General Surgery Residency Program

The General Surgery residency program at Huntington Hospital, a 619-bed not-for-profit community hospital, includes a diverse curriculum emphasizing clinical excellence.

The program is approved for 17 residents, including 15 categorical residents. In the Match, we accept 3 categorical PGY-1 residents and 2 preliminary PGY-1 residents.

Program Overview

General surgery residents receive an individualized learning experience and benefit from close interaction with our teaching staff.

  • Participation in the operating room begins at an early level, under direct supervision, providing a rigorous yet exciting learning experience.
  • Surgery residents have a complete clinical experience, performing a majority of the procedures on the teaching service. Huntington Hospital performs more than twelve thousand operations annually.
  • All trauma service patients are managed from admission in the emergency room, throughout hospitalization and into the outpatient clinic. Huntington Hospital is a Level II Trauma Center for the County of Los Angeles and sees approximately 1300 major trauma patients per year.

Our Faculty

The general surgery residency program is under the direction of Steven G. Katz, MD, program director.

Many of our teaching faculty hold clinical faculty appointments at Keck School of Medicine. Our residents are actively involved in research with annual presentations and there is regular activity at national and local conferences. Teaching conferences are held weekly and our faculty is dedicated to successful training of our future surgeons, as evidenced by our excellent board passage rate.

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General Surgery Current Residents

J. Rocky Funston, MD
University of New Mexico
School of Medicine

Doug Greer, MD
University of Utah
School of Medicine

Be Ho-Saito, MD
University of Hawaii
John A. Burns School of Medicine

Noah Swann, MD
University of Southern California
Keck School of Medicine

Daniel Ybarra, MD, MPH
University of California, Los Angeles
David Geffen School of Medicine

Ji-Ming Yune, MD
Loma Linda University
School of Medicine

Sherwin Abdoli, MD
University of Southern California
Keck School of Medicine

Mallory Jebbia, MD
Drexel University
College of Medicine

Jeremy Le, MD
University of Illinois
College of Medicine – Peoria

Arad Abadi, MD
Western Michigan University
Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine

Christina Poa-Li, MD
New York University
School of Medicine

Jin W. Sui, MD
University of Texas
School of Medicine at San Antonio

Adrian Campos, MD
University of Southern California
Keck School of Medicine

Michael Higgins, MD, MDD
California Northstate University
College of Medicine

Ken Nakanote, MD
University of California, San Diego
School of Medicine

Dena Nasir, MD
Oakland University
William Beaumont School of Medicine

Kevin Sairafian, MD
Case Western Reserve University
School of Medicine

Contact Us

Check out our Frequently Asked Questions and feel free to contact us for additional information.

Jessica Reed
General Surgery Residency Program
Huntington Hospital

Graduate Medical Education
100 W. California Blvd.
Pasadena, CA. 91105
(626) 397-5187

Fax (626) 397-2914

General Surgery Frequently Asked Questions

Are there exceptions to the July start dates?

Our program start date is June 25th, orientation starts one week prior to that date.

Are there minimum score requirements for Step I or Step II?

There are no minimum score requirements, however, our program is very competitive and higher scores will give you a better chance of getting an invitation to interview.

Can I apply if I fail more than once on Step I or Step II?

You can apply, however, because our program is small and the competition is great, we would view your application after considering applicants who passed on their first attempt.

Does Step II need to be completed before I apply to the program?

Only if your medical school requires you to pass Step II to graduate, but it is an advantage.

How many letters of recommendation do I need?

You need a minimum of 3 letters of recommendation.

How many spots do you have available for PGY1?

We have 3 categorical positions and 2 preliminary positions.

Are there any requirements regarding the number of years since graduation from medical school?

We prefer that you have graduated within the past 2 years.

When is your deadline for accepting applications?

Our deadline is December 1st.

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