General Surgery Residents

Our General Surgery Residents take an active role in the interview process and selection of incoming residency class. They advocate for patients and access to quality care.  The residents experience a multicultural environment and diverse backgrounds while supporting each other's wellness.


Ghaith Qudah, MD

Medical School: University of Jordan
Professional Career Interests: Colorectal surgery
Personal Hobbies/Interests: Soccer, watching TV series
Favorite Things to do around Michigan: Discovering the Great Lakes area and all the amazing views in Michigan



Mohamed Hussein, MD

Medical School: University of Cairo Faculty of Medicine
Professional Career Interests: Thoracic surgery
Personal Hobbies/Interests: Play violin, soccer
Favorite Things to do around Michigan: Enjoying the beautiful and charming nature of Saginaw and nearby cities

Najiha Farooqi, MD

Medical School: Aga Khan University Medical College
Professional Career Interests: Cardiothoracic surgery
Personal Hobbies/Interests: Cooking, reading, dancing
Favorite Things to do around Michigan: Traveling and spending time in the north, shopping

Becky Long, MD

Medical School: Peking University Health Science Center and Tongji University School of Medicine
Professional Career Interests: Surgery
Personal Hobbies/Interests: Travelling, cooking
Favorite Things to do around Michigan: Attending Traverse City Cherry Festival, biking around Mackinac Island, snowboarding in Harbor Springs

Maxim Shaydakov, MD, PhD

Medical School: S.M. Kirov Military Medical Academy
Professional Career Interests: Vascular and endovascular surgery
Personal Hobbies/Interests: Skiing, snowboarding, skating, traveling
Favorite Things to do around Michigan: Fall foliage, hunting



Emmanuel Luciano Lorenzo, MD

Medical School: Instituto Technologico de Santo Domingo (INTEC) Facultad de Ciencias de la Salud
Professional Career Interests: Cardiothoracic surgery
Personal Hobbies/Interests: Baseball, watching documentaries, and hanging with my friends
Favorite Things to do around Michigan: I am still learning about the area, but I enjoy trying new restaurants and socializing outside of work with my co-residents.

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Felipe Pacheco, MD

Medical School: Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Ecuador Facultad de Medicina
Professional Career Interests: I am interested in several aspects of surgery. I am inclined towards surgical oncology, hepatobiliary surgery, and transplants, but there are several other specialties that I haven't experienced yet.
Personal Hobbies/Interests: Swimming, running, grilling, going out for dinner with friends
Favorite Things to do around Michigan: I like going with friends to nearby cities to try new restaurants or going up north to visit new places. Saginaw is close to several big cities that are great to visit if you have a weekend off.


Anastasiya Shchatsko, MD

Medical School: Belarussian State Medical University
Professional Career Interests: General surgery, Endocrine surgery, Transplant surgery
Personal Hobbies/Interests: Kayaking, hiking, traveling, gardening
Favorite Things to do around Michigan: Lake Michigan and Lake Superior sightseeing and swimming


Jacques Niamien, MD

Medical School: Howard University COM
Professional Career Interests: Cardiothoracic surgery
Why did you choose CMU: Opportunities for great operative exposure along with accessible attending doctors which creates a great training environment
Personal Hobbies/Interests: reading; traveling; sightseeing
Favorite Things to do around Michigan: Still discovering the area


Sundarachalam Pindicura, MD

Medical School: Siddhartha Medical College
Professional Career Interests: Interested in surgical oncology and minimally invasive surgery
Personal Hobbies/Interests: Gaming, table tennis, spending time with family
Favorite Things to do around Michigan: I'm still exploring Michigan!


Sinong Qian, MD

Medical School: Southern Medical University
Professional Career Interests: Minimally invasive surgery
Personal Hobbies/Interests: Hiking, biking, sushi, Korean drama
Favorite Things to do around Michigan: Trying new restaurants with my co-residents


Eduardo Serpa, MD

Medical School: Universidad de Cuenca Facultad de Ciencias Medicas
Professional Career Interests: Colorectal Surgery
Why did you choose CMU: Great surgical experience
Personal Hobbies/Interests: Running, dinning
Favorite Things to do around Michigan: Michigan has great places to visit, such as Traverse city, Picture Rocks


Danielle Hebert

Danielle Hebert, MD

Medical School: Central Michigan University College of Medicine
Professional Career Interests: Colorectal Surgery
Why did you choose CMU: I chose CMU because I had such an amazing experience as a student rotating here. The residents here are given a lot of autonomy and are exposed to a variety of operative pathologies very early.
Personal Hobbies/Interests: I enjoy running, biking, spending time outside and hanging out with my friends and family.
Favorite Things to do around Michigan: Hiking in Northern Michigan and enjoying lake days.

Oluwayemisi Oyeleke, MD

Medical School: St. James SOM, Anguilla
Professional Career Interests: Burn surgery, trauma/critical care surgery, the effect of racial, ethnic, and social disparities in outcomes of trauma patients, social factors increasing the risk of gunshot victimization, providing surgical care to veterans, improving availability of surgical care in African countries.
Why did you choose CMU: The opportunity to live in Michigan, one of the most beautiful states, the proximity to water, lots of outdoor activities, and the opportunity to explore all that Michigan has to offer over the next couple of years. We have 24/7 access to a very impressive simulation lab where we can work on developing our technical skills. The program seems invested in residents and fostering their career development. The General Surgery program was previously reinstated, I look forward to working with my co-residents to develop this program.
Personal Hobbies/Interests: Weightlifting, traveling, cooking spicy meals and riding rollercoasters
Favorite Things to do around Michigan: Wine tasting in Traverse city, exploring the neighboring cities and up North Michigan. I have only been here 1 month and still have a lot to explore.

Miroslav Predny, MD

Medical School: Charles University, Prague
Professional Career Interests: Minimally invasive surgery, colorectal surgery, other specialities I have not yet fully experienced.
Why did you choose CMU: Collegiality of the faculty and residents, high operative exposure and case diversity, stimulating and supportive environment, Saginaw is a pleasant town with many green areas, in a central location not far from the Great lakes and major cities.
Personal Hobbies/Interests: Playing hockey, road trips, exploring nature in new places, visiting different cities, spending time with family and friends, new activities such as surfing and scuba diving.
Favorite Things to do around Michigan: I enjoy trying new restaurants with my co-residents, local wineries and exploring the Great Lakes and outdoors up north.

Joshua Rarick, MD

Medical School: WMU
Professional Career Interests: General surgery, Colorectal surgery, Breast surgery
Why did you choose CMU: I chose CMU because I wanted to train in a strong community program where I would have the opportunity to get plenty of operative exposure and maximize my surgical skills. I also enjoy living and working in Michigan, the people here are very friendly.
Personal Hobbies/Interests: Hiking, playing soccer and basketball, watching sports, grilling, traveling, reading
Favorite Things to do around Michigan: Exploring new places to hike, trying out new bars and restaurants