Residents

PGY-3 Residents



Julia Fallier, DO
Julia Fallier, D.O.

  • Place of Birth: Wichita, KS.
  • Medical School: Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences, KS, May 2016.
  • Education: Wichita State University, Wichita, KS, BS Biochemistry, May 2008.
  • Hobbies: Hiking, yoga, traveling, reading, watching sports and camping.
  • Language(s) Spoken in Addition to English: Medical Spanish.
  • Personal Accomplishments: I was an anatomy tutor for first year medical students and was selected as a neuroanatomy tutor. I was a part of a medical outreach project in Guatemala in February 2016, which served over 500 people in rural towns.

Raheem Kajani, MD
Raheem Kajani, M.D.

  • Place of Birth: Detroit, MI.
  • Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine, Miami, FL, Nov. 2015.
  • Education: Claremont McKenna College, Claremont, CA, BA Economics-Finance, May 2009.
  • Hobbies: Avid traveler, social economics, competitive swimmer, passionate sports fan and chess.
  • Language(s) Spoken in Addition to English: Hindi, Spanish, Urdu.
  • Personal Accomplishments: Headed an acquisition of six radiology sites in Bakersfield, CA, for Radnet Inc. between undergrad and medical school. The deal involved over 150 million dollars. I also saved my father’s life. He is a practicing physician, who presented with diaphoresis and bradycardia without chest pain. After he was worked up he was cleared. I forced him to go to the ED to get his troponins checked. Alarmed by his heart rate, I went beyond the scope of a medical student and forced him to get reevaluated. He had an almost full occlusion of his RCA (right coronary artery). He went to Cath Lab and was stented.

Jiyang “Julie” Lee, MD
Jiyang Lee, M.D.

  • Place of Birth: Inchon, South Korea.
  • Medical School: Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, May 2016.
  • Education: University of California, Los Angeles, CA, BS Biochemistry, May 2005.
  • Hobbies: Listening to NPR, singing, board games and Bible study.
  • Language(s) Spoken in Addition to English: Korean.
  • Personal Accomplishments: I made a pretty decent banana cream pie and baklava, once. I am a reigning queen of a board game called Dominion.

Arvind Ravinutala, MD
Arvind Ravinutala, M.D.

  • Place of Birth: Andhra Pradesh, India.
  • Medical School: Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, May 2016.
  • Education: University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA, BS Human Biology, Sept. 2010. Hobbies: Figure and portrait drawing, hiking, running, baking, reviewing movies, mobile application design, following the latest developments in consumer and medical technology, and studying the evolutionary and cultural impact of diet on obesity, diabetes and society.
  • Language(s) Spoken in Addition to English: Spanish, Telugu.
  • Personal Accomplishments: Learning Spanish well enough to be able to see patients on my own during medical school. Continuing to pursue my interests in healthcare technology during medical school by working as a clinical consultant for various startups and companies.

Rachel Stoelk, MD
Rachel Stoelk, M.D.

  • Place of Birth: Portland, OR.
  • Medical School: Loma Linda University School of Medicine, Loma Linda, CA, May 2016.
  • Education: Baylor University, Waco, TX, BS Chemistry, Dec. 2011.
  • Hobbies: Visiting developing countries, cooking, finding treasures at garage sales, reading about current events and watching sports – especially college football.
  • Language(s) Spoken in Addition to English:
  • Spanish. Personal Accomplishments: I have participated in hurricane relief, teaching English and medical missions in Nicaragua, Thailand and Kenya. I ran in the state cross country competition in high school, an accomplishment for someone who is not athletically gifted.

PGY-2 Residents

Austin Apramian

Austin Apramian, D.O.

  • Place of Birth: Pasadena, CA
  • Medical School: Western University of Health Science College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific, Pomona, CA
  • Date of Graduation: May 2017
  • Education: B.S. in Chemistry, University of San Diego, May 2005
  • Hobbies: Health and fitness, basketball, volleyball, tennis, hiking, and travel
  • Language(s) spoken in addition to English: Basic Spanish
  • Personal Accomplishments: Being accepted into the Longitudinal Chronic Care Course at Western U where I was paired with a patient suffering from uncontrolled diabetes and served as his healthcare coach throughout my 4 years at medical school—this allowed me to truly gain the full scope of what patients experience while living with a chronic disease; Graduating in the top 10% of my medical school class; Member of the Gold Humanism Honor Society

jenna gharzeddine
Jenna Gharzeddine, M.D.

