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TTUHSC Surgery Residents

Residency Program - Current Residents


 Senan Abdul-hamed, M.D.  Prerna Ladha, M.D. Andres Leal, M.D. 


 Edward Daniele, M.D. Jayne McCauley, M.D.  Yana Puckett, M.D.  Anand Tarpara, M.D. 


Rushabh Dev, M.D. Anceslo Idicula, M.D. Robert Polak, M.D.
Mary Scheerer, M.D. Dayton Wong, M.D.


Babak Abbassi, M.D. Michelle Estrada, M.D. Karla Leal, M.D.
Alberto Montalvo, M.D. Virginia Tran, M.D.


Lisa Anderson, M.D. Christopher Daniele, M.D. Akash Desai, M.D.
Mohamad Elshiekh, M.D. Anas Hamdi, M.D. Audrey "Frankie" Hand, M.D.
Linda Luong, D.O. Melissa Ponder, M.D. Stephen Yu, D.O. Kelly Zhang,M.D.

Breast Fellow:

Juan Carlos Claros-Soto, M.D.

Burn Fellow:


Recent Graduates


  • Hassan Ahmed, MD - Fellowship in Advanced GI and MIS @ Swedish Medical Center, Seattle WA
  • Michael Hanna, MD - Fellowship in Cardiothoracic Surgery @ Allegheny Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Ashley Mekala, DO - Private Practice in Dallas, TX
  • Milad Mohammadi, MD - Fellowship in Vascular Surgery @ UT San Antonio


  • Sarah Ahmad, MD - Fellowship in Cardiothoracic Surgery @ University of Iowa
  • Sarah Cazorla, MD - Fellowship in Plastic Surgery @ University of Virginia
  • Alan Coleman, MD - Private Practice in Wichita Falls, TX
  • Abe Mata, MD - Fellowship in Vascular Surgery @ University of West Virginia
  • Adam Purtell, MD - Fellowship in MIS @ UT Houston (Clinical Faculty @ TTUHSC)
  • Wudneh Temesgen, MD - Fellowship in MIS @ Brown University, Rhode Island (Johns Hopkins)(Private Practice in Providence, RI)
  • Erin Woller, MD - Private Practice @ Hendrick Health, Abilene, TX


  • Paul Del Prado, MD - Minimally invasive Surgery Fellowship at Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond (Private Practice Phoenix, AZ)
  • Jesse Flores, MD - Fellowship in Colorectal Surgery @ Cleveland Clinic (Private Practice Dallas, TX)
  • Onur Kutlu, MD - Hepatobiliary Surgery Fellowship at Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston (Academic Practice @ UT Houston)
  • Jon Nathan, MD - Plastic Surgery Fellowship at Loyola University, Chicago
  • Caleb Sallee, MD - Private Practice at SWAT Surgical Associates in Lubbock Texas
  • LeRone Simpson, MD - Surgical Critical Care/Acute Care Surgery at Washington University, St. Louis (Private Practice McAllen, TX)


  • Diana Burgueno, MD – Private Practice in Lakeland, Florida
  • Steven Garcia, MD – Fellowship in Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery @ UT Southwestern (Faculty at TTUHSC, Bariatric Surgery)
  • Ben Hirsch, MD – Fellowship in Cardiothoracic Surgery at University of Virginia (Faculty at TTUHSC - Cardiothoracic Surgery)
  • LaJohn Quigley, MD – Fellowship in Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery at University of South Carolina (Faculty at TTUHSC Amarillo - Minimally Invasive Surgery)
  • Tropha Wright, MD – Private Practice in Raton, New Mexico


  • Jared Bratvold, MD – Private Practice in Memphis, Tennessee
  • John Fitzwater, MD – Faculty at TTUHSC, Pediatric Surgery


  • Steven Brooks, MD – Faculty at TTUHSC, Trauma/Critical Care
  • Jenna Wishnew, MD – Private Practice in Frisco, TX – General Surgery


  • Delphine Engel, MD – Private Practice in Portland, OR – Critical Care
  • Mark Markarian, MD – Private Practice in Boston, MA – Plastic Surgery
  • Stavan Parmar, MD – Private Practice in Hunstville, TX - General Surgery


  • Candy Arentz, MD – Private Practice in Houston, TX - Oncologic Breast Surgery
  • Ronny Ford, MD - Private Practice in Burleson, TX – General Surgery
  • Danny Owens, MD - Private Practice in Waco, TX – General Surgery


  • Matt Couch, MD - Private Practice in St. Petersburg, FL – General Surgery


  • Matt Robinson, MD - Private Practice in Hopkinsville, KY – General Surgery
  • Rick Wirges, MD - Private Practice in Little Rock, AR – Hand Surgery


  • Barnard Barragan, MD - Private Practice in Lubbock, TX – Hand Surgery
  • Sharmila Dissanaike, MD - Chairman of Surgery TTUHSC – Trauma/Burn/Critical Care
  • David Stapenhorst, MD - Private Practice in Sugar Land, TX – Plastic Surgery


  • Richard Helmer, MD - Private Practice in Waco, TX – Cardiothoracic Surgery


  • Steve Henao, MD - Private Practice in Albuquerque, NM – Vascular Surgery
  • Thomas Howe, MD - Private Practice, Lubbock, TX – Wound Care
  • C. Lance Love, MD - Private Practice in Fredericksburg, TX – General Surgery


  • Melinda Banister, MD - Private Practice in Alpine, TX – General Surgery
  • Michael Seger, MD - Private Practice in San Antonio, TX – MIS/Bariatric Surgery


  • Robert Noll, MD - Faculty at UC Davis
  • Richard Wilkerson, MD - Private Practice in Grapevine, TX – Vascular Surgery


  • Russ Birdwell, MD - Private Practice in Garland, TX – General Surgery
  • Don Dilworth, MD - Private Practice in San Antonio, TX – General Surgery
  • Trent Proffitt, MD - Private Practice in Rowlett, TX – Vascular Surgery


  • C. Coleman Brown, MD - Private Practice in Chevy Chase, MD – Plastic Surgery
  • Delma Jara, MD - Private Practice in Houston, TX – General Surgery


  • Derek Haggard, MD - Private Practice in Lubbock, TX
  • John Millard, MD - Private Practice in Lone Tree, CO – Plastic Surgery
  • Sammy Rivas, MD - Private Practice, Lubbock, TX