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Since 1934, Kern Medical has been training residents and
health care professionals in our community.

Former Resident

Our residents have gone on to do fellowships and take successful positions at both small community programs and large academic EM programs.

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 SiacuncoElizabeth 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 2019

Adam Kincaid, MD: US Reserves

Addie Bugas, MD: Lovelace Hospital, New Mexico

Amanda Montgomery, MD: Natividad Hospital,Santa Cruz, CA

Jasmine Wang, MD: Pomona Medical Center, Pomona, CA

Tami Moore, MD: Seton Medical Center, Daly City, CA

Matthew Stapleton, MD: Banner Boswell Hospital, Arizona

Class of 2018

Scott Carney, MD: Bakersfield

Andrew Fischer, MD: Kaiser Permanente, Pasadena, CA and TriCity Hospital, Oceanside, CA

Jing Liu, MD: Kaweah Delta Healthcare District, Visalia, CA

Samuel Lohstreter, MD: Altru Health System, Grand Forks, ND

Uriel Manzo, MD: St. Agnes, Fresno, CA

William Pho, MD: Kaweah Delta Healthcare District, Visalia, CA

Class of 2017

Shandon Anderson, MD: Mary Hospital,Torrance, CA

Bradley Blakely, MD: Yakima Hospital, Yakima, WA

Nhan Do, MD: Riverside Community Hospital, University of California – Riverside EM Residency Program, Riverside, CA

Halsey Jakle, MD: CEP – Mercy San Juan Hospital, Sacramento, CA

Geoffrey Kony, MD: Fellowship Neuro Critical Care, USC-LAC, Los Angeles, CA

Sage Wexner, MD: Kern Medical, Bakersfield, CA