Current Residents

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Back row (left to right): Andrew Choi, MD;  Kevin Chao, MD; Reid Oldenburg, MD,PhD; Adam Miller, MD; Yun (Larry) Tong, MD,
Upper Middle Row: Rachel Sennett, MD, PhD;  Ogechi Ikediobi, MD, PhD; Tanya Greywal, MD   
Lower Middle Row: Talayesa Buntinx-Krieg, MD; Brittany Yee, MD
Front: Joyce Yuan, MD;  Jusleen Ahluwalia, MD; Kimberly Chun, MD; Dawn Eichenfield, MD, PhD
Not pictured: Ellen Haddock E.S., MBA, MD

UCSD Department of Dermatology: Current Residents - ​ ​Profiles

Fourth Year Residents


Dawn Eichenfield, MD, PhD (PGY-4)

Chief Resident

Undergraduate School: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Undergraduate Major: Biology
Medical School: UC San Diego School of Medicine
Internship:UC San Diego School of Medicine, Internal Medicine Residency Program
Additional Training: Combined M.D. Ph.D. in Molecular Biology at UCSD in lab of Christopher Glass, M.D. Ph.D.
Hometown: North Reading, MA
Dermatology Interests: Genomics and Genetics, Pediatric Dermatology, Photomedicine and Laser Therapy
Other Interests/Hobbies: Cooking, hiking, travel
Accomplishments during residency:  Women’s Dermatologic Society Academic Research Award (Aug 2018); Pediatric Research Alliance Pilot Grant (February 2019); Presented a case for Sam Weinberg's Cases of the Year at the Society of Pediatric Dermatology Meeting (July 2019)

Tanya Greywal, MD (PGY-4)

Chief Resident

Undergraduate School: UC San Diego
Undergraduate Major: Economics
Medical School: UC San Diego School of Medicine
Internship: University of New Mexico
Additional Training: Pediatric Dermatology Clinical Research Fellowship, Rady Children's Hospital, San Diego
Hometown: San Diego, CA
Other Interests/Hobbies:horseback riding, travel, baking, spending time with family and friends
Accomplishments during residency: American Academy of Dermatology Residents/Fellows Committee Member (2019);  American Academy of Dermatology's Excellence in Patient Care Award: Resident and Fellow Quality Improvement Award (2018)

Jusleen Ahluwalia, MD (PGY-4)

Undergraduate School: Rutgers University
Undergraduate Major: Cell Biology & Neuroscience
Medical School: UMDNJ - Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Internship: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Internal Medicine
Additional Training: Pediatric Dermatology Research Fellowship at UCSD/RCHSD
Hometown: Princeton, NJ
Dermatology Interests:Cutaneous Oncology, Medical Dermatology, General Adult & Pediatric Dermatology
Other Interests/Hobbies: Biking, snorkeling, travel, and enjoying time with friends and family
Accomplishments during residency:  ASDS Vic Narurkar, MD, Resident Scholar Award; AAD Everett C. Fox, MD Memorial Award; ASLMS Resident/Fellow Board Representative

Kimberly Chun, MD (PGY-4)

Undergraduate School: UC San Diego
Undergraduate Major: Biochemistry
Medical School: Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
Internship: Kaiser Permanente, Santa Clara
Additional Training: Dermatology clinical research fellowship, UCSD
Hometown: Saratoga, CA
Dermatology Interests: Atopic dermatitis, medical dermatology, clinical research
Other Interests/Hobbies:Cooking and baking for family and friends, traveling, photography, hiking
Accomplishments during residency:  Published book chapter in pediatric procedural dermatology; Recipient of best clinical research award at UCSD's Annual Dermatology Research Day (March 2019) 

Joyce Yuan​, MD  (PGY-4)

Undergraduate School: UC Berkeley
Undergraduate Major: Molecular and Cell Biology, Japanese
Medical School: UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine
Internship:Plastic Surgery, University of Kansas Medical Center
Additional Training: Plastic Surgery Residency (PGY1-3), University of Kansas Medical Center; Dermatology Clinical Research Fellowship, UCSF
Hometown: San Francisco, CA
Dermatology Interestshigh-risk skin cancer, dermatologic surgery, clinical trials, skin of color
Other Interests/Hobbies: dance, piano, singing, drawing
Accomplishments during residency: Lead investigator of cosmetic clinical trial (Oct 2017 to present); oral presentation at Pacific Dermatologic Association meeting (Aug 2018); poster and oral presentation at CalDerm meeting (Sep 2018)

Third Year Residents​

Talayesa Buntinx-Krieg, MD (PGY-3)

Undergraduate School: Johns Hopkins University
Undergraduate Major: Neuroscience, Latin American Studies Minor
Medical School: University of Central Florida COM
Internship: Brown University - Internal Medicine
Hometown: Miami, FL
Dermatology Interests: Dermatopathology, Infectious Disease, Cutaneous Oncology
Other Interests/Hobbies: Travel, languages, soccer, skiing, national parks
Accomplishments during residency: Presenter at San Diego Dermatological Society annual meeting (Sept 2018); Clean slate laser tattoo removal volunteer (Oct 2018); Passed final USMLE (Sept 2018) and acquired Physician and Surgeon license from Medical Board of California (Dec 2018)

Ellen Haddock MD, MBA (PGY-3)

Undergraduate School: Harvard
Undergraduate Major: Government
Medical School: UCSD
Additional Training: Stanford Graduate School of Business
Internship: UCSD
Hometown: Phoenix, AZ
Dermatology Interests: Pediatric dermatology, general dermatology
Other Interests/Hobbies: Traveling, reading, hiking
Accomplishments during residency: Published book chapter on poxviruses, published case report in JAAD Case Reports; Volunteered at VA Stand Down (July 2018); Volunteered at Gorder Walk for Melanoma (October 2018)

