Class of 2025

Mohini Gadré, MD
Mohini Gadré, MD

Hometown: Pleasanton, CA

Medical School: Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

Professional Interests: Addiction, Advocacy, Community Psychiatry

Hobbies: writing, reading, baking, making ice cream, origami, birdwatching, painting, traveling

Why Did You Choose St. Joe's? I chose St. Joe's because it has everything I want in a residency program. It is a community program with academic ties, treats a good mix of urban and rural patients, treats a diverse population, and helps the underserved. Our program also rotates at Napa State Hospital, which is a 1,200 bed fully psychiatric hospital with an amazing range of pathology. Napa State Hospital is an excellent learning opportunity since I am interested in Addiction and Forensics. Since we are provided housing on our Napa rotations, I take advantage of living in Napa and love exploring the local vineyards and amazing food and art scene! I feel blessed to be so close to my family in the Bay Area, yet only 2 hours from Yosemite.

Sanjiv Gowda, DO
Sanjiv Gowda, DO

Hometown: Staten Island, New York

Undergrad: Fordham University at Lincoln Center

Medical School: Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine-New York

Previous Lives: Science Tutor, Beginner Muay Thai Instructor

Professional Interests: General Psychiatry, Addiction Medicine

Hobbies: Spending time with family, cooking international dishes, Muay Thai kickboxing, weight lifting

Why Did You Choose St. Joe's? I chose St. Joe's because I understood that Dr. Ekambaram and Dr. Singh were committed to providing excellent training and learning experiences while also emphasizing a culture of wellbeing and healthy work-life balance. Our inpatient psychiatry rotations at an underserved mental hospital, along with the numerous opportunities to rotate at Napa State Hospital, truly set St. Joe's apart and give residents exposure to the full breadth of psychiatric pathology. I could not be happier to be a part of the inaugural class of the Psychiatric residency programs at St. Joe's, and I am excited to help the program continue to grow.

Jessie Margolis, MD
Jessie Margolis, MD

Hometown: Kentfield , CA

Undergrad: University of California - San Diego

Medical School: University of California - San Francisco

Professional Interests: Addictions, chronic illness, mindfulness, medical education

Hobbies: Fostering dogs, DIY skincare, watching "Jeopardy!" 

Why Did You Choose St. Joe's? St Joe's is a great fit for me because I hope to specialize in addiction psychiatry and work with California's marginalized and underserved populations. As members of this program's inaugural class, my co-residents and I are lucky to play an important role in improving the Central Valley's access to much-needed psychiatric care. In addition to training in the community of Stockton, we also learn to manage the most severe and acute presentations of mental health disorders at Napa State Hospital, which houses forensic patients. As a Bay Area native whose formative medical training was limited to an urban setting, I am excited to broaden my horizons here while also remaining close to my family in San Francisco!

Sara Rostamizadeh, MD
Sara Rostamizadeh, MD

Hometown: Jersey City, NJ; East Brunswick, NJ

Undergrad: Rutgers University - New Brunswick

Medical School: University of California - San Francisco

Professional Interests: Cultural Psychiatry, Evolutionary Psychiatry

Hobbies: Writing, reading, museums, anthropology

Why Did You Choose St. Joe's? I chose St. Joe's because of its commitment to the community, the diversity of the patient population, and the need for psychiatric care in the central valley. I was looking for a program where I felt like I could really make a difference in the community and address the unmet need for providers. As a new program, St. Joe's Psychiatry considers resident input as vital to future developments, allowing me to contribute to my training experience. We also have the incredible opportunity to train at Napa State Hospital, preparing us to manage a wide breadth of pathology. I knew that I would be joining a program that would prepare me to become a skilled practitioner to support my community.

Malini Singh, DO
Malini Singh, DO

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA

Undergrad: University of California, Riverside

Medical School: Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine-California

Professional Interests: Cognitive behavioral therapy, personality disorders, correctional psychiatry, child psychiatry

Hobbies: Traveling, baking, video games, reading, watching movies

Why Did You Choose St. Joe's? There are numerous reasons I decided to choose St. Joe's. The excellent mix of urban and suburban populations, as well as the chance to work with the underserved, is something that really drew me to this program. Working at Napa State Hospital, one of the oldest state hospitals in California, provides an amazing learning opportunity to work with patients in a forensic setting. We are able to gain exposure to a wide range of psychiatric pathologies. Another bonus for me is the central location of Stockton. We are 2.5 hours away from Lake Tahoe, 2 hours away from Yosemite, and only 1.5 hours away from the Bay Area. I feel blessed to be able to stay close to family and friends in beautiful California.

Alan Xie, MD
Alan Xie, MD

Hometown: Wellesley, MA

Undergrad: Swarthmore College

Medical School: University of Massachusetts Medical School

Previous Lives: Clinical and Asain American Studies Research

Professional Interests: Cultural Psychiatry, community psychiatry, mood disorders

Hobbies: Wing Chun, traveling, cooking, food shows, film, philosophy, live music

Why Did You Choose St. Joe's? I chose Psychiatry at St. Joe's for the diversity of the Stockton community, the ability to work with underserved populations, and its emphasis on creating a culture of wellbeing. I was also excited by the prospect of moving to sunny California, where it no longer snows, and live close to the Bay Area, where I have friends and family nearby!

Steven "Alec" Zane, MD
Steven "Alec" Zane, MD

Hometown: San Diego, CA

Undergrad: La Sierra University

Medical School: Loma Linda University School of Medicine

Hobbies: Cars, fitness, basketball, snowboarding, traveling

Why Did You Choose St. Joe's? I chose St Joe's because of this program's commitment to the care of the medically underserved and for the chance to work with a diverse, dedicated group of faculty. Community service is something that I am passionate about, and I saw an excellent opportunity to do so here. Also, I found that a newer program, such as this one, provides residents with an opportunity to shape their residency experience into their own. Being raised and educated in California my whole life, I feel right at home practicing here.