Nicole Aimua, MD, MPH (she/her) is a resident physician at the Keck Medicine Family Medicine Residency Program.
Dr. Aimua grew up in Riverside, CA and studied biological sciences with an emphasis in medical microbiology at the University of California, Davis. She then went on to attain a Master of Public Health at Brown University School of Public Health in Providence, RI. Afterward in Atlanta, GA, she completed her medical degree at Morehouse School of Medicine.
As a proud child of Nigerian immigrants, her commitment to be in service of others was well-established throughout her life. This commitment solidified while serving the Oak Park community of Sacramento during her time at UC Davis. Understanding the role of health inequities beyond what is seen in the clinical setting inspired her pursuit in public health. While doing public health, she explored substance use prevention and health care for older adults and justice-involved folks. Dr. Aimua continued this pursuit in using public health as a foundation for patient care during her time in medical school in the city of Atlanta and abroad in Tanzania. At Keck, she looks forward to practicing full-spectrum medicine for vulnerable populations.
Dr. Aimua aims to create meaningful relationships with her patients by providing a space for them to tell their stories and take part in their care in a collaborative manner. She celebrates the value in understanding a community’s impact on patient health. Her goal is to tailor care specific to her patient’s needs through physician/patient partnerships.
In her free time, Dr. Aimua enjoys cooking new meals, kickboxing, trying to garden, reading thrillers, learning French, doing puzzles, and singing ‘00s pop songs terribly.
Vincent Arriola, MD, is a resident physician at the Keck Medicine Family Medicine Residency Program. Born and raised in Southern California, he completed his undergraduate studies at USC, graduating with a degree in Neuroscience while working as a student trainer for USC athletics.
Dr. Arriola earned his medical degree at the UCLA/Drew medical program where his compassionate nature led him to volunteer at the UCLA mobile clinic. He has an unwavering passion to care for the underserved and to make a profound difference in the lives of marginalized communities.
Throughout medical school, he dedicated his time to volunteering at health fairs and charity events in low-income communities within Los Angeles. He has previously worked as a personal fitness trainer and teacher.
Dr. Arriola’s affinity for attending to individuals across all stages of life, from adults to children and even newborns, while embracing a person-centered approach to care, drew him to Family Medicine. He firmly believes that adopting healthy eating habits, engaging in regular exercise, and effectively managing stress can play a pivotal role in disease prevention and overall well-being.
Excited to continue his residency journey in the vibrant city of Los Angeles, Dr. Arriola eagerly anticipates the opportunity to forge meaningful relationships with his patients.
In his free time, he enjoys playing the electric guitar, watching live music performances, maintaining an active lifestyle through lifting weights, watching sports, snowboarding, and catching the latest movie releases.
Alberto Ortega, MD, MBA (he/him) is a resident physician at the Keck Medicine Family Medicine Residency Program. Dr. Ortega is the proud son of Latin American immigrants and is fluent in English and Spanish. A native of Los Angeles, he attended USC for his undergraduate, graduate, and medical school education.
Prior to medical school, Dr. Ortega spent over 10 years gaining clinical experience by serving in various roles including Emergency Medical Technician, certified Spanish interpreter, health educator, and clinical researcher. Dr. Ortega’s personal and professional experiences ultimately inspired him to become a physician leader. He is passionate about improving access to primary care, championing disease prevention, and delivering personalized care to patients of all ages and backgrounds. As a family physician, Dr. Ortega aspires to partner with his patients to help them achieve their wellness goals. He is thrilled and honored to serve his home community as part of Keck Medicine of USC.
Outside of medicine, Dr. Ortega enjoys spending quality time with his loved ones, especially if it involves going for walks on the beach or cheering on the Dodgers.
Valerie Otti, MD (she/her) is a resident physician at the Keck Medicine Family Medicine Residency Program.
She grew up in Lagos, Nigeria, where she became interested in medicine after seeing the effects of infectious diseases in her community. While in Missouri where she attended Washington University in St. Louis, she studied Anthropology, focusing on global health and the environment. Her interest in public health led her to work in breast cancer prevention research, which she continued at the University of Chicago where she received her medical degree.
Dr. Otti serves on the community impact projects team housed within the NGO, African Impact Initiative. She is passionate about partnering with communities to build tailored health systems and address social factors influencing health care, especially in underserved settings. Dr. Otti hopes to work closely with patients to improve their personal experiences and understanding of their healthcare. Dr. Otti appreciates a good tennis match, an afro-beat dance party, or a historical fiction or nonfiction novel.
