Faculty

 

Jeffrey Gauvin
     Director
Farida Bounoua William M. Hogan Donald T. Rink
Rosa S. Choi Stephen Kaminski Benedict Taylor
David Thoman
      Associate Director
Paul L. Cisek Todd A. Kanen Phillip N. West
James T. Dunn Tamir Keshen Mark Zerey
  Kim Grafton David W. Kolegraff Residents 
  Gregory C. Greaney Pamela Lee

2013-14 Resident Guide (PDF)


Jeffrey M. Gauvin, MD

Director, Surgical Education
Education

BS, MS, Eastern Michigan University

MD, Michigan State University

Residency, Michigan State University

Fellowship,GI Surgery,  Mayo Clinic in Rochester

Board Certification

American Board of Surgery

Professional Memberships
American College of Surgeons
American Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association (AHPBA)
Association for Surgical Education
Association of Program Directors in Surgery
Pancreas Club
Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract (SSAT)

Alpha Omega Alpha

Professional Distinctions

•    Outstanding Teaching Award for Clinical Faculty, UC Davis School of Medicine, 2011, 2010
•    Kaiser Award for Excellence in Teaching in Clinical Sciences, UC Davis School of Medicine, 2009
•    Clinical Faculty of the Year Award, Dept of Surgery, UC Davis Medical Center, 2009, 2008
•    UC Davis Dept of Surgery Pre-medical Surgical Internship Faculty of the Year, 2010
•    Outstanding Faculty Teaching Award, College of Human Medicine, Michigan State University, Lansing Campus, 2006, 2005
•    Minority Medical Student Teaching Award, Michigan State University, 2006
•    Fellow Teacher of the Year Award, Dept. of Surgery, Mayo Clinic, 2003
•    Excellence in Teaching Recognition. Mayo Medical School. Rochester, MN, 2002, 2001
•    Outstanding Resident Teaching Award, College of Human Medicine, Michigan State University, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998

Dr. Gauvin is a reviewer for multiple medical journals, including World Journal of Surgery, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, Clinical Anatomy and Surgery and has published multiple book chapters and peer-reviewed articles.


David S. Thoman, MD, FACS
Associate Director, Surgical Education
Education
BS, University of Notre Dame
MD, Jefferson Medical College
Internship, General Surgery, Naval Medical Center, San Diego
Residency, General Surgery, University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey
Fellowship, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles
Board Certification
General Surgery, American Board of Surgery
Affiliations
Fellow, American College of Surgeons
Member, American Medical Association
Member, American Society for Bariatric Surgery
Member, Society of American Gastrointestinal Surgeons
Professional Distinctions
Prior to joining Cottage Hospital, Dr. Thoman was Director of Minimally Invasive Surgery and the Medical Director of Bariatrics at the Naval Medical Center in San Diego, the world's largest military hospital. He was awarded the Navy & Marine Corps Commendation Medal for service during Operation Iraqi Freedom. He is the author of multiple journal articles and book chapters on laparoscopic surgery.


Farida Bounoua, MD, FACS

Education

MS. University Lariboisiere-Paris VI, France

MD, University of Algiers

Residency, University of Rene Descartes, Paris V, France

Internship and  Residency, Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital
Fellowship, bariatric and minimally invasive general surgery, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles

Board Certification

General surgery, American Board of Surgery

Affiliations
Fellow, American College of Surgeons

Member, American Medical Association

Member, American Society of Metabolic Surgery (ASMBS)
Member, Society of American Gastroenterology Endoscopy (SAGES)

Member, Society of American Gastrointestinal  Surgeons
Member, National Association of Professional Women (NAPW)

Professional Distinctions

Received Merck Young Investigator Award for outstanding contribution to research

Endocrinology steroid hypertension research, VA Greater Los Angeles Health Care System


Rosa S. Choi, MD, FACS
Education
MD, University of California Los Angeles
Internship, General Surgery, Harvard University/Massachusetts General Hospital
Residency, General Surgery, Harvard University/Massachusetts General Hospital
Special interests include breast cancer, melanoma, and gastrointestinal malignancies.
Board Certification
Surgery, American Board of Surgery
Affiliations
Fellow, American College of Surgeons
Physician Cancer Liason, American College of Surgeons, Oncology Group
Member, Santa Barbara County Medical Society
Member, Society of Surgical Oncology
Professional Distinctions
Clinical Instructor of Surgery, Harvard University/Massachusetts General Hospital
Clinical Instructor of Surgery, Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital


Paul L. Cisek, MD
Education
MD, University of Minnesota at Twin Cities
RVT (Vascular Technology),
Internship, General Surgery, Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital
Residency, General Surgery, Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital
Fellowship, Vascular Surgery, Temple University Hospital
Board Certifications
Surgery, American Board of Surgery
Vascular Surgery, American Board of Surgery
Affiliations
Member, Santa Barbara County Medical Society
Member, Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery
Member, Society for Vascular Surgery
Member, Southern California Vascular Society
Professional Distinctions
Dr. Cisek is the only fellowship-trained vascular surgeon in Santa Barbara and surrounding communities. His expertise includes: evaluation and management of carotid arterial, peripheral vascular and aortic surgery; endovascular surgical procedures and stent placement in the treatment of atherosclerotic arterial disease; vascular laboratory evaluation.


James T. Dunn, MD, FACS
Education
MD, University of Southern California
Residency, General Surgery, Los Angeles County/University of Southern California Medical Center
Fellowship, Vascular Surgery, Los Angeles County/University of Southern California Medical Center
In addition to English, Dr. Dunn is fluent in Spanish.
Board Certification
Surgery, American Board of Surgery
Affiliations
Board of Directors (former), Sansum-Santa Barbara Medical Clinic

Fellow, American College of Surgeons
Member, Santa Barbara County Medical Society
Professional Distinctions
Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery, Los Angeles County/University of Southern California Medical Center
Instructor of Surgery, Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital
Board of Directors, Sansum - Santa Barbara Medical Clinic, Inc.


Kim Grafton, MD
Education
MD, University of Southern California
Residency, Los Angeles County/USC Medical Center and Kaiser Permanente Medical Center
Primary Specialty
Surgical Oncology
Affiliations
Norris Cotton Cancer Center
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Associate Professor, Dartmouth Medical School

Gregory C. Greaney, MD, FACS, FASCRS
Education
MD, University of Southern California
Internship, Los Angeles County/University of Southern California Medical Center
Residency, General Surgery, Los Angeles County/University of Southern California Medical Center
Fellowship, Colon & Rectal Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Fellowship, General Surgery, Lahey Clinic Medical Center, Burlington, MA
Board Certifications
Colon & Rectal Surgery, American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery
General Surgery, American Board of Surgery
Affiliations
Board of Governors, American College of Surgeons

Board of Directors, Southern California Chapter, American College of Surgeons
Fellow, American Society of Colon & Rectal Surgery
Member, Pacific Coast Surgical Association
Member, Santa Barbara County Medical Society
Member, Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
Member, Western Surgical Association
Professional Distinctions
Teaching Staff, Surgery Residency Program, Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital
Teacher of the Year (1996-1997,1999-2000), Surgery, Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital


 

William M. Hogan, MD
Education
MD, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston TX
Internship, Department of Internal Medicine and Obstetrics an Gynecology, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Residency, Department of Internal Medicine and Obstetrics an Gynecology, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Fellowship, Division of Gynecologic Oncology, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Board Certifications
American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Diplomat, Division of Gynecologic Oncology, American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Affiliations
Fellow, American Cancer Society
Fellow, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
Society of Gynecologic Oncologists
Fellow, American College of Surgeons
American Medical Associations
Society of Surgical Oncology
American Association for Cancer Research
Professional Distinctions
Teaching Staff, Surgery Residency Program, Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital
Teacher of the Year (2003-2004), Surgery, Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital


Stephen Kaminksi, MD

Director, Trauma Services; Medical Director, Surgical ICU

Education

Undergraduate degree, Chemistry, Boston College

Medical Degree, Hahneman University, Philadelphia

Residency, general surgery, Stanford University Hospital

Research fellowship, gastrointestinal surgery, Stanford University Hospital

Fellowship, trauma surgery and critical care, University of Maryland, Baltimore

Board Certifications

Critical Care, General Surgery

Affiliations

Director of Trauma Services / Medical Director of Surgical ICU Stanford University Hospital
General and trauma surgeon at a number of Level 1 and Level 2 trauma centers in Santa Clara, San Jose, and San Diego
Professional Distinctions
Clinical instructor, Ventura County Medical Center family practice residency program
Recipient, Delaney Award for Academic Excellence


