Department of Family and Community Medicine: Family Practice Residency Program, Reno
Current Residents: PGY3

Department of Family and Community Medicine

2021 – 2022
PGY3

Stacey CarrollStacey Carroll M.D.

  • 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.


Maria FernandezAndrew Evans M.D.

  • 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.


Mohammad Ikram KhanMohammad Ikram Khan M.D.

  • 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.


John KoopmanJohn Koopman M.D.

  • 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.


Saige Elyse KubacSaige Elyse Kubac M.D.

  • 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.


Amy ScullionAndrea Sanford M.D.

  • 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!


Joseph TanbakuchiChristine Sjoquist M.D.

  • 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!


Amanda WagnerNathan Thomas M.D.

  • 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.