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Residents


Class of 2021

  
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

 
Stefan Dylewski, MD
Hometown: Born in Baltimore, MD; spent most of my life in West Michigan
Undergrad: Kalamazoo College
Medical School: Michigan State University College of Human Medicine
Previous Lives: General Surgery Resident, high school lacrosse coach, college athlete
Hobbies: Traveling, running, cooking, playing any sport with friends
Professional Goals: Interested in Sports Medicine, Cardiovascular, and Critical Care fellowships. 

  
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.

  
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 

 


Class of 2022

 


Jordan Baker, DO
Medical School: Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine 

Scott Bugsch, MD
Hometown: Palmdale, CA
Undergrad: University of California - Davis
Medical School: University of Queensland - Ochsner Clinical School
Previous lives: Lifeguard, Firefighter/EMT, Wildlife Biologist, Raptor Handler, Dog Walker, UberEats driver
Hobbies: Hiking, SCUBA diving, Swimming, Camping
Professional Goals: Become a competent ER doctor; interested in Wilderness Medicine, Critical Care, SIM, medical education.


Jason Darr, DO
Hometown: Corona, CA
Undergrad: California State University - Fullerton 
Medical School: Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine 
Previous lives: 
Hobbies: Weightlifting, EDM shows, snowboarding, video games, and exploring the world with my demon dog
Professional Goals: Help create, develop, and lead a renowned Emergency Medicine program


Kyle Hill, DO
Hometown: Provo, UT
Undergrad: BYU
Medical School: Kansas City University of Medicine 
Previous lives: janitor, photographer, inflatable bounce house technician 
Hobbies: rock climbing, snowboarding, hiking, scuba diving, running, playing guitar, eating tasty food, engaging in pithy banter 
Professional Goals: become a leader in the field wilderness medicine


Justin Leach, DO
Hometown: Santa Cruz, CA
Undergrad: University of Utah
Medical School: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine at Seton Hill
Previous lives: School Bus Driver
Hobbies: Hanging with the wife and kids, biking, hiking, be outdoors.
Professional Goals: Work hard, become good at what I do, and be in a position to give back.

 


Kandria Ledesma, MD
Hometown: Toms River, NJ 
Undergrad: Monmouth University 
Medical School: American University of Antigua
Previous lives: ED scribe, violinist, volleyball player
Hobbies: Running long distances without music, yoga, taking care of my plants, and animals! 
Professional Goals: Becoming a competent and well rounded ED physician and using these skills to assist in medical missions trips with special interests in ultrasound, critical care, academia, and international EM.


Federica Sarti, DO
Hometown: Santarcangelo di Romagna (Italy)
Undergrad: Universita' di Bologna (Italy)
Medical School: Touro University California COM
Previous lives: research scientist, full-time mom
Hobbies: drinking espressos, time with my family, spinning and scouting
Professional Goals: serve the underserved. Pursue ultrasound or SIM training

 


Michelle Wong, DO
Hometown: South San Francisco, CA
Undergrad: University of California, Santa Barbara
Medical School: Des Moines University
Previous lives: Scribe/Scribe Trainer
Hobbies: Traveling, going to musicals, attending sporting events, enjoying the California sun, shopping, napping
Professional Goals: Become an emergency physician who is prepared to handle anything that comes into the emergency department.


Yoyoung (Yorick) Yang, DO
Hometown: Millbrae, CA
Undergrad: UC Irvine
Medical School: Touro University California
Previous lives: Scribe, tutor, bum
Hobbies: Hiking, camping, chillin’
Professional Goals: Wilderness medicine, keeping cool under pressure