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Meet Our Residents

Plastic surgery residents in surgery.

Our residents come from medical schools around the U.S. and outside the country. Learn about their backgrounds and interests outside of the residency.

Class of 2024

Serena Day, M.D.

Serena Day, M.D.

Hometown: San Jose, CA

Undergraduate: Neuroscience, Duke University

Medical school: University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry

Professional interests: Microsurgery.

Hobbies: Yoga, bouldering, playing my guitar, skiing, and hiking.

Madeleine Mason, M.D. 

Madeleine Mason, M.D.

Hometown: Washington, D.C.

Undergraduate: University of Michigan

Medical school: Tufts University School of Medicine

Professional interests: Oncologic reconstruction, microsurgery, body contouring after massive weight loss, aesthetic surgery, and medical education.

Hobbies: Long-distance running, DIY home improvement projects, cooking, and spending time with friends and family.

Omar Mohamed, M.D. 

Omar Mohamed, M.D.

Hometown: Franklin Lakes, NJ

Undergraduate: Biology, Minor in Chemistry, Caldwell University

Medical school: Rutgers New Jersey Medical School

Professional interests: Microsurgery.

Hobbies: Long-distance running, playing basketball, and hanging out with my co-residents.

Class of 2025

Khalen Alameddine, M.B.B.S. 

Khaled Alameddine, M.B.B.S.

Hometown: Tripoli, Lebanon

Undergraduate: Lebanese American University

Medical school: University of London

Professional interests: Hand surgery, microsurgery, and aesthetic surgery.

Hobbies: Skiing, traveling, weightlifting, longboarding, piano, documentaries, and going out with friends to explore new places.

Nichole Zayan, M.D.

Nichole Canepa, M.D.

Hometown: Novi, Michigan

Undergraduate: Biomedical Engineering, University of Miami

Medical school: The Ohio State University

Professional interests: Breast reconstruction and microsurgery.

Hobbies: Running, yoga, cooking, going to restaurants, wine and cheese, and reading.

Daniel Curiel, M.D. 

Daniel Curiel, M.D.

Hometown: Gridley, CA

Undergraduate: Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, University of California, Davis

Medical school: Harvard Medical School

Professional interests: Reconstructive plastic surgery and cosmetic surgery.

Hobbies: Music (playing guitar and piano), motorcycle riding, baking pies, and exploring the outdoors.

Dan Sotelo Leon, M.D. 

Daniel Sotelo Leon, M.D.

Hometown: Denver, CO

Undergraduate: Chemistry, Creighton University

Medical school: Stanford University School of Medicine

Professional interests: Hand surgery, microsurgery, and outcomes-based research.

Hobbies: Weightlifting, playing Spanish guitar, and following international soccer.

Class of 2026

Austin Chen, M.D. 

Austin Chen, M.D.

Hometown: Cupertino, CA

Undergraduate/medical school: Kaohsiung Medical University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan

Professional interests: Microsurgery, breast reconstruction, general reconstruction, and facial aesthetics. Research interests include outcomes, big data, and technology in plastic surgery.

Hobbies: Traveling, sports (basketball, soccer, swimming), cooking, investing/trading, and tv/movies.

Lucas Kreutz Rodrigues, M.D. 

Lucas Kreutz Rodrigues, M.D.

Hometown: Santa Maria, Brazil

Medical school: Universidade Federal de Santa Maria 

Professional interests: General reconstruction, microsurgery, and facial surgery. My research interests are general reconstruction procedures, including pedicled, and free flaps.

Hobbies: Spending time with family and friends, traveling, and playing soccer.

Eugene Zheng, M.D. 

Eugene Zheng, M.D.

Hometown: Cold Spring, MN

Undergraduate: Dartmouth College

Medical school: University of Minnesota 

Professional interests: Craniofacial, microsurgery, and global surgery.

Hobbies: Ice hockey, playing soccer, lake life, Broadway musicals, playing piano, church, and searching for the best French fries in the world.

Class of 2027

Samyd Bustos Hemer, M.D.

Samyd Bustos Hemer, M.D.

Hometown: Barranquilla, Columbia

Undergraduate/medical school: Pontifical Xavierian University School of Medicine

Professional interests: Microsurgery, breast and lymphatic reconstruction, and the application of imaging techniques and machine learning in plastic surgery.

