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photo Danielle Fontaine, MD
Fellow
Phone: 828-771-4229
Mission Hospital
509 Biltmore Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801

I was born in Ontario, Canada, but moved to Northeast Ohio early in life and remained there for most of my education. I obtained my Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Youngstown State University as a part of a combined B.S./M.D. program through Northeastern Ohio Medical University (NEOMED), where I went on to obtain my M.D. I also obtained a Bioethics Certificate during my time at NEOMED, and was very involved with a student organization whose mission was to start a student-run, free clinic.

I began my surgical training as a General Surgery Intern at Penn State Health, Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, and am so excited to be completing my surgical education with MAHEC. My areas of interest include surgical and medical student education, quality improvement, and trauma/critical care.

Outside of work, I love to bake (cupcakes are my favorite!), read, and create nice things for people to wear—I crochet, make jewelry, and sew. I am also excited to be continuing my training in a place with such a great arts community and with so many opportunities for outdoor activities.

Faculty


photo Michael Schurr, MD
Program Director, General Surgery Residency Program
Phone: 828-771-4229 Fax: 828-258-2097
Offsite


Dr. Schurr is a general and critical care surgeon with Mission Hospital and is the Program Director for the General Surgery Residency Program. Dr. Schurr attended medical school at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and completed his residency in general surgery at the University of Wisconsin. He completed a fellowship in trauma and critical care at the University of Tennessee, Memphis. He has held numerous academic positions, at the University of Wisconsin from 1995–2011 and Professor of Surgery at the University of Colorado from 2011 – 2014.

Dr. Schurr has been an active clinician and teacher since he completed his fellowship, teaching students, residents, and fellows. He has published over 60 articles and has ongoing clinical trials underway at Mission Hospital.

photo Courtney Sommer, MD
Associate Program Director, General Surgery Faculty
Phone: 828-252-3366
Offsite


Courtney Sommer, MD is a general surgeon at Mission Hospital in Asheville. She also serves as the Assistant Program Director for the General Surgery Residency. Dr. Sommer graduated Medical School from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and completed her Residency in General Surgery at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Upon Residency graduation, Dr. Sommer went onto complete a Fellowship in Surgical Critical Care at the University of Washington. Dr. Sommer’s focus of patient care is in General Surgery and Trauma.


photo Elaine Chan, MD, FACS
General Surgery Faculty

Offsite


Elaine Chan, MD, FACS, is a general surgeon at Mission Hospital in Asheville. Dr. Chan graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical School in Brooklyn, NY and completed a general surgery residency at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital in New York, NY.  After graduating from residency, Dr. Chan subsequently completed a fellowship in Trauma Surgery at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, GA as well as a fellowship in Surgical Critical Care at Ryder Trauma Center Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, FL. After fellowship, Dr. Chan served as Assistant Professor of Surgery at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia, PA.


photo Lance Griffin, MD
General Surgery Faculty

Offsite



photo Red Hoffman, MD
General Surgery Faculty
Phone: 828-252-3366
Offsite


Red Hoffman, MD is a general surgeon at Mission Hospital in Asheville. Dr. Hoffman graduated Medical School from Oregon Health and Science University School of Medicine and completed her Residency in General Surgery at Maricopa Integrated Health System. Upon Residency graduation, Dr. Hoffman went onto complete a Fellowship in Surgical Critical Care at the University of North Carolina, and an additional Fellowship in Palliative Care at Mountain Area Health Education Center. Dr. Hoffman’s focus of patient care is in General Surgery, Palliative Care, and Trauma.

photo Scott John, MD
Surgical Simulation Center Director, General Surgery Faculty
Phone: 828-252-3366
Offsite


Scott John, MD is a general surgeon at Mission Hospital in Asheville. Dr. John graduated Medical School from Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans, LA and completed his Residency in General Surgery at the University of Tennessee Chattanooga. Upon Residency graduation, Dr. John went onto complete a Fellowship in Surgical Critical Care at the University of Tennessee Chattanooga. Dr. John’s focus of patient care is in General Surgery and Trauma.


