Hometown: Brockport, NY

Med School: University of Rochester

EM Interests: Education, research, pediatrics

Hobbies / Interests: Tennis, snowboarding, sailing, vacationing in warm places

Current Position: Kaiser Oakland

Interesting Facts: I used to be a competitive gymnast and have the orthopedic injuries to prove it!


Hometown: Tuscon, AZ

Med School: Tulane University

EM Interests: Public health in the ED, pediatric asthma

Hobbies / Interests: Hanging with the fam, cooking/baking, traveling/hiking/outdoors stuff

Current Position: Kaiser San Francisco

Interesting Facts: 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"


Hometown: Seattle, WA

Med School: University of Washington

EM Interests: Ultrasound, critical care, airway management

Hobbies / Interests: Hanging out with my 1 year old, being outdoors, making jewelry

Current Position: Providence Everett, Everett, WA

Interesting Facts: I used to be a rock star. Translation: Played cello in a band in high school in Mississippi.



Hometown: Decorah, IA

Med School: University of Iowa

EM Interests: Underserved rural US populations, international EM

Hobbies / Interests: Music, travel, geography, film, history of technology

Current Position: Petaluma Valley Hospital, Petaluma, CA

Interesting Facts: Every week or two I try to write, record, or arrange a piece of music and post it on my music blog. (


Hometown: Shrewsbury, MA

Med School: UC San Francisco

EM Interests: Public health, global health, policy

Hobbies / Interests: Spending time outdoors, eating, tennis, squash, ultimate frisbee, Boston sports teams, movies, hanging with my wife and puppy

Current Position: Assistant Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine, UCSF Department of Emergency Medicine

Interesting Facts: 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.


Hometown: Salem, OR

Med School: Stanford

EM Interests: Trauma, palliative care

Hobbies / Interests: Leisure reading, traveling, does shopping count as a hobby?

Current Position: Research Fellowship at OHSU, Portland, OR

Interesting Facts: I speak Spanish better than Cambodian, but understand Cambodian better than I speak it.


Hometown: Spring Lake, NJ

Med School: Georgetown

EM Interests: Ultrasound, critical care, airway management

Hobbies / Interests: Triathlon, surfing, golf

Current Position: Kaiser South San Francisco

Interesting Facts: Grew up on the Jersey Shore, and proud of it!


Hometown: Ridgway, CO

Med School: Drexel University

EM Interests: Ultrasound, wilderness medicine, global health

Hobbies / Interests: Mountain biking, hiking, skiing, playing guitar in a loud rock band

Current Position: Providence Hospital in Anchorage, AK

Interesting Facts: 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


Med School: University of Washington

Current Position: Global Health Faculty at University of Toronto


Hometown: Huntington Beach, CA

Med School: UC Irvine

EM Interests: Education, ultrasound

Hobbies / Interests: Making (and drinking) homebrew, playing drums and screaming, riding my bike on the 5 flat streets in SF.

Current Position: UCLA Emergency Medicine

Interesting Facts: 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


Hometown: Raleigh, NC

Med School: George Washington University

EM Interests: Global health, EMS

Hobbies / Interests: Eating

Current Position: Prince George's County Hospital



Hometown: San Francisco, CA

Med School: UC San Francisco

EM Interests: EM critical care, palliative care in the ED, EM in resource-scarce settings

Hobbies / Interests: Tacos, puzzles, boots, pony-sized dogs, snow

Current Position: Assistant Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine, UCSF Department of Emergency Medicine

Interesting Facts: When I first met Eric Silman I thought he was a... True story.



Hometown: Safford, AZ

Med School: University of Arizona

EM Interests: Access to care, physician wellness, medical media, handoff/signout, quality improvement, ED throughput

Hobbies / Interests: Hanging with my three kids (yep, count 'em... three), undergoing metamorphosis, getting my hands dirty

Current Position: Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital, Santa Rosa, CA

Interesting Facts: Jobs I've had: janitor, cotton farmer, Sonic cook (mmm...), construction worker, tire monkey, exterminator, ED tech, valeting cars, others...


Hometown: Alta Loma, CA

Med School: Northwestern University

EM Interests: Ultrasound

Current Position: Ultrasound Fellowship at USC


Hometown: Technically- Seoul, South Korea. More conveniently- Ithaca, NY

Med School: University of Michigan

EM Interests: Critical care, research

Hobbies / Interests: Cooking/baking, chasing food trucks and sampling ramen, crafts, instrumental music

Current Position: Critical Care Fellowship at Stanford University

Interesting Facts: 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.


Hometown: New Orleans, LA

Med School: LSU

EM Interests: Ultrasound, critical care, global health, wilderness medicine

Hobbies / Interests: Surfing, parenting, food, wine, sports

Current Position: Kaiser Oakland, UCSF and ZSFGH

Interesting Facts: I was a bartender in the French Quarter for 2 years before starting med school.


