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!


2020-2021 Chief Residents                                                                           


The Department is pleased to announce that Drs. Steve Nelson and Mandy Yan  have been appointed Chief Residents for the Categorical Anesthesiology Residency program and Drs. Justin Calvert and Michael Douglas have 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.

2020 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 2024

  • Alex Darwish - California Northstate University 

  • Shawn Engelhart - Loma Linda University 

  • Hanyang Hong - University of Sydney

  • Albert Jeon - Oakland University William Beaumont 

  • Charles Luo - University of Virginia 

  • Jonathan Macleod - Northwestern University The Feinberg 

  • Grant Monson - Western University of Health Sciences 

  • Alexander Nemirov - Touro University Nevada 

  • Nhi Nguyen - Western University of Health Sciences

  • Trevin Nishibun - Creighton University 

  • Raechel Opsahl - Loma Linda University 

  • Chinedum Oranusi - University of California Riverside

  • Clinton Riddell - University of Queensland 

  • Va Shon Williams - Loma Linda University 

  • Willem Xu - University of Southern California Keck 

Combined Anesthesiology/Medicine - Class of 2025

  • Rashid Awan - University of California Riverside 

  • Joshua Chrisman - University of Texas at Austin Dell


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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