Residents

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PGY-3 Residents

Robert Arieli, MD
Robert Arieli, M.D.

  • Place of Birth: Los Angeles, CA.
  • Medical School: Wake Forest School of Medicine of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, Winston Salem, MC, May 2013.
  • Other Residency Training: Internal Medicine PGY I Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center, Aug. 2014. General Preventive Medicine Residency Program, PGY II-III, University of California, San Diego, and San Diego State University School of Public Health, July 2016. Education: University of California, Davis, BS Biomedical Engineering, June 2009.
  • Hobbies: Playing and writing music, playing the guitar and bass, drums and piano, basketball and baseball, running and hiking.
  • Language(s) Spoken in Addition to English: Romanian, Spanish.
  • Personal Accomplishments: I am happily married and the proud father of a beautiful baby girl.

Matthew Herrmann, MD
Matthew Herrmann, M.D.

  • Place of Birth: Evanston, IL.
  • Education: University of San Diego, BA Biology, May 2010.
  • Medical School: American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, Coral Gables, FL, April 2015.
  • Hobbies: Traveling, fitness, water sports, outdoors, food.
  • Languages Spoken in Addition to English: Fair French, Spanish.
  • Personal Accomplishments: Trekked to Mt. Everest Base Camp and survived the 2015 earthquakes/avalanche; have traveled to 56 countries.

Jessica Hubbs

Jessica Hubbs, M.D.

  • Place of Birth: Phoenix, Arizona.
  • Education: Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ, BS Biology, May 2009.
  • Medical School: University of Arizona College of Medicine, Tucson, Arizona.
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  • Hobbies: Running, hiking, camping, traveling.
  • Languages Spoken in Addition to English: Basic Spanish.
  • Personal Accomplishments: I am most proud of my time spent working nights as an in-home caregiver during college. This job was my first introduction to the medical field, and showed me how much gratification there is in caring for incredible individuals who welcomed me into their lives as if I was their own family; allowing me to care for them and experiencing joy, sadness and life together.

Manvel Kondradzhyan, MD
Manvel Kondradzhyan, M.D.

  • Place of Birth: Gyumri, Armenia.
  • Education: California State University, Northridge, CA, BA Biology, Dec. 2006
  • Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine, Commonwealth of Dominica, West Indies, Nov. 2014.
  • Hobbies: Basketball, soccer, practicing the martial arts form of aikido, playing percussion instruments.
  • Languages Spoken in Addition to English: Armenian, Basic Russian, Fair Spanish, Fair Turkish.
  • Personal Accomplishments: I am thankful to God and my loved ones for the support of becoming the first physician in my family; I am self-taught in multiple percussion instruments and have played at various venues.

Hannah Marie Leitch, MD
Hannah Marie Leitch, M.D.

  • Place of Birth: Grand Rapids, MI.
  • Education: Wayne State University, Detroit, MY, BS Dietetics and Psychology, July 2008.
  • Medical School: Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI, June 2015.
  • Hobbies: Painting, drawing, cycling, playing piano, reading, exercise, music, friends, family.
  • Languages Spoken in Addition to English: Basic Spanish.
  • Personal Accomplishments: Starting a post-combat, post-traumatic stress discorder (PTSD) awareness campaign during medical school; my research on concussion assessment and management at the American College of Physicians Michigan Conference.

PGY-2 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

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  • 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
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  • 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-1 Residents (Preliminary)

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Christopher Brophy, M.D.

  • Place of Birth: Los Angeles, CA
  • Medical School: Keck School of Medicine of USC
  • Date of Graduation: 2017
  • Education: B.A. in Psychology (Minors: History, Political Science), Whitman College, 2008 Post-Bac: California State University, Fullerton, 2012
  • Language/s spoken in addition to English: Basic Spanish
  • Personal Accomplishments: Overcoming a lifelong stutter and crippling shyness; Running a sub-21-minute 5K without training and without dying

Jasmine Fu, MD
Jasmine Fu, M.D.

