Internal Medicine Residents for 2012/2013

bridge
Stuart Bridge is originally from Omaha, Nebraska. He is a graduate of the University of Nebraska, College of Medicine. Stuart enjoys exercising and staying active as much as he can. He is a huge fan of the professional basketball and college football.
hall
Amanda Hall graduated from Des Moines University Osteopathic Medical Center. She is originally from Tucson, AZ. She enjoys running and hiking with her husband and dog, road races, good books, scuba diving, traveling the world, rock climbing, and snow skiing.
martin
Katie Martin graduated from the University of Nebraska, College of Medicine. She is originally from Kearny, Nebraska. She enjoys reading, exercising, bike riding, and spending time with family and friends.
skibitsky
Megan Skibitsky obtained her MD/MPH from the University of California Los Angeles. Prior to medical school she lived and worked for two years in a small village in Mali, West Africa. She is originally from Blacksburg, VA. She enjoys hiking & camping, yoga, gardening, and spending time with her two young daughters and family.
thompson
Matthew Thompson graduated from the University of Missouri Kansas City, School of Medicine and is originally from Lee’s Summit, MO. He enjoys spending time outdoors in all the beauty Utah offers by fly fishing, biking, running and camping. He is interested in pursuing further training after chief year in pulmonary/critical care medicine. Along with Amanda Hall, he heads up the weekly Tuesday night bike rides available for all residents to join.

