Our Residents

Chief Residents

Maggie Dietrich, UC San Francisco

Maggie was born and raised in Baltimore, MD. She went to college at Yale University, where she majored in Ethics, Politics, and Economics. After college, Maggie worked with Teach for America in New Orleans, LA, and Houston, TX, where she was a founding teacher at a PreK-8 school serving students displaced by Hurricane Katrina. She then completed a post-baccalaureate premedical program at Goucher College. Maggie went on to work in public health, first at the Baltimore City Health Department as a Special Assistant to the Commissioner of Health, and later at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as a Special Assistant to the Principal Deputy Commissioner and the Director of the Center for Devices and Radiological Health. Maggie attended medical school at UCSF, where she participated in the Program in Medical Education for the Urban Underserved (PRIME-US). She took a year off to pursue an MPH in Epidemiology at UC Berkeley. Maggie's professional interests include adolescent medicine, reproductive health, and social epidemiology. Outside of work, she enjoys cooking, being outdoors, and spending time with her wife and family.

Teresa Gomez-Bramble, Northwestern University

Teresa was born and raised in Inglewood, CA and spent most of her life in Southern California prior to attending medical school in Chicago. She attended Claremont McKenna College and graduated with a BA in Biology and Spanish. Soon after, she worked at the University of Southern California conducting research in the Psychiatric and Behavioral Sciences Department for a year before moving to Chicago for medical school. At Northwestern, she pursued an MD/MPH and became actively involved in the Latino Medical Student Association (LMSA) as she is very passionate about Latino health and mentoring underrepresented minorities in medicine. She also participated in numerous global health trips to Jamaica, Mexico and Ecuador Outside of her career interests, which include serving the underserved and providing quality care to vulnerable populations, she enjoys spending time with her husband, family and friends (especially now that she's back in CA) and exploring the bay area (restaurants, hikes, festivals, etc)!

Kenji Taylor, University of Pennsylvania

Kenji was born and raised in rural Kansas and Pennsylvania. He headed to the big city of Providence, RI to study Neuroscience, East Asian Studies and Entrepreneurship at Brown University. Following graduation, his short-lived career in finance took him to Los Angeles, London and Tokyo, before he decided medicine was how he could directly help others who needed it the most. He attended the University of Pennsylvania where he developed a passion for health disparities, social justice and community medicine in West Philadelphia. As an applied epidemiology fellow at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, he experienced firsthand the excitement and possibilities of global health policy and HIV medicine as a family doctor. He is especially interested in HIV primary care, adolescents, transgender health and health information systems. For fulfillment outside of medicine, he plays the violin, travels, spins, spends time outdoors and enjoys cooking with friends and family.

PGY-3 Class of 2019

 Angeli Bueno, Temple

Angeli was born in the Philippines and grew up all over the place, though she thinks of LA as home-base since that’s where a lot of her family still lives. She majored in Public Health Studies at Johns Hopkins University where she dabbled in some research around use of free mail-in screening STD kits in Baltimore City but mostly spent her time taking and editing photos for the Hopkins News-Letter. After college, she got her MPH at UCLA in Community Health Sciences and then went to medical school at Temple University at their Geisinger clinical campus in rural Pennsylvania. When she has free time, she’s either rock climbing or taking a nap.

 Maggie Chen, UCLA Geffen

Maggie grew up here in San Francisco! She is honored to practice family medicine in her hometown, with the exceptional community of providers at UCSF/SFGH. She completed her undergraduate degree in racial/ethnic studies and human biology at Stanford University. After college, she worked in Washington, D.C. on health policy issues and with women’s organizations. Maggie then completed medical school at UCLA. She was a member of the UCLA PRIME program, and completed a dual Master of Public Policy degree at UCLA. She is a Pisacano Scholar and a member of the AOA Honor Medical Society and the Gold Humanism Honor Society. Her interests include women’s health, family planning and contraception, adolescent medicine, and health policy. In her free time, Maggie enjoys any and all TV shows, books written by comedians, podcasts, and treats.

