Meet The Residents

  • Class of 2021
  • Class of 2022
  • Class of 2023
  • Class of 2024

Mac Chamberlin

Hometown: St. Louis
High School: Parkway North High (the great purple vikings)
Undergraduate School: Washington University in St. Louis (Go Bears!)
College Major: Chemical Engineering
Medical School: Northwestern University
Interests / Hobbies: Trail running, hiking, surfing, kite surfing, guitar, yoga, slacklining, meditation, eating good food, meeting good people
5 Year Plan: Love residency, embrace some Oakland outdoor hobbies, have a small veggie garden

Alexandra Hill

Hometown: Dallas, Texas
High School: Ursuline Academy of Dallas
Undergraduate School: Southern Methodist University
College Majors: Electrical Engineering & International Studies
Graduate School: The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva, Switzerland
Graduate School Degree: Master in Development Studies
Medical School: Baylor College of Medicine
Interests / Hobbies: International development, peacebuilding, social justice, medical ethics; traveling the world, marveling at nature while hiking/kayaking/cycling, conversing with interesting strangers on buses and trains, learning new languages, meandering through cities, gluten-free culinary adventures, and nerding out with science fiction books/movies/shows
5 Year Plan: To retain my passion, curiosity, and sense of wonder throughout residency. To become an excellent EM doctor who advocates for, and partners with, her patients. To explore the Bay Area, befriend inspiring people, and go on many adventures. To find a way to combine my different academic and personal interests into a career..

Brian Kwan

Hometown: Chevy Chase, MD (by way of Los Angeles, CA)
High School: Richard Montgomery High School
Undergraduate School: Stanford University
College Major: Chemistry
Graduate School: Caltech
Graduate Degree: MS,Chemistry
Medical School: Alpert Medical School / Brown University
Interests / Hobbies: Homebrewing (beer, port, wine, mead, and sake), backpacking/canyoneering, running, travel, educational technology, and serving as my cat’s Food Delivery Unit.
5 Year Plan: To revel in returning to civilization in California after four years of East Coast exile; to put as large a dent as possible in my utter lack of knowledge of, and experience with, medicine amidst learning how to be an ER doc; and to serve the citizens of the City of Oakland and Alameda County -- all while encouraging my classmates to take the highest paying jobs they can find so that my Social Security will be funded. (Just kidding on that last point. Well, sorta.)

Sally Mahmoud

Hometown: Queens, New York
High School: Saint Louis Park High School
Undergraduate School: University of St. Thomas (it's in Minnesota.. not the Caribbean)
College Major: Neuroscience
Medical School: Johns Hopkins
Interests / Hobbies: spending time with family and friends, yoga sculpting (hot yoga + weights), cooking, baking, dancing salsa and bachata, hiking, traveling
5 Year Plan: Be a happy, humble, compassionate doc, stay grounded, have fun, combine my interests in teaching, social justice and medicine, find a community, maintain relationships with family/old friends, stay in shape physically and mentally.

Owen McBride

Hometown: San Francisco, CA
High School: St. Ignatius
Undergraduate School: San Diego State University
College Major: Kinesiology/Athletic Training
Medical School: UCLA
Interests / Hobbies: Photography, Hiking, Camping, Country Music, Running (Slowly), Eating (Quickly), Giants Baseball
5 Year Plan: Maintain humility and compassion while becoming an excellent ER doc, educate, advocate, See some beautiful places, Make some lifelong friends, take some epic photos

Malena Outhay

Hometown: Alma, AR
High School: Alma High School
Undergraduate School: Hendrix College
College Major: Biochemistry/Molecular Biology
Medical School: Vanderbilt
Interests / Hobbies: Health systems strengthening, capacity building, palliative care / Cooking (but really, eating),
globe-trotting, laughing, fried chicken, adventures, hiking, having an outrageous amount of fun with family and friends. 5 Year Plan: Compassionate and competent badassery (the Highland way). Travel somewhere new every year. Share great meals with friends and family.

