Danielle grew up in Ann Arbor, Michigan. She graduated from Kalamazoo College in 2008 with a Bachelor's degree in Chemistry and received a Master’s of Science degree in Chemistry from UC Berkeley in 2010. She worked in academic research for a few years, first at California Institute of Technology, and then Cedars Sinai Medical Center. Danielle received her MD in 2013 from the University of Southern California. She completed her residency in emergency medicine at the joint UCLA-Olive View program in 2021. Danielle’s interest in hospice and palliative care stems from her experience of caring for critically ill patients in the ICU and Emergency Department. She plans to combine her Emergency Medicine and Hospice and Palliative Care skills to provide better care for this subset of patients in all settings. Danielle hopes to practice in an academic setting where she can teach these skills to future providers.
Sarah Evans, MD
Sarah grew up in Houston, TX and San Diego, CA. She graduated from Rice University in 2008 with a Bachelor's degree in Biology and received her M.D. from the McGovern Medical School in 2014. She completed her residency in family medicine at Pomona Valley Hospital. While in medical school, she participated in a medical mission trip dedicated to providing hospice care for rural communities. She further developed her interest in hospice care in residency, where she developed a passion for caring for vulnerable and elderly patients.
Anjali Shah, DO
Anjali was born and raised in Arcadia, CA. She comes to our fellowship from OHSU Hillsboro Medical Center, a community hospital in Oregon where she worked as a hospitalist for almost three years. It is while working as a hospitalist that she discovered her passion for improving physician-patient communication, especially at the end of life. Prior to this, she had completed her internal medicine residency, medical school and undergraduate studies in the New York Metropolitan area. She is happy to be back in sunny southern California to pursue palliative care. She is looking forward to advancing her communication skills and learning about pain and non-pain symptom management to best care for her patients.
Sarah Stewart, DO
Sarah was born and raised in North Carolina. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Biology with a concentration in integrative physiology and neuroscience and a bachelor’s degree in Nutrition Sciences from NC State University. She received a doctorate in osteopathic medicine from West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine and completed her internal medicine residency at Virginia Tech Carilion Medical Center. Her interest in end-of-life care started at a young age with hours spent in nursing and rehab facilities in rural WV. Through her medical training, she developed a stronger passion for a patient-centered medical approach leading her to pursue a career in palliative medicine.
Amy Sun, MD
Sway Wu, MD
Sway grew up in Chicago and spent most of her life in the Midwest. After completing medical school in Detroit, she flew across the country to the bay area for her family medicine residency at John Muir Health. While there, she cultivated a passion for outpatient care and palliative medicine. She hopes to be able to help grow the outpatient palliative medicine field in the future. In her free time, she enjoys hiking with her dogs, rock climbing, and trying out new foods.
Monica Zell, MD
Monica was born and raised in West Los Angeles. She graduated in 2010 from Oberlin College in Oberlin, OH with a BA in Neuroscience and Hispanic Studies. After college, she worked for three years in a lab in Bronx, New York studying goldfish brains. She received her medical degree from Albert Einstein College of Medicine in 2018. The next phase of training brought her back to Southern California, where she completed internal medicine residency at UCLA and participated in the program’s Global Health Pathway. The experience of losing her mother during medical school opened her eyes to an array of end-of-life issues, and her clinical encounters throughout residency only reinforced her appreciation of and pull towards palliative care. In her spare time, you can find her gardening at home, playing with her rescue dog, or exploring international cuisine around Los Angeles.