Graduate Medical Education

Faculty

The Department of Surgery teaching faculty consists of more than 40 board-certified members representing general surgery and all sub-specialties of surgery. For individuals interested in a smaller, more personalized surgical residency program, St. Luke’s offers residents the opportunity to obtain broad experience and work closely with a diverse and active faculty committed to medical education.

Brian A. Hoey, MD
Program Director
  • Medical School – Eastern Virginia Medical School
  • Residency – East Carolina University
  • Fellowship – Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
John J. Lukaszczyk, M.D.
Assistant Program Director
  • Medical School – Hahnemann University
  • Residency – Hahnemann University
William Burfeind, MD
Chairman
  • Medical School – Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
  • Residency – Duke University Medical Center
  • Fellowship – Duke University Medical Center
Trauma / Critical Care / Acute Care Surgical Services
James Cipolla, MD
Chief, Division of Trauma, Surgical Critical Care, and Emergency Surgery
  • Medical School – Medical College of Pennsylvania
  • Residency – Maimonides Medical Center
  • Fellowship – University of Maryland Medical System
Roberto C. Castillo, D.O.
  • Medical School - Nova Southeastern University
  • Internship and Residency - St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center
  • Fellowship - Virginia Commonwealth -Medical College Virginia
Ryan Rambaran, D.O.
  • Medical School - Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Residency - Penn State Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center
  • Fellowship – St. Luke’s Hospital, Bethlehem Campus
Christine L. Ramirez, M.D.
  • Medical School – George Washington Univ Schl of Med/Health Sciences
  • Residency – Eastern Virginia Medical School
  • Fellowship – University of Maryland Medical System
John J. Lukaszczyk, M.D.
  • Medical School – Hahnemann University
  • Residency – Hahnemann University
Brian A. Hoey, M.D.
  • Medical School – Eastern Virginia Medical School
  • Residency – East Carolina University
  • Fellowship – Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Charles Bendas, M.D.
  • Medical School – Drexel University
  • Residency – St. Luke's Hospital - Bethlehem Campus
  • Fellowship – St. Luke's Hospital - Bethlehem Campus
Stanislaw P. Stawicki, M.D.
  • Medical School – University of Louisville School of Medicine
  • Residency – St. Luke's Hospital - Bethlehem Campus
  • Fellowship – Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Peter G. Thomas, D.O.
  • Medical School – Midwestern University
  • Residency – Midwestern University
  • Fellowship – Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

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Surgical Oncology
Darius C. Desai, M.D.
  • Medical School – Jefferson Medical College
  • Residency – Lankenau Hospital
  • Fellowship – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital, Ohio State University Hospital
Roderick M. Quiros, M.D.
  • Medical School – University of Texas Medical School at Houston
  • Residency – Rush University Medical Center
  • Fellowship – Fox Chase Cancer Center

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Thoracic Surgery
William R. Burfeind, M.D.
  • Medical School – Columbia Univ College of Physicians and Surgeons
  • Residency – Duke University Medical Center
  • Fellowship – Duke University Medical Center
Meredith A. Harrison, M.D.
  • Medical School – Drexel University College of Medicine
  • Residency – Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
  • Fellowship – University of Virginia Medical Center
Dustin J. Manchester, M.D.
  • Medical School – Jefferson Medical College
  • Residency – Lankenau Hospital
  • Fellowship – Allegheny General Hospital

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Colorectal
Daniel J. Eyvazzadeh, M.D.
  • Medical School – Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University
  • Residency – University of Maryland Medical System
  • Fellowship – University of Minnesota Hospital & Clinic
W. Terence Reilly, M.D.
  • Medical School – Albany Medical College
  • Residency – University of Illinois Hosp. & Clinic
  • Fellowship – Mayo Clinic
Daniel J. Bowers, M.D.
  • Medical School – Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University
  • Residency – Robert Wood Johnson University Hosp
  • Fellowship – John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County
Anthony D. Dippolito, M.D.
  • Medical School – Creighton University School of Medicine
  • Residency – Hahnemann University Hospital

