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Alumni of the General Surgery Residency in Arizona

As a resident, you will meet every six months with the program director to discuss individual goals and are assigned a mentor based on your career plans. 

Over the past five years, 100% of our residents matched with the fellowship of their choice. Additionally, 89% of our graduates have gone on to surgical fellowships in a variety of fields, including:

  • 20% plastic surgery
  • 16% surgical oncology/breast
  • 11% pediatric surgery
  • 11% minimally invasive surgery
  • 9% colon and rectal surgery
  • 9% transplant surgery
  • 7% vascular surgery

Recent alumni

Recent graduates have continued on to complete diverse fellowships and now practice at institutions across the U.S.

2021 graduates

Matthew Breite, M.D. Vascular Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
Patrick Hangge, M.D. Acute Care Surgery attending physician, Mayo Clinic, Phoenix, AZ
Varun Jain, M.B.B.S. Minimally Invasive Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, FL
Tiffany Weidner, M.D. Trauma and Surgical Critical Care, University of Texas, Houston, TX

2020 graduates

Mariam Ali-Mucheru, M.D. Endocrine Surgery, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
Anthony Murante, M.D. Minimally Invasive Surgery, University of Nebraska, Omaha, NE
Jason Primus, M.D. General Surgery Private Practice, Medford, OR
William Sheaffer, M.D. Vascular Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Phoenix, AZ

2019 graduates

Maria Linnaus, M.D. Minimally Invasive Surgery, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
Daniel Rhee, M.D. Plastic Surgery, University of Colorado, Denver, CO
Kate Peng, M.D. Vascular Surgery, University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, TX
Cristine Velazco, M.D. Pediatric Colorectal Surgery, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH; Pediatric Surgery Fellowship, Phoenix Children's Hospital, Phoenix, AZ

2018 graduates

Middleton Chang, M.D. Vascular Surgery, Emory University, Atlanta, GA
Ryan Day, M.D. Surgical Oncology, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX;
Abdominal Transplant Surgery, UCSF, San Francisco, CA
John Kidwell, M.D. Minimally Invasive Colorectal Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Phoenix, AZ;
Colorectal Surgery, Greenville Memorial Medical Campus, Greenville, SC

2017 graduates

Awais Ashfaq, M.B.B.S. Cardiothoracic Surgery, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR; Pediatric Cardiac Surgery, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH
David Pearson, M.D. Minimally Invasive Surgery, Greenville Memorial Medical Campus, Greenville, SC
Mayo Clinic Alumni Association

Mayo Clinic Alumni Association

The Mayo Clinic Alumni Association will help you stay in touch with your Mayo Clinic colleagues, maintain a valuable professional connection to Mayo Clinic throughout your medical and/or research career, participate in continuing medical education, and more.

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