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 2022

Esteban Cubillos- Torres

Hometown:   Bogota, Colombia / Bethesda, Maryland
High School:  French International School
Undergraduate School:   University of Maryland
College Majors:  Behavioral and Community Health
Medical School:  University of Virginia
Interests / Hobbies: Piano, snowboarding, tacos, community service, minority health, hiking, any documentary narrated by David Attenborough, going to the movies, cooking, dancing, live music, languages
5 Year Plan: Become the best EM physician I can be, provide the best service to the people of Oakland in and out of the ED, find out why the West Coast is the best coast, find musically inclined folks/fellow Jazz enthusiasts to jam with (but first markedly improve my Jazz piano skills...), learn to fly a plane

Drusia Dickson

Hometown:  Half Moon Bay, California
High Schools:  HMBHS / Acalanes HS / Liceo Scientifico Enrico Medi
Undergraduate School:  Stanford
College Majors:  Russian Lit
Medical School:  UCSF
Interests / Hobbies: Riding my bike around, running, eating cookies, learning languages, accumulating credit card points, buying books but never reading them to the end 
5 Year Plan: Serve the good people of Oakland, learn the skills I need to be a safe and competent doctor, make the most of my amazing colleagues, improve my Spanish, naturalize my partner, escape the Bay Area

Kaitlen Howell

Hometown:   Murfreesboro, TN
High School:   G.E.D. from the Texas Education Agency
Undergraduate School:   Middle Tennessee State University
College Majors:  German Language, Biology
Graduate School: Ludwig-Maximillian Universität in Munich, Germany
Graduate School Degree:  took MPH courses, did not pursue degree 
Medical School:  Harvard Medical School
Interests / Hobbies:  nature walks/hikes, visiting bodies of water, eclectic music, adopted family, cooking for friends, street tacos and pastry covered savory food (dumplings, samosa, pierogi, ravioli), sketching, finding used treasures, expanding my new collection of rare subtropical fruit trees!

5 Year Plan:  Learn medicine, be filled with awe and gratitude, love people well, spend a lot of time in the sunshine, learn from others, be tough and be true, visit lots of national parks and beautiful places in nature.

Charisma Kaushik

Hometown:  San Jose, CA
High School:  The Harker School 
Undergraduate School:  Rice University 
College Majors:  Bioengineering, Psychology
Graduate School: University of Southern California
Graduate School Degree: MS in Global Medicine 
Medical School:  The Ohio State University
Interests / Hobbies:  eating everything delicious, finding new ethnic restaurants, singing to the radio in the car, playing guitar/piano, adventuring with friends/fam, secretly following celebrity gossip, social medicine, medical education
5 Year Plan:  become a thoughtful EM doc, be kind to the next generation of learners, nourish my relationships with friends and fam, find all the best places to eat in Oakland, exercise more than once in a blue moon 

Amy Liang

Hometown:   Kingsport, Tennessee
High School:   Dobyns-Bennett High School
Undergraduate School:   Wake Forest University
College Majors:  Biology, Evolutionary ecology/Animal behavior
Interests / Hobbies: Swing dancing, bouldering, Chinatowns, birding, science fiction/fantasy novels, traveling, eating at all the restaurants, pretending like I can cook
5 Year Plan: learn as much as possible from the good people around me, invest in my Oakland community, love people, be intentional

Gigi Lee

Hometown:  Chicago, IL
High School:   Northside College Prep
Undergraduate School:   University of Chicago
College Majors:  Anthropology
Graduate School: (N/A)
Graduate School Degree:  (N/A)
Medical School:  University of Illinois at Chicago
Interests / Hobbies: True crime, seafood pasta, writing, dance parties
5 Year Plan: Learn new things, be joyful and precise 

Mike Mian

Hometown: Concord, NC
High School: The North Carolina School of Science and Math (Go Unicorns!)
Undergraduate School: University of North Carolina
College Majors: Environmental Justice; Political Science
Medical School:  University of North Carolina
Interests / Hobbies: trail running, Calvin & Hobbes, anything outside, cell phone photography, social justice, Spanish, international/migrant health, disaster management, ultrasound, medical education

5 Year Plan: learn (a lot) from those around me, laugh with them too, be present, be kind, grow some veggies, and get my ass (and legs, lungs, etc.) in triathlon shape. Hopefully do some international work and teach. 

Naya Misa

Hometown:  Accra, Ghana; DC/Maryland

High School:   Bethesda-Chevy Chase 
Undergraduate School:   UPenn
College Majors:  Health and Societies; Biology
Graduate School:Harvard 
Graduate School Degree:  Master of Public Health
Medical School:  George Washington University 
Interests / Hobbies:  sunlight, social justice, health disparities, dismantling race-based medicine, Ghana, Black Mirror, spicy food, travel, dance, running

5 Year Plan: become a compassionate physician-advocate for my patients, explore Oakland and the Bay Area, overcome my addiction to The Office, become a better daughter/ sister/ friend/partner, make my family proud

Justin Moore

Hometown: Port Orchard, Washington
High School: South Kitsap High School
Undergraduate School: Western Washington University
College Majors: Cellular & Molecular Biology
Medical School: University of Washington 
Interests / Hobbies: Hiking/backpacking, home improvement, hunting, playing with my 2 dogs (Avery and Sadie), traveling with my wife. 
5 Year Plan: Soak up as much knowledge as possible while exploring the bay area and it’s surroundings. 

Chase Palisch

Hometown: Kentucky Lake, Kentucky
High School: Marshall County High School
Undergraduate School: Centre College
College Majors: Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Graduate School: Oxford University
Graduate School Degree: Comparative Social Policy 
Medical School: Stanford University 
Interests / Hobbies: backpacking, visiting Hope, Alaska, constantly failing to become conversational in Spanish, attending concerts for bands that were popular ten years ago, reading extremely nerdy fantasy/sci-fi, obsessing over college basketball, building things

5 Year Plan: continue traveling the world with my wife, soak up as much knowledge as possible can from patients, mentors and colleagues, tie my clinical and policy interests together

Shane Petrites

Hometown: Oakland
High School: Bishop O'Dowd
Undergraduate School: UCLA
College Majors: Theater
Post Bacc: Goucher
Medical School: Brown
Interests / Hobbies: Being outside, running, skiing, exploring, music
5 Year Plan: Have a great residency, hike and run more, adopt an animal or two, spend time with the best people

Kadia Wormley

Hometown: Newark, Delaware

High School: Charter School of Wilmington

College Major: Biology

Medical School: UCSF

Interests: Attempting to keep my plants alive, overly enthusiastic fitness instructors, poltical outrage and action, thrift stores, and celebrating my friends and community - preferably with wine

5 Year Plan: Continue to learn, travel, and find excuses to make baked goods

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