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Resident Profiles

PGY4

Michael

Michael Beckman, MD

Hometown: Orange, CA
Undergrad: University of California, Berkeley (Go Bears!)
Medical School: Saint Louis University
Internship: New York Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist
Professional Interests/Future Goals: Pain Management, Traumatic Brain Injury, Ultrasound, Stem Cell/Prolotherapy, Medical Student Education
Hobbies: Cooking/Barbecuing, Flag Football, Beach, Hiking/Camping

Valerie Chaves-Arom

Valerie Chavez-Arom, MD

Hometown: Carson, CA
Undergraduate School: University of California, Irvine 
Medical School: Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine & Science
Internship: University of California, Irvine Medical Center
Professional Interests/Future Goals: Spinal Cord Injury, MSK and P&O. Open to all aspects of PM&R at this time but would definitely want to end up in the academic field.
Hobbies: Karaoke, rock climbing, piano, wine tasting, trying new foods

Nate Dusto

Nathaniel Dusto, MD

Hometown: Denver, CO
Undergraduate School: Colgate University 
Medical School: University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus 
Internship: University of New Mexico
Professional Interests/Future Goals: Interventional pain
Hobbies: Hiking, camping, cooking, music 

Pranamya Suri

Pranamya Suri, MD

Hometown: Plano, TX
Undergraduate School: Texas A&M University 
Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine
Internship: Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Surgery
Professional Interests/Future Goals: MSK, Dance Medicine, Interventional Pain
Hobbies: Indian classical dance, traveling, hiking, yoga, reading (nonfiction), cooking, Indian classical music

Ryan Turchi

Ryan Turchi, MD

Hometown: Huntington Beach, CA
Undergraduate School: California State University, Northridge
Medical School: Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine & Science
Internship: University of Illinois at Chicago
Professional Interests/Future Goals: Sports medicine and pain management
Hobbies: Hockey, football, traveling, relaxing at the beach, paddle boarding, fantasy sports

PGY3

Karim Fahmy

Karim Fahmy, DO

Hometown: Orange, CA
Undergraduate School: University of California, Irvine
Medical School: Western University of Health Sciences
Internship: University of California, Irvine, Internal Medicine Prelim
Professional Interests/Future Goals: Pain management, sports medicine, regenerative medicine
Hobbies: Basketball, NBA (Lakers fan), board games, traveling, racquetball, spike ball, volleyball

Peter Lee

Peter Lee, DO 

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Undergraduate School: University of California, Los Angeles
Medical School: Western University of Health Sciences
Internship: University of California, Irvine, Internal Medicine Prelim
Professional Interests/Future Goals: SCI, MSK, Spine
Hobbies: Powerlifting, Basketball, Fishing, Bowling, Hiking, Cooking

Tony Nguyen

Tony Nguyen, MD

Hometown: Fountain Valley, CA
Undergraduate School: University of California, Irvine
Medical School: University of California, Irvine School of Medicine
Internship: UCSF - Fresno, Internal Medicine
Professional Interests/Future Goals: General PM&R, inpatient rehab, outpatient MSK
Hobbies: Photography, piano, west coast swing, tennis, board games, Disneyland

Warren Reuland

Warren Reuland, MD

Hometown: San Juan Capistrano, CA
Undergraduate School: Stanford University
Medical School: LSU New Orleans
Internship: University of California, Irvine, Internal Medicine Prelim
Professional Interests/Future Goals: Interventional Pain/Sports Medicine
Hobbies: Playing basketball, running, hanging out with family and friends, video games

Rachel Sunico

Rachel Sunico, MD

Hometown: Fountain Valley, CA
Undergraduate School: University of California, Irvine
Medical School: University of California, Irvine School of Medicine
Internship: University of California, Irvine, Internal Medicine Prelim
Professional Interests/Future Goals: Diagnostic/therapeutic US, General physiatry, Pain management
Hobbies: Running, cooking, walking my cats

