Residents

Dr. Peter Bong
Post-graduate year: Third Year

Peter Bong, MD completed his medical degree at Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine with a strong focus on psychiatry. He soon learned that his true calling was family medicine and looks forward to serving the Hanford community with a focus on whole-person health. Dr. Bong speaks English and Spanish and in his spare time enjoys volunteering with his church, indoor surfing, lacrosse and pickleball.


Dr. Juan Deras
Post-graduate year: Third Year

Juan Deras, MD completed his medical degree at Universidad Juárez del Estado del Durango in Durango, Mexico. Concerned for his safety as a physician in Mexico, Dr. Deras and his wife moved their family to the U.S., where he was accepted to the UCLA’s International Medical Graduate Program. He speaks English and Spanish and is thrilled to pursue his passion for family medicine caring for local families in the Hanford community. Dr. Deras is married and has three children. In his spare time he and his family enjoy watching movies, hiking, cooking and traveling.


Dr. Jennifer Garcia
Post-graduate year: Third Year

Jennifer Garcia, MD completed her medical degree at the University of the East, Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center College of Medicine in Quezon City, Philippines. The daughter of a long-time California family physician and a mother to two young children, Dr. Garcia is excited to pursue family medicine because it will allow her to build long-term relationships with her patients. She speaks English and Spanish. Married to a fellow physician, Dr. Garcia enjoys karaoke, running and exploring new cultures.


Dr. Liza Romanova Vanegas
Post-graduate year: Third Year

Dr. Vanegas is from Kharkiv, Ukraine, where she earned her medical degree in Kharkiv National Medical University. Searching for a safer future during the time of armed conflict in her home country, she decided to continue her medical training in the United States. She was attracted to our program by its emphasis on holistic approach in patient care, and by family and friendly atmosphere amongst residents. She looks forward to becoming a well-versed family physician through the training in Adventist Health Family Medicine program, to provide continuous and comprehensive care where it is needed the most. In her spare time, she enjoys biking, hiking, dancing, ice-skating, and painting.


Dr. Joshua A. Arvizu
Post-graduate year: Second Year

Originally from Glendale, Calif., Arvizu earned his medical degree from the Universidad de Montemorelos School of Medicine in Nuevo Leon, Mexico. He has a holistic approach to each patient, taking into consideration their physical, mental, emotional and spiritual wellbeing as part of their short-term and long-term care.


Dr. Tricia Bautista
Post-graduate year: Second Year

Tricia Bautista

A California native, Bautista earned her medical degree from the University of Perpetual Help in the Philippines. She was drawn to family medicine because she believes it’s a privilege to provide whole-person care to patients of every age and empower them to participate in their care.


Dr. Vikramjeet S. Dhillon
Post-graduate year: Second Year

Vikramjeet S. Dhillon

Dhillon earned his medical degree from Smolensk State Medical Academy in Russia. He was inspired to practice medicine after watching his father, also a physician, care for patients in their remote town in India. Dhillon encourages patients to incorporate spirituality, happiness, diet and exercise into their lives to achieve the best possible state of health.


Dr. Ruth Lopez
Post-graduate year: Second Year

Ruth Lopez

Originally from Mexico, Lopez earned her medical degree from the Universidad Xochicalco Medical School in Ensenada. She believes preventative medicine is the key to improving a patient’s quality of life, and her goal is to make a positive impact on the community by combining science and compassion.


Dr. Hugo E. Lopez
Post-graduate year: Second Year

Hugo Lopez

A desire to prevent disease and help those with medical needs lead a healthier lifestyle inspired Lopez to earn his medical degree from Autonomous University of Santa Ana in his native El Salvador. He enjoys being part of a patient’s healing process and able to serve an entire family and the community.


Dr. Adedamola Omole
Post-graduate year: Second Year

Adedamola OmoleOmole was inspired to practice medicine by the joy and satisfaction he witnessed in his physician father as he cared for patients in their native Nigeria. He earned his medical degree from Zaporizhzhia State Medical University in Ukraine and selected family medicine as his specialty because it enables him to care for patients of any age and partner with them for health.


Harkomal Kaur, M.D.
Post-graduate year: First Year

Harkomal Kaur

was born and raised in Punjab, India. She graduated from the Ross University School of Medicine and completed her bachelor’s in biology at UCLA. Her passion for primary care flourished as she witnessed communities struggling due to a shortage of primary care in the underserved regions of Punjab. Now her dream is to provide medical services to those in need. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, hiking, and enjoying serial shows.


Tahmores Matin, M.D.
Post-graduate year: First Year

Tahmores Matin, M.D.

was raised in Orange County. He went to undergrad at University of California Riverside. He attended medical school at University of Autonoma Guadalajara, with completion of his medical school at New York Medical College in the 5th Pathway Program. He grew up spending most weekends in hospitals with his RN mom. When his father had his first heart attack, he saw and valued the care that he received. He witnessed the impact a doctor can have and chose to dedicate his life to medicine. In his free time, he enjoys being with family and friends, swimming, running, paddle boarding, hiking, reading, and traveling.


Linha Mazin Mohammed, M.D.
Post-graduate year: First Year

Linha Mazin Mohammed, M.D.

was born and raised in Baghdad, Iraq. She attended medical school at University of Sharjah in United Arab Emirates. Her mentor in medicine was her grandmother. After school, she used to accompany her to her private clinic in an underserved area in Iraq. She became inspired by witnessing her passion for community healthcare. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, traveling, meditation, and exploring new restaurants.


Youstina Morkos, M.D.
Post-graduate year: First Year

Youstina Morkos, M.D.was born and raised in Egypt. She earned a medical degree from Sohag University, Faculty of Medicine and completed a one-year internship at Sohag University Hospital. She is looking forward to the exposure to different cultures in the central valley. In her free time, she likes spending time with her family, cooking, traveling, and reading. Umer Rashid, M.D. was born and raised in Faisalabad, Punjab, Pakistan. He attended medical school at Sargodha Medical College. After graduation, he moved to the central valley and did clinical research with a primary focus on NASH. He enjoys spending time with family, playing table tennis, and exploring the beautiful coastline of California .


Umer Rashid, M.D.
Post-graduate year: First Year

Umer Rashid, M.D. was born and raised in Faisalabad, Punjab, Pakistan. He attended medical school at Sargodha Medical College. After graduation, he moved to the central valley and did clinical research with a primary focus on NASH. He enjoys spending time with family, playing table tennis, and exploring the beautiful coastline of California.


Khaing Khaing Win, M.D.
Post-graduate year: First Year

Khaing Khaing Win, M.D. was born and raised in Yangon, Myanmar (Burma). She went to the University of Medicine (2), Yangon. After graduation, she worked as a lecturer in the Pathology Department at her medical school and practiced medicine in her home country for 10 years. Khaing immigrated to the United States in 2017 and is now happy to be part of the Adventist Health Hanford Family Medicine Residency Program! She enjoys spending time with her family, cooking and traveling.