Current OB-GYN Residents at White Memorial

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 PGY-4 Residents

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Christia Del Rosario, M.D., M.S.

• Place of Birth: Bellflower, CA.
• Medical School: Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA.
• Date of Graduation: May 2013.
• Education: University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA, B.S. Molecular Biology, Aug. 2006.
• Hobbies: Bowling, photography, watching basketball and movies.
• Languages Spoken in Addition to English: Basic Tagalog.
• Personal Accomplishments: Bowling a score of 222. Moving up the Los Angeles Lakers Season Ticket Holder Waiting List from spot 3,500 to 1,600 after 10 years.


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Amanda Dickerson, M.D.

• Place of Birth: Dayton, OH.
• Medical School: Ohio State University College of Medicine, Columbus, OH.
• Date of Graduation: June 2013.
• Education: Miami University, Oxford, OH, B.A. Psychology and Zoology, May 2009.
• Hobbies: Working out, doing outdoor activities, do-it-yourself decorating, reading, and traveling.
• Languages Spoken in Addition to English: Spanish.
• Personal Accomplishments: Earning a full academic scholarship for my undergraduate education. Driving cross-country from Virginia to California solo.


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Maryam Fakhrai, M.D.

• Place of Birth: Tehran, Iran.
• Medical School: Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, Richmond, VA.
• Date of Graduation: May 2013.
• Education: University of California-Davis, Davis, CA, B.S. Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior, June 2007.
• Hobbies: Spending time with family and friends, cooking, weight-lifting, watching movies, playing piano, and traveling.
• Languages Spoken in Addition to English: Persian and Basic Spanish.
• Personal Accomplishments: Having had the opportunity to serve the underserved population from a young age as a volunteer, group leader and social worker. I worked at a social services specialist office before attending medical school and I helped many underserved immigrants gain access to healthcare in L.A. County.


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Pegah Mirhosseini, M.D.

• Place of Birth: Long Beach, CA.
• Medical School: Creighton University School of Medicine, Omaha, NE.
• Date of Graduation: May 2013.
• Education: University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA, B.A. Psychology, Dec. 2006.
• Hobbies: Family and friends, photography, shopping, swimming, snowboarding, playing soccer, traveling and trying new foods, and walking with my dog.
• Languages Spoken in Addition to English: Persian.
• Personal Accomplishments: I had the opportunity to travel to the Dominican Republic for a month-long rotation with my medical school to provide care to underserved women of the various communities. It was very rewarding to see about 300 patients in a four-week period. It was also a very eye-opening experience to be immersed in such a vibrant and lively culture!



 PGY-3 Residents

 

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Ashley Beem, M.D.

• Place of Birth: Newport Beach, California.
• Education: California Baptist University, Riverside, CA, BS Biology, May 2009.
• Medical School: Loma Linda University School of Medicine, Loma Linda, CA.
• Date of Graduation: May 2014.
• Hobbies: Traveling, baking, cat enthusiast.
• Languages Spoken in Addition to English: None.
• Personal Accomplishments: My proudest accomplishment is most definitely the birth of my beautiful baby boy, Levi. Being a mom has been the hardest and most wonderful journey of my life so far. Nothing has prepared me more to be an Ob/Gyn than experiencing first-hand pregnancy, labor & delivery and breastfeeding.


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Bethany Bush, M.D.

• Place of Birth: Taos, New Mexico.
• Education: Davidson College, Davidson, North Carolina, BA Political Science, May 2009.
• Medical School: Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, Huntington, West Virginia.
• Date of Graduation: May 2014.
• Hobbies: Acrylic painting, running, tennis, hiking, camping, reading, watching professional men’s tennis (a big Djokovic fan).
• Languages Spoken in Addition to English: Arabic.
• Personal Accomplishments: I won several blue ribbons in jump roping as a fifth grader with my team “The Criss-Crossers.”

 


Salome Masghati, MD (PGY II Transfer)
Salome Masghati, MD
• Place of Birth: Tehran, Iran.
• Education: MODUL University for International Hospitality and Tourism Management, Vienna, Austria, MS Hospitality and Tourism Management, June 2002.
• Medical School: Université de Bordeaux II, France, and Medizinische Universitat Wien, Vienna, Austria, July 2009.
• Residency Training: PGY I Ob/Gyn, University of California, Los Angeles Medical Center, CA.
• Hobbies: Windsurfing, paddle tennis, salsa dancing.
• Languages Spoken in Addition to English: French, German, Farsi, Spanish.
• Personal Accomplishments: Making it in to a residency in the U.S.; helping out a woman with a medical emergency on an airplane as the only MD onboard; making Persian rice with a crust.
 


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Cindy Tsai, M.D.

• Place of Birth: Fort Worth, Texas
• Education: University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, BS Human Biology, May 2009.
• Medical School: Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, El Paso, Texas.
• Date of Graduation: May 2014.
• Hobbies: Traveling, cooking, reading, ukulele, piano, dancing, taekwondo, skiing.
• Languages Spoken in Addition to English: Mandarin, Basic Spanish.
• Personal Accomplishments: Traveling to Bangladesh for a summer research and clinical experience; maintaining a balanced life filled with family and friends; experiencing 10 European countries in five weeks; learning to play the ukulele via YouTube videos; and most important, teaching my kitty awesome tricks like sit, shake and play dead.


