Residents

The residents in training at the Adventist Health White Memorial Family Medicine Residency Program have a strong motivation to learn family medicine while working with under-served multicultural populations in a community setting, and a commitment to lifelong professional education.

PGY-3 Residents

Mina Ananth, M.D.

Mina Ananth, M.D.

• Place of Birth: Washington, D.C.

• Medical School: Tulane University School of Medicine

• Date of Graduation: May 2016 • Date of Graduation: May 2016

• Education: B.A. Anthropology, Princeton University, May 2009 M.P.H., Tulane University School of Public Health, May 2016 Public Health, May 2016

• Hobbies: Anything outdoors, traveling, basketball, swimming, water polo, “cooking” (eating), reading any and everything, spontaneous adventures

• Language(s) spoken in addition to English: Spanish, some Tamil and Hindi

• Personal Accomplishments: Lived and worked in many different places, most recently in rural Oaxaca, Mexico for a year, working in community health and eating too many tlayudas


Narciso Caceres, M.D.

Narciso Caceres, M.D.

• Place of Birth: Guatemala

• Medical School: University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine

• Date of Graduation: June 2017 Education: B.S. in Physiological Science and Spanish minor, University of California Los Angeles, May 2008

• Hobbies: Running, Six Flags, eating, gym, traveling, exploring Long Beach

• Language(s) spoken in addition to English: Spanish

• Personal Accomplishments: During medical school I made a conscious decision to exercise on a regular basis and this helped me better cope with stress; I hope that I can continue to exercise during residency; Managed to purchase tickets for Coachella 2018


​​Malia Dadsetan, M.D.

Malia Dadsetan, M.D.

• Place of Birth: Honolulu, Hawaii

• Medical School: Touro University, Nevada

• Date of Graduation: May 2017

• Education: B.S. in Biological Science, University of California, Davis, December 2009 M.P.H., Touro University California, June 2017

• Hobbies: Foot golf, soccer, hiking, baking, and painting

• Language(s) spoken in addition to English: Basic Spanish

• Personal Accomplishments: Skydiving from 10,000 ft.; Surviving a one-month backpacking trip in Hawaii


Rita Hindoyan

Rita Hindoyan, D.O.

• Place of Birth: Glendale, CA

• Medical School: St. George’s University, Grenada, West Indies

• Date of Graduation: June 2017

• Education: B.S. in Biology, University of Southern California, May 2008; M.P.H, George Washington University, June 2017

• Hobbies: Traveling, walking, swimming, fitness, piano and blogging

• Language(s) spoken in addition to English: Armenian

• Personal Accomplishments: Taking care of my father since he has become disabled. Spearheading cervical cancer awareness program in an underserved region. Educating/motivating students in underserved parts of Los Angeles regarding higher and professional education pursuits.


Jose Soza, D.O., M.S.

Jose Soza, D.O., M.S.

• Place of Birth: Los Angeles, 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 Biology with a Chemistry minor, California State University, Fullerton, May 2009 Western University of Health Sciences, M.S. in Medical Science, May 2013

• Hobbies: I picked up landscape photography by inheriting an old DSLR that forced me to really learn how to optimize the quality of my photographs. It’s become a therapeutic and mindful experience in setting up the shot, hoping to capture a gorgeous sunset, or emotive night photography. Music, traveling, and gardening are also a huge part of my life.

• Language(s) spoken in addition to English: Spanish

• Personal Accomplishments: First member of my family to become a physician; Having the privilege of serving the East Los Angeles community


Michael Yeh, D.O.

Michael Yeh, D.O.

• Place of Birth: Los Angeles, CA

• Medical School: Western University of Health Science College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific, Pomona, CA

• Date of Graduation: May 2017

• Education: B.B.A. Business Management, California State Polytechnic University, December 2006

• Hobbies: Basketball, movies and travel

• Language(s) spoken in addition to English: Chinese

• Personal Accomplishments: Playing in a local basketball league; Leaving my previous career in I.T. to pursue medicine


Paul Yeh, D.O.

Paul Yeh, D.O.

• Place of Birth: Anaheim, CA

• Medical School: Western University of Health Science College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific, Pomona, CA

• Date of Graduation: May 2017

• Education: B.A. Biology, Pomona College, May 1999

• Hobbies: Traveling, cooking, guitar, bassoon, snowboarding, graphic design

• Language(s) spoken in addition to English: Mandarin and Spanish

• Personal Accomplishments: I had a career as a motion graphics artist working on show titles, movie titles and commercials; Finishing medical school and a becoming a first-time parent at the same time—I love being a husband and father to my son!


PGY-2 Residents

Ashley Chavez, D.O.

Ashley Chavez, D.O.

• Place of Birth: Oceanside, CA

• Medical School: Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine

• Date of Graduation: June 2018

• Education: B.S. in Biochemistry, California State University, May 2013

• Hobbies: Spending time with family and friends, hiking, dancing, fitness and traveling

• Language(s) spoken in addition to English: Spanish

• Personal Accomplishments: First person in my family to graduate college and become a physician. Helped run community outreach clinics in Shirati, Tanzania for a summer. Completed my first 5k race in my hometown's strawberry festival.


