Class of 2022

Rachelle Blanc, DO

Undergraduate School: University of Arizona
Medical School: Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine - Middletown
Clinical Interests: Women’s health and minor procedures 
How I Thrive: Spending time with family/friends, hiking, surfing, cooking, baking, music, traveling 

Jaco van Niekerk, DO

Undergraduate School: San Diego State University
Medical School: Western University of Health Sciences/College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific
Clinical Interests: Sports medicine and global medicine
How I Thrive: I thrive by staying active. I enjoy early morning surfs, backpacking, playing basketball and a good golf game

Vikash Pernenkil, MD

Undergraduate School: University of South Alabama
Medical School: University of South Alabama College of Medicine
Clinical Interests: Lifestyle and Prevention, health policy, outpatient procedures
How I Thrive: Cycling, cooking, watching live music, playing tennis, camping, hiking, reading

Claudia Rocha, MD

Undergraduate School: UC Berkeley
Medical School: University of California, Davis, School of Medicine
Clinical Interests: Women’s health, community medicine, global medicine 
How I Thrive: Spending time with my family and friends, eating good food, working out at the gym, hiking, doing anything by the ocean, and sunbathing (with lots of spf!). 

Jacqueline Stritz, MD

Undergraduate School: University of Florida
Medical School: Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine
Clinical Interests: Integrative Medicine, Behavioral Health
How I Thrive: Cooking vegetarian recipes, reading, podcasts, tennis, hiking, farmer’s markets, traveling, spending time with family and friends.

Jefferson Wasson, MD

Undergraduate School: University of Arizona
Medical School: Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine - Middletown
Clinical Interests: Minor procedures and geriatrics 
How I Thrive: Travel, activities outside, spending time with friends/family 

Class of 2023

Jonathan Barboza, MD

Undergraduate School: Point Loma Nazarene University
Medical School: UC San Diego
Clinical Interests: Community and Underserved Medicine with a focus on Latino health
How I Thrive: Spending time with my family, staying active both professionally and personally, working out, eating healthy, hiking and exploring San Diego.

Alaina Martinez, MD

Undergraduate School: University of Arizona
Medical School: University of Arizona College of Medicine
Clinical Interests: Preventive Medicine, Community Medicine, Addiction Medicine, Underserved Populations
How I Thrive: Family, friends, community involvement, meditation, and the outdoors

Amber Plant, MD

Undergraduate School: UC Los Angeles
Medical School: Rosalind Franklin Chicago Medical School
Clinical Interests: I love caring for children, adolescents, and young families, specifically working on developing healthy habits early in life. I’m also passionate about preventative medicine in all age ranges
How I Thrive: I love spending time with my husband and puppy outdoors. We enjoy soaking up the sun, going to the beach, hiking, and exploring new places around the world

Stephanie Posadas, DO

Undergraduate School: USC (University of Southern California)
Medical School: Touro University Nevada
Clinical Interests: Women's Health
How I Thrive: Having a good balance of family, friends, fitness and fun outside of work. Also spending time with my family dog!

Rachelle Sawyer, MD

Undergraduate School: Colgate University
Medical School: Saint Louis University School of Medicine
Clinical Interests: Prevention and lifestyle intervention, integrative medicine, behavioral health
How I Thrive: Spending time with my husband, Scott, family and friends, hot yoga, running, volleyball, enjoying nature, cooking

Miles Viseur, MD

Undergraduate School: Wake Forest University
Medical School: University of Colorado School of Medicine
Clinical Interests: Preventive Medicine, Adolescent Medicine, Underserved Care
How I Thrive: Skiing, fishing, carpentry, and spending time with family and friends

Class of 2024

Melissa Greenblatt, MD

Undergraduate School: University of Pennsylvania
Medical School: George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences

Sarah Herrera, MD

Undergraduate School: San Francisco State University
Medical School: Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California

Pareena Kaur, MD

Undergraduate School: University of Arizona
Medical School: University of Arizona College of Medicine - Phoenix

Edwin Molina, MD

Undergraduate School: San Diego State University
Medical School: Rush Medical College of Rush University Medical Center

Sonia Narsipur, MD

Undergraduate School: University of Connecticut
Medical School: State University of New York Upstate Medical University

Julia Strother, MD

Undergraduate School: University of Pittsburgh
Medical School: Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University

Community Medicine Fellow

Heather Lee, MD

Undergraduate School: University of Washington
Medical School: University of Miami, Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine
Residency Training: Kaiser Permanente San Diego
Clinical Interests: Behavioral Medicine, Global Health and Community Medicine, Nutrition, Integrative Medicine
How I Thrive: Spending time with my family and friends!  Music - I love playing guitar, and some keyboard, drums, and bass just for fun and going to concerts! In my free time I’ll usually be off biking, playing a racket sport, tossing a frisbee, or hiking