Leadership & Faculty

The surgical faculty at MMC is comprised of excellent, busy clinical surgeons. The magnet attracting them to MMC is the opportunity to teach medical students and residents and to continue to bring new ideas and technology to the bedside and to the operating room.

The teaching staff includes surgeons who received their training at MMC as well as those whose training and experience were in institutions across the country. Many have held faculty positions in other University programs and all hold current faculty positions at the Tufts School of Medicine. Both individually and as a group, the faculty balances an interest in the broad aspects of their specialty as well as one or more subspecialty focuses, such as Transplantation, Critical Care, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Surgical Oncology, etc. The relatively small size of the MMC Surgical Residency encourages close contact with this faculty and results in a strong sense of mutual respect and support.

Program Leadership

Whiting James

James Whiting, M.D.

Director of Surgical Education
Surgical Residency Program Director

Medical School: Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Residency: Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Fellowship: Rush Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Medical Center – Transplantation
Subspecialty: Transplantation


Sawhney Jaswin 15

Jaswin Sawhney, M.D.

Associate Program Director

Internship: Mayo Clinic
Residency: Christiana Care Hospital System and University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Fellowship: Brown University School of Medicine – Surgical Critical Care
Subspecialties: Surgical Critical Care, Surgery of the Hand


Hallagan Lee 14

Lee Hallagan, M.D.

Associate Program Director

Medical School: University of Rochester School of Medicine
Residency: Maine Medical Center
Fellowship: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center – Surgical Critical Care
Subspecialty: Surgical Critical Care

Administrative Leadership

Cushing Brad 08

Brad Cushing, M.D.

Surgeon in Chief

Medical School: University of Rochester School of Medicine
Residency: Mount Sinai Hospital and New England Medical Center
Fellowship: University of Maryland Medical Center – Trauma & Surgical Critical Care
Subspecialty: Surgical Critical Care

Faculty

Blazick Elizabeth 14

Elizabeth Blazick, M.D.

Medical School: University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine
Residency: Massachusetts General Hospital
Fellowship: Massachusetts General Hospital – Vascular Surgery
Subspecialty: Vascular Surgery


Bloch Paul 10

Paul Bloch, M.D.

Medical School: Chicago Medical School
Residency: University of Minnesota Hospitals and Clinics
Fellowship: University of Minnesota Hospitals and Clinics – Surgical Infectious Disease
Fellowship: Eastern Virginia Medical School – Vascular Surgery
Subspecialty: Vascular Surgery


Brady Thomas 10

Thomas Brady, M.D.

Medical School: Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Residency: Maine Medical Center
Subspecialty: Colorectal Surgery


Carter Damien 15

Damion Carter, M.D.

Medical School: University of Illinois College of Medicine
Residency: University of Washington Medical Center
Fellowship: Harborview Medical Center – Surgical Critical Care
Subspecialty: Surgical Critical Care, Burn & Soft Tissue


Cheung Nora 15

Nora Cheung, M.D.

Medical School: Yale University School of Medicine
Residency: University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
Fellowship: University of Michigan Medical School – Surgical Critical Care
Subspecialty: Surgical Critical Care


Chung Bruce 16

Bruce Chung, M.D.

Medical School: State University of New York Upstate Medical Center
Residency: Strong Memorial Hospital
Fellowship: Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center – Surgical Critical Care
Subspecialty: Surgical Critical Care, Burn & Soft Tissue


Ciraulo David 04

David Ciraulo, D.O.

Medical School: University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine
Internship: Peninsula Hospital Center
Residency: Harrisburg Polyclinic Hospital
Fellowship: Hartford Hospital – Trauma and Surgical Critical Care
Subspecialty: Trauma and Surgical Critical Care


Cobean Roy 10

Roy Cobean, M.D.

Medical School: University of Vermont College of Medicine
Residency: Medical Center Hospital of New York
Fellowship: University of Washington Medical Center – Trauma/Critical Care
Subspecialty: Bariatric/Colorectal Surgery


Dreifus Jonathon 10

Jon Dreifus, M.D.

Medical School: Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Residency: Maine Medical Center
Fellowship: Georgia Baptist Medical Center – Laparoscopic Surgery
Subspecialty: Laparoscopic Surgery


Eddy Virginia 15

Virginia Eddy, M.D.

Director of Undergraduate Medical Education in Surgery

Medical School: University of South Carolina School of Medicine
Internship: Geisinger Medical Center
Residency: University of South Carolina School of Medicine
Fellowship: Vanderbilt University Medical Center – Surgical Critical Care
Subspecialty: Surgical Critical Care


Eldrup Jorgensen Jens 10

Jens Eldrup-Jorgensen, M.D.

Medical School: University of Rochester School of Medicine
Residency: New England Deaconess
Fellowship: Tufts New England Medical Center – Vascular Surgery
Subspecialty: Vascular Surgery


Fitzgerald Timothy 17

Timothy Fitzgerald, M.D.

Medical School: University of Michigan Medical Center
Residency: University of North Carolina School of Medicine and Washington Hospital Center
Fellowship: University of Toronto – Surgical Oncology
Subspecialty: Surgical Oncology


Halter Jeff 08

Jeffrey Halter, M.D.

