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Kendra Campbell, M.D.

Hometown: Worthing, United Kingdom

Undergraduate: University of Bath, United Kingdom

Medical School: University of Kentucky College of Medicine

Hobbies: Climbing, Hiking, Traveling

Favorite Song: You Got The Love by Florence & The Machine

Favorite childhood food: My mum's homemade lasagna & garlic bread

Gabriel Campion, M.D.

Hometown: Macungie, PA

Undergraduate: United States Naval Academy, Annapolis

Medical School: New York University School of Medicine

Hobbies: Lifting, Hiking, Free-diving, Petting stray cats

Favorite Pet: My little cactus

Favorite spot in LA: Anywhere above 10,000 ft

Robert Carey, M.D., M.S.

Hometown: Chicago, IL

Undergraduate: Duke University

Graduate: Medical Sciences, Boston University

Medical School: Boston University School of Medicine

Areas of Interest: Wilderness Medicine

Hobbies: Skiing, mountaineering, hiking, bar trivia

Cindy Chang, M.D.

Home Country: Republic of Panama

Undergraduate: University of California, Davis

Medical School: The Ohio State University College of Medicine

Areas of Interest: Ultrasound, Critical Care, Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Hobbies: Crafting, Painting, Photography, Finding new restaurants, Running, Hiking

Favorite Quote: "Never let the fear of striking out, keep you from playing the game." - Babe Ruth

 

Jennifer Fang, M.D.

Hometown: San Diego, CA

Undergraduate: University of California, San Diego

Medical School: UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine

Areas of Interest: Informatics, Education

Hobbies: Eating (I have been called the human Yelp), Baking, Board games, Origami, Amigurumi

 

Lauren Fryling, M.D.

Hometown: San Mateo, CA

Undergraduate: University of California, Santa Barbara

Medical School: UCSF School of Medicine

Hobbies: Volleyball, running, hiking, traveling

 

Michael Ghermezi, M.D., M.S.

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA

Undergraduate: University of California, Santa Barbara

Graduate: Clinical Nutrition, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons

Medical School: Tel Aviv Sackler School of Medicine, New York State American Branch

Areas of Interest: Critical Care, Research

Favorite Pet: Oscar (my Husky)

Hobbies: Cycling, Gym/Weight lifting, Eating good food

 

Alexander Grohmann, M.D.

Hometown: Chicago, IL

Undergraduate: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Medical School: Rush Medical College of Rush University Medical Center

Areas of Interest: Critical Care, Education, International Medicine

Hobbies: Beach volleyball, Hiking, Cycling, Rock climbing, Travel

Next Adventure: Finding LA's best street taco

Evan Laveman, M.D.

Hometown: San Diego, CA

Undergraduate: University of California, Los Angeles

Medical School: UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine

Areas of Interest: Administration, Education, EMS/Disaster  Medicine

Hobbies: Surfing, Paddling, co-resident hangouts, Occasionally cooking, Running/walking/biking along the beach

Next Adventure: Marrying my fiancée

 

Ronald Luu, M.D.

Hometown: Tustin, CA

Undergraduate: University of California, Irvine

Graduate: Public Health, University of California, Irvine

Medical School: UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine

Favorite Spot in LA: Two Bit Circus

Hobbies: Basketball, Snowboarding, Traveling, Board games, Scuba diving, Video games, Watching movies

 

Brittney Mull, M.D., M.P.H.

Hometown: Carson, CA

Undergraduate: Howard University

Graduate: Public Health, California State University, Long Beach

Medical School: Howard University College of Medicine

Areas of Interest: Health Policy and Advocacy

Favorite Household Member: My daughter

Favorite Spot in LA: Griffith Park and Observatory

 

Nadav Nahumi, M.D.

Hometown: Ocean Township, NJ

Undergraduate: Johns Hopkins University

Medical School: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Areas of Interest: Education, Wilderness Medicine

Hobbies: Surfing, Climbing, Running, Road biking, Backpacking, Wood working, Graffiti art, Playing the guitar

Next Adventure: Trans Catalina Trail

 

Ryan Tenold, D.O.

