Residents – Harbor-UCLA Department of Emergency Medicine (2022)

Tiffany Au, MD

Residents – Harbor-UCLA Department of Emergency Medicine (1)

Hometown: San Francisco, California
Undergraduate:Harvard
Medical School: Stanford
Hobbies: Acroyoga, scuba diving, aerial silks, traveling off (and on) the beaten path, card games, wine/whiskey, food
Next Adventure: TBD! That's the fun part

Sydney Beck, MD

Residents – Harbor-UCLA Department of Emergency Medicine (2)

Hometown: Long Beach, New York
Undergraduate: Cornell University
Medical School: Stony Brook University School of Medicine
Hobbies: yoga, hiking, finding new restaurants, anything beach related
What is your favorite time of year? Autumn in New York City

Kendra Campbell, MD

Residents – Harbor-UCLA Department of Emergency Medicine (3)

Hometown: Worthing, United Kingdom
Undergraduate: University of Bath, United Kingdom
Medical School: University of Kentucky College of Medicine
Hobbies: Climbing, hiking, traveling
Favorite Song: You Got the Love by Florence & The Machine
Favorite Childhood Food: My mum's homemade lasagna & garlic bread

John Campo, MD

Residents – Harbor-UCLA Department of Emergency Medicine (4)

Hometown: San Gabriel, California
Undergraduate: University of California, Berkeley
Medical School: Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine
Hobbies: Camping, scuba diving

Ryan DeVivo, DO, MS

Residents – Harbor-UCLA Department of Emergency Medicine (5)

Hometown: Springfield, Massachusetts
Undergraduate: Springfield College
Graduate School: Springfield College
Medical School: Western University
Hobbies: Hiking, biking, gym, beach, skiing, traveling... standard Emergency Medicine activities. Also, talking and treating my dog like he is a human.
Favorite activity since moving to LA for residency: Found some great hikes in Malibu, dog friendly, awesome hidden restaurant and bar called The Olde Place in the canyons for after hiking food and drinks.

Nadia Faiq, MD

Residents – Harbor-UCLA Department of Emergency Medicine (6)

Hometown: New York City, New York
Undergraduate: University of California, Berkeley
Medical School: UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine
Hobbies: Scuba diving, Surfing, Stand-up paddle boarding, Hiking, Indoor rock climbing, Visiting rain forests around the world, Playing with my dogs

Joseph “Joey” Friedrich, MD

Residents – Harbor-UCLA Department of Emergency Medicine (7)

Hometown: Santa Monica, California
Undergraduate: The McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University
Medical School: Georgetown University School of Medicine
Hobbies: Being the lead singer and guitarist for the rock band BJ and the Animals, Triathlons

Alexander Garrett, MD

Residents – Harbor-UCLA Department of Emergency Medicine (8)

Hometown: Lovell, Maine
Undergraduate: Stanford
Medical School: David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA
Hobbies: Reading, video games, backpacking, ultimate frisbee
Next adventure: Planning my wedding

Megan Guy, MD

Residents – Harbor-UCLA Department of Emergency Medicine (9)

Hometown: San Luis Obispo, California
Undergraduate: University of California, Berkeley
Medical School: Sackler School of Medicine, New York State American Branch
Hobbies: Hiking, Biking, Jogging, Jet boating, Wake boarding, Inner tubing, Skiing, Snowboarding

Cory Johnson, MD, MS

Residents – Harbor-UCLA Department of Emergency Medicine (10)

Hometown: San Clemente, California
Undergraduate: University of California, Los Angeles
Graduate School: University of Southern California
Medical School: Keck School of Medicine at USC
Areas of Interest: Administration, International Medicine
Hobbies: Surfing, Snowboarding, Hiking around the Sierras, Fitness, Reading travel guides
Favorite Spot in LA: the Sunset restaurant in Malibu
Next Adventure: Sri Lanka or Oman

Michael Jordan, MD

Residents – Harbor-UCLA Department of Emergency Medicine (11)

Hometown: Sandusky, Ohio
Undergraduate: University of Toledo
Medical School: University of Toledo
Hobbies: Beach, football, hikes, giving my dog his best life
Favorite things to do In LA: Paddle Boarding around Naples Island in Long beach, Gaslamp live music bar, 2nd street Long Beach, Pine street Long Beach, hikes in Palos Verdes

Zachary Oleskey, MD

Residents – Harbor-UCLA Department of Emergency Medicine (12)

