Our current residents and fellows by division

In the Department of Surgery, we share a common goal – to provide a setting conducive to learning. Our academic, research-oriented institution has a long tradition of training leaders in surgery. Our residency program graduates have achieved prominence and success in community practice and at major academic institutions throughout the United States.
Current cardiothoracic surgery fellows

Current cardiothoracic surgery fellows

Ronald Figura, MD

MD: St. George's University School of Medicine, Grenada, West Indies, 2011
Specialty training: General Surgery Residency, Spartanburg Regional Medical Center, Spartanburg, NC, 2016
Appointment: 2016

Tariq Lescouflair, MD

MD: University of Connecticut, Farmington, CT, 2011
Specialty training: General Surgery Residency, University of Connecticut, Farmington, CT, 2016
Appointment: 2016

Vincent Nardy, DO

DO: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, Erie, PA, 2011
Specialty training: General Surgery Residency, OhioHealth Doctors Hospital and Grant Medical Center, 2016
Appointment: 2016

Madonna Lee, MD

MD: Michigan State University College of Medicine
Surgery Residency: Rutgers- Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Appointment: 2017

Daniel Mansour, MD

MD: Howard University College of Medicine
Surgery Residency: University of Maryland
Appointment: 2017

Current colorectal surgery resident

Current colorectal surgery resident

Jason Weiss, MD

Undergraduate: University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
MD: University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, IA
Specialty training: Residency in General Surgery, Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center, Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix, Phoenix Integrated Surgical Residency
Fellowship training: Colorectal Research and Anophysiology 2015 - 2016; Colorectal Surgery Fellowship, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, OH
PGY2 general surgery residents

PGY2 general surgery residents

Natalie Eisert, MD

Hometown: Hanover, Germany
Undergrad: BS, biology, Stanford University, 2011
MD: University of Michigan Medical School, 2016
Hobbies: Rock climbing and yoga

Francisco "Paco" Guzman, MD

Hometown: Monterrey, Mexico
MD: Escuela de Medicina Ignacio A. Santos, 2013
Hobbies: Running, weight lifting, cooking and snowboarding

Anghela Paredes, MD

Hometown: Lima, Peru
Undergrad: BS, food science and human nutrition, University of Florida, 2009
Graduate: MS in food science and human nutrition, University of Florida, 2011
MD: University of Illinois College of Medicine, 2016
Hobbies: Spending time with my family, attending fitness classes and salsa dancing

Amblessed Onuma, MD

Hometown: Aba, Nigeria
Undergrad: BS, biology, University of North Carolina Chapel-Hill, 2012
MD: University of North Carolina Chapel-Hill School of Medicine, 2016
Hobbies: Playing and watching soccer, cooking, catching up on TV shows and making fun of Duke fans

Kejal Shah, MD

Hometown: Raleigh, NC
Undergrad: BS in biology, minor in Spanish, Duke University, 2012
MD: The Ohio State University, 2016
Hobbies: Outdoor activities, sports, traveling and reading

Steven Sun, MD

Hometown: Ann Arbor, MI
Undergrad: BA, anthropology and biochemistry, Washington University in St. Louis, 2011
MD: University of Michigan Medical School, 2015
Hobbies: Soccer, watching Big Ten sports, finding new places to eat and cooking new recipes
PGY2 lab general surgery residents

PGY2 lab general surgery residents

Joe D. Drews, MD

Hometown: Bloomfield Hills, MI
Undergrad: Duke University, 2010
MD: University of Michigan, 2014
Hobbies: Baseball and running 

Chelsea Horwood, MD

Hometown: Westlake, OH
Undergrad: BS, biology, Saint Louis University
MD: Saint Louis School of Medicine, 2015
Hobbies: Cooking, reading, film

Anahita D. Jalilvand, MD

MD: Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine

David B. Koller, MD

Hometown: Houston, TX
Undergrad: Tulane University, 2010
MD: University of Texas-Houston, 2014

Rita Shelby, MD

Hometown: Dallas, TX
Undergrad: RN/BSN and neuroscience, University of Texas, 2007
MD: University of Texas-Galveston, 2015
Hobbies: Running, cooking, shopping and volunteering

Jason Zakko, MD

Undergrad: BA, University of Florida
MD: University of Florida
PGY3 general surgery residents

PGY3 general surgery residents

Eliza W. Beal, MD

Hometown: Ann Arbor, MI
Undergrad: University of Michigan, 2008
MD: The Ohio State University, 2013
MMSc Candidate: Ex-vivo organ perfusion, liver transplantation, hepatocellular carcinoma, quality, patient safety and health services

Dathe Benissan-Messan, MD, MS

Hometown: Lome, Togo
Undergrad: BS, biology, Creighton University, 2009
Graduate
: MS, clinical anatomy, Creighton University, 2010
MD: University of Nebraska, 2015
Hobbies: Taekwondo, music and spending time with my wife and son

Christopher W. McQuinn, MD

Hometown: Rome, NY
Undergrad: Clarkson University
MD: Upstate Medical University, 2011
Hobbies: Skiing, running, golfing and hiking

Ekene A. Onwuka, MD

Hometown: Gary, IN
Undergrad: Tufts University, 2008
MD: Howard University College of Medicine, 2012
MMSc Candidate: Tissue engineered vascular graft, congenital cardiac disease, immunologic response to graft implantation
Hobbies: Running, reading and dining out

