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Zachary J. Wanken, MD

Zachary J. Wanken, MD

PGY5/Chief Resident

Medical School: Saint Louis University of Medicine, St. Louis, MO
Undergraduate Education: BS: Bradley University, Peoria, IL

Bio: I am originally from the Midwest, growing up in Galesburg, Illinois before attending college at Bradley University and playing on the golf team. After college, I attended Saint Louis University for medical school, where I developed an interest in vascular surgery and matched at DHMC for residency. Within vascular surgery, I especially enjoy complex endovascular reconstruction for aortic aneurysm disease with branch-fenestrated endografting, including physician modified devices. My research interests focus on aortic aneurysm repair, care delivery, follow-up, and reintervention, as well as the branding and marketing of vascular care. Outside of work, I like to stay active with cycling and stand up paddling during the summer and ice hockey and ski touring during the winter.

J. Aaron Barnes, MD

J. Aaron Barnes, MD

PGY4

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.

Kunal S. Mehta, MD

Kunal S. Mehta, MD

Research Year

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

Victoria G. Teveris, MD

Victoria G. Teveris, MD

PGY3

Medical School: University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Farmington, CT
Undergraduate Education: BS: University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT

Bio: I grew up in Cheshire, CT. I completed both my undergraduate degrees in neurobiology and French and medical school at the University of Connecticut. I am excited to be working and living in the beautiful Upper Valley. My husband, Shane, and I love to spend our free time baking, gardening, and road-tripping.

Brianna M. Krafcik, MD

Brianna M. Krafcik, MD

PGY2

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.

Aravind S. Ponukumati, MD

Aravind S. Ponukumati, MD

PGY1

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.

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