Hometown: Spokane, WA

Undergraduate: Hillsdale College

Medical School: Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine of Midwestern University

Hobbies: Beach volleyball, Surfing, Soccer, Skiing, Backpacking, Kite surfing

Next Adventure: Surf trip in Indonesia & Australia

Michael Tetwiler, M.D., M.P.H.

Hometown: Paola, KS

Undergraduate: University of Kansas

Graduate: Public Health Leadership, Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health

Medical School: University of Kansas School of Medicine

Areas of Interest: Administration, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Hospice & Palliative Medicine

Hobbies: Reading books, Watching movies, Surfing, Dancing

Favorite Quote: "Do what you can, with what you have, where you are"

 

Kelsey Wilhelm, M.D.

Hometown: Omaha, NE

Undergraduate: Creighton University

Medical School: University of Arizona College of Medicine , Phoenix

Areas of Interest: EMS/Disaster Medicine

Hobbies: Home improvement projects, Soccer, Cycling, Camping, Gardening, Drinking wine & eating bagels

Favorite Spot in LA: Dog beach

Favorite Form of Exercise: Chasing my deaf dog down the beach while she runs into sand castles

James Williams, M.D.

Hometown: Clarksburg, WV

Undergraduate: Princeton University

Medical School: New York University School of Medicine

Areas of Interest: Critical Care, International Medicine

Hobbies: Fly fishing, Hiking, Camping, Reading, Running, Surfing (poorly)

Favorite Spot in LA: Wednesday night trivia in Long Beach

Favorite Song: Something more than free by Jason Isbell

 

Tiffany Au, M.D.

Hometown: San Francisco, CA

Undergraduate: Harvard University

Medical School: Stanford University School of Medicine

Favorite Spot in LA: Angel City, Arts District

Hobbies: Acroyoga, Scuba diving, Aerial silks, Traveling off and on the beaten path, Card games, Wine/Whiskey nights

Next Adventure: TBD. That is the fun part

Sydney Beck, M.D.

Hometown: Long Beach, NY

Undergraduate: Cornell University

Medical School: Stony Brook University School of Medicine

Areas of Interest: Education, EMS/Disaster Medicine, Critical Care, International Medicine

Hobbies: Yoga, Hiking, Finding new restaurants, anything by the beach

Next Adventure: Australia

John Campo, M.D.

Hometown: San Gabriel, CA

Undergraduate: University of California at Berkeley

Medical School: Northwestern University, The Feinberg School of Medicine

Areas of Interest: Critical Care, Research

Hobbies: Camping, Scuba diving

Next Adventure: Philippines

Favorite Sound: Crackling fire

 

Ryan DeVivo, D.O., M.S.

Hometown: Springfield, MA

Undergraduate: Springfield College

Graduate: Master of Physician Assistant, Springfield College

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

Hobbies: Hiking, Biking, Gym, Beach, Skiing, Traveling and talking to my dog like he is a human

Next Adventure: Trekking Machu Pichu and/or Astrian Ski Trip

Favorite Spot in LA: Hikes in Malibu (they are dog friendly!) and The Olde Place (favorite hidden restaurant)

 

Nadia Faiq, M.D.

Hometown: New York City, NY

Undergraduate: University of California, Berkeley

Medical School: UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine

Hobbies: Scuba diving, Surfing, Stand-up paddle boarding, Hiking, Indoor rock climbing, Visiting rain forests around the world, Playing with my dogs

 

Joseph Friedrich, M.D.

Hometown: Santa Monica, CA

Undergraduate: The McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University

Medical School: Georgetown University School of Medicine

Hobbies: Being the lead singer and guitarist for the rock band BJ and the Animals, Triathlons

 

Alexander Garrett, M.D.

