Residents

Nicole Bahrami, MD

 
Hometown: Irvine, California
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, California
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, California
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, California
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, Georgia
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 Golden, MD

Hometown: San Diego, California
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, California
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/chilies, 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, California
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, Florida
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, California
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, Oregon
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, New Jersey
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, café 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

 

J. Yosuf 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: Rock climbing, improv comedy, cooking, NBA basketball (76ers), shoe design, board games
Next Adventure: Sport Climbing Post-Quarantine

 

Ai Xin 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, California
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 Shepard, 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, wake surfing, 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, MD

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

 

Aslam Akhtar, MD, PhD

Hometown: Los Angeles, California
Undergraduate: University of California, Irvine
Graduate Schools: University of California, Irvine & Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Medical School: George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences
Favorite LA spot: Biking the Strand
Hobbies: Construction, gardening, rooting for the Raiders
Next Adventure: Living (and hunting) in woods of the Pacific Northwest for a week

 

Elizabeth Avakoff, DO, MPH

Hometown: Foster City, California
Undergraduate: University of California, Berkeley
Graduate School: Boston University School of Public Health
Medical School: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Favorite LA spot: Crescent Bay Point Park
Hobbies: Exploring the outdoors, hitting the gym, trying a new food spot or brewery, cooking, traveling
Next Adventure: Grand Canyon

 

John Bosco, MD, MPH

Hometown: Yorktown Heights, New York
Undergraduate: Boston University
Graduate School: Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health
Medical School: New York Medical College
Favorite LA spot: Beach Path
Hobbies: Playing music, rock climbing, scuba diving, surfing, tennis, rollerblading
Next Adventure: Cenotes-Tulum, Mexico

 

Matthew Casarico, MD

Hometown: St. Augustine, Florida
Undergraduate: Florida State University
Medical School: Florida State University College of Medicine
Favorite LA spot: Manhattan Beach Pier
Hobbies: Surfing, guitar/music production, hiking, chilling with my dog
Next Adventure: Huntington Gardens

 

Melody Fang, MD

Hometown: Fremont, California
Undergraduate: University of California, Irvine
Medical School: Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
Favorite LA spot: Disneyland (yes I know, technically Anaheim)
Hobbies: Playing basketball, watching sports (mainly football and basketball), sunbathing at the beach, hiking
Next Adventure: Yosemite or Zion

 

Natalie Hernandez, MD, MPH

Hometown: Tucson, Arizona; San Francisco, California; Washington DC
Undergraduate: Stanford University
Graduate School: Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Medical School: University of California, San Francisco
Favorite LA spot: Redondo Beach at sunset
Hobbies: Dancing, soccer, petting dogs (wish I had one!), arts and crafts (lately cross-stitching)
Next Adventure: Would love to travel somewhere tropical with delicious food

 

Lyolya Hovhannisyan, MD, MSc

Hometown: Yerevan, Armenia/Glendale, California
Undergraduate: University of California, Los Angeles
Graduate School: University of California, San Francisco
Medical School: University of California, Los Angeles David Geffen School of Medicine
Favorite LA spot: Sunset at the beach
Hobbies: Rollerblading, etymology, hiking/camping, hammocking, music & arts
Next Adventure: Hop to Banff/Patagonia/Mount Ararat

 

Dan Im, MD

Hometown: South Korea/Gardena, California
Undergraduate: University of California, Los Angeles
Medical School: Northwestern University, The Feinberg School of Medicine
Favorite LA spot: Ohshima, all the restaurants in Koreatown, Palos Verdes
Hobbies: Netflix, exploring restaurants and leaving Yelp reviews, road trips, photography
Next Adventure: Food trip to Japan or Mexico!

 

Aaron Katrikh, MD

Hometown: West Hollywood, California
Undergraduate: Johns Hopkins University
Medical School: Rush Medical College of Rush University Medical Center
Favorite LA spot: The beach with my co-residents
Hobbies: Music production and DJing, Hiking, Travel, Swimming
Next Adventure: Any National Park

 

Kenneth Lee, MD

Hometown: Los Angeles, California
Undergraduate: Northwestern University
Medical School: Northwestern University, The Feinberg School of Medicine
Favorite LA spot: TNT Aloha Café
Hobbies: Running, snowboarding, basketball (UCLA, Lakers), golf (I am terrible and despite my best efforts, am not improving), photography, hanging out with my family and our dog Andie
Next Adventure: The motherland (Korea!)

