PGY-2 Residents

Michelle Abghari, MD PGY2

Wayne State University

Interests: General Surgery

 

Ian Behr, MD PGY2

Wayne State University

Interests: General Surgery

 

Danielle Dougherty, MD PGY2

University of Michigan

Interests: General Surgery

 

Ashley Holly, MD PGY2

Creighton University

Interests: General Surgery

 

Chibueze Onyemkpa, MD PGY2

Nnamdi Azikiwe University

Interests: General Surgery

 

PGY-1 Residents

Crystal Drayer, MD PGY1

Interests: General Surgery

 

Melissa Keller, MD PGY1

Interests: General Surgery

 

Marta Makuszewki, MD PGY1

Interests: General Surgery

 

Matthew Mead, MD PGY1

Interests: General Surgery

 

Thomas Murickan, MD PGY1

Interests: General Surgery

 

James Raccuia, MD PGY1

Interests: General Surgery

 

Matthew Rausch, MD PGY1

Interests: General Surgery

 

Justin Schultz, MD PGY1

Interests: General Surgery

 

Tahereh Soleimani, MD PGY1

Interests: General Surgery

 

Career Opportunities

Do you have a passion for patient care, medicine and all things surgical?

Become a Michigan State University Department of Surgery Spartan and join our team of talented physicians and clinical staff today!

Job Postings

Please see below for current positions at our department:

Please visit jobs.msu.edu to apply for our current positions.

Why MSU?

The first Land Grant institution created by the Morrill Act in 1855, MSU harbors a history rich in the commitment of scholars and working people as a whole. Michigan State is known worldwide as a major public university with global reach and extraordinary impact. It offers more than 200 programs of study, nationally ranked, that attract scholars worldwide who are interested in combining education with practical problem solving. At MSU, you will enjoy:

Auto & Pet Insurance Discounts Reduced Tuition Fee for MSU Students
Travel & Clothing Discounts Housing & Hotel Discounts
Health, Fitness & Wellness Discounts Food & Dining Discounts

In addition to:

Message from the Acting Chair

Dr. Ash Mansour The Department of Surgery at Michigan State University is dedicated to excellence in patient care, teaching, and academic inquiry. On our Lansing campus, we provide a broad range of clinical services including (although not limited to):

  • Acute care surgery
  • Breast care
  • Breast oncology
  • Cosmetic surgery
  • Critical care management and consultation
  • Endocrine surgery
  • General surgery
  • GI surgery
  • Hernia surgery
  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Minor surgical procedures
  • Plastic and reconstructive surgery
  • Microvascular hand surgery
  • Surgical endoscopy
  • Surgical oncology
  • Trauma care
  • Wound care management

Our faculty are highly skilled, practicing surgeons with expertise in their respective specialty, demonstrating clinical outcomes of the highest quality. Members participate with quality initiatives developed by the American College of Surgeons, including the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP), Surgical Care Improvement Project (SCIP), Keystone Surgery and Keystone ICU, and other benchmark comparatives. Patient safety is fundamental to our core mission.

As an academic unit of the College of Human Medicine (CHM) at Michigan State University, the Department of Surgery includes faculty across the state and has a significant impact on Michigan's population.

Although we emphasize state of the art clinical care and excellent teaching, academic inquiry is also a key part of our mission, whether simply asking and answering questions in an evidence-based fashion or conducting research to generate new knowledge. Faculty and residents are actively involved in research, ranging from protocol-based clinical studies to basic science. Research areas of inquiry include trauma and critical care, minimally invasive surgery, surgical oncology, wound healing, surgical education and quality improvement.

We are proud of our department, and hope that you will find this website useful in learning more about it. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have questions about the department or suggestions for our site.

Ashraf Mansour, MD, FACS
Acting Chair


Message from the Acting Chair

"The Department of Surgery at Michigan State University is dedicated to excellence in patient care, teaching, and academic inquiry. Our faculty are highly skilled, practicing surgeons with expertise in their respective specialty, demonstrating clinical outcomes of the highest quality."

Message from the Associate Chair & Residency Program Associate Director

"Welcome to the Michigan State University Integrated Residency Program in General Surgery. The residency program originated in 1988 and is currently a part of MSU's College of Human Medicine (CHM), Graduate Medical Education program."

Message from the Residency Program Director

"Residents are vital to the educational mission of CHM and are appointed as clinical instructors with responsibility to teach medical students, non-surgical residents and other professionals in training. Their educational experience requires they read and develop the skills necessary to transfer their knowledge and expertise from bench to bedside."

Message from the Statewide Clerkship Director & Residency Associate Director

"Clerkship is meant to enable students to learn how to manage critically ill patients, emphasizing the pathophysiology and management principles commonly encountered in the care of surgical patients. These experiences will prepare students for common clinical problems encountered during their first year of residency."