Hometown: Lovell, ME

Undergraduate: Stanford University

Medical School: UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine

Areas of Interest: Education, Health Policy and Advocacy

Favorite Pet: Minerva aka "Minnie" (my cat)

Hobbies: Reading, Video games, Backpacking, Ultimate Frisbee

Next Adventure: Marrying my fiancée

 

Megan Guy, M.D.

Hometown: San Luis Obispo, CA

Undergraduate: University of California, Berkeley

Medical School: Sackler School of Medicine, New York State American Branch

Hobbies: Hiking, Biking, Jogging, Jet boating, Wake boarding, Inner tubing, Skiing, Snowboarding

 

Cory Johnson, M.D.

Hometown: San Clemente, CA

Undergraduate: University of California, Los Angeles

Medical School: Keck School of Medicine at USC

Areas of Interest: Administration, International Medicine

Hobbies: Surfing, Snowboarding, Hiking around the Sierras, Fitness, Reading travel guides

Favorite Spot in LA: the Sunset restaurant in Malibu

Next Adventure: Sri Lanka or Oman

 

Michael Jordan, M.D.

Hometown: Sandusky, OH

Undergraduate: University of Toledo College of Engineering

Medical School: University of Toledo College of Medicine

Areas of Interest: Ultrasound, Education, Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Hobbies: Visiting the beach, Football, Hikes, Giving my dog his best life

Favorite Spot in LA: Paddle boarding around Naples Island in Long Beach, Gaslamp live music bar, hikes in Palos Verdes

Zachary Oleskey, M.D.

Hometown: Bonney Lake, WA

Undergraduate: Brigham Young University

Medical School: University of Arizona College of Medicine

Hobbies: Mountain biking, Road biking, Snowboarding, Backpacking, Seattle sports, Visiting MLB stadiums and national parks, Spending time with my wife & son

Next Adventure: Son #2!

Favorite Form of Exercise: Riding bikes

 

Melanie Pham, M.D.

Hometown: Fairfax VA

Undergraduate: Virginia Commonwealth University

Medical School: Eastern Virginia Medical School

Hobbies: Running slowly, Hiking, Ccuba diving, Eating, Playing the ukulele, Traveling

Next Adventure: New Zealand or Egypt

Favorite Sound: The sound of bacon sizzling on a skillet. Mmm...

Avi Siani, M.D.

Hometown: Encino, CA

Undergraduate: University of California, Los Angeles

Medical School: New York Medical College

Areas of Interest: Ultrasound, Critical Care, Wilderness Medicine, Toxicology, Sports Medicine

Hobbies: Skiing, Scuba diving, Basketball, Hiking, Backpacking, Eating, cooking

Favorite Spot in LA: Hermosa Beach (playing volleyball) or Taco Tuesday anywhere

 

Angela Tegethoff, M.D.

Hometown: Tucson, AZ

Undergraduate: University of Arizona

Medical School: University of Arizona College of Medicine

Areas of Interest: Ultrasound, EMS/Disaster Medicine, Critical Care, Wilderness Medicine, International Medicine

Hobbies: Climbing, Mountain Biking, Fishing, Triathlons, Surfing

Next Adventure: Carnival in Rio & W circuit in Patagonia

 

Andrew Thorne, M.D.

Hometown: Valencia,CA

Undergraduate: University of California, Berkeley

Medical School: UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine

Areas of Interest: Ultrasound, Wilderness medicine, International Medicine

Hobbies: All things beach related (volleyball, spikeball, surfing, lounging), Ultimate Frisbee, hiking, basketball, Photography

Next Adventure: Kauai helicopter tour

Jake Toy, D.O.

Hometown: San Mateo, CA

Undergraduate: University of California, Berkeley

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

Areas of Interest: EMS/Disaster Medicine, Critical Care

Hobbies: Climbing, Snowboarding, Golfing, Traveling, Fishing, Eating my way around LA & the world

Favorite Pet: My 3 succulents

Favorite Spot in LA: KazuNori

Nicole Bahrami, M.D.

