Matthew TerBush - PGY5
Matthew TerBush attended Upstate Medical University and received his BS in Biomedical Engineering at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute before going to SUNY Upstate and getting his M.D. degree. Ever since high school, Matthew has been interested in constructing and racing solar cars. He has participated in several national competitions, including a cross-country race from Dallas, Texas to Newburgh, New York, which his high school team won. He continued this interest into his undergraduate studies, being on e of the founding members of the Rensselaer Electric Vehicle Team and participated in the 2011 Shell Eco-Marathon. At Upstate, he continued participating in biomechanics research and taught physics and calculus to high school students during an after-school program with Syracuse University. Matthew is currently a recreational chess player and an avid reader.
He began his Vascular Surgery Residency here at the University of Rochester Medical Center in June 2015.
Georgina Pappas - PGY3
After graduating from the George Washington University with a BS in chemistry, Georgina Pappas spent two years as a research and surgical assistant with the NeuroTrauma Department at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research/Naval Medical Research Center researching pre-hospital management of traumatic brain injury and hemorrhagic shock. As a member of the inaugural class of the Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine, Quinnipiac University, Georgina was president of the school’s Surgery Interest Group ACS chapter, student representative on the curriculum committee, and volunteered around the community as a science fair judge and health careers mentor to high school students. She grew-up in a large Greek family in Westport, CT, for whom she likes to bake desserts and visit often. She also enjoys hiking, yoga, and writing in her spare time.
Joshua Eli Robins - PGY3
Eli Robins attended Wake Forest University where he received his BS in Biology in 2011. As an undergraduate, he was a four-year varsity letterman on the baseball team. Prior to medical school, he completed his MS in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology at East Carolina University, examining the "Spatial expression of matrix and matrix receptor proteins in the developing synovial joint". He stayed at East Carolina for medical school earning his MD in 2017. While pursuing his degree, he was president of his class, organized community baseball clinics, and presented and published on both pediatric and vascular surgery issues. He is a student member of the Society For Vascular Surgery and enjoys golf, cooking, hunting, and fishing.
Andrew Schroeder - PGY2
Andrew Schroeder earned his BS in Biological Sciences at the University of Notre Dame. Before attending medical school at Des Moines University, he worked in a Virology lab at Washington University in St. Louis, using gene sequencing technology to identify emerging infections as well as changes to the virome in primates infected with the HIV-model, SIV. He is a St. Louis native and enjoys cheering on his favorite sports teams, the St. Louis Cardinals and Notre Dame Fighting Irish. Andrew spends his free time running, reading, and being outdoors with his wife and daughter.
Kash Desai - PGY1
Kash Desai attended Washington University in St. Louis where he majored in Biochemistry & Anthropology. He continued his medical education at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis where he conducted and published research in risk prediction modeling, serum & plaque biomarkers, hindlimb ischemic recovery, and cerebrovascular disease progression through the Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) Student Research
Fellowship. He also served as the course liaison for the Surgical Clerkship & Practice of Medicine courses and is interested in medical education and student support. He earned his M.D. and Masters in Population Health Science in 2019 before starting his residency in vascular surgery at the University of Rochester. In his spare time, Kash enjoys training for ultramarathons, cycling, and backpacking in national parks.