ED Administration

Natasha Thomas, MD

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA

Undergrad: UC San Diego

Medical School: Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University

Residency: EM, Cook County Hospital, Chicago, IL

Hobbies: Going to the dog park, trying new foods, cheering on the Lakers

Favorite LA spot: Marvin Braude Bike Trail

Next adventure: Somewhere far away with all my COVID airline credit

Emergency Medical Services (EMS)/Disaster Medicine

Allen Chang, MD

Hometown: San Ramon, CA

Undergrad: UCLA

Medical School: Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Residency: EM, Stanford University

Hobbies: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, SCUBA, marksmanship

Favorite LA spot: SteelCraft, Ballast Point Brewing Long Beach

Next adventure: Applying for jobs in California and Texas, continue working as a SWAT MD for San Mateo County!

Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Raymen Assaf, MD, MPH

Hometown: La Crescenta, CA

Undergrad: UC San Diego

Medical School: University of Miami

Residency: Pediatrics, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

Hobbies: Languages, painting, triathlons

Favorite LA spot: Night + Market Song

Next adventure: New Zealand

Tabitha Cheng, MD

Hometown: Victorville, Ca

Undergrad: UCLA

Medical School: UCLA – CDU PRIME

Residency: EM, UCLA Reagan – Olive View

Fellowship #1: UCSD EMS – Disaster Medicine Fellowship

Hobbies: Fishing, camping, hiking, frisbee golf

Favorite LA spot: Anywhere with Cali burritos

Next adventure: Taiwan to visit family (post-covid)

Pediatric Emergency Medicine/Ultrasound

William White, MD

Hometown: Tulsa, OK

Undergrad: Stanford

Medical School: UCSF

Residency: EM, UCSF/SF General Hospital

Hobbies: hiking, paddle boarding, board games, table top roll playing games (specifically Dungeons and Dragons)

Favorite LA spot: Rosie’s Dog Beach in Long Beach

Next adventure: Getting gay married (sometime in 2021)

Aubrey Ferguson, MD

Hometown: Japan

Undergrad: La Sierra University

Medical School: Loma Linda University

Residency: EM, Harbor-UCLA

Hobbies: Traveling, snowboarding, cooking, hiking

Favorite LA spot: Any “Hole in a wall” restaurant with good food

Next adventure: Tonga, Indonesia, Bhutan

Nicole Titze, MD

Hometown: Munich, Germany

Undergrad: University of Oregon

Medical School: Texas A&M Health Science Center, College of Medicine

Residency: Pediatrics, UCI-CHOC

Hobbies: Traveling, scuba diving, paddle boarding, video editing, running, board games

Favorite LA spot: The canals of Naples Island during Christmas

Next adventure: Backpacking through Indonesia

Pediatric Emergency Medicine/Child Abuse

Supriya Sharma, MD

Hometown: Pleasanton, CA

Undergrad: UC Santa Barbara

Medical School: St. George’s University School of Medicine

Residency: Pediatrics, Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital, Cleveland, OH

Hobbies: Spinning, true crime, hiking, vegetarian foodie

Favorite LA spot: anywhere along the coastline

Next adventure: (Hopefully) working at a tertiary care children’s hospital in both PEM and child abuse division and lecturing on recognition of child physical abuse in the ED setting!


Pranav Shetty, MD, MPH

Hometown: Port of Spain, Trinidad

Undergrad: University of Pittsburgh

Medical School: University of Pittsburgh

Residency: EM, Harbor-UCLA

Hobbies: Are hobbies still a thing when you have kids? If so, I enjoy any sort of human activity (eating, showering, grocery shopping) without being asked why I am doing that and/or when are we going to McDonalds. 

Favorite LA spot: The beach of course!

Next adventure: Masked and socially-distanced snow escape