Hometown: Bellvue, WA

Med School: University of Washington

EM Interests: Health economics, health care and insurance status, at risk populations and health prevention

Hobbies / Interests: Surfing, trail running, biking, backpacking…really just about anything outdoors

Current Position: Cottage Hospital

Interesting Facts: Used to be a Tae Kwon Do instructor. Ninja Kick!


Hometown: Villa Park, CA

Med School: UC San Francisco

EM Interests: Ethics, palliative care in the ED, toxicology

Hobbies / Interests: Hiking, camping, cooking

Current Position: St. Lukes and ZSFGH, San Francisco, CA

Interesting Facts: I have done a lot more fishing than you'd expect


Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA

Med School: Albert Einstein

EM Interests: Ultrasound, EMS and frequent users

Hobbies / Interests: Pizza-making, beard-offs with Kendall, monopolizing the free market. gardening, ice hockey, surfing!

Current Position: Ultrasound Fellowship at Yale

Interesting Facts: 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


Hometown: Plymouth, MI

Med School: University of Michigan- Go Blue!

EM Interests: Sports medicine

Hobbies / Interests: Exploring SF, anything outdoors. Especially love hanging out with my golden Retriever, Rooney.

Current Position: Assistant Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine, UCSF Department of Emergency Medicine

Interesting Facts: 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


Hometown: Orinda, CA

Med School: University of Colorado

EM Interests: Pediatrics, ultrasound, education

Hobbies / Interests: Family/dog time, surfing, snowboarding, cheap Mexican food

Current Position: Assistant Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics, UCSF Department of Emergency Medicine


Hometown: Connellsville, PA

Med School: University of Pennsylvania

EM Interests: Critical Care, education, research

Hobbies / Interests: being a foodie, exploring SF, traveling, mindless reading, my bulldog Olive.

Current Position: Assistant Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine, UCSF Department of Emergency Medicine

Interesting Facts: I am always lucky on the Roulette table.



Med School: East Carolina University, Brody School of Medicine

EM Interests: Disaster

Hobbies / Interests: Urban hikes, gardening, wine and gourmet cooking, good times with friends

Current Position: Sutter Santa Rosa

Interesting Facts: While living in North Carolina I was chased through a field by a heard of cattle... and lived to tell about it


Hometown: Los Altos, CA

Med School: UC San Francisco

EM Interests: Global health, EMS/Disaster, peds

Hobbies / Interests: Dancing, being outdoors, celebrating looney holidays, traveling/learning languages, bedazzling

Interesting Facts: 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).


Hometown: Denver, CO

Med School: University of Colorado

EM Interests: Ultrasound, critical care

Hobbies / Interests: Painting, skiing, running, traveling, exploring San Francisco, breakfast, being a sous-chef, mindless reality TV, Bartonella henselae

Current Position: Ultrasound Fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital

Interesting Facts: 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.


Hometown: Fort Worth, TX

Med School: University of Texas at Houston

EM Interests: Research, critical care, ultrasound

Hobbies / Interests: Pub trivia, cycling, bocce, Russian lit, college football (Hook 'em Horns!), aspiring surfer, watching nerdy sci-fi with the missus

Current Position: Critical Care Fellowship at University of Pittsburgh

Interesting Facts: 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!


Hometown: Redwood City, CA

Med School: Case Western Reserve University

EM Interests: Disaster medicine, EMS, global health

Hobbies / Interests: Pre-child hobbies included sailing and snowboarding. Now my hobby is introducing my 3 year-old to the wonders of the world. Interests include 19th century fiction, biographies, anthropology, politics, child welfare in low-income communities.

Current Position: Novato Community Hospital and Petaluma Valley Hospital

Interesting Facts: Worked in EMS for 12 years before starting medical school at 37


Hometown: The OC

Med School: UC San Francisco

EM Interests: Health services research, quality improvement, health systems innovations

Hobbies / Interests: Music, tennis, world domination

Current Position: Montefiore Medical Center

Interesting Facts: Former spelling bee and lemon-and-spoon race champion


Hometown: New Berlin, WI

Med School: University of Wisconsin

EM Interests: Toxicology, international emergency medicine

Hobbies / Interests: Sleeping, cycling, playing guitar, watching the travel channel

Current Position: Assistant Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine, UCSF Department of Emergency Medicine


Hometown: Ojai, CA

Med School: Penn State College of Medicine

EM Interests: Ultrasound, critical care

Hobbies / Interests: Swimming, surfing, 90's punk rock, wine

Current Position: Cottage Hospital

Interesting Facts: Worked as an ocean lifeguard for the state of California for 10 years


Hometown: Champange, IL

Med School: Stanford

EM Interests: Health policy, public health

Hobbies / Interests: Travel, theatre, SCUBA diving, tennis

Current Position: UPMC McKeesport

Interesting Facts: I play a mean game of ping pong!


