SURGERY RESIDENTS

 

 

CHIEF RESIDENTS

 

 

Name: Sara Higginson, MD
Name: Amanda Kohlbrenner, MD Name: Jordan Lilienstein, MD

Hometown: Hometown: San Francisco, CA Hometown:
Undergraduate: UCLA Undergraduate: USC Undergraduate: University of Washington, Seattle
Medical School: Ohio State University College of Medicine
Medical School: Saint Louis University
Medical School: UC Davis
Why UCSF Fresno?

 

Why UCSF Fresno? I wanted a program with high operative volume, a diverse clinical experience, and a great resident and attending camaraderie. The trauma experience and patient volume here are hard to beat!

 

Why UCSF Fresno?

 


Name: Carol Machado, MD
Name: Jonathan Romanyshyn, MD  Name: Lexine Yurcho, MD

Hometown: Hometown: Hometown:
Undergraduate: UC Berkeley Undergraduate: Yale University Undergraduate: California State University, Fresno
Medical School: UCSD
Medical School: Yale University
Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine
Why UCSF Fresno?

 

Why UCSF Fresno?

 

Why UCSF Fresno?

 

 

 

PGY-4 RESIDENTS

 

Name: Yan Cho, MD
Name: Rayan Eshaghian, MD Name: Elaine Lee, MD

Hometown: Hometown: Hometown: Cupertino, CA
Undergraduate: UC Berkeley Undergraduate: UCLA Undergraduate: UC Berkeley
Medical School: Pennsylvania State University
Medical School: Albert Einstein Yeshiva University
Medical School: Ohio State University
Why UCSF Fresno?

 

Why UCSF Fresno?

 

Why UCSF Fresno?

I came to Fresno as a medical student at my mentor's recommendation and I didn't want to leave.  The staffs are so nice and welcoming to the point where they have become my second family.  The spectrum of disease process we see here is wide, providing ample education opportunities.  On days off, short trips to Yosemite, the beach, or the Bay Area are within reach.

 

Name: Tejal Pandya, MD
Name: Kirellos Zamary, MD

Hometown: Porterville, CA Hometown:
Undergraduate: UC Davis Undergraduate: UC Davis
Medical School: Temple University
Medical School: UC Irvine
Why UCSF Fresno?

I like the busy community based experience with university access. You get to know a community and its real issues beyond the ivory tower.

Why UCSF Fresno?

 

 

 

PGY-3 RESIDENTS

 

Name: Erinn Kim, MD
Name: William Oh, MD Name: Sammy Siada, DO

Hometown: Hometown: Hometown: Farmington Hills, MI
Undergraduate: UC Irvine Undergraduate: Cornell University Undergraduate: University of Texas at Arlington
Medical School: Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
Medical School: New York Medical College
Medical School: University of North Texas Health Science Center
Why UCSF Fresno?

 

Why UCSF Fresno?

 

Why UCSF Fresno?

The work environment, the camaraderie between residents and attendings, very heavy operative volumes, and overall excellent surgical training with an emphasis on trauma and critical care.

 

Name: Phu Tran, MD

Hometown: Houston, TX
Undergraduate: University of Houston
Medical School: Baylor College of Medicine
Why UCSF Fresno?

We are a program on the rise! There are plenty of cases and early operative experiences, and there’s free food AND COFFEE at the hospital 24/7! What more can you ask for.

 

 

PGY-2 RESIDENTS

 

Name: YenYoan (Amanda) Chu, MD 
Name: Emaad Farooqui, MD Name: John Koo, MD

Hometown: Hometown: Hometown:
Undergraduate: UCLA Undergraduate: UC Irvine Undergraduate: University of Minnesota
Medical School: Boston University School of Medicine
Medical School: Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University
Medical School: University of Minnesota Medical School
Why UCSF Fresno?

 

Why UCSF Fresno?

 

Why UCSF Fresno?

 

 

Name: John Stivers, MD
Name: Fatima Wilder, MD

Hometown: Oceanside, CA Hometown:
Undergraduate: University of Arizona College of Medicine Undergraduate: Ohio State University
Medical School: Boston University
Medical School: Emory University
Why UCSF Fresno?

For the outstanding hands-on training and exposure to trauma in every year of residency.

Why UCSF Fresno?

 

 

 

PGY-1 RESIDENTS

 

Name: Hunter Benvenuti, MD
Name: Jennifer Gianopulos, MD  Name: Huy Hoang, MD

Hometown: Hometown: Reno, NV Hometown: Sacramento, CA
Undergraduate: Occidental College Undergraduate: University of Nevada Undergraduate: UC Davis
Medical School: New York Medical College
Medical School: University of Nevada School of Medicine
Medical School: UC Davis
Why UCSF Fresno?

 

Why UCSF Fresno?

Early operative experience, strong trauma education, in the setting of a family-friendly program and city. The faculty, staff, and co-residents are just amazing-every day I am grateful to be training here.

Why UCSF Fresno?

I love UCSF Fresno because it’s one of the few programs that have the perfect balance between academia and surgical experience. I knew I would become a well-rounded surgeon scientist when I graduated.

 

Name: Sean Meshkin, DO
Name: Brienne Petcher, MD 

Hometown: Santa Monica, CA Hometown:
Undergraduate: UCLA Undergraduate: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Medical School: Western University of Health Sciences
Medical School: University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Why UCSF Fresno?

Occam's razor is dull in Fresno" is the saying, due to the incredible variety of pathology that most only read about. Vast volume of patients and cases, combined with incredible faculty, fellow residents, and ancillary staff all packaged into one of the busiest level 1 trauma centers on the west coast provides all the tools one needs to become a phenomenal surgeon. You will be in the OR first week if not the first day.  Yosemite is an hour north, Sequoia an hour south, SF and LA a short drive away. What else can you ask for?

Why UCSF Fresno?