Hometown: Bonney Lake, Washington
Undergraduate: BYU
Medical School: University of Arizona COM - Tucson
Hobbies: Mountain biking, road biking, snowboarding, backpacking, Seattle sports, visiting MLB stadiums and national parks, food and travel
Favorite thing to do in LA: Biking in the mountains

Melanie Pham, MD

Residents – Harbor-UCLA Department of Emergency Medicine (13)

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Hometown: Fairfax, Virginia
Undergraduate: Virginia Commonwealth University
Medical School: Eastern Virginia Medical School
Hobbies: Running slowly, hiking, scuba diving, eating, ukulele, travelling
Next adventure: New Zealand or Egypt

Avi Siani, MD

Residents – Harbor-UCLA Department of Emergency Medicine (14)

Hometown: Encino, California
Undergraduate: University of California, Los Angeles
Medical School: New York Medical College
Hobbies: Skiing, Scuba diving, basketball, hiking, backpacking, eating, cooking
If you could paint a picture of any scenery you’ve seen before, what would you paint? I would paint Havasu Falls

Andrew Thorne, MD

Residents – Harbor-UCLA Department of Emergency Medicine (15)

Hometown: Valencia, California
Undergraduate: University of California, Berkeley
Medical School: David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA
Hobbies: All things beach related (volleyball, spikeball, surfing, lounging), Ultimate frisbee, basketball, hiking, photography
Next adventure: Kauai helicopter tour

Jake Toy, DO

Residents – Harbor-UCLA Department of Emergency Medicine (16)

Hometown: San Mateo, California
Undergraduate: University of California, Berkeley
Medical School: Western University of Health Sciences
Hobbies: Climbing, snowboarding, golfing, traveling, fishing, eating my way around LA and the world, BBQing, watching documentaries
Favorite LA Hotspot: KazuNori

Nicole Bahrami, MD

Residents – Harbor-UCLA Department of Emergency Medicine (17)
Hometown: Irvine, California
Undergraduate: UC Berkeley
Medical school: Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University
Favorite LA Spot: Perch rooftop
Hobbies: Traveling, painting, listening to music, concerts, any & all outdoor activities, watching sports, trying new restaurants
Next Adventure: Traveling to Switzerland
EM Areas of Interest: EMS/Disaster, Sports Medicine, Pediatrics
What sound do you love? Rain!
If you could paint a picture of any scenery you’ve seen before, what would you paint? Sunset in Maui

Hannah Carr, MD

Residents – Harbor-UCLA Department of Emergency Medicine (18)

Hometown: Ramona, California
Undergraduate: University of Oregon
Medical school: University of Virginia
Favorite LA spot: My brother and sister-in-law's backyard! Griffith Park is also nice.
Hobbies: Being outside - hiking, sand volleyball, beaching, hammocking...
Next Adventure: Acadia National Park
Least favorite mode of transportation: Least favorite mode of transportation is probably biking through traffic/without bike lanes. I did it for years in Oregon and my anxiety level was always so high! Favorite mode of transportation is also probably biking but on designated bike lanes/paths. My best friend and I biked unsupported from Vienna to Prague the summer before medical school started and we had the time of our lives!
If I were immortal for a day, I would: land a plane on a glacier and make some polar bear friends.

Sean Denny, MD

Residents – Harbor-UCLA Department of Emergency Medicine (19)

Hometown: Topanga, California
Undergraduate: UC Santa Barbara
Medical school: UC Irvine School of Medicine
Favorite LA Spot: Sender One LAX
Hobbies: Rock climbing, hiking, running, baking pizza and croissants, reading fiction
Next Adventure: Learning how to surf
Favorite childhood meal: Sunday morning waffles
If you were immortal for a day, what would you do? Go BASE jumping in a wingsuit

Kyle Fierro, MD

Residents – Harbor-UCLA Department of Emergency Medicine (20)

Hometown: Santa Rosa, California
Undergraduate: Stanford University
Medical school: Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University
Favorite LA Restaurant: Totsu Ramen
Hobbies: running, home brewing, watching college football, eating burritos, seeing live music
Next Adventure: I'm working to become the MVP of my karaoke crew
EM Areas of Interest: EMS/Disaster, Critical Care
Favorite Sound: the sound of someone at the dinner table saying I can eat the pickle that came with their burger
Favorite Body Part: the hairline (I'm trying to get on its good side so it stays with me forever)

Adam Garibay, MD

Residents – Harbor-UCLA Department of Emergency Medicine (21)

