Residents Class of 2022

Jacob Gutierrez, MD
Medical School:
CDU/UCLA Medical Education Program
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Medical Ares of Interest: Addiction, Forensics, General Psychiatry
I enjoy going on road trips along scenic routes, finding nice places to hike, sitting down and listening to a good record, spending quality time with friends and family.
What inspired me to go into Medicine:
That’s a long story, so I’ll give you the abbreviated version. People I knew and grew up with did not have an easy time accessing healthcare. I chose medicine due to my academic interests and my desire to have a positive impact in my community. Specifically, my academic interests are in the field of mental health because of the opportunities for advocacy and my own fascination with the mind.
Goals for the future:
My goals, in the immediate future I plan on finishing residency. Looking farther ahead, I plan on creating or supporting programs that facilitate access to mental health in underserved communities. I’m still brainstorming about how to do that.
Joshua Cenido, MD, MS, MBA
Medical School:
St. George’s University School of Medicine
Hometown: Cerritos, CA
Medical Areas of Interest:
Neuroscience, Addiction, Nutrition, Public Health, Research, Social Determinants of Health
While spending time with family or friends, or making new friends, I'm often trying new activities, learning new skills, traveling to new places, or attempting new recipes. I love having meaningful conversations over a drink or a meal, or during a hike, a road trip, or a round of golf. Listening to and sharing people's stories give me the opportunity to learn about what empowers individuals and shapes their personalities, motivations, and decisions.
What inspired me to go into Medicine:
My pursuance of a career in medicine combines my need to problem-solve, to appreciate others' points-of-view, to alleviate suffering, and to do the greatest good.
Goals for the future: To do the greatest good I can for as many lives I have the privilege to influence.
Osagie Obanor, MD
Medical School:
Meharry Medical College
Hometown: Fayetteville, NC
Medical Ares of Interest:
General Psychiatry, Addiction, Psychiatry and Substance Abuse, Personality Disorders, Health Policy, Social Determinants of Health, Medical Education Optimization, Psychoactive Chemical Research /Novel Psychiatric Drug Development
Sports, Music, Nights on the town, Sleep, Behavioral Economics, Social Philosophy, Interpersonal Therapy
What inspired me to go into Medicine:
My parents, Dearth in medical professionals of color, Ability to impact tangible positive change on those whom most need it.
Goals for the future:
Research in human consciousness and social behavioral economics, Community organizing and activism with public health based agenda, Political advocacy and public policy drafting, Advancing mental health

Kwaku Oppong, MD, MS, MSHA
Medical School:
American University of Antigua College of Medicine

Hometown: Milwaukee, WI
Hobbies: Photography & Swimming
What inspired me to go into Medicine:
I was inspired to go into medicine by a desire to do more for others. I began my career in education, but I knew some students needed more, and I started to see the limitations in what I could provide. That led me to a career in counseling. But the same thing happened, and I knew I need to learn more about how the body works to find treatments for easing its pain. Psychiatric Medicine was the perfect fit for me as it matched my interests, skills and values.
Goals for the future:
My goals are to provide outstanding treatment and care, and to advocate for those who are medically underserved in our communities.

Nancy Rodriguez McGinley, MD, MPH
Hometown: Pasadena, CA
Medical Areas of Interest: Child and adolescent psychiatry, urban trauma, psychosis, public health Hobbies and Interests: Running, rock climbing, anything related to psychiatry, spending time with family/friends and my hairless Sphynx cats
What inspired you to choose a career in medicine:
Through my background in public health, I witnessed the grave impact that lack of access to quality care can have on individuals and their communities, particularly on their mental health. I also became passionate about working to end the stigma often surrounding mental illness in Latino communities. I aspire to spend my career providing culturally competent care to vulnerable populations in urban settings.
Goals for the future: To become an academic clinician. I aspire to continue caring for patients while also teaching residents and medical students in a university setting that focuses on treating underserved patient populations