Residents and Fellows

University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine

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  • Ahmad, Maria, M.D. (PGY2): Family Medicine

    Stacey CarrollMaria Ahmad M.D. (PGY2)

    • Medical School: University of Medicine & Health Sciences
    • Undergraduate College: University of Nevada, Reno
    • Career Goals: Full Spectrum Family Medicine, Hospital Medicine and Potentially Emergent Care.
    • Hobbies: I love watching sports & movies, playing basketball, reading books, biking, hiking, and traveling.

    Why did you choose the University of Nevada School of Medicine, Reno Family Medicine Residency?:I chose UNR Family Medicine Residency because Reno is my hometown. I went to undergrad here and wanted to stay near my friends and family. Also, the experience I had interviewing with this program really stood out to me. It was very nice to see how supportive the staff and residents were of each-other. After interacting with the faculty/residents, I immediately felt very welcomed. You can just see how devoted the faculty is to teach the residents. I instantly knew I would take away enough knowledge and experience with this program to achieve my career goals.

    Department of Family Medicine

  • Alexander, Magin, M.D. (PGY3): Internal Medicine

    Magin AlexanderMagin Alexander M.D. (PGY3)

    • Medical School: Government Medical College, Kozhikode
    • Hometown: Kerala, India
    • Career Goals: Fellowship/Hospitalist
    • Hobbies: Reading, Music, Astronomy

    Department of Internal Medicine

  • Allen, Sekani, MD (PGY2): Internal Medicine

    Dr Sekani J. Allen, MDSekani J. Allen MD (PGY2)

    • Medical School: University of Wisconsin School of Medicine & Public Health, Madison WI
    • Hometown: Racine, WI
    • Career Goals: Hematology/Oncology
    • Hobbies: Music, Spoken Word Poetry, Cooking, Video Games, Movie/Game Nights, Drawing, Weight Lifting, Social Activism

    Department of Internal Medicine

  • Au,, Alexander, MD (PGY2): Psychiatry

    Alexander Au, M.D.Alexander Au, MD (PGY2)

    • Medical School: University of Utah School of Medicine
    • Undergraduate College: University of Salt Lake City
    • Hometown: Salt Lake City, Utah
    • Hobbies: 1. Being a dog lover. My partner and I foster dogs. They've made me realize how much we take pets for granted and their role in our mental health. I intend to open an animal sanctuary to care for abandoned and unwanted pets and provide them with a happy life. 2. I'm currently writing a book (The Golden American Dream), about my grandparents who immigrated to the United States to chase the American Dream and open a Chinese restaurant - The Golden Tree Cafe. 3. I was a sponsored athlete for New Balance.

    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

  • Awad, Munadel, MD (Chief Resident): Internal Medicine

    Dr. Munadel Awad Chief Resident
    Munadel Awad MD

    • Completed Residency Programs: Internal Medicine, University of Nevada, Reno NV
    • Medical School: Universidad Central del Caribe
    • Undergraduate College: Montclair State University, Montclaire NJ
    • Undergraduate Degree: Biology
    • Hometown: Wayne NJ
    • Hobbies: Silverback Gorilla Wrangling, thinking of new hobbies, alchemy

    Department of Internal Medicine

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  • Baldwin, Colin, M.D. (PGY1): Family Medicine

    Colin BaldwinColin Baldwin M.D. (PGY1)

    • Medical School: University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine
    • Undergraduate College: University of Illinois, Chicago
    • Career Goals: Full spectrum Family Medicine, treating patients of all ages, in the clinic and the hospital.
    • Hobbies: Travel, art, food, outdoor activities, and spending time with my family!

    Why did you choose the University of Nevada School of Medicine, Reno Family Medicine Residency?:As a medical student at UNR, I was able to work with UNR FM residents and attendings throughout medical school. In my clinical rotations, I had such a great experience – the residents and attendings were very friendly and approachable. In addition to the great culture, the residency here gives great training for such a wide spectrum of medicine. And to top it off, Reno is a great place to live!

    Department of Family Medicine

  • Batimba Bessi, Valery, MD (PGY2): Internal Medicine

    Valery C. Batimba Bessi, MDValery C. Batimba Bessi MD (PGY2)

    • Medical School: Meharry Medical College, Nashville TN
    • Hometown: Yaounde, CMR / Huntsville, AL
    • Career Goals: Hospital / Critical Care
    • Hobbies: Plane spotting, Tennis, Traveling, Soccer (PSG fan)

    Department of Internal Medicine

  • Becher,, Tarra, MD (PGY2): Psychiatry

    Tarra Becher, M.D.Tarra Becher, MD (PGY2)

    • Medical School: University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine
    • Undergraduate College: University of Nevada, Reno
    • Hometown: Waimea, Hawaii
    • Hobbies: Camping - We recently renovated a 1964 travel trailer, but also enjoy backpacking and camping in remote areas. Land-sailing - I haven't been land sailing in the dry lake beds of Nevada for 9 years. I have competed in small local competitions. Hiking - I enjoy taking my son and two dogs hiking in the afternoons and on weekends. Sewing - swimwear and children's clothes are my favorite items to sew. Cooking - I especially love making pizza and pasta from scratch.

    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

  • Bennett,, Wynston, MD (PGY1): Psychiatry

    Wynston Bennett, MDWynston Bennett, MD (PGY1)

    • Medical School: The Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, WI
    • Undergraduate College: Carroll College (Helena, MT)
    • Research Interests: Telemedicine, Rural health, Collaborative Care Model/Integrated Behavioral Health, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
    • Hometown: Mead, Washington
    • Hobbies: Basketball (playing, coaching, watching...Go Zags!), skiing, hiking, painting, baking, nurturing my green thumb, animal rescue, anything involving dogs, all things JRR Tolkien

    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

  • Bester, Daniel, MD (PGY1): Family Medicine

    Daniel BesterDaniel Bester MD (PGY1)

    • Medical School: Saint James School of Medicine
    • Undergraduate College: University of Lethbridge, Canada
    • Career Goals: Inpatient medicine, Rural Medicine, and Sports Medicine. Do I have to choose just one?
    • Hobbies: I enjoy doing anything outdoors: skiing, camping, and hiking. I also like cooking and subsequently eating. I also enjoy road trips and exploring national parks.

    Why did you choose the University of Nevada School of Medicine, Reno Family Medicine Residency?:The program’s faculty and residents stood out during the recruitment and interview processes. I appreciated the program’s ability to prepare me to become a full-spectrum family medicine physician, and UNR’s opportunities for fellowships in the future. Of course, you can’t beat the area. I look forward to taking full advantage of Lake Tahoe and the Sierras!

    Department of Family Medicine

  • Beutler, Bryce, M.D. (PGY3): Internal Medicine

    Brittni UseraBryce Beutler M.D. (PGY3)

    • Medical School: University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine
    • Hometown: San Diego, CA
    • Career Goals: Radiology
    • Hobbies: Reading, Movies

    Department of Internal Medicine

  • Bolton,, Arbury, MD (PGY1): Psychiatry

    Charles Wielski, M.D.Arbury Bolton, MD (PGY1)

    • Medical School: University of Queensland SOM — Ochsner Clinical School (Brisbane, QLD, Au/New Orleans, La, USA)
    • Undergraduate College: University of San Francisco
    • Hometown: Auburn, California
    • Hobbies: live music, bad 80s bands, stouts on nitro, international travel, road trips, Lake Tahoe, ski/scuba/pilates, opera and Broadway, attempting to pet every dog that crosses my path, procrasti-baking

    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

  • Boppana, Sri Harsha, M.D. (PGY3): Internal Medicine

    Sri Harsha BoppanaSri Harsha Boppana M.D. (PGY3)

    • Medical School: Dr. PSI Medical College
    • Hometown: Mountain House, CA
    • Career Goals: Primary Care/Hospitalist/Fellowship
    • Hobbies: Bowling, Watching Movies, Board Games

    Department of Internal Medicine

  • Bowman,, Kelly, MD, (PGY5) Co-Chief Fellow (Fellow): Child Psychiatry Fellowship

    Kelly Bowman, M.D.Kelly Bowman, MD, (PGY5) Co-Chief Fellow (Fellow)

    • Medical School: Mercer University School of Medicine
    • Undergraduate College: Mercer University College of Liberal Arts
    • Undergraduate Degree: B.S. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
    • Research Interests: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
    • Hometown: Tyrone, GA
    • Hobbies: Parenting, reading science fiction/fantasy, crocheting, church

    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

  • Bradshaw,, Michael, MD - Renown Site Chief (PGY4): Psychiatry

    Michael Bradshaw M.D.Michael Bradshaw, MD - Renown Site Chief (PGY4)

    • Medical School: St. James School of Medicine
    • Undergraduate College: York University
    • Research Interests: VA inpatient Psychiatry, Emergency Psychiatry
    • Hometown: Toronto, Canada
    • Hobbies: Tennis, painting, hiking, podcasts, spending time with family and friends, road trips, playing with my cat.

