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Current Emergency Medicine Residents

2021 DEM residents group photo
Class of 2021

Class of 2022 residents group photo
Class of 2022

Class of 2023 residents group photo
Class of 2023
class of 2024 residents standing outside in scrubs
Class of 2024

Class of 2021

  • Ioan Belovarski, MD, MPH

    Ioan Belovarski, MD, MPH

    Hometown: Germany

    Medical School: University of New Mexico

    Graduate School:University of New Mexico

    Extracurricular interests: Rock climbing/safety, backpacking, diving, building/repairing computers, woodworking, landscaping.

    Professional interests: Internationally in resource-limited areas, using the skillsets of wilderness medicine and public health education and ultrasound as they relate to program development and resident training overseas.

  • Max Caccese, MD

    Max Caccese, MD

    Hometown: San Luis Obispo, CA

    Medical School: UCLA

    Extracurricular interests: Backpacking, camping, hiking, trail running, rock climbing, surfing, SCUBA, travel, watercolor painting, German folk songs.

    Professional Interests: Medical education, global health, ultrasound and wilderness medicine

  • Craig Kutz MD, PhD

    Craig Kutz MD, PhD

    Hometown: Sheboygan, Wisconsin

    Medical School: Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine

    Extracurricular interests: Aviation, Aerospace, Skydiving, SCUBA, sprint triathlons, former Santa Claus/ Iron Man Aquarium Diver.

    Professional Interests: Aerospace Medicine, Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine, HEMS 

  • Ben Liotta, MD

    Ben Liotta, MD

    Hometown: Washington, DC

    Med School: UCSF

    Extracurricular Interests: Lived in China for 5 years, whitewater kayaking, surfing, cycling, hiking, avid reader, amateur carpenter and potter.

    Professional Interests: Health policy & systems, pharma/device industry, international health, sports med, wilderness med 

  • Dennis Liu, MD

    Dennis Liu, MD

    Hometown: Easton, Pennsylvania

    Med School: Northwestern

    Extracurricular Interests: Avid surfer, former competitive swimmer, weight lifting, basketball, former UC Berkeley water boy.

    Professional Interests: Critical care, toxicology, sports medicine, and medical education.  

  • Cole Nelson, MD

    Cole Nelson, MD

    Hometown: Albuquerque, New Mexico

    Medical School: University of New Mexico

    Extracurricular activities: Extreme sports, rock climbing, kayaking, skydiving, mountain biking, flipping houses.

    Professional interests: Sports medicine and toxicology.  

  • Rahul Nene, MD

    Rahul Nene, MD

    Hometown: Nairobi, Kenya

    Medical School: UCSD

    Extracurricular Interests: Beach volleyball, running, hiking, traveling, white water rafting, fluent in Swahili.

    Professional Interests: Clinical and translational research, oncologic emergencies, physician wellness 
  • Emily Sbiroli, MD

    Emily Sbiroli, MD

    Hometown: Queens, New York

    Medical school: SUNY Downstate College of Medicine

    Extracurricular interests: Environmental conservation, modern art and painting, swimming, avid interest in quantum physics.

    Professional interests: Peds EM, Disaster EM, and Environmental Sustainability in Medicine  

  • Michael Self, MD

    Michael Self, MD

    Hometown: Arlington, Texas

    Medical school: Northwestern

    Extracurricular interests: Avid surfer, hiking, backpacking, distance running, spending time with family, formerly worked in pharmaceutical development.

    Professional interests: Medical education, toxicology, wilderness medicine and more to be determined 

  • Eileen Shi, MD

    Eileen Shi, MD

    Hometown: Houston, Texas

    Medical school: UCSD

    Extracurricular interests: A cappella - soprano, oil painting, novice archer, hiking, cooking.

    Professional interests: Still searching... interested in ultrasound, simulation, or medical tech. 

