Matthew Alschuler, DO

  • Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
  • Undergraduate Education: University of California, Riverside
  • Medical Education: Western University of Health Sciences
  • Hobbies: Watersports (swimming, snorkeling, SCUBA), hiking, finding new places to eat!
  • Fun Fact About Yourself: I went scuba diving with sharks and manta rays
  • Plans after Residency: Fellowship or travel TBD!
  • Next Adventure: Going to Italy to see family
  • EM Interests: Critical care, ultrasound

Aswin Bikkani, MD

  • Hometown: Cleveland, OH
  • Undergraduate Education: University of Cincinnati
  • Medical Education: University of Cincinnati
  • Hobbies: Cooking, baking, eating Khao Soi, bouldering (just indoors.. for now)
  • Fun Fact About Yourself: One month during COVID I baked around 20 pies in 30 days
  • Plans after Residency: Design a kitchen
  • Next Adventure: Driving a very carsick cat to California
  • EM Interests: Ultrasound, international work, acute pain

Cameron Farsar, DO

  • Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
  • Undergraduate Education: University of California, Riverside
  • Medical Education: Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Hobbies: Competitive tennis, car enthusiast, playing piano, eating sushi, listening to oldies music
  • Fun Fact About Yourself: I paid off a semester of med school debt reselling sneakers
  • Plans after Residency: Get a pilot’s license, enjoy the Cali sun, save lives!!!
  • Next Adventure: Somewhere tropical…
  • EM Interests: Critical care, pain management, med ed

Andrew Gurewitz, DO

  • Hometown: Thousand Oaks, CA
  • Undergraduate Education: University of California, Santa Cruz
  • Medical Education: Pacific Northwest University
  • Hobbies: Mountain biking, rock climbing, fly fishing
  • Fun Fact About Yourself: I fell through a roof once, stay on the rafters
  • Plans after Residency: EMS fellowship, get my pilots license, be a super solid EM physician
  • Next Adventure: Driving around the west in my truck mountain biking and fishing
  • EM Interests: EMS, critical care, pediatrics

Tanner Hanson, DO

  • Hometown: Minooka, IL
  • Undergraduate Education: Utah Valley University
  • Medical Education: Western University of Health Sciences
  • Hobbies: Spending time with my wife and two daughters, rock concerts, snowboarding, playing guitar, and golf
  • Fun Fact About Yourself: Been to over 100 concerts and seen over 300 bands perform live
  • Plans after Residency: Whatever the Army has in store for me. Probably a staff position at an Army hospital.
  • Next Adventure: Paris and Amsterdam for our 10 year anniversary!
  • EM Interests: Critical care, tactical medicine, disaster medicine, and rural medicine.

Jerry Hsu, MD

  • Hometown: Hacienda Heights, CA
  • Undergraduate Education: University of California, San Diego
  • Medical Education: Case Western University
  • Hobbies: Off-roading, wrenching, camping, snowboarding, cycling
  • Fun Fact About Yourself: Last winter, I drove up to a summit in South Dakota without any recovery gear. On the way down, I almost turned into a popsicle.
  • Plans after Residency: Become a nomad
  • Next Adventure: Finish my overlander for the road trip to Patagonia
  • EM Interests: Wilderness Medicine, Critical Care

Douglas Jury, DO

  • Hometown: Corona, CA
  • Undergraduate Education: University of California, Irvine
  • Medical Education: Western University of Health Sciences
  • Hobbies: Surfing, snowboarding, rock climbing, camping, kayaking, fishing, boxing, refurbishing classic cars, and gardening
  • Fun Fact About Yourself: I once grew my hair down to my mid-back and donated it to help make wigs for women undergoing cancer treatment
  • Plans after Residency: Fellowship maybe, and probably some world travel
  • Next Adventure: Wherever adventure calls
  • EM Interests: Austere medicine, wilderness medicine, ultrasound, hyperbaric medicine, tactical medicine and EMS

Veasna Khay, MD

  • Hometown: Gilroy, CA
  • Undergraduate Education: UCLA
  • Medical Education: St. George’s University
  • Hobbies: Surfing, basketball, tennis, guitar, DJ-ing, running, listening to music while on a walk and dancing as if I own the world
  • Fun Fact About Yourself: I competed/coached on the UCLA Dragonboat team and won back-to-back collegiate championships
  • Plans after Residency: Dream about travel while working to pay off loans
  • Next Adventure: International surfing
  • EM Interests: Ultrasound, admin, sports med

Hasan Makda, MD

  • Hometown: Anaheim, CA
  • Undergraduate Education: University of California, San Diego
  • Medical Education: St. George’s University
  • Hobbies: Traveling for food with my wife, powerlifting, Legos, leasing cars
  • Fun Fact About Yourself: I was a matchmaker in medical school
  • Plans after Residency: EMS fellowship
  • Next Adventure: Dubai!
  • EM Interests: EMS, tactical EMS, event medicine, disaster medicine

Brandon Painter, MD

  • Hometown: Edgewood, New Mexico
  • Undergraduate Education: University of New Mexico
  • Medical Education: University of New Mexico
  • Hobbies: Dirt bikes, street bikes, mountains bikes, road bikes… did I mention bikes? Snowboarding, climbing, soccer, Texas hold’em poker
  • Fun Fact About Yourself: Once I broke both of my arms and couldn’t wipe my own butt for a month
  • Plans after Residency: Practicing EM and being a leader on the Alpinestar Medical Team for the Supercross and Motocross professional dirt bike racing series
  • Next Adventure: Rio de Janiero, Brazil & Tokyo, Japan
  • EM Interests: EMS, event medicine, global health, wilderness medicine

Christopher Romito, MD

  • Hometown: Friendswood, Texas
  • Undergraduate Education: University of Texas at Dallas
  • Medical Education: St. George’s University
  • Hobbies: PC gaming (DoTA 2, Monster Hunter), raging at said PC games, sports (kiteboarding, soccer, volleyball, tennis), TV (comedies, action, anime), browsing grocery stores (ALDI #1, change my mind)
  • Fun Fact About Yourself: I’ve lived in 5 different countries (Italy, USA, Canada, Spain, Grenada)
  • Plans after Residency: Get my hustle up and finally start making some good money, probably in the middle of nowhere
  • Next Adventure: Visiting Italy and Greece before residency
  • EM Interests: Rural medicine, global health