Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Alyssa Kettler, MD

Hometown: Minneapolis, MN

Undergrad: University of Minnesota

Medical School: Western Michigan Homer Stryker MD School of Medicine

Residency: Stony Book University, Emergency Medicine

Hobbies: Hiking, cooking, board games

Favorite LA spot: Walking the strand with the baby Avery, watching beach volleyball, looking at the ocean from the piers …and obviously getting ice cream

Next adventure: Sequoia National Park

Hiral Lathia, MD

Hometown: Marlboro, NJ

Undergrad: Drexel University

Medical School: Drexel College of Medicine

Residency: Los Angeles General, Pediatrics

Hobbies: Dancing, painting, swimming at the beach, scuba diving, exploring the food scene in LA, playing board games, puzzling

Favorite LA spot: Rosie’s Dog Beach with my doggies!

Next adventure: Tanzania to see the Great Migration

Jeanette Morales, MD

Hometown: Mayagüez, PR

Undergrad: University of Puerto Rico

Medical School: University of Puerto Rico

Residency: University of Puerto Rico, Pediatrics

Hobbies: Going to the beach, trying new breweries and cocktails, walking my dogs, travel

Favorite LA spot: Anywhere near the beach

Next adventure: Exploring California and countries in the Pacific

Kelsie Bond, MD

Hometown: Seattle, WA

Undergrad: University of Washington

Medical School: University of Washington

Residency: Oregon Health and Science University, Pediatrics

Hobbies: Baking, spending time with family and friends, watching the Portland Trail Blazers

Favorite LA spot: The beach

Next adventure: Exploring Southern California!

John Stockton, MD, MPH

Hometown: Carpinteria, CA

Undergrad: USC

Medical School: Tulane

Residency: Maimonides Medical Center, Emergency Medicine

Hobbies: Surfing, swimming, stand up comedy, musicals and walking my dog

Favorite LA spot: Redondo Beach and the LA Coliseum ✌🏼

Next adventure: Patagonia

Brittany Wippel, MD

Hometown: Wilsonville, OR

Undergrad: Portland State University

Medical School: Oregon Health and Science University

Residency: Louisiana State University – Baton Rouge, Emergency Medicine

Hobbies: Running, Hiking, Surfing, Baking, Cooking and Travel

Favorite LA spot: Anywhere on the beach

Next adventure: Banff


Jeremy Shin, MD

Hometown: Mililani, HI

Medical School: University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine

Undergrad: Johns Hopkins University

Residency: University of Washington, Emergency Medicine

Hobbies: Cooking/baking, hiking, spending time with my dog

Favorite LA spot: Republique

Next adventure: Hokkaido, Japan

International and Domestic Health Equity (IDHEAL)

Hurnan Vongsachang, MD, MPH

Hometown: San Diego, CA

Undergrad: Harvard University

Graduate School: Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health

Medical School: UC Riverside School of Medicine

Residency: Los Angeles General (formerly Los Angeles County / University of Southern California)

Hobbies: Running, cycling, hiking, yoga, desserting

Favorite LA spot: Salt and Straw

Next adventure: Really excited to discover new ice cream shops in Los Angeles 🙂

Emergency Medical Services (EMS)

Michael Kim, MD

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA

Undergrad: Washington University in St. Louis

Medical School: University of Missouri-Columbia

Residency: Washington University in St. Louis

Hobbies: Basketball, dancing, gaming, watching movies

Favorite LA spot: Koreatown

Next adventure: The comforts of my bed