News & Events
Cynthia Tom took 3rd place in the Resident Research Competition at SoCal ACS for her paper entitled “Outcomes of Combined Hernia Repair and Peritoneal Dialysis Catheter Placement: A NSQIP Analysis” under the mentorship of Ashkan Moazzez. Great Work!
Congrats to Kelsey Gray (R4) and Eric Simms who won the Battle of the Blades surgery debate at SoCal ACS, beating out SB Cottage, USC, Loma Linda, Kaiser LA, Kaiser Fontana, Cedars, and UCI.
Welcome to our General Surgery Intern Class 2018-2019
Naveen Balan, MD – Drexel University COM
Caitlyn Braschi, MD – Icahn SOM at Mount Sinai
Tessa Lamberton, MD – Loma Linda University SOM
Jessica Liu, MD – University of Texas SOM at San Antonio
Holly Mulinder, MD/MPH – Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center SOM
Maria Valadez, MD – University of California, Los Angeles David Geffen SOM
Nishat Ahmed, MD – Cooper Medical School of Rowan University
Mollie Andreae, MD – Cooper Medical School of Rowan University
Jeffrey Badday, MD – Universidad Autanoma de Guadalajara Facultad de Medicina
Catalino Bautista III, MD – Loma Linda University SOM
Martand Chhibber, MD – Ross University SOM, American University of Antigua COM
Jason Crowther, MD – Tulane University SOM
Xuan-Lan Doan, MD – University of Hawaii, John A. Burns SOM
Vivian Hsiao, MD – The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Christopher Mejias, MD – Washington University in St. Louis SOM
Tulsi Patel, MD – University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences COM
Melissa Phuphanich, MD – Rush Medical College of Rush University Medical Center
Fatima Sharif, MD, BA – University of Missouri-Kansas City SOM
Pranamya Suri, MD – Ross University SOM
Michael Van Tienderen, DO – A.T. Still University School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona
Congratulations to Cynthia Tom for winning the Jack A. Barney Resident Paper Competition at the Southwestern Surgical Congress for her presentation entitled “Assessing outcomes and costs of appendectomies performed at rural hospitals.”
Congratulations to Dr. Dennis Kim on receiving the UCLA Kaiser Permanente Award for Excellence in Teaching.
Congratulations to Sonam Kapadia, Surgery R2, who is one of ten residents to receive the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine’s 2018 Excellence in Teaching with Humanism Residents and Fellows Award.
We are proud to announce that Dr. Dan deUgarte has been appointed Chief of Pediatric Surgery at Harbor-UCLA, and Dr. Steve Lee is now the Chief of Pediatric Surgery at UCLA.