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This is a bittersweet time of year when we say goodbye and good luck to another group of residents and fellows. Please join me in congratulating this strong class of surgeons as they continue their education or set out to begin their professional careers.


All six general surgery chief residents graduating this year are pursuing fellowship training:

  • Christopher Dodgion, MD, MSPH, MBA, trauma/critical care fellowship at Oregon Health and Sciences University in Portland, Oregon
  • Barbara Dull, MD, one-year breast fellowship at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri
  • Angela Gibson, MD, PhD, critical care fellowship at University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics
  • Ari Reichstein, MD, colorectal fellowship at Ferguson Clinic in Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Carter Smith, MD, minimally invasive surgery fellowship at Methodist Hospital in Houston, Texas
  • Amy Suwanabol, MD, colorectal fellowship at University of Massachusetts

Our graduating PGY-5 Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery residents will all continue their training in outstanding fellowship programs. Emily Hartmann, MD, will be starting an aesthetic plastic surgery fellowship in Marina Del Ray, California, with Dr. Grant Stevens. Andrew Navarrete, MD, will be completing a hand surgery fellowship at UCLA in Los Angeles, California. And Nyama Sillah, MD, will travel to Boston, Massachusetts, to complete an aesthetic and reconstructive plastic surgery fellowship at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

Two Otolaryngology residents will be going into private practice — Brian Gartrell, MD, in Nebraska, and Erinn White, MD, in New York — while Matthew Johnson, MD, will complete a Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery fellowship at SUNY Upstate in New York.


After a two-year Endocrine Fellowship, Sarah Oltmann, MD, will return to the University of Texas Southwestern in Dallas.

Two transplant fellows are leaving the department and moving on in their professional careers. Kasi McCune, MD, was hired as an assistant professor at Columbia University in New York, NY, and Emily Ahmed, MD, PhD, will take a position with Ochsner Health System in New Orleans, Louisiana. Our transplant medicine fellow, Jyoti Brar, MD, will work at Beaumont Health System in Royal Oak, Michigan.

In the Division of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, graduating fellow W. Gregory Young Jr, MD, will join a practice in Seattle, Washington. Jonathon Cohen, MD, has completed his fellowship in Head and Neck Oncology and will continue to be with us until August 31. Dr. Cohen has accepted a position at Sanford Medical Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

After a two-year Vascular Surgery Fellowship, Prateek Gupta, MD, accepted a position as assistant professor in the Vascular and Endovascular Surgery division at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis. Copyright © 2017 The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System