Barry Simon, MD

Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine

Hometown: Detroit, MI
Undergraduate School: Michigan State University
Medical School: Wayne State University
Graduate Education: Emergency Medicine Residency, Denver General Hospital
Professional Interests: Emergency Ultrasound, Airway, Wound Care
Interests / Hobbies: Hiking, camping, travel, reading, tech toys, family, hockey, dogs

Eric Snoey, MD

Vice-Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine. Director of GME

Hometown: Holland, MI
Undergraduate School: University of Michigan
Medical School: University of Michigan
Graduate Education: Emergency Medicine Residency, Harbor/UCLA
Professional Interests: International EM, Emergency Ultrasound, Cardiology
Interests / Hobbies: My kids, guitar, travel, tennis

Charlotte Page Wills, MD

Residency Director

Hometown: Waterford, CT
Undergraduate School: Bryn Mawr College
Medical School: Boston University School of Medicine
Graduate Education: Emergency Medicine Residency, Highland General Hospital
Professional Interests: Medical Education, Student Advising, Pedatrics, EMS Education
Interests / Hobbies: Chasing and being chased by 3 small boys


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Class of 2017

Tiffany Chioma Anaebere

Hometown: Inglewood, CA
High School: King/Drew Magnet HS
Undergraduate School: Stanford University
College Major: Anthropological Sciences
Medical School: Duke University
Interests / Hobbies: Cooking/eating, travel, trying to learn new languages, spending time with friends and family, basketball, dance, fashion design
Previous Lives: Pop Warner cheerleader trainer, saleswoman of candy/cookies and other goodies, museum curator, clinical researcher, math tutor 
5 Year Plan: Successfully complete residency, be happily married, go to the next World Cup or Olympics, travel!, enjoy being back in the Bay Area

Leila Ben-Youssef

Hometown: Sidney, MT
High School: Sidney High School
Undergraduate School: Stanford University
College Major: Human Biology
Graduate School: Stanford University
Graduate School Degree: Medical Anthropology
Medical School: University of Washington School of Medicine
Interests / Hobbies: Travel, photography, track and field, athletic things, reading food blogs and cooking for peeps, new adventures with family and friends, following celebrity gossip (seriously)
Previous Lives: Roman Archaeologist, Medical Anthropologist, Olympic Pole Vaulter, Clinical Researcher, Athletics Kenya National Coach
5 Year Plan: Become a rockstar EM Doc, learn Spanish and Arabic, enjoy Bay Area food amazingness, explore new places, run a 5k (preferably with obstacles)

Graham Brant-Zawadzki

Hometown: Newport Beach, CA
High School: Newport Harbor
Undergraduate School: Stanford University
College Major: Human Biology
Graduate School: Stanford University
Graduate School Degree: Religious Studies
Medical School: Tufts University
Interests / Hobbies: Sailing, climbing, cycling, snowboarding, hiking, camping, cooking, engaging in pithy banter, running
Previous Lives: Camp counselor, sailor, rower, Southern Californian
5 Year Plan: Survive residency, learn to kite, and find a way to split my time between Tahoe, SF, and the world.

Stefan Flores

Hometown: New York, New York
High School: Clarkstown North High School
Undergraduate School: CUNY Hunter College
College Major: Biochemistry
Medical School: Columbia University
Interests / Hobbies: Being Greekorican, Eating, Dancing, FaceTime, Sun, sweating, potty humor, living out of a duffel bag
Previous Lives: Sun God, Lab rat, Life coach, Science Tutor, Fat kid, Manhattanite, Gypsy
5 Year Plan: Stay on the county grind and continue to work with the underserved, keep growing, upgrade my passport to globetrotter status, Emulate Theodore Roosevelt with manifest destiny, potentially sire a few kids...

Julie Gesch

Chief Resident

Hometown: Puyallup, WA
High School: Annie Wright School
Undergraduate School: MIT
College Major: Biology
Medical School: UCSF
Interests / Hobbies: Hanging out with my husband, flying, running, coxing, watching The West Wing, eating candy, singing along with the radio
Previous Lives: Addiction researcher, cancer researcher, IP consultant, music library assistant, wannabe aerospace engineer, community health care worker
5 Year Plan: Finish residency and learn to be a great doctor while doing so, make new friends, keep my pilot's license current, travel

Thomas Heflin

Hometown: Camino, CA
High School: El Dorado High School
Undergraduate School: UC Davis
College Major: Neurobiology, Physiology, & Behavior, Spanish
Medical School: Johns Hopkins
Interests / Hobbies: The underserved in medicine; skiiing, boating, surfing, travel, sunshine and the great state of California
Previous Lives: Apple farmer, casanova, Denver Bronco
5 Year Plan: Become best EM physician ever, be begged by department chair to take his job & pension

Julie Kautz Oliva

Hometown: Tiburon, CA
High School: Redwood High School
Undergraduate School: Georgetown University
College Major: Science, Technology and International Affairs
Medical School: UCSF
Interests / Hobbies: Running, hiking, skiing, crossword puzzles, karaoke, billiards, Scrabble, Booker Prize-winning novels, strong coffee, Trident
Previous Lives: 
Public health specialist, ED tech, Starbucks barista, professional gift wrapper
5 Year Plan: 
Finish residency, win a costume contest, fill all my passport pages

Kelly Quinley

Chief Resident

Hometown: Sacramento, CA
High School: Rio Americano
Undergraduate School: UC Berkeley
College Major: Political Economy of Industrial Societies
Graduate School: Bryn Mawr
Graduate School Degree: Post-Baccalaureate
Medical School: University of Pennsylvania
Interests / Hobbies: Cycling, fishing, painting, bad improvisational comedy, laughing, trying new things
Previous Lives: Barista (at this point, who hasn’t been?), bartender, German parliamentary research intern, journalist, Latin American economic analyst, needle exchange volunteer
5 Year Plan: Become a real doctor. Get a job. Be cool. Learn how to play the saxophone that’s been collecting dust under my bed for the last 8 years. Teach my son how to fish and to laugh off life’s tough stuff. Travel a ton.

Tarak Trivedi

Hometown: Detroit, MI
High School: Cass Technical High School
Undergraduate School: Wayne State University
College Major: Biology
Medical School: University of Chicago
Interests / Hobbies: Basketball, Travelling, Podcasts/Audiobooks/Reading, Fantasizing about where technology will take us one day, making new friends while holding on to old ones, STATA
Previous Lives: Hustler (Candy, Cutco Knives, Craigslist MCAT tutor), CVS Stock-Boy, Call Center Employee (they still exist here in the US)
5 Year Plan: Learn like crazy in residency, find a research niche, travel to 8-10 countries I haven't been to, and most importantly remain forever young

Poornima Yechoor

Hometown: Bangalore, India and Toledo, OH
High School: Maumee Valley
Undergraduate School: Northwestern University
College Major: Biology and Gender Studies
Graduate School: University College London
Graduate School Degree: MSc in Global Health
Medical School: Baylor College of Medicine
Interests / Hobbies: Global Health, cooking, eating, painting, old Russian and English novels
Previous Lives: Neighborhood cricket player, lifelong bookworm, mouse cardiovascular surgeon, wannabe chef at casa Yechoor, transient Londoner
5 Year Plan: Learn as much as possible, work hard, spend quality time with loved ones, bring people together with food, go to a World Cup match, attempt to climb Kilimanjaro

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