PGY3 Residents

Baird
Richard Baird graduated from East Tennessee State University, James H. Quillen College of Medicine. He received his undergraduate degree in English from University of Tennessee Knoxville. He is originally from Chattanooga, TN. Richard enjoys hiking, outdoor activities, southern writing, music, cinema, college football /basketball, and eating at local original restaurants.
Berry
Alalia Berry graduated with her medical degree from Oregon Health & Science University. She received her undergraduate from Colorado College, CO. She is originally from Vashon Island, WA. Alalia enjoys cyclocross, mountains, and road cycling with her husband Kevin.
Bickel
Tyler Bickel graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine. He received his undergraduate degree in chemistry from Depauw University. Tyler is from Indianapolis, IN. He enjoys karaoke, Rock Band, biking, hiking, independent film, classic and 80’s rock.
chang
Anny Chang graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. She completed her undergraduate in biochemistry at the University of Texas at Austin. She is originally from Taiwan. She enjoys cooking, spending time with her friends, drawing, and playing tennis.
Cicmanec
Sara Cicmanec graduated from the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. She received her undergraduate degree in human biology from Chadron State College. She is originally from Gordon, Nebraska. Sara enjoys cooking, reading, running, biking, yoga, and movies.
Fabela
Paul Fabela graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He received his undergraduate degree in biology from the University of North Texas in Denton TX. He is originally from Denton, TX. Paul enjoys jogging, weight lifting, the Dallas Cowboys Football, college football, skiing, and racquetball.
Farnan
Rory Farnan graduated from the Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland. He received his undergraduate degree in biology from the University of Calgary. He was born in Ireland, but grew up in Northern British Columbia, Canada. Rory enjoys playing sports (skiing, soccer, and running), reading, traveling, and hanging out with friends and family.
Gaedtke
Hannah Gaedtke graduated from the University of Wisconsin, School of Medicine and Public Health and received her undergraduate in English Literature at University of Wisconsin as well. She is originally from Madison, WI. Hannah enjoys doing marathons, skiing (Nordic, Alpine, and Telemark), traveling, reading, and camping.
Graves
Kencee Graves graduated from the University of Utah, School of Medicine. She received her undergraduate degree in biology from the College of Idaho. She is originally from Boise, ID. She enjoys skiing, hiking, reading, and traveling.
Grennan
Dara Grennan graduated from Trinity College, Ireland. She received her undergraduate degree at Columbia University, NY. She is originally from Chicago, IL. Dara enjoys volunteering, music/composition/violin performance; rowing, architecture/urban planning, travel, debating, yoga, and cycling.
Heslop
Jeffrey Heslop graduated from Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine. He received his undergraduate degree in microbiology from Weber State University. He is originally from Centerville, UT. Jeff enjoys anything in the outdoors including camping, hiking, fishing, boating, wake boarding, and snowboarding, and he loves food, any kind, it's all good.
Hollingshaus
Scott Hollingshaus graduated from Saint Louis University School of Medicine. He received his undergraduate degree in applied physics at Brigham Young University. He was born in Pittsburgh, PA, but grew up in Mission Viejo, CA. Scott enjoys photography, computers, cycling, shooting, mechanical puzzles, and sports.
Horner
Brian Horner graduated from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, School of Medicine. He received his undergraduate degree in biology from the University of Colorado as well. He is originally from Colorado Springs, CO. Brian enjoys hiking, camping, biking, and wood working.
Krueger
Jonathan Kruger graduated from Loma Linda University School of Medicine. He received his undergraduate degree in international studies from Union College. Jon was born in Orlando, FL, but grew up in Kansas City, KS. He enjoys playing racquetball, hiking, snowboarding, and anything outdoors. He is a huge European soccer fan.
Larsen
Brian Larsen graduated from Loma Linda University School of Medicine. He received his undergraduate degree in Computer Science at the University of North Dakota. He is originally from Jamestown, ND. Brian enjoys snowboarding, camping, and hiking.
Lill
Zac Lill graduated from the University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry. He received his undergraduate degree in psychology from Baldwin-Wallace College. He is originally from Rochester, NY. Zac enjoys mountain biking, skiing, cooking, Jazz, and traveling.
Manley
Natalie Manley graduated from the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. She received her undergraduate degree in biology with a minor in chemistry and German from the University of Nebraska Omaha. She is originally from Omaha, Nebraska. Natalie enjoys spending time with her husband and family, knit ting and crocheting, hiking, skiing, golf, going to church, traveling, and speaking German.
Mardones
Mabel Mardones graduated from Loma Linda University School of Medicine and received her undergraduate degree at Southwestern Adventist University. She was born in Chile but grew up in Texas. Mabel enjoys hiking, cooking, basketball, kickboxing, bargain shopping, and traveling, especially mission trips.
Martinson
Macy Martinson graduated from West Virginia University School of Medicine Charleston Division. She received her undergraduate degree in communications from the University of Washington. She is originally from Seattle, WA. Macy enjoys cooking, supporting local farms, music, art projects, concerts, exercise, festivals, and reading.
Maughan
Benjamin Maughan graduated from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. He received his PharmD from Idaho State University. He is originally from Idaho. Benjamin enjoys reading classics, distance competitions (half marathons, marathons, and triathlons), hiking, and playing/studying chess.
Nguyen
Brian Nguyen graduated from Ross University School of Medicine. He received his undergraduate degree in computer science from California State University. Brian was born in Vietnam and enjoys snowboarding and weight training.
Padmanabh
Sumi Padman graduated from Ross University School of Medicine. He received his undergraduate degree at the University of Michigan. He was born at Troy, MI, but grew up in Orlando, FL. Sumi enjoys tennis, golf, and reading.
Quinn
Roswell Quinn graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Urbana-Champaign. He received his undergraduate degree in medical anthropology from Case Western Reserve University. He is originally from Connecticut. Roz enjoys skiing, cycling, and Peruvian food.
Reid
Jason Reid graduated from the University of Utah School of Medicine. He received his undergraduate degree in computer science from Brigham Young University. He is originally from Salt Lake City, UT. Jason enjoys basketball, racquetball, skiing, hiking, remodeling/repairing his home, building computers, writing software, and spending time with his family.
Spivey
Mary Spivey graduated from Creighton University School of Medicine. She received her undergraduate degree from University of Wyoming . Mary was homeschooled K-12. She enjoys cooking, hiking, swimming, and cycling.
Stayner
J.L. Stayner graduated from the University of Utah School of Medicine and he received his undergraduate degree in Bioengineering and Biology with a Chemistry minor at University of Utah as well. He is originally from Bountiful, UT. J.L. enjoys college sports especially football and hanging out with his wife and two kids at home.
Zaman
Tahir Zaman graduated from the University of Washington, School of Medicine. He received his undergraduate degree in bioengineering at Washington State University. Tahir was born in Westwood, NJ, but grew up in Eastern Washington. He enjoys hiking, tennis, running, lifting weights, and cooking.

