Meet Our Residents

Tanya Gupta Tanya Gupta
Medical School: USC Keck School of Medicine, CA
Intern Year: Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, CATanya had a rich background in the arts prior to medical school. She has a B.A. in World Arts & Cultures: Dance and a B.S. in Physiological Sciences, and subsequently obtained her M.S. in Biokinesiology. Tanya was passionate about developing wellness and social support programs for KSOM community, including founding the Jumpstart event, which promoted free fitness classes, studios, and gyms (Equinox, PureBarre, SoulCycle) for faculty and students. All of that to say she is a professional dancer-turned-neurologist.
Michael Jang Michael Jang
Medical School: University of Toledo College of Medicine, OH
Intern Year: St. John Hospital and Medical Center, Detroit, MIFrom the San Francisco Bay Area, Mike majored in Neurobiology at UC Irvine. He likes to watch Netflix, Twitch, professional tennis tournaments, play retro video games, and eat out a lot. Sleep is also his top pick. He chose USC because of the diversity of the patient population and its strong emphasis on clinical training. Also, most of his friends and family reside in California.
Saeed Kalantari Saeed Kalantari
Medical School: Tulane University School of Medicine, LA
PhD: University of British Columbia (Physics/Biomedical Engineering)
Intern: White Memorial Hospital, CAWith a strong background in physics and engineering, Saeed offers an eclectic background to our residency. Beyond his academic background and interests, he is interested in language and culture.
Patricia Lee Patricia Lee
Medical School: Chicago Medical School, IL
Intern Year: Loyola Medical Center, CAPatricia grew up in the East Bay Area but traveled across the country to attend Chicago Medical School. Prior to that, she spent three years pursuing research in MRI biomarkers in neonates with Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy at UCSF. Outside of work, Patricia enjoys cooking, eating, hiking, and saving the bees, by tending to her not-always-thriving, but growing balcony garden. Brain is time, and bee is time.
Efrain Martinez Efrain Martinez
Medical School: Xaverian Pontifice University, Colombia
Intern Year: University of Southern Florida, Blake Medical Center, FL
Postdoctoral Research Fellowship: Harvard Medical School, MAOriginally from Colombia and father of two, Efrain offers a gentle presence to the residency program. His path to USC was well-traveled; he spent time in Massachusetts General Hospital and Florida before finding his home in Southern California.
Philip Sun Philip Sun
Medical School: Mayo Clinic School of Medicine, MN
Intern Year: Maimonides Medical Center, NYPhilip is originally from South Korea and immigrated to the US at the age of 15. On his off time, Philip enjoys hiking (Griffith Park and Runyon Canyon), watching movies, and trying new foods. He was drawn to the LAC+USC program because of its ideal location by the heart of Los Angeles, its collegial culture, and strong clinical training in Neurocritical Care.

Colin Hill Colin Hill
Medical School: USC Keck School of Medicine, CA
Intern Year: Huntington Hospital, Pasadena, CAA northern California native standing at 6’4” tall, Colin is an ex-slacker turned doctor. His salt and pepper look exudes wisdom from his nontraditional path to medicine, as well as fun life stories. He is interested in movement disorders.
Amanuel Kebede Amanuel Kebede
Medical School: University of Toledo College of Medicine, OH
Intern Year: University of Toledo Medical Center, OHAmanuel is an ex-UCLA bruin who joined the Trojan Family with an extensive research background studying Gene expression genes at the BBB during Neurological dysfunction at UCSF and use of DCE-MRI imaging for predicting glioma grade and prognosis in primary brain tumors at Memorial Sloan Kettering. A bay area native, he has found a new home in LA, and loves to explore the food scene in Southern California. On his spare time, he enjoys exploring nature through hiking and camping, watching college sports, reading, working out and traveling.
Daniel Oh Daniel Oh
Medical School: Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, NJ
Intern Year: Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, NJOriginally born in the South, but raised on the East Coast, he now comes to us from Rutgers New Jersey Medical School. Dan’s life philosophy involves balancing immediate and delayed gratification. Immediate gratifications include, non-stop pun-whispering, podcasts (Hidden Brain!), amateur caricatures, and golf. Dan’s interests include bridging technology and healthcare, bridging healthcare to the community, and bridges in general. Current Neurology interests include stroke, sleep, or something else with good hours.
Vinod Ravikumar Vinod Ravikumar
Medical School: New York Medical College, NHY
Intern Year: Greenwich Hospital/Yale New Haven Health, CTOriginally from Saratoga, CA, Vinod joined LAC+USC Neurology after leaving his New Yorker lifestyle. His chic voice and mannerism is Park Ave but his clinical skills and academic interests are totally rooted in neurology, especially in LA County. Research interests are in movement disorders/binge eating behavior.
Ben Stuart Ben Stuart
Medical School: Zucker SOM at Northwell/Hofstra, NY
Intern Year: University of California Irvine Medical Center, CAA northern California native, Ben is nerdier than he looks. With a formidable background in climbing the research ladder, specifically at the Brain Tumor Biotech Center at Feinstein Institute studying novel therapeutics for medulloblastoma, Ben actually is a rock-solid rock climber. Turn to him for advice in the ultimate millennial sport, and maybe neurology, too, while at it.
Tahoora Sadoughi Tahoora Sadoughi
Medical School: VCU School of Medicine, VA
Intern Year: Huntington Hospital, Pasadena, CAPartially raised in the suburbs of Chicago but basically a true LA native, Tahoora explored the east coast for medical school before returning back to Southern California. She has done research in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and cerebral palsy. Other than her academic interests, she is something of a pseudo-sommelier and a guru of the LA restaurant scene. She will most likely treat all your headaches, as she pursues her interest in Headache Medicine.