Sylvia Pina Paz

Hometown: Guanajuato Mexico & San Jose CA
High School: Overfelt High School
Undergraduate School: UC Santa Cruz
College Major: Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology
Medical School: University of California Irvine
Interests / Hobbies: Traveling, learning new cultures, baking, cooking, dancing, yoga, hiking
5 Year Plan: become an awesome ED doc, spend quality time with loved ones, get a puppy, do more reading, and to explore the world

Max Sobrero

Hometown: San Lorenzo, Argentina
High School: Mission Viejo High School
Undergraduate School: New York University
College Major: Neuroscience
Medical School: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount
Interests / Hobbies: Soccer, travel, bike rides, hiking, winning at board games, fishing, reading good books.
5 Year Plan: Learn emergency medicine the Highland way, watch Argentina live in a World Cup game, invent something cool, convince my girlfriend she does not need five cats.

Chelsea Tafoya 

Hometown: Kensington, CA
High School: St. Mary’s College High School
Undergraduate School: UC San Diego
College Major: Psychology
Graduate School: University of Michigan
Graduate Degree: MS in Clinical Research
Medical School: University of Michigan
Interests / Hobbies: Outdoorsy stuff, traveling to new places, tide pooling, late night donuts, jam making, playing Euchre and Settlers of Catan, home improvement projects, exploring the world with my husband and baby
5 Year Plan: Eat as much California produce as possible, enjoy the sunshine with my dog, learn emergency medicine from the best, make time for the important people in my life

Matt Tafoya

Hometown: Huntington Beach, CA
High School: Fountain Valley High School
Undergraduate School: UC Berkeley
College Major: Political Science
Graduate School: University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business
Graduate Degree: MBA
Medical School: University of Michigan
Interests / Hobbies: Binging on Netflix, gorging on desserts (preferably pie), smoking big hunks of meat, rehabilitating homes, playing with my dorky dog (he’s a Lab), adventuring far and wide, and hanging out with my family.
5 Year Plan: Learn how to simultaneously be a good husband, dad, son, friend, and doctor while having fun and living a peaceful life.

Angela White

Hometown: Groton, Massachusetts
High School: Notre Dame Academy, Tyngsboro
Undergraduate School: Dartmouth College
College Major: Government
Medical School: University of California, San Francisco
Interests / Hobbies: outdoor stuff - running on trails, roads, and track, hiking, traveling, snowboarding; indoor stuff - eating ice cream, taking naps, drinking wine
5 Year Plan: learn as much as I can about Emergency Medicine and life, while becoming a part of the Oakland community. Go on adventures near and far. Continue running. Make my family proud.

Marisa Zuluaga

Hometown: Alhambra/Whittier/Queretaro,Mexico/Fullerton
High School: Rosary High School
Undergraduate School: UC Santa Cruz
College Major: Neuroscience and Behavior, Classical Studies
Medical School: University of Rochester
Interests / Hobbies: NYT Crossword Puzzles, podcasts, cooking bomb Mexican food, eating dumplings and noodles of every size and shape, plant-growing and terrarium-making, hiking, listening to hip-hop and soul/funk/oldies
5 Year Plan: Explore the world with my partner, reconnect with friends/family after a long time away on the east coast, read and write more, immerse myself in learning the art of medicine from incredible master clinicians in the hope of becoming one myself someday (and pay it forward to other learners as best I can)

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: UPen
College Majors: Health and Societies; Biology
Graduate School: Harvard
Graduate School Degree: Master of Public Health
Medical School: George Washington University
Interests / Hobbies: sunlight, podcasts, family, dance, Trevor Noah, mentoring, game nights, thrift stores, Thai food, small group hangouts, crafting homemade body butter, social justice, 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

Simisola Alalade

Hometown: Chicago/C.C.Hills, IL
High School: Rich Central
Undergraduate School: Emory University
College Majors: Anthropology and Human Biology
Medical School: Rush Medical College
Interests / Hobbies: journaling, anime/manga, thrifting, trying ramen in new cities, concerts, science fiction novels, volleyball, mentorship, social justice, women’s health, wellness
5 Year Plan: develop into a thoughtful and confident EM physician to patients across the globe, meet many new folks and learn from them, give back to the community, support my family and friends, experience joy, and remain open to wherever the universe takes me (Hellooo Cali!)