 Josh Connor, UCSF

Josh grew up in Oakland and Richmond, CA. He attended undergrad at Laney College and New College, completed a post-bacc at San Francisco State University, and continued his tour of Bay Area schools for medical school at UC San Francisco. While in medical school he participated in the Program in Medical Education for the Urban Underserved (PRIME-US) and earned an MPH in maternal and child health at UC Berkeley. His capstone research explored access to health care for women in prison. During medical school, Josh was a member of White Coats 4 Black Lives and helped found the Do No Harm Coalition, addressing the twin public health crises of police violence and institutionalized racism. He is passionate about racial and economic justice, as well as organizing physicians and health care providers for social change. Josh and his wife live in Oakland where they enjoy watching their newborn baby perfect her side eye. Josh also loves gardening, reading, practicing martial arts, working on his VW camper van, and dreaming up road trips for future vacations.

 Mai Fleming, Jefferson

Mai grew up in the burbs of Chicago before looking to new horizons and moving to NYC for college at New York University, where she majored in Gender and Sexuality Studies and minored in Chemistry. During undergrad, her work with Planned Parenthood piqued her interest in women's and reproductive health and motivated her to pursue medicine. After a year of researching at Penn and establishing herself in Philly, she attended medical school at Jefferson where she worked closely with patients at the intersection of homelessness and addiction, and also became interested in Transgender medicine through her work with the Mazzoni Center, an LGBTQ focused patient centered medical home. She is also dedicated to caring for urban underserved populations and utilizing the practice of medicine as a form of activism. Outside of medicine, Mai is an avid book worm, a crazy cat lady, and loves any outdoor activity including hiking, camping, and snowboarding.

 Ariel Franks, Columbia

Ariel Franks graduated from Yale University with a degree in Sociology. After college, she spend 2 years working as a professional dancer in New York City before enrolling in medical school at Columbia. In med school, Ariel volunteered with the University Harm Reduction Outreach Network, and spent her first summer of med school in Santiago, Dominican Republic, interviewing local residents about health and mental health needs. Outside of residency, Ariel enjoys dance, yoga, reading novels, and meditation.

 Maddy Grandy, OHSU

Maddy grew up in Oregon before attending Occidental College where she studied biology. After college, she joined Teach for America, worked as a direct service advocate with the Portland Women’s Crisis Line, and obtained a Masters degree in Education from CSU Dominguez Hills before enrolling in medical school at Oregon Health Sciences University. In med school, Maddy was a member of the Transgender Health Program, Medical Students for Choice, and the Healthy Equity Group. In her spare time, she enjoys running and hiking with her dog, Charlie, gardening, cooking, and playing the cello.

 Ryan Huerto, UC San Diego

Ryan was born in the Philippines and grew up in Los Angeles, California. He attended UCLA for undergrad and majored in Psychobiology. After college, he joined Teach for America and devoted three years to teaching high school science in South Central, Los Angeles. He earned a Masters of Urban Education Policy and Administration from LMU and later began medical school at UCSD. While in medical school, he furthered his understanding of health disparities by earning a Masters of Public Health from Harvard. His passions include preventive medicine (as a tool for social justice), underserved medicine, diversity in medicine, and patient and community empowerment. His hobbies include running, art, chess, and basketball.

 Kira Levy, UCSF

Kira was born and raised in Los Angeles, California and moved to the Bay Area for college at UC Berkeley. She graduated with a BA in Sociology, Spanish and Dance and then decided that medicine would enable her to pursue her passion for social justice and working closely with individuals. She decided she never wanted to leave the Bay and attended a post-baccalaureate program at San Francisco State University, worked at SFGH doing reproductive health and health disparities research and then attended the UC Berkeley-UCSF Joint Medical Program for medical school. During medical school she helped run the Berkeley Suitcase Clinic for folks experiencing homelessness and co-chaired Medical Students for Choice. She has most recently become interested in primary care transformation and the work being done at UCSF's Center for Excellence in Primary Care. She feels incredibly connected to the patients, staff and faculty at SFGH- a place she has worked for the past 7 years and feels lucky to continue her training among such inspiring people. Outside of medicine, she loves to hike on all sides of the Bay, dance, knit sweaters for her nephew and eat the delicious and diverse food offerings in San Francisco.

 Na’amah Razon, UCSF

Na’amah Razon was born in Pennsylvania and grew up splitting her time between Haifa and a Philadelphia suburb. She moved out to California for college where she studied Cultural and Social Anthropology and Biological Sciences at Stanford University. As an undergraduate, she discovered the fascinating world of qualitative research and the nuances anthropology brings to understanding medicine and health. Wanting to integrate research and clinical training, she joined the MD/PhD program at the University of California, San Francisco, and pursued graduate work in the Department of History, Anthropology, and Social Medicine. Her dissertation examined the dynamics of citizenship and healthcare reform in southern Israel. She is thrilled to continue her training at UCSF. She is interested women’s health and family planning, global health, and research. She loves the outdoors, discovering new fruits, raising chickens, being silly with her kids, and biking.

