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2023 Residents

Manuel A. Cruz, M.D.

Resident Alejandro Cruz

Pronouns: He/Him/His

Resident Year: 2023

Undergraduate School: Whittier College

Medical School: Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara Facultdad de Medicina Guadalajara Mexico

Describe Yourself:

Hi, I’m Alex, and I grew up in East Los Angeles but currently living in Claremont. I completed one year at UCLA IMG Program after medical school. Prior to medical school, I was a research assistant at CHLA for Heme/Onc department. I love PVHMC because everyone is willing to take the time to teach, and is very supportive. I love Family Medicine because it is very versatile, where I can practice inpatient medicine, clinic, urgent care, and even train to do maternal child health/OB. I enjoy baking, CrossFit/weightlifting, and hiking. One random fact about me is I have seven tattoos and plan for more. I can speak English and Spanish proficiently and at beginner level French. My Hogwarts house is Slytherin. In the future, I want to be able to be practice medicine anywhere I can give back to the community via inpatient/clinic/street medicine and be able to teach.


Peter Doan, M.D.

Resident Peter Doan

Pronouns: He/Him/His

Resident Year: 2023

Undergraduate School: University of California Los Angeles

Medical School: University of Colorado School of Medicine

Describe Yourself:

Hi, I’m Peter,

I attended UCLA and majored in Microbiology/Immunology. I wanted to come to PVHMC due to the welcoming nature and strong support of the faculty and the opportunity to serve the diverse population found at PVHMC. I am excited for the opportunity to listen to patients and provide care that is tailored to their needs. I have a passion for community engagement and seek to educate and collaborate with patients about their health. I enjoy hiking, playing tennis and other sports, listening to an eclectic range of music, attending concerts, playing video games, watching basketball and football, and going on scenic drives.


Millie M. Hathaway, D.O.

Resident Millie M. Hathaway

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Resident Year: 2023

Undergraduate School: Dominican University of California, San Rafael, CA

Medical School: Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific

Describe Yourself:

Hi, I’m Millie, and San Francisco, California is where I call home. I chose PVHMC FMRP for the unique opportunity to learn full-spectrum family medicine, and address health disparities in my community alongside faculty and co-residents. It matters to me to be able to take care of a whole family, partnering with my patients, and building a relationship with my community. In addition, adolescent, and community medicine, as well as, Women’s health, and inclusivity are important to me. I enjoy hot yoga, running, Boba, food and drink adventures, and quality time with my husband, family and friends. One random fact about me is that my siblings and I have matching tattoos from Hawaii. My Hogwarts house is Gryffindor. In the future, I want to raise a family with my husband, continue to care for underserved communities in the Inland Empire, teach and work with residents, and travel to Italy and Croatia.


Michael Okazaki, D.O.

Resident Michael Okazaki

Pronouns: He/Him/His

Resident Year: 2023

Undergraduate School: University of California, Irvine

Medical School: Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific

Describe Yourself:

Hi, I’m Michael, and the places I call home are the Bay Area, but currently residing in Diamond Bar. Previously I worked as a waiter/server at the Curry House. The reason I choose PVHMC is because I enjoy the broad-spectrum training and family oriented atmosphere within the residency program. Family matters to me especially my wife, and son. One random fact about me, I played the tuba in my high school marching band. My Hogwarts house is Ravenclaw, and in the in the future I want to grow my own spices, and vegetables. The best piece of advice I have ever received is, if you listen to the patients, they will tell you exactly what they have.


Megumi Sugimoto, M.D.

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Resident Year: 2023

Undergraduate School: University of California, Irvine

Medical School: Drexel University of College of Medicine

Describe Yourself:

Hi, I’m Megumi, also known as, Megooms, Sugi, or Sooj, and Cupertino, California, and Shiga, Japan are the places I call home. Prior to medical school, I worked as a Medical Assistant for my family doctor. I am at PVHMC for the family-like supportive environment, unopposed training, great obstetrics training, and proximity to my family – especially after spending 4 years in the east coast away from family. What matters to me most is my dog Tono, family, friends, and good Boba. I enjoy finding new places to eat, traveling, happy hour with friends and coresidents, and Disneyland. One random fact about me is that I went to Disneyland over 100 in one year, and that same year I got the Disney measles (FYI I am vaccinated with MMR x2 as a baby). My Hogwarts house is Slytherin. In the future, I want to practice family medicine with obstetrics. The best piece of advice I have ever received is, when in doubt dial “0” and get the operator.


