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Current Dermatology Residents 

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Third Year Residents

  • Brittany Yee, M.D. (PGY-4)

    Brittany Yee, M.D. (PGY-4)

    Chief Resident

    Undergraduate School: UCLA
    Undergraduate Major: Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics (MIMG)
    Medical School: UC San Diego
    Internship: UC San Diego
    Hometown: Irvine, CA
    Dermatology Interests:  Medical dermatology
    Other Interests/Hobbies: Eating, traveling, spending time with family
    Accomplishments during residency: Board-certified in IM (Aug 2018), presenter at SID (May 2019), presenter at PDA (Aug 2019), published JAAD article regarding intralesional steroid concentrations in alopecia areata (April 2020)
  • Rachel Sennett, M.D., Ph.D. (PGY-4)

    Rachel Sennett, M.D., Ph.D. (PGY-4)

    Chief Resident

    Undergraduate School: Haverford College
    Undergraduate Major: Chemistry
    Medical School: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
    Internship: Mount Sinai West St. Lukes
    Hometown: Boston, MA
    Dermatology Interests: Wound healing, alopecia, general dermatology
    Other Interests/Hobbies: Reading, traveling, modern art
    Accomplishments during residency: La Fondation La Roche-Posay grant awardee (2020); American Hair Research Society mentee award (2020); Author article on immune cell infiltration in cutaneous acute graft,  IJWD (2020); Author on dermal sheath contraction and hair cycle regression" Science (2020)

  • Talayesa Buntinx-Krieg, M.D. (PGY-4)

    Talayesa Buntinx-Krieg, M.D. (PGY-4)

    Undergraduate School: Johns Hopkins University
    Undergraduate Major: Neuroscience, Latin American Studies Minor
    Medical School: University of Central Florida COM
    Internship: Brown University - Internal Medicine
    Hometown: Miami, FL
    Dermatology Interests: Dermatopathology, Infectious Disease, Cutaneous Oncology
    Other Interests/Hobbies: Travel, languages, soccer, skiing, national parks
    Accomplishments during residency: Awarded AAD International Society Travel Grant (Dec 2019); Submitted article on cutaneous findings in patients with multiple myeloma (June 2020); Presenter at San Diego Dermatological Society annual meeting (Sept 2018); Clean slate laser tattoo removal volunteer (Oct 2018)
  • Ellen Haddock M.D., M.B.A. (PGY-4)

    Ellen Haddock M.D., M.B.A. (PGY-4)

    Undergraduate School: Harvard
    Undergraduate Major: Government
    Medical School: UC San Diego
    Additional Training: Stanford Graduate School of Business
    Internship: UC San Diego
    Hometown: Phoenix, AZ
    Dermatology Interests: Pediatric dermatology, general dermatology
    Other Interests/Hobbies: Traveling, reading, hiking
    Accomplishments during residency: Member of AAD Emerging Practice Models Committee. Case reports published in JAAD, Pediatric Dermatology, and Dermatitis.
  • Yun Larry Tong, M.D. (PGY-4)

    Yun Larry Tong, M.D. (PGY-4)

    Undergraduate School: Boston College
    Undergraduate Major: Biology
    Medical School: University of Nebraska Medical Center
    Internship: Arrowhead Regional Medical Center
    Hometown: Calexico, CA
    Dermatology Interests: General Dermatology, Dermatology Clinical Trials
    Other Interests/Hobbies: Craft Breweries, hiking
    Accomplishments during residency: Abstract selected for presentation at AAD (2020); Author "Prospects of acne vaccines targeting secreted virulence factors of Cutibacterium acnes" (2019); Author "Dilute bleach baths used for treatment of atopic dermatitis are not antimicrobial in vitro" (2019)

Second Year Residents

  • Kevin Chao, M.D. (PGY-3)

    Kevin Chao, M.D. (PGY-3)

    Undergraduate School: UCLA
    Undergraduate Major: Physiological Science
    Medical School: UCLA
    Internship: Kaiser Permanente - Los Angeles
    Hometown: Elk Grove, CA
    Dermatology Interests: General Dermatology
    Other Interests/Hobbies: Tennis, Sailing, Painting
    Accomplishments during residency: Co-author of book chapter on treatment of calciphylaxis (2020); Published report of Pseudoxanthoma Elasticum-like Papillary Dermal Elastolysis (2019)
  • Andrew Choi, M.D. (PGY-3)

    Andrew Choi, M.D. (PGY-3)

    Undergraduate School: Northwestern University
    Undergraduate Major: Biochemistry and English Literature
    Medical School: Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine
    Internship: Kaiser Foundation Health, San Francisco
    Hometown: Palos Verdes, CA
    Dermatology Interests: Inpatient dermatology, complex medical dermatology, quality improvement
    Other Interests/Hobbies: Playing guitar, going to concerts, hiking, finding new restaurants, cooking
    Accomplishments during residency: Published article in the Postgraduate Medical Journal on Visual Perception Training (July 2019), Organized Skin Cancer Awareness Campaign-San Diego Yacht Club (Sept 2019); abstract accepted for presentation at American Society of Dermatopathology (ASDP) 2020
  • Ogechi Ikediobi, M.D., Ph.D. (PGY-3)

    Ogechi Ikediobi, M.D., Ph.D. (PGY-3)