 Katie Taylor, Icahn School of Medicine

Katie was born and raised in Sacramento, California, and attended Stanford Univeristy for college, where she was a fine arts and English major. After graduation she spent a year skiing in the Sierras and working as a ski patroller. She has never skied so many powder days in the rest of her skiing career combined as she did that year. She then completed a Masters of Fine Art in oil painting at the Maryland Institute, College of Art. After realizing she wanted to go into medicine, she completed a post-bacc at Johns Hopkins, and enrolled at Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai in New York City. There, she was very involved in the East Harlem Health Outreach Partnership, the school's free, student-run clinic for the undocumented and uninsured of East Harlem. When not at work, she enjoys petting her cat, making tea on the stove, tending to her array of indoor plants, and in general participating in other grandma-like activities.

 Yakira Teitel, UCSF

Yakira was born and raised in San Francisco, up the hill (or one of many hills) from SFGH. She then moved to New York, where she completed her BA at Columbia in Latino Studies with a focus in Anthropology. After working in Latin America and California as an artist, educator and activist for a number of years, Yakira decided to pursue a career in medicine with a focus on providing excellent community-based care to underserved patients. She completed the pre-med post-baccalaureate program at Mills College in Oakland, then joined the PRIME-US program at UCSF. Before completing med school, she made a brief return to New York to complete her MPH at Columbia, where she studied the medical and mental health needs of unaccompanied youth immigrants. Yakira is passionate about using her medical training to better advocate for social and health justice. She also loves making art, dancing, going on adventures, and spending time with her friends and their babies.

 Ashley Tsang, University of Chicago

Ashley grew up in beautiful North Carolina and attended University of North Carolina, majoring in public health. She then took a CDC fellowship and moved to New Mexico where she hiked a lot, got a pug named Taos and ate breakfast burritos. Through her work in infectious disease epidemiology and harm reduction in NM, Ashley became interested in justice for people who use drugs, addiction medicine and correctional health. She then moved to Chicago for medical school where she helped start an overdose prevention program at Cook County Jail and researched how economic recession in Greece affected HIV in people who inject drugs. She is thrilled to be at UCSF and looks forward to forging her new identity as a family medicine physician amongst such bright, hilarious, and social-minded peers.

 Van Vu, UCLA Geffen

Van was born and raised in San Jose, California, braved the cold Northeast to attend Yale, and then moved back to her hometown where she joined Teach for America. For the next few years, she taught high school biology at her rival high school. Her students' stories touched her so deeply that she was motivated while in medical school at UCLA to help develop an health education pipeline and mentorship program for high school students in East Los Angeles. These experiences inspired her to pursue a medical career that would allow her to continue working with urban underserved communities while remaining involved in education. With the Family and Community Medicine program at SFGH she feels she has found the perfect fit for all of her interests. Outside of medicine, she loves going to music shows, yoga, cooking, hiking around the Bay Area, and sampling all of the Mission's burritos.

Tem Woldeyesus, UCSF

Tem was born and raised in Fairfield, Ca and attended college at UC Davis. As an undergrad, he volunteered at Imani Clinic, which provides primary care and community-based interventions to the underserved community of Sacramento. He was also engaged in high school pipeline programs to provide mentorship for at-risk youth through Student National Medical Association. As a medical student, he was an active member of the Primary Care Leadership Academy and Primary Care Progress. Interested in leveraging clinical informatics in underserved settings, he was awarded General Electric-NMF-Primary Care Leadership Fellowship, where he engaged in quality improvement efforts addressing increasing cycle times through development of performance widgets utilizing EHR data for providers at a community health center in rural Arkansas. He also completed a research project assessing the barriers and facilitators in patient portal use in a largely limited English proficient population at an FQHC in Seattle. As the UCSF Center for Excellence in Primary Care Fellow, he played an active role disseminating resources and providing an online-platform to address care integration challenges within FQHC setting. Outside of work, he enjoys watching and playing basketball, reading, binge-watching Netflix, and exploring all that the Bay Area has to offer.