Todd A. Kanen, MD
Education
MD, Keck School of Medicine, USC, Los Angeles
Residency, Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital, General Surgery
Board Certification
Surgery

Tamir Keshen, MD

Education

MD: New York Medical College, NY

General Surgery Residency: University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City

Pediatric Surgery Residency: Universit of Alabama, Children's Hospital, Birminghan, AL

Fellowships

Pediatric Surgery Postdoctoral Research Fellowship: Baylor College of Medicine

Certifications, Licensures

American College of Surgeons: Advanced Trauma Life Support

American Board of Surgery: Pediatric Surgery

Advanced Burn Life Support


David W. Kolegraff, MD
Education
MD, David Geffen School of Medicine – UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
Residency, Sansum Medical Clinic, Colon and Rectal Surgery
Residency, Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital, General Surgery
Board Certifications
Colon & Rectal Surgery
Surgery

 

Pamela C Lee, MD
Education
Temple University School of Medicine

Residency, Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital; Chief Resident

Fellowship, Colon and Rectal Surgery, University of Southern California
Board Certification
American Board of Surgery
Primary Specialty
Colon and Rectal Surgery

Professional Memberships
American College of Surgeons
American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons


Donald T. Rink, MD
Education
MD, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA
Residency, Sansum Medical Clinic, Colon and Rectal Surgery
Residency, Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital, General Surgery
Board Certification
Surgery

 

Benedict J. Taylor, MD
Education

MD, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California

Residency, Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital; Chief Resident

Fellowship, Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington

Board Certification
American Board of Thoracic Surgery

Primary Specialty
Thoracic Surgery (Cardiothoracic Vascular Surgery)

Professional Memberships
Member American College of Surgeons
SAGES
Doctors without Borders
Surf Aid International


Phillip N. West, MD
Education
MD, NWU, Feinberg School of Medicine , Chicago , IL

Residency, General Surgery, Washington University/Barnes Hospital, St. Louis, Missouri

Fellowship, Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Washington University / Barnes Hospital, St. Louis Missouri

Board Certifications
American Board of Phlebology
American Board of Thoracic Surgery
American Board of Surgery

Primary Specialty
Thoracic Surgery

Professional Memberships
American College of Phlebology
Fellow, American College of Surgeons
Fellows Leadership Society, American College of Surgeons


Marc Zerey, MD

Education

BS Physiology: McGill University

MD: McGill University School of Medicine

Surgical Residency: McGill University School of Medicine

Board Certifications

American Board of Surgery

Fellow, Royal College of Surgeons, Canada

Fellowships

Carolinas Laparoscopic and Advanced Surgery Program: Clinical and Research Fellowships in Minimally Invasive Surgery

Aviation Medicine Program; Experimental Surgery Program: McGill University

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada: Clinical Investigator Program

Affiliations
Fellow, American College of Surgeons
Affiliate Surgeon Membership, American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
Member, Canadian Association of General Surgeons
Member, Canadian Health Services Research Foundation
Fellow, Royal College of Physicians

Professional Distinctions
Author of extensive research, including journal articles in Surgical Infections, American Surgeon, American Journal of Surgery, Journal of Surgical Research, and Surgical Innovation
Co-author of chapters in two medical texts
Frequent lecturer on surgical topics


2013-14 Resident Guide (PDF)

 

Surgical Residents

Chief Residents  
  Kevin Cahill, MD
  Mark Donovan, MD
  Nathaniel Wolkenfeld, MD
4th Year Residents 2nd Year Residents
  Subhash Reddy, MD   Shawn Diamond, MD
   Rohit Sharma, MD   Aimee Gough, MD
   Amber Taylor, MD   Erin Thompson, MD
3rd Year Residents 1st Year Residents
  Zachary DeBoard, MD   Anthony Anagnostou, MD
  Anthony Pozzessere, MD   Christopher Taglia, MD
  Lisa Small, MD   Burgundy Tyrrel, MD

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