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Dell Med Surgery Residents Begin Fall With Awards, Presentations & More

Oct. 28, 2022

This blog post is authored by Shannon Southerland, program coordinator of Dell Medical School’s General Surgery Residency.

On Sept. 30, fifth-year resident Kris Olson, M.D., was selected by Dell Med’s general surgery faculty as the Raleigh Ross Scholar. He received his award at the annual meeting of the Texas Surgical Society in Dallas.

Faculty members and residents from Dell Med's General Surgery Residency stand together for a group photo at a conference in Chicago.

General surgery faculty members and residents at the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma annual meeting in Chicago, Illinois.

Also in September, the following general surgery residents and medical students presented their original research at the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma annual meeting in Chicago:

  • Fifth-year resident Simin Golestani, M.D. 
  • Fourth-year resident Mary Bokenkamp, M.D.
  • Fourth-year resident Jessica Efird, M.D.
  • Third-year resident Jason Hutzler, M.D.
  • Fourth-year medical student James Bradford.

Fifth-year resident Charles Hill, M.D., presented at the American Foregut Society annual meeting in Orlando in September, while fourth-year resident Jessica Efird, M.D., presented at the LINC Conference in Leipzig, Germany, this summer. 

We are also excited to announce the following fellowship matches for our general surgery residents: 

  • Fifth-year resident Simin Golestani, M.D., matched to surgical critical care at Medical College of Wisconsin.
  • Fifth-year resident Charles Hill, M.D., matched to minimally invasive surgery at University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville.
  • Fifth-year resident Kristofor Olson, M.D., Ph.D., matched to surgical oncology at City of Hope.
  • Third-year resident Joshua Crapps, M.D., matched to surgical critical care at Dell Med.

Lastly, fifth-year resident Simin Golestani, M.D., was chosen by her peers to lead the Dell Medical School Resident Council as president. Second-year resident John-Paul Bach, M.D., was elected to serve as a representative on the council. 

Congratulations to all for their hard work and accomplishments!