Hometown: Austin, Texas
Undergraduate: University of Texas at Austin
Medical school: Baylor College of Medicine
Hobbies: EDM, Spin, Pizza, Smash Bros, Polaroids, Juice
Favorite LA Activity: Rollerblading along the beach
Next Adventure: Tacos in Tijuana
EM Areas of Interest: Ultrasound, Education, Pediatrics
If you weren't a doctor what would you do instead? A pre-school teacher by day, spin instructor by night.
What quote illustrates your childhood? "Vas a ver cuando lleguemos a la casa"

Ryan Gleber, MD

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Hometown: Cornelia, Georgia
Undergraduate: Georgia Institute of Technology
Medical School: UCSD School of Medicine
Areas of Interest: Ultrasound, Wilderness Medicine, Hyperbaric & Undersea Medicine, Research
Hobbies: Backpacking, surfing, diving, running, skiing, international travel, culinary experiences, reading, music, playing the mandolin
Favorite Childhood Food: Choco Tacos

Alexa Golden, MD

Residents – Harbor-UCLA Department of Emergency Medicine (24)

Hometown: San Diego, California
Undergraduate: UCLA
Medical school: Tufts University School of Medicine
Favorite LA Spot: Philippe The Original
Hobbies: hip hop yoga, car camping, running on sand, burritos, JammyPacks, skiing/snowboarding on blue slopes, co-ed sports, event planning, costume parties, tap dancing, making chocolate covered strawberries, fun dip, sudoku
Next Adventure: The Moon
EM Areas of Interest: Administration, Ultrasound, Education, Health Policy & Advocacy
What’s the #1 most played song or station on your iPod, Spotify, or Pandora?: Ice Ice Baby - Vanilla Ice
If you had to change your first name, what would you change it to? Foxxy Cleopatra

Aaron Hauck, MD

Residents – Harbor-UCLA Department of Emergency Medicine (25)

Hometown: Livermore, California
Undergraduate: Cal Poly, Pomona
Medical school: Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California
Favorite LA Restaurant: Mama Lu's Dumpling House
Hobbies: Music, hot yoga, hiking, cooking, foodie
Next Adventure: TBD
EM Areas of Interest: Education, Health Policy & Advocacy, International Emergency Medicine
Favorite childhood meal: Chicken Parmesan
Favorite time of day: Saturday morning

Tyler Leppek, MD, MPH

Residents – Harbor-UCLA Department of Emergency Medicine (26)

Hometown: Rochester Hills, Michigan
Undergraduate: University of Michigan
Graduate School: MPH Michigan State University
Medical school: Michigan State University CHM
Favorite LA Spots: Amigos Tacos for breakfast burritos and taking advantage of the beautiful LA sunshine
Hobbies: Soccer, Liverpool fanatic (Up the Reds!), hot sauce making, skiing, backpacking (especially with my dog, Wrigley), camping, canoeing/kayaking, photography, soon to be surfing!
EM Areas of Interest: Administration, Education, Health Policy & Advocacy, Wilderness, Sports Medicine, Research
Next Adventure: Learning Spanish, growing my own peppers/chilies, and exploring my new home, LA!
If you won the lottery, what is the first thing you would do? I would buy an English football club and start a soccer academy for underprivileged youth in LA.
If you could witness any event past, present or future, what would it be? I would want to be in the space shuttle of the first moon landing and walk on the moon.

Tianci Liu, MD

Residents – Harbor-UCLA Department of Emergency Medicine (27)

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Hometown: Clovis, California
Undergraduate: UC San Diego
Medical school: New York Medical College
Favorite LA Spot: Mashti Malone’s Ice Cream
Hobbies: searching for the best Mexican street taco in LA, becoming a Trader Joe’s connoisseur, semi-professional dog walker, farmers markets, Spikeball on the beach
Next Adventure: real life Mario Kart racing in Japan
EM Areas of Interest: Ultrasound, Critical Care
What’s the #1 most played song on your Spotify? “Crush” by Yuna & Usher
What is one of your favorite quotes? “Be the leaf.” -Meelo, The Legend of Korra

Robert “Rob” McMickle, MD

Residents – Harbor-UCLA Department of Emergency Medicine (28)

Hometown: Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Undergraduate: Loyola Marymount University
Medical school: David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Favorite LA Spots: Tacos Por Favor (on Olympic Blvd), The Hammer Museum, The Harbor Room, Playa del Rey Beach
Hobbies: Surfing, rock climbing, skiing, writing, fishing, listening to and playing music
Next Adventure: Wyoming
EM Areas of Interest: Critical Care, Research
What’s the #1 most played song or station on your iPod, Spotify, or Pandora? Gillian Welch, When A Cowboy Trades His Spurs For Wings
What is one of your favorite quotes? Illegitimi non carborundum

