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2019/2020 Matches Announced for General Surgery and Vascular/Endovascular Surgery

Craniofacial Fellow

  • Alvin Wong, MD

    Alvin Wong, MD

    Dr. Alvin Wong was born in New York, New York and grew up bicoastal in California, Maryland, and Long Island. After completing his undergraduate studies at Harvard College, he matriculated to Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons where he received his medical degree. He then completed a residency in plastic and reconstructive surgery at the University of California San Francisco, before being accepted for a fellowship in craniofacial surgery at the University of California San Diego.

General Surgery Categorical Resident PGY-3

  • Thomas O'Keefe

    Thomas O'Keefe

    Hometown: Belleville, IL
    Undergrad: Saint Louis University
    Medical School: University of Illinois
    Research interests: Ductal carcinoma in situ, radio theranostics

General Surgery Preliminary Resident PGY2

  • Sohini Khan

    Sohini Khan

    Hometown: San Jose
    Undergrad: Caltech
    Medical School: UCSD SOM
    Outside interests: playing piano, reading, hiking, photography
    Research interests: surgical oncology basic science, medical education

General Surgery Categorical Residents

  • Kim Nguyen-Ta

    Kim Nguyen-Ta

    Hometown: San Diego, CA and Lincoln, NE
    Undergrad: University of California, San Diego; Bioengineering
    Medical School: University of California, San Diego
    Outside interests: Spending time with my family and dog, rock climbing, cooking from scratch, yoga, snowboarding, hiking, camping, international traveling, and following Formula 1.
    Research interests: Surgical oncology outcomes, medical and surgical education, medical device development, health disparities
  • Louis Perkins

    Louis Perkins

    Hometown: Newburgh, IN
    Undergrad: Purdue University
    Medical School: Indiana University School of Medicine
    Outside interests: Spikeball, mountain biking, skiing, travel, chasing sunsets
    Research interests: Quality improvement, surgical education
  • Wyeth Alexander

    Wyeth Alexander

    Hometown: Cleveland, OH
    Undergrad: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; Chemistry, Biology
    Medical School: University of Pittsburgh
    Outside Interests: Running/hiking, vintage motorcycle repair, UNC basketball, soccer, cooking, spikeball, all things outdoors
    Research Interests: Role of microvesicles/microparticles in coagulopathy, hemostasis and coagulopathy following trauma, medical education
  • Sean Perez

    Sean Perez

    Hometown: Upland, CA
    Undergrad: UCLA
    Medical School: Boston University
    Outside interests: Running, surfing, snowboarding, cycling, spike ball, Dodgers baseball, UCLA sports
    Research interests: Outcomes, surgical education, cost-effectiveness
  • Kristin Cox

    Kristin Cox

    Hometown: Bainbridge Island, WA
    Undergrad: University of Washington; Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology
    Medical School: University of Washington
    Outside Interests: running, hot yoga, golf
    Research Interests: surgical oncology, medical education
  • William Johnston

    William Johnston

    Hometown: Houston, TX
    Undergrad: University of Tulsa; Chemical Engineering
    Medical School: Baylor College of Medicine
    Outside interests: playing drums, fishing, soccer, running, cooking.
    Research interests: surgical device development, medical education, minimally invasive surgery.
  • Sophie Chung

    Sophie Chung

    Hometown: Naperville, IL
    Undergrad: MIT
    Medical School: Yale School of Medicine
    Outside interests: violin, ballroom dance, baking sourdough bread and cooking gourmet meals, literature, podcasts, writing, photography, travel, pastel painting
    Research interests: outcomes, healthcare disparities, medical ethics, surgical innovations

General Surgery Preliminary Interns

  • Christopher Louie, MB, MPH

    Christopher Louie, MB, MPH

    Hometown: Firebaugh, CA
    Undergrad: Johns Hopkins (Neuroscience)
    Medical School: Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
    Outside interests: Cooking (especially noodles, tacos, and BBQ), filmmaking/photography, traveling, cycling
    Research interests: opioid prescribing, global surgery, medical education/training multimedia
  • James (Jake) Nichols

    James (Jake) Nichols

    Hometown: Lexington, Kentucky 
    Undergrad: Pepperdine University
    Medical School: University of Louisville School of Medicine
    Outside interests: Running, Hiking, Snowboarding, Skiing, Surfing
    Research interests: Trauma, Quality Improvement

Neurotology Fellow

  • Alexander Claussen (PGY-6)

    Alexander Claussen (PGY-6)

    Hometown: Edwardsville, IL
    Undergrad: University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana
    Medical School: Southern Illinois University School of Medicine
    Outside Interests: Coffee, travel, ultra trail running, mountain biking
    Research Interests: Cochlear implant biology, intracochlear inflammation and loss of residual acoustic hearing after cochlear implantation, pharmacologic otoprotection

MIS Fellows

  • Alice Race

    Alice Race

    Hometown: Indianapolis, IN
    Undergrad: Indiana University
    Medical School: Indiana University School of Medicine
    Outside interests: Rock climbing, hiking, backpacking, camping, scuba diving, cooking, traveling
    Research interests: Surgical outcomes, Wellness, Global health
  • Gene Yang

    Gene Yang

    Medical School: Sidney Kimmel Medical College

Otolaryngology Interns

  • Jeffrey Bernstein (PGY-1)

    Jeffrey Bernstein (PGY-1)

    Hometown: Carmichael, CA
    Undergrad: UC Berkeley
    Medical School: UC San Diego
    Outside Interests: Running, Cycling, Birding, Outdoors, Live music
    Research Interests: Vestibular schwannoma, invasive fungal sinusitis, sinusitis-related neurocognitive changes, functional/structural neuroimaging
  • Samuel Early, MD, MS (PGY1)

    Samuel Early, MD, MS (PGY1)

    Hometown: Vancouver, WA
    Undergrad: Stanford University; BS Biomechanical Engineering
    Graduate School: Stanford University; MS Bioengineering
    Medical School: University of California - San Diego
    Outside Interests: Cycling, hiking, running, kayaking, baking, Taiwanese street food, sustainable seafood
    Research Interests: Hearing loss, Vestibular Schwannoma, cholesteatoma, drug delivery to the middle and inner ear
  • Andrew Yousef (PGY-1)

    Andrew Yousef (PGY-1)

    Hometown: Glendora, CA
    Undergrad:University of California, San Diego - Human Biology & Economics
    Medical School: University of California, San Francisco
    Outside Interests: Hiking, basketball (both playing and watching), working out, viola, attending concerts, traveling, crosswords
    Research Interests: Surgical education, bettering care and outcomes in underserved populations

Plastic Surgery Resident Intern

  • Garrison Leach, MD

    Garrison Leach, MD

    Garrison Leach was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona. He remained close to home and graduated summa cum laude with his Bachelor of Science from Arizona State University where he was also a champion bodybuilder and powerlifter. He received his medical degree from Creighton University School of Medicine. His interests outside of the hospital include Labrador retrievers, weightlifting, and design/engineering (he just launched a medical device startup, Spettro Innovations).

Plastic Surgery Residents

  • Michelle Zaldana-Flynn, MD

    Michelle Zaldana-Flynn, MD

    March 13, 2017 through March 12, 2021
  • Jiwon Sarah Crowley, MD

    Jiwon Sarah Crowley, MD

    July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2021

Vascular Surgeon Fellow

  • Jaideep Das Gupta

    Jaideep Das Gupta

    Hometown: Richland, WA
    Undergrad: University of Washington; Chemical Engineering and Biochemistry
    Medical School: University of Washington
    Outside interests: Basketball, Soccer, Lifting, Documentaries
    Research interests: Clinical Outcomes, Interventions for PE and DVTs, ECMO