Marshall medical school honors surgery chief residents

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine recognized Dominika Dziadecki, MD, Christopher Gonzalez, DO, and Toufeeq Suliman, MD, as its August Residents of the Month, announced Paulette S. Wehner, M.D., vice dean for graduate medical education. This is the first time in its nine-year award history that three surgery chief residents received the honor together.

“Each of these residents have demonstrated tremendous leadership through their dedication and involvement to bettering the residency training program and patient care, said Paul Bown, MD, associate professor of surgery and associate residency program director.  

After her own recent hospitalization and surgery, Missy Morrison, general surgery residency program administrator, said: “I know firsthand how impressive and compassionate our chief residents are. They have earned my gratitude and a nomination for Residents of the Month.” 

After graduation in June 2024, Dziadecki will move to New York where she will enter a one-year breast oncology fellowship at Brooklyn Maimonides. Gonzalez will move to Las Vegas to complete a two-year acute care surgery fellowship that includes a critical care year and an operative trauma year at University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Suliman has applied for a colorectal surgery fellowship and is awaiting October residency match results.  

As part of their recognition, the residents received a plaque and shared a designated parking spot. 

Date Posted: Friday, September 22, 2023