Ashim Ahuja Ashim Ahuja
Medical school: St. George’s University School of Medicine
Preliminary Year: NY Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital, Brooklyn, NY

Growing up under the luscious hills of San Gabriel Mountain, Ashim is an Arcadia native who found his way back to Los Angeles for residency. He is more than another byproduct of UCLA-USC cross-pollination. You may not immediately realize it, but his Jesuit educational background in downtown LA as a hindi teenager made him into the man he is today, not his Subaru WRX. Ashim pursues to mingle with mother nature as much as he likes to drive through them— he loves to wear earthy tones, cook, and hike.

Davis “Uzo” Anugo Davis “Uzo” Anugo
Medical school: Albert Einstein School of Medicine, Bronx, NY
Preliminary Year: Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY

Uzo was born and raised in Nigeria but went through his medical education in the crucible of New York City, specifically in the Bronx and Brooklyn as a medical student and intern, respectively. He ventured out to LA for his neurology residency and settled down in none other than Koreatown for great access to K-BBQ and much more. He enjoys playing basketball, watching anime, and — you guessed it, horology. His punctuality gave that one away, obviously.

Connie Chung
Medical School: University of California Los Angeles, CA
Preliminary Year: Olive View Medical Center, Sylmar, CA

What is common in New Orleans – Taiwan – California? Connie. Ever since she’s been at UCLA for medical school, Connie found herself a good fit in the robust climbing and ice cream culture in LA. Ask her for recommendations for the best taste-conscious or health-conscious ice cream in town; then ask her where to go to burn the very calories you consumed. Her two furry feline babies also keep her active.

Kacey Liu Kacey Liu
Medical School: Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine, IL
Preliminary Year: Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, IL

Kacey is from the canyons of Valencia and was in Chicago for medical school but it was a natural choice to return to Southern California for its warmth, boba, and food scene. She’s well traveled, and is looking forward to more trips both locally and abroad. Ask her for recommendations before your next Asia trip and cooking recipes. She also likes to swim. Kacey is interested in the wonders of movement disorders.

Chris Nguyen Chris Nguyen
Medical school: USC Keck School of Medicine, CA
Preliminary Year: University of California Irvine, CA

Chris is en route to a USC Keck lifer. From Orange County originally, he did not need to look too far for happiness. After Keck School of Medicine, Chris hopped over to UC Irvine for his intern year and is back with us. You might mistake his shoulders for that of a football player, but Chris likes to find more size advantage on the basketball court.

Cyrus Rais Cyrus Rais
Medical School: USC Keck School of Medicine, CA
Preliminary Year: Saint Agnes Medical Center, Fresno, CA

A Los Angeles native, Cyrus is the person he claims to be from LinkedIn. One might mistake his perfect smile as that of a dentist’s until they find out he has a dual MD/MBA, not to mention his extensive research background. Cyrus aims to strike a balance in everything; his networking skills are honed from MBA social mixers while his interests in cell biology, neuromuscular disorders, and pharmacology bring out his academic side