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Care. heal.

Engage. enrich.

Question.

2021

Resident and Fellow Commencement

discover.

155 North Fresno St. Fresno, CA 93701 Phone: (559) 499-6400 | Fax: (559) 499-6411

info@fresno.ucsf.edu www.fresno.ucsf.edu

Teach. inspire.


Dear UCSF Fresno Family: We are so grateful for all that you have done to support UCSF Fresno’s mission of providing high quality patient care though the educational model. This model helps us to assure the best care for our patients today and assure continued quality care to patients by training the next generation of amazing physicians and clinicians – like all of you. We know this global pandemic has been difficult. With togetherness, you have come through this with your humanity – and all the emotions that come with it – intact. We salute your grit, persistence, dedication, good humor, sense of justice and above all your compassion.

Cover Photo Credit: Creek near Yosemite National Park in Winter Daniel Ward, MD UCSF Fresno Emergency Medicine Residency Program, PGY2 Back Cover Photo Credits:

Congratulations on your achievements today and to new dreams fulfilled in the future. Sincerely, Lori Weichenthal, MD, FACEP Assistant Dean, Graduate Medical Education DIO, UCSF Fresno Associate Program Director, UCSF Fresno Department of Emergency Medicine UCSF Professor of Clinical Medicine

White Coats Christian Faulkenberry-Miranda, MD Associate Residency Program Director, UCSF Fresno Department of Pediatrics Blossoms Blooming Barbara Anderson Communications Specialist, UCSF Fresno


2021 Resident and Fellow Commencement Thursday, June 10, 2021 Via Zoom Webinar 6:00 p.m.

Order of Ceremony WELCOMING REMARKS Michael W. Peterson, MD, MACP Y. Frank and Roxie Moradian Chair in Medicine UCSF Professor of Medicine UCSF Fresno Associate Dean

GRADUATION ADDRESS Eric Lindvall, DO, FAOA UCSF Professor Chief of Orthopaedic Surgery, UCSF Fresno Medical Director, University Orthopaedic Associates 2020 Recipient of the Kaiser Award for Excellence in Teaching

AWARDS House Staff Awards Borba House Staff Research Award and Faculty Research Award ICare Award Kaiser Award for Excellence in Teaching Leon S. Peters Foundation Resident and Fellow Award Steven N. Parks, MD, Leadership Award

PRESENTATION OF GRADUATES

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Dean’s Message Welcoming Remarks

Congratulations to UCSF Fresno 2021 Graduates We applaud your accomplishments and wish you continued success.

Michael W. Peterson, MD, MACP Y. Frank and Roxie Moradian Chair in Medicine UCSF Professor of Medicine UCSF Fresno Associate Dean

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Biography Keynote Address

Eric Lindvall, DO, FAOA UCSF Professor Chief of Orthopaedic Surgery, UCSF Fresno Medical Director, University Orthopaedic Associates 2020 Recipient of the Kaiser Award for Excellence in Teaching Eric M. Lindvall, DO, specializes in Orthopaedic Traumatology – adult limb and pelvic trauma, intra-articular fractures, delayed unions, nonunions, malunions, acetabular and pelvic fractures, and post traumatic joint and limb reconstruction. He is board certified in Orthopaedic Surgery, and completed his internship and residency at Botsford General Hospital in Detroit, MI. His Orthopaedic Trauma Fellowship training was at Tampa General Hospital, Tampa, Florida. He serves on the Board of the California Orthopaedic Association, is a Fellow of the American Orthopaedic Association, and a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the Orthopaedic Trauma Association, and other international organizations. Dr. Lindvall has given presentations at both national and international meetings. He remains involved in ongoing research and has published many articles in peer reviewed journals. In addition, Dr. Lindvall participates as a reviewer for the Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma and the Journal of the American Academy of OrthopaedicSurgeons. He has been involved in resident and fellow education since completing his trauma fellowship in 2000.

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Awards House Staff Awards Sponsored by Community Medical Centers

Presented By Jeff Thomas, MD Chief Medical Quality Officer, Community Regional Medical Center Residents and fellows vote for members of the house staff, faculty and non-physician staff who exemplify standards of teaching excellence deserving of special recognition.

