Faculty (GS)

General Surgery Group

Paul W. Nelson, MD, FACS

Program Director, General Surgery Residency Program

Medical School: University of Kansas School of Medicine
Residency: University of Texas Medical Branch
Fellowship: Clinical and research fellowship in transplantation surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

Medical Interests: Endocrine, hernia, gastrointestinal and dialysis access surgery.

Maurice E. Arregui, MD, FACS

Program Director, Fellowship in Advanced GI Surgery, Laparoscopy, Endoscopy, and Ultrasound
Director Cytoreductive Surgery with Heated Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy program

Medical School: University of Texas Southwestern School of Medicine
Residency: Indiana University
Additional training: Surgical Research in endothelial seeding at Indiana University and Advanced Therapeutic ERCP at Middlesex Hospital, London

Medical Interests: Pancreatic, hepatic, and biliary diseases. Dr. Arregui has expertise in advanced laparoscopic surgery of the gallbladder, inguinal and ventral hernia, adrenal, spleen, gastrointestinal tract, and reflux problems. Editorial Board: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques, Hernia Journal. President Fellowship Council, Past President American Hernia Society.

Anthony J. Ascioti, MD, FACS

Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery

Medical School: Tufts University School of Medicine
Residency: New England Medical Center, Boston, MA
Fellowship: CV Fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas

Medical Interests: Surgery of the Lungs, trachea esophagus, mediastinum, chest wall and pleura for cancer and benign conditions, minimally invasive surgery, tracheal and esophageal stenting.

Chad J. Davis, MD, FACS

General and Thoracic Surgery

Medical School: Indiana University School of Medicine
Residency: Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
Fellowship: University of Wales, Cardiff, Wales

Medical Interests: General thoracic surgery including benign and malignant lung, pleural and esophageal disease and the laparoscopic treatment of GERD. Dr. Davis performs bronchoscopy as part of his thoracic practice. Additionally, Dr. Davis is interested in endocrine surgery, (including surgery of the thyroid, parathyroid, and andrenal glands), breast disease, gastrointestinal disease, and surgery for hernias. Finally Dr. Davis performs GI endoscopy, including ERCP.

Mark A. Edwards, MD, FACS

General Surgery

Medical School: Indiana University School of Medicine
Residency: Southern Illinois University

A. Joel Feldman, MD, FACS

Chief of Surgery, Vascular Surgery

Medical School: Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California
Residency: University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Parkland Hospital
Fellowship: Vascular Surgery at University of Texas Southwestern Parkland Hospital

Medical Interests: Surgical outcomes

Richard K. Freeman, MD, MBA, FACS, FCCP

Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Vice-Chairman, Cardiothoracic Surgery
Medical Director, Cancer Care Services

Medical School: Tufts University School of Medicine
Residency: General Surgery at Naval Medical Center, San Diego, CA and Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery at The University of Texas
Fellowship: Cardiac Surgery Research at Sharp Memorial Hospital Cardiac Institute, San Diego, CA and Thoracic Surgery Research at University of Washington

Medical Interests: Surgery of the Lungs, Trachea, Esophagus, Mediastinum, Chest Wall and Pleura for Cancer and Benign Conditions, Minimally Invasive Surgery,Tracheal and Esophageal Stenting, and Lung Transplantation.

Timothy A. Glass, MD, FACS

General Surgery

Medical School: Indiana University School of Medicine
Residency: Michigan State
Fellowship: Surgical Critical Care at Michigan State

Randy J. Irwin, MD, FACS

Vascular Surgery

Medical School: The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
Residency: University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Fellowship: Vascular Surgery Fellowship at The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio

Medical Interests: Gene therapy/Angiogenesis

John A. Isch, MD, FACS

General Surgery; minimally invasive surgery

Medical School: Indiana University School of Medicine
Residency: Indiana University
Fellowship: University of Washington

Lewis E. Jacobson, MD, FACS, CHB

Medical Director, Trauma Program

Medical School: University of Cape Town, South Africa
Residency: Sinai Hospital, Detroit, Michigan
Fellowship: Surgical Critical Care and Trauma at University of Miami, Florida

Medical Interests: Trauma and hepatobiliary surgery

Douglas J. Kaderabek, MD, FACS

General Surgery

Medical School: Indiana University School of Medicine
Residency: Wayne State University

Medical Interests: General and bariatric surgery

Raja S. Mahidhara, MD

Thoracic Surgery

Medical School: University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsyvania
Residency: General Surgery, University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of California, Los Angeles, California
Fellowship: Lung transplantation fellowship at University of California, David Geffen School of Medicine, Los Angeles, California

Medical Interests: Evaluating new surgical therapies for end stage emphysema and pulmonary fibrosis

Viney K. Mathavan, MBBS, FACS

General Surgery

Medical School: Government Medical College, Jammu, India
Residency: Huron Hospital, Cleveland, Ohio
Fellowship: Advanced Laparoscopy, Endoscopy, and Ultrasound at St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis, Indiana

Medical Interests: Minimally invasive surgery, endoscopy and robotic surgery

Juliana E. Meyer, MD

General Surgery

Medical School: Indiana University School of Medicine
Residency: Baystate / Tufts University School of Medicine
Fellowship: Surgical outcomes and clinical hepatobiliary research at Indiana University School of Medicine

Medical Interests: Surgical outcomes improvement / NSQIP, Surgical oncology, Breast

Christopher T. Salerno, MD, FACS

Cardiothoracic Surgery

Medical School: Rush Medical College of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
Residency: General Surgery at University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN and Cardiothoracic Surgery and Cardiopulmonary Transplantation at Stanford University, Stanford, CA
Fellowship: Surgical Infectious Disease at University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Medical Interests: Cardiopulmonary transplantation, Mechanical assist devices and Aortic surgery

Kirpal Singh, MD, FACS

General and Minimally Invasive Surgery

Medical School: State University of New York
Residency: Boston University Medical Program, Boston, Massachusetts
Fellowship: Advanced Laparoscopy, Endoscopy, and Ultrasound at St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis, Indiana

Medical Interests: Laparoscopic and endoscopic, therapy for reflux and araesophageal hernias, laparoscopy, herniorraphy (inguinal and ventral), ERCP, and endocrine diseases (thyroid, parathyroid and adrenal).

Thomas Tigges , MD, FACS

General Surgery

Medical School: University of Iowa School of Medicine
Residency: Ann Arbor, Michigan

Medical Interests: General surgery and breast surgery