Meet the Residents: Maria Martinez, MD, and Daniel Wong, MD

Residents in the Department of Surgery at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis are part of an academic program with diverse surgical training, strong research opportunities and mentors who are national leaders in their fields.

With residency programs in General Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Urology and Vascular Surgery, residents in every specialty have access to world-class training. What makes each of these programs truly special is the community and camaraderie.

Get to know the residents in the Department of Surgery’s residency programs, why they chose Washington University School of Medicine for their surgical training and what it’s like to be a resident in St. Louis.

Maria Martinez, MD

Martinez is a PGY-1 General Surgery resident originally from the Dominican Republic. With interest in transplant, trauma and global surgery, Martinez keeps very busy. In her free time, she enjoys dancing, singing, hiking, SCUBA and facetiming with her English bulldog, Lola.

The Washington University General Surgery Residency is a five-year program, providing residents an amazing depth and breadth of clinical experience, the flexibility and personalization to create customized training, and a welcoming family of faculty and trainees.

Daniel Wong, MD

Wong is a PGY-1 Urology resident with an interest in researching surgical education, testicular cancer and kidney stones. Born and raised in Houstan, Texas, Wong graduated from Texas A&M. with a degree in finance before attending medical school at UT Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, Texas. Outside of urology, Wong’s interests include cycling and rock climbing.

The Washington University Urology Residency is a five-year program, including an intern year of rotations through the core program in General Surgery and four years of urology training. The program seeks to train outstanding physicians for careers in urology through the expertise of its fellowship-trained faculty, high clinical volume and diversity of cases, and a spirit of inquiry in research.