Chief Residents

Chief Residents

PGY 4s

PGY 3s

PGY 2s

PGY 1s

The PGY-5 year includes 11 months of general surgery as the chief resident on one of the general surgery services. During the chief resident year, the resident takes full responsibility for the surgical service. This includes teaching and supervising junior residents and medical students. During this year, chief residents gain extensive experience in complex surgical cases. Each chief resident assumes administrative responsibilities during the course of their chief year.

Paryush Lakhtaria 

Hometown: Gandhinagar, India
Medical School: Government Medical College
Post-graduate Plan: Colorectal Fellowship
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      Brian Hwang


Hometown: Los Gatos, California
Medical School: Chicago Medical School
Post-graduate Plan: Plastic Reconstructive Surgery
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Mingwei Ni

Hometown: Shanghai, China
Medical School: Shanghai Medical Collegeof Fudan University/ Vanderbilt University
Post-graduate Plan: Not Decided
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Ashish Padnani

Hometown: Ahmedabad, India
Medical School: NHL Municipal Medical College
Post-graduate Plan: 
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Darshak Shah


Hometown: Anand, India
Medical School: Medical College Baroda, India
Post-graduate Plan: MIS
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