Class of 2025 (3-yr)

Alexander Beland, DO

  • Hometown:  Altadena, CA

  • Undergraduate Education:  Gonzaga University (Go Zags!)

  • Medical Education:  Rocky Vista University

  • Hobbies:  Running, Photography, Film-Nerd

  • Fun Fact About Yourself:  I had my 1.5 seconds of fame when I got to walk in the background of an episode of Scrubs.

  • Plans after Residency:  Be the best community doc that I can be. Figure out how to be an adult.

  • Next Adventure: Somewhere tropical

  • EM Interests: Critical Care, Ultrasound, Homelessness

Caleb Everett Chu, MD

  • Hometown:  Claremont, CA
  • Undergraduate Education:  Pomona College
  • Medical Education:  University of Queensland
  • Hobbies:  SCUBA diving, Skiing, Weight lifting, Sports, Board games, Eating
  • Fun Fact About Yourself:  I’m an Eagle Scout
  • Plans after Residency:  Go travel then find a job somewhere
  • Next Adventure:  Himalayas
  • EM Interests:  Global Health, Disaster Medicine, EMS

Robert Dang, MD

  • Hometown:  Fremont, California

  • Undergraduate Education:  UC Irvine

  • Medical Education:   California Northstate College of Medicine

  • Hobbies:  Cooking, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Lifting, Running, Video Games, Music

  • Fun Fact About Yourself:  I can sneeze with my eyes open

  • Plans after Residency:  Developing a long-lasting career in Emergency Medicine, serving the community, and furthering medical education

  • Next Adventure:  To the fridge

  • EM Interests:  Social EM, Ultrasound, Critical Care, Research

Aaron Ho, DO

  • Hometown:  Cupertino, CA

  • Undergraduate Education:  UC Santa Cruz 

  • Medical Education:  Western University of Health Sciences

  • Hobbies:  BEING OUTSIDE, playing soccer, basketball, hiking, biking, playing guitar/singing/songwriting, snowboarding, food exploring, live music, travel 

  • Fun Fact About Yourself:  I’ve traveled to 30 countries and counting!

  • Plans after Residency:  finding a job, crit care fellowship?, napping 

  • Next Adventure:  Patagonia, Algarve coast, Zanzibar 

  • EM Interests:  crit care, global health, disaster relief 

Katherine Hsueh, MD

  • Hometown:  Diamond Bar, CA

  • Undergraduate Education:  University of California, San Diego

  • Medical Education:  Creighton University – Phoenix Regional Campus

  • Hobbies:  Cooking, traveling, music, shopping for good deals, cosmetics, audiobooks, video games

  • Fun Fact About Yourself:  I got succinylcholine when I was awake. 2/10 would not recommend.

  • Plans after Residency:  Hopefully can go straight into attendingship, ideally in Southern California

  • Next Adventure:  Domestic destinations that I haven’t explored yet (e.g. Miami, Austin, New Orleans, Salt Lake City, Atlanta)

  • EM Interests:  Disaster medicine, ultrasound, toxicology

Oscar Lee, DO

  • Hometown:  Philadelphia, PA

  • Undergraduate Education:  University of Pittsburgh

  • Medical Education:  Touro University California

  • Hobbies:  Golfing, basketball, baseball, hiking, live music, board games, having spirited debates about the life of a Costco $5 rotisserie chicken

  • Fun Fact About Yourself:  Met Oscar De La Hoya once – he was not impressed we share the same first name

  • Plans after Residency:  Find a job and not be homeless

  • Next Adventure:  Machu Picchu!

  • EM Interests:  Toxicology, Critical Care, Ultrasound

Ryan Ley, MD, MBA, MS

  • Hometown:  Reno, NV and San Diego, CA

  • Undergraduate Education: Dartmouth College

  • Medical Education:  University of Nevada School of Medicine

  • Hobbies:  skiing, cycling, hanging out with the family, eating burritos

  • Fun Fact About Yourself: I thought it would be fun to open a couple of waxing salons…it wasn’t

  • Plans after Residency: work, paint, travel

  • Next Adventure:  Airstream…or maybe just get a longboard.

  • EM Interests: EMS, wilderness medicine

Christopher Ma, DO

  • Hometown:  Palo Alto, CA
  • Undergraduate Education: UC Davis
  • Medical Education:  Touro University California
  • Hobbies: Board games, basketball, snowboarding, reading
  • Fun Fact About Yourself: Used to do pop and lock dancing before my joints got creaky
  • Plans after Residency:  Possibly fellowship, continue to work with the Southern California patient population, plan for family
  • Next Adventure: Hopefully Maui!
  • EM Interests: Ultrasound, admin

Kaya Minezaki, MD

  • Hometown:  Torrance, CA; Tokyo, Japan

  • Undergraduate Education: University of Hawaii at Manoa

  • Medical Education:  Sackler School of Medicine

  • Hobbies:  Traveling, cooking, watching true crime documentaries and war films

  • Fun Fact About Yourself:  As of 2022, I’ve lived on 3 continents and traveled throughout 20 different countries

  • Plans after Residency:  Fellowship

  • Next Adventure:  Australian outback, Swiss alps, Norwegian fjords

  • EM Interests:  Critical care, EMS, tactical medicine

Anthony Nguyen, MD

  • Hometown:  Kent, WA

  • Undergraduate Education:  University of Washington (GO DAWGS!)

  • Medical Education:  University of Washington School of Medicine

  • Hobbies:  Lifting, skiing, camping, traveling, trying new restaurants

  • Fun Fact About Yourself:  Big fan of Avatar the Last Airbender

  • Plans after Residency:  Travel, spend time with family/friends/pupperoni

  • Next Adventure:  Maui, HI (hopefully)

  • EM Interests:  Global Health, Event Medicine, Pain Medicine