Justin Siu, MD, MS is a resident physician at the Keck Medicine Family Medicine Residency Program. He was born and raised in the San Gabriel Valley of Los Angeles County where he developed a strong appreciation for the diversity of his community. He earned his bachelor of science in neuroscience/physiology and minor in global health from the University of California, San Diego. His curiosity for different cultures and communities led him to work in a couple of global medical non-profits and pursue a masters in Global Medicine (management) at the University of Southern California. He obtained his medical degree from Boston University School of Medicine, where he led the Global Health Equity Elective. While working at Boston Medical Center, a safety net hospital, Dr. Siu sought to improve the quality of care in the surrounding underserved communities. He helped establish the pediatric department’s social determinants of health screener, conducted quality improvement research in the Refugee Women’s OB/GYN department, and was able to establish free transportation for refugee patients for whom transportation was a barrier. Prior to starting residency, he also worked in education teaching sex ed in grade schools throughout LA county, as he is passionate about uplifting access to gender-affirming care. He believes healthy communities are built on evidence-based policies, equitable management, and robust education in addition to excellent healthcare. Thus, he strives to do his best advocating for patients both inside and outside the clinic. He is honored to return home to Los Angeles to serve his community.
Mitchell Veith, MD is a resident physician at the Keck Medicine Family Medicine Residency Program. He grew up in Hershey, PA, and attended Columbia University where he majored in Neuroscience and Music. After graduating, Dr. Veith worked as a research assistant at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York and volunteered as an adaptive swimming coach for youth with disabilities at Project Happy NYC.
He attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx, NY. During his training, Dr. Veith helped lead community volunteer responses to the COVID-19 pandemic, served in a free clinic for undocumented and uninsured patients, and founded a student group to explore public health and preventive medicine. These experiences inspired him to enter a career in Primary Care, which he believes is the cornerstone of an equitable health care system. To best serve patients from diverse backgrounds, he emphasizes building relationships, partnering with community organizations, and understanding how social and lifestyle factors influence health.
Outside of medicine, Dr. Veith loves writing and playing music, traveling with his wife and Jindo pup, hiking, and catching up with friends over a game or a good meal.
Tam Au, MD/MPH is a resident physician at the Keck Medicine Family Medicine Residency Program. Dr. Au grew up in Little Saigon, CA where she developed a love for Vietnamese food and TVB dramas. A proud child of Vietnamese immigrants, she believes in partnering with and uplifting marginalized communities like her own. She remembers struggling to translate and advocate for her parents at medical appointments. She aims to provide patients and their families with a sense of comfort and shared understanding that was sometimes missing in her own healthcare experiences.
In college, she ventured a few miles over to UCLA and spent two gap years immersed in the public health and teaching worlds. Over time, she realized that family medicine would best combine her passions for human connection and community building. She returned to UCLA to earn her medical degree through the PRIME-Leadership & Advocacy (PRIME-LA) program, a track dedicated to improving health disparities and inequities. She also found her voice as a first-generation student, helping amplify and celebrate the first-gen experience among medical trainees.
Dr. Au considers LA her second home and looks forward to building meaningful relationships with the diverse communities that also call LA home. She aspires to become a physician-advocate in both the clinical setting and through health policy initiatives. She has a keen interest in geriatrics, aging, and meaningful end-of-life care.
Outside of medicine, Dr. Au can be found exploring the latest coffee shop or a favorite mom-and-pop restaurant. She tries to keep up with the latest podcasts, Asian-American lit, and foodie trends.
Devin Beecher, MD is a resident physician at the Keck Medicine Family Medicine Residency Program. He grew up in Seattle, studied literature at Brown University and UCLA, and attended medical school at Columbia University in New York. He has previously worked as a musician (briefly), a librarian, a biochemist, and an educator. As a family physician, he hopes to help build kind and efficient health care systems, and to encourage his patients to tell their stories of illness and health in the ways that are most useful to them. Outside of medicine, Devin enjoys playing music, learning languages, and exploring the outdoors with his wife, dog, and two young children.
Rachelle Ann Gonzales, MD (she/her) is a resident physician at the Keck Medicine Family Medicine Residency Program.
Dr. Gonzales is a native Angeleno – she was born and raised in Torrance, a suburb of LA County. She is a proud 1.5 generation full Filipina (father from Carson, CA and mother immigrated from the Philippines) and the first in her family to become a physician. Dr. Gonzales is tremendously grateful for her mentors that graciously helped her achieve this milestone.
