Family Medicine Residency Program Academic 

Class of 2021 Second Year Residents

Joan G. Choi, MD

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Interests: I completed a 24hr and two 16hr endurance events.  It profoundly strengthened my skills in leadership, teamwork, critical thinking, attention to detail and personal resilience.  Other hobbies include running, weightlifting, writing and baking.

Zeus Fernandez, MD

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Interests: Decreasing healthcare disparities, ultrasound, surfing, hiking, camping.

LESLIE JOHNSON, MD

Tiffany Davis, Doctorate of Medicine

Hometown: Sterling Heights, Michigan
My medical areas of interest are Women’s Health and Skin Care/Dermatology.
Interests: In my spare time I love to travel, learn different languages and cultures, dance, and manage my Mary Kay business, watch movies and plan events.
Inspired me to go into Medicine: I am dedicated to reducing health care disparities, particularly among women of color, and improving access, quality and affordability of care for the underserved. My passion for Women’s Health and Women Empowerment inspired my interests in Medicine and Mary Kay. I love making women look and feel like the queens they are!
My goals for the future are to improve access, quality and affordability of healthcare in underserved communities, own a private practice and medical spa, become fluent in Spanish and travel to every continent in the world.

Roquell Laney, MD, MPH

Hometown:  Los Angeles, CA
My medical area of interest is Women’s Health
Interests: Fitness and traveling
Inspired me to go into Medicine: As a child I always said I wanted to be a doctor, unsure of the initial inspiration.  Nonetheless, during this journey I have met Community Health Leaders, Doctors, Nurses, and Global Health Researchers that inspired me to pursue this career.
For the near future I would like to complete a fellowship in Women's Health; Long term goal is to work in a community based health centers both domestic and international with a focus on Women's and Maternal health.

Francisca Mata, MD, MBA

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Interests: Tutoring/ Mentorship, Reading (educational, fiction, self-improvement) Philately (United States Commemorative), Volleyball, Softball, Squash/ Racquetball, Beginning Guitar

Nadia Mian, MD

Hometown: Gujranwala
Interests: Sewing, embroidery, reading, cooking, baking, drawing and painting.

Gigi Simmons, MD 

Hometown: Bolingbrook, IL
My medical area of interest is Addiction Medicine
Interests: Live concerts, podcasts, theater, tv series
I chose medicine to provide exceptional care to the underserved and under resourced populations.
I aspire to have a health complex with a bio psychosocial emphasis 

Class of 2022 Incoming First Year Residents

Soraya Boumediene, MD, MPH

Hometown: Santa Barbara, CA
Interests: Traveling has always been a passion of mine. I have learned the more you see, the less you really know. My goal is to visit every country on the glove, and hope to join Doctors Without Borders in my professional career. I grew up on the beaches of California, and love spending time near/in/on the water.  In the Pacific Northwest, I’ve enjoyed exploring coastlines and trails with my dog, Atticus.  I am also a commissioned designed for a local jewelry company, and have been training in French cooking/ baking.

John Joseph Corletto, MD

Hometown: Santa Fe Springs CA
My medical area of interest are Sports Medicine, HIV/Aids and OB/GYN
Interests: I am an avid gamer and I enjoy American history, soccer, running and spending time with family and friends.
I chose medicine because of my parent’s selfless dedication to me and my brothers. They taught me to be humble and give back to my community.
I am interested in a fellowship in either Sports Medicine or OB/GYN and I also look forward to serving with country in the US Army after residency.

Felisha Eugenio, Doctor of Medicine

Hometown: Cerritos, CA
My medical area of interest are Global health, minority health disparities, patient advocacy and health policy, social justice.
Interests: I love singing, cooking and trying new restaurants, traveling, and watching Lakers basketball
My mom is a pediatrician, and growing up I was inspired by the way she not only cared for patients in the clinical setting, but also used her platform to advocate for policies that affect medically-disadvantaged populations. In college, I also developed an interest in global health. I knew that a career in medicine would allow me to combine and carry out these passions.
I want to practice primary care and improve healthy equity in underserved communities, and to continue working in global health and development.

Jesse Gomez, MD, MPH 

Hometown: Lynwood, CA
Interests: I enjoy active outdoor activities in the company of my German Shepherd and my lovely wife.