Tara Benesch

Hometown: Washington D.C. metro area
High School: Thomas Jefferson
Undergraduate School: Washington University in St. Louis
College Majors: Psychology
Graduate School: UCSF-UC Berkeley Joint Medical Program (JMP)
Graduate School Degree: M.S. in Health and Medical Sciences
Medical School: UCSF
Interests / Hobbies: being outside, lifting heavy things (sometimes for prizes), learning about new places and people, cooking, singing in my car and dancing in the kitchen
5 Year Plan: Be a humble, competent, and compassionate doctor who spreads joy and works with others to fight inequities. Finish a library book before I have to return it. Eat a lot of ice cream.

Jeremiah Cross

Hometown: Baltimore, MD
High School: Baltimore Polytechnic Institute
Undergraduate School: Harvard University
College Majors: Psychology
Graduate School: Johns Hopkins University
Graduate School Degree: MS Education
Medical School: Yale School of Medicine
Interests / Hobbies: Social determinants of health, diversity in medicine, community-engaged research, photography, stargazing, podcasts, learning to cook, the planet fitness black card spa, long car rides featuring trap music and late 90s/early 00s r&b
5 Year Plan: Become a competent and compassionate EM doc, build community with my colleagues and the people of Oakland, be the best husband I can be, maintain gratitude and awe for life and my journey now and in the future

Amy Do-Nyguen

Hometown: Irvine, CA
High School: Irvine High
Undergraduate School: UCLA
College Majors: Biology, Evolutionary Medicine
Graduate School: n/a
Graduate School Degree: n/a
Medical School: UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine
Interests / Hobbies: global medicine, healthcare disparities, wilderness medicine, playing outside - rock climbing, running, backpacking, traveling, being healthy, pretending to be healthy, most pastries, ice cream...
5 Year Plan: Becoming an empathetic and effective doctor, learning to expand my impact in and out of the hospital, climb big rocks, run long trails, travel to far away places, and keep an easy smile

Claire Hirschmann

Hometown: Seattle, WA
High School: Seattle Preparatory School
Undergraduate School: Yale University
College Major: English
Graduate School: Harvard Graduate School of Education
Graduate School Degree: Masters in Education
Postbacc: Goucher College
Medical School: University of Pennsylvania
Interests/Hobbies: Outdoor adventuring (doing, planning); dystopian teen novels (reading, envisioning myself the heroine of); games (board, lawn); reproductive health (teaching, discussing, providing); color-coordinating (closets, phone apps); breakfast sandwiches (consuming), etymology (researching, misreading social cues and assuming others are also interested in).
5-Year Plan: Be proud of the doctor I've become, have a network of people who make me feel strong, learn a lot, teach a lot, say thank you..

Jamal Jefferson

Hometown: Washington, DC
High School: St. Albans School
Undergraduate School: Williams College
College Majors: Biology
Graduate School: MBA from The Simon Business School
Medical School: University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
Interests / Hobbies: basketball, squash, hiking, running, and podcast on politics, history and economics
5 Year Plan: Continue to fill my mind with all medical knowledge to be a well train EM physician, fill my body with endorphins from exercise and good food (especially from my crockpot) , and fill my soul by being a caring and compassionate physician, partner and human-being

Robert Kim

Hometown: Westchester, NY
High School: Byram Hills High School
Undergraduate School: Washington University in St. Louis
College Majors: Anthropology and Public Health
Medical School: SUNY Downstate
Interests / Hobbies: searching for the best fried chicken, board-game nights, sun-bathing, thrift shopping, dancing wildly, social medicine, physician wellness, and LGBT health
5 Year Plan: learn to be a humble, thoughtful, compassionate, and competent EM doc and patient-advocate / create deep and loving roots within my partner, my family, my friends, and my work / be happy and joyful

Lexi Lambeck

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
High School: Chaminade High School
Undergraduate School: UC Berkeley
College Major: Cognitive Science
College Minor: Spanish Language
Medical School: UC San Diego
Interests / Hobbies: Salsa dancing, backpacking, tea, mystery novels, cross-cultural literacy and humility
5 Year Plan: Become the kickass doctor I dream of being, learn a new language, plant a vegetable garden (and keep it alive)

