Our Residents

Welcome to the Class of 2026

2020-2021 General Surgery Residents 

On this page: PGY-5s PGY-4s PGY-3s PGY-2s PGY-1s

PGY-5s

Maria Abou Khalil

Hometown: Montreal, Canada and Beirut, Lebanon!

Degrees: Preparatory year, McGill University '09; MDCM, McGill University '13

Hobbies: Exercising, cooking, traveling, eating out, spending time with family and friends

Pets: I wish!

Favourite Vacation Spot: So many, but always love going back home to Beirut, Lebanon where I'm from! Love traveling to new countries though :)

Mohammed Aldamry

Hometown: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Degrees: MBBS, King Saud bin Abdulaziz University '14; MSc Experimental Surgery, McGill University '16

Hobbies: Travelling

Favourite Vacation Spot: Mexico

Maryam Alfarsi

 

Nourah Alsharqawi

Hometown: Kuwait

Degrees: MBSc, Kuwait University '10; BM BCh, Royal College of Surgeons Ireland '13

Hobbies: Harry Potter, travelling, cooking, drawing, hiking

Favourite Vacation Spot: What vacation?

Ruqaiya Al Shehhi

Hometown: Musandam, Oman

Degrees: General Surgery, Oman Medical Specialty Board ´13-'15; MSc Surgery, UBC ‘16

Hobbies: Reading, Photography, Travelling, Poetry

Favourite Vacation Spot: Turkey, Bali

Philippe Bouchard

Hometown: Beauport, Canada

Degrees: Medicine Preparatory year, McGill University '11; MDCM, McGill University '15

Hobbies: Cycling, running, camping, hunting and various outdoor activities. Amateur photography.

Pets: We have the family dog in Quebec City: Ti-lou, a small poodle

Favourite Vacation Spot: Charlevoix, Gaspésie, Hawaii

 

Sohayb Faleh

 

Étienne St-Louis

Hometown: Montreal Canada

Degrees: Medicine Preparatory year, McGill University '09; MDCM, McGill University '13; MSc Epidemiology, McGill University '16; PhD Experimental Surgery McGill ‘20

Hobbies: Music, Cooking, Tennis, Jogging, Travel

Favourite Vacation Spot: Nova Scotia

PGY-4s

Najla Al-Ghaithi

Hometown: Oman

Degrees: MD, Sultan Qaboos University '13; General Surgery residency, Oman Medical Specialty Board '15-'16

Hobbies: I am a foodie who loves cooking! I Also enjoy growing plants!

Favourite Vacation Spot: Beach

Abdulaziz Ali

 

Aroub Alkaaki

Hometown: Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Degrees: MD, King Abdulaziz University '14; Thoracic Surgery Demonstrator, King Abdulaziz University '14-'15

Hobbies: Kung Fu, crochet

Pets: Not, but looking for a cat

Favourite Vacation Spot: Anywhere with a beach

 

Dan Moldoveanu

Hometown: Montreal, Canada

Degrees: BSc Physiotherapy '11; MDCM, McGill University '15

Hobbies: Hiking, reading

Favourite Vacation Spot: Anywhere with Hiking, Cross country skiing

Ebram Salama

Hometown: Toronto, ON

Degrees: BHSc (Global Health Specialization), McMaster University '12; MDCM, McGill University '16; MBA (Business Analytics), McGill University '20

Hobbies: Travel, Basketball, Cooking

Favourite Vacation Spot: Turkey

Maude Trépanier

 

PGY-3s

Nasra Al Busaidi

Hometown: Muscat, Oman

Degrees: MD, Sultan Qaboos University ‘14

Hobbies: Enjoy reading things that aren't textbooks when I have time, brunch, running

Favourite Vacation Spot: Zanzibar

Abrar Alhashemi

Hometown: Kuwait

Degrees: MD, Kuwait University '13; Assistant Registrar, Amiri Hospital '18

Hobbies: Fashion

Favourite Vacation Spot: London

Ali Alnaki

 

Hatim Alsulaim

Hometown: Unaizah, Saudi Arabia

Degrees: MBBS, King Saud University '12; MPH, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health '14

Hobbies: Interests evolve constantly as less free time available

Favourite Vacation Spot: Away from the city

Aqeel Ashraf

 

Alen Antoun

Hometown: Ottawa, Canada

Degrees: BSc Biomedical Sciences, University of Ottawa '13; MDCM, McGill University '17

Hobbies: Playing soccer, Travelling

Favourite Vacation Spot: Italy

Saba Balvardi

Hometown: I have many! Shiraz, Iran / Halifax, Canada / Montreal, Canada!

