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Raymund Cordero, MD

Dr. Raymund Cordero | Murrieta Valley Surgery Associates

Originally from Manila, Philippines, Dr. Cordero received his Doctor of Medicine degree from Saint Louis University in 1994, after graduating summa cum laude with a B.S. in biology, also from Saint Louis University.

Dr. Cordero completed his post-graduate surgical internship at Cedar-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California followed by general surgery residency at the University of California, Irvine Medical Center.

He has been practicing locally since 2000 and holds appointments at Inland Valley Regional Medical Center, Rancho Springs Medical Center, Loma Linda University Medical Center Murrieta, Temecula Valley Hospital, and Corona Regional Medical Center. Dr. Cordero is a member of the American College of Surgeons and the American Society of Breast Surgeons, Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons and is certified by the American Board of Surgery.


Surgical Specialties:

-General surgery
-Trauma surgery
-Breast surgery
-Laparoscopic surgery


Francis Essien, MD, FACS

Dr. Francis Essien | Murrieta Valley Surgery Associates

Originally from Nigeria, Dr. Essien received his Doctor of Medicine degree from the College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, Nigeria in 1989. His finished his post-graduate surgical internship at the University of Southern California Medical Center and his general surgery residency at Martin Luther King Jr./Drew Medical Center in Los Angeles. Following his general surgery training, he completed a fellowship in advanced laparoscopic surgery at Baylor College of Medicine, Texas.

He has been practicing locally since 2002 and holds appointments at Corona Regional Medical Center, Inland Valley Medical Regional Medical Center, Rancho Springs Medical Center, Loma Linda University Medical Center Murrieta, and Temecula Valley Hospital.

Dr. Essien is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He is also a member of the American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery, the Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons, the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria and other professional organizations. He is certified by the American Board of Surgery.

 


Surgical Specialties:

-General surgery
-Trauma surgery
-Bariatric surgery
-Advanced Laparoscopic surgery
-Da Vinci robotic surgery


Tito Gorski, MD, FACS, FASCRS

Dr. Tito Gorski | Murrieta Valley Surgery Associates

Originally from Santa Maria, RS, Brazil, Dr. Gorski received his Doctor of Medicine degree from the Federal University of Santa Catarina in Florianopolis, SC, Brazil in 1992.

He completed his post-graduate surgical internship and residency at the Brooklyn Hospital Center in Brooklyn, New York in 1997, followed by a fellowship in colon & rectal surgery at Lehigh Valley Hospital/Penn State University and a fellowship in surgical critical care at North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, New York.

Dr. Gorski has been practicing locally since 1999 and holds appointments at Inland Valley Regional Medical Center, Rancho Springs Medical Center, Loma Linda University Medical Center Murrieta, and Temecula Valley Hospital. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, a Fellow of the American Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons, and a member of the Southern California Chapter of the American College of Surgeons.

He is certified by the American Board of Surgery, the American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery and he has a Trauma Critical Care Certification from the American Board of Surgery.

   


Surgical Specialties:

-General surgery
-Trauma surgery
-Colon and rectal surgery
-Laparoscopic surgery


Yara Rothermel Gorski, MD, FACS

Dr. Yara Rothermel Gorski | Murrieta Valley Surgery Associates

Originally from Rio Negro, PR, Brazil, Dr. Gorski received her Doctor of Medicine degree from the Federal University of Santa Catarina in Florianopolis, SC, Brazil in 1992.

She completed her surgical internship at the Long Island Jewish Medical Center in New York and finished her residency at the Brooklyn Hospital Center in New York and Boston Children’s Hospital in Massachusetts. Following her general surgery training, she completed a fellowship in Vascular Surgery at S.U.N.Y. at Stony Brook, New York.

Dr. Gorski has been practicing locally since 1999 and holds appointments at Inland Valley Regional Medical Center, Rancho Springs Medical Center, Temecula Valley Hospital, and Loma Linda University Medical Center Murrieta. She is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of the Society of Vascular Surgery and the American Venous Forum. Dr. Gorski is certified by the American Board of Surgery in general surgery and vascular surgery.

 


Surgical Specialties:

-Vascular surgery
-Endovascular surgery


Craig Owens, MD

Dr. Craig Owens | Murrieta Valley Surgery Associates

Originally from Southern California, Dr. Owens received his Doctor of Medicine degree from Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1990. He completed his General Surgery Internship and Residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center in 1996. Dr. Owens completed his Laparoscopic Fellowship at The Richmond Surgical Group in Richmond, Virginia, in 1997.

Practicing locally since 2002, Dr. Owens holds appointments at Inland Valley Regional Medical Center, Rancho Springs Medical Center, Loma Linda University Medical Center Murrieta, Corona Regional Medical Center, and Temecula Valley Hospital. He is a member of the American College of Surgeons, the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, Richmond Academy of Medicine, and the American Medical Association. Dr. Owens is certified by the American Board of Surgery.

 


Surgical Specialties:

-General surgery
-Trauma surgery
-Advanced Laparoscopic surgery


Hege Johnsen, MD

Dr. Hege Johnsen | Murrieta Valley Surgery Associates

Originally from Tromsø, Norway, Dr. Johnsen received her Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Szeged, Hungary in 2003, graduating summa cum laude.

After completing her internship in internal medicine, surgery and family medicine, Dr. Johnsen finished her internship in general surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital and general surgery residency at Kaiser Permanente, Los Angeles.

Dr. Johnsen is certified by the American Board of Surgery.

 


Surgical Specialties:

-General surgery


Murrieta Valley Surgery Associates
36320 Inland Valley Drive Suite 101 Wildomar, CA 92595
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