 

Nicholas Macaluso, MD

Hometown: Merrick, New York
Undergraduate: Tufts University
Medical School: David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Favorite LA spot: I'm happiest when going for a long run on the Ballona Creek Bike Path!
Hobbies: I'm a runner, I'm always checking out different beaches, and I love trying new (vegetarian) foods! Also enjoy goin to the movies and chilling out at home, usually watching Survivor
Next Adventure: Hope to make it back to Italy to explore Florence!

 

Bradley McIntyre, MD

Hometown: Cincinnati, Ohio
Undergraduate: Ohio State University
Medical School: Rush Medical College of Rush University Medical Center
Favorite LA spot: Dave's Hot Chicken- any location
Hobbies: Biking, visiting national parks, musicals, fancy restaurants/dive bars
Next Adventure: Hiking/camping Mt. Rainier National Park

 

Niresh Perera, MD

Hometown: Northridge, California
Undergraduate: University of California, Riverside
Medical School: University of California, Riverside School of Medicine
Favorite LA spot: Reseda Point & Mulholland Drive Views 
Hobbies: Beach, Hiking, Volleyball, Smash Bros., Pokémon, Breweries, Friendship 
Next Adventure: Would love to travel to Hawaii or Japan 

 

Karen Tate, MD

Hometown: Torrance, California
Undergraduate: California Lutheran University
Medical School: Michigan State University College of Human Medicine
Favorite LA spot: Any beach!
Hobbies: Running, spending time outside, going on adventures with my son and husband.
Next Adventure: Disneyland!

 

Joyce Wahba, MD

Hometown: Cupertino, California
Undergraduate: University of California, Berkeley
Medical School: University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine
Favorite LA spot: Hermosa Beach Volleyball Courts 
Hobbies: Volleyball, hiking, low budget traveling, trying new foods, basically anything that involves friendship
Next Adventure: Southeast Asia is next on the bucket list!

 

Joshua Wasmund, MD

Hometown: Memphis, Tennessee
Undergraduate: University of Memphis
Medical School: University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine
Favorite LA spot: Option 1
Hobbies: Hiking, Dog stuff, Dungeon's and Dragons (and any table-top nerdy game with friends), running, climbing
Next Adventure: Backpacking full Smoky Mountain portion of the AT

Lisa Bell, MD

Hometown: Torrance, California
Undergraduate: University of California, Davis
Medical School: University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine
Favorite LA spot: Portuguese Bend Reserve for hiking!
Hobbies: Hiking, Biking, Camping, Working out, pretty much anything with exercise + nature is good with me 🙂
Next Adventure: Living (and hunting) in woods of the Pacific Northwest for a week
EM Interests: Global Health, Quality Improvement

 

Tiffany Fan, MD

Hometown: Pasadena, CA
Undergraduate: University of Southern California
Medical School: University of California, Los Angeles
Favorite LA spot: PV Cliffs overlooking the Portuguese Bend at sunset
Hobbies: Exploring LA's music scene (especially house/techno), acrylic pour painting, collecting vinyl records, picnics at the beach, lounging & overcaffeinating at coffee shops
EM Interests: Social EM, med ed, advocacy, ultrasound
Next Adventure: Hoping to meet my extended family in Sao Paulo, Brazil!

 

Cesar S. Fortuna, MD

Hometown: San Bernardino, CA
Undergraduate: California State University, San Bernardino
Medical School: University of California, Riverside
Favorite LA spot: Chilling out on Venice beach
Hobbies: Going to breweries, hanging with friends, rewatching the Office and HIMYM
EM Interests: Ultrasound, Social EM, Critical care
Next Adventure: Going to New Orleans for a bachelor party!

 

Fernando S. Gonzalez, MD

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Undergraduate: University of California, Los Angeles
Medical School: Albert Einstein COM
Favorite LA spot: El Rey Theater or Redondo Beach
Hobbies: all things sports (basketball, spikeball, tennis, ping pong, snowboarding mostly), music (Spotify rabbit holes, mixing, shows), bothering my cat
EM Interests: Ultrasound
Next Adventure: Wherever the music is good

 

Haydar Ibrahim, MD

Hometown: Erbil, Iraq
Undergraduate: University of Colorado, Denver
Medical School: University of Colorado School of Medicine
Favorite LA spot: Dayglow for the best coffee!
Hobbies: Photography, cooking, travel, soccer, basketball, watching anime
EM Interests: Social EM, global health 
Next Adventure: Going to South Korea and Japan!

