Current Resident Roster

Head and Neck Surgery Residents 2022-2023

Head and Neck Surgery Residents 2022-2023

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Chiefs: Class of 2023

Kristen Echanique, MD

Kristen Echanique, MD

Hometown: Randolph, NJ

Medical School: Rutgers New Jersey Medical School

Undergraduate: Northeastern University

Rance Fujiwara, MD

Rance Fujiwara, MD

Hometown: Honolulu, HI

Medical School: Yale School of Medicine

Undergraduate: Creighton University

Vishal Patel, MD

Vishal Patel, MD

Hometown: Torrance, CA

Medical School: Weill Cornell Medicine

Undergraduate: University of California, San Diego

Juan San Juan, MD

Juan San Juan, MD

Hometown: San Antonio, VEN

Medical School: University of Michigan Medical School

Undergraduate: Duke Univeristy

Kenric Tam, MD

Kenric Tam, MD

Hometown: Los Altos Hills, CA

Medical School: Stanford University Medical School

Undergraduate: Harvard University

PGY 4: Class of 2024

Arman Danielian, MD

Arman Danielian, MD

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA

Medical School: Keck School of Medicine

Undergraduate: University of California, Los Angeles

Tom Maxim, MD

Tom Maxim, MD

Hometown: Haifa, ISR

Medical School: Keck School of Medicine

Undergraduate: University of Southern California, Los Angeles

Jessa Miller, MD

Jessa Miller, MD

Hometown: Fresno, CA

Medical School: University of Michigan

Undergraduate: University of Michigan

Laith Mukdad, MD

Laith Mukdad, MD

Hometown: Long Beach, CA

Medical School: University of California, Los Angeles

Undergraduate: University of California, Los Angeles

Rodell Santuray, MD

Rodell Santuray, MD

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA

Medical School: University of California, San Francisco

Undergraduate: Johns Hopkins

PGY 3: Class of 2025

Krishna Bommakanti, MD

Krishna Bommakanti, MD

Hometown: Pleasanton, CA

Medical School: University of California, San Diego

Undergraduate: University of California, Berkeley

Alex Cronkite, MD

Alex Cronkite, MD

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA

Medical School: University of Central Florida

Undergraduate: Tufts University

Lauran Evans, MD

Lauran Evans, MD

Hometown: Las Vegas, NV

Medical School: University of Nevada, Reno

Undergraduate: University of Southern California

Solymar Torres Maldonado, MD

Solymar Torres Maldonado, MD

Hometown: Arecibo, PR

Medical School: University of Pennsylvania

Undergraduate: University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras

Emily Wong, MD

Emily Wong, MD

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA

Medical School: University of California, San Francisco

Undergraduate: Harvard University

PGY 2: Class of 2026

Sophia Chen, M.D.

Sophia Chen, M.D.

Hometown: Johns Creek, GA

Medical School: NYU Grossman School of Medicine

Undergraduate: Yale University

Song Hon (Josh) Hwang, MD

Josh Hwang, MD

Hometown: South Windsor, CT

Medical School: Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai

Undergraduate: Boston College

Michelle Lee, MD

Michelle Lee, MD

Hometown: Fullerton, CA

Medical School: University of California, San Francisco

Undergraduate: Caltech

Pranati Pillutla MD

Pranati Pillutla, MD

Hometown: Simi Valley, CA

Medical School:  Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

Undergraduate: California State University,  Los Angeles

Adam Xiao, MD, PhD

Adam Xiao, MD, PhD

Hometown: Bel Air, MD

Medical School: Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center

Undergraduate: Johns Hopkins University

PGY 1: Class of 2027

Gabrielle Cahill

Gabrielle Cahill

Gabrielle Cahill

Hometown: Hometown: Palo Alto, CA

Medical School: University of California, San Diego

Undergraduate School: University of California, San Diego

Josef Madrigal

Josef Madrigal

Hometown: Palmdale, CA / Manila, Philippines

Medical School: University of California, Los Angeles 

Undergraduate: University of California, Los Angeles

Jeffrey Trojan

Jeffrey Trojan

Hometown: Huntington Beach, CA

Medical School: Tulane University School of Medicine

Undergraduate: Stanford University 

Erik Vanstrum

Erik Vanstrum

Hometown: San Diego, CA

Medical School: University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine

Undergraduate: Pomona College

Alice Yu

Alice Yu

Hometown: Chicago, IL

Medical School: University of California, Los Angeles

Undergraduate: University of Pennsylvania

Recent Graduates: Class of 2022

Jose Alonso, MD

Jose Alonso, MD

Hometown: North Hollywood, CA

Medical School: University of California, Los Angeles

Undergraduate: University of California, Los Angeles

Albert Han, MD

Albert Han, MD

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA

Medical School: University of California, Los Angeles

Undergraduate: University of California, Berkeley

Alden Smith, MD

Alden Smith, MD

Hometown: Denver, CO

Medical School: Temple University

Undergraduate: Brigham Young University

Thad Vickery, MD

Thad Vickery, MD

Hometown: Seattle, WA

Medical School: University of Colorado

Undergraduate: Skidmore College

Tara Wu, MD

Tara Wu, MD

Hometown: Monterey Park, CA

Medical School: University of California, San Francisco

Undergraduate: University of California, Berkeley

Recent Graduates: Class of 2021

Zachariah Chandy, MD

Zachariah Chandy, MD

Hometown: Loma Linda, CA

Medical School: University of California, Irvine, Undergraduate: Stanford University

Post residency employment:  Kaiser Permanente

Kyle Hannabass, MD

Kyle Hannabass, MD

Hometown: Daytona Beach, FL

Medical School: University of Florida, Undergraduate: University of Florida

Post-residency employment: Fellowship in Endocrine Surgery, Stanford University

Shabnam Ghazizadeh, MD

Shabnam Ghazizadeh, MD

Hometown: Rochester, NY

Medical School: Oregon Health & Science University, Undergraduate: University of California, Irvine

Post-residency employment: Fellowship in Facial Plastic Surgery, Dr. Corey Maas, San Francisco

Brooke Su-Velez, MD, MPH

Brooke Su-Velez, MD, MPH

Hometown: Princeton, NJ

Medical School: University of California, San Francisco, Undergraduate: University of California, Berkley

Post-residency employment: Fellowship in Pediatric Otolaryngology, Stanford University

Recent Graduates: Class of 2020

Floyd Buen, MD

Floyd Buen, MD

Hometown: Santa Clarita, CA

Medical School: University of California, San Diego

Undergraduate: Dartmouth College

Post-Residency plan: Private practice, Orange County

Thomas Heineman, MD

Thomas Heineman, MD

Hometown: Grinnell, IA

Medical School: Weill Cornell Medical College

Undergraduate: University of Iowa

Post-Residency plan: Private Practice, Cedar Rapids, IA

Christine Kim, MD

Christine Kim, MD

Hometown: Rockville, MD

Medical School: Georgetown University School of Medicine

Undergraduate: University of Pennsylvania

Post-Residency Plan: Laryngology Fellowship, Stanford University

Ashley Kita, MD

Ashley Kita, MD

Hometown: Los Gatos, CA

Medical School: David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Undergraduate: University of California, Berkeley

Post-Residency plan: UCLA faculty

Hassan Nasser, MD

Hassan Nasser, MD

Hometown: Dearborn, MI

Medical School: University of Michigan Medical School

Undergraduate: University of Michigan

Post-Residency plan: Head and Neck Oncology fellowship, University of Michigan

Recent Graduates: Class of 2019

Karam Badran, MD

Karam Badran, MD

Hometown: San Roman, CA

Medical School: UC Irvine

Undergraduate: UC San Diego

Post-Residency Plan: FPRS Fellowship, UCSF

Janice Chang, MD, PhD

Janice Chang, MD, PhD

Hometown: Irvine, CA

Medical School: UC Irvine

Undergraduate: UC Berkeley

Post-Residency Plan: Private Practice

Roxana Moayer, MD

Roxana Moayer, MD

Hometown: Walnut Creek, CA

Medical School: University of Southern California

Undergraduate: UC Davis

Post-Residency Plan: FPRS Fellowship, Thomas Jefferson

Pratik Patel, MD

Pratik Patel, MD

Hometown: North Brunswick, NJ

Medical School: Harvard Medical School

Undergraduate: University of Pennsylvania

Post-Residency Plan: Comprehensive Otolaryngology - Coastal ENT/Jersey Shore Medical Center; Neptune, NJ

Ryan Stephenson, MD

Ryan Stephenson, MD

Hometown: Clearfield, UT

Medical School: Pittsburgh Medical School

Undergraduate: Weber State University

Post-Residency Plan: Laryngology Fellowship, UCLA