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Bertha Anku, MB ChB

Hometown: Accra, Ghana, West Africa

Undergraduate: 

 

Medical School: Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology 


Interests/Hobbies: Piano, hiking, and cooking

Track: Primary Care

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Maria Louise Avenido, MD

Hometown: Angeles City, Pampanga, Philippines

Undergraduate: Ateneo de Manila University

 

Medical School: University of the East Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center


Interests/Hobbies: Swimming, yoga, and traveling

Track: Categorical

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Rizvan Azimzade, MD

Hometown: Baku

Undergraduate: University of California, Davis

 

Medical School: Tbilisi State Medical University


Interests/Hobbies: Storytelling and history

Track: Categorical

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Yasmin Bains, DO

Hometown: Bay Area and Daressalaam, Tanzania

Undergraduate: Santa Clara University

 

Medical School: Touro University - California


Interests/Hobbies: Cooking, traveling and nature

Track: Primary Care

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Dana Ben-Tzur, MD

Hometown: Sunnyvale, CA

Undergraduate: University of California, Los Angeles

 

Medical School: Technion Israel Institute of Technology, Ruth and Bruce Rappaport Faculty of Medicine


Interests/Hobbies: Gardening, walking, listening to podcasts, exploring museums/botanical gardens, meeting friend and eating at resturants

Track: Categorical

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Mariam Beshai, MB ChB

Hometown: Assuit

Undergraduate: 

 

Medical School: Assuit University Medical School


Interests/Hobbies: Reading, listening to music and traveling

Track: Primary Care

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Sindhu Chadalawada, MBBS

Hometown: Superior, CO

Undergraduate: 

 

Medical School: NRI Medical College


Interests/Hobbies: Traveling, hiking, painting, waiting stand up comedy, ping pong, basketball, and drinking excessive amounts of coffee

Track: Categorical

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Seepaj Dhaliwal, MD

Hometown: San Diego, CA

Undergraduate: University of California, San Diego

 

Medical School: Universidad Autónoma De Guadalajara


Interests/Hobbies: Trying new restaurants and cuisines, drinking coffee, listening to podcasts, learning about different cultures, dancing, urban gardening, watching documentaries, watching NBA games (go Lakers!) and sharing my life with family and friends

Track: Primary Care

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Angel Dolores - Rodriguez, DO

Hometown: Gresham, OR

Undergraduate: Pacific University

 

Medical School: Western University of Health Sciences


Interests/Hobbies: Paddle boarding, weightlifting, photography, hiking, and raquetball

Track: Preliminary 

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Katherine Farley, DO

Hometown: Tustin, CA

Undergraduate: University of California, Santa Cruz

 

Medical School: Touro University - California


Interests/Hobbies: Cooking, baking and any outdoor activity with my dog! 

Track: Categorical

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Leyton Galapia, MD

Hometown: Placentia, CA

Undergraduate: University of Arizona

 

Medical School: Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine - Arizona


Interests/Hobbies: DIY projects, powerlifting, martial arts and EDM

Track: Preliminary

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Ahmed Garieballa, MBBS

Hometown: Khartoum

Undergraduate: University of Khartoum

 

Medical School: University of Khartoum


Interests/Hobbies: Basketball, volleyball, horseback riding, offroading and agriculture

Track: Categorical

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Alexander Hurtado, DO

Hometown: Pasadena, CA

Undergraduate: University of California, Santa Barbara

 

Medical School: Western University of Health Sciences


Interests/Hobbies: Hiking, running, fishing, traveling, going to the beach, my dog Brody, music, baseball (Dodgers!!) trying new foods and spending time with family and friends

Track: Preliminary

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Harpreet Kaur, MD

Hometown: Turlock, CA

Undergraduate: California State University, Stanislaus

 

Medical School: St. George's University


Interests/Hobbies: Gardening, watching football, cooking and reading

Track: Categorical

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Euna Kim, DO, MA

Hometown: Sunnyvale, CA

Undergraduate: University of California, San Diego

 

Medical School: Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences


Interests/Hobbies: Reading and eating

Track: Categorical

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Andrew Lin, MD

Hometown: 

Undergraduate: 

 

Medical School: University of California, San Francisco


Interests/Hobbies: 

Track: Preliminary

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Vivien Lu, MD

Hometown: 

Undergraduate: 

 

Medical School: California Northstate University


Interests/Hobbies: 

Track: Preliminary

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Bonnie Lui, MD

Hometown: Arcadia, CA

Undergraduate: University of California, Berkeley

 

Medical School: SUNY Upstate Medical University


Interests/Hobbies: Baseball (Giants!!), videogames, hiking and reading

Track: Preliminary

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Tyler McGrew, MD

Hometown: Cicero, IN

Undergraduate: Ball State University

 

