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Current Residents

Chief Year Residents

  • Hospital Resident

    Jeenah Jung was born in Seoul, South Korea, then grew up in Chicago, IL. She attended Wellesley College for undergraduate, where she majored in Chemistry and minored in Physics. She developed an appreciation for biologic models for investigating complex pathology, which she further nurtured by pursuing MD/PhD at Emory University and Georgia Tech. For her PhD in biomedical engineering, she studied gene regulation at the post-transcriptional level in various disease models. There, she discovered an interest in cardiothoracic surgery, which brought her to the Yale Cardiothoracic Surgery residency. At Yale, she is training to be a better physician and surgeon. On her free time, she enjoys the company of her loving husband and energetic toddler.
  • Resident Cardiac Surgery

    Rajesh was born and brought up in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu, India. After completion of his B.Tech. in Chemical Engineering at Anna University (Chennai, India), he continued his education with a M.S. in Biomedical Engineering at University of Virginia and eventually matriculated to the Biomedical Engineering Ph.D. program at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His Masters research was focused on development of Fluorescence Resonance Energy Transfer (FRET) and Fluorescence Lifetime Imaging Microscopy (FLIM) techniques to study protein interactions and localizations inside living cells, and his Ph.D. research at Johns Hopkins was focused on the development of a novel tissue model of cultured neonatal rat ventricular myocytes to understand the role of inwardly rectifying potassium current, IK1, in controlling the dynamics of electrophysiological spiral waves responsible for ventricular tachycardia and fibrillation and to understand their significance as an antiarrhythmia target. Working on biomedical research projects and interacting with several clinicians during that time instilled in him a strong desire to pursue medicine and to work directly with patients. He then matriculated to the M.D. program at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. During medical school, Rajesh received the AATS summer intern scholarship, which gave him the opportunity to spend his summer working and researching in the Departments of Cardiac and Thoracic Surgery at Johns Hopkins, where he became fully invested in pursuing a career in cardiothoracic surgery. Rajesh then matched to the Integrated Cardiothoracic Surgery Residency Program (I-6) at Yale and is looking forward to continuing a career in academic medicine after the completion of his residency.

PGY4 Residents

Lab Residents

  • Hospital Resident

    Raised 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 therapeutics during ex vivo organ perfusion to reduce alloreactivity.  He plans to pursue a career in surgical heart failure.
  • Hospital Resident

    Matt was born and raised in Saint Paul, MN, where he attended Saint Paul Academy and Summit School and enjoyed playing varsity baseball and soccer. He obtained his undergraduate degree at Washington University in St. Louis, majoring in Germanic Languages and 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 Division of Cardiac Surgery and is currently undertaking a Master's in Public Health at the Yale School of Public Health during his dedicated research time. He enjoys hiking in the rolling hills of Connecticut, the nearby beaches and the surprisingly good food in New Haven.

PGY3 Residents

PGY2 Residents

PGY1 Residents