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Surgical Residents

The Stamford Hospital/Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians & Surgeons General Surgery Program is comprised of a diverse body of residents with unique backgrounds and a wide range of interests.

Meet our current resident surgeons:


Fiona Hudgens, M.D.
Hometown: Denver, Colorado
Undergraduate: University of Colorado at Boulder
Medical School: New York Medical College
Professional Interests: Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery, Minimally Surgery
Personal Interests/Hobbies: Peloton, skiing, hiking with the dog, weekends in NYC, board games, trying all truffle foods in the tri-state area.

Cynthia Lin, M.D.
Hometown: Suwanee, Georgia
Undergraduate: Cornell University
Medical School: New York Medical College
Professional Interests: Minimally Invasive Surgery
Personal Interests/Hobbies: Iced Coffee, stitching felt animals, quality time with family and friends.

Jacob Sandor, M.D.
Hometown: Chappaqua, New York
Undergraduate: University of Miami
Medical School: New York Medical College
Professional Interests: Trauma Surgery, Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery, Clinical Research
Personal Interests/Hobbies: Fitness, ice hockey, hiking with my dog, mechanics, spending time with family and friends.

Ahmed- Zayn Mohamed, M.D.
Hometown: Cairo, Egypt
Undergraduate: University South Florida
Medical School: University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine
Professional Interests: Neuroendovascular Radiology, Interventional Radiology, Intellectual Property
Personal Interests/Hobbies: International travel, music, languages, family time.

Logan Gonsalves, M.D.
Hometown: Brooklyn, New York
Undergraduate: Howard University
Medial School: St. George's University
Professional Interests: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Trauma and Critical Care
Personal Interests/Hobbies:  Music, theatre, dining, socializing with friends.


Michael B. Chun, M.D

Michael B. Chun, M.D.
Hometown: Palo Alto, California
Undergraduate: Stanford University
Medical School: Columbia University Vagelos College of Physician and Surgeons
Professional Interests: Minimally invasive surgery, colorectal, thoracic, and trauma
Personal Interests/Hobbies:  Board games and instragramming about board games, trombone, golf

Ryan Pettit, M.D.

Ryan Pettit, M.D.
Hometown: Manasquan, New Jersey
Undergraduate: Rutgers University
Medical School: St. George’s University
Professional Interests: Plastic surgery, MIS, endocrine surgery
Personal Interests/Hobbies: Running, hiking, traveling, the beach, cooking, gin

Joshua Wetzler, M.D.

Joshua Wetzler, M.D.
Hometown: New York City, New York
Undergraduate: Johns Hopkins University
Medial School: Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Professional Interests: Cardiac Surgery
Personal Interests/Hobbies: Cooking, basketball, movies


Katherine Howard, MD

Katherine Howard, MD
Hometown: Oroville, California
Undergraduate: Harvard College
Medical School: New York University Grossman School of Medicine
Professional Interests: Colorectal surgery, surgical education, patient psychology
Personal Interests/Hobbies: Hiking, stained glass, dedicated concert-going, cooking/baking, my dog, and the serial comma

Victoria Liang, MD

Victoria Liang, MD
Hometown: San Jose, California
Undergraduate: Boston University
Medical School: Boston University School of Medicine
Professional Interests: Acute care surgery, trauma, critical care
Personal Interests/Hobbies: Martial arts, my cat, cross stitching, dungeon and dragons, videogames

Andrew Seto, MD

Andrew Seto, MD
Hometown: Weston, Massachusetts
Undergraduate: Boston College
Medical School: Tufts University School of Medicine
Professional Interests: Surgical Oncology, breast surgery, resident education
Personal Interests/Hobbies: Spending time with family and friends, traveling, gardening, museums, Boston sports


Brienne Ryan, MD

Brienne Ryan, MD
Hometown: Buffalo, New York
Undergraduate: Syracuse University
Medical School: University at Buffalo – SUNY Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
Professional Interests: Vascular surgery, surgical education, residency wellness
Personal Interests/Hobbies: Spending time with my husband and two dogs - Cooper and Gus, cooking, traveling

Gianluca Tripodi, MD

Gianluca Tripodi, MD
Hometown: Waterbury, Connecticut
Undergraduate: St. John’s, University of Connecticut
Medical School: St. George’s University
Professional Interests: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Personal Interests/Hobbies: Soccer, cutting hair, fashion, shoes

Thomas Tritt, MD

Thomas Tritt, MD
Hometown: Wyckoff, New Jersey
Undergraduate: Stevens Institute of Technology
Medical School: Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
Professional Interests: Colorectal surgery, wound care
Personal Interests/Hobbies: Fishing, golfing, cooking, going to the beach


David Ianacone, MD

David Ianacone, MD

Hometown: Huntington Beach, California
Undergraduate: University of California, San Diego
Medical School: Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University
Professional Interests: Robotic surgery, acute care surgery, trauma/critical care
Personal Interests/Hobbies: Piano/saxophone, movies and film, IT, computer building, tabletop and board games

Brandon Madris, MD

Brandon Madris, MD
Hometown: Bedford, New York
Undergraduate: Washington University in St. Louis
Medical School: St. George’s University
Professional Interests: Vascular Surgery
Personal Interests/Hobbies: Spending time with family, cooking, jazz composition, playing piano, writing skits for our surgery graduation

Samantha Norden, MD

Samantha Norden, MD
Hometown: New York City, New York
Undergraduate: Bucknell University
Medical School: New York Medical College
Professional Interests: Colorectal Surgery
Personal Interests/Hobbies: NY sports steams, Broadway shows, swimming, reading for leisure, baking, true crime podcasts

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