Hometown: Pomona, CA
Undergraduate: UCLA, BS Neuroscience
Medical School: Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis
Residency: Anesthesiology, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Why I chose UCLA: World-class graduate medical education and patient care. A high acuity, challenging academic environment. Inspiring faculty and departmental leadership. Outstanding professional reputation and network. Unparalleled clinical experience. As a participant of the 2018 NRMP residency match, I can attest that I didn’t just choose UCLA--UCLA also chose me. And after my four years of residency here, I embraced the opportunity to remain for an additional year to complete a Critical Care Medicine Fellowship at the UCLA Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine.
Brannon Altenhofen, MD completed his residency training at the Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine at UCLA, and has chosen to pursue further fellowship training in Critical Care Medicine at UCLA Health.
Dr. Altenhofen’s career goal is to provide comprehensive, personalized, evidence-based, and empathetic healthcare to all his patients—whether healthy and presenting for elective surgery, or critically-ill and requiring life sustaining interventions in the ICU. His academic interests include teaching and development of medical didactic curricula in medical simulation, emergency and disaster preparedness, and medical ethics. He is passionate about improving communication in healthcare, especially between physicians, patients, and their families during hospitalization.
Brannon’s personal interests include language learning, bicycling, hiking, and table-top board games. He is a voracious consumer of audio podcasts as well as the eclectic cuisines of Los Angeles restaurants.
Hometown: Saratoga, CA
Undergraduate: Yale University, BS Psychology, Neuroscience Track
Medical School: UCI School of Medicine
Residency: Anesthesiology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Why I chose UCLA: I wanted to do my fellowship at a place that could provide a wide breadth of critical care experience along with the depth of medical complexity and high patient acuity. On top of having all of that, UCLA impressed me with its extremely supportive working and learning environment. I feel confident that training here will prepare me well for whatever I choose to do in the future.
Dr. Jeanette Chin is excited to return to her home state for fellowship. During her free time, Dr. Chin enjoys swimming, drawing, and exploring new coffee shops.
Hometown: Queens, NY
Undergraduate: Fordham University, BS Biological Sciences and History
Medical School: Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Residency: Emergency Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Why I chose UCLA: Wanted to explore west coast
Dr. Sean Hickey is a New York native and is excited to relocate to the west coast and pursue his two-year fellowship in Critical Care Medicine at UCLA after training in Emergency Medicine at Mount Sinai in NYC. Outside of medicine, he is a history enthusiast and hopes to travel to every country that was part of the Roman empire and see the best ruins.
Hometown: Irvine, CA
Undergraduate: UCLA, BS Psychology
Medical School: American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine
Internship: Internal Medicine, St. Mary Medical Center
Residency: Anesthesiology, Sunrise Health Graduate Medical Education Consortium
Why I chose UCLA: I chose UCLA primarily because of the supportive and dedicated faculty who provided such a welcoming experience during the interview process. The emphasis on CTICU was another factor that drew me to the program. I am grateful to be training at a renowned academic institution in an ideal location.
Dr. Ashie Kapoor, a Southern California native and prior Bruin, is excited to return to UCLA for fellowship. Outside of the ICU, she enjoys hiking, traveling, doing puzzles, woodworking, and spending time with family and friends. She is also an avid Lakers fan and is happy to be back in Los Angeles to root for them in person.