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Santa Clara OB/GYN Resident Roster 2021-2022

PGY Resident Medical School
4 Rebecca Levitte, MD University of Washington School of Medicine
4 Ashleigh Nelson, MD UCSF
4 Olivia Sanchez, MD UC Irvine School of Medicine
4 Elyse Trinh, MD Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
3 Michelle Couret, MD Columbia Vagelos College of Physicians & Surgeons
3 Angelique Kim, MD UC Davis School of Medicine
3 Carolyn Sinow, MD Stanford University
3 Wenting Tong, MD Creighton University
2 Ekta Partani, MD Virginia Commonwealth University
2 Marissa Lovio, MD UC Irvine School of Medicine
2 Jeannie Radoc, MD UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine
2 Rebecca Tsai, MD UC Davis School of Medicine
1 Chinmayi Aryasomayajula, MD UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine
1 Emily Chang, MD Keck SOM USC
1 Sally Chen, MD Lewis Katz SOM at Temple University
1 Monica Choo, MD University of Michigan Medical School
1 Riley Mickelsen, MD University of Kansas SOM
1 Rosie Neville, MD University of Utah SOM

I don’t know if I can find the right words for Kaiser SCL because there are so many great things to say. All I can say is that I am grateful for the wonderful training there, but most of all, the wonderful people. Your program is like family and I feel so lucky just having the opportunity to be in such a supportive setting. It’s high caliber program with so many resources to support your training and be so up to date/evidence based, that you leave feeling so prepared for attending life.

Van Nguyen MD (Class of 2018) Kaiser Permanente Orange County

I have never felt more lucky to have been a resident at Kaiser Santa Clara; I can undoubtedly say training here has been the best decision of my medical career thus far. I received excellent surgical training and practiced evidence-based medicine with a team of staff and colleagues who love to teach. Your goals and priorities as a trainee are focused on in the get-go, and the support I received from the Program Director, attendings, mentors, and colleagues cannot be understated. I would not be pursuing my fellowship in Gynecologic Oncology at Stanford if it weren’t for my training at Kaiser Santa Clara!

Stephanie Chow, MD (Class of 2019) Gyn Onc Fellowship Stanford University

Having recently completed my fellowship training in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, I look back on my 4 years as an OBGyn resident at Kaiser Santa Clara and I feel truly lucky to have been a part of this excellent program. I believe that the diverse clinical training and excellent research opportunities through the Kaiser Northern California Department of Research helped shape me into a competitive fellowship applicant. More importantly, I made many life-long friendships with my co-residents, attending physicians, and nurses that I still keep in touch with to this day. Kaiser Santa Clara is a very special and tight-knit family and I am grateful to have spent 4 of the most pivotal years of my medical education within this program!

Kristen Buono MD (Class of 2017)

Before I interviewed at Kaiser Santa Clara for residency in ObGyn, I knew that Kaiser, by reputation, had the most comprehensive and accessible EMR in the Country. For that reason, it offered a great opportunity to do “big data” research, the kind of research that attracted me. When I interviewed, what impressed me the most, however, was the high quality of the people I met. They were the reason I ranked Kaiser Santa Clara #1 on my match list. My four years in residency exceeded my highest expectations. From top to bottom, the Director, the outstanding physicians who mentored us, and the staff who supported us, did everything they could to help us achieve our goals. They encouraged us to pursue our dreams, and it
was because of this remarkable group of people that I am now a fellow in REI at UCLA. I owe a great debt of gratitude to my friends at Kaiser Santa Clara.

Carrie Riestenberg, MD Class of 2018 REI Fellowship, UCLA

I never would have believed that I could learn so much in such a short period of time. I feel that I have truly grown in both my clinical and surgical skills through the years with the help of many experienced attendings and residents who are all excited about teaching. I also feel lucky to be in a program where the residents care about each other, are able to socialize outside of the hospital, and truly work together as an effective team within a hospital.

Kimberly Lee, MD, Class of 2007 Now Practicing at Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, Santa Clara

The Kaiser Santa Clara clinical and surgical training is strong in volume and pathology, and set in an environment focused on resident learning and education. The attendings truly care about our wellbeing and teaching us patient centered, evidence based medicine. The teamwork and camaraderie of the residents builds a supportive environment in which you can work hard, have fun and thrive. I feel incredibly lucky to have trained here and would choose it again without hesitation.

Marie Holzapfel , MD, Class of 2012 Gyn Onc Fellow at UCLA

Kaiser Santa Clara has a reputation as a supportive environment, where the emphasis on resident wellness is apparent and the clinical training is among the best in California (and I would argue, the country!). This was certainly my experience, and as a fellow in FPMRS who works with residents from two OB/Gyn programs, and with Sub-I’s from all over the country, I have heard people echo these sentiments many times. The residency has tapped into something special that provides opportunities in research and global health, while at the same time offering training in evidence-based, high volume, full-scope OB/Gyn. Yes, graduates have gone on to do sub-specialty fellowship, private practice, and academics, but the fact that residents in multiple classes chose to stay at KP-SCL is a mark of a program that not only trains people well but can also retain them. I am proud to have graduated from a program with such balance of scholarship, clinical excellence, and resident support!

Aldene Zeno, MD Class of 2016 FPMRS Fellow at Harbor-UCLA

Our Graduates

Class of 2021

Kelly Bruce, MD – Moffitt Cancer Center Florida – Oncology Fellowship, Mayo Clinic
Frances Farrimond, MD – Kaiser Permanente San Jose
Josephine Nguyen, MD – Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara
Jessica Ocampo, MD – Amita Medical Center Chicago Illinois

Class of 2020

Jerome Chelliah, MD, MPH – Cleveland Clinic, OH
Luz Corona Gomez, MD, MPH – Kaiser Permanente Fresno
Thuy Le, MD – La Clinica de la Raza, Oakland CA
Kristen Strength, MD – Northwest Permanente Portland, OR

Class of 2019

Jeyling Chou, MD – Patient Safety Fellowship, Kaiser Permanente Northern California
Stephanie Chow, MD – Oncology Fellowship, Stanford University
Bianca Mosley, MD – Group Practice Georgia
Stephanie Tjho, MD – Kaiser Permanente San Leandro

Class of 2018

Robert Day, MD – MFM Fellowship, University of California, Irvine
Sai-Wing Chan, MD – Kaiser Permanente Redwood City
Merrit Koskelo MD, Ph.D. – Kaiser Permanente Roseville
Tuong Van Nguyen, MD – Kaiser Permanente Orange County

Class of 2017

Kristen Buono, MD (UC San Diego) – FPMRS Fellowship, University of California, Irvine Medical Center
Bethany Conly, MD (UC Irvine) – Salinas Valley Memorial, Salinas CA
Elisabeth Obenauf, MD (University of New Mexico) – Women’s Specialists of New Mexico
Carrie Riestenberg, MD (UC San Diego) – REI Fellowship, University of California, Los Angeles

Class of 2016

Andrea Bowen, MD (UC Davis) – Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara
Ariel Dubin, MD (Georgetown) – MIS Fellowship, Columbia University
Rebecca Falik, MD, MST (UCSF) – MIS Fellowship, Stanford University
Aldene Zeno, MD (Loyola University) – FPMRS Fellowship, Harbor – University of California, Los Angeles

Class of 2015

Kathryn Gunnison, MD, MS (The Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University) – Kaiser Permanente San Jose
Sarah Hebl, MD, MPH (Tufts University) – Pacific Women’s Group, San Francisco
Michelle Monnie, MD (Oregon Health and Science) – Women’s Healthcare Associates, Portland Oregon
Polina Niedle, MD, MPH (Temple University) – Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara

Class of 2014

Emily Adams-Piper, MD (Boston University School of Medicine) – FPMRS Fellowship, University of California, Irvine
Jennifer Johnson, MD (Wayne State University School of Medicine) – Santa Rosa, CA
Ricci Sylla, MD (University of Toledo College of Medicine) – Castro Valley, CA
Worth Thomas, MD (University of Colorado School of Medicine) – Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara

Class of 2013

Toby Frescholtz, MD (University of Nevada School of Medicine) – Redwood City, CA
Yanina Greenstein, MD (Boston University School of Medicine) – Kaiser Permanente Modesto
Nidhi Jacob, MD (Albany Medical College) – Los Gatos, CA
Whitney March, MD (Northwest University), The Feinberg School of Medicine – Kaiser Permanente Livermore

Class of 2012

Marie Holapfel, MD (University of Washington) – Oncology Fellowship, University of California, Los Angeles
Uyen Huynh, MD (Rosalind Franklin University, Chicago) – Kaiser Permanente Pleasanton
Erika Kwock, MD (University of Hawaii) – Honolulu, HI
Michelle Pham, MD (UC Davis) – Kaiser Permanente Fremont

Class of 2011

Nicole Mahnert, MD (University of Wisconsin) – Shanghai, China
Irene Mason, MD (Drexel University) – Kaiser Permanente Antioch
Kim Pham, MD (Creighton University) – Kaiser Permanente Redwood City
Normelena Rios, MD (USC) – Kaiser Permanente Pleasanton

Class of 2010

Megan Mihok, MD (Chicago Medical School) – Piedmont, CA
Karrie Murphy, MD (UCSD) – Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara
Vanessa Olsen, MD (UCSF) – Kaiser Permanente Fremont
Kimberly Pruett, MD (Boston University) – Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara

Class of 2009

Nicole Bender, MD (USC) – Family Planning Fellowship, University of Southern California
Amy Herold, MD (St. Louis University) – Santa Cruz, CA
Michelle Uaje, MD (UC Irvine) – Woodland Hills, CA
Jessica Wong, MD (University of Kentucky) – Redwood City, CA

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