Hometown: Irvine, CA

Undergraduate: University of California, Berkeley

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

Areas of Interest: EMS/Disaster Medicine, Sports Medicine, Pediatrics Emergency Medicine

Hobbies: Traveling, Painting, listening to music, Concerts, Enjoying the outdoor, Watching sports, Trying new restaurants

Next Adventure: Switzerland

Favorite Spot in LA: Perch Rooftop

Hannah Carr, M.D.

Hometown: Ramona, CA

Undergraduate: University of Oregon

Medical School: University of Virginia School of Medicine

Hobbies: Being outside-Hiking, Sand Volleyball, Beaching, lounging on a hammock

Next Adventure: Acadia National Park

Favorite Spot in LA: My brother & sister-in-law's backyard and Griffith Park

Sean Denny, M.D.

Hometown: Topanga, CA

Undergraduate: University of California, Santa Barbara

Medical School: UC Irvine School of Medicine

Hobbies: Rock climbing, hiking, running, baking pizza & croissants, reading fiction

Next Adventure: Leaning how to surf

Favorite Childhood Food: Sunday morning waffles

Favorite Spot in LA: Sender One LAX

Kyle Fierro, M.D.

Hometown: Santa Rosa, CA

Undergraduate: Stanford University

Medical School: Temple University School of Medicine

Areas of Interest: EMS/Disaster Medicine, Critical Care

Hobbies: Running, home brewing, watching college football, eating burritos, listening to live music

Next Adventure: Becoming the MVP of my karaoke crew

Favorite Spot in LA: Totsu Ramen

Adam Garibay, M.D.

Hometown: Austin, TX

Undergraduate: University of Texas at Austin

Medical School: Baylor College of Medicine

Areas of Interest: Ultrasound, Education, Pediatrics Emergency Medicine

Hobbies: EDM, Spin, Pizza, Smash Bros, Polaroids

Favorite LA Activity: Rollerblading along the beach

Alternative Profession: Pre-school teacher by day, Spin instructor by night

 

Ryan Gleber, M.D.

Hometown: Cornelia, GA

Undergraduate: Georgia Institute of Technology

Medical School: UCSD School of Medicine

Areas of Interest: Ultrasound, Wilderness Medicine, Hyperbaric & Undersea Medicine, Research

Hobbies: Backpacking, surfing, diving, running, skiing, international travel, culinary experiences, reading, music, playing the mandolin

Favorite Childhood Food: Choco Tacos

 

Alexa Golden, M.D.

Hometown: San Diego, CA

Undergraduate: University of California, Los Angeles

Medical School: Tufts University School of Medicine

Areas of Interest: Administration, Ultrasound, Education, Health Policy & Advocacy

Hobbies: Hip hop Yoga, Car camping, Running on sand, JammyPacks, Skiing, Snowboarding, Co-ed sports, Event planning

Favorite Song: Ice Ice Baby by Vanilla Ice

Favorite Spot in LA: Philippe The Original

Aaron Hauck, M.D.

Hometown: Livermore, CA

Undergraduate: California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

Medical School: Keck School of Medicine at USC

Areas of Interest: Education, Health Policy & Advocacy, International Medicine

Hobbies: Music, Hot yoga, Hiking, Cooling, Being a foodie

Favorite Childhood Food: Chicken Parmesan

Favorite Spot in LA: Mama Lu's Dumpling House

Tyler Leppek, M.D. MPH

Hometown: Rochester, MI

Undergraduate: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Graduate: Michigan State University

Medical School: Michigan State University College of Human Medicine

Areas of Interest: Administration, Education, Health Policy & Advocacy, Wilderness, Sports Medicine, Research

Hobbies: Soccer, Liverpool fanatic (Up the Reds!), Hot sauce making, skiing, backpacking, camping, soon to be surfing

Next Adventure: Learning Spanish!

Tianci Liu, M.D.

