Full-Time General Surgery Faculty

Faculty

Brief Bio

 

General Surgery

Jon King, MD, FACS
Jon King, MD, FACS

Assistant Professor of Surgery, University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix

Medical School: University of Washington School of Medicine
General Surgery Residency: Phoenix Integrated Surgical Residency

Jennifer F. Preston,  MD
Jennifer F. Preston, MD, FACS 

Phoenix Integrated Surgical Residency, Program Director
Assistant Professor of Surgery, UArizona College of Medicine – Phoenix

Medical School: University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson
General Surgery Residency: Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle, Washington
Advanced GI/Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellowship: Oregon Health & Science University
Areas of Interest: Surgical education, minimally invasive treatment of foregut diseases and robotic surgery

Priya Rajdev, MD
Priya Rajdev, MD

Assistant Professor of Surgery, UArizona College of Medicine – Phoenix

Medical School: University of Michigan Medical School
General Surgery Residency: Emory University
Advanced GI/Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellowship: Oregon Health and Science University
Areas of Interest: Minimally invasive surgery, foregut and esophageal disease, public policy, health equity, advocacy, science communication

Nathaniel Soper, MD, FACS
Nathaniel Soper, MD, FACS

Chair and Professor, Department of Surgery, UArizona College of Medicine – Phoenix

Medical School: University of Iowa School of Medicine
General Surgery Residency: University of Utah
Fellowship: NIH Fellow at Digestive Disease Center at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN
Areas of Interest: Minimally invasive surgery for gastrointestinal disease, gallstones and benign esophageal disorders, as well as ultrasound and motility of the gastrointestinal tract, surgical education

 

Endocrine

Rosemarie Metzger MD
Rosemarie Metzger MD

Associate Professor of Surgery, UArizona College of Medicine – Phoenix

Medical School: University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
General Surgical Residency: University of Virginia
Endocrine Surgery Fellowship: Cleveland Clinic, Ohio
Areas of Interest: Surgical treatment for disease processes related to the thyroid, parathyroid and adrenal glands

Mira Milas, MD, FACS
Mira Milas, MD, FACS

Chief, Division of Endocrine Surgery
Professor of Surgery, UArizona College of Medicine – Phoenix

Medical School: University of Texas, Houston
Surgical Residency: Emory University
Endocrine Fellowship: Emory University
Areas of Interest: Thyroid nodules, parathyroid disease, neck ultrasound 

Alex Nelson DO
Alex Nelson DO

Assistant Professor of Surgery, UArizona College of Medicine – Phoenix

Medical School: Midwestern University
General Surgical Residency: University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix
Comprehensive Endocrine Surgery Fellowship: University of Michigan
Areas of Interest: Benign and malignant disorders of the thyroid, parathyroids, adrenal glands, and GI neuroendocrine tumors, minimally invasive general surgery, surgical education 

 

Colorectal

Eugene Kim, MDEugene Kim, MD

Medical School: State University of New York at Brooklyn School of Medicine (Downstate)
General Surgery Residency: Saint Vincents Hospital and Medical Center
Colon and Rectal Surgery Fellowship: UMDNJ Rober Wood Johnson Medical School​
Areas of Interest: Management of benign and malignant colorectal disease; Minimally invasive treatment of colorectal disease

Jason Weiss, MD, FACSJason Weiss, MD, FACS

Assistant Professor of Surgery, UArizona College of Medicine – Phoenix

Medical School: University of Iowa
General Surgery Residency: Phoenix Integrated General Surgery Residency
Pelvic Floor Surgery Fellowship: University of Southern California
Colorectal Surgery Fellowship: The Ohio State University
Areas of Interest: Surgical education, minimally invasive treatment of colorectal diseases such as colorectal cancer and diverticulitis, robotic surgery, colonoscopy, hemorrhoid disease, fecal incontinence and constipation.

