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Chief Residents2023 Chief Residents

Chief Residents With Dr. Linehan2023 Chief Residents with Dr. Linehan

Qi Ying (Queenie) McClelland, M.D.

Qi Ying (Queenie) McClelland, M.D.Queenie was born in Shijiazhuang, China and moved with her family at a young age to Niagara Falls, Canada. She attended the University of Rochester where she received her undergraduate degree in chemistry and subsequently graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine in Bronx, NY with her medical degree. During her general surgery residency here at the University of Rochester Medical Center, she developed a special interest in community general surgery and breast surgery. She is excited to be starting her general surgery career next year in Washington state. In her spare time, she enjoys cross-stitching, hiking, trying out new restaurants, and binge-watching TV shows with her husband, Kevin. 

Hillary McMullin, M.D.

Hillary McMullin, MDHillary is an Upstate NY native and grew up a short drive outside of Rochester, NY with her parents and two younger sisters. A lifelong lover of the Finger Lakes, she completed her undergraduate education in Neuroscience at the University of Rochester in 2014. After deciding on a change of scenery, she moved to Tampa in 2015 and completed her medical training at the University of South Florida, where she founded a scholarly elective in nutrition, learned how to scuba dive and discovered her passion for surgery. Ultimately, Hillary was excited to match at Strong Memorial Hospital and come home for surgical residency. As she has progressed through her training, her favorite rotations have been those in which she has the opportunity to serve the community in an outpatient setting with common surgical issues. After graduation she hopes to stay in Upstate NY and continue to practice General Surgery in the community in which she grew up. In her spare time Hillary enjoys reading and kayaking with her fiancĂ© Angie and their golden retriever, Delilah.

David Milek, M.D.

David Milek, MDDavid grew up in Novy Jicin, Czech Republic and attended medical school at Charles University in Prague. After graduating from medical school, he started general surgery training in his home country before initiating his surgical residency in the United States. In 2018, he and his family moved to Baltimore where he spent the first two years of his US residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital as a preliminary general surgery resident. He then joined the University of Rochester as a categorical PGY3 and found his home here. Pursuing his academic interests, he spent a year in plastic surgery research lab at the University of Rochester and will be joining University of Miami next year for further clinical training in plastic surgery. Outside of work, David tries and enjoys spending as much time as possible with his amazing wife and two boys, Jonas and Tobias, often exploring beautiful area of upstate New York.

Timothy Reidlinger, M.D.

Timothy Reidlinger, MDTim was born and raised in northeast Pennsylvania and attended Seton Hall University for college where he majored in Biology and minored in Latin/Classical Studies. During college he helped start a chapter of the Alpha Sigma Phi fraternity at Seton Hall, where he served on the executive board for two years. After college he traveled for work and lived in multiple areas across the country including rural northern California, central Oregon, Michigan, and Tennessee. He then attended Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine where he met his now wife, Gabriella, and the two of them couples matched to the University of Rochester. His main surgical interest lies in rural general surgery, and both he and his wife hope to set up roots and practice in the Rochester and western NY region. In his free time Tim enjoys playing golf and volleyball, working out, hiking, breweries/distilleries, and spontaneous weekend travel with his wife.

Luis Ruffolo, M.D.

Luis Ruffolo, MDLuis was born in Venezuela and immigrated with his family to the Greater Rochester Area as a child. Luis met his future wife Kaitlin as high school classmates. He attended the University of Pennsylvania for undergraduate studies, where he played Offensive Line for the Penn Quakers. He then attended the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, where he served as president of the Agnew Surgical Society. In 2016 Luis joined the University of Rochester House staff as a General Surgery resident. During residency, he enjoyed three years in basic science research, publishing on liver and pancreas cancer immunobiology. Luis and Kaitlin are the busy parents of four rambunctious children (#girldad), and spend their free time at pewee football games, traveling to the Adirondack Park, and enjoying local eateries in downtown Rochester. Luis and crew are looking forward to moving to New York City after Residency to complete a Surgical Oncology Fellowship at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

Angie Schwartz, M.D.

Angie Schwartz, MDAngie was born in California but grew up in Salt Lake City, Utah with her younger brother and two younger sisters. She attended Brigham Young University where she earned her bachelor’s degree in Neuroscience. After her undergraduate studies, she worked in the OR’s at Intermountain Medical Center in Murray, Utah where she further developed an interest in surgery. She attended medical school at the University of Utah and then moved to Rochester, NY for general surgery residency. Since moving to the northeast, she has come to see all the amazing things upstate NY has to offer and is happy to call it home. She is planning on pursuing a career in community general surgery and is excited to go directly into practice in upstate NY. Outside of work, she enjoys watching all types of sports, rock climbing, mountain biking, trying new restaurants, and spending time with her fiancĂ© Hillary and forever puppy, Delilah.

Nicholas Ullman, M.D.

Nicholas Ullman, MDNick is a Hudson Valley native, born in New Rochelle and raised in Florida, NY. He completed his BA in biology at SUNY Binghamton and later went on to earn his medical degree from SUNY Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY. During his general surgery residency, Nick spent two years of dedicated research time in Dr. Linehan's lab where he obtained a Master of Science in Clinical Investigating while simultaneously successfully writing and opening a phase I clinical trial in pancreatic cancer. Following his residency, he will be joining the St. John's Cancer Center in Santa Monica, CA, as a Donald L. Morton Complex General Surgical Oncology fellow. Outside of work, Nick enjoys spending time with his family, hosting friends, trying new restaurants and breweries, and home improvement projects.