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Class of 2021

Eddie Ortiz, MDEddie Ortiz
Eddie.Ortiz@kernmedical.com

Hometown: Aguada, Puerto Rico
Undergraduate: Southwestern Adventist University
Medical School: Loma Linda University
Hobbies: Bouldering, swimming, mountain biking, acro-yoga, salsa/bachata dancing, and being outdoors. I also love dogs.


Krishan ChaddhaKrishan Chaddha, DO
Krishan.Chaddha@kernmedical.com

Hometown: Fremont, CA
Undergraduate: University of California – San Diego
Medical School: University of New England – College of Osteopathic Medicine
Hobbies: Exploring nature, traveling, spirituality, mindfulness, boxing, working out, guitar, drums
Fun Fact: I played lead guitar in Tetralogy of Fallot, my band during medical school
Favorite thing about KM: The cohesiveness of our program, and how great all the residents get along!


Joel AmezquitaJoel Amezquita, MD
Joel.Amezquita@kernmedical.com

Hometown: Compton, CA
Undergraduate: University of Southern California
Medical School: Charles R. Drew University/University of California – Los Angeles
Hobbies: Eating, painting, biking, traveling, surfing, coffee, cars


Preston HillPreston Hill, MD
Thomas.Hill@kernmedical.com

Hometown: Tyler, Texas
Undergraduate: Texas A&M University
Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine
Hobbies: Family, fitness, golf, hikes, water sports and road trips
Fun Fact: Dallas Cowboys fan, dog named Zeke!


Alex HuangAlex Huang, MD
Alex.Huang@kernmedical.com

Hometown: San Diego, CA
Undergraduate: University of California – Berkeley
Medical School: University of California – Los Angeles
Hobbies: Reading, football, surfing, stock investing


Nathan WangNathan Wang, MD
Nathan.Wang@kernmedical.com

Hometown: Saratoga, CA
Undergraduate: University of California – San Diego
Medical School: Drexel University College of Medicine
Hobbies: Traveling, basketball


Elizabeth Siacunco‚ÄčElizabeth Siacunco, MD
Elizabeth.Siacunco@kernmedical.com

Hometown: Chino Hills, CA
Undergraduate: University of California – Los Angeles
Medical School: University of Arizona College of Medicine, Tucson
Hobbies : Hiking, fitness, eating, sleeping, binge-watching Netflix, road trips, tennis


Jason JeromeJason Jerome, MD
Jason.Jerome@kernmedical.com

Hometown: Langley, WA
Undergraduate: University of Alabama in Huntsville
Medical School: Tulane
Hobbies : Dog walking, hiking
Favorite Thing About Kern Medical: My co-residents and attendings, both professionally and personally, are very likeable
Fun Facts: Bakersfield has the best weather of anywhere I’ve ever lived. This is the first time I’ve lived in a house that my parents didn’t own, and I have a pool!


Class of 2022

Ike AmobiIke Amobi, MD
Ikechukwu.Amobi@kernmedical.com

Hometown: Ontario, CA
Undergraduate: University of California, Irvine
Medical School: Howard University College of Medicine
Hobbies: Cycling, jump roping, scenic drives, music, grilling, new technology


Sean HeaveySean Heavey, MD
Sean.Heavey@kernmedical.com

Hometown: San Diego, CA
Undergraduate: Point Loma Nazarene University
Medical School: Boston University School of Medicine
Hobbies: Food (both cooking and eating), documentaries, hiking, skiing, biking, running, reading (memoirs/nonfiction or good science fiction are my favorites),beer/wine tasting, podcasts, board games, traveling, Formula 1 racing, and napping!


Shelah HayesShelah Hayes, MD
Shelah.Hayes@kernmedical.com

Hometown: Littleton, CO
Undergraduate: University of Colorado at Denver
Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine
Hobbies: I enjoy gardening, playing music, running, hiking, fishing, and playing tennis.