Class of 2022

  • Thomas Allen, MD

    Thomas Allen, MD

    Hometown: Coeur d' Alene, ID

    Medical School: Uniformed Services University F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine                                                 

    Extracurricular interests: Skiing, hiking, spearfishing, being with my family

    Professional interests: Wilderness medicine, tactical and operational medicine 

  • Bryan Bisanz, MD

    Bryan Bisanz, MD

    Hometown: Park Ridge, IL

    Medical School: Loyola University Chicago School of Medicine

    Extracurricular interests: Playing basketball; watching hockey; hiking; home beer brewing; tacos; history, trivia, and all things trivial  

    Professional Interests: Sports medicine, administrative and health policy, wilderness medicine, ultrasound 

  • Morgan Carlile, MD

    Morgan Carlile, MD

    Hometown: Rolla, MO  

    Medical School: University of Missouri Columbia School of Medicine

    Extracurricular interests: Finding the best pastries in any city, backpacking the US National Parks, hiking, dinghy sailing, scuba diving, jogging, and losing my dignity on the golf course  

    Professional Interests: Wilderness and austere medicine, flight medicine and aerospace critical care, medical technology development

  • Tamara Casas, MD

    Tamara Casas, MD

    Hometown: San Diego, CA 

    Med School: Hofstra University Hofstra Northwall School of Medicine

    Extracurricular Interests: Fitness, traveling, water sports, watching soccer (huge Real Madrid/ Spain fan!) wine, cooking/ baking  

    Professional Interests: International EM, ultrasound and education

  • Nathan Finch, MD

    Nathan Finch, MD

    Hometown: Chicago, IL

    Med School: Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine

    Extracurricular Interests: Music and playing guitar, Chicago and Wisconsin Badgers sports teams, crime thriller TV shows, running, traveling, cheese fries  

    Professional Interests: Patient advocacy, education, critical care

  • Brenna Hogue, MD

    Brenna Hogue, MD

    Hometown: Concord, CA  

    Medical School: Boston University School of Medicine

    Graduate: Boston University

    Extracurricular activities: Beach, soccer, craft breweries, documentaries, going to shows of all kinds (musical theater, comedy shows, concerts, art shows etc.), trying new restaurants, petting dogs, tending to my cute succulents  

    Professional interests: Medical Education, Sports Medicine, Critical Care, LGBT Health, Substance Abuse and Addiction Medicine

  • Kaitlin McIntyre, MD

    Kaitlin McIntyre, MD

    Hometown: Syracuse, NY  

    Medical School: University of Miami Leonard M Miller School of Medicine

    Extracurricular Interests: Exploring national parks, traveling, hiking, biking, camping, running, watching college football and basketball  

    Professional Interests: Wilderness/Disaster Medicine, Sports Medicine  
  • Henry Montilla Guedez, MD

    Henry Montilla Guedez, MD

    Hometown: Barquisimeto, Venezuela

    Medical school: Penn State University College of Medicine

    Extracurricular interests: Photography, the beach, hiking, documentaries, cooking, trying new food, exploring new places, and traveling  

    Professional interests: International medicine, disaster medicine, and working with underserved populations. Public health and in the disparities that patients encounter when seeking healthcare  

  • Casey Smith, MD

    Casey Smith, MD

    Hometown: Glendale, AZ  

    Medical school: University of Arizona College of Medicine

    Extracurricular interests: Songwriting, playing music, ice hockey, rock climbing, mountain biking, SCUBA, powered paragliding  

    Professional interests: EMS, hyperbaric medicine, wilderness medicine, physician wellness

  • Jennifer Stone, MD

    Jennifer Stone, MD

    Hometown: Mill Valley, CA  

    Medical school: University of North Carolina Chapel Hill School of Medicine

    Extracurricular interests: Being active and outdoors, mountain and road biking, water and snow skiing, trail running, standup paddling, polo, hammocks, and good books.  

    Professional interests: Sports Medicine, Wilderness Medicine, Ultrasound, Design

  • Benjamin Supat, MD

    Benjamin Supat, MD

    Hometown: Arroyo Grande, CA

    Medical school: University of California, San Diego

    Extracurricular interests: Spending time with family, fitness, traveling, board games, social dancing, beach volleyball, attempting to learn guitar  

    Professional interests: Public health, medical education, increasing access to care for underserved populations  

Class of 2023

  • Alex Anshus, MD

    Alex Anshus, MD

    Hometown: Escondido, CA

    Medical School: UC Irvine School of Medicine                                           

    Extracurricular interests: Volleyball, surfing, snowboarding, wakeboarding, hiking, scuba diving, guitar, photography, daydreaming about breakfast burritos.

    Professional interests: Sports medicine, ultrasound, hyperbaric medicine, simulation, global health.

