Curriculum Vitae

Education

Doctor of Medicine, M.D., 2009-2013
St. George’s University School of Medicine, Grenada, West Indies

Master of Science in Biology, M.S., 2006-2008
California State University, East Bay, Hayward, California, USA

Bachelor of Art in Anthropology, B.A., 2000-2004
University of California, Santa Cruz, California, USA

Licensing Examinations

USMLE Step 3, February, 2015
Pass, first attempt

USMLE Step 2 CK, June, 2012
Pass, first attempt

USMLE Step 2 CS, March, 2012
Pass, first attempt

USMLE Step 1, March, 2011
Pass, first attempt

Publications

Margin Intra-Operative Consultation in Gastro-esophageal Resection for Adenocarcinoma
McAuliffe, J., et al. Annals of Surgery
SUBMITTED

Early Results on the Incidence of Carcinomatosis, Lymphovascular Invasion, Perineural Invasion and Metastatic Nodal Spread in Obstructing Right Colon Cancers
Schwartzberg, D., et al. International Journal of Colorectal Disease
SUBMITTED

Let’s cut the Core; When is Core Biopsy Enough for Sub Centimeter Breast Cancer?
Shea, B., et al. Journal of Surgical Research, Available online 20 April 2017
doi: 10.1016/j.jss.2017.04.006

Mortality and Timing of Emergency Laparotomy in Penetrating Trauma Patients: A Propensity Matched Analysis
Ahmed, Nasim et al. Journal of the American College of Surgeons, Volume 223 , Issue 4 , e200 – e201
doi: 10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2016.08.506
October, 2016

The C. elegans Rab Family: Identification, Classification and Toolkit Construction
Gallegos M.E., et al., Published in PLoS ONE, 7(11): e49387.
doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0049387
November, 2012

Posters & Presentations

Anatomic Lymph Dissection for Obstructing Right Sided Colonic Adenocarcinoma: An Extensive Lymph Node Yield for an Aggressive Disease
Schwartzberg, D., et al., Poster presented at the New York Colorectal Society Annual Meeting, New York, New York.
March, 2016

Presentation and Treatment Decisions Among Minority Breast Cancer Patients
Soika, K., et al., Poster presented at the Society of Surgical Oncology Annual Cancer Symposium; National Harbor, Maryland.
March, 2013

Supratherapeutic Clozapine Levels in a Patient Unexplained by Genotype
Kamrani, K., et al., Poster presented at the Institute on Psychiatric Services Meeting; New York, NY.
October, 2012

Research Experience

Site-Directed Mutagenesis of rab-2 in C. elegans
Maria Gallegos, Ph.D.
Department of Biology, California State University, East Bay, Hayward, California, USA
2008

Investigating Gene Expression & Regulation of L. albinus
Claudia Uhde-Stone, Ph.D.
Department of Biology, California State University, East Bay, Hayward, California, USA
2008

Rythmogenesis in the Developing R. catesbeiana Brain Stem
Michael Hedrick, Ph.D.
Department of Biology, California State University, East Bay, Hayward, California, USA
2008

Determining Sequence Variation of FOXP2 in Gorillas
Penny Patterson, Ph.D.
Gorilla Foundation, Redwood City, California, USA
2007-2008

Gene Expression & Regulation of Calorie-Restricted Mice
Joseph Dhahbi, Ph.D.
BioMarker Pharmaceuticals, Inc. San Jose, California, USA
2004-2005

Zoo-archaeological Analysis from Moss Landing Hill Site
Diane Gifford-Gonzalez, Ph.D.
Department of Anthropology, University of California, Santa Cruz
2002-2004

Professional Experience

Categorical Surgery Resident
Department of Surgery, Monmouth Medical Center, Long Branch, NJ
2014-Present

Preliminary Surgery Resident
Department of Surgery, Monmouth Medical Center, Long Branch, NJ
2013-2014

Teaching Assistant & Research Associate
Department of Biology, California State University, East Bay, Hayward, California, USA
2006-2008

Research Associate
Gorilla Foundation, Redwood City, California, USA
2005-2008

Research Associate
BioMarker Pharmaceuticals, Inc. San Jose, California, USA
2004-2005

Laboratory Technician
Department of Anthropology, University of California, Santa Cruz
2002-2004

Certifications

ATLS
June, 2014

ACLS
July, 2013

PALS
December, 2011

BLS
July, 2013

Honors & Awards

Matthew Spitzer Biotechnology Scholarship
Department of Biology, California State University, East Bay, Hayward, California, USA
2007-2008

Extracurricular Activities

Anthropology.net
Founder & Editor-In-Chief
2005-Now

Primatology.net
Founder & Editor-In-Chief
2006-Now

Forensic Osteology
Member
2007-Now

Outside Interests

Hiking, Backpacking, Cycling, Swimming, Skiing, Kayaking
PHP, Python, HTML, CSS, Objective C, MySQL
Illustration, Photography, Watercolor, Sculpting

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