  • Place of Birth: Los Angeles, CA
  • Medical School: Central Michigan University College of Medicine
  • Date of Graduation: May 2017 Education: B.S. in Biology, Mount St. Mary’s University, May 2011 Master of Public Policy & Administration, California Lutheran University, July 2012
  • Hobbies: Interior decorating, cooking and hiking
  • Language(s) spoken in addition to English: Basic Spanish
  • Personal Accomplishments: Hiked Mt. Whitney, the highest peak in the Continental United States; Lobbied for key social justice issues in Education & Healthcare in Washington, D.C.

Surina Hemani, M.D.

Surina Hemani, M.D.

  • Place of Birth: Antioch, CA
  • Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine
  • Date of Graduation: November 2016
  • Education: B.S. in Biology, University of California, San Diego, June 2011 M.S. in Biology, University of California, San Diego, August 2012
  • Hobbies: Tennis, figure skating, traveling, reading, dancing
  • Language(s) spoken in addition to English: Hindi and Spanish
  • Personal Accomplishments: Matching into the same program as my fiancé; First to pursue a graduate education and become a physician in my family; Completing a B.S. and M.S. degree in 4 years

lawrence chau

Lawrence Chau, D.O.

  • Place of Birth: Santa Clara, CA
  • Medical School: Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, IL
  • Date of Graduation: May 2017
  • Education: B.S. Biochemistry, University of California, Los Angeles, June 2012
  • Hobbies: Traveling, experiencing new foods, martial arts, time with friends and family
  • Language(s) spoken in addition to English: Cantonese
  • Personal Accomplishments: Being a first generation Asian-American and having been able to retain my ethnic and cultural identity growing up in the U.S.; Also, to be the first physician in my family

arti sharma
Arti Sharma, M.D.

  • Place of Birth: West Covina, CA
  • Medical School: Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute, India
  • Date of Graduation: April 2014
  • Education: B.S. and B.M., Sri Ramachandra Medical College, April 2014
  • Hobbies: Traveling, hiking and listening to music
  • Language(s) spoken in addition to English: Hindi, Punjabi
  • Personal Accomplishments: Being the first physician in the family; Volunteered at primary health care centers across Chennai, India: went to rural areas to provide education on proper sanitation, antenatal management, pediatric vaccination and well child examination

PGY-1 Residents (Preliminary)

Randy Chang, M.D.

Randy Chang, M.D.

  • Place of Birth: San Jose, CA
  • Medical School: Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis
  • Date of Graduation: May 2018
  • Education: B.S. in Psychobiology, University of California, Los Angeles, June 2012
  • Hobbies: Hip-hop dance, hiking, and basketball
  • Language(s) spoken in addition to English: Basic Spanish and Mandarin
  • Personal Accomplishments: Competing on dance teams since 2008, with appearances on Comedy Central, People.com, and with Willow Smith at Kid's Choice Awards, 2011.

Joshua Heczko, M.D.

Joshua Heczko, M.D.

  • Place of Birth: Glendale, CA
  • Medical School: Loma Linda University
  • Date of Graduation: May 2017
  • Education: B.S. in Chemical Biology, Berkeley College of Chemistry, May 2013
  • Hobbies: Reading, watching movies in theaters, snowboarding, tennis, and golf
  • Language(s) spoken in addition to English: Basic Spanish and Mandarin
  • Personal Accomplishments: Reading 100 books yearly since starting medical school. Just learned how to snowboard at the most challenging ski resort in the US. Religiously used Duolingo to teach myself Spanish during the past year.

Abhinav Golla, M.D.

Abhinav Golla, M.D.

