Name: Nahera Adams
Name: Amarbir Bhullar Name: Maria Bisaha

Hometown: Modesto, CA Hometown: Hometown: Oakley, CA
Undergraduate: UC Irvine Undergraduate: Undergraduate: UC Davis
Medical School: Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara
Medical School: Government Medical College, Amritsar
Medical School: SUNY Upstate COM
About Me: Born and raised right here in the Central Valley. My hobbies include almond farming and cooking.  About Me: About Me: I am very family oriented. I love going home to my fiancé and our two dogs. I stay active on the weekends, hiking, kayaking, baseball games, wherever the fun is.
Why UCSF Fresno?

UCSF Fresno is an excellent teaching hospital with a wide variety of pathology and a faculty eager to teach. The residents and faculty are extremely helpful and friendly. Being from the Central Valley, I look forward to staying in the area and serving the population here.

Why UCSF Fresno?


Why UCSF Fresno?

I wanted to move closer to my family in the Bay Area, and Ucsf Fresno has many qualities that I was looking for. I love working with a diverse population, exposure to advanced pathology, and working in an academic setting.



Name: Shilpi Gupta Name: Nasir Halim Name: Abbas Hasnain
Hometown: Hometown: Fountain Valley, CA Hometown: Porterville, CA
Undergraduate: Undergraduate: UCLA Undergraduate: UC Berkeley
Medical School: Saba University
Medical School: St. George’s University
Medical School: Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara/NYMC
About Me: About Me: I grew up in Southern California.  I decided to pursue medicine through working with underserved communities.  I enjoy spending time with my family, hitting the gym, running, and anything and everything to do with cars. About Me: I am a small town boy who has been fortunate enough to have lived in many great cities.  Growing up in Porterville, I attended Monache High school, then Berkeley for my bachelor's, followed by obtaining my law degree at Trinity School of Law in Orange County.  After clerking in various civil and criminal law settings, I chose to obtain my MD at the 5 year Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara/New York Medical College program.  My wife, a local optometrist, has been with me from Manhattan, and now Central California.  I spend every free moment I have with my amazing wife and supportive family. 


Why UCSF Fresno?


Why UCSF Fresno?

I did a rotation at UCSF Fresno as a medical student and I knew from then on that this was where I wanted to pursue a career in Medicine.  To say the least, the Attending’s are dedicated to teaching, the staff is excellent, the resident’s are enthusiastic and and there is a top down culture of respect to every member of the team from the Administration.  The hospital has top-notch facilities, the surrounding community has world-class pathology, and the underserved population has an incredible need for care, all in the setting of a program with a strong academic foundation at its core.  

Why UCSF Fresno? Being from the Valley, UCSF was my top choice.  After doing two rotations here, I felt very comfortable with the facilities and found the directors/attendings/residents very cordial.  I knew I wanted to return to the Valley so I could treat the same population/demographic which I was so familiar with growing up in Porterville.



Name: Sanjay Hinduja
Name: Jennifer Hoang
Name: Christine McElyea
Hometown: Fremont, CA Hometown: San Jose, CA Hometown: Lafayette, CA
Undergraduate: Undergraduate: UCSD Undergraduate: St. Mary's College of California
Medical School: Bharati Vidyapeeth University Medical College, Pune, India
Medical School: Western University of Health Sciences
Medical School: Midwestern University
About Me: I enjoy playing basketball as well as trying different cuisines; of which there are plentiful in Fresno. About Me: I enjoy movies, hanging out with friends/family, hiking, yoga and food About Me: I love hiking and outdoor adventures.
Why UCSF Fresno?

I had a great interview experience here. The program explained everything in great detail. I just got a good vibe from everyone. UCSF Fresno has diverse pathology coupled with excellent faculty. Our program focuses on the use of technology to deliver educational sessions which I find very engaging. Lastly, the location is central for weekend getaways to the sierras, bay area or Southern California.

