Alumni

The table below lists where our residents have gone on to train and practice immediately following graduation:

Name Graduation Year Fellowship Training Present Activity Specialty
Deeter, Lyndsay
2014
Burn Surgery & Surgical Critical Care Fellowship @ Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, WA
Burn Surgery & Surgical Critical Care Fellowship @ Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, WA
Burn Surgery
Surgical Critical Care
Harrel, Nicholas
2014
N/A
Private Practice in Scottsdale, AZ
General Surgery
Knolhoff, Josh
2014
N/A
Private Practice in Highland, IL
General Surgery
Klemens, Anne
2013
Vascular Surgery Fellowship @ Carolinas Medical Center, Corncord, NC
Vascular Surgery Fellowship @ Carolinas Medical Center, Corncord, NC
Vascular Surgery
Machado, Lorenzo
2013
Transplant Surgery Fellowship @ Universiy of Cincinatti, Cincinatti, OH
Transplant Surgery Fellowship @ University of Cincinatti, Cincinatti, OH
Transplant Surgery
Wilhelmson, Krista
2013
Trauma & Surgical Critical Care Fellowship @ Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN
Trauma & Surgical Critical Care Fellowship @ Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN
Surgical Critical Care/Trauma Surgery
Davis, Karole
2012
Trauma & Surgical Critical Care Fellowship @ Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN
Attending, Trauma & Critical Care/General Surgery @ Maricopa Medical Center, Phoenix, AZ
Surgical Critical Care/Trauma Surgery, General Surgery
Kleisli, Thomas
2012
Cardiothoracic Surgery Fellowship @ University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
Cardiothoracic Surgery Fellowship @ University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery
Leeds, Steven
2012
Advanced Laparoscopy Surgery Fellowship @ Providence Health & Services, Portland, OR
Attending, General Surgery @ Baylor University, Waco TX
Minimally Invasive Surgery,
General Surgery
Shirah, Gina
2012
Burn Surgery Fellowship 
@ Arizona Burn Center, Phoenix, AZ (2012-2013)

Surgical Critical Care Fellowship 
@ MIHS (2013-2014)
Surgical Critical Care Fellowship @ MIHS, Phoenix, AZ
General Surgery,
Burn Surgery,
Surgical Critical Care
Torabi, Rozbeh
2012
Plastic Surgery Fellowship @ Nassau University Medical Center, East Meadow, NY
Plastic Surgery Fellowship @ Nassau University Medical Center, East Meadow, NY
Plastic Surgery
Hibbard, Michael
2011
Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellowship @ Alta Bates Summit Medical Center, Oakland, CA
Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellowship @ Alta Bates Summit Medical Center, Oakland, CA
Minimally Invasive Surgery,
General Surgery
Higgins, Michael
2011
Franciscan Health Systems Fellowship in Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery, Tacoma, WA
Private Practice in Bellingham, WA
Minimally Invasive Surgery,
General Surgery
Kanneganti, Shalini
2011
Colorectal Fellowship @ Ferguson Clinic, Grand Rapids, MI
Private Practice in Tacoma, WA
Colorectal Surgery
O'Cleireachain, Marc
2011
N/A
Private Practice in Albuquerque, NM
General Surgery
Le, Le H.
2010
N/A
Private Practice @ Banner Dell Webb, Phoenix, AZ
General Surgery
Saltz, Samuel
2010
N/A
Private Practice in Greeley, CO
General Surgery
Ballecer, Conrad
2009
Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellowship @ Greenville, South Carolina
Private Practice in Peoria, AZ
Minimally Invasive Surgery,
General Surgery
Green, Andrew
2009
N/A
Private Practice in Wilson, NC
General Surgery
Macias, Luis
2009
Plastic Surgery Fellowship @ Mayo Clinic - Arizona
Private Practice in Marina Del Ray, CA
Plastic Surgery
Swanson, Scott
2009
Hand Fellowship @ University of New Mexico
Plastic Surgery Fellowship @ Mayo Clinic - Arizona
Attending, Hand Surgery & Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery @ Maricopa Medical Center, Phoenix, AZ
Hand Surgery,
Plastic Surgery
Chang, Shiliang
2008
Plastic Surgery Fellowship @ UT San Antonio
Plastic Surgery Fellow @ UT San Antonio
Plastic Surgery
Kim, Hahns
2008
Plastic Surgery Fellowship @ Mayo Clinic - Arizona
Attending, Plastic Surgery @ Loma Linda Medical Center
Plastic Surgery
Potter, Kevin
2008
Hepatobiliary Fellowship @ Portland, OR
Attending, Department of Surgery 
@ St. Joe's Hospital, Phoenix, AZ
General Surgery,
Hepatobiliary Surgery
Uecker, Nathaniel
2008
N/A
Attending, General Surgery @ Hutchinson Regional Medical Center, Hutchinson, MN
General Surgery
Diwan, Tayyab
2007
Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellowship @ Portland, OR
Transplant Surgery Fellow @ Mayo Clinc, Rochester, MN
Minimally Invasive Surgery,
Transplant Surgery,
General Surgery
Freeman, Michael
2007
N/A
Private Practice in Broken Arrow, OK
General Surgery
Lumpkin, Mary
2007
Trauma & Acute Care Surgery Fellowship @ MIHS (2008-2009)