 

Bariatrics


MacKenzie Landin, MD
MacKenzie Landin, MD

Assistant Professor of Surgery, UArizona College of Medicine – Phoenix

Medical School: Medical College of Wisconsin
Surgical Residency: Rush University Medical Center and John H. Stroger Hospital of Cook County
Advanced GI/Minimally Invasive/Bariatric Surgery Fellowship: Duke University
Areas of Interest: Bariatric and minimally invasive surgery, general surgery 

Christine Lovato, MD, FACS, FASMBS
Christine Lovato, MD, FACS, FASMBS

Assistant Professor of Surgery, UArizona College of Medicine – Phoenix

Medical School: University of New Mexico School of Medicine
Surgical Residency: St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix
Advanced GI/Minimally Invasive/Bariatric Surgery Fellowship: Alta Bates Summit Medical Center Oakland California
Areas of Interest: Bariatric and minimally invasive surgery, metabolic disease

 

Trauma, Surgical Critical Care and Acute Care Surgery

Patrick L. Bosarge, MD, FACS, FCCM
Patrick L. Bosarge, MD, FACS, FCCM

Chief, Division of Trauma, Surgical Critical Care and Acute Care Surgery, and Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, UArizona College of Medicine – Phoenix
Trauma Program Medical Director, Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix

Medical School: University of South Alabama
Residency: University of South Alabama College of Medicine, Department of Surgery
Fellowship: University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, Department of Surgery, Division of Trauma and Critical Care, San Diego, CA

Paul Dabrowski, MD, FACS
Paul Dabrowski, MD, FACS

Associate Trauma Program Medical Director, Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix
Associate Professor of Surgery, UArizona College of Medicine – Phoenix

Medical School: Tulane
Surgical Residency: University of Pennsylvania
General Surgery and Trauma/Critical Care Fellowships: Tulane University and Charity Hospitals
Areas of Interest: Trauma and surgical critical care

Corey Detlefs, MD, FACS
Corey Detlefs, MD, FACS

Trauma Outreach Director
Associate Professor of Surgery, UArizona College of Medicine – Phoenix

Medical School: University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson
Surgical Residency: Phoenix Integrated Surgical Residency
Fellowship: UCSF Fresno Valley Medical Center
Areas of Interest: Rural trauma, acute care surgery, multi-disciplinary surgery for placental abnormalities  

Ara Feinstein, MD, MPH, FACS
Ara Feinstein, MD, MPH, FACS
 

Assistant Medical Student Clerkship Director
Associate Professor of Surgery, UArizona College of Medicine – Phoenix
Physician Executive, Specialties, Banner Medical Group

Medical School: Yale University School of Medicine
General Surgery Residency: Massachusetts General Hospital in affiliation with Harvard Medical School
Trauma/Critical Care Fellowship: University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine
Areas of Interest: Business of surgical care, health systems

Natasha Keric, MD, MPH, FACS
Natasha Keric, MD, MPH, FACS

Medical Student Clerkship Director
Assistant Professor of Surgery, UArizona College of Medicine – Phoenix​

Medical School: University of Illinois School of Medicine
Surgical Residency: Scott and White Clinic in Texas
Trauma/Critical Care Fellowship: R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, Maryland
Areas of Interest: Surgical education and mentorship, traumatic injuries and resuscitation, complex surgical abdominal conditions

Nirav Patel, MD, FACS
Nirav Patel, MD, FACS

Vice Chair for Quality and Patient Safety
Associate Professor of Surgery, UArizona College of Medicine – Phoenix

Medical School: University of Wisconsin
General Surgery Residency: Gundersen Medical Foundation-Lutheran Hospital in La Crosse, Wisconsin
Trauma/Surgical Critical Care Fellowship: University of California-San Diego
Areas of Interest: Surgical clinical quality improvement, global health, system process engineering, general trauma acute care surgery with a focus on minimally invasive approaches and complex abdominal wall reconstructions
 

Amy Sisley, MD, MPH, FACS
Amy Sisley, MD, MPH, FACS
Associate Program Director 
 

Associate Program Director for Simulation
Associate Professor of Surgery, UArizona College of Medicine – Phoenix

Medical School: University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Surgical Residency: University of Chicago
Trauma/Critical Care Fellowship: Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia
Areas of Interest: Surgical education and simulation, trauma, acute surgical conditions and critical illness

Allison Tompeck, MD
Allison Tompeck, MD

Director, Surgical Intensive Care Unit
Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery, UArizona College of Medicine – Phoenix

Medical School: St. George’s University School of Medicine
General Surgery Residency: Pinnacle Health System – Polyclinic
Trauma/Critical Care Fellowship: University of Texas Southwestern
Areas of Interest: Trauma, surgical critical care, intra-abdominal sepsis, abdominal compartment syndrome, acute complicated pancreatitis