PLUS Trainee

 

UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland PLUS Participants:

We are thrilled to have 3 residents from UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland participating in PLUS. These residents complete their residency training through BCHO, and spend the PLUS focused weeks learning the PLUS curriculum. They participate in a community based project with Oakland based partners, and are mentored by BCHO Faculty Advisors Gena Lewis & Diane Halberg. We are thrilled to have 3 new residents from UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland participating in PLUS. These residents complete their residency training through BCH Oakland and spend the PLUS focused weeks learning the PLUS curriculum. Returning for their second year are Payal Desai, Amrit Dosanjh, and Alexis Fogel

Current Trainees: PGY-1, PGY-2, PGY-3, BCHO PGY-1

PGY-1

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David Avila

Hometown: Venice, CA
Undergraduate: University of California, Irvine
Medical School: University of California, Irvine School of Medicine
Other Education/Training: Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health: Masters in Public Health (Health Policy)
Interests: Health policy, childhood obesity prevention, nutrition, immigrant health, childhood education, adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), preventing child abuse and neglect
Personal: Cooking, road biking, basketball, traveling (culinary travel)

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Robert "Robi" Bucayu

Hometown: Santa Maria, CA
Undergraduate: Stanford University
Medical School: University of California, Irvine School of Medicine
Other Education/Training: University of California, Los Angeles: Masters in Public Health
Interests: LGBTQ+ health care, underserved communities (including Filipino and Latinx), program design and evaluation, medical education
Personal: singing, karaoke, running, wine and cheese

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Mauricio Franco

Hometown: Lancaster, CA
Undergraduate: University of California Los Angeles
Medical School: Michigan State University College of Human Medicine
Other Education/Training: Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science: Postbacc. University of Southern California: Master of Science in Global Medicine
Interests: Queer and Immigrant child/youth health; Narrative Medicine; Anti-oppression and Anti-racism initiatives; Mentorship and community engagement
Personal: I have 17yo dog named Gizmo, love to garden with my husband, and a favorite past time of mine is to make foods that remind me of home- its how I connect to my ancestors. Looking forward to exploring new parks and hiking trails in SF.

 

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Amber Gautam

Hometown: Raleigh, NC
Undergraduate: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Medical School: East Carolina University
Other Education/Training: Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health: Masters in Public Health
Interests: Health policy, coalition-building
Personal: I love live music and recently got Scuba certified!

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Ursula Griffiths-Randolph

Hometown: Rockville, MD
Undergraduate: Tufts University
Medical School: Eastern Virginia Medical School
Other Education/Training: The George Washington University: Masters in Public Health
Interests: Black maternal and child health, global health, health communications, social determinants of health, health disparities (especially per birth outcomes), mentorship and pipeline programming for URM students and trainees
Personal: I love singing, music, theatre, design, personal styling, reading, food (eating and preparing), mentoring, and my extra extra large family.

PGY-2

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Sarah Bourne

Hometown: Lancaster, PA
Undergraduate: Dartmouth College
Medical School: The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Other Education/Training: Multiple Subjects Teaching Credential
Interests: reproductive justice, sexual and gender minority health, medical education, school-based health, educational equity, ACEs and resiliency, social determinants of health, advocacy, mental health, foster youth health, incarceration and health, anti-racism work
Personal: I enjoy all types of outdoor activities (running, biking, hiking, camping, climbing, skiing, playing sports), live music, watching Bay Area sports, cooking, improv comedy, exploring new places and trying new things!

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Radhika Rajan

Hometown: Queens, NY
Undergraduate: Brown University
Medical School: Brown University
Other Education/Training: n/a
Interests: queer and transgender health, structural competency in medical education, restorative justice and healing, immigrant health, reproductive justice, narrative medicine.
Personal: yoga, vegan baking and cooking (and eating!), reading, writing, exploring new cities

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Morgan Kelly

Hometown: San Francisco, CA
Undergraduate: Harvard University
Medical School: University of California San Francisco
Other Education/Training: Master of Public Health, University of Virginia
Interests: Legislative advocacy, childhood education, housing/ homelessness
Personal: I love long-distance running and often commute to different places in the city by foot. I enjoy racing the Grey shuttle from Parnassus to Mission Bay and have yet to lose. I also love the ocean and sharing fun facts about marine mammals. My mother was a social worker at SFGH for 22 years, and my maternal grandmother worked as a licensed vocational nurse at SFGH before her - I'm thrilled to be the third generation of women in my family to serve at the General!

