Our Team

Surgery Education Office

Donald Hess, MD
, Associate Chair for Education

Luise Pernar, MD
, Director of Surgical Education

Residents develop superior surgical skills and are well-prepared to become outstanding general surgeons or surgical specialists.

Surgery Residency Program

Donald Hess, MD, Program Director

Tracey Dechert, MD, Associate Program Director

Teviah Sachs, MD, MPH, Associate Program Director

Lana Ketlere, Residency Program Coordinator

Carolyn Hopkins, Education Program Support Coordinator

Yvena Mera, Education Program Support Coordinator

Surgery Clerkship

Cullen Carter, MD, Director

Tejal Brahmbhatt, MD, Associate Director

Abdul Saied Calvino, MD, Assistant Director, Roger Williams Medical Center

Patrick B. O’Neal, MD, Assistant Director, Veterans Affairs (VA) Boston Healthcare System

Maureen Tedesco, MD, Assistant Director, Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara Medical Center



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