Two new PGY-1 residents joined the Penn State College of Medicine Plastic Surgery Residency in 2017, Jeffrey Fornadley, MD, and Sameer Massand, MD.
Dr. Fornadley is a native of Hummelstown, PA. He earned a BS in Biology from Susquehanna University, where he swam competitively at the Division III level. After graduating from Penn State College of Medicine, he stayed at Penn State for a general surgery internship before serving in the US Navy as a flight surgeon. His four years of active duty was primarily with helicopter squadrons based out of Marine Corps Air Station New River, Jacksonville, NC. He was involved with training, military and humanitarian missions, including support of Liberia in Western Africa.
His interest in plastic and reconstructive surgery was awakened after seeing the results of a neighbor’s lip repair after a dog bite. The interest was solidified during the surgical internship, watching a head and neck reconstruction following a tumor resection. Dr. Fornadley is thrilled to train in a surgical specialty that truly makes this kind of difference in people’s lives.
Beyond the confines of the hospital, he enjoys a variety of interests. These include, but are not limited to, swimming, surfing, sailing, skiing and photography. He is pleased to be back Pennsylvania, and in an academic environment for the next six years.
Dr. Massand grew up on Long Island, NY, before starting what’s now an educational tour of Pennsylvania. He completed his undergraduate degree at Lehigh University, where he enjoyed the breadth of a liberal arts education, studying English literature, political science and public health in addition to pre-medical sciences. He went on to Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia, where he became interested in plastic surgery early on, and is now thrilled to be at Penn State Health for training in the field.
He is the proud older brother of an investment banker in Chicago, and remains close with his family on Long Island. When given the opportunity he likes to travel, having now been to nearly 50 countries across the world. He enjoys playing and watching tennis, reading news and literature, and visiting his friends in New York.
He very much looks forward to working with the team he got to rotate with last year as a visiting student, and learning under an incredible faculty.
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