John Hegde, MD
Hometown: Philadelphia, PA
BS: Biochemistry & Biology, Indiana University, Bloomington, 2008
MD: Harvard Medical School, 2013
Internship: Preliminary Medicine, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, 2014
Favorite Things about UCLA Radiation Oncology: The friendly and accessible faculty, the supportive co-residents, and the wonderful technology and academic resources available.
Favorite Things about LA: The world-class food, unlimited recreational pursuits, and the perfect climate in which to enjoy life.
Narek Shaverdian, MD
Hometown: Seattle, WA
BS: University of Pennsylvania, 2007
MD: University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, 2013
Internship: University of Washington Medical Center, 2014
Favorite Things about UCLA Radiation Oncology: The incredible people I get to work with every day.
Favorite Things about LA: The awesome weather and proximity to family.
Audrey Dang, MD
Hometown: New Orleans, LA
BS: Tulane University, New Orleans, LA
MD: Tulane School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA
Internship: Ochsner Clinic Foundation, New Orleans, LA
Favorite Things about UCLA: The friendly atmosphere, outstanding resources, state-of-the-art technology, and amazing people, among other things, makes for an ideal training environment.
Favorite Things about L.A.: I absolutely love the wide variety of culinary options that the city has to offer, ranging from world-class dining to ready-to-eat street food, and the wide range of cuisine/culture. But my most favorite thing of all, is the year-round perfect balmy weather and being so close to the beach!
Kiri Sandler, MD
Hometown: Ann Arbor, MI
BS: University of Michigan
MD: University of Miami
Internship: Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles CA
Favorite Things about UCLA: The beautiful campus, the friendly people.
Favorite Things about LA: Hiking, beach, shopping, amazing food, nice people, great weather.
Michael (Chenyang) Wang, MD, PhD
Hometown: Seattle, WA
BS: University of Washington
PhD: University of Pennsylvania
MD: Yale University
Internship: Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, San Jose, CA
Favorite Things about UCLA: fun and supportive group of co-residents, strength and breadth of clinical training, cutting edge technologies, and opportunities for innovative research.
Favorite Things about LA: fantastic food (e.g. the best ramen this side of the Pacific), vibrant cultural scenes, and the luxury of wearing a T-shirt out in the middle of winter.
Eric Chang, MD
Hometown: Los Gatos, CA
BS: Pomona College, 2009
MD: University of California, San Francisco, 2015
Internship: Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, 2016
Favorite Things about UCLA: The collegial training environment, passionate co-workers, and diverse patient population.
Favorite Things about L.A.: Cycling the Strand, drinking snob coffee in Echo Park, hunting down food trucks, and paddling in Marina del Rey.
Naomi Jiang, MD
Hometown: Northborough, MA
MD: Washington University School of Medicine
Internship: Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO
Favorite Things about UCLA: The people I work with, the supportive faculty, and the wonderful hospital.
Favorite Things about L.A.: Perfect weather, fantastic food, and the endless indoor and outdoor activities.
Ye Yuan, MD, PhD
Hometown: Chicago, IL
BS: Stanford University
MD: Northwestern University
Internship: Presence Saint Francis Hospital
Favorite Things about UCLA: Abundance of basic and clinical research opportunities, great colleagues, being part of an amazing hospital system.
Favorite Things about L.A.: The winters, outdoor activities, the diversity of the food and people.
Rebecca Levin-Epstein, MD
Hometown: Oakland, CA
BS: Tufts University, 2010
MD: University of California, Los Angeles
Internship: Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Favorite things about UCLA: The amazing residents and faculty in the program, exciting technologies, multidisciplinary approach to oncology, and the fact that whenever I step outside it's always beautiful!
Neil Parikh, MBA, MD
Hometown: Arlington, TX
BS: Rice University, Houston, TX
MD: Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
Internship: Beth Israel Deaconess, Boston, MA
Favorite things about UCLA: warm family-like environment within the department; university-wide collaboration across various disciplines, obsession over basketball.
Ritchell van Dams, MD
Hometown: Cincinnati, OH
Internship: Norwalk Hospital
Favorite things about UCLA: Supportive colleagues, access to leading edge research, and the opportunity to take care of a diverse patient population.