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General Surgery Faculty

Program Management

Steven G. Katz, MD

General Surgery
Program Director
Vascular Surgery

Gabriel Akopian, MD

General Surgery
Associate Program Director
Colorectal Surgery

Jessica Reed

General Surgery
Program Manager

General Surgery Faculty

Aaron Lewis, MD

General Surgery Faculty
Surgical Oncology

Poornima Rao, MD

General Surgery Faculty
Surgical Oncology

James Racabaren, MD

General Surgery Faculty
Surgical Critical Care

Magdi Alexander, MD

General Surgery Faculty
General Surgery

Howard Kaufman, MD

General Surgery Faculty
Colorectal Surgery

David Lourie, MD

General Surgery Faculty
General Surgery

Wes Powell, MD

General Surgery Faculty
General Surgery

Thomas VanderLaan, MD

General Surgery Faculty
Surgical Critical Care

Claudia Emami, MD

General Surgery Faculty
Pediatric Surgery

William Lee, MD

General Surgery Faculty
Vascular Surgery

Christian Ochoa, MD

General Surgery Faculty
Vascular Surgery

Christopher Tiner, MD

General Surgery Faculty
Plastic Surgery
Oral/Maxillo Facial Surgery

Amal Obaid-Schmid, MD

General Surgery Faculty
Surgical Critical Care
Medical Director of Trauma Services

Richard Vasak, MD

General Surgery Faculty
Surgical Critical Care
Trauma