Independent Residents

Year 1

Eric Anderson

Eric Anderson

Education History

Type School Degree
Undergraduate Marquette University 
Medical School Creighton University MD
General Surgery Residency University of Louisville
Lucia Collar Yagas

Lucia Collar Yagas

Medical Areas of Interest

Dr. Collar Yagas comes to the University of Utah after graduating from a General Surgery Residency at the University of Illinois Metropolitan Group Hospitals in Chicago, IL. She is interested in all aspects of Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery.

Interests & Hobbies

In her free time, Dr. Collar Yagas loves to enjoy the outdoors with her husband, running, playing tennis, skiing, and sightseeing. She also likes to spend time caring and growing her 50+ orchid plants.      

Why Utah?

She finds in Utah the perfect combination of academic excellence in plastic surgery and the possibility to enjoy a high-quality life surrounded by the beautiful Rocky Mountains.

Education History

Type School Degree
Undergraduate Universidad de Buenos Aires
Medical School Universidad de Buenos Aires MD
General Surgery Residency University of Illinois at Chicago

Year 2

Paul Tenzel

Paul Tenzel

Medical Areas of Interest

Dr. Tenzel's professional areas of interest include general reconstructive surgery, aesthetic surgery, and Mohs Reconstruction. 

Interests & Hobbies

In Dr. Tenzel's free time he enjoys watching movies, playing foosball, having people over, and spending time with family.  In the fall, he spends Saturdays watching college football.  

Why Utah?

I chose the University of Utah for the wide variety of cases, great place to live, and the residents were a close group.

Education History

Type School Degree
Undergraduate Georgia Southern University 
Medical School University of Miami Miller School of Medicine MD
General Surgery Residency New Hanover Regional Medical Center
Irfan Rhemtulla

Irfan Rhemtulla

Medical Areas of Interest

Reconstructive surgery (specifically lower limb defects and abdominal wall) and global health

Interests & Hobbies

Watching and playing all sports, watching movies, spending time with family, traveling, listening to and playing music

Why Utah?

The plastic surgery program has a unique blend of autonomy, camaraderie, and a wide breadth of cases in all aspects of plastic and reconstructive surgery. In addition, Utah is an amazing place to live and there is so much to do outdoors.

Education History

Type School Degree
Undergraduate Furman University
Medical School Medical University of South Carolina MD
General Surgery Residency Christiana Care Health System

Year 3

Erinn Kim

Erinn Kim

Medical Areas of Interest

Craniofacial surgery and reconstruction

Interests & Hobbies

Running, Rock climbing, all the things outside

Why Utah?

Utah has a great breadth of exposure to different cases, ample research opportunities, great mentors and awesome variety of things to do outside when not at work!

Education History

Type School Degree
Undergraduate University of California Irvine
Medical School Jefferson Medical College MD
General Surgery Residency UCSF Fresno
Joshua Tieman

Joshua Tieman

Medical Areas of Interest

Dr. Tieman is in his first year of traditional plastic surgery training and loving every minute of it. He comes to the University of Utah after completing medical school and a General Surgery Residency at the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona. He is interested in all aspects of plastic surgery including cosmetic, hand and reconstructive surgery.

Interests & Hobbies

When not at work, Dr. Tieman enjoys spending time in the outdoors of Utah with his wife and two children. He enjoys hunting, fishing, and exploring the surrounding mountains. Before medical school, Dr. Tieman built custom cars and won several regional and national titles with his projects.

Why Utah?

I visited the University of Utah as a medical student and have seen a tremendous growth within the Department of Plastic Surgery since that time. The faculty that work here, the hospital system itself, are all top-notch. The operative experience, research, and breadth of plastic surgery that we are exposed to here is tremendous. Surrounded by the beautiful landscape that Utah offers, with a limitless opportunity for outdoor activities, it was an extremely easy choice to make. I am humbled and grateful for this tremendous opportunity to train here!

Education History

Type School Degree
Undergraduate Arizona State University
Medical School University of Arizona MD
General Surgery Residency University of Arizona