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Class of 2024


Peter Abraham, MD 
Hometown: Yorba Linda,CA
Undergraduate / Medical School: Stanford University / UCSD SOM
Favorite thing about UCSD: The people
Favorite thing to do in San Diego: Exercise/hike
Fun fact: I’m 6’6” (people always ask)
Favorite taco in San Diego: Lucha Libre

Khalid Almohaideb, MD 
Hometown: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Undergraduate / Medical School: Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
Favorite thing about UCSD:  The people
Favorite thing to do in San Diego: Visit coffee shops by the shore
Fun fact: I can cook decent burgers
Favorite taco in San Diego: To be determined


Julie An, MD (T32)
Hometown: Beijing, China / Akron, OH
Undergraduate / Medical School: University of Akron / Northeast Ohio Medical University (BS/MD)
Favorite thing about UCSD: The people, the teaching and mentoring opportunities, and the incredible research environment 
Favorite thing to do in San Diego: Happy hour with my co-residents and hiking at Torrey Pines 
Fun fact: I won my med school’s talent show for singing a ukulele duet
Favorite taco in San Diego: Tacos Liberdad
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Maram Alafif, MD
Hometown: Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Undergraduate / Medical School: King Abdulaziz University
Favorite thing about UCSD: Research and education opportunities
Favorite thing to do in San Diego: Go to the beach
Fun fact: I love adventure and I am rarely afraid of heights, water, or wild animals. I have held a snake and a tiger and I have snorkeled with sharks, but if I just heard that there is a cockroach in the place I will jump from the nearest exit (don’t care if it’s a door, a window or a small hole or crack in the wall, it’s a life matter to me!)
Favorite taco in San Diego: Galaxy Taco
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Christine Boone, MD, PhD (T32-IR)
Hometown: Philadelphia, PA
Undergrad / Medical School: Yale University / Johns Hopkins School of Medicine 
Favorite thing about UCSD: Very collegial, welcoming place with a vibrant University campus, and all in the most beautiful and fascinating place to live.
Favorite thing to do in San Diego: Surf, swim, watch the wildlife
Fun fact: I have an exotic fruit tree orchard on my back patio
Favorite taco in San Diego: Oscars (in Hillcrest)
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Matthew Carr, MD
Hometown: Encinitas, CA
Undergraduate / Medical School: UC Santa Cruz / Jefferson
Favorite thing about UCSD: world class training, great people, fantastic location, the whole package!
Favorite thing to do in San Diego: I don’t know yet, give me a year and I’ll let you know!
Fun fact: Technically, I am a certified welder
Favorite taco in San Diego: To be determined
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Angela Chen, MD (T32)
Hometown: Taichung, Taiwan
Undergrad / Medical School: University of North Texas / University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Favorite thing about UCSD: The friendly and outgoing residents who are not afraid of sunlight
Favorite thing to do in San Diego: Coffee shops next to La Jolla shores
Fun fact: I did figure skating competitively as a teenager
Favorite taco in San Diego: Tacos El Gordo

Brian Hurt, MD (T32)
Hometown: Concord, California
Undergrad/Med School: University of Texas / University of Colorado SOM
Favorite thing about UCSD: Ability to work with top researchers and business leaders while getting a world-class radiology education
Favorite thing to do in San Diego: Train Running in Rose Canyon
Fun fact: One day I will attempt climbing Mt. Everest
Favorite taco in San Diego: Taco Stand
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Abhi Jairam, MD (IR)
Hometown: Westlake Village, California
Undergraduate / Medical School: UC Berkeley / UC Davis School of Medicine 
Favorite thing about UCSD: Well-rounded and top tier training all in paradise! 
Favorite thing to do in San Diego: Surfing, drumming, taking Jazzy to the dog beach, and enjoying quality time (eating burritos) with family and friends.
Fun fact: Played the drum set in a rock/rap/hip-hop band that sounded like Rage Against the Machine
Favorite taco in San Diego: Tacos el Gordo 

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Ryan Thompson, MD
Hometown: Chicago, IL
Undergraduate / Medical School: Northwestern / Chicago Medical School
Favorite thing about UCSD: The People.  UCSD has an amazing culture where residents support each other and the faculty are extremely knowledgeable and love to teach and help you grow.  Everyone has been great to work with
Favorite thing to do in San Diego: As a Chicago transplant, it’s been exciting to experience everything San Diego has to offer: the beaches, hiking, the food, etc
Fun fact: When I moved for residency, I drove from Chicago to San Diego with a group in one sitting, cycling drivers for 30 hours straight
Favorite taco in San Diego: Miguel’s Cocina so far; but I’m still exploring

Luke Wojdyla, DO
Hometown: Chicago, IL
Undergraduate / Medical School: University of Illinois (Springfield) / Midwestern University 
Favorite thing about UCSD: Not sure yet, I am new here!
Favorite thing to do in San Diego: Explore the city, one brewery at a time
Fun fact: I’ve traveled the world, Polish folk dancing 
Favorite taco in San Diego: Whichever one is closest to me
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Victoria Vuong, MD
Hometown: Chicago, IL
Undergraduate / Medical School: University of Southern California / Rush Medical College
Favorite thing about UCSD: The people are so welcoming!
Favorite thing to do in San Diego: Hang out with friends and family, eat, and hike
Fun fact: I love to travel. I have been to 38 states and 22 countryies among 5 continents. My favorite plaves so far hae been Patagonia, Morocco, and Laos, with hopefully more to come!
Favorite taco in San Diego: To be determined

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