GME Alumni

Learn more about our most current GME Alumni and where they landed after graduating from Samaritan's program...

 Jill Laureano-Surber, DO

Program: Family Medicine

Hometown: Carthage, NY

After Graduation: Opened Private Practice Family Medicine of Northern New York in Watertown, NY – 2014

Colleges and Specific Degrees:
St. Lawrence University, Biology, Pre Med 1995-1997
Boston College, Cum Laude, Bachelor of Art, Theology, 2000
University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine, 2011

Life before Medical School:
After I graduated from Boston College, I stayed in Boston and worked as a paralegal for a year at a great law firm called Barron and Stadfeld while I tried to talk myself into going to law school. I packed up my life in my Toyota Tercel and drove cross country to move to San Diego in 2001. I got an entry level job in sales at a web design firm called Z57 and worked my way up into management until I quit my job to study for the MCATs and start my journey to medical school four years later.

Soccer, running, cross country skiing, spending time with my growing family and amazing husband.

Favorite Thing about the Area:
My family is here! I love to spend time sailing with Dr. Johnson and Dr. Maynard on Lake Ontario. I love Sackets Harbor and going on weekend trips to Toronto, the Adirondacks, Boston and NYC to watch the Yankees play!

Favorite Thing about Samaritan:
I have had the pleasure of working at Samaritan now for several years. I worked as a Unit Clerk in the Emergency Room prior to starting medical school. I was able to do my 3rd and 4th year clinical rotations here as well while I was still in Medical School. Now that I am a resident, I have a unique perspective about how everyone works together to take care of our patients. You will not find more genuine, hardworking people anywhere else in medicine as you will find at Samaritan.



Matt Maynard

Program: Family Medicine

Hometown: Russell, NY

After Graduation: Joined North Country Emergency Medical Consultants, PC in Watertown, NY – 2014

Colleges and Specific Degrees:
New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, Old Westbury, NY
Doctorate of Osteopathy
St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY
BS - Mathematics, ACS Certified Chemistry

Life before Medical School:
While in Undergrad, I worked for a local ambulance transport agency doing emergency work as well as long distance advanced life support transports.

Skiing, Sailing, & Golfing

Favorite Thing about the Area:
The North Country is a very open and exciting place to live. It is very diverse but also has small town feel that will make anyone feel as if they are instantly at home.

Favorite Thing about Residency at Samaritan:
The people! I have never worked in a place with such kind, and caring staff as at Samaritan. Here at Samaritan, residents are not only an integral part of the treatment team, but you are a RESPECTED member of the treatment team. Also, being unopposed residencies at such a small resource hospital that serves such a large geographical area, prepares you for no matter what niche in medicine you may find down the road.



Jasmine Weaver, DO

Program: Family Medicine

Life before Medical School: College

Hometown: Neptune NJ, Millstone NJ

After Graduation: Joined Private Practice in NYC – 2014

Rutgers University
Urban Studies and Biology

Dance, movies, yoga, shopping, family

Favorite Thing that you like about the Area:
I like the park and Sackets Harbor

Favorite Thing that you like about Samaritan:
Everyone is friendly. The residents have a strong bond.



Suman Yadam

Program: Internal Medicine

Hometown: Midland, Michigan

After Graduation:  Pulmonary Critical Care Fellowship in Pennsylvania – 2014

University of Michigan BS in Economics
Michigan state University college of osteopathic medicine

Life before medical school:
Went straight from college to medical school

Michigan Football and other sports, Playing Basketball, Tennis, Paintballing, Hiking, 80's Music

Favorite thing about the Area:

Favorite thing about Residency at Samaritan:
Friendly staff and wonderful residents to work with.


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2014 Class

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