  • Christa Arefieva, MD, MS

    Christa Arefieva, MD, MS

    Hometown: Bay City, MI

    Graduate School: Michigan State University

    Medical School: Texas A&M University                                      

    Extracurricular interests: Spending time with family, friends, and pets, SCUBA diving, hiking, camping, backpacking, gardening, aquascaping, cooking, snowboarding, rock climbing, stargazing, running, video games, travel, sailing, and anything in, on, or near the water

    Professional interests: Wilderness and environmental medicine, hyperbaric medicine, toxicology, emergency medicine simulation

  • Jake Del Rosso, MD

    Jake Del Rosso, MD

    Hometown: Los Angeles, CA

    Medical School: USC

    Extracurricular interests: Surfing, birdwatching, lord of the rings, cooking, piano, photography, aviation.

    Professional Interests: Toxicology, sports medicine, ems, ultrasound.

  • Jessica Holdaway, MD

    Jessica Holdaway, MD

    Hometown: Tustin, CA

    Medical School: University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry

    Extracurricular interests: Hanging out with my family and dog, running, water skiing, playing piano, learning languages, board games

    Professional Interests: Women's health, community health, global health, patient-centered care

  • Nico Kahl, MD

    Nico Kahl, MD

    Hometown: Albenga, SV, Italy

    Med School: University of California, Irvine

    Extracurricular Interests: Beach volleyball, snowboarding, hiking, SCUBA, Italian cuisine, HIIT, musical vocals and guitar, traveling

    Professional Interests: Medical education, ultrasound, hyperbaric medicine, global health, improving our healthcare system

  • Matt Mason, MD

    Matt Mason, MD

    Hometown: Virginia Beach, VA

    Med School: Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

    Extracurricular Interests: climbing, botany, creative writing, surfing

    Professional Interests: toxicology, expedition medicine, population health and underserved groups

  • Niels Naimon, MD

    Niels Naimon, MD

    Hometown: Richmond, VA

    Medical School: Eastern Virginia Medical School

    Extracurricular activities: Hiking, rock climbing, kayaking, camping, pretty much anything outside, cooking, food of any kind

    Professional interests: Wilderness medicine, disaster medicine, wellness, nutrition

  • Emily Pott, MD

    Emily Pott, MD

    Hometown: Chappaqua, NY 

    Medical School: USC

    Extracurricular Interests: Fitness (find me at Barry's Bootcamp), skiing, hiking, country music, Italian cooking, and finding new restaurants

    Professional Interests: Medical education, toxicology, sports medicine
  • Robert Shrake, MD

    Robert Shrake, MD

    Medical school: University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine

    Extracurricular interests: Spending time with family, mountain biking, skiing, climbing, cooking, going to the beach, and working on cars and bikes.

    Professional interests: Medical education, ultrasound, austere medicine, curbing the cost of emergency care  

  • Julia Sobel, MD

    Julia Sobel, MD

    Hometown: Lafayette, CA

    Medical school: University of Arizona College of Medicine, Tucson

    Extracurricular interests: Hanging with any and all dogs, but especially my dog (Goose). Exploring San Diego with my husband. Running, hiking, camping, drawing, international travel. 

    Professional interests: medical education, EMS, quality improvement

  • Rachel Spann, MD

    Rachel Spann, MD

    Hometown: Chicago, IL  

    Medical school: Tulane University School of Medicine

    Extracurricular interests: Travel, food, live music, current events, podcasts, beaches, hiking, crawfish boils, parades, and talking to my pets as if they were little humans :)

    Professional interests: Health policy, palliative care in the ED

  • Maya Stawnychy, MD

    Maya Stawnychy, MD

    Hometown: Kinnelon, NJ

    Medical school: Rutgers New Jersey Medical School

    Extracurricular interests: Skiing, surfing, photography and videography, impromptu road trips, exploring new places, traveling, and anything that involves being outdoors.

    Professional interests: Community medicine, disaster and wilderness medicine, and administration.  

Class of 2024

  • Anna Baillie, MD

    Anna Baillie, MD

    Hometown: Albuquerque, NM

    Medical School: University of New Mexico

    Extracurricular Interests: Traveling, snowboarding (soon to be surfing!), rock climbing, hiking, river rafting, wakeboarding, camping, and going to breweries.

