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Level II Trauma Center

Elliot Hospital
One Elliot Way
Manchester, NH 03103



Meet the Providers

Trauma Medical Director:


Jennifer L. Weymouth, DO, FACOS

Jennifer L. Weymouth, DO, FACOS has almost 20 years’ experience as a Trauma, Critical Care and General Surgeon and is Board Certified by the America College of Osteopathic Surgeons. She is a Fellow of the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons and is specially trained and certified in Hyperbaric Medicine.

After receiving her Medical Degree from Midwestern University, Downers Grove, IL, she completed her residency in General Surgery at Midwestern University and trained in minimally invasive surgery at the Chicago Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery. Dr. Weymouth is certified in advanced trauma, adult and pediatric life support. She is a voting member of the New Hampshire Medical Review Committee, and a member of the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons, the American Osteopathic Association, the American Medical Association and the East Trauma Society.

Dr. Weymouth formed and practiced at Weymouth Surgical, LLC from and served as an attending surgeon at both Midwestern University and the Chicago Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery. She went on to become a member of the NASCAR Trauma Team and played a role in establishing a system to provide trauma care to injured drivers on the field with helicopter transport to a local trauma center.

Dr. Weymouth served as a general surgeon, emergency room & trauma surgeon, and also provided wound care and hyperbaric medicine at Parkland Medical Center in Derry, NH. She went on to become a trauma consultant for Portsmouth Regional Hospital in Portsmouth, NH, where she later became their Trauma Medical Director and played a pivotal role in obtaining Level II Trauma Certification for the hospital.

Dr. Weymouth joins Elliot Hospital as their Director of Trauma & Acute Care Surgery.



Surgical ICU Director:


Arina Ghaffari, MD

Arina Ghaffari, MD received her Fellowship training in Surgical Critical Care, Trauma and Acute Care Surgery at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, NC. She earned a Medical Degree and completed her General Surgery Residency at The Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, GA. She is an alumnus of The Georgia Institute of Technology, holding bachelor degrees in both Applied Biology and Biopsychology.

Dr. Ghaffari’s areas of surgical expertise include: Acute traumatic operative intervention, emergency and advanced laparoscopic surgery, traumatic thoracic rib plating, critical care ultrasound, repair of acute vascular and thoracic traumatic injuries, use of REBOA in abdominal trauma, Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), complex abdominal wall hernia repair, and pediatric trauma.

Dr. Ghaffari joins Elliot Hospital’s Division of Trauma & Acute Care Surgery, bringing her experience from one of the Southeast’s busiest trauma centers to serve the New Hampshire community.

Dr. Ghaffari is passionate about taking care of both the victims of trauma and their families, treating each with empathy and humanity during what may be one of the most challenging times in their lives.

When away from the hospital, she enjoys exploring new cuisines and spending time with her husband and three children.



Trauma Surgeons:


Sasha Sotirovic, MD

Sasha Sotirovic, MD is a member of Elliot Hospital’s Division of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery. Dr. Sotirovic attended medical school at the Royal College of Surgeons School in Ireland. He later went on to LSU Health Sciences Center in New Orleans where he completed fellowship training in Trauma and Critical Care.

Dr. Sotirovic is board certified in both General Surgery and Surgical Critical Care, and has practicing in New England since 2010. He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and is fluent in English, Serbian and conversational French.


Curtis Kloc, MD, FACS

Curtis J. Kloc, MD, FACS is American Board Certified in General Surgery and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. After receiving his undergraduate degree at John Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD, he returned to his hometown of Morgantown, WV and earned his Medical Degree at West Virginia University School of Medicine. He completed his internship and residency at the Mercy Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA. After residency Dr. Kloc practiced General Surgery in rural southern Maine for six years. Prior to joining Elliot Hospital he practiced at General Surgical Specialists of New England in Manchester.

Dr. Kloc enjoys all aspects of General Surgery including GI, Venus, Wound Care, Acute Care/Emergency and Trauma, and Advanced Laparoscopic and minimally invasive surgery, including Endoscopy and Colonoscopy.


Esthia K Giakovis-Sterling, MD, FACS

Esthia K. Giakovis-Sterling, MD, FACS is American Board Certified in General Surgery. She is a member of the Society of Breast Surgeons, The Association of Women Surgeons, The Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, and a Fellow of the American College of Surgery. Dr. Giakovis received her Medical Degree from Ross University School of Medicine and completed her residency in General Surgery at the Hospital of St. Raphael, Yale University Affiliate, in New Haven, CT.

