SIU Division of General Surgery 
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Fax 217-545-0040
Email surgery@siumed.edu 
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Graduated Residents and Alumni

The SIU General Surgery Residency has been very successful in preparing graduates for competitive fellowship and job opportunities.  Over the last 10 years, graduates have matriculated in fellowships in colorectal surgery, trauma and surgical critical care, minimally invasive surgery, cardiothoracic surgery, surgical endoscopy, breast oncology, and transplant surgery.  Similar to national averages, approximately 20% have gone directly into practice in general surgery upon completion of the residency.  The following list shows where our most recent graduates have gone upon graduation.

Class of 2014
    Vriti Advani:  ERCP and pancreaticobiliary fellowship, University of Louisville
    Debb Farr:  Breast fellowship, Northwestern University
    Mike Thomas:  Cardiothoracic fellowship, University of Wisconsin

Class of 2013
    Abraham Sayon:  Surgical endoscopy and minimally invasive surgery fellowship, St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis
    Jennifer Steiman:  Breast fellowship, University of Pittsburgh

Class of 2012
    Vijian Dhevan:  Private practice, Texas
    Long Nguyen:  Surgical critical care fellowship, University of Texas, Houston
    Adam Reid:  Trauma critical care fellowship, Yale University
                       Minimally invasive surgery/bariatrics fellowship, Wake Forest University

Class of 2011
    Eric High:  Surgical critical care fellowship, Washington University, St. Louis
    Alan Licup:  Practice in USAF, Korea
    James Minnis:  Surgical critical care fellowship, Stanford University
    Dawn Wietfeldt:  Colorectal surgery fellowship, Cleveland Clinic Florida