David Oliver, MD

Residents – Harbor-UCLA Department of Emergency Medicine (29)

Hometown: Keaau, Hawaii
Undergraduate: University of Washington
Medical school: University of Washington School of Medicine
Favorite LA Activity: surfing
Hobbies: Mountain biking, snowboarding, surfing, climbing, travel
Next Adventure: Global health trip in Nepal
EM Areas of Interest: Education, Research, International Emergency Medicine
Favorite form of exercise: Mountain biking
If you could be any fictional character, who would you choose? Mowgli

Andres Park, MD

Residents – Harbor-UCLA Department of Emergency Medicine (30)

Hometown: Flores, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Undergraduate: University of Southern California
Medical school: UCSF
Favorite LA Activity: Trying out new restaurants!
Hobbies: Fishkeeping, hiking, jogging, cooking, chillin' on Hulu and Netflix, reading, traveling/exploring, playing with my dog.
Next Adventure: Couch staycation (all inclusive)
EM Areas of Interest: Ultrasound, Pediatrics
What’s your least favorite mode of transportation? Uber pool.
What was your favorite food when you were a child? Milanesa napolitana with a (generous) side of fries.

Hoang Pham, MD

Residents – Harbor-UCLA Department of Emergency Medicine (31)

Hometown: Long Beach, California
Undergraduate: UC Irvine
Medical school: Washington University in St. Louis
Favorite LA Activity: Biking around my hometown of Long Beach with my friends
Hobbies: Riding my road bike, climbing and bouldering, hiking with my wife, brewing and drinking coffee
Next Adventure: Learn how to mountain bike!
EM Areas of Interest: Toxicology, Education
If you could throw any kind of party, what would it be like and what would it be for? I’d throw a double century bike ride with plenty of tacos, donuts, pizza, beer, and coffee stops just because.
Favorite childhood meal: Vietnamese com tam or maybe salt & vinegar chips

Fardis Tavangary, DO

Residents – Harbor-UCLA Department of Emergency Medicine (32)

Hometown: Beaverton, Oregon
Undergraduate: University of California Santa Barbara
Medical school: Western University of Health Sciences (COMP-NW)
Hobbies: Beach volleyball, spikeball, surfing, basketball, photography, cooking, playing guitar and piano, hiking, diving, and traveling
Favorite LA spot: Eclectic jazz night at Riviera 31
Next Adventure: Australia, Bali, and Thailand. Can't wait to dive The Great Barrier Reef!
EM Areas of Interest: Ultrasound, Education, Simulation
What is one of your favorite quotes? "The happiest people don't have the best of anything, they just make the best of everything"
If you could know the answer to any question, besides “What is the meaning of life?”, what would it be? What are the winning numbers for the next Mega Millions lottery drawing?

Brandon Wang, MD

Residents – Harbor-UCLA Department of Emergency Medicine (33)

Hometown: Bogota, New Jersey
Undergraduate: Yale University
Medical school: NYU School of Medicine
Favorite LA spot: Late evenings at Star Night in Koreatown
Hobbies: Powerlifting, eating, doting on my parents’ miniature Goldendoodle, café hopping, eating some more
Next Adventure: Aurora Borealis
EM Areas of Interest: Administration, Education, Health Policy & Advocacy
What sound do you love? Sizzling meat on a grill
What keeps you up at night? Kevin’s Famous Chili episode of the Office

Jamal Alam, DO

Residents – Harbor-UCLA Department of Emergency Medicine (34)

Hometown: Laguna Niguel, California
Undergraduate: California State University, Fullerton
Medical School: Western University of Health Sciences, Pomona
Hobbies: Snowboarding, sporting events, pickup-up basketball, watching documentaries, playing board games, live music
Favorite LA hotspot: Staples Center (GO LAKERS!)

Adam Barnes, MD

Residents – Harbor-UCLA Department of Emergency Medicine (35)

Hometown: Bradford, Pennsylvania
Undergraduate: Wabash College
Medical School: SKMC at Thomas Jefferson University
Hobbies: Rock climbing, improv comedy, cooking, NBA basketball (76ers), shoe design, board games
Next Adventure: Sport Climbing Post-Quarantine

Ai Xin Chen, MD

Residents – Harbor-UCLA Department of Emergency Medicine (36)

Hometown: Zionsville, Indiana
Undergraduate: University of Chicago
Medical School: Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Hobbies: Perusing farmers markets, painting, dancing, not following cooking instructions (ever, but especially when I bake), anything Vonnegut/cultural anthropology related

