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University of Rochester Plastic Surgery Residents

Plastic Surgery Residents 2017-2018

PGY-6 - Chief Residents

Ronnie Brown, M.D.

Ronald Brown

Hometown: Youngstown, OH
Medical School: Wright State University
Undergraduate School: Miami University
Graduate School: Boston University
Interests: Ronnie is a self-proclaimed fitness enthusiast and spends his free time with his coresidents at the beach (yes, Rochester has beaches!). His academic and clinical interests include hand and upper extremity reconstruction, microsurgery, and teaching.

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Sara Neimanis, M.D.

Sara Neimanis

Hometown: Buffalo, NY
Medical School: University at Buffalo
Undergraduate School: University of Rochester
Interests: Sara’s hobbies include traveling, skiing, swimming, live music, Buffalo sports, and vegetarian cooking. She has a clinical interest in pediatric and craniofacial surgery.

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Dahlia Rice, M.D.

Dahlia RiceHometown: Pekin, IL
Medical School: Rush Medical College
Undergraduate School: Colorado State University
Graduate School: Colorado State University
Interests: Dahlia has a particular interest in pediatric craniofacial surgery. When she isn’t operating, she loves traveling, exploring the Rochester culinary scene, and enjoying quality time with her son.

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Cassie Nghiem, M.D.

Bao Tram Nghiem

Hometown: Alameda, CA
Medical School: University of Michigan
Undergraduate School: Dartmouth College
Graduate School: Georgetown University
Interests: Cassie enjoys weekend getaways, NYC brunches, political satire, epic group texts, OR step stools, her co-residents, and all things Michigan. Her interests within Plastic Surgery include body contouring and breast reconstruction.

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Nick Wingate, M.D.

Nicholas Wingate

Hometown: West Chester, PA
Medical School: Jefferson Medical College
Undergraduate School: Vanderbilt University
Interests: Nick’s outdoor pastimes include hiking the local Rochester trails and exploring the Finger Lakes region with his family. His professional pursuits include breast reconstruction, microsurgery, and student/resident education. 

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Jackie Haas, M.D.

Jacqueline HaasHometown: Philadelphia, PA
Medical School: Temple University
Undergraduate School: University of Pennsylvania
Interests: Jackie’s interests within Plastic Surgery include craniofacial surgery and breast reconstruction. Outside of the OR she enjoys Netflix, wine tasting, and spending time with her coresidents.

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Trevor Hansen, M.D.

Travor Hansen

Hometown: Overland Park, KS
Medical School: University of Rochester
Undergraduate School: Brigham Young University
Interests: Trevor spends his free time rock climbing, canyoneering, and camping in the Adirondacks (when he isn’t helping his wife corral their three kids). Professionally, he is interested in microsurgery, hand surgery, and has ongoing research in scar pathophysiology and body contouring outcomes.

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Megan Pencek, M.D.

Megan Pencek

Hometown: San Mateo, CA
Medical School: University of Rochester
Undergraduate School: University of California Los Angeles
Interests: Megan has a special interest in craniofacial surgery and microsurgery. Outside of work, Megan is a huge movie buff and loves basketball, camping, fishing, and hiking (basically anything outdoors!).

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Katy Skibba, M.D.

Kathryn SkibbaHometown: Scandia, MN
Medical School: Chicago Medical School
Undergraduate School: University of Washington
Interests: Katy loves sampling new craft beers, skiing, and traveling the world with her family. She also enjoys all aspects of Plastic Surgery and has a particular interest in oncologic reconstruction.

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Michael Catanzaro, M.D.

Michael CatanzaroHometown: Rochester NY
Medical School: University of Rochester  
Undergraduate School: University of Pittsburgh 
InterestsMichae​l enjoys lifting, cooking and playing goalie for his beer league hockey team. At home he spends his free time hanging with his amazing wife Gabrielle and adorable cat Bear. His interests in plastic surgery include hand & peripheral nerve, microsurgery and craniofacial surgery.

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Hannah Smith, M.D.

Hannah SmithHometown: Albion, NY
Medical School: SUNY Upstate Medical University
Undergraduate School: Roberts Wesleyan College
Interests: Hannah loves cooking, DIY projects, spending time with family, and hiking with her dog boo. She enjoys all aspects of plastic surgery with a special interest in burn surgery.

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Safi Ali-Khan, M.D.

Safi Ali-KhanHometown: Metuchen, New Jersey
Medical School: NYU School of Medicine
Undergraduate School: NYU
InterestsSafi is especially interested in craniofacial and pediatric plastic surgery, as well as gender affirming surgery and medical education. He hopes that his passions for teaching, foreign languages and travel will one day allow him to pursue a global surgical career. In his free time he enjoys making music, taking photos and spending time with friends and family. Email Safi

Aabra Ahmed, MD

Aabra AhmedHometownSan Diego, CA
Medical SchoolCreighton University
Undergraduate SchoolUniversity of California, Los Angeles
InterestsAabra's interests include finding good shopping deals, working out indoors (hello spinning) and outdoors, and watching sports. She is currently interested in hand surgery but is very excited about the breadth of plastic surgery and is open to changing her mind.

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