2021-2022 Surgery Intern Class

The General Surgical Residency Training Program at UC Davis provides residents with unparalleled clinical and operative experiences; robust didactic, simulation and conference curricula; a team approach to career development, mentorship and fully funded research opportunities. For more than 50 years, we have been committed to training “thinking doctors” versus “cookbook doctors” and take great pride in the success of our graduates.

Categorical Residents


Carlos Cuenca

Carlos Cuenca, M.D.
Medical School: Rutgers University


Ana Isabel Jacinto

Ana Isabel Jacinto, M.D.
Medical School: Loma Linda University


Jeanine Justiniano

Jeanine Justiniano, M.D.
Medical School: Loyola University


Natalie Liu

Natalie Liu, M.D.
Medical School: Howard University


Sarah Mahdavi

Sarah Mahdavi, M.D.
Medical School: UC Davis


Maxwell Presser

Maxwell Presser, M.D.
Medical School: University of Miami


Cyrus Sholevar

Cyrus Sholevar, M.D.
Medical School: Thomas Jefferson University
Research: PDF


Sneha Swaminathan

Sneha Swaminathan, M.D.
Medical School: Rutgers University

Preliminary Residents


Alexander Battin

Alexander Battin, M.D.
Medical School: West Virginia University


Negar Foolad

Negar Foolad, M.D.
Medical School: UC Davis


Catherine Ho

Catherine Ho, M.D.
Medical School: California North State


Ryan McKee

Ryan McKee, M.D.
Medical School: UC San Diego


Colby McWhorter

Colby McWhorter, D.O.
Medical School: Rocky Vista University


Christopoher Seffren

Christopher Seffren, M.D.
Medical School: Loyola University


John-Allen Smith

John-Allen Smith, M.D.
Medical School: UC Davis


Yasamin Taghikhan

Yasamin Taghikhan, M.D.
Medical School: Touro University


Atrin Toussi

Atrin Toussi, M.D.
Medical School: UC Davis


Stephen Wertheimer

Stephen Wertheimer, M.D.
Medical School: Wayne State University

Military Preliminary Residents


Dorian Crawford

Dorian Crawford, M.D.
Medical School: Uniformed Services University


Kelsey Dimeff

Kelsey Dimeff, M.D.
Medical School: US Air Force


Christian Figueredo

Christian Figueredo, M.D.
Medical School: Drexel University


Vi Nghiem

Vi Nghiem, M.D.
Medical School: Uniformed Services University


Oana Stroie

Oana Stroie, M.D.
Medical School: Uniformed Services University


Ul’yana Zagurskaya

Ul’yana Zagurskaya, D.O.
Medical School: Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine


Nicholas Antonino

Nicholas Antonino, M.D.
Medical School: New York College of Osteopathic Medicine


Tyler Carcamo

Tyler Carcamo, M.D.
Medical School: UC Davis


Jessica Guzman

Jessica Guzman, M.D.
Medical School: Perelman SOM University of Pennsylvania


Sarah Mann
Sarah Mann, M.D.
Medical School: Kansas City University

Daisy Manzo

Daisy Manzo, M.D.
Medical School: UC Davis


Julia Riccardi

Julia Riccardi, M.D.
Medical School: Rutgers New Jersey
Research: PDF


Colton Ryan

Colton Ryan, M.D.
Medical School: Penn State University


Priya Suri

Priya Suri, M.D.
Medical School: University of Wisconsin


Leah Timbang

Leah Timbang, M.D.
Medical School: UC Davis


John Arriola

John Arriola, M.D.
Hometown: Poway, CA
Medical School: University of Oklahoma
Undergraduate School: Oral Roberts University 
Research: PDF


Alyssa Bellini

Alyssa Bellini, M.D.
Hometown: St. Petersburg, Florida
Medical School: Florida Atlantic University
Undergraduate School: Lipscomb University
Research: PDF


Kathleen Doyle

Kathleen Doyle, M.D.
Hometown: Evanston, IL
Medical School: Emory University
Undergraduate School: Washington University in St. Louis


Rachel Ekaireb

Rachel Ekaireb, M.D.
Hometown: New York City
Medical School: UCSF
Undergraduate School: Pomona College 


Megan Gilbert

Megan Gilbert, M.D.
Hometown: Antelope, CA
Medical School: UC Davis School of Medicine
Undergraduate School: UC Davis


Matthew Haskins

Matthew Haskins, M.D.
Medical School: Louisiana State University

 


Leslie Hopper

Leslie Hopper, M.D.
Hometown: Asheville, NC
Medical School: Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University
Undergraduate School: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Research: PDF


Samy Ramadan

Samy Ramadan, M.D.
Hometown: Boston, Massachusetts
Medical School: University of Vermont College of Medicine
Undergraduate School: University of New Hampshire
Research: PDF


Alexis Woods

Alexis Woods, M.D.
Hometown: Jacksonville, FL
Medical School: David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Undergraduate School: UC Berkeley
Research: PDF


