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Current Neurology Residents

Rajan Arora Rajan Arora, MD (Chief Resident)
Hometown: Diamond Bar, CA
Medical School: George Washington University
Preliminary: Riverside Community Hospital – University of California, Riverside
Academic Interests: Localization
Hobbies: Eating, trail running
Future Plans: Electrophysiology Fellowship at UCSD
Patrick Chen Patrick Chen, MD (Chief Resident)
Hometown: Portland, OR
Medical School: Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
Preliminary: Legacy Health - Portland OR
Academic Interests: Neurocritical care, Stroke, Medical Education
Hobbies: Surfing, skiing, raising a goldendoodle, writing
Future Plans: Neurocritical Care Fellowship at MGH/Brigham & Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School
Alison Headley Alison Headley, MD
Hometown: Berkeley, California
Medical school: University of Miami
Preliminary: University of Miami-JFK GME Consortium
Academic Interests: Cognitive neurology
Hobbies: Tennis, hiking, traveling
Future Plans: Epilepsy Fellowship at Stanford
Anna Koblick Anna Koblik, MD
Hometown: Omsk, Russia
Medical School: University of California, San Francisco
Preliminary: Kaiser Oakland
Academic Interests: Electrophysiology
Hobbies: Music, art, flying
Future Plans: Intra-operative Monitoring Fellowship at UCLA
Andrew Hannawi Andrew Hannawi, MD
Hometown: Corona, CA
Medical School: Saint Louis University School of Medicine
Preliminary: Loma Linda Medical Center
Hobbies: History, jazz, food/cooking, tennis
Future Plans: Autism at Rady Children’s UCSD
Aljoharah Alakkas Aljoharah Alakkas, MBBS
Hometown: Alkhobar, Saudi Arabia
Medical School: University of Dammam College of Medicine
Preliminary: Scripps Clinic and Scripps Green Hospital
Hobbies: Traveling, spend time with my friends and family
Fanny Du Fanny Du, MD
Hometown: San Leandro, CA
Medical School: University of Michigan Medical School
Preliminary: Highland Hospital, Oakland, CA
Academic Interests: neuroimaging, localization, medical education
Hobbies: traveling abroad, taking my puppy to the beach, hiking
Thomas Hirschauer Thomas Hirschauer, MD, PhD
Hometown: Cleveland, Ohio
Medical School: Ohio State University
Preliminary: University of California, Irvine
Academic Interests: Neurophysiology
Hobbies: Watching movies, crossword puzzles
Brandon Holbert Brandon Holbert, MD
Hometown: Los Gatos, CA
Medical School: Meharry Medical College
Preliminary: University of Arizona - Phoenix
Academic Interests: Cognitive, Epilepsy, Neuro-Onc
Hobbies: Hitting the beach, running, hiking, camping, documentaries and social psych podcasts
Jenelle Raynowska Jenelle Raynowska, MD, MS
Hometown: San Diego, CA
Medical School: NYU
Preliminary: Lenox Hill
Academic Interests: Neuroimmunology, Neuro-ophthalmology
Hobbies: Surfing, skiing, traveling
Robert Hess, MD
Hometown: Naperville, IL
Medical school: Rush Medical College
Internship: University of Illinois Medical Center
Academic interests: Medical education
Hobbies: Cooking, crossword puzzles, weight lifting, golf, traveling, board games
Jonathan Peters, MD
Hometown: Silver Spring, Maryland
Medical school: Jacobs School of Medicine/Biomedical Sciences at University of Buffalo
Internship: UC Irvine Medical Center
Academic interests: Behavioral neurology, dementia, epilepsy
Hobbies: Reading literature, creative writing including screenwriting, running, playing guitar
Harshika Satyarthi, MD, MPH
Hometown: Northridge, CA
Medical school: Temple University School of Medicine
Internship: UC Irvine Medical Center
Academic interests: Health systems research, neuro-ophthalmology, stroke, end-of-life care
Hobbies: Collecting old and rare books, painting, hiking, trying new cuisine
Rebeka Sipma, MD
Hometown: Ripon, CA
Medical school: Loma Linda University School of Medicine
Internship: UCSF Fresno Medical Center
Academic interests: Medical education
Hobbies: Cooking/baking, running, singing/playing piano, painting, quilting, sewing
Michelle Tiem, MD
Hometown: Farmington, Utah
Medical School: University of Utah School of Medicine
Internship: UC Irvine Medical Center
Academic Interests: general neurology, medical education
Hobbies: Tennis, traveling, watching basketball, baking
Dolores Torres, MD
Hometown: San Diego, CA
Medical school: UC San Francisco School of Medicine
Internship: UCSF Fresno Medical Center
Academic interests: Neuroimmunology, multiple sclerosis
Hobbies: Baking, grilling, exploring new hiking trails


See the list of Child Neurology Residents