Name: Matthew Beutner MD

Name: Phuong Kim Dang, MD

Name: Aparna Desai, DO

Hometown: Fairfield, CA

Hometown: Stockton, CA

Hometown: Salisbury, MD/Somerset, NJ (now California)

Undergraduate: St. Mary’s College of California

Undergraduate: University of California Davis

Undergraduate: Johns Hopkins University

Medical School: Ross University

Medical School: Ross University

Medical School: Touro University Nevada

About Me: My favorite things include spending time with family, traveling, watching movies, the San Jose Sharks, and college football

About Me: I am the youngest of five children, and I am the only doctor in my family.  In my spare time I absolutely love to shop and binge on TV shows.

About Me: I was born in England, grew up in the south and east coast, and ended up in California, which I now consider home.  In my spare time I enjoy cooking, baking, traveling, trivia, and spending time with family and friends.

Why UCSF Fresno?  I chose UCSF Fresno because I plan on practicing in the Central Valley, and UCSF Fresno has the volume of patients, variety of pathology, and the patient population to prepare me for independent practice. 

Why UCSF Fresno? I grew up in the Central Valley, so I wanted to make sure to come back and help the community as much as I can.

Why UCSF Fresno?  I did a rotation here as a fourth year medical student and was immediately struck by the emphasis on learning, the quality of the teaching, diverse pathology, and warm environment.  Training in Fresno gives us the opportunity to serve the people of the Central Valley while being just a few short hours from San Francisco, Los Angeles, etc.  I had no doubt that I wanted to be at UCSF Fresno for my residency, and I couldn’t be happier to be here!


Name: Sneha Gullapalli, MD 

Name: William Patrick Kelley, DO

Name: SangOuk Lee, DO

Hometown: Hyderabad, India.

Hometown: Mi-Wuk Village, CA

Hometown: Orange, CA


Undergraduate:  Humboldt State University

Undergraduate: Cornell University

Medical School: Kempegowda Institute of Medical Science, Bangalore

Medical School: Touro University CA

Medical School: Azcom Midwestern University

About Me: :I grew up in India. I fell in love with California when I moved here a couple of years ago.  I love sketching, cooking and traveling.  I am excited and loving every moment exploring Central California.   

About Me:  I love the outdoors.  Fishing, snowboarding, backpacking, and swimming are my favorite pursues outside of medicine.  I come from a small town in the Sierra Nevada’s and would love to live and work in a rural environment in the future.  

About Me: I was born in Seoul Korea and lived in Thailand for five years before moving to Irvine, CA in middle school.  I consider myself and OC native.  I love watching sports, especially tennis and basketball.  I am a Rafael Nadal fan as well as a Lakers fan. 

Why UCSF Fresno? I had an amazing interview experience.  Everyone, including the residents and staff were very welcoming.  The program has great learning potential and future opportunities.

Why UCSF Fresno? During my sub-I, I was very impressed with the depth of pathology here in the Central Valley, the quality of instruction and the didactics, and the people that I was working with.

Why UCSF Fresno? The interview day really impressed me.  The hospital was really nice as well as the large program size.  I preferred being in a program that was diverse with many fellow residents whom I could work with and learn from.




Name: Michele Maison-Fomotar, MD

Name: Victoria Malkhasyan, MD

Name: Mosaab Mohameden, MD

Hometown: Yaounde, Cameroon

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA

Hometown: Nouakchott, Mauritania


Undergraduate: University of California Los Angeles

Undergraduate: Misr University for Science and Technology

Medical School: Faculte de Medicine et des Sciences Biomedicales, Universite de Younde 

Medical School: St. George’s University School of Medicine

Medical School: Misr University for Science and Technology

About Me: I was born and raised in Cameroon, West Africa where I went to med school.  After graduation, I moved to London, where my crazy husband convinced me that the weather in California is better.  When I’m not doing medical stuff, I love scary movies, Zumba, cooking and reading. 

About Me: I was born and raised in Republic of Georgia.  I moved to the US when I was 13 years old.  I like learning languages and traveling and trying different cultural food.

About Me:  I am from Mauritania, North Africa, in case you are wondering.  I went to medical school in Egypt.  I love to travel and meet new people and explore new places.  I am fascinated by nature, sunsets, and large city skylines.  I run for exercise. 

Why UCSF Fresno?  I wanted to stay in California for residency, in a solid program with a great mix of pathology, lots of procedures and stellar faculty.  What made me rank UCSF highest was the obvious warmth and camaraderie between residents and faculty on interview day.  Bottom line, UCSF Fresno just felt right. 

Why UCSF Fresno? I did a rotation at UCSF Fresno during medical school and absolutely loved it.  Everyone is super nice and helpful.  UCSF Fresno provides good preliminary training, education and exposure to a diverse population.  I feel lucky to be a part of UCSF Fresno.

Why UCSF Fresno? UCSF Fresno is unique.  It has both the academic and the community settings that any resident needs to train and become a confident physician.  It is located in Fresno which is a great spot in Central California, with warm weather and easy access to beautiful places like National Parks in the state. 



