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Division of Plastic Surgery

Our Residents


Lauren Whipple, MD
Albany Medical College

A passion for painting and figure drawing inspired me towards a career in plastic surgery. Growing up right outside of Albany, in beautiful upstate NY, I spent a lot of time skiing and hiking. I have enjoyed all aspects of plastic surgery, particularly breast reconstruction and hand surgery. Training in my hometown, continuing to learn from great mentors and the excellent operative experience are some of the reasons I chose to stay at Albany Medical Center.


Aditi Kanth, MD
Stony Brook University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine

I grew up in Long Island, NY where I eventually completed my medical school. The aspects of plastic surgery which first drew me into this field are primarily microsurgery and breast reconstruction. In my spare time, I enjoy running, drawing, reading a good book, and catching up with friends and family.

Pablo Baltodano, MD
Escuela Autonoma de Ciencias Medicas de Centro America

I am originally from Guápiles, Costa Rica. I completed my medical education at the University of Medical Sciences (UCIMED) in San José, Costa Rica. After graduating from medical school, I joined the plastic surgery department at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, where I completed two years of breast reconstruction, peripheral nerve, and microsurgery research. I subsequently completed my surgical internship at Hopkins and transferred to Albany Medical College to pursue a career in Plastic Surgery. I enjoy long distance running, playing soccer, and reading in my free time. I like the versatility of plastic surgery, and will pursue a career in microsurgery and aesthetic surgery in the future.


Paschalia Mountziaris, MD
Baylor College of Medicine

I grew up in Buffalo, NY and attended Princeton University, where I majored in Chemical Engineering with minors in Bioengineering and French Literature. I then moved to Houston, TX for 8 years where I completed the Medical Scientist Training (MD/PhD) Program at Baylor College of Medicine and Rice University. While in graduate school, I spent much of my time off shadowing the plastic surgeons at MD Anderson Cancer Center. I continue to be interested in pursuing reconstructive surgery after graduation.


Emily Van Kouwenberg, MD
University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry

I am originally from Rochester, NY and attended SUNY Geneseo for undergraduate college. I plan to apply for a fellowship following residency, but I am still exploring which focus to pursue.


Inzhili Ismail, MD
Virginia Commonwealth University
School of Medicine

I am a Bulgarian citizen and an ethnic Turk. I first came to the US 13 years ago. I completed my college and medical school education in Richmond, VA. I enjoy long distance running and spending time with my dog Poofy in my free time. I love all aspects of plastic surgery and hope to have a diverse practice in the future.


Mark Daniels, MD
University of Texas
Medical Branch

I am originally from Houston, TX. During my senior year at the University of Texas at Austin, I visited Guatemala with HELPS International. This was my first exposure to plastic surgery and I was instantly hooked. Since then, I have particularly enjoyed complex facial reconstruction, breast reconstruction and hand surgery. I plan on seeking additional training in aesthetic surgery before returning to Texas where I will join a small practice.