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PGY-2

Lenorre Clarke, MD
Lenorre Clarke, MD
• Place of Birth: Los Angeles, CA
• Education: University of California, Riverside, CA, BA Liberal Studies, June 2007; Luskin School of Public Affairs at University of California, Los Angeles, CA, MPP Public Policy, June 2015.
• Medical School: University of California, Los Angeles David Geffen School of Medicine, CA, June 2015.
• Hobbies: Reading novels, playing volleyball, cooking, baking, spending time with family and friends.
• Languages Spoken in Addition to English: Basic French, Fair French Creole, Basic Spanish.
• Personal Accomplishments: I am most proud of giving birth to my beautiful daughter, Olivia. Through this experience, I’ve learned firsthand the impact that an obstetrician can have on a woman’s life. I am also proud to have been chosen to attend thee “Health Matters” conference, where I met Former President Clinton and local political leaders of Palm Desert, CA.
 


M. Raquel Kronen, MD
M Raquel Kronen, MD
• Place of Birth: Santa Rosa, CA.
• Education: Stanford University, Stanford, CA, BA Human Biology, June 2009.
• Medical School: University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine, CA, May 2015.
• Hobbies: Jogging, cycling, swimming, snowboarding, backpacking, scuba diving, international travel, cooking.
• Languages Spoken in Addition to English: Fair Spanish.
• Personal Accomplishments: Cycling over a 100 miles by myself to visit my grandparents for a weekend; swimming from the USA to Canada in Voyagers National Park; growing up on the Hopi Reservation in Northern Arizona.
 


Vida Rostami, MD
Vida Rostami, MD
• Place of Birth: Amherst, NY..
• Education: University of Buffalo, SUNY, BA Health and Human Services, June 2011.
• Medical School: Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI, May 2015.
• Hobbies: Violin, swimming, tennis, yoga.
• Languages Spoken in Addition to English: Farsi.
• Personal Accomplishments: President of the local chapter of Medical Students for Choice (MSFC); worked for the National Women’s Health Network (NWHN) in Washington, DC on reproductive health issues.
 


Jennifer Williams, MD
Jennifer Williams, MD
• Place of Birth: Los Angeles, CA.
• Education: University of California, Los Angeles, CA, BS Biology, Dec. 2007
• Medical School: Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine, Dayton, OH, May 2015. Hobbies: Traveling, academic medicine, teaching, education, Spanish, women’s health, shopping, relaxing on the beach.
• Hobbies: Traveling, academic medicine, teaching, education, Spanish, women’s health, shopping, relaxing on the beach.
• Languages Spoken in Addition to English: Spanish.
• Personal Accomplishments: First, living in the Ecuadorian and Costa Rican rainforests for two months while studying tropical ecology and ornithology. Adapting to no electricity, hot water or contact with the outside world was truly a rewarding experience. The trip emphasized the importance of preserving our natural resources and minimizing the human impact on these ecosystems. Secondly, creating a two-week elective Ob/Gyn Boot Camp at Wright State for 4th year medical students recently matched in OB to help prepare students for intern year.
 


PGY-1

Megan Solomon Gau, MD
Megan Solomon Gau, MD
•  Place of Birth: Burbank, CA. Medical School: Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA, June 2016. 
•  Education: Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, MSPH Environmental Health Sciences, May 2010; Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, BBA Public Studies, May 2009. 
•  Hobbies: Fitness, animal rescue, reading, board and card games, puzzles, organization and scrapbooking. 
•  Language(s) Spoken in Addition to English: None. 
•  Personal Accomplishments: I was awarded 3rd place at the ACOG (American Congress of Obstetricians & Gynecologists) Annual Meeting Film Festival in 2015 for developing a video demonstrating the construction and repair steps of an anatomically correct 4th degree perineal laceration tissue model. I assembled all the IKEA furniture in my last three apartments with minimal help or injury.
 


Nolan Kinne, MD
Nolan Kinne, MD
•  Place of Birth: Spokane, WA. 
•  Medical School: Loma Linda University School of Medicine, Loma Linda, CA, May 2016. 
•  Education: Walla Walla University, Walla Walla, WA, BA Music, June 2012. 
•  Hobbies: Mountain biking, road biking, snow skiing, violin, and guitar. 
•  Language(s) Spoken in Addition to English: None. 
•  Personal Accomplishments: Being married to my wonderful wife Ashley, who buys my clothes, cooks, cleans, works as a nurse and still has the time and energy to have fun when I return home each day. I rode my bicycle from Canada to Mexico on the Pacific Coast. I lived for six months in Gimbie, Ethiopia while I worked at Gimbie Adventist Hospital.
 


Stephanie Lao, MD
Stephanie Lao, MD
•  Place of Birth: Monterey Park, CA. 
•  Medical School: Loma Linda University School of Medicine, Loma Linda, CA, May 2016. 
•  Education: Pacific Union College, Angwin, CA, BS Biology, June 2012. 
•  Hobbies: Enjoy playing the piano for others, running, racing in half and full marathons, spending time with family, friends and two dogs, exploring new hikes and enjoying nature. 
•  Language(s) Spoken in Addition to English: Spanish, Tagalog. 
•  Personal Accomplishments: I was the team captain for an intramural basketball team named “Blossoms” during my college career. I climbed Half Dome in Yosemite before starting residency.
 


Michelle Nguyen, MD
Michelle Nguyen, MD
•  Place of Birth: New Orleans, LA. Medical School: Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, May 2016. 
•  Education: Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana, BA Classical Studies/ Religious Studies, May 2012. 
•  Hobbies: Coin and postcard collecting, baking and writing poetry. 
•  Language(s) Spoken in Addition to English: Vietnamese. 
•  Personal Accomplishments: I have collected postcards from 35 states and 25 countries. I won the national Student Paper Award from the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities for my obstetric ethics paper. 
 
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