Nathan Butler

Nathan Butler, M.D.
Hometown: Green Mountain, Colorado
Medical School: West Virginia SOM
Undergraduate School: University of Maryland


Jacob Burns

Jacob Burns, M.D.
Hometown: Destin, FL
Medical School: University of Florida
Undergraduate School: University of Florida


Gillian Hoshal

Gillian Hoshal, M.D.
Hometown: Muskegon, MI
Medical School: Michigan State University
Undergraduate School: University of Michigan


Nikia McFadden

Nikia McFadden, M.D.
Hometown: Newtown, Connecticut
Medical School: University of Pennsylvania
Undergraduate School: Yale University


Lauren Perry

Lauren Perry, M.D.
Hometown:
Plattsburgh, NY
Medical School:
Emory University School of Medicine
Undergraduate School:
Emory University
Research: 
PDF


Trevor Plescia

Trevor Plescia, M.D.
Hometown: Sacramento
Medical School: UC Irvine School of Medicine
Undergraduate School: The University of Notre Dame
Research: PDF


Ashly Ruf

Ashly Ruf, M.D.
Medical School: University of Missouri
Research: PDF


Michaela Simoncini

Michaela Simoncini, M.D.
Hometown:
Tulare, CA
Medical School:
Drexel University College of Medicine
Undergraduate School:
UC Davis


Sarah Stokes

Sarah Stokes, M.D.
Hometown: London
Medical School: SUNY Downstate
Undergraduate School: Brown
Research: PDF


Isabelle Struve

Isabelle Struve, M.D.
Hometown: Redding, CA
Medical School: UC Davis School of Medicine
Undergraduate School: Occidental College


Christina Theodorou

Christina Theodorou, M.D.
Hometown: Astoria, New York
Medical School: Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Undergraduate School: University of Chicago
Research: PDF


Lindsay Bach

Lindsay Bach, M.D.
Hometown: Bedford, VA
Medical School: West Virginia University School of Medicine
Undergraduate School: Liberty University


Lauren Coleman

Lauren Coleman, M.D.
Hometown: Brownsburg, Indiana
Medical School: University of New Mexico SOM
Undergraduate School: University of New Mexico
Research: PDF


Alicia Gingrich

Alicia Gingrich, M.D.
Hometown: Colorado Springs, CO
Medical School: University of Kansas
Undergraduate School: Johns Hopkins University


Melissa Grigsby

Melissa Grigsby, M.D.
Hometown: West Chester, PA
Medical School: Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine
Undergraduate School: Swarthmore College


Timothy Guenther

Timothy Guenther, M.D.
Hometown: Lincoln, NE
Medical School: University of Nebraska Medical Center
Undergraduate School: University of Nebraska- Lincoln
Research: PDF


Sean Judge

Sean Judge, M.D.
Hometown: San Jose, CA
Medical School: Creighton University
Undergraduate School: University of California, Davis
Research: PDF


Amanda Phares
Amanda Phares, M.D.
Hometown: Santa Clara, CA
Medical School: UC Davis
Undergraduate School: UC Davis
Research: PDF

Debi Thomas

Debi Thomas, M.D.
Hometown: La Palma, CA
Medical School: Keck School of Medicine of USC
Undergraduate School: UC Davis


Kyle Thompson

Kyle Thompson, M.D.
Medical School: University of Texas, Houston


Kaeli Yamashiro

Kaeli Yamashiro, D.O.
Hometown: Denver, Colorado
Medical School: A.T. Still University
Undergraduate School: United States Air Force Academy
Research: PDF


Jennifer Geiger

Jennifer Geiger, M.D.
Hometown: Toledo, OH
Medical School: University of Michigan
Undergraduate School: University of Michigan
Research: PDF


Abdul Hassan

Abdul Hassan, M.D.
Hometown: Vacaville
Medical School: University of California, San Diego
Undergraduate School: University of California, Santa Cruz
Research: PDF


Elise Hill

Elise Hill, M.D.
Hometown: Des Moines, Iowa
Medical School: University of Iowa
Undergraduate School: United States Air Force Academy
Research: PDF


Alexandra Johns

Alexandra Johns, M.D.
Hometown: Cincinnati, OH
Medical School: The Ohio State University SOM
Undergraduate School: Ohio University
Research: PDF


Kara Kleber

Kara Kleber, M.D.
Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA
Medical School: Boston University
Undergraduate School: University of Pittsburgh
Research: PDF


Rafael Lozano

Rafael Lozano, M.D.
Medical School: University of Missouri-Kansas
Research: PDF


Siobhan Luce

Siobhan Luce, M.D.
Hometown: Reno, NV
Medical School: University of Nevada School of Medicine
Undergraduate School: University of California, Berkeley
Research: PDF


Nicole Moore

Nicole Moore, M.D.
Medical School: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Research: PDF


Elan Sherazee

Elan Sherazee, M.D.
Hometown: Sacramento
Medical School: USUHS
Undergraduate School: UC San Diego


Jacquelyn Yu

Jacquelyn Yu, M.D.
Hometown: Arcadia, California
Medical School: UC Davis
Undergraduate School: UC Berkeley