Gavin Henry, M.D.
Dr. Henry is Program Director of the Surgical Residency at Saint Agnes. He is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Medicine, where he also served his surgical residency and thoracic surgery fellowship. He is board-certified in general surgery and cardiothoracic surgery. His expertise in surgery for lung cancer and esophageal cancer contributes greatly to our patients, as well as the training for surgical residents. He provides a superb mentor and role model.
Keith Falcao, M.D.
Dr. Falcao is a graduate of the Saint Agnes Surgical Residency. He has an exceedingly successful and busy private practice of surgery at Saint Agnes Hospital. He is a key component of our program and surgical residents benefit greatly by virtue of their active participation in the care of his patients.
Jesus Esquivel, M.D.
Dr. Esquivel is another full time core faculty member. He has a national referral base for his peritoneal surface surgery (Cytoreduction) with intra-peritoneal hyperthermic chemotherapy (HIPEC). This provides surgical residents the opportunity to participate in these very extensive cancer surgeries. His nationally recognized expertise is invaluable in the education of surgical residents in the principles of surgical oncology. His maturity and insight are invaluable to the overall administration of the surgical residency program.
Gopal Kowdley, M.D.
Dr. Kowdley is another full time core faculty member. He went to college at The Johns Hopkins University and received his M.D. from the University of Virginia. He served his surgical residency at the University of Chicago and he holds a Ph.D. in biophysics. He has expertise in a full range of general surgery topics and his additional expertise in thyroid and parathyroid surgery significantly strengthens the program. He is an exceedingly active participant in the basic science and clinical science didactic lectures and contributes to the overall administration of the surgical residency.
David H. Levien, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Dr. Levien is Chairman of the Department of Surgery at Saint Agnes. He has been a surgical educator for 22 years, 13 of which were as a director or a chairman of surgery, 10 of which were as a program director of surgical residency. He received his bachelor’s degree from The Johns Hopkins University, and his M.D. Cum Laude from the Georgetown University School of Medicine. He completed his surgical training as chief resident at the University of Massachusetts Hospital and his colon-rectal surgery fellowship at the Ferguson Clinic. He is board-certified in general surgery and colon-rectal surgery, and has a certificate of added qualification in surgical critical care. He has published three books and has contributed to the peer review surgical literature. Dr. Levien enjoys helping residents grow and develop as surgeons and takes pride in their accomplishments as they become independent practicing surgeons.
Karl F. Mech, M.D.
Dr. Mech is the former Interim Chairman of Surgery and is presently the Director of Surgical Education. He is a thoracic and vascular surgeon. He is a graduate of the University of Maryland Medical School, where he also served his surgical residency and completed his thoracic and cardiovascular training. He is a very active participant in our teaching endeavors, including mock oral examinations, ethics lectures and clinical conferences. He will be helping to develop an objective structured clinical examination (OSCE) on the management of peripheral arterial disease. This is an example of an innovative technique in surgical training that incorporates the principles of adult education.
Viney Setya, M.D.
Dr. Setya is a graduate of the Saint Agnes Surgical Residency. He not only is a very busy practicing general surgeon, but he manages to find the time to make outstanding contributions as part of the core faculty. He is Chief of General Surgery, with additional expertise in ultrasound guided breast biopsy and stereotactic mamotone breast biopsy. His dedication to the training of the surgical residents is truly outstanding.
Kuldeep Singh, M.D.
Dr. Singh is a graduate of the Saint Agnes Surgical Residency and founder of the hospital’s bariatric program, which is has been certified as a Center of Excellence by the American Association for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. He is an exceedingly skilled minimally invasive surgeon who employs the most advanced techniques. Dr. Singh believes that once he teaches residents the skills required to perform bariatric surgery, they can do any kind of minimally invasive surgery. This is exemplified by the significant number of Saint Agnes Surgical Residency graduates who have gone on to successful careers in minimally invasive surgery. In addition to providing the surgical residents the opportunity to participate in the preoperative, operative and postoperative management of bariatric surgery patients and patients undergoing other types of minimally invasive surgery, he regularly takes residents to the animal lab at The Johns Hopkins University to hone their minimally invasive surgery skills. Dr. Singh oversees the computerized minimally invasive surgery trainer onsite at Saint Agnes Hospital.
Justin Somerville, M.D.
Dr. Somerville is a colon-rectal surgeon on the Saint Agnes Medical Staff. He went to medical school at the University of Maryland, completed his surgical residency there, and did his colon-rectal fellowship at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. He mentors the surgical residents in a broad range of colon and rectal surgery, including minimally invasive colon resection and endoscopy.
Michael Zatina, M.D.
Dr. Zatina is the Chief of Vascular Surgery. He went to medical school at the University of Michigan and completed his surgical residency at the University of Chicago Hospitals and Clinics. He completed his vascular surgery fellowship at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Along with his partner, Dr. Donald Wilkerson, he performs a very high volume of both open and minimally invasive arterial reconstructions.