Karin Collins, MD

Residents – Harbor-UCLA Department of Emergency Medicine (37)

Hometown: Bend, Oregon
Undergraduate: Oregon State University
Medical School: Georgetown University School of Medicine
Hobbies: Attempting latte art, making/finding live music, hiking, learning to fly a plane with my dad (slowly but surely), and building my side hustle of dog walking.
Favorite thing to do In LA: Eating at Wurstküche and gawking at the Hermosa Beach sunsets

Yang Ding, MD

Residents – Harbor-UCLA Department of Emergency Medicine (38)

Hometown: East Brunswick, New Jersey
Undergraduate: Duke University
Medical School: University of Pennsylvania
Hobbies: Mixed martial arts, NBA and Duke basketball, tennis
If you could learn to do anything, what would it be?: Climb like Alex Honnold in Free Solo

Ahmed Farhat, MD

Residents – Harbor-UCLA Department of Emergency Medicine (39)

Hometown: Long Beach, California
Undergraduate: University of California, Irvine
Medical School: University of California, Irvine
Hobbies: Triathlon, surfing, spearfishing, boxing, indoor rock climbing
Next adventure: Completing an Ironman

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Sophia Fornbacher, MD

Residents – Harbor-UCLA Department of Emergency Medicine (40)

Hometown: Concord, California
Undergraduate: Freed-Hardeman University
Medical School: Boston University School of Medicine
Hobbies: Soccer (goalkeeper), weightlifting (GAINZ are a necessity), meme enthusiast
Favorite LA Hotspot: I love going to the Attic in Long Beach when I visit my cousin. The mac & cheese with hot cheetos is a DELICACY. I can't wait to explore more restaurants in the LA area!

Nathan Jasperse, MD, MBA

Residents – Harbor-UCLA Department of Emergency Medicine (41)

Hometown: Thousand Oaks, California
Undergraduate: Wheaton College
Graduate School: University of California, Irvine
Medical School: University of California, Irvine
Hobbies: Soccer, cycling, bird watching, hiking, running - basically anything that gets me outdoors!

Kyle McLain, MD

Residents – Harbor-UCLA Department of Emergency Medicine (42)

Hometown: Birmingham, Michigan
Undergraduate: University of Michigan
Medical School: University of Michigan
Hobbies: Taking care of dogs, hiking, karaoke, eating well
Pet: Roareo! (Black cat with a white tummy)

Elise Molnar, MD

Residents – Harbor-UCLA Department of Emergency Medicine (43)

Hometown: Newport Beach, California
Undergraduate: Harvard University
Medical School: The University of Arizona College of Medicine, Phoenix
Hobbies: Orangetheory Fitness, hiking, collecting plants
Pets: A very old and cranky cat named Clawdrey Hepburn
Next Adventure: Getting Married!

Andrew Pham, MD

Residents – Harbor-UCLA Department of Emergency Medicine (44)

Hometown: Long Beach, California
Undergraduate: University of California, Berkeley
Medical School: University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine
Hobbies: Adventurous foodie, hiking/camping in national parks, beach bumming, EDM concerts
Favorite LA hotspot: Biking down the Venice Beach boardwalk, people-watching, eating endless acai bowls

Elizabeth Scott, MD

Residents – Harbor-UCLA Department of Emergency Medicine (45)

Hometown: Los Angeles, California
Undergraduate: University of California, Berkeley
Medical School: USC-Keck School of Medicine
Hobbies: Running (a lot), backpacking/hiking, yoga, making fancy breakfasts, writing, buying overpriced coffee
Favorite LA Hotspot: Trail running in the Santa Monica Mountains and Boy & Bear Coffee

Nishelle Shepard, MD

Residents – Harbor-UCLA Department of Emergency Medicine (46)

Hometown: Woodlake, California
Undergraduate: University of California, Santa Barbara
Medical School: University of California, Davis
Hobbies: Reading, especially sci-fi and fantasy genres, dogs, hiking in the western Sierras, knitting, drawing, and
maintaining a large indoor succulent collection, wakeboarding, wake surfing, and snowboarding

Jonathan Warren, MD

Residents – Harbor-UCLA Department of Emergency Medicine (47)

Hometown: Fremont, California
Undergraduate: UCLA
Medical School: David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA
Hobbies: Photography, hiking, indoor plants, exercise, medical education/teaching, movies/TV/video games
Next adventure: Photographing all 61 national parks over the next 10 years

Shane Zeshonski, MD

Residents – Harbor-UCLA Department of Emergency Medicine (48)