Issareekorn Glaewketgarn, MD

Hometown: Bangkok, Thailand
My medical area of interest are Pediatrics, women's health, maternal and child health, preventative medicine, global health
Interests: I love to dance (hip hop, shuffling), attend concerts/ musicals, visit museums, exploring new restaurants and dessert shops, cooking, and traveling.
Medicine combines my love of the sciences and service. I wanted to pursue a career that is worthwhile and is impactful to the community. I also enjoy hearing patients' stories from all walks of life and develop a relationship with them.
I hope to be able to practice broad-spectrum family medicine and to provide continuing and comprehensive health care to patients of all ages. I hope to continue to work and advocate for patients in underserved communities. It would also be ideal to be able to travel and practice medicine in other needed countries. Aside from my career goals, I hope to have a family, and at least one dog. 

Lesly Martinez, MD, MPH

Hometown: Jesus Maria, PER
Interests: I love to do Zumba, dance salsa and swing, sing Shakira songs, practice belly dancing, listen to self-help audiobooks, hike, watch scary movies and spend time with family and friends.

IIan Hao, MD

Hometown: Vancouver, CAN
Interests: While you won’t find me in a gym very often, I enjoy staying healthy and active. I recently picked up tennis again after an 8 year hiatus.  I especially enjoy leisurely hikes on breezy or windy days when the temperature sits rights around 70F.  I am also a fan of an occasional game of chess and the board game Settlers of Catan.

Won Seok Shin, MD

Hometown: Seoul, Korea
My medical interests include integrative medicine, geriatrics, sports medicine, and nutrition.
Interests: Outside of medicine, I enjoy outdoor activities and exploring nature with friends and family.
The person that inspired me the most was my grandmother who passed away from the Alzheimer’s Disease.  Toward the end of her life, my family and I were her caregiver, and I initially thought about going into research to help find cures. I later turned my attention to helping underserved immigrant communities that had difficulty with access to healthcare. Prior to going to medical school, I also served as a combat medic in the Korean Army. All of these experiences have shaped my life to pursue medicine. 
After residency, I may consider pursuing fellowship. After that, I would like to work in underserved settings, get involved in academics (as a community preceptor or guest lecturer), or be involved in international medical mission programs.

Class of 2023

Wuilly (Willy) Daniel Diaz, MD

Miami, FL.  
Medical Areas of Interest:
My greatest inspiration to pursue a career in medicine was my father, who was also a physician that spiked my curiosity and passion at a young age.  
 
What inspired you to choose a career in Medicine?
Full-spectrum Family Medicine is what has always interested me. Community engagement and rural medicine that entails prevention and promotion of chronic illnesses throughout all aspects of the field. Because of this, I pursued my medical degree at the Escuela Latinoamericana de Medicina (Latin American School of Medicine) in Havana, Cuba. 
 
What inspired you to choose a career in Medicine?
Outside of medicine, I enjoy fitness activities, playing and watching sports, spending time with my two young children, and going to the beach. 
 
My goal for the future is to continue to expand my knowledge and be able to return that to the community throughout the span of my medical career. 
 

Takema Cox, DO, MBS

Merrillville, IN. 
Medical Areas of Interest:
 
My medical interests include geriatric care, mental health, and integrative medicine. 

What are your hobbies and interests? 
I enjoy water-related activities such as swimming, I am a foodie who likes to cook new recipes, and I enjoy planning small parties for my family and friends. 

What inspired you to choose a career in Medicine? 
As a child I would tell everyone that I wanted to be a doctor. I was not sure where I got that idea, but as I grew older, I constantly felt a strong desire to pursue a career in medicine. Now, as I reflect over my experiences and journey into medicine, I know that I was called to this profession by God. 

What are your goals for the future? 
I would like to open a community health center that provides access to high-quality healthcare and other social services to underserved populations. 
 

 

Julian K. Hinson, MD

St. Paul, Minnesota 
Medical Areas of Interest:

For me, health technology remains a point of both opportunity and interest; primarily for its ability to narrow the healthcare disparity gap without a dramatic increase in resources. I look forward to bringing together both health innovators and stakeholders to achieve new solutions and improve models of care.   

What are your hobbies and interests?
I have always been intrigued by the detective work involved in healthcare, however it became a calling after the sudden (and likely preventable) loss of an uncle. Living through the challenges that followed cemented my desire to practice and is my constant reminder of the value of preventive medicine. 

What are your goals for the future?
Looking forward I fully expect to practice while working to merge the needs of my patients with the modern care they deserve. 
 

