Residents

Gabriel “Gabe” Campion, M.D


Home Town: Macungie, Pennsylvania
Undergraduate: United States Naval Academy
Medical School: New York University School of Medicine
Hobbies: Lifting, hiking, free-diving, petting strays (both Harbor and Redondo varieties)
Next Adventure: Wandering around the Mojave for a bit
What’s your least favorite mode of transportation? Helicopters. Any aircraft where the wings go faster than the fuselage is an abomination
What is your favorite body part?A tie between the biceps brachii and the biceps femoris

 

Robert “Bobby” Carey, M.D., M.S.


Home Town: Chicago, IL
Undergraduate: Duke University
Medical School: Boston University
Interests: Wilderness Medicine
Favorite Household Member: Indiana – Dog
Favorite LA Spot: Rosie’s Dog Beach in Long BeachIndiana – Dog
Hobbies: Skiing, Mountaineering, Hiking, Bar Trivia
Next Adventure: Teton Grand Traverse
If you could learn to do anything, what would it be? Speed read with perfect retention
If you could know the answer to any question, besides “What is the meaning of life?”, what would it be?Are there other intelligent forms of life in the universe, and, if so, what are they like?

 

Cindy Chang, M.D.


Home Town: Republic of Panama
Undergraduate: University of California, Davis
Medical School: The Ohio State University College of Medicine
Interests: Ultrasound, Critical Care, Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Favorite LA Spot: Broad museum! LA Farmer’s Market. The hundreds of Asian restaurants near work and in LA 
Hobbies: Crafting, painting, photography. Trying new restaurants! Running, hiking. Karaoke-ing with my AWESOME co-residents!
Next Adventure: Traveling to Italy and France 
If you could paint a picture of any scenery you’ve seen before, what would you paint? The Night Sky in Peru while on the Salkantay Trek
What is one of your favorite quotes? “Never let the fear of striking out, keep you from playing the game.” – Babe Ruth

 

Jennifer Fang, M.D., Chief Resident


Home Town: San Diego, CA
Undergraduate: University of California, San Diego
Medical School: University of California, Los Angeles, David Geffen School of Medicine
Hobbies: Eating (I have been called human Yelp), baking, board games, origami, amigurumi

 

Lauren Fryling, M.D.


Home Town: San Mateo, CA
Undergraduate: University of California, Santa Barbara
Medical School: University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine
Hobbies: Volleyball, running, hiking, travel

 

Michael Ghermezi, M.D., M.S.


Home Town: Los Angeles, CA
Undergraduate: University of California, Santa Barbara
Graduate School: Human Nutrition, Columbia University, New York
Medical School: Tel Aviv Sackler School of Medicine, New York State American Branch
Interests: Critical Care, Research
Favorite Household Member: Oscar, my Husky
Favorite LA Spot: Biking the Strand!
Hobbies: cycling, gym/weight lifting, eating
Next Adventure: Mexico City
If you could paint a picture of any scenery you’ve seen before, what would you paint? Diving win the Belize barrier reef
If you could choose anyone, who would you pick as your mentor? Amy Kaji- she is and will always be my mentor

 

Alexander Grohmann, M.D.


Home Town: Chicago, IL
Undergraduate: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Medical School: Rush Medical College of Rush University Medical Center
Interests: Education, Critical Care, International Emergency Medicine
Favorite Household Member: Odin (cat)
Favorite LA Spot: Exploring the different neighborhoods of LA
Hobbies: Beach Volleyball, Hiking, Cycling, rock climbing, Travel
Next Adventure: Finding LA’s best street taco
Least favorite mode of transportation: Moving sidewalks/escalators
What's the #1 most played song on your iPod, Spotify, or Pandora? 90’s Hip-Hop/Rap
If you could learn to do anything, what would it be? Become multilingual

 

Evan Laveman, M.D., Chief Resident


Home Town: San Diego, CA
Undergraduate: UCLA
Medical School: UCLA
Interests: Administration, Education, EMS/Disaster
Favorite Household Member: Jessica and our wilting succulents
>Favorite LA Spot: Paddleboarding down at paddle house. Breakfast often at Sea Level. Nadav’s house is a new favorite hotspot. Pitcher house/R10 both a couple minutes walk away. Mitsuwa.
Hobbies: Surfing, paddling, co-resident mingling, sometimes cooking, sometimes not, running/walking/biking along the strand.
Next Adventure: Marriage
Favorite time of day? The evening after a 28 hour call when you have the next day off
If you knew the world was ending in 2020, what would you do differently? I’d stop paying my loans back

 

Ronald Luu, M.D., M.P.H.