 Flo Wolfe-Modupe, UCSF

Folashade was born in New York and raised in Arlington, Virginia. She graduated from Brown University with a degree in Africana Studies and Human Biology. She taught high school Biology, Chemistry, and Physiology at Kennedy High School in Richmond, CA with Teach for America for two years. In medical school, she co-chaired the community outreach team of Student National Medical Association. She is passionate about adolescent medicine, integrative medicine, and addressing social and racial inequality in medicine. She enjoys dance, yoga, admiring art, and appreciating the beauty of the Bay.


PGY-2 Class of 2020

 Danielle Baurer, Temple

Dani grew up outside of Philadelphia, PA with her two sisters, Elana and Talia. She went to undergrad at Northwestern University where she studied Education and Social Policy, soaked up Chicago, and sailed on Lake Michigan. After undergrad she worked at a feminist and trans* health collective, Chicago Women's Health Center. She then returned home to Philly to attend medical school at Temple University School of Medicine, where she got an MA in Urban Bioethics in addition to her MD. Her master's thesis work focused on the racist and eugenicist roots of current day perceptions of teen pregnancy and childbearing, and how the medical community can be better informed and respect reproductive autonomy in caring for teens from marginalized communities. Her professional passions include adolescent health, sexual health/reproductive health, trans* health, and HIV primary care. Otherwise, she loves traveling, cities, live music, and being outside. [email protected]

 Anya Desai, UCSF

Anya grew up in Southern California and Nashville, but her roots and extended family are scattered throughout the Bay Area. She graduated with a BA in History and minor in East Asian Studies from Oberlin College and then spent two years living and working in North India with Jagori Grameen, a feminist NGO where she became interested in combining western medicine with other healing traditions. After India, she went back to school at College of Alameda and Merritt College for her pre-med courses while working various part-time jobs. At UCSF, she became interested in the intersection of health and environment in addition to integrative medicine. She is interested in being part of change towards a more just and sustainable health care system, working to challenge institutional racism, classism, and sexism. She also loves to read, cook, spend time outdoors, and is an avid appreciator of visual and performance art. [email protected]

 DJ Freitas, UCSF

DJ was born in Korea, adopted by second-generation Portuguese parents, and raised on 40 acres of farmland in the small town of Loomis, CA. He attended UC Berkeley for undergrad, where he met the love of his life and current partner, and subsequently spent 4 years providing and coordinating health care and housing services for homeless individuals throughout the East Bay. He later joined the PRIME program at UCSF focused on providing care to urban underserved populations where he continued to advocate for the homeless through leading the student run homeless clinic, research, and co-founding an East Bay non-profit focused on providing care to the Oakland underserved. He then returned to UC Brekeley to complete his MPH focusing on health and affordable housing. He is thrilled to be able to continue his training at UCSF and join such an inspiratonal group of physician advocates. His other interests include: poorly playing guitar and basketball, binge-watching Netflix shows, and drinking a good scotch or IPA. [email protected]

 Tara Gonzalez, UCSF

Tara was born and raised in sunny San Diego, moving to the Bay Area to attend UC Berkeley, where she found her love for public health and youth development. After college, Tara worked at Berkeley High School as a sexual health educator through Americorps. She then worked in the SFDPH HIV epidemiology unit before attending medical school in the UCB-UCSF Join Medical Program and PRIME program. Tara's master's thesis involved exploring the medical and social decision-making processes of families supporting their transgender and gender expansive kids. She found her way to Family Medicine, wanting to join a community committed to social change, and a field where health is seen dynamically across individuals, families, and communities. When she's not at work, you might find Tara curled up in a cafe with a good book, out in search of new fresh water swimming spots, listening to live music, or fussing with her many plants. [email protected]

 Nicole Gordon, Quinnipiac

 Amulya Iyer, Columbia

Amulya grew up outside of Boston and went to undergrad at Williams College. Prior to medical school at Columbia, Amulya was a middle school teacher and worked in a stem cell lab at Boston University. He could not be more excited to be doing family medicine at UCSF and working at San Francisco General Hospital. [email protected]