Hometown: Clovis, CA

Undergraduate: University of California, San Diego

Medical School: New York Medical College

Areas of Interest: Ultrasound, Critical Care

Hobbies: Searching for the beset Mexican street tacos in LA, becoming a Trader Joe's connoisseur, semi-professional dog walker, Spikeball on the beach

Next Adventure: Real life Mario Kart racing in Japan

Favorite Song: Crush by Yuna & Usher

Robert McMickle, M.D.

Hometown: Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Undergraduate: Loyola Marymount University

Medical School: UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine

Areas of Interest: Critical Care, Research

Hobbies: Surfing, Rock climbing, Skiing, Writing, Fishing, Listening & playing music

Favorite Song: When A Cowboy Trades his Spurs For Wings by Gillian Welch

Favorite Quote: "Illegitimi non carborundum"

David Oliver, M.D.

Hometown: Keaau, HI

Undergraduate: University of Washington

Medical School: University of Washington School of Medicine

Areas of Interest: Education, Research, International Medicine

Hobbies: Mountain biking, Snowboarding, Surfing, Climbing, Traveling

Favorite LA Activity: Surfing

 

Andres Park, M.D.

Hometown: Flores, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Undergraduate: University of California, Los Angeles

Medical School: UCSF School of Medicine

Areas of Interest: Ultrasound, Pediatrics Emergency Medicine

Hobbies: Fish keeping and breeding, hiking, Jogging, Cooking, Traveling, Playing with my dog

Favorite Childhood Food: Milanesa Napolitana with (a generous amount of) side fries

 

Hoang Pham, M.D.

Hometown: Long Beach, CA

Undergraduate: University of California, Irvine

Medical School: Washington University School of Medicine

Areas of Interest: Toxicology & Education

Hobbies: Road cycling, Climbing, Bouldering, Hiking, Brewing & drinking coffee

Favorite Childhood Food: Vietnamese Com Tam or Salt & Vinegar chips

Fardis Tavangary, D.O.

Hometown: Beaverton, OR

Undergraduate: University of California, Santa Barbara

Medical School: Western University of Health Sciences (COMP-NW)

Areas of Interest: Ultrasound, Education, Simulation

Hobbies: Beach volleyball, Spikeball, Surfing, Basketball, Photography, Cooking, Playing the guitar & piano, Traveling

Favorite Spot in LA: Eclectic Jazz Night at Riviera 31

Brandon Wang, M.D.

Hometown: Bogota NJ

Undergraduate: Yale University

Medical School: New York University School of Medicine

Areas of Interest: Administration, Education, Health Policy & Advocacy

Hobbies: Powerlifting, Doting on my parents' miniature Goldendoodle, Cafe hopping, Eating

Next Adventure: Aurora Borealis

Favorite Sound: Sizzling meat on a grill

Jamal Alam, D.O.

Hometown: Laguna Niguel, California

Undergraduate: California State University, Fullerton

Medical School: Western University of Health Sciences, Pomona

Hobbies: Snowboarding, sporting events, pickup-up basketball, watching documentaries, playing board games, live music

Favorite LA hotspot: Staples Center (GO LAKERS!)

Adam Barnes, M.D.

Hometown: Bradford, Pennsylvania

Undergraduate: Wabash College

Medical School: SKMC at Thomas Jefferson University

Hobbies: Rocking climbing, improv comedy, cooking, NBA basketball (76ers), shoe design, board games

Next Adventure: Sport climbing post-quarantine

Aixin Chen, M.D.

Hometown: Zionsville, Indiana

Undergraduate: University of Chicago

Medical School: Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Hobbies: Perusing farmers markets, painting, dancing, not following cooking instructions (ever, but especially when I bake), anything Vonnegut/cultural anthropology related

Karin Collins, M.D.

Hometown: Bend, Oregon

Undergraduate: Oregon State University

Medical School: Georgetown University School of Medicine

Hobbies: Attempting latte art, making/finding live music, hiking, learning to fly a plane with my dad (slowly but surely), and building my side hustle of dog walking.