Outstanding First-Year Resident Outstanding Resident or Fellow Teacher Outstanding Attending Teacher Outstanding Non-Physician Teacher

Borba House Staff Research Award and Faculty Research Award

Presented By Amir Fathi, MD Director of HPB Surgery, Community Regional Medical Center UCSF Assistant Clinical Professor, Surgery Department, UCSF Fresno The Faculty Development and Scholarly Activity Committee reviews original research conducted by members of the faculty and house staff. Awards are given to recognize creative research judged to be the most significant and meritorious during the academic year.

ICare Award Sponsored by VA Central California Health Care System

Presented By Wessel Meyer, MD, FACP, MBChB Associate Chief of Staff for Education, VA Central California Health Care System UCSF Clinical Professor This award recognizes the resident who exemplifies the abilities to communicate effectively, lead treatment teams that foster a culture of safety and use data effectively when making decisions.

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Awards Henry J. Kaiser Award For Excellence In Teaching

Presented By Michael W. Peterson, MD, MACP Y. Frank and Roxie Moradian Chair in Medicine UCSF Professor of Medicine UCSF Fresno Associate Dean

Each year, the UCSF School of Medicine awards the prestigious Kaiser Award for Excellence in Teaching to four members of the clinical faculty. These awards recognize outstanding teaching, motivational skills and communication abilities. One of these prestigious awards is reserved for a member of the clinical faculty at UCSF Fresno. The winner is recognized at the commencement ceremony at the UCSF School of Medicine and is presented with a certificate and a significant monetary award.

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Awards Leon S. Peters Foundation Foundation Residentofand Resident the Fellow of the Year Award Year Award

Steven N. Parks, Steven N. MD, Leadership Parks, MD Award Leadership Award

Presented By David Peters Vice President of the Leon S. Peters Foundation In December 2011, the Leon S. Peters Resident of the Year Award was established through funding from the Leon S. Peters Foundation in support of the first UCSF Fresno Resident Council. This year, the Resident Council has selected one resident, and one fellow, nominated by their peers, who have demonstrated an outstanding job in patient and family care, research project success, have volunteered in the community to provide medical assistance where needed, and are overall well-rounded physicians, concerned about their patients, research, and community.

Presented By Christina Maser, MD UCSF Associate Clinical Professor, Surgery Department, UCSF Fresno Board of Governors, Fresno Madera Medical Society (FMMS) The Fresno Madera Medical Society is honored to present the Steven N. Parks, MD, Leadership Award. Known for his vision, leadership and guidance, during his 35 years of practice in Fresno, Dr. Parks made many outstanding contributions to the medical community, the profession, the Fresno Madera Medical Society and other professional organizations. His dedication and commitment to medicine continue through this leadership award, which was established by the medical society to recognize and encourage excellence in leadership development within organized medicine by residents and fellows and serves to stimulate similar efforts by other physicians in training. The individual recipient, selected by the FMMS Board of Governors, is recognized during the UCSF Fresno commencement ceremony and is presented with a plaque and a monetary award.

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Order of Ceremony Emergency Medicine Medical Education Fellowship Emergency Medicine Physician Assistant Residency Family and Community Medicine Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship Maternal Child Health Fellowship Internal Medicine Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship Interventional Cardiology Fellowship Gastroenterology Fellowship Hematology and Oncology Fellowship Infectious Diseases Fellowship Sleep Medicine Fellowship Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship Obstetrics and Gynecology Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Orthopaedic Surgery Orthopaedic Surgery Physician Assistant Residency Pediatrics Psychiatry Surgery Acute Care Surgery Fellowship Surgical Critical Care Fellowship Acute Care/Trauma Surgery Physician Assistant Residency General Dentistry

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Emergency Medicine STACY SAWTELLE VOHRA, MD, PROGRAM DIRECTOR

Nicholas Dean Black, MD Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

Dr. Black will begin a Wilderness Medicine Fellowship at University of California, San Diego.

Ranvir Singh Dhillon, MD UCSF School of Medicine

Dr. Dhillon has accepted a position with Stanford ValleyCare in Pleasanton, California.

Walid Ali Hamud-Ahmed, MD UCSF School of Medicine

Dr. Hamud-Ahmed has accepted a position with Clovis Community Medical Center and will also join the UCSF Fresno Department of Emergency Medicine as part-time faculty.

Cyrus Hahn Haselman, MD University of Washington School of Medicine

Dr. Haselman will join the UCSF Fresno Department of Emergency Medicine as faculty.