    I chose UNR as my top program because of the cohesive and friendly culture of residents. They are inclusive and always have your back. Secondly, this program has amazing staff, faculty, and facilities. They give you an opportunity to work at a VA, State, and private hospital which gives you an array and diversity of patients and workflows. Lastly, geographically, Reno is amazing for nature, hikes, sunshine, biking, beaches with Tahoe and surrounding lakes nearby.

    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

  • Burningham, Tyson, MD (PGY2): Internal Medicine

    Tyson Burningham, MDTyson Burningham MD (PGY2)

    • Medical School: University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis MN
    • Hometown: Polson, MT
    • Career Goals: Connect with, and care for, patients and families with compassion; Advance the health of Native populations
    • Hobbies: Napping, hiking, polar dips

    Department of Internal Medicine

  • Bushman, Rhett, DO (PGY2): Family Medicine

    Rhett BushmanRhett Bushman DO (PGY2)

    • Medical School: Midwestern University Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine
    • Undergraduate College: Brigham Young University
    • Career Goals: Outpatient Family Medicine and Sports Medicine
    • Hobbies: Hiking with my dog, snowboarding, tennis, playing music, videography

    Why did you choose the University of Nevada School of Medicine, Reno Family Medicine Residency?:While the great outdoor scene in Reno and Tahoe was the initial draw for me to begin my training in Reno, it was the overall fantastic experience during my interview day that really sealed the deal. I knew right away that the residents and faculty were exactly the type of people I wanted to work with on a daily basis. The robust sports medicine program with the fellowship training was also a deciding factor in my decision to train at UNR.

    Department of Family Medicine

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  • Capannolo,, Lorenzo, MD (PGY2): Psychiatry

    Lorenzo Capannolo, M.D.Lorenzo Capannolo, MD (PGY2)

    • Medical School: University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine
    • Undergraduate College: University of Nevada, Las Vegas
    • Hometown: Las Vegas, Nevada
    • Hobbies: Playing basketball, volleyball, and tennis, watching basketball and soccer, lifting weights, playing video games, attending sporting events and concerts, travelling.

    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

  • Carroll, Stacey, M.D. (PGY3): Family Medicine

    Stacey CarrollStacey Carroll M.D. (PGY3)

    • Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine
    • Undergraduate Degree: University of California, Berkley
    • Career Goals: To practice full spectrum family medicine in a rural mountain or beach community, combining hospitalist and emergency medicine with outpatient care.
    • Hobbies: I enjoy any activity in nature but especially rock climbing, skiing/snowboarding, hiking, and surfing.

    Why did you choose the University of Nevada School of Medicine, Reno Family Medicine Residency?:Over and over, each program stressed the importance of “fit” and it was not until UNR that I truly understood what that meant. This obscure term came to represent an ease of conversation, common passions and a sense of belonging in a group of residents and faculty whom I had just met. Having spent most of my life in the Lake Tahoe area, returning to Reno felt like coming home to my favorite outdoor playground. The program also has so much to offer- community based in a university setting, unopposed in Emergency medicine and OB/GYN, rural, wilderness and sports medicine experiences with the added opportunity for a Master’s in Public Health.

    Department of Family Medicine

  • Chalikonda, Gayathri, MD (PGY2): Internal Medicine

    Gayathri Chalikonda, MDGayathri Chalikonda MD (PGY2)

    • Medical School: Northeast Ohio Medical University, Rootstown OH
    • Hometown: Atlanta, GA
    • Career Goals: To become a great physician
    • Hobbies: Running, reading

    Department of Internal Medicine

  • Chuang, Vincent, M.D. (PGY3): Internal Medicine

    Magin AlexanderVincent Chuang M.D. (PGY3)

    • Medical School: American University of the Caribbean
    • Hometown: Pomona, CA
    • Career Goals: Primary Care
    • Hobbies: Jogging, Food Adventures, Cooking

    Department of Internal Medicine

  • Crawford, Amanda, M.D. (PGY2): Family Medicine

    Amanda CrawfordAmanda Crawford M.D. (PGY2)

    • Medical School: St. George’s University
    • Undergraduate College: University of Nevada, Reno
    • Career Goals: My love for the scope of family practice coupled with a love of learning makes my future career an open book right now. I cannot wait to discover where this journey is taking me- whether it is full scope family practice, inpatient hospitalist or palliative care.
    • Hobbies: I love to be outside- hiking, running, skiing or paddle boarding up at Lake Tahoe! I also love to spend time with my family and friends. My husband and I have a pretty serious case of wanderlust and want to continue exploring the world. Other than that, you could find me sitting down with a good book or dabbling with some watercolor paints.

    Why did you choose the University of Nevada School of Medicine, Reno Family Medicine Residency?:My husband and I met during our undergraduate careers while volunteering at the School of Medicine. We left Reno to attend medical school together at St. George’s University- which was an amazing adventure that allowed us to study abroad and in a variety of locations throughout the United States. But after being away from home for so many years, we knew that coming back to our families and community was next in our journey. During our interview, we reconnected with faculty and residents that we had known from our undergraduate careers- and it truly felt like coming home for us. The entire UNR FMR team was welcoming, friendly and kind. The warmth we felt from the entire team coupled with our love for Nevada is why we chose UNR FMR for our budding careers as Family Medicine Physicians.

    Department of Family Medicine

  • Czerniski,, Byron, MD - NNAMHS Site Chief (PGY4): Psychiatry

    Byron Czerniski, M.D.Byron Czerniski, MD - NNAMHS Site Chief (PGY4)

    • Medical School: Thomas Jefferson University
    • Undergraduate College: Western Washington University
    • Research Interests: Addictions
    • Hometown: Aberdeen, WA
    • Hobbies: Baseball, hiking, my dogs, stand up comedy.

    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

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  • Dave, Mihir, M.D. (PGY3): Internal Medicine

    Mihir G. DaveMihir G. Dave M.D. (PGY3)

    • Medical School: M.P. Shah Government Medical College
    • Hometown: Gujarat, India
    • Career Goals: Primary Interest in Cardiology and Gastroenterology
    • Hobbies: Outdoor activities, exploring new places, watching movies

    Department of Internal Medicine

  • Davis, John Wayne, DO (PGY2): Family Medicine

    John Wayne DavisJohn Wayne Davis DO (PGY2)

    • Medical School: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
    • Undergraduate College: Penn State University
    • Career Goals: To provide high quality full-spectrum healthcare care to rural Nevadans. I wish to balance my practice in both the inpatient and outpatient setting, while also integrating osteopathic manipulative medicine when indicated.
    • Hobbies: Off-road expeditions, gardening, cooking, skiing, hiking, and exploring the outdoors with my dogs.

    Why did you choose the University of Nevada School of Medicine, Reno Family Medicine Residency?:It is truly the most unique and balanced residency training program I know of. The community-based model with the university setting, the incredibly friendly faculty and staff, the happy and confident residents were only a few examples of why my heart was set on this program. Furthermore, I have broad and evolving interests including rural and wilderness medicine, both of which are offered at UNR, along with many other opportunities. Furthermore, the Elko site offers a one of a kind training opportunity for which I am tremendously honored to be a part of. On top of a fantastic program, I see the Reno community as one of the best areas in this country to thrive in, that offers something for everyone. This comes from my perspective of traveling to all 50 states. Overall, I was impressed by all regards during my interview and knew this program was the right choice!

    Department of Family Medicine

  • Dhulipalli, Anita, M.D. (PGY3): Internal Medicine

    Anita DhulipalliAnita Dhulipalli M.D. (PGY3)

    • Medical School: Kasturba Medical College
    • Hometown: Hyderabad, India
    • Career Goals: Hospitalist or Endocrinology Fellowship
    • Hobbies: Dancing, Board Games, Adventure Sports, Cooking

    Department of Internal Medicine

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  • Evans, Andrew, M.D. (PGY3): Family Medicine

    Maria FernandezAndrew Evans M.D. (PGY3)

    • Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine
    • Undergraduate Degree: University of Texas at Tyler
    • Career Goals: Full spectrum family medicine with a focus on a holistic approach to patient management
    • Hobbies: I enjoy mountaineering, skiing, mountain biking, surfing, hunting, fishing, playing music, and learning new things.

    Why did you choose the University of Nevada School of Medicine, Reno Family Medicine Residency?:I chose the University of Nevada School of Medicine, Reno Family Medicine Residency because it truly felt like home. The program has done an amazing job of putting together not only a cohesive group of residents, but a faculty with a diverse skill set and background who truly care about Reno and have an obvious devotion to teaching. Each attending physician is approachable, knowledgeable, and genuinely invested in the residents as well as the patients. While sitting down for my first meal with this team, I was immediately aware of how much they enjoyed one another. And at the end of the day, enjoying the people you work with makes the long hours and little time off not feel like so much work.

    Department of Family Medicine

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  • Fisher Morabito, Loren, M.D. (PGY2): Family Medicine

    Loren Fisher MorabitoLoren Fisher Morabito M.D. (PGY2)

    • Medical School: Tulane University School of Medicine
    • Undergraduate College: California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo
    • Career Goals: To practice full-spectrum family medicine in both community clinic and hospital settings. I plan to provide compassionate care to underserved populations and serve those in a rural setting.
    • Hobbies: Trail running, climbing, skiing, surfing, pottery and painting

    Why did you choose the University of Nevada School of Medicine, Reno Family Medicine Residency?:This program not only stood out in the quality of academic training, but also gives Family residents a wide skillset on which to build their career beyond what most residencies have to offer. From rural training to wilderness and community medicine--there is no shortage of opportunities. There is also no shortage of kind, passionate, and inspiring staff, faculty, and fellow residents that seem eager to teach and want you to succeed. Living in the Eastern Sierras, certainly sets this place apart from the rest—actually, there was no comparison. With time off, my family and I can climb, ski, trail-run, mountain-bike, fish, canoe, or even drive out to the coast to be with family in California.

    Department of Family Medicine

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  • Garcia Rider,, Emmanuelle, MD (PGY4) (Fellow): Child Psychiatry Fellowship

    Emmanuelle Garcia-RiderEmmanuelle Garcia Rider, MD (PGY4) (Fellow)

    • Undergraduate College: University of Nevada, Reno
    • Research Interests: Forensics, Addiction, and academic
    • Hometown: Reno, NV
    • Hobbies: Running, knitting, and bread making.

    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

  • Ghuman, Jasmine, M.D. (PGY3): Internal Medicine

    Jasmine GhumanJasmine Ghuman M.D. (PGY3)

    • Medical School: M.G.M. Medical College, Aurangabad
    • Hometown: Patiala
    • Career Goals: To be a compassionate and skillful physician, learning and serving one day at a time
    • Hobbies: Travelling, Music, Spending time with my family and dogs

    Department of Internal Medicine

  • Gladwill, Vadim, M.D. (PGY3): Internal Medicine

    Vadim GladwillVadim Gladwill M.D. (PGY3)

    • Medical School: American University of the Caribbean
    • Hometown: Volgograd, Russia-Dayton, NV
    • Career Goals: Hospitalist or Fellowship
    • Hobbies: Hiking, working out, spending time with family and friends, sporting events and concerts, traveling and cooking.

    Department of Internal Medicine

  • Gokovski, Liron, MD (PGY2): Internal Medicine

    Liron Gokovski, MDLiron Gokovski MD (PGY2)

    • Medical School: University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City UT
    • Hometown: Salt Lake City, UT
    • Career Goals: Intensive-Care/cardiology
    • Hobbies: Alpinism, Paragliding, Backpacking, and Reading

    Department of Internal Medicine

  • Greenblat, Dylan, M.D. (PGY2): Family Medicine

    Dylan GreenblatDylan Greenblat M.D. (PGY2)

    • Medical School: St. George’s University School of Medicine
    • Undergraduate College: University of Nevada, Reno
    • Career Goals: Full spectrum care for the whole family – from infants to their grandparents – and primary care sports medicine.
    • Hobbies: Traveling the world with my amazing wife! Hiking, paddle boarding, camping, weightlifting, wood working, skiing, snorkeling, creating time for my family and friends, and getting lost in the woods while it’s snowing

    Why did you choose the University of Nevada School of Medicine, Reno Family Medicine Residency?:Nevada has always been my home and even when life has taken my wife and I elsewhere, I long for the mountains, sagebrush and untamed wilderness that make up this truly diverse yet unique state. It also just so happens that I met my wife – who is now also a family medicine physician - while volunteering at a medical clinic in Reno, so it should come as no surprise that we would want to make our home where our story began! During our medical school training we saw many different family medicine programs; learned what would allow us to excel and provide excellent care; and, always found ourselves looking at Reno as the perfect place to be. Extensive training running the full gamut of medicine was high on our list for a residency program, as we both desire the ability to take care of anyone, in any situation; however, it was also important to be learning alongside faculty physicians and senior residents whom we could really enjoy our time with – after all, the field of family medicine is just as much about lifelong medical care as it is about cherishing the bonds we have with others.

    Department of Family Medicine

  • Grunert, Tim, M.D. (Chief Resident): Family Medicine

    Kaley Getchis Chief Resident
    Tim Grunert M.D.

    • Medical School: University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine
    • Undergraduate College: University of Nevada, Reno
    • Career Goals: Health Advocacy/Policy Development and Medical Education
    • Hobbies: Playing Guitar/Piano, Swimming, SpikeBall, Rubik’s Cubing

    Why did you choose the University of Nevada School of Medicine, Reno Family Medicine Residency?The Family Medicine Residency at UNR Med provides such a strong family-feel to their residents and medical students. The extraordinary support, combined with the opportunity to earn a diverse education and participate in both advocacy and medical education, all in my own home was unmatched anywhere else. The faculty and residents here are those who shaped my love for Family Medicine, and the opportunity to learn and work alongside them is incredibly exciting!

    Department of Family Medicine

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  • Hanfy, Ahmed, M.D. (PGY3): Internal Medicine

    Ahmed HanfyAhmed Hanfy M.D. (PGY3)

    • Medical School: Ain Shams University
    • Hometown: Cairo, Egypt
    • Career Goals: To become and exceptional caring physician
    • Hobbies: Hiking, soccer, taking long road trips

    Department of Internal Medicine

  • Hansen,, Lucas, DO (PGY5) Co-Chief Fellow (Fellow): Child Psychiatry Fellowship

    Lucas Hansen, DO (PGY5) Co-Chief FellowLucas Hansen, DO (PGY5) Co-Chief Fellow (Fellow)

    • Medical School: Rocky Vista University, College of Osteopathic Medicine
    • Undergraduate College: Brigham Young University
    • Undergraduate Degree: B.S. in Exercise Science
    • Research Interests: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
    • Hometown: Sacramento, CA
    • Hobbies: Guitar, archery, skateboarding, and quilting

    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

  • Harker, Donald, M.D. (PGY1): Family Medicine

    Donald (Mario) HarkerDonald Harker M.D. (PGY1)

    • Medical School: St. George’s University
    • Undergraduate College: University of California, San Diego
    • Career Goals: Hospital Medicine, Full Spectrum Family Medicine, Medical Education, Research
    • Hobbies: Soccer, The Great Outdoors, Woodworking, Reading, Axe Throwing, Great Food, Watching Sports and Movies.

    Why did you choose the University of Nevada School of Medicine, Reno Family Medicine Residency?:Growing up in Reno I have always loved the location and the program could not have been more inviting. The atmosphere was inclusive, caring and driven which were qualities that I knew would help me in my future. Being able to be a part of a program that would help me succeed as well as staying close to friends and family was a nice bonus.

    Department of Family Medicine

  • Hasan, Syed, M.D. (PGY3): Internal Medicine

    Syed Abbas HasanSyed Hasan M.D. (PGY3)

    • Medical School: Khyber Medical College
    • Hometown: Peshawar, Pakistan
    • Career Goals: Want to be a compassionate Physician. Exploring different fellowship options.
    • Hobbies: To be a compassionate Physician. Exploring different fellowship options.

    Department of Internal Medicine

  • Henning, Thomas, DO (PGY2): Family Medicine

    Thomas HenningThomas Henning DO (PGY2)

    • Medical School: Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences
    • Undergraduate College: DePauw University
    • Career Goals: Full spectrum family medicine somewhere close to the mountains!
    • Hobbies: Cycling, rock climbing, backpacking, skiing, ping pong, spending time with family and friends

    Why did you choose the University of Nevada School of Medicine, Reno Family Medicine Residency?:As I considered where to continue my medical education, I knew I needed a program that offered well-rounded training, supportive faculty and staff, friendly residents and surroundings that afforded me chances to do what keeps me grounded. This program checked all of those boxes and I left my interview feeling like it was a place that I belonged!

    Department of Family Medicine

  • Hollen, Anna, M.D. (PGY3): Internal Medicine

    Anna HollenAnna Hollen M.D. (PGY3)

    • Medical School: UNR Med
    • Hometown: Reno, NV
    • Career Goals: Radiology
    • Hobbies: Cooking, hiking, video games

    Department of Internal Medicine

  • Hussain, Fahd, MD (PGY2): Internal Medicine

    Fahd Hussain, MDFahd Hussain MD (PGY2)

    • Medical School: University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston TX
    • Hometown: Roscoe, IL
    • Career Goals: Primary care vs hospital medicine vs fellowship TBD, involvement in global health; teaching medical students and residents
    • Hobbies: Learning languages, playing basketball, running, swimming, eating delicious food

    Department of Internal Medicine

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  • Ikram Khan, Mohammad, M.D. (PGY3): Family Medicine

    Mohammad Ikram KhanMohammad Ikram Khan M.D. (PGY3)

    • Medical School: St George’s University School of Medicine
    • Undergraduate College: University of Washington Seattle WA.
    • Career Goals: Interested in Fellowship in Sleep Medicine, OBGYN, Urgent care medicine, Hospitalist, and Outpatient medicine.
    • Hobbies: Spending time with family and friends, cooking, hiking, camping, watching movies, and listening to music.

    Why did you choose the University of Nevada School of Medicine, Reno Family Medicine Residency?University of Nevada School of Medicine, Reno Family Medicine Residency was my first choice for me. Asides from one of the best interviews of the season, I have heard many great things about the Family residency program while my stay at Reno during my third-year clinical rotations. I did a total of 18 weeks rotation at Renown Regional Medical Center, and I had the opportunity to explore the program at close. Therefore, I am honored that the program accepted me. I am deeply passionate about being a family medicine physician in rural areas, as my upbringing was in a village in the Northern parts of Pakistan in a small rural community. During my clinical rotations, I worked with healthcare professional whom I found dedicated to teaching and providing quality care. I loved the exposure and experiences working with a diverse population of health care professionals during my clinical rotation. I found the health care workers respectful & grateful for the services. These are some of the reasons why I choose this program. I am ambitious to pursue further medical education in the field of family medicine and I know that UNR Family Residency Program will help guide me through this process. Lastly, Reno and Elko are beautiful cities with an atmosphere and environment that I can see myself living and raising a family in the future.

    Department of Family Medicine

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  • Johansen, Kevin, MD (PGY1): Family Medicine

    Kevin JohansenKevin Johansen MD (PGY1)

    • Medical School: Keck School of Medicine of USC
    • Undergraduate College: Connecticut College
    • Career Goals: Start my own full spectrum family practice - currently interested in a sports medicine or wilderness medicine focus.
    • Hobbies: Skiing, biking, hiking, climbing, and cooking

    Why did you choose the University of Nevada School of Medicine, Reno Family Medicine Residency?:Where else would I want to be? UNR Family Medicine has the complete package. Friendships between residents and attendings are commonplace and they provide groundwork for an incredibly supportive work/learning environment. UNR's strong sports medicine program and the only family medicine wilderness fellowship were also of particular interest for me. Finally, Reno offers easy access (30 minutes) to the world class mountain activities Lake Tahoe.

    Department of Family Medicine

  • Johnson, Ryan, MD (PGY2): Internal Medicine

    Ryan Johnson, MDRyan Johnson MD (PGY2)

    • Medical School: University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine
    • Hometown: Vancouver, WA
    • Career Goals: Anesthesiology
    • Hobbies: Exploring Tahoe, skiing, snowboarding, recreational softball, basketball, foreign languages

    Department of Internal Medicine

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  • Keum, Yo, MD (PGY2): Internal Medicine

    Yo Sup Keum, MDYo Sup Keum MD (PGY2)

    • Medical School: Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine, Bryan TX
    • Hometown: Seoul, South Korea
    • Career Goals: still deciding
    • Hobbies: skiing, hiking, traveling, weight training

    Department of Internal Medicine

  • Khan, Sultan, MD (PGY2): Internal Medicine

    Sultan Khan, MDSultan Khan MD (PGY2)

    • Medical School: University of Missouri School of Medicine, Columbia MO
    • Hometown: St. Louis, MO
    • Career Goals: Still deciding
    • Hobbies: Reading, watching soccer, and board games.

    Department of Internal Medicine

  • Kletz,, Ned, MD - Chief Resident (PGY4): Psychiatry

    Ned Kletz, M.D.Ned Kletz, MD - Chief Resident (PGY4)

    • Medical School: American University of Antigua
    • Undergraduate College: University of Puget Sound
    • Research Interests: Adult Outpatient Psychiatry
    • Hometown: Berkeley, CA
    • Hobbies: Baseball, hiking, my dogs, stand up comedy

    Once I interviewed at UNR, I knew this was the place for me. I got such a wonderful vibe from all the residents and staff. That first impression has held true 2 years into residency with the family-like atmpsphere here. It's an incredibly supportive learning environment with attendings that take pride in teaching and make learning fun. There is also an emphasis on work-life balance and Tahoe is basically in our backyard which is a HUGE bonus!

    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

  • Koopman, John, M.D. (PGY3): Family Medicine

    John KoopmanJohn Koopman M.D. (PGY3)

    • Medical School: University of Colorado School of Medicine
    • Undergraduate College: University of California Santa Barbara
    • Career Goals: To provide cost-effective, evidence based, and inclusive care to my patients that promotes personal well-being and encourages everyone to be able to enjoy a healthy life filled with excitement and joy.
    • Hobbies: I am always looking for the next adventure and enjoy touring the national park system, kayaking, camping, snowboarding, hiking, and sailing. When at home I enjoy gardening and playing board games.

    Why did you choose the University of Nevada School of Medicine, Reno Family Medicine Residency?UNR offers exceptional full-spectrum Family Medicine education in a variety of training environments, perfect for those who want to experience everything a Family Medicine provider can do! The faculty demonstrate clear commitment to the growth and well-being of their residents as physicians, and the residents are exceptionally welcoming. UNR offers some unique training experiences and educational opportunities not available at most programs. Finally, no resident could ask for a better location for training than adjacent to the Sierra Nevada mountains and the Lake Tahoe area.

    Department of Family Medicine

  • Krone,, David, MD (PGY3) (Fellow): Child Psychiatry Fellowship

    David KroneDavid Krone, MD (PGY3) (Fellow)

    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

  • Kubac, Saige, M.D. (PGY3): Family Medicine

    Saige Elyse KubacSaige Elyse Kubac M.D. (PGY3)

    • Medical School: National University of Ireland, Galway
    • Undergraduate College: University of Nevada, Reno
    • Career Goals: Full Spectrum Family Medicine hopefully practicing in a rural community.
    • Hobbies: Most of my hobbies include the outdoors and doing anything physical/sports related but especially skiing, playing tennis, and hiking whenever given the chance.

    Why did you choose the University of Nevada School of Medicine, Reno Family Medicine Residency?When I visited the University of Nevada School of Medicine, Reno I was overwhelmed by the opportunities the residents had to practice in both urban and rural settings, the hands-on learning opportunities offered to them, and especially the welcoming, supportive staff and residents.

    Department of Family Medicine

  • Kunchakuri, Rajeswar, M.D. (PGY3): Internal Medicine

    Rajeswar KunchakuriRajeswar Kunchakuri M.D. (PGY3)

    • Medical School: Gandhi Medical College
    • Hometown: Hyderabad
    • Career Goals: Internist/Primary Care
    • Hobbies: Swimming, Snorkeling, spending time with family and friends.

    Department of Internal Medicine

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  • Landenberger,, Abigail, DO (PGY1): Psychiatry

    Brady Wells, D.O.Abigail Landenberger, DO (PGY1)

    • Medical School: Lincoln Memorial University - DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine
    • Undergraduate College: University of Hawa’i at Mānoa
    • Research Interests: Resiliency, substance induced schizophrenia, first break psychosis
    • Hometown: Los Angeles, California
    • Hobbies: Cooking (and eating) all different types of ethnic foods, playing the harp, volleyball, surfing, hiking, camping with my husband and pup

    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

  • Lopez, Nikita, M.D. (PGY3): Internal Medicine

    Nikita LopezNikita Lopez M.D. (PGY3)

    • Medical School: All India Institute of Medical Sciences
    • Hometown: Cochin, Kerala
    • Career Goals: Fellowship in Endocrinology
    • Hobbies: Listening to music, Bicycling

    Department of Internal Medicine

  • Lung, John, MD (PGY2): Internal Medicine

    John Lung, MDJohn Lung MD (PGY2)

    • Medical School: Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock TX
    • Hometown: Wilmington, DE
    • Career Goals: Undecided
    • Hobbies: Spending time with family and friends, exploring the great outdoors, reading nonfiction, cooking, traveling

    Department of Internal Medicine

  • Luong, Robert, MD (PGY2): Internal Medicine

    Robert Luong, MDRobert Luong MD (PGY2)

    • Medical School: Saint Louis University School of Medicine, St. Louis MO
    • Hometown: Huntington Beach, CA
    • Career Goals: Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine
    • Hobbies: Electric guitar, Bodybuilding, Archery, Surfing

    Department of Internal Medicine

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  • Maestas,, Ashley, DO (PGY1): Psychiatry

    Lorenzo Capannolo, M.D.Ashley Maestas, DO (PGY1)

    • Medical School: Western University of Health Sciences COMP-NW
    • Undergraduate College: University of Nevada Reno
    • Research Interests: Addiction and Harm Reduction, Psychosis, PTSD, TBI, and Psychosocial determinants of health.
    • Hometown: Las Vegas, Nevada
    • Hobbies: After living in Oregon for the past 10 years, I found a passion for hiking while simultaneously exploring the beauty of the Pacific Northwest. Along with chasing waterfalls and exploring new heights, I enjoy nature photography and capturing the beautiful landscapes of any new place to which I travel! Lastly, spending time with my family (which includes my fiancé and our 3 cats) is my favorite past time.

    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

  • Malley, Konstantin, M.D., Ph.D. (PGY3): Internal Medicine

    Konstantin MalleyKonstantin Malley M.D., Ph.D. (PGY3)

    • Medical School: Saint Louis University School of Medicine
    • Hometown: Fresno, CA
    • Career Goals: Fellowship in Gastroenterology
    • Hobbies: Hiking, Snowboarding, Tennis, Cycling, Travel

    Department of Internal Medicine

  • Malone,, Matthew, MD (PGY1): Psychiatry

    Tarra Becher, M.D.Matthew Malone, MD (PGY1)

    • Medical School: University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine
    • Undergraduate College: Stanford University
    • Research Interests: Adolescent addiction and mood disorders
    • Hometown: Las Vegas, Nevada
    • Hobbies: Hiking, fitness, meditation, and listening to music

    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

  • Martinez, Bridget, M.D. (PGY1): Family Medicine

    Bridget MartinezBridget Martinez M.D. (PGY1)

    • Medical School: St. George’s University School of Medicine
    • Undergraduate College: University of California, Merced
    • Career Goals: Outpatient Family Medicine and Biomedical Research; I will continually strive to bridge the gap between the advancement of scientific knowledge and improve therapeutic strategies for my patients.
    • Hobbies: Writing, Painting, Traveling, Learning new languages

    Why did you choose the University of Nevada School of Medicine, Reno Family Medicine Residency?:Nevada is home and its residents my family! I could not imagine working anywhere else. Outdoor activities are unparalleled, incredible water sports just around the corner with lake Tahoe about an hour away. You’ll never find another “biggest little city” quite like it. These reasons, coupled with UNR’s consistent reputation in offering an unrivaled training setting are why I choose UNR.

    Department of Family Medicine

  • Mikolaj,, Ian, MD (PGY3): Psychiatry

    Ian mikolaj, M.D.Ian Mikolaj, MD (PGY3)

    • Medical School: Saint Louis University
    • Undergraduate College: Ohio State University
    • Research Interests: Adult Psychiatry, Telepsych, and ECT.
    • Hometown: Seville, OH
    • Hobbies: Climbing, hiking, skiing, drawing, painting, live music, cooking, hot sauce, fermentation, movies, board games, Magic the Gathering.

    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

  • Mowery, Stephen, M.D. (PGY1): Family Medicine

    Stephen MoweryStephen Mowery M.D. (PGY1)

    • Medical School: Penn State College of Medicine
    • Undergraduate College: Grove City College
    • Career Goals: Full spectrum family medicine with involvement in medical education
    • Hobbies: Hiking, trail running, mountain biking, kayaking, skiing, photography

    Why did you choose the University of Nevada School of Medicine, Reno Family Medicine Residency?:Initially, I was attracted to University of Nevada Reno Family Medicine Residency by the boundless outdoor opportunities of the region and endless sunshine (I was living in the dreary Pacific Northwest at the time). After learning more about the program, I quickly took note of the camaraderie amongst residents and the mentorship of the attending physicians. After interviewing with the program, I knew that I would make lifelong friendships with my co-residents at UNR and would have exceptional guidance leading me to realize my full potential as a Family Physician.

    Department of Family Medicine

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  • Naik, Ishan, MD (PGY2): Internal Medicine

    Ishan Naik, MDIshan Naik MD (PGY2)

    • Medical School: Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland OH
    • Hometown: Riverside, CA
    • Career Goals: Hematology / Oncology
    • Hobbies: Gardening, Martial Arts, Astronomy, Meditation, Vegetarian Cuisine

    Department of Internal Medicine

  • Neveau,, Kevin, MD - VA Site Chief (PGY3): Psychiatry

    Kevin Neveau, M.D.Kevin Neveau, MD - VA Site Chief (PGY3)

    • Medical School: Midwestern University; Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine
    • Undergraduate College: University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point
    • Hometown: Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
    • Hobbies: Hiking, bagpipes, fitness, gaming, cars, conversations with strangers, animals of all kinds, and many more.

    Upon visiting this program, it was abundantly clear that this was a resident-focused program. Every resident I spoke with held the program with high regard and felt that they were cared for and listened to. The community faculty were friendly, supportive, and interested in helping residents grow into compassionate and competent physicians. After having settled here, I can confidently say that this still holds true. This coupled with the proximity to the Sierra Nevada Mountains made UNR the clear choice for me.

    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

  • Nicholis, Sylvia, MD (PGY2): Internal Medicine

    Sylvia Nicholis, MDSylvia Nicholis MD (PGY2)

    • Medical School: St. George’s University School of Medicine, West Indies, Grenada
    • Hometown: Bayside, NY
    • Career Goals: Undecided, possibly lifestyle medicine
    • Hobbies: hiking, tennis, cooking,

    Department of Internal Medicine

  • Nutakki, Kavitha, M.D. (PGY3): Internal Medicine

    Kavitha NutakkiKavitha Nutakki M.D. (PGY3)

    • Medical School: Siddhartha Medical College
    • Hometown: Gudivada, AP, India
    • Career Goals: Competent and compassionate physician providing quality of care for my patient.
    • Hobbies: Spending time with my family and friends, trying out new restaurants, cooking.

    Department of Internal Medicine

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  • Pakravan, Shawn, MD (PGY2): Internal Medicine

    Shawn Pakravan, MDShawn Pakravan MD (PGY2)

    • Medical School: Chicago Medical School, North Chicago IL
    • Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
    • Career Goals: Undecided
    • Hobbies: Shopping, cooking, traveling, yoga, working out

    Department of Internal Medicine

  • Palacios, Juan, M.D. (PGY3): Internal Medicine

    Juan L PalaciosJuan L. Palacios M.D. (PGY3)

    • Medical School: Universidad Autonoma de Sinaloa
    • Hometown: Jahuara, Sinaloa, Mexico
    • Career Goals: Hospital Medicine/Primary Care
    • Hobbies: Running, Road cycling, Backpacking, Hiking, spending time with my family

    Department of Internal Medicine

  • Perano, Gianni, M.D. (PGY2): Family Medicine

    Gianni PeranoGianni Perano M.D. (PGY2)

    • Medical School: Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney, Australia
    • Undergraduate College: University of Nevada, Reno
    • Career Goals: Patient centric family medicine, urgent care, wilderness medicine
    • Hobbies: Anything involving the outdoors, running, skiing, hiking, and travelling

    Why did you choose the University of Nevada School of Medicine, Reno Family Medicine Residency?:When you are interviewing for different medical programs, you constantly hear about this “click” you are going to feel with a program no matter how cliché it sounds. Well, that was my feeling with UNR’s family medicine residency. It really gave me a sense of community and family that I didn’t feel in my other interviews. It is a great program that provides flexibility to do the electives you desire, well also being affiliated with a University which provides great didactic learning opportunities. I’m so happy to have matched here and to start my new life back in Reno!

    Department of Family Medicine

  • Philippone, Michael, DO (Chief Resident): Internal Medicine

    Dr Michael Philippone DO Chief Resident
    Michael Philippone DO

    • Completed Residency Programs: Internal Medicine, Unity Health, Searcy AR
    • Medical School: Touro University, Vallejo CA
    • Undergraduate College: Ithaca College, Ithaca NY
    • Undergraduate Degree: Computer Science
    • Research Interests: Pulmonary/Critical Care, Mechanical Ventilation, Sepsis, Fluid Rescuscitation
    • Hometown: Rochester NY
    • Career Goals: Pulmonary/Critical Care
    • Hobbies: Cycling, Beer Snobbery, Podcasts (RadioLab, EMCrit, IBCC, Curbsiders), Hiking

    Department of Internal Medicine

  • Potter, Lucy, MD (PGY2): Internal Medicine

    Lucy Potter, MDLucy Potter MD (PGY2)

    • Medical School: Baylor College of Medicine, Houston TX
    • Hometown: Houston, TX
    • Career Goals: Hospitalist/Transplant Hospitalist
    • Hobbies: Home renovations, playing video games, playing with my cat

    Department of Internal Medicine

  • Prasad, Terrence, M.D. (PGY3): Internal Medicine

    Terrence PrasadTerrence Prasad M.D. (PGY3)

    • Medical School: Midwestern University, Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine
    • Hometown: Phoenix, AZ
    • Career Goals: 50% Hospitalist, 50% Specialty TBD
    • Hobbies: Hiking, Cooking, Golfing, Video Games, Football – Especially College USC Trojans!

    Department of Internal Medicine

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  • Rayner,, Thomas, MD - VA Site Chief (PGY4): Psychiatry

    Thomas Rayner M.D.Thomas Rayner, MD - VA Site Chief (PGY4)

    • Medical School: University of Utah
    • Undergraduate College: University of Utah
    • Research Interests: Adult Psychiatry
    • Hometown: Bountiful, UT
    • Hobbies: Family, golf, sports, fitness.

    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

  • Reddy, Pooja, M.D. (PGY3): Internal Medicine

    Pooja ReddyPooja Reddy M.D. (PGY3)

    • Medical School: Katuri Medical College, India
    • Hometown: Andhra Pradesh, India
    • Career Goals: Hospitalist/Primary Care Physician
    • Hobbies: Watching TV shows, spending time with family, Reading Novels and Traveling

    Department of Internal Medicine

  • Rose, Nick, M.D. (PGY3): Internal Medicine

    Nick RoseNick Rose M.D. (PGY3)

    • Medical School: University Of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine
    • Hometown: Las Vegas, NV
    • Career Goals: To be a compassionate Radiologist
    • Hobbies: Big game hunting, Disciple of the church of gains and long walks on the beach

    Department of Internal Medicine

  • Rosekrans, Samantha, M.D. (PGY2): Family Medicine

    Samantha RosekransSamantha Rosekrans M.D. (PGY2)

    • Medical School: St. George’s University School of Medicine
    • Undergraduate College: Harvard
    • Career Goals: I’m most interested in community medicine, but excited to see how my preferences evolve over the course of residency
    • Hobbies: I have lots! To name a few - Hiking, Cycling, Traveling to parts unknown, Culinary deep-dives

    Why did you choose the University of Nevada School of Medicine, Reno Family Medicine Residency?:At the start of the interview process, I was convinced that nothing would sway me away from my Bay Area roots. However, I immediately felt at home in getting to know the faculty and residents at this program, which I knew I couldn’t trade for anything. Ultimately, I wanted to be at a place where I deeply resonated with the people. Those that constitute the UNR team are approachable, warm, smart, funny, and authentic; they’re really the kind of people you just want to be around. And then of course the surrounding beauty of the land and access to unparalleled nature was an undeniable draw! I couldn’t be more thrilled to be a part of this program.

    Department of Family Medicine

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  • Sai Gaddipati, Haritha Sri, M.D. (PGY3): Internal Medicine

    Haritha Sri Sai GaddipatiHaritha Sri Sai Gaddipati M.D. (PGY3)

    • Medical School: Shadan Institute of Medical Sciences
    • Hometown: Hyderbad, India
    • Career Goals: Hospitalist, Endocrinology Fellowship
    • Hobbies: Dancing, Hiking, travelling, watching Movies

    Department of Internal Medicine

  • Sanford, Andrea, M.D. (PGY3): Family Medicine

    Amy ScullionAndrea Sanford M.D. (PGY3)

    • Medical School: University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine
    • Undergraduate College: The University of Nevada, Reno
    • Career Goals: I hope to be a family physician who treats people of all ages and backgrounds. I hope to stay in the Reno area after finishing residency.
    • Hobbies: On my days off, I try to spend most of my time outside. I enjoy hiking, running, snow boarding, wake boarding, and spending the day on the beaches of Lake Tahoe. I also volunteer with the high school group at my church.

    Why did you choose the University of Nevada School of Medicine, Reno Family Medicine Residency?I had the pleasure of attending medical school in this amazing city and learning from many of the faculty in the family medicine program. I chose to stay to continue to be near family, to be close to the mountains, and to continue to learn from the amazing faculty in this program!

    Department of Family Medicine

  • Seeni, Ramamahesh, MD (PGY2): Internal Medicine

    Ramamahesh Seeni, MDRamamahesh Seeni MD (PGY2)

    • Medical School: George Washington University, Washington DC
    • Hometown: Milpitas, CA
    • Career Goals: Hospitalist, Hospital Administrator
    • Hobbies: Basketball, Golf, Soccer, DC and Marvel comics/TV shows

    Department of Internal Medicine

  • Sha,, Steven, MD (PGY3): Psychiatry

    Steven Sha, M.D.Steven Sha, MD (PGY3)

    • Medical School: Touro University, California
    • Undergraduate College: Macalester College
    • Research Interests: LGBT mental health, cultural competency, acute psychosis.
    • Hometown: Las Vegas, NV
    • Hobbies: Cats, knitting accessories for my cats, attempting vegan recipes, hiking, video games (recent PC gaming convert), local coffee roasteries, catching pokemon, podcasts.

    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

  • Sheikh, Mohammad, M.D. (PGY3): Internal Medicine

    Mohammad SheikhMohammad Sheikh M.D. (PGY3)

    • Medical School: St. George’s University
    • Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
    • Career Goals: Cardiac Critical Care
    • Hobbies: Spending time with my wife and kids

    Department of Internal Medicine

  • Sjoquist, Christine, M.D. (PGY3): Family Medicine

    Joseph TanbakuchiChristine Sjoquist M.D. (PGY3)

    • Medical School: University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine
    • Undergraduate College: Dartmouth College
    • Career Goals: Developing long-term relationships with patients, identifying their goals and priorities and working toward those together. Being a preventative medicine advocate. Becoming very good at musculoskeletal medicine.
    • Hobbies: Rock climbing, mountain biking, running, yoga, reading, knitting, watching 80s and 90s action movies

    Why did you choose the University of Nevada School of Medicine, Reno Family Medicine Residency?There were many reasons that I chose this program. My husband and I moved to Reno in 2015 for me to start medical school. Rock climbing has been a driving factor in our lives for 20 years, and it is no coincidence that we chose to live within short drives of Tahoe, Bishop and Yosemite. In fact, Reno is a great place for all the yuppie activities, including running, mountain biking, etc... and we have enjoyed these with good friends over the last four years. Having gone to med school in Reno, I worked closely with this program's residents and faculty during third and fourth years. I have always enjoyed their sense of community, and have had great respect for their professional skills. This program has an excellent reputation among the Reno medical community. That there is a sports medicine fellowship here in Reno is a big bonus for me!

    Department of Family Medicine

  • Soor, Deepak, M.D. (PGY3): Internal Medicine

    Deepak SoorDeepak Soor M.D. (PGY3)

    • Medical School: St. George’s University
    • Hometown: Sacramento, CA
    • Career Goals: Want to provide best care possible to my patients by building strong physician-patient relationship
    • Hobbies: I love to travel, playing cricket and volleyball, also like to spend time with family and friends

    Department of Internal Medicine

  • Sprano, Jacob, DO (Chief Resident): Family Medicine

    Jacob Sprano Chief Resident
    Jacob Sprano DO

    • Medical School: Kansas City University of Medicine
    • Undergraduate College: The College of Wooster
    • Career Goals: Full spectrum family medicine
    • Hobbies: Hiking, camping, backpacking, hunting, dipnetting, soccer, spikeball, reading

    Why did you choose the University of Nevada School of Medicine, Reno Family Medicine Residency?There were a lot of great reasons for me to choose this program. I was initially drawn to apply here because of the great outdoor access and my desire to move out west again; however, after interviewing I was blown away by the friendliness of the residents and faculty. UNR family med strikes a great balance between the resources of a larger academic institution and a smaller community feel that allows family docs to practice cradle to grave medicine. All the residents are eager to learn and always willing to help and teach! I couldn’t be happier with my choice to be here in Reno.

    Department of Family Medicine

  • Sreenivasan, Sachin, MD (PGY2): Internal Medicine

    Sachin Sreenivasan, MDSachin Sreenivasan MD (PGY2)

    • Medical School: Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso, El Paso TX
    • Hometown: Amarillo, TX
    • Career Goals: Fellowship, undecided specialty
    • Hobbies: Basketball, Football, Hiking, Trying New Restaurants

    Department of Internal Medicine

  • Sundaram, Sruthi, MD (PGY2): Internal Medicine

    Sruthi Sundaram, MDSruthi Sundaram MD (PGY2)

    • Medical School: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati OH
    • Hometown: Stow, OH
    • Career Goals: global health, hospital medicine, academic medicine, teaching
    • Hobbies: Hiking, singing, producing music

    Department of Internal Medicine

  • Syed, Kashmala, M.D. (PGY3): Internal Medicine

    Kashmala SyedKashmala Syed M.D. (PGY3)

    • Medical School: Frontier Medical College
    • Hometown: Pakistan
    • Career Goals: Primary Care Physician
    • Hobbies: Swimming, Hiking

    Department of Internal Medicine

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  • Taha, Moutaz, M.D. (PGY3): Internal Medicine

    Moutaz TahaMoutaz Taha M.D. (PGY3)

    • Medical School: University of Gezira, Sudan
    • Hometown: Khartoum, Sudan
    • Career Goals: Pul/Critical Care vs. Cardiology
    • Hobbies: Real Football (Soccer), Vollyball

    Department of Internal Medicine

  • Tate,, Alyssa, MD (PGY1): Psychiatry

    Alexander Au, M.D.Alyssa Tate, MD (PGY1)

    • Medical School: Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University
    • Undergraduate College: University of Delaware
    • Research Interests: Homelessness, Loneliness/Social Isolation, Quality Improvement in Addiction Medicine, Student Run Clinics
    • Hometown: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    • Hobbies: Road-tripping; Cooking, especially learning new international cuisines; Reading memoirs and biographies; Wine (took level 1 sommelier class)

    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

  • Thomas, Nathan, M.D. (PGY3): Family Medicine

    Amanda WagnerNathan Thomas M.D. (PGY3)

    • Medical School: Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine
    • Undergraduate College: Brigham Young University
    • Career Goals: I plan on doing primary care sports medicine. Although sports are my passion, my wife and I both grew up in small towns, and practicing full-scope rural medicine is definitely something I’m interested in as well.
    • Hobbies: Nothing is better than spending time with my wife, son, and our families. I love to play all sports, but basketball is king. I enjoy lifting weights and I have a goal to start training for triathlons. We love food in my family. I recently bought a smoker and want to master the art of smoking brisket, ribs, and other meats.

    Why did you choose the University of Nevada School of Medicine, Reno Family Medicine Residency?My interview experience here is really what sold me. It was obvious that the residents have a great sense of comradery, not only with each other but with the faculty as well. It seemed like such a comfortable place to be where people support each other and make each other better. My wife grew up close to Reno and being close to family is important to us. We love the area and think it would be a great place to raise our children. I know this residency will train me well for full-scope practice, and it has a strong sports medicine fellowship as well.

    Department of Family Medicine

  • Torres, Mark, M.D. (PGY3): Internal Medicine

    Mark Joseph TorresMark Joseph Torres M.D. (PGY3)

    • Medical School: University of Washington
    • Hometown: Manila, Philippines
    • Career Goals: Hospitalist
    • Hobbies: Reading

    Department of Internal Medicine

  • Tran, Ngoc, MD (PGY2): Internal Medicine

    MDNgoc Khuyen Tran MD (PGY2)

    • Medical School: American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, Sint Maarten
    • Hometown: Memphis TN
    • Career Goals: Primary Care, Addiction Medicine
    • Hobbies: Spending time in the sun meandering through the nooks and crannies of a city; Plants

    Department of Internal Medicine

  • Tsen, Adam, MD (PGY2): Internal Medicine

    Adam Tsen, MDAdam Tsen MD (PGY2)

    • Medical School: Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock TX
    • Hometown: Seguin, Texas
    • Career Goals: Considering a fellowship
    • Hobbies: Meme master, video games, Pokemon master, nap enthusiast, eating food, playing with ALL dogs, and hanging with friends

    Department of Internal Medicine

  • Turcotte, Mariah, M.D. (PGY1): Family Medicine

    Mariah TurcotteMariah Turcotte M.D. (PGY1)

    • Medical School: University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine
    • Undergraduate College: University of Nevada, Reno
    • Career Goals: Inpatient and Outpatient Family Medicine
    • Hobbies: Riding horses, taking care of our farm, spending time with family and friends

    Why did you choose the University of Nevada School of Medicine, Reno Family Medicine Residency?:The Reno Family Medicine Residency program has everything I was looking for when it came to training. Not only do you get exposed to and learn broad spectrum medicine, but the group that you work with are exceptional. I was lucky enough to work with the wonderful faculty over the last couple years and already knew that this was the place that I wanted to be. The program here is the reason I was able to discover my passion for family medicine and I am honored to be able to work with and learn from everyone in this program in such a wonderful city.

    Department of Family Medicine

  • Turich, Lauren, M.D. (PGY1): Family Medicine

    Lauren TurichLauren Turich M.D. (PGY1)

    • Medical School: Saint James School of Medicine
    • Graduate College: The George Washington University
    • Undergraduate College: California State University, Monterey Bay
    • Career Goals: Public Health; Health Policy and Advocacy; Social Medicine; Academic Medicine; Preventative Medicine
    • Hobbies: Tacos, going to Trader Joe’s, Peloton, being a plant mom, writing, backpacking, going to the lake, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.

    Why did you choose the University of Nevada School of Medicine, Reno Family Medicine Residency?:I was first introduced to the program while attending the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) National Conference. I felt like I immediately connected with the residents and faculty during that event. It was energizing to learn about the opportunities residents have to develop their knowledge and skills as quality family physicians while simultaneously being supported in the exploration of their own academic and clinical interests. I love the program’s proximity to Lake Tahoe and the 250+ sunny days a year in Reno.

    Department of Family Medicine

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  • Valadez, Jacqueline, D.O. (PGY3): Internal Medicine

    Jacqueline ValadezJacqueline Valadez D.O. (PGY3)

    • Medical School: Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine
    • Hometown: Las Vegas, NV
    • Career Goals: Undecided
    • Hobbies: Cooking, Travel, Yoga

    Department of Internal Medicine

  • Veerabattini, Naresh, M.D. (PGY3): Internal Medicine

    Naresh Kumar VeerabattiniNaresh Kumar Veerabattini M.D. (PGY3)

    • Medical School: Shadan Institute of Medical Sciences
    • Hometown: Hyderabad, India
    • Career Goals: Pulmonary/Critical Care
    • Hobbies: Cricket, Soccer, Badminton, Hiking, Chess, Movies

    Department of Internal Medicine

  • Velasco, George, MD (PGY2): Internal Medicine

    George Velasco M.D.George Velasco MD (PGY2)

    • Medical School: American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, Sint Maarten
    • Hometown: Long Beach, CA
    • Career Goals: Underserved Populations, Medical Education, Ringside Medicine
    • Hobbies: Boxing, Punk Rock, Ribeye

    Department of Internal Medicine

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  • Walsh, Adriana, M.D. (PGY3): Internal Medicine

    Adriana WalshAdriana Walsh M.D. (PGY3)

    • Medical School: San Juan Bautista School of Medicine
    • Hometown: Chandler, AZ
    • Career Goals: Hospitalist Medicine
    • Hobbies: Aerobics, Dancing, Traveling, Learning new languages, Qigong, Bonding with family and my dog.

    Department of Internal Medicine

  • Warnock,, Emily, MD (PGY3): Psychiatry

    Emily Warnock, M.D.Emily Warnock, MD (PGY3)

    • Medical School: University of Colorado
    • Undergraduate College: Kalamazoo College
    • Research Interests: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
    • Hometown: Grand Rapids, MI
    • Hobbies: Spending time with my family, playing Magic the Gathering and any other tabletop games, skiing.

    I chose UNR because I wanted to learn the practice of psychiatry in public, private, and VA hospitals. I also liked the opportunity to pursue a child and adolescent fellowship integrated into the residency program. I've noticed faculty are always a phone call or text away and always available to talk; they really care about the residents. Lastly, my family has loved living in a beautiful area with plenty of year-round outdoor recreation!

    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

  • Wells,, Brady, DO (PGY2): Psychiatry

    Brady Wells, D.O.Brady Wells, DO (PGY2)

    • Medical School: Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine of Midwestern University
    • Undergraduate College: Brigham Young University Provo, Utah
    • Hometown: Orem, Utah
    • Hobbies: Spearfishing and free-diving, cross-country skiing, boating and wakeboarding, fluent in Chuukese. Chuuk: the people, language, and culture. Skiing and snowboarding, triathlons, tennis, soccer, pickleball, canyoneering, hiking and camping. J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle Earth.

    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

  • Wennerberg, George, MD (PGY2): Internal Medicine

    George Wennerberg Jr, MDGeorge Wennerberg MD (PGY2)

    • Medical School: Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, CA
    • Hometown: Hagerstown, MD
    • Career Goals: Unsure, but open to anything. Considering a fellowship.
    • Hobbies: Road biking, running, swimming, hiking, chess, reading history books, watching movies, and spending time with my wife.

    Department of Internal Medicine

  • Wentz,, Isaac, MD (PGY3): Psychiatry

    Isaac Wentz, M.D.Isaac Wentz, MD (PGY3)

    • Medical School: University of Washington
    • Undergraduate College: University of Wyoming
    • Research Interests: Adult outpatient, telepsychiatry, considering inpatient or forensics.
    • Hometown: Casper, Wyoming
    • Hobbies: Biking, chess, hiking, Tahoe, microbrews, axe throwing, festivals, family and friends.

    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

  • Wielski,, Charles, MD (PGY2): Psychiatry

    Charles Wielski, M.D.Charles Wielski, MD (PGY2)

    • Medical School: Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine & Science
    • Undergraduate College: University of California, Berkeley
    • Hometown: Berkeley, California
    • Hobbies: Fitness, cycling, film, literature, architecture & design, comedy.

    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

  • Wilson,, McKenzie, DO (PGY2): Psychiatry

    Mackenzi Wilson, D.O.McKenzie Wilson, DO (PGY2)

    • Medical School: Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine - California
    • Undergraduate College: University of California, Los Angeles
    • Research Interests: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Stoicism, East Asian languages
    • Hometown: Grass Valley, California
    • Hobbies: Fly fishing, cultural-based cooking, beekeeping, hiking, camping, craft brewing, cinema, running, yoga.

    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

  • Wolfe,, Michael, MD (PGY4): Psychiatry

    Michael Wolfe M.D.Michael Wolfe, MD (PGY4)

    • Medical School: St. George's University
    • Undergraduate College: University of California, Davis
    • Research Interests: Adult Inpatient Psychiatry
    • Hometown: San Jose, CA
    • Hobbies: Sports, comedy, Sci-Fi, hanging out with family and friends, enjoying delicious Reno restaurants.

    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

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  • Yadav, Sakshi, M.D. (PGY3): Internal Medicine

    Sakshi YadavSakshi Yadav M.D. (PGY3)

    • Medical School: Jawaharlal Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research
    • Hometown: Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India
    • Career Goals: Inclined towards Gastroenterology
    • Hobbies: Cooking, Reading, Swimming, Organizing, DIY Projects

    Department of Internal Medicine

  • Yavuz, Omer, M.D. (PGY3): Internal Medicine

    Sakshi YadavOmer F. Yavuz M.D. (PGY3)

    • Medical School: Hacettepe Faculty of Medicine
    • Hometown: Houston, TX
    • Career Goals: Gastroenterology
    • Hobbies: Electric-Acoustic and Bass player. Basketball, web development

    Department of Internal Medicine

  • Yu, Richard, MD (PGY2): Internal Medicine

    Richard Xiran YuRichard Xiran Yu MD (PGY2)

    • Medical School: Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis IN
    • Hometown: Honolulu, HI
    • Career Goals: Pulmonary/Critical Care Medicine
    • Hobbies: Hiking, US National Parks, tennis, video games, skiing, and food!

    Department of Internal Medicine

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  • Zachariash, David, DO (PGY2): Family Medicine

    David ZachariashDavid Zachariash DO (PGY2)

    • Medical School: A.T. Still University School of Osteopathic Medicine
    • Undergraduate College: Eastern Washington University
    • Career Goals: Sports medicine, outpatient medicine
    • Hobbies: Rock climbing, skiing, running, soccer, and spending time with friends and family

    Why did you choose the University of Nevada School of Medicine, Reno Family Medicine Residency?:I chose the University of Nevada School of Medicine, Reno for several reasons. The program has been around for a long time and has a strong reputation. During my interview I was impressed by the supportive medical education culture and cohesiveness amongst faculty and residents. Also, there are vast training opportunities and a variety of settings train in. In addition, the location is hard to beat with the close proximity to the mountains and lake Tahoe. Overall, I felt the program and location were a great fit.

    Department of Family Medicine