2015-2016 Family Medicine Chief Residents


Liana Milanes, MD  was born in Havana Cuba.  She received her medical degree from Ross University School of Medicine.  Living  and studying in Dominca gave Liana an opportunity to create a unique learning experience that solidified her desire to seek a specialty heavily involved in health education and disease prevention.  She is looking forward to working with the underserved in the Central Valley.  Her hobbies include judo, scuba diving and continental philosophy.  Liana is fluent in Spanish.   Satjit Sanghera, MD  received her medical degree from St. George’s University School of Medicine. She is also a graduate of UC Berkeley where she received her Bachelors of Science. Satjit grew up in the Central Valley, Turlock, California. Having grown up in a small town, she experienced the limitations of health care which galvanized her interest in working with the underserved. Her inspiration for pursuing Family Medicine in the rural setting includes her grandmother as well as her experiences throughout her medical school career. Her interests include event planning, cooking, traveling and enjoying the outdoors.  Satjit is fluent in Punjabi.



PG-3 Residents  

Bobby Aulakh, MD received his medical degree from the American University of Antigua, College of Medicine. He completed his undergraduate studies at UC Davis, where he was involved with extensive research including studying long term effects of DBS in Parkinson's disease. Family medicine was an obvious choice for Bobby because he feels this is the only field that will make him a well rounded physician and allow him to fulfill his future prospects of contributing to WHO/Doctors without Borders, providing much needed care in underdeveloped countries.  Bobby's hobbies and interests include; outdoor activities, weight training, tennis, yoga, meditation and DIY projects.  He is fluent in Punjabi, and Hindi.

Jose Buenrostro, MD received his medical degree from the Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara and obtained his undergraduate degree at California State University, Stanislaus.  He grew up in the Central San Joaquin Valley where early in life  while working  in the fields, as well as working as an Emergency Medical Technician motivated  him to become a family practitioner.   Dr. Buenrostro looks forward to staying in the central valley and providing care to the people in his community.   His outside interests includes farming, traveling, snowboarding as well as playing baseball and basketball.  He is fluent in Spanish.

Alice Chung, MD was born in California, but spent the first few years of her childhood on a farm with her grandparents in Taiwan. She studied biomedical engineering during her undergraduate years at the University of California Berkeley and then received her medical degree from Boston University School of Medicine.  She has a strong interest in international health and participated in AMSA Global Health Groups and Physicians for Human Rights at Boston University.  Her hobbies and interests include hiking, traveling, photography, drawing, exploring new places, and trying new activities.

Ashlynn Gordon, DO did her undergraduate studies from the University of Montana and received her medical degree from Western University of Health Sciences School of Osteopathic Medicine.  Ashlynn was born and raised in Missoula, Montana.  After her first year of medical school Ashlynn had the opportunity to study surgery while volunteering in Germany. During her second year of medical school Ashlynn worked on a research project, and was published in the JAOA. She also has been actively attending medical conferences and lobbying in Washington D.C. on health care issues. Ashlynn’s hobbies include triathlons, skiing, hiking and karate.

Inderpreet Grewal, MD spent most of her life in Livingston, CA and the Central Valley before heading to UC Davis to study Human Development and find her passion for medicine through volunteering.  During medical school at St. George’s University in beautiful Grenada, Inderpreet made sure to return back to her home and intern with the Public Health Department in Stanislaus County.  It was there where she indulged in her interest of working with adolescents by creating additional health centers for teens to receive counseling on birth control methods and family planning.  Inderpreet is multi-lingual and looks forward to utilizing her native language, Punjabi, and her passion for public health and medicine to empower and serve her community.  Inderpreet’s other passions in life include cooking, reading, and spending time with family and friends.

Benjamin Huang, MD received his medical degree from the University at Buffalo State University, New York.  During undergraduate studies at Syracuse University Benjamin helped to organize and run a weekly after school program for refugees. He helped co-found the Buffalo Chapter of Primary Care Progress, where he organized quality improvement project teams in primary care offices around the city.  Benjamin enjoys playing piano, game design and the culinary arts in his spare time.

Sebouh Krioghlian. DO was born and raised in Fresno, California.  He attended California State University, Fresno where he completed his undergraduate studies.  Sebouh received his medical degree from Western University of Health Sciences.  Sebouh looks forward to working with underserved in the community where he was raised.  He is an avid reader and enjoys cooking.  Sebouh speaks Armenian and conversational Spanish.

Rashell Reynoso-Garza, MD was born and raised in Visalia, California in the Central Valley.  She did her undergraduate studies at UC, Davis and received her medical degree from the University of Illinois, College of Medicine.  As a first year medical student Rashell participated in the Patient Centered Medicine Scholars Program (PCM) where she realized that family medicine was the specialty that would allow her to reach her goal of working with the underserved.  Rashell enjoys fishing, camping , painting and spending time with her family. 

