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Internal Medicine San Francisco - Residents

Pradeep Koripella, MD – Chief Resident

Although I am a Southwest native (and self-proclaimed cactus expert), I was very excited to match at Kaiser SF for residency. I was drawn to the integrated health care model, hybrid academic/community program, and close-knit residents. This program exceeded my expectations regarding my clinical training. I am also grateful for the life-long friendships created over the last three years. I am honored and humbled to be one of the chief residents this year and look forward to the opportunity to provide education and support to our residents. Outside of work you can find me walking in Golden Gate Park, hiking, waiting in line at Arsicault, playing basketball, skateboarding, or hanging out at home watching a good TV show/movie.

Andrea Lim, MD – Chief Resident

Unlike Pradeep who honed his cactus expertise through a lifetime in the Southwest, I grew up a nomad, traveling across many US states as well as spending some time overseas. That being said, I call the Bay Area my home and after several years spent in Boston for medical school at Tufts, I’m so happy to be back on the West Coast. Our program and larger KP system intersect high-value care with evidence-based care, as well as utilizes an integrated model wrapping patients in seamless follow-up from the inpatient to outpatient setting, allowing residents to learn patient-centered medicine from incredible clinical educators. But aside from the clinical work, I consider myself very lucky to be able to call my colleagues friends, which I do not take for granted and is a huge part of the reason I wanted to stay on as chief resident! Where Pradeep is a cactus expert, I consider myself to pastry expert and am happy to share with you my hot takes on various bakeries across the city. Outside of work if I’m not munching on a baked good with a friend, I’m probably trying to work it off with tennis or a run (weather permitting), hanging out with my parents and their dog Ollie in the East Bay, or gallivanting through the different SF neighborhoods in search of my next food fixation.

Class of 2026



Level Resident Name Medical School
R1 Abrar ChoudhuryP University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine
R1 Akhila Chilakala* CUNY School of Medicine
R1 Amanat Bal Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine & Science
R1 Arthur Orchanian Wayne State University School of Medicine
R1 Billy NguyenP University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine
R1 Cat Mulanax University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine
R1 David WuP University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine
R1 Gideon HaberP Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine
R1 Jazzmin WilliamsP University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine
R1 Jeff Hendel University of California, San Diego School of Medicine
R1 Katy Pham* University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine
R1 Kishan Srikanth Creighton University School of Medicine
R1 Hoon Min George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences
R1 Linda Ye New York Medical College
R1 Nathan Billet Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University
R1 Nicolas BetancourtP Stanford University School of Medicine
R1 Nikki OkweloguP University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine
R1 Saheba Bhatnagar The University of Texas Southwestern Medical School
R1 Tann Lien Kansas City University College of Osteopathic Medicine

*Internal Medicine/Public Health and General Preventive Medicine Track

PPreliminary Track

Class of 2025

Amir Jaberizadeh, MD
University of Colorado School of Medicine

Brandon Anderson, MD
University of Miami School of Medicine

Bryant Chee, DO
Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine

Carmen Javier, MD*
Northeast Ohio Medical, University

Emily Fink, MD
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine

Harlington Hanna, MD
Northwestern University The Feinberg School of Medicine

Mike Yang, MD
The Ohio State University College of Medicine

Rami Halaseh, MD
George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Science

Sraavya Kakarlapudi, MD
Boston University School of Medicine

Tyler Martinson, MD*
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Xiaoran Li, MD
Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University

Yilin Liang, MD
Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine

Zara Butte, MD*
USF Health Morsani College of Medicine

Class of 2024

Asiya Amin, MD
Texas Tech University

Alex Chang, MD
University of Southern California

Cynthia Davila, MD
Michigan State University

Ali Duffens, MD*
University of California, Irvine

Esteban Martinez, MD
University of Minnesota

Andrea Miller, MD
University of California, San Diego

Alisha Mistry, MD
Wayne State University

Adam Rao, MD
University of California, San Francisco

Gurjot Walia, MD
University of California, Riverside

Jenny Wei, MD
University of Southern California

Internal Medicine/Public Health and General Preventive Medicine – Class of 2024

Asmi Panigrahi, MD*
Rutgers New Jersey Medical School

James Xu, MD*
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

What our residents are saying

Kaiser San Francisco is the perfect prelim program. My intern year there was the perfect balance between service to patients, furthering my own knowledge as a doctor, and taking care of my personal wellness. I always felt that my learning needs and my wellbeing were priorities of the program leadership. There is a strong emphasis on education with an abundance of educational conferences that are truly supported by the entire faculty. Kaiser San Francisco has a diverse mix of patients with enough ‘bread and butter’ medicine to become confident in treating common diseases but enough ‘zebras’ to stay intellectually on my toes. An additional bonus is Kaiser San Francisco’s role as a regional referral center for cardiac disease. Typically intimidating entities like intraaortic balloon pumps and TAVR became a routine part of my day in the ICU. I feel both well prepared for my residency in anesthesia and not so overextended from my intern year that I am burnt out for the years to come. Last but not least, the absolute best part of Kaiser’s program is the people. I made lifelong friends with my fellow interns and residents that have continued beyond my transition to residency.

Lindsay Borg, Preliminary Intern

My favorite thing about Kaiser San Francisco is the people. The residents are fun and motivated, making it a pleasure to come in every day. The faculty are also really warm and open-minded, fostering a comfortable environment of learning and development. Another strength of this program is the support and encouragement we receive in pursuing our ambitions. Residents pursue a variety of careers: primary care, hospital-based medicine, sub-specialty fellowship, public health, and administration. I have enjoyed the enthusiastic support of mentors and program directors in pursuing my own interest in gastroenterology. I was able to work with one of the faculty on a primary research project, eventually presenting a poster at a national conference and now have submitted a manuscript for publication. I was also able to rotate on the GI consult services at other medical centers to further explore my interest in gastroenterology. Other residents have elected to travel outside the country, working in Africa, Asia, and South America through the Global Health Program. But the best part of training here are the friends I’ve gained and hope to keep for the rest of my life.

Stuart Thomas, Categorical Resident

Belief is a powerful thing. Kaiser Permanente in San Francisco epitomizes what it means to believe in its people. From the very first day of receiving an interview, to truly getting to know me and my interests during the selection process, and ultimately allowing me to tailor my experience during residency, this program provided an atmosphere that we all crave as adult learners. Support, camaraderie, and genuine care for the individual allowed each of us to flourish in ways I never thought possible. Whether it be allowing trainees to spend a month in Liberia fighting the Ebola outbreak, pursuing a 6-week tropical medicine degree in Peru, spending a research month at Mass General Hospital, or countless other experiences that fostered our personal and professional growth, KPSF always strived to provide us with the time and guidance to succeed in what was most important to us. Having the opportunity to learn from amazing and accomplished mentors and attendings, work within one of the country’s premier integrated healthcare systems and live in one of the most vibrant cities in the world, Kaiser was the perfect place to train as a resident and begin a fulfilling career. The unique combination of rigorous academic expectations along with top-notch clinical performance allowed us to understand many different facets of medicine and science. In an era of increasing integration, expanding health information technology, and team-based work environments, you will be hard-pressed to find a training program that prepares you more appropriately for a new age in American healthcare. Deciding on a residency program is one of the biggest decisions of your life; looking back on it now, I can confidently say it was one of the best I’ve ever made.

Sandeep Palakodeti, Categorical Resident
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