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.
Saket 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.
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.
Matt 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.
Aaron 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.
Hometown: Huntsville, ALUndergraduate: Dartmouth College
Medical School: University of Pennsylvania
Professional Interests: Thoracic surgery, cardiac surgery
Personal Interests: Distance running, backpacking, skiing, cycling, cooking
Dr. Irbaz Hameed completed two years of clinical research fellowship in cardiothoracic surgery at New York Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medicine and is currently an integrated cardiothoracic surgery resident at Yale. In addition to conference presentations, he has authored several book chapters and over ninety peer-reviewed publications in high impact journals including The Lancet, JAMA, Circulation and Journal of American College of Cardiology. He serves as associate editor of Journal of Cardiac Surgery and is editorial board member and reviewer for multiple peer-reviewed journals. His research focuses on the clinical outcomes of cardiothoracic surgery procedures, 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 Thoracic Surgery Residents’ Association.
Caroline 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.
Dustin 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.