Name: Deepti Mundkur, MD

Name: Naga Swathi Lavanya Palakodety, MD

Name: Chelsea Park, DO

Hometown: Honavar, India (Now San Diego, CA)

Hometown: Hyderabad, India

Hometown: Fayetteville, NC



Undergraduate: North Carolina State University

Medical School: Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore

Medical School: Bhaskar Medical College, India

Medical School: Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine – Virginia Campus

About Me: I am an optimistic, fun loving, passionate person with a keen interest in Internal Medicine.  Coming from a small town in coastal India, I have pursued my interests to learn about patient care and management, and I am thrilled to have matched at UCSF Fresno.

About Me: I’m a simple, curious person who loves meeting people, learn about their background, culture and things that make them unique. Me and my husband enjoy traveling especially exploring nature and its wilderness. I have large extended family and friends here and in India and I’m very closely connected with them. Playing sudoku relaxes me and I also love drawing sketches.

About Me: I enjoy watching movies (especially horror movies!), trying out different restaurants (I am a big food lover), and playing cello.  I love meeting new people and getting to know them.  I am fluent in English and Korean.

Why UCSF Fresno? UCSF Fresno provides a chance to care for a unique patient population in the San Joaquin Valley.  The diversity of diseases in this unique patient population opens avenues to learn and gain knowledge about a vast number of diseases and disorders.  Also, my interview day was fantastic.

Why UCSF Fresno? At UCSF Fresno, the dIversity of patient population and wide range of fellowship options provides us with enormous learning opportunities. Also, having a beach, lake, mountain and desert drivable from Fresno makes it an amazing place to live and do my residency.

Why UCSF Fresno? When I came to UCSF Fresno for interview, I was very impressed with the program. Not just for the great medical education and research but also for the great work environment.  Everyone here was very friendly, passionate about patient care and all about teamwork. 



Name: Ben Rasmussen, DO

Name: Kara Schmidt, MD

Name: Adam Shurbaji, MD

Hometown: West Point, UT

Hometown: Sonora, CA

Hometown: Bakersfield, CA

Undergraduate: Brigham Young University

Undergraduate: Bob Jones University

Undergraduate: Weill Cornell Medical College – Qatar

Medical School: Midwestern University – Chicago

Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine

Medical School: Weill Cornell Medical College – Qatar

About Me: After a brief career in business, I decided to pursue a career in medicine because I loved the idea of being able to help people.  I am married to a wonderful woman, and we have a six year old son.  We love spending time together watching movies and exploring the surroundings.

About Me: Born and raised in Northern California, in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountain range, I love to explore my beautiful state as well as visiting other places.  My favorite to date is the mind-blowing Yosemite National Park.  I am close with my two siblings and parents.  I love it when we all get together.  In my time off, I enjoy nature photography, relaxing with friends and watching good TV. 

About Me:  I grew up in Bakersfield California.  I enjoy playing basketball, traveling and spending time with my friends and six siblings.  

Why UCSF Fresno? I was very impressed by how nice everyone at UCSF Fresno is and how respectful they are of others.  I am excited to join a team where I feel like I truly fit in and can feel like I have the support of my colleagues as I continue to learn medicine.

Why UCSF Fresno? As a California native, I have known for a long time that I really want to practice medicine here in California.  Doing my residency in the state was an important part of the process, but I also wanted a program that was going to help me to learn and grow into my role as a physician.  After spending time at the UCSF Fresno program, and meeting the people that I would potentially be working with, I knew that this was the program for me.  They have a strong residency culture of cooperation and learning, and the residents were well take care of and content.  I was confident that training at this program would not only provide a top notch education, but also do it in a humane, positive way.

Why UCSF Fresno? I was impressed with the programs structure and facilities.  The diverse patient population at Community Regional Medical Center, coupled with the VA experience meant that I would be getting the full scope of IM training.  The residents spoke highly of the faculty and the emphasis on teaching.  The central Valley is very dear to me.  I spent some of my formative years in Bakersfield, and my family is still there. Residency at UCSF Fresno will provide me with exceptional training close to home




Name: Daniel Sims

Name: Natasha Singh, MD

Name: Sam Tonthat, DO

Hometown: Bakersfield, CA

Hometown:  San Jose, CA

Hometown: Irvine, CA

Undergraduate: Brigham Young University

Undergraduate: University of California Davis

Undergraduate: University of California Irvine

Medical School: Midwestern University

Medical School: St. George’s University

Medical School: Touro University

About Me: I grew up in Bakersfield.  My favorite hobbies include soccer, football, and volleyball, music, hiking and traveling

About Me:  I moved around a lot as a child but have been fortunate enough to call the Bay Area in California my home for the last 15 years. I love to travel and try new cuisines. I am excited to see what UCSF Fresno has in store for me!

About Me: ?  I enjoy watching soccer, traveling, watching Netflix and playing video games.

Why UCSF Fresno? The program is incredible and everyone helped me feel welcome.  It allows me to be close to my family and stay in the Central Valley where I grew up. 

