PGY-1 Residents

Current PGY-1 residents will graduate as the class of 2022. To see a list of all the residents click here.

Clayton Chiapuzio D.O.

Hometown: Newbury Park, CA
Undergraduate Education: San Diego State University
Medical Education: Western University of Health Sciences

Hobbies: Family time, mountain biking, sports, lifting weights, corn hole
Fun Fact About Yourself: My son said basketball before he said daddy
Plans after residency: Catch up on family time, coach little league, and I guess work
Next adventure: Peru
EM interests: Ortho, EMS, academics

Suraj Patel M.D.

Hometown: Atlanta, Georgia
Undergraduate Education: UCLA
Medical Education: Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine

Hobbies/interests: Running marathons, skiing, hiking, skydiving, bungee jumping, traveling, brewing craft beer, eating my girlfriend’s cooking
Fun Fact About Yourself: I can’t snap my fingers
Plans after residency: Catching up on sleep
Next Adventure: Australia/Great Barrier Reef and Antarctica if I ever have enough money
EM Interests: Toxicology, Peds EM, International Medicine, Wilderness Medicine, EMS

Allison Yee M.D.

Hometown: Cupertino, CA
Undergraduate Education: Wellesley College
Medical Education: University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson

Hobbies/interests: Swimming, yoga, hiking, eating all types of food!
Fun Fact About Yourself: I used to teach high school chemistry and Mandarin.
Plans after residency: Find a job
Next adventure: Hopefully a vacation to Hawaii or traveling somewhere!
EM interests: Working with an underserved population, ultrasound

Andrew Chon D.O.

Hometown: Irvine, CA
Undergraduate Education: University of California, Los Angeles
Medical Education: Western University of the Health Sciences

Hobbies/Interests: Lifting, running, reading a solid book, hiking, scuba diving, being with friends and family, learning new skills
Plans after residency: Working in a community or academic center with possible plans to pursue medical business and/or physician entrepreneurship
Next adventure: Backpacking Europe!!
EM interests: Disaster Medicine, International Medicine, Ultrasound

Sam Decker M.D.

Hometown: Valley Village, CA
Undergraduate education: UC Berkeley
Medical Education: SUNY Downstate

Hobbies/interests: Anything outdoors—hiking, snowboarding, horticulture, cycling, pick-up basketball. I’m also a bit of a retro junkie: cassettes, film, bicycles, vintage cars… I will brake for thrift shops
Fun Fact About Yourself: I lived with an 88-year-old couple and their children in a Brooklyn brownstone for the last 2 years
Plans after residency: Rebuild an old bimmer
Next adventure: Learn Spanish and watch a few seasons of ER
EM interests: Medical education, anything and everything ultrasound, access, the microbiome

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Terry Lefcourt

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