Why UCSF Fresno? During my interview, the residents and faculty were very welcoming. Everyone seemed relaxed and genuinely happy. There is so much pathology that the area offers, and it's great to be close to the Bay Area. Why UCSF Fresno? Incredible pathology with great faculty, staff and co-residents. I couldn't be happier with my choice.



Name: Lorean Nwosu Name: Hiral Patel Name: Ryan Pierce
Hometown: Annapolis, MD Hometown: Hometown: Fresno, CA
Undergraduate: University of MD Undergraduate: Undergraduate: UC Santa Cruz
Medical School: New York Medical College Medical School: Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine & Surgery
Medical School: St. George's University
About Me: Just talk to me About Me: About Me:

I enjoy water sports, rock climbing and just about any other outdoor activities.

Why UCSF Fresno?

I loved the vibe.  It was the only California that I applied to and it just felt right.

Why UCSF Fresno?


Why UCSF Fresno? I had wanted to come and practice medicine where I grew up. I was throughly impressed with the program and residents during the interview.  I am constantly amazed at the diversity of pathology I encounter on a daily basis. Whenever I get the urge to go to the beach or one of the various national parks it's just a short drive away.




Name: Pooja Reddy
Name: Ranjeet Singh                            Name:  Nitin Thinda

Hometown: Hometown: Fresno, CA Hometown: San Jose, California
Undergraduate: Undergraduate: Undergraduate:
Medical School: University of Missouri, Kansas City School of Medicine
Medical School: Crimea State Medical University
Medical School: Kasturba Medical College, Manipal
About Me: About Me:  I like to spend free time with family and friends. My hobbies are knowing more about Universe and Physics, comparative theology and learning new languages.  I love sports, in particular running. About Me: ? I am the youngest in my family and was born and raised in California. I enjoy working with my hands: building things, taking things apart and putting them back together in the hope to understand how they work. I love spending time with my extremely large extended family and friends.

Why UCSF Fresno?



Why UCSF Fresno?

UCSF is one of the leading institutes in Internal Medicine post graduation not only in United States but in World. It became even more apparent after I had done volunteer work in CRMC. The emphasis is more holistic than i ever thought. It would be place for you if you want to learn practical and evidence based medicine. I really appreciate the constructive environment provided to the interns.


Why UCSF Fresno?

This program provides a great mix of the diverse patient population and pathology that you would expect in a community hospital as well as the didactics of an academic program. One of the first things I noticed when I interviewed here was how open, friendly and approachable the residents and attendings are. Everyone gets along great and is eager to teach and learn. I am truly grateful to be a part of such wonderful program.



Name: Maria Tran
Name: Jonathan Tse Name: Srilatha Venepally

Hometown: Hometown: Alamo, CA Hometown: India
Undergraduate: Undergraduate: UC Davis Undergraduate:
Medical School: Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Henderson
Medical School: Touro University Nevada
Medical School: Prathima Institute of Medical Sciences

About Me: ?   About Me: I love to play tennis, ski, hike, camp, backpack, and travel whenever I get the chance.


About Me: I enjoy traveling, watching movies, and spending quality time with my family and friends. 
Why UCSF Fresno?



Why UCSF Fresno?

One of the biggest aspects of this program that I did not get from many other programs when I was interviewing is the sense of community among the residents. I was amazed that the residents seemed like they were genuinely happy during their residency! And I believe that was because of how well they seemed to get along with each other in and out of the hospital. The faculty is amazing, always willing to take the time to teach in a comfortable learning environment. The pathology here is phenomenal considering CRMC is the major hub for all the crazy cases in Central California. Also, I can't complain that the drive home is only 2.5 hrs or 3.5 hrs down to LA.


Why UCSF Fresno?

UCSF Fresno is a great teaching program with cordial residents, faculty, and staff.  Program provides exposure to diverse patient population with appropriate learning environment.  I am confident that training here would give me a strong background to work in an unsupervised setting. 