 Ed Kobayashi, Quinnipiac

Born and raised in the Bay Area, Ed attended UCLA where he studied psychobiology and Japanese language. His interest in the intersection of health, community, and policy was largely shaped through time spent volunteering at health clinics in Nicaragua as well as his engagement in the Japanese American community in SF's Japantown and Little Tokyo, LA. He sought to preserve stories from the Japanese American wartime incarceration and to share them with the greater community as a vehicle for advocacy and dialogue. After college, he completed a post-baccalaureate program at SF State University, then ventured out to the Northeast as a member of the inaugural class at Frank Netter School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University. He developed an interested in CQI, completing a capstone project that evaluated the impact of lean management implementation on healthcare provider attitudes across multi-specialty outpatient sites. Ed helped create the peer advocacy program at his medical school and was voted by his peers to receive the Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine award. When not in the hospital, you can find Ed taiko drumming at his Buddhist temple, watching the Warriors, or hiking the variety of Bay Area landscapes. [email protected]

 Elaine Lee, UCSF

San Francisco native, pre-2000 Giants and Warriors fan, foodie.

Elaine went to UC Berkeley for her undergraduate degree in Bioengineering and then attended medical school at UCSF as part of the PRIME-US program. She also earned an MPH at UC Berkeley, where she studied the intersection of class, ethnicity, and emotional wellbeing in community colleges. Her interests include adolescent/under-resourced youth health, dismantling the school-to-prison pipeline, urban underserved (including homeless and LGBT populations), and palliative care. Her hobbies are food! (burger to omakase), coffee, bouldering, origami, crosswords, and traveling (for food). [email protected] 

 Yuyang Mei, UCSF

Yuyang grew up mostly in Danville, California. He studied medical anthropology as an undergraduate at Harvard and again while pursuing an MD/MS at the UC Berkeley-UCSF Joint Medical Program. His research interests include the links between global health and Western imperialism, and he has also studied the lived experience of caregiving. He is happy to be at UCSF where he hopes to learn to practice community-based medicine that produces social change. In his free time, he enjoys music and dance. [email protected]

 Stephen Richmond II, UCLA Geffen

Stephen was raised in Hampton Roads, Virginia, but has enjoyed living and learning on both coasts and various places in between. Over the last fifteen years, he's called California home with a strong preference for Bay Area culture, climate, and creativity. He is a veteran of the US Air Force and graduate of Solano Community College, completing his undergraduate work at UC Berkeley and medical degree at David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. While completing his master's at Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health, he studied the social determinants of health, and soon discerned that a career in family medicine was the ideal path to target both upstream and downstream effectors of health, particularly in vulnerable populations. Stephen is broadly interested in health systems innovation to improve care for the underserved, the intersection of medical education and social justice, and patient advocacy in all of its forms. When not at work, you might find him cycling the coast or immersed in a good book. [email protected]

 Stephany Rush, Morehouse

Stephany was born in Atlanta and grew up in Fayetteville, Georgia. She graduated from Spelman College, and went on to teach 7th grade science with Teach for America in Los Angeles. After two years in the classroom, she joined Community Health Corps where she volunteered at a Federally Qualified Health Center in Santa Monica, California. In this position, she helped to ensure patients had access to health care services by assisting in the enrollment of state- and federally-funded programs. She then moved back home to attend medical school at Morehouse School of Medicine. She is passionate about providing family-centered care. Stephany is interested in erasing food deserts for children and addressing the health disparities that disproportionately affect marginalized communities. Outside of medicine, she enjoys indoor gardenining, southern hip-hop, and spending time with friends and family. [email protected]

 Jenni Sneden, UCSF

Jenni grew up in Denver, Colorado where she graduated from Colorado State University with a degree in biomedical sciences. She moved to San Francisco to complete a Master's in Global Health at UCSF, after which she worked for a cervical cancer screening program for women living with HIV. During medical school, Jenni focused on primary care advocacy and volunteered at the SFGH Wellness Center. Her interests include chronic disease management, health service disparities, and reproductive health. She enjoys spending time with her husband hiking, camping, and anything outdoors. [email protected]

 Linh Vo, University of Wisconsin

Linh was born in Vietnam and immigrated to Chicago with her family at the age of 9. For three years, she learned English through ESL classes -- something she could not have done without the help of dedicated teachers and mentors. After graduating from Lane Technical High School, she left the Midwest to attend Harvard University, where she majored in Chemistry and gave back to the immigrant community by teaching ESL to third-graders. Thereafter, she returned to the Midwest to attend the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health. While in medical school, Linh found her passion for family medicine, with a particular interest in working with diverse, underserved communities, promoting women's health, and performing clinical procedures. Secretly, Linh had always wanted to live in California and after interviewing at this program, she knew it as the perfect fit! She feels privileged to be working at the General along with all her great co-residents. She current lives in SF, enjoying Golden Gate Park and all the festivities the neighborhood has to offer. Her other hobbies include reading the Harry Potter series, trying different restaurants, traveling, and spending time with friends and family. [email protected]

