Resident Administration

Administrative Chief Resident

Jacob Unger, M.D.

Jacob Unger, M.D.
2014–2015 Chief Resident

The goal of the Administrative Chief Resident is to be an established liaison between the plastic surgery house staff, the Residency Coordinator, and the Program Director for the academic year and to ensure that a constant standard for resident calls and work hours is maintained for the year.

Administrative Chief Resident duties include:

  • Creating the monthly resident call schedules for Parkland Memorial Hospital, Children’s Medical Center Dallas, UT Southwestern University Hospitals, and the Dallas Veterans Affairs Medical Center.
  • Making the resident conferences case presentation rotation schedule.
  • Acting as representative for all resident issues.
  • Ensuring appropriate resident coverage during all assigned vacations, meetings, or emergency absences.
  • Assisting in implementation and compliance with Residency Review Committee work hour restrictions in conjunction with faculty.
  • Acting as a resident representative to mandatory house staff meetings at Parkland, UT Southwestern University Hospitals, or other hospitals.
  • Acting as resident representative by attending faculty meetings and faculty strategic planning meetings.
  • Updating handbooks and providing suggestions/input to policies and procedures.
  • Chair of the Resident Council

Past Administrative Chief Residents

  • Smita Ramanadham, M.D. (2013–2014)
  • Eamon O'Reilly, M.D. (2012–2013) 
  • T. Jonathan Kurkjian, M.D. (20112012)
  • Evan Beale, M.D. (20102011)
  • Alexander Nguyen, M.D. (2009-2010)
  • Hema Thakar, M.D. (20082009)
  • Adam Hamawy, M.D. (20072008)

Resident Council

Members of the Resident Council are peer-elected and serve as a a representative of their class. Members develop the agenda to meet with the Program Director quarterly to discuss the Residency Program and give input/suggestions for improvement and clarification. 

2013–2014 Members

  • PGY-1 – Jordan Ireton, M.D.
  • PGY-2 – Deniz Basci, M.D.
  • PGY-3 – Meyoli Malafa, M.D.
  • Juniors – Purushottam Nagarkar, M.D.
  • Seniors – Craig Lehrman, M.D.
  • Chiefs – Kailash Narasimhan, M.D.
  • Administrative Chief – Smita Ramanadham, M.D.

2012-2013 Members

  • PGY-1 - Deniz Basci, M.D.
  • PGY-2 - Carey Faber, M.D.
  • PGY-3 - Bridget Harrison, M.D.
  • Juniors - Georges Tabbal, M.D.
  • Seniors/Chiefs - Kailash Narasimhan, M.D.
  • Administrative Chief - Eamon O'Reilly, M.D.

2011-2012 Members

  • PGY-1 – Huay-Zong Law, M.D.
  • PGY-2 – Purushottam Nagarkar, M.D.
  • PGY-3 – Jacob Unger, M.D.
  • Juniors –  Daniel Beck, M.D.
  • Chiefs – Evan Beale, M.D.
  • Administrative Chief – T. Jonathan Kurkjian, M.D.

2010-2011 Members

  • PGY-1 – Phillip Dauwe, M.D.
  • PGY-2 – Georges Tabbal, M.D.
  • PGY-3 – Daniel Beck, M.D.
  • Juniors – Elisabeth Potter, M.D.
  • Chiefs – Evan Beale, M.D.

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