General Surgery Residency Faculty

General Surgery Residency Faculty

Our faculty includes top surgical professionals, providing high-quality patient care integrated with clinical and basic science research and intensive teaching at all levels. Every surgical discipline is covered across the Department of Surgery at our three primary teaching institutions:

  • UH Cleveland Medical Center
  • Louis B. Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center
  • MetroHealth Medical Center

Our leaders are trained in a variety of specialties and continue to present and publish some of the best international clinical outcomes. Faculty members are approachable and eager to take part in the education of the next generation of world-class surgeons.


University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center

Chairman

Vice Chairman

Professors

Associate Professors

Assistant Professors


Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center

Chairman

  • Brian Cmolik, MD - Chief of Staff, Cardiothoracic Surgery

Associate Professors

  • James Sampliner, MD - General Surgery
  • Jessie Jean-Claude, MD - Chief of Surgical Services, Vascular Surgery

Assistant Professors

  • Eric Marderstein, MD - General Surgery, Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Gilles Pinault, MD - Vascular Surgery
  • Yakov Elgudin, MD, FACS - Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Amy McDonald, MD - Trauma, Critical Care
  • Jonathan Kwong, MD - Vascular Surgery
  • Salil Deo, MD - Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Stephanie Worrell, MD - Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Joseph Rubelowsky, MD - Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Lleowell Garcia, MD - Vascular Surgery
  • Michael Rosenbaum, MD - Vascular Surgery
  • Katherine Kelly, MD - General Surgery
  • Bruce Averbrook, MD - General Surgery
  • Christopher Siegel, MD - General Surgery
  • Thomas Stellato, MD - General Surgery
  • Ray Wong, MD - General Surgery

Pending Appointments

  • Jonathan Kwong, MD - Vascular Surgery
  • Katherine Kelly, MD - General Surgery
  • Lisa Louwers – Surgical Critical Care
  • Nakul Vakil - Surgical Critical Care
  • Lleowell Garcia, MD - Vascular Surgery

MetroHealth Medical Center

Chairman

  • Christopher Brandt, MD - General Surgery, Minimally Invasive, Burns, Endoscopy

Vice Chairman

  • Christopher McHenry, MD - General Surgery, Endocrine, Head and Neck

Professors

  • Charles Yowler, MD - Trauma/Critical Care, Burn Surgery
  • Christopher Brandt, MD - General Surgery, Minimally Invasive, Burns, Endoscopy
  • Christopher McHenry, MD - General Surgery, Endocrine, Head and Neck (Division Director)
  • Edward Mansour, MD (Emeritus) - Surgical Oncology
  • Benjamin Li, MD - Surgical Oncology
  • Bruce Averbook, MD - Surgical Oncology
  • J. Patrick Spirnak, MD - Urology
  • Jeffrey Claridge, MD - Trauma/Critical Care (Division Director)
  • John Como, MD - Trauma/Critical Care
  • Richard Fratianne, MD (Emeritus) - Burn Surgery

Associate Professors

  • Bram Kaufman, MD - Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery (Division Director)
  • Ali Totonchi, MD - Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Natalie Joseph, MD - Surgical Oncology (Division Director)
  • Paul Priebe, MD – General Surgery (Emeritus)

Assistant Professors

  • Joseph Golob, MD - Trauma, Burn, Critical Care
  • Susan Sharpe, MD - Surgical Oncology
  • Nimitt J. Patel, MD - Trauma, Burn, Critical Care
  • Sergio Bardaro, MD - General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
  • James Hauer, MD - General Surgery
  • Melissa Times, MD - Colorectal Surgery
  • Kristen Blaker, MD - Colorectal Surgery
  • Kristina Garrels, MD - Urology
  • Irma Lengu, MD - Urology
  • Carvel Nguyen, MD - Urology
  • Anand Patel, MD - Urology
  • James Persky, MD - Vascular
  • Garietta Falls, MD - Vascular
  • Levon Khojayan, MD - Vascular
  • Kyle Chepla, MD - Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • James Gatherwright, MD - Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • David Rowe, MD - Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Anjay Khandelwal, MD - Trauma, Critical Care and Burns
  • Laura Kreiner, MD - Trauma, Critical Care
  • Esther Tseng, MD - Trauma, Critical Care
  • Chad Katona, MD - Trauma, Critical Care
  • Laura Brown, MD - Trauma, Critical Care
  • Amelia Dorsey, MD – General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
  • Kevin El-Hayek, MD – General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
  • Jacinta Robenstein, MD – Trauma, Critical Care
  • Peter Zmijewski, MD – Trauma, Critical Care
  • Prerna Ladha, MD – Trauma, Critical Care
  • Alaina Lasinski, MD – Trauma, Critical Care
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