Jorge Gamez, Jr., MD

• Birthplace: Laredo, TX

• Medical school: University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX, May 2014

• Education: Duke University, BS Chemistry, May 2003 Hobbies: Spending time with friends and family. I enjoy trying new foods, baking, and watching movies.

• Language(s) spoken: English and Spanish

• Personal accomplishments: Army Veteran of 5 years including serving in Iraq. Awarded Defense Meritorious Service Medal and 2 Meritorious Service Medals. Graduated with Distinction in Chemistry at Duke University.


Mayra A. Hernandez Schulte, MD

Mayra A. Hernandez Schulte, MD

• Place of Birth: Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico

• Medical School:Western University of Health Science College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific

• Date of Graduation: May 2018

• Education: B.S. in Biological Sciences, University of California, June 2010

• Hobbies: Spending time with family and friends. Running, reading and hiking. Playing with my dog, Cinnamon.

• Language(s) spoken in addition to English: Spanish

• Personal Accomplishments: Hiking to the top of Wayna Picchu, Peru. Running multiple half-marathons.


Robert Hernandez

Robert Hernandez, M.D.

• Place of Birth: Fountain Valley, CA

• Medical School: University of Illinois College of Medicine

• Date of Graduation: May 2018

• Education: B.S. in Physiology & Neuroscience, University of Illinois College of Medicine, May 2018

• Hobbies: Bodybuilding, cooking homemade meals and trying new recipes, traveling, hiking, playing and watching any and every sport

• Language(s) spoken in addition to English: Spanish

• Personal Accomplishments: Being the first in my family to attend and graduate from a four-year university, as well as becoming the first doctor in the family! Maintaining a strong history of mentorship aimed at encouraging our at-risk youth populations to break down barriers and still hope for change. Marrying the love of my life. I would not be here if it were not for the endless love and support from my beautiful bride.


John-David Lyons, M.D., M.P.P.

John-David Lyons, M.D., M.P.P.

• Place of Birth: Honolulu, HI

• Medical School: David Geffen School of Medicine

• Date of Graduation: June 2018

• Education: B.S. in Molecular and Cellular Biology with a Minor in Industrial and Organizational Psychology, San Diego State University, 2013; M.P.H, Los Angeles Luskin School of Public Affairs, 2018

• Hobbies: Obstacle courses (Spartan Race), singing, KJ’ing (Karaoke DJ), PS4/PSVR, comedy bars and stand up, movies (action, thriller, comedy, horror), music (90’s and 2000’s, hip hop, rap, R&B, hits from the 80’s and 90’s), roller coasters

• Language(s) spoken in addition to English: Conversational Spanish

• Personal Accomplishments: 5 year Navy/Marine Corps Devil-Doc with an 8 month tour in Iraq. Creating the 1st SoCal LGBT Health Conference, now on its 5th year. Becoming the person I am now.


Kaizeen Mody, DO

• Birthplace: Los Angeles, CA

• Osteopathic medical school: Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Des Moines, IA, May 2018.

• Education: University of California, Los Angeles, BS Psychological Science, June 2011; Keck School of Medicine of USC, MS Global Medicine, May 2012.

• Hobbies: Spending time with family and friends, cooking, baking, reading, NBA basketball, Champion’s league soccer, yoga, traveling.

• Language(s) spoken: English, Spanish, Gujarati, basic Hindi.

• Personal accomplishments: Surviving my first Iowa winter after 25 years of living in Southern California. Becoming a fifth generation physician and having the privilege to continue the “family business” of improving the health and wellness of my community. Each of my research publications because of all the time and hard work put into them.


Beverly Tambe, MD

Beverly Tambe, MD

• Place of Birth: Austin, TX

• Medical School:University of Texas School of Medicine

• Date of Graduation: May 2015

• Education: B.A. in Biology, University of Texas at Austin, May 2010; M.P.H. in Public Health, Tulane University, May 2015

• Hobbies: I enjoy hiking (when it’s not scorching hot outside), traveling, dancing, playing basketball but even more so watching (NBA) basketball, discovering new restaurants and trying new foods, cooking and trying new recipes, and yoga

• Language(s) spoken in addition to English: Spanish (proficient)

• Personal Accomplishments: Hiked Machu Picchu in Cuzco, Peru in 2012. Getting my research published in a journal in October 2018. Single-handedly missing like 50% of all flights since 2010 – does this count?


PGY-1 Residents

Victor Hugo Arias, MD

• Birthplace: Los Angeles, CA

• Medical school: Keck School of Medicine of USC, Los Angeles, CA, May 2019.

• Education: University of Arizona, BS Biochemistry, BS Molecular & Cellular Biology, May 2013.