Uchenna Catherine Onwuegbusi, MD, MBA

Abatete, Anambra State, Nigeria
Medical Areas of Interest:
 
Family Medicine, Integrative Medicine, Preventive Medicine, Primary Care Oncology, Pain Medicine, Addiction Medicine, Obesity Medicine, Obstetrics, Health Literacy and Equity, Healthcare Quality Improvement
 
What are your hobbies and interests?
I love singing and trying my hands on song compositions; I also love cooking and trying new recipes; I enjoy hiking, reading didactic books, sculpting, and doing other artwork with my son, and we love movie nights in our home.
 
What inspired you to choose a career in Medicine? 
I was inspired to choose a career in medicine because of my experiences growing up, which call for a more holistic approach to medical practice in our modern world and for health literacy and equity, particularly in underserved communities.  Family medicine as a specialty naturally appeals to me because of its core values and emphasis on the whole person, efficient patient-provider relationships, and community engagement.
 
What are your goals for the future? 
My goals for the future include practicing holistic, integrative medicine in underserved communities, and actively engaging in community health literacy and empowerment programs.
 

Kristian Alexandria James, M.D.

Homestead, FL
Medical Areas of Interest:
 
I am interested in women's health, healthcare policy, and community health outreach. 

What are your hobbies and interests?
My hobbies include creative writing, cooking for family and friends, exploring new restaurants, and venturing to new cities.  I enjoy discussing politics, history, and film.

What inspired you to choose a career in Medicine?
I decided to go into medicine for several reasons. It's a field that expands in breadth daily and forces you to engage in continual learning and self-growth.  Working as a physician requires you to always move forward in the pursuit of excellence because anything less could be detrimental. It's also a field that allows you to help people and connect with others on a very intimate level. Patients share their fears, dreams, and deepest secrets and it's an honor to be able to receive that level of trust from others.

What are your goals for the future?
I'm a neophyte in my career, so right now anything is possible.  But, in looking towards the future I see myself staying engaged in academic medicine, in some form, and advocating for the health of people who live in underprivileged areas.  I'd also like to pursue a fellowship in women's health sometime in the future
 

George Moreland III, MD

Charlotte, NC
I attended undergraduate and medical school at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, exercising, sports, and traveling. 

Medical Areas of Interest: 
My current medical interests include sports and community medicine. 

What are your goals for the future?
In the future, I see myself giving lots of focus on medically underserved communities and patient advocacy.  
 

David Timothy Hampton II, BA, MD

Carson, CA 
Medical Areas of Interest:

I am interested in working with adolescents and sports injuries
 
What are your hobbies and interests?
I have a lot of hobbies.  My first love would be international traveling.  I enjoy experiencing new things, cultures, and food.  I have traveled to over 15 countries already.  Due to Covid-19, this will be my first year not traveling internationally for the past 7 years.  I am also interesting in fitness.  Before Covid-19 I also enjoyed going to the gym to weight lift 4-5 times a week and ran a marathon in 2016.  Other times I spend time playing my PlayStation, Play-station Virtual Reality, or Nintendo Switch.  I like to watch sci-fi movies/shows, Anime, and super hero shows/movies (Marvel, DC).  Lastly, I am an avid Cryptocurrency trader and investor.
  
What inspired you to choose a career in Medicine?
 I grew up with my grandparents, great aunts, and great uncles.  They all had health problems that they didn't take seriously.  I always wondered how I could help prevent these things from happening to other people in the future.  This inspired me to get involved in preventative medicine

What are you goals for the future?In the future I plan to spend some time working in an undeserved community in the LA County. Focusing on outpatient preventative care.  Outside of the office, I plan to work with Pipeline pre-med programs to help usher in the next generation of health professionals of color.
 

Nkechiyere N. Eboka, D.O,

San Bernardino, CA
Medical Areas of Interest:

Urgent Care, Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, and Sports medicine 

What are your hobbies and interests? 
I love to watch, learn and perform all forms of dance.  I also enjoy painting, jewelry making and sculpting with clay. 

What inspired you to choose a career in Medicine? 
I come from a family of nurses, so I grew up discussing science and medicine early on in life. However, it was in my High School Anatomy class, that I fell in love with learning how the human body worked, and was intrigued to gain understanding of how such an intricate system could ultimately fail.  I knew then, that I wanted to spend my life healing and helping to restore individuals back to health. 

What are you goals for the future? 
I hope to continue to serve and heal the members of my community and beyond, while utilizing my understanding of both Modern and Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine.