1st Year Class

Sivaraman Iyer

Undergraduate School: Cornell University
Medical School: Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine
Clinical Interests: I am interested doing the full spectrum of general Ob-Gyn. From the acuity of the L&D or ED consult pager to spending time in the office or operating room with the surgeons and family planning specialists. Kaiser Permanente is an amazing place to see anything that may arise in a generalist's practice
How I Thrive: I am new to LA by way of Chicago, San Francisco, and rural Lubbok ,TX. The ways I thrive outside of residency include spending time at the beach, finding urban adventures with friends, trying new restaurants, and music. I sing, play guitar, and play alto saxophone. My favorite genres include hip-hop, neo-soul and rock.

Kavitha Narra

Medical School: Western University of Health Sciences/College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific

Amelia Starr

Undergraduate School: Fordham University
Medical School: University of Washington School of Medicine
Clinical Interests: Public Policy, Advocacy for Women's Health and Reproductive Rights, Working with Underserved Populations
How I Thrive: I enjoy sharing a good meal with my friends/family, watching live comedy/improv, spending time with my cat 'Ninja' and being outdoors whether it's relaxing on the beach or camping, or staying active with hiking and skiing.

Megan Sumida

Undergraduate School: Occidental College
Medical School: University of Hawaii John A Burns School of Medicine
Clinical Interests: Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology, Reproductive Justice and Advocate in Health
How I Thrive: Hiking, Beach Bonfires, Cooking Experiments, VidChats with Family, and Spending time with Co-Residents!

Brittany Thomas

Undergraduate School: Arizona State University
Medical School: Creighton University School of Medicine
Clinical Interests: Community Medicine, Working with underserved populations
How I Thrive: Hiking, Concerts/Music Festivals, Audiobooks!

2nd Year Class

Adrian Hernandez Lopez

Undergraduate School: UCLA
Medical School: University of California, Los Angeles, David Geffen School of Medicine
Clinical Interests: Working with underserved populations high risk pregnancies, ultrasound
How I Thrive: Food, Sleeping, Exercise, Travel, Studying, Spending time with family

Sameera Mokkarala

Undergraduate School: Pomona College
Medical School: University of California, Davis, School of Medicine
Clinical Interests: Family Planning / Contraception, Social and Reproductive Justice
How I Thrive: Trying new recipes, reading/listening to podcasts, running (which facilitates listening to said podcasts), and finding ways to cram more houseplants into my apartment

Amelia Poquette

Undergraduate School: Cornell University
Medical School: University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine
Clinical Interests: Women's Health, Access to Family Planning, Quality Improvements, Patient Experience
How I Thrive: Hiking, Camping, Spending Time in Nature, National Parks, Local Parks, Exploring, Yoga, Travelling, Cooking, Reading, Journaling

Kristopher Waring

Undergraduate School: University of California Davis
Medical School: University of Minnesota Medical School
Clinical Interests: Women's Health
How I Thrive: Dates with wife, Fetch with dogs, rock climbing

Hannah Wirth

Undergraduate School: Amherst College
Medical School: Drexel University College of Medicine
Clinical Interests: Patient Education and Advocacy, Academic Medicine, Family Planning, Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery
How I Thrive: Spending time with my husband, toddler and family nearby Exploring new neighborhoods and cities Eating food I don’t have to cook Partaking in all outdoor activities, especially hiking, snowboarding, volleyball, and simply soaking in the sun. Perusing bingeworthy, online shows or movies.

3rd Year Class

Kate Bowman

Undergraduate School: UC Berkeley
Medical School: University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine
Clinical Interests: Women's Health, Health Policy
How I Thrive: Travel, Camping, Live Music

Amanda Gittelman

Undergraduate School: University of Pennsyvania
Medical School: Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine of Midwestern University
Clinical Interests: Family Planning, Geriatric Women's Care, Advocacy
How I Thrive: My dogs, Yoga, Reading, Travel, Sleeping