PGY2 Residents

Barbee
Stephen Barbee was born in Fullerton, CA and grew up in Colorado Springs, CO. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Colorado in aerospace engineering and obtained his MD at Creighton University. Stephen enjoys hiking, fishing, skating, painting and most outdoor activities.
Beckman
Jennifer Beckman was born in Augusta, GA and grew up in Cheyenne, WY. She completed her BA in biology from Willamette University and graduated from Creighton University, School of Medicine. Her interests include skiing, hiking, knitting, cooking, reading and traveling. Both of her parents are from different Asian islands; her mother is Taiwanese and her father was born and raised in Japan.
Bender
Ryan Bender was born in Aberdeen, SD. He completed his undergraduate and medical education at the University of Colorado. He enjoys hiking, climbing, skiing and backpacking.
Berglund
Alex Berglund was born in Pocatello, ID and grew up in Boise. He completed his undergraduate degree in biology and received his MD from the University of Washington. He enjoys fly fishing, spending time with family and friends, skiing, football and sports in general. He goes by Alex; his parents have called him by this for as long as he can remember.
Cannon
Kendell Cannon was born in Alamogordo, NM and grew up in the Air Force, mostly USA. She completed her undergraduate degree at BYU prior to entering the University of Utah SOM. Her interests include mountain biking, running and reading.
Chong
Rhett Cook was born in Caldwell, ID and grew up in Boise. He obtained his undergraduate degree in nursing from BSU prior to entering the University of Colorado, SOM. He enjoys playing guitar.
Darley
Michael Darley is a Salt Lake City, Utah native. He earned his undergraduate degree at the University of Utah before entering medical school at Saint Louis University. He enjoys cycling, mountain biking, backpacking, and camping. He is married and has two young boys and a baby girl.
Desmarais
Julianna Desmarais was born in Phoenix, AZ and grew up in Cave Creek, AZ. She completed her undergraduate degree from the University of Arizona and graduated from Ohio State University, SOM. Her hobbies include cooking, reading and hiking. She is getting married in May.
Feurer
Matthew Feurer was born in Indianapolis, IN and grew up in Chicago, IL. He completed an M.S. in Environmental Engineering from Resselaer Polytechnic Institute and received his MD from Northwestern University Feinberg SOM. Matthew enjoys golfing, skiing, travelling with his family, software development, grilling and formula one racing.
Glodowski
David Glodowski was born and raised in Reno, NV. He obtained his undergraduate degree from the University of Nevada, Reno and received his MD from University of Nevada, SOM. His interests include skiing, ultimate Frisbee, watching TED talks, bus most importantly reading story-books and playing Fischer Price with his baby girl and wife. He speaks conversational Spanish and has dual citizenship in the U.S. and Canada.
Granata
Marc Granata was born and raised in Reno, NV. He completed his undergraduate studies at University of Nevada, Reno. Marc received his MD from Ross University SOM. He loves to spend quality time with his family (wife, 7 year old son, 2 year old daughter, and 2 dogs). He also enjoys camping, hiking, hunting and watching/playing gold, football, baseball and basketball.
Granata
Ronak Iqbal was born and raised in Karachi, Pakistan. She completed her undergraduate studies at D.H.A Degree College for Women and earned her MD from Ziauddin Medical School. Ronak has completed 2 years of General Surgery Residency at the University of Illinois. She enjoys reading, skiing, yoga, listening to a wide variety of music, dancing and travelling the world with her husband, Tommaso.
Jarugula
Sahithi Jarugula was born in Andhra Pradesh, India and grew up in Hyderabad. She received her MD from Osmania Medical College. Sahithi’s interests include reading fiction, travelling, tennis, fabric painting, hiking and spending time with friends and family.
Kinsey
Conan Kinsey was born in Lancaster, PA and grew up in New Providence, PA. He completed his undergraduate studies at Bucknell University before entering medical school at the University of Rochester. Conan enjoys hiking, skiing, and skijoring with his dog. He is married to Genevieve, a beautiful and patient outdoor enthusiast. Conan’s hobbies include auto racing, inventing and brewing beer.
Ko
Danette Ko grew up in Florida. She completed her undergraduate degree at Wellesley College prior to entering the University of Florida, College of Medicine. She enjoys hiking, cycling and football.
Laing
