Our Faculty and Residents

A friendly and collegial atmosphere is enjoyed by our team.  Faculty are readily available to trainees for teaching and discussion, providing substantial opportunities for one-on-one mentoring. Two of our core faculty members are graduates of our thoracic surgery training program.

Adult Cardiac Surgery

Thoracic Surgery

Pediatric Cardiac Surgery


Mustafa Baldawi, MD

Mustafa Baldawi, MD

Abhishek Kashyap, MD

Abhishek Kashyap, MD

Samuel Brown, MD

Samuel Brown, MD



Graduate Career Paths

Year Academic/Private Practice Location
2021 Private Practice Michigan
2020 Private Practice Florida
2019 Academic Texas
2018 Private Practice California
2017 Private Practice Kansas
2016 Academic North Carolina
2015 Academic Mississippi
2014 Private Practice Kentucky
2013 Private Practice California
2012 Academic California


Alumni Testimonial

"The three years that I spent training at Loma Linda University Health were some of the best years of my life.  I truly believe that the clinical experience that I had at Loma Linda was second to none.  There is a wide variety of pathology, very high acuity, and excellent teaching staff that shaped me into the surgeon I am today.  The third year especially solidified my confidence to join a practice ready to contribute from day one.  I have been quite busy during my first year in practice, doing both cardiac and thoracic surgery.  I have felt very well-prepared for everything that I have had to deal with.  I truly enjoyed my time with my colleagues and coworkers.  It was clear from the beginning that the entire team cared about me personally.  From inviting us into their homes, to celebrating the birth of my son, to visiting in the hospital when my son was sick, the team at Loma Linda showed their care for me again and again.  I will always look back fondly and be proud of the time that I spent at Loma Linda."

Dr. Ryan Bylsma

2021 Graduate

Dr. Ryan Bylsma