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Residents

Current Residents

PGY-3 Residents

Brandon Bergan, MD

Brandon Bergan, M.D.
• Place of Birth: Jacksonville, Florida.
• Medical School: University of South Florida - College of Medicine, Tampa, FL.
• Date of Graduation: May 2011.
• Education: University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida (B.S., Microbiology and Molecular Biology - 2007).
• Hobbies: Juggling and fencing.
• Languages Spoken in Addition to English: None.
• Personal Accomplishments: Black belt in Tang Soo Do and Eagle Scout in Boy Scouts of America.


 

Dong To, MD

Dong To, M.D.
• Place of Birth: San Diego, CA.
• Medical School: Saint Louis University School of Medicine, MO.
• Date of Graduation: June 2010.
• Education: University of California, San Diego, CA (General Biology).
• Hobbies: Running, doing yoga, kayaking, listening to big band music and going to concerts (i.e. Bobby Darin, Frank Sinatra), trying new cuisines from different cultures, reading and meeting new people.
• Languages Spoken in Addition to English: Vietnamese.
• Personal Accomplishments: Completing a mini-triathlon during my college years, where I swam for a half mile, biked for six miles and ran for three miles. It was the best of both mental and physical endurance. Despite injuries during training, I was able to persevere and complete the race.


 

Shauna McGinnis, DO

Shauna McGinnis, D.O.
• Place of Birth: Fullerton, California.
• Medical School: Lincoln Memorial University - Debusk College of Osteopathic Medicine, Harrogate, TN.
• Date of Graduation: May 2011.
• Education: University of California, Riverside, CA (B.S., Biological Science - June 2006).
• Hobbies: Watching movies, reading fiction books, playing with my dogs, spending time with my family and friends.
• Languages Spoken in Addition to English: Basic medical Spanish terms.
• Personal Accomplishments: I am proud of all the community service that I have performed over the years. Also, as a very overweight child, I began to lose weight eight years ago and have managed to keep it off.


 

Silvia Muñoz, MD

Silvia Muñoz, M.D.
• Place of Birth: Tijuana, Baja California.
• Medical School: Universidad Autónoma de Baja California, Tijuana, Mexico.
• Date of Graduation: March 2007.
• Hobbies: Doing Karate Do (Green Belt), enjoying crafts, dog training, cooking and enjoying art history.
• Languages Spoken in Addition to English: Native Spanish speaker.
• Personal Accomplishments: I worked as a research coordinator at the Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor - UCLA Medical Center in the Division of Rheumatology. This ongoing research project was funded by an American Heart Association grant that studied the relationship between rheumatoid arthritis and atherosclerosis. I helped enroll and recruit all of the study subjects and participated in more than 2/3 of the study visits. During my work there, we published five papers, all approved by the American College of Rheumatology.


 

 Angelique Ellerbee Richardson, MD

Angelique Ellerbee Richardson, M.D.
• Place of Birth: Baltimore, Maryland.
• Medical School: Loma Linda University School of Medicine, CA.
• Date of Graduation: May 2011.
• Education: Oakwood University, Huntsville, AL (B.S., Biology - 2002); Loma Linda University, CA (Ph.D., Microbiology with an Emphasis in Cancer Biology and Breast Cancer Research - 2011).
• Hobbies: Snorkeling, reading novels (fiction and non- fiction), traveling and relaxing with my husband.
• Languages Spoken in Addition to English: None.
• Personal Accomplishments: My participation in medical mission trips to Trinidad, Mexico, Honduras and within the United States since high school. I am also proud of my involvement with mentoring minority high school and college students.


 

 

 

 PGY-2 Residents

JOHn CHeUng, DO John Cheung, D.O.
• Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California.
• Medical School: Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine, Pomona, CA.
• Date of Graduation: May 2012.
• Education: University of California, San Diego, CA (B.A., Psychology).
• Hobbies: Hiking, enjoying arts, antiques, and films.
• Languages Spoken in Addition to English: Spanish and Cantonese.
• Personal Accomplishments: Avalon Kayak race – 1st Place.
 
