Residents

PGY-3 Residents

 

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Athena Alexander, M.D.
• Place of Birth: London, United Kingdom.
• Medical School: University of California, Los Angeles David Geffen School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA.
• Date of Graduation: May 2013.
• Education: University of California, Riverside, Riverside, CA, BA Sociology.
• Hobbies: Flying airplanes, travel.
• Languages Spoken in Addition to English: American Sign Language and Malayalam.
• Personal Accomplishments: I am most proud of being a role model to my little brother who is 16 years younger than I. Being able to mentor him as he grows up is a tremendous blessing!
 



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Noah Cook, M.D.
• Place of Birth: Redwood City, CA.
• Education: Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA, BS Combined Sciences/Classical Studies, June 2007.
• Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine, Dominica.
• Date of Graduation: May 2013.
• Past Residency Training: Categorical PGY I, Internal Medicine, University of Nevada School of Medicine at Las Vegas, 2013-2014.
• Hobbies: Painting, sculpturing, writing, sports.
• Languages Spoken in Addition to English: Basic German, Spanish.
• Personal Accomplishments: Publishing a novel during my college years.


 

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Manuel Cortes, M.D.
• Place of Birth: Morelia, Mexico.
• Medical School: University of California, Irvine, Irvine, CA.
• Date of Graduation: June 2013.
• Education: University of California, Irvine, Irvine, California, B.S. Biology, June 2004.
• Hobbies: Playing soccer and running.
• Languages Spoken in Addition to English: Spanish.
• Personal Accomplishments: I am thankful to God for selecting me as the person through whom he can heal people.  I am thankful to him for giving me my family (which I am very proud of) who has supported me throughout these years and for all the people he put in my road to make my Medical Degree possible.




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Garima Gupta, D.O.
• Place of Birth: New Delhi, India.
• Medical School: Touro University, CA.
• Date of Graduation: June 2013.
• Education: University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, B.A. Mass Communications, June 2006, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, M.P.H., July 2010.
• Hobbies: Indian classical dancing and writing.
• Languages Spoken in Addition to English: Hindi and Basic Spanish.
• Personal Accomplishments: Completing and presenting my research on the relationship between childhood obesity and food environments in elementary school children of Vallejo, CA.


 

  

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Alan Rojas, M.D.
• Place of Birth: Culver City, CA.
• Medical School: Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Colombia.
• Date of Graduation: June 2009.
• Hobbies: Art, music, reading, sports and travel.
• Languages Spoken in Addition to English: Spanish.
• Personal Accomplishments: I worked in the Emergency Department of the National Cancer Institute in Bogota Colombia, treating very complex patients in the midst of an extremely deficient health system. I regularly participated in medical outreach programs to rural and indigenous regions and communities of Colombia.

 


 

 

PGY-2 Residents

 

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David Lam, D.O.
• Place of Birth: Grand Rapids, MI.
• Education: University of California, Irvine, CA, BS Biomedical Engineering, Premedical, May 2009.
• Medical School: Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific, Pomona, CA.
• Date of Graduation: May 2014.
• Hobbies: Cooking, hiking, camping, sketching, Sudoku puzzles, new foods, futuristic and cutting edge technology, traditional Chinese lion dancing.
• Languages Spoken in Addition to English: Basic Spanish, Basic Vietnamese.
• Personal Accomplishments: Team Leader for Project Vietnam Medical Mission.


 

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Seerat Mission, D.O..
• Place of Birth: Oakland, CA.
• Education: University of California, Davis, CA, BS Biology, June 2010.
• Medical School: Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Vallejo, CA.
• Date of Graduation: June 2014
• Hobbies: Student airplane pilot, water and beach activities, swimming, singing, exercising, traveling, family time, candy, hiking, trying new restaurants
• Languages Spoken in Addition to English: Hindi, Punjabi.
• Personal Accomplishments: Winning 1st place in my very first dance competition and being the first doctor in my family.



 

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Adam Puchalski, M.D.
• Place of Birth: Huntington Beach, CA.
• Education: University of California, Riverside, CA, BS Biochemistry, June 2009.
• Medical School: University of California, Los Angeles David Geffen School of Medicine, CA.
• Date of Graduation: May 2014.
• Hobbies: Traveling, sports, reading classic European literature, Polish numismatics and studying ancient Egyptian, Greek, Roman and Polish history.
• Languages Spoken in Addition to English: Polish, Spanish.
• Personal Accomplishments: Being the first physician in a family of engineers and mathematicians.


 

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Andrew Vu, M.D.
• Place of Birth: San Jose, CA.
• Education: Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA, BS Chemistry June 2009.
• Medical School: Creighton University, School of Medicine, Omaha, NE.
• Date of Graduation: May 2014.
• Hobbies: Classical and jazz guitar, basketball, powerlifting, skateboarding, aikido, gadgets and technology.
• Languages Spoken in Addition to English: Vietnamese.
• Personal Accomplishments: I’m proud of working with the medically underserved in the clinics in San Jose, CA and Omaha, NE; and I’m proud of my research experiences which have led to multiple publications, most notably a first authored paper on aminoglycoside antibiotics and hair cell physiology.