 Katherine Wei, UCSF

Katherine was born and raised on the outskirts of Los Angeles, where the weather was so nice she decided she needed to leave California for college in order to experience something different. She went to Rice University in Houston where she studied psychology before moving back to California to attend medical school at UCSF. At UCSF, she cemented her interest in caring for the underserved and social justice through her work with the women's jail, interpersonal violence, and student-run clinics. Katherine's hobbies include hiking, baking, cooking, and eating delicious food with great friends! [email protected]

 Vera Zeldovich, UCSF

Varvara (Vera) Zeldovich was born and raised in Russia, received her Bachelor's degree in Chemistry at Cornell University and completed her PhD at UCSF in placental biology with molecular and microbiological techniques. She subsequently spent several years getting to know healthcare as a venue for advocacy: volunteering as a health education at the Women's Community Clinic and Lyon-Martin Health Services, and volunteering with and serving on the board of ACCESS Women's Health Justice, a Bay Area reproductive justice organization. Upon completion of her MD at UCSF, she matched in Family Medicine at UCSF/SFGH. Her passion in medicine is focused around honoring and empowering people of all genders around their sexual and reproductive health, and bringing intersectional justice into the everyday of primary care. Her clinical interests include family planning, sexual health, gynecology through the age spectrum, as well as palliative and geriatric care. In her free time, she loves zipping around the city on a bike, crafting snail-mail for friends and pen pals, getting into the chilly Pacific ocean, and making art and propaganda with her feminist screen-printing collective ArtBison. [email protected]

PGY-1 Class of 2021

 Crister Brady, UC Davis

Crister grew up in a tight-knit community of ranchers and farmers along the central coast of California near the town of Lompoc. From an early age he was given opportunities to explore the world by bicycle spending months touring parts of the world as a teenager. He attended the United World College for high school in New Mexico meeting friends from all over the world. At the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill he majored in Latin American Studies and Portuguese and became involved in community work centered upon oral histories and racial and housing justice. Before medical school he coordinated a street medicine project in his hometown and worked as a care manager at a federally qualified health center while completing his coursework at community college. At UC Davis School of Medicine Crister was a Rural PRIME Community Health Scholar with significant clinical training in rural hospitals and clinics. He also learned and collaborated with a community of people experiencing homelessness through oral history interviews and health initiatives with the organization Harm Reduction Services. Crister’s clinical interests include community-informed mental health, substance use, and neighborhood health with inspiration from the Cuban health system. He enjoys being outdoors surfing in the ocean and on the trails mountain biking and spending time with his wife Monica. [email protected]

 Nicolas Derr Reyes, UCLA Geffen

Nicolas was born in Los Angeles before settling with his family in Santa Maria, a growing town known for its BBQ and strawberry festivals. He is from a mixed Mexican-American family and was brought up by his family who immigrated from a small village in Jalisco, Mexico. As a first generation graduate, he found a non-traditional route to medicine by following his passion for academic research and growing his mission to mentor individuals from backgrounds historically underrepresented in the biological sciences. At UC Berkeley, Nicolas studied Molecular and Cell Biology and was an integral part of the Biology Scholars Program (BSP), a program that shared his mission. After graduating, he continued to do molecular genetic and developmental biology research with the Amacher lab at the Ohio State University before returning to LA to complete medical school at UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine. Nicolas appreciates his experiences of growing up in Santa Maria, being a part of BSP, and finding leadership roles in LMSA and the LGBT organization at David Geffen School of Medicine. These experiences strengthened his passion to connect with communities facing economic, educational, gender, and health disparities. When possible, he likes to swim/bike/run, maintain some pretty fish tanks, make new friends, and build things all while drinking coffee. [email protected]

 Talia Eisenstein, East Carolina University

Originally born in Chicago, Talia spent her formative childhood years in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. She headed back to the Midwest for her undergraduate degree at the University of Michigan where she obtained a major in Biopsychology and a minor in Community Action and Social Change. She was involved in the Prison Creative Arts Project where she learned about and saw first-hand the effects of institutionalized racism through mass incarceration, and where her interest in correctional medicine began. Before medical school she worked on the west side of Chicago at a Federally Qualified Health Center as a nutrition and physical activity educator. This experience confirmed her desire to be a family physician, developed her love of working with Latinx populations, and inspired her to seek a program committed to reducing health disparities. Outside of residency, Talia enjoys trying new restaurants and watching Netflix with her husband, dancing, exploring beautiful Northern California, and traveling internationally whenever she can. [email protected]

