PGY-3 Class of 2019

Matt Baluzy

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Hometown: Poughkeepsie, NY
Undergraduate: Ithaca College
Medical School: Touro University – California
Hobbies: Soccer, snowboarding, hiking, cooking and proclaiming “Of course I taste the smoke, fig and redwood bark…” when wine tasting.
Interesting Fact: I learned I was missing an organ during my 4th year EM rotation at LAC+USC.


Radek Bialczak

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Hometown: Southern California, NYC, and the village of Bonin, Poland
Undergraduate: Cornell University
Graduate School: University of California, Santa Barbara
Medical School: University of California, San Diego
Hobbies: Spending time with family and close friends, hiking, backpacking/camping, traveling and learning about other cultures, rock climbing, skiing, science (especially physics), all things NASA/space related, working with my hands, coding and electronics, board games
Interesting Fact: I go by “Radek”, which is the common Polish nickname for Radoslaw (and is much shorter/easier to say!).


Amy Buckowski

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Hometown: Tuolumne, CA
Undergraduate: UC Santa Barbra
Medical School: UC Irvine
Interesting Fact: One of my goals in life is to have a pet goat.


Daniel Eum

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Hometown: Anaheim, CA
Undergraduate: UC Berkeley
Medical School: Georgetown
Hobbies: hobbies.
Interesting Fact: Dated my wife for ten years before proposing; just had to be sure. Just had a kid. First love will always be food.


Zack Haberman

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Hometown: Concord, MA
Undergraduate: Pomona College
Medical School: Keck School of Medicine of USC
Hobbies: Skiing, slow pitch softball (now that my baseball days are behind me), ping pong, traveling off the beaten track, finding the best cheap eats in LA. Somehow, I wound up a huge fan of 3 of the most hated teams in sports- the Trojans, Patriots, and Yankees.
Interesting Fact: In order to support myself as a pre-med ski bum, I worked as a Subway mascot. Yes, I danced around in a giant sandwich costume. The highlight of my career was offering a coupon for a buy one, get one free 6 inch sub to current LA Dodgers manager Don Mattingly (he totally declined). Sadly, I got a job as an EMT in Snowmass, CO and had to retire from mascothood.


Molly Hartrich

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Hometown: Chicago, IL
Undergraduate: University of Michigan
Medical School: University of Illinois at Chicago
Hobbies: Dog whispering, running, crossfit, ruffles potato chips, singing loudly in the car, night markets in foreign lands.


Julia Hellman

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Hometown: Mill Valley, CA
Undergraduate: Brown University
Graduate School: Harvard, MPH
Medical School: UC Davis
Hobbies: I like backpacking, hiking, running, reading, traveling, coffee, wine, beer, ice cream.
Interesting Fact: I’m the youngest of 4 siblings and everyone else in my family is a writer, artist, or business person. I studied international relations in college, and I didn’t think about becoming a doctor until I went abroad junior year of college. I wanted to change the world, but when I went abroad I realized that I didn’t want to sit behind a desk in an office writing policy. I wanted to work one on one with people everyday, and practicing medicine lets me do that.


Andrew Herzik

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Hometown: Redondo beach
Undergraduate: Middlebury college
Medical School: Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Interesting Fact: I have an extensive Hawaiian shirt collection, I am an LA County ocean lifeguard (still active), and I am the proud cat father of two cats rescued from the LA County cafeteria.


Crystal Irwin-Singh

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Hometown: Hazlet, NJ
Medical School: Touro University Nevada
Hobbies: backpacking, rock climbing, trail running, veggie food, margarita making and any epic outdoor adventure involving my husband and our dog Asha.


Daniel L. Johnson

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Hometown: Cedar Falls, IA
Undergraduate: University of Georgia
Medical School: Medical College of Georgia
Interesting Fact: I won a semester’s worth of tuition in a campus-wide 3-point shooting contest my freshman year in college. The final round was at halftime of the last home game of the season, and when it was over I got to hold one of those big checks for a picture I have never seen. That was 15 years ago, and tuition for a semester was $1,709, so I reckon the picture is somewhere on a wind-up disposable camera, if not in black & white.


Jarod Keller

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Hometown: Scotts Valley, CA
Undergraduate: Stanford
Medical School: Georgetown
Interesting Fact: I love to salsa and can talk like Elmo.


Adam Laudenslager

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Hometown: Redlands, CA
Undergraduate: La Sierra University
Medical School: Loma Linda University
Interesting Fact: Enjoying the finer things such as music, snowboarding, netflix, and burritos.


James Marvel

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Hometown: Naples, FL
Undergraduate: Princeton University
Medical School: Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
Hobbies: slow cooking, fast biking, climbing, ports, my cat.
Interesting Fact: I never order anything besides black coffee at Starbucks.


Kent Okawa

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Hometown: Somewhere between Tonbridge, England/Tokyo, Japan/wherever my parents or I live at the time.
Undergraduate: Johns Hopkins University
Medical School: Keck School of Medicine of USC
Hobbies: raveling/visiting friends and family abroad. Chelsea FC/Premier League. Hiking, tennis, golf, scuba.
Interesting Fact: For half my life, I’ve spoken English with a British accent.


Nick Saade

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Hometown: Poway, California
Undergraduate: Occidental College
Medical School: Keck School of Medicine
Interesting Fact: I’ve set foot in North Korea.


Lauren Sigman

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Hometown: Wilmette, IL
Undergraduate: Mount Holyoke College
Medical School: Boston University School of Medicine
Interesting Fact: horseback riding, gardening, water skiing, pining after other people’s dogs.


Jean Suh

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Hometown: Alexandria, VA
Undergraduate: Johns Hopkins
Medical School: Johns Hopkins
Interesting Fact: Auditioned for The Voice (with little success.. :P).