Eric Chang, MD
Hometown: Los Gatos, CA
BS: Pomona College, 2009
MD: University of California, San Francisco, 2015
Internship: Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, 2016
Favorite Things about UCLA: The collegial training environment, passionate co-workers, and diverse patient population.
Favorite Things about L.A.: Cycling the Strand, drinking snob coffee in Echo Park, hunting down food trucks, and paddling in Marina del Rey.
Naomi Jiang, MD
Hometown: Northborough, MA
MD: Washington University School of Medicine
Internship: Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO
Favorite Things about UCLA: The people I work with, the supportive faculty, and the wonderful hospital.
Favorite Things about L.A.: Perfect weather, fantastic food, and the endless indoor and outdoor activities.
Ye Yuan, MD, PhD
Hometown: Chicago, IL
BS: Stanford University
MD: Northwestern University
Internship: Presence Saint Francis Hospital
Favorite Things about UCLA: Abundance of basic and clinical research opportunities, great colleagues, being part of an amazing hospital system.
Favorite Things about L.A.: The winters, outdoor activities, the diversity of the food and people.
Rebecca Levin-Epstein, MD
Hometown: Oakland, CA
BS: Tufts University, 2010
MD: University of California, Los Angeles
Internship: Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Favorite things about UCLA: The amazing residents and faculty in the program, exciting technologies, multidisciplinary approach to oncology, and the fact that whenever I step outside it's always beautiful!
Favorite Things about L.A.: Endless options for food, music, art, and close proximity to both mountains and the beach
Neil Parikh, MD, MBA
Hometown: Arlington, TX
BS: Rice University, Houston, TX
MD: Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
Internship: Beth Israel Deaconess, Boston, MA
Favorite things about UCLA: warm family-like environment within the department; university-wide collaboration across various disciplines, obsession over basketball.
Favorite Things about L.A.: Amazing food from every cuisine imaginable, wonderful weather throughout the year, and great college/pro sports culture
Ritchell van Dams, MD
Hometown: Cincinnati, OH
Internship: Norwalk Hospital
Favorite things about UCLA: Supportive colleagues, access to leading edge research, and the opportunity to take care of a diverse patient population.
Favorite Things about L.A.: An incredible diversity of neighborhoods, cultures, and cuisines within driving distance.
Palak Kundu, MD, MBA
Hometown: Fair Lawn, NJ
BS: University of Pennsylvania
MD: Stanford University School of Medicine
Internship: St. Mary's Medical Center
Favorite Things about UCLA Radiation Oncology: Supportive faculty, emphasis on quality and patient safety
Favorite Things about LA: Diversity of food, entertainment and people
Luca Valle, MD
Hometown: Spokane, WA
BS: Occidental College
MD: Dartmouth Medical School
Internship: The Colorado Health Foundation
Favorite Things about UCLA Radiation Oncology: Fantastic mentorship, amazing research opportunities, and a tight-knit resident community
Favorite Things about LA: Hiking the sign, Dockweiler beach bonfires, and concerts at the Hollywood bowl
Stephanie Yoon, MD
Hometown: Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
MD: Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University
Internship: Abington-Jefferson Health
Favorite Things about UCLA Radiation Oncology: Immense professional opportunities; collegial/supportive residents, faculty, and staff; a learning environment that pushes residents to perform their best
Favorite Things about LA: Diverse population and food, music /dance venues, and perfect weather
Martin Ma, MD, PhD
Hometown: Beijing, China
BS: Tsinghua University
MD: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Internship: University of Washington
Favorite Things about UCLA Radiation Oncology: Supportive faculty and staff creating a great learning environment, tight-nit resident community, amazing brachytherapy training, excellent research opportunities, fast up-ward trajectory
Favorite Things about LA: Good hiking opportunities, diverse culture, perfect weather for flying model airplanes
Jie Deng, MD, PhD
Hometown: Safety Harbor, FL
BS: University of Florida
MD: Dartmouth Medical School
Internship: Resurrection Medical Center
Favorite Things about UCLA Radiation Oncology: An immediate sense of family within the department, cutting-edge research opportunities, and an abundance of role models and mentors
Favorite Things about LA: Diverse communities, vibrant city life balanced with a wide spectrum of outdoor activities, and living by the ocean
Ricky Savjani, MD, PhD
Hometown: Houston, TX
MD: Texas A&M College of Medicine
Internship: University of Chicago (NorthShore)
Favorite Things about UCLA Radiation Oncology: Amazing attendings and residents, wonderful facility, focus on advancing imaging approaches
Favorite Things about LA: Awesome weather year-round, basketball, Lakers, great food