Residents and Fellows

University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine


  • Taha, Moutaz, M.D. (PGY2): Internal Medicine

    Moutaz TahaMoutaz Taha M.D. (PGY2)

    • 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

  • Tanbakuchi, Joseph, M.D. (PGY3): Family Medicine

    Joseph TanbakuchiJoseph Tanbakuchi M.D. (PGY3)

    • Medical School: State University of New York at Buffalo
    • Undergraduate College: State University of New York at Buffalo
    • Career Goals: Currently I think I want to focus on outpatient primary care. However, I enjoy variety, therefore I imagine I might end up doing more than just outpatient primary care.
    • Hobbies: I enjoy outdoor activities in particular snowboarding and hiking. I watch too much football and I like to travel whenever time permits.

    Why did you choose the University of Nevada School of Medicine, Reno Family Medicine Residency?Having spent my entire life in Western New York I knew I wanted to go to a different part of the country for at least residency. What really made UNR stand out to me was the friendly and approachable attending and resident physicians. At the end of my interview season I felt very confident UNR would provide a great environment to learn in. Lastly, the diversity of the UNR program brought it to the top of my list. The attending physicians work with the residents in a variety of settings, giving the program a community full-spectrum feel. However, at the same time the program is supported by a large university, allowing residents to also obtain and pursue any academic interest.

    Department of Family Medicine

  • Tartakoff, Joshua, D.O. (PGY4): Family Medicine

    Joshua TartakoffJoshua Tartakoff D.O. (PGY4)

    • Medical School: Rocky Vista University – College of Osteopathic Medicine
    • Undergraduate College: Vassar College and Brigham Young University - Idaho
    • Career Goals: I have lots of interests and with them lots of goals. I love the Latino community and am really interested in helping these great people meet their healthcare and wellness needs. I would love to do lots of continuity obstetrics and pediatrics. Finally, along with my love of the outdoors comes the goal of trying to find a way to combine it with medicine. I would love to be involved in wilderness medicine, whether through education, search and rescue, or some form of expedition medicine.
    • Hobbies: Playing with my family, hiking, climbing, running, skiing, backpacking, reading, cooking, painting, answering my daughter’s endless questions and reminding her what she cannot put in her baby brother’s mouth.

    Why did you choose the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine Family Medicine Residency? First and foremost, UNR Family medicine was on our radar because of the location by the mountains and the average days of sun each year. However, my wife and I decided without reservation that it was our number one program because of the vibe from the people here. We heard about how happy many residents were, the resident driven changes, the supportive collegial faculty and were really impressed. We also feel that the big/little city nestled against the mountains is just the right kind of place for us to raise our kids.

    Department of Family Medicine

  • Thomas, Nathan, M.D. (PGY2): Family Medicine

    Amanda WagnerNathan Thomas M.D. (PGY2)

    • 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

  • Todd, Brooke, M.D. (PGY4): Family Medicine

    Brooke ToddBrooke Todd M.D. (PGY4)

    • Medical School: St. George’s University School of Medicine
    • Undergraduate College: University of Texas at Austin
    • Career Goals: Opening a practice in a small town, broad-based family medicine training, high levels of comfort in obstetrics and women’s health, sports medicine and procedures.
    • Hobbies: Reading, writing short stories, backpacking, salsa dancing, piano.

    Why did you choose the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine Family Medicine Residency? During the interview process, UNR FMR stuck out as a program where I could get the best and broadest training in family medicine, with the added benefits of being part of a university. Participating in the couples match opened the possibility that my husband and I would be drawn to different programs; we found in Reno, however, the combination of a small town feel with a larger population size and we both love the outdoors. It was important to us that we have ample OB/GYN training, sports medicine experience and a faculty invested in seeing the residents succeed. We found all of this at UNR as well as a group of residents who felt like people we would want to work with and build lasting friendships.

    Department of Family Medicine

  • Torres, Mark, M.D. (PGY2): Internal Medicine

    Mark Joseph TorresMark Joseph Torres M.D. (PGY2)

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

    Department of Internal Medicine