General Surgery Residency


Assar A. Rather

Interim Program Director

Krishnaraj Mahendraraj

Associate Program Director

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Crystal Cottle

Program Coordinator

Crystal Cottle, originally from Pennsylvania, moved to Delaware with her husband and daughter 12 years ago. In Pennsylvania, she earned her bachelor’s degree in nursing from Wilkes University and is currently continuing her education in Business. With 20 + years in healthcare experience, her responsibilities as the General Surgery Residency Coordinator involves supporting the program development and mentoring the residents. She is passionate about continuing education and training for the residents. In her spare time, she enjoys doing aerial yoga, rock climbing, hunting, rock painting, and spending time with her family.