Alumni

Caitlin Bilotti

Class of 2012
Medical School: University of Rochester
EM Interests: Education, research, pediatrics
Interesting Fact: I used to be a competitive gymnast and have the orthopedic injuries to prove it!

Susan Brim

Class of 2012
Medical School: Tulane University
EM Interests: Public health in the ED, pediatric asthma
Interesting Fact: My husband is Adrian Flores (R3) and our amazing 3 year-old daughter has been braving double-parent-residency with us. Ask her and she will tell you how she works at "The Children's Hospital. You know, it's where children work"

Liz Brown

Class of 2012
Medical School: University of Washington
EM Interests: Ultrasound, critical care, airway management
Interesting Fact: I used to be a rock star. Translation: Played cello in a band in high school in Mississippi.

Ben Hippen

Class of 2012
Medical School: University of Iowa
EM Interests: Underserved rural US populations, international EM
Interesting Fact: Every week or two I try to write, record, or arrange a piece of music and post it on my music blog. (http://notesfromanopenwindow.blogspot.com/)

Hemal Kanzaria

Class of 2012
Medical School: UC San Francisco
Training: RWJ Fellowship at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
EM Interests: Public health, global health, policy
Interesting Fact: I love listening to the banjo and wish I was the least bit musically talented (I'm not). I love playing East Coast prep school sports. I'm a converted dog lover. I make a mean chocolate chip cookie/homemade ice cream combo but I wish I could cook Indian food like my mom.
Current Position: Assistant Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine, UCSF

Bory Kea

Class of 2012
Medical School: Stanford
EM Interests: Trauma, palliative care
Interesting Fact: I speak Spanish better than Cambodian, but understand Cambodian better than I speak it.

Pat Lenaghan

Class of 2012
Medical School: Georgetown
EM Interests: Ultrasound, critical care, airway management
Interesting Fact: Grew up on the Jersey Shore, and proud of it!

Jake Miss

Class of 2012
Medical School: Drexel University
EM Interests: Ultrasound, wilderness medicine, global health
Interesting Fact: As a new intern, successfully demonstrated his ATLS skills by extricating and resuscitating the pulseless victim of a rollover collision on a mountain road returning from a day of skiing at Kirkwood

Margaret Salmon

Class of 2012
Medical School: University of Washington

Eric Silman

Class of 2012
Medical School: UC Irvine
EM Interests: Education, ultrasound
Interesting Fact: Had a 3-second non-speaking role in the pilot episode of NBC's short-lived SF TV flop "Trauma" and fell asleep in an out-of-service ambulance while off-camera

Swati Singh

Class of 2012
Medical School: George Washington University
EM Interests: Global health, EMS

Jenny Wilson

Class of 2012
Medical School: UC San Francisco
EM Interests: EM critical care, palliative care in the ED, EM in resource-scarce settings

Kendall Allred

Class of 2013
Medical School: University of Arizona
EM Interests: Access to care, physician wellness, medical media, handoff/signout, quality improvement, ED throughput
Interesting Fact: Jobs I've had: janitor, cotton farmer, Sonic cook (mmm...), construction worker, tire monkey, exterminator, ED tech, valeting cars, others...

Kristin Berona

Class of 2013
Medical School: Northwestern University
EM Interests: Ultrasound

Hangyul Chung-Esaki

Class of 2013
Medical School: University of Michigan
EM Interests: Critical care, research
Interesting Fact: Any interesting fact about me seems to be overshadowed by the overall difficulty of pronouncing my name. Trust me, I've heard all variations, and my name is not the same as the "Korean" language.

Adrian Flores

Class of 2013
Medical School: LSU
EM Interests: Ultrasound, critical care, global health, wilderness medicine
Interesting Fact: I was a bartender in the French Quarter for 2 years before starting med school.

Joseph Freeman

Class of 2013
Medical School: University of Washington
EM Interests: Health economics, health care and insurance status, at risk populations and health prevention
Interesting Fact: Used to be a Tae Kwon Do instructor. Ninja Kick!

Michael Kennedy Hall

Class of 2013
Medical School: Albert Einstein College of Medicine
EM Interests: Ultrasound, EMS and frequent users
Interesting Fact: Two Truths and a Lie: I was a street performer in promotions for Cirque du Soleil I was a beekeeper on the first organic farm in Pennsylvania I once taught a yoga class on accident for half an hour without realizing it

Marianne Juarez

Class of 2013
Medical School: University of Michigan - Go Blue!
EM Interests: Sports medicine
Interesting Fact: I've been told I have a Michigan accent but I think people are making that up. Come find me, we'll have a pop and chat and you can decide for yourself
Current Position: Assistant Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine, UCSF

Aaron Kornblith

Class of 2013
Medical School: University of Colorado
EM Interests: Pediatrics, ultrasound, education
Current Position: Assistant Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics, UCSF

