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