She received her undergraduate degree in Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics at UCLA. Volunteering at hypertension screening sites and health fairs fueled her desire to fulfill the need for culturally sensitive primary care physician-leaders for medically underserved communities.
Dr. Gonzales graduated from Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS), where she co-founded EVMS Filipin@ American Medicine and was heavily involved in the Medical Spanish Community Engaged Learning Group. She fostered her interests in mentorship and medical education by serving as a M1/M2 Clinical Skills Session Facilitator and Family Medicine Student Clerkship Chief. She found her voice in advocacy during the COVID pandemic by becoming an organizer and national panelist for the AAMC-Supported National Webinar on Strategies to Address Asian American Racism and Bias in Medical Education
Dr. Gonzales is thrilled to return to Los Angeles to care for the community that inspired her to go into medicine. Her patient care mantra is: “Seek first to understand, then be understood.” She also believes in the importance of an interdisciplinary team approach to healthcare – everyone plays an important role!
Dr. Gonzales looks forward to pursuing her career interests in underserved medicine, community outreach, advocacy, pre-med mentorship, and medical education at Keck-USC.
Outside of being a physician, she is also a Pikachu trainer, Disney dreamer, Ravenpuff (waiting on her letter), Duolingoer (currently on a 2400+ day streak), musical lover, and pianist. You can also spot her doing cross-training workouts and hiking around the beautiful LA area.
Forrest Martin, MD, is a resident physician in Keck Medicine Family Medicine Residency Program.
A graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, Dr. Martin was commissioned as a Marine Corps infantry officer where he served for 5 years, attaining the rank of Captain. After completing his time in the Marines, he rededicated his life to healing others after seeing the toll the mental and physical injuries took on his Marines. Dr. Martin not only wanted to take care of his Marines and veterans however but people of all backgrounds who needed quality healthcare.
Dr. Martin went on to graduate from USC’s Keck School of Medicine where he found his love for family medicine by enjoying getting to know his patients and taking the time to hear their stories. Dr. Martin is passionate about providing patients with the resources and education that allow them to establish lifelong healthy habits.
In his free time, Dr. Martin enjoys surfing, running on the beach with his 100+ lb German shepherd, and tending to his vegetable garden from which he makes homemade pickles, salsas, and pasta sauce.
Christopher Ofori, MD is a resident physician for the Keck Medicine Family Medicine Residency Program. Dr. Ofori was born and raised in Cleveland, Tennessee and graduated from The University of Tennessee with a degree in biochemistry and molecular biology. Dr. Ofori’s passion in being exposed to be exposed to more diverse patient populations, cultures and experiences led him to Los Angeles. He completed his medical degree at the Keck School of Medicine at USC in Los Angeles where he garnered a passion for primary care and promoting better health literacy in underserved communities. During his time at Keck, Dr. Ofori was focused on connecting with his local community and mentoring high school students to establish a path to medicine. Dr. Ofori wants to promote better health outcomes at all levels of care with everyone and be a trusted advocate for his patients.
Dr. Ofori loves playing the guitar, basketball, surfing and exploring new restaurants in Los Angeles.
Christopher Song, MD (he/him/his) is a resident physician for the Keck Medicine Family Medicine Residency Program.
He grew up in San Diego and is a graduate of Pomona College in Claremont, California and the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, Illinois.
Dr. Song’s goal for all his patients is for them to feel heard and empowered to discuss anything that is concerning them. He is committed to developing care plans that anticipate obstacles and that ensure his patients receive the treatments that they need.
Dr. Song is particularly interested in health disparities and quality improvement research as well as in working with underserved, immigrant communities in the FQHC setting. During residency, he hopes to develop his interests in addiction medicine and lifestyle medicine.
In his free time, Dr. Song enjoys hiking with his spouse and puppy, playing music, and watching reality TV shows like Top Chef and Survivor.
Zachariah Seth Razzi Geeve Badii, MD is a resident physician for Keck Medicine Family Medicine Residency Program.
After finishing high school, Dr. Badii chose to pursue his medical degree in Mexico in an effort to bolster his connection with his maternal heritage. He received his medical diploma from the Autonoma de Guadalajara and completed his intern year with honors.
In late 2019, after completing his social service, Dr.Badii joined UCLA’s International Medical Graduate Program where he spent his time assisting with the university’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, both in and out of the hospital. There he designed and prototyped a low-cost infrared temperature scanner to help with COVID-19 screening.
