Chief Residents

Kristina Evans, MD

University of Utah

Hometown: Salt Lake City, UT
Undergrad/Degree: BA Biology
Medical School: University of Utah
Professional Interests: EMS, Pediatrics, Sports Medicine
Hobbies: Hiking, Biking, playing with my dog, being outside, speed sudoku 
Interesting Past Life: Amateur race car driver, water polo player, and swimmer.

Thomas Gildea, MD

Saint Louis University

Hometown: Novato, CA
Undergrad/Degree: University of California, Davis, Linguistics
Medical School: Saint Louis University School of Medicine
Professional Interests: Ultrasound, Medical Education
Hobbies: Table Tennis, Dog Raising, Reading
Interesting Past Life: AmeriCorps Service Member

Alexandra June Gordon, MD

University of Illinois

Hometown: Chicago, IL
Undergrad/Degree: Williams College, Economics/Art History
Medical School: University of Illinois Chicago
Professional Interests: Medical Education, Health Policy, Medical Ethics 
Hobbies: Charlotte, Travel, Fashion, Sailing
Interesting Past Life: Investment Banker for 1 month

Colin Little, MD

University of Arizona

Hometown: Astoria, OR
Undergrad/Degree: Harvey Mudd College, BS Mathematics
Medical School: University of Arizona College of Medicine - Phoenix
Professional Interests: Wilderness Medicine, Health Informatics, Health Policy
Hobbies: Rock climbing, backpacking, camping, hiking
Interesting Past Life: Colin came to medicine late after working in data analytics for a number of tech companies in the Bay Area.

Class of 2018

Phillip Buss, MD

UC Davis

Hometown: Jackson, CA
Undergrad/Degree: University of California - Davis, Exercise Biology
Medical School: University of California - Davis
Professional Interests: Wellness, Care to Underserved Populations, Rural Healthcare, Wilderness Medicine.
Hobbies: Backpacking, Homebrewing, Settlers of Catan.
Interesting Past Life: Worked for a summer as a wildland firefighter and occasionally put out (or started) forest fires.

Casey Dart, MD

Loma Linda University

Hometown: Denver, CO
Undergrad/Degree: La Sierra University, BA Business Management
Medical School: Loma Linda University
Professional Interests: Hospital Administration, Medical Education, Wilderness Medicine
Hobbies: Hockey, Rock Climbing, Hiking, Guitar
Interesting Past Life: Casey was in a emo/pop-punk band called "The Success of a Cartographer" in highschool and yes, he wore girls jeans.

William Dixon, MD

University of North Carolina

Hometown: Atherton, CA
Undergrad/Degree: Princeton University, Molecular Biology
Medical School: University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Professional Interests: Pediatric EM, Ultrasound, Quality Improvement, International Medicine
Hobbies: Skiing, pick up sports, reading, bay area sports
Interesting Past Life: Worked at a family health clinic doing quality improvement projects, service trips to South America.

Kirsten Hornbeak, MD

UC San Diego

Hometown: Encinitas, California
Undergrad/Degree: Stanford Univeristy, BS Neurobiology
Medical School: University of California, San Diego
Professional Interests: International Medicine, Wilderness Medicine, EMS, Dive Medicine, Sports Medicine
Hobbies: Traveling, beach volleyball, hot yoga, reading in the sun
Interesting Past Life: NCAA division 1 volleyball champion, EMT, dolphin trainer, professional dog washer

Brian Ichwan, MD

Ohio State University

Hometown: San Gabriel Valley, California
Undergrad/Degree: University of California, Los Angeles
Medical School: The Ohio State University
Professional Interests: Critical-care and Ultrasound
Hobbies: Rock-climbing, Hiking, Photography, Long-distance cycling and mountain biking
Interesting Past Life: Tented as close as 200 ft. away from a 9-foot crocodile on an isolated island.

Carter Neugarten, MD

Johns Hopkins University

Hometown: Coxsackie, NY
Undergrad/Degree: New York University - Health Policy
Medical School: Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Professional Interests: Medical Education, Simulation, International Medicine, Ultrasound
Hobbies: Scuba diving, Traveling, Biking, Swimming, Good food
Interesting Past Life: Competitive Chess Player and Dirt Biker

Jessica Rainey, MD

University of South Florida

Hometown: Tampa, FL
Undergrad/Degree: University of Virginia, Major with Distinction in Neuroscience, Minor in Spanish
Medical School: University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine
Hobbies: Biking, Hiking/Trail Running, Swimming, Diving, Skiing (Water and Snow), Cooking, Painting, Travel, Good food, Good drinks, Good family and friends
Interesting Past Life: I was once a Ski Instructor for kiddos with disabilities in Park City, UT.

