Combined EM & Peds Residency - Class of 2023

Class of 2023
Jonathon Campbell, MD
Creighton University School of Medicine

Where are you from?

I grew up in eastern Washington, then went to the best state ever (Montana), and then spent the last 4 years in the scenic Midwest.

What are your personal interests/hobbies?

Hiking, camping, reading, climbing, going to get into mountain biking while I'm here (I think it's a requirement for EM residents...), traveling, fishing, yoga, dancing. 

What are your professional interests?

PEM, international medicine, wilderness med, sports med, preventative medicine, and outpatient peds surprisingly for someone who likes EM... 

Why did you choose UA EM?

I absolutely loved Tucson when I interviewed here. The people, the atmosphere, the laid-back feel, the dedication to teaching/education from the staff was SUPER genuine, and literally everyone was talking about climbing, hiking, mountain biking, camping, being outdoors. I knew it was the place for me when the peds chief was talking about climbing in the morning before heading to work - super stoked to be here!

What's your ideal vacation?

Well I met someone this last year who has climbed the tallest mountain in every state, which I am totally copying because I think it is freaking sweet! So working towards the goal of visiting a new place and climbing to the tallest place in that state - 0 down, 50 to go (well maybe I've been to the top of Iowa or Kansas or something, but I wasn't aware at the time so I guess that doesn't count...).

What are your non-medical goals during residency?

Becoming a mountain biker, climbing outside once a month, possibly buying a home, paying off certain loans; heck, maybe even finding a spouse if it works out that way. 

Nathaniel Fox, MD
University of New Mexico School of Medicine

Where are you from?

I grew up in Silver City, New Mexico, a small mining community that was the home and watering hole for infamous outlaws such as Billy the Kid and Butch Cassidy.

What are your personal interests/hobbies?

I love the outdoors and like to spend as much time in the wildness as I can get away with. I also have been known to dabble in the gentleman’s sports:,cooking, gardening, and other forms of respectable debauchery.

What are your professional interests?

I am interested in using my combined degree to work as a pediatric hospitalist and community emergency physician. I am also interested in wilderness and austere medicine, tactical medicine, medical education, and public policy.

Why did you choose UA EM?

I came to UA because of the people here, both in the hospital and in the community. I truly believe this is a place that I can live, learn, and grow as a person and as a physician.

What's your ideal vacation?

Above all else, I would plan a trip with close family and friends to a secluded beach town somewhere exotic with plenty of good food, cold beverages, clear diving, and outdoor adventures.

What are your non-medical goals during residency?

During my time in Tucson, I would like to start playing tennis competitively again and regain my old serve and volley. I also plan to continue my journey to the senior PGA, a dream that is honestly far out of my reach but is invigorating to pursue none-the-less. 

Jorge Garcia, MD
New York Medical College

Where are you from?

Chula Vista, California.

What are your personal interests/hobbies?

I enjoy any kind of physical activity such as hiking, jogging, going to the gym, gardening and all kinds of sports even though I’m not the best at any one of them….and Netflix.

What are your professional interests?

Pediatric Emergency Medicine!!

Why did you choose UA EM?

I enjoyed my visit to Tucson during my interview. The residents and attending are a fun/down to earth group who are very easy to talk to. I also like the diversity in the community that UA serves.

What's your ideal vacation?

A vacation that never ends, filled with great food and even greater company.

What are your non-medical goals during residency?

I’d like to hike all the great trails in Arizona.