Patrick Laing was born in Ladysmith, BC, Canada and grew up on Vancouver Island, BC, Canada. He graduated from the University of Victoria, BC prior to entering the American University of the Caribbean, Netherland Antilles for medical school. He enjoys travelling, skiing, snowboarding, biking, playing soccer and spending time with his wife, Jenna.
Liu
Roy Liu grew up in Los Angeles, CA. He completed his undergraduate studies at UCLA and earned his MD from the Medical College of Wisconsin. Roy enjoys hiking, running, football, working out, singing playing the piano, watching comedy/Pixar movies, The Simpsons and having a good time.
McCoy
Nathan McCoy was born in Portland, OR and grew up in Seattle and Portland. He earned his undergraduate degree from Oregon State in psychology and received his MD from Oregon Health and Science University. Nathan enjoys traveling, hiking, camping, skiing, basketball, baseball, and football. He couples matched with his girlfriend, Kate, who is pursuing Family Medicine.
Oakes
Allison Oakes is a Salt Lake City native. She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Washington and received her MD from the University of Utah. Allison loves spending time with family and friends, skiing, cooking, traveling, laughing and filling her life with great people. She is excited to train in Utah.
Perez
Christian Perez was born and raised in Tampa, FL. He completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Florida and received his MD from the University of South Florida. He loves adventure, traveling and experiencing different ethnic foods. He is a black belt in Tae Kwon Do, fences (saber) and veraciously reads classic lit.
Probst
Laura Probst was born and raised in Colorado. She received her undergraduate degree from Texas A&M and earned her MD from University of TX Health Science Center. She was on the soccer team at Texas A&M and still enjoys playing. She is the youngest of 5 children and has 9 nieces and nephews, all living in Denver.
Queen
Thomas Queen was born in Washington, D.C. and grew up in Upper Marlboro, MD. He completed his undergraduate studies at University of North Carolina Wilmington and obtained his MD from Howard University. His interests include bass guitar, skiing, ice hockey, jet skiing, hiking, surfing, swimming and movies.
Raaum
Sonja Raaum was born in Missoula, MT and grew up in Viroqua, WI. She completed her undergraduate and medical degrees at the University of Wisconsin. Sonja enjoys downhill and cross country skiing, cooking locally sourced food and baking elaborate desserts. She comes from a strong Norwegian heritage and can tell you all about lutefisk and lefse.
Robison
Craig Robison was born in Idaho Falls, ID and grew up in Las Vegas, NV. He completed his undergraduate studies at BYU and graduated from Keck SOM at USC. His interests include skiing, wake boarding, volleyball, running, swimming, camping, hiking, traveling and anything else that takes him outdoors.
Sharma
Ashish Sharma was born and raised in India. He graduated from Kasturba Medical College in Manipal, India. He has previous residency training at the Florida Hospital in Orlando. Ashish enjoys traveling, exploring new places & cultures, tennis, table tennis, badminton, carom and cooking Indian cuisine.
Sheffer
Douglas Sheffer was born and raised in Carbondale, IL. He completed his undergraduate studies at Quincy University prior to entering Southern IL University, SOM. Douglas enjoys running, lifting weights, and playing most other sports. He played NCAA Division II golf and tennis in college.
Sundberg
Alexandra Sundberg was born in Minneapolis, MN and grew up in Plymouth, MN. She completed her undergraduate studies at Lewis and Clark College prior to entering SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY. Alex enjoys cross country skiing, hiking road/mountain biking, trail/road running, parenting a shiba inu and cat with asthma, and finding local microbrews and coffee.
Timm
Jeremy Timm was born and raised in Salt Lake City, UT. He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Utah and earned his MD from Saint Louis University, SOM. Jeremy enjoys fly-fishing, golfing, snowboarding, camping and spending time with his wife and kids.
Zhang
Tian Zhang was born in Beijing, China and grew up in Beijing and SLC. She completed a PhD in Cellular & Molecular Immunology at the University of Utah and also received her MD from the University of Utah. As a veteran snowboarder, Tian just learned to ski last winter and loved it. She also likes to mountain bike, swim, and do anything outdoors. She also makes killer authentic Chinese dumplings and can’t wait to share them with her fellow interns.

