All of our surgeons here at Suncoast Surgical Associates are board certified. A surgeon who is board certified has passed strict requirements in education, training and certification examination. Not all surgeons are board certified. Board certification requires a surgeon to have graduated from an accredited medical school plus a training in an accredited surgical residency program. The surgeon must also pass a written examination followed by an oral examination which tests the surgeon’s judgment and decision making skills. Candidates are interviewed by very experienced surgeons.
Dr. Michael Siegman is a board certified general and thoracic surgeon in practice since 1995. He is also a faculty member of the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Siegman graduated from Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island with a degree in Biology in 1983. He received his medical degree in 1986 also from Brown University [...]
Dr. In Soon Park is a board certified general surgeon since 2002. He grew up in Jersey City, NJ. He obtained his Chemical engineering degree at Columbia University in NYC, NY in 1991. He graduated from Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, UMDNJ, in Piscataway, NJ in 1995. He did his general surgery training at Mount [...]
Dr. Picciocca was born and raised in Amsterdam, NY. He attended Union College in Schenectady, NY and received a bachelor of science in civil engineering. After graduation he worked as a bridge designer for the New York State Department of Transportation for five years, and it was during that time he met the pre-requisites for [...]
Dr. Grandhige was born in Washington, D.C. and was raised in Warner Robins, Georgia. After graduating from The Johns Hopkins University with a B.A. in Biology, he attended the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor to complete his medical school. In 1999, he secured a position in a general surgery residency at Yale University in [...]
Dr. Itriago is a fellowship trained colorectal surgeon who will be specializing in diseases of the colon and rectum. Dr. Itriago received his medical school education at the Universidad Central de Venezuela, School of Medicine in Caracas, Venezuela. He completed his internship and general surgery residency at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine where [...]
Dr. Donovan Tapper joined Suncoast Surgical Associates in 2012. Dr. Tapper has been a board certified general surgeon since 2000, when he completed a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Texas at San Antonio in 1990 while on active duty in the US Air Force. He continued his military service while attending [...]
Dr. Alpendre is a fellowship trained general surgeon who is specialized in minimally invasive general surgery. Dr. Alpendre received his medical school education from the Federal University of Parana (UFPR) in Curitiba-Brazil, the oldest University in the country. He received general surgery training at one of the most prestigious universities in Brazil – State University [...]