General Surgery Residents at Danbury Hospital

PGY 1 General Surgery Residents

Mirza Zain Baig, MBBS
Medical School: Aga Khan University Hospital, Pakistan
Areas of Interest in Surgery: Thoracic Surgery
Hobbies/ Personal Interests: Kayaking, hiking, camping, cooking

Tyler Glaspy, M.D.
Undergraduate Education: Arizona State University
Medical School: Tufts University School of Medicine
Areas of Interest in Surgery: Minimally Invasive Surgery, Medical Education
Hobbies/Personal Interests: Spending time outdoors, cooking, reading

Daniel Margolin, M.D.
Undergraduate Education: Cornell University
Medical School: Eastern Virginia Medical School
Areas of Interest in Surgery: Minimally Invasive, Critical Care, Acute Care Surgery, Colorectal, Hepatobiliary
Hobbies/Personal Interests: Ice Hockey, Skiing, Hiking, Cooking

Trevor Roush, M.D.
Undergraduate Education: Western Oregon University
Medical School: Washington State University Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine
Areas of Interest in Surgery: Trauma & Critical Care
Hobbies/Personal Interests: Nature & the outdoors, my German Shepherd, board games, sports, cooking

Keerthivasan Vengatesan, M.D.
Undergraduate Education: Biomedical Engineering at Boston University
Medical School: Boston University School of Medicine
Areas of Interest in Surgery: Vascular Surgery, Trauma/Critical Care
Hobbies/Personal Interests: Foodie, Dancing/making choreography, Television/Movies, Hiking

Litton Whitaker, M.D.
Undergraduate Education: Sewanee – The University of the South
Medical School: Wake Forest School of Medicine
Areas of Interest in Surgery: vascular, plastics
Hobbies/Personal Interests: cooking, running, travel

Amanda Zucker, D.O.
Undergraduate Education: Binghamton University
Medical School: New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine
Areas of Interest in Surgery: Obstetrics and Gynecology, Women’s health, Breast Surgery
Hobbies/Personal Interests: traveling, vegan cooking, spending time with friends, exercising

PGY 2 General Surgery Residents

Patra Childress, M.D.
Undergraduate Education: University of Southern California
Medical School: Keck School of Medicine of USC
Areas of Interest in Surgery: Trauma, Global Surgery
Hobbies/Personal Interests: Travel, Hiking, Basketball, Classic Film

Lauren Drake, D.O.
Undergraduate Education: Boston University
Medical School: AT Still University – Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine
Areas of Interest in Surgery: Thoracic, Vascular
Hobbies/Personal Interests: Traveling, running, swimming, skiing, snowboarding

Karri Hester M.D.
Undergraduate education: The George Washington University
Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine
Area of Interest in Surgery: Colorectal Surgery, Vascular Surgery
Hobbies/Personal Interests: Traveling and Global health, Baking, Cooking, Going to Church, Reading, Sports (Playing and Watching!), the great outdoors (hiking, kayaking), Cross-fit, spending time with family and friends

Mary Kate Winslow, M.D.
Undergraduate Education: University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign
Medical School: University of Queensland
Areas of Interest in Surgery: Global Surgery
Hobbies/ Personal interests: Baking, Reading, Traveling, Woodworking

General Surgery Research Residents

Krist Aploks M.D.
Undergraduate Education: University of Vermont
Medical School: University at Buffalo: Jacobs School of Medicine
Areas of Interest in Surgery: Cardiothoracic Surgery, Plastic Surgery
Hobbies/Personal Interests: Skiing, traveling, ancient roman history, flying

Minha Kim, M.D.
Undergraduate Education: University of California, San Diego
Medical School: St. George’s University School of Medicine
Area of Interest in Surgery: Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary surgery, colorectal surgery, minimally invasive surgery
Hobbies/Personal Interests: Traveling, running, cooking, baking

Rio Nomoto, M.D.
Undergraduate Education: College of the Holy Cross
Medical School: Tufts University School of Medicine
Area of Interest in Surgery: Cardiothoracic Surgery, Congenital Heart Surgery
Hobbies/Personal Interests: Zumba, Tennis, Research

PGY 3 General Surgery Residents

Emi Manuia, M.D.
Undergraduate Education: Stanford University
Medical School: Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
Area of Interest in Surgery: Everything
Hobbies/Personal Interests: Eating ice cream with my family, snowboarding, jigsaw puzzles

Arash Rahimi-Ardabily M.D.
Undergraduate Education: California State University of Sacramento
Medical school: American University of the Caribbean
Area of interest: Undecided
Hobbies/Personal Interests: Gym

Michael Winter, M.D.
Undergraduate Education: Queens College
Medical School: New York Medical College
Areas of Interest in Surgery: Trauma Surgery, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Hobbies/Personal Interests: Spending time with family, Drawing, Snowboarding, Film and TV

PGY 4 General Surgery Residents

Maksim Boguslavskiy, M.D.
Undergraduate Education: Rutgers University
Medical School: Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Area of Interest in Surgery: Trauma Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery
Hobbies/Personal Interests: Hiking, Football, Swimming, Legos, Traveling

Shawn Liechty, M.D.
Undergraduate Education: BYU – Exercise Science
Medical School: University of Utah
Area of Interest in Surgery: MIS, Foregut, General Surgery
Hobbies/Personal Interests: Camping, hiking with my dogs, movies with my wife, yard work

Alexander Ostapenko, M.D.
Undergraduate Education: University of Chicago
Medical School: University at Buffalo: Jacobs School of Medicine
Areas of Interest in Surgery: MIS, Colorectal, HPB
Hobbies/Personal Interests: Backpacking, camping, kayaking, traveling, photography.

PGY 5- Chief, General Surgery Residents

Tim Burton M.D.
Undergraduate Education: Colorado State University
Medical School: SABA University School of Medicine
Area of Interest in Surgery: Burn/Reconstructive Surgery and Trauma/Critical Care Surgery
Hobbies/Personal Interests: Mountaineering, My 2 Bernese Mountain Dogs, Snowboarding, Home Brewing, Running

Juan Flores-Gonzalez M.D.
Undergraduate Education: Universidad de Monterrey, Mexico
Medical School: Universidad de Monterrey, Mexico
Area of Interest in Surgery: Thoracic Surgery
Hobbies/Personal Interests: Sports, Outdoors, Research, International Medical Mission Trips

Alpen Nacar, M.D.
Undergraduate Education: McGill University
Medical School: St. George’s University School of Medicine
Area of Interest in Surgery: Trauma Surgery, Critical Care Surgery
Hobbies/Personal Interests: Sleight of hand, card mechanics, guitars, fast cars, theoretical physics, watches, antiquarian books, exploring new places, coffee, spending time with my wife and 2 dogs.