General Surgery Residency Graduates 2024

June 17, 2024

Wilson Aluboia, MD

Wilson took the road less travelled to Stanford Surgery. As a Medical Student at the University of Arkansas, he participated in SCORE and matched at Stanford as a General Surgery Prelim. He continued to show his mettle and was offered a spot as a PGY2 Categorical the following year.

Over the course of his residency, Wilson earned a 2023 URM Travel Grant from The Americas Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association and was selected to participate in the Diverse Surgeons Initiative 2.0. During his PD time, Wilson earned a Masters in Health Policy and did basic research in Dr. Electron Kebebew’s researching neuroendocrine tumors. Wilson also served as Education Chief.

After graduation, Wilson will go on to a fellowship in Surgical Oncology at The Ohio State University.

Carlos Ayala, MD, PHD

Carlos joined Stanford Surgery after completing the Medical Scientist Training Program at the University of Minnesota where he studied the role Rab GTPases have in the regulation of mTOR signaling and autophagy during starvation using Drosophila as a model system.

His passion for research continued during his professional development time which he spent researching appendiceal mucinous tumors and cholangiocarcinoma using patient derived tissues. His work garnered several awards including the 2022 Travel Award from the Society of Surgical Oncology (SSO) and the Appendix Cancer Pseudomyxoma Peritonei Research Foundation and the 2021 Best of The SSO. He also served as one of the Administrative Chiefs during his final year of residency.

Later this year, Carlos will pursue a Complex Surgical Oncology fellowship closer to home (Puerto Rico!) at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida.

Dupe Diyaolu, MD

Dupe obtained her medical degree from University of Massachusetts and went on to start her General Surgery Residency with the Akron City Health System.

She spent her professional development years as a Pediatric Surgery Research Fellow in the lab of Dr. Stephanie Chao studying neuroblastoma tumor growth and received an Excellence in Research Awards from the American College of Surgeons in 2021.

She officially transferred to Stanford’s General Surgery Program as a PGY3.

This August, she will begin a two-year fellowship in pediatric surgery at the University of Nebraska.

Sue Fu, MD

Sue came to Stanford in 2017 after completing her MD at Case Western Reserve University.

Over the last seven years, Sue leveraged her three year of investment banking experience to research the cost of health care and financial toxicity. She earned a Masters in Health Policy and did health services research with Drs. Arden Morris and Lisa Knowlton during her PD time and was instrumental in refreshing the pre-professional development prep curriculum (StanForward). She also served as Administrative chief during her final year of residency.

We’re excited to keep Sue at Stanford for another two years as she completes a fellowship in Abdominal Transplantation.

Huda Mohammad, MD

Huda completed her MD at Columbia University before moving across the country for residency at Stanford. Huda received a URM Travel Grant to the attend The Americas Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association’s annual meeting.  Next she will be heading back east to the University of Miami for their fellowship program in complex surgical oncology.

Sunnie Wong, MD, PhD

Sunnie received her MD/PhD from Tulane University which made her the perfect candidate for Stanford’s Accelerated Surgeon Scientist Track.

She joined the Melcher Lab and published numerous articles and publications, ranging from topics like genome editing to immunodeficiency to COVID-19. She received a 2019 Travel Award from the Association for Academic Surgery and was nominated for her teaching at the 2024 Medical Education Awards.

Sunnie has chosen to pursue burn critical care and will start her fellowship after graduation at the University of Southern California.

Kirbi Yelorda, MD, MPH

Kirbi joined Stanford Surgery after completing her MD at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine.

During her PD time, she earned a Master’s in Health Policy and worked with Dr. Arden Morris on health services research. She also led a pipeline program for URM high school students.

She received the award for best Clinical/HSR Podium Presentation at Holman23 for her work “Association of cumulative social risk and survival among patients with advanced colorectal cancer” and the 2023 Dr. Miquell Miller Award for Promoting Diversity and Inclusion.

After graduating she’ll head to Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City for a fellowship in colorectal surgery.