Tam Tran, D.O.

Resident Tam Tran

Pronouns: He/Him/His

Resident Year: 2023

Undergraduate School: University of California, San Diego

Medical School: Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine of Midwestern University

Describe Yourself:

Hi, I’m Tam, and I was raised in San Jose, California and attended the University of California at San Diego where I majored in Molecular Biology and received a Master's in Biomedical Science. I chose to become part of the PVHMC family due to the diverse background of the community and staff in terms of ethnicity and culture. PVHMC also provides for the underserved community which aligns with my goal of serving this population group. I am passionate about discovering who my patients are as people, increasing my knowledge in preventative medicine, and honing my skills in dermatology, pediatrics, community medicine, and psychiatry. On my free time, you can find me reading comic-books, posing action figures, playing video games, attempting to draw, beatboxing, running/working out, and catching up on financial education.


Kim Vu, D.O.

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Resident Year: 2023

Undergraduate School: University of Southern California, Los Angeles CA

Medical School: Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific

Describe Yourself:

Hi, I’m Kim, and Santa Ana, California is where I call home, or anywhere with my husband <3. Before medical school, I worked as a SNF Director of Social Services, Program Aide for City of Los Angeles Department of Aging. I selected PVHMC for the full-spectrum continuity of care, particularly the Geriatrics Track and residency training with a diverse community and population similar to my hometown. Things that matter to me include my husband, my family and friends, keeping a health balance in achieving my career goals and wearing all hats! I enjoy baking cookies and cakes for special occasions, traveling, hiking spending time with my cat Darwin. One random fact about me is that I received free room and board at a continuing care retirement community for 3 years in return for arranging programming and activities in the community. (Bonus fact: I have never eaten a Big Mac.) Hufflepuff is my Hogwarts house, and in the future, I want to go into Geriatrics. The best piece of advice I have ever received is, love the life you live. Live the life you love.


2024 Residents

Nadeem Albadawi, D.O.

Mary Canders, M.D.

Pronouns: He/Him/His

Resident Year: 2024

Undergraduate School: University of California Irvine

Medical School: Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific

Describe Yourself:

Hi, I’m Nadeem, and I was born and raised in sunny Southern California, and first grew a passion for medicine at University of California, Irvine where I majored in Biological Sciences and minored in African American Studies. From there, I attended Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific, where I extended my education by one year to serve as an Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine Teaching Fellow. My experiences throughout medical school grew my passion for providing full-spectrum medical care across generations in order to empower my patients with the health they deserve. I am privileged to be a part of PVHMC’s Family Medicine Residency Program, as I believe it’s exceptional training will allow me to achieve my career goals by working in a supportive learning environment with a diverse patient population. In my free time, I love trying out new recipes, baking, spending time with my dog (Minnie!), visiting Disneyland, hiking, and catching up with my friends and family!


Adam Bray, D.O.

Mary Canders, M.D.

Pronouns: He/Him/His

Resident Year: 2024

Undergraduate School: Maryland Institute College of Art

Medical School: Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific

Describe Yourself:

Hi, I’m Adam, a new PGY2 transferring from RMCH in Gallup, NM. Before my PGY1 year, I did a pre-residency fellowship in Critical Care at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, NM after graduating from Western University COMP in Pomona, CA. Before medical school, I was a professional artist for movies and video games, having done my undergrad at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, MD. When not working, I enjoy painting, playing guitar, exercising/ weight lifting, hiking, finding new restaurants, movies, and wrinkle dogs (I have a Shar Pei puppy). Medically I most enjoy FM clinic, inpatient, the ICU, and the ED.


Tung Chu, D.O.

Thu Nguyen, M.D.

