Class of 2020

Jannelle Aquino, DO

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:  I’m 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, DO

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, DO

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, DO

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, DO

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, DO

Hometown: LaGrange, IL
Undergraduate Education: University of Illinois at Chicago
Medical Education: Midwestern University – AZCOM
Hobbies: traveling, hiking
Fun Fact About Yourself: I have four sisters and the cutest dog in the world
Plans after Residency: practice the fine art of emergency medicine!
Next Adventure: Vienna, Munich, Iceland, Washington, Banff
EM interests: Wilderness medicine

Joe Salameh, DO

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, DO

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