We are very proud of the cardiothoracic surgeons who have received their training at the University of Virginia. We view the education of these men and women as one of the primary goals of our program. The clinical volumes and the educational value of the program have increased such that we evolved from finishing one resident per year to three residents per year. Approximately 50% of the surgeons we have trained have practices in academic institutions, while the remaining 50% are in private practice, some with academic affiliations.

It is not possible to list all the graduates of our program, but a list of those who have finished in the last 12 years follows. In addition to the traditional thoracic surgery residents, there have also been some superb international surgeons who have enhanced their education and training by spending time with our faculty, though we do not have any of these trainees in our system at this time. Those with academic appointments or affiliations are noted with an asterisk.

Recent and Past Graduates

Below is a list of past and recent graduates, to view the graduates click on the year you would like to view.

* Denotes academic appointments or affiliations

Emily Downs – University of Virginia

Nick Pope – University of Virginia

Walker Julliard – University of Wisconsin

Cindy Choate* – University of Virginia

Josh Boys* – University of California

Stephen Davies – University of Virginia

Matt Stone* – University of Virginia

Meredith Harrison – Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

Kenan Yount* – University of Virginia

Jesse Madden, MD – University of Utah

John Stringham, MD* – University of Colorado

Nick Teman, MD* – University of Michigan

Tim George, MD* – Johns Hopkins

Damien LaPar, MD* – University of Virginia

Dan Mulloy, MD – University of Washington

Benjamin A. Hirsch, MD -Texas Tech University Health Science Center
Alykhan S. Nagji, MD – University of Virginia
Julia Swanson, MD – Oregon Health & Science University

Matthew Taylor, MD* – University of Virginia

Armin Kiankhooy, MD – University of Vermont

Mark Roeser, MD* – University of Texas Southwestern

Phillip Carrott, MD* – Brown University

Eric Griffiths, MD – University of Texas Southwestern

Leora Yarboro, MD* – University of North Carolina

Leo Gazoni, MD – University of Virginia

Jay Isbell, MD* – Vanderbilt University

Kendra Grubb, MD* – University of Illinois

Ahmet Kilic MD* – University of Maryland

Carlos Mery MD* – Brigham & Women’s Medical Center

Rafe Connors MD – University of Utah

Gan Dunnington MD – Stanford Universit

Rob Smith MD* – University of Virginia

Bret Mettler MD* – University of Michigan

Eric L. Grogan MD* – Vanderbilt University

William Bodefield MD – University of Alabama-Birmingham

Richard Thompson MD – Duke University

Tonomi Oka MD – Brown University

Gorav Ailawadi MD* – University of Michigan

Glenn McKay, FRACS – New Zealand

Brian Clark MD* – University of North Carolina

Mathew Campbell MD – Eastern Virginia

Lynn Fedoruk FRCS – Canada

James Gangemi MD* – University of Virginia

Joshua Rovin MD – University of Virginia

Gene Parrino MD* – University of Virginia

Russell Ronson MD* – Emory University

George Zorn III* – Vanderbilt University

Jason Sperling MD – University of Maryland

Gene Parrino MD* – University of Virginia

Russell Ronson MD* – Emory University

Randall Green MD – Stanford University

Jeffrey T. Cope MD – University of Virginia

Silvana Marasco, FRACS* – Australia

Phillip Antippa FRACS – Australia

Oliver Binns MD – University of Virginia

Scott Buchanan MD* – University of Virginia

Christopher Smith FRACSD – Australia

Michael Mauney MD – University of Virginia

Benjamin Peeler MD* – Vanderbilt University

David Robaczewski MD* – Wake Forest University

Scott Arnold MD* – University of Virginia

Richard Gitter MD – Baylor University

Arthur  Coffey MD* – Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis

Michael Butler MD – University of Vermont

John  Kern MD* – University of Virginia