Pronouns: He/Him/His

Resident Year: 2024

Undergraduate School: University of Washington

Medical School: Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences College of Osteopathic Medicine

Describe Yourself:

Hi, I’m Tung, and I was born in Vietnam and grew up in small town in Washington. I graduated from University of Washington with a B.S. in Chemistry, becoming the first person in my family to go to college. Afterwards, I worked on cancer research and received a M.S. in Medical Physiology at Case Western Reserve University. Driven by my lived experiences and the desire to serve all communities, I knew medical school was where I wanted to be and attended Kansas City University. I am drawn to family medicine’s focus on building long-lasting relationships and the emphasis on preventative care. I chose Pomona Valley because of the program’s focus on community engagement, providing full-spectrum care to a broad population, and the supportive environment. I am excited to return to the west coast and grow with an amazing community determined to serve diverse patient populations. Whenever I have free time, I love going on adventures whether it is a short walk or a long drive. I enjoy astrophotography, rock climbing, watching movies, learning about cuisines and eating delicious food with my loved ones.


Jamila Rahmaan-Colder, D.O.

Justin Pegueros, M.D.

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Resident Year: 2024

Undergraduate School: Georgia State University

Medical School: Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific

Describe Yourself:

Hi, I’m Jamila, and I was born and raised in Pomona, CA. I earned my bachelors of science in psychology at Georgia State University. I then returned home and taught high school and also managed a group home for people with autism and intellectual disabilities. After a few years, I was inspired to become a physician because I wanted to better serve the medical needs of the people I encountered through my work as I developed a deep appreciation for the importance of quality health care for vulnerable populations. I earned a master’s degree in medical science at Western University of Health Sciences and then completed medical school at the College of Osteopathic Medicine, also at Western University of Health Sciences. During medical school I developed several community outreach programs targeted to improving community health. I also enjoy research and completed a clinical research fellowship. I chose family medicine because I value a close doctor-patient partnership and I am also interested in women’s health. I am honored to continue service to my community by completing my residency training at Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center. I spend my free time with my husband, children and time with family and friends. We enjoy hiking, swimming, traveling abroad, as well as local trips to Disneyland.


Patricia Doan, D.O.

Elaine Roh, M.D.

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Resident Year: 2024

Undergraduate School: Pitzer College

Medical School: Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific

Describe Yourself:

Hi, I’m Pati, and the Inland Empire is the place I call home. Previously I worked as a Medical Scribe. I chose PVHMC because it is close to home, family and friends, and these things matter to me, as well as, spending quality time with my dog. I enjoy hiking, Boba, and good food! A random fact about me, my go-to television show will forever be Friends. My Hogwarts house is Hufflepuff, and in the future, I want to travel. The best piece of advice I have ever received is, trust but verify.


Cameron Hand, M.D.

Christine

Pronouns: He/Him/His

Resident Year: 2024

Undergraduate School: University of California, San Diego

Medical School: The Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine

Describe Yourself:

Hi, I’m Cam and I was born and raised in southern California. I went to undergrad at UCSD and received a BS/BS in Biochemistry/Chemistry and Animal Physiology and Neuroscience. Prior to medical school I was fortunate to work in a job in the medical field that allowed me to travel across the country and experience medicine and areas of the US ranging from rural Pennsylvania all the way to Anchorage, Alaska. During my time at Penn State my experience with rural and underserved communities helped further my passion to helping the underserved get access to medical care and preventative medicine. I was drawn to Family Medicine as the field makes up the central hub, which can help try and bring about changes to these areas in the future. When not in the hospital you can find me cooking with my wife, hiking in the mountains, or driving to anyplace I find on a map I haven’t been before!


Anthony Smith, M.D.

Pronouns: He/Him/His

Resident Year: 2024

Undergraduate School: SUNY Binghamton University

Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine

Describe Yourself:

Hi, I’m Tony, and the places I call home are Barnes & Noble, and the gym. Formerly I worked as a Research Coordinator, and 3D Medical Imaging Analyst. I picked PVHMC because of the patient population, and full-spectrum level of care. Things that matter to me are family, staying physically fit, and sleep. I truly enjoy teaching, learning, basketball, cooking, sketching and painting. One random fun fact about me is that I am a big Marvel fan. In the future, I want to work mainly in an outpatient practice with a sprinkle of inpatient medicine. The best piece of advice I have ever received is, be a good example for others.


Khoi Trinh, D.O.

Abraham Vela, M.D.