Siobhan Smith, MD

UC Irvine

Hometown: Menlo Park, CA
Undergrad/Degree: San Francisco State University, BS Ecology
Graduate School: University of California Irvine, MS Biomedical and Translational Science
Medical School: University of California Irvine
Professional Interests: Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Ultrasound, Infectious disease.
Hobbies: Gardening, Raising chickens, Dancing, Singing
Interesting Past Life: Farm worker in Italy. Marine biology researcher.

Megan Storm, MD

University of Mississippi

Hometown: Brandon, MS
Undergrad/Degree: Millsaps College BS Chemistry/Spanish
Medical School: University of Mississippi Medical Center SOM
Professional Interests: International EM, Women’s Health, Social EM
Hobbies: Bicycling, Running, Camping, Hiking
Interesting Past Life: Lifeguard and Pool Manager, Professional child actress (theatre), Music video appearances (Married to a musician), Collegiate Soccer Player.

Alexander Zozula, MD

Washington University, St. Louis

Hometown: East Brunswick, NJ
Undergrad/Degree: Princeton University, BS Chemistry
Medical School: Washington University in St. Louis
Professional Interests: EMS, Infectious Diseases, Critical Care
Hobbies: Cooking, Eating, Hiking, Watching Netflix.
Interesting Past Life: Synthetic organic chemist, HazMat Technician

Class of 2020

Peter Baumeister, DO

Oklahoma State University

Hometown: Baltimore, MD
Undergrad/Degree: Oklahoma State University /  BLA, Bsx2
Medical School: Oklahoma State University
Professional Interests: Tactical and Wilderness Medicine, and Emergency Medicine
Hobbies: Hiking, Mountaineering, Scuba Diving, Spear Fishing, Mountain Biking, Marksmanship
Interesting Past Life: US Navy Flight Surgeon

Andrew Bellino, MD

University of Illinois

Hometown: Standard, IL
Undergrad/Degree: University of Notre Dame/Biology
Medical School: University of Illinois at Chicago
Professional Interests: Sports Medicine, Ultrasound
Hobbies: Hiking, Skiing, Scuba, Traveling and History
Interesting Past Life: Pizza Delivery Boy

Allen Chang, MD

Albert Einstein College

Hometown: San Ramon, CA
Undergrad/Degree: University of California, Los Angeles - Neuroscience
Medical School: Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Professional Interests: EMS/TCCC Prehospital Care, Wilderness Medicine, International & Global Health
Hobbies: Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, International travel/backpacking, SCUBA diving, Triathlons
Interesting Past Life: Naval Flight Surgeon stationed overseas

Erica Chimelski, MD

University of Texas

Hometown: Corpus Christi, TX
Undergrad/Degree: United States Air Force Academy, B.S. in Political Science
Medical School: University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Professional Interests: Critical Care, International Medicine, Women’s Health
Hobbies:  Distance running, hiking, travel, cross country skiing
Interesting Past Life: Once helped evacuate a friend from a remote island for emergent rabies IVIG and vaccination

Emily Earl-Royal, MD

University of Pennsylvania

Hometown: Chapel Hill, NC
Undergrad/Degree: Smith College, Comparative Literature
Graduate School: University of Pennsylvania Masters of Public Health
Medical School: University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Professional Interests: Public and Global Health, Trauma, Geriatrics
Hobbies: Travel, Poetry, SCUBA
Interesting Past Life: Researcher, International Volunteer, Interpreter

Jamie Everett, MD

Wayne State University

Hometown: Okemos, MI
Undergrad/Degree: Michigan State University (Go Green!), B.S. Human Physiology
Medical School: Wayne State University School of Medicine
Professional Interests: Medical Education, International, Wilderness, and Disaster Relief (really everything)
Hobbies: Swimming, Skiing, Travel, Improv Comedy
Interesting Past Life: Licensed cosmetologist (current), violinist in indie rock band, dog sitter

Katrina Houpis, MD

UC Santa Barbara

Hometown:  Las Vegas, Nevada
Undergrad/Degree: UC Santa Barbara - Biochemistry
Graduate School: USC - Master of Public Health
Medical School: UC Irvine
Professional Interests: Medical Education, EMS/Pre-hospital care, Toxicology
Hobbies: Traveling, cooking, yoga, cardio barre, hiking, watching football
Interesting Past Life: Organic chemistry tutor, medical scribe, European backpacker

