2022-2023 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


Diego Anaya
Diego Anaya, M.D.
Medical School: University of California Davis SOM

Tiffany Cheng

Tiffany Cheng, M.D.
Medical School: USF Health Morsani College of Medicine


Jesse Fenton

Jesse Fenton, M.D.
Medical School: University of Florida College of Medicine


Amy Jones

Amy Jones, M.D.
Medical School: Oregon Health & Science University SOM


Christopher Seffren

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


Sarah Singh

Sarah Singh, M.D.
Medical School: Boston University School of Medicine


Daniel Strayve

Daniel Strayve, D.O.
Medical School: Touro University California


Patrick Sur

Patrick Sur, M.D.
Medical School: University of California Riverside SOM


Tanya Thomas

Tanya Thomas, M.D.
Medical School: University of Miami Leonard M Miller SOM

Preliminary Residents


Robert Choi

Robert Choi, M.D.
Medical School: Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University


Sy Clark

Sy Clark, M.D.
Medical School: University of California Davis SOM


Josephine Hai

Josephine Hai, M.D.
Medical School: University of California Davis SOM


Cassandra Leonardo
Cassandra Leonardo, M.D.
Medical School: University of Texas SOM at San Antonio

Michael Lung

Michael Lung, M.D.
Medical School: University of Iowa Roy J and Lucille A Carver COM


Nasir Saed

Nasir Saed, D.O.
Medical School: University of the Incarnate Word


Angela Sardo

Angela Sardo, M.D.
Medical School: University of California Davis SOM


Joel Thomas

Joel Thomas, M.D.
Medical School: McGovern Medical School-Houston


Harjot Virk

Harjot Virk, M.D.
Medical School: University of California Davis SOM

Military Preliminary Residents


Michelle Arnold

Michelle Arnold, M.D.
Medical School: University of Arizona College of Medicine


Jeffrey Backofen

Jeffrey Backofen, D.O.
Medical School: Touro University Nevada


Hannah Davis

Hannah Davis, D.O.
Medical School: Oklahoma State University COM


Hunter Ford
Hunter Ford, M.D.
Medical School: University of Oklahoma College of Medicine

Katrina Hauck

Katrina Hauck, D.O.
Medical School: Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine


Justin King

Justin King, M.D.
Medical School: Meharry Medical College


Jarom Ruby

Jarom Ruby, D.O.
Medical School: Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine


Matthew Taira

Matthew Taira, M.D.
Medical School: Creighton University


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


Yasamin Taghikhan

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


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


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

Matthew Haskins

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

 


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


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


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


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


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


Alexandra Johns

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