Hometown: Wilmington, DE

Med School: Yale

EM Interests: Education, ultrasound, pediatrics

Hobbies / Interests: Music, kitchen, running, surfing, cat-sitting

Current Position: Highline Medical Center

Interesting Facts: In his youth, he starred on '¡Sabado Gigante!,' and aspires to return to realize his early fame


Hometown: Rancho Cucamonga, CA

Med School: UC Los Angeles

EM Interests: Toxicology

Hobbies / Interests: Trying out new foods/restaurants in San Francisco, hanging out with friends, traveling the world, warm summer nights, the food network, celebrity gossip

Current Position: EMS Fellow, UCSF Department of Emergency Medicine

Interesting Facts: 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.


Hometown: Las Vegas, NV

Med School: UCLA

EM Interests: Pediatric emergency medicine, medical education

Hobbies / Interests: Running, golf, tennis, going to concerts, shoes

Current Position: Assistant Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics, UCSF Department of Emergency Medicine

Interesting Facts: 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.


Hometown: Louisville, Kentucky

Med School: University of California, San Francisco

EM Interests: EMS/Disaster Medicine, Education, Health Policy

Hobbies / Interests: Game playing of pretty much any kind; starting projects that I will never finish; anything that keeps my daughters happy while concurrently allowing karaoke.

Current Position: UCSF Medical Center at Parnassus

Interesting Facts: 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.



Hometown: Naperville, IL

Med School: Stanford

EM Interests: Humanitarian disaster relief, ultrasound

Hobbies / Interests: Running, cooking and food, outdoor adventures (biking, hiking, kite surfing and camping plus I will try anything once), travel, arts and crafts projects, reading about 6 books at a time over a year

Interesting Facts: 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.



Hometown: Atlanta, GA

Med School: Mount Sinai

EM Interests: Health policy, pediatrics, cost-effectiveness

Hobbies / Interests: Reading, alpine climbing, food

Interesting Facts: I've been knocked unconscious twice: once by myself and once by a stranger.



Hometown: West Bloomfield, MI

Med School: UC San Francisco

EM Interests: Ultrasound, international emergency medicine, palliative care in the ED

Hobbies / Interests: Whitewater rafting, Tennis, Wine, Cooking, playing Legos with my son, making my baby girl laugh.

Interesting Facts: 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.



Hometown: Suffern, NY

Med School: New York Medical College

EM Interests: EMS, policy and global health

Hobbies / Interests: Traveling every chance I get, running, acting like I can tell the difference between wines in Napa Valley, relaxing and napping, skiing as much as possible, exploring the SF restaurants and taco stands

Current Position: International Emergency Medicine Fellowship at Brigham & Women's Hospital/Harvard Medical School

Interesting Facts: 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!



Hometown: San Francisco, CA

Med School: Albany Medical College

EM Interests: Ultrasound, sports medicine, global health

Hobbies / Interests: Working on cars, going to the gym, hanging out and hitting up sweet concerts in the park

Current Position: St. Marys and St. Francis in San Francisco, CA

Interesting Facts: I have tried durian and liked it



Hometown: Newtown, IA

Med School: University of Chicago

EM Interests: Research

Hobbies / Interests: I used to have hobbies/interests, then I had a kid. Now my world revolves around patty-cake and peek-a-boo. Loving every minute of it!



Hometown: Saratoga, CA

Med School: Georgetown

EM Interests: Distaster/EMS, international EM

Hobbies / Interests: Snowboarding, tennis, golf, hiking, traveling, brunch

Current Position: Cottage Hospital and Community Memorial Hospital, Santa Barbara, CA



Hometown: Merced, CA

Med School: UC San Francisco

EM Interests: ultrasound, critical care, underserved medicine, research, international EM/systems development

Hobbies / Interests: pipeline programs, increasing workforce diversity, working out, snowboarding, dancing, giants games, seeing the world, stuffing my face



Hometown: Cromwell, CT

Med School: New York Medical College

EM Interests: Simulation, education, global health, policy

Hobbies / Interests: Running, film, theatre

Current Position: Kaiser San Leandro, CA

Interesting Facts: : 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



Hometown: Guatemala City

Med School: Emory

EM Interests: Critical care, wilderness

Hobbies / Interests: Endurance sports, skiing, rugby

Current Position: Critical Care Fellowship at Stanford University

Interesting Facts: Even though I grew up in Latin America, I cannot play soccer to save my life.



Hometown: Waupaca, WI

Med School: University of Michigan

EM Interests: EMS/Disaster, global health

Hobbies / Interests: Cycling/triathalon, bicycle touring, fresh air

Current Position: Highline Medical Center in Burien, WA

Interesting Facts: 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.