David Kim, MD, PHD

Harvard University

Hometown: Vancouver, Canada
Undergrad/Degree: University of Toronto
Graduate School: Harvard University
Medical School: Harvard University
Professional Interests: Computational social science, Public health, Machine learning in health care
Hobbies: Backpacking, music, cooking, tennis, muckraking 
Interesting Past Life: Type Ia supernova

Andrew Lai, MD

UC Los Angeles

Hometown: Los Altos, CA
Undergrad/Degree: Princeton University - Economics
Medical School: David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Professional Interests: Quality Improvement, Health Systems Research, Health Administration
Hobbies: Hiking, experimenting with cooking (sous vide and the science of food), traveling, reading, eating
Interesting Past Life: Developed an ergonomics exercise program, Princeton dodgeball tournament champion, EMT

Hanna Linstadt, MD

New York Medical College

Hometown: Granite Bay, CA
Undergrad/Degree: UCLA - Biology
Medical School: New York Medical College
Professional Interests: International Medicine, Pediatric EM
Hobbies: Traveling, soccer, hiking, fly-fishing, drinking coffee, Netflixing
Interesting Past Life: Zebra herder

Haley Manella, MD

Tufts University

Hometown: Mendon, MA
Undergrad/Degree: Boston University, BA in Biology and Psychology
Medical School: Tufts University School of Medicine
Professional Interests: International Medicine, Critical Care, Medical Education, Health Equity
Hobbies: Skiing, Hiking, Cooking, Practicing yoga, Traveling abroad.
Interesting Past Life: Worked as a Surgical Neurophysiologist and before that folded jeans at the Gap

Kimberly Moulton, MD

Boston University

Hometown: Marietta, GA
Undergrad/Degree: Dartmouth College - Mathematics
Medical School: Boston University
Professional Interests: Medical Education, Pediatric EM, the patient experience
Hobbies: Pretty much anything to do with food, spending time outdoors, yoga, game nights
Interesting Past Life: Energy trader in Midwest, New York, and New England markets

Joseph Romero, MD

University of New Mexico

Hometown: Nambe, New Mexico
Undergrad/Degree: Bachelor of Fine Arts, Art Studio, University of New Mexico
Medical School: University of New Mexico School of Medicine
Professional Interests: Wilderness Medicine, Critical Care
Hobbies: Backpacking, Camping, Mountain Biking, Mushroom Hunting, Creating Fractal Art
Interesting Past Life: Studied photography and ceramics prior to medical school with a focused interest in the symbolism of the heart. 

Doug Mayeux, MD

Matthew Stevenson, MD

Loma Linda University

Hometown: Roseville, CA
Undergrad/Degree: University of Nevada-Reno/Biology
Medical School: Loma Linda University
Professional Interests: Ultrasound, Medical Education, Simulation
Hobbies: Taking long naps, pursuing the worlds finest chile verde burrito, watching and re-watching, "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia."
Interesting Past Life: Former commercial diver as well as a NHRA Top Fuel Dragster and Funny Car crew member.

Keiran Warner, MD

University of Washington

Hometown: Seattle, WA
Undergrad/Degree: University of Washington, Bachelor’s of Science, Biology
Medical School: University of Washington School of Medicine
Professional Interests: Emergency Medicine, EMS, Wilderness Medicine, Critical Care
Hobbies: Skiing, Climbing, Biking and Diving
Interesting Past Life: I was a summer camp counselor in Washington’s San Juan Islands

Chris Winstead-Derlega, MD

University of Virginia

Hometown: Norfolk, Virginia.
Undergrad/Degree: University of Virginia- Anthropology & Biology
Graduate School: University of Virginia - MPH
Medical School: University of Virginia School of Medicine
Professional Interests: Wilderness Medicine, Disaster Medicine, Hyperbaric Medicine/Dive
Hobbies: Surfing, Kitesurfing, Backpacking, Mountaineering, Climbing, Reading Survival Stories
Interesting Past Life: Volunteer EMS and Fire, Chicken Hobbyist

Class of 2021

Andre Burnier, MD

University of Hawaii

Carol Conceicao, MD

Loma Linda University

Conner Dixon, MD

New York Medical College

Jessica Johnson, MD

University of Virginia

Bryn Lepley, MD

M.C. of Wisconsin

Collin Michels, MD

University of South Dakota

Cameron Mozayan, MD

Hofstra University

Andrew Navlyt, MD

UC Davis

Sunny Patel, MD

New York University

Daniel Rogan, MD

Stanford University

Victor Sadauskas, MD

University of Illinois

Jeffrey Sakamoto, MD

Duke University

Max Stephenson, MD

UC Davis

Alan Xi, MD

Oakland University

Onur Yenigun MD

UC San Francisco