UA at University Campus Residency - Class of 2018

Emily Beck

Emily Beck, MD - Chief Resident

The University of Texas School of Medicine at San Antonio

Where are you from?

Edwardsville, IL (near St. Louis)

What are your personal interests/hobbies?

Spending time with family and friends, playing games, wine tasting, traveling, spa-ing (yes, we’ve determined it is a thing), scrapbooking, trying new restaurants, and spending time outside (not as intensely as my co-residents… I enjoy walking the dog, drinks on the patio, floating in the pool, playing yard games, outdoor music/margarita/salsa festivals)

What are your professional interests?

Clinical Medicine, Medical Education, US

Why did you choose UA EM?

My interview day had me hooked - beautiful weather, gorgeous mountains, fun and HAPPY residents and welcoming staff.  Because of the longevity and reputation of the program, I knew I would be trained well.  And, because of the people, I knew I would enjoy myself during the process!

Favorite activity in Tucson?

Having people over for dinner, games, and pool time!

What are your non-medical goals during residency?

Be an amazing wife no matter how tired or stressed I am, get to the gym, write/call home often, and start a family

Mark Bernardi

Mark Bernardi, MD

University of California, San Diego School of Medicine

Where are you from?

Med school in San Diego, college in New York, birthed in a Canadian igloo, bartender everywhere else

What are your personal interests/hobbies?

Soccer, music festivals, traveling, aid work

What are your professional interests?

Running the Coachella EMS tent one day

Why did you choose UA EM?

I like the way the UofA  "A" looks on my hospital scrubs

Favorite activity in Tucson?

bro'ing out/getting pushed around at the Wildcat gym

What are your non-medical goals during residency?

...see professional interests

Justin Eales

Justin Eales, MD

The University of Arizona College of Medicine

Where are you from?

Chandler, AZ

What are your personal interests/hobbies?

Soccer, spending time on University Ave, golfing, traveling

What are your professional interests?

General Emergency Medicine

Why did you choose UA EM?

Great program with high volume ED, trauma, and pathology. Residents are down to earth, and our attendings are approachable.

Favorite activity in Tucson?

Golfing

What are your non-medical goals during residency?

Work hard, play hard. Definite work/life balance.

Peter Fletcher

Peter Fletcher, MD

The University of Texas School of Medicine at San Antonio

Where are you from?

Dallas, TX

What are your personal interests/hobbies?

Hanging out with my wife and my dog. We like to go on hikes, hang out in our pool, have friends over for wine or some craft beer and game nights. I enjoy following (and firmly believing I'm a part of) the Dallas Cowboys, Texas Rangers, and Texas A&M Aggies.

What are your professional interests?

Community Medicine

Why did you choose UA EM?

Solid program with a great reputation. Good Volume. Large alumni network. Most importantly when my wife and I decided to couples match we were welcomed with enthusiasm by the program director. We wanted a program that fit who we were and what we felt was most important in life, and UA EM offered that to us.

Favorite activity in Tucson?

Camping on Mt. Lemmon

What are your non-medical goals during residency?

Grow as a husband and a dog father. Enjoy life and everything it has given me.

Jeremiah Garrison

Jeremiah Garrison, MD - Chief Resident

University of Virgina School of Medicine

Where are you from?

Richmond, VA

What are your personal interests/hobbies?

Mountain biking, rock climbing, sci fi novels

What are your professional interests?

Ultrasound, aerospace medicine

Why did you choose UA EM?

Friendly department with solid academic chops, tons of action, and unbeatable nationwide network of alums. Plus I knew coming to Tucson would be an adventure!

Favorite activity in Tucson?

Hiking and camping on Mt Lemmon. It’s not in Tucson but nearby Tombstone is awesome.

What are your non-medical goals during residency?

My wife is an architect in town and our relationship is my top priority amidst the challenges of residency. I’ve found this program very supportive of residents and their families since I’ve been here. Despite the heavy hours and plenty of stress, the residents and attendings go the extra mile to make sure you get enough time out of the hospital to be happy.

John Hagenberg

John Hagenberg, MD

George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences

Where are you from?

Barrington, IL

What are your personal interests/hobbies?

Climbing, hiking, yoga, meditating, cooking

What are your professional interests?

The business of medicine, EBM

Why did you choose UA EM?

Strength of faculty, goodness of fit, and proximity to amazing outdoors

Favorite activity in Tucson?

Hiking and climbing on Mt Lemmon

What are your non-medical goals during residency?

Traveling around and appreciating the southwest; it’s remarkably beautiful and often overlooked.

Zachary Hernandez

Zachary Hernandez, MD - Chief Resident

Stanford University School of Medicine

Where are you from?

Phoenix, AZ

What are your personal interests/hobbies?

My wife (who happens to be a peds resident), single malt scotch, craft beer, smoking brisket, lifting weights, AZ Cardinals, ASU sports, Stanford Football.

What are your professional interests?

Ultrasound, teaching, mentorship, resident wellness, difficult conversations and conflict resolution, ethnic, cultural and socioeconomic healthcare disparities.

Why did you choose UA EM?

Academic program, autonomy, snow on the Catalinas in the winter, best state in the Union.

Favorite activity in Tucson?

Trying new food (Tucson is a UNESCO World City of Gastronomy), cheering for ASU and Stanford when they play here, spending any time I can with my wife (even if it means coffee at the hospital).

What are your non-medical goals during residency?

Combined bench/squat/deadlift > 1200lbs. Smoke the perfect brisket.

Dang Huynh

Dang Huynh, MD

The University of Arizona College of Medicine

Where are you from?

My Tho, Vietnam. Moved to Phoenix, AZ when I was 2, then down to Tucson for medical school at 22.