Pronouns: He/Him/His

Resident Year: 2024

Undergraduate School: University of California, Irvine

Medical School: Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific

Describe Yourself:

Hi, I’m Khoi and I was born and raised in Long An, Vietnam. When I was seventeen years old, my family was very fortunate to immigrate to America. Being inspired by advanced medical treatments in the United States, I have always dreamed of becoming a doctor so that I could use my knowledge to help those who are less fortunate. My love for family medicine has grown immensely during medical school at Western University of Health Sciences. No matter where a patient is coming from, I believe preventive medicine, regular checkups, and patient education can make significant differences in their health. I chose PVHMC’s Family Medicine Residency Program due to the supportive and caring faculty, residents, and staff and the opportunity to serve the diverse patient population here. I am excited to build a strong patient partnership to provide the best care to my patients. Outside of work, I enjoy swimming, playing soccer, being outdoors, cooking, and spending quality time with family and friends.


Malvin Vien, M.D.

Abraham Vela, M.D.

Pronouns: He/Him/His

Resident Year: 2024

Undergraduate School: University of Redlands

Medical School: University of Colorado School of Medicine

Describe Yourself:

Hi, I’m Malvin, and currently I call Pomona, California home. I have previously worked as a Research Technician at Weill Cornel Medical College investigating biophysical and electrochemical mechanisms. I wanted to come to PVHMC for its full-spectrum medical training, and because community matters to me. Random facts about me are that I was formerly a fashion designer who trained at Parsons Design School in NYC, and I was a contestant on Project Runway. Spoiler alert, I lasted two episodes. My Hogwarts house is Ravenclaw, and in the future, I want to provide high quality evidence based healthcare to all ages, acute to chronic illnesses despite resource settings, and contribute to achieving equality and access in whatever health system I serve.


2025 Residents

Samira Ali, M.D.

Ali Samiria

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Undergraduate School: Northeastern State University

Medical School: University of Oklahoma College of Medicine

Describe Yourself:

Hi, I’m Samira, and Tulsa, Oklahoma is where I call home. Previously I worked as a Certified Nurse Assistant. I am at PVHMC because I believe in the mission of the program, the scope and volume of excellent training opportunities, the OB & Women’s Health track, and the wonderful people. It is important to me to make a positive impact on those around me. I enjoy a good mocha, all things brunch, dancing, home décor, visiting museums, parks & botanical gardens. Random facts about me is that I have double-jointed elbows, and my Hogwarts house is Hufflepuff! In the future, I want to take care of patients with empathy and work with people of diverse backgrounds. The best piece of advice I have ever received is, be like water—go with the flow!


Anthony Loffredo, M.D.

Anthony Loffredo

Pronouns: He/Him

Undergraduate School: University of Arizona

Medical School: Medical College of Wisconsin

Describe Yourself:

Hi, I’m Anthony, and Brookfield, Wisconsin is where I call home. Before medical school, I worked as grocery bagger, restaurant server, resident and teacher assistant, dog walker/sitter, medical scribe, and Uber Eats driver. PVHMC offers the perfect opportunity to my interest in medicine with my extracurricular interest all while living in a beautiful part of the country closer to family and friends. Health, family and friends, and my dog are things that matter to me. I enjoy spending time with loved ones, participating in sports, spending time in the ocean, and traveling. One random fact about is that I once won tickets off a radio call-in contest but didn’t like the band so never picked up the tickets. My Hogwarts house is Hufflepuff, and in the future, I want to practice in a sports medicine setting, helping my patients to get back to their leisure activities they love. The best piece of advice I have ever received, we are not all in the same boat. We are in the same storm with different boats. Help whomever you can.


Janae Moment, M.D.

Janae Moment

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Undergraduate School:University of Houston

Graduate School: University of North Texas Health Science Center

Medical School: Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine

Describe Yourself:

Hi, I’m Janae, and I was born in San Diego, California and raised in Arlington, Texas. I am a first generation college graduate and the first in my family to pursue medicine. I completed my undergraduate degree at the University of Houston in Health Promotions. Immediately after graduating, I started my master’s degree in Medical Science at the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth. I later went on to attend medical school as a part of the inaugural class at the Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine in Nutley, New Jersey. I previously worked in fast food, retail, delivery, and as a home health aide. I am at PVHMC because I was drawn to the diverse patient population, high volume of obstetrics deliveries, and the emphasis on community medicine