Alex Anshus, MD
Hometown: Escondido, CA
Medical School: UC Irvine School of Medicine
Extracurricular interests: Volleyball, surfing, snowboarding, wakeboarding, hiking, scuba diving, guitar, photography, daydreaming about breakfast burritos.
Professional interests: Sports medicine, ultrasound, hyperbaric medicine, simulation, global health.
Christa Arefieva, MD, MS
Hometown: Bay City, MI
Graduate School: Michigan State University
Medical School: Texas A&M University
Extracurricular interests: Spending time with family, friends, and pets, SCUBA diving, hiking, camping, backpacking, gardening, aquascaping, cooking, snowboarding, rock climbing, stargazing, running, video games, travel, sailing, and anything in, on, or near the water
Professional interests: Wilderness and environmental medicine, hyperbaric medicine, toxicology, emergency medicine simulation
Jake Del Rosso, MD
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Medical School: USC
Extracurricular interests: Surfing, birdwatching, lord of the rings, cooking, piano, photography, aviation.
Professional Interests: Toxicology, sports medicine, ems, ultrasound.
Jessica Holdaway, MD
Hometown: Tustin, CA
Medical School: University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
Extracurricular interests: Hanging out with my family and dog, running, water skiing, playing piano, learning languages, board games
Professional Interests: Women's health, community health, global health, patient-centered care
Nico Kahl, MD
Hometown: Albenga, SV, Italy
Med School: University of California, Irvine
Extracurricular Interests: Beach volleyball, snowboarding, hiking, SCUBA, Italian cuisine, HIIT, musical vocals and guitar, traveling
Professional Interests: Medical education, ultrasound, hyperbaric medicine, global health, improving our healthcare system
Matt Mason, MD
Hometown: Virginia Beach, VA
Med School: Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
Extracurricular Interests: climbing, botany, creative writing, surfing
Professional Interests: toxicology, expedition medicine, population health and underserved groups
Niels Naimon, MD
Hometown: Richmond, VA
Medical School: Eastern Virginia Medical School
Extracurricular activities: Hiking, rock climbing, kayaking, camping, pretty much anything outside, cooking, food of any kind
Professional interests: Wilderness medicine, disaster medicine, wellness, nutrition
Emily Pott, MD
Hometown: Chappaqua, NY
Medical School: USC
Extracurricular Interests: Fitness (find me at Barry's Bootcamp), skiing, hiking, country music, Italian cooking, and finding new restaurants Professional Interests: Medical education, toxicology, sports medicine
Robert Shrake, MD
Hometown: Reno, NV
Medical school: University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine
Extracurricular interests: Spending time with family, mountain biking, skiing, climbing, cooking, going to the beach, and working on cars and bikes.
Professional interests: Medical education, ultrasound, austere medicine, curbing the cost of emergency care
Julia Sobel, MD
Hometown: Lafayette, CA
Medical school: University of Arizona College of Medicine, Tucson
Extracurricular interests: Hanging with any and all dogs, but especially my dog (Goose). Exploring San Diego with my husband. Running, hiking, camping, drawing, international travel.
Professional interests: medical education, EMS, quality improvement
Rachel Spann, MD
Hometown: Chicago, IL
Medical school: Tulane University School of Medicine
Extracurricular interests: Travel, food, live music, current events, podcasts, beaches, hiking, crawfish boils, parades, and talking to my pets as if they were little humans :)
Professional interests: Health policy, palliative care in the ED
Maya Stawnychy, MD
Hometown: Kinnelon, NJ
Medical school: Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
Extracurricular interests: Skiing, surfing, photography and videography, impromptu road trips, exploring new places, traveling, and anything that involves being outdoors.
Professional interests: Community medicine, disaster and wilderness medicine, and administration.