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Current Residents

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Top row (left to right): Founding Chair Richard Gallo, MD, PhD; Residency Director Taraneh Paravar, MD;  Adam Miller, MD; Andrew Choi, MD;    
Second Row: Carrie Vuong MD; Allison Han, MD; Ogechi Ikediobi, MD, PhD;  Shadi Khalil, MD, PhD  
Third Row:  Rachel Sennett, MD, PhD; Carisse Gaude, Resident Coordinator; Brittany Yee, MD; Yun (Larry) Tong, MD,
Fourth Row: Ellen Haddock E.S., MBA, MD; Elise Burger, MD, PhD;  Reid Oldenburg, MD, PhD; Nicholas Bohrer, MD  
Fifth Row:  Kevin Chao, MD; Talayesa Buntinx-Krieg, MD 

UCSD Department of Dermatology: Current Residents - ​ ​Profiles

Third Year Residents


Brittany Yee, MD (PGY-4)


Chief Resident


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/Hobbies: Eating, traveling, spending time with family
Accomplishments during residency: Board-certified in IM (Aug 2018), presenter at SID (May 2019), presenter at PDA (Aug 2019), published JAAD article regarding intralesional steroid concentrations in alopecia areata (April 2020)

Rachel Sennett, MD, PhD (PGY-4)

 Chief Resident


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: La Fondation La Roche-Posay grant awardee (2020); American Hair Research Society mentee award (2020); Author article on immune cell infiltration in cutaneous acute graft,  IJWD (2020); Author on dermal sheath contraction and hair cycle regression" Science (2020)


Talayesa Buntinx-Krieg, MD (PGY-4)


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: Awarded AAD International Society Travel Grant (Dec 2019); Submitted article on cutaneous findings in patients with multiple myeloma (June 2020); Presenter at San Diego Dermatological Society annual meeting (Sept 2018); Clean slate laser tattoo removal volunteer (Oct 2018)

Ellen Haddock MD, MBA (PGY-4)

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: Member of AAD Emerging Practice Models Committee. Case reports published in JAAD, Pediatric Dermatology, and Dermatitis. 

Yun Larry Tong, MD (PGY-4)


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: Abstract selected for presentation at AAD (2020); Author "Prospects of acne vaccines targeting secreted virulence factors of Cutibacterium acnes" (2019); Author "Dilute bleach baths used for treatment of atopic dermatitis are not antimicrobial in vitro" (2019)

Second Year Residents​


Kevin Chao, MD (PGY-3)


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: Co-author of book chapter on treatment of calciphylaxis (2020); Published report of Pseudoxanthoma Elasticum-like Papillary Dermal Elastolysis (2019)

Andrew Choi, MD (PGY-3)


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 guitar, going to concerts, hiking, finding new restaurants, cooking
Accomplishments during residency: Published article in the Postgraduate Medical Journal on Visual Perception Training (July 2019), Organized Skin Cancer Awareness Campaign-San Diego Yacht Club (Sept 2019); abstract accepted for presentation at American Society of Dermatopathology (ASDP) 2020

Ogechi Ikediobi, MD, PhD (PGY-3)

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: Pharmacogenomics of 5-Fluorouracil" -UCSD Dermatology Research Day- Best Clinical Research (2020); Publication accepted to Academic Medicine: "Letter to the Editor: Mission Drift: Are Medical School Admissions Committees Missing the Mark on Diversity?" (2020)

Adam Miller, MD (PGY-3)



Undergraduate School:  University of Iowa
Undergraduate Major:   Biology
Medical School:  University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine
Internship:  Scripps Mercy Transitional Year
Hometown
Dermatology Interests;  general dermatology, cutaneous oncology, surgical dermatology
Other Interests/Hobbies:  my wife, traveling, hiking, basketball, golf
Accomplishments during residency: Co-author: "CD4+/CD8+ T-cell ratio predictive of surgical margins in treatment of NMSC with Mohs surgery in patients infected with HIV" (2020); Abstract accepted for oral presentation at ASDS: "NOTCH1 mutations in cSCC occurring in immunosuppressed individuals" (2020)

Reid Oldenburg, MD, PhD (PGY-3)


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: Co-authored book chapter on Calciphylaxis. Published a letter to editor in the JAAD. Volunteered at community outreach projects

​First Year Residents​​



Nicholas Bohrer, MD (PGY-2)




Undergraduate School:
   St. Olaf College
Undergraduate Major:   Spanish, Chemistry
Medical School:  University of Wisconsin
Internship:  Cohen Children's Medical Center, Queens, New York
Hometown:  Eau Claire, WI
Dermatology Interests; Pediatric dermatology, vascular malformations, dermatologic surgery
Other Interests/HobbiesSinging, playing acoustic guitar, game nights, lap swimming, downhill skiing, golfing



Elise Burger, MD, PhD (PGY-2)


Undergraduate School:
  Occidental College
Undergraduate Major:  Biochemistry
Medical School:  University of Texas Southwestern 
Additional Training:  PhD (Immunology) from UT Southwestern, studying parasite-mediated inflammation at the intestinal epithelium
Internship:  Presbyterian St. Luke, Denver CO
Hometown:  Salt Lake City, UT
Dermatology Interests:  Medical dermatology, inpatient dermatology, wound healing
Other Interests/Hobbies International backpacking, hiking and camping, skiing, prior hammer thrower on track and field team in undergrad, competitive Crossfit athlete in medical/graduate school


Allison Han, MD (PGY-2)




Undergraduate School:   Harvard University
Undergraduate Major:   Neurobiology
Medical School: University of California, San Diego 
Internship:  Scripps Mercy Hospital, San Diego
Hometown:  San Diego, CA
Dermatology Interests;  Pediatric Dermatology, medical dermatology 
Other Interests/Hobbies: Travel, trying new restaurants, dogs, spending time with family, themed events and crafts, cooking




Shadi Khalil, MD, PhD (PGY-2)


Undergraduate School:  University of New Mexico
Undergraduate Major:  Mathematics, Biochemistry
Medical School:  University of Virginia
Additional Training:  PhD (Experimental Pathology), studying metabolism and nutrient-sensing by bone marrow stem cells
Internship:  UC Riverside at RCH
Hometown:  San Diego, CA
Dermatology Interests:  Dermatopathology, hemato-cutaneous interactions, nutrient metabolism, the microbiome
Other Interests/Hobbies:  Anything outdoors (hiking, running, surfing, skiing), board-gaming, traveling, exploring SD restaurants 
Accomplishments during residency: Characterized a COVID-19 rash, Co-authored a study assessing bacterial proteases in the pathogenesis of Netherton Syndrome


Carrie Vuong, MD (PGY-2)


Undergraduate School:  Princeton University
Undergraduate Major: Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Global Health
Medical School,:  New York University 
Internship: Scripps Mercy Hospital - San Diego
Hometown:  Cherry Hill, NJ
Dermatology Interests; Pediatric Dermatology
Other Interests/Hobbies:  Track and field, hiking, swimming, escape rooms, spikeball