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Resident Physician Profiles

PGY-4


Kavita Jain, MD

Undergraduate: Undergraduate: Johns Hopkins University - B.A. Psychological and Brain Sciences
Medical Education: Atlantic University School of Medicine


Rebecca Ruebsamen, DO

Undergraduate: UC Berkeley (B.S. Nutritional Science, emphasis in Physiology and Metabolism)
Medical Education: Western University of Health Sciences 

Hey guys! I’m Becka and I am from Ventura, California. I love living on the Central Coast of California and truly love the people I work with here at Marian Regional Medical Center.  As a fourth year medical student, I rotated here. While I was here, I had such great experiences working with the faculty, nursing staff, and getting to know the patient population in Santa Maria. I am passionate about family planning. I am also interested in advocacy and as such, I hold a position on ACOG as our Section 4 Junior Fellow Chair. I love traveling, hiking, going to the beach, and exploring new, yummy restaurants. I am newly married and have an amazing husband, two kids, and the most perfect Corgi ever. I am a diehard Cubs fan and sports lover in general.

PGY-3


Stephanie Zamora, DO

Undergraduate: Loyola Marymount University (B.S. Biochemistry and B.A. Spanish)
Medical Education: Western University of Health Sciences

Hello! My name is Stephanie! I was born and raised in sunny Los Angeles, California. After spending all of my life in Southern California, I am so excited and beyond grateful to start this next chapter of my life on the Central Coast. During my time rotating at MRMC as a 4th year medical student, I was drawn by the diverse patient population, the dedication of faculty to resident teaching, and the leadership opportunities that exist in joining a new residency program. My interests include high-risk pregnancies, improving access to reproductive health services, and working for health equity. In my free time I enjoy watching sports (Go Lakers!), attending concerts, traveling and spending time with my family.

PGY-2


Chesha Flores-Ortega, MD

Undergraduate:Southern Oregon University - B.S. Biomedical Sciences
Medical School: St. George's University

Hello! My name Chesha! I am originally from Southern Oregon; however my little family and I have spent the last 5 years traveling across the United States. After all our exploring, we could not be happier to call Santa Maria our new home! We have been enjoying the amazing weather, beaches and the beautiful Central Coast. I was drawn to Marian due to the support services supplied to the residents, the enriched learning environment and the welcoming philosophy of the program. These have truly made Marian feel like my second home. My experience here has really driven me to focus on patient care and providing for my community. Outside of residency I enjoy spending time with my husband, two children, family and friends, working out, camping, beach days, family dinners,watching movies and going to Disneyland!


Dani Grothouse, DO

Undergraduate: The University of Texas at Austin - B.S. Biology
Medical Education: University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth

Hi, I’m Dani! I was born and raised on a ranch in central Texas, but couldn’t be happier that our residency program has brought me to the beautiful Central Coast of California. As a student rotating at Marian, I was drawn to the kindness displayed by staff I encountered and the opportunity to be a part of a newer program. I am passionate about rural healthcare and appreciate the opportunities available here to work with underserved populations. Outside of work, my husband and I enjoy taking our pups on new trails, working on our home, exploring small California towns, trying out new places to eat, and hosting our families at their new favorite vacation spot- the Central Coast!


Maya Sampath, MD

Undergraduate: University of California, Davis - B.S. Evolutionary Anthropology
Medical Education: Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California

Hi, my name is Maya. I was raised in Northern California and went to medical school in Los Angeles. I am very excited to be on the Central Coast and love living here so far. I was drawn to Marian Regional Medical Center by the close-knit OB/GYN team and the fact that is it a community hospital-based program. I am passionate about reproductive justice and am honored to get to work with our diverse patient population here. I can’t wait to develop my skills in such a supportive environment. Outside of residency, I like baking, ballet, traveling, hiking, and spending time with my dog.

PGY-1


Cassandra Chen, DO

Undergraduate: University of California, Davis - B.S. Pharmaceutical Chemistry
Medical School:
Western University of Health Sciences


Deepika Raghavan, MD

Undergraduate: University of California, Berkeley - B.S. Nutritional Sciences and Molecular Toxicology
Medical School:
University of Iowa

Hi everyone, my name is Deepika. I grew up in the Bay Area and went to medical school in the midwest. I'm super excited to be back in sunny California! My favorite things about our program are the friendships I've made here and how kind and supportive everyone is in caring for our diverse communities. This region of California is definitely a hidden gem - we always have easy access to the beach and never have any traffic! I am most passionate about reproductive justice, family planning, and medical education. Outside of work, I love making all kinds of art - watercolor, acrylics, sewing. I also enjoy gardening, going on hikes, and cooking.


Jasmine Rah, MD

Undergraduate: Amherst College - B.A. Biology
Medical School:
University of Washington

From helping ladies navigate through the wilderness to the physiological changes of their bodies through the ages, Jasmine’s interests are vast and varied. Having lived in multiple former lives prior to residency, she learned how institutional culture can make or break a training experience. She is so glad to be training here where the entire care team- the surgical, L&D, clinic and administrative staff, are all invested in resident growth and really recruit and amplify resident voices to further training programs and goals. But mostly, she is happy to be training at an institution that provides ample opportunities for growth as a physician and surgeon but also supports development as a multidimensional human being. Out of the hospital, she enjoys rock climbing, backpacking, skiing, hydroponic gardening, baking ridiculously intricate but delicious treats and playing with her new sewing machine.