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Residents & Alumni

2022 – 2023 Otolaryngology Residents

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Caitlin Woulfe Pacheco, MD
PGY5

Ghedak Ansari, MD
PGY5

Nik Block-Wheeler, MD
PGY4

Peter Debbaneh, MD
PGY4

Elias Saba, MD
PGY3

Jacob Hoerter, MD
PGY3

Samuel Collazo, MD
PGY2

Pauline Huynh, MD
PGY2

Bryan Le, MD
PGY-1

Ketan Jain-Poster, MD
PGY-1

What Our Alumni Are Saying

It’s been such a joy knowing that I can skillfully help any patient who walks into my office. This is a gift from the dozens of mentoring attendings and thousands of patients seen in the clinic. I garnered surgical confidence through countless hours of one-on-one surgical mentorship. And I appreciate the lasting connections; any day, any time, I can call on one of many attendings for words of wisdom.

Jason Gilde, MD, 2017 graduate
Kaiser Permanente, Napa Solano

My residency at KP allowed me to experience early autonomy which helped me to establish good habits and a sense of personal responsibility to patients. The high case volume and lack of fellows make for outstanding surgical training. All the faculty push the residents to be independent and competent surgeons at every level of training. What sets Kaiser Permanente apart is the sense of family. This program has a strong history of alumni and retired faculty that continue to maintain strong connections to the program which is a testament to that. My favorite memories from residency were going on mission trips which were truly life-changing experiences. Almost every resident goes on at least one and it is an experience not to be missed.

 

Jonathan Lin, MD, 2019 graduate
Kaiser Permanente, Santa Clara

The Kaiser Permanente otolaryngology residency instilled in me the core values of a successful surgeon by those who led by example. My attendings in residency emphasized the importance of a surgeon who not only had excellent technical skills and astute clinical knowledge, but were also able to provide compassionate care to each patient they encountered. I am grateful for the connections that I made throughout residency having met lifelong friends and mentors that I can now call upon both professionally and personally.

Mika Sumiyoshi, MD, 2017 graduate
Anacapa Surgical Associates, Ventura County, CA

My clinical and operative experience at Kaiser Permanente was outstanding.  Equally important, it was comprehensive, getting exposure to all aspects of Otolaryngology.  I truly felt there was no weakness in any areas upon graduating.  What’s unique about the Kaiser system and specifically this residency program, is the robust pipeline of referrals and access to millions of patients who need help.  Combine that with a supportive faculty that is resident oriented, and you have one of the best training programs in the nation.

I feel very fortunate to have had the opportunity to train at Kaiser Permanente Oakland as well as a profound sense of gratitude to the many people there who contributed to my development as a physician and surgeon. I benefited greatly from the flexibility built into the rotation schedule which allowed me to receive both superb general ENT training and extra exposure to head and neck oncology which really prepared me for fellowship. I consider the five years I spent at Kaiser Oakland to have been one of the most productive and enjoyable periods of my life and would highly recommend the program to any medical student regardless of long term career goals.

My training at Kaiser Permanente was a springboard for my academic career. It instilled in me the value of mentorship, innovation and research as a component of patient care, and the importance of lifelong learning.  Most importantly, the outstanding operative experience served as the foundation to my success in fellowship and as an academic surgeon.

Our Recent Program Alumni

2022
David Chou, MD
Medical School: Thomas Jefferson University
Fellowship: Facial Plastics and Reconstructive Surgery, Mount Sinai – New York City, New York

Camille Huwyler, MD
Medical School: Case Western Reserve University
Current Position: Dignity Health Medical Foundation – Woodland and Davis, CA

2021
Rijul Kshirsagar, MD
Medical School: University of California – Irvine
Fellowship: Rhinology and Skull Base Surgery, University of Pennsylvania – Philadelphia, PA
Current Position: Current position: Kaiser Permanente – Redwood City

Christopher Xiao, MD
Medical School: Boston University
Current Position: Santa Cruz Ear, Nose and Throat Medical Group

2020
Steven Micucci, MD
Medical School: Tufts University
Current Position: Atrius Health and the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary – Boston MA

Barcleigh Landau, MD
Medical School: Baylor College of Medicine
Current Position: Shannon Clinic – San Angelo, TX

2019
Jonathan Lin, MD
Medical School: University of California – Irvine
Current Position: Kaiser Permanente – Santa Clara, CA

Farzad Masroor, MD
Medical School: Medical College of Georgia
Fellowship: Head & Neck Oncology and Microvascular Reconstruction, University of Pittsburgh – Pittsburgh, PA
Current Position: Greater Baltimore Medical Center – Baltimore, MD

2018
Lucas Harless, MD
Medical School: Louisiana State University School of Medicine
Current Position: Kaiser Permanente – San Rafael, CA

Alexander Rivero, MD
Medical School: George Washington University School of Medicine
Current Position: Kaiser Permanente – Oakland, CA

2017
Jason Gilde, MD
Medical School: University of Southern California
Fellowship: Head & Neck Oncology and Microvascular Reconstruction, Loma Linda University
Current Position: Kaiser Permanente – Vacaville/Vallejo, CA

Brian Song, MD
Medical School: Chicago Medical School
Fellowship: Rhinology and Skullbase Surgery, University of Arizona, Phoenix, AZ
Current Position: Kaiser Permanente – San Leandro, CA

2016
Sonia Chen, MD
Medical School: University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine
Current Position: Kaiser Permanente – Walnut Creek, CA

Tara Song, MD
Medical School: University of Vermont
Current Position: Kaiser Permanente – Southern California

2015
Stephanie Austin, MD
Medical School: Drexel University
Current Position: Kaiser Permanente – San Rafael, CA

Mika Sumiyoshi, MD
Medical School: Tufts University
Fellowship: Pediatric Otolaryngology, UC Davis Medical Center, CA
Current Position: Anacapa Surgical Associates – Ventura, CA

2014
Tyler Macy, MD
Medical School: University of Southern California
Current Position: Kaiser Permanente – Redwood City, CA

Christopher Tang, MD
Medical School: University of California, Los Angeles
Fellowship: Laryngology, St. Luke’s/Roosevelt Hospital
Current Position: Kaiser Permanente – San Francisco, CA

2013
Jennifer Do
Medical School: St. Louis University School of Medicine
Current Position: Kaiser Permanente – Southern California

Ethan Handler
Medical School: Medical College of Wisconsin
Fellowship: Facial Plastics and Reconstructive Surgery, Inland Cosmetic Surgery Center, Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Current Position: Advanced Ear Nose and Throat Specialists – Wauwatosa, WI

2012
Shivan Amin, MD
Medical School: Medical College of Georgia
Fellowship: Facial Plastics and Reconstructive Surgery, Emory Medical College, Atlanta, GA
Current Position: DeKalb Medical Physicians Group, Atlanta ENT Associates

Stephen Tornabene, MD
Medical School: University of California, San Diego
Current Position: Kaiser Permanente – Vacaville, CA

2011
Luke Schloegel, MD
Medical School: St. Louis University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO
Fellowship: Pediatric Otolaryngology, Children’s National Medical Center, Washington, DC
Current Position: Kaiser Permanente – Oakland, CA

Nathan Boyd, MD
Medical School: University of New Mexico
Fellowship: Head and Neck Oncology and Microvascular Reconstruction, University of Iowa
Current Position: University of New Mexico

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