Hometown: Scranton, Pennsylvania
Undergraduate: Drexel University
Medical School: Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine
Hobbies: Drumming, reading, backpacking, hiking, running
Next Adventure: TBD, exploring some faraway land

Sarah “Zyz” Zyzanski, MD

Residents – Harbor-UCLA Department of Emergency Medicine (49)

Hometown: Brookline, Massachusetts
Undergraduate: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Medical School: Boston University School of Medicine
Hobbies: Musical theater, crime documentaries, international travel, badminton, archery, swimming, learning musical instruments, gardening (I grow my own herbs!), Tabata training

Aslam Akhtar, MD, PhD

Residents – Harbor-UCLA Department of Emergency Medicine (50)

Hometown:Los Angeles, California
Undergraduate:University of California, Irvine
Graduate Schools: University of California, Irvine & Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Medical School: George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences
Favorite LA spot: Biking the Strand
Hobbies:Construction, gardening, rooting for the Raiders
Next Adventure:Living (and hunting) in woods of the Pacific Northwest for a week

Elizabeth Avakoff, DO, MPH

Residents – Harbor-UCLA Department of Emergency Medicine (51)

Hometown: Foster City, California
Undergraduate:University of California, Berkeley
Graduate School: Boston University School of Public Health
Medical School:Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Favorite LA spot: Crescent Bay Point Park
Hobbies:Exploring the outdoors, hitting the gym, trying a new food spot or brewery, cooking, traveling
Next Adventure: Grand Canyon

John Bosco, MD, MPH

Residents – Harbor-UCLA Department of Emergency Medicine (52)

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Hometown:Yorktown Heights, New York
Undergraduate:Boston University
Graduate School: Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health
Medical School:New York Medical College
Favorite LA spot: Beach Path
Hobbies: Playing music, rock climbing, scuba diving, surfing, tennis, rollerblading
Next Adventure: Cenotes-Tulum, Mexico

Matthew Casarico, MD

Residents – Harbor-UCLA Department of Emergency Medicine (53)

Hometown:St. Augustine, Florida
Undergraduate:Florida State University
Medical School: Florida State University College of Medicine
Favorite LA spot: Manhattan Beach Pier
Hobbies: Surfing, guitar/music production, hiking, chilling with my dog
Next Adventure: Huntington Gardens

Melody Fang, MD

Residents – Harbor-UCLA Department of Emergency Medicine (54)

Hometown: Fremont, California
Undergraduate:University of California, Irvine
Medical School: Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
Favorite LA spot: Disneyland (yes I know, technically Anaheim)
Hobbies: Playing basketball, watching sports (mainly football and basketball), sunbathing at the beach, hiking
Next Adventure: Yosemite or Zion

Natalie Hernandez, MD, MPH

Residents – Harbor-UCLA Department of Emergency Medicine (55)

Hometown: Tucson, Arizona; San Francisco, California; Washington DC
Undergraduate: Stanford University
Graduate School:Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Medical School:University of California, San Francisco
Favorite LA spot: Redondo Beach at sunset
Hobbies: Dancing, soccer, petting dogs (wish I had one!), arts and crafts (lately cross-stitching)
Next Adventure: Would love to travel somewhere tropical with delicious food

Lyolya Hovhannisyan, MD, MSc

Residents – Harbor-UCLA Department of Emergency Medicine (56)

Hometown: Yerevan, Armenia/Glendale, California
Undergraduate:University of California, Los Angeles
Graduate School:University of California, San Francisco
Medical School: University of California, Los Angeles David Geffen School of Medicine
Favorite LA spot: Sunset at the beach
Hobbies: Rollerblading, etymology, hiking/camping, hammocking, music & arts
Next Adventure: Hop to Banff/Patagonia/Mount Ararat

Dan Im, MD

Residents – Harbor-UCLA Department of Emergency Medicine (57)

Hometown: South Korea/Gardena, California
Undergraduate:University of California, Los Angeles
Medical School:Northwestern University, The Feinberg School of Medicine
Favorite LA spot: Ohshima, all the restaurants in Koreatown, Palos Verdes
Hobbies: Netflix, exploring restaurants and leaving Yelp reviews, road trips, photography
Next Adventure: Food trip to Japan or Mexico!

