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Resident Biography



Hannah Buettner, MD

Postgraduate Year 5

Medical School

Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts


Hometown: Philadelphia, PA 

Undergrad Institution: Smith College 

Medical School: Tufts University School of Medicine 

Future plans: Surgical Oncology Fellowship (Fox Chase Cancer Center) 

Why UMASS?: Well rounded clinical training with excellent high volume operative experience, supportive and collegial culture among residents and faculty, access to robust research facilities and resources 

Favorite thing to do in Worcester: Brunch at Birchtree or Deadhorse Hill, spending way too much on plants at Seed to Stem, relaxing in my backyard hammock 

Recent abstracts, posters, or publications: 


Chuprin J, Buettner H, Seedhom M, Greiner D, Keck J, Ishikawa F, Shultz L, Brehm M. Humanized mouse models for the study of immuno-oncology. Nat Rev Clin Oncol. 2023 Mar;20(3):192-206. 

Bludevich BM, Buettner H, Hazeltine M, Zayaruzny M, Yarzebski J, Weaver A, Emmerick I, Maxfield MW, Kadiyala M, Uy K, Lou F. Use of In-Situ Simulation Based Clinical Systems Test of Thoracic Robotic Surgery Emergencies. J Surg Res. 2022 Aug;276:37-47.  

Hazeltine MD, Guber RD, Buettner H, Dorfman JD. Venous thromboembolism risk stratification in trauma using the Caprini risk assessment model. Thromb Res. 2021 Dec;208:52-57.  

Bludevich BM, Fryer M, Scott EM, Buettner H, Davids JS, LaFemina J. Patterns of General Surgery Residency Social Media Use in the Age of COVID-19. J Surg Educ. 2021 May 17:S1931-7204(21)00113-6 


Post Surgical Outcomes in COVID-19. 82nd Annual Surgical Update of the International College of Surgeons-United States Section. June 24-26 2021.  

Teaching Assist Cases: Opportunities and Obstacles. Association for Surgical Education 2021 Annual Meeting Apr 29- May 1, 2021.  

A Single Intratumoral Injection of Ipilimumab Induces Changes in T-lymphocytes and Delays Subsequent Tumor Growth. New England Surgical Society 2020 Annual Meeting. Oct 23-24 2020.