David PouldarDavid Pouldar, MD
David.Pouldar@kernmedical.com

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Undergraduate: University of California, Los Angeles
Medical School: Albany Medical College
Hobbies: Spending time with friends and family, watching movies, listening to music, and modifying and driving cars. Fun Fact – I’m a triplet!


Nanes MendozaNanse Mendoza, MD
Nanse.Mendoza@kernmedical.com

Hometown: Lamont/Bakersfield, CA
Undergraduate: California State University, Bakersfield
Medical School: David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA /Charles Drew University
Hobbies: travel, concerts, museums, science fiction, memes, cats, crime documentaries, window shopping, watching bad American Idol auditions
Favorite thing about KM: the patient population, my colleagues


Cuauhtlehuanitzin RangelCuauhtlehuanitzin Rangel, MD
Cuauhtlehuanitzin.Rangel@kernmedical.com

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Undergraduate: Stanford University
Medical School: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, NYC
Hobbies: Filmmaking, road trips, fantasy sports, real sports, long walks through Costco


Atish VanmaliAtish Vanmali, MD
Atish.Vanmali@kernmedical.com

Hometown: Porter Ranch, California
Undergraduate: UC Irvine
Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine
Hobbies: adrenaline! You can find me scuba diving, snowboarding, rock climbing, hiking, white water rafting and playing the drums. I like to work on cars and do woodworking in my free time. I love to cook and barbeque as meal prep on my days off.
Fun Fact: completed a family medicine residency at UC Riverside!


Class of 2023

Benjamin BoodaieBenjamin Boodaie, MD
Benjamin.Boodaie@kernmedical.com

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Undergraduate: University of California, Los Angeles
Medical School: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, NYC
Hobbies: being in and around bodies of water, quoting Seinfeld and Spongebob, tennis, basketball, travel, story telling, stand-up
Fun facts: I’ve road tripped across the US; I’m quadrilingual; I make a mean ‘tahdig polo’ (Persian crispy rice); I’m an expert hand-whistler


Brett CowanBrett Cowan, MD
Brett.Cowan@kernmedical.com

Hometown: Canyon Lake, CA
Undergraduate: UC San Diego
Medical School: Cooper Medical School
Hobbies: Ice Hockey, Beer Brewing, Wakeboarding, Water Skiing, Snowboarding, Hiking,Backpacking
Favorite thing about Kern Medical: My colleagues and being close to family.


Matthew CuppMatthew Cupp, MD
Matthew.Cupp@kernmedical.com

Hometown: Rohnert Park, CA
Undergraduate: Sonoma State University
Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine
Hobbies: anything EM, traveling, hiking and once upon a time surfing
Favorite thing about Kern Medical: the opportunity it provides to study my passion and my exceedingly intelligent enthusiastic co-residents who always hold me to a higher standard


Abdelhamid DaliaAbdelhamid Dalia, MD
Abdelhamid.Dalia@kernmedical.com

Hometown: Bakersfield, CA
Undergraduate: California State University of Bakersfield
Medical School: St. George’s University
Hobbies: Basketball, fishing, kayaking, eating out, movies, music/concerts, podcasts, trivia/jeopardy, travel, business


Khalid Jamal RamahiKhalid Jamal Ramahi, MD
Khalid.Ramahi@kernmedical.com

Hometown: San Jose, CA
Undergraduate: San Jose State University
Medical School: Medical College of Wisconsin
Hobbies: basketball, bowling, drawing, watching sports
Favorite thing about Kern Medical: My fellow residents


Ryan RolesonRyan Roleson, MD
Ryan.Roleson@kernmedical.com

Hometown: Poway, CA
Undergraduate: UC Berkeley
Medical School: UC Riverside
Hobbies: Climbing is my passion outside of medicine! I love getting into the outdoors and hiking, camping, and backpacking with friends when I can. I enjoy delving into mountaineering and ice climbing when the winter hits.On weekends find me studying or driving back and forth between San Diego and Riverside to visit friends and family. Email me if you have any questions about life in Bakersfield and at KM!