Categorical

ahluwalia

Ravinder Ahluwalia was born in Media, PA and grew up in Sandy, Utah. He earned his undergraduate degree in neuroscience/physiology from Penn State before entering medical school at the University of Utah. Ravi enjoys long walks in the hospital, taming wild animals, caring for the elderly and listening to obscure music. He also enjoys running, pumping raw iron, road biking, NBA basketball, finding ways to integrate art/technology into medicine and graphic design. Ravi has lived in Utah off and on for 20 years and would like to finally get in touch with his “outdoorsy” side.

bieging
Erik Bieging was born in Hibbing, MN and grew up in Chippewa Falls, WI. He completed his BS and MS in biomedical engineering at the University of Wisconsin before entering medical school at the same institution. Erik enjoys skiing, racquetball, disc golf, music, camping, and watching the Wisconsin Badgers.
Bremjit

Prasheeda Bremjit was born in London, England and grew up in Yakima, Washington. She received her undergraduate degree in psychology from Rice University before entering medical school at Oregon Health and Science University. Prasheeda has a twin sister and enjoys cooking, traveling and watching foreign films.

carpenter

Andrew Carpenter is a Utah native. He obtained his undergraduate degree in chemistry from Southern Utah University before entering the University of Utah SOM. Andrew’s interests include playing basketball and tennis. Fun fact: Andrew spent two years in Taiwan and has eaten road-kill snake.

challa

Shridhar Challa was born and raised in Florida. He earned his undergraduate degree in biochemistry from Florida State University before entering medical school at the University of Florida. Shridhar enjoys basketball and football.

christiansen_shelly

Shelly Christiansen was born and raised in Savannah, Georgia. She earned undergraduate degrees in biology and philosophy from the University of Georgia before entering Mercer University School of Medicine. Shelly is the middle child of 5 children…all girls! She enjoys hanging out with family and friends, hiking, swimming and trying new craft beers. Her guilty pleasure is reality television. 

