Yuncen (Atticus) He, Courtney Boodry, Colin Powers, Dr. Linehan, Carla Justiniano, D. George Ormond, Karen Pineda-Solis
Courtney Boodry, MD
Courtney was born and raised in Kentucky. She received an undergraduate degree at Morehead State University in Biology with a minor in Fine Arts. She earned her medical degree from the University of Louisville School of Medicine, where she met her future husband, Alan. They couples matched together at the University of Rochester, where Courtney began her residency in general surgery. During residency, she spent two years dedicated to surgical outcomes and health services research at SHORE as well as earning an MPH degree from the University of Rochester. Courtney and Alan plan to return to Kentucky, where she plans to pursue a career in general surgery.
Yuncen (Atticus) He, MD
Atticus was born in Wuhan, China and immigrated to the US at the age of 7. He received an undergraduate degree in Biology and Applied Mathematics from Emory University in Atlanta, GA and a medical degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, OH. He met his wife, Michelle, in medical school and they couples matched to the University of Rochester where they started general surgery and pediatrics residencies respectively in 2016. During his free time, Atticus enjoys spending time with his wife, kayaking, hiking, and road tripping. Upon completion of residency, Atticus will begin his fellowship training in cardiothoracic surgery at the Houston Methodist Hospital.
Carla Justiniano, MD, MPH
Carla was raised in Arecibo, Puerto Rico and moved to the United States when she was 9. She completed her BS in Molecular Genetics and MD at The Ohio State University. During residency, she spent two years dedicated to surgical outcomes & health services research at SHORE while also earning an MPH from the University of Rochester. She plans to pursue additional training in colorectal surgery after graduation. When not at work, Carla enjoys spending time with her husband and 2 miniature schnauzers, cooking and going to CrossFit RSG.
David George Ormond, MD
George was born in London, Canada, and received his undergraduate degree from the University of Guelph in Biomedical Toxicology. He performed two years of clinical research in breast cancer and hematology before attending St. George’s University School of Medicine Global Scholars program. He spent time in England, Grenada, Ghana, and Brooklyn before beginning residency in Danbury, Connecticut. After completing a Simulation and Education Fellowship at the Clinical Simulation Laboratory of the University of Vermont, he transferred the following year to complete his General Surgery residency at URMC. His wife, a gastroenterologist who just joined the URMC staff, has supported him throughout this journey.
Karen Pineda-Solis, MD
Karen was born in Mexico City, Mexico. She graduated medical school with honors in Medicine at the National University of Mexico. She completed a general surgery residency in Mexico City followed by an HPB fellowship. To become a more well-rounded surgeon she completed an HPB and Multi-Organ Transplantation fellowship at the University of Western, Canada. She spent 2 years working as a liver and kidney transplant surgeon in Mexico City. Wanting to make a bigger impact in the surgical world she committed to redoing her general surgery residency at the University of Rochester in 2018. She plans on continuing her career working as an HPB and transplant surgeon after graduation. She enjoys spending time outdoors and going on adventures with her husband.
Colin Powers, MD
Colin was born in Manila, Philippines and moved to the United States at the age of 17. He joined the US Navy from the age of 17 to 23 and was stationed in Honolulu, Hawaii. After completing his military service, he returned to finish his schooling and received his undergraduate degree in Computer Science from the University of Maryland, College Park and his medical degree from the University of Maryland, Baltimore City. He began his residency in 2012 but took a break in 2015 to conduct tumor immunology research at the Roswell Park Cancer Center for 3 years. He will begin his fellowship in Abdominal Transplant at UPMC in 2021.