Our Residents, Fellows, and Program Director in front of the original entrance to Strong Memorial Hospital
Dr. Clauden Louis is a graduate in the field of medicine from Howard University. Clauden is a first generation student born in Miami Florida and descendent from the island Haiti. Clauden Louis attended William H. Turner Technical Arts High School in Miami Florida where he received both his diploma and medical laboratory assistant certificate. Clauden Louis then attended Florida State University where he pursued Exercise Science with Pharmacy and Nova Southeastern University where he pursued Biology completing his Bachelor of Science.
Dr. Bart Simon was born and raised in Buffalo, NY where he attended Canisius College before coming to Rochester for medical school. A strong interest in cardiovascular physiology and surgical technique led him to his calling in cardiothoracic surgery. His career interests include congenital cardiac surgery and resident education. Outside the hospital he cherishes time spent with his wife, son, and daughter. He also enjoys running, working out, and playing the guitar, especially rock and metal music.
Dr. Daniel Ryan Ziazadeh received a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations from James Madison College at Michigan State University. He went on to obtain a Master of Science degree in Pharmacology from the University of Michigan Medical School. He then completed his medical training at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. Throughout medical school, he published several peer-reviewed articles in advanced cancer research and served as a reviewer, technical support specialist, and senior editor for the Medical Student Research Journal. Throughout residency, he has developed a particular interest in mitral valve disease. Daniel is an avid traveler and has participated in medical rotations in India, Brazil, Guyana, and Israel. Outside of work, he enjoys spending time on Lake Ontario with his fiancée Jaclyn, who is a Vascular Neurologist at URMC.
Dr. Kyle C. Purrman was raised in Asheville, NC and attended East Carolina University of both college and medical school prior to coming to the University of Rochester for his Cardiothoracic Surgery training. An interest in pulmonary and cardiovascular anatomy and physiology, as well as surgical technique and cancer biology, led to him pursuing his calling in Cardiothoracic Surgery. Kyle’s clinical interests primarily center around General Thoracic surgery. He is currently completing a research year to focus on surgical technology development. Outside the hospital, Kyle is an avid outdoorsman and traveler. He enjoys many different kinds of cuisine and can quote nearly every line of the shows "The Office", "Parks and Recreation", and "Scrubs."
Dr. Nick Searcy hails from the great state of Idaho. He is married to his wife Chandee, and has four children: Jack, Cooper, Felix, and Evie. He graduated with a bachelor degree in Emergency Services from Brigham Young University-Idaho, received his Master of Business Administration from Simon Business School, and completed his medical education at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. He has academic interests in cardiac surgery and surgical outcomes research. He loves camping, hiking, and exploring the outdoors with his family. While his culinary prowess needs some serious work, his baking has steadily improved over the years and he enjoys making sweet treats.
Dr. Ariana Goodman is a native of Montclair, New Jersey, but has spent a majority of time in Rochester, receiving her undergraduate degree in Biomedical Engineering at the U of R as well as attending medical school at URSMD. She also completed a minor in American Sign Language and went on to participate in the "Deaf Health Track" in medical school. She spent one year of research during medical school at Stanford University studying pediatric cardiac surgery. In her free time she enjoys being outside with her rescue dog, Sophie, refurbishing old furniture, and baking anything with chocolate.