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Chief Residents In front of original hospital entrance Josh Wong, Christopher Aquina, Brad Hensley and Krishna Patel

Chief Residents With Dr. Linehan Outside of Saunders Research Building Dr. Linehan, Krishna Patel, Christopher Aquina, Brad Hensley and Josh Wong

Christopher T. Aquina, MD, MPH

Christopher AquinaChris was born in Queens, NY and grew up in the New York City/northern New Jersey area.  He received an undergraduate degree in Chemistry from College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA and a medical degree from Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Brunswick, NJ.  He began general surgery residency in 2011 and spent three years dedicated to clinical outcomes/health services research at SHORE while earning an MPH degree from the University of Rochester.  He is an administrative chief resident and will be pursuing a career in surgical oncology.

Chris enjoys traveling, watching and playing sports, and exercising with his free time.  He will begin fellowship training in Complex General Surgical Oncology at the Ohio State University in August 2019.

Brad Hensley, MD, MBA, MPH

Brad Hensley

Brad was raised in the Cincinnati, Ohio. He received an undergraduate degree in Economics from Amherst College. After graduation, he spent 3 years in NYC as an investment banking analyst and then as project manager for economic development. He then spent time at the University of Oregon to finish his pre-medical studies and work in an organic chemistry lab. He matriculated at the University of Rochester for medical school where he also obtained his MBA. He decided to stay at the University of Rochester and began residency in 2012. During his time in residency he did surgical outcomes research and completed his MPH at the University of Rochester as part of the Surgical Health Outcomes and Research Enterprise (SHORE).

Brad is married and enjoys spending time with his four-year-old and two-year-old girls.  After graduation he plans to practice general surgery.

Krishna Patel, MD

Krishna PatelKrishna was raised in the metro New York City area. He received his undergraduate degree from The College of New Jersey where he was enrolled in the BA/MD program. He subsequently graduated from Rutgers – The New Jersey Medical School in 2011 and began his general surgery residency at the University of Rochester. Between 2013 and 2016, he was a clinical and research fellow in Surgical Oncology and Immunotherapy with the Surgery Branch at the National Institutes of Health. Outside the hospital he enjoys spending time with his wife, toddler twins, and dog, as well as sailing, tennis, and billiards. He will begin his fellowship training in cardiothoracic surgery at Baylor/Texas Heart Institute in July 2019.​

Josh Wong, MD

Josh Wong

Josh was born in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and moved to the United States to attend medical school at the Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, PA. In Philly, he helped develop the use of Near-Infrared Spectroscopy for brain & lower extremity monitoring in patients supported on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) for refractory ARDS or cardiogenic shock. Under the guidance of his mentors, his research won the 'Helmut Reul Young Investigator Award' at the annual meeting of the International Society of Rotary Blood Pumps in 2011 and ECMO has been of particular interest to him ever since. He graduated AOA from Jefferson in 2012, began his General Surgery residency at the University of Rochester, and subsequently spent 2 years in the research lab of a major medical device company, helping develop novel devices for minimally-invasive cardiac surgery. Following the completion of residency, he will be moving to Minneapolis to complete a fellowship in Cardiothoracic Surgery at the University of Minnesota.

When not at work, he enjoys spending time with his wife and dogs, playing soccer/video games, and supporting Liverpool Football Club. YNWA