Class of 2024

Elvin Chiang, DO

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Undergraduate Education: UC San Diego
Medical Education: Touro University Nevada
Hobbies: Backpacking and camping, snowboarding, video games, basketball, woodworking, learning to not burn the kitchen down
Fun Fact About Yourself: I will never say no to Taco Bell
Plans after Residency: Adopt a dog, travel the States with a camper, own and DIY a home
Next Adventure: Patagonia, Portugal and the Azores, Japan
EM Interests: Ultrasound, wilderness medicine, international medicine

Hovhannes Ghazaryan, MD

Hometown: Yerevan, Armenia
Undergraduate Education: UCLA
Medical Education: Drexel University College of Medicine
Hobbies: Fitness, acoustic guitar, Armenian BBQ, comedy stand-ups, traveling, camping
Fun Fact About Yourself: I lived in Russia for 10 years (possibly worked for the KGB)
Plans after Residency: find a wife, escape the country
Next Adventure: Croatia, Australia, Nepal
EM Interests: Addiction medicine, interventional pain management, trauma, international medicine, wilderness medicine

Joseph Kim, MD

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Undergraduate Education: UCLA
Medical Education: Oakland University William Beaumont
Hobbies: Basketball, watching movies/shows, spend time with my family/friends/doggies, and sleeping
Fun Fact About Yourself: I am afraid of heights, but enjoy roller coasters
Plans after Residency: Work and raise my family
Next Adventure: Figure out this fatherhood thing, and learn a few dad jokes
EM Interests: Critical care

Quinn Piibe, MD

Hometown: Claremont, CA
Undergraduate Education: Whitman College
Medical Education: Medical College of Wisconsin
Hobbies: Hiking, Climbing, Volleyball, Guitar, Snowboarding, Brewing Beer, Eating
Fun Fact About Yourself: I broke my foot hiking the PCT
Plans after Residency: Working at a Teaching Hospital in California
Next Adventure: New Zealand, Thailand
EM Interests: Wilderness Medicine, MedEd, EMS

Tegan Schmidt, MD

Hometown: Rocklin, CA
Undergraduate Education: Stanford University
Medical Education: Case Western Reserve University
Hobbies: painting, reading fantasy novels, yoga, live music, hiking
Fun Fact About Yourself: I played softball for 20 years
Plans after Residency: get a job
Next Adventure: escaping Cleveland and enjoying being back home in California
EM Interests: LGBTQ+ health, bioethics, ortho, tactical medicine

Jordan Storkersen, MD

Hometown: Temecula, CA
Undergraduate Education: UC Irvine
Medical Education: California Northstate University
Hobbies: Rock climbing, hiking, game nights, telling a good story, not killing my houseplants
Fun Fact About Yourself: My bucket list is almost entirely food related.
Plans after Residency: Outrun the giant boulder that is my student loan debt.
Next Adventure: Travel South America, publish a book, buy a kayak and see where it takes me
EM Interests: Wilderness medicine, medical education, trauma

Cuong Tran, MD

Hometown: Vietnam and San Diego, CA
Undergraduate Education: San Diego State University
Medical Education: University of Washington School of Medicine
Hobbies: Mountain biking & trying new outdoor activities
Fun Fact About Yourself: In a previous life, I worked with underserved children and loved it
Plans after Residency: Spend time with family, travel, eat and read books
Next Adventure: Bicycle through and camp in all the states
EM Interests: Health disparities, health care policy, primary care in the ED, ultrasound, and medical education

Danielle Weck, MD

Hometown: Sacramento, CA
Undergraduate Education: University of California Davis
Medical Education: Eastern Virginia Medical School
Hobbies: Hiking, baking, reading and DIYs!
Fun Fact About Yourself: I will never get tired of listening to the Beatles and Elvis
Plans after Residency: Buy a house
Next Adventure: My goal is to visit all of the New Seven Wonders of the World. Next stop Jordan!
EM Interests: Rural Medicine, ultrasound, procedures and Health Care Advocacy