Jillian Mongelluzzo

Class of 2013
Medical School: University of Pennsylvania
EM Interests: Critical Care, education, research
Interesting Fact: I am always lucky on the Roulette table.
Current Position: Assistant Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine, UCSF

Sarah Schaaf (Sarah Gertler)

Class of 2013
Medical School: UC San Francisco
EM Interests: Ethics, palliative care in the ED, toxicology
Interesting Fact: I have done a lot more fishing than you'd expect

Brian Berger

Class of 2014
Medical School: UC San Francisco
EM Interests: EMS/Disaster Medicine, Education, Health Policy
Interesting Fact: I have driven cross country close to a dozen times. I am the one person in the world who likes driving through Kansas and Nebraska.
Current Position: Clinical Instructor, UCSF

Neda Farzan

Class of 2014
Medical School: UC San Francisco
EM Interests: Global health, EMS/Disaster, peds
Interesting Fact: I once spent a year road-tripping around the US and teaching kids about US history. Alaska is the only state I haven't been to (yet!). Iowa was my 49th state, thanks to my husband Ben (one of the main reasons I married him, let's be honest).

Brooke Hensley

Class of 2014
Medical School: University of Colorado
EM Interests: Ultrasound, critical care
Interesting Fact: My first groundbreaking diagnosis in medical school was Bell's Palsy... in my friend's cat, Cooper! His whiskers were drooping, he meowed from one side of his mouth, and wouldn't blink when we (gently) poked his eye. He got a CAT scan, which was negative, a course of steroids, gained 15 pounds, lost the weight, and made a full facial recovery and lived happily ever after.

Daniel Kievlan

Class of 2014
Medical School: University of Texas at Houston
EM Interests: Research, critical care, ultrasound
Interesting Fact: Trivia champion since before you were in high school (unless you're Ben Hippen): Four-year letterman and captain of Western Hills High School quiz bowl team, University of Oklahoma Boren Cup tournament all-star, leader of championship pub quiz teams in Houston, Austin, and San Francisco. Always looking for new initiates and teammates in the world of pub trivia!

Kristin Kuzma

Class of 2014
Medical School: Case Western Reserve University
EM Interests: Disaster medicine, EMS, global health
Interesting Fact: Worked in EMS for 12 years before starting medical school at 37

Deepa Ravikumar

Class of 2014
Medical School: UC San Francisco
EM Interests: Health services research, quality improvement, health systems innovations
Interesting Fact: Former spelling bee and lemon-and-spoon race champion

Daniel Repplinger

Class of 2014
Medical School: University of Wisconsin
Training: Medical Toxicology Fellowship at NYU/NYCPCC
EM Interests: Toxicology, international emergency medicine
Current Position: Assistant Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine, UCSF

Daniel Shepherd

Class of 2014
Medical School: Penn State College of Medicine
EM Interests: Ultrasound, critical care
Interesting Fact: Worked as an ocean lifeguard for the state of California for 10 years

Natalie Snyder (Natalie Desouza)

Class of 2014
Medical School: East Carolina University, Brody School of Medicine
EM Interests: Disaster
Interesting Fact: While living in North Carolina I was chased through a field by a heard of cattle... and lived to tell about it
Current Position: Clinical Instructor, UCSF

Philippa Soskin

Class of 2014
Medical School: Stanford
EM Interests: Health policy, public health
Interesting Fact: I play a mean game of ping pong!

Nicholas Villalon

Class of 2014
Medical School: Yale
EM Interests: Education, ultrasound, pediatrics
Interesting Fact: In his youth, he starred on '¡Sabado Gigante!,' and aspires to return to realize his early fame

Kathy Vo

Class of 2014
Medical School: David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Training: Medical Toxicology Fellow, UCSF
Interesting Fact: In college, I had a short stint as a character host at Disneyland and I loved it, except the part about how I had to be Tweedle Dum for a shift.

Dina Wallin

Class of 2014
Medical School: UC Los Angeles
EM Interests: Pediatric emergency medicine, medical education
Interesting Fact: When I was younger, I used to throw up every time I got excited. Totally threw up every Halloween (throwing up inside a zombie mask is NOT fun) and every year getting our Christmas tree. I also had a mullet around 1989, and only had one ear pierced until I was 12. No wonder I had to rely on vulgarity and my loud voice to make friends.
Current Position: Assistant Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics, UCSF

Alexa Bisinger

Class of 2015
Medical School: Stanford
EM Interests: Humanitarian disaster relief, ultrasound
Interesting Fact: I worked as a waitress for about eight months at a steakhouse where I needed to wear heels (>2 inches, specifically) and skirts to work, learn about 4 different ways to cut cigars, and attend to port tastings before I escaped to live in Paris for two months. I also have an MBA, and am interested in social entrepreneurship, social venture, and food start-ups.

Lauren Chalwell (Lauren Wooley)

Class of 2015
Medical School: University of Maryland
EM Interests: Critical care
Interesting Fact: I'm a diehard Michigan football fan - you can find me on any given fall Saturday morning wearing maize and blue and singing Hail to the Victors. I was convinced I wouldn't get into med school at Maryland though, because my interviewer was an Ohio State alum... and I provided the evidence of why Michigan is a superior team.
Current Position: Assistant Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine, UCSF

Raphael Falk

Class of 2015
Medical School: Mount Sinai
EM Interests: Health policy, pediatrics, cost-effectiveness
Interesting Fact: I've been knocked unconscious twice: once by myself and once by a stranger.

Scott Fischette

Class of 2015
Medical School: UC San Francisco
EM Interests: Ultrasound, international emergency medicine, palliative care in the ED
Interesting Fact: I've collected a menagerie of strange jobs during my past lives: working as a shepherd in Scotland, a bouncer/night manager up on Quadra Island, working as a gardener at Amitabha Buddhist Center in Somerset, living off the grid, and running a CSA in Kitsap County, WA.

Sean Kivlehan

Class of 2015
Medical School: New York Medical College
EM Interests: EMS, policy and global health
Interesting Fact: Was a NYC paramedic before residency, now adjusting to life on the west coast and trying to stand on a surfboard for more that 5 seconds!
Current Position: Attending Physician at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and a Clinical Instructor at Harvard Medical School

Johnson Kwan

Class of 2015
Medical School: Albany Medical College
EM Interests: Ultrasound, sports medicine, global health
Interesting Fact: I have tried durian and liked it

Jennifer Lanning

Class of 2015
Medical School: University of Chicago
EM Interests: Research

Ross Levin

Class of 2015
Medical School: Georgetown
EM Interests: Distaster/EMS, international EM

Cynthia Maldonado

Class of 2015
Medical School: UC San Francisco
EM Interests: ultrasound, critical care, underserved medicine, research, international EM/systems development

Brian Resler

Class of 2015
Medical School: New York Medical College
EM Interests: Simulation, education, global health, policy
Interesting Fact: : I've tried all the top-ranked burgers in New York City (Rub BBQ is the best) and I am now working on San Francisco

Julian Villar

Class of 2015
Medical School: Emory
EM Interests: Critical care, wilderness
Interesting Fact: Even though I grew up in Latin America, I cannot play soccer to save my life.

Nathan Wilson

Class of 2015
Medical School: University of Michigan
EM Interests: EMS/Disaster, global health
Interesting Fact: Brief stint as a movie star in the "Last King of Scotland." Past lives as a commercial fisherman and carpenter. I cannot live without fried plantains.

Neha Amin

Class of 2016
Medical School: Texas Tech University
EM Interests: Health Policy, Public Health
Interesting Fact: The most spontaneous trip I have ever taken was to drive across the country- NYC to LA in 7 days.

Maria Beylin

Class of 2016
Medical School: University of Pennsylvania
EM Interests: Critical care, global health, policy, and research
Interesting Fact: I have an adopted penguin on the Falkland Islands.

Kalie Dove-Maguire

Class of 2016
Medical School: University of Washington
Interesting Fact: I love Xtreme Bulls

Sally Graglia

Class of 2016
Medical School: UC Davis
EM Interests: International medicine, ultrasound as an incredibly effective tool in low resource settings, improving access to care, and health policy as a tool to improve people's lives.
Interesting Fact: People tell me I laugh really loud.

Kai Li

Class of 2016
Medical School: UC Davis
EM Interests: Pediatrics, international medicine
Interesting Fact: I have all four wisdom teeth.
Current Position: Toxicology Fellow, Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital

Juan Carlos Montoy

Class of 2016
Medical School: Stanford University
EM Interests: Health policy
Interesting Fact: Took a leave from medical school to pursue a PhD in economics at UC Berkeley

Srihari Namperumal

Class of 2016
Medical School: UC Davis
EM Interests: Critical Care, Advocacy
Interesting Fact: I used to be a serious Trekkie (conventions and everything), and it’s probably why I got a degree in aerospace engineering. I am still determined to go to space before I die – but I’m okay with being a passenger, although I prefer to be an astronaut.

Max Ritzenberg

Class of 2016
Medical School: Columbia University
EM Interests: International medicine, disaster response, and medical education
Interesting Fact: As a result of a dinnertime conversation, I found myself in the cosmetics industry for a portion of my early 20s, having started a company providing high quality personal care products to pre-teen girls (aka tweens)!

