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Chief Residents With Dr. Linehan and Amy Mills
2021 Chief Residents with Dr. Linehan

Chief Residents With Dr. Linehan and Amy Mills
Chief Residents


Maria Durdach, MD

Maria DurdachMaria was born and raised in Glenburn, Pennsylvania where she grew up the youngest of her 3 siblings. She received her undergraduate degree from The University of Scranton where she double majored in Biology and Philosophy.  After college, she attended The Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine in Hershey where she earned her medical degree.  She developed a love for not only surgery, but for the Buffalo Bills and found herself completing surgical residency at the University of Rochester.  While in residency, she took an interest to minimally invasive surgical techniques with plans to complete an MIS fellowship at the University at Buffalo in the following year.  In her free time, she enjoys golfing with friends, playing fetch with her new kitten, and diving into new movies and television.

Katherine Jackson, MD

Katherine Jackson, MDKatherine (KJ) was born and raised in Rochester, NY. She received her undergraduate degree in Biomedical Sciences at the Rochester Institute of Technology, and then attended the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth for medical school. She returned to Rochester for general surgery residency, where she completed two years of basic science research focused on metastatic melanoma and cachexia in cholangiocarcinoma patients. She is thrilled to be pursuing surgical oncology fellowship in Santa Monica, CA after graduation. In her free time, she most enjoys spending time with friends, running, biking, playing sports, SCUBA diving, kiteboarding, and traveling the world. ​

Eddie O’Reilly, MD

Eddie O'Reilly MDEddie was born and raised in Armagh, Ireland and attended University College Dublin for medical school. He was a  House Officer and surgical clinical instructor at the Mater Misericordiae Hospital Dublin prior to moving to the US in 2017. He commenced his general surgery residency at HUP/UPenn in Philadelphia.  He came to URMC in 2019 to complete his surgical residency. Eddie hopes to pursue a career in general surgical practice with special a interest in palliative care and the elderly. He ultimately wants  to live by the sea/on a farm with minimal technological distraction

Matt Seaman, MD

Matt Seaman, MDMatthew grew up in New Hampshire where he fostered a love of skiing and watersports. He received his Bachelors of the Arts in biology from Hamilton College in upstate NY. The following year he worked at a biotech company studying the use of mRNA in cancer diagnosis, in New York City.  He then went onto the University of Rochester medical school where he did both his studies and residency. In his free time, he enjoys cooking, skiing, bicycling, sailing, and boating.


Vasili Tsagkalidis, MD

Vasili Tsagkalidis, MDVasili was born and raised in Rhodes, Greece and received his medical degree from the University of Athens Medical School. He then enrolled in the Special Forces where he worked as a military physician. He subsequently completed 2 years of surgical training in Athens, Greece before moving to the US in 2017 to pursue a broader surgical training. Vasili completed 2 years of preliminary surgical training at Johns Hopkins and in 2019 he joined URMC as a categorical surgery resident. In his chief year, Vasili was chosen as one of the Administrative Chief residents of the surgical program. During his free time, he enjoys exploring the local food scene and the wineries around the Finger Lakes with his significant other, Annah. Following residency, he will begin fellowship in Surgical Oncology at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey.​