Name: Janell Aguirre
Name: Zar Baqai Name: Kai San Edie Cheung                              

Hometown: Valencia, CA Hometown: Fremont, CA Hometown: San Francisco, CA
Undergraduate: UCLA Undergraduate: UC Berkeley Undergraduate: UC Berkeley
Medical School: University at Buffalo (SUNY)
Medical School: Albany Medical College
Medical School: Touro University Nevada COM, Henderson, NV
About Me: I enjoy being with my family and friends, and eating good food. I spend most of my free time with my 3.5 year old and 8 month old girls (and husband of course).


About Me: About Me: Born and raised in Hong Kong, moved to the US for greater opportunities. Enjoy playing badminton, bowling, cooking, and wine tasting.


Why UCSF Fresno? As a prelim, I wanted a program that had friendly people and a diverse patient population.


Why UCSF Fresno? UCSF Fresno has a very collegial atmosphere. The faculty is full of friendly people that enjoy teaching, which makes for a great learning environment. The case diversity seen here keeps each and every day both engaging and humbling. Why UCSF Fresno?

I choose UCSF Fresno for prelim training because it provides diverse patient populations and pathologies that will benefit my advance residency training. In addition it also has good camaraderie, supportive staffs, friendly faculties who are dedicated to teaching, and fresh produce from local farmers markets!




Name: Indu Dornadula Name: On-Tat Lee Name: Maryam Liaqat                                 

Hometown: Hometown: San Francisco Hometown: Lahore, Pakistan and now Salt Lake City, UT
Undergraduate: Undergraduate: UC Berkeley Undergraduate: Stanford University
Medical School: Temple University School of Medicine Medical School: UC Davis
Medical School: University of Utah, School of Medicine
About Me: About Me: About Me: I am a foodie and love trying international cuisines. I also love to travel and hope to incorporate that in my professional pursuit through global health.
Why UCSF Fresno? Why UCSF Fresno?

Our program offers the right blend of academic and community medicine I was seeking. The diversity of pathology you are exposed to is amazing. In the few short months I have been on service, I have personally treated neurosyphilis, NMDA encephalopathy, malignant hyperthermia, and many other disease processes you only read about in textbooks. While challenging, the faculty and residents are always available to guide and mentor you.

Why UCSF Fresno? I became curious in the region after having read the book, "The spirit catches you and you fall down." I am interested in diverse populations and their interface with healthcare system. I was also seeking a program with balance of both community and academia for my preliminary medicine training. Finally, the location given it's proximity to the Bay Area and so cal.



Name: Anik Patel
Name: Courtenay Stewart Name: Amy Strouse

Hometown: Hometown: Hometown: Anaheim, CA
Undergraduate: Undergraduate: Stanford Undergraduate: UC Irvine
Medical School: College Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific
Medical School: Touro University-California Medical School: Touro University-California
About Me:



About Me: I grew up in Canada but have become quite the Californian over the past 10 years. I’ve lived in both Orange County and San Francisco, with many stops in between. In my spare time, I get my winter fix snowboarding in Tahoe and my ocean time visiting my parents in Huntington Beach. As a new Fresno resident, I’m proud to say the owners of my favorite Indian food take-out joint already know me by name, and I can’t wait to plan some hiking at the nearby lakes and national parks. About Me: I love to laugh and have good people around me.


Why UCSF Fresno?


Why UCSF Fresno?

As a prelim resident heading into PM&R, I was looking for a program that would provide me with a strong medicine base. UCSF Fresno was a natural fit as it provided exposure to diverse pathology, combined with supportive and knowledgeable faculty dedicated to teaching. On interview day, it was immediately apparent that the residents were happy, and the camaraderie amongst residents and staff created an ideal environment to learn and grow.


Why UCSF Fresno?

I love the positive learning environment at UCSF Fresno. They people here really are down to earth and ones you'd want to work with everyday.



Name: John Zheng



Hometown: Santa Monica, CA    
Undergraduate: UCSD    
Medical School: AZCOM
About Me: I'm the tall Asian you will see smiling. I enjoy playing basketball, telling jokes, and learning about other people's experiences.






Why UCSF Fresno?

UCSF Fresno has so much to offer, but it's the people that work here that really make this place awesome. Everyone is friendly and everyone wants to help. I feel so lucky to be apart of this program.