Current OB-GYN Residents at White Memorial

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PGY-4 Residents


Megan Solomon Gau, MD
Megan Solomon Gau, MD

  • Place of Birth: Burbank, CA.
  • Medical School: Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA, June 2016.
  • Education: Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, MSPH Environmental Health Sciences, May 2010; Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, BBA Public Studies, May 2009.
  • Hobbies: Fitness, animal rescue, reading, board and card games, puzzles, organization and scrapbooking.
  • Language(s) Spoken in Addition to English: None.
  • Personal Accomplishments: I was awarded 3rd place at the ACOG (American Congress of Obstetricians & Gynecologists) Annual Meeting Film Festival in 2015 for developing a video demonstrating the construction and repair steps of an anatomically correct 4th degree perineal laceration tissue model. I assembled all the IKEA furniture in my last three apartments with minimal help or injury.

Nolan Kinne, MD
Nolan Kinne, MD

  • Place of Birth: Spokane, WA.
  • Medical School: Loma Linda University School of Medicine, Loma Linda, CA, May 2016.
  • Education: Walla Walla University, Walla Walla, WA, BA Music, June 2012.
  • Hobbies: Mountain biking, road biking, snow skiing, violin, and guitar.
  • Language(s) Spoken in Addition to English: None.
  • Personal Accomplishments: Being married to my wonderful wife Ashley, who buys my clothes, cooks, cleans, works as a nurse and still has the time and energy to have fun when I return home each day. I rode my bicycle from Canada to Mexico on the Pacific Coast. I lived for six months in Gimbie, Ethiopia while I worked at Gimbie Adventist Hospital.

Stephanie Lao, MD
Stephanie Lao, MD

  • Place of Birth: Monterey Park, CA.
  • Medical School: Loma Linda University School of Medicine, Loma Linda, CA, May 2016.
  • Education: Pacific Union College, Angwin, CA, BS Biology, June 2012.
  • Hobbies: Enjoy playing the piano for others, running, racing in half and full marathons, spending time with family, friends and two dogs, exploring new hikes and enjoying nature.
  • Language(s) Spoken in Addition to English: Spanish, Tagalog.
  • Personal Accomplishments: I was the team captain for an intramural basketball team named “Blossoms” during my college career. I climbed Half Dome in Yosemite before starting residency.

Michelle Nguyen, MD
Michelle Nguyen, MD

  • Place of Birth: New Orleans, LA.
  • Medical School: Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, May 2016.
  • Education: Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana, BA Classical Studies/ Religious Studies, May 2012.
  • Hobbies: Coin and postcard collecting, baking and writing poetry.
  • Language(s) Spoken in Addition to English: Vietnamese.
  • Personal Accomplishments: I have collected postcards from 35 states and 25 countries. I won the national Student Paper Award from the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities for my obstetric ethics paper.

​ ​PGY-3 Residents

martina di bella


Martina Di Bella, M.D.

  • Place of Birth: Magenta, Italy
  • Medical School: University of California, Riverside School of Medicine
  • Date of Graduation: June 2017
  • Education: B.A. in Economics, University of California, San Diego, June 2012
  • Hobbies: hiking, cooking, spending time with family and friends
  • Language(s): spoken in addition to English: Italian, Spanish
  • Personal Accomplishments: Starting a brand new student-run free clinic at UC Riverside School of Medicine to help the underserved patient population of San Bernardino County; Visiting/hiking three national parks in recent years; Making homemade pizza and bread almost as good as my mother’s

betsy oslund

Elizabeth "Betsy" Oslund, M.D.

  • Place of Birth: Cambridge, MN
  • Medical School: New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY
  • Date of Graduation: May 2017
  • Education: B.A. in Neuroscience and Biological Science, University of Southern California, May 2011 M.A. in Medical Science, Loyola University Chicago, May 2013
  • Hobbies: Traveling, fashion, photography, art, crafts, running, hiking, swimming, music, baby animals
  • Language(s) Spoken in Addition to English: Basic Spanish
  • Personal Accomplishments: Climbing to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania; Being a loving mother to my precious & adorable pygmy hedgehog, Milo

megan white

Megan White, M.D.

  • Place of Birth: St. Louis, MO
  • Medical School: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine, Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Date of Graduation: May 2017
  • Education: B.S. in Molecular and Cellular Biology, Harding University, May 2013
  • Hobbies: Reading, going to the beach, traveling, watching movies and shopping at Target
  • Personal Accomplishments: I have gone skydiving and bungee jumping; I’ve traveled to 8 countries; I earned a full scholarship for my undergraduate degree

carolyn parks

Carolyn Parks, M.D.

  • Place of Birth: Hinsdale, IL
  • Medical School: Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
  • Date of Graduation: June 2017
  • Education: B.A. in Biological Sciences, University of Chicago, June 2007
  • Hobbies: Yoga, cycling, hiking, traveling, cooking, hanging out with my family and friends
  • Language(s) spoken in addition to English: Mandarin, Basic Spanish
  • Personal Accomplishments: Teaching 5th grade Life Science through AP Biology and fostering a love for learning in my students; Raising my pup Indy to be the best little boy he can be!

