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University of Rochester Plastic Surgery Residents


Plastic Surgery Residents 2023


Michael Catanzaro, M.D.

Michael CatanzaroHometown: Rochester NY
Medical School: University of Rochester  
Undergraduate School: University of Pittsburgh 

Interests: Michae​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.

Hannah Smith, M.D.

Hannah SmithHometown: Albion, NY
Medical School: SUNY Upstate Medical University
Undergraduate School: Roberts Wesleyan College

Interests: Hannah loves baking, DIY projects, outdoors time, spending time with family, and her dog Boo. She enjoys all aspects of plastic surgery with a special interest in reconstructive and hand surgery.


Aabra Ahmed, M.D.

Aabra Ahmed, MDHometown: San Diego, CA
Medical School: Creighton University
Undergraduate School: University of California, Los Angeles

Interests: Aabra'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.

Safi Ali-Khan, M.D.

Safi Ali-KhanHometown: Metuchen, New Jersey
Medical School: NYU School of Medicine
Undergraduate School: NYU

Interests: Safi 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.


James Butterfield, M.D.

James ButterfieldMedical School: Penn State College of Medicine
Undergraduate School: Utah State University

Interests: James Butterfield attended Utah State University where he studied Business Finance and received his medical degree from the Penn State College of Medicine. He enjoys cooking, wood working, hiking and spends as much time with his wife and four kids as possible.

Keith Sweitzer, M.D.

Keith SweitzerHometown: Canton, OH
Medical School: University of Toledo
Undergraduate School: Ohio Valley University

Interests: Originally from Canton, Ohio, Keith Sweitzer attended Ohio Valley University before receiving his medical degree at the University of Toledo. A lifelong Cleveland sports fan, Keith is passionate about watching the Browns lose every Sunday. Additionally, he enjoys lacrosse, working out, beach volleyball, and exploring local craft breweries.


Giap Vu, M.D.

Giap VuHometown: Hanoi, Vietnam
Medical School: University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, NY
Undergraduate School: Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME

Interests: Giap's current professional interests include craniofacial surgery, pediatric plastic surgery, and microsurgery. He is also passionate about global surgery, research, and innovation. Outside of work, he enjoys karaoke singing, ballroom dancing, and doing outdoor activities with friends.

Layne Raborn, M.D.

Layne Raborn, MD

Hometown: Baton Rouge, LA
Medical school: Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center New Orleans Medical School
Internship: LSU New Orleans General Surgery
Undergraduate School: Wake Forest University

Interests: Layne is a Wake Forest graduate where she studied Chemistry and minored in art history and Biology. She has an interest in Craniofacial Plastic Surgery. She loves running, painting, crawfish boils and hanging out with her co-residents!


Cody Fowler, M.D.

Cowdy FowlerHometown: Los Altos Hills, CA
Medical School: Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Undergraduate School: University of California, San Diego

Interests: Cody enjoys playing tennis, snowboarding, rock climbing, cooking, and watching Marvel movies. He also loves his adorable dog Appa. Professionally, he enjoys all aspects of plastic surgery with special interests in craniofacial and microsurgery. 

Rebecca Patrick, M.D.

Rebecca PatrickHometown: Mitchell, SD
Medical School: Sanford School of Medicine
Undergraduate School: South Dakota State University

Interests: Rebecca enjoys cycling, fashion, pick up basketball, cross country skiing, and Broadway shows.


Brielle Raine, M.D.

Brielle Raine, MDHometown: Newburgh, NY 
Medical School: Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
Undergraduate School: The State University of New York at Buffalo

Interests: Brielle enjoys spending time with family and friends, sewing, skiing, Peloton'ing with Callie (#BYOE), and trying new restaurants. Brielle's professional interests include surgical education, academic mentorship, and all aspects of plastic and reconstructive surgery. 

Kasey Wood Matabele, M.D.

Kasey Wood MatabeleHometown: Hastings, New York
Medical School: University of Wisconsin
Undergraduate School: Bates College

Interests: Kasey’s interests are that she loves to knit, ski, snuggle with her new baby girl, and enjoy home cooked meals prepared by her husband.