1st year

Irvin Calderon, MD

Undergraduate School: University of California Los Angeles
Medical School: University of California, Riverside School of Medicine
Clinical Interests: Global health, minimally invasive procedures, and medical education
How I Thrive: Spending time with family, traveling and dancing

Mike Kwon, MD

Undergraduate School: Emory University
Medical School: Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California
Clinical Interests: Informatics, value-based care, quality improvements, health technology commercialization and translational & clinical research
How I Thrive: Sci-fi movies, building web applications, sour patch watermelons and quality time with the family

Grace Lee, MD

Undergraduate School: University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles
Medical School: University of California, Los Angeles David Geffen School of Medicine
Clinical Interests: Global health, health equity and surgical outcomes research
How I Thrive: Hanging out with my cat, eating good food, and going out with friends

Daniel Liu, MD

Undergraduate School: Brown University
Medical School: Northwestern University The Feinberg School of Medicine
Clinical Interests: Acute Care Surgery/Critical Care, global surgery and surgical education
How I Thrive: Scuba diving, snowboarding, cycling, backpacking, UNC Basketball, checking my Coinbase account, and repeating as Fantasy Football Champion

Nathaniel Mizraki, MD

Undergraduate School: University of Michigan
Medical School: Tufts University School of Medicine
Clinical Interests: Medical imaging, image-guided procedures, and medical education
How I Thrive: Exploring the outdoors, playing soccer and tennis, and rooting for University of Michigan sports teams

Alexandria Panuccio, MD

Undergraduate School: Furman University
Medical School: Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine
Clinical Interests: Pancreatic cancers and healthcare disparities
How I Thrive: Time with my husband and my dogs, yoga, time spent outdoors and travel

Anusha Pasumarthi, MD

Undergraduate School: University of California, San Diego
Medical School: Albany Medical College
Clinical Interests: Surgical oncology and endocrine oncology
How I Thrive: Cooking (especially spicy Indian food), traveling, exploring new restaurants and bars, spending time with my family and friends, and dancing

Max Raynor, DO

Undergraduate School: Southern Oregon University
Medical School: Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Clinical Interests: Vascular & interventional radiology, nutritional biochemistry, health span, and longevity
How I Thrive: Lacrosse, tennis, outdoor adventures with friends & family and bread

Austin Shinagawa, MD

Undergraduate School: University of Nevada
Medical School: University of Nevada
Clinical Interests: Comprehensive VIR, neuro-intervention, high-quality research in VIR, equitable healthcare access, and medical education
How I Thrive: Finding time to stay active (tennis, weightlifting, hiking) or learning new skills (cooking, Spanish, etc.)

David Vogelsang, MD

Undergraduate School: Brigham Young University
Medical School: Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine
Clinical Interests: Diagnostic and Interventional radiology and AI research in healthcare
How I Thrive: Spending as much time as possible with my wife and three daughters, surfing, anything outdoors or playing just about any sport

2nd year

Kevin Guan, MD

Undergraduate School: Pomona College
Medical School: University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine
Clinical Interests: Minimally Invasive Surgery and Global Health
How I Thrive: Exploring LA's food scene, traveling in my dreams and shrub cocktails

Jay Patel, MD

Undergraduate School: University of California, Los Angeles
Medical School: Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine
Clinical Interests: Robotic Surgery, Surgical Innovation, Colorectal surgery and Global Health
How I Thrive: Basketball, cooking, spending time with family, building stuff and napping

Michael Suarez, MD

Undergraduate School: University of Texas at Tyler
Medical School: Texas A&M College of Medicine
Clinical Interests: Abdominal transplant surgery, plastic surgery, MIS, medical education, and QI initiatives
How I Thrive: Quality time with family/friends, golf, cooking, exercising, and exploring new places, restaurants, or experiences.

Joshua Wechsler, MD

Undergraduate School: University of Arizona
Medical School: State University of New York Upstate Medical University
Clinical Interests: Emergency General Surgery/Surgical Critical Care, Medical Education and Healthcare Management
How I Thrive: Going to the beach, weightlifting, scuba diving, skiing and video games

Claire Yang, MD

Undergraduate School: University of California, San Diego
Medical School: California Northstate University College of Medicine
Clinical Interests: Medical education, surgical clinical quality improvement, palliative care in surgery
How I Thrive: Traveling, trying new recipes and cooking gadgets, movies, concerts and spending time with my cat

3rd year

Adeel Ashfaq, MD

Undergraduate School: University of California, Davis
Medical School: University of California, Los Angeles/David Geffen School of Medicine
Clinical Interests: Global Health, International Development, Health technology
How I Thrive: Travel, Good Food, Exercise

Evan DeCan, MD

Undergraduate School: University of Montana
Medical School: University of Washington School of Medicine
Clinical Interests: Underserved Populations, Global Health
How I Thrive: Cooking, Sleeping, Guitar, Horseback Riding, Spending time with families Labrador/Golden retrievers

Siu-Yuan Huang, MD

Undergraduate School: Princeton University
Medical School: New York Medical College
Clinical Interests: Endocrine Surgery, Breast Surgery, Surgical Oncology, LGBT Health
How I Thrive: Baking, Photography, Music, Hanging out with my cats, Exploring LA's Food Scene

Annie Lo, MD

Undergraduate School: University of Oregon
Medical School: Eastern Virginia Medical School
Clinical Interests: Pediatric/Vascular Surgery
How I Thrive: Eating, Japan, TikTok

4th year

Seema Desai, MD

Undergraduate School: University of California, Berkeley
Medical School: University of Illinois College of Medicine
Clinical Interests: Acute Care
How I Thrive: Dancing, baking and DIY home projects

Ryan Ou, MD

Undergraduate School: University of California, Berkeley
Medical School: University of California, Los Angeles David Geffen School of Medicine
Clinical Interests: Critical Care Medicine, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Surgery
How I Thrive: Video Games, Hiking, Snowboarding, Travelling, Movies, Sleeping, Eating good food

Malerie Pratt, MD

Undergraduate School: University of Oregon
Medical School: Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine

R. Luke Rettig, MD

Undergraduate School: University of Maryland
Medical School: George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences
Clinical Interests: Global Surgery, Teaching
How I Thrive: Playing Spikeball, Weightlifting, Church, Going to the Beach with Friends

5th year

Mayo Hotta, MD

Undergraduate School: Brown University
Medical School: Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California
Clinical Interests: Plastic surgery and Breast surgery
How I Thrive: Tennis, running and reality TV

Borna Mohabbatizadeh, MD

Undergraduate School: University of California, Irvine
Medical School: Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
Clinical Interests: Public policy, advocacy for universal healthcare, wellness, identifying and understanding health disparities
How I Thrive: Enjoying all that LA has to offer— good food, amazing weather, cultural and outdoor activities

Stefanie Sueda, MD

Undergraduate School: Siena Albany Medical College
Medical School: Albany Medical College
Clinical Interests: Working with underserved populations, Women's Health, Minimally Invasive Procedures
How I Thrive: Sleeping, Dogs, Dancing, Dreaming of Travel

Marie Tran-McCaslin, MD

Undergraduate School: University of California, San Diego
Medical School: Creighton University School of Medicine
Clinical Interests: Colon and rectal surgery, vascular surgery, underserved populations, access to nutrition and its effect on health
How I Thrive: Cooking, travel and being an unabashed dog mom

Graduates

Where are they now?

Graduates over the past five years have gone on to do fellowships in Bariatric Surgery, Endocrine Oncology, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Pediatric Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Surgical Oncology and Vascular Surgery.

Click to review, Graduated Residents (PDF)