PGY2

Armand Ardestani

Armand Ardestani, DO

Hometown: North Hollywood, CA
Medical School: Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine, New York-Harlem Campus
Internship: SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Internal Medicine Prelim
Professional Interests/Future Goals: Pain management, MSK, sports medicine
Hobbies: Spending time with family, traveling, spending time in nature, beach, trying new foods

William Mendanha

William Mendanha, DO 

Hometown: Northridge, CA
Medical School: A.T. Still University School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona
Internship: Transitional Year at Tucson Medical Center
Professional Interests/Future Goals: Musculoskeletal pain mangement
Hobbies: Experimental Cooking, hiking, weight lifting, landscape photography, and walking my schnauzers

Grace Park

Grace Park, DO

Hometown: Fullerton, CA
Medical School: Western University of Health Sciences
Internship: Kaweah Health Medical Center
Professional Interests/Future Goals: MSK, sports medicine, inpatient rehabilitation, TBI
Hobbies: Hiking, tennis, Disneyland, spending time with faamily and friends

Jonathan Teng

Jonathon Teng, MD

Hometown: Fremont, CA
Medical School: Sidney Kimmel Medical College
Internship: Mercy Catholic Medical Center
Professional Interests/Future Goals: Inpatient rehabilitation MSK, regenerative medicine
Hobbies: Basketball, fitness, traveling, scuba diving

Theodora Wong

Theodora Wong, MD

Hometown: South Pasadena, CA 
Medical School: University of California, Irvine
Internship: Wellstar Kennestone Hospital
Professional Interests/Future Goals: Outpatient, pain management, nutrition
Hobbies: Traveling, cooking, spending time with family, yoga

Where Our Graduates Go

CLASS OF 2021

Elliot Chan, MD

Private Practice, MSK Group, Oakland CA

  

Shane Davis, MD

Sports Medicine Fellowship, Utah Valley Regional Medical Center, Provo UT

  

Andrew Lai, DO

MSK at VA Las Vegas, Las Vegas NV

  

Richard Thai, DO

Pain Medicine Fellowship, UCLA

  

Jennifer Wu, MD

Pediatric Rehab Fellowship, Harvard University, Boston MA

 

CLASS OF 2020

Fady Boutros, MD

Inpatient Rehabilitation, Arizona

 

Tyler Doornink, DO

Subacute Rehabilitation, Southern CA

 

Kiin Kim, MD

Inpatient Rehabilitation, St Jude Medical Center

 

Janice Lau, DO

Outpatient MSK, Kaiser Permanente

 

Kyaw Lin, DO

Pain Medicine Fellowship, UC Irvine

 

CLASS OF 2019

Alessandro Bragetti, MD

Subacute Rehabilitation, Southern CA

 

Alex Miner, DO

Inpatient Rehabilitation, Napa CA

 

Kevin Pelletier, MD

Pain/Regenerative Medicine Fellowship, Napa CA

 

Revik Vartanian, DO

Pain Medicine Fellowship, UC San Diego

 

Min Yoo, MD

Pain Medicine Fellowship, Northwestern University

 

CLASS OF 2018

Elise Adcock, MD

Pain Medicine Fellowship, University of Colorado

 

Jovauna Currey, MD

Sports Medicine Fellowship, UC Davis

 

Abdullah Kandil, MD

Pain Medicine Fellowship, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

 

Audrey Kohar, DO

Inpatient Rehabilitation, Little Company of Mary in San Pedro

 

Meghan Wilson, MD

Spinal Cord Injury Medicine Fellowship, Shirley Ryan Ability Lab (Northwestern University)

 

CLASS OF 2017

Jameel Khan, MD

Pain/Regenerative Medicine Fellowship, Napa CA

 

Tony Lo, DO

Pain Medicine Fellowship, MD Anderson Cancer Center in Texas

 

Stanley Poole, DO

Inpatient and General Rehabilitation, Sunrise Hospital in Nevada

 

Neal Washburn, DO

Sports Medicine Fellowship, UPMC

 

Bi-Ying Yeh, MD

Inpatient and General Rehabilitation, UC Irvine