Medical School: St. George's University


Interests/Hobbies: Sports, cooking, eating, hiking and family time

Track: Preliminary

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Vu Nguyen, MD

Hometown: New Orleans, LA

Undergraduate: Loyola University New Orleans

 

Medical School: Tulane University School of Medicine


Interests/Hobbies: Soccer, legos, cooking and nintendo games

Track: Categorical

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Tochi Nwaneri Nwosu, MD

Hometown: West Covina, CA

Undergraduate: Pacific Union College

 

Medical School: St. George's University


Interests/Hobbies: NBA/Basketball, photography and videography

Track: Categorical

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James Pasalo, DO

Hometown: Chicago, IL

Undergraduate: University of California, Los Angeles

 

Medical School: Midwestern University - Arizona


Interests/Hobbies: Discovering new places to eat with my wife balanced with health and wellness activities (hiking/weightlifting) all while trying to provide the best life for my rescue dog, finding new Filipino recipes to learn, sports, personal finance, dance and music ranging from the Artic Monkeys to SZA

Track: Categorical

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Thao Pham, DO

Hometown: Portland, OR

Undergraduate: Portland State University

 

Medical School: Western University of Health Sciences


Interests/Hobbies: Sewing, cooking, coffee, matcha, traveling, wine and charcuteries

Track: Preliminary

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Sara Razaqi, MD

Hometown: Dublin, CA

Undergraduate: California State University, East Bay (Hayward) 

 

Medical School: St. George's University 


Interests/Hobbies: Interior design, movies, cycling and spending time with family and friends

Track: Categorical

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Kunal Sampat, DO

Hometown: Chino Hills, CA

Undergraduate: University of California, San Diego

 

Medical School: Midwestern University - Arizona 


Interests/Hobbies: Making coffee, traveling, camping, fishing, cooking, making ice cream and playing board games

Track: Preliminary

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Shawn Sun, MS, MD

Hometown: Arcadia, CA

Undergraduate: University of California, Berkeley

 

Medical School: Columbia University


Interests/Hobbies: Cooking, basketball, volleyball, tennis, music and dance

Track: Preliminary

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Omair Syed, MD, MPH

Hometown: Walnut, CA

Undergraduate: University of Southern California

 

Medical School: St. George's University


Interests/Hobbies: Social justice, health equity, global health, art, poetry, museums, farmers market, hiking, nature and architecture/interior design

Track: Primary Care

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Carol Tran, MD

Hometown: Richmond, CA

Undergraduate: Harvard College

 

Medical School: University of California, San Francisco


Interests/Hobbies: Cosmetology, traveling, eating out, laughing with friends, taking random classes and tours (e.g. cooking) and trying to find the best pho restaurant in the Bay Area

Track: Preliminary

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Emily Tze, DO

Hometown: Elk Grove, CA

Undergraduate: University of California, Berkeley

 

Medical School: Touro University - California


Interests/Hobbies: Eating, baking, cooking, photography, traveling and binging TV shows

Track: Categorical

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Leslie Wu, MD

Hometown: Taiwan and Bay Area

Undergraduate: University of California, Berkeley

 

Medical School: University of California, Davis


Interests/Hobbies: Reading, knitting, hiking, camping and wine

Track: Categorical

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Evan Yang, MD

Hometown: Torrance, CA

Undergraduate: University of California, Los Angeles

 

Medical School: Medical College of Wisconsin


Interests/Hobbies: Photography, traveling and piano

Track: Preliminary

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James Zou, MD

Hometown: San Jose, CA

Undergraduate: Cornell University

 

Medical School: Columbia University


Interests/Hobbies: Rock climbing, sports, live music and technology

Track: Preliminary

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Patricia Anne Atal, MD

Hometown: Bulacan, Philippines 

Undergraduate: University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines

 

Medical School: University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines


Interests/Hobbies: Watching sunsets, going places, eating and drinking out with family & friends, organizing medical missions and starting my own foundation for those who cannot afford healthcare in the Philippines

Track: Categorical

Rahaf Baker, MD

Hometown: San Jose, CA

Undergraduate: University of California, Irvine

 

Medical School: University of Washington


Interests/Hobbies: Volleyball, baking, and reading.

Track: Categorical

Ghita Bouzarif, MD

Hometown: Long Beach, CA

Undergraduate: University of California, Irvine

 

Medical School: St. George's University


Interests/Hobbies: I like to ride my bike, hike, travel, partake in all the aquatic activities different bodies of water have to offer! Discovering new music, learning about new cultures, and reading about social justice, healthcare reform, and healthcare disparities.  

