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Chief Residents AY 2020-2021

UC San Diego's Department of Pediatrics has three Chief Residents for the 2020-2021 academic year – Drs. Kirsten Garcia, Janice Nguyen, and Kimmy Vuong. 

The chief resident year is an additional year dedicated to working with the administration and the residents to improve the program, resident education, and resident well-being. 





Kirsten Garcia, MD

Hometown: Fenton, Michigan 
Undergraduate: Swarthmore College 
Medical School: University of Michigan 
Future Plans: Neonatology, Academic Medicine, Med ED

Janice Nguyen, MD

Hometown: Santa Ana, CA 
Undergraduate: UC Irvine 
Medical School: UCSD School of Medicine 
Future Plans: Primary Care/Gen Peds



Kimmy Vuong, MD, MPH

Hometown: Charlotte, NC 
Undergraduate: UNC Chapel Hill 
Medical School: UNC Chapel Hill 
Future Plans: Pediatric Nephrology 
(special interest in Critical Care Nephrology)


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