 Caitlin Felder-Heim, University of Colorado

Caitlin spent most of her early childhood abroad with her family in Antananarivo, Madagascar. After moving back to the US, her family eventually settled in New Jersey. Caitlin attended Washington University in St. Louis for undergrad, where she played soccer and studied Anthropology. Caitlin then attended medical school at the University of Colorado, where she was a member of the Urban Underserved Track and one of the founding members of The DAWN Clinic, an interprofessional student-run free clinic serving uninsured patients in Aurora, CO. She also took an extra year at CU to obtain her MPH with a focus on community health. Her interests include LGBT* health, obstetrics, and Integrative Medicine. Outside of medicine, Caitlin enjoys being active, music of all kinds, and spending time with her partner and their huge dog. [email protected]

 Emily Hunter-Adamson, Saint Louis University

Emily grew up in Wichita, Kansas and then had an extended stay in St. Louis where she went to Saint Louis University for undergrad and medical school and finally learned what a Billiken is. Emily and her new wife Lyndsey (a UCSF peds intern) made the move out to San Francisco with their yellow lab, Teddy. The three of them spend their time exploring the beaches, mountains and many neigborhoods of the Bay Area. Emily fell in love with family medicine way back while shadowing a family doc in high school and has been excited about caring for families and communities ever since. [email protected]

 Cory Johnson, USC

Cory was born and raised in a predominantly Caribbean community in South Florida. Eventually he ventured out to Harvard University, where he studied the History of Science, focusing on the history of medicine and how it is influenced by societal structures. After college, he pursued a public service fellowship and worked as a case manager at Montefiore Medical Center. After this experience, Cory entered medical school at the Keck School of Medicine of USC knowing he didn’t want just be a physician who is knowledgeable about social determinants of health; he wanted to combat the social barriers that affect the community he serves. During medical school, Cory became very involved in health policy and advocacy working with the American Medical Association, USC’s Preventive Medicine Department, and local organizations in Los Angeles. He chose family medicine because we see patients from all walks of life and all stages of life. We celebrate and mourn with them. We are best positioned to advocate for and engage with communities on a public health level. Cory chose UCSF because every resident and faculty member he met shared the desire to make the world a better place in very tangible ways. My co-residents are some of the coolest, down-to-earth, and compassionate people he’s ever met. In his free time, he hangs out with my co-interns, explores the arts scene in SF, and does a lot of reflective writing. [email protected]

 Carolyn Levin, University of Michigan

Carolyn grew up in Pasadena CA, went east to Bowdoin College and studied environmental studies, became particularly interested in how built environments affect people’s health and particularly how policies disproportionately discriminated against low income communities of color. She returned to medical school at the University of Michigan after a period of time exploring the world and her place in it. Found the Family Medicine encapsulated perfectly her interest in the interplay between communities, policy and medicine and now at UCSF! Also, she likes comic books and biking and baking in what little free time she’s got. The end. [email protected]

 Michelle Lough, UCLA Geffen

Michelle was born and raised in Bay Area to a large family of seven and is thrilled to be back for residency. She attended UC Berkeley and graduated with a degree in Molecular and Cell Biology. While in college, she grew her passion for social justice and community organizing working for local Asian-American community organizations. She continued to work in diverse and marginalized communities prior to medical school while serving in AmeriCorps Community HealthCorps at a local FQHC in the Bay Area as a health educator and smoking cessation counselor. Michelle attended medical school at UCLA, where she was a part of the PRIME dual-degree program. She completed her MPH in Health Policy at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. A passionate community activist, she was a founding member of the national grassroots #ProtectOurPatients campaign and a national campaign co-chair for Doctors for America advocating for undocumented communities, and involved with multiple immigrant health advocacy organizations. Her interests broadly include immigrant and refugee health, diversity in medicine, public policy, and HIV medicine. Outside of medicine, Michelle enjoys running, hiking, cooking, and exploring new cities. Michelle.Loug[email protected]