Thomas Hart Hull, MD Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine

Dr. Hull will practice Emergency Medicine in California.

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Emergency Medicine

Alexander Stephen Kaminsky, MD Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine

Dr. Kaminsky has accepted a position in Southern Oregon.

Michael Joseph Meyer, MD University of Kansas School of Medicine - Wichita

Dr. Meyer will practice Emergency Medicine in Fresno, California.

Scott Nobuyoshi Reichelderfer, MD UCSF School of Medicine

Dr. Reichelderfer will begin a Medical Education and Simulation Fellowship at University of California, Davis.

Katherine Marie Vuchkov, MD UCSF School of Medicine

Dr. Vuchkov will join the UCSF Fresno Department of Emergency Medicine as faculty.

Mackensie Armstrong Yore, MD Stanford University School of Medicine

Dr. Yore will begin a fellowship with the National Clinician Scholars Program at University of California, Los Angeles.

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Medical Education Fellowship JESSICA MASON, MD, PROGRAM DIRECTOR

Jessie Lauren Werner, MD University of Maryland School of Medicine

Dr. Werner will join the UCSF Fresno Department of Emergency Medicine as faculty.

Emergency Medicine Physician Assistant Residency FRED WU, PA-C, PROGRAM DIRECTOR

John Cang Nguyen, PA

Mr. Nguyen will practice Emergency Medicine at Columbia University.

Thomas Spangenberg, PA

Mr. Spangenberg will practice Emergency Medicine in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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Family and Community Medicine ARLIN VENTURINA, MD, PROGRAM DIRECTOR

Banujan Balachandran, MD Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine & Science Dr. Balachandran will join the UCSF Fresno Department of Family and Community Medicine as faculty.

Mariam Ashraf Bassali, MD Ross University School of Medicine

Dr. Bassali will practice Family Medicine in the Central Valley.

Celina Jan-yi Chau, DO Touro University Nevada College of Osteopathic Medicine

Dr. Chau will practice Family Medicine in Northern California.

Leandra Conley, DO A.T. Still University School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona Dr. Conley has accepted a Family Medicine position at Sutter Health in Grass Valley, California.

Michael Robert Geiger, DO A.T. Still University School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona Dr. Geiger has accepted a position with United Health Centers in Fresno, California.

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Family and Community Medicine

Babak Ghavami, MD Ross University School of Medicine

Dr. Ghavami will practice Family Medicine in Southern California.

Virpal Kaur Gill, MD Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine

Dr. Gill will be joining Optum Care in Long Beach, California.

Owen Paul Goldsworthy, DO Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine of Midwestern University Dr. Goldsworthy has accepted a position at Kaiser Permanante in Fresno, California.

Lauren Hsiao, MD St. George's University School of Medicine

Dr. Hsiao will practice Family Medicine in Clovis, California.

Gayane Koshkakaryan, DO Touro University California College of Osteopathic Medicine Dr. Koshkakaryan has accepted a position at Kaiser Permanante in Fresno, California.

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Family and Community Medicine

Melissa Michelle Ng, DO Touro University California College of Osteopathic Medicine Dr. Ng will practice Family Medicine in the Bay Area.

Jaskeerit Kaur Purewal, MD St. George's University School of Medicine

Dr. Purewal will practice Family Medicine in Southern California.

Catheryn Jumao-as Salibay, DO A.T. Still University School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona Dr. Salibay has accepted a postion with El Rio Health in Tucson, Arizona.

Omar Fuentes Sandoval, MD Ross University School of Medicine

Dr. Sandoval has accepted a postion with United Health Centers in Selma, California.

Kevin James Yeung, DO Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine - Middletown

Dr. Yeung will start a private practice in Hawaii.

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Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship ALIREZA SOLEIMANI FARD, MD, PROGRAM DIRECTOR

Sherry Lee Cavanagh, MD UC San Diego School of Medicine

Dr. Cavanagh will practice Hospice and Palliative Medicine in the state of Washington.

Joyce Ho, MD Florida Atlantic University, College Of Medicine Dr. Ho's plans are undecided at this time.

Babak Jamasian Mobarakeh, MD Yazd Shahid Sadooghi University of Medical Science and Health Service Dr. Jamasian Mobarakeh will practice Hospice and Palliative Medicine at Community Medical Centers in Fresno, California.

