Our Surgeons

 

Jon Benner MDJon Benner, M.D. is a graduate of Yale University and USC School of Medicine and completed his residency in general and vascular surgery at the University of Michigan in 1980. He is Board Certified in General Surgery and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He has been practicing general and vascular surgery in Monterey since 1980.

 

Jeff Hyde MDJeffrey Hyde, M.D.completed his undergraduate education at the University of Oregon, medical school at the University of Southern California, and completed his residency at USC/Los Angeles County Medical Center in 1978. Following residency he entered private practice in Southern California and was on the faculty at USC. He is Board Certified in General Surgery and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He has been with the practice since 1991.

 

Michael Lurie MDMichael Lurie, M.D.is a graduate of the University of Michigan and the University of Chicago Medical School and completed his residency in surgery at Rhode Island Hospital in 1977. He is Board Certified in General Surgery. He has been with the practice since 1996.

 

Lane Verlenden MDLane Verlenden, M.D.is a graduate of the University of North Carolina and Harvard Medical School and completed his residency in internal medicine at UCSF in 1974 and his residency in surgery at UC Davis in 1984. He is Board Certified in General Surgery and fellowship trained in vascular surgery. He has been with the practice since 1984 and he is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.

 

Mark Vierra MDMark Vierra, M.D.is a graduate of the University of California San Diego and Harvard Medical School and completed his residency in surgery at Stanford University in 1990. He joined the Stanford University faculty in 1990, and practiced there until 2001, when he joined MCSA. He is Board Certified in General Surgery and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.  He is married to Dr. Kathy Swanson, a gastroenterologist with GI Consultants in Monterey.



Michael Stuntz MDMichael Stuntz M.D.completed his undergraduate education at Denison University in Ohio, medical school at the University of Arizona, and his surgical residency at Harbor/UCLA Medical Center in 1998. Following residency he completed a surgical oncology fellowship also at Harbor/UCLA. He has been in practice in the Monterey Bay area since 1999 and joined our practice in 2008.

 

Richard Garza MDRichard Garza M.D.is a graduate of Baylor University and Baylor College of Medicine and completed his residency in general surgery at the University of Texas in 1989. Following residency, he completed his fellowships in 1992 in vascular surgery at Baylor College of Medicine and McMaster University and is Board Certified in General and Vascular Surgery. He practiced in Houston, Texas specializing in general, vascular and thoracic surgery until he joined our practice in 2008.

 

Jennifer Keir-Garza MDJennifer Keir-Garza, M.D.is a graduate of the University of St. Thomas in Houston, Texas. She completed medical school at the University of Texas and residency in otolaryngology, head and neck surgery at the University of Texas in 1998. She is Board Certified in Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. She practiced in Houston, Texas specializing in otolaryngology, head and neck surgery until she joined our practice in 2010.

 

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