Aaron Katrikh, MD

Residents – Harbor-UCLA Department of Emergency Medicine (58)

Hometown: West Hollywood, California
Undergraduate: Johns Hopkins University
Medical School: Rush Medical College of Rush University Medical Center
Favorite LA spot: The beach with my co-residents
Hobbies: Music production and DJing, Hiking, Travel, Swimming
Next Adventure: Any National Park

Kenneth Lee, MD

Residents – Harbor-UCLA Department of Emergency Medicine (59)

Hometown:Los Angeles, California
Undergraduate:Northwestern University
Medical School: Northwestern University, The Feinberg School of Medicine
Favorite LA spot: TNT Aloha Café
Hobbies: Running, snowboarding, basketball (UCLA, Lakers), golf (I am terrible and despite my best efforts, am not improving), photography, hanging out with my family and our dog Andie
Next Adventure: The motherland (Korea!)

Nicholas Macaluso, MD

Residents – Harbor-UCLA Department of Emergency Medicine (60)

Hometown:Merrick, New York
Undergraduate:Tufts University
Medical School: David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Favorite LA spot:I'm happiest when going for a long run on the Ballona Creek Bike Path!
Hobbies: I'm a runner, I'm always checking out different beaches, and I love trying new (vegetarian) foods! Also enjoy goin to the movies and chilling out at home, usually watching Survivor
Next Adventure: Hope to make it back to Italy to explore Florence!

Bradley McIntyre, MD

Residents – Harbor-UCLA Department of Emergency Medicine (61)

Hometown:Cincinnati, Ohio
Undergraduate:Ohio State University
Medical School: Rush Medical College of Rush University Medical Center
Favorite LA spot: Dave's Hot Chicken- any location
Hobbies:Biking, visiting national parks, musicals, fancy restaurants/dive bars
Next Adventure: Hiking/camping Mt. Rainier National Park

Niresh Perera, MD

Residents – Harbor-UCLA Department of Emergency Medicine (62)

Hometown: Northridge, California
Undergraduate: University of California, Riverside
Medical School: University of California, Riverside School of Medicine
Favorite LA spot:Reseda Point & Mulholland Drive Views
Hobbies: Beach, Hiking, Volleyball, Smash Bros., Pokémon, Breweries, Friendship
Next Adventure:Would love to travel to Hawaii or Japan

Karen Tate, MD

Residents – Harbor-UCLA Department of Emergency Medicine (63)

Hometown: Torrance, California
Undergraduate:California Lutheran University
Medical School:Michigan State University College of Human Medicine
Favorite LA spot:Any beach!
Hobbies: Running, spending time outside, going on adventures with my son and husband.
Next Adventure:Disneyland!

Joyce Wahba, MD

Residents – Harbor-UCLA Department of Emergency Medicine (64)

Hometown: Cupertino, California
Undergraduate: University of California, Berkeley
Medical School: University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine
Favorite LA spot: Hermosa Beach Volleyball Courts
Hobbies: Volleyball, hiking, low budget traveling, trying new foods, basically anything that involves friendship
Next Adventure:Southeast Asia is next on the bucket list!

Joshua Wasmund, MD

Residents – Harbor-UCLA Department of Emergency Medicine (65)

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Hometown: Memphis, Tennessee
Undergraduate: University of Memphis
Medical School: University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine
Favorite LA spot: Option 1
Hobbies: Hiking, Dog stuff, Dungeon's and Dragons (and any table-top nerdy game with friends), running, climbing
Next Adventure: Backpacking full Smoky Mountain portion of the AT

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Harbor-UCLA Medical Center is affiliated with UCLA, but operates independently from the David Geffen School of Medicine. The County of Los Angeles owns and operates Harbor-UCLA, and most residents and faculty are employees of the County.

Is Harbor UCLA a Level 1 trauma center? ›

A high-volume, high-acuity ED that is the only Level 1 Trauma Center, Pediatric Trauma Center, Pediatric Critical Care Center, Disaster Resource Center, Stroke Center, Academic STEMI Receiving Center and Nursing and Paramedic Training Center in the South Bay of Los Angeles.

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UCLA Health excellence in emergency room medicine

We're proud to offer: Advanced treatment for all ages: The Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center Emergency Department is a Level I trauma center and pediatric critical care center.

Is harbor a magnet at UCLA? ›

Recognized as Nurse Magnet hospital

Based on American Nurses Credential Center designation as of January 14, 2022.

What trauma level is Harbor-UCLA Medical Center? ›

Harbor-UCLA is the only ACS Level 1 Trauma center serving the greater South Bay and South Central area of Los Angeles. The Division of Trauma, Acute Care Surgery, and Surgical Critical Care responds to 4000 trauma activations each year with a 20% rate of penetrating trauma.

How many beds does Harbor UCLA Medical Center have? ›

Harbor-UCLA Medical Center is a 570-bed acute-care facility, owned and operated by the County of Los Angeles , and affiliated with the UCLA Schools of Medicine, Nursing and Dentistry.

