Message from the Chief Residents

Hello and thank you for your interest in UCSF Fresno OB/GYN! We serve the Central Valley, a community with diverse patients and pathology. We train at Community Regional Medical Center, a hospital that delivers more than 5000 babies a year with 22 Labor/Delivery/Recovery rooms, 3 dedicated OR suites and a 10-bed triage unit.  Our program not only fosters a well-rounded education, it encourages resident independence in and out of the clinical setting. We work well as coworkers and friends, setting the foundation for relationships that help us through the challenges of residency – see ‘resident wellness’ section.  At the time of graduation, we are strongly prepared for whichever practice we choose to pursue including general practice and fellowship.

UCSF Fresno OB/Gyn Residents


Starr Hilliard, MD

Starr Hilliard, MD

Medical School: Tulane SOM

Guillermo Moreno, MD

Guillermo Moreno, MD

Medical School: Michigan State University College of Human Medicine

Mikela Padilla, MD

Mikéla Padilla, MD

Medical School: University of Florida, College of Medicine

Vincent Tang, MD

Vincent Tang, MD

Medical School: Oakland University, William Beaumont SOM


Kimia Etemadi

Kimia Etemadi, DO

Medical School

A.T. Still University School of Osteopathic Medicine- Arizona Campus

Nisha Nalamala

Nisha Nalamala, MD

Medical School

Temple University, Lewis Katz SOM

Shabnam Shahrestani

Shabnam Shahrestani, DO

Medical School

Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine- Brandenton

Bhavi Vohra

Bhavi Vohra, MD

Medical School

Eastern Virginia Medical School


Ashley Cirillo

Ashley Cirillo, DO

Western University of Health Sciences - Pomona

Nelli Ghazaryan

Nelli Ghazayan, DO

Des Moines University

Elaine Taylor

Elaine Taylor, MD

University of Utah School of Medicine

Priya Vasudeva

Priya Vasudeva, DO

Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine


Raksha Dutt

Raksha Dutt, MD

Medical School
UC San Diego School of Medicine

Abbigayle Laszacs

Abbigayle Laszacs, MD

Medical School
East Tennessee State University College of Medicine

Angela Maron

Angela Maron, DO

Medical School
Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific

Teresa Palkowski

Teresa Palkowski, MD

Medical School
Loyola University of Chicago School of Medicine