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.

PGY-5

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Mohamed Hussein, MD
Chief Resident

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
Chief Resident

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
Chief Resident

Medical School: Peking University Health Science Center and Tongji University School of Medicine
Professional Career Interests: Vascular and Endovascular 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
Chief Resident

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

PGY-4

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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 interested in Colorectal surgery, 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.

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Anastasiya Shchatsko, MD

Medical School: Belarussian State Medical University
Professional Career Interests: I am interested in the full spectrum of general surgery, with a special focus on Colorectal, MIS and Endocrine surgery
Personal Hobbies/Interests: spending time with my family and friends, kayaking 
Favorite Things to do around Michigan: I love exploring the state and the Great lakes with my family. Kayaking, hiking and enjoying the four seasons outdoors. 

PGY-3

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

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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!

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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

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Mohammad Shaear, MD

Medical School: Ain Shams University School of Medicine
Professional Career Interests: Liver Transplant, Hepatobiliary, Minimally Invasive Surgery
Why did you choose CMU: team spirit, leadership support, unlimited resources 
Personal Hobbies/Interests: soccer, aviation, theatre
Favorite Things to do around Michigan: Exploring the breathtaking nature

PGY-2

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

PGY-1

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Jacob Boersma, MD

Medical School: Michigan State University College of Human Medicine
Professional Career Interests: General Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery
Why did you choose CMU: I was very impressed by the diversity that was represented within the residency training programs at CMU. I appreciated that the program was close to my home town of Grand Rapids, MI. Everyone I met during the interview was very welcoming. My perception of the program was that I would gain a well-rounded general surgery training in a community style program that also had the benefits/resources of being linked with a larger institution.
Personal Hobbies/Interests: I enjoy spending time with my wife. Lately, I have gotten quite involved with home renovation projects as my wife and I recently bought a new house in the Saginaw area. I enjoy working out and playing recreational league softball. I enjoy camping, hiking, backpacking, and traveling to National Parks (when I have time apart from residency).
Favorite Things to do around Michigan: Michigan has some great spots for downhill and cross country skiing, both of which I enjoy. Some of my favorite places to visit are in the Upper Peninsula, north of the Mackinaw Bridge, which is a 3 hour drive from Saginaw. I also really enjoy being out on the water, whether it be fishing for walleye/salmon/largemouth bass on Lake Michigan or Lake Erie, kayaking, boating, or waterskiing. Michigan also had a lot of really good craft breweries/distilleries, so make sure to check these out while you are here.

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Charles Keane, MD

Medical School: Central Michigan University
Professional Career Interests: General Surgery and its fellowship opportunities. Specifically Plastic and Reconstructive, Transplant, HPB, CT, & Vascular.
Why did you choose CMU: Continuing at CMU allows me to further my training and relationships with physicians who were pivotal in fostering my foundations in surgery. This environment also provides individual autonomy and early surgical experiences.
Personal Hobbies/Interests: Golf, tennis, hockey, hunting, and skiing
Favorite Things to do around Michigan: Travel up north, spend time with family, sporting events, & enjoy all four seasons.

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Olivia Lossia, MD

Medical School: Central Michigan University
Professional Career Interests: Thoracic Surgery, Surgical Oncology
Why did you choose CMU: Proximity to my family, trained here as a medical student
Personal Hobbies/Interests: Yoga, reading, traveling, spending time with my cat
Favorite Things to do around Michigan: Visiting apple orchards, up north, hanging around downtown Detroit

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Shravani Sripathi, MD

Medical School: Bhaskar Medical College, India
Professional Career Interests: General surgery and Colorectal surgery
Why did you choose CMU: I like the working environment and my family is here
Personal Hobbies/Interests: Indian classical dance
Favorite Things to do around Michigan: I enjoy the lakes, especially Mackinac Island and sand dunes near Traverse City are the places I love the most.