Home Town: Tustin, CA
Undergraduate: University of California, Irvine
Graduate School: Public Health, University of California, Irvine
Medical School: UCLA
Favorite LA Spot: Two Bit Circus
Hobbies: Basketball, snowboarding, traveling, board games, Scuba diving, video games, movies
Next Adventure: Banff
If you were reincarnated as an ice cream flavor, what would it be? Cookies and cream
What’s your least favorite mode of transportation? Driving

 

Brittney Mull, M.D., M.P.H. Chief Resident, Chair of Diversity Committee


Home Town: Carson, CA
Undergraduate: Howard University
Graduate School: Public Health, California State University, Long Beach
Medical School: Howard University College of Medicine
Interests: Health Policy and Advocacy
Favorite LA Spot: Griffith Park and Observatory
Hobbies: running, hiking, spending time with family
Next Adventure: yoga retreat in Tanzania
Quote: If you are always trying to be normal you will never know how amazing you can be ” – Maya Angelou
#1 most played song: “Saint Nobody” – Jessie Reyez

 

Nadav Nahumi, M.D.


Home Town: Ocean Township, NJ
Undergraduate: Johns Hopkins University
Medical School: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Interests: Education, Wilderness Medicine
Favorite LA Spot: Quality Seafood
Hobbies: Surfing, Climbing, Running, Road Biking/ Bike Touring, Backpacking, Graffiti Art, Wood Working, Guitar
Next Adventure: Trans Catalina Trail
If you were immortal for a day, what would you do? Free solo climbing
If you had to work on only one project for the next year, what would it be?Become a sponsored ultra-endurance athlete

 

Ryan Tenold, D.O.


Home Town: Spokane, WA
Undergraduate: Hillsdale College
Medical School: Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine of Midwestern University
Hobbies: Beach volleyball, surfing, soccer, skiing, backpacking, kitesurfing
Next Adventure: Indo surf trip, Australia

 

Michael Tetwiler, M.D., M.P.H


Home Town: Paola, Kansas
Undergraduate: University of Kansas
Graduate School: MPH Health Management Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health
Medical School: University of Kansas School of Medicine
Interests: Administration, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Hospice and Palliative Medicine
Favorite Household Member: Television
Favorite LA Spot: Breakroom 86
Hobbies: Books, Movies, Surfing, Dancing
Next Adventure: To live… to live would be an awfully big adventure.
If you could paint a picture of any scenery you’ve seen before, what would you paint? I painted a sunset I saw in the Lake District in England with my grandmother.
Favorite Quote: Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.

 

Kelsey Wilhelm, M.D., Chief Resident


Home Town: Omaha, Nebraska
Undergraduate: Creighton University
Medical School: University of Arizona College of Medicine- Phoenix
Interests: EMS/Disaster, Administration, Well-being
Favorite Household Member: My furry four-legged companions, Bentley and Shea.
Favorite LA Spot: Rosie’s Dog beach
Hobbies: Home improvement projects, soccer, cycling, camping, gardening, drinking wine and eating bagels.
Next Adventure: Banff, Canada
What is your favorite form of exercise? Chasing my deaf dog down the beach while she destroys children’s sand castles.
If you won the lottery, what is the first thing you would do? Build a house for shelter doggos and my parents near a winery.

 

James Williams, M.D.


Home Town: Clarksburg, West Virginia
Undergraduate: Princeton University
Medical School: NYU
Interests: Critical Care, International Emergency Medicine
Favorite LA Spot: Wednesday Night Trivia in Long Beach
Hobbies: Fly fishing, hiking, camping, reading, running, surfing (poorly)
Next Adventure: Alaska
If you could paint a picture of any scenery you’ve seen before, what would you paint? The Himalayas in Nepal
#1 most played song: “Something More than Free” Jason Isbell

 

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Tiffany Au, M.D.

