RESIDENTS

Our residents say they are motivated because they have found a place where they can make a real difference for their patients. Most graduates enter private practice and remain involved in trauma and critical care. About 15 percent go on to become faculty members in teaching programs. About one-half of our residents do fellowships in plastic, cardio-thoracic, vascular, colorectal, pediatric, trauma and critical care. More than 40 percent of program graduates choose to remain in or return to the great Central San Joaquin Valley.

 

 

   
PGY-5
Emily Ament, MD
Medical School: University of North Dakota
Undergraduate School: Hamlin University, St. Paul, MN

Laura Hafertepen, MD
Medical School: Western University of Health
Sciences/ College of Osteopathic Medicine
Undergraduate School: University of California, San Diego

Pearl Ma, MD
Medical School: UC Davis
Undergraduate School: UC Davis

Leigh Ann O'Banion, MD
Medical School: Louisiana State University
School of Medicine
Undergraduate School: Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge

   
PGY-4

Sara Higginson, MD
Medical School: Ohio State University College of Medicine
Undergraduate School: University of California, Los Angeles

Amanda Kohlbrenner, MD
Medical School: Saint Louis University

Undergraduate School: University of Southern California (USC)                  

 

Carol Lamerson, MD
Medical School: University of California, San Diego School of Medicine
Undergraduate School: University of California, Berkeley

Jordan Lilienstein, MD
Medical School: University of California, Davis School of Medicine
Undergraduate School: University of Washington, Seattle

Jonathan Romanyshyn, MD
Medical School: Yale University School of Medicine
Undergraduate School: Yale University

Lexine Yurcho, MD
Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine
Undergraduate School: California State University, Fresno

 

 PGY-3  

Yan Cho, MD
Medical School – Pennsylvania State University

Undergraduate School: University of California, Berkeley                              

Raya Eshaghian, MD
Medical School – Albert Einstein Yeshiva University

Undergraduate School: University of California, Los Angeles                        

Elaine Lee, MD
Medical School  - Ohio State University

Undergraduate School: University of California, Berkeley                              

Tejal Pandya, MD
Medical School  - Temple University

Undergraduate School: University of California, Davis                                     

Kirellos Zamary, MD
Medical School: University of California, Irvine

Undergraduate School: University of California, Davis

 

 

 

 

 

 PGY-2  

Benjamin Carrle, MD
Medical School: University of Toledo, College of Medicine

Undergraduate School: University of California, San Diego

                             

Erinn Kim, MD
Medical School: Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
Undergraduate School: University of California, Irvine

                     

William Oh, MD
Medical School: New York Medical College

Undergraduate School: Cornell University

                             

Sammy Siada, DO
Medical School: University of North Texas Health Science Center – Texas College
Of Osteopathic Medicine

Undergraduate School: University of Texas at Arlington

 

Phu Tran, MD
Medical School: Baylor College of Medicine

Undergraduate School: University of Houston
   
 PGY-1  

Amanda Chu, MD

Medical School: Boston University School of Medicine

Undergraduate School: University of California, Los Angeles

                             

Emaad Farooqui, MD

Medical School: Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University
Undergraduate School: University of California, Irvine

                     

Tae Ha, MD
Medical School: Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine

Undergraduate School: Yale University

                             

John Koo, MD
Medical School: University of Minnesota Medical School

Undergraduate School: University of Minnesota

John Stivers, MD
Medical School: University of Arizona College of Medicine

Undergraduate School: Boston University

 

 

 

GRADUATES

 

2014
Russell Martin, MD
Group Practice, Fresno, CA
Erinn Mills, MD
Cardiothoracic Fellowship, Cornell University, New York, NY
Soumya Pai, MD
Breast Fellowship
Elaina Tsui, MD
Acute Care Fellowship, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, NJ
Nathan Woolsey, MD
Group Practice, Susanville, CA

 

2013
Katherine Fu, MD               
Plastic Surgery Fellowship, University of Texas at Houston, Houston, TX
Stephen Hafertepen, MD
Acute Care Surgery Fellowship, UCSF Fresno, Fresno, CA
Gloria Jimenez, DO
Group Practice, Watsonville, CA
Daniel Lollar, MD
Acute Care Surgery Fellowship, Denver Health Medical Center, Denver, CO

 

2012
Jaime Arana, MD
General Surgery Medical Group of Ventura County
Hsinju Gatschet, MD
MIS Fellowship, UCSF Fresno, Fresno, CA
Cyrus Moon, MD
MIS Fellowship, UCSF Fresno, Fresno, CA
Pedram Naeni, DO

Kaiser Permenente, Fresno, CA

 

 

2011
Ibironke Adelaja, MD
Faculty, UCSF Fresno, Fresno, CA
Shana Ballow, DO
Surgical Critical Care Fellowship, UCSF Fresno, Fresno, CA
Kamell Eckroth-Bernard, MD
Vascular Surgery Fellowship, Geisinger, PA
Daniel Moon, MD

MIS Fellowship, Fresno, CA

 

2010
Kunjan Bhakta, MD                 
Faculty, UCSF Fresno, Fresno, CA
Dana Forman, DO                  
Surgical Critical Care Fellowship, UCSF Fresno
Victor McCray, MD
Biodesign Innovation Fellowship, Stanford University

Gavin Sigle, MD        
Colon-Rectal Fellowship, USC

 

2009

Erich Lemker, MD                 
Faculty, UCSF Fresno, Fresno, CA

Nancy Parks, MD                  
Faculty, UCSF Fresno, Fresno, CA

Eliza-Jasmine Tran, MD        
Breast Oncology Fellowship, Yale, Hartford, CT

 

2008

Camille Miller, MD                  
Group practice, Bellingham, WA

David Russell, MD                 
Group practice, Klamath Falls, OR

Winnie Tong, MD                   
MIS Fellowship, Mount Sinai New York, NY

 

2007

Babak Eghbalieh, MD            
Faculty, UCSF Fresno, Fresno, CA

Ahad Khan, MD                      
MIS Fellowship, Fresno, CA
Group practice Atlanta, GA

Lynn Happel, MD                    
MIS Fellowship, Columbus, OH
Group practice, Kansas City

2006

James Miller, MD                   
Group practice, Bellingham, WA

Ariel Millard, MD                     
Group practice, Fresno, CA

 

2005

Tom Fahey, MD                     
Group practice, Lodi, CA

Cathy Ligman, MD                 
Group practice, Lodi, CA

Wendy Peterson, MD            
Faculty, Denver, CO