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.