PGY-4 Class of 2018

Tiffany Abramson

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Hometown: Sylmar, CA
Medical School: Keck School of Medicine of USC
Interesting Fact: Halloween is my favorite holiday.


Erik Akopian

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Hometown: Tujunga, CA
Medical School: Michigan State University College of Human Medicine
Interesting Fact: I like playing improv guitar and I know Brian Raffetto personally.


Ashkon Ansari

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Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Medical School: Temple University SOM
Interesting Fact: I invented the sandwich and helped Ice Cube write “It Was a Good Day.”


Erik Berg

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Hometown: San Diego, CA
Medical School: Keck School of Medicine of USC
Interesting Fact: Career aspirations: hospital administration and health policy.


Wally Bugg

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Hometown: Schweinfurt, Germany
Medical School: Keck School of Medicine of USC
Interesting Fact: My enthusiasm for breakfast burritos is exceeded only by my lack of fashion sense.


Mary Cheffers

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Hometown: Worcester, MA
Medical School: UMass Med School
Interesting Fact: Hiking, trail running, climbing, open water swimming.


Danny Choi

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Hometown: Agoura Hills, CA
Medical School: Georgetown
Interesting Fact: I am a huge fan of the Los Angeles Lakers, Dallas Cowboys (but now LA Rams), and first U.S. President George Washington. Career aspirations: To be the best and most compassionate doc I can be. Hobbies: Hanging out with my beautiful wife and son (soon to be two sons), running, hiking, exploring LA, and learning history (in particular European history from time of Roman Empire to World War II).


Abe Flinders

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Hometown: Tomales, CA
Medical School: Keck School of Medicine of USC
Interesting Fact: When I was young I wanted to be a rhino when I grew up. When I learned that wasn’t in the cards I wanted the next most awesome thing, to be an LA County ER Resident!


Erika Flores

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Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Medical School: UCSF School of Medicine
Interesting Fact: Interested in Health Policy and Public Health; Hobbies:Dancing, Traveling and being out in nature.


David Hoffman

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Hometown: Fox Island, WA
Medical School: Western University of Health Sciences
Interesting Fact: I have a private pilot’s license.


Erik Hoffman

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Hometown: Glendale, CA
Medical School: Drexel University College of Medicine
Interesting Fact: Past jobs include rain forest conservationist, video game magazine copy editor, homeland security researcher, and landscape architect.


Megan Johnson

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Hometown: Flagstaff, AZ
Medical School: Temple University School of Medicine
Interesting Fact: My favorite way to relax is to cook a huge meal, using every dish, pot and pan in the house.


Ben Musser

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Hometown: Mechanicsburg, PA
Medical School: Boston University School of Medicine
Interesting Fact: I’ve been to all 50 states.


Jorge Ontiveros

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Hometown: Tijuana, MX
Medical School: UCLA
Interesting Fact: Interests – History, social justice, soccer, sports in general, weightlifting, random trivia, people watching. I survived all of med school and residency with out one sip of coffee.


Margarita Santiago

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Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Medical School: Michigan State University College of Human Medicine
Interesting Fact: I love reading novels (love the Outlander series!) and watching Netflix.


Rebecca Scott

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Hometown: Victorville, CA
Medical School: Keck School of Medicine of USC
Interesting Fact: Travel, camping, hiking, Disneyland, Netflix, Harry Potter, and really anything that I can do with my pug. After residency, I plan on going out and working in the community so I can finally give my dog the luxurious life he deserves.


Craig Torres-Ness

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Hometown: Roanoke, IN
Medical School: State University of New York – Downstate
Interesting Fact: I’m a retired chemistry teacher.