UA at University Campus Residency - Class of 2017

Joseph Bradley

Joseph Bradley, DO - Chief Resident

Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine

Where are you from?

Big Bear Lake, CA

What are your personal interests/hobbies?

Surfing, biking, hiking, photography, losing golf balls

What are your professional interests?

Smart approaches to great patient care, love new techniques and FOAMed

Why did you choose UA EM?

This place is amazing! Incredible faculty, full spectrum experience, top notch Peds, take care of sick, sick patients on Day 1, such a laid back and friendly vibe, alumni in incredible locations

Favorite activity in Tucson?

Single track lined by lots of things that like to poke/bite/sting ya

What are your non-medical goals during residency?

See all that AZ has to offer, it’s way more gorgeous than you think

Kylie Conroy, DO

Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences College of Osteopathic Medicine

Where are you from?

Carrollton, Texas

What are your personal interests/hobbies?

Fitness (lifting, classes, surfing & SUP, anything active I’ll try it twice), Cooking, Travel

What are your professional interests?

Sports Medicine, Health Policy

Why did you choose UA EM?

I made a detailed checklist of everything I was looking for in a training program and this place fit the bill better than any other. Most importantly, I felt comfortable, like I could 100% be myself here, which I think is incredibly important when considering a learning and working environment. Also, training in multiple environments.

Favorite activity in Tucson?

You can find me outside or at a brewery if I’m in town.

What are your non-medical goals during residency?

Maintain a solid life balance: build lasting friendships, see loved ones as much as possible, travel/explore, and stay fit.

Matthew Douglas

Matthew Douglas, MD

The University of Arizona College of Medicine

Where are you from?

Scottsdale, Arizona

What are your personal interests/hobbies?

I like doing anything outdoors. Especially if it is with my girlfriend. Bonus if dog is also included.

What are your professional interests?

I'm interested in the resuscitation of the undifferentiated "sick" patient as well as airway management.

Why did you choose UA EM?

I chose this program because of the philosophy that starting from the first day of intern year you are encouraged to pick up any patient they comes in the door no matter how sick they are.

Favorite activity in Tucson?

Favorite activity would be spending time with friends and family.

Joseph Henderson

Joseph Henderson, MD

Rush Medical College of Rush University Medical Center

Where are you from?

Chicago, IL

What are your personal interests/hobbies?

Hiking (all over Arizona), Cars (driving, watching racing, building models), Music (listening as well as singing)

What are your professional interests?

Global Health, Emergency Medical Services

Why did you choose UA EM?

The outstanding residents and faculty, the relaxed personality, and the location in Tucson

Favorite activity in Tucson?

Hiking in the Santa Rita Mountains

Stephen Houmes

Stephen Houmes, MD - Chief Resident

University of Washington School of Medicine

Where are you from?

Washington State.

What are your personal interests/hobbies?

If it involves a mountain or spending time with my wife, I probably like it: Trail running, mountain biking, road biking, cooking, spending time on rock, beer, and by far and away the #1 is skiing (but that's been a tricky one lately).

What are your professional interests?

EM is a cool job to rest the body between those hard days outdoors.  But really, Wilderness and Rural Medicine.

Why did you choose UA EM?

Excellent program, fun people, awesome attendings and except for the lack of skiing, a phenomenal outdoors scene.

Favorite activity in Tucson?

Sabino Canyon.

What are your non-medical goals during residency?

Converting a camper van with my wife, and growing a moustache to go with said van… don’t worry, there will be candy and puppies in the back.

Melissa Kelsey, DO

Touro University Nevada College of Osteophathic Medicine

Where are you from?

Born and raised in Tempe, AZ. Go Sun Devils!

What are your personal interests/hobbies?

I enjoy cooking, reading, watching foreign films and documentaries, making music, brewing beer, basically any activity involving water (SCUBA, swimming, oceans/lakes/rivers, boating, etc), and watching sports (especially hockey). Other more specific interests include sharks, geology, meditation, puns/sarcasm.

What are your professional interests?

Critical care, airway management, international medicine, infectious disease

Why did you choose UA EM?

I did not rotate here but fell in love with the program when I interviewed. It was important for me to be close to my family and I'm glad I found a program that I love and that allows me to stay nearby. I was impressed that this is an academic program that doesn't lose that county feel (especially at South Campus), serves a wide variety of people, and has incredible faculty and fellowship opportunities in just about every field. All the residents were friendly and happy and it was clear that program leadership cares about resident well being. Plus, it turns out that Tucson is a pretty nice place to live.

Favorite activity in Tucson?

I'm going to go the cliche route here and say hiking. But also enjoying all the day trips from the Tucson area has been fun as well (Madera Canyon, Mt Lemmon, Sonoita, Patagonia, Tubac, and more!)