• Hobbies: Playing board games with friends, traveling, learning about politics and foreign policy, PC hardware & software enthusiast, and auto repair and performance tuning.

• Language(s) spoken: English and Spanish.

• Personal accomplishments: Built my first PC with minimal guidance. Completed the Salkantay Trail to Machu Picchu. I’m the first in my family to attend college and graduate from medical school.


Carla Cortez, DO

• Birthplace: Los Angeles, CA

• Osteopathic medical school: A.T. Still University School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona, Mesa, AZ, May 2019.

• Education: University of Nevada, Las Vegas, BS Biology, December 2014

• Hobbies: Hanging out with family and friends, trying new restaurants, cooking, barre class.

• Language(s) spoken: English, Spanish, Tagalog.

• Personal accomplishments: Jumped off a 30 ft cliff in Hawaii, a dangerous accomplishment. Became an aunt x2. Ran a 10-mile race!


Jessica Gonzalez Haugen, DO

• Birthplace: Montebello, CA

• Osteopathic medical school: Western University of Health Science College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific, Pomona, CA, May 2019.

• Education: University of Southern California, BS Human Development and Aging, May 2014.

• Hobbies: Hosting dinner parties, exploring new restaurants, indoor cycling, interior design, and travel.

• Language(s) spoken: English and Spanish.

• Personal accomplishments: Inducted into the Gold Humanism Honor Society. Danced ballet Folklorico in The Rose Parade on New Year’s Day. Married my college sweetheart.


Ulisses Hernandez, DO

• Birthplace: Los Angeles, CA

• Osteopathic medical school: Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine, Spartanburg, SC, May 2019.

• Education: California State University, Northridge, BA Biology, May 2013.

• Hobbies: Spending time with family and friends, traveling, exploring, trying new foods, watching sports, gym, and hiking.

• Language(s) spoken: English and Spanish.

• Personal accomplishments: Born and raised in South Central Los Angeles and having the privilege to serve this community. Lived in rural South Carolina and experienced a new culture. I have a background in entrepreneurship: as a teenager I accumulated goods such as clothing, shoes, and electronics and sold these products online


Tran Que Nguyen, DO

• Birthplace: Long An, Vietnam

• Osteopathic medical school: Touro University, Henderson, NV, May 2019.

• Education: University of California, Irvine, BS Biological Sciences, June 2009. Hobbies: Fishing, hiking, baking, and candle making.

• Language(s) spoken: English and Vietnamese.

• Personal accomplishments: First member of my family to become a physician. Traveled to Moshi, Tanzania for a medical mission. Published research on M. tuberculosis protein in the Journal of Molecular Biology.


M. Soraya Pourtabib, M.D.

M. Soraya Pourtabib, M.D.

• Place of Birth: Naperville, IL

• Medical School: San Juan Bautista School of Medicine

• Date of Graduation: June 2017

• Education: B.S. in Community Health with Specialization in Health Administration and Planning, B.A. in Spanish, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, May 2000

• Hobbies: Latin dance, biking, skiing, hiking, rock climbing, yoga, travel, surfing, languages

• Language(s) spoken in addition to English: Spanish, basic Farsi

• Personal Accomplishments: Learning Spanish and Farsi as an adult. Living and traveling in various countries. Becoming a salsa dancer.


Rogelio Sanchez, Jr., MD

• Birthplace: Oxnard, CA

• Medical school: David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, June 2018.

• Education: University of California, Irvine, BS Biological Science, Cognitive Psychology minor, June 2013.

• Hobbies: Spending time with family, working out, going out to the movies, going to the beach, cooking and baking, learning new vegan recipes, binge watching shows on Netflix, volunteering and mentoring, camping, painting, karaoke, and collecting rocks and gemstones.

• Language(s) spoken: English and Spanish.

• Personal accomplishments: As an obese adolescent and young adult, I became conscientious about my health and well-being and started to exercise and eat healthier, losing 40+ pounds as a result. Growing up without positive role models, mentoring has been very important to me, and I’m happy to say the majority of students I have mentored over the years have been successfully accepted to medical school or other health professional schools. I am the first in my family to graduate from a fouryear university, get a master’s degree, and become a physician.


Marvin Valencia, DO

• Birthplace: Los Angeles, CA

• Osteopathic medical school: Lincoln Memorial University DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine, Harrogate, TN, May 2019.

• Education: University of California, Irvine, BA Latino Studies, Biological Sciences minor, May 2011.

• Hobbies: I love playing and watching basketball and soccer. I support the Lakers and Galaxy. Playing and listening to hard rock music. Replicating food I see on Chopped and Iron Chef.

• Language(s) spoken: English and Spanish.

• Personal accomplishments: Accomplished my lifelong dream of returning to my hometown of Los Angeles to serve as a physician in the community. Grew up and was raised in this community and have the pleasure of providing care for the East Los Angeles area. Hiked 2480 ft. up Stairway to Heaven in Oahu, Hawaii. Successfully grew a beard.