Hometown: San Francisco, California
Undergraduate: Harvard
Medical School: Stanford
Hobbies: Acroyoga, scuba diving, aerial silks, traveling off (and on) the beaten path, card games, wine/whiskey, food
Next Adventure: TBD! That's the fun part  

 

Sydney Beck, M.D.

Hometown: Long Beach, New York
Undergraduate: Cornell University
Medical School: Stony Brook University School of Medicine
Hobbies: yoga, hiking, finding new restaurants, anything beach related
What is your favorite time of year? Autumn in New York City

 

Kendra Campbell, M.D.

Hometown: Worthing, United Kingdom
Undergraduate: University of Bath, United Kingdom
Medical School: University of Kentucky College of Medicine
Hobbies: Climbing, hiking, traveling
Favorite Song: You Got the Love by Florence & The Machine
Favorite Childhood Food: My mum's homemade lasagna & garlic bread  

 

John Campo, M.D.

Hometown: San Gabriel, California
Undergraduate: University of California, Berkeley
Medical School: Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine
Hobbies: Camping, scuba diving

 

Ryan DeVivo, DO, MS


Hometown: Springfield, Massacheutts
Undergraduate: Springfield College
Medical School: Western University
Hobbies: Hiking, biking, gym, beach, skiing, traveling... standard Emergency Medicine activities. Also, talking and treating my dog like he is a human.
Favorite activity since moving to LA for residency: Found some great hikes in Malibu, dog friendly, awesome hidden restaurant and bar called The Olde Place in the canyons for after hiking food and drinks.

 

Nadia Faiq, M.D.


Hometown: New York City, NY
Undergraduate: University of California, Berkeley
Medical School: UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine
Hobbies: Scuba diving, Surfing, Stand-up paddle boarding, Hiking, Indoor rock climbing, Visiting rain forests around the world, Playing with my dogs

 

Joseph “Joey” Friedrich, M.D.


Hometown: Santa Monica, CA
Undergraduate: The McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University
Medical School: Georgetown University School of Medicine
Hobbies: Being the lead singer and guitarist for the rock band BJ and the Animals, Triathlons

 

Alexander Garrett, MD


Hometown: Lovell, Maine
Undergraduate: Stanford
Medical School: David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA
Hobbies: Reading, video games, backpacking, ultimate frisbee
Next adventure: Planning my wedding

 

Megan Guy, M.D.


Hometown: San Luis Obispo, CA
Undergraduate: University of California, Berkeley
Medical School: Sackler School of Medicine, New York State American Branch
Hobbies: Hiking, Biking, Jogging, Jet boating, Wake boarding, Inner tubing, Skiing, Snowboarding

 

Cory Johnson, M.D.

Hometown: San Clemente, CA
Undergraduate: University of California, Los Angeles
Medical School: Keck School of Medicine at USC
Areas of Interest: Administration, International Medicine
Hobbies: Surfing, Snowboarding, Hiking around the Sierras, Fitness, Reading travel guides
Favorite Spot in LA: the Sunset restaurant in Malibu
Next Adventure: Sri Lanka or Oman

 

Michael Jordan, MD


Hometown: Sandusky, Ohio
Undergraduate: University of Toledo
Medical School: University of Toledo
Hobbies: Beach, football, hikes, giving my dog his best life
Favorite things to do In LA: Paddle Boarding around Naples Island in Long beach, Gaslamp live music bar, 2nd street Long Beach, Pine street Long Beach, hikes in Palos Verdes

 

Zachary Oleskey, MD


Hometown: Bonney Lake, Washington
Undergraduate: BYU
Medical School: University of Arizona COM - Tucson
Hobbies: Mountain biking, road biking, snowboarding, backpacking, Seattle sports, visiting MLB stadiums and national parks, food and travel
Favorite thing to do in LA: Biking in the mountains

 

