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Current Emergency Medicine Residents

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Class of 2021

Ioan Belovarski, MD, MPH

Hometown: Germany

Medical School: University of New Mexico

Graduate School: University of New Mexico                                                                

Extracurricular interests: Rock climbing/safety, backpacking, diving, building/repairing computers, woodworking, landscaping.

Professional interests: Internationally in resource-limited areas, using the skillsets of wilderness medicine and public health education and ultrasound as they relate to program development and resident training overseas. 

Max Caccese, MD

Hometown: San Luis Obispo, CA

Medical School: UCLA

Extracurricular interests: Backpacking, camping, hiking, trail running, rock climbing, surfing, SCUBA, travel, watercolor painting, German folk songs.

Professional Interests: Medical education, global health, ultrasound and wilderness medicine 

Craig Kutz, MD, PhD

Hometown: Sheboygan, Wisconsin

Medical School: Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine

Extracurricular interests: Aviation, Aerospace, Skydiving, SCUBA, sprint triathlons, former Santa Claus/ Iron Man Aquarium Diver.

Professional Interests: Aerospace Medicine, Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine, HEMS 

Ben Liotta, MD

Hometown: Washington, DC

Med School: UCSF

Extracurricular Interests: Lived in China for 5 years, whitewater kayaking, surfing, cycling, hiking, avid reader, amateur carpenter and potter.

Professional Interests: Health policy & systems, pharma/device industry, international health, sports med, wilderness med 

Dennis Liu, MD

Hometown: Easton, Pennsylvania

Med School: Northwestern

Extracurricular Interests: Avid surfer, former competitive swimmer, weight lifting, basketball, former UC Berkeley water boy.

Professional Interests: Critical care, toxicology, sports medicine, and medical education.  

Cole Nelson, MD

Hometown: Albuquerque, New Mexico

Medical School: University of New Mexico

Extracurricular activities: Extreme sports, rock climbing, kayaking, skydiving, mountain biking, flipping houses.

Professional interests: Sports medicine and toxicology.  

Rahul Nene, MD

Hometown: Nairobi, Kenya

Medical School: UCSD

Extracurricular Interests: Beach volleyball, running, hiking, traveling, white water rafting, fluent in Swahili.

Professional Interests: Clinical and translational research, oncologic emergencies, physician wellness 

Emily Sbiroli, MD

Hometown: Queens, New York

Medical school: SUNY Downstate College of Medicine

Extracurricular interests: Environmental conservation, modern art and painting, swimming, avid interest in quantum physics.

Professional interests: Peds EM, Disaster EM, and Environmental Sustainability in Medicine  

Michael Self, MD

Hometown: Arlington, Texas

Medical school: Northwestern

Extracurricular interests: Avid surfer, hiking, backpacking, distance running, spending time with family, formerly worked in pharmaceutical development.

Professional interests: Medical education, toxicology, wilderness medicine and more to be determined 

Eileen Shi, MD

Hometown: Houston, Texas

Medical school: UCSD

Extracurricular interests: A cappella - soprano, oil painting, novice archer, hiking, cooking.

Professional interests: Still searching... interested in ultrasound, simulation, or medical tech. 

Class of 2022

Thomas Allen, MD

Hometown: Coeur d' Alene, ID

Medical School: Uniformed Services University F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine                                                 

Extracurricular interests: Skiing, hiking, spearfishing, being with my family

Professional interests: Wilderness medicine, tactical and operational medicine 

Bryan Bisanz, MD

Hometown: Park Ridge, IL

Medical School: Loyola University Chicago School of Medicine

Extracurricular interests: Playing basketball; watching hockey; hiking; home beer brewing; tacos; history, trivia, and all things trivial  

Professional Interests: Sports medicine, administrative and health policy, wilderness medicine, ultrasound 

Morgan Carlile, MD

Hometown: Rolla, MO  

Medical School: University of Missouri Columbia School of Medicine

Extracurricular interests: Finding the best pastries in any city, backpacking the US National Parks, hiking, dinghy sailing, scuba diving, jogging, and losing my dignity on the golf course  

Professional Interests: Wilderness and austere medicine, flight medicine and aerospace critical care, medical technology development

Tamara Casas, MD

Hometown: San Diego, CA 

Med School: Hofstra University Hofstra Northwall School of Medicine

Extracurricular Interests: Fitness, traveling, water sports, watching soccer (huge Real Madrid/ Spain fan!) wine, cooking/ baking  

Professional Interests: International EM, ultrasound and education

Nathan Finch, MD

Hometown: Chicago, IL

Med School: Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine

Extracurricular Interests: Music and playing guitar, Chicago and Wisconsin Badgers sports teams, crime thriller TV shows, running, traveling, cheese fries  

Professional Interests: Patient advocacy, education, critical care

Brenna Hogue, MD

Hometown: Concord, CA  

Medical School: Boston University School of Medicine

Graduate: Boston University

Extracurricular activities: Beach, soccer, craft breweries, documentaries, going to shows of all kinds (musical theater, comedy shows, concerts, art shows etc.), trying new restaurants, petting dogs, tending to my cute succulents  

Professional interests: Medical Education, Sports Medicine, Critical Care, LGBT Health, Substance Abuse and Addiction Medicine

Kaitlin McIntyre, MD

Hometown: Syracuse, NY  

Medical School: University of Miami Leonard M Miller School of Medicine

Extracurricular Interests: Exploring national parks, traveling, hiking, biking, camping, running, watching college football and basketball  