Why UCSF Fresno? UCSF Fresno is a great program with many fellowship opportunities. It is driving distance from home. I like the university setting and the lunch was the best out of all my interviews!

Why UCSF Fresno? My wife’s family is in Fresno. I chose Fresno due to location, great diversity, and opportunity to learn.








Name: Sukhkarn Bains

Name: Brady Bleicher

Name: Katherine DeGraaff               

Hometown: Kingsburg, CA

Hometown: Oxnard, CA

Hometown: Lynden, WA

Undergraduate: University of California Berkley

Undergraduate:  University of California Santa Barbara

Undergraduate: The Evergreen State College

Medical School: NYU School of Medicine

Medical School: Universidad Central del Caribe School of Medicine

Medical School: Toro University Nevada

About Me: 

About Me: I was born on the Gold Coast, Australia and moved to California when I was a teenager.  During my undergraduate studies, I was exposed to the field of medicine and fell in love with it.  Since then, medicine has been the driving passion in my life.  

About Me: I am doing a preliminary medicine year before moving to Washington DC for PMRR residency.  In my free time, I love to take road trips and go hiking with my husband and our dog.

Why UCSF Fresno? 

I grew up in the Central Valley and I wanted to spend part of my training close to home.  I wanted to be a part of a collegiate community where I could learn and give back to the community that helped raise me during my formative years.


Why UCSF Fresno? When I came to interview at UCSF Fresno, I was impressed by the friendliness of the staff, faculty and residents.  Furthermore, the facilities were very impressive and the food delicious.  I could tell immediately that I would both feel at home and be prepared to become a competent physician at UCSF Fresno. 

Why UCSF Fresno? I was looking for a strong medicine prelim year.  UCSF Fresno was just a great fit.



Name: Ai-Nhi Hoang

Name: Lindsay Hwang

Name: Kyaw “KZ” Lin                       

Hometown: Sacramento, CA

Hometown: Diamond Bar, CA

Hometown: Oakland, CA

Undergraduate: Harvard University

Undergraduate: University of California San Diego

Undergraduate: University of California Davis

Medical School: University of California Davis

Medical School: Case Western Reserve University

Medical School: A.T. Still SOMA

About Me: I am passionate about physical and mental health and hope someday to incorporate it in my practice.

About Me: I am a lover of all thing food-related and fuzzy animal related.

About Me: I am dedicated to serving the underserved. I feel like I have taken a rather non-traditional route to get to this point.  I have worked at Genentech and Kaiser doing research. 

Why UCSF Fresno? UCSF Fresno is a collaborative, unassuming and nurturing place that I hope will be my home for the next year!

Why UCSF Fresno? I am looking forward to serving the community and giving back to the people who help make California great.

Why UCSF Fresno? The mission statement at UCSF Fresno parallels my own: “to promote the health of Central California by providing innovative and excellent patient care, training the next generation of physicians and advancing patient-centered research.”  UCSF Fresno offers great training with exposure to a diverse patient population and unlimited opportunity.



Name: Manoj Mohan

Name: Uyen Ngoc Mui

Name:  Maria De Jesus Quezada

Hometown: Fremont, CA

Hometown: Tomball, TX

Hometown: Visalia, CA

Undergraduate: University of California Davis

Undergraduate: Baylor University

Undergraduate: University of California Los Angeles

Medical School: Touro University, CA

Medical School: The University of Texas Medical Branch

Medical School: University of California San Francisco

About Me: I am easy going. I love basketball. The Warriors are my team.  I am a ping pong and Lord of the Rings enthusiast. I love to travel and meet new people, but I will always be attached to the Bay Area.  

About Me: I was born in Vietnam and moved to the U.S. at age 7.  I love to play tennis, go bowling and watch movies. I have been to many Asian countries and my goal is to travel to all of the continents, especially Europe and Australia. 

About Me: I am originally from the Central Valley and enjoy hiking, gym time, online shopping, and cooking.

Why UCSF Fresno? UCSF Fresno highly impressed me on my interview day. Every staff member was welcoming and courteous. The testimonials of all the residents were positive and encouraging. As a preliminary resident, going into PMR, I am confident that my training here will prepare me to manage complicated patients with multiple co.

Why UCSF Fresno? I enjoyed speaking with people here during my interview and thought everyone was very friendly.

Why UCSF Fresno? I am excited to be an intern here in Fresno because it gives me the opportunity to give back to the area I grew up in.  As a doctor, I am also fascinated by the different pathology that is seen. 



Name: Amit Reddy

Hometown: Waterloo, Iowa

Undergraduate: Duke University

Medical School: University of Iowa

About Me: I grew up in Waterloo, Iowa and am excited to live on the West Coast for a year!  I am a big sports fan, especially basketball, and I enjoy spending time with family and friends. 

Why UCSF Fresno? I was impressed by the emphasis on residency education and the diverse patient population.  Fresno is also a great location, with plenty to do and a short drive to many other great areas in California.