Our residents come from many parts of the world and many different backgrounds. We strive to recruit residents of high academic and personal quality who, through our General Surgery Residency Program, will develop into excellent clinicians, teachers, and scholars.

Residency Leadership

Chief Administrative Residents

Baker PicMeredith Baker, MD

University of Cincinnati
Meredith’s hometown is Exeter, NH. Meredith received her BA magna cum laude from Miami University, majoring in Zoology. She was a University Scholar, was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and was a member of water ski team. Meredith received her MD from the University of Cincinnati, was elected to AOA, pursued clinical research in pediatric nutrition, and volunteered for the underserved and homeless community of Cincinnati. Her surgical interest is pediatric surgery. She completed a research fellowship at Boston Children’s Hospital in the Puder Lab. Meredith enjoys sailing, alpine skiing, golf, ice hockey, broomball, and flag football.


Digesu PicChristopher Digesu, MD

Columbia University
Chris’ hometown is Huntsville, AL. Chris received his BS summa cum laude in Biomedical Engineering from Mississippi State University, where he was a President’s Scholar, elected to Tau Beta Pi, the national engineering honor society, and co-founded Bulldogs for Heart Health. He received his MD from Columbia University and was a member of the Allen O. Whipple Society and received an American Association of Thoracic Surgeons Scholarship. Christopher volunteered for the student-run Columbia free clinic for uninsured patients in Washington Heights, participated in a global health scholarship to Sierra Leone, and pursued research in cardiothoracic surgery. Chris’ surgical interest is thoracic surgery and he completed a research fellowship in thoracic surgery as a surgical resident, studying lung cancer. He enjoys playing soccer.


Administrative Residents for Research 

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Jane Cheng, MD

Wayne State University School of Medicine
Jane’s hometown is Ann Arbor, MI. Jane received her BS from the University of Michigan, majoring in Biochemistry. She received the Woodlock Alumnae Scholarship, the Gomberg Chemistry Scholarship, and the Walton Scholarship. She also served as Captain for the University of Michigan Dance Marathon and a health screening coordinator for the Vietnamese American Association. Jane received her MD from the Wayne State School of Medicine and was a member of the Cass Clinic for uninsured and underinsured residents of Detroit, the Detroit Medical Orchestra, and served as President of the Asian Pacific American Medical Student Association. Her surgical interest includes surgical oncology. Jane is currently doing a research fellowship in cancer biology at BIDMC. Jane enjoys hiking, traveling, and exploring various culture through food. 


Kent webDaniel Kent, MD

Albany Medical College
Dan’s hometown is Los Gatos, California, in the San Francisco Bay Area. Dan obtained his BA from the University of California at Los Angeles, majoring in International Development Studies and minoring in Spanish. During college, he worked for Physicians for Social Responsibility and Amigos de las Americas. Between college and medical school, he worked at PEAK Surgical and Medtronic. Dan obtained his MD from Albany Medical College, where he received the Scholastic Excellence Award, the Tompkins Alumni Scholarship, and was elected to the Gold Humanism Honor Society and AOA. He was the co-founder and co-President of the Albany Medical College Global Health Interest Group, co-President of the Students for a National Health Program, and served as a member of the Executive Board of the IMANA Clinic, a free clinic serving local immigrants and refugees. His surgical interests include trauma, vascular surgery, surgical innovation, and global health. Dan enjoys music, surfing, and woodworking.

For more information, please contact:

Department of Surgery
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Lowry Medical Office Building
110 Francis Street, Suite 9B
Boston, MA 02215
Phone: 617-632-9236
617-632-7424
surgedu@bidmc.harvard.edu