Melanie Pham, MD


Hometown: Fairfax, Virginia
Undergraduate: Virginia Commonwealth University
Medical School: Eastern Virginia Medical School
Hobbies: Running slowly, hiking, scuba diving, eating, ukulele, travelling
Next adventure: New Zealand or Egypt

 

Avi Siani, MD


Hometown: Encino, California
Undergraduate: University of California, Los Angeles
Medical School: New York Medical College
Hobbies: Skiing, Scuba diving, basketball, hiking, backpacking, eating, cooking
If you could paint a picture of any scenery you’ve seen before, what would you paint? I would paint Havasu Falls

 

Angela Tegethoff, MD


Hometown: Tucson, Arizona
Undergraduate: University of Arizona
Medical School: University of Arizona College of Medicine
Hobbies: Climbing, Mountain Biking, Fishing, Triathlons, Surfing
Next adventure: Carnival in Rio and W Patagonia Hike

 

Andrew Thorne, MD


Hometown: Valencia, California
Undergraduate: University of California, Berkeley
Medical School: David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA
Hobbies: All things beach related (volleyball, spikeball, surfing, lounging), Ultimate frisbee, basketball, hiking, photography
Next adventure: Kauai helicopter tour

 

Jake Toy, DO


Hometown: San Mateo, California
Undergraduate: University of California, Berkeley
Medical School: Western University of Health Sciences
Hobbies: Climbing, snowboarding, golfing, traveling, fishing, eating my way around LA and the world, BBQing, watching documentaries
Favorite LA Hotspot: KazuNori

 

Nicole Bahrami, MD

 
Hometown: Irvine, CA
Undergraduate: UC Berkeley
Medical school: Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University
Favorite LA Spot: Perch rooftop
Hobbies: Traveling, painting, listening to music, concerts, any & all outdoor activities, watching sports, trying new restaurants
Next Adventure: Traveling to Switzerland
EM Areas of Interest: EMS/Disaster, Sports Medicine, Pediatrics
What sound do you love? Rain!
If you could paint a picture of any scenery you’ve seen before, what would you paint? Sunset in Maui  

Hannah Carr, MD

Hometown: Ramona, CA
Undergraduate: University of Oregon
Medical school: University of Virginia
Favorite LA spot: My brother and sister-in-law's backyard! Griffith Park is also nice.
Hobbies: Being outside - hiking, sand volleyball, beaching, hammocking...
Next Adventure: Acadia National Park
Least favorite mode of transportation: Least favorite mode of transportation is probably biking through traffic/without bike lanes. I did it for years in Oregon and my anxiety level was always so high! Favorite mode of transportation is also probably biking but on designated bike lanes/paths. My best friend and I biked unsupported from Vienna to Prague the summer before medical school started and we had the time of our lives!
If I were immortal for a day, I would: land a plane on a glacier and make some polar bear friends.
 

Sean Denny, MD

Hometown: Topanga, CA
Undergraduate: UC Santa Barbara
Medical school: UC Irvine School of Medicine
Favorite LA Spot: Sender One LAX
Hobbies: Rock climbing, hiking, running, baking pizza and croissants, reading fiction
Next Adventure: Learning how to surf
Favorite childhood meal: Sunday morning waffles
If you were immortal for a day, what would you do? Go BASE jumping in a wingsuit

 

Kyle Fierro, MD

Hometown: Santa Rosa, CA
Undergraduate: Stanford University
Medical school: Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University
Favorite LA Restaurant: Totsu Ramen
Hobbies: running, home brewing, watching college football, eating burritos, seeing live music
Next Adventure: I'm working to become the MVP of my karaoke crew
EM Areas of Interest: EMS/Disaster, Critical Care
Favorite Sound: the sound of someone at the dinner table saying I can eat the pickle that came with their burger
Favorite Body Part: the hairline (I'm trying to get on its good side so it stays with me forever)

 

Adam Garibay, MD

Hometown: Austin, Texas
Undergraduate: University of Texas at Austin
Medical school: Baylor College of Medicine
Hobbies: EDM, Spin, Pizza, Smash Bros, Polaroids, Juice
Favorite LA Activity: Rollerblading along the beach
Next Adventure: Tacos in Tijuana
EM Areas of Interest: Ultrasound, Education, Pediatrics
If you weren't a doctor what would you do instead? A pre-school teacher by day, spin instructor by night.
What quote illustrates your childhood? "Vas a ver cuando lleguemos a la casa"

