Residents

PGY-1

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Kirthi S. Bellamkonda, MD, MSc

Kirthi S. Bellamkonda, MD, MSc

Medical School: Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT

Undergraduate Education: BS: University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL

MSc: University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom

Bio: I grew up in Naperville, IL, and first was exposed to vascular surgery through research during my master's degree at the University of Oxford. I ultimately hope to work in academic medicine, joining my experience in the ultrasound technology industry at Butterfly Network with my work on large datasets in clinical outcomes to drive improvements in the early diagnosis and monitoring of vascular disease. Outside of work, I enjoy cooking, foraging, hiking.

PGY-2

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Aravind S. Ponukumati, MD

Aravind S. Ponukumati, MD

Medical School: Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, Hanover, NH
Undergraduate Education: BS: Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA
Bio: My hometown is Chantilly, Virginia, and I enjoyed exploring the D.C. and Philadelphia metropolitan areas as a student. I ultimately hope to become an academic vascular surgeon with an early surgical interest in critical limb-threatening ischemia and limb preservation. Having tackled both bench-top and clinical/outcomes research in medical school, I am interested in the application of engineering approaches to modeling and device design in vascular surgery. I enjoy hiking, squash, competitive chess, traveling, and wildlife photography.

PGY-3

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Brianna M. Krafcik, MD

Brianna M. Krafcik, MD

Medical School: University of Toledo College of Medicine, Toledo, OH
Undergraduate Education: BS: University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN
MS: Georgetown University, Washington D.C.
Bio: I grew up outside of Cleveland, Ohio, and went to college at the University of Notre Dame, where I was on the rowing team and double majored in biology and studio art. I went to Georgetown University for graduate school, where I got my Master’s degree in physiology. My interest in vascular surgery began when I worked as a clinical research coordinator at Boston Medical Center in the Department of Surgery prior to attending medical school at the University of Toledo. My interests include running, skiing, crossword puzzles, live music, lattes, and spending time with my pup Mulligan. I am planning to pursue a career in academia and hope to design clinical trials.

PGY-4

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Kunal S. Mehta, MD

Kunal S. Mehta, MD

Medical School: University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA
Undergraduate Education: 
BS: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
MS: University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

PGY-5

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J. Aaron Barnes, MD

J. Aaron Barnes, MD

Medical School: Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, Hanover, NH
Undergraduate Education: BA/BS: Westmont College, Montecito, CA
Bio: I am originally from Alaska but have lived in New Hampshire since 2012 when I moved here for medical school. When I am not at the hospital, I spend my time with my wife and two daughters. My hobbies include running, hiking, fishing, and playing volleyball. When I am done with training, I plan to return to Alaska and provide comprehensive vascular care to my home community.