Residents

Meet The Residents

  • Class of 2022
  • Class of 2023
  • Class of 2024
  • Class of 2025

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, 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

Aravind Addepalli

Hometown: Toronto, Canada
High School:St. Francis Xavier
Undergraduate School: McGill University
College Major: Anatomy & Cell Biology and Economics
Medical School:Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Interests/Hobbies:Music - hip hop/techno/house/soul/rock, national parks, landscape/travel photography, perfecting art of brewing coffee while being snobby about it, winning basketball intramurals, weight-lifting to reach elusive 1000-lb club, running (slowly), reading crisp prose, liberation medicine, health capacity building
5 Year Plan: To strive to learn EM in a manner that will make my family (blood and otherwise) and myself proud, embrace and become a productive part of the Oakland community, work in global/public health, and cultivate personal growth.

Alexander Ayala

Hometown: Sacramento, California
High School: West Campus HS
Undergraduate School: Occidental College
College Major: Kinesiology
Medical School: Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Graduate School: Northwestern University The Graduate School; Masters in Public Health
Interests / Hobbies: Picking up heavy things and putting them back down, supporting Liverpool FC, watching Formula 1, binging Curb Your Enthusiasm, Better Call Saul, and Succession, and feeding my caffeine dependence.
5 Year Plan: Learn how to be a great EM doc, continue reading and learning about injustices within our communities, and build the foundation of a career that blends my clinical and public health interests. Deadlifting 600 pounds would also be cool.

Moises Bravo

Hometown: Las Vegas, NV
High School: Mojave High School
Undergraduate School: University of Nevada, Las Vegas
College Major: Biology Medical School: UCLA
Interests/Hobbies: Mentorship, traveling, grilling, hiking, trying new restaurants, binging movies/shows
5-year plan: Soak up as much knowledge as possible, become a competent and compassionate EM physician, explore the Bay Area, travel to new countries, visit more national parks

Joia Brosco

Hometown: Diego Martin, Trinidad & Tobago
High School: St. Joseph's Convent Port of Spain
Undergraduate School: University of Pennsylvania
College Major: Health and Societies, with a concentration in Public Health
Medical School: University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine
Interests/Hobbies: having a steady census of at least 5 DIY projects that take over the house, practicing yoga preferably ashtanga, tending to my thriving (?) plant family, begging my little puppy for more cuddles, dancing, dancing, laughing really hard, and more dancing
5 Year Plan: To grow into a competent, caring EM doc, hold onto my inner child's sense of humanity and wonder, and be a super good neighbor, friend, sister, daughter and wife to loved ones near and far

Raghav Goyal

Hometown: New Hyde Park, NY
High School: Herricks High School
Undergraduate School: SUNY Binghamton / Oberlin College
College Major: Comparative Literature
Medical School: Larner College of Medicine
Interests/Hobbies: speaking my truth even at risk of it being bruised or misunderstood, bikes, books, stick and poke tattoos, meditation, podcasts, bougie IPAs, and Dole mandarin oranges in 100% fruit juice.
5 Year Plan: be kind and present for my partner, my family, my friends, be a great teammate for my co-interns, new Highland family, and Ohlone/"Oakland" community, interrogate and confront my colonizer status, and get as good at medicine as I can, so I can advocate for the alternative.

Kristen Hancock

Hometown: Carson, California (Los Angeles County)
High School: Junipero Serra High School
Undergrad: UC Berkeley College Major: Molecular & Cellular Biology and Sociology
Medical School: Michigan State University College of Human Medicine
Interests/Hobbies: Amazon shopping, exploring the Bay Area, trying new restaurants, quality time with friends and family, traveling, dancing, youth mentorship (especially at-risk youth) and social justice.
5 year plan: My goal over the next 5 years is to learn as much as possible from all of my favorite people at Highland and develop the skills to practice emergency medicine anywhere in the world!

Letitia Li

Hometown: Carmel, IN
High School: Carmel High School
Undergraduate School: Harvard College
College Major: Chemistry
Medical School: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Interests / Hobbies: wilderness backpacking, rock climbing, stargazing, & eating delicious food
5 Year Plan: become the best EM physician I can be, grow as a person, learn to cook, explore the Bay, adopt a cat & dog

Jordan Petersen

Hometown: Longview, WA
High School: R.A. Long High School
Undergraduate School: University of Washington
College Major: Music, Psychology
Medical School: Harvard Medical School
Interests / Hobbies: Producing and writing music, live music, karaoke, Drag Race, breakfast, outdoor adventures, health equity, and wellness
5 Year Plan: Be a good plant dad and dog dad, learn some new skills in the ED, and be an effective patient advocate

Noah Sanders

Hometown: Minneapolis, MN
High School: Breck School
Undergraduate School: The University of Pennsylvania
College Major: English
Medical School: The University of Minnesota Medical School
Interests/Hobbies: reading, writing, biking, climbing, baking carbs, eating carbs
5 Year Plan: become an awesome and empathetic provider, continue to learn and grow as an advocate for my patients, carve out time to read and write, work up the courage to bake bagels with actual lye

Chloe Solomon

Hometown: New York, NY
High School: United Nations International School
Undergraduate School: University of Toronto, Canada
College Major: Psychology
Graduate School: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Graduate School Degree: MS, Biomedical Research
Medical School: Rush Medical College
Interests / Hobbies: Exploring neighborhoods, eating foods from around the world, long walks, camping, pilates, laughing, TV binging, thinking about adopting a dog
5 Year Plan: Learn emergency medicine the Highland way to become the most badass, compassionate, and skilled emergency physician for my community. Learn how to best advocate for and empower survivors of violence. Eat at every Ethiopian restaurant in Oakland. Stay close with friends & family. Enjoy that West Coast sunshine!

Alexandra Walton

Hometown: Albany, NY
High School: Academy of the Holy Names Undergraduate School: Johns Hopkins University
College Major: Molecular and Cellular Biology
Medical School: University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Interests/Hobbies: Cooking, running, playing volleyball and spending time outdoors.
5 Year Plan: Become a compassionate EM doctor. Explore Oakland and learn more about the community that I live in. Make a conscious effort to make time for friends, family and hobbies outside of medicine. Visit national parks and run the Napa to Sonoma half marathon.