Ty TranTy Tran, MD
Ty.Tran@kernmedical.com

Hometown: Bakersfield, CA
Undergraduate: University of California, Berkeley
Medical School: Howard University College of Medicine
Hobbies: Soccer, hiking, surfing, tennis, running, travel, being Yelp Elite, pretending to be an interior designer for my new house, Costco with Dr. Rangel
Fun Fact: Before medical school, I was a research assistant here; during medical school, I rotated in this ER; and now I’m a resident here. So I’ve come full circle, and the sentiment has certainly not been lost on me.

Class of 2024


Bianca ArechigaBianca Arechiga, DO
Bianca.Arechiga@kernmedical.com

Hometown: San Antonio, Texas
Undergraduate: Baylor University
Medical School: UNTHSC-Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine
Hobbies: exploring new cities, spending time with family/friends, spoiling my dogs, eating, going to concerts, trying new things
Fun facts: Fun facts: In another life, I would’ve loved to be a racecar driver!


Edward McCrinkEdward McCrink, DO
Edward.Mccrink@kernmedical.com

Hometown: Orange County, CA
Undergraduate: Concordia University, Irvine, CA
Medical School: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, PA
Hobbies: World Cup soccer, backpacking, fishing, mountain biking, dog training and raising my 5 year old Vizsla – Otto!
Fun facts: I have delivered pizzas to Kobe Bryant and the inventor of Hot Pockets.
Favorite thing about Kern Medical: awesome teaching environment, very approachable faculty and trauma staff, and having only a few other residency programs means more for us!


Afomia MesfinAfomia Mesfin, MD
Afomia.Mesfin@kernmedical.com

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Undergraduate: University of California, San Diego
Medical School: UCSF School of Medicine
Hobbies: going to the beach, going on walks with friends, traveling, dancing (I love salsa dancing!), watching reality tv shows
Fun Facts: One of my life goals is to visit every continent (except Antarctica, not a fan of the cold) – so far, I’ve explored four of them.


Cecilia Santos JimenezCecilia Santos Jimenez, MD
cecilia.jimenez@kernmedical.com

Hometown: San Jose, CA
Undergraduate: University of California, Santa Cruz
Medical School: Meharry Medical College, Nashville, Tennessee
Hobbies: I enjoy collecting vinyl records (80’s music being my favorite). I picked up watercolor painting while in medical school. Another hobby of mine is bicycle restoration.
Fun facts: During medical school I was able to visit 10 new states. Everybody in my house has a name that starts with a C, including our chihuahua Cutie


Hometown: La Cañada, CA
Undergraduate: La Sierra University, Riverside CA
Medical School: Loma Linda University School of Medicine
Hobbies: snowboarding, Hiking, Backpacking, Cooking, Trail Running, Basketball
Fun Facts: I was a Boy Scout in high school and as our yearly fundraising project, we would go door-to-door and sell + deliver manure fertilizer.

Hometown: Chino Hills, CA
Undergraduate: University of Southern California
Medical School: Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine
Hobbies: Doing anything with my dogs (Kiyo pictured above), hiking, traveling, watching Marvel movies, playing board games
Fun Fact: Watched all 23 Marvel movies in order within 2 weeks right before taking Step 2 CK and CS


Angela TsengAngela Tseng, DO
Angela.Tseng@kernmedical.com

Hometown: San Diego, CA
Undergraduate: University of California, Santa Barbara
Medical School: Liberty University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Lynchburg VA.
Hobbies: Basketball (Go Lakers), crossfit, spikeball, spending time near any body of water, hiking, reading, cooking, and board games.
Fun Fact: When I was a kid, I wanted to be a fire engine (verbatim) or a Power Ranger. Later, I became more realistic and aimed for getting into the WNBA. Then I got really realistic and became a doctor