Today, Friday, March 18 is Match Day! The day when the National Resident Matching Program releases results to applicants seeking residency and fellowship training positions in the United States. This was another momentous recruitment season as all trainee programs operated through 100 percent virtual recruitment. We want to thank everyone who helped support this fantastic year!

General Surgery Residency Program

With more than 1,400 total applicants applying for seven categorical and one categorical rural position, 140 applicants were interviewed this past Fall. We are pleased to have attracted top candidates to our program, and we look forward to welcoming them to the Department in June.

The Surgery Education Office, under the direction of Program Director and Vice-Chair of Education, Melissa Brunsvold, MD, and supported by Education Manager, Jessica Andersen, C-TAGME, and Program Administrator, Serena Jones-White, are to be congratulated for their incredible work recruiting this outstanding group of incoming residents.

  • Reid Burch | Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine
  • Mohammad Qrareya | An-Najah National University
  • Sarah Larson | University of Minnesota Medical School
  • Abraham Williams | University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
  • Miranda Considine | Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine of Midwestern University
  • Theodore Hagmann | University of Minnesota Medical School
  • Michelle Hayes | University of Minnesota Medical School
  • Sruthi Shankar | University of Minnesota Medical School
  • Niveditha Jagadesh | Ohio State University College of Medicine
  • Anmol Nigam | Ohio State University College of Medicine
  • Chidiebere Onongaya | Tufts University School of Medicine
  • Myriam Benchiba-Charron | University College Cork
General Surgery Categorical and Rural Residents

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Integrated Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Residency Program

The Plastic Surgery faculty completed holistic reviews of over 300 applications to our program. Our faculty and residents interviewed a total of 40 applicants over the course of four half-day interview sessions to successfully match our two PGY-1 categorical positions.

We are very grateful for our dedicated faculty members who participated in application review and/or interviews this year (Drs. Jo Barta, Marie Claire Buckley, Cenk Cayci, Umar Choudry, Cherrie Heinrich, Chris Hillard, George Landis, Peter Letourneau, Paul Lim, Ashish Mahajan, Warren Schubert, Tom Suszynski, Sue Mi Tuttle, and Jon Witzke), and to all of our current residents, who played a vital role in showcasing our program during virtual "meet & greets" and interviews! 

  • Henry Marsh | University of Oklahoma College of Medicine
  • Nolan Schwarz | University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences
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Integrated Vascular Surgery Residency Program

With 122 total applicants applying for one position, the Vascular Surgery Integrated Residency Program interviewed 32 applicants this past fall. We look forward to welcoming a third resident to our growing program in June.

The Division of Vascular Surgery and the Surgical Education Office, under the direction of Program Director, R. James Valentine, MD, and Associate Program Director, Julie Duke, MD, is to be congratulated for their remarkable work recruiting an excellent incoming resident.

  • Zachary German | Wake Forest School of Medicine of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center
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We send our thanks to all of the faculty and trainees who participated in recruitment activities this year.

As always it is an honor to serve you.

Best regards,
Sayeed Ikramuddin, MD, MHA
Chair, Department of Surgery
Jay Phillips Professor

Melissa Brunsvold, MD FACS FCCM
Professor of Surgery
Vice-Chair for Education, Surgery
Program Director, General Surgery Residency
M Health System Medical Director, ECMO