Degrees: Bachelor of Science Hon. Immunology, McGill University '14; MDCM, McGill University '18

Hobbies: Horseback riding, Hiking, Anything outdoors really :)

Favourite Vacation Spot: Portugal and Ireland

Teodora Dumitra

Hometown: Montreal, Canada

Degrees: MD, University of Montreal '15; MSc, McGill University '19

Hobbies: Traveling, hiking, music, food tasting, and discovering new activities every day

Pets: Half-Mom to Watson, best puppy on Earth

Favourite Vacation Spot: Tough question. Anywhere on the Mediterranean

Élise Di Lena

Hometown: Montréal, Canada

Degrees: Medicine Preparatory year, McGill University '11; MDCM, McGill University '17

Hobbies: Running, playing soccer, baking, my cat, reading, writing, traveling

Pets: A cat named Momo, a fish tank, and too many plants

Favourite Vacation Spot: Italy, especially Tuscany and the South-East coast (Puglia, Molise, etc)

Giuseppe Frenda

Hometown: Montreal, Canada

Degrees: BSc, McGill University '13; MDCM, McGill University '17

Hobbies: Video games, television and traveling!

Favourite Vacation Spot: Hallstatt, Austria

Richard Garfinkle

Hometown: Montreal, Canada

Degrees: Medicine Preparatory year, McGill University '11; MDCM, McGill University ‘15; MSc Epidemiology, McGill University ‘18

Hobbies: Sports, food, friends and family. In reverse order.

Pets: Dog

Favourite Vacation Spot: Thailand

Brent Hopkins

Hometown: Montreal, Canada

Degrees: BSc Biology, McGill University '09; MDCM, McGill University '17

Hobbies: Rock climbing, Canoe Camping, Cycling

Pets: Dog

Favourite Vacation Spot: Red Rocks Canyon, Nevada

Jenny Moon

Hometown: Seoul, South Korea

Degrees: MDCM, Mcgill University ‘18

Hobbies: Trying out new cafes, dogwatching

Pets: No, but would love to dog-sit

Favourite Vacation Spot: California

 

Nadia Safa

Hometown: Beirut, Lebanon

Degrees: BA, Oberlin College '12; MDCM, McGill University '16

Hobbies: Travelling, baking, soccer, attending concerts, watching documentaries, doing anything with my family and friends

Pets: No (does a basil plant count?)

Favourite Vacation Spot: Anywhere with a beach

Yifan Wang

 

PGY-2s

Naser Alali

Hometown: Kuwait

Degrees: MB BCh, Royal College of Surgeons Ireland '16; Internship, Amiri Royal Hospital '19

Hobbies: Education and Business

Favourite Vacation Spot: Spain

Abdulaziz AlMobarak

Hometown: Kuwait

Degrees: MB Bch BaOb, Royal College of Surgeons Ireland '17

Hobbies: Sports and fitness

Favourite Vacation Spot: Miami

Hafssah AlNajem

Hometown: Kuwait

Degrees: BMSc, Kuwait University '12; MD, Kuwait University '15

Hobbies: Interested in martial arts (the style I used to train in was shotokan karate) and I love collecting different variations of rubik's cubes and solving puzzles

Pets: Not currently

Favourite Vacation Spot: I can't choose

Ikhtiyar Al Tubi

Hometown: Barka, Oman

Degrees: MD, Sultan Qaboos University '14; General Surgery residency, Oman Medical Specialty Board '15-'19

Hobbies: Reading

Favourite Vacation Spot: Oman

Natasha Caminsky

Hometown: Montreal, Canada

Degrees: BSc Honours Genetics & Major Physiology, Western University '14; MSc Biochemistry, Western University '16; MDCM, McGill University '19