What type of hospital is Harbor UCLA? ›

Harbor–UCLA Medical Center, is a 570-bed public teaching hospital located at 1000 West Carson Street in West Carson, an unincorporated area within Los Angeles County, California.

How do I make an appointment at Harbor UCLA Medical Center? ›

Make an Appointment. (424) 306-6500.

What is UCLA hospital known for? ›

UCLA Health earned top 10 rankings in 12 specialties: diabetes and endocrinology (3), gastroenterology/gastrointestinal surgery (4), geriatrics (4), pulmonology and lung surgery (4), ophthalmology (5), orthopaedics (5), psychiatry (5), cancer (8), neurology and neurosurgery (8), urology (8), cardiology and heart ...

Who owns UCLA Medical Center? ›

UCLA Health is a self-supporting nonprofit organization, owned and operated by the Regents of the University of California, to support the clinical activities of the professional schools of dentistry, medicine, nursing and public health21.

Why is the UCLA hospital named after Ronald Reagan? ›

“It's an extraordinary gift,” said UCLA Chancellor Albert Carnesale, who was joined by Reagan's wife, Nancy. “It comes from people who have great fondness and respect for Ronald Reagan and great fondness and respect for UCLA.”

What does magnet status for a hospital mean? ›

Magnet designation hospitals provide patients and their families with a benchmark by which to measure the quality of care they can expect to receive. The “Magnet” name helps patients identify hospitals where they can find satisfied nurses and expect to receive a higher level of care.

Is UCLA Santa Monica magnet? ›

UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center (SMCULA) achieved Magnet® recognition by the American Nurses Credentialing Center Magnet Recognition Program® for the second time in January, 2021!

When was Harbor UCLA hospital built? ›

How do I apply to UCLA Harbor? ›

How do I Apply?:
  1. Application.
  2. Personal Statement.
  3. Medical School Transcript.
  4. MSPE-Medical School Performance Evaluation.
  5. Three Letters of Recommendation. Categorical applicants must have one letter be a DOM Summary Letter of Evaluation (“Chair's Letter”). ...
  6. USMLE Transcripts.
7 Sept 2022

Does UCLA accept Medi Cal? ›

Does UCLA Health accept Medi-Cal insurance? Yes. Our hospitals accept government health insurance programs - Medicare and Medi-Cal.

How long should a new patient appointment be? ›

75 minutes, inclusive of the welcome session and tablet completion time.

Is it correct to say doctor's appointment? ›

Both doctor's appointment and doctor appointment are acceptable for describing a medical visit. In the first case the 's, instead of showing possession, is actually showing association; appointments of this nature are associated with doctors.

What is a return visit doctor? ›

When no specific follow-up is required, a “return if any problems” (specific problems can be noted if needed) or just f/u PRN in the note means the doctor gave the patient the responsibility to decide when to return.

When was Harbor UCLA hospital built? ›

How do I make an appointment at Harbor UCLA Medical Center? ›

Make an Appointment. (424) 306-6500.

How many beds does Harbor-UCLA have? ›

Identification and Characteristics
Name and Address:Harbor-UCLA Medical Center 1000 West Carson Street Torrance, CA 90509
CMS Certification Number :050376
Type of Facility:Short Term Acute Care
Type of Control:Governmental, County
Total Staffed Beds:407
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What type of hospital is Harbor-UCLA? ›

As a major teaching hospital and acute-care facility, Harbor-UCLA also provides 24-hour emergency services for acute medical, surgical, pediatric, obstetrics/gynecology, and psychiatric problems. Harbor-UCLA has earned designation as a Level I Trauma Center.

How do I apply to UCLA Harbor? ›

How do I Apply?:
  1. Application.
  2. Personal Statement.
  3. Medical School Transcript.
  4. MSPE-Medical School Performance Evaluation.
  5. Three Letters of Recommendation. Categorical applicants must have one letter be a DOM Summary Letter of Evaluation (“Chair's Letter”). ...
  6. USMLE Transcripts.
7 Sept 2022

How long should a new patient appointment be? ›

75 minutes, inclusive of the welcome session and tablet completion time.

Is it correct to say doctor's appointment? ›

Both doctor's appointment and doctor appointment are acceptable for describing a medical visit. In the first case the 's, instead of showing possession, is actually showing association; appointments of this nature are associated with doctors.

What is a return visit doctor? ›

When no specific follow-up is required, a “return if any problems” (specific problems can be noted if needed) or just f/u PRN in the note means the doctor gave the patient the responsibility to decide when to return.

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