Dr. Badii is passionate about using technology to improve the availability and quality of medical care. He believes in empowering people and communities with the knowledge, resources and opportunities they need to thrive. At Keck, he will continue to strive for justice and equity in healthcare, especially for the urban underserved.
In his free time, Dr. Badii enjoys tutoring, rock climbing and spoiling his family with gluten-free cooking. He is fluent in both Spanish and English.
Justin Bui, MD is a resident physician for the Keck Medicine Family Medicine Residency Program. After studying at Stanford University for his undergraduate degree, Dr. Bui made his way back home to sunny Los Angeles where he obtained his medical degree from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. His journey toward family medicine is largely informed by his life experiences working with non-profit organizations, his desire to assist the diverse medical needs of community members, and building long-term relationships with patients.
When not in the hospital or clinic, Dr. Bui can be found poring over a book in a coffee shop, catching a sunrise hike, traipsing through downtown LA, or hopping on a plane for his next adventure.
William Fang, MD is a resident physician at the Keck Medicine Family Medicine Residency Program. He graduated from Johns Hopkins University with a degree in biology. Dr. Fang went on to pursue teaching in San Diego, where he was recognized for his innovative techniques for teaching high school science curriculum in underrepresented communities. He then received his MD degree from the University of Nevada Las Vegas School of Medicine where he developed an interest in primary care and building trust with patients. Dr. Fang believes in bringing transparency into his healthcare practice, as well as incorporating his teaching experience into patient care. As an advocate for all patients, he aspires to transform preventative medicine by focusing on exercise and sports medicine.
Dr. Fang loves playing tennis and enjoys woodworking for his friends and family.
Allen Miao, DO is a resident physician for Keck Medicine Family Medicine Residency Program.
Dr. Miao graduated from the University of California, Davis with a bachelor of science in biological sciences with an emphasis in medical microbiology. He then went on to graduate from Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine.
A series of life events altered the course of his medical career and he found his way into family medicine. He worked as an associate physician at West Oakland Health for the past few years, dedicating his services to working with an underserved community. While there, he managed the HCV clinic and worked on quality improvement projects on colorectal cancer screening and diabetes management for his patients.
He encourages his patients to stay physically active and firmly believes in the correlation between lifestyle and disease prevention. He works closely with his patients to foster a trusting relationship – it is his hope that the rapport he builds with his patients will help them advocate for their own health.
In his free time, he enjoys going to the gym, cooking up tasty meals, finding great cafes, and riding his motorcycle. He is also learning the ropes of being a first-time father as he and his wife recently welcomed their daughter to the family!
Linda Rangel, MD is a resident physician for the Keck Medicine Family Medicine Residency Program. Dr. Rangel received her MD from Keck School of Medicine, and received a bachelor in science from UCLA, majoring in physiological sciences. She was born and raised in the LA-area, and hopes to continue to practice here as she admires the diversity in culture, food, and people. She comes from a large family, which combined with her experience as a teacher’s aide in elementary school helped foster her interest in family medicine. Dr. Rangel seeks to continue to work in and develop programs that can help guide students interested in medicine into the health sciences’ field.
Dr. Rangel has observed the importance of a whole-person approach to healthcare, noting how the cultural, economic, and psychological aspects of life can impact a patient’s health, as well as how positive outcomes can come from a partnership between physicians and patients.
Outside of medicine, she enjoys reading, escape rooms, trivia teams, as well as landscape gardening.
Matthew Sayre, MD is a resident physician at the Keck Medicine Family Medicine Residency Program. Born and raised in Los Angeles County, Dr. Sayre always dreamed of the opportunity to serve the city in which he grew up. He attended the University of California, Merced and earned a bachelor of science degree in human biology. After graduating, Dr. Sayre returned to Southern California and worked as a high school teacher in the sciences. During his two years between college and medical school, Dr. Sayre also volunteered with a hospice organization. This is where he was first exposed to family medicine and fell in love with the philosophy of primary care.
He attended the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University in Philadelphia. During his course work at Temple, Dr. Sayre had the opportunity to work with a very underserved patient community in North Philadelphia. It was here he committed himself to a specialty that he believed was best equipped to advocate for his patients and truly form relationships with them.
Dr. Sayre is thrilled to return to Los Angeles. He hopes to practice full-spectrum family medicine and form true physician-patient bonds.
Outside of medicine, Dr. Sayre loves podcasts, specifically, true crime and medical history. He also loves to spend time outdoors, whether it is on a road bike or on the frisbee golf course!