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Vascular Surgeons

Stella Asuquo, MD

Dr. Stella Asuquo is board certified in both General and Vascular Surgery with a Bachelor of Science degree at Oregon State University. She earned her medical degree at Indiana University School of Medicine and continued her postgraduate training on the East Coast: General Surgery Internship and a General Surgery Residency both at Albert Einstein College of Medicine-Montefiore Medical Center as well as a Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Fellowship at New York and New Jersey respectively. Dr. Asuquo made her way west to California first at Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital and now here with us at Washington Hospital as one of our Vascular and Endovascular Surgeons.

Joyce Lu, MD

Dr. Joyce Lu is board-certified in vascular surgery with a Bachelor of Science degree from University of California, Los Angeles, California (UCLA) and Medical Doctorate from Albany Medical College, Albany, New York. During her time at Albany Medical College, Dr. Lu received two notable acknowledgements and awards. First, the Albany Medical College Richard O. Shapiro Prize for having the most meaningful contribution to the well-being of the class. Secondly, she received the Gold Humanism Honor Society Award which honors those that demonstrate excellence in clinical care, leadership, compassion, and dedication to service. Dr. Lu completed her vascular surgery residency at Spectrum Health Network, Grand Rapids, Michigan. After her residency, she joined on as a vascular surgeon at South Valley Vascular at Visalia, California. Recently, she joined Washington Township Medical Foundation as one of our vascular surgeons.

Rakesh Safaya, MD

Dr. Rakesh Safaya is board-certified in Vascular Surgery and brings nearly three decades of experience to his practice. His journey began with a Master of Science degree in General Surgery from the University of Kashmir in India, followed by his medical degree from Government Medical College Srinagar. Dr. Safaya honed his skills after his education to various hospitals and medical centers in California, Washington, Texas, and New York. He completed his general surgery training at Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center and Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York, before receiving a fellowship in vascular surgery at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. He has recently joined Washington Township as one of our vascular surgeons.

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