Kuanchang Lu, DO Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine

Dr. Lu will practice Palliative Medicine in California.

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Maternal Child Health Fellowship IVAN GOMEZ, MD, PROGRAM DIRECTOR

Ruben Mora-Roman Jr., DO Western University of Health Sciences/College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific - California Dr. Mora-Roman's plans are undecided at this time.

Internal Medicine STEVEN TRINGALI, DO, PROGRAM DIRECTOR

Ali Hameed Ali, MD University of Baghdad College of Medicine

Dr. Ali will begin a Rheumatology Fellowship at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan.

Mehdia Amini, MD St. George's University School of Medicine

Dr. Amini will be joining as an Internal Medicine Chief Resident at UCSF Fresno.

Sameer Bahl, MD Ross University School of Medicine

Dr. Bahl will be joining as an Internal Medicine Chief Resident at UCSF Fresno.

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Internal Medicine

Niraj Anil Bhalani, DO Western University of Health Sciences/College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific - California Dr. Bhalani will begin a Gastroenterology Fellowship at Larkin Community Hospital in Miami, Florida.

Rochelle Anne S. Chua, DO Western University of Health Sciences/College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific - California Dr. Chua will begin a Cardiology Fellowship at Coney Island Hospital in Brooklyn, New York.

Kartheek Dasari, DO Touro University Nevada College of Osteopathic Medicine

Dr. Dasari will practice Hospitalist Medicine in the Bay Area, California.

Eric J. Day, MD University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine

Dr. Day will practice Hospitalist Medicine in Fresno, California.

Amitpaul Singh Gill, MD St. George's University School of Medicine

Dr. Gill will begin a Gastroenterology and Hepatology Fellowship at UCSF Fresno.

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Internal Medicine

Evanpaul Gill, MD St. George's University School of Medicine

Dr. Gill will begin a Pulmonary & Critical Care Fellowship at UCSF Fresno.

Siyi Huang, MD Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine

Dr. Huang has accepted a position with Community Hospitalist Medical Group in Fresno, California.

Linda Jo, DO Western University of Health Sciences/College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific - California Dr. Jo has accepted a Primary Care position at Kaiser Permanente in San Diego, California.

Avneet Kahlon, DO Touro University California College of Osteopathic Medicine Dr. Kahlon will practice Hospitalist Medicine in Northern California.

Mandip Singh Kang, MD American University of Antigua College of Medicine

Dr. Kang will begin a Sleep Fellowship at UCSF Fresno .

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Internal Medicine

Zi Ying Li, MD Ross University School of Medicine

Dr. Li will begin a Rheumatology Fellowship at Roger Williams/Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island.

Fan Mo, DO Western University of Health Sciences/College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific - California Dr. Mo will begin a Sleep Fellowship at UCSF Fresno.

Mahboub Rahman Noori, MD American University of Antigua College of Medicine Dr. Noori will begin a Hematology & Medical Oncology Fellowship at Harbor Medical Center, UCLA in California.

Thao Mien Phan, DO Touro University Nevada College of Osteopathic Medicine

Dr. Phan has accepted a position with Community Hospitalist Medical Group in Fresno, California.

Sheeda Saba, DO Western University of Health Sciences/College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific - California Dr. Saba has accepted a Primary Care position at UC San Diego in California.

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Internal Medicine

Sunny Sandhu, MD St. George's University School of Medicine

Dr. Sandhu will be joining as an Internal Medicine Chief Resident at UCSF Fresno.

William S. Sun, MD St. George's University School of Medicine Dr. Sun will practice Hospitalist Medicine in California.

Minh Tue Trannguyen, DO Touro University Nevada College of Osteopathic Medicine Dr. Trannguyen has accepted a position with Community Hospitalist Medical Group in Clovis, California.

Vanessa Rachel Wormser, DO New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine Dr. Wormser will begin an Infectious Diseases Fellowship at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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Internal Medicine (Chiefs) STEVEN TRINGALI, DO, PROGRAM DIRECTOR

Dinithi Ketagoda Iddawela, MD American University of Antigua College of Medicine

Dr. Iddawela has accepted an Academic Hospitalist position at UC Davis in California.

Shirley Kim, DO Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine of Midwestern University Dr. Kim will practice Hospitalist Medicine in California.