 

Ryan Gleber, MD

Hometown: Cornelia, GA
Undergraduate: Georgia Institute of Technology
Medical School: UCSD School of Medicine
Areas of Interest: Ultrasound, Wilderness Medicine, Hyperbaric & Undersea Medicine, Research
Hobbies: Backpacking, surfing, diving, running, skiing, international travel, culinary experiences, reading, music, playing the mandolin
Favorite Childhood Food: Choco Tacos

 

Alexa “Vanilla Ice” Golden, MD

Hometown: San Diego, CA
Undergraduate: UCLA
Medical school: Tufts University School of Medicine
Favorite LA Spot: Philippe The Original
Hobbies: hip hop yoga, car camping, running on sand, burritos, JammyPacks, skiing/snowboarding on blue slopes, co-ed sports, event planning, costume parties, tap dancing, making chocolate covered strawberries, fun dip, sudoku
Next Adventure: The Moon
EM Areas of Interest: Administration, Ultrasound, Education, Health Policy & Advocacy
What’s the #1 most played song or station on your iPod, Spotify, or Pandora?: Ice Ice Baby - Vanilla Ice
If you had to change your first name, what would you change it to? Foxxy Cleopatra

 

Aaron Hauck, MD

Hometown: Livermore, CA
Undergraduate: Cal Poly, Pomona
Medical school: Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California
Favorite LA Restaurant: Mama Lu's Dumpling House
Hobbies: Music, hot yoga, hiking, cooking, foodie
Next Adventure: TBD
EM Areas of Interest: Education, Health Policy & Advocacy, International Emergency Medicine
Favorite childhood meal: Chicken Parmesan
Favorite time of day: Saturday morning

 

Tyler Leppek, MD, MPH

Hometown: Rochester Hills, Michigan
Undergraduate: University of Michigan
Graduate School: MPH Michigan State University
Medical school: Michigan State University CHM
Favorite LA Spots: Amigos Tacos for breakfast burritos and taking advantage of the beautiful LA sunshine
Hobbies: Soccer, Liverpool fanatic (Up the Reds!), hot sauce making, skiing, backpacking (especially with my dog, Wrigley), camping, canoeing/kayaking, photography, soon to be surfing!
EM Areas of Interest: Administration, Education, Health Policy & Advocacy, Wilderness, Sports Medicine, Research
Next Adventure: Learning Spanish, growing my own peppers/chillies, and exploring my new home, LA!
If you won the lottery, what is the first thing you would do? I would buy an English football club and start a soccer academy for underprivileged youth in LA.
If you could witness any event past, present or future, what would it be? I would want to be in the space shuttle of the first moon landing and walk on the moon.

 

Tianci Liu, MD

Hometown: Clovis, CA
Undergraduate: UC San Diego
Medical school: New York Medical College
Favorite LA Spot: Mashti Malone’s Ice Cream
Hobbies: searching for the best Mexican street taco in LA, becoming a Trader Joe’s connoisseur, semi-professional dog walker, farmers markets, Spikeball on the beach
Next Adventure: real life Mario Kart racing in Japan
EM Areas of Interest: Ultrasound, Critical Care
What’s the #1 most played song on your Spotify? “Crush” by Yuna & Usher
What is one of your favorite quotes? “Be the leaf.” -Meelo, The Legend of Korra

 

Robert “Rob” McMickle, MD

Hometown: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Undergraduate: Loyola Marymount University
Medical school: David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Favorite LA Spots: Tacos Por Favor (on Olympic Blvd), The Hammer Museum, The Harbor Room, Playa del Rey Beach
Hobbies: Surfing, rock climbing, skiing, writing, fishing, listening to and playing music
Next Adventure: Wyoming
EM Areas of Interest: Critical Care, Research
What’s the #1 most played song or station on your iPod, Spotify, or Pandora? Gillian Welch, When A Cowboy Trades His Spurs For Wings
What is one of your favorite quotes? Illegitimi non carborundum

 

