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Since 1934, Kern Medical has been training residents and
health care professionals in our community.

General Surgery Residency Program Faculty

Rick McPheeters

Jeffrey Nalesnik, MD

  • Chairman, Department of Surgery

Medical School: Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences
Residency: University of Texas, San Antonio

Lev Libet

Amber Jones, DO, MPH, FACS, FCCP

  • Program Director, General Surgery Residency Program
  • Surgical Critical Care Interventionist, Trauma & Acute Care Surgery
  • Assistant Clinical Professor, Trauma, Acute Care, and Surgical Critical Care

Medical School: Touro University California
Residency: Kern Medical

Manish Amin

Amir Berjis, MD, MACM, FACS, FCCP

  • Vice Chairman, Department of Surgery
  • Member, Board of Governors of the Kern County Hospital Authority
  • Designated Institutional Officer, Kern Medical
  • Director, Medical Education
  • Director, Thoracic Surgery

Medical School: Saint Louis University School of Medicine in Missouri
Residency: Kern Medical

Jagdipak Heer

Matthew Hannon, MD, FACS

  • Medical Director, Trauma & Acute Care Surgery
  • Division Chief, Acute Care Surgery

Medical School: Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Residency: Maricopa Medical Center

Larissa Morsky

Scott Snyder, MD, FACS

  • Director, Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Director of Curriculum. General Surgery Residency Program

Medical School: University of Guadalajara, Mexico. New York Medical College
Residency: UCLA – Harbor Medical Center, John Marshall University, University of California Davis Medical Center

Rachel O'Donnell

Alexandra Elias, MD

  • Director of Research, General Surgery Residency Program
  • Director of Well-being. General Surgery Residency Program

Medical School: University of California, Davis
Residency: Mayo Clinic Jacksonville

Daniel Quesada

Tung Trang, MD, FACS

  • Chief, Otolaryngology

Medical School: University of Rochester, School of Medicine
Residency: University Hospitals of Cleveland

James W. Rosbrugh, MD

Mamta Swaroop, MD, FACS, FICS, FAIM

  • Director of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion, General Surgery Residency Program

Medical School: University of Texas at Houston Health Science Center
Residency: University of South Florida

Karina Sanchez

Ryan Lindborg, MD

  • Director of Simulation, General Surgery Residency Program

Medical School: Indiana University School of Medicine
Residency: New York Methodist Hospital