Burn Surgery Fellowship @ Galveston, TX
Attending, General & Trauma Surgery @ John C. Lincoln Hosptial, Phoenix, AZ
Trauma Surgery,
General Surgery
Amabile, Orazio
2006
Cariothoracic Surgery Fellowship @ University of Arizona - Tuscon
Private Practice in Phoenix, AZ
Cardiothoracic Surgery
Fealk, Michael
2006
Colorectal Fellowship @ Allentown, PA
Private Practice in Albuquerque, NM
Colorectal Surgery
McKee, Desirae
2006
Hand Fellowship @ University of Virginia
Private Practice in Amherst, NY
Hand Surgery,
General Surgery
Yao, David
2006
Plastic Surgery Fellowship @ Mayo Clinic - Arizona
Private Practice in Phoenix, AZ
Plastic Surgery
Clapp, Benjamin
2005
Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellowship @ UT El Paso
Private Practice in El Paso, TX
Minimally Invasive Surgery,
General Surgery
Escobar, Jose
2005
Cardiothoracic Fellowship @ UT Southwestern
Private Practice in Irving, TX
Cardiothoracic Surgery
Hannon, Matthew
2005
Trauma & Critical Care Fellowship @ USC
Navy Commander & Trauma Surgeon @ Naval Medical Center, San Diego, CA
Surgical Critical Care,
General Surgery
Schafer, David
2005
Cosmetic @ Micro-Plastics Fellowship @ Mayo Clinic
Private Practice in New York, NY
Plastic Surgery
Goodman, Jonathan
2004
Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellowship @ Shawnee Mission, KS
Attending, General Surgery @ Banner Boswell, Sun City, AZ
Minimally Invasive Surgery,
General Surgery
Kaliappan (Moorthy), Brenda Sivakami
2004
Breast Surgery Fellowship @ USC
Private Practice @ John C. Lincoln in Phoenix, AZ
Breast Surgery
Sabeeh, Vasif
2004
Plastic Surgery Fellowship @ Tulane University, New Orlenas, LA
Private Practice in Scottsdale, AZ
Plastic Surgery
Walsh, Molly
2004
Mayo Clinic Plastic Surgery Fellowship, Rochester, MN
Private Practice in Scottsdale, AZ
Plastic Surgery
Demps, LaTara
2003
N/A
Private Practice in Atlanta, GA
General Surgery
Lindberg, Gordon
2003
Burn Fellowship in Colorado
Private Practice in Aurora, CO
Burn Surgery,
General Surgery
Prebil, Brian
2003
N/A
Private Practice in Peoria, AZ
General Surgery
Smith, Clifford
2003
N/A
Attending Surgeon, US Navy
General Surgery
Maffi, Terry
2002
Plastic Surgery Fellowship @ Mayo Clinic - Rochester, MN
Private Practice in Scottsdale, AZ
Plastic Surgery
Oliva, Jose (Gavino)
2002
N/A
Private Practice in Martinez, CA
General Surgery
Olivas, Terry
2002
Cardiothoracic Fellowship @ UT Southwestern
Private Practice in Grand Forks, ND
Cardiothoracic Surgery
Singh, Gagandeep
2002
Transplant Fellowship in Iowa (prior to MIHS residency)
Director, Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery & GI Surgical Oncology @ John Wayne Cancer Institute
Transplant Surgery,
Hepatobiliary Surgery,
General Surgery
Dierwechter, Leaza
2001
N/A
Private Practice in Tacoma, WA
General Surgery
Amshel, Craig
2001
Colorectal Fellowship in Miami, FL
Private Practice in Sun City Center, Florida
Colorectal Surgery
Gillespie, Thomas
2001
N/A
Private Practice @ St. Joseph's Hospital, Phoenix, AZ
General Surgery
Kayler, Liise
2000
Transplant Fellowship @ University of Michigan
Assistant Professor, Transplant Surgery @ University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
Transplant Surgery
Matthews, Marc
2000
Vascular Surgery Fellowship @ University of Kentucky