Professional Interests: Wilderness/Disaster Medicine, Sports Medicine  

Henry Montilla Guedez, MD

Hometown: Barquisimeto, Venezuela

Medical school: Penn State University College of Medicine

Extracurricular interests: Photography, the beach, hiking, documentaries, cooking, trying new food, exploring new places, and traveling  

Professional interests: International medicine, disaster medicine, and working with underserved populations. Public health and in the disparities that patients encounter when seeking healthcare  

Casey Smith, MD

Hometown: Glendale, AZ  

Medical school: University of Arizona College of Medicine

Extracurricular interests: Songwriting, playing music, ice hockey, rock climbing, mountain biking, SCUBA, powered paragliding  

Professional interests: EMS, hyperbaric medicine, wilderness medicine, physician wellness

Jennifer Stone, MD

Hometown: Mill Valley, CA  

Medical school: University of North Carolina Chapel Hill School of Medicine

Extracurricular interests: Being active and outdoors, mountain and road biking, water and snow skiing, trail running, standup paddling, polo, hammocks, and good books.  

Professional interests: Sports Medicine, Wilderness Medicine, Ultrasound, Design  

Benjamin Supat, MD

Hometown: Arroyo Grande, CA

Medical school: University of California, San Diego

Extracurricular interests: Spending time with family, fitness, traveling, board games, social dancing, beach volleyball, attempting to learn guitar  

Professional interests: Public health, medical education, increasing access to care for underserved populations  

Class of 2023

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.  

Class of 2024

Anna Baillie, MD

Hometown: Albuquerque, NM

Medical School: University of New Mexico

Extracurricular Interests: Traveling, snowboarding (soon to be surfing!), rock climbing, hiking, river rafting, wakeboarding, camping, and going to breweries.

Professional Interests: Critical care, ultrasound, global health, wilderness medicine, sports medicine

Irvan Bubic, MD

Hometown: Portland, OR

Medical School: ​​Oregon Health & Science University

Extracurricular Interests: Fishkeeping, aquascaping, playing and listening to music, cooking, eating good food, eating junk food, running, and weightlifting 

Professional interests: Pain management and addiction medicine, education

Navneet Dhillon, MD


Hometown: Sanger, CA

Medical School: ​University of California, Davis

Extracurricular Interests: Snowboarding, hiking, cooking, California burritos, discovering new music, documentaries, podcasts, traveling, hanging at the beach, spikeball, and flag-football. 

Professional Interests:  Ultrasound, Medical Education, Health Care Delivery/Health Systems Science, Simulation and EMS. 

Rima Dilbarova, MD

Hometown: Tbilisi, GA and Philadelphia, PA

Medical School: Drexel University

Extracurricular interests: Hiking/backpacking, rock climbing, yoga, baking, Reggaeton, trying new outdoor sports, traveling, and dogs. 

Professional interests: Wilderness Medicine, Global Health, Ultrasound, Medical Education

Arnav Gupta, MD

Hometown: Gainesville, FL

Medical School: ​Florida International University

Extracurricular Interests: Cooking, eating, hiking, beaching, video games, working out, cats and dogs, card/board games, and breweries. 

Professional Interests:  Critical care, administration, medical education 

Adam Hryniewicki, MD

Hometown: Irvine, CA

Medical School: University of California, San Diego

Extracurricular Interes​ts: Skiing, surfing, backpacking, trail running, road biking, yoga, baking bread, new recipes, sampling Bitchin’ Sauce at farmers markets, açaí bowls, silent discos, Tolkien, golden hour at Carruth, and starting conversations with “I was listening to this one podcast...”

Professional Interests: Global health, wilderness medicine, infectious disease, toxicology, medical education

Megan Jackson, MD

Hometown: Ann Arbor, MI

Hometown:Ann Arbor, MI

Medical School: University of Michigan

Extracurricular Interests: Playing with my dog, hiking, soccer, basketball, tennis, Michigan Wolverines, home renovations, and double stuffed Oreos. 

Professional interests: Administration, sports med, medical education 

Alexis Johnson, MD

Hometown: Woods Cross, UT

Medical School: Mayo Clinic

Extracurricular Interests: Climbing, hiking, backpacking, yoga, snowboarding, learning new outdoor activities/being active in general. Also cooking food, eating food, and enjoying the company of awesome people!

Professional Interests: Wilderness/austere medicine, domestic violence and sexual assault survivor advocacy, social medicine.

Ryan Korn, MD

Hometown: Oceanport, NJ; Rumson, NJ; and Fair Haven, NJ

Medical School: University of Rochester

Extracurricular Interests: Playing and coaching lacrosse, basketball, running, biking, hiking, drawing, cooking, and travel

Professional Interests: Critical care, disaster medicine, Sports medicine, expanding access to healthcare, telehealth

Jason Mallett, MD

Hometown: Houston, TX

Medical School: Texas A&M University

Extracurricular Interests: Playing and watching all types of sports, reading fiction, hiking, kayaking, podcasting, going to the movies, live music of any kind, going to art shows, and eating food from all over the world.

Professional interests: Wilderness medicine, point-of-care ultrasound, medical education, public health, and healthcare for the homeless and other underserved groups

Kyle Rourke, MD

Hometown: De Pere, WI

Medical School: University of Wisconsin

Extracurricular Interests: Playing soccer, biking, cooking (especially Asian cuisine), hiking, reading science fiction, playing Catan and fostering doggos.

Professional Interests: Critical care, EMS/disaster medicine, global health