Kaija-Leena Romero

Class of 2016
Medical School: UC San Francisco
EM Interests: Research, Latino healthcare, and palliative care
Interesting Fact: An avid indoors woman, I have learned the fine art of recreation inside buildings.

Tiffany Schegg

Class of 2016
Medical School: UC Davis
EM Interests: Medical education, global health, EMS, and pediatrics
Interesting Fact: I have been involved in theater since I was young, even minoring in musical theater in college. These days, the only theater I do is Karaoke. In fact, I once got an entire bar of Nicaraguans to sing "Like a Virgin" with me.

Luz Silverio

Class of 2016
Medical School: Stanford University
EM Interests: quality improvement in terms of adverse event analyses, interdisciplinary communication (presentations/sign-outs/discharge instructions/EM-primary notifications), EMS
Interesting Fact: I was raised in a small town in Michigan famous for the instant cornbread mix created there. Have you heard of Jiffy?

Prathap Sooriyakumaran

Class of 2016
Medical School: Yale University
EM Interests: Pediatrics, Ultrasound, Disaster (manmade or otherwise) Medicine
Interesting Fact: I’m a reverend. Technically it’s with the “Universal Life Church”, and they let anyone become a reverend, but I can be your wedding officiant and sign your wedding certificate in the state of New York!
Current Position: Clinical Instructor, UCSF

Allison Barker

Class of 2017
Medical School: Boston University
EM Interests: Global Health, Ultrasound and anything else that keeps me on my toes
Interesting Fact: In my former life, I lived with convicts in the swamps of Florida

Dylan Carney

Class of 2017
Medical School: Harvard Medical School
EM Interests: Health services research, process & quality improvement, medical education
Interesting Fact: My toddler-self starred in a TJMaxx commercial alongside a frog

Ashley Foster

Class of 2017
Medical School: Mayo Medical School
EM Interests: Research, Global Health, Critical Care
Interesting Fact: Signs the South will always stay with me- I was named after Ashley Wilkes from Gone with the Wind and I will never be able to live without biscuits, gravy and fried chicken

Jonathan Fu

Class of 2017
Medical School: Yale University
EM Interests: Injury prevention, education, ultrasound, EMS
Interesting Fact: My two dogs when full grown will weigh 11 lbs. combined. Close friends call me Jon Jon.

Robert Goodnough

Class of 2017
Medical School: Case Western Reserve University
EM Interests: Toxicology, EMS
Interesting Fact: I used to be a file clerk at UCSF. Shadow file clerk, that is. I don’t think my position would exist anymore what with EMR and such.

Noah Hawthorne

Class of 2017
Medical School: UCSF
EM Interests: Global Health, community development projects, EMS/Disaster, telemedicine, ultrasound
Interesting Fact: Other lives outside of medicine have included being a divemaster, bartender in Bolivia, and wedding photographer.

Shelby Murphy

Class of 2017
Medical School: Tulane University
EM Interests: Ultrasound, wilderness medicine, hyperbarics
Interesting Fact: I play fantasy football and have won 2 of the 3 years I have been playing. I also recently learned to sew and made the dress I wore for match day

Taylor Nichols

Class of 2017
Medical School: UC Davis
EM Interests: Health policy and advocacy, Global health, Disaster medicine, Wilderness and tropical medicine, Ultrasound
Interesting Fact: I feel very fortunate to be a resident at the same hospital at which I was a patient two decades ago. I have been to 13 different countries, and am always looking for new suggestions - I really want to go to Antarctica. I have been sworn at by a California State Senator, which could be due to the fact that I advocate strongly for my opinions.

Christian Rose

Class of 2017
Medical School: Columbia University
EM Interests: I’m interested in biomedical informatics and how we can use information technologies to improve patient care. As an avid athlete, I’m also interested in sports medicine and treating the “lycra-nauts” who frequent the ED.
Interesting Fact: I worked my way through the ranks on the West 4th Street “Cage” basketball circuit, eventually attaining the nickname (only my friends know) and calling my own team. I’ve also completed an Ironman (Saint George) and started an athletically-inspired bakery with my sister.

Joe Sills

Class of 2017
Medical School: Tufts University
EM Interests: Disaster & EMS, Medical Education, Critical Care
Interesting Fact: I once started a beehive to overcome a fear of stinging insects. I also took a leave from medical school to get an MFA in fiction at the University of Virginia.

Erin Sullivan

Class of 2017
Medical School: UCSF
EM Interests: Medical education, palliative care in the ED, bioethics, critical care, cost-effectiveness, EMS/disaster
Interesting Fact: I used to do mosaic art somewhat professionally

Scott Tcheng

Class of 2017
Medical School: UT Southwestern at Dallas
EM Interests: Undergraduate and graduate medical education, wilderness medicine, ultrasound
Interesting Fact: I made my first solo skydive just before sunset during a solar eclipse