Class of 2022

Clayton Chiapuzio, DO

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, MD

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, MD

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, DO

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, MD

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

Owen Kemp, MD

Hometown: Lincoln, CA
Undergraduate Education: UC Davis
Medical Education: Virginia Commonwealth University
Hobbies/interests: Basketball, snowboarding, concerts
Fun Fact About Yourself: 
Plans after Residency: Critical care fellowship
Next Adventure: The Philippines
EM interests: Critical care, health care access, toxicology

Garrett Suchecki, DO

Hometown: Riverside, CA
Undergraduate Education: California Baptist University
Medical Education: Western University of Health Sciences
Hobbies: Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, bbq, beers, sometimes at the same time
Fun Fact About Yourself:
Plans after Residency: travel with my family!
Next Adventure: Raising my firstborn daughter!
EM interests: Critical Care​

Terry Lefcourt, MD

Hometown: Boulder, CO
Undergraduate Education: Berklee College of Music/NYU
Medical Education: University of Colorado
Hobbies: Guitar, cooking
Fun Fact About Yourself: I once opened for Linkin Park
Plans after Residency: EM in Colorado
Next Adventure: Japan!
EM interests: toxicology, US