Residents

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Year 3


Tierney Allen  M.D.

Eastern Virginia Medical School; Tierney grew up in Walnut Creek and stayed in the East Bay area for her undergraduate education in Environmental Health at UC Berkeley. During her time at UC …more »

Elisabeth Bedolla  M.D.

University of Washington School of Medicine; Elisabeth was born in Mexico, but raised in Watsonville, California. As the daughter of agricultural working parents, the twenty-mile trip up the road …more »

Brandon Cortez  M.D.

University of California, San Diego School of Medicine; Brandon grew up in Sacramento, California, and majored in Ecology and Evolution at Stanford University. He taught high school biology in …more »

William Elder Jr.  M.D.

Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine; Bill spent the first year of his life in Omaha, Nebraska before his family decided to move out West. He grew up in the Rocky Mountains of …more »

Martin Escandon  M.D., M.P.H.

University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine; Martín grew up in Spokane, Washington where he developed a taste for organic apples and strong coffee. He attended the University of …more »

Rhianon Liu  M.D.

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine; Rhianon grew up outside of Boston with two physician parents and four younger siblings. During her undergraduate education at Stanford University, she …more »

Dorothy C. Marshall  M.D., M.P.H.

University of Miami Miller School of Medicine; Dorothy is a die-hard, born-and-bred Southern California girl who is passionate about health education and patient engagement. After earning a B.S. …more »

Brendan Payne  M.D.

University of North Carolina School of Medicine; Brendan grew up in Maryland, but headed down south to UNC-Chapel Hill to complete his undergraduate studies. While there, he spent several summers …more »

Courtney Stewart  M.D., M.P.H.

University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry; Courtney spent her childhood days on the snowy plains of North Dakota before venturing off to the University of Colorado to study …more »

Joe Stewart  M.D.

University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry; Joe grew up in the great plains of North Dakota; his parents (a doctor and a teacher) raised him and his amazing siblings in the humble …more »

Eric Wilson  M.D.

University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine; Eric was born and raised amongst the bluffs of the Mississippi River in Dubuque, Iowa. He majored in Math, Economics, and French during his …more »

Danielle Wisniewski  M.D., M.P.H.

Tulane University School of Medicine; Danielle grew up in San Diego, California and eventually found her true home in the Bay Area during college. She studied international development at UC …more »

Year 2


Autumn Burnes  M.D.

Rush Medical College of Rush University; Autumn was born and raised in Sebastopol, California. She graduated from Stanford University, where she studied philosophy and biology and developed a …more »

Lara Crystal-Ornelas  M.D.

Mount Sinai School of Medicine; Lara was born and raised in New Jersey with four older brothers and maintained strong connections to her family roots in Mexico City while growing up. She studied …more »

Roseann K. Day  M.D.

Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania; born and raised in the suburbs of Philadelphia, Roseann enjoyed the great fortune of growing up with three older brothers. She headed to DC …more »

Kiana Guerrero  M.D., M.S.Ed.

Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical sciences- SUNY Buffalo; Kiana grew up in the South Bronx after emigrating with her family from the Dominican Republic at the age of 10. After graduating …more »

Ana Alicia Levin  M.D., M.S.

University of California, San Francisco; Ana was born in Salinas, Ca and raised in the West Suburbs of Chicago before moving with her family to a small farm in Ojai, Ca. She majored in …more »

Sara Martin  M.D., M.Sc.

Harvard Medical School; Sara grew up in Fairfield, CA before moving to Massachusetts to study Biochemistry and History at Mount Holyoke College. After college she taught high school chemistry in …more »

Tahereh K. Naderi  M.D.

University of Pittsburgh; Tahereh's commitment to working with underserved populations and reducing health disparities is rooted in her upbringing. Her parents had fled their native country of …more »

Lisa Nicholson  M.D.

University of California, Los Angeles; Lisa was born and raised in Sonoma County, and loved growing up surrounded by our rolling hills and oak forests. She went to UC Santa Barbara to study …more »

Teresa (TC) Robbins  M.D., M.P.H.

University of California, San Diego; TC grew up in San Diego, CA as the youngest of three close siblings. After studying tropical ecology and biology at Stanford University, she completed a …more »

William Schirmer  M.D., M.P.H.

Tulane University School of Medicine; Billy grew up in Dublin, Ohio. His love of mountains took him to Colorado where he attended UC-Boulder for undergrad. As the son of a surgeon, he did …more »

Navee Sidhu  M.D.

University of Washington; Navee was born in Germany and grew up in Seattle, WA speaking English and German at home, while learning to make dahl and roti from his Punjabi grandmother. He went to …more »

Gillian Zuckerman  M.D., Ph.D.

University of Massachusetts Medical School; Gillian was born and raised in Massachusetts, and though she has spent a grand total of two years of her life living outside of the Commonwealth, she is …more »

Year 1


Jason P. Blair  M.D.

University of North Carolina School of Medicine; Jason was born in Chicago, Illinois and enjoyed four years of sledding down snowy streets before his family moved west. He passed the rest of his …more »

Julia Kirchner  M.D.

Rutgers New Jersey Medical School; Julia grew up in the beautiful state of New Jersey, and spent summers learning how to backyard garden from her family in Germany. She studied comparative …more »

Talia Kostick  M.D.

Larner College of Medicine, University of Vermont; Born and raised in Berkeley, Talia is thrilled to be moving back to Northern California after 5 years in Vermont. As and undergraduate, she …more »

Jimmy Le  M.D.

University of New Mexico, School of Medicine; Jimmy was born and raised in Albuquerque, NM. His parents immigrated from Vietnam in search of a better life for their children, and Jimmy made sure …more »

Christina V.  Lozada  M.D.

Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine; Christina is a native of Brooklyn, New York with cultural roots in Ecuador and Puerto Rico. She graduated from Duke University with a degree in …more »

Antoinette Mason  M.D.

University of California, San Diego; Antoinette was born and raised in San Francisco, and is thrilled to be returning to Northern California for residency. She studied nutrition at UC Davis and …more »

Emmanuel V.  Mendoza  M.D.

University of California, Davis; Emmanuel was born and raised in the California Central Valley in a small farming community, Hughson, CA which is located southeast of Modesto. His interest in …more »

Addama E.  Muodeme  M.D.

College of Health Sciences, Ebonyi State University, Nigeria; Adamma is a proud native of a small village in Eastern Nigeria where she developed a deep respect for primary care. Her interest in …more »

Karla Panameño  M.D.

University of California, Davis; Karla grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area after emigrating from El Salvador with her parents. Her interest in medicine rooted from her family’s experiences with …more »

Ruth Pedraza  M.D.

University of Kansas School of Medicine; Ruth was born and raised in Santa Ana Maya Michoacan, Mexico. At the age of seventeen, Ruth along with her two sisters and parents moved to Oxnard CA. …more »

Vanessa E.  Ramirez  M.D.

Keck School of Medicine of USC; Vanessa is the daughter of Mexican and Salvadoran immigrants, middle child of 3, and the first in her family to attend medical school. She is a native of the San …more »

Allison Spicher  M.D.

University of Minnesota Medical School; Allison was born in the East Bay of Northern California and moved to snowy Minnesota with her family when she was eleven years old. Allison grew up playing …more »