- Dr. Mori completed his medical education at Emory University School of Medicine and is currently an Integrated Cardiothoracic Surgery resident. He obtained his Ph.D. in clinical outcomes and health services research through the Investigative Medicine Program at Yale.
Hospital ResidentSaket graduated from MGM Medical College in India. He completed his general surgery and cardiac surgery training also in India before he moved to complete a clinical fellowship in cardiac surgery from the prestigious Greenlane Department of Cardio-thoracic Surgery at Auckland City Hospital, New Zealand. He then took a position as an advanced clinical fellow at Yale. He then decided to stay at Yale for training in the U.S. and matched to the I6 program there, drawn by his interest in complex aortic repair and robotic cardiac surgery. He is involved in the clinical research work. He aspires to become an aortic surgeon, and also train in Robotic Cardiac Surgery. He is an avid cricket fan.
Hospital ResidentMatt was born and raised in Saint Paul, MN, where he attended Saint Paul Academy and Summit School and enjoyed playing baseball and soccer. He obtained his undergraduate degree at Washington University in St. Louis, majoring in Germanic Languages/Literatures and Neuroscience. In Saint Louis, he discovered a passion for medicine through volunteering as an EMT and working in Brent Matthews' MIS lab under the direction of Corey R. Deeken. Matt attended Georgetown University School of Medicine, where he took part in clinical outcomes research involving hearing/balance, liver transplantation, and thoracic surgical outcomes. After matching at Yale for thoracic surgery residency, Matt has continued to take part in clinical outcomes research in the Divisions of Cardiac and Thoracic Surgery and completed a Master of Public Health degree at the Yale University School of Public Health during his dedicated research time. Matt enjoys hiking in the rolling hills of Connecticut, the nearby beaches and the great food scene in Connecticut.
Hospital ResidentResident in cardiothoracic surgery with interests in cardiovascular research and in device development.
Hospital ResidentAaron grew up in NYC and on Long Island, NY. He went to Case Western Reserve University for his undergraduate degree in Biomedical Engineering, then he returned to Long Island for medical school at the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell. There, he dedicated a year to doing clinical outcomes research in various areas of cardiac surgery, with focus in aortic diseases and TAVRs. His cardiac surgical interests include heart failure and mechanical circulatory support devices, as well as aspects of aortic surgery. During his free time, Aaron enjoys traveling, working out, and practicing his newly acquired skill of cooking.
Hospital ResidentHometown: Huntsville, ALUndergraduate: Dartmouth College Medical School: University of Pennsylvania Professional Interests: Thoracic surgery, cardiac surgery Personal Interests: Distance running, backpacking, skiing, cycling, cooking
Hospital ResidentDr. Irbaz Hameed is currently an integrated cardiothoracic surgery resident at Yale. In addition to presenting at different conferences, he has authored several book chapters and over hundred peer-reviewed publications in high-impact journals, including The Lancet, JAMA, Circulation, and the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. He serves as associate editor for the Journal of Cardiac Surgery and Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine and is an editorial board member and reviewer for multiple peer-reviewed journals. His translational research is in neurocardiology where he studies organ recovery after warm ischemia using single-cell and spatial multi-omics profiling technologies, with a particular emphasis on the heart-brain axis. His clinical research centers on cardiac surgical outcomes and the methodology of randomized controlled trials, observational studies, and meta-analyses. Among other positions, he currently serves as President of the Yale Residents’ and Fellows’ Senate, and is an executive of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons and Thoracic Surgery Residents’ Association.
Hospital ResidentRaised in Raleigh, North Carolina, Clancy attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for his undergraduate degrees in Chemistry (Biochemistry, Honors and Distinction) and Traditional Mathematics. While there, he worked in the Department of Genetics under Dr. Mark Heise, studying non-coding complementary strand transcription products of alphaviruses and working on validating a methodology of producing sequence independent cDNA libraries from multiple RNA viruses. He then attended the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell. While a student, he studied the role of nicotinic signaling in mitochondrial membrane preservation during ischemic preconditioning with Dr. Kaie Ojamaa. He was selected for Alpha Omega Alpha and received the 2018 graduation award from the Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. Since joining the Yale Integrated Thoracic Surgery program, he has produced numerous outcomes research publications using institutional, national, and international databases. He continues his basic science training during his research hiatus as a graduate student in the Investigative Medicine Program. In the lab of Dr. Jordan Pober, he is studying endothelial alloreactivity, NF-κB regulation of endothelial cytokine expression, and novel nucleotide-based therapeutics during ex vivo organ perfusion to reduce alloreactivity. He plans to pursue a career in surgical heart failure.
Hospital ResidentCaroline completed her undergraduate education at the University of Delaware before earning her medical degree from Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, PA. She is an Integrated Cardiothoracic Surgery Resident at Yale pursuing a career in adult cardiac surgery with interests in both aortic and robotic cardiac surgery.
Hospital ResidentDustin completed his undergraduate education at the University of Southern California, followed by his medical education at the Keck School of Medicine. He is currently an Integrated Cardiothoracic Surgery Resident at Yale and plans to pursue a career in adult cardiac surgery.
Hospital ResidentTheresa completed her medical education at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg in Germany. During medical school, she spent one year working with the Red Cross in Mexico and received a TRENAL Student Scholarship to complete one year of predoctoral clinical research in Nephrology at University Hospital Erlangen and Yale School of Medicine. Before starting her residency training, Theresa completed another two years of research with the Section of Thoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery at Yale School of Medicine focused on outcomes and disparities in thoracic oncology. She plans to become an academic surgeon specializing in thoracic surgical oncology.
Hospital ResidentHometown: Webster, MA Professional Interests: Heart failure, Aortic Surgery, Transplant, Medical illustration Personal Interests: Traveling, cycling, rowing, and drawing
Hospital ResidentDr. Andrea Amabile is a first–year integrated cardio–thoracic surgery resident at the Yale School of Medicine. After graduating as valedictorian from medical school and obtaining a Master’s in Biostatistics in Italy, he joined the Division of Cardiac Surgery at Yale University where he led the Cardiac Surgery Clinical Outcomes Research Group as postdoctoral associate (2021–2022) and research faculty (2022–2023). He has authored more than 90 peer-reviewed manuscripts and book chapters, with a focus on robotic cardiac surgery and mitral valve surgery outcomes. His work has been presented at national and international conferences, including at the American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS), the European Association for Cardiothoracic Surgery (EACTS), the Western Thoracic Surgical Association (WTSA), the Eastern Cardiothoracic Surgical Society (ECTSS), the International Society for Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery (ISMICS), the Heart Valve Society (HVS), and the Mitral Conclave. He also served as President of the Junior Researchers Committee of the Association of Italian Surgeons in North America (AISNA), and as Secretary of the Yale Italian Society. Outside of work, he is a classically trained pianist.