Transitional Year Residency Program

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Our Residents

Residents Bios

Tyler Boulter, MD

Hometown: Orem, UT

Undergrad: BYU

Medical School: Texas A and M

Matched Categorical Program: Ophthalmology: Univ of Wisconsin

Future Career Plans: Corneal Fellowship, International development, Academic career?

Fun Facts/Hobby: I am a twin. Spent two years in Peru. Love Road-tripping and camping with my wife and son. My wife and I are expecting twin boys November 2018. Played against James Harden in a basketball tournament in high school.

Iris Chen, MD

Hometown: Arcadia, CA.

Undergrad: UCLA.

Medical School: Mount Sinai.

Matched Categorical Program: Radiology: UCLA.

Future Career Plans: Diagnostic radiology, making the field of radiology more patient-facing through organized medicine, starting a radiology clinic for underserved and low health literacy, quality improvement research, improving medical education through simulation.

Fun Facts/Hobby: jazz percussion, pilates, meditation, travel, eating.

Daniel Choi, MD

Hometown: Fullerton, CA

Undergrad: Cornell

Medical School: Upenn

Matched Categorical Program: Ophthalmology: Upenn

Future Career Plans: Retina Surgery

Fun Facts/Hobby: Los Angeles Lakers, Running, Music festivals

Kevin Diao, MD

Hometown: Charlotte, NC

Undergrad: UNC

Medical School: Harvard

Matched Categorical Program: Rad Onc: MD Anderson

Future Career Plans: Academic Medicine, Public Health / Global Health, Underserved Communities, Teaching & Mentorship

Fun Facts/Hobby: I have had two spontaneous pneumothoraces... tall, skinny, young male - classic!, Traveling and spending time with my wife, photography, cooking (although my parents are still skeptical), reading

Matthew Dopp, MD

Hometown: Oceanside, CA

Undergrad: Pacific Union

Medical School: Loma Linda

Matched Categorical Program: Radiology: Loma Linda

Future Career Plans: Academic Neuroradiology

Fun Facts/Hobby: I build and also sell furniture. I’ve made: dining room tables, benches, coffee tables, headboards, bed-frames, sliding barn doors, garden boxes. I also enjoy hiking, surfing, snowboarding, reading, and travel. Fun Fact: My wife and I were married in Yosemite valley

Sean Ershadi, MD

Hometown: Del Mar, CA

Undergrad: UCSD

Medical School: Medical College of Wisconsin

Matched Categorical Program: Radiology: USC

Future Career Plans: An academic position in either IR or MSK Radiology with a focus on resident/student teaching.

Fun Facts/Hobby: Basketball, eating great food, watching stand-up comedy, driving too fast, space movies, impatiently waiting for Game of Thrones season 8.

Leith Hathout, MD

Hometown: Glendale, CA

Undergrad: Stanford

Medical School: Harvard

Matched Categorical Program: Rad Onc: UCSD

Future Career Plans: Academic Medicine, Teaching/Mentorship, Research

Fun Facts/Hobby: I once had a pet turtle that ran away. I enjoy spending time with my wife, cooking, and playing games.

Isabella Mariel Herrera, MD

Hometown: Overland Park, KS

Undergrad: Kansas

Medical School: Kansas

Matched Categorical Program: Ophthalmology: UT Southwestern

Future Career Plans: medical retina, academic medicine, and international work

Fun Facts/Hobby: I love to travel and try out new foods/restaurants! I'm also trying to get more into photography and cooking. I'm very obsessed with my dog.

Andrew Karlin, MD

Hometown: Colorado Springs, CO

Undergrad: Oberlin

Medical School: Geogetown

Matched Categorical Program: Anesthesia: UCSD

Future Career Plans: General, regional anesthesia in community setting with teaching opportunities.

Fun Facts/Hobby: I should be way better at golf based on how much golf I watch. Skiing, softball, pick-up basketball. You name it I'll play it.

Jason Kim, MD

Hometown: Marietta, GA

Undergrad: Andrews

Medical School: Loma Linda

Matched Categorical Program: Ophthalmology: UT Memphis

Future Career Plans: Specialize in cornea and then do international ophthalmology work for the early part of my post-fellowship career.

Fun Facts/Hobby: I love eating good food and I love working out so I can eat more good food!

Jannett Nguyen, MD

Hometown: Huntington Beach, CA

Undergrad: UCI

Medical School: UC-Irvine

Matched Categorical Program: Dermatology: Stanford

Future Career Plans: Practicing general/medical dermatology at an academic center, teaching, and mentoring.

Fun Facts/Hobby: Food adventures, traveling, concerts, spending time with my loved ones.

Michael Pohlen, MD

Hometown: Eden Prairie, MN

Undergrad: Texas A and M

Medical School: Baylor

Matched Categorical Program: Radiology: Stanford

Future Career Plans: Neuroradiology

Fun Facts/Hobby: Traveling, TV, Craft beer, College Football, Storm Chasing, I once tripped over Stephen Hawking's wheelchair.

Brian Yep, MD

Hometown: Chino Hills, CA

Undergrad: UCLA

Medical School: Chicago med

Matched Categorical Program: Radiology: UC-Irvine

Future Career Plans: Musculoskeletal or pediatric imaging in community practice, teaching medical students and residents, all hopefully in Southern California.

Fun Facts/Hobby: Biking, running, trying new foods, computers, going to the beach and concerts. I ran into Shaq twice in different countries.