    Undergraduate School: Florida A&M University
    Undergraduate Major: Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences
    Medical School: University of California, San Francisco
    Additional Training: Ph.D. in Cancer Genomics/Pharmacology, University of Cambridge, UK /Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and National Cancer Institute/NIH (20032007), Assistant Professor of Clinical Applied Pharmacogenomics at UCSF (2007–2012)
    Internship: Internal Medicine at Alameda Health System, Highland Hospital in Oakland, CA
    Hometown: Orinda, CA
    Dermatology Interests: Medical Dermatology, Cancer Genomics, Pharmacogenomics, Integrative Dermatology
    Other Interests/Hobbies: hiking/camping/skiing with my family, writing novels, cooking, salsa dancing
    Accomplishments during residency: "Pharmacogenomics of 5-Fluorouracil" – UC San Diego Dermatology Research Day, Best Clinical Research (2020); Publication accepted to Academic Medicine: "Letter to the Editor: Mission Drift: Are Medical School Admissions Committees Missing the Mark on Diversity?" (2020)
  • Adam Miller, M.D. (PGY-3)

    Adam Miller, M.D. (PGY-3)

    Undergraduate School: University of Iowa
    Undergraduate Major: Biology
    Medical School: University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine
    Internship: Scripps Mercy Transitional Year
    Dermatology Interests: general dermatology, cutaneous oncology, surgical dermatology
    Other Interests/Hobbies: my wife, traveling, hiking, basketball, golf
    Accomplishments during residency: Co-author: "CD4+/CD8+ T-cell ratio predictive of surgical margins in treatment of NMSC with Mohs surgery in patients infected with HIV" (2020); Abstract accepted for oral presentation at ASDS: "NOTCH1 mutations in cSCC occurring in immunosuppressed individuals" (2020)
  • Reid Oldenburg, M.D., Ph.D. (PGY-3)

    Reid Oldenburg, M.D., Ph.D. (PGY-3)

    ​Undergraduate School: Tufts University
    Undergraduate Major: Biology-Psychology and Spanish
    Medical School: Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
    Additional Training: Ph.D. in immunology from Université Paris VII in the lab of Caroline Demangel, Ph.D. at the Pasteur Institute
    Internship: UCLA, Olive View Medical Center
    Hometown: Santa Monica, CA
    Dermatology Interests: dermatology-rheumatology, neglected tropical diseases 
    Other Interests/Hobbies: farmers markets, local music, family
    Accomplishments during residency: Co-authored book chapter on Calciphylaxis; Published a letter to editor in the JAAD; Volunteered at community outreach projects

First Year Residents

  • Nicholas Bohrer, M.D. (PGY-2)

    Nicholas Bohrer, M.D. (PGY-2)

    Undergraduate School: St. Olaf College
    Undergraduate Major: Spanish, Chemistry
    Medical School: University of Wisconsin
    Internship: Cohen Children's Medical Center, Queens, New York
    Hometown: Eau Claire, WI
    Dermatology Interests: Pediatric dermatology, vascular malformations, dermatologic surgery
    Other Interests/Hobbies: Singing, playing acoustic guitar, game nights, lap swimming, downhill skiing, golfing
  • Elise Burger, M.D., Ph.D. (PGY-2)

    Elise Burger, M.D., Ph.D. (PGY-2)

    Undergraduate School: Occidental College
    Undergraduate Major: Biochemistry
    Medical School: University of Texas Southwestern
    Additional Training: Ph.D. (Immunology) from UT Southwestern, studying parasite-mediated inflammation at the intestinal epithelium
    Internship: Presbyterian St. Luke, Denver, CO
    Hometown: Salt Lake City, UT
    Dermatology Interests: Medical dermatology, inpatient dermatology, wound healing
    Other Interests/Hobbies: International backpacking, hiking and camping, skiing, prior hammer thrower on track and field team in undergrad, competitive Crossfit athlete in medical/graduate school
  • Allison Han, M.D. (PGY-2)

    Allison Han, M.D. (PGY-2)

    Undergraduate School: Harvard University
    Undergraduate Major: Neurobiology
    Medical School: University of California, San Diego]
    Internship: Scripps Mercy Hospital, San Diego
    Hometown: San Diego, CA
    Dermatology Interests: Pediatric Dermatology, medical dermatology
    Other Interests/Hobbies: Travel, trying new restaurants, dogs, spending time with family, themed events and crafts, cooking
  • Shadi Khalil, M.D., Ph.D. (PGY-2)

    Shadi Khalil, M.D., Ph.D. (PGY-2)

    Undergraduate School: University of New Mexico
    Undergraduate Major: Mathematics, Biochemistry
    Medical School: University of Virginia
    Additional Training: Ph.D. (Experimental Pathology), studying metabolism and nutrient-sensing by bone marrow stem cells
    Internship: UC Riverside at RCH
    Hometown: San Diego, CA
    Dermatology Interests: Dermatopathology, hemato-cutaneous interactions, nutrient metabolism, the microbiome
    Other Interests/Hobbies: Anything outdoors (hiking, running, surfing, skiing), board-gaming, traveling, exploring San Diego restaurants
    Accomplishments during residency: Characterized a COVID-19 rash, Co-authored a study assessing bacterial proteases in the pathogenesis of Netherton Syndrome
  • Carrie Vuong, M.D. (PGY-2)

    Carrie Vuong, M.D. (PGY-2)

    Undergraduate School: Princeton University
    Undergraduate Major: Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Global Health
    Medical School: New York University
    Internship: Scripps Mercy Hospital - San Diego
    Hometown: Cherry Hill, NJ
    Dermatology Interests: Pediatric Dermatology
    Other Interests/Hobbies: Track and field, hiking, swimming, escape rooms, spikeball