Ogochukwu Chidozie Molokwu, MD American University of Antigua College of Medicine

Dr. Molokwu will join a private practice in Fresno, California.

Tanner Ross Mortenson, DO A.T. Still University Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine Dr. Mortenson will practice Hospitalist Medicine in Utah.

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Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship TERESA DANIELE, MD, PROGRAM DIRECTOR

Kassra Poosti, MD Ross University School of Medicine

Dr. Poosti will begin an Interventional Cardiology Fellowship at Kaiser Los Angeles Medical Center.

Chirag Rajyaguru, DO A.T. Still University School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona Dr. Rajyaguru will begin an Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Fellowship at University of Illinois Christ Hospital.

Marianna Sargsyan, MD Yerevan State Medical University

Dr Sargsyan will begin an Interventional Cardiology Fellowship at University of Illinois Chicago.

Interventional Cardiology Fellowship MOUATOU MOUANOUTOUA, MD, PROGRAM DIRECTOR

Kevin Luke Tsai, MD St. George's University School of Medicine

Dr. Tsai will be working as an Interventional Cardiologist at The Brooklyn Hospital Center in Brooklyn, New York.

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Gastroenterology Fellowship HELEN WONG, MD, PROGRAM DIRECTOR

Dhuha Raad Shukor Alhankawi, MD Jordan University of Science and Technology Faculty of Medicine Dr. Alhankawi has accepted a Gastroenterology faculty position with Sharp Community Medical Group in San Diego, California.

Steve Hu, MD University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences Dr. Hu will begin an Advanced Endoscopy Fellowship at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles, California.

Hematology/Oncology Fellowship HAIFAA ABDULHAQ, MD, PROGRAM DIRECTOR

Sanjay Hinduja, MD Bharati Vidyapeeth Medical College, Pune

Dr. Hinduja will join the UCSF Fresno Hematology/Oncology Division as faculty.

Salimah Valliani, MD Aga Khan University Medical College

Dr. Valliani will be joining Epic Care in Emeryville, California.

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Infectious Diseases Fellowship NAIEL NASSAR, MD, PROGRAM DIRECTOR Hebah Ghanem, MD Jordan University of Science and Technology Faculty of Medicine Dr. Ghanem will join the UCSF Fresno Infectious Diseases Division as faculty.

Michele Meime Maison-Fomotar, MD University of Yaoundé Faculty of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences Dr. Maison-Fomotar will join the UCSF Fresno Infectious Diseases Division as faculty.

Sleep Medicine Fellowship LYNN KEENAN, MD, PROGRAM DIRECTOR

Amanda Bachuss, MD Loma Linda University School of Medicine

Dr. Bachuss will practice Sleep Medicine in California.

Shaveta Gupta, MD Kasturba Medical College - Manipal

Dr. Gupta will begin an Endocrinology Fellowship at Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship KATHRYN BILELLO, MD, PROGRAM DIRECTOR

Rachel Anne Donaldson, MD Boston University School of Medicine

Dr. Donaldson has accepted a position with The Kaiser Permanente Medical Group Fresno in Fresno, California.

Kinsley Anne Hubel, MD University College Dublin School of Medicine

Dr. Hubel will practice Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine in an academic practice.

Leslie Beth Littlefield, MD Xochicalco University School of Medicine

Dr. Littlefield has accepted a position with The Permanente Medical Group in South Sacramento, California.

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Obstetrics/Gynecology CHRISTOPHER DOWNER, MD, PROGRAM DIRECTOR

Amy Alagh, MD UC San Diego School of Medicine

Dr. Alagh will begin a Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship at Kaiser Permanante in Oakland, California.

Fatimah Zainab Fahimuddin, MD Howard University College of Medicine

Dr. Fahimuddin will begin a Maternal Fetal Medicine Fellowship at MedStar Washington Hospital Center in Washington, DC.

Mahkam Tavallaee, MD Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences

Dr. Tavallaee will begin a Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellowship at Camran Nezhat Center at Stanford in Palo Alto, California.

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Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMFS) BRIAN M. WOO, DDS, MD, PROGRAM DIRECTOR Christopher Alan Chan, DDS Loma Linda University School of Dentistry

Dr. Chan will join a private practice in San Diego, California.

Harrison Fryberg, DDS Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC

Dr. Fryberg has accepted a position with a private practice in Phoenix, Arizona.