    PGY-2 Residents

    Kiana Block

    Kiana Block, M.D.

    • Place of Birth: San Diego, CA
    • Medical School: Creighton University
    • Date of Graduation: May 2018
    • Education: B.S. in Biology, Creighton University, May 2014
    • Hobbies: Soccer, acoustic guitar, cooking
    • Language(s) spoken in addition to English: Basic Japanese
    • Personal Accomplishments: Played on a soccer team in medical school that took home 5 total intramural championship titles. Traveled to 3 other countries in 2018.

    Angel Robinson

    Angel Robinson, M.D.

    • Place of Birth: Port Jervis, NY
    • Medical School: Los Angeles David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
    • Date of Graduation: June 2018
    • Education: B.S. in Biochemistry and Cell Biology, University of California, June 2007
      MPH in Women’s and Reproductive Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, May 2017
    • Hobbies: Kickboxing, hiking, trying new exercises (aerial silks, rock climbing, goat yoga, etc.)
    • Language(s) spoken in addition to English: Spanish, Mandarin
    • Personal Accomplishments: Established a pilot teen clinic in Santa Ana, CA. Worked in Washington D.C. to advocate for increased access to affordable reproductive health care.

    Santelia Rose

    Santelia Rose, M.D.

    • Place of Birth: Oakland, CA
    • Medical School: Los Angeles David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
    • Date of Graduation: June 2018
    • Education: B.A. in Spanish and Portuguese Languages and Culture, Princeton University, June 2011
    • Hobbies: Traveling, playing sports, classical ballet, baking
    • Language(s) spoken in addition to English: Spanish
    • Princeton thesis on The Spanish Health Care System and Immigrant Health. Establishing the first Boys & Girls Club Health Fair in Mar Vista, CA!

    Tiffany Yang

    Tiffany Yang, M.D.

    • Place of Birth: Tustin, CA
    • Medical School: Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
    • Date of Graduation: May 2018
    • Education: B.A. in Neuroscience, University of Southern California, May 2014
    • Hobbies: Baking with my sister, beaching, vintage markets and antique shops
    • Language(s) spoken in addition to English: Mandarin, Spanish
    • Personal Accomplishments: Traveled to 8 countries during my 4th year of medical school. Wrote a column in online fashion magazine. Have visited almost all the national parks in USA.

      PGY-1 Residents

      Kiana Block

      Connie Chung, MD

      • Place of Birth: Los Angeles, CA
      • Medical School: Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, May 2019.
      • Education: University of California, Irvine, BS Biological Sciences, June 2013
      • Hobbies: Snowboarding, traveling, dancing, keeping her succulents alive, spending time with family and friends.
      • Language(s) spoken: English and Korean.
      • Personal Accomplishments: Traveled to six countries during her four years at medical school. Received the Howard Schneiderman Prize at UC Irvine’s Excellence in Research Symposium. Rode the longest zipline in Latin America (5,260 ft).

      Angel Robinson

      Samantha “Sammi” Dewald, MD

      • Place of Birth: Jacksonville, NC
      • Medical School: University of California, San Diego, San Diego, CA, June 2019
      • Education: University of Michigan, BS Cell and Molecular Biology, May 2012.
      • Hobbies: Spending time with family and friends, fitness, cooking, watching all kinds of sports (especially Michigan football), being outdoors, and petting as many dogs as possible.
      • Language(s) spoken: English
      • Personal Accomplishments: Spent a month in Costa Rica doing sea turtle and primate conservation work while in college. Manager of the Women’s Clinic at the UCSD Student Run Free Clinic. Trained at a boxing club for three years while in medical school before deciding to transition to something a little less injury provoking!

      Santelia Rose

      Shannice Mabandla, MD

      • Place of Birth: Loma Linda, CA
      • Medical School: Loma Linda University School of Medicine, Loma Linda, CA, May 2019
      • Education: Union College, BS International Rescue and Relief, May 2015
      • Hobbies: Spending time with family and friends, hiking, camping, singing, and salsa dancing.
      • Language(s) spoken: English and Spanish.
      • Personal Accomplishments: Enjoys international development and helping underserved communities. Traveled to over 10 countries assisting with various development projects. Lived in a mud hut in Chad, Africa for one year giving public health lectures and working in a local hospital. Belongs in a gospel singing group and is recording an album.

      Tiffany Yang

      Sarah Simko, M.D.

      • Place of Birth: Torrance, CA
      • Medical School: University of Miami, Miami, FL, May 2019.
      • Education: University of California, Los Angeles, BS Physiological Science, June 2015.
      • Hobbies: Singing, listening to live music, spending time with friends, surfing, hiking and attempting to make various vegetarian recipes.
      • Language(s) spoken: English and Intermediate Spanish.
      • Personal Accomplishments: Learned how to make cheese enchiladas from scratch (sauce, tortillas, and all). Received an award for her community assessment work on a Ngobe community in Panama. Featured in a picture on the muggle quidditch Wikipedia page.