Kevin Ricci, MD

Hometown: Hyde Park, NY
Undergrad: BSE, biomedical engineering, Case Western Reserve University, 2011
MD: The Ohio State University College of Medicine, 2015
Hobbies: Weightlifting, audiobooks, cooking and playing racquetball

Michael Villarreal, MD

Hometown: San Antonio, Tx
Undergrad: BS, neuroscience, Baylor University, 2009
MD: University of Texas-Galveston, 2015
Hobbies: Cooking, traveling, reading, watching TV and movies, scuba diving and spending time with my dog
PGY3 lab general surgery residents

PGY3 lab general surgery residents

Clifford Akateh, MD


Melissa A. Hornor, MD

Hometown: Hilliard, OH
Undergrad: Ohio University, 2009
MD: The Ohio State University, 2013
Hobbies: Running, playing with my dog and cat
PGY4 general surgery residents

PGY4 general surgery residents

Shaylyn C. Bennett, MD, MS

Hometown: Cambridge, OH
Undergrad: BS in mathematics, Ohio University, Athens, OH, 2007
MD: University of Toledo College of Medicine, 2012
Graduate: MS, The Ohio State University, 2016, lung transplantation, ex-vivo perfusion, cardiothoracic surgery
Hobbies: Horseback riding, volleyball, outdoor sports

Shayna A. Brathwaite, MD, MS

Hometown: Solon, OH
Undergrad: Case Western Reserve University, 2007
MD: Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, 2012
Graduate: MS, The Ohio State University, 2016, chemoprevention in colorectal cancer
Hobbies: Gardening, reading, exercising and spending time with my puppy

Nakesha D. King, MD


Daniel L. Lodwick, MD, MS

Hometown: Royal Palm Beach, FL
Undergrad: University of Florida-Gaineville, 2006
Graduate: MS, nuclear engineering, University of Florida-Gaineville, 2008; MS, The Ohio State University, 2016, surgical outcomes in pediatric patients, elastography and liver fibrosis, pediatric radiation dosimetry
MD: University of Florida College of Medicine, 2012
Hobbies: Skydiving, automobile repair and modification, gardening

Michelle C. Nguyen, MD, MPH

Hometown: Davenport, IA
Undergrad: University of Iowa, 2009
MD: University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille Carver College of Medicine, 2013
Graduate: MPH, The Ohio State University, 2016, quality, outcome and value-based patient care
Hobbies: Traveling, cooking Vietnamese food, hosting dinner parties, running and playing tennis

Magarya “Max” Waitara, MD

Hometown: Tarime, Tanzania
Undergrad: Macalester College, 2008
MD: Vanderbilt University
Hobbies: Biking, canoeing, playing soccer, watching sports, listening to music and going to church

Taehwan Yoo, MD

Hometown: Novi, MI
Undergrad: Northwestern University, 2007
MD: University of Michigan, 2012
PGY5 general surgery residents

PGY5 general surgery residents

Folasade "Sade" Imeokparia, MD

Undergrad: BA, sociology, Cornell University, 2008
MD: The Ohio State University College of Medicine, 2013
Hobbies: Wood working and furniture making, cooking and entertaining, traveling and photography

Katie A. Levene, MD

Hometown: New Berlin, WI
Undergrad: University of Wisconsin – Madison, 2009
MD: Medical College of Wisconsin, 2013

Sara A. Mansfield, MD, MS

Hometown: Pomeroy, OH
Undergrad: Ohio University, 2007
MD: University of Cincinnati, 2011
Graduate: MS, The Ohio State University, 2015, immunology of CMV reactivation in sepsis, EBV viral oncogenesis
Hobbies: Carpentry, kayaking and playing softball

Kara M. Rossfeld, MD, MS

Hometown: Columbus, OH
Undergrad: The Ohio State University, 2007
MD: The Ohio State Univerisity College of Medicine, 2011
Graduate: MS, The Ohio State University, 2016, thyroid cancer 
Hobbies: Spending time with my husband and our dog Beta, eating and intermittent exercise

David S. Strosberg, MD, MS

Hometown: Albany, NY
Undergrad: University at Albany – State University of New York, 2008
MD: Upstate Medical University – State University of New York, 2012
Research interests: Clinical outcomes in vascular and general surgery and simulation in surgical education
Hobbies: Traveling, comedy and swimming
Current surgical critical care fellows

Current surgical critical care fellows

Andrew Loudon, MD

MD: Northeast Ohio Medical University, Rootstown, OH
Residency: Orlando Health, Orlando, FL

J. Allen McElroy, MD

MD: The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
Residency: Wright State University, Dayton, OH

Mary Stuever DO

DO:  Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences, Kansas City, MO
Residency: Wright State University, Dayton, OH

Ryan Kidner, DO

MD: Western University of Health Sciences, Pomona, CA
Residency: Genesys Regional Medical Center/Michigan State University, Grand Blanc, MI

Robert Reily, MD

MD: Tulane University, New Orleans, LA
Residency: Tulane University, New Orleans, LA
Current vascular surgery fellows

Current vascular surgery fellows

Ghaleb Darwazeh, MD

Second-year vascular surgery fellow

MD: Jordan University of Science and Technology

Ghaleb.Darwazeh@osumc.edu

Daisy Chou, MD

First-year vascular surgery fellow

MD: University of California, San Diego School of Medicine

Contact

Department of Surgery 
614-293-8701 

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395 W. 12th Avenue 
Columbus, OH 43210-1267