Combined EM & Peds Residency - Class of 2025

Class of 2025
Alex Barbosa, MD
University of Arizona College of Medicine

Where are you from?

Phoenix, Arizona

What are your personal interests/hobbies?

Swimming, running, spending time with my family and my two Great Danes. I love reading and watching movies (good and bad ones) with friends when I have time.

What are your professional interests?

I'm interested in working as an Emergency Medicine Physician and Pediatric Hospitalist. I am also interested in International Medicine and Medical Education.

Why did you choose UA EM?

Beyond the opportunity to train in the combined EM‐Peds program, I was looking for a program where I felt supported by awesome people. During my time as a student at UA, I felt supported by the faculty and residents and was looking to continue that in residency.

What's your ideal vacation?

Going camping with my family.

What are your non-medical goals during residency?

Do a short rafting trip in the Grand Canyon and continue to explore Arizona.

Shadd Cabalatungan, MD
Stony Brook University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine

Where are you from?

I grew up in Los Angeles in the city of Torrance. Later, ventured to Northern California for college, and then decided I wanted to explore outside of my home state. I eventually found myself on the East Coast for medical school.

What are your personal interests/hobbies?

Depends on where I am! In California I enjoyed going to the beach with friends to play spikeball or frisbee. In NY, I was introduced to Broadway shows and the city night life. In Arizona, I’m excited to do more outdoor things with my co‐residents, such as try out biking trails and climbing.

What are your professional interests?

Pediatric Emergency Medicine, EMS, Clinical Research & Teaching

Why did you choose UA EM?

The UA offers the best Combined EM‐PEDS Residency in the country! I also did an away rotation here and loved the residents and the faculty I worked with. The PDs in both categorical programs are excellent as well as Dr. Leetch, and I felt well-supported in my career goals.

What's your ideal vacation?

Exploring the islands in Hawaii

What are your non-medical goals during residency?

It has been my dream for the longest time to raise a golden retriever pup and teach her how to catch a frisbee. Also looking to pick up basic Spanish during residency.

Jonathan Coss, MD
Indiana University School of Medicine

Where are you from?

I was born and raised as a Hoosier from Indiana! I grew up just north of Indianapolis in Carmel, IN. I completed both my undergrad and medical school at Indiana University and Indiana University School of Medicine.

What are your personal interests/hobbies?

The basics definitely include quality time with family and friends – trying new restaurants, coffee shops, and breweries. I unwind and reset by being active – I’ve gotten into the triathlon and ultramarathon scene and have really enjoyed it!

What are your professional interests?

Besides Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine I’m very interested in wellness, leadership/administration, quality improvement, as well as Sports Medicine.

Why did you choose UA EM?

I was so fortunate to be able to do the “EMD 845: Emergency Medicine and Critical Care” away rotation during the summer of my fourth year of medical school. I immediately connected with people in the program and institution. I felt welcomed and challenged at the same time. It was by far my favorite rotation of medical school! I loved spending time in both the adult and pediatric emergency departments as well as the PICU. Being able to have a first-hand experience showed me how special this program, the people, and the city are. I was confident and knew I would have ample opportunity to fulfill both my professional and personal goals by being a part of this program!

What's your ideal vacation?

I love going to new places. So anywhere new, where I would be able to do something outdoors, try new foods and experiences, and broaden my perspective.

What are your non-medical goals during residency?

Being from the Midwest, I’m thrilled with the opportunity to explore this part of the country. In my time off I plan to sign up for more triathlons and races. Additionally, I am so excited to explore all of what Tucson has to offer with the extensive outdoor opportunities, foods, and breweries. On top of this, I hope to grow upon the friendships and relationships I’ve made with my new colleagues!