Bryan Anilao, MD

  • Hometown: Camarillo, CA
  • Undergraduate Education: California State University Channel Islands
  • Medical Education: St. George’s University
  • Hobbies: Eating, running, cars, motorcycles, video games 
  • Fun Fact About Yourself: I played guitar for a pop-punk band in college
  • Plans after Residency: Use my hard earned income to eat my way around the world and possibly fellowship
  • Next Adventure: Get my racing license!
  • EM Interests: Critical care, trauma, event medicine, ultrasound, medical education

Gabriela Farabee, DO

  • Hometown: Hannibal, Missouri
  • Undergraduate Education: Missouri State University
  • Medical Education: AT Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Hobbies: weightlifting, discovering new music, watching sports, wining/dining/clubbing
  • Fun Fact About Myself: I worked as a bartender on and off through medical school
  • Plans after residency: Work part-time in community EM, open a coffee/wine spot, and maximize the chill/travel ratio
  • Next adventure: Spain before starting residency (Ibiza, Valencia, Barcelona)
  • EM Interests: Sports medicine, event medicine/EMS, social EM

Alexandra Gacuya, MD

  • Hometown: Chino Hills, CA
  • Undergraduate Education: UC Irvine
  • Medical Education: California University of Science & Medicine
  • Hobbies: hosting book clubs, trying not to get pickled in pickleball, trying everything at least once
  • Fun Fact About Yourself: I like mushrooms on pizza
  • Plans after Residency: live, laugh, love
  • Next Adventure: my BWW blazin’ challenge redemption arc
  • EM Interests: social EM, ultrasound, peds EM, pain + addiction med and I am excited to explore more of everything in residency!!

Alexandra Jones, DO

  • Hometown: Wilton, CT and Peaks Island, ME
  • Undergraduate Education: Bates College
  • Medical Education: Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine, Harlem campus
  • Hobbies: Rock climbing, backpacking, traveling, pottery and learning new languages
  • Fun Fact About Yourself: I had to be part of an impromptu clown act in a Cirque du Soleil show in Vegas aka my worst nightmare
  • Plans after Residency: Medecins Sans Frontieres
  • Next Adventure: El Potrero Chico! 
  • EM Interests: Global Health, Disaster Medicine, Critical Care

Heather McKelvey, DO

  • Hometown: Malvern, PA / Huntington Beach, CA
  • Undergraduate Education: Arcadia University
  • Medical Education: Nova Southeastern University
  • Hobbies: Biking, hiking, SUP, indoor climbing and lazy days of scrolling on the ‘gram while binging Netflix 🤣
  • Fun Fact About Yourself: I went on an ice climbing trip in Colorado and got the nickname “Lala”
  • Plans after Residency: Travel!
  • Next Adventure: Kenya! 🦒 🐘 🦁 
  • EM Interests: US, Disaster, Global Health

Gareth Morl, MD

  • Hometown: Welwyn Garden City, UK
  • Undergraduate Education: Santa Clara University
  • Medical Education: St. George’s University
  • Hobbies: Climbing, Skiing, Running, Backpacking, Traveling, Cooking
  • Fun Fact About Yourself: I’ve run Rim to Rim of the Grand Canyon
  • Plans after Residency: Work in the community, spend time with family, and enjoy hobbies!
  • Next Adventure: Mount Rainier after graduation and wherever the family wants to go
  • EM Interests: Wilderness Medicine, Search and Rescue, and Global Medicine

Maria Cristina Perez, MD

  • Hometown: Orange, CA
  • Undergraduate Education: California Baptist University
  • Medical Education: St. George’s University
  • Hobbies: Running, making charcuterie boards, curating Spotify playlists, crafting detailed itineraries for my travels, and taking my mini goldendoodle everywhere with me!
  • Fun Fact About Yourself: I was born and raised in Chiclayo, Peru (we have the best ceviche but I’m biased)
  • Plans after Residency: Travel to all 7 continents!
  • Next Adventure: Going back to Peru to see family before residency starts
  • EM Interests: Admin, Med Ed, Global Health

Mohammad Razipour, DO

  • Hometown: Torrance, CA
  • Undergraduate Education: California State University, Long Beach
  • Medical Education:  Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Hobbies: Hiking/trail running on a sunny day, picnic at the park on a sunny day, spending time at the waterfront on a sunny day. (Anybody notice a theme there?)
  • Fun Fact About Yourself: Look forward to spending Christmas at the beach.
  • Plans after Residency: Spending more time with friends and family.
  • Next Adventure: Visit family in Iran.
  • EM Interests: EMS, Critical Care, Mental Health

Ashi Shrivastava, MD

  • Hometown: San Diego, CA
  • Undergraduate Education: UC Santa Barbara
  • Medical Education: Rosalind Franklin University Chicago Medical School
  • Hobbies: Building Lego sets (especially the Botanical collection), binge watching shows, reading mystery books
  • Fun Fact About Yourself: I have traveled to 21 countries.
  • Plans after Residency: Earn enough money to give my dog the luxury life he deserves (featuring many bougie beds)
  • Next Adventure: Buy another bougie bed for my dog
  • EM Interests: EMS, Social EM, and medical education

Luke Underwood, DO

  • Hometown: Fullerton, CA
  • Undergraduate Education: UC Irvine
  • Medical Education: Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific Western University
  • Hobbies: Watching and playing ice hockey, photography, video games, scuba diving, pretty much anything food-related
  • Fun Fact About Yourself: I worked as a Life Support Technician at the Aquarium of the Pacific for 9 years before going back to pursue medicine
  • Plans after Residency: likely a fellowship, followed by finding a job and settling down somewhere so I can pay off my school loans ASAP
  • Next Adventure: hopefully a trip to Japan at some point
  • EM Interests: ultrasound, toxicology, hyperbaric medicine

Miguel Rey Villanueva, MD

  • Hometown: Davao City, Philippines / Los Angeles, CA
  • Undergraduate Education: UC Irvine
  • Medical Education: California University of Science and Medicine
  • Hobbies: Rock Climbing, Snowboarding, backpacking, gaming, and raising my tortoise
  • Fun Fact About Yourself: I was almost airlifted from San Jacinto while snow hiking
  • Plans after Residency: Be a good EM doctor
  • Next Adventure: Somewhere outside 😀
  • EM Interests: Global Health, EMS, Peds