Jennifer Hall

Undergraduate School: UCLA
Medical School: Albany Medical College
Clinical Interests: Patient Education, Office Procedures, Minimally Invasive Surgery
How I Thrive: Spending time with Family and Friends, travelling, dabbling In interior design, trying new restaurants, cooking

Ashley Kim

Undergraduate School: Brown University
Medical School: Northwestern University The Feinberg School of Medicine
Clinical Interests: Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Fertility Preservation, Resident Medical Education, Advocacy & Access to Care
How I Thrive: I'm originally from Los Angeles, CA. Ways I thrive in residency include dropping in on dance and yoga classes (Silverlake and Los Feliz are studio meccas) and skiing or snowboarding when I get out to the mountains. Here in LA, whether post-call or a golden weekend, we're never too far from something sunny to do.

Vivian Yu

Undergraduate School: University of Washington
Medical School: Georgetown University School of Medicine
Clinical Interests: Resident SIM Education, Community Medicine, Advocacy for Health Policy
How I Thrive: Spending time with my husband and Yorkie, Exercise, Traveling, Entertaining/Cooking

4th Year Class

Dani Ashak

Medical School: Drexel University College of Medicine

Sabrina Avakian

Medical School: Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine

Vivian Chu

Medical School: Boston University School of Medicine

Atieh Novin

Medical School: Drexel University College of Medicine

Christina Tabit Evans

Medical School: University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine

To speak with a current resident of the program, call 323-783-4516 or email Svetlana Voskanyan at Svetlana.A.Voskanyan@kp.org

Where are our recent graduates now?

2020

Dani Ashak, MD-Ob/Gyn Generalist, Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, PA
Sabrina Avakian,MD Associate, Kaiser Woodland Hills
Vivian Chu, MD-Associate, Kaiser Redwood City
Christy Evans, MD-Private Practice, Providence Hospital, Torrance, CA
Atieh Novin, MD-Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship, USC

2019

Dina Echevarria, MD – Planned Parenthood Los Angeles
Amanda Gibson, MD – Private Practice, West Regional OBGYN, Scottsbluff, Nebraska
Shila Manandhar, MD – Associate, Kaiser Permanente, San Rafael, CA
Austin Merrill, DO – Associate, Kaiser Permanente Bakersfield
Rebecca Post, MD – Maternal Fetal Medicine Fellowship, University of California Irvine

2018

Monica Avila, MD – Gynecologic Oncology Fellowship, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Texas
Rohan Hattiangadi, MD – Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellowship, Virginia Commonwealth, Seattle, WA
Mabel Mora, MD – Associate, Kaiser Permanente Fontana
Nathan Riley, MD – OBGYN Palliative Fellowship, UCSD-Scripps, San Diego, CA
Mike Zhang, MD – Associate, Kaiser Permanente, San Leandro, CA

2017

Karen Hong, MD – Associate, Kaiser Permanente, San Leandro, CA
Amy Jones, DO – Full time per diem, Kaiser Permanente, South Bay
Carrie Li, MD – Associate, Kaiser Permanente Fontana
Nicki Feinberg, MD – Associate, Kaiser Permanente West Los Angeles
Saba Saadat, MD – Associate, Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles

2016

Evelyn Denebeim, MD: Private Practice, Torrance, CA
Julio Espinosa, MD: Private Practice, Long Beach, CA
Jennifer Lee, MD: Full time per diem, Kaiser Permanente West Los Angeles
Aki Niihara, MD: Associate, Kaiser Permanente San Leandro

2015
Andrew Chon, MD:  Maternal Fetal Medicine Fellowship, University of Southern California
Amy Lindgren, MD, PhD: Private Practice, Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center
Krystle Ziebell, MD: Associate, Kaiser Permanente Woodland Hills
Lee Christianson, MD: Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellowship, Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center, Portland, OR
Veronica Grijalva, MD: Associate, Kaiser West Los Angeles

2014
Becky Lim, MD: Associate, Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles
Dana Steenhard, MD: Associate, Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles
Hasti Poya, MD: Associate, Kaiser Permanente Fontana
Yekaterina Bakhta, MD: Full time Per Diem, Kaiser Permanente Downey
Kristin Livingston, MD: Private Practice, Arizona