Track: Categorical

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Jenna Chen, DO

Hometown: San Jose, CA

Undergraduate: University of California, Berkeley

 

Medical School: Touro University - California


Interests/Hobbies: Cooking, getting brunch with friends, escape rooms, hiking, tennis, badminton 

Track: Categorical

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Julie Ding, DO

Hometown: Pleasanton, CA

Undergraduate: University of California, Berkeley

 

Medical School: Touro University - California


Interests/Hobbies: Biking, brunch, noodles, traveling, sci-fi, reading & writing, board games, dogs, guinea pigs

Track: Categorical

Nirmita Doshi, MD

Hometown: New Hyde Park, NY

Undergraduate: Boston University

 

Medical School: Boston University


Interests/Hobbies: Dancing, cooking, yoga, hiking

Track: Categorical

Toby Bradford, MD

Hometown: Sacramento, CA

Undergraduate: University of California, Berkeley

 

Medical School: University of Missouri 


Interests/Hobbies: Reading the great American novels, creative works of fiction, philosophy papers and articles, psychology books, and anything on the cosmos. Re-watching classic Hollywood blockbusters at home or at the Drive-in with popcorn. Having deep one-on-one conversations. Bay Area sunsets on the marina. Exercising, Yoga, mindfulness. Writing and composing songs. Sushi fiend, Guacamole enthusiast, and aspiring Oreo cookie connoisseur. 

Track: Categorical

Eduardo Guillen, MD

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA

Undergraduate: University of California, San Diego

 

Medical School: Universidad Autónoma De Guadalajara


Interests/Hobbies: I love playing basketball and soccer, especially in recreational leagues. I also love weight lifting, and taking long walks with my dog Elvis all while listening to good music. I enjoy watching documentaries on pretty much any topic, and reading books discussing health, social, economic, or political science.   

Track: Primary Care

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Samantha Ing, MD

Hometown: Portland, OR

Undergraduate: Portland State University

 

Medical School: Oregon Health and Science University


Interests/Hobbies: Making hot pot, biking, karaoke, beginner's pilates, amateur spincycle

Track: Primary Care

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Laura (Camille) Jones, MD

Hometown: Moraga, CA

 

Undergraduate: Bryn Mawr College

 

Medical School: University of California, San Francisco


Interests/Hobbies: Sailing the San Francisco Bay, my home yoga practice, teaching my toddler how to swim, quality time with my family and friends

Track: Categorical

Gurpreet Kaur, DO

Hometown: Livingston, CA

Undergraduate:  University of California, Los Angeles

 

Medical School: Lincoln Memorial University - DeBusk


Interests/Hobbies: Traveling, hiking, drawing and spending time with family

Track: Primary Care

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Steve Kong, MD

Hometown: Atlanta, GA

Undergraduate: Emory University 

 

Medical School: University of Central Florida


Interests/Hobbies: I love being active and playing sports like golf and basketball. I also enjoy kicking back with friends and family. Lastly, I have a huge interest in automobiles and modern technology. 

Track: Categorical

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Jack Luo, MD

Hometown: San Francisco, CA

Undergraduate: University of California, Davis

 

Medical School: Frank H. Netter Medical School


Interests/Hobbies: Basketball, Traveling, Finance, Cooking, Reading

Track: Categorical

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Adam Mortimer, DO

Hometown: Briarcliff, NY (until college) Oakland, CA for the last 8 years

Undergraduate: Bowdoin College

 

Medical School: Touro University - California


Interests/Hobbies: Hiking/camping/running/biking (aka being outside), Lactic acid fermentation, table tennis

Track: Primary Care

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Leila Oueini, MD

Hometown: Fresno, CA

Undergraduate: University of California, San Diego

 

Medical School: St. George's University


Interests/Hobbies: Hiking, Reading, Traveling, and spending quality time with friends and family

Track: Categorical

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Sonya Sidhu, MD

Hometown: Palos Verdes Estates, CA

Undergraduate: University of California, Los Angeles

 

Medical School: St. George's University


Interests/Hobbies: Exploring new places especially trying new restaurants, hiking, biking and going to the beach 

Track: Categorical

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Ajeet Singh, MD

Hometown: Clive, IA

Undergraduate: University of Chicago

 

Medical School: Loyola Stritch


Interests/Hobbies: Muay Thai, music design, animated media, and health policy

Track: Categorical

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Kevin Smith, MD

Hometown: Accokeek, MD

Undergraduate: Stanford University

Medical School: University of Illinois


Interests/Hobbies: I love to dance and take dance classes in my free time. Seafood is my favorite food- including crab, lobster, shrimp, scallops, and crawfish. Always ready to try new restaurants and food from different cultures. I enjoy watching documentaries about history. However, my guilty pleasure is reality TV shows

Track: Primary Care

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Janani Sridharan, DO

Hometown: San Jose, CA

Undergraduate: University of California, San Diego

 

Medical School: Touro University - California


Interests/Hobbies: Singing, playing and learning new instruments, gardening, graphic design, going to baseball and basketball games

