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

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Eliza Lee, MD

Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons 
Eliza’s hometown is Hanover, PA. She graduated summa cum laude with a BS in Chemistry from Gettysburg College. Eliza received her MD from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. Following her initial two years of general surgery, Eliza pursued a three-year transplant surgery research fellowship at Boston Children’s Hospital. Her clinical interest is transplant surgery.

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Nisha Narula, MD

University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
Nisha’s hometown is Tenafly, NJ. Nisha received an ScB with Honors in Biology from Brown University, graduating magna cum laude and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and Sigma Xi. She received her MD from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine and co-founded On a for Mission Nutrition, supporting social and behavioral change among Chicago South Side middle school students. As a medical student, Nisha pursued research at the interface of medicine and social sciences. Her surgical interest is general surgery and she pursued research as a surgical resident in health services and outcomes research at MD Anderson Cancer Center. Nisha enjoys creative writing, photography, hiking, and baking.


Administrative Residents for Research 

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Alexander Chalphin, MD

Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University
Alex’s hometown is Washington, DC. Alex attended the College of William and Mary and received a B.S., magna cum laude, majoring in Biology. He received his MD from the Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University, enrolling in the Population Health Program, with a focus on public health. He was the recipient of an Arnold P. Gold Foundation Research Grant to study preventive care and childhood nutrition in rural villages in India, tutored inner city students, provided medical care to Philadelphia’s homeless, and served as President of the International Medical Society. Alex was elected to the Hobart Amory Hare Honor Medical Society and AOA. His surgical interest is pediatric surgery and he is pursuing translational research as a research fellow at Boston Children’s Hospital in fetal tissue engineering. Alex enjoys running, triathlons, lacrosse, and guitar.

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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. 

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