Jusel Ruelan, DO  attended Stanford University and received her medical school diploma from A.T. Still University, School of Osteopathic Medicine. She was born and raised in Merced, California in the Central Valley. While in medical school her experience rotating in one of the largest non-profit community centers in the United States, the El Rio Community Health Center as well as the Pascua Yaqui Native American clinic in southern Arizona helped to solidify her zeal with working with the underserved.  Jusel’s outside interests include traveling, hiking, tennis and playing the piano. Jusel speaks Visayan as well as conversational Spanish.

Alejandro Soto, MD  was born in Nogales, Mexico.  He attended  UC, Riverside before receiving his medical degree from Universidad de Montemorales.  Alejandro has a passion to serve the underserved, fueled by his year of social service in Allende, Nuevo Leon, Mexico.  He looks forward to working with the underserved in the Central Valley.  Alejandro’s hobbies and interests include basketball, softball, jogging, working out and reading, as well as spending time with his family and friends. Alejandro speaks fluent Spanish.


PG-2 Residents


Amarjot Bains, MD was born in Jalandhar, India and immigrated to the US as a child. She grew up in the Central San Joaquin Valley near Modesto. Amarjot earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Biological Sciences and Chemistry from California State University, Stanislaus and attended Medical School at St. George’s University. Amarjot has a special interest in Geriatrics and is fluent in Punjabi, Urdu and Hindi. In her free time she enjoys reading, working out, travel, and learning about different
cultures and foods.
Leslie Chen, DO was born and raised in Anaheim, California. She attended UC Berkeley and received her medical degree from Touro University Nevada. Leslie has remained active with volunteer work. During medical school she was the student body government director of wellness. She is fluent in Chinese. Scuba diving, paddleboard-yoga, rocking climbing, cycling, volleyball, and swimming are among some interests enjoyed by Leslie.
Sheena Edmonds, DO was born and raised in Visalia, California. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree from California State University, Fresno, graduating Suma Cum Laude in Biology. She received her medical degree from Western University of Health Sciences. As the result of Sheena’s dedicated effort providing service to the underserved during her first year of medical school, Sheena was the recipient of the National Health Service Scholarship. Her leisure interests include bicycling, gardening, and camping.
Mario Gutierrez, MD grew up in the San Joaquin Valley in Dos Palos, California. He completed his undergraduate studies at UC Santa Barbara and medical school at Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara, in Mexico. While in Guadalajara, Mario learned to practice medicine in a country plagued with poverty and a profound lack of resources. He is fluent in Spanish. He has a passion for sports and enjoys playing soccer, basketball, and football in his free time.
Mohsin Jawed, MD is from Chico, California. He earned his Bachelor’s degree from UC, Davis and his medical degree from Ross University. After completing his first year of college, he journeyed through Pakistan. This experience had a profound impact on his career goals after encountering people who suffered without even basic health care. Mohsin speaks Hindi and Punjabi. He enjoys the sport of basketball, both watching professional teams and playing the game.
Navpreet Kaur, MD was born in Baswaran, India and immigrated at a young age to the Central San Joaquin Valley. She grew up in Manteca, California. Navpreet attended UC, Davis where she obtained her Bachelor of Science degree. As an undergraduate she spent a semester in Oaxaca, Mexico where she worked closely with the underserved. Navpreet received her medical diploma from Ross University. She is looking forward to caring for the underserved people in the Valley. Navpreet speaks Hindi and Punjabi. Her leisure interests include skyping, to remain connected with her family in India, as well as running, hot yoga, and kickboxing.
Jasmine Lahel, DO is from Yuba City, California. Jasmine received her undergraduate degree at UC Berkeley and received her medical school diploma from Touro University. While in medical school Jasmine was a member of the Family Practice Club, an organization that actively participates in volunteering
at local shelters, serving food to the underserved, and participating in health fairs. Jasmine speaks Punjabi. Her outside interests include cooking/baking, yoga, and biking.
Shuang (Michelle) Lin, MD was born in Yantai, China. She came to the United States as a child. Her family settled in Indiana where she attended Purdue University as an undergraduate, earning a Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience with a minor in Forensic Science. She received her medical degree from Indiana University School of Medicine. Michelle was the recipient of St. Vincent Hospital Volunteer Scholarship. In her free time Michelle enjoys crossfit, hiking, fencing, photography, and spending time with friends.
Jihan Mandilawi, MD is from Southern California. She earned her Bachelor’s degree from Boston College. She has an MPH from Loma Linda University and received her medical degree from Ross University. Jihan realized her passion for medicine while completing an internship with a nonprofit organization in Uganda. Jihan has a special interest in Women’s Health. She has a passion for cooking and baking, especially for family and friends. She also enjoys hiking and jogging.
Danielle Malvini, DO grew up in the Bay area in California. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree from UCLA. She attended Touro University where she earned both a medical degree and a
Master’s Degree in Public Health. Danielle has an interest in Geriatrics and hopes to complete a Geriatrics Fellowship after residency. Danielle is a devoted fan of the SF Giants and 49’ers and is an avid runner and also enjoys playing the string bass.
Patrick Polach, DO was born in Fresno. He earned a Bachelors of Science degree at UC, Davis and his medical degree from Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine. Patrick is particularly interested in providing health care in rural underserved communities and embraces the idea of practicing global medicine, contributing to continuity of care in the developing world. He received a Sigma Sigma Phi Osteopathic Society for academic and community service achievement. Patrick’s interests outside of medicine include mountain biking, hiking/backpacking, snowboarding, and most recently indoor rock climbing.