Eric Rabey, DDS Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC

Dr. Rabey will join a private practice in Fresno, California.

Nicole E. Stehle, DMD Tufts University School of Dental Medicine

Dr. Stehle will join a private practice in Midland, Michigan.

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Orthopaedic Surgery ARMEN MARTIROSIAN, MD, PROGRAM DIRECTOR

Henry Matthew Dunn, MD Drexel University College of Medicine

Dr. Dunn will begin an Adult Reconstruction Fellowship at Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles, California.

Kendrick Michael Khoo, MD Ohio State University College of Medicine

Dr. Khoo will begin a Spine Fellowship at UC Davis in Sacramento, California.

Spencer James Woolwine, MD UC Irvine School of Medicine

Dr. Woolwine will begin an Orthopaedic Oncology Fellowship at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.

Orthopaedic Surgery Physician Assistant Residency SIMON MIZYED, PA-C, PROGRAM DIRECTOR

Caroline Urbanek, PA Franklin Pierce University

Ms. Urbanek has accepted a position at University Orthopaedics Associates in Clovis, California.

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Pediatrics STEVEN FOSTER, DO, PROGRAM DIRECTOR

Alisha Kaur Bajwa, DO Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine of Midwestern University Dr. Bajwa will practice Outpatient Pediatrics in Fresno, California.

Flora Elsa Lina Claudine Bradley, MD University of Toulouse III

Dr. Bradley will begin a Dermatology Residency at UCSF in San Francisco, California.

Christopher Clark, MD UC Davis School of Medicine

Dr. Clark will practice Outpatient Pediatrics in Merced, California.

Derek Chandler Corpus, MD University of Queensland School of Medicine

Dr. Corpus will begin a Pulmonology Fellowship at Children’s Hospital in Los Angeles, California.

Darian Siddhartha Dhawan, MD University of New Mexico School of Medicine

Dr. Dhawan will pratice Outpatient Pediatrics.

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Pediatrics

Allie Elaine Johnston, DO Touro University California College of Osteopathic Medicine Dr. Johnston will be staying with UCSF Fresno Pediatrcis as Chief Resident.

Halimah Said Kasem, MD American University of Antigua College of Medicine

Dr. Kasem accepted a position with Kaiser Permanente in Modesto, California.

Anusha Nath, MD St. George's University School of Medicine

Dr. Nath will practice Outpatient Medicine in Southern California.

Navneet Kaur Singh, MD St. George's University School of Medicine

Dr. Singh will begin a NICU Fellowship at UCLA Harbor.

Emi Suzuki, DO Touro University Nevada College of Osteopathic Medicine

Dr. Suzuki will be staying with UCSF Fresno Pediatrics as Chief Resident.

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Pediatrics

Monika Thomas-Uribe, MD Anahuac University School of Medicine

Dr. Thomas-Uribe has accepted a position with Kaiser Permanente in Fresno, California.

Pediatrics (Chiefs) Kevin King, MD St. George's University School of Medicine

Dr. King will practice Primary Care in Los Angeles, California.

Cindy Mai Nguyen, DO Touro University California College of Osteopathic Medicine

Dr. Nguyen will begin an Allergy Immunology Fellowship at the University of Southern California.

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Psychiatry CRAIG CAMPBELL, MD, PROGRAM DIRECTOR

Elicia Teresa Fernandez, MD Creighton University School of Medicine

Dr. Fernandez will begin a Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship at Loma Linda University.

Satveet Kaur Khela, DO A.T. Still University School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona Dr. Khela will practice Psychiatry in California.

Lisa Wise, MD University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine Dr. Wise will begin a Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship at Oregon Health and Science University.

Christopher Kyung Yoon, DO Touro University California College of Osteopathic Medicine

Dr. Yoon will practice Emergency Psychiatry at the VA Central California Health Care System in Fresno, California.

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Surgery MARY WOLFE, MD, FACS, PROGRAM DIRECTOR

Allen Kuang Chung Chen, MD Georgetown University School of Medicine

Dr. Chen will begin an Abdominal Transplant/Hepatobiliary Surgery Fellowship at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California.

Alan Pang, MD Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine & Science Dr. Pang will begin a Burn Surgery Fellowship at Texas Tech Health and Sciences University in Lubbock, Texas.

Lian Quach, DO Touro University California College of Osteopathic Medicine Dr. Quach will practice General Surgery in Fresno, California.

