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Meet Our Residents

 Jennifer Yang Jennifer Yang, M.D. (Chief Resident)
Hometown: San Diego, CA
Undergraduate education: UC Berkeley
Medical school: University of Alabama, Birmingham
Academic interests: neuroimmunology, neurometabolic, neurocritical care
Hobbies: going to concerts, mixing music, yoga, running, attempting various water sports, eating my way through San Diego’s finest culinary delights.
 Danielle Whalen Danielle Whalen, M.D. (Chief Resident)
Hometown: Glendora, CA
Undergraduate education: UCLA
Medical school: Albany Medical College
Academic interests: general neurology, neurogenomics, multidisciplinary care
Hobbies: fine dining, international travel, reading, cardio dance, water activities.
 Marie Sweat Marie Sweat, M.D.
Hometown: Oakland, CA
Undergraduate education: University of San Diego
Medical school: St. Louis University School of Medicine
Academic interests: undecided
Hobbies: yoga, running.
 Linda Nguyen Linda Nguyen, M.D., Ph.D.
Hometown: Orange County, CA
Undergraduate education: UCLA
Medical school: West Virginia University
Academic interests: clinical and research neurology
Hobbies: traveling (always with a DSLR in hand), hiking, cooking.
 Michael Castello Michael Castello, M.D., Ph.D.
Hometown: Maryland
Undergraduate education: University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC)
Medical school: Loma Linda University - graduate thesis involving neurodegeneration in Niemann-Pick type C and Alzheimer’s disease
Academic interests: clinical and research neurology with a particular interest in computational neuroscience and bioengineering
Hobbies: exploring the San Diego area, attempting to surf, writing.
 Adam Kalawi Adam Kalawi, M.D.
Hometown: Anaheim Hills, CA
Undergraduate education: Chapman University
Medical school: UC Irvine
Academic interests: Still open to considerations, but Epilepsy is certainly fascinating. I would also love to work on applications of Artificial Intelligence in the medical community.
Hobbies: exploring national parks, camping, hiking throughout San Diego, kayaking on Mission Bay, building computers/tinkering with electronics, wrestling/Brazilian jiu-jitsu, spending time with my sister and her family here in San Diego, and taking trips up to Orange County to see the rest of my family!
 Hannah Openheim Hannah Oppenheim, M.D.
Hometown: Saint Louis, MO
Undergraduate education: UC Berkeley
Medical school: UC San Diego
Academic interests: neurodevelopmental disabilities
Hobbies: rock climbing, yoga, hiking, watching movies.
 Aditi Trivedi Aditi Trivedi, M.D.
Hometown: San Diego, CA
Undergraduate education: UC Santa Barbara
Medical school: UC Davis School of Medicine
Academic interests: clinical education, clinical research
Hobbies: Hiking, music, dancing, playing with dogs.
Austin Layton Austin Layton, D.O.
Hometown: Portland, OR
Undergraduate education: Azusa Pacific University
Medical school: Western University of Health Sciences
Academic interests: General pediatric neurology, neurodevelopmental disabilities, neuromuscular, medical education, patient-physician communication
Hobbies: Anything outdoors, playing sports, vegan cooking, board games, reading nonfiction.
Maayan Yakir Maayan Yakir, M.D.
Hometown: Cupertino, CA
Undergraduate education: UC San Diego
Medical School: Oakland University William Beaumont (OUWB) School of Medicine
Academic interests: research, medical education, neuroimmunology/pediatric MS
Hobbies: I am a foodie who loves to run. In my time off I cook/bake, go to the beach and art museums and travel -- wherever and whenever possible! I also very much enjoy hiking and spending time with family/friends.