PG-1 Residents



Gagandeep Aulakh, DO is from Fresno, California. She earned her Bachelors of Science from Fresno State and graduated with a Summa Cum Laude. As an undergraduate, she was actively involved with various organizations in the community to serve the underserved and the less fortunate. She firmly believes in access to basic health for everyone as it plays a vital role in disease prevention and progression.  She received her medical degree from Touro University, California. She is fluent in Hindi, Punjabi, Urdu, and is aspiring to learn Spanish. Following her residency, she intends to practice in Fresno and give back to her community. In her free time, she enjoys listening to instrumental music, sketching, painting, cooking and most importantly spending time with her family.

Nicole Constantz, MD  grew up in the Bay Area. Nicole received her medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine  She obtained her undergraduate degree in molecular biology from UC San Diego.  Nicole has a special interest in full-spectrum family medicine and integrative medicine. She is looking forward to working with underserved, rural and urban populations in the Central Valley. Some of her outside interests include hiking, running and yoga. 

Theresa Day, MD grew up in the Bay Area, but considers Tucson, Seattle, and a small village in northern Cameroon to be her home towns as well.  Theresa received her medical degree from the University of Arizona and her bachelor’s degree from UC Santa Cruz, but considers her two years working in Cameroon as a health education Peace Corps Volunteer to be her most valuable education.  Terri has an interest in global medicine and veteran’s health.  Some of her outside interests include birdwatching, farming, and hiking with her husband.

Kulraj Dhah, DO was born and raised in Fresno. He graduated from Clovis High School and went on to earn his Bachelor’s degree in Biology at CSU Fresno. His first exposure to UCSF Fresno was as a Clinical Research Coordinator here in 2006. After attending medical school in Arizona, Raj wanted to come back home and do his residency training in the same underserved community he has been a part of his entire life. He is passionate about focusing on the preventive aspect of Family Medicine by working with young adults and adolescents through Sports Medicine. He enjoys spending time with his wife as well as being the unofficial "official” FM department photographer.

Jenny Du, DO was born in Vietnam and immigrated to the US when she was ten years old. Jenny received her medical degree from Touro University Nevada and her undergraduate degree from UC Davis. She pursued a Master of Public Health degree at UC Davis and worked as an epidemiologist promoting Hepatitis B vaccination among Asian Americans at the city of San Francisco Department of Public Health prior to medical school. Her passion for preventive care and community service included promoting cancer screenings among the low-income community in Sacramento, coordinating interpreting services for the uninsured population in San Jose, CA, and delivering primary health care to the homeless in Las Vegas, NV. ​ She enjoys ballroom dancing, biking, and crafting in her free time.

Anh Le, MD was born in Vietnam and spent most of her childhood in Canada.  Ahn received her medical degree from St. George’s University and her undergraduate degree from UCLA.  She enjoys photography and soccer in her leisure time.

Todd Macauley, DO received his undergraduate degree from UC Irvine. Todd received his medical degree from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine. Todd’s interest in Family Medicine was made stronger when he worked in rural Nicaragua and Costa Rica practicing full scope family medicine in a rural setting.   Todd is an avid sports enthusiast and has a particular interest in sports medicine.

Assad Malik, MD was born in Sweden and lived in four different countries before settling in California. Assad received his medical degree from Ross University and his undergraduate degree from Cal State, Sacramento.  In his leisure time Assad enjoys tennis, hiking and watching foreign films.

Madeline Nguyen, DO grew up in the Central Valley in Stockton, CA.  She received her undergraduate education at UC Davis in Biological Science. Madeline has a passion for community outreach and working with the underserved. She enjoys the variety of family medicine, particularly women's health, sports medicine, procedures, and public health. She enjoys hiking, exploring new places, film and digital photography, running, food adventures, and spending time with loved ones.

Ebimoboere (Ebi) Okoro, MD was born and raised in Nigeria. Ebi received her medical degree from American University of the Caribbean and her undergraduate degree from Cal State, Bakersfield.  Ebi has an interest in HIV medicine.   Her hobbies include leisure traveling, preparing African and continental food dishes as well as music.

Laura Pierce, DO attended the University of Pennsylvania and received her medical degree from Touro University California. In her previous life, she worked as a Behavioral Therapist, a Neuropsychology Researcher, and a Zookeeper. Intent on pursuing both academic and clinical medicine, her interests include learning and cognition, neurodevelopmental disorders, behavioral health, and sports medicine

Nevkeet Toor, MD received his medical degree from Saba University School of Medicine. Nevkeet is from Vancouver, B.C. and he received his undergraduate degree from the University of British Columbia in Biochemistry. Nevkeet has many outside interests which include hockey, hiking, and travel.