Favorite thing to do In LA: Eating at Wurstküche and gawking at the Hermosa Beach sunsets

Yang Ding, M.D.

Hometown: East Brunswick, New Jersey

Undergraduate: Duke University

Medical School: University of Pennsylvania

Hobbies: Mixed martial arts, NBA and Duke basketball, tennis

If you could learn to do anything, what would it be?: Climb like Alex Honnold in Free Solo

Ahmed Farhat, M.D.

Hometown: Long Beach, California

Undergraduate: University of California, Irvine

Medical School: University of California, Irvine

Hobbies: Triathlon, surfing, spearfishing, boxing, indoor rock climbing

Next adventure: Completing an Ironman

Sophia Fornbacher, M.D.

Hometown: Concord, California

Undergraduate: Freed-Hardeman University

Medical School: Boston University School of Medicine

Hobbies: Soccer (goalkeeper), weightlifting (GAINZ are a necessity), meme enthusiast

Favorite LA Hotspot: I love going to the Attic in Long Beach when I visit my cousin. The mac & cheese with hot cheetos is a DELICACY. I can't wait to explore more restaurants in the LA area!

Nathan Jasperse, M.D., MBA

Hometown: Thousand Oaks, CA

Undergraduate: Wheaton College

Graduate School: University of California, Irvine

Medical School: University of California, Irvine

Hobbies: Soccer, cycling, bird watching, hiking, running - basically anything that gets me outdoors!

Kyle McLain, M.D.

Hometown: Birmingham, Michigan

Undergraduate: University of Michigan

Medical School: University of Michigan

Hobbies: Taking care of dogs, hiking, karaoke, eating well

Pet: Roareo! (Black cat with a white tummy)

Elise Molnar, M.D.

Hometown: Newport Beach, California

Undergraduate:  Harvard University

Medical School:  The University of Arizona College of Medicine, Phoenix

Hobbies:  Orangetheory Fitness, hiking, collecting plants

Pets: A very old and cranky cat named Clawdrey Hepburn

Next Adventure: Getting Married!

Andrew Pham, M.D.

Hometown: Long Beach, California

Undergraduate: University of California, Berkeley

Medical School: University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine

Hobbies: Adventurous foodie, hiking/camping in national parks, beach bumming, EDM concerts

Favorite LA hotspot: Biking down the Venice Beach boardwalk, people-watching, eating endless acai bowls

Elizabeth Scott, M.D.

Hometown: Los Angeles, California

Undergraduate: University of California, Berkeley

Medical School: USC-Keck School of Medicine

Hobbies: Running (a lot), backpacking/hiking, yoga, making fancy breakfasts, writing, buying overpriced coffee

Favorite LA Hotspot: Trail running in the Santa Monica Mountains and Boy & Bear Coffee

 

Nishelle Smith, M.D.

Hometown: Woodlake, California

Undergraduate: University of California, Santa Barbara

Medical School: University of California, Davis

Hobbies: Reading, especially sci-fi and fantasy genres, dogs, hiking in the western Sierras, knitting, drawing, and

maintaining a large indoor succulent collection, wakeboarding, wakesurfing, and snowboarding

Jonathan Warren, M.D.

Hometown: Fremont, California

Undergraduate: UCLA

Medical School: David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA

Hobbies: Photography, hiking, indoor plants, exercise, medical education/teaching, movies/TV/video games

Next adventure: Photographing all 61 national parks over the next 10 years

 

Shane Zeshonski, M.D.

Hometown: Scranton, Pennsylvania

Undergraduate: Drexel University

Medical School: Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine

Hobbies: Drumming, reading, backpacking, hiking, running

Next Adventure: TBD, exploring some faraway land

 

 

Sarah Zyzanski, M.D.

Hometown: Brookline, Massachusetts

Undergraduate: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Medical School: Boston University School of Medicine

Hobbies: Musical theater, crime documentaries, international travel, badminton, archery, swimming, learning musical instruments, gardening (I grow my own herbs!), tabata training