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Current Residents

Head and Neck Surgery Residents 2015-16

 
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Chief Residents: Class of 2016

     

Irene Kim, MD

Hometown: Orange, CA
Medical School: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Undergraduate: Johns Hopkins University 

Post-Residency Plan: Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship, Johns Hopkins University

 

Isabelle Liu, MD

Hometown: Arlington, TX
Medical School: Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine
Undergraduate: Stanford University

 

     
     

Jon Mallen-St. Clair, MD, PhD

Hometown: Amherst, MA
Medical School: New York University School of Medicine
Undergraduate: University of California, Berkeley 

Post-Residency Plan: Surgical Oncology, University of California, San Francisco, CA

 

Julianna Pesce, MD

Hometown: Carmel, CA
Medical School: University of California, Los Angeles David Geffen School of Medicine
Undergraduate: University of California, Berkeley 

Post-Residency Plan: Advanced Head and Neck Surgical Oncology Fellowship, Memorial Sloan Kettering, New York

     
     

Travis Shiba, MD

Hometown: Upland, CA
Medical School: Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine
Undergraduate: University of California, Los Angeles 

   
     

PGY 4: Class of 2017

     

Joshua Au, MD

Hometown: Miami, FL
Medical School: Yale University School of Medicine
Undergraduate: Yale University

 

Aaron Feinstein, MD, MHS 

Hometown: South Bend, IN
Medical School: Yale University School of Medicine
Undergraduate: University of Southern California

     
     

Edward Kuan, MD

Hometown: Diamond Bar, CA
Medical School: University of California, Irvine School of Medicine
Undergraduate: University of California, Los Angeles

 

Sophie Shay, MD

Hometown: Long Grove, IL
Medical School: University of Chicago,The Pritzker School of Medicine
Undergraduate: Duke University

 

     
     

Andrew Vahabzadeh-Hagh, MD

Hometown: Scottsdale, AZ
Medical School: Harvard Medical School
Undergraduate: Arizona State University

   
     

PGY 3: Class of 2018

     

John Frederick, MD

Hometown: Huntsville, AL 
Medical School: University of Alabama School of Medicine
Undergraduate:The University of Alabama

 

Kelly Pettijohn, MD 

Hometown: Denver, Colorado 
Medical School: University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine
Undergraduate: Lehigh University 

     
     

Zain Rizvi, MD

Hometown: Canoga Park, CA & Farmington Hills, MI 
Medical School: Wayne State University School of Medicine
Undergraduate: University of Michigan

 

Jacob Wester, MD

Hometown: Albany, OR 
Medical School: Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine
Undergraduate: Oregon State University

     
     

Frederick Yoo, MD

Hometown: Bensalem, PA 
Medical School: Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine
Undergraduate: University of Pennsylvania

   
     

PGY 2: Class of 2019

     

Karam Badran, MD

Hometown: San Ramon, CA
Medical School: UC Irvine
Undergraduate: UC San Diego

 

Janice Chang, MD, PhD

Hometown: Irvine, CA
Medical School: UC Irvine
Undergraduate: UC Berkeley

     
     

Roxana Moayer, MD

Hometown: Walnut Creek, CA
Medical School: University of Southern California
Undergraduate: UC Davis

 

Pratik Patel, MD

Hometown: North Brunswick, NJ
Medical School: Harvard Medical School
Undergraduate: University of Pennsylvania

     
     

Ryan Stephenson, MD

Hometown: Clearfield, UT
Medical School: Pittsburgh Medical School
Undergraduate: Weber State University

   
     

PGY 1: Class of 2020

     

Floyd Buen, MD

 

Thomas Heineman, MD

Hometown: Santa Clarita, CA
Medical School: University of California, San Diego
Undergraduate: Dartmouth College
  Hometown: Grinnell, IA
Medical School: Weill Cornell Medical College
Undergraduate: University of Iowa
     

Christine Kim, MD

 

Ashley Kita, MD

Hometown: Rockville, MD
Medical School: Georgetown University School of Medicine
Undergraduate: University of Pennsylvania
  Hometown: Los Gatos, CA
Medical School: David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Undergraduate: University of California, Berkeley
     

Hassan Nasser, MD

   
Hometown: Dearborn, MI
Medical School: University of Michigan Medical School
Undergraduate: University of Michigan
   
     

Recent Graduates: Class of 2015

   

Kim Nguyen, MD

Hometown: Castro Valley, CA
Medical School: Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Undergraduate: University of California, Berkeley

Post-Residency Plan: Head and Neck Physician, Los Angeles, CA

 

Kevin Peng, MD

Hometown: Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
Medical School: University of California, San Diego School of Medicine
Undergraduate: California Institute of Technology

Post-Residency Plan: Fellowship in Neurotology, House Ear Clinic

     
   

Ali Razfar, MD

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Medical School: University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Undergraduate: University of California Los Angeles

Post-Residency Plan: Fellowship in Facial Plastics and Reconstructive Surgery, University of Michigan

 

Bobby Tajudeen, MD

Hometown: Kendall Park, NJ
Medical School: New York University School of Medicine
Undergraduate: Rutgers College

Post-Residency Plan: Fellowship in Rhinology, University of Pennsylvania

     
   

Soroush Zaghi, MD

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Medical School: Harvard Medical School
Undergraduate: University of California, Los Angeles

Post-Residency Plan: Fellowship in Sleep Medicine & Surgery, Stanford

   
     

Recent Graduates: Class of 2014

     

Sameer Ahmed, MD

Hometown: Bakersfield, CA
Medical School: University of California, Los Angeles David Geffen School of Medicine
Undergraduate: Johns Hopkins University

Post-Residency Plan - Otology Neurotology Fellowship at University of Michigan

 

Victor Duarte, MD

Hometown: San Francisco, CA
Medical School: Georgetown University School of Medicine
Undergraduate: University of California, Los Angeles

Post-Residency Plan - Pediatric Otolaryngology Fellowship at Boston Children's, Harvard

     
     

Matthew Lee, MD

Hometown: Hacienda Heights, CA
Medical School: Boston University School of Medicine
Undergraduate: Boston University

Post-Residency Plan - Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship at Stanford

 

Christopher Thompson, MD

Hometown: Mount Vernon, WA
Medical School: Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California
Undergraduate: Pacific Lutheran University

Post-Residency Plan - Rhinology Fellowship at Northwestern

     
     

Bonnie Vorasubin, MD

Hometown: Arcadia, CA
Medical School: University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine
Undergraduate: University of California, Los Angeles

Post-Residency Plan - Otology Neurotology Fellowship at UC, San Diego

   
     
     

 

 

 

 

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