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OB/GYN Residents

OB/GYN R4s

Kenneth Varnes

Kenneth Varnes

Hometown: Austin, TX
Undergraduate Education: University of Texas at Austin
Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine
Hobbies: movies, cooking, all outdoor activities, and spending time with the family


Chihiro Hirai AdachiChihiro Hirai-Adachi

Hometown: Osaka, Japan
Undergraduate Education: University of California, Berkeley
Medical School: Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences
Hobbies: spending time with husband and fur babies, watching Japanese TV shows


​Moriah Edmundson

Moriah Edmundson

Hometown: Fort Collins, CO
Undergraduate Education: Colorado State University
Medical School: Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Hobbies: travel, camping, dance


​​Julia Ray

Julia Ray

Hometown: Houston, TX
Undergraduate Education: Boston University
Medical School: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
Hobbies: yoga, medication, chanting, hiking


OB/GYN R3s

Minerva PinedaMinerva Pineda

Hometown: Bay Area, Berkeley/Oakland, CA
Undergraduate Education: University of California, Berkeley
Medical School: University of California, Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science
Hobbies: listening to music and puzzles


Alexandra Neiman

Alexandra Neiman

Hometown: San Francisco, CA
Undergraduate Education: Washington University in St. Louis
Medical School: Medical College of Wisconsin
Hobbies: yoga, skiing, hiking, brunching, travel, spending time with friends and family


OB/GYN R2s

Katie Van CleaveKatie Van Cleave

Hometown: Clarkston, WA
Undergraduate Education: Washington State University
Medical School: Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences
Hobbies: hiking, biking, water sports, fitness, traveling, foodie, board games and dogs!


Angelina Prat

Angelina Prat

Hometown: Fair Oaks, CA
Undergraduate Education: Loyola Marymount University
Medical School: Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Hobbies: being with friends and family, spin class


​​Taide guerra Martinez

Taide Guerra-Martinez

Hometown: Napa, CA
Undergraduate Education: University of California, Davis
Medical School:University of California, Davis School of Medicine
Hobbies:hiking/camping, baking, wine tasting and LA weekend trips



Jennifer Franks

Jennifer Franks

Hometown: San Diego, CA
Undergraduate Education: Pomona College
Medical School: Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California
Hobbies: rock climbing, sculpting, singing


OB/GYN R1s

Anthony PolesAnthony Poles

Hometown: Lancaster, CA
Undergraduate Education: Dixie State University
Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine
Hobbies: Cars, baseball and basketball, watching my daughters play softball


Emma Motl

Emma Motl

Hometown: Browerville, MN
Undergraduate Education: Gustavus-Adolphus College
Medical School: University of Minnesota Medical School
Hobbies: baking, running, hand embroidery, spending time with other people's dogs and wishing I had one.


Maggie Jiang

Maggie Jiang

Hometown: Cupertino, CA
Undergraduate Education: University of California, San Diego
Medical School: Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Hobbies: Video gaming, traveling and sleeping.



​​Mariam Barseghyan

Mariam Barseghyan

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Undergraduate Education: University of California, Los Angeles
Medical School: University of California, Davis
Hobbies: Traveling, learning new languages and about different cultures, hiking, camping, swimming, playing chess, reading, cooking/baking -- all with family and friends!