Hobbies: Cycling, yoga, hiking, cooking, traveling, crocheting, taking care of my fish and plants

Pets: Yes, three fish

Favourite Vacation Spot: Zanzibar

Araz Kouyoumdjian

Hometown: Montréal, Canada

Degrees: Preparatory year, McGill University '15; MDCM, McGill University '19

Hobbies: Horseback riding, Yoga, Hiking, Reading, Biking, Crochet

Pets: Not yet, but a dog is planned for the near future

Favourite Vacation Spot: New-Caledonia

Stephan Robitaille

Hometown: Montreal, Canada

Degrees: HBSc, University of Ottawa '15; MDCM, McGill University '19

Hobbies: Cycling, Soccer, Auto mechanics, Cooking, Food, Fitness

Pets: I wish

Favourite Vacation Spot: Anywhere with a beach

Ali Safar

Hometown: Kuwait City, Kuwait

Degrees: BMSc, Kuwait University '13; MD, Kuwait University '16; Internship, Ministry of Health, Kuwait '17; Assistant Registrar, Ministry of Health, Kuwait '18

Hobbies: Exploring new places, video games, piano

Favourite Vacation Spot: Kuwait City

PGY-1s

Shafic Abdulkarim

Hometown: Aleppo, Syria

Degrees: MD, Aleppo University '18; MSc Experimental Surgery, McGill University '21 (candidate)

Hobbies: Basketball and Swimming (previously competed for the Syrian National team), Crossfit, playing Piano (I have a degree in piano from the Arab Institute of Music)

Favourite Vacation Spot: Paris, France

 

Rabab Alabdullah

Hometown: Kuwait City, Kuwait

Degrees: MD, University of Malta '17; Medical Internship & Surgical Assistant, Mubarak Alkabeer Hospital '17-'19

Hobbies: Basketball, violin, drawing

Pets: 2 cats. They are in Kuwait

Favourite Vacation Spot: Beach and sea, nature in general, traveling and discovering new cities. Japan is the dream trip

Sarah Al Ben Ali

Hometown: Kuwait

Degrees: BMSc, Kuwait University '14; MD, Kuwait University '17; Internship, Kuwait '17-'18; General Surgery Assistant Registrar, Kuwait '18-'20

Hobbies: Fitness, travelling, designing

Favourite Vacation Spot: Los Angeles

Luai AlMarzouki

Hometown: Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Degrees: MBBS, King Abdulaziz University '15; MSc Experimental Surgery, McGill University '19

Hobbies: Football

Pets: Not yet, but working on getting a dog

Favourite Vacation Spot: Greece

 

Yousef Almutawa

Hometown: Kuwait

Degrees: MB BCh Hon., University of Liverpool ‘15; MPhil, University of Liverpool ‘18; Assistant Registrar General Surgery, Kuwait Ministry of Health ‘18-20

Hobbies: 3D printing, street photography, fishing, scuba diving

Favourite Vacation Spot: Brown Room

Salem Alramadhan

Hometown: Kuwait

Degrees: MBChb, University of Aberdeen ’17; Internship Year, Glasgow Royal Infirmary ‘17-’18; Assistant Registrar, MOH Kuwait ‘18-‘19

Hobbies: Football Skiing Photography Gaming

Favourite Vacation Spot: Lofoten - Norway

Abdullah Alshammari

Hometown: Kuwait City, Kuwait

Degrees: MB BCh, Royal College of Surgeons Ireland ‘17; Medical Internship, Kuwait Institute for Medical Specializations ‘18

Hobbies: Fishing, Video Games, Soccer

Favourite Vacation Spot: Tokyo, Japan

Neyla Boukhili

Hometown: Montreal, Canada

Degrees: Medicine preparatory year, McGill University '16; MDCM, McGill University '20

Hobbies: Travelling, arts & literature, cinematography, dogs

Pets: I’m the cool aunt to my roommates’ chihuahua and bichon frisé

Favourite Vacation Spot: Istanbul

Tiffany Paradis

Hometown: Montreal, Canada

Degrees: BSc, McGill University '15; MDCM, McGill University '20

Hobbies: Spending time with my puppy, reading (non-medical stuff)

Pets: Dog

Favourite Vacation Spot: Greece

 

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