Track: Primary Care

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Barkha Tiwana, MD

Hometown: Cupertino, CA

Undergraduate: University of California, Berkeley 

 

Medical School: California Northstate University 


Interests/Hobbies: Dancing bhangra, playing sports (tennis, field hockey, running), and exploring the outdoors (hiking and visiting national parks)

Track: Categorical

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Salman Ahmad, MD

Hometown: Artesia, CA

Undergraduate: Loyola Marymount University

 

Medical School: St. George's University 


Interests/Hobbies: Cricket, Driving, Clubbing

Track: Categorical

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Rahul Ahuja, DO

Hometown: Fremont, CA

Undergraduate: Boston University

 

Medical School: Touro University - California


Interests/Hobbies: Swimming, mixing music, listening to music, catching sunsets at Ocean Beach, maple donuts and black coffee

Track: Categorical

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Leigh Ben-Zvy, MD

Hometown: Oak Park, CA

Undergraduate: University of California, Santa Barbara

 

Medical School: Drexel University


Interests/Hobbies: Baking, exercising, Pixar movies, dog petting

Track: Primary Care

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Alejandra Chavez Carrera, MD

Hometown: Quito, Ecuador

 

Medical School: Universidad San Francisco de Quito


Interests/Hobbies: Coffee roasting: I roast and blend coffee at home and create varieties that I give to my friends and family. Salsa dancing: It is my favorite form of exercise and stress reliever. I also enjoy watching films and going to the movies. 

Track: Categorical

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Bruketawit Girma, MD

Hometown: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Medical School:  Addis Ababa University


Interests/Hobbies: Board games (Domion, Catan), spending time with my two adorable kids, traveling, gardening, and volunteering

Track: Categorical

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Kevin Ha, DO

Hometown: San Jose, CA

Undergraduate: University of California, Davis

 

Medical School: Des Moines University


Interests/Hobbies: Watching Netflix and movies with my fiancé, playing video games

Track: Categorical

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Jack Hamilton, DO

Hometown:

Undergraduate: Abilene Christian University

 

Medical School: University of North Texas Health Sciences


Interests/Hobbies: 

Track: Categorical

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Amrita Hans, MD

Hometown: Fort Worth, TX

Undergraduate: University of Texas, Dallas

 

Medical School: University of Texas, Southwestern


Interests/Hobbies: Drinking Starbucks coffee and pre rounding on patients, beach volleyball, pilates, hiking, interior design, architecture, event planning, spending time outdoors with friends and family

Track: Categorical

Neha Jain, MD

Hometown: New Delhi, India

Medical School: Maulana Azad Medical College


Interests/Hobbies: Reading, moving, traveling

Track: Categorical

Vincent Le, MD

Hometown: Whittier, CA

Undergraduate: University of California, Irvine

 

Medical School: St. Louis University


Interests/Hobbies: Food, hockey, rock climbing, more food

Track: Categorical

Katherine Leger, MD

Hometown:

Undergraduate: Ithaca College

 

Medical School: Escuela Latinoamericana de Medicina


Interests/Hobbies: 

Track: Categorical

Deenu Maharajan, MD

Hometown: Kathmandu, Nepal

 

Medical School: Kathmandu Medical College, Kathmandu University


Interests/Hobbies: Traveling, hiking, cooking and spending time with friends and family!

Track: Primary Care

Daniel Mandel, DO

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA

Undergraduate: Johns Hopkins University

 

Medical School: Nova Southeastern University


Interests/Hobbies: Soccer, hiking with my dog Lou, reading fiction, playing guitar

Track: Categorical

Sean McCullough, MD

Hometown: New Port Richey, FL

Undergraduate: Florida State University

 

Medical School: Florida State University


Interests/Hobbies: Enjoying the company of friends, Binge watching YouTube, Fashion, Drag queens, LGBT anything, Coffee. 

Track: Primary Care

Kavya Voleti, MD

Hometown: San Jose, CA

 

Medical School: NRI Medical College


Interests/Hobbies: I enjoy anything and everything water related, vacations where there's more lazing on the beach than anything else, and volleyball even though I'm terrible at it! And last, but not least of all, I like cake, ice cream, and cookies

Track: Categorical

Anne Young, MD

Hometown: Port Townsend, WA

Undergraduate: University of Washington

 

Medical School: University of Washington


Interests/Hobbies: LGBTQ health, addiction medicine, palliative care, health of people experiencing homelessness, hiking, trying new food, horror movies, reading science fiction

Track: Categorical

Katherine Yu, DO, MPH

Hometown: Bay Area

Undergraduate: University of California, Berkeley

 

Medical School: Touro University - California


Interests/Hobbies: Travelling, fusion food, anything Brene Brown, watching my son learn new things

Track: Categorical