MAxIMILIAno HYon, Do/MPH Maximiliano Hyon, D.O./M.P.H.
• Place of Birth: Buenos Aires, Argentina.
• Medical School: Touro University, College of Osteopathic Medicine, New York, NY.
• Date of Graduation: May 2012.
• Education: University of California, Los Angeles, CA (B.S., Biochemistry).
• Hobbies: Piano, violin, guitar, watch movies and work out.
• Languages Spoken in Addition to English: Spanish and Korean.
• Personal Accomplishments: Moments when I was able to triumph against myself and complete task that was difficult but that I knew I had to see through. One example was finishing the L.A. Marathon during high school. Although the last three minutes were the most painful and at times I had to sit down and rethink my ability to continue, I stuck it through one step at a time. Walking through the finish line felt like I won the greatest triumph against myself. Other examples were when I went out of my way to help others at the expense of my convenience or comfort. There was once a retired widow who came out to my church and would often ask for a car ride to go grocery shopping. She was also very lonely and did not have many people to talk to. It was difficult for me at times because of my schedule, but I never regretted helping her; the greatest reward was her thankfulness for simply giving my time.
 
BenJAMIn Lee, Do

Benjamin Lee, D.O.
• Place of Birth: Stockton, CA.
• Medical School: Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific, Pomona, CA.
• Date of Graduation: May 2012.
• Education: University of California, Berkeley, CA (B.A., Molecular Cell Biology, Immunology emphasis
• Hobbies: Martial arts, sketch, arts and crafts: miniature model assembly.
• Languages Spoken in Addition to English: Intermediate Spanish.
• Personal Accomplishments: Forum (nYLF) and organized three medical school teaching tours for over 200 scholars in order to empower and prepare students for their academic future in medicine. Collaborated with Oregon Health and Science University and Germany’s Georg-August University to publish an article in the Journal of endocrinology studying the estrogenic regulation of body temperature and energy homeostatis. Published in the Journal of Investigative Medicine studying the clinical implications of a newly synthesized non-steroidal estrogen receptor modulator and its impact on feeding behavior. Earned my third degree black belt in tae Kwan Do.


 

BrADLeY MAnUBAY, Do Bradley Manubay, D.O.
• Place of Birth: Pomona, CA.
• Medical School: Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific Pomona, CA.
• Date of Graduation: May 2012.
• Education: University of California, Irvine, CA (B.S., Biological Sciences) and Georgetown University, School of Medicine, Washington DC (M.S., Physiology and Biophysics).
• Hobbies: Basketball, movies, guitar, spend time with my family and friends.
• Languages Spoken in Addition to English: Spanish.
• Personal Accomplishments: Serving the underserved and mentoring at-risk adolescents in Orange County, L.A. County and Inland empire throughout my academic career and making a lasting, positive impact in these communities. Graduating from medical school to become the first doctor in my family.
 
SArA WonG, Do Sara Wong, D.O.
• Place of Birth: Walnut Creek, California.
• Medical School: Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific, Pomona, CA.
• Date of Graduation: May 2012.
• Education: University of California, Santa Cruz, CA (B.S., Biology).
• Hobbies: Learning Spanish, swimming and enjoying LaCrosse.
• Languages Spoken in Addition to English: None.
• Personal Accomplishments: Snorkling on the Great Barrier reef.
 

 

 

 PGY-1 Residents

Athena Alexander Athena Alexander, M.D.
• Place of Birth: London, United Kingdom.
• Medical School: University of California, Los Angeles David Geffen School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA.
• Date of Graduation: May 2013.
• Education: University of California, Riverside, Riverside, CA, BA Sociology.
• Hobbies: Flying airplanes, travel.
• Languages Spoken in Addition to English: American Sign Language and Malayalam.
• Personal Accomplishments: I am most proud of being a role model to my little brother who is 16 years younger than I. Being able to mentor him as he grows up is a tremendous blessing!
 
Sina Samie Sina Samie, M.D. (One-Year Preliminary to Anesthesiology)
• Place of Birth: Inglewood, CA.
• Medical School: Saint Louis University School of Medicine, Saint Louis, MO.
• Date of Graduation: June 2013.
• Education: University of California, San Diego, CA, La Jolla, CA, B.A. Economics, March 2006.
• Hobbies: Hiking, cooking, traveling, and playing the guitar.
• Languages Spoken in Addition to English: Basic French, Persian, and Basic Spanish.
• Personal Accomplishments: Getting into a great residency program!
 