  • Place of Birth: Austin, TX
  • Medical School: Stanford University
  • Date of Graduation: June 2018
  • Education: B.S. in Biology, Stanford, CA, June 2013
  • Hobbies: Hiking, camping, and backpacking
  • Language(s) spoken in addition to English:
  • Personal Accomplishments: This will be my first time living in LA, excited to explore the area.

Mark Sueyoshi, M.D.

Mark Sueyoshi, M.D.

  • Place of Birth: Austin, TX
  • Medical School: Camarillo, CA
  • Date of Graduation: June 2018
  • Education: B.A. in East Asian Languages and Literature and B.A. in International Studies, University of California, Irvine, June 2013
  • Hobbies: Hiking, camping, and backpacking
  • Language(s) spoken in addition to English: Japanese, Basic Bahasa Indonesia
  • Personal Accomplishments: AmeriCorps*VISTA volunteer in New York City. Fulbright Scholar English Teaching Assistant in Indonesia. Drifted cars in Japan.

PGY-1 Residents (Categorical)


Kamran Imam, M.D.

Kamran Imam, M.D.

  • Place of Birth: Camarillo, CA
  • Medical School: Ziauddin Medical College
  • Date of Graduation: December 2017
  • Education: B.S. in Biotechnology, California Polytechnic University, June 2012
  • Hobbies:
  • Language(s) spoken in addition to English: Urdu, Hindi
  • Personal Accomplishments: Third generation physician in the family. Took part of a global health initiative in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania. Match at a program in my native Southern California.

Brian Khong, D.O.

Brian Khong, D.O.

  • Place of Birth: San Jose, CA
  • Medical School: Touro University of California
  • Date of Graduation: June 2017
  • Education: B.A. in Human Biology, Stanford, June 2010, M.S. in Physiology, Georgetown, June 2013
  • Hobbies: Guitar, soccer, rock music, biking, psychology, social justice, racial dynamics
  • Language(s) spoken in addition to English: Spanish
  • Personal Accomplishments: Multiple clinical research publications in field of oncology with an oral presentation at a national conference. Social justice advocate at Stanford: working to promote racial awareness and representation as well as for benefits for campus laborers at Stanford as well as in San Jose.

Hsin Chen “Chris” Liu, D.O.

Hsin Chen “Chris” Liu, D.O.

  • Place of Birth: Kaohsiung, Taiwan
  • Medical School: Western University of Health Science
  • Date of Graduation: May 2018
  • Education: B.S. in Molecular Biology & Biochemistry, University of California, Davis, August 2010
  • Hobbies: Hiking, swimming, playing music and sports
  • Language(s) spoken in addition to English: Mandarin
  • Personal Accomplishments: Overcame language barrier and became the first physician in my family. Published research articles in scientific journals. Learned to play the guitar and drums (self-taught).

Michael Raya, M.D.

Michael Raya, M.D.

  • Place of Birth: Kaohsiung, Taiwan
  • Medical School: Loma Linda University
  • Date of Graduation: May 2018
  • Education: B.S. in Biochemistry, Pacific Union College, June 2013
  • Hobbies: Golfing, hiking, swimming, traveling, and biking
  • Language(s) spoken in addition to English: Basic Spanish, and basic Tagalog
  • Personal Accomplishments: Biked from San Francisco to Los Angeles with a $200 bike and no training. Hiked the top 5 hardest day hikes in America just to see if I could do it.

Tara Vartanian, D.O.

Tara Vartanian, D.O.

  • Place of Birth: Los Angeles, CA
  • Medical School: Western University of Health Sciences
  • Date of Graduation: May 2018
  • Education: B.A. in Communications, University of California, Santa Barbara, June 2011
  • Hobbies: Traveling, visiting museums, acting, tennis, spending time with family, friends and beloved husband
  • Language(s) spoken in addition to English: Spanish and Armenian
  • Personal Accomplishments: Member of "Sigma Sigma Phi" National Honor and Service Society Blogging for Medical Student Press Journal during medical school, incorporating my two passions of writing & medicine while writing about various medical topics. Studying drama & Shakespeare during a summer abroad at Oxford University, while living in my favorite city in the world for 3 months, London.