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Acute Care Surgery Fellowship NANCY PARKS, MD, FACS, PROGRAM DIRECTOR

Reyna Teresa Gonzalez, MD University of Illinois College of Medicine

Dr. Gonzalez will join the Riverside University Health Systems Medical Center as ACS faculty.

Surgical Critical Care Fellowship NANCY PARKS, MD, FACS, PROGRAM DIRECTOR

Arathi Prem Kumar, MD Ross University School of Medicine

Dr. Kumar will practice Acute Care Surgery in the Bay Area.

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Acute Care/Trauma Surgery Physician Assistant Residency NEYDI SALAVERRI-EDMONDS, DHSc, PA-C, PROGRAM DIRECTOR

Martha Fuchs, PA Duke University

Ms. Fuchs will practice Orthopaedic Trauma Surgery.

Justin Gagnon, PA Le Moyne College

Mr. Gagnon will practice Critical Care.

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Dentistry RONALD SANI, DDS, PROGRAM DIRECTOR

Ashtin Alves, DMD Western University of Health Sciences

Dr. Alves will join a private practice in Hanford, California.

Dean Bartlett, DMD Roseman University

Dr. Bartlett will join a private practice in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Shirleen Castro, DDS University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry Dr. Castro will join a private practice.

Cambria Cunningham, DDS University of Washington

Dr. Cunningham will practice at a community dental clinic in California.

Claudia Garcia, DMD Rutgers School of Dental Medicine

Dr. Garcia will practice at a community dental clinic in California.

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Dentistry

Benjamin Koppel, DDS Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC

Dr. Koppel will join a private practice in San Diego, California.

Weijian Lung, DDS University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry Dr. Lung will join a private practice in California.

Ariana Malek, DDS University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry Dr. Malek will begin an Endodontics residency at University of Southern California.

Oscar Peikar, DDS USC School of Dentistry

Dr. Peikar will join a private practice in Fresno, California.

Ashley Robbins, DDS Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC

Dr. Robbins will join a private practice in San Diego, California.

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Dentistry

Katelyn Van Leir, DMD University of New England College of Dental Medicine

Dr. Van Leir will practice at a community dental clinic in California.

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UC San Joaquin Valley PRIME

Congratulations to Graduates of the UC San Joaquin Valley Program in Medical Education (SJV PRIME) We are proud to recognize these medical school graduates and celebrate their future training in residency:

• Alejandro Ramirez is from Fresno and a graduate of Fresno State • Ramandeep Dhillon is from Caruthers and a graduate of UC Berkeley • Robin Draper is from Fresno and a graduate of Fresno State • Amanda Panh is from Stockton and a graduate of the University of the Pacific • Lizette Rodriguez is from Woodlake and a graduate of UC Davis • Liliana Samano is from Fresno and a graduate of the University of Notre Dame • Cristal Suarez is from Visalia and a graduate of Yale University • Pong Xiong is from Merced and a graduate of UC Davis UCSF Fresno is a proud partner in SJV PRIME, which trains outstanding physicians and patient advocates for the Valley. 38


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Dear UCSF Fresno Family: We are so grateful for all that you have done to support UCSF Fresno’s mission of providing high quality patient care though the educational model. This model helps us to assure the best care for our patients today and assure continued quality care to patients by training the next generation of amazing physicians and clinicians – like all of you. We know this global pandemic has been difficult. With togetherness, you have come through this with your humanity – and all the emotions that come with it – intact. We salute your grit, persistence, dedication, good humor, sense of justice and above all your compassion.

Cover Photo Credit: Creek near Yosemite National Park in Winter Daniel Ward, MD UCSF Fresno Emergency Medicine Residency Program, PGY2 Back Cover Photo Credits:

Congratulations on your achievements today and to new dreams fulfilled in the future. Sincerely, Lori Weichenthal, MD, FACEP Assistant Dean, Graduate Medical Education DIO, UCSF Fresno Associate Program Director, UCSF Fresno Department of Emergency Medicine UCSF Professor of Clinical Medicine

White Coats Christian Faulkenberry-Miranda, MD Associate Residency Program Director, UCSF Fresno Department of Pediatrics Blossoms Blooming Barbara Anderson Communications Specialist, UCSF Fresno


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Engage. enrich.

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2021

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