She practiced in Manchester, NH for many years before joining Elliot General Surgical Specialists where she specializes in all aspects of General Surgery, including Laparoscopic, minimally invasive surgery, Breast Surgery and Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy.

Dr. Giakovis has asked that we add the following to her bio on our website: Castle Connelly Top Doc since 2014 and NH/Castle Connelly Top Doc 2017, 2018, 2019.

Dr. Giakovis is fluent in Greek.


Daiying Lu, MD

Daiying Lu, MD is American Board Certified in General Surgery. He received a Bachelor of Arts and Medical Degree from Washington University in St. Louis, MO and completed the General Surgery Residency Program at Caritas St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center in Brighton, MA.

Dr. Lu enjoys all areas of General Surgery, including Laparoscopy, Endocrine, Colorectal, Acute Care and Trauma. He is fluent in Mandarin Chinese and proficient in Spanish.


David Gould, MD

David Gould MD is board certified in General Surgery with a focus in Minimally Invasive Surgery and Bariatric Surgery. He received his medical degree from The University of Pittsburgh, in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. Dr. Gould completed his residency at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon New Hampshire.


Jeffery Harnesberger, MD



Orthopedic Trauma:


Rob Parisien, MD

Primary Focus of Interest: Orthopaedic Trauma, Fracture Surgery, and Shoulder Replacement Surgery

Dr. Parisien has been in practice for 10 years specializing in adult and pediatric orthopaedic traumatology and fracture surgery. He moved to NH in 2010 after being in practice in Portland, Maine for 6 years. He is a graduate of the Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Residency Program and was the chief orthopaedic resident at Massachusetts General Hospital in his senior year. He did a fellowship at the Brigham and Women’s hospital finishing in 2004.

He graduated with honors from Dartmouth Medical School in 1999 and was elected to the AOA honor society. Prior to his medical career he was a professional athlete. He is a former member of the US Ski Team and competed in the 1992 Winter Olympics in Albertville, France. He was a member of the United States Ski Team from 1987 to 1992.

He has earned the NH Magazine Top Doctor award in Orthopaedic Surgery in 2012, 2013, and 2014. For further information and for post-operative instructions and protocols visit his web site: www.robparisien.com


Bryan Houseman, DO, ATC

A graduate of Northeastern University with a major in Athletic Training Dr. Houseman then received his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Following medical school, he matriculated at WellSpan York Hospital in York, PA when he completed a five year Orthopaedic Surgery residency at this central Pennsylvania Level I Trauma center. An interest in trauma surgery developed in college working as an Orthopaedic Technician on the Trauma service at Boston Medical Center in Boston, MA. This further developed during residency leading to acceptance at the University of Louisville in Louisville, KY where he further subspecialized in Adult and Pediatric Orthopaedic Traumatology. His pediatric orthopaedic fracture management training was performed at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (Cincinnati, OH) as well as Norton Children’s Hospital (Louisville, KY) which both serve their communities as pediatric trauma centers. Following fellowship he and his family have been serving the community of Manchester for nearly 2.5yrs now, and recently as an addition to Elliot Orthopaedic Surgery Specialists.

Professional interests include complex periarticular fractures, pelvis and acetabular trauma, pediatric orthopaedic trauma, post-traumatic and acute-traumatic joint arthroplasty (replacement), reconstruction following malunion, nonunion, and post-infectious fracture management, and the treatment of the traumatized chest wall.

He is board certified in Orthopaedic Surgery and is an active member of the Chest Wall Injury Society, The Orthopaedic Trauma Association, The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, and the American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopaedics.


Edward Sirlin, MD



Neuro Trauma:


Neal Luther, MD

Specialty/Clinical Focus:
Neurological Surgery

Education:
Cornell University Medical College
New York, NY

Internship:
New York Presbyterian Hospital
General Surgery
New York, NY

Residency:
New York Presbyterian Hospital
Neurological Surgery
New York, NY

Fellowship:
UPMC - Presbyterian
Pittsburgh, PA

Board Certification:
American Board of Neurological Surgery


Paul P. Wang, MD

Specialty/Clinical Focus:
Neurological Surgery

Education:
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA

Internship:
Johns Hopkins Hospital
General Surgery
Baltimore, MD

Residency:
Johns Hopkins Hospital
Neurological Surgery
Baltimore, MD

Board Certification:
American Board of Neurological Surgery


N. Ross Jenkins, MD

Specialty/Clinical Focus:
Neurosurgery

Education:
Yale University
School of Medicine
New Haven, CT

Internship:
Rhode Island Hospital
Surgery
Providence, RI

Residency:
Rhode Island Hospital
Neurosurgery
Providence, RI

Fellowship:
Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital
Clinical Neurosurgery
Nedlands WA 6009, Australia

