Current Residents

Patrick Mannal, MD


Dr Mannal, MD, attended medical school at the Medical College of Albany in New York State. He completed his surgical residency at the University of Vermont School of Medicine in Winooski, Vermont, graduating in June of 2013.


Amita Shah, MD, PhD


Dr. Shah graduated from the University of Texas Health Sciences Center, in San Antonio, Texas and then entered the general surgery program at that institution. Dr. Shah received a PhD in Biomedical Engineering while taking two years off from the general surgery program. She graduated from the surgical residency program UTHSC in June 2013.


Saif Al-Bustani, MD, DMD


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.

Jonathan Friedstat, MD


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.