Medical School: University of Miami School of Medicine
Residency: State University of New York Upstate Medical Center
Fellowship: Ohio State University College of Medicine – Pediatric Surgery
Subspecialty: Pediatric Surgery


Hawkins Robert 10

Robert Hawkins, M.D.

Medical School: Albany Medical College
Residency: Maine Medical Center
Fellowship: Lahey Clinic Hospital – Vascular Surgery
Subspecialty: Vascular Surgery


Healey Christopher 10

Chris Healey, M.D.

Vascular Surgery Residency Program Director

Medical School: Brown University School of Medicine
Residency: University of Vermont Medical Center
Fellowship: Tufts New England Medical Center – Vascular Surgery
Subspecialty: Vascular Surgery


Herbert William 10

William Herbert, M.D.

Medical School: University of Rochester School of Medicine
Residency: Maine Medical Center
Subspecialty: Vascular Surgery


Hochheiser Gary 16

Gary Hochheiser, M.D.

Medical School: University of Vermont College of Medicine
Residency: Maine Medical Center
Fellowship: Vanderbilt University Medical Center – Thoracic Surgery
Subspecialty: Thoracic Surgery


MacGillivray Dougald 10

Dougald MacGillivray, M.D.

Medical School: Tufts University School of Medicine
Residency: New York Hospital – Cornell University Medical College
Subspecialty: Surgical Oncology


Macleod Cathel 10

Cathel MacLeod, M.D.

Medical School: Tufts University School of Medicine
Residency: Rush-Presbyterian – St. Luke’s Medical Center
Fellowship: University of Minnesota Hospitals and Clinics – Colorectal Surgery
Subspecialty: Colorectal Surgery


Mallory Baird 08

Baird Mallory, M.D.

Medical School: University of British Columbia
Residency: Montreal General Hospital
Fellowship: Sainte-Justine’s Hospital
Subspecialty: Pediatric Surgery


Mayo Sara 10

Sarah Mayo, M.D.

Medical School: Boston University School of Medicine
Residency: Maine Medical Center
Fellowship: Maine Medical Center
Subspecialty: Colon and Rectal Surgery


Neilson Ian 09

Ian Neilson, M.D.

Medical School: Queen’s University
Residency: McGill University – Royal Victoria Hospital
Fellowship: Montreal Children’s Hospital and Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh & UPMC
Subspecialty: Pediatric Surgery


Nolan Brian 17

Brian Nolan, M.D.

Medical School: University of Connecticut
Internship: Maine Medical Center
Residency: UMass Memorial Medical Center
Fellowship: Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center
Subspecialty: Vascular Surgery


Pandya Kartik 16

Kartikey Pandya, M.D.

Medical School: Florida State University College of Medicine
Residency: Maine Medical Center
Fellowship: University of Michigan Medical School and Montreal Children’s Hospital
Subspecialty: Pediatric Surgery


Radke Frederick 10

Fred Radke, M.D.

Medical School: Dartmouth Medical School
Residency: Maine Medical Center
Specialty: General Surgery


Rappold Joseph 15

Joseph Rappold, M.D.

Medical School: Temple University School of Medicine
Residency: Naval Medical Center San Diego
Fellowship: University of California San Diego Medical Center
Subspecialty: Trauma and Surgical Critical Care


Roberts Parker 10

M. Parker Roberts, M.D.

Medical School: Tulane University School of Medicine
Residency: Tulane University and the University of Texas Affiliated Hospitals
Subspecialty: Colorectal Surgery


Rutstein Lisa 10

Lisa Rutstein, M.D.

Medical School: University of Massachusetts Medical School
Residency: Maine Medical Center
Fellowship: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Subspecialty: Breast Surgery


Sahagian Kirk

Kirk Sahagian, D.O.

Medical School: University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine
Residency: William Beaumont Army Medical Center
Subspecialty: Bariatric and Colorectal Surgery


Teller Paige 16

Paige Teller, M.D.

Medical School: Tufts University School of Medicine
Residency: Maine Medical Center
Fellowship: Emory University Hospital
Subspecialty: Breast Surgery


Turner Christopher 16

Chris Turner, M.D.

Medical School: Columbia University School of Medicine
Residency: SUNY Down State Medical Center
Fellowship: Children’s Hospital of Michigan
Graduate Education: Harvard School of Public Health
Subspecialty: Pediatric Surgery


Turner Elizabeth 16

Elizabeth Turner, M.D.

Medical School: McGill University Faculty of Medicine
Residency: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Fellowship: Massachusetts General Hospital
Subspecialty: Surgical Critical Care


Wu Leslie 10

Leslie Wu, M.D.

Medical School: University of Massachusetts Medical School
Residency: Maine Medical Center
Fellowship: Yale New Haven Hospital
Specialty: General Surgery


Ziarnik Elena 17

Elena Ziarnik, M.D.

Medical School: Medical College of Wisconsin
Residency: Baystate Medical Center
Fellowship: Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Subspecialty: Thoracic Surgery