Program Director: David Lowery, DO
Tiffany Jessee, DO
Richard S.Gordon, MD

Teaching Surgical Faculty at BPVAMC

Terry Wright, MD
John Goodgame, MD
Osama Hemedeh, MD
Colleen Jaffrey, MD
Aaron McGurit, MD

Teaching Surgical Faculty at Regional Trauma Center, TGH

Lewis M. Flint, MD
Rodney Durham, MD
David Shapiro, MD
Secondary trainers: Dr. Albrink, Dr. Godin, Dr. Zervos


Bay Pines VA Medical Center (BPVAMC), Department of Surgery, Bay Pines, Florida

General Surgery residents complete rotations in General Surgery at the Bay Pines VA Medical Center throughout the four years of the residency program, averaging three, four-week rotations per year per resident. Experience is also provided in surgical critical care, as residents manage patients, in the SICU (i.e. vent management). Residents actively participate in 20-30 surgical cases per month, plus SICU procedures.