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Alumni

CLASS OF 2021


Christine Ren, MD

Hometown: Seattle, WA
Undergrad: University of Washington
Medical School: Texas A&M University College of Medicine
Previous Lives: EMT, Dance instructor
Hobbies: Hiking/backpacking, reading, spending time with my dog children
Professional Goals: Become a good EM physician, teach future docs


David Somers, MD

Hometown: Jacksonville, FL
Undergrad: Campbell University 
Medical School: Louisiana State University Health Science Center-New Orleans
Previous Lives: Student of the world 
Hobbies: SEC football!!!, Scuba diving, 70.3 Ironmans, long walks on the beach
Professional Goals: Dive medicine


Keona Childs, MD

Hometown: Chicago, IL
Undergrad: Northwestern University 
Medical School: Howard University
Previous Lives: Research coordinator, Mentorship
Hobbies: Sleeping, movies, spas, reading, cooking, music
Professional Goals:  To be a compassionate physician providing quality care in underserved communities and work towards promoting health through education, service, as well as interdisciplinary approaches


Pia Galindo, DO

Hometown: San Francisco Bay Area (South Bay)
Undergrad: University of San Francisco
Medical School: Touro University – California College of Osteopathic Medicine
Hobbies: Being active, yoga, snow boarding, running, spending time with dogs
Professional goals: Take care of the underserved in a community hospital


Hardeep Hunjan, DO

Hometown: West Nyack, NY
Undergrad: Cornell University
Medical School: Touro University – California College of Osteopathic Medicine
Previous Lives: Americorps Member, DJ
Hobbies: Fantasy Football, Sports, Music, Traveling, Spontaneous dance off battles with strangers
Professional Goals: Become an excellent ED physician serving underserved communities in US and abroad. Become an international DJ as known as DJ Trauma


Samuel Kaplan, MD

Hometown: Thousand Oaks, CA
Undergrad: UC Berkeley - Bioengineering
Medical School: UC Irvine
Previous Lives: Cognitive modeling researcher, ED scribe
Hobbies: Tennis, hiking, drone flying, traveling, going to stand-up comedy shows, finding the best Pad See Ew in town
Professional Goals: Become a well-rounded community ED doc, clinical instructor, and entrepreneur


Brendan Leach, DO

Hometown: Santa Cruz, CA
Undergrad: BYU
Medical School: Touro University – California College of Osteopathic Medicine
Previous Lives: Chemical Product Specialist
Hobbies: BBQ, hiking, biking, reading, going on adventures with the wife and kids
Professional Goals: Ultrasound, rural medicine, education


Matthew Nottingham, MD

Hometown: Norfolk, VA
Undergrad: Old Dominion University
Medical School: Virginia Commonwealth University
Previous Lives: EMT, Nursing assistant, Rock climbing instructor
Hobbies: Climbing, biking, working on my car, attempting to fix things around the house
Professional Goals: Learning more about Emergency Medicine from the people of Stockton for now, otherwise taking it one step at a time.