Ohio State recruits top candidates from around the world into our general surgery residency program

Our academic, research-oriented institution has a long tradition of training leaders in surgery. Our residents bring to the program diverse perspectives and backgrounds, enriching the program further and deepening the care experience that our patients receive.

Our Graduates


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Our residency program graduates have achieved prominence and success in community practice and at major academic institutions throughout the United States. We are very proud of what our graduates have accomplished. 

See what our graduates have been up to

PGY5 General Surgery Residents

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Shayna A. Brathwaite, MD, MS

MD: Case Western Reserve University
King

Nakesha D. King, MD

MD: Weill Cornell Medical College
Lodwick

Daniel L. Lodwick, MD, MS

MD: University of Florida
Nguyen

Michelle C. Nguyen, MD, MPH

MD: University of Iowa
Waitara

Magarya “Max” Waitara, MD

MD: Vanderbilt University
Yoo

Taehwan Yoo, MD

MD: University of Michigan

PGY4 General Surgery Residents

Beal

Eliza Beal, MD

MD: The Ohio State University
Bennett

Shaylyn Bennett, MD, MS

MD: University of Toledo
Hornor

Melissa Hornor, MD

MD: The Ohio State University
McQuinn

Christopher McQuinn, MD

MD: Upstate Medical University
Onwuka

Ekene Onwuka, MD

MD: Howard University College of Medicine

PGY3 General Surgery Residents

Drews

Joe Drews, MD

MD: University of Michigan
Eisert

Natalie Eisert, MD

MD: University of Michigan
Guzman

Francisco "Paco" Guzman, MD

MD: Escuela de Medicina Ignacio A. Santos
Horwood

Chelsea Horwood, MD

MD: Saint Louis School of Medicine
Koller2

David Koller, MD

MD: University of Texas-Houston
Sun

Steven Sun, MD

MD: University of Michigan

PGY3 Lab General Surgery Residents

Akateh

Clifford Akateh, MD

MD: University of Michigan
BenissanMessan

Dathe Benissan-Messan, MD, MS

MD: University of Nebraska
Ricci

Kevin Ricci, MD

MD: The Ohio State University
Villarreal

Michael Villarreal, MD

MD: University of Texas-Galveston

PGY2 General Surgery Residents

Dave

Apeksha Dave, MD

MD: University of Connecticut
Diaz2

Adrian Diaz, MD, MS, MPH

MD: Virginia Commonwealth University
Han

Jing Han, MD

MD: Duke University
Magal

Pranav Magal, MD

MD: Northeast Ohio Medical University
Metzger2

Gregory Metzger, MD

MD: The Ohio State University
Schroell

Robert Schroell, MD

MD: Creighton University
Singer

Emily Singer, MD

MD: University of California, Los Angeles
Woelfel

Ingrid Woelfel, MD

MD: Virginia Commonwealth University

PGY2 Lab General Surgery Residents

Jalilvand

Anahita Jalilvand, MD

MD: Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine
Onuma

Amblessed Onuma, MD

MD: University of North Carolina Chapel-Hill
Parades

Anghela Paredes, MD

MD: University of Illinois
Shah

Kejal Shah, MD

MD: The Ohio State University
Shelby

Rita Shelby, MD

MD: University of Texas-Galveston
Zakko

Jason Zakko, MD

MD: University of Florida

PGY1 General Surgery Residents

Ackah

Ruth Ackah, MD

MD: Baylor University
Aoun

Rami James Aoun, MD, MPH

MD: American University of Beirut
Crouser

Nisha Crouser, MD

MD: The Ohio State University
Fisher

Kelli Fisher, DO

DO: Ohio University
Hamad

Ahmad Hamad, MD

MD: American University of Beirut
Kenawy

Dahlia Kenawy, MD

MD: Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Orser

Christine Orser, MD

MD: The Ohio State University
Power

Alexandra Power, MD

MD: Northeast Ohio Medical University
Scoville

Steven Scoville, MD, PhD

MD: The Ohio State University