PGY-3 Residents

Current PGY-3 residents will graduate as the class of 2020. To see a list of all the residents click here.


Jannelle Aquino D.O.

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Undergraduate Education: Brown University
Medical School: Western University of Health Sciences

Hobbies/Interests: International Travel, Bonsai, Art & Museums, Live Music, Dancing, Rosé, Stinky Cheeses
Fun Fact About Yourself: Im a Belieber
Next Adventure: Dubai, Marrakech, & Patagonia at the top of the list, but I want to see it all!
Plans After Residency: Working/Teaching in SoCal and más traveling
EM Interests: Critical Care, International Medicine, Trauma

Jared Johns

Jared Johns D.O.

Hometown: Spanish Fark, UT
Undergraduate Education: Brigham Young University
Medical School: A.T. Still University KCOM

Hobbies/Interests: Family time with my wife and daughters; BYU Football; St. Louis Cardinals; Utah Jazz
Fun Fact About Yourself: Sometimes, I wear stretchy pants in my room. It’s for fun.
Next Adventure: Win the Battle Jam and fight the great Ramses.
Plans After Residency: Purchase an original Bob Ross painting.
EM Interests: Mastering ultrasound and procedures. And maybe educating the next generation.

Joel Labha

Joel Labha D.O.

Hometown: Dubai, U.A.E.
Undergraduate Education: Pacific Union College
Medical School: Western University of Health Sciences

Hobbies/Interests: Spending time with my wife and daughter, Soccer, Running, Yoga and Traveling
Fun Fact About Yourself: My dad joke game was strong way before I was a dad. Also, I just found out that I’m colorblind (I know, it totally came out of the purple).
Next Adventure: Convincing my wife to let me name our next kid Tom…
Plans After Residency: Family time! Academic EM and traveling a bunch.
EM Interests: International EM

Melanie Pollack

Melanie Pollack D.O.

Hometown: San Diego
Undergraduate Education: University of Michigan
Medical School: Western University of Health Sciences

Hobbies/Interests: Running, movies, cooking, hiking
Next Adventure: Hopefully Italy!
Plans after REsidency: Moving home to SD
EM Interests: Trauma, EMS

Vikram Raj

Vikram Raj D.O.

Hometown: Williams, CA
Undergraduate Education: UC Davis
Medical School: LECOM

Hobbies/Interests: Motocross, cycling, fitness, urban farming
Fun Fact About Yourself: finished medical school in 3 years
Next Adventure: Espana (aka Spain) with my wife
Plans After Residency: Administrative Fellowship
EM Interests: CCM, Leadership, ED throughput


Jamie Reisch D.O.

Hometown: LaGrange, IL – Sweet home Chicago!
Undergraduate Education: University of Illinois at Chicago
Medical School: AZCOM- Midwestern University

Hobbies/Interests: Quoting comedies, traveling, surfing, hiking, dog rescue (shout out to my Lola!), learning to cook with grandma, eat my mom’s baked goods, big/loud family parties, playing tennis, fitness, photography, international medical volunteering, salsa dancing, trying exotic fruit
Fun Facts About Yourself: I traveled to 28 cities and 4 countries in one year. I fed an elephant, scolded a monkey, dodged a bat, and hid from a bear, in said year. Also, I have 4 sisters, and one is my Irish twin!
Next Adventure: Salsa dancing in Cuba!!! …and traveling everywhere else in the world, twice.
Plans After Residency: Let’s see where life takes me!
EM Interests: EMS, wilderness medicine


Joe Salameh D.O.

Hometown: San Diego, CA
Undergraduate Education: University of San Diego
Medical School: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine

Hobbies/Interests: Asking for two patient identifiers, Washing my hands, Thorough documentation, Logging all patients and procedures, AIDET
Fun Fact About Yourself: I was born at the old county hospital.
Next Adventure: Safari through medicine, ICU, Surgery, OB and Peds
Plans After Residency: Practice in community/academic center in southern California
EM Interests: All procedures, education, Trauma


Dania Youssef D.O.

Hometown: Portland, Oregon
Undergraduate Education: Portland State University
Medical School: Western University of Health Sciences

Hobbies/Interests: International travel, hiking, cooking, running
Fun Fact About Yourself: I lived in the middle east for 17 years
Next Adventure: Traveling to Dubai, Lebanon, Egypt, and Australia
Plans After Residency: more traveling, pursuing fellowship
EM Interests: International medicine, ultrasound, and critical care