Trauma/Surgery Critical Care University of California Davis Medical Center Sacramento, California
Director of Respirator Care Services, Attending in Burn Surgery @ Maricopa Medical Center, Phoenix, AZ
Burn Surgery,
Vascular Surgery,
General Surgery
Mazaheri, Mehdi
2000
Plastic Surgery Fellowship @ University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
Private Practice in Scottsdale, AZ
Plastic Surgery
Phillips, Bradley
2000
Burn Fellowship @ Shriner's Hosptial for Children, University of Texas Medical Branch

Trauma-ICU Fellowship @ Boston Medical Center

Clinical Research Fellowship @ Harvard University
Director, Pediatric Burns &
Program Director, Burn Fellowship @ Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
Burn Surgery
Al-kasspooles, Mazin
1999
Surgical Oncology Fellowship @ Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, New York
Chief, Surgical Oncology @ University of Kansas, Kansas City, KS
Surgical Oncology
O'Connor (Tillman), Laura
1999
N/A
Head of Surgery - Indian Health Services @ Phoenix Indian Medical Center, Phoenix, AZ
General Surgery
Sanders, Scott
1999
Vascular Surgery Fellowship @ Arizona Heart Institute, Phoenix, AZ
Private Practice in Madisonville, KY
Vascular Surgery
Tsujimura, Ryan
1999
Plastic Surgery Fellowship @ University of Tennessee, Memphis, TN
Private Practice in Scottsdale, AZ
Plastic Surgery
Gregory, Michael
1998
N/A
Private Practice in Phoenix, AZ
General Surgery
Robles, Ramon
1998
Duke University Plastic Surgery Program, Durham, NC
Private Practice in Glendale, AZ
Plastic Surgery
Sagraves, Scott
1998
Trauma & Surgical Critical Care Fellowship @ Orlando Regional Medical Center, Orlando, FL
East Carolina University Physicians, Greenville, NC
Trauma & Critical Care,
General Surgery
Stockinger, Zsolt
1998
N/A
ICU Director & Attending Faculty @ Naval Medical Center, Portsmouth, VA
Medical Officer in General Surgery @ U.S. Navy
Caruso, Daniel
1997
Trauma, Burn & Surgical Critical Care Fellowship @ University of California - Davis, Sacramento, CA
Chairman, Department of Surgery @ Maricopa Medical Center, Phoenix, AZ
Burn Surgery,
Surgical Critical Care
Gray, Devin
1997
N/A
Private Practice in Mesa, AZ
General Surgery
Hall, Jeffrey
1997
N/A
Private Practice in Pocahontas, AR
General Surgery
Kohr, Joan
1997
N/A
Private Practice in Chandler, AZ
General Surgery
Agapay, Allen
1996
N/A
Private Practice in Pheonix, AZ
General Surgery
Canulla, Marco V.
1996
N/A
Private Practice in Sun City, AZ
General Surgery
Heilbron, Mauricio
1996
Vascular Fellowship @ UCLA
Private Practice in Long Beach, CA
Vascular Surgery
Kassir, Andrew
1996
Colorectal Surgery Fellowship @ Orlando, FL
Private Practice in Scottsdale, AZ
Colorectal Surgery
Bravo, Frank
1995
N/A
Private Practice in Tahlequah, OK
General Surgery
McKissock, John
1995
Plastic Surgery Fellowship @ Mayo Clinic - Rochester, MN
Private Practice in Torrance, CA
Plastic Surgery
Mendieta, Constantino
1995
Plastic Surgery Fellowship @ Miami, FL
Private Practice in Miami, FL
Plastic Surgery
Mahoney, Kevin
1994
Trauma & Surgical Critical Care Fellowship @ Hartford Hosptial - Hartford, CT
Trauma Director @ St. Louis University Medical Center - St. Louis, MO
Trauma Surgery
Surgical Critical Care
Trotter, Timothy H.
1993
Cardiothoracic Surgery Residency @ University of Oklahoma Medical Center - Oklahoma City, OK
Chief, Thoracic Surgery @ Oklahoma City VA Medical Center - Oklahoma City, OK
Cardiothoracic Surgery
Hansen, T. Randy
1993
N/A
Private Practice in Globe, AZ
General Surgery
Farnsworth, Todd
1992
Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship @ William Beaumont Hospital - Royal Oak, MI
Private Practice in Phoenix, AZ
Plastic Surgery
Rickman, Allan F.
1991
Orthopedic Surgery Fellowship @ Horizon Orthopedic Group - Cleveland, OH
Private Practice in Alamogordo, NM
Orthopedics/Sports Medicine
Kassenbrock, J. Michael
1991
N/A
Private Practive in Phoenix, AZ
General Surgery
Glass, Louis
1991
N/A
Private Practive in Phoenix, AZ
General Surgery
De La Garza-Grahm, Margarita
1990
N/A
Private Practice in Tyler, TX
General Surgery
Corey, John J.
1990
Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship @ Medical College of Georgia - Augusta, GA
Hand Fellowship @ Maricopa Medical Center - Phoenix, AZ
Private Practice in Scottsdale, AZ
Plastic Surgery
Coates, Nathan
1990
N/A
Deceased
N/A
Burns, Brian
1990
Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship @ University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston - Galveston, TX
Private Practice in Victoria, TX
Plastic Surgery
Weaver, Mark L.
1989
N/A
Private Practice in Snyder, TX
General Surgery
Nagappan, Subbu
1989
N/A
Private Practice in Riverside, CA
General Surgery
Leonard, Kenneth E.
1989
N/A
Private Practice in Fort Washington, MD
General Surgery
Brezel, Bruce
1989
N/A
Private Practice in Shelton, WA
General Surgery
Weimer, Rick
1988
Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship
Deceased
N/A
McGeever, Kevin
1988
N/A
Private Practice in Phoenix, AZ
General Surgery
Brothwell, John J.
1988
N/A
Private Practice in Phoenix, AZ
General Surgery
Norton, R. Steven
1987
N/A
Attending Surgeon for Trauma Trust - Acute Care Surgery Service - Olympia, WA
General Surgery
Johnson, David
1987
N/A
Private Practice in Mesa, AZ
General Surgery
George, Donald
1987
N/A
Private Practice in Port Townsend, WA
General Surgery
Clemen, James T.
1987
N/A
Member of Harrison HealthPartners General Surgery - Silverdale, WA
General Surgery
Yee, Ames
1986
N/A
Member of Banner Health - Peoria & Sun City West, AZ
General Surgery
Davis, James W.
1986
Trauma & Surgical Critical Care Fellowship @ University of California, San Diego - San Diego, CA
Steven N. Parks Endowed Chair of Surgery @ University of California, San Francisco Fresno - Fresno, CA