photo Joshua Judge, MD
General Surgery Faculty

Offsite



photo Jonas Karlsson, MD
Trauma Surgery Faculty
Phone: 828-213-1994
Offsite


Jonas Karlsson, MD is a general surgeon at Mission Hospital. Dr. Karlsson graduated from Medical School at the Ross University School of Medicine in Portsmouth, Dominica and completed a Preliminary General Surgery Internship at the Mayo Clinic as well as a Residency in General Surgery at the University of Illinois, Chicago. Upon Residency graduation, Dr. Karlsson went on to complete a Fellowship in Surgical Critical Care/Acute Care Surgery at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Dr. Karlsson has experience in teaching as he served as an Instructor of Surgery at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine from 2012-2013.

photo Tammy Kopelman, MD
General Surgery Faculty

Offsite


Dr. Kopelman is a general and critical care surgeon with Mission Hospital. She attended medical school at the University of Miami School of Medicine and remained at the University of Miami to complete her residency in general surgery as well as both her fellowship in Surgical Critical Care and her fellowship in Trauma and Emergency General Surgery. She has held academic appointments at the Medical College of South Carolina and the University of South Carolina School of Medicine in addition to being faculty at Greenville Memorial Hospital (1997-2002) and the University of Arizona Medical School while faculty at Maricopa Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona (2003-2018). Dr. Kopelman’s focus on patient care is in Surgical Critical Care, Emergency General Surgery, and Trauma.


photo Richard Massen, MD
Trauma Surgery Faculty
Phone: 828-213-1994
Offsite


Richard Massen, MD, is a general surgeon at Mission Hospital. Dr. Massen graduated Medical School at SUNY Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn and completed his Residency in Internal Medicine at Bellevue Hospital in New York. He also completed a Residency in General Surgery at Mount Sinai School of Medicine as well as a Fellowship in Surgical Critical Care at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. Prior to joining the Trauma Services Team at Mission Hospital, Dr. Massen worked as a general surgeon at Holy Cross Hospital in New Mexico from 2007-2013 and at the University of New Mexico Health Science Center from 2005-2007.

photo William Shillinglaw, DO
Trauma Surgery Faculty
Phone: 828-213-1994
Offsite


William Shillinglaw, DO is a general surgeon as well as the Medical Director of Trauma Surgery at Mission Hospital. Dr. Shillinglaw attended Medical School at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed a Residency in General Surgery at Detroit Osteopathic Hospital. Upon Residency graduation, Dr. Shillinglaw completed a Fellowship in Trauma Surgery/Critical Care at the University of Maryland, R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center. Dr. Shillinglaw has held numerous positions, most recently as Service-Line Leader, Trauma Surgery Service at Mission Hospital from 2004-2009 and Co-Medical Director, Trauma Surgery Service at Bronson Methodist Hospital in Michigan from 1998-1999. Since becoming a clinician, Dr. Shillinglaw has been actively involved in research. During the past 5 years he has studied Recombinant Factor Xa Inhibitor Antidote (Annexa-4) (2015), Inhaled Amikacin Solution BAY41-6551 as Adjunctive Therapy in the Treatment of Gram-Negative Pneumonia (INHALE 1) (2014) and Efficacy and Safety Study of Intravenous Progesterone in patients with Severe Traumatic Brain Injury (SyNAPSe) (2011). 

photo Katherine Mastriani, MD
Trauma Surgery Faculty
Program Director, Critical Care Surgery Fellowship
Phone: 828-213-1994
Offsite


Katherine Mastriani, MD is a general surgeon at Mission Hospital. Dr. Mastriani graduated from Medical School at the University of South Carolina and completed her Surgical Residency as well as a Surgical Critical Care Fellowship at Palmetto Health University of South Carolina. Dr. Mastriani is an active educator, having served as a lecturer on Surgical Hepatobiliary Disease for each group of medical students in their core surgery rotation at Palmetto Health University of South Carolina from 2012-2014.