Brian Lentz

Hometown: Iowa City, Iowa
High School: Iowa City West High School
Undergraduate School: University of Southern California
College Majors: Biological Sciences
Graduate School: University of Southern California
Graduate School Degree: MS in Marine and Environmental Biology
Medical School: Johns Hopkins
Interests / Hobbies: Biking, giving surf lessons, swimming, running, climbing, skiing, wishing I had a couple huskies and a cat, anything in/on/near the ocean, hiking/backpacking, periodically trying to improve my Spanish, coffee, hot sauce, cooking, medical education, wilderness medicine.
5 Year Plan: Adopt an animal, explore Oakland, learn as much as I can from the incredible people around me, spend time in the sun, be a good uncle, watch The Wire.

Virginia Tran

Hometown: Boston, MA
High School: Lynnfield High School
Undergraduate School: Brown University
College Majors: Cognitive Neuroscience
Medical School: Harvard Medical School
Interests / Hobbies: Ukulele, board game nights, spicy street food, collecting ugly-cute things, international travel, human rights, global health, spending quality time with family and friends
5 Year Plan: Learn medicine, treat and care for people well, make my family proud

Octavio Viramontes

Hometown: Earlimart, California
High School: Delano High School
Undergraduate School: Harvard College
College Majors: Neurobiology
Medical School: Harvard Medical School
Interests / Hobbies: running, tennis, swimming, soccer, hiking, reading, traveling, museum/art gallery hopping, journaling, and salsa dancing.
5 Year Plan: To continue strengthening my ideals of providing compassionate and equitable healthcare to the people of Oakland and the Bay.

Nadir Zaidi

Hometown: Carmel, Indiana
High School: Brebeuf Jesuit
Undergraduate School: Georgetown University
College Majors: Biology
Graduate School: Loyola Marymount University
Graduate School Degree: Masters in Urban Education
Medical School: Weill Cornell Medical College
Interests / Hobbies: Basketball, reading fiction, dancing Bollywood and bhangra, scuba diving
5 Year Plan: Explore the Bay Area, travel, be a good husband/son/brother/friend, enjoy life, serve my patients, learn as much EM as possible

Jose Acosta

Hometown: Kerman, CA
High School: Kerman High School
Undergraduate School: Fresno State
College Major: Biology
Medical School: UC Davis School of Medicine
Interests/Hobbies: Traveling, sports, eating good food, video games, social justice, healthcare disparities, music, mentorship, quality time with family and friends, diversity in medicine, learning about different cultures.
5 Year Plan: Learn as much as possible, become the best doctor I can, maintain well-being physically and mentally, make lifelong friends, explore and serve the Bay area, stay true to myself, make my family and community proud, be a good son/brother/friend/partner, invent something, be happy, have fun, tie my interests together in a meaningful and happy career.

Elaine Dellinger

Hometown: Memphis, TN
High School: Hutchison School
Undergraduate School: Middlebury College
College Majors: Biochemistry
Medical School: SUNY Downstate
Interests / Hobbies: container gardening on my patio, cooking new recipes, running, hiking, kayaking, reading Agatha Christie and other mystery novels, novice bird watching
5 Year Plan: learn emergency medicine, build relationships and community in Oakland, grow lots of vegetables, run many trails, adopt a puppy

Alexandra Friedman

Hometown: Nashville, Tennessee
High School: University School of Nashville
Undergraduate School: Yale University
College Major: Political Science
Graduate School: University of Cape Town
Graduate School Degree: MSc in Emergency Medicine
Medical School: UCSF
Interests/Hobbies: exploring (wilderness/backpacking, new food, new places), global health equity, playing musical instruments by myself, elevating everyone’s spice tolerance/cooking for big groups, chasing sunshine, community empowerment, dumplings
5 Year Plan: grow into a compassionate and competent EM doctor, cultivate a garden with that East Bay sunshine, embed myself in a new community, and see my family as much as possible

Megan Heeney

Hometown: Omaha, NE
High School: Marian High School
Undergraduate School: Saint Louis University
College Majors: International Studies and Theology
Medical School: Mayo Clinic School of Medicine
Interests / Hobbies: social medicine, punning, improving access to mental healthcare, experiencing musical theater, making kombucha, drinking coffee, finding delicious vegetarian food, playing board games and card games- especially Settlers of Catan, Hanabi, Euchre and Spades.
5 Year Plan: Become a compassionate, energetic, prepared EM Physician, be a thoughtful partner, celebrate my amazing coworkers, enjoy living in the Bay area especially being surrounded by passionate people, community organizations and nature, build community.