 

J. Hunter Jackson, MD

Hometown: Salt Lake City, Utah
Undergraduate: Claremont McKenna College
Graduate School: Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Medical School: University of California, San Francisco
Favorite LA spot: Culver Steps
Hobbies: Running, reading, tennis, golf, wishing I had a dog, trying new restaurants, and traveling any chance I get
EM Interests: Administration, quality improvement, and social EM
Next Adventure: Japan? New Zealand? Burning Man?!

 

Bhavya Kumar, MD

Hometown: Renton, WA
Undergraduate: University of Washington
Medical School: University of Washington SOM
Favorite LA spot: Redondo Beach at sunset with a scoop of Handel’s ice cream
Hobbies: Dancing, cooking, exploring new music and foods
EM Interests: Social EM, Critical Care
Next Adventure: Learning to find happiness in life’s little joys

 

Stephen Macaspac, MD

Hometown: Kapolei, Hawaii
Undergraduate: University of Hawaii at Manoa
Medical School:University of Hawaii John A Burns School of Medicine
Favorite LA spot: Ali’i Fish Company
Hobbies: Piano, travel, reading, beach volleyball with my co-residents, trying new food, spending time with friends and family
EM Interests: MedEd, Critical care, Social EM
Next Adventure: Japan in cherry blossom season!

 

Maddie Mori, MD

Hometown: Gilroy, CA
Undergraduate: Gordon College
Medical School: Western University of Health Sciences, Pomona
Favorite LA spot: Mount Baldy
Hobbies: Ocean activities including kayaking, surfing, swimming; backpacking, hiking, rock climbing, gardening, reading and listening to music!
EM Interests: Wilderness Medicine
Next Adventure: Salmon fishing on the Columbia River!

 

Mai Riquier, MD

Hometown: Longmeadow, MA
Undergraduate:University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Medical School: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Favorite LA spot: The beach!
Hobbies: music (I play violin!), eating good food, traveling, discovering new adventures with friends
EM Interests: Medical education, EMS 
Next Adventure: Visiting the national parks that the west coast has to offer!

 

Jolene Nguyen-Cuu, MD

Hometown: Villa Park, CA
Undergraduate: University of California, Los Angeles
Medical School: University of California, Riverside
Favorite LA spot: Staples Center
Hobbies: Snowboarding, traveling, event planning, yoga, board games, escape rooms
EM Interests: Social EM, Med Ed, Event Medicine 
Next Adventure: Banff

 

Kylie Prentice, MD

Hometown: Redondo Beach, CA
Undergraduate: University of California, Los Angeles
Medical School: University of California, Irvine
Favorite LA spot: El burrito jr. on PCH
Hobbies: Surfing, dogs, breweries, cookie dough, LA sports teams, hiking, reading, cheese
EM Interests: Social EM, ultrasound, sports med
Next Adventure: Hawaii

 

Aislinn McMillan, MD

Hometown: Washington DC
Undergraduate: Northwestern University
Medical School: University of California, San Diego
Favorite LA spot: The beach!
Hobbies: Hiking and backpacking, paddle boarding, live music, traveling
EM Interests: International EM, Ultrasound, Wilderness
Next Adventure: Backpacking in Banff

 

Vivek Shah, MD

Hometown: Chino, CA
Undergraduate: University of Southern California
Medical School:David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Favorite LA spot: Malibu Lagoon
Hobbies: Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Weightlifting, Cooking, looking for that next great Taco spot, and getting lost in bookstores
EM Interests: Critical care, palliative care, and medical education
Next Adventure: Banff!

 

Lily Stokoe, MD

Hometown: Harrison, NY
Undergraduate: University of California, Los Angeles
Medical School: SUNY Downstate
Favorite LA spot: The beach for runs and volleyball (always with lots and lots of sunscreen!!)
Hobbies: Volleyball, bar trivia, finding new drink/food spots, running, reading, and going to the movies
EM Interests: Med Ed and SIM
Next Adventure:Heading to England to visit family and catch a Newcastle United game!

 

Corey Young, MD

Hometown: South Pasadena, CA
Undergraduate: University of California, San Diego
Medical School: California University of Science and Medicine
Favorite LA spot: Modan Artisanal Ramen
Hobbies: Rock climbing, Rubik's cubes, volleyball, video games
EM Interests: Ultrasound, ultrasound, ultrasound, medical education
Next Adventure: Go lead climbing outdoors!