The Residents

Amanda Silva, MD is currently a fifth year Integrated Plastic Surgery Resident at the University of Chicago. She is planning to go into Microsurgery and will be applying to fellowship this year.  She is currently serving as one of the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Journal’s Resident Ambassadors.


M. Shuja Shafqat, MD is currently a fifth year Plastic Surgery resident at the Lehigh Valley Health Network in Allentown, PA. He completed his undergraduate degree in biology, chemistry, and business at Wilkes University in Wilkes-Barre, PA before continuing on to Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia. His interests include the integration of technology with education, and extremity salvage. His hobbies include traveling, power lifting, and reading.

Raj Sawh-Martinez, MD is a current resident at the Yale Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery program. He grew up in Yonkers, NY and completed his undergraduate work in Neural Science at New York University. He graduated from the Yale School of Medicine in 2011.


Ajul Shah, MD is a graduate of University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and is currently in his 6th and last year of residency at Yale and will be attending NYU next year to complete a hand surgery fellowship.


Harry S. Nayar, MD, MBE is an integrated plastic surgery resident at the University of Wisconsin. His academic interests include Global Surgery and the ethics of human enhancement and emerging technologies.


Jackie Israel is a second year Plastic Surgery resident at the University of Wisconsin – Madison.

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Sammy Sinno completed his undergraduate studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he majored in chemical engineering and minored in biomedical engineering and music. He received his M.D. cum laude at Loyola University Chicago with honors in research and as a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honors Society. He is currently a senior resident in plastic surgery at New York University Medical Center and one of the Resident Ambassadors to the PRS Editorial Board.


Nicole Phillips is a fourth year resident in the Harvard Plastic Surgery program.


Andre Alcon
Jordon Ireton
Anup Patel
Jacob Unger
Ashley Amalfi
Justin Perez, MD


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