Graduated Fellows

2020–2021

Bariatric Fellowship 20-21
  • Maryna Chumakova-Orin, MD – Surgeon, Anchorage Bariatrics, Anchorage, Alaska 
  • Yen-Yi Juo, MD, MPH – Surgeon, Section of Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery, Department of Surgery, David Geffen School of Medicine at University of California, Los Angeles, California
  • David Douglas Moffat II, MD – Bariatric Surgeon, Prisma Health Weight Management Center, Columbia, South Carolina

2019–2020

Bariatric Fellowship 19-20
  • Leonard Kasey Welsh, MD – General Surgeons of Western Colorado, Grand Junction, Colorado
  • Mackenzie Landin, MD – Banner health, Phoenix, Arizona
  • Linda Youngwirth, MD – Rex Bariatric Specialist, Raleigh, North Carolina

2018-2019

Bariatric Fellowship 18-19
  • Jana Chtchetinin, MD – Kaiser Permanente South Sacramento Medical Center, Sacramento, CA
  • Andrew Luhrs, MD – Brown University / Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, RI
  • Timothy Snow, DO – Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital, Charlottesville, VA

2017-2018

Bariatric Fellowship 17-18
  • Scott Schimpke, MD – Rush University (Chicago, IL)
  • Sugong Chen, MD – Sanford Health (Fargo, ND)
  • Matthew Davis, MD – University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center (Memphis, TN)

2016-2017

Bariatric Fellowship 16-17
Madhu Siddeswarappa, Jesse Gutnick, and Juan Alvarez
  • Juan Alvarez, MD – Kaiser Permanente (Fresno, CA)
  • Jesse Gutnick, MD – SUNY Upstate University Hospital (Syracuse, NY)
  • Madhu Siddeswarappa, MD – Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (Boston, MA)

2015-2016

Bariatric Fellowship 15-16
Nova Szoka, Daniel Guerron, and Shaina Eckhouse
  • Shaina Eckhouse, MD – Washington University Physicians (St Louis, MO)
  • Nova Szoka, MD – West Virginia University (Morgantown, WV)
  • Daniel Guerron, MD – Duke University Health System (Durham, NC)

2014-2015

Bariatric Fellowship 14-15
Dr. Seymour, Dr. Reinke, Dr. Gopal
  • Jegan Gopal, MD – The Better Weigh Center (Corpus Christi, TX)
  • Caroline Reinke, MD – Carolinas HealthCare System (Charlotte, NC)
  • Keri Seymour, DO – Duke University Health System (Durham, NC)

2013-2014

Bariatric Fellowship 13-14
Yijun Chen, Erica Podolsky, Lawrence Tabone, and Dana Portenier, Division Chief
  • Yijun Chen, MD – UCLA Medical Center (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Erica Podolsky, MD – Boca Raton Regional Hospital (Boca Raton, FL)
  • Lawrence Tabone, MD – Carolinas Medical Center (Charlotte, NC)

2012-2013

Bariatric Fellowship 12-13
Kunoor Jain-Spangler, Sean Lee, and James Padussis
  • Kunoor Jain-Spangler, MD – Duke University Health System (Durham, NC)
  • Sean Lee, MD – Georgia Regents University (Augusta, GA)
  • James Padussis, MD – University of Nebraska (Omaha, NE)

2011-2012

  • Justin Clark, MD – Anchorage Bariatrics (Anchorage, AK)
  • Chan Park, MD – Duke University Medical Center (Durham, NC)
  • Joel Rodriguez, MD – Rio Surgical Specialists of Texas (San Antonio, TX)

2010-2011

  • Eugene Ceppa, MD – Indiana University Health (Indianapolis, IN)
  • James Dickerson, MD – US Military (San Antonio, TX)
  • Philip Omotosho, MD –Rush University Medical Center (Chicago, IL)

2009-2010

  • Eric Hanly, MD – General Surgeons of Western Colorado (Grand Junction, CO)
  • Jin Yoo, MD – Duke University Health System (Durham, NC)
  • Basil Yurcisin, MD – Garden State Bariatrics & Wellness Center (New Jersey)

2008-2009

Bariatric Fellowship 08-09
Dr. Myers, Dr. Holder-Haynes, Dr. Sharp
  • Georgia Holder-Haynes, MD – Baylor College of Medicine (Houston)
  • Christopher Myers, MD – University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (Pennsylvania)
  • Lindsey Sharp, MD – Rex Surgical Specialists (Raleigh, NC)

2007-2008

  • Jon Hata, MD – Frye Surgical Weight Loss Program (Hickory, NC)
  • Gevorg Mutafyan, MD – Adventist Health (Glendale, CA)
  • Alex Perez, MD – University of Texas Medical Branch (Galveston, TX)

2006-2007

  • Kfir Ben-David, MD – Mount Sinai Medical Center (Miami Beach, FL)
  • Marty Harnisch, MD – US Military, Fort Sam (Houston, TX)
  • Joshua Roller, MD – Roller Weight Loss & Advanced Surgery (Fayetteville, AR)

2005-2006

  • William Johnson, MD – Atlanta Bariatrics (Atlanta, GA)
  • John Means, MD – Kalispell Regional Healthcare (Kalispell, MT)
  • Dana Portenier, MD – Duke University Health System (Durham, NC)

2004-2005

  • Ricardo Bonnor, MD – Texas Endosurgery Associates (Houston, TX)
  • Alison Fecher, MD – Indiana University Health (Indianapolis, IN)

2003-2004

  • Mark Wilkiemeyer, MD – North Atlanta Surgical Associates (Atlanta, GA)

2002-2003

  • Aurora Pryor, MD – Stony Brook Medicine (Stony Brook, NY)

2001-2002

  • Sandhya Lagoo-Deenadayalan, MD – Duke University Health System (Durham, NC)

2000-2001

  • Ross McMahon, MD – Seattle Weight Loss (Bellevue, WA)

2000-2001

  • Alex Gandsas, MD – Anne Arundel Medical Center (Annapolis, MD)

1999-2000

  • Miguel Juan Garcia-Oria, MD – Hospital Universitario Puerta de Hierro Majadahondra (Madrid, Spain)

1998-1999

  • Edward Chekan, MD – Ethicon, Inc. (Cincinnati, OH)

1997-1998

  • Fred Brody, MD –The George Washington University Hospital (Washington, DC)

1994-1995

  • Philip Schauer, MD – Cleveland Clinic (Cleveland, OH)

1993-1994

  • Steve Eubanks, MD – The Center for Specialized Surgery (Orlando, FL)