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Vascular
Timothy C. Oskin, M.D.
  • Medical School – Hahnemann University School of Medicine
  • Residency – Washington Hospital Center
  • Fellowship – University of Maryland Medical System, Wake Forest University School of Medicine
Jay B. Fisher, M.D.
  • Medical School – Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara
  • Residency – Easton Hospital
  • Fellowship – Boston University Medical Center, Cleveland Clinic Hospital
Khurram Rasheed, M.D.
  • Medical School – Tufts University School of Medicine
  • Residency – University of Rochester Medical Center
Maggie J. Lin, M.D.
  • Medical School – University of Maryland School of Medicine
  • Residency – St. Luke's Hospital - Bethlehem Campus
  • Fellowship – Eastern Virginia Medical School
Sharvil U. Sheth, M.D.
  • Medical School – NHL Municipal Medical College
  • Residency – University of Medicine and Dentistry of NJ
  • Fellowship – New York University School of Medicine, University of Medicine & Dentistry of NJ
Calogero DiMaggio, D.O.
  • Medical School – New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Residency – Christiana Hospital
  • Fellowship – Geisinger Medical Center, Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Lynne M. Doctor, M.D.
  • Medical School – University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
  • Residency – University of Cincinnati Medical Center
Gregory S. Domer, M.D.
  • Medical School – St. George's University School of Medicine
  • Residency – St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital Center
  • Fellowship – UMDNJ Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Union Memorial Hospital

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General Surgery
Thomas G. Donkar, D.O.
  • Medical School – Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Residency – Maimonides Medical Center
  • Fellowship – University of Rochester Medical Center
Marian P. McDonald, M.D.
  • Medical School – Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine
  • Residency – Cleveland Clinic Hospital
  • Fellowship – Lahey Clinic Medical Center
Emanuel Nogueira, M.D.
  • Medical School – Drexel University College of Medicine
  • Residency – St. Luke's Hospital - Bethlehem Campus
  • Fellowship – Rhode Island Hospital
Daniel R. Baillie, M.D.
  • Medical School – University of Dublin
  • Residency – St. Luke's Hospital - Bethlehem Campus
  • Fellowship – Carolinas Medical Center
Richard P. Sharpe, M.D.
  • Medical School – Uniformed Svcs University of the Health Sciences
  • Residency – National Naval Medical Center
  • Fellowship – Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Mark E. Schadt, M.D.
  • Medical School – Jefferson Medical College
  • Residency – Lankenau Hospital
Richard W. Conron, D.O.
  • Medical School – Univ of New England College of Osteopathic Med
  • Residency – St. Luke's Hospital - Bethlehem Campus
  • Fellowship – Allentown Osteopathic Medical Center

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Bariatrics
Maher El Chaar, M.D.
  • Medical School – American University of Beirut
  • Residency – St. Luke's Hospital - Bethlehem Campus
  • Fellowship – Carolinas Medical Center
Leonardo Claros, M.D.
  • Medical School – Universidad Mayor de San Andres
  • Residency – Beth Israel Deaconess Med Ctr-East Campus
  • Fellowship – Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Tufts University School of Medicine
Ikemefuna I Akusoba, M.D.
  • Medical School – Ross University School of Medicine
  • Residency – St. Luke's Hospital - Bethlehem Campus
  • Fellowship – University of California San Francisco-Fresno
Tomas J. Birriel, M.D.
  • Medical School – Ponce School of Medicine
  • Residency – St. Luke's Hospital - Bethlehem Campus
  • Fellowship – Cleveland Clinic Foundation

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Ear, Nose, & Throat (ENT)
David M. Brown, M.D.
  • Medical School – Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University
  • Residency – University of Chicago Hospitals
  • Internship – University of Chicago Hospitals
David M. Yen, M.D.
  • Medical School – University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
  • Residency – Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
  • Internship – Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

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“St. Luke’s general surgery was everything that I wanted in a residency and it even had things that I didn’t know I wanted. The leadership in the surgery department is top notch and the program directors are hands down the best in the country. ALL of the attending’s are dedicated to patient care, teaching, resident well-being, and they genuinely care about each resident’s growth over the course of the residency. The program is very well organized thanks to the greatest-of-all-time coordinator, Erin. The program directors are very flexible, they listen, they make changes based on feedback, and most importantly, in my opinion, they inspired and pushed us.”

Anthony Cipriano, MD
2019 Graduate