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Tiana Woolridge

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Undergraduate: Princeton University
Medical School: University of California San Francisco
Other Education/Training: Harvard University (MPH)
Interests: Increasing access to mental health services & promoting mental wellness in communities of color; shaping healthy school environments
Personal: I was a Zumba instructor in college!

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Wilson Mourad

Hometown: Miami, FL
Undergraduate: New York University
Medical School: Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine
Other Education/Training: Columbia University, Master of Science in Human Nutrition
Interests: Nutrition and Relationship with Food LGBTQIA+ Health and Wellbeing
Personal: Group Fitness Classes, Indoor Cycling/Spinning, Traveling, Cooking

PGY-3

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Omar Salman

Hometown: West Bank, Palestine
Undergraduate: Vanderbilt University
Medical school: Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine
Other Education/Training: Certificate: Research in Translational Medicine, Virginia Tech
Interests: sexual and gender minority health, immigrant health, diversifying the physician workforce, biotechnology/engineering approaches to improving health
Personal: vegan cooking/baking, long distance running, watching/performing in drag, coding, parenting my houseplants

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Raechelle G. Ocampo

Hometown: Daly City, CA
Undergraduate: University of California, San Diego
Medical school: Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
Other Education/Training: MS in Physiology, Georgetown University
Interests: Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), trauma-informed care, resilience promotion, preventing child abuse and neglect, child welfare, reducing asthma disparities, mental health, Filipinx-American health, medical education
Personal: My favorite thing to do is root for the 49ers, Warriors, and SF Giants! I also love to chase sunrises and sunsets, do Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, explore nature's beauty, learn languages that benefit my patients, play fantasy football, play sports, replicate restaurant dishes, try new breweries, and watch spoken word. Fun fact: I was born at UCSF!

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Santiago Rozo

Hometown: Bogota, Colombia
Undergraduate: University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Medical school: University of Nebraska Medical Center
Other Education/Training: Master's in Public Health at the University of Nebraska Medical Center
Interests: Health disparities Minority and immigrant health
Personal: Salsa/Latin dancing Cooking Hiking

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Denise Powell

Hometown: Pearl, Mississippi
Undergraduate: Loyola University New Orleans
Medical school: University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC)
Other Education/Training: N/A
Interests: Encouraging healthcare access among homeless populations, Mobile clinics, Health literacy, Diminishing health disparities
Personal: Music, dancing, running, swimming, basketball, traveling

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Katherine Minaya

Hometown: New York, NY
Undergraduate: University of Chicago
Medical school: The Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
Other Education/Training: Masters of Teaching from Fordham University Graduate School of Education
Interests: Racial inequality, Adolescent health, Reproductive health, Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), Social determinants of health, School-based healthcare, Legislative advocacy, Childhood obesity
Personal: Playing Catan, drinking wine, traveling, trying new foods, reading, Interior decorating/DIY crafting, shoe collecting

BCHO PGY-1

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Walid Sheriff

Hometown: Sunnyvale, CA
Undergraduate: University of California, Davis
Medical school: University of California, Davis
Other Education/Training: University of California, Davis: Masters in Public Health
Interests: Health equity, structural causes of inequity
Personal: Basketball, Sports

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Sonia Subudhi

Hometown: Cold Spring Harbor, NY
Undergraduate: Brown University
Medical school:Eastern Virginia Medical School
Other Education/Training: N/A
Interests: Maternal-newborn health; using technology-based solutions to address inequities and improve health literacy
Personal: Testing new recipes, mindful meditation, indoor spin cycling

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Anh Vo

Hometown: Memphis, TN
Undergraduate: Yale University
Medical school:University of Tennessee
Other Education/Training: Yale School of Public Health
Interests: getting to know and better serve the Oakland community; working with colleagues on meaningful projects
Personal: visiting national parks, biking, DYI projects