Our PGY3 Residents

Kevin Arndt, MDKevin Arndt, MD

Boston University School of Medicine

Kevin’s hometown is Rochester, New York. Kevin attended SUNY University at Buffalo where he received his BS in Biology and BA in Psychology, and he was awarded as a Sigma Tau Gamma Rosken’s Scholar. He received both his MS in anatomy and neurobiology and MD from Boston University School of Medicine where he graduated with Cum Laude honors and was elected into AOA. He also received the Richard J. Shemin, M.D. and Saul Shemin, D.V.M Academic Surgical Award. During medical school, Kevin taught Gross Anatomy and clinical examination skills to first year students. His surgical interests include trauma and critical care surgery, colon and rectal surgery, and minimally invasive surgery. In his free time, he enjoys soccer, snowboarding, and hiking with his wife and dog.

Khaled Hammouda, MDKhaled Hammouda, MD

Syrian Private University

Khaled's hometown is Damascus, Syria. He received his MD from Syrian Private University in Damascus. He subsequently completed a two-year research fellowship in trauma and critical care surgery at Brigham and Women's Hospital, followed by one year of transitional research in thoracic surgery at BWH. During his first year at BWH, Khaled received the Team Excellence Award. As part of his project, he created a database of thoracic surgical outcomes. His clinical interests are trauma surgery, critical care, and disaster management. Khaled enjoys playing soccer, basketball, and reading.

Mark Kashtan, MDMark Kashtan, MD

Medical College of Wisconsin

Mark is originally from Sacramento, California. He received his BA from the University of California, Berkeley, where he majored in Integrative Biology. As a medical student at the Medical College of Wisconsin, Mark served as President of the Student Assembly and was elected to the Gold Humanism Honor Society. He also became involved with organized medicine, serving as President of the MCW chapter of the AMA before being elected to the Governing Council of the AMA's Medical Student Section and receiving the Houghton Award from the Wisconsin Medical Society. He has continued this involvement with the Massachusetts Medical Society, and currently sits on the Governing Council of the Resident and Fellows Section of the AMA. He is interested in pediatric surgery and quality improvement, and obtained his MPH from Harvard while doing epidemiological research on pediatric appendicitis at Boston Children's Hospital. Mark grew up backpacking in the Sierra Nevada mountains and continues to enjoy hiking, camping, skiing, and rock and ice climbing in the White Mountains with his Bernese Mountain Dog, Navi.

Stephanie Lazow, MDStephanie Lazow, MD

Weill Cornell Medical College

Stefanie’s hometown is Morganville, NJ. Stefanie received her BA magna cum laude from Dartmouth College, majoring in Anthropology. She was a recipient of the Claire Garber Goodman Grant, the Paul and Evalyn Richter Memorial Fund Grant, and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. She received her MD from Weill Cornell Medical College. As a medical student, Stefanie co-founded the PreOp surgical exposure program, was a mentor for underrepresented minority high school students, and served as President of the Cornell Adventures in the Mountains Program. Stefanie was elected to AOA and served as co-President of the Stimson Surgical Society. Her surgical interests include pediatric surgery. She is currently pursuing a basic science research fellowship at Boston Children's Hospital. Stefanie enjoys hiking and skiing.

Kamila Moskowitzova, MDKamila Moskowitzova, MD

2nd Faculty of Medicine, Charles University

Kamila’s hometown is Presov, Slovakia. Kamila received her MD from Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic. She then pursued a research fellowship in cardiac surgery at Boston Children’s Hospital, where she focused on mitochondrial transplantation in heart transplantation and lung injury. Her work was recognized by the American Physiological Society for one of the best published articles in physiological research. Her surgical interest is pediatric surgery. Kamila enjoys music, art, windsurfing, and spending time with her friends and family.

Ana Sofia Ore Carranza, MD, MPHAna Sofia Ore Carranza, MD, MPH

Universidad de San Martin de Porres

Ana Sofia’s hometown is Lima, Peru. She received her MD from San Martin de Porres University in Lima. During medical school, Ana Sofia volunteered in Zimbabwe and Kenya, preparing women’s health campaigns and working on the surgical floors in community hospitals and rural clinics. After finishing medical school, Ana Sofia joined the Master of Science in Clinical Research program at the Dresden International University in Germany. After graduating she moved to Boston where she completed a research fellowship at the Pancreas and Liver Institute at BIDMC, which resulted in multiple publications focusing on large database outcomes in pancreatic surgery. During this time, Ana Sofia also received her MPH from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health with a concentration in Clinical Effectiveness and Public Health Leadership. Her surgical interest is colorectal surgery. Ana Sofia enjoys running, traveling, and finding new Peruvian restaurants.

Sharif Sabe, MDSharif Sabe, MD

Case Western University

Sharif’s hometown is Canton, Ohio. Sharif received a BA in Anthropology with honors, summa cum laude, and a Masters in Bioethics from Case Western Reserve University. He was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and the Mortar Board Senior Honor Society. He received his MD from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, awarded honors with distinction in research, and was elected to AOA. Sharif has tutored elementary and middle school students in underserved communities and volunteered for the Boys and Girls Club of Cleveland. As a medical student, Sharif served on the board of the Student Run Free Clinic and published research in cardiac surgery. His surgical interests are in cardiothoracic surgery. Sharif enjoys basketball, soccer, guitar, and family time.

Carolina Torres Perez-Iglesias, MDCarolina Torres Perez-Iglesias, MD

Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia

Carolina was born and raised in Lima, Peru. She received her MD from the Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia. During medical school, she volunteered for Operation Smile and other non-profit organizations focused on delivering healthcare to underserved populations. She also served as a research assistant at the Enteric Diseases, Nutrition and Antibiotic Resistance Laboratory and CONEVID, a research group focused on local and peri-operative epidemiology, bioethics, and technology. Carolina completed her general surgery internship at University of Illinois Metropolitan Group Hospitals in Chicago, and a PGY2 preliminary year at Boston Medical Center, later joining BIDMC as a categorical PGY3 resident. Her surgical interests include general surgery, plastic and reconstructive surgery, global surgery, and health disparities research. She has been selected as the Paul Farmer Global Surgery Research Fellow for 2021-2023. In her free time, Carolina enjoys expanding her passion for plants, food, dogs, art, and history.

James Wallace, MDJames Wallace, MD

University of Connecticut School of Medicine

James’ hometown is Hartford, Connecticut. He completed his undergraduate studies at Wesleyan University, graduating with a BA in Physics. As a National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame Scholar Athlete Award recipient, he played varsity basketball and was captain of the varsity football team. He received his MD from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine, where he devoted his energy to community outreach and research. He was a pioneering member to the Urban Service Track/AHEC Scholars Program, which is dedicated to providing health care to underserved communities. James also worked as a research assistant at the Institute for Regenerative Engineering at UConn, where he engaged in a number of translational research projects. His surgical interest is thoracic surgery. In his free time, James enjoys basketball, hiking, cooking, and traveling.

Sophie Wang, MDSophie Wang, MD

Integrated Vascular Surgery Resident

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Sophie's hometown is Albertson, NY. She received her BS magna cum laude at Columbia University, majoring in Biomedical Engineering with research interests in vascular biology and angiogenesis. Sophie received her MD from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, where she was involved with refugee health outreach and organizing healthy cooking workshops for the community.  Sophie’s clinical interest is vascular surgery. She enjoys cooking, fencing, and photography.