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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:


PGY-1

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

Jolie Jean, M.D.

Jolie Jean, M.D.
Hometown: New York City, New York
Undergraduate: Princeton University
Medical School: Tufts University School of Medicine
Professional Interests: Minimally invasive interventions, breast oncology, molecular imaging, interventional radiology
Personal Interests/Hobbies: Permaculture, interior design

Kevin Muthu, M.D

Kevin Muthu, M.D.
Hometown: Chicago, Illinois
Undergraduate: Loyola University of Chicago
Medical School: American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine
Professional Interests: Bariatric and minimally invasive surgery, endocrine surgery
Personal Interests/Hobbies: Hiking, traveling , tennis

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


PGY-2

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


PGY-3

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


PGY-4

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


PGY-5

Meahgan Broderick, MD

Meaghan Broderick, MD
Hometown: Harrison, New York
Undergraduate: Stony Brook University
Medical School: New York Medical College
Professional Interest: Trauma/Critical Care
Personal Interests/Hobbies: Music, reading, wine, hanging with family and friends

Nicolle Burgwardt, MD

Nicolle Burgwardt, MD
Hometown: Moriches, New York
Undergraduate: Stonybrook University
Medical School: Frank H. Netter School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University
Professional Interests: Pediatric Surgery
Personal Interests/Hobbies: Spending time with family and friends, dancing, working out, cooking, home DIY projects, skiing, traveling, bourbon

Brittany Davis, MD

Brittany Davis, MD
Hometown: Exeter, Rhode Island
Undergraduate: Vassar College
Medical School: Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
Professional Interests: Burn surgery, plastic and reconstructive surgery
Personal Interests/Hobbies: Running, collecting cats, dancing in NYC night clubs all night, murder podcasts, exotic travel (went to Kyrgyzstan for a weekend!)

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