The Department of Surgery is committed to excellence in education. Our residency and fellowship programs exceed the ACGME requirements. We are committed to recruiting residents and fellows from diverse backgrounds and regions united by a common commitment to excellence, and seek an atmosphere of mutual respect in which faculty, medical students, residents and fellows work as colleagues. We pair residents and fellows with faculty advisors who serve as mentors, and host numerous social events throughout the year to promote a sense of family within the department. Residents who graduate from our program have an outstanding record of selection for fellowships in competitive subspecialties in surgery. Our residents and fellows have been successful in securing positions in academic departments and as leaders in the community practice of surgery.

Class of 2020

  •  Gautham Chitragari, MBBS Colorectak Surgery Fellowship at Spectrum Health, Grand Rapids, MI
  • Kristina Falkenstrom, M.D, Surgical Critical Care Fellowship at St. Josephs Regional, Paterson, NJ
  • Mitra Poorak, M.D. Gerenal Surgery at Piedmont Hospital, Rockdale, GA
  • Asif Talukder, M.D. Colorectal Surgery Fellowship at University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY

Class of 2019

  • Brian Bateson, M.D. Cardiotoracic Fellowship at University of Louisville, Louisville, KY
  • Tayseer Chowdry, M.D. General Surgery Private Practice
  • Randi Lassiter, M.D. Pediatric Fellowship at Nicklaus Children's Hospital, Miami, FL
  • Thuy Pham, M.D. Surgical Critical Care Fellowship at Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN
  • Erika Simmerman, M.D. Plastic Surgery Fellowship at Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN
  • Morgan Young, M.D. General Surgery Private Practice

Class of 2018

  • James Gable, M.D. General Surgery Private Practice with Hamilton Medical Center, Dalton, GA
  • Charles Grigsby, M.D. Surgical Critical Care Fellowship at Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
  • Phillip B. Ham, M.D. Pediatric Surgery Fellowship at John R. Oishei Children's Hospital, Buffalo, NY
  • Jin Sol Oh, M.D. Minimally Invasive Surgical Fellowship at University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Class of 2017

  • Aaron Bolduc, M.D. Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellowship at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
  • Andrew Lawson, D.O. Surgical Critical Care Fellowship at Emory University, Atlanta, GA
  • Aleta Paschal, M.D. Surgical Critical Care Surgery Fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
  • Kayla Smith, M.D. Plastic Surgery Fellowship at Medical College Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
  • Nathaniel Walsh, M.D. Head and Neck Endocrine Fellowship at MCG Augusta University, Augusta, GA

Class of 2016

  • Olusola Fasusi, M.D. Plastic Surgery Fellowship at Augusta University, Augusta, GA
  • Amanda Garman, M.D. General Surgery Private Practice at Kershaw Health Camden, SC
  • Arina Ghaffari, MD Surgical Critical Care, Trauma, Acute Care Surgery Fellowship at Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, NC
  • Abigail Hoffman M.D. Breast Surgical Oncology Fellowship at Stanford University, Palo Alto, California
  • Caleb Mentzer, D.O. Trauma and Surgical Critical Care Fellowship at Miami/Jackson Hospital Ryder Trauma Center Miami, FL
  • Alicia Vinyard, D.O. Breast Surgery Fellowship at University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital Miami, FL 

Class of 2015

  • Nora Burkart, M.D Faculty Member at Minnesota Valley Surgery Center
  • Ben Keyser, M.D. Vascular Surgery Fellowship at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, PA
  • Daria Keyser, M.D. Faculty member at Soldiers and Sailors Hospital, Wellsboro PA
  • Mohamad Masoumy M.D. Plastic Surgery Fellowship at Georgia Regents University, Augusta, GA
  • Ray King M.D. Colon Rectal Surgery Fellowship at University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Class of 2014

