Current Plastic Surgery Residents

Returning Plastic Surgery residents for the 2013-2014 year include PGY-8 residents Janelle Wagner, MD, and Daniel Krochmal, MD, and PGY 7 residents Saif Al-Bustani, MD, DMD, and Jonathan Friedstat, MD.



Janelle Wagner graduated from the State University of New York Downstate College of Medicine. She completed her general surgery residency at Temple University in Philadelphia, PA. During her surgical residency she spent one year in the laboratory at New York University Institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery as a Research Fellow.

Janelle Wagner, MD

Janelle Wagner



Dr. Krochmal received his medical degree and completed his surgical internship from the University of Michigan Medical School.  His General Surgery residency was at the Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Daniel Krochmal, MD



Dr.  Al-Bustani received his dentistry degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 2005. He completed his Oral and Maxillofacial residency as well as a year of General Surgery residency at Oregon Health and Science University.

Saif Al-Bustani, MD, DMD

Saif A-Bustani photo


Dr. Friedstat received his medical degree from the University of Illinios-Chicago, and his surgical residency was spent at the University of Washington, Seattle. Prior to joining the Division of Plastic Surgery at UNC, Dr.Friedstat also completed a Burn and Critical Care fellowship at Massachsetts General Hospital in Boston.

Jonathan Friedstat, MD

Jonathan Friedstat, MD