Elaine Nguyen

Elaine Nguyen, M.D.(One-Year Preliminary to Anesthesiology)
• Place of Birth: Fountain Valley, CA.
• Medical School: UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA.
• Date of Graduation: May 2013.
• Education: University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, Psychobiology, June 2009.
• Hobbies: Cooking, traveling, geocaching, and playing tennis.
• Languages Spoken in Addition to English: Spanish and Basic Vietnamese.
• Personal Accomplishments: Visiting Paucartambo, Peru for the Virgen del Caren Festival and seeing the sunrise at Tres Cruces.


 

Aslan Pirouz

Aslan Pirouz, M.D.(One-Year Preliminary to Dermatology)
• Place of Birth: Shiraz, Iran.
• Medical School: University of California, Los Angeles David Geffen School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA.
• Date of Graduation: June 2008.
• Education: Santa Monica College, Biology, June 2006.
• Hobbies: Photography, swimming, and reading.
• Languages Spoken in Addition to English: Persian.
• Personal Accomplishments: I am proud of my involvement with the UCLA mobile clinic and student-run Free Clinics which provides healthcare services to the underserved community. My research publications in the field of innate immunity.



 

Kelly Rue

Kelly Rue (One-Year Preliminary to Ophthalmology)
• Place of Birth: Anaheim, CA.
• Medical School: Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA.
• Date of Graduation: May 2013.
• Education: University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, B.S. Business Administration, Dec. 2008.
• Hobbies: Tennis, travel, piano, and national parks.
• Languages Spoken in Addition to English: Korean and Spanish.
• Personal Accomplishments: First M.D. in my family.


 

Garima Gupta

Garima Gupta, D.O.
• Place of Birth: New Delhi, India.
• Medical School: Touro University, CA.
• Date of Graduation: June 2013.
• Education: University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, B.A. Mass Communications, June 2006, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, M.P.H., July 2010.
• Hobbies: Indian classical dancing and writing.
• Languages Spoken in Addition to English: Hindi and Basic Spanish.
• Personal Accomplishments: Completing and presenting my research on the relationship between childhood obesity and food environments in elementary school children of Vallejo, CA.


 

Andrea Garcia

Andrea Garcia, M.D. M.S.
• Place of Birth: Long Beach, CA.
• Medical School: UC Berkeley-UCSF Joint Medical Program, San Francisco, CA.
• Date of Graduation: June 2013.
• Education: Whittier College, Whittier, CA, B.A. Biology, Liberal Arts, May 2005.
• Hobbies: Cultural dancing (fancy shawl), running, cooking, and eating.
• Languages Spoken in Addition to English: Basic Spanish.
• Personal Accomplishments: Being the first physician in my family. Coming back to Southern California to serve my community.


 

Manuel Cortes

Manuel Cortes, M.D.
• Place of Birth: Morelia, Mexico.
• Medical School: University of California, Irvine, Irvine, CA.
• Date of Graduation: June 2013.
• Education: University of California, Irvine, Irvine, California, B.S. Biology, June 2004.
• Hobbies: Playing soccer and running.
• Languages Spoken in Addition to English: Spanish.
• Personal Accomplishments: I am thankful to God for selecting me as the person through whom he can heal people.  I am thankful to him for giving me my family (which I am very proud of) who has supported me throughout these years and for all the people he put in my road to make my Medical Degree possible.


 

Alan Rojas

Alan Rojas, M.D.
• Place of Birth: Culver City, CA.
• Medical School: Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Colombia.
• Date of Graduation: June 2009.
• Hobbies: Art, music, reading, sports and travel.
• Languages Spoken in Addition to English: Spanish.
• Personal Accomplishments: I worked in the Emergency Department of the National Cancer Institute in Bogota Colombia, treating very complex patients in the midst of an extremely deficient health system. I regularly participated in medical outreach programs to rural and indigenous regions and communities of Colombia.


 

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