 Awad Mohamed, University of Arizona

Undergrad: US Naval Academy

Major: Chemistry

Medical Interests: health equity, working with vulnerable populations

Extra Curriculars: Cooking, Cycling, Swimming, Running, Art, Photography, Traveling, Socializing, Time with family and friends

 Adeola Oni-Orisan, Harvard

Adeola Oni-Orisan was born and raised in Ann Arbor, Michigan. She attended college at Yale where she majored in Biology and developed an interest in women's health in Africa. After college, she went to Harvard for medical school. While there, she found opportunities to volunteer in low-income communities in both Boston and Lagos. Motivated by these experiences she decided to take some time away to complete a PhD in medical anthropology at UCSF/UC Berkeley. Her research examines the role of religion in maternal health in Nigeria. She is excited to be able to stay at UCSF for residency where she plans to continue to pursue her interests in women's and adolescent health along with working to address race and racism in healthcare. She is also very in to ocean activities, team movies, and spending time with family and friends, preferably over a tasty meal. [email protected]

 Michael Snavely, Washington University St. Louis

Mike was born and raised in Minneapolis, MN and couldn't be more excited for the chance to train and take care of patients in Family and Community Medicine at UCSF! His parents were public school teachers and Mike attended inner-city public schools growing up, and while he almost became a teacher himself, he found his calling in urban, underserved primary care. Mike also has a strong global health research background, most recently having spent 1 year between the 3rd and 4th year of medical school living in Tanzania and working on a quantitative study of social and health systems barriers to care. He is now working on a qualitative follow up to that project. Mike attended Washington University in St. Louis for medical school, where he was a family medicine orphan, but has since found the light. His interests within family medicine include racial disparities, gun violence, criminal justice reform, women's health and addiction medicine. Outside of the medical realm, Mike enjoys urban bike adventures, quiet spaces in nature for hiking/camping, good whiskey, good fiction, outdoor rock climbing, and ice hockey (which has been hard to find). Feel free to reach out! [email protected]

 Rachel Stones, University of Chicago

Rachel grew up in Robinson, TX. She graduated from the University of Texas with a degree in psychology, and went on to participate in an immersion program in Xela, Guatemala called Somos Hermanos which focused on learning more about social justice and history of Latin America. She then taught 7th-12th grade sciences and health through Teach for America in San Francisco, and taught 8th grade health for one year in Houston. She attended the University of Chicago for Medical School. Her passions include racial justice, intersectional feminism, reproductive justice, and advocating for a universal, comprehensive single payer national health program. Outside of work, she enjoys running, hiking, yoga, and spending time with loved ones. [email protected]

 Eric Tam, UCLA Geffen

Eric Tam was born and raised in southern California and was a double bruin, attending UCLA both as an undergrad and as a medical student. During his time at UCLA he was heavily involved with the Mobile Clinic project - a student ran clinic that provides cost-free medical, legal and social services to over 1000 homeless individuals annually. Drawn to addressing health disparities and understanding how we can further use technology to provide care to those that need it most, UCSF for residency was a natural choice. Throughout his time in residency, he hopes to find the intersection between the tech world and the vulnerable populations here in SF with hopes to innovate better care models that emphasizes on both access and value of care. Outside the hospital walls, you can find Eric on the basketball court or offering a co-resident a haircut. If anyone is also in need of company for an outdoor adventure, he is the guy to call. [email protected]

 Nhi Tran, UC Davis

Born and raised in San Diego, Nhi moved to the Bay Area to attend UC Berkeley where she studied Biology and Ethnic Studies. Her passion for public service and community health led her to Asian Health Services, a FQHC in Oakland, where she served as a prenatal health educator and case manager. She then attended UC Davis School of Medicine and participated in the TEACH-MS urban underserved medicine track, and was deeply involved in diversity and inclusion work. Recognizing the importance of systems level change, she obtained a MPH with a concentration in health policy at Harvard T.H. Chan. Nhi aims to use a critical race theory framework and justice-centered approach to healing and serving. She is committed to addressing racial health inequities through policy advocacy, education and mentorship. Outside work, she enjoys karaoke, adult coloring, and is one of the biggest Chargers fans you will meet, despite her disapproval of the NFL corporation. [email protected]

 Mengya Wu, UCSF

Undergrad: Duke University

Major: Biology

Medical Interests: Team-based care, Primary care transformation

Extracurriculars: Art, Website design, Video editing, Chinese dance, Mindfulness, Meditation, Hiking, Running