  • Place of Birth: China
  • Medical School: Loma Linda University School of Medicine, Loma Linda, CA, May 2016
  • Education: University of California, Los Angeles, CA, June 2011
  • Hobbies: Swimming, hiking, camping, ultrasound, medical education, patient oriented and translational research, and pet therapy
  • Language(s) Spoken in Addition to English: Chinese
  • Personal Accomplishments: I married my high school sweetheart and have two adorable golden retrievers named Waffles and Pancakes

Joanne W. Ho, MD
Joanne W. Ho, M.D.

  • Place of Birth: Pasadena, CA.
  • Medical School: University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, La Jolla, CA, June 2016.
  • Education: University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA, MAS Clinical Research, June 2015; University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA, BS General Biology, June 2011.
  • Hobbies: Sewing, baking, movies, sports, and travel.
  • Language(s) Spoken in Addition to English: Cantonese.
  • Personal Accomplishments: In college, I obtained a minor in Film Studies. I recently finished reading War and Peace!

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Julie Jang, M.D

  • Place of Birth: Los Angeles, CA
  • Medical School: Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
  • Date of Graduation: May 2017
  • Education: B.S. in Chemistry and Applied Mathematics minor, Pepperdine University, April 2008 Ph.D. in Integrative Biology of Disease, University of Southern California, August 2015
  • Hobbies: Ceramics
  • Language/s spoken in addition to English: Some Spanish
  • Personal Accomplishments: Completed a Ph.D. project in cancer immunology and immunotherapy; I am a mother of an awesome toddler

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Saeed Kalantari, M.D.

  • Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California
  • Medical School: Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA
  • Date of Graduation: May 2017
  • Education: B.S. in Biomedical Engineering, Duke University, June 2012
  • Hobbies: Soccer and skiing
  • Language/s spoken in addition to English: French
  • Personal Accomplishments: I am a soccer champion – college varsity

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Karen Mendez, M.D.

  • Place of Birth: San Diego, CA
  • Medical School: New York Medical College
  • Date of Graduation: May 2017
  • Education: B.S. in Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, August 2008 and M.P.H. in Global Health and Leadership, University of Southern California, December 2008
  • Hobbies: Hiking, biking and swimming
  • Language/s spoken in addition to English: Spanish
  • Personal Accomplishments: Happily married to my talented and supportive husband; Working to eliminate health disparities among underserved communities and being recognized for those efforts, most recently with the 2017 Excellence in Public Health Award from the U.S. Public Health Service

Aman Mittal, MD
Aman Mittal, M.D.

  • Place of Birth: Ventura, CA.
  • Medical School: Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, May 2016.
  • Education: Duke University, Durham, NC, BS Biomedical Engineering, June 2012.
  • Hobbies: Playing tennis, rock climbing and consumer technology.
  • Language(s) Spoken in Addition to English: Spanish.
  • Personal Accomplishments: Matching into ophthalmology residency at UT Houston, allowing me to combine my passion for medicine and engineering. Tutoring and mentoring high schoolers to help them achieve their college goals.

Ravi Shah, MD
Ravi Shah, M.D.

  • Place of Birth: Houston, TX.
  • Medical School: Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, May 2016.
  • Education: Rice University, Houston, TX, BA Cognitive Science and Managerial Studies, May 2011.
  • Hobbies: Running, biking, kayaking, Bhangra (North Indian Classical Dance), analytical board games, reading and exploring new restaurants.
  • Language(s) Spoken in Addition to English: Gujarati, Hindi, Spanish.
  • Personal Accomplishments: Authored a paper on iris-sutured lenses in children and presented at ARVO (Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology) in Denver, CO, in May 2015. The paper was published in AJO (American Journal of Ophthalmology). Junior AOA (American Optometric Association) inductee during medical school.

PGY-1 Residents (Categorical)

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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.


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i, 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