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Class of 2022


Mohanad Alhumayed, MD
Hometown: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia 
Undergraduate / Medical School: King Saud University / King Saud University
Favorite thing about UCSD:  the diversity
Favorite thing to do in San Diego: Go hiking
Fun fact: I love travelling and exploring new cultures. I’ve been to 30+ cities in the world. Istanbul is my favorite!
Favorite taco in San Diego: Karina’s

Andy Awaad, MD (IR)
Hometown: Hershey, PA
Undergrad / Medical School: Penn State/Penn State College of Medicine
Favorite thing about UCSD: We’re the only academic institution in the city and serve a diverse patient population.
Favorite thing to do in San Diego: Tie between golfing versus dinner and drinks in Little Italy.
Fun fact: I thought I could be a rapper in college.
Favorite taco in San Diego: City Tacos in North Park
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David Brogan, MD
Hometown: Okemos, Michigan 
Undergraduate / Medical School: Michigan State University / Wayne State University School of Medicine
Favorite thing about UCSD: My coresidents
Favorite thing to do in San Diego: Anything that involves enjoying the nice weather
Favorite taco in San Diego: Lola 55

Eric Gray, MD
Hometown: San Luis Obispo, CA
Undergraduate / Medical School: Pepperdine / UC Irvine School of Medicine
Favorite thing about UCSD: The people 
Favorite thing to do in San Diego: Go to the beach
Fun fact: My favorite coffee is Philtered Soul from Philz
Favorite taco in San Diego: Puesto

Shannon Green, MD
Hometown: Bella Vista, CA
Undergrad / Medical School: UC Santa Barbara / UC San Diego School of Medicine
Favorite thing about UCSD: The weather
Favorite thing to do in San Diego: Paddle boarding
Fun fact: My dog, Ned, is a rescued greyhound who’s racing name was Trouble Brewing, which is now the name of my husband’s home brew
Favorite taco in San Diego: Classic fish taco at Oscar’s

Michael Liu, MD (ESIR)
Hometown: San Marino, CA
Undergrad / Medical School: UC San Diego / George Washington University School of Medicine
Favorite thing about UCSD: Superb educators and amazing co-residents
Favorite thing to do in San Diego: Night out in Little Italy, Bar Hopping, Beaches, Gym
Fun fact: I've swam with a whale shark
Favorite taco in San Diego: Oscar’s Mexican Seafood
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Smita Patel, MD (IR)
Hometown: Spartanburg, SC
Undergrad / Medical School: Duke University / George Washington University School of Medicine
Favorite thing about UCSD: my coresidents
Favorite thing to do in San Diego: enjoying the views, so long as there is a window separating me from nature
Fun fact: my Southern accent inevitably will take you by surprise
Favorite taco in San Diego: Galaxy Taco
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Tara Retson, MD, PhD (T32)
Hometown: Tempe, Arizona
Undergrad / Medical School: Arizona State University / Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University
Favorite thing about UCSD: The faculty - they like teaching, they're approachable, and a lot of them are low-key hilarious
Favorite thing to do in San Diego: Wander around my neighborhood or Balboa park. I don't get out to surf enough, but it's awesome
Fun fact: Current reigning UCSD Radiology Fantasy Football champion. Also, I make a lot of unintentional puns and usually have no idea.
Favorite taco in San Diego: City Tacos
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Adam Searleman, MD, PhD (T32)
Hometown: Canton, NY
Undergraduate / Medical School: Clarkson University /  Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. 
Favorite thing about UCSD: The people are friendly
Favorite thing to do in San Diego: Hike mountains with my family
Fun fact: I have a pet lovebird named Suny
Favorite taco in San Diego: I prefer hotpot or poke

Kang Wang, MD, PhD (T32)
Hometown: Guangzhou, China
Undergraduate / Medical School: UC Berkeley / UC San Diego
Favorite thing about UCSD: World-class research facilities, and the many affiliation with many of the surrounding institutions like Salk, Scripps, Sanford Burnham, etc
Favorite thing to do in San Diego: Try out new restaurants in San Diego
Fun fact: I have a clone (twin brother) in San Diego
Favorite taco in San Diego: Lola 55
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