Recent Faculty Promotions

The following Department of Surgery faculty members were recently promoted:


Edward Marcaccio, MD

Edward Marcaccio, MD, of the Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery to assistant professor of surgery at Harvard Medical School. 



Deepika Nehra, MD

Deepika Nehra, MD, of the Division of Trauma, Burn, Surgical & Critical Care to assistant professor of surgery at Harvard Medical School.



Eric G. Sheu, MD, PhD

Eric G. Sheu, MD, PhD, of the Division of General and Gastrointestinal surgery to assistant professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School.



Charles H. Yoon, MD, PhD

Charles H. Yoon, MD, PhD, of the Division of Surgical Oncology to assistant professor of surgery at Harvard Medical School.

Incoming General Surgery Interns for AY 18-19

We are pleased to report that this year’s National Resident Matching Program Results are in. Here are the residents who will be joining the General Surgery Residency in June.

Categorical Interns:

  • Mehida Alexandre – Yale University
  • James Etheridge – Eastern Virginia University
  • Katherine He – University of Michigan
  • Patrick Heindel – University of Southern California
  • Paige Newell – Temple University
  • Eva Rouanet – University of Massachusetts
  • Matthew Vivero – Columbia University
  • Vanessa Welten – Northwestern University
  • Christine Wu – University of Michigan

Preliminary interns and Subspecialty Residents:

  • Toby Emanuel – Brown University
  • Jessica Feliz – University of Virginia
  • Inês Laíns – Universidade de Coimbra
  • Prashin Unadkat – K.J. Somaiya Medical School
  • Hoda Javadikasgari – Tehran University – CT I-6 Cardiac Track
  • Sue Wang – University of California, San Francisco – CT I-6 Thoracic track
  • Sukjin Koh – Oregon Health and Science University – Interventional Radiology
  • Philip Panic – Tufts University – Interventional Radiology
  • Olivia Abbate – Georgetown University – Harvard Plastic Surgery
  • Sarah Karinja – Columbia – Harvard Plastic Surgery
  • Eric Wenzinger – Medical University of South Carolina – Harvard Plastic Surgery
  • Tracy Han – Duke University – Urology
  • Kevin Melnick – Emory University – Urology
  • Venkat Ramakrishnan – University of Louisville – Urology


Welcoming New Faculty – Chris Gibbons, PhD

Please join us in welcoming Chris Gibbons, PhD, as a new faculty member in the Department of Surgery.

Christopher Gibbons, PhD, Headshot
Chris Gibbons, PhD

Chris Gibbons, PhD
Co-Director, Patient-Reported Outcomes, Value & Experience (PROVE) Center, Brigham Health

Chris Gibbons, PhD, received his doctorate from University of Liverpool and Walton Centre for Neurology and Neurosurgery.  He conducted postdoctoral research at University of Manchester before developing his independent research career at University of Cambridge. At the University of Cambridge, Dr. Gibbons was Director of Health Assessment and Innovation at the Psychometrics Centre (Judge Business School) and NIHR Career Development Fellow at The Healthcare Improvement Studies (THIS) Institute (School of Clinical Medicine).

His research is focused on the development and application of novel techniques for collection, analysis and feedback of patient-reported data. These techniques have included computerized adaptive testing, tailored feedback, predictive analytics, machine learning and natural language processing. Dr. Gibbons was awarded the Young Investigator Award by the International Society for Quality of Life Research for presentation of his work developing a new method to assess the validity of computerized adaptive tests during live administration.

At the Psychometrics Centre, Dr. Gibbons led projects focused on psychometrics, big data and machine learning. One industry-sponsored project called ‘Predictive World’ led to the development of an application which combined predictive algorithms with 2.5 billion publically available data points to create interactive visualizations of health and social outcomes. The application was viewed by over a million people in the first two weeks of release and subsequently won multiple international design awards including the D&AD Graphite Pencil for “stand-out work, beautifully executed with an original and inspiring idea at its core”.

His research has been generously supported by grants from National Institute of Health Research (UK), the Economic and Social Research Fund (UK), Marie Curie Cancer Charity (UK), the Motor Neurone Disease Association (UK) and Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DE).

Dr. Gibbons is a sought-after international speaker on patient-reported data and has been invited to deliver keynotes, plenaries and technical workshops in ten countries. He currently serves as an editorial board member for Journal of Medical Internet Research was selected to be member of an international cohort of Future Leaders in Health Data Science by the Farr Institute (UK).