Residents and Fellows

University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine


  • Magnuson, Marja, D.O. (PGY2): Family Medicine

    Marja-Liisa MagnusonMarja Magnuson D.O. (PGY2)

    • Medical School: Touro University, California
    • Graduate College: UC Davis
    • Undergraduate College: UC Davis
    • Career Goals: Small town, rural, full scope family medicine
    • Hobbies: Mountain biking, running, backpacking, being outside, being in the mountains, cooking, spending time with friends and family

    Why did you choose the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine Family Medicine Residency? I chose UNR because of the people and passion they had for the program. I was amazed at the general feeling I had for the program just by meeting the residents and faculty the night before my interview. I was also drawn to the program because of the ability to spend additional time in sports medicine. Lastly, of course the proximity to the mountains and the endless outdoor opportunities was a definite factor in choosing UNR!

    Department of Family Medicine

  • Mahboob, Sumaiya, M.D. (PGY1): Internal Medicine

    Sumaiya MahboobSumaiya Mahboob M.D. (PGY1)

    • Medical School: Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College
    • Hometown: Dhaka, Bangladesh
    • Career Goals: Hospitalist for now, open to explore options
    • Hobbies: Finding new restaurants to try for new food, binge watching TV series, hiking, running, making personalized handmade gifts.. and oh, Harry Potter

    Department of Internal Medicine

  • McLean, Benjamin, M.D. (PGY2): Psychiatry

    Benjamin McLean M.D. (PGY2)

    • Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine
    • Undergraduate College: University of North Dakota
    • Undergraduate Degree: B.S. in Psychology
    • Research Interests: Emergency Psychiatry, Addiction Medicine
    • Hobbies: Traveling, hiking, hockey, soccer, reading, painting, running

    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

  • McNerney, Patrick, D.O. (PGY2): Internal Medicine

    Patrick McNerney D.O.Patrick McNerney D.O. (PGY2)

    • Medical School: LECOM
    • Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA
    • Career Goals: Hospitalist
    • Hobbies: Skiing, Hiking, Interpretive dance, Extreme hopscotch, Beetle fighting

    Department of Internal Medicine

  • Meghji, Zahara, M.D. (PGY1): Internal Medicine

    Zahara MeghjiZahara Meghji M.D. (PGY1)

    • Medical School: International Medical and Technological University
    • Hometown: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
    • Career Goals: Fellowship in Cardiology
    • Hobbies: Travelling, hiking, watching movies, and spending time with family and friends

    Department of Internal Medicine

  • Melone, Amanda, M.D. (Fellow): Child Psychiatry Fellowship

    Amanda Melone M.D. (Fellow)

    • Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine
    • Undergraduate College: University of Nevada, Reno
    • Undergraduate Degree: B.A. in Psychology
    • Research Interests: Child and adolescent psychiatry
    • Hobbies: Seeing live music, swimming, hiking, board games, and spending time with family and friends.

    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

  • Moshman, Jennifer, M.D. (PGY1): Internal Medicine

    Jennifer MoshmanJennifer Moshman M.D. (PGY1)

    • Medical School: Oregon Health & Science University
    • Hometown: Portland, Oregon
    • Career Goals: Primary care and preventive health
    • Hobbies: Hiking, going to concerts, reading books for pleasure (book clubs are my jam)

    Department of Internal Medicine

  • Murray, Kathleen, M.D. (PGY3): Family Medicine

    Kathleen MurrayKathleen Murray M.D. (PGY3)

    • Medical School: University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine
    • Undergraduate College: University of California, Berkeley
    • Career Goals: I hope to return to the rural community in which I was born to practice full spectrum, cradle to grave, rural family medicine. Home visits are a must! Remaining actively engaged in the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine is also very important to me; I enjoy teaching and would love to integrate medical student and resident education into my future practice. Lastly, I see wilderness medicine as the perfect coalescence of my love of rural medicine and the outdoors and thus aim to weave wilderness medicine into my residency training and career.
    • Hobbies: Growing up in rural northern California in the Sierra Nevadas, a mountain to explore or a pristine lake to dip in was out my back door. Consequently, my happiness and wellbeing are directly related to the outdoor landscape in which I live. Backcountry skiing, snowshoeing, hiking, backpacking, and camping are a few of my favorite activities. I also enjoy playing any rec league sport, gardening, cooking and spending as much time as possible with my family.

    Why did you choose the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine, Family Medicine Residency? The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine Family Medicine Residency Program is defined by a culture of camaraderie and excellence in educating both residents and medical students. Having the privilege of working with the faculty my first-fourth years of medical school provided an intimate understanding of how the department creates a supportive and positive learning environment. It is not surprising the medical students have voted the program as the “Outstanding Clinical Department” for over a decade. The faculty and staff are approachable, passionate and extremely dedicated to teaching. Beyond the people, the program’s curriculum and educational opportunities in inpatient, OB, wilderness and sports medicine will prepare me well for a rural practice. Additionally, the pediatric and newborn experience surpasses that of all other programs at which I interviewed. Lastly, the location, nestled against the mountains, makes this program a perfect fit for me.

    Department of Family Medicine