 

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Nina Yaftali, D.O
• Place of Birth: Southfield, MI (grew up in Westlake Village, CA).
• Education: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, B.S. Biology, May 2007Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan, M.M.S. Medical Sciences, Dec. 2009
• Medical School: Touro University Nevada, Henderson, NV.
• Date of Graduation: May 2014.
• Hobbies: Tennis, cooking, reading, travel, music.
• Languages Spoken in Addition to English: Persian.
• Personal Accomplishments: Being named captain of the University of Michigan Women’s Tennis team in 2005; leading the team in 2004-2005 in wins per season in singles and doubles; helping in the opening and daily operations of the Ghaussy Family Diagnostic Clinic (non-profit organization) in Kabul, Afghanistan.


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PGY-1 Residents

 

Brenton Alexander, MD (One-year Preliminary)
Brenton Alexander, MD (One-year Preliminary)
• Place of Birth: Orange, CA.
• Education: University of California, Irvine, CA, BS Biomedical Engineering, June 2010.
• Medical School: University of California, Irvine, CA, May 2015.
• Hobbies: Travel, backpacking, adventurous eating, cooking, road cycling, body surfing, beach volleyball, soccer, golf, tennis, hiking, meditation.
• Languages Spoken in Addition to English: Spanish.
• Personal Accomplishments: Peaked Mt. Whitney in 10 hours; I never said no when asked to eat something new.
 


Abraham Aguilar, MD (One-year Preliminary)
Abraham Aguilar, MD (One-year Preliminary)
• Place of Birth: Phoenix, AZ.
• Education: University of California, Los Angeles, CA, BS Biology/Spanish, June 2008.
• Medical School: Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, May 2015.
• Hobbies: Traveling, reading Spanish literature, hiking, watching movies, playing board games.
• Languages Spoken in Addition to English: Spanish.
• Personal Accomplishments: I am proud to be the first in my family to complete a college education and become a doctor. I received the Gates Millennium Scholarship, which covers the cost of higher education for students of disadvantaged backgrounds with academic merit and leadership. In high school, I went out of my comfort zone and took an acting class for fine arts credit and unexpectedly won a “Best Bit” statue over more veteran thespians.
 


Matthew Herrmann, MD
Matthew Herrmann, MD
• 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.
 


Victoria Ho, MD (One-year Preliminary)
Victoria Ho, MD (One-year Preliminary)
• Place of Birth: Omaha, NE..
• Education: Claremont McKenna College, Claremont, CA, BA Biology and Chemistry, Dec. 2003; University of California, Los Angeles, CA, PhD Neuroscience, Sept. 2013.
• Medical School: University of California, Los Angeles David Geffen School of Medicine, CA, June 2015.
• Hobbies: Travel, tennis, hiking.
• Languages Spoken in Addition to English: Chinese.
• Personal Accomplishments: Completing my PhD in Neuroscience.
 


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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.
• Date of Graduation:
• 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, MD
• 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.
 


Preetham Kumar, MD
Preetham Kumar, MD
• Place of Birth: Chennai, India.
• Education: University of California, Irvine, CA, BS Biomedical Engineering/Premedical, June 2010.
• Medical School: Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, Richmond, VA, May 2015.
• Hobbies: Basketball, board games, hiking, running and weightlifting.
• Languages Spoken in Addition to English: Fair Tamil.
• Personal Accomplishments: My personal record for running one mile is 4:54 minutes; recently built a fully personalized and customized desktop.
 


Hannah Marie Leitch, MD
Hannah Marie Leitch, MD
• 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.
 


Neal Patel MD
Neal Patel, MD
• Place of Birth: Chennai, India.
• Education: University of California, Irvine, CA, BS Biological Sciences, Sept. 2009.
• Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine, Commonwealth of Dominica, West Indies., March 2015.
• Hobbies: Football, golf, basketball, tennis, geography, traveling, video games.
• Languages Spoken in Addition to English: Gujarati, Hindi, Moderate Spanish.
• Personal Accomplishments: I have been able to play golf across the United States during my medical school rotations; I was able to marry my beautiful, loving wife during my fourth year of medical school; and I can recall nearly all world capitals and countries.
 


Hannah William Tuong, MD (One-year Preliminary)
William Tuong, MD (One-year Preliminary)
• Place of Birth: Los Angeles, CA.
• Education: University of California, Los Angeles, CA, BA Asian American Studies, June 2007.
• Medical School: University of California, Davis, School of Medicine, CA, May 2015.
• Hobbies: Family, two dogs, running, exercising.
• Languages Spoken in Addition to English: Chinese.
• Personal Accomplishments: Authored over 20 peer-reviewed publications or book chapters; Co-PI of two randomized clinical trials during tenure as a medical student.