Leadership Team

The Department of Surgery is led by many nationally and internationally respected experts.

Department Leaders


Alfonso Torquati, MD, MSCI, FACS

Keith Millikan, MD
Senior Vice Chair
Vice Chair, Education

Theodore J. Saclarides, MD
Vice Chair, Network Surgery

Jonathan Myers, MD
Vice Chair, Clinical Operations

Philip Omotosho, MD
Vice Chair, Quality and Clinical Effectiveness

Shaista Khan Chatterji, MHA
Department Administrator


Division Chiefs

Division of Abdominal Transplantation

Keith W. Millikan, MD

Division of General Surgery


Philip Omotosho, MD
Division of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Srikumar B. Pillai, MD
Division of Pediatric Surgery
Sam G. Pappas, MD




Scott W. Schimpke, MD
Program Director, General Surgery Residency Program

Deana Shenaq, MD
Program Director, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Residency Program

Christopher Coogan, MD
Program Director, Urology Residency Program

Ami Shah, MD
Co-director, MS Clerkship

Jose Velasco, MD
Director, Surgical Innovation

Naomi Parrella, MD, FAAFP, Dipl. ABOM
Chief of Lifestyle Medicine
Medical Director, Center for Weight Loss & Lifestyle Medicine
Director, Strategic Development and Implementation

Rosalinda Alvarado, MD
Diversity Officer