Jeffrey Herrala

Hometown: Andover, Minnesota
High School: Anoka High School
Undergraduate School: U.S. Air Force Academy
College Majors: Biology & Mandarin Chinese
Medical School: Harvard Medical School
Interests / Hobbies: Public & Community Service, Recruitment & Mentorship, Ultrasound / Training our pup Quinn, capturing meaningful events via film & photo, enjoying wind, water, and snow-fueled activities, traveling to appreciate the magnificence of our world’s cultures, languages, and cuisines, instigating the occasional and inexpert freestyle rap sesh.
Previous Lives: Swim instructor, chemistry tutor, skydiving jumpmaster
5 Year Plan: Become the most skilled, caring, and joyful physician I can be. Contribute to equity inside and outside the ER. Nourish relationships with my partner, our families, and lifelong friends. Learn to kiteboard without an injury worthy of an HGH trauma activation.

DaShawn Hickman

Hometown: Columbia, SC
High School: A.C. Flora
Undergraduate School: Yale University
College Majors: Biomedical Engineering
Graduate School: Case Western Reserve University
Graduate School Degree: M.S. in Biomedical Engineering/PhD in Pathology
Medical School: Case Western Reserve University
Interests / Hobbies: Dancing/Choreographing, Traveling, making videos documenting my travel, hiking, leading
5 year plan: I plan to be a clinically excellent, culturally humble, socially conscious emergency medicine physician-scientist who is using my training to provide outstanding medical care, perform world-class translation research and working to eliminate health disparities while effortlessly balancing an amazing personal life with my partner, family and friends

Claire Lamneck

Hometowns: Los Altos, CA; Denver, CO; St. Pete, FL; Tucson, AZ
High School: Shorecrest in St. Pete, FL
Undergraduate School: Tufts University
College Major: Biology
Graduate School: Harvard T.H Chan School of Public Health
Graduate School Degree: MPH (Social Behavioral Sciences)
Medical School: University of Arizona College of Medicine-Tucson
Interests / Hobbies: Gardening, rock climbing, hiking & napping with my dog. Public health, LGBTQ+ health, border health issues.
5 Year Plan: Absorb wisdom from all those around me, learn EM the Highland way, stay connected to myself & my people, immerse myself in the East Bay

Azad Molla Hosseini

Hometown: Montreal, Canada
High School: Desert Mountain
Undergraduate School: University of Arizona
College Majors: Economics, Political Science
Graduate School: James E. Rogers College of Law at the University of Arizona
Graduate School Degree: J.D.
Medical School: University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson
Interests / Hobbies: Asylum and refugee law, human rights law, global health, medical-legal partnerships. In my free time I love to explore, go camping, watch motorsports, play hockey, soccer, and basketball.
5 Year Plan: Continue to learn every day from each interaction to become the most compassionate, caring, and knowledgeable physician that I can be; develop lasting relationships with my colleagues and staff at Highland; and to be involved in improving the community both inside and outside the hospital.

Henry Schwimmer

Hometown: Oakland, California
High School: Redwood High School
Undergraduate School: UCLA
College Major: Psychology
Medical School: Emory University
Interests / Hobbies: Snowboarding, cycling, fly fishing…all the outdoor -ings, playing in the water with my dog, building bicycles, the science of firearm injury prevention.
5 Year Plan: Become the doctor you would send your grandmother to, become a father my son is proud of, and be a supportive and nurturing partner.

Tushara Surapaneni

Hometown: New Hartford, NY
High School: New Hartford Senior High School
Undergraduate School: SUNY Geneseo
College Major: International Relations - Developing World Politics
Medical School: Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Interests/Hobbies: Cooking for people I love, learning languages, drawing/painting, global health, savory snacks
5 Year Plan: Learn EM, see more national parks, grow vegetables, work abroad, make art