Board Certification:
American Board of Neurological Surgery


Alexander J. Gamble, DO

Specialty/Clinical Focus:
Neurosurgery

Education:
Western University of Health Sciences
Pomona, CA

Internship:
Rhode Island Hospital
Surgery
Providence, RI

Residency:
Northwell-Hofstra SOM Neurosurgical Training Program
Neurosurgery
Manhasset, NY

Board Certification:
Board Qualified


Muhammad Rashidi, MD

Specialty/Clinical Focus:
Neurological Surgery

Education:
Kerman University of Medical Sciences
Kerman, Iran

Internship:
Kerman University of Medical Sciences
Rotating Internship
Kerman, Iran

Residency:
University of Toronto
Faculty of Medicine
Neurosurgery
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Shohada Medical and Educational Center
Shahid Behesti University of Medical Sciences
General Surgery
Tehran, Iran

Fellowship:
University of Toronto
Toronto Western Hospital
Neurosurgery
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

The Hospital for Sick Children - Toronto
Pediatric Neurosurgery
Toronto, ON, Canada

Board Certification:
American Board of Neurological Surgery



Interventional Radiology:


Tad Renvyle, MD

Specialty/Clinical Focus:
Diagnostic Radiology

Education:
SUNY Upstate Medical University Hospital
Syracuse, NY

Internship:
SUNY Upstate Medical University Hospital
General Surgery
Syracuse, NY

Residency:
SUNY Upstate Medical University Hospital
Diagnostic Radiology
Syracuse, NY

Fellowship:
SUNY Upstate Medical University Hospital
Vascular & Interventional Radiology
Syracuse, NY

Board Certification:
American Board of Radiology


Joseph Ullman, MD

Specialty/Clinical Focus:
Interventional Radiology

Education:
The George Washington University
School of Medicine
Washington, DC

Internship:
Christiana Care Health System
Internal Medicine
Newark, DE

Residency:
Christiana Care Health System
Diagnostic Radiology
Newark, DE

Fellowship:
Einstein Medical Center - Philadelphia
Interventional Radiology
Philadelphia, PA

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Vascular & Interventional Radiology
Lebanon, NH

Board Certification:
American Board of Radiology


David S Gerson MD

Specialty/Clinical Focus:
Diagnostic Radiology

Education:
Tufts University
School of Medicine
Boston, MA

Internship:
Newton-Wellesley Hospital
Internal Medicine
Newton, MA

Residency:
Mount Sinai Medical Center & Miami Heart Institute
Diagnostic Radiology
Miami Beach, FL

Fellowship:
Brigham & Women's Hospital
Diagnostic Radiology
Boston, MA

Tufts Medical Center
Interventional Radiology
Boston, MA

Board Certification:
American Board of Radiology


Daniel Sheibley, MD

Specialty/Clinical Focus:
Radiology

Education:
Jefferson Medical School
(Now: Sidney Kimmel Medical College @ Thomas Jefferson University)
Philadelphia, PA

Internship:
AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center
General Medicine
Atlantic City, NJ

Residency:
Bryn Mawr Hospital - Main Line Health System
Radiology
Bryn Mawr, PA

Fellowship:
Penn State University Heart and Vascular Institute
Interventional Radiology
Hersey, PA

Board Certification:
American Board of Radiology


Christopher Eckel, MD

Specialty/Clinical Focus:
Diagnostic Imaging

Education:
Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, OH

Internship:
The University of Chicago Medicine Hospital
Chicago, IL

Residency:
University of Washington
School of Medicine
Seattle, WA

University of New Mexico
Diagnostic Radiology
Albuquerque, NM

Fellowship:
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Diagnostic Radiology
Boston, MA

Board Certification:
American Board of Radiology
American Board of Internal Medicine



Facial Trauma:


Shane Citron, DDS, MD

Specialty/Clinical Focus:
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

Education:
Case Western Reserve University
School of Medicine
Cleveland, OH

Residency:
Henry Ford Hospital
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Detroit, MI

St. Joseph Mercy Hospital
Pontiac, General Surgery
Pontiac, MI

Board Certification:
American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery


Gopi Voonna, DDS

Specialty/Clinical Focus:
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

Education:
Western Kentucky University
Bowling Green, KY

University of California Medical Center @ Parnassus
San Francisco, CA

Residency:
Montefiore Medical Center - Bronx
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Bronx, NY