Hobbies: Traveling, hiking, biking, playing soccer and tennis, and dancing. 

Andrew Emanuels, M.D.

Andrew Emanuels, M.D.

Hometown: Kansas City, KS

Undergraduate: Baker University

Medical school: University of Kansas School of Medicine

Professional interests: Hand and microsurgery, as well as medical education. My research includes disparities in breast cancer staging and reconstruction and ecology/canopy research.

Hobbies: Going on hikes with my wife and two sons (ages four and two). I enjoy cooking, running, skiing, and playing guitar. 

Lauren Gates-Tanzer, M.D.

Lauren Gatez-Tanzer, M.D.

Hometown: Flagstaff, AZ

Undergraduate: Northern Arizona University

Medical school: University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign

Professional interests: Craniofacial, pediatric, and aesthetic plastic surgery.

Hobbies: Spending time doing almost anything outdoors with family and friends, wine tasting, and traveling.

Tony Huang, M.B.B.S., M.S. 

Tony Huang, M.B.B.S., M.S.

Hometown: Taipei, Taiwan

Undergraduate/graduate school: McGill University

Medical school: Peking University

Professional interests: Hand, craniofacial, lymphedema, and general reconstructive surgeries. My research has focused on regenerative medicine. 

Hobbies: Photography, gaming, home improvement projects, car detailing, and snowblading. 

Class of 2028

Doga Kuruoglu, M.D.

Doga Kuruoglu, M.D.

Hometown: Istanbul, Turkey

Medical school: Yeditepe University, Istanbul, Turkey

Professional interests: Hand and microsurgery as well as craniofacial trauma and reconstruction, body contouring

Hobbies: Travelling, playing soccer and basketball, a fan of Galatasaray (soccer) and Anadolu Efes (basketball), and playing the clarinet in both jazz and Turkish style.

Scott Odorico, M.D.

Scott Odorico, M.D.

Hometown: Madison, WI

Undergraduate school: University of Wisconsin-Madison

Graduate school: University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Professional interests: Hand surgery, nerve reconstruction and regeneration, general reconstruction, and aesthetic surgery.

Hobbies: Playing soccer, golfing, snowboarding, playing with my dog, any outdoor activities, and working out.

Jess Rames, M.D., M.E.

Jess Rames, M.D., M.E.

Hometown: Charleston, SC

Undergraduate school: Clemson University

Medical/graduate school: Duke for Medical Doctorate and Master of Engineering

Professional interests: My research interests include surgical outcomes, racial disparities, implementation science, and technological applications in surgery. 

Hobbies: Weightlifting, running, and spending time with friends and family.

Brooke Willborg, M.D.

Brooke Willborg, M.D.

Hometown: Waconia, MN

Undergraduate school: University of Minnesota

Professional interests: Microsurgery, breast reconstruction, extremity reconstruction, peripheral nerve, and lymphedema.

Hobbies: Traveling, golfing, snowboarding, and hiking.

Class of 2029

Alex Antezana, M.D.

Alex Antezana, M.D.

Hometown: Charlotte, NC

Undergraduate: Duke University

Medical school: Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine

Professional interests: Hand reconstruction, microsurgery, and medical innovation and entrepreneurship.

Hobbies: Playing tennis, playing chess, and spending time with family and friends.

Kyle Baumgardner, M.D.

Kyle Baumgardner, M.D.

Hometown: Fort Worth, TX

Undergraduate: University of Texas at Arlington

Medical school: University of Texas Medical School at San Antonio

Professional interests: Craniofacial surgery, facial reconstruction after trauma, and facial aesthetics.

Hobbies: Weightlifting, listening to music, playing guitar, and spending time on the water.

Cole Holan, M.D., M.B.A.

Cole Holan, M.D., M.B.A.

Hometown: Houston, TX

Undergraduate: Emory University

Medical school: University of Texas at Austin Dell School of Medicine

Professional interests: Microsurgery, hand surgery, and aesthetic surgery.

Hobbies: Pickleball, travel, and enjoying different cultures.

Barbara Mullen, M.D.

Barbara Mullen, M.D.

Hometown: Omaha, NE

Undergraduate: University of Nebraska - Omaha

Medical school: Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine

Professional interests: Microsurgery, gender-affirming surgery, and general reconstruction.

Hobbies: Spending time with family and spouse, playing sports with friends, jamming to K-Pop music, and binging reality TV.