Rachel Sennett, MD, PhD (PGY-3)

Undergraduate School: Haverford College
Undergraduate Major: Chemistry
Medical School: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Internship: Mount Sinai West St. Lukes
Hometown: Boston, MA
Dermatology Interests; Wound healing, alopecia, general dermatology
Other Interests/Hobbies: Reading, traveling, modern art
Accomplishments during residency: Author on Developmental Cell article: "Dermal Condensate Niche Fate Specification Occurs Prior to Formation and Is Placode Progenitor Dependent" (Jan 2019);  Volunteer at VA Stand Down event for homeless veterans (June 2019)

Yun Larry Tong, MD (PGY-3)

Undergraduate School: Boston College
Undergraduate Major: Biology
Medical School: University of Nebraska Medical Center
Internship: Arrowhead Regional Medical Center
Hometown: Calexico, CA
Dermatology Interests: General Dermatology, Dermatology Clinical Trials
Other Interests/Hobbies; Craft Breweries, hiking
Accomplishments during residency: Author on "Dilute bleach baths used for treatment of atopic dermatitis are not antimicrobial in vitro", "Prospects of acne vaccines targeting secreted virulence factors of Cutibacterium acnes"(May 2019), "Age-Related Loss of Innate Immune Antimicrobial Function of Dermal Fat Is Mediated by Transforming Growth Factor Beta" (Jan 2019)

Brittany Yee, MD (PGY-3)

Undergraduate School; UCLA
Undergraduate Major: Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics (MIMG)
Medical School: UCSD
Internship: UCSD
Hometown: Irvine, CA
Dermatology Interests; Medical dermatology
Other Interests/HobbiesEating, traveling, spending time with family
Accomplishments during residency: Board certified in Internal Medicine (Aug 2018); Presenter clinical research abstract "Systematic review and meta-analysis evaluating the effectiveness of different concentrations of intralesional triamcinolone for alopecia areata" at SID meeting (May 2019); Selected for resident case presentation "Severe plaque psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis arising in a patient with Peutz-Jeghers Syndrome" at PDA meeting (Aug 2019)

Second Year Residents​

Kevin Chao, MD (PGY-2)

Undergraduate School:  UCLA
Undergraduate Major:  Physiological Science
Medical School:  UCLA
Internship:  Kaiser Permanente - Los Angeles
Hometown:  Elk Grove, CA
Dermatology Interests:  General Dermatology
Other Interests/Hobbies:  Tennis, Sailing, Painting
Accomplishments during residency: First author on "A Case Report of Pseudoxanthoma Elasticum-like Papillary Dermal Elastolysis" (Jan 2019);  Volunteer at Clean Slate Tattoo Removal clinic (July 2019)

Andrew Choi, MD (PGY-2)

Undergraduate School:   Northwestern University
Undergraduate Major:   Biochemistry and English Literature
Medical School,:  Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine
Internship: Kaiser Foundation Health, San Francisco
Hometown:  Palos Verdes, California
Dermatology Interests; Inpatient dermatology, complex medical dermatology, quality improvement
Other Interests/Hobbies: Playing the guitar, going to concerts, hiking, finding new restaurants, cooking
Accomplishments during residency: Published an article in the Postgraduate Medical Journal on Visual Perception Training (July 2019), Organized and volunteered at a Skin Cancer Awareness Campaign at the San Diego Yacht Club (September 2019)

Ogechi Ikediobi, MD, PhD (PGY-2)

Undergraduate School:  Florida A&M University
Undergraduate Major:  Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences
Medical School: University of California, San Francisco
Additional Training: PhD in Cancer Genomics/Pharmacology, University of Cambridge, UK /Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and National Cancer Institute/NIH (2003-2007), Assistant Professor of Clinical Applied Pharmacogenomics at UCSF (2007-2012)
Internship: Internal Medicine at Alameda Health System, Highland Hospital in Oakland, CA
Hometown:  Orinda, CA
Dermatology Interests: Medical Dermatology, Cancer Genomics, Pharmacogenomics, Integrative Dermatology
Other Interests/Hobbies:  hiking/camping/skiing with my family, writing novels, cooking, salsa dancing
Accomplishments during residency: Integrative Dermatology Symposium Scholarship recipient (Aug 2019)

Adam Miller, MD (PGY-2)

Undergraduate School:  University of Iowa
Undergraduate Major:   Biology
Medical School:  University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine
Internship:  Scripps Mercy Transitional Year
Dermatology Interests;  general dermatology, cutaneous oncology, surgical dermatology
Other Interests/Hobbies:  my wife, traveling, hiking, basketball, golf
Accomplishments during residency: Author of JID article “Demographics and Autoantibody Profiles of Pemphigoid Patients with Underlying Neurological Disease” (March 2019); Scripps EM intern of the year (June 2019); Clean Slate laser tattoo removal volunteer (September 2019)

Reid Oldenburg, MD, PhD (PGY-2)

Undergraduate School:  Tufts University
Undergraduate Major:  Biology-Psychology and Spanish
Medical School:  Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Additional Training: PhD in immunology from Université Paris VII in the lab of Caroline Demangel, PhD at the Pasteur Institute
Internship: UCLA-Olive View Medical Center
Hometown:  Santa Monica, CA
Dermatology Interests: dermatology-rheumatology, neglected tropical diseases 
Other Interests/Hobbies: farmers markets, local music, family
Accomplishments during residency: skin cancer prevention community outreach, volunteering at free clinics, Clean Slate laser tattoo removal volunteer