  • Varun "Bubby" Bhalla, M.D. Pediatric Critical Care Fellowship at Children's Hospital Washington, DC & Pediatric Surgery Fellowship at All Children's Hospital St. Petersburg, FL
  • Ankur Goel, M.D. Colorectal Fellowship at Grand Medical Center, Columbus, OH
  • Jared Mitchell, M.D. Faculty member at University Hospital, McDuffie Georgia
  • Emmanouil Palaios, M.D. Transplant & Hepatobiliary Surgery Fellowship, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH
  • James Yon, M.D. Trauma Critical Care Fellowship, Cook County Hospital, Chicago, IL

Class of 2013

  • Brandy Cross, M.D. Surgical Critical Care Fellowship, UF Gainesville, FL
  • David Hardy, M.D. Vascular Fellowship, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio
  • John Hershman, M.D. Plastic Surgery Fellowship, Augusta University, Augusta, GA
  • Ginger Justice, M.D. Surgical Critical Care Fellowship, UAB, Birmingham, AL
  • Susie Rhee, M.D. Plastic Surgery Fellowship, Augusta University, Augusta, GA

Class of 2012

  • John Beatty, M.D. Surgical Critical Care Fellowship, GHSU, Augusta, GA
  • Paul Cartwright, M.D. Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellowship, Crosby, MN
  • Angela Gucwa, M.D. Vascular Surgery Fellowship, Greenville, SC
  • Sifrance Tran, M.D. Pediatric Surgical Critical Care Fellowship, Chicago, IL

Class of 2011

  • J.B. Bittner, M.D. Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellowship, St. Louis, MO
  • Adeline Deladisma, M.D. Breast Fellowship, Annapolis, MD
  • Christopher Hogan, M.D. Critical Care Fellowship, GHSU, Augusta, GA
  • Bryce Nattier, M.D. Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, OH
  • Erin Suydam, M.D. Surgical Critical Care Fellowship, HI
  • Betsy Washburn, M.D. Breast Fellowship, Detroit, MI

Class of 2010

  • Christina Parkhurst, M.D. Private Practice, General Surgery, Thomasville, GA
  • Courtney Pettiford, M.D Surgical Critical Care Fellowship, Macon, GA
  • Sean Sheff, M.D. Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellowship, LaCrosse, WI
  • Jeremy Warren, M.D. GHSU Faculty Position, Augusta, GA

Class of 2009

  • Jill Buchanan Enter, M.D. Private Practice, General Surgery, Aiken, SC
  • J. Garrett Harper, M.D. Plastic Surgery Fellowship, Emory University, Atlanta, GA
  • Adam Perry, M.D. Plastic Surgery Fellowship, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
  • Malay Shah, M.D. Transplant Fellowship, University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL
  • Piotr Skowronski, M.D. Plastic Surgery Fellowship, Univ. of Miami/Jackson Memorial, Miami, FL

Class of 2008

  • John Adams, M.D. Colorectal Fellowship, Oschner Clinic, New Orleans, LA
  • Houssam Farres, M.D. Critical Care Fellowship, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
  • Jeremy Joyner, M.D. MIS Fellowship, Minnesota Institute for Minimally Invasive Surgery, Crosby MN
  • Josh Walker, M.D. Rural Surgery Fellowship, Cooperstown, NY/ Private Practice, Donalsonville, GA

Class of 2007

  • Sean Champion, M.D. Private Practice, Booneville, Arkansas
  • Chris Leonard, D.O. Private Practice, Buckhannon, West Virginia
  • Brian Sellers, D.O. Vascular Fellowship, Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, NC
  • Maurice Smith, M.D. Cardiothoracic Fellowship, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

Class of 2006

  • Barry Jenkins, M.D. Colorectal Fellowship, Washington University, St. Louis, MO
  • John Kiluk, M.D. Breast Fellowship, Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, FL
  • Troy F. Kimsey, M.D. Surgical Oncology Fellowship, Memorial Sloan Kettering, New York, NY
  • Zurab Tsereteli, M.D. Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellowship, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO

Class of 2005

  • Tammy Baxter, M.D. Cardiothoracic Surgery Fellowship, Vanderbilt University
  • Dion Franga, M.D. General Surgery, Active Duty, U.S. Army
  • Susan Hancock, M.D. Vascular Surgery Fellowship, Atlanta Medical Center
  • Arif Malik, M.D. Laparoscopic Fellowship, University of Cincinnati
  • Carl Pearl, M.D. Plastic Surgery Fellowship, University of Tennessee at Memphis

Class of 2004

  • Steven Holsten, M.D. General Surgery, Veteran's Affairs Medical Center, Augusta, Georgia
  • Blake McKibbin, M.D. General Surgery, private practice, Gainesville, Georgia
  • Hank Schmidt, M.D. Surgical Oncology Fellowship, University of Chicago

Class of 2003

  • Chris Carlson, M.D. General Surgery, private practice, Augusta, Georgia
  • Christopher Ewart, M.D. Plastic Surgery Fellowship, Georgia Health Sciences University
  • Bassam Helou, M.D. General Surgery private practice, Nashville, Tennessee
  • Thomas Horn, M.D. Plastic Surgery Fellowship, University of Miami
  • Walter Pipkin, M.D. Pediatric Surgery Fellowship, University of Alabama

Class of 2002

  • Neil McDevitt, M.D. General Surgery private practice, Beaufort, South Carolina
  • Manish Shah, M.D. Plastic Surgery Fellowship, University of Tennessee at Knoxville
  • Patrick Sizemore, M.D. General Surgery private practice, Lancaster, South Carolina
  • Whitney Webb, M.D. General Surgery, private practice, Athens, Georgia

Class of 2001

  • Charles Bagwell, M.D. General Surgery private practice, Douglas, Georgia
  • J. Newton Bates, M.D. General Surgery private practice, Augusta, Georgia
  • Peter Kim, M.D. Cardiothoracic Surgery Fellowship, Medical University of South Carolina
  • Emily McLaughlin, M.D. Plastic Surgery, private practice, Dallas, Texas
  • Stacy Smithers, M.D. General Surgery private practice, Augusta, Georgia

Class of 2000

  • William Ball, M.D. General Surgery private practice, Natchitoches, Louisiana
  • William Bull, M.D. Plastic Surgery Fellowship, Loyola University Chicago
  • Dwayne Clark, M.D. General Surgery private practice, Anniston, Alabama
  • Geoffrey Deutsch, M.D. General Surgery private practice, Albany, Georgia
  • Christina J. Kim , M.D. Oncology Surgery Fellowship, Moffatt Cancer Center

Class of 1999

  • Michael Borkat, M.D. General Surgery private practice, Columbus, Georgia
  • Mohammed Davoudi, M.D. Plastic Surgery Fellowship, University of Tennessee at Memphis
  • Vinay Gupta, M.D. Oncology Surgery Fellowship, University of Chicago
  • Sergio Mejias, M.D. General Surgery private practice, Athens, Georgia
  • Brant Parramore, M.D. Vascular Surgery Fellowship, Georgia Baptist Medical Center

Class of 1998

  • Jihad Abbas, M.D. Vascular Surgery Fellowship, Baylor University
  • David Burnham, M.D. General Surgery private practice, Dawsonville, Georgia
  • Aaron Epstein, M.D. General Surgery Private Practice, Laurel, Mississippi
  • Kathleen Jeffery, M.D. General Surgery private practice, Athens, Georgia
  • Melissa Johnson, M.D. Plastic Surgery Fellowship, Indiana University
  • Gregory Patterson, M.D. General Surgery private practice, McDuffie, Georgia

Class of 1997

  • Adela Cassas, M.D. Pediatric Surgery Fellowship, St. Christopher's Hospital
  • Scrinivasa Gorjala, M.D. General Surgery private practice, Riverdale, Georgia
  • Mac Molnar, M.D. General Surgery Private Practice, Columbus, Georgia
  • Jerry Purvis, M.D. Vascular Surgery Fellowship, Georgia Vascular Clinic
  • Glenn Whitney, M.D. Vascular Surgery Fellowship, Georgia Vascular Clinic