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Surgical chief residents at MU School of Medicine match into fellowships

November 26, 2018

HUNTINGTON — All four chief residents from the general surgery residency program at the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine have successfully matched into subspecialty fellowship programs, according to Dr. Paulette S. Wehner, vice dean of graduate medical education at the school.

This is the first time in recent history that all chief residents in the program have matched into specialized training. Acceptance to the fellowships means an additional one or two years of training for those in trauma/critical care, three years in plastic surgery and two years in vascular surgery. Fellowships are subspecialty training in a chosen area after completion of the five years of the general surgery residency that follow four years of medical school.

“This successful fellowship match reflects the diligence Dr. Farid Mozaffari, the residency program director, Program Manager Donna Webb and Assistant Melissa Kenney have devoted over the past few years,” Wehner said. “Our residents have worked hard and been rewarded with extremely competitive fellowships. I congratulate all on a job well done.”

The four chief residents headed to fellowships in July 2019 are:

• Alex Baronowsky, M.D., Trauma/Critical Care at the University of Florida in Orlando

• Rahman Barry, M.D., Plastic Surgery at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee

• Jason Brown, M.D., Trauma/Critical Care at the University of Hawaii in Honolulu

• Matthew Krantz, M.D., Vascular Surgery at Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio.

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