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Meet Our Trainees

Plastic surgery residents in surgery.
Jason Weissler, M.D.

Jason Weissler, M.D.

Hometown: Long Island, New York

Undergraduate: The George Washington University 

Medical school: The George Washington University School of Medicine

Postgraduate Research Fellowship: University of Pennsylvania, Division of Plastic Surgery 

Interests: General reconstruction, microsurgery, and aesthetics. Outside of residency, I enjoy spending time with my family, watching the Yankees, and traveling.

Anita Mohan, M.D.

Anita Mohan, M.B.B.S.

Hometown: London, UK

Graduate school: Imperial College London, Ph.D. University of Cambridge  

Interests: Microsurgery, breast reconstruction, surgical education, the use of virtual reality in surgery and surgical training, and flap vascularity and physiology. In my free time, I love to travel the world, curl up with a cup of tea or wine, or go running or hiking.

Krishna Vyas, M.D., Ph.D., MHS

Krishna Vyas, M.D., Ph.D., M.H.S.

Hometown: Forest Hills, Kentucky

Undergraduate: Biological Sciences, University of Kentucky

Medical school: University of Kentucky

Graduate school: Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, Johns Hopkins University

Interests: My research interests include stem cell biology, breast reconstruction, and patient centered outcomes. Outside of medicine, I enjoy hiking, travel, tennis, movies, ethnic cuisine, and escape rooms.

Jesse Meaike, M.D.

Jesse Meaike, M.D.

Hometown: Beemer, Nebraska

Undergraduate: University of Nebraska

Medical school: Baylor College of Medicine

Interests: Hand surgery and general reconstruction. I enjoy spending time with my wife and son, running, hiking, and both playing and watching most sports (especially college football).

Sean Cantwell, M.D.

Sean Cantwell, M.D.

Hometown: Newport Beach, California

Undergraduate: University of California, Los Angeles

Medical school: Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine

Interests: Complex reconstruction, although I find almost everything about plastic surgery fascinating! Outside of the hospital, I like to bodysurf (when in California), work out, watch classic movies, and spend time with family.

Mo Boonipat, M.D.

Mo Boonipat, M.D.

Hometown: Bangkok, Thailand

Undergraduate: Biomedical Engineering, The Johns Hopkins University

Medical school: Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth

Interests: Craniofacial surgery, microsurgery, reconstruction, global plastic surgery, technological applications in plastics. Outside of work, I like to paint Chinese paintings when I have time.

Serena Day, M.D.

Serena Day, M.D.

Hometown: San Jose, California

Undergraduate: Neuroscience, Duke University

Medical school: University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry

Interests: Microsurgery. Outside of work, I love yoga, bouldering, playing my guitar, skiing, and hiking.

Omar Mohamed, M.D. 

Omar Mohamed, M.D.

Hometown: Franklin Lakes, New Jersey

Undergraduate: Biology, Minor in Chemistry, Caldwell University

Medical school: Rutgers New Jersey Medical School

Interests: Microsurgery. Outside of work, I love long distance running, playing basketball, and hanging out with my co-residents.

Madeleine Mason, M.D. 

Madeleine Mason, M.D.

Hometown: Washington, D.C.

Undergraduate: University of Michigan

Medical school: Tufts University School of Medicine

Interests: Oncologic reconstruction, microsurgery, body contouring after massive weight loss, aesthetic surgery, and medical education. Outside of medicine, I love long distance running, DIY home improvement projects, cooking, and spending time with friends and family.

Daniel Curiel, M.D. 

Daniel Curiel, M.D.

Hometown: Gridley, California

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

Medical school: Harvard Medical School

Interests: Reconstructive plastic surgery and cosmetic surgery. Outside of work: music (playing guitar & piano), motorcycle riding, baking pies, and exploring the outdoors.

Dan Sotelo Leon, M.D. 

Daniel Sotelo Leon, M.D.

Hometown: Denver, Colorado

Undergraduate: Chemistry, Creighton University

Medical school: Stanford University School of medicine

Interests: Hand surgery, microsurgery, and outcomes-based research. In my free time I like to weight lift, play Spanish guitar, and follow international soccer.

Nichole Zayan, M.D. 

Nichole Zayan, M.D.

Hometown: Novi, Michigan

Undergraduate: Biomedical Engineering, University of Miami

Medical school: The Ohio State University

Interests: Breast reconstruction and microsurgery. In my free time, I enjoy running, yoga, cooking, going to restaurants, wine and cheese, and reading.

Khalen Alameddine, M.B.B.S. 

Khaled Alameddine, M.B.B.S.

Hometown: Tripoli, Lebanon

Undergraduate: Lebanese American University

Medical school: University of London

Interests: Hand surgery, microsurgery and aesthetic surgery. I enjoy skiing, traveling, weight lifting, long-boarding, piano, documentaries and going out with friends exploring new places.

Austin Chen, M.D. 

Austin Chen, M.D.

Hometown: Cupertino, California

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

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

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

Eugene Zheng, M.D. 

Eugene Zheng, M.D.

Hometown: Cold Spring, Minnesota

Undergraduate: Dartmouth College

Medical school: University of Minnesota 

Professional interests: Craniofacial, microsurgery, global surgery

Hobbies: My hobbies include ice-hockey, soccer, lake life, Broadway musicals, piano, church, and searching for the best French fries in the world

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

Hobbies: My hobbies are spending time with family and friends, traveling, and playing soccer

Samyd Bustos Hemer, M.D.

Samyd Bustos Hemer, M.D.

Hometown: Barranquilla, Columbia

Undergraduate/Medical school: Pontifical Xavierian University School of Medicine

Professional interests: My professional interests include microsurgery, breast and lymphatic reconstruction, and the application of imaging techniques and machine learning in plastic surgery.

Hobbies: Outside of work, I love 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: My professional interests include hand and microsurgery, as well as medical education. My research includes disparities in breast cancer staging and reconstruction and ecology/canopy research.

Hobbies: I like going on hikes with my wife and two sons (ages 4 and 2). I enjoy cooking, running, skiing, and playing guitar. 

Lauren Gates-Tanzer, M.D.

Lauren Gatez-Tanzer, M.D.

Hometown: Flagstaff, Arizona

Undergraduate: Northern Arizona University

Medical school: University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign

Professional interests: My plastic surgery interests include craniofacial, pediatric, and aesthetic plastic surgery.

Hobbies: My hobbies include 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: My interests include hand, craniofacial, lymphedema, and general reconstructive surgeries. My research has focused on regenerative medicine. 

Hobbies: I enjoy photography, gaming, home improvement projects, car detailing, and snowblading.