Congratulations Class of 2020

The Department would like to celebrate the senior residents and fellows. 

The evening began with a warm welcome by Dr. Robert Martin and an opening prayer by Dr. Jason Gatling. 


Dr. Elizabeth Ghazal presented the Pediatric Anesthesiology Fellows: Drs. Katherine Nurkse, Kevin Hyer, and Nathaniel Fout. Dr. Melody Chang presented the Critical Care Fellow: Dr. Darcy Mainville. Dr. Ryan Lauer presented the Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology Fellow: Dr. Dustin Wailes.

We would like to recognize the following faculty members:

  • Leonard Soloniuk, M.D. - Excellence in Resident Education Award

  • Rashmi Vandse, MBBS - Excellence in Resident Education Award

We would also like to recognize the following residents:


  • Robert Stump, M.D. - Clinical Resident of the Year 

  • Jason Daughety, D.O. - Academic Resident of the Year 

  • Stuart Rammell, D.O. - Academic Resident of the Year 

  • Alexandra Chang, M.D. - Research Resident of the Year

It was a fun evening filled with laughs and good company. Congratulations Class of 2020! We will miss you all!


2021-2022 Chief Residents                                                                           


The Department is pleased to announce that Drs. Gregory Gasparian and Gibbs Yim  have been appointed Chief Residents for the Categorical Anesthesiology Residency program and Dr. Kristie Bovee has been appointed Chief Residents for the Combined Anesthesiology/ Internal Medicine Residency Program for the 2020-2021 academic year.

The Chief Residents are chosen for their leadership skills and clinical acumen. We look forward to each of them serving as teachers, role models, and colleagues. 

Please join us in congratulating them on this noteworthy achievement.

2021 Match                                                                                                       

We are extremely pleased to announce that both the Categorical Anesthesiology and the Combined Anesthesiology/ Internal Medicine Residency Programs filled all positions. Please join us in welcoming the individuals below to the department. Thank you to everyone involved in the interview process. 


Categorical Anesthesiology - Class of 2025

  • Samantha Cheng - University of Iowa Roy J and Lucille A Carver College of Medicine

  • Lynn Chi - Charles E Schmidt College of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University

  • James Fong - Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Paul L Foster School of Medicine

  • Alan Iwahashi - Loma Linda University School of Medicine

  • Sohyun Kim - Loma Linda University School of Medicine

  • Kara Lodenkamp - Loma Linda University School of Medicine

  • Zachary Luke - Loma Linda University School of Medicine

  • Serge Malian - Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine

  • Blake Maresh - Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine

  • Alyssa Park - Boston University School of Medicine

  • Omar Raza - Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine

  • Alexander Sumarli - Loma Linda University School of Medicine

  • Leslie Chicago Wu - Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science

  • Daphnee Young - Loma Linda University School of Medicine

Combined Anesthesiology/Medicine - Class of 2026

  • Ivan Kim - Loma Linda University School of Medicine

  • Ellyn Kornfeind - Mercer University School of Medicin


Congratulations Dr. Justin Calvert

The residency program would like to congratulate PGY-4 Internal Medicine/ Anesthesiology Combined Program Resident, Dr. Justin Calvert for his acceptance of the ASA Scholarship. He was given the opportunity to join other members of ASA leadership in Washington, D.C. for a series of meetings with the Congressional staff and policymakers known as the "ASA Day in Washington." These discussions allowed Congressional staff to discuss current health care legislation and priorities, including surprise medical bills, improving rural access to care and supporting the physician-led anesthesia care team.  We are extremely proud of Dr. Calvert and his many noteworthy achievements.

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