David Oliver, MD

Hometown: Keaau, Hawaii
Undergraduate: University of Washington
Medical school: University of Washington School of Medicine
Favorite LA Activity: surfing
Hobbies: Mountain biking, snowboarding, surfing, climbing, travel
Next Adventure: Global health trip in Nepal
EM Areas of Interest: Education, Research, International Emergency Medicine
Favorite form of exercise: Mountain biking
If you could be any fictional character, who would you choose? Mowgli

 

Andres Park, MD

Hometown: Flores, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Undergraduate: University of Southern California
Medical school: UCSF
Favorite LA Activity: Trying out new restaurants!
Hobbies: Fishkeeping, hiking, jogging, cooking, chillin' on Hulu and Netflix, reading, traveling/exploring, playing with my dog.
Next Adventure: Couch staycation (all inclusive)
EM Areas of Interest: Ultrasound, Pediatrics
What’s your least favorite mode of transportation? Uber pool.
What was your favorite food when you were a child? Milanesa napolitana with a (generous) side of fries.

 

Hoang Pham, MD

Hometown: Long Beach, CA
Undergraduate: UC Irvine
Medical school: Washington University in St. Louis
Favorite LA Activity: Biking around my hometown of Long Beach with my friends
Hobbies: Riding my road bike, climbing and bouldering, hiking with my wife, brewing and drinking coffee
Next Adventure: Learn how to mountain bike!
EM Areas of Interest: Toxicology, Education
If you could throw any kind of party, what would it be like and what would it be for? I’d throw a double century bike ride with plenty of tacos, donuts, pizza, beer, and coffee stops just because.
Favorite childhood meal: Vietnamese com tam or maybe salt & vinegar chips

 

Fardis Tavangary, DO

Hometown: Beaverton, OR
Undergraduate: University of California Santa Barbara
Medical school: Western University of Health Sciences (COMP-NW)
Hobbies: Beach volleyball, spikeball, surfing, basketball, photography, cooking, playing guitar and piano, hiking, diving, and traveling
Favorite LA spot: Eclectic jazz night at Riviera 31
Next Adventure: Australia, Bali, and Thailand. Can't wait to dive The Great Barrier Reef!
EM Areas of Interest: Ultrasound, Education, Simulation
What is one of your favorite quotes? "The happiest people don't have the best of anything, they just make the best of everything"
If you could know the answer to any question, besides “What is the meaning of life?”, what would it be? What are the winning numbers for the next Mega Millions lottery drawing?

 

Brandon Wang, MD

Hometown: Bogota, NJ
Undergraduate: Yale University
Medical school: NYU School of Medicine
Favorite LA spot: Late evenings at Star Night in Koreatown
Hobbies: Powerlifting, eating, doting on my parents’ miniature goldendoodle, cafe hopping, eating some more
Next Adventure: Aurora Borealis
EM Areas of Interest: Administration, Education, Health Policy & Advocacy
What sound do you love? Sizzling meat on a grill
What keeps you up at night? Kevin’s Famous Chili episode of the Office

 

Jamal Alam, DO

Hometown: Laguna Niguel, California
Undergraduate: California State University, Fullerton
Medical School: Western University of Health Sciences, Pomona
Hobbies: Snowboarding, sporting events, pickup-up basketball, watching documentaries, playing board games, live music
Favorite LA hotspot: Staples Center (GO LAKERS!)

 

Adam Barnes, MD

Hometown: Bradford, Pennsylvania
Undergraduate: Wabash College
Medical School: SKMC at Thomas Jefferson University
Hobbies: Rocking climbing, Improv comedy, Cooking, NBA basketball (76ers), Shoe design, Board games
Next Adventure: Sport Climbing Post-Quarantine

 

Aixin Chen, MD

Hometown: Zionsville, Indiana
Undergraduate: University of Chicago
Medical School: Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Hobbies: Perusing farmers markets, painting, dancing, not following cooking instructions (ever, but especially when I bake), anything Vonnegut/cultural anthropology related

 

