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Recent Graduates

Catch up with recent graduates from the Saint Louis University School of Medicine Orthopedic Surgery Residency, and see where they are now. 

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Jay Patel, M.D. 

Fellowship: TRIA Sports Medicine and Shoulder Fellowship, Minneapolis
Current Practice: Mercy Health, Rolla, Missouri

“Saint Louis University gave me the opportunity to train at a high-volume institution with a wide variety of pathology. I am grateful for the foundation it gave me going into fellowship and practice. The staff are talented and insightful, and the culture fosters learning and self improvement.”

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Nick Sacksteder, M.D. 

Fellowship: Mississippi Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center Program
Current Practice: Jacksonville Orthopaedic Institute in Jacksonville, Florida

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Rob Corey, M.D. 

Fellowship: Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Sports Medicine
Current Practice: Assistant Professor, Guthrie Clinic, Orthopaedic Surgery/Sports Medicine Location, Ithaca/Cortland, New York

"My time at SLU was a wonderful experience. Saint Louis University is a high-volume surgical residency that prepared me to think quickly, problem solve, and be able to handle complex surgical cases that I may not have had the exposure to at other programs. I was able to meet great friends and establish great mentors, many of whom I frequently consult with for complex cases. "

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Thiran Udawatta, M.D. 

Fellowship: University of Washington Foot and Ankle
Current Practice: Proliance Pacific Rim Orthopaedic Surgeons, Bellingham, Washington

"At SLU, I met great colleagues and even better friends that I have come to rely on in my early career.”

Jonathan Guevara, MD

Jonathan Guevara, M.D.

Fellowship: The Cleveland Clinic, Shoulder and Elbow Fellowship
Current Practice: Private Practice, The Hand and Shoulder Center, Fort Worth, Texas

Sean Tabie

Sean A. Tabaie, M.D.

Fellowship: Northern California Shriner's Hospital for Children/UC Davis Dept. of Orthopaedic Surgery-Pediatric Orthopaedics Fellowship and Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne, Australia- Advanced Pediatric Limb Deformity Fellowship.
Current Practice: Academics, Hospital Employed, Washington, D.C.

"Early hands-on experience with appropriate autonomy that allowed me to develop my surgical skills and set the foundation for my development inot a well-rounded orthopaedic surgeon."

Kevin Quigley, MD

Kevin J. Quigley, M.D.

Current Practice: Private Practice, Signature Medical Group, St. Charles, Missouri

"The SLU Ortho Residency was filled with lots of trauma that prepared me for just about anything."

Frank J. Corrigan, MD

Frank J. Corrigan, M.D.

Fellowship: University of Chicago, Hand and Upper Extremity
Current  Practice: The Orthopedic Institute of New Jersey

"My most fond memories of SLU all involve the residents with whom I had the opportunity to work. Hard work, yes, but plenty of fun and good times, too."

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Pooria Salari, M.D.

Fellowship: Spine Surgery Fellowship, Washington University in St. Louis
Current Practice: Kaiser Permanente, Northern California

Gennadiy Busel, MD

Gennadiy Busel, M.D.

Fellowship Orthopaedic Trauma at Tampa General Hospital, Florida
Current Practice: Private practice with academic affiliation and a fellowship 

"Fond memory at SLU is betting Dr. Place to grow a mustache if Blues lost to the Blackhawks in the Stanley Cup Playoffs."

Irshad Shakir, MD

Irshad Shakir, M.D.

Fellowship: Southern Joint Replacement Institute
Current Practice: Private Practice, Scottsdale, Arizona

"The trauma experience (at SLU) is one of a kind that set the foundation for my surgical skills."

Brian Hill MD

Brian W. Hill, M.D.

Fellowship: Thomas Jefferson/Rothman Institute, Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
Current Practice: Private Practice, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida 

"I think my time at Saint Louis University was very valuable. I was given the opportunity to have the appropriate autonomy, which has helped me in my further training."