Residents

Current Residents

PGY-5 Residents
Eytan Debbi, MD

Medical School: Sackler School of Medicine
Graduate - PhD: Technion Israel Institute of Technology 
Undergraduate: Yale University
Hometown: Great Neck, NY
Areas of Interest: Adult Reconstruction, Trauma

John Garlich, MD

Medical School: University of Kansas School of Medicine
Undergraduate: Saint Louis University
Hometown: Kansas City, KS
Areas of Interest: Trauma, Pelvis & Acetabular Fractures, Geriatric Trauma, Pain Management

Derek Ju, MD

Medical School: Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Undergraduate: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Hometown: Calabasas, CA
Areas of Interest: Spine

Naudereh Noori, MD

Medical School: Georgetown University School of Medicine
Undergraduate: University of California, San Diego
Hometown: San Luis Obispo, CA
Areas of Interest: Foot & Ankle Surgery

Dheeraj Yalamanchili, MD

Medical School: Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California
Undergraduate: University of Southern California
Hometown: Plano, TX
Areas of Interest: Sports Medicine

PGY-4 Residents
Tonya An, MD

Medical School: Washington University School of Medicine
Undergraduate: Washington University in St. Louis
Hometown: Grand Rapids, MI
Areas of Interest: Hand & Upper Extremity, Foot & Ankle Surgery

Phillip Behrens, MD

Medical School: Indiana University School of Medicine
Undergraduate: University of Southern Indiana
Hometown: Newburgh, IN
Areas of Interest: Joint Reconstruction, Spine, Trauma

Samuel Stephenson, MD

Medical School: David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Undergraduate: University of Cambridge, UK
Hometown: Newtown, CT
Areas of Interest: Trauma, Joint Reconstruction

PGY-3 Residents
Christopher Johnson, MD

Medical School: University of Colorado School of Medicine
Undergraduate: University of Colorado at Boulder
Hometown: Denver, CO
Areas of Interest: Trauma, Joint Reconstruction, Spine

Ali Noorzad, MD

Medical School: Northeast Ohio Medical University
Undergraduate: George Mason University
Hometown: Cherry Hill, NJ
Areas of Interest: Trauma, Joint Reconstruction, Hand & Upper Extremity, Sports Medicine, Spine

Landon Polakof, MD

Medical School: Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine
Undergraduate: Washington University in St. Louis
Hometown: Cleveland, OH
Areas of Interest: Joint Reconstruction, Trauma, Sports Medicine

Stephen Stephan, MD

Medical School: Drexel University School of Medicine
Undergraduate: San Diego State University 
Hometown: San Diego, CA
Areas of Interest: Spine, Hand & Upper Extremity, Trauma

PGY-2 Residents
Michael Eng, MD

Medical School: Saint Louis University School of Medicine
Undergraduate: University of California, San Diego 
Hometown: Huntington Beach, CA
Areas of Interest: Spine, Trauma, Joint Reconstruction, Sports Medicine

Lee Haruno, MD

Medical School: Baylor College of Medicine
Undergraduate: University of Notre Dame 
Hometown: Mililani, HI
Areas of Interest: Pediatrics, Trauma, Sports Medicine, Hand & Upper Extremity

Ian Schroeder, MD

Medical School: Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine 
Undergraduate: University of California, Santa Barbara 
Hometown: Santa Barbara, CA
Areas of Interest: Joint Reconstruction, Trauma, Sports Medicine

Juntian "Johnny" Wang, MD

Medical School: University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Undergraduate: University of California, Los Angeles 
Hometown: Hefei, Anhui Province, China
Areas of Interest: Sports Medicine, Hand & Upper Extremity, Trauma, Pediatrics

PGY-1 Residents
Connor Byrne, MD

Medical School: University of California, Irvine SoM
Undergraduate: University of California Berkeley 
Hometown: Orinda, CA

Jonathan Garfinkel, MD

Medical School: Georgetown University School of Medicine
Undergraduate: Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY
Hometown: Larchmont, NY

Evan Nigh, MD

Medical School: University of Miami Leonard M. Miller SoM
Undergraduate: Claremont McKenna College, Claremont, CA
Hometown: Billings, MT

Zachary Rockov, MD

Medical School: University of Arizona College of Medicine
Undergraduate: University of Arizona 
Hometown: Tucson, AZ

Research Resident
Michael Sun, MD

Medical School: University of Vermont College of Medicine
Undergraduate: University of California, Los Angeles
Hometown: San Diego, CA
Areas of Interest: Hand & Upper Extremity, Adult Joint Reconstruction


Joint Reconstruction and Preservation Fellowship
Paul Yang, MD
Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Fellowship
Jeremy Chan, MD
Orthopaedic Trauma Fellowship
Sohaib Hashmi, MD
Orthopaedic Spine Fellowship
Blake A. Burket, MD
Robert C. Ryu, MD
Alumni Residents

Class of 2019
  • Erin Haggerty, MD - Resident, Cedars-Sinai Orthopaedic Surgery Residency, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California
  • Max Michalski, MD - Resident, Cedars-Sinai Orthopaedic Surgery Residency, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California
  • Zachary NaPier, MD - Resident, Cedars-Sinai Orthopaedic Surgery Residency, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California

Class of 2018
  • Alisa Alayan, MD - Fellow, Cedars-Sinai Spinal Surgery Fellowship Program, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California
  • Sean Rajaee, MD - Fellow, Brigham and Women’s Hospital Total Joint Arthroplasty Fellowship, Boston, Massachusetts
  • Ronald Roiz, MD - Fellow, Department of Pediatric Orthopaedics, Rady Children’s Hospital, San Diego, California
  • Danielle Thomas, MD - Fellow, Baylor University Medical Center Foot & Ankle Surgery Fellowship, Dallas, Texas

Class of 2017
  • Neil Bhamb, MD - Fellowship, University of California, San Francisco Spine Center Fellowship, San Francisco, California
  • Joshua Campbell, MD - Fellowship, University of Minnesota Adult Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Sanjum Samagh, MD - Fellowship, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine Sports Fellowship, Chicago, Illinois
  • Matthew Zapf, MD - Fellowship, Taos Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Fellowship, Taos, New Mexico
Have Questions or Need Help?

Contact us if you have questions or would like to learn more about the Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program at Cedars-Sinai.

Cedars-Sinai Orthopaedics
444 S. San Vicente Blvd., Suite 603
Los Angeles, CA 90048

Fax: 310-861-1111