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Chief Medical Residents 2021-22

Lauren Haggery, MD
Lauren Haggerty, MD
Chief Medical Resident 2021-22
Hometown: Seattle, WA
College: University of Washington
Medical School: University of Vermont
I am a Pacific Northwest native, grew up in the Seattle area, and stuck around Seattle for undergrad (Go Huskies!). I looked for a big change after college and moved to Connecticut, where I participated in Teach for America, teaching middle school math. I moved further north for medical school, where I loved being outdoors and rural, Northern New England life. The winters were a little too cold for me, so I moved back to the West Coast for residency, and UCSD has truly become my new home. My professional interests include medical education (I'm still a teacher at heart) and all things kidney related. For fun, I love hiking, outdoor yoga classes, skiing, and exploring the many San Diego breweries.
Elizabeth Hastie, MD
Elizabeth (Lizzy) Hastie, MD
Chief Medical Resident 2021-22
Hometown: Cincinnati, OH
College: University of Colorado, Boulder
Medical School: Emory University
I am originally from Cincinnati and went to undergrad in Boulder, Colorado where I first fell in love with the West. I was so excited to move to California after completing medical school in Atlanta at Emory, and San Diego life has truly exceeded all of my expectations! I have loved exploring all of the beaches and spending time on the water on my stand up paddle board. Since getting my puppy, Taika, we have been exploring all the amazing dog parks. My favorite right now is the Fiesta Island Dog Park, where I can run along the beach with him while he swims! I plan on specializing in Infectious Disease and hope to pursue a career in medical education. Reach out to me at any time if you have any questions or need any restaurant or scary movie recommendations!
Mark Jiang, MD
Jun Yang (Mark) Jiang, MD
Chief Medical Resident 2021-22
Hometown: Shanghai, China
College: University of California, Berkeley
Medical School: University of California, Davis
I spent most of my childhood on the other side of the ocean and moved to San Francisco just as I was turning into an awkward teenager. After medical school, I decided to make my way down to sunny Southern California. The people, the weather, and the food are just a few reasons why San Diego is the perfect place to live and work. My academic interests include hematologic malignancies and underserved medicine, and I plan to pursue a career in Hematology/Oncology. My life outside of the hospital revolves around food: cooking, trying out new snacks, supporting local restaurants, and working out to burn off those calories. You can find me hiking or running in places like Torrey Pines or Mission Trails.
Armando Martinez, MD
Armando Martinez, MD
Chief Medical Resident 2021-22
Hometown: Fresno, CA
College: University of Southern California
Medical School: University of California, San Diego
I have lived all over California growing up from San Diego to Sacramento and several places in between. I went to USC for undergrad and loved every second of it. After undergrad I moved back home to Fresno and worked as an MA for a cardiologist up there while applying to med school. I came down to San Diego for medical school and have not wanted to leave since. I have loved San Diego and everything it has to offer from the beaches to hiking trails, amazing restaurants, breweries, and, of course, the Zoo. For fun, I love going to the movies and to concerts (patiently awaiting the day for more!), making cocktails for friends, and listening to podcasts any chance I get.
Ashley Scanlon, MD
Ashley Scanlon, MD
Chief Medical Resident 2021-22
Hometown: Newbury Park, CA
College: Pennsylvania State University
Medical School: Thomas Jefferson University
I am originally from Massachusetts but spent the latter part of my childhood in the suburbs of Los Angeles. I went back east for my undergraduate years at Penn State (We Are!) and medical school at Thomas Jefferson University. I loved my time in Pennsylvania but decided that it was time to come back to California for residency. I couldn't be happier to be at UCSD! I am passionate about medical education and debriefing, and I plan to pursue a career as an academic hospitalist. Outside of medicine, I enjoy playing board games, cheering on the Nittany Lions, hiking, cooking, and playing with my cat, Walnut.
Susan Seav, MD
Susan Seav, MD
VA Chief Resident in Quality and Patient Safety 2021-22
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
College: Harvard University
Medical School: University of California, San Diego
I am from Los Angeles, CA, and did my undergrad at Harvard. I then worked in public health in Houston, TX, for about two years before I started medical school at UC San Diego. This program is truly second to none so I decided to stay and this place has been my home ever since! I am still quite undifferentiated but have interests in General Medicine, Endocrinology, and Critical Care (quite the spread, I know). On Golden Weekends, you can find me baking, hanging out at Mission Bay, gardening, or doing day trips to nearby towns.
Averie Tigges, MD, MS
Averie Tigges, MD, MS
VA Chief Resident in Quality and Patient Safety 2021-22
Hometown: Lafayette, IN
College: Purdue University
Medical School: Indiana University
I am an Indiana native and Midwesterner through and through. I did all of my education including undergrad, masters, and medical school in Indiana until I matched at UCSD (best day ever!). My husband is in the Navy which was originally why I looked into UCSD. As a fourth-year medical student, I was lucky enough to do an away rotation, and I immediately fell in love with the academic culture, program leadership, and amazing clinical opportunities. Ultimately, I plan to pursue a career in cardiology with a focus on advanced imaging. Outside of the hospital, you can find me trying all the different cuisine in San Diego or being dragged around by my giant Great Dane, Otto.