Fellowship:
Montefiore Medical Center - Bronx
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Bronx, NY

Board Certification:
American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery


Todd Burdette, MD

Dr. Burdette grew up in Hooksett, NH son of a dentist and a teacher and went to high school at Trinity High School in Manchester for two years before finishing up at Holderness in Plymouth. He attended Dartmouth College and studied Geology. After college, he served two years with Teach For America in southern California teaching 7th grade Science. After a few more years, he returned to Dartmouth for medical school and then residency in plastic surgery. Prior to joining the Elliot Health System, Dr. Burdette worked at Concord Hospital from 2010 to 2017.

Dr. Burdette’s main clinical pursuits are breast reconstruction and skin cancer reconstruction. He also treats patients with burns, soft tissue tumors, congenital deformities, and injuries to the face and body. Frequently, he collaborates on complex reconstructive cases with surgeons in other specialties. His surgical interests also include cosmetic surgery to rejuvenate the eyelids, face, breasts and body.


David Lee, MD

Dr. Dave Lee is a Stanford educated, Beverly Hills trained, plastic surgeon who performs both cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. His areas of expertise include rhinoplasty, breast augmentation, facial rejuvenation, nasal airway reconstruction, breast reconstruction, and skin cancer reconstruction.

Dr. Lee grew up in Cupertino, CA and graduated from Stanford University with a B.S. in Biological Sciences and a B.A. in Music. He attended medical school in New York at the University of Rochester, where he graduated among the top of his class. He completed his plastic surgery training at the University of Massachusetts, where he served as administrative chief resident. After residency, he completed an additional year of advanced cosmetic surgery training with an aesthetic fellowship at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, Marina Plastic Surgery in Marina del Rey, and the Rox Center in Beverly Hills.

Prior to medical school, Dr. Lee was an accomplished classical pianist and a much sought-after piano instructor; he has given many recitals and has won numerous piano competitions. When he is not in surgery, he enjoys spending time with his wife as they explore new restaurants and new parts of the world. He has a love for travel, real estate, technology, food, wine, and photography.


Nader Moavenian, DDS

Specialty/Clinical Focus:
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

Education:
University of Michigan
School of Dentistry
Ann Arbor, MI

Internship:
Medical College of Wisconsin - GME Office
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Milwaukee, WI

Residency:
Woodhull Medical Center
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
New York, NY

Board Certification:
American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery


Daniel C. Braasch, DMD

Specialty/Clinical Focus:
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

Education:
Boston University
School of Medicine
Boston, MA

Internship:
Virginia Commonwealth University Health System - MCV Campus
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Richmond, VA

Residency:
Virginia Commonwealth University Health System - MCV Campus
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Richmond, VA

Board Certification:
American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery



Director of Adult Critical Care:


Jennifer Duprey, DO

Dr. Duprey obtained her medical degree from the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2006. She completed her internship and residency in Internal Medicine and fellowship in pulmonary and critical care medicine at Maine Medical Center in Portland, Maine. She also earned her Master of Public Heath degree in 2004 from the A.T. Still University of Health Sciences School of Health Management. Dr. Duprey joined the intensivist program at Elliot Hospital in 2012 and is board certified in internal medicine, pulmonary medicine, and critical care medicine. Her clinical interests include neurocritical care, end of life care, and management of severe sepsis.



Director of Emergency Medicine:


Joseph Guarnaccia, DO

Specialty/Clinical Focus:
Emergency & Ambulatory Medicine

Education:
University of New England
College of Osteopathic Medicine
Biddeford, ME

Internship:
UMass - Memorial Healthcare
Rotating Internship
Worcester, MA

Residency:
Mount Sinai St. Luke's Hospital - New York City
Emergency & Ambulatory Medicine
New York City, NY

Board Certification:
American Osteo Board of Emergency Medicine



Director of Anesthesiology:


Joseph Hyatt, MD

Joseph Hyatt joined the Elliot Hospital Pain Management Center in 2000 after completing his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts. He holds undergraduate and graduate degrees from Tufts University, Medford, MA and University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA. Dr. Hyatt’s internship in Internal Medicine was completed at Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge, MA and his interest in pain management led to a Fellowship in Pain Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA.

Dr. Hyatt’s areas of interest include spinal cord stimulators and implantable infusion pumps. He is Board Certified in Anesthesia and has added qualifications in Pain Management by the American Board of Anesthesiology.