Our Team

Surgery Education Office

Donald Hess, MD
, Associate Chair for 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

Luise Pernar, MD, Associate Program Director

Teviah Sachs, MD, MPH, Associate Program Director

Lana Ketlere, Residency Program 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

Melanie Gainsbury, MD, Assistant Director, Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara Medical Center

Syed Nanna, Education Program Support Coordinator



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