Internal Medicine Los Angeles Medical Center - Alumni Life

Life After Residency

The path to matching into fellowship starts early in residency. Incoming interns who have an interest in pursuing a fellowship or research are paired to a specialty mentor. These advisors, along with scheduled info sessions, provide guidance and support to all residents interested in fellowship. In the past 8 years, the Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Internal Medicine program has consistently matched residents to their top fellowship programs.

Below are some of the destinations of the graduating class of 2023.

Dr. Karo Gyurijian matched to Community Medicine Fellowship at Kaiser Permanente – Los Angeles.

Dr. Bryant Hammershaimb matched to Cardiology Fellowship at University of Arizona – Tucson.


Dr. Kevin La matched to Geriatrics and Palliative Care at University of California – Los Angeles.

Dr. Jackie Tsao matched to Pulmonary Critical Care at Kaiser Permanente – Los Angeles.

 Dr. Albert Yu matched to Cardiology at Mount Sinai Morningside – New York. 

Graduating Residents

Graduating residents not pursuing a fellowship secure a practice opportunity during their PGY-3 year. Many residents stay with Kaiser Permanente while others branch out to Cedars-Sinai, UCLA, community hospitals and private practice.

Fellowship & Practice Destinations 2022(PDF)