Meet Our Residents Click on photos below to learn more about our residents! PGY-5 x Diana Avsker, MD Hometown: New York City, New York Undergraduate: Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education (City College of New York) Medical School: New York Medical College Internship: MountainView Hospital General Surgery Residency Clinical Interest: Currently interested in Trauma/Critical Care and Plastics, but this is subject to change. My goal is to improve each day. Personal Interest: I enjoy traveling and experiencing cultural submersion but that is a relatively rare occurrence. Whenever I have the chance, I try to explore the world around me, learning about different cultures and going on mini adventures. I look forward to discovering something new each day. x Tiffany Davis-Garcia, MD Hometown: Miami, Florida Undergraduate: Florida State University Medical School: Meharry Medical College Internship: Mountain View Hospital General Surgery Residency Clinical Interest: As a first year resident, I am open to the variety of opportunities that lie ahead. My most certain goal is to become a true patient advocate and quality team leader. Personal Interest: Staying active and prioritizing good people. x Neal "Matt" Foley, DO Hometown: Austin, TX Undergraduate: Texas A&M University Medical School: University of North Texas Health Science Center-Fort Worth, TX Internship: The University of Texas at Houston Clinical Interest: Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery Personal Interest: I enjoy spending time with friends and family, traveling, and going out to eat and trying new restaurants. I am also a huge college football fan. x Cyrus Rahnema, MD Hometown: Knoxville, Tennessee Undergraduate: Cornell University Medical School: University of Tennessee Health Science Center Internship: Mountain View Hospital General Surgery Residency Clinical Interest: General Surgery Personal Interest: Outdoor sports, adventures, travel x Jessica Wise, MD Hometown: Reno, NV Undergraduate: College of Idaho Medical School: Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara Internship: Mountain View Hospital General Surgery Residency Clinical Interest: To be determined, but I love Global/International surgery Personal Interest: Spending time with family, traveling, outdoor activities and sports, working for my non-profit in Haiti and the Dominican Republic whenever possible PGY-4 x Daniel Banuelos, MD Hometown: Bakersfield, CA Undergraduate: University of California, Merced Medical School: University of California, Davis Clinical Interest: Robotic Surgery, Patient Advocacy, Latino Community Health Personal Interest: Travelling, hiking, cooking, playing guitar, snowboarding, regular exercise x Nelly Chow, DO Hometown: Monterey Park, CA Undergraduate: University of California, Berkeley Medical School: Western University of Health Sciences Clinical Interest: Cardiothoracic, Vascular, MIS, Plastics Personal Interest: Computer games, board games, travel x Jennifer Choy-Shin, MD Hometown: Milpitas, CA Undergraduate: University of California, San Diego Medical School: Michigan State University – College of Human Medicine Clinical Interest: Trauma/Critical Care, MIS, Breast Personal Interest: Swimming, playing board games, travelling, photography, playing musical instruments x Katherin Specht, DO Hometown: Napa, CA Undergraduate: University of California, Berkeley Medical School: Touro University, California Clinical Interest: Acute Care Surgery, Trauma, Global Health Personal Interest: Yoga, cooking, baking, volunteer for U.S. Figure Skating PGY-3 x Daniel Kim, MD Hometown: Paramus, NJ Undergraduate: Emory University Medical School: University of Washington Clinical Interest: Trauma, MIS, Bariatrics. Every patient I have the privilege to treat in the future will be given just as much consideration as I would give for my family. Personal Interest: Running, Hot yoga, hiking and visiting different restaurants. x Helene Nepomuceno, MD Hometown: Union City, CA Undergraduate: Trinity University, San Antonio Medical School: University of California, Irvine School of Medicine Clinical Interest: Pediatric surgery, health policy Personal Interest: Hanging out with my fiance and my puppy, and supporting other women in surgery! x Miguel Rodriguez, DO Hometown: McAllen, TX Undergraduate: Baylor University Medical School: University of North Texas Health Science Center: Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine Clinical Interest: General surgery, minimally invasive surgery. Becoming the best possible surgeon. Personal Interest: Running, watching sports, playing indoor/outdoor soccer, and spending time with loved ones. x Mark Walton Hometown: Henderson, NV Undergraduate: University of Nevada, Reno Medical School: University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine Clinical Interest: Cardiothoracic surgery Personal Interest: Computer games, Netflix and Hulu, snowboarding and cats PGY-2 x Don Furman, DO Hometown: Monroe, NY Undergraduate: University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Medical School: Lincoln Memorial University DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine Clinical Interest: Trauma/critical Care, Military Medicine Personal Interest: Trail running, swimming, BBQ, brewing beer, and spending time with my wife, dog, and hairless cats. x Diana Hung, DO Hometown: Diamond Bar, CA Undergraduate: University of California Los Angeles Medical School: Western University COMP Clinical Interest: Currently undecided but open-minded Personal Interest: cooking, eating, traveling, calligraphy, Disney x Jennifer Neibling, DO Hometown: Kimberly, ID Undergraduate: University of Idaho Medical School: Midwestern University AZCOM Clinical Interest: General surgery, MIS, trauma Personal Interest: Spending time with friends and family, Netflix, cello, science fiction, cats, computer games, exploring local parks. x Vincent Tran, DO Hometown: Rosemend, CA Undergraduate: University of California Santa Barbara Medical School: Touro University Nevada Clinical Interest: Still exploring my options Personal Interest: Traveling, rock climbing, tennis, volleyball, exploring Japanese literary culture PGY-1 x Caleb Ackermann, MD Hometown: Macon, GA Undergraduate: Westminster College Medical School: Trinity School of Medicine Clinical Interest: Trauma surgery, vascular surgery Personal Interest: Soccer, guitar, running Why Sunrise Health GME? I was drawn to Sunrise Health by its diverse patient population, broad variety of surgical subspecialties, and unique combination of academic opportunities and community practice. x Ara Amirkhanian, DO Hometown: Clemson, SC Undergraduate: Clemson University Medical School: VCOM - Carolinas Clinical Interest: Vascular, thoracic, and endocrine surgery Personal Interest: Fitness and nutrition, soccer, ink pen drawings, and drinking beer at live sporting events x Mark Chen, DO Hometown: Las Vegas, NV Undergraduate: UNLV Medical School: Touro University Nevada Clinical Interest: Anesthesia Personal Interest: I enjoy good food, family, target shooting and the outdoors Why Sunrise Health GME? I was born in Las Vegas and wanted to be able to give back to the city I love. x Neal Ekpoudia, MD Hometown: Las Vegas, NV Undergraduate: UNLV Medical School: University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine Clinical Interest: Neuro, rehab, spine Personal Interest: Basketball, family, cooking Why Sunrise Health GME? Love my hometown- I was born at Sunrise Hospital. The opportunity to learn and give back to our community is a tremendous honor. x Jonathan Habashy, MD Hometown: Las Vegas, NV Undergraduate: UNLV Medical School: University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine Clinical Interest: Anesthesiology and being the best provider I can be! Personal Interest: Basketball (Go Lakers!), hockey (Go Knights!) Why Sunrise Health GME? This is a program with a true dedication to the training of its residents to the highest level, and a true dedication to its community. x Andrew Han, DO Hometown: Montgomery, NJ Undergraduate: Vanderbilt University Medical School: Touro University Nevada Clinical Interest: OBGYN, Family Medicine Personal Interest: Sneakers, basketball, Asian American Studies, coffee Why Sunrise Health GME? Amazing team of residents! x Ryan Herold, MD Hometown: St. Paul, MN Undergraduate: University of Wisconsin - La Crosse Medical School: St. George's University Clinical Interest: General surgery, breast oncology, transplant Personal Interest: Crocheting, knitting, gardening, baking, hiking and running with my dog Why Sunrise Health GME? Great location, friendly residents and staff, close to family x Jonathan Lyle Holt, MD Hometown: Las Vegas, NV Undergraduate: UNLV Medical School: University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine Clinical Interest: Pain management, sports medicine Personal Interest: Playing the guitar and piano, reading, gardening Why Sunrise Health GME? Las Vegas in my hometown and where my friends and family are. I was always interested in returning and working in this community. x Davi Mavromatis, MD Hometown: Miami, FL Undergraduate: University of Utah Medical School: American University of the Caribbean Clinical Interest: CT Surgery, general surgery, pediatric surgery Personal Interest: Traveling, soccer, video games, outdoor activities Why Sunrise Health GME? It's an incredible opportunity to be able to train in a place that has a positive culture, plenty of hands-on experience and easy access to robotic training. All of that combined with living in Las Vegas will surely be an amazing experience! x Mark Olson, DO Hometown: Villa Park, CA Undergraduate: Brigham Young University Medical School: Western University Clinical Interest: Anesthesia Personal Interest: Sports, gym, movies Why Sunrise Health GME? I felt like Sunrise Health GME was a good fit for me where I would receive excellent training. x Joshua Roose, DO Hometown: Rancho Cucamonga, CA Undergraduate: UCLA Medical School: Touro University Nevada Personal Interest: Running, hiking, bicycling Why Sunrise Health GME? I've lived in Las Vegas for several years and I'm proud to be a part of a health system that provides so many health services to this community. x Ritu Shah, MD Hometown: Voorhees, NJ Undergraduate: Drexel University Medical School: Spartan Health Sciences University Clinical Interest: Interventional radiology Personal Interest: I started singing in 6th grade and performing at concerts during undergrad. Since moving to Las Vegas 3 years ago, I fell in love with hiking and everything outdoors. My husband and I now go to national parks around the country. I also play the ukelele in my free time and work with the movement I started for the homeless community called "Balancing the Deficit." Why Sunrise Health GME? Working in the healthcare field in Las Vegas for the past couple years, I heard great things about the consortium. I also plan to settle and practice in Las Vegas. This program was easily the best choice.