Karin Collins, MD

Hometown: Bend, Oregon
Undergraduate: Oregon State University
Medical School: Georgetown University School of Medicine
Hobbies: Attempting latte art, making/finding live music, hiking, learning to fly a plane with my dad (slowly but surely), and building my side hustle of dog walking.
Favorite thing to do In LA: Eating at Wurstküche and gawking at the Hermosa Beach sunsets

 

Yang Ding, MD

Hometown: East Brunswick, New Jersey
Undergraduate: Duke University
Medical School: University of Pennsylvania
Hobbies: Mixed martial arts, NBA and Duke basketball, tennis
If you could learn to do anything, what would it be?: Climb like Alex Honnold in Free Solo

 

Ahmed Farhat, MD

Hometown: Long Beach, California
Undergraduate: University of California, Irvine
Medical School: University of California, Irvine
Hobbies: Triathlon, surfing, spearfishing, boxing, indoor rock climbing
Next adventure: Completing an Ironman

 

Sophia Fornbacher, MD

Hometown: Concord, California
Undergraduate: Freed-Hardeman University
Medical School: Boston University School of Medicine
Hobbies: Soccer (goalkeeper), weightlifting (GAINZ are a necessity), meme enthusiast
Favorite LA Hotspot: I love going to the Attic in Long Beach when I visit my cousin. The mac & cheese with hot cheetos is a DELICACY. I can't wait to explore more restaurants in the LA area!

 

Nathan Jasperse, MD MBA

Hometown: Thousand Oaks, CA
Undergraduate: Wheaton College
Graduate School: University of California, Irvine
Medical School: University of California, Irvine
Hobbies: Soccer, cycling, bird watching, hiking, running - basically anything that gets me outdoors!

 

Kyle McLain, MD

Hometown: Birmingham, Michigan
Undergraduate: University of Michigan
Medical School: University of Michigan
Hobbies: Taking care of dogs, hiking, karaoke, eating well
Pet: Roareo! (Black cat with a white tummy)

 

Elise Molnar, MD

Hometown: Newport Beach, California
Undergraduate: Harvard University
Medical School: The University of Arizona College of Medicine, Phoenix
Hobbies: Orangetheory Fitness, hiking, collecting plants
Pets: A very old and cranky cat named Clawdrey Hepburn
Next Adventure: Getting Married!

 

Andrew Pham, MD

Hometown: Long Beach, California
Undergraduate: University of California, Berkeley
Medical School: University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine
Hobbies: Adventurous foodie, hiking/camping in national parks, beach bumming, EDM concerts
Favorite LA hotspot: Biking down the Venice Beach boardwalk, people-watching, eating endless acai bowls

 

Elizabeth Scott, MD

Hometown: Los Angeles, California
Undergraduate: University of California, Berkeley
Medical School: USC-Keck School of Medicine
Hobbies: Running (a lot), backpacking/hiking, yoga, making fancy breakfasts, writing, buying overpriced coffee
Favorite LA Hotspot: Trail running in the Santa Monica Mountains and Boy & Bear Coffee

 

Nishelle Smith, MD

Hometown: Woodlake, California
Undergraduate: University of California, Santa Barbara
Medical School: University of California, Davis
Hobbies: Reading, especially sci-fi and fantasy genres, dogs, hiking in the western Sierras, knitting, drawing, and
maintaining a large indoor succulent collection, wakeboarding, wakesurfing, and snowboarding

 

Jonathan Warren, MD

Hometown: Fremont, California
Undergraduate: UCLA
Medical School: David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA
Hobbies: Photography, hiking, indoor plants, exercise, medical education/teaching, movies/TV/video games
Next adventure: Photographing all 61 national parks over the next 10 years

 

Shane Zeshonski, MD

Hometown: Scranton, Pennsylvania
Undergraduate: Drexel University
Medical School: Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine
Hobbies: Drumming, reading, backpacking, hiking, running
Next Adventure: TBD, exploring some faraway land

 

Sarah “Zyz” Zyzanski, M.D.

Hometown:  Brookline, Massachusetts
Undergraduate: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Medical School:  Boston University School of Medicine
Hobbies:  Musical theater, crime documentaries, international travel, badminton, archery, swimming, learning musical instruments, gardening (I grow my own herbs!), tabata training