL. Prehospital trauma systems reduce mortality in developing countries: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery 2012 Jul;73(1):261-8. 
Henry, J. Perspectives on Volunteering: Contextualising Surgical Care Delivery. Journal of the Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland, No. 43 Summer 2014. 

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David Rubay, MBChB

Medical School University of Baghdad College of Medicine, Iraq
Additional Degrees/Training Transitional Internship, Baghdad Teaching Hospital/Medical City Complex, Iraq
General Surgery, Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, Ohio
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Texas
Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgery, Surgical Specialties Teaching Hospital, Iraq and Iraqi Center of Heart Diseases, Iraq   
Karl Storz – Scientific Consultant, Endoscopic Device Division
Value-Added Year Planned for 2018-19
Fellowship undetermined
Why I chose FAU It is challenging to find a residency program with everything you want. In the FAU General Surgery program I found just that.
Sample Scholarship  Elhassani NB, Al-Awadi R, Al-Khafaji J, Al-Najjar S, Jaber SN, Al-Rubaye AM. Assessment of immunopathological response of serum immunoglobulin and protective role of complement component in Iraqi patients with hydatid disease. Iraqi Postgraduate Medical J. 2008 Sep; 7(4): 322-326.
Elhassani NB, Ali QM, Jaber SN, Al-Rubaye AM. Rigid versus flexible bronchoscopy in the diagnosis of carcinoma of the lung. Iraqi Postgraduate Medical J. 2008 Jun; 7(3): 192-195.
Elhassani NB, Hussein WM, Altalib QM, Al-Rubaye AM. Thoracic outlet syndrome presentations and management. Iraqi Postgraduate Medical J. 2005 Sep; 4(3): 145-145.
Elhassani NB, Jaber SN, Jumaa UH, Al-Rubaye AM. Penetrating neck injury plans of managements. Journal of the Faculty of Medicine-Baghdad. 2006 Mar; 48(2): 228-232.
Habba F, Al-Mukhtar AS, Najim AK, Al-Rubaye AM. Popliteal artery penetrating injuries review of managements. Journal of the Faculty of Medicine-Baghdad. 2007 Sep; 49(4): 167-170.
Hussein WM, Al-Kawaz SA, Altalib QM, Al-Rubaye AM. Congenital right intrathoracic hiatal hernia. Iraqi Postgraduate Medical J. 2008 Jan; 7(1): 40-46.
Hussein WM, Hussein AM, Al-Hadeethi IS, Al-Rubaye AM. Vascular access in patients with chronic renal failure. Journal of the Faculty of Medicine-Baghdad. 2005 Sep; 47(4): 559-561.

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 Class of 2022 

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Eva Fuentes, MD

Medical School Universidad Nacional Autonoma de México Facultad de Medicina, Mexico City
Additional Degrees/Training Palliative Care for Cancer Patients, Diploma, National Cancer Institute
Research Fellowship, Surgical Oncology, Massachusetts General Hospital and Trauma & Acute Care Surgery, Mass. General Hospital and Breast Cancer, National Cancer Institute, Mexico City
General Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital
Value-Added Year Planned for 2019 - 20
Fellowship undetermined
Sample Scholarship  Fuentes E, Ahmad R, Hong T, Clark J, et al., The impact of neoadjuvant therapy for gastroesophageal adenocarcinoma on postoperative morbidity and mortality. J Surg Oncol. Accepted. DOI 10.1002/jso.24179
Dijkink S, Fuentes E, Quraishi S, Cropano C et al., Nutrition in the SICU: The cost of starting low and ramping up rates. Nutr Clin Pract. 2016 Feb; 31(1):86-90.
Fuentes E, Ahmad R, Hong T, Kwak EL et al., Adjuvant Therapy Completion Rates in Patients with Gastric Cancer Undergoing Perioperative Chemotherapy Versus a Surgery-First Approach. J Gastrointest Surg. 2016 Jan; 20(1):172-9.
Yeh DD, Fuentes E, Quraishi S, Cropano C et al., Adequate Nutrition May Get You Home: Effect of Caloric/Protein Deficits on the Discharge Destination of Critically Ill Surgical Patients. JPEN J Parenter Enteral Nutr. 2016 Jan;40(1):37-44
Yeh DD, Cropano C, Quraishi S, Fuentes E et al., Peri-procedural Nutrition in the Intensive Care Unit: A Pilot Study, J Surg Res. 2015 Oct;198(2):346-50
Fagenholz JP, Fuentes E, Kaafarani H, Cropano C, Computed Tomography Versus Ultrasound for the Diagnosis of Acute Cholecystitis. Surg Infect (Larchmt). 2015 Oct;16(5):509-12
Fuentes Eva, “Introduction to Palliative Care”, S. Allende and E. Verastegui, The ABC of Palliative Medicine, Ed. Panamericana, Mexico. 2014 (pp. 1-9). Mexico: Editorial Medica Panamericana.

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Mujahed Laswi, MD

Medical School Weill Cornell Medical College, Qatar
Additional Degrees/Training General Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Ohio
Value-Added Year Planned for 2019 - 20
Fellowship undetermined
Why I chose FAU I decided to pursue a career in General Surgery early during medical school.  As part of FAU’s first class of Surgery residents, I will have the chance to shape my path to learning and to participate in an innovative curriculum. The program offers exposure to a broad spectrum of surgery and specialty cases, guidance by experienced surgeons, and the support of great co-residents.

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Tamas Kovacs, MD

Medical School University of Szeged, Faculty of Medicine, Hungary
Additional Degrees/Training University of Szeged, Faculty of Medicine, Medical Translator/Interpreter Studies
General Surgery, University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, Jackson Mem. Hosp.
Pinehill Hospital, United Kingdom and University of Pécs, Department of Surgery, Hungary
Cardiothoracic surgery, University of Pécs, Heart Institute, Hungary
Value-Added Year Planned for 2019 - 20
Fellowship undetermined
Why I chose FAU Having the chance to be a pioneer and help build a program is an amazing opportunity. Even after having been here for just a relatively short time, I have been able to experience effort and the high standards which set this program apart. The faculty is highly enthusiastic to teach and provide with us with an exceptional operative experience.

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John Gigioli, MD

Medical School Ross University School of Medicine, Dominica
Additional Degrees/Training General Surgery, Jefferson University Health System, Abbington Mem. Hospital
Value-Added Year Planned for 2019 - 20
Fellowship undetermined
Why I chose FAU FAU has provided me with an ideal opportunity to train in an academic institution that also has a strong community focus through its integrated and affiliated teaching hospitals. The operative experience is excellent.

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Megan Morrow, MD

Medical School American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, St Maarten
Additional Degrees/Training General Surgery, Jefferson University Health System, Abbington Mem. Hospital
Value-Added Year Planned for 2019 - 20
Fellowship undetermined
Why I chose FAU Joining the Surgery program at FAU for me is an exciting opportunity to be part of shaping a new endeavor with engaged and earnest teaching faculty that are deeply committed to the development of skilled, well rounded surgeons.

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