Andreas Giannakou, MD
Andreas was born and raised in Athens, Greece and he completed his medical training at the Univeristy of Athens Medical School. After graduating medical school, Andreas focused on research and he was quite engaged both with industry (at Allurion, a small medical technology firm in Massachusetts) as well as at the NIH/National Institute of Child Health and Human Development in Bethesda. He started his surgical training in the United States as a preliminary General Surgery resident at the University of Pennsylvania where he completed 2 years of training. He then joined the University of Rochester as a categorical surgery resident in 2020. During his free time, he enjoys working out, cooking and traveling. Following his residency, he will be joining the Dana Farber/Brigham and Women’s/MGH for a fellowship in Breast Surgical Oncology.
Shawn Yih-Hsuan Hsu, MD
Shawn was born in Taiwan and grew up in Wisconsin where he became an avid Packer's fan. He graduated from a seven-year BA/MD program at Boston University and came to the University of Rochester for general surgery residency. He completed a Master's in Clinical Investigation during his two years of clinical research focused on racial disparities and oncologic outcomes. He is thrilled to be pursuing an endocrine surgery fellowship at Columbia University next year. In his spare time, Shawn enjoys rock climbing, fishing, snowboarding, trying out breweries, and traveling.
Amy Lawrence, MD
Amy grew up living in many different areas throughout the United States, including brief stints in Rochester (NY), Galveston (TX), Philadelphia (PA), Albuquerque (NM), and Iowa City (IA). She received her undergraduate degree in American Studies from Reed College in Portland, OR. During college, she spent a year running a non-profit in Guatemala. After college, she worked at Oregon Health and Sciences University doing clinical research in Maternal Fetal Medicine. She then completed a post-baccalaureate pre-medical program at Bennington College in Vermont. She attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans and was thrilled to come back to Rochester for her general surgery training. After her second year of residency, Amy moved to Columbus, OH to complete three years of clinical research in pediatric surgery at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. She is excited to continue her training after residency in pediatric surgery as a fellow at the University of California, Irvine. Outside of work, Amy enjoys listening to records, knitting, exploring local neighborhoods and parks, and running.
Katherine Rosen, MD
Katherine Rosen grew up in Torrance, CA. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of California, Los Angeles, where she majored in biochemistry. She attended medical school at the SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University College of Medicine in Brooklyn, NY then moved upstate for general surgery residency at the University of Rochester Medical Center. She completed two years of clinical research at SHORE (Surgical Health Outcomes & Research Enterprise) while earning a Master of Science in Epidemiology from the University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry. She is excited to be pursuing a fellowship in colon and rectal surgery. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with friends, hiking, trying new restaurants and bakeries, gardening, and playing clarinet.
Kaci Schiavone, MD
Kaci is a Western New York native; born in Buffalo and raised in the greater Rochester area. She attended the University of Rochester where she earned her bachelor’s degree with distinction in research in Biochemistry. After her undergraduate studies, she worked at the University of Pittsburgh where she performed X-ray crystallography research. She obtained her medical degree from the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo where she first took an interest in Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS). During her General Surgery residency here, at the University of Rochester, she has continued to foster an interest in MIS techniques and will complete an Advanced GI and Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellowship at the University of Buffalo next year. In her free time, she enjoys stand up paddle boarding, gardening, perfecting the art of the Bills tailgate, and trying all the new restaurants in town with her husband, Michael.