University of Rochester Plastic Surgery Residents 2017-2018
PGY-6 - Chief Residents
Elaina Chen, M.D.
Hometown: Staten Island, NY
Medical School: Indiana University
Undergraduate School: Cornell University
Interests: Elaina’s interests within Plastic Surgery include breast reconstruction, general reconstruction, microsurgery, and cosmetic surgery. She spends her free time being organized, online bargain shopping, hosting dinner parties, Netflix binging, gardening, karaoke, and being a new mommy!
Paige Myers, M.D.
Hometown: Massena, NY
Medical School: SUNY Upstate Medical University
Undergraduate School: Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Interests: Paige has a passion for breast reconstruction and microsurgery. Outside of the OR, she’s an avid runner, a casual yogi, an enologist-in-training, and a Syracuse sports fanatic (Let’s Go ‘Cuse!).
Ronnie Brown, M.D.
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.
Sara Neimanis, M.D.
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.
Dahlia Rice, M.D.
Hometown: 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.
Cassie Nghiem, M.D.
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.
Nick Wingate, M.D.
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.
Jackie Haas, M.D.
Hometown: 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.
Trevor Hansen, M.D.
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.
Megan Pencek, M.D.
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!).
Katy Skibba, M.D.
Hometown: 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.