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Current Plastic Surgery Residents

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In collaboration with Nassau University Medical Center and Stony Brook Medicine, the Long Island Plastic Surgery Group offers both independent and integrated plastic surgery residency programs. The traditional independent three-year residency was established in 1954, and the integrated six-year residency was launched in 2017.

One of the hallmarks of LIPSG is its decades-long commitment to furthering the science and art of plastic surgery. Only the most skilled, experienced, and innovative plastic surgeons make up its team of doctors, and each is dedicated to passing his or her knowledge on to new generations of surgeons who will be the next leaders in the field.

Our current residents for the 2020-2021 academic year are listed below.

Chief Residents

Gabe Klein, MD

Hometown: New Rochelle, NY
Undergraduate: Cornell University
Medical School: SUNY Upstate Medical University
Graduate School: Stony Brook University – Masters of Clinical Research
Research Fellowship: Stony Brook Medicine, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Clinical/Research Interests: Microsurgery and complex reconstructions, breast reconstruction clinical outcomes

Basil Nwoaz, MD

Hometown: Boston, MA
Undergraduate: Boston University
Medical School: Tufts University School of Medicine
General Surgery Residency: Stamford Health
Clinical/Research Interests: Aesthetic surgery, socioeconomic disparities in plastic surgery, facial aesthetics, body contouring, breast reconstruction, nerve and hand surgery

Feras Yamin, MD

Hometown: Baghdad, Iraq
Undergraduate: Baghdad College
Medical School: University of Baghdad – College of Medicine
Research Fellowship: Stanford University – Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
General Surgery Residency: Loma Linda University Health, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
Clinical/Research Interests: Facial aesthetics, fat grafting, body contouring, nerve surgery, hand surgery

Fifth-Year Residents

Christine Yin, MD

Hometown: Alhambra, CA
Undergraduate: University of California, Berkeley
Medical School: University of Southern California – Keck School of Medicine
Clinical/Research Interests: Diversity and inclusion within plastic surgery, hand and reconstructive surgery

Nicholas Kunda, MD

Hometown: Massapequa, NY
Undergraduate: Arizona State University
Medical School: St. James School of Medicine
General Surgery Residency: University of Illinois at Chicago – Metropolitan
Research Fellowship: University of Illinois at Chicago – Immunology
Clinical Interests: Microsurgery and hand surgery

Andrew McGregor, MD

Hometown: Port St. Lucie, FL
Undergraduate: University of Florida
Medical School: Ross University
General Surgery Residency: Danbury Hospital
Research Fellowship: Yale University – Section of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Clinical/Research Interests: Aesthetics, microsurgery, oncologic reconstruction, melanoma

Fourth-Year Residents

Don Groves, MD

Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA
Undergraduate: University of South Carolina – Columbia
Graduate School: University of South Carolina – Columbia (Biomedical Engineering)
Medical School: University of Miami Miller School of Medicine

Andrew Nouri, MD

Hometown: Wayne, NJ
Undergraduate: New York University
Medical School: Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
General Surgery Residency: Morristown Medical Center
Clinical/Research Interests: Preoperative botox as an adjunct for complex large ventral hernia repairs

Hunter Benvenuti, MD

Hometown: Newport Beach, CA
Undergraduate: Occidental College
Medical School: New York Medical College
General Surgery Residency: University of California San Francisco – Fresno
Clinical/Research Interests: Burns, breast reconstruction

Third-Year Resident

Abdel Armaiz-Flores, MD

Hometown: Guayama, Puerto Rico
Undergraduate: University of Puerto Rico – Cayey Campus
Medical School: University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine
Graduate School: Mayo Clinic – Clinical and Translational Research

Second-Year Resident

Justin Buro, MD

Hometown: Dix Hills, NY
Undergraduate: George Washington University
Medical School: George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences
Research Fellowship: Laboratory of Bioregenerative Medicine and Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College
Research Interests: Tissue engineering, breast reconstruction, fat grafting

First-Year Resident

Christopher Liao, MD

Hometown: West Covina, CA
Undergraduate: University of Southern California
Medical School: Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine
Research Interests: Tissue engineering, regenerative medicine, stem cell biology, clinical outcomes

Burn Fellow

Babak Hajhosseini, MD

Hometown: Tabriz, Iran
Undergraduate: Tabriz University of Medical Sciences
Medical School: Tabriz University of Medical Sciences
Research Fellowship: Stanford University School of Medicine
Internship: General Surgery, Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California
Residency: General Surgery, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Residency: General Surgery, Stanford University School of Medicine
Clinical Fellowship: Advanced Wound Care Fellowship, Stanford University School of Medicine
Clinical/Research Interests: Plastic and reconstructive Surgery, wound healing, burn surgery

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