Hometown: Newtown, PA

Med School: University of Maryland

EM Interests: Critical care

Hobbies / Interests: Skiing, Michigan football, yoga, cooking, running, scuba diving, camping, adventures with my golden retriever, traveling

Current Position: Assistant Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine, UCSF Department of Emergency Medicine

Interesting Facts: 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.

CLASS OF: 2016



Hometown: Mesquite, TX

Med School: Texas Tech University

EM Interests: Health Policy, Public Health

Hobbies / Interests: Yoga, swimming, reading, cooking, bike reading, and watching movies

Current Position: Enjoy residency, attempt to master cooking Indian food, and then see where life takes me.

Interesting Facts: The most spontaneous trip I have ever taken was to drive across the country- NYC to LA in 7 days.



Hometown: Palo Alto, CA

Med School: University of Pennsylvania

EM Interests: Critical care, global health, policy, and research

Hobbies / Interests: Figure skating, frisbee, running, snowboarding, traveling, fruit, and dinner parties

Current Position: Emergency Physician, Kaiser and UCSF Medical Center at Parnassus

Interesting Facts: I have an adopted penguin on the Falkland Islands.



Hometown: Ellensburg, Washington

Med School: University of Washington

Hobbies / Interests: Snowboarding and trying to resist becoming a full-time ski bum, running, baking, live music, dancing (swing, salsa, blues), and spending time with friends over amazing food and wine

Current Position: Adopt a dog, start climbing again, travel more, and learn how to surf

Interesting Facts: I love Xtreme Bulls



Hometown: Arcadia, CA

Med 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.

Hobbies / Interests: Smiling. Enjoying every moment of this beautiful life. Playing, adventuring, and exploring. Travel. Cultures that are new to me. Yoga and triathlons. Being new (and bad) at things. Being outside, hiking, kayaking, camping, and backpacking :)

Current Position: To commit my life to service of the underserved.

Interesting Facts: People tell me I laugh really loud.



Hometown: San Jose, CA

Med School: UC Davis

EM Interests: Pediatrics, international medicine

Hobbies / Interests: Rescuing and fostering pitbulls; all things furry, hiking, traveling to new places; discovering new foods and eating my way through a city.

Interesting Facts: I have all four wisdom teeth.



Hometown: Fresno, CA

Med School: Stanford University

EM Interests: Health policy

Current Position: Research Fellow, UCSF Department of Emergency Medicine

Interesting Facts: Took a leave from medical school to pursue a PhD in economics at UC Berkeley



Hometown: Naperville, IL

Med School: UC Davis

EM Interests: Critical Care, Advocacy

Hobbies / Interests: International travel, tinkering/fixing, scuba diving, being outdoors, eating, reading science-fiction, politics, and NPR

Current Position: Being a rockstar dad and getting through residency

Interesting Facts: 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.



Hometown: Mill Valley, CA

Med School: Columbia University

EM Interests: International medicine, disaster response, and medical education

Hobbies / Interests: Snowboarding, construction projects, biking, tennis, burritos, going to the theatre (I used to be an actor), and Oxford Commas.

Current Position: Possibly a fellowship, work domestically and internationally, and build a house. Or live among the rubble of the house when it turns out I don’t know how to build a house.

Interesting Facts: 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)!



Hometown: Salinas, CA

Med School: UC San Francisco

EM Interests: Research, Latino healthcare, and palliative care

Hobbies / Interests: I love to knit, attend 80’s style aerobics classes, and spend time with my charming husband trying out new restaurants in SF.

Interesting Facts: An avid indoors woman, I have learned the fine art of recreation inside buildings.



Hometown: Truckee, CA

Med School: UC Davis

EM Interests: Medical education, global health, EMS, and pediatrics

Hobbies / Interests: Snowboarding, wakeboarding, cooking, traveling, and karaoke.

Interesting Facts: 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.



Hometown: Columbus, OH

Med School: Stanford University

EM Interests: quality improvement in terms of adverse event analyses, interdisciplinary communication (presentations/sign-outs/discharge instructions/EM-primary notifications), EMS

Hobbies / Interests: Mostly I like to read and linger in bookstores. But when I'm feeling more active, I play violin in chamber music, I jam, and I rock-climb.

Interesting Facts: I was raised in a small town in Michigan famous for the instant cornbread mix created there. Have you heard of Jiffy?



Hometown: San Jose, CA

Med School: Yale University

EM Interests: Pediatrics, Ultrasound, Disaster (manmade or otherwise) Medicine

Hobbies / Interests: Sports (playing and watching), food (mostly eating, but one day I’d like to cook more too), and travel, all the more with good friends.

Current Position:  Emergency Physician, UCSF Medical Center at Parnassus

Interesting Facts: 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!