    Professional Interests: Critical care, ultrasound, global health, wilderness medicine, sports medicine

  • Irvan Bubic, MD

    Irvan Bubic, MD

    Hometown: Portland, OR

    Medical School: ​​Oregon Health & Science University

    Extracurricular Interests: Fishkeeping, aquascaping, playing and listening to music, cooking, eating good food, eating junk food, running, and weightlifting 

    Professional interests: Pain management and addiction medicine, education

  • Navneet Dhillon, MD

    Navneet Dhillon, MD

    Hometown: Sanger, CA

    Medical School: ​University of California, Davis

    Extracurricular Interests: Snowboarding, hiking, cooking, California burritos, discovering new music, documentaries, podcasts, traveling, hanging at the beach, spikeball, and flag-football. 

    Professional Interests:  Ultrasound, Medical Education, Health Care Delivery/Health Systems Science, Simulation and EMS. 

  • Rima Dilbarova, MD

    Rima Dilbarova, MD

    Hometown: Tbilisi, GA and Philadelphia, PA

    Medical School: Drexel University

    Extracurricular interests: Hiking/backpacking, rock climbing, yoga, baking, Reggaeton, trying new outdoor sports, traveling, and dogs. 

    Professional interests: Wilderness Medicine, Global Health, Ultrasound, Medical Education

  • Arnav Gupta, MD

    Arnav Gupta, MD

    Hometown: Gainesville, FL

    Medical School: ​Florida International University

    Extracurricular Interests: Cooking, eating, hiking, beaching, video games, working out, cats and dogs, card/board games, and breweries. 

    Professional Interests:  Critical care, administration, medical education

  • Adam Hryniewicki, MD

    Adam Hryniewicki, MD

    Hometown: Irvine, CA

    Medical School: University of California, San Diego

    Extracurricular Interes​ts: Skiing, surfing, backpacking, trail running, road biking, yoga, baking bread, new recipes, sampling Bitchin’ Sauce at farmers markets, açaí bowls, silent discos, Tolkien, golden hour at Carruth, and starting conversations with “I was listening to this one podcast...”

    Professional Interests: Global health, wilderness medicine, infectious disease, toxicology, medical education

  • Megan Jackson, MD

    Megan Jackson, MD

    Hometown: Ann Arbor, MI

    Hometown:Ann Arbor, MI

    Medical School: University of Michigan

    Extracurricular Interests: Playing with my dog, hiking, soccer, basketball, tennis, Michigan Wolverines, home renovations, and double stuffed Oreos. 

    Professional interests: Administration, sports med, medical education 

  • Alexis Johnson, MD

    Alexis Johnson, MD

    Hometown: Woods Cross, UT

    Medical School: Mayo Clinic

    Extracurricular Interests: Climbing, hiking, backpacking, yoga, snowboarding, learning new outdoor activities/being active in general. Also cooking food, eating food, and enjoying the company of awesome people!

    Professional Interests: Wilderness/austere medicine, domestic violence and sexual assault survivor advocacy, social medicine.

  • Ryan Korn, MD

    Ryan Korn, MD

    Hometown: Oceanport, NJ; Rumson, NJ; and Fair Haven, NJ

    Medical School: University of Rochester

    Extracurricular Interests: Playing and coaching lacrosse, basketball, running, biking, hiking, drawing, cooking, and travel

    Professional Interests: Critical care, disaster medicine, Sports medicine, expanding access to healthcare, telehealth

  • Jason Mallett, MD

    Jason Mallett, MD

    Hometown: Houston, TX

    Medical School: Texas A&M University

    Extracurricular Interests: Playing and watching all types of sports, reading fiction, hiking, kayaking, podcasting, going to the movies, live music of any kind, going to art shows, and eating food from all over the world.

    Professional interests: Wilderness medicine, point-of-care ultrasound, medical education, public health, and healthcare for the homeless and other underserved groups

  • Kyle Rourke, MD

    Kyle Rourke, MD

    Hometown: De Pere, WI

    Medical School: University of Wisconsin

    Extracurricular Interests: Playing soccer, biking, cooking (especially Asian cuisine), hiking, reading science fiction, playing Catan and fostering doggos.

    Professional Interests: Critical care, EMS/disaster medicine, global health