Chief of Trauma @ Community Regional Medical Center - Fresno, CA
Trauma Surgery
Surgical Critical Care
Corral, Carlos H.
1986
Cardiothoracic Surgery Residency @ Yale School of Medicine/Yale-New Haven Hospital - New Haven, CT
Private Practice in Las Cruces, NM
Cardiothoracic Surgery
Bombach, Edward J.
1986
N/A
Member of Austin Regional Clinic - Austin, TX
General Surgery
Wenner, Donald E.
1985
N/A
Private Practice in Roswell, NM
General Surgery
Ptak, Jeffrey J.
1985
Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship @ University of North Carolina Hospital - Chapel Hill NC
Private Practice in Scottsdale, AZ
Plastic Surgery
Larson, David
1985
Colon & Rectal Surgery Fellowship @ William Beaumont Hospital - Royal Oak, MI
Private Practice in Gilbert, AZ
Colorectal Surgery
Brinkerhoff, Troy
1985
N/A
Deceased
General Surgery
Shaw, Larry
1984
Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship @ Phoenix Integrated Surgery Residency - Phoenix, AZ
Private Practice in Scottsdale, AZ
Plastic Surgery
MacGuire, Mary E.
1984
Trauma & Surgical Critical Care Fellowship @ Maricopa Medical Center - Phoenix, AZ
Chief of Staff & Director of Trauma Services @ Wyoming Medical Center - Casper, WY
General Surgery
Trauma Surgery
Surgical Critical Care
Juarez, Hilario
1984
N/A
Private Practice in Phoenix, AZ
Bariatric Surgery
Deaver, David C., III
1984
N/A
Private Practice in Durango, CO
General Surgery
Gonzales, Adalberto C.
1983
Thoracic Surgery Fellowship @ Good Samaritan Hospital/The Children's Hospital of Los Angeles/Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center - Los Angeles, California
Chief, Non-Cardiac Thoracic Surgery @ Maricopa Medical Center - Phoenix, AZ
Thoracic Surgery
Vascular Surgery
Griffin, Clatyon
1983
N/A
Deceased
N/A
Hernandez, Edgar H.
1983
N/A
Private Practice in Chandler, AZ
General Surgery

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