What are your non-medical goals during residency?

Just to grow as a person, explore the area, and make new friends and acquaintances.

Abhishek Kulkarni

Abhishek Kulkarni, MD

The University of Arizona College of Medicine

Where are you from?

I was born in India, but moved to Phoenix when I was 8. Since I was 18, however, I have been in Tucson for Undergrad, medical school, and now residency!

What are your personal interests/hobbies?

I love cooking and eating food. I enjoy fantasy (football), and playing basketball. My friends have all dispersed over the US, so I really like traveling and taking epic vacations.

What are your professional interests?

I really enjoy teaching and ultrasound. And tox. And sports medicine. And critical care.

Why did you choose UA EM?

Best residency in the country, with the coolest faculty that sets you up to succeed.

Favorite activity in Tucson?

Eating Mexican food 3 times a day.

What are your non-medical goals during residency?

Make it to age 40!

Matthew Lopez, MD

University of California, Davis School of Medicine

Where are you from?

Lafayette, CA (Go Giants!)

What are your personal interests/hobbies?

NASCAR, happy hour, pizza, napping

What are your professional interests?

Learning the mysteries of the airway from Dr. Sakles.  Someday actually admitting a patient to Urology

Why did you choose UA EM?

It is one of the best programs in the country and it doesn't snow in Tucson.

Favorite activity in Tucson?

Zinburger happy hour and UofA basketball games

What are your non-medical goals during residency?

Not get too fat.

Rebecca Milligan, MD

University of New Mexico School of Medicine

Where are you from?

Las Cruces, NM

What are your personal interests/hobbies?

Mostly spending time with my husband and pups, camping, hiking, running, yoga, cooking, and gardening.

What are your professional interests?

 Critical care and women’s health

Why did you choose UA EM?

The world renowned faculty and working with underserved patient population.

Favorite activity in Tucson?

Endless outdoor activities.

What are your non-medical goals during residency?

Enjoy life :)

Amanda Murphy

Amanda Murphy, MD - Chief Resident

University of Nevada School of Medicine

Where are you from?

Las Vegas, NV

What are your personal interests/hobbies?

Hiking, trying new places to eat, staycations!

What are your professional interests?

Education.

Why did you choose UA EM?

Great people, high volume ED, awesome weather.

Favorite activity in Tucson?

Cool breweries, biking the bike path, local festivals

Tomas Navarro, MD

The University of Arizona College of Medicine

Where are you from?

Yuma, AZ. It's a Yuma thing.

What are your personal interests/hobbies?

Hanging out with my family, cycling, eating good (any) food.

What are your professional interests?

Rural EM, ultrasound

Why did you choose UA EM?

As a student I felt the U of A residents were very strong, perhaps due to the constant mentorship from their fellows in Critical Care, Ultrasound, EMS, Sports Medicine, etc or from their >50 faculty. I wanted a program that would make me a strong EM physician and ready for any setting.

Favorite activity in Tucson?

Hitting up favorite dinner spots, cycling, University of Arizona sports

Sara Paradise

Sara Paradise, MD - Chief Resident

George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Sciences

Where are you from?

Racine, Wisconsin for the first 18.

What are your personal interests/hobbies?

Hot yoga, hiking, running, travel.

What are your professional interests?

Medical education, resident development, social media/informatics.

Why did you choose UA EM?

Fell in love at my interview! Laidback feel, friendly PD’s, multitude of faculty with different expertise, the outdoors!! Great academics and variety of patient population.

Favorite activity in Tucson?

Post-night shift brunch at Prep and Pastry, hiking in Sabino

What are your non-medical goals during residency?

Keep my puppy, Louie, happy, be a great aunt to my adorable niece.

Lindsay Tesar

Lindsay Tesar, MD

Oregon Health and Science University School of Medicine

Where are you from?

Portland, Oregon

What are your personal interests/hobbies?

Running, hiking, biking and spending time with friends and family

What are your professional interests?

General emergency medicine

Why did you choose UA EM?

The amazing faculty and residents.  Wide range of patient population and multiple different hospitals were we rotate

Favorite activity in Tucson?

Great hiking and trail running including Mt. Lemmon and Sabino Canyon

Sean Wentworth

Sean Wentworth, MD

Wake Forest School of Medicine of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

Where are you from?

Boone, North Carolina.

What are your personal interests/hobbies?

Scuba diving, rock climbing, canyoneering, cooking.

What are your professional interests?

Wilderness and disaster medicine.

Why did you choose UA EM?

Liked the amount of time in the ED and ICUs and love being surrounded by mountains.

Favorite activity in Tucson?

Avoiding the heat in the Catalinas

What are your non-medical goals during residency?

Hiking rim-to-rim.