Residents and Fellows

University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine


  • Maestas,, Ashley, DO (PGY2): Psychiatry

    Lorenzo Capannolo, M.D.Ashley Maestas, DO (PGY2)

    • 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

  • Malone,, Matthew, MD (PGY2): Psychiatry

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

    • 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

  • Manuntag, Samantha, MD (PGY2): Internal Medicine

    Dr Samantha ManuntagSamantha Manuntag MD (PGY2)

    • Medical School: University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines
    • Hometown: Antioch, CA
    • Career Goals: Primary care physician
    • Hobbies: spending time with family and friends, playing with my dogs, traveling, cooking, hiking

  • Martinez, Bridget, M.D. (PGY2): Family Medicine

    Bridget MartinezBridget Martinez M.D. (PGY2)

    • 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.

  • Matsunaka, Jaron, DO (PGY2): Internal Medicine

    Dr Jaron MatsunakaJaron Matsunaka DO (PGY2)

    • Medical School: RVUCOM-CO
    • Hometown: Hilo, HI
    • Career Goals: Undecided
    • Hobbies: Fishing, chilling with my cat, watching tv shows

  • Mikolaj,, Ian, MD (PGY4): Psychiatry

    Ian mikolaj, M.D.Ian Mikolaj, MD (PGY4)

    • 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. (PGY2): Family Medicine

    Stephen MoweryStephen Mowery M.D. (PGY2)

    • 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.