What are your personal interests/hobbies?

Archery, Aikido, photography, poetry, piano, Hi-fi audio, electronics, video games, fantasy fiction, and recently, DIY projects around the house.

What are your professional interests?

Emergency medicine, airway, ultrasound, toxicology

Why did you choose UA EM?

This program was my first choice! I went to medical school at U of A and it seemed natural to stay here. I had made my home in this town. I have a baby boy and we have some family and lots of support here. Professionally speaking, the world-renowned faculty offer a tremendous amount of value to this program due to their diverse backgrounds, interests, research, and doctoring styles.

Favorite activity in Tucson?

Watching the sunset, beverage in one hand, camera in the other.

Georgia Perrian Baumann

Georgia Perrian Baumann, MD

The University of Arizona College of Medicine

Where are you from?

Tucson, Arizona

What are your personal interests/hobbies?

Walking my dog, spending time with my family, complicated recipes, sustainable gardening, upcycling, local architecture, free museum days, live music, exploring, podcasts, road cycling, yoga, rock climbing, triathlons and running/biking events

What are your professional interests?

Ultrasound, Palliative, Simulation medicine

Why did you choose UA EM?

I’m a Tucson lifer and couldn’t find a better home or group of people I’d want to work with

Favorite activity in Tucson?

Biking down to Funky Brunch at la Cocina; swimming at Romero Pools, the view from Finger Rock; dinner at my parents’ house when the menu includes Mom’s schnitzel

What are your non-medical goals during residency?

Balancing life

Miguel Sandoval

Miguel Sandoval, MD - Chief Resident

University of New Mexico School of Medicine

Where are you from?

-New Mexico

What are your personal interests/hobbies?

-Hanging out with my hilarious kiddos and wonderful wife.

-Running, I prefer trails but I am mostly on the bike trails with our double stroller these days.

-Mountain and road biking, I love backpacking, rock climbing both at the gym here and outdoors when I can get out, etc.

What are your professional interests?

-I finished a Peds residency prior to starting my EM residency

- Maybe a Interventional Radiology residency after this one…

- No, just kidding.  Two residencies will be enough. In reality I would love to work 1/2 and 1/2 in a Peds and Adult ED.  

Why did you choose UA EM?

- Well respected EM program which has a lot of contacts to getting jobs in the West.

- Strong program with good adult and peds training.

- About half way between my family and my wife's family.

- 9 hour shifts

- Low cost of living = high quality of life

Favorite activity in Tucson?

- Mountain biking

- Splash parks with the kids!

- Mount Lemmon hiking

What are your non-medical goals during residency?

- Raise two kids who are relatively normal despite what Linsey and I are doing to them!  

- Enjoy time with my wife’s family and with my family.  

Linsey Sandoval

Linsey Sandoval, MD

University of New Mexico School of Medicine

Where are you from?

San Diego, CA

What are your personal interests/hobbies?

Playing with my two kids whenever I’m not working. I like to run, trail running is my favorite, but lately running with my husband Miguel and our two kids in the stroller is pretty great!

What are your professional interests?

I want to be a great emergency medicine doctor.  

Why did you choose UA EM?

Well respected program.Cost of living is great - with 2 kids and a husband in residency too, we needed things to be inexpensive. We wanted our family to be able to come and visit easily from either San Diego or from New Mexico.

Favorite activity in Tucson?

Hiking on Mount Lemmon, splash parks with our kids.

What are your non-medical goals during residency?

Raise 2 kids who are happy, healthy and well adjusted.

Kiel Urata

Kiel Urata, MD

University of Washington School of Medicine

Where are you from?

Juneau, Alaska

What are your personal interests/hobbies?

Soccer, traveling, gym, hiking

What are your professional interests?

Medical education

Favorite activity in Tucson?

Eating :)

What are your non-medical goals during residency?

Travel the world.

Josie Valenzuela, MD

Josie Valenzuela, MD

Harvard Medical School

Where are you from?

I am from Tucson, Arizona!

What are your personal interests/hobbies?

I like hanging with my pugs, game boy games, chess, cartoons, and comic books.

What are your professional interests?

I'm interested in emergency psychiatry and ultrasound.

Why did you choose UA EM?

I chose UA EM because it's a wonderful, supportive program with excellent faculty, I like the town, and the case mix is very instructive.

What's your ideal vacation?

My ideal vacation is a staycation.

What are your non-medical goals during residency?

My nonmedical goals are to get in better shape and brush up on my medical Spanish!

Colin West

Colin West, MD

University of Nevada School of Medicine

Where are you from?

Gig Harbor, Washington.  UW undergrad and Reno/Vegas for Med School

What are your personal interests/hobbies?

Travel, cooking (bbq), hiking/trailrunning, anything with my wife and infant son.  Oh, and sleep.

What are your professional interests?

EMS, US, Teaching

Why did you choose UA EM?

It was my number one choice.  I have worked with a lot of their great graduates.  There is amazing weather and things to do in Tucson.  The faculty and other residents are great coworkers.  

Favorite activity in Tucson?

Hiking/camping with family.  Love the breweries and restaurants.  Biking anytime other than June-Aug.

What are your non-medical goals during residency?

Travel!

Carl Youngs

Carl Youngs, MD

University of Nevada School of Medicine

Where are you from?

Las Vegas NV

What are your personal interests/hobbies?

Skydiving, BASE Jumping, Bodybuilding

What are your professional interests?

Disregard distractions, acquire knowledge

Why did you choose UA EM?

Prestige

Favorite activity in Tucson?

Going to the gym

What are your non-medical goals during residency?

Compete in skydiving and bodybuilding