ciarkowski

Claire Ciarkowski was born and raised in Maryland. She earned her undergraduate degree in Physiology and Neurobiology from the University of Maryland and will obtain her MD from the same institution. Claire enjoys everything outdoors and likes to swim, ski, hike, bike, cook and travel. She loves to bake and looks forward to sharing lots of cookies with her co-interns.

clarke

Kyle Clarke was born in Stockton, CA and was raised in Henderson, NV. He earned an undergraduate degree in biology from BYU before entering medical school at the University of Nevada SOM in Reno. Kyle is married to the most amazing girl in the world and has 3 kids (ages 5 months to 4 years). He is a huge sports fan (playing and spectating), especially football, basketball, and soccer.  Interesting fact: Kyle worked for the FBI before starting medical school.

fernandez

Rosane Fernandez was born in Alberta, Canada and raised in Vancouver, BC. She earned her undergraduate degree in biology, prior to entering medical school at St. George’s University. Rosane enjoys photography, skiing, camping, hiking, playing cards/board games, cooking, walking her dogs, travelling and swimming.

geister
Brandon Geister was born and raised in Oklahoma City, OK. He obtained his undergraduate degree in chemistry from the University of Oklahoma and will also receive his MD from the University of Oklahoma. Brandon enjoys spending time with his family, sports, being outdoors, hiking, running, swimming, biking and backpacking (add a dog to any of the listed activities and he’s happy). He loves the Lord more than anything and was married in the spring of 2011.
gutsche
Andrea Gutsche was born in Las Vegas, NV and raised in Lincoln, NE. She completed her undergraduate degree in biology and a master’s degree in entomology from University of Nebraska- Lincoln (she does have a bug collection, but keeps it at her parents place so that her friends don’t find out how big of a nerd she is). Andrea will earn her MD from the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. She enjoys jogging, Bikram yoga, reading, baking and spending time with her sisters.
haseeeb
Abdul Haseeb was born and raised in India. He earned an undergraduate degree in biology before entering the Deccan College of Medical Sciences in Hyderabad, India. Abdul also has a Masters in Public Heath from Southern IL University and prior training in Family Medicine. He enjoys reading, movies, politics, biking, travel, cricket, and spending time with friends and family.
huston
Hunter Huston was born and raised in Nashville, TN. He completed his undergraduate degree from the University of the South in English Lit before entering medical school at the University of Tennessee. Hunter was a concert promoter before starting medical school and enjoys triathlons, ice hockey, and live music.
jenson
Scott Jensen was born and raised in Idaho. He completed his undergraduate studies at BYU-Idaho before entering George Washington University, SOM. Scott enjoys ballroom dancing, wake boarding, snowboarding, skiing, road biking, camping and white water rafting. He is a father of three.
kaeppler
Mark Kaeppler was born in Milwaukee, WI and raised in Richfield, Wisconsin. He earned his undergraduate degree in neurobiology and will also earn his MD from the University of Wisconsin. Mark enjoys competing in endurance sports like cross-country ski races, triathlons, and marathons. Interesting fact: Mark was a volunteer English teacher in Ecuador for a year before entering medical school.
lam
Uyen Lam is a Utah native. She earned her undergraduate degree in cellular/molecular biology from Utah State University before entering the University of Utah SOM. Uyen likes to read, travel, read mystery/factual books, shop, try new restaurants and spend time with family and friends. She also likes to collect colorful cookbooks but doesn’t actually cook.
mcgill
Lana McGill was born and raised in Ohio. She received her undergraduate degree in nutrition science from Andrews University before entering the Loma Linda School of Medicine. Lana loves spending time with her husband doing all sorts of outdoor activities including hiking, skiing, and camping. She enjoys running and has completed 2 full marathons and a few half marathons. Lana was also a competitive gymnast and her biggest accomplishment in gymnastics was placing 2nd at the National Championships in 1997.
murphy
Christopher Murphy was born in Michigan and grew up in Cleveland, Ohio. He earned undergraduate degrees in biology and math from Washington University before entering medical school at Ohio State University. Christopher enjoys snowboarding, soccer, and backpacking. He spends a lot of time cooking and is always looking for new recipes to try.
osborne
Amy Osborne earned her undergraduate degree in psychology from Earlham College in Richmond, IN prior to entering the University of Colorado medical school. Interesting fact: Amy was a member of the Denver Women’s Choir before starting medical school.
poole
Austin Poole was born in Chicago, IL and grew up in Detroit, MI. He obtained a psychology degree from Michigan State prior to entering Wayne State, SOM. Austin enjoys hanging out with his wife and his dog, Peyton. He likes to work on cars, cross-country ski, mountain bike, hike and watch MSU athletics.
rassa
Allen Rassa was born and raised in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. He received his undergraduate degree in cell biology from Western Washington University, where he also received a master’s in deep-sea biology. Allen will earn his MD from the University of Washington. He likes skiing, cycling, running an anything outdoors. Allen enjoys cooking and worked as a catering chef during summer breaks.
riyat
Vicky (Nayna) Riyat was born in Santa Clara, CA and grew up in Winnetka, IL. She earned her undergraduate degree in economics from the University of Chicago before entering Rush Medical College, also in Chicago. Vicky enjoys running, weight training, tennis, golf, reading, current events, and spending time with family.
rodden
Natalie Rodden was born and raised in Jeffersonville, Indiana. She completed her undergraduate degree in anthropology from the University of Notre Dame before entering medical school at Tulane University in New Orleans, LA. Natalie enjoys hiking, reading classics, studying faith & spirituality, medical ethics, baking, travelling and listening to Latin music. During med school, she lived and worked in a rural, Cajun, swamp clinic. The town didn’t have cell service, but it did serve as the home of the History Channel’s program, The Swamp People.
smith_trevor
Trevor Smith is a Utah native. He received his undergraduate degree in biotechnology from the University of Nebraska before entering the Saint Louis University SOM. Trevor is a husband and a father of five children. He likes basketball, tennis, running, mountain biking and hiking. Trevor also likes reading biographies, novels and thrillers. He is excited to bring his family back to Utah.
springer
Jennifer Springer is a Colorado native. She received her degree in biochemistry at the University of Colorado before entering medical school at the University of Vermont. Although, Jennifer is a Colorado native, she’s not a big snow skier, but does enjoy water skiing. She also enjoys baking and cooking. Prior to medical school, Jennifer worked at a biotech company, Dharmacon, that makes RNA.
tanner
Stacy Tanner was born and raised in Regina, Canada. She obtained her dietetics degree from the University of Cincinnati and is currently attending medical school at Saba University in Saba, Netherlands Antilles. Stacy’s interests include hiking, camping, scuba diving and surfing. She also enjoys travelling and has been to Peru, Guatemala, Kenya, Tanzania and Europe.
walz
Sara Walz was born in Colorado and grew up in Bismark, North Dakota. She completed her undergraduate degree in chemistry from Creighton University prior to entering medical school at the same institution. Sara enjoys soccer, snowboarding, backpacking, hiking, biking, tennis, running and most every sport she attempts. She also likes to cook and travel.
wilson_jeffery
Jeffrey Wilson grew up in Nichols, NY. He completed his undergraduate degree in biology from the University of North Carolina before entering medical school at the University of Virginia. Jeff enjoys biking, trails, and Scratch cooking.
wilson_sara
Sara Wilson was born and raised in Twin Falls, ID. She earned a master’s in social work from Boise State University prior to entering the University of Utah SOM. Sara enjoys biking, camping, mountain biking, skiing and spending time with her husband Jason, and Border Collie, Abby.
win Khine Win was born and raised in Burma. She obtained her undergraduate degree from the University of Berkley before entering medical school at the University of Vermont. She enjoys reading, cooking, going out with friends to movies and to shop. Khine also enjoys exploring new places and meeting new people.

Preliminary

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Kaerli Christensen is a Utah native. She earned an undergraduate degree in business marketing from the University of Utah and will earn her MD from the same institution. Kaerli will continue her training in Diagnostic Radiology at the University of Utah. She enjoys windsurfing, biking and reading novels. Kaerli gets lots of laughs from her twin boys and is very invested in the community. She’s happy to continue her training in such a great place.
furman
Rachel Furman was born and raised in Providence, RI. She earned an undergraduate degree in Spanish and literature before entering Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, PA. Rachel will continue her training in anesthesiology at Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle, WA. She enjoys reading, skiing, going to the beach and visiting new places.
gertsch
Matthew Gertsch was born in Lubbock, TX and grew up in Raleigh, NC.  He obtained his undergraduate degree in neuroscience from BYU before entering medical school at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill. Matthew will continue his training in anesthesiology at Mass General in Boston, MA. He is married with three boys and enjoys snow skiing, boarding, waterskiing, wakeboarding and cross -country in his spare time.
hatch
Bryndon Hatch was born in Cedar City, UT and grew up in Murray, UT. He completed his undergraduate degree in biology at the University of Utah prior to entering the University of Utah SOM. Bryndon will continue his training in PM&R at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. He enjoys singing, music, skiing, and hanging out with his wife and daughter.
hedin
Tyler Hedin is a Utah native. He earned his undergraduate degree in business management from BYU before entering the Medical College of Wisconsin. Tyler will continue his training in PM&R.  He enjoys golfing, skiing, sports, outdoor activities and woodworking. Tyler is married with three children: Katelyn (5), Tanner (2) and Reese (6 weeks).
jeanne Thomas Jeanne was born and raised in Madison, WI, with a year in Australia at the age of seven. Tom earned his undergraduate degree in philosophy from Oberlin College in Oberlin, Ohio. Tom’s interests include: cross-country skiing, cycling, hiking, wilderness medicine, tennis, photography and travel. He enjoys cooking with local foods, do-it-yourself projects and relaxing with his two cats. Tom is looking forward to exploring SLC and working with all of you!
khademi Shaadi Khademi was born and raised in McAllen, TX. She earned an undergraduate degree in biology from the University of Texas before entering medical school at the UT Health Science Center in San Antonio, TX. Shaadi is multi-lingual and in addition to English, she speaks Persian and Spanish. She enjoys spending time with her dogs, baking, cake decorating and travelling to different parts of the world.
kogelschatz Cory Kogelschatz was born in Whittier, CA and grew up in Sandy, UT. He earned his undergraduate degree in neuroscience from BYU before entering the University of Utah SOM. Cory will continue his training in neurology.  Cory enjoys spending time with his wife and 2 children, riding dirt bikes and reading.
leishman Lisa Leishman was born in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada and grew up in Magrath, Alberta, Canada. She earned her undergraduate degree in neuroscience from BYU before entering the University of Utah SOM. Lisa will continue her training in ophthalmology and has worked as an ophthalmology pathology fellow at the Moran Eye Center. She enjoys soccer, rugby, basketball, running, badminton and tennis. Lisa also likes to hike, pan for gold, camp, cross-country ski, playing the piano and bagpipes.
smith_gregory Gregory Smith was born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He received his undergraduate degree in electrical engineering from the University of New Mexico prior to entering the Saint Louis University SOM. Gregory will continue his training in anesthesiology. His hobbies include: golf, photography, road cycling, running, surfing, baseball, football and motorsports. He’s also looking forward to rekindling a love of mountain biking and skiing.
smith_nathaniel Nathaniel Smith is a South Dakota native. He obtained a degree in biology from South Dakota State University before entering the Sanford SOM, also in South Dakota. Nathaniel will continue his training in anesthesiology. He enjoys running, hiking, biking, camping and skiing.
McConville Sarah McConville was born and raised in Seattle, Washington. She obtained her undergraduate degree in chemistry from Pomona College before entering medical school at UNC-Chapel Hill. Sarah will continue her training in anesthesiology at the University of Utah. Her hobbies include: biking, running, triathlon, baking (especially pies and cupcakes) and cooking.
tyler Lyndon Tyler is a native to Utah. He earned an undergraduate degree in biophysics from BYU before entering Dartmouth Medical School in Hanover, New Hampshire. Lyndon will continue his training in ophthalmology at the UT-San Antonio. Lyndon’s interests include: family, woodworking, hiking, soccer, Portuguese and barbeques. He has a penchant for fruits, particularly the custard apple, and hopes to have and orchard one day.
zablocki Gregory Zablocki was born in Hindsdale, IL and raised in Littleton, CO. He earned his undergraduate degree in biology from the University of Colorado before entering medical school at the same institution. Greg will continue his training in ophthalmology at SUNY Upstate. He enjoys swimming, trail running, hot tubs, books, burritos and world peace.


Preliminary - Neuro

abenroth
Daniel Abenroth was born and raised in Enumclaw, WA. He completed his undergraduate degree in accounting from BYU before entering medical school at Michigan State University. Dan fell in love with road biking while living in Utah; he is eager to be back to bike the canyons. He enjoys road biking, hiking and being outdoors with his family. Most of his free time is spent with his wife, 2 year-old son, and newborn daughter. Dan has deep family roots in Utah and grew up taking annual summer vacations here.
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Ricky Chen was born in a small village in Canton Province, China and was raised in the Lower East Side of Manhattan, NY. He earned his undergraduate degrees in history and science and will also earn his MD from the Oregon Health & Science University. Ricky enjoys making/editing home movies, cooking/trying new cuisine, traveling, studying abroad in China, and exploring the Silk Road by train. He enjoys music, took up violin in college and just started playing guitar. Ricky is also an Associate Editor for Kaiser Permanente Journal, doing scientific peer reviews as well as reviews for “The Soul of the Healer.” He and his wife, Jillisa, are expecting their first little girl, Anileh.
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Patrick Nicholson was born and raised in Logan, Utah. He earned his undergraduate degree from Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington before entering medical school at St. Louis University. Patrick will continue his training in Neurology. He is fluent in German and completed a master’s degree in Berlin, Germany. Patrick loves to travel, windsurf, ski and spend time with his wonderful girlfriend, Gesine.
wang Victor Wang was born in New York City and raised in Camarillo, CA. He earned undergraduate degrees in physiology, neuroscience and psychology prior to entering medical school at the University of Urbana –Champaign. He will also earn a Ph.D in neuroscience from the same institution. Victor will continue his training in neurology. He enjoys surfing, skiing, running, cooking, movies and candy.


Preliminary - Med/Ophth

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Adam Jorgenson is a Utah native. He completed his bachelor degree in biology from the University of Utah and will earn his MD from the same institution. Adam enjoys fly-fishing, camping, boating, music and spending time with family.
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Brian Stagg was born in Ogden, Utah and raised in Grand Junction, Colorado. He earned his undergraduate degree in neuroscience from the BYU before entering the University of Utah SOM. Brian is married with two daughters, Charlotte (age 2) and Hazel (6 mo). He enjoys skiing and mountain biking.
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Russell Swan was born and raised in Grant, NE. He completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where he will also earn his MD. Russell enjoys hiking, biking, climbing, golfing and skiing. He has been married for four years and has a 9 month-old daughter, Aubree. Russell and his wife enjoy traveling and recently spent time in Nepal at the Tilganga Eye Institute.

Medicine/Pediatrics Residency Program

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Devin Horton graduated from the University of Utah, School of Medicine in May 2009. He is PGY1 year at LAC and USC Medicine/Pediatrics Residency program and transferred to the University of Utah as a PGY2. Devin is originally from Salt Lake City, UT. He enjoys reading, politics, history, skiing, sailing, and meditation.
Lindsay
Ian Lindsay is a Utah native. He received his undergraduate degree in Biology from Willamette University and MD from the University of Utah. He enjoys cooking, politics, music, singing, international health, and reading. Ian will be the MP Chief Resident for the 2012-2013 year.

PGY3

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Hannah Kirking graduated from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health in May 2010. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Biomedical Engineering. Hannah was born in Richland, WI. She enjoys cross-country skiing, jogging, basketball, hiking, camping, traveling, reading, and exploring new towns/cities.
Vu
Judy Vu graduated from the University of Utah, School of Medicine in May 2010. She received her undergraduate degree in Biological Chemistry at the University of Utah as well. She was born in Murray, Utah, but grew up in Taylorsville, Utah. Judy enjoys eating and trying new foods, working out, tennis, Bikram yoga, hiking, snowboarding, dancing, karaoke, reading, watching movies, and playing games with family & friends.


PGY2

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Heather Balch graduated from the University of New Mexico, School of Medicine in May 2011. She received her undergraduate degree in Biology and Chemistry at the University of New Mexico. She was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Heather enjoys riding her horse named Nomad, hiking, camping, skiing and being outdoors. She also enjoys traveling the world and is a novice quilter and loves to knit and read. She is interested in Global Health and transitions healthcare.

Hayes
Sammy Hayes graduated from the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University. He received his undergraduate degree at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in Biology. Sammy was born and raised in Greenville, North Carolina. He played club golf a UNC and loves to golf whenever time permits. He enjoys watching college basketball and football and is a die -hard Tar Heel. He also enjoys snow skiing, fishing, watching moves, listening to music, cooking and grilling.


PGY1

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Grant Ellsworth was born and raised in Utah. He completed his undergraduate degree at BYU in Electrical Engineering before entering medical school at the University of Utah. Some interesting facts about Grant: he is 6’6” tall and speaks Spanish. He enjoys backpacking, hiking, cabins, cooking, and travelling.

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Andrew Justice was born and raised in Henderson, North Carolina. He received a BS in Biology and Religion as well as a Masters in Liberal Arts from the University of Richmond. Andrew will earn his MD from East Carolina University. He loves sports and spends most of his spare time fishing or hunting. He collects Pez dispensers and believes that he could survive on peanut butter, alone.
overbury Rebecca Overbury was born and raised in Knoxville, TN. She earned her undergraduate degree from Mercyhurst College with a double major in French Literature and Anthropology. Rebecca will graduate with her MD from the University of Tennessee. She loves trying new food, beer, cities, hobbies, countries. She is a reader of all fiction and believes that Netflix is the best invention ever. Rebecca is especially excited to have four seasons, to escape the Tennessee humidity, and to be surrounded by the beautiful mountains.
patterson Paige Patterson was born and raised in Lexington, KY. She completed her undergraduate degree in Biology from NYU prior to entering the University of Louisville SOM. Paige enjoys hiking with her dog, camping, canoeing, skiing and pretty much any outdoor activity. She also likes to read, cook and eat.