February 26, 2019
The Johns Hopkins Department of Surgery is excited to welcome the following new faculty members:
Chady Atallah is an assistant professor of surgery and colorectal surgeon within the Ravitch Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery.
His primary areas of focus include open and minimally invasive surgery for colon and rectal cancer, anal cancer, and benign colorectal and anorectal diseases. Atallah received his medical degree from Universite Saint-Joseph Faculte de Medecine.
Will Burns is an assistant professor of surgery and a hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgeon within the Division of Surgical Oncology.
He specializes in treating pancreas, liver and biliary tract tumors; gastrointestinal malignancies; sarcoma and melanoma. He is trained in traditional and minimally invasive surgical techniques. His research focuses on immune cell-tumor cell interactions to improve outcomes in patients who have pancreatic cancer, cancer immunotherapy for solid tumors, the role of lymph node surgery in the treatment of cancer, and human biospecimen analysis to guide therapy in cancer patients. He received his medical degree from Yale School of Medicine.
Clint Cappiello is an assistant professor of surgery and pediatric surgeon within the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center Division of General Pediatric Surgery.
He specializes in general surgery, neonatal surgery, pediatric surgery and pediatric trauma surgery. His research interests include trauma resuscitation and simulation to improve outcomes, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, health care utilization, medical and resident physician education and minimally invasive surgery for the management of congenital anomalies. He received his medical degree from Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.
Jonathan Greer is an assistant professor of surgery and surgical oncologist.
His areas of clinical expertise include advanced colorectal cancer, gastric and gastroesophageal cancer, gastrointestinal stromal tumor, general surgery, hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy, gastrointestinal neuroendocrine tumors, primary peritoneal mesothelioma, retroperitoneal sarcoma pseudomyxoma peritonei and tumors of the appendix. He received his medical degree from Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University.
Jinny Ha is an assistant professor of surgery and thoracic surgeon at The Johns Hopkins Hospital.
She specializes in the surgical treatment of various benign and malignant conditions of the lung and esophagus. She received her medical degree from the University of Virginia School of Medicine.
Caitlin Hicks is an assistant professor of surgery and vascular surgeon within the Johns Hopkins Division of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy. She specializes in congenital aortic pathologies, thoracic and abdominal aortic aneurysms, complex lower extremity revascularization, carotid endarterectomy, and aortic and peripheral disease.
Her research interests include clinical outcomes in aneurysm repair and lower extremity revascularization, as well as high-value care in vascular surgery. She received her medical degree from Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University.
Shaun Kunisaki is an associate professor of surgery and associate chief of strategy and integration in the Division of General Pediatric Surgery at Johns Hopkins Children’s Center.
He has expertise in complex thoracic surgical problems in the fetus and young child, and specializes in the management of long-gap esophageal atresia. His research focuses on using novel scaffolds and stem cells derived from a patient’s own tissues to better understand and treat several important pediatric surgical diseases.
He received his medical degree from Harvard Medical School.
Grace Rozycki is a professor of surgery. Primarily practicing at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Dr. Rozycki specializes in trauma surgery and surgical critical care. Her research focuses on quality as it relates to emergent general surgery and injury.
She received her medical degree from Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University.
Jennifer Schwartz is an assistant professor of surgery and minimally invasive surgeon practicing at Howard County General Hospital.
Her research interests include robotic surgery and medical student and resident education. She received her medical degree from State University of New York – Upstate Medical University.
Russell Wesson is an assistant professor of surgery and abdominal transplant surgeon within the Johns Hopkins Comprehensive Transplant Center.
His areas of clinical expertise include hepatobiliary surgery as well as liver, pancreas and kidney transplantation and living kidney donation. His research interests include expanding basic science and translational research within the context of liver and kidney transplantation as well as organ injury. He received his medical degree fromUniversity of Cape Town Medical School.
Bara Zuhaili is an assistant professor of surgery and vascular surgeon practicing at Howard County General Hospital. His areas of clinical expertise include the full range of vascular surgery and endovascular therapy. He received his medical degree from Damascus Medical School.