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Class of 2024

John Asenjo, DO - Resident Physician

John Asenjo Originally from Bronx, New York. Dr. Asenjo completed his medial degree from Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine-New York. He chose Adventist Health Tulare because it is an area where the need for young, quality primary care Physicians is great.

Joel Asunto, MD - Resident Physician

Joel Asunto

Originally from Isabel, Leyte, Philippines. Dr. Asunto completed his medical degree from Saba University School of Medicine, Caribbean Netherlands. He chose Adventist health Tulare because he likes the diverse community in Tulare; it has excellent schools, close proximity to national parks, and easy access to bigger cities, making it a perfect place to live.

Shiveta Cherwoo, MD - Resident Physician

Shiveta Cherwoos Orignially from Jammu, India, Dr. Cherwoo completed her Medical degree from Acharya Shri Chander College of Medical Sciences and Hospital, India. She felt a lot of satisfaction by serving the underserved patient population in Tulare county. The love that patients blessed me here with is indescribable. Their love made me stay in the area and seek further training to serve them better.

Joseph Maddela, MD - Resident Physician

Joseph Maddela Originally from Bakersfield, CA. Dr. Maddela completed his medical degree from American University of Integrative Sciences School of Medicine. He is thrilled to be serving in the Central Valley, my home community, throughout residency and beyond. I love Tulare for its small-town feel and proximity to my hometown of Bakersfield.

Melody Nameni, DO - Resident Physician

Nameni Originally from Washington D.C and Houston, TX, Dr. Nameni completed her medical degree from Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine. It was the wonderful weather, beautiful landscape, and proximity to just about every type of outdoor activity and adventure that drew her to the central valley. The small-town feel, friendly citizens, and farmers markets were a great advantage as she loves fresh produce.

Christopher Terzian, MD -Resident Physician

Christpher Terzian Originally from Pasadena, CA, Dr. Terzian completed his medical degree from St. George’s University School of Medicine. “Southern California is my home. However, I think my family and I might have better opportunities in the central valley as I see its growth potential”. He feels comfortable moving to the Central Valley because it’s safer, and more affordable; moreover, he seeks a more rural setting for training because of the chances it offers someone like me who wants to be able to see and learn more than he might if he was in a metropolitan area of California. All in all, Dr. Terzian is quite optimistic that he’s made the right decision by moving his young family to the central valley.

Class of 2025

Shareefa Begum, MD — Resident Physician

Shareefa Begum Originally from Chicago, IL and Houston, TX, Dr. Begum completed her medical degree from University/ Deccan College of Medical Sciences. She strongly believes that in a smaller town like Tulare, she would get to claim the community as her own and build meaningful relationships inside and outside of work. She feels that her knowledge of the population, knowing and building a rapport with the people will make her an excellent physician.

Mandeep Kaur, MD — Resident Physician

Mandeep Kaur Born in Chandigarh, India and raised in the Bay Area, Dr. Kaur completed her Medical degree from American University of Antigua College of Medicine. She chose Tulare as it gives small town, friendly environment, opportunity to help the underserved population, and still being close to home in Bay area.

Patrick Matian, DO — Resident Physician

Patrick Matian A California native, Matian earned his medical degree from A.T. Still University School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona. He came to the Central Valley for the second through fourth years of his medical school education. He fell in love with the people here and making a difference in the community. He also has a personal investment in the central valley as his partner grew up in Ripon, CA, and being able to give back to communities similar to hers is unmatched.

Otito Odiakosa, MD — Resident Physician

Otito Odiakosa Born inEnugu, Nigeria. Odiakosa graduated from the University of Nigeria College of Medicine. Central Valley is famous for its bountiful fruits and vegetable produce. She love the beautiful weather, small-town feel, and family friendliness of the Valley. She has lived in Southern California for the past few of years, and is excited for the opportunity to move here with her family.

Yiuing Pinches, MD — Resident Physician

Yiuing Pinches Completed her medical degree from University of Perpetual Help, DALTA, Jonelta Foundation School of Medicine. The breadbasket of California, a state near and dear to my heart, is abounding with fresh dairy, quality meats, nuts and cheeses. The farmers and ranchers that work hard to provide these delicious foods also need excellent care; physicians that can empower their lives toward health equity to immigrant and underserved populations through Family Medicine, to help build new relationships and give those in the Central Valley a resource they can depend on.

Oliver Sabalboro, MD — Resident Physician

Oliver Sabalboro A California native, Sabalboro graduated from Our Lady of Fatima University College of Medicine. He loves the close proximity to many great national parks as he is able to enjoy and appreciate nature much more. In addition, the quiet, pleasant areas that the Central Valley offers along with the privilege of being a part of a program with excellent leadership are major reasons why he chose to train at Adventist Health Tulare.

Class of 2026

Seth Clarke, MD — Resident Physician

Seth ClarkeOriginally from Calcutta Village, Belize & Keene, Texas. Dr. Clarke completed his medical degree from Universidad de Montemorelos Escuela de Medicina in Mexico. He chose Family Medicine because he admires how it embraces the medical sciences of the human body. It will help me understand how the body works and provides me with the appropriate tools to treat each human being holistically.

Gurleen Johal, MD — Resident Physician

Gurleen Johal​Born in Jalandhar, India and grew up in Seattle, Washington and Fresno, California. She completed her medical degree from Punjab Institute of Medical Sciences in India. She chose Family Medicine because it offers great heterogeneity and allows one to take focus on the needs of their community.

Biju Kallumkal, MD — Resident Physician

Biju Kallumkal​Originally from the San Fernando Valley. He completed his medical degree from Xavier University School of Medicine, Aruba. Growing up, he always thought of a Physician as a healer of all. He could not think of any other specialty that would equip him with the tools and overall expertise to handle a diversity of patient problems while serving so many different people.

Thy (Teagan) Nguyen, MD — Resident Physician

Thy NguyenBorn in Vietnam and grew up in Orange County. She completed her medical degree from American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine in Sint Maarten (Dutch Part). She has always had a strong interest in OB and Pediatrics. With Family Medicine, she can provide prenatal care and continue providing care for the babies as they are growing up.

Theodor Yasko, MD — Resident Physician

Theodor YaskoOriginally from Schenectady, New York and Glendale, California. He completed his medical school degree from St. George’s University School of Medicine in Grenada. Family Medicine will be rewarding to build deep and meaningful relationships with his patients throughout all stages of their life.

Johnson Yeboah, MD — Resident Physician

Johnson Yeboah​Originally from Accra, Ghana and Union, New Jersey. He completed his medical school degree from the University of Ghana School of Medicine and Dentistry in Ghana. He has a strong interest in preventative medicine, continuity of care, and the long-term professional relationship with patients.