Current Residents

Training for Surgery Residents

The Burn and Shock Trauma Research Institute provides research training for clinicians from many different specialties, including surgery, anesthesiology, otolaryngology, neonatology, dentistry and pulmonology/critical care medicine.  The Institute research programs are applicable to many additional specialties, as well.  Each trainee works under the guidance of a primary mentor, but has the benefit of participation in all Institute activities.  Funding for trainee salaries and research comes from extramural grants from the NIH, Department of Defense and private foundation grants, or from our NIH Training Grants.

Along with spending time in the lab conducting clinical, translational and basic science research projects, many of the research students pursue an advanced degree during their two years of dedicated research time.  The majority of the residents work toward an MS in Clinical Research and some pursue a MS in Public Health (MPH).

Research Residents


Corinne Bunn, M.D.Corinne Bunn

Degrees: B.S. Florida State University, M.D. University of Miami Miller School of Medicine

Residency: General surgery at Loyola University Medical Center

Research: Role of mast cells in burn wound injury, clinical quality and outcomes in burn and trauma patients  

Mentor: Dr. Kuzhali Muthumalaiappan, Dr. Richard Gonzalez

Funding Source: NIH (NIGMS) T32 Training in Trauma and Burn Research

Current Position: General Surgery Resident, Department of Surgery, Loyola University Chicago, Maywood IL



Research ResidentSujay Kulshrestha, M.D.

Degrees: M.D. - University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine

  1. A. - Biochemistry, Washington University in St. Louis

Residency: General Surgery – Loyola University Medical Center

Research: Use of Natural Language Processing and Machine Learning for Clinical Decision Support in Trauma

Mentor: Majid Afshar, M.D.

Funding Source: T32 NIAAA

Current Position: Research Resident



Parth Patel, M.D.

Degree: B.S. in Neuroscience, M.D.

Residency: Urology

Research:  Health services & outcomes researching using the National Cancer Database (Bladder/Prostate/Kidney/Testis) and the Healthcare Cost & Utilization Project databases

Mentors: Dr. Gopal Gupta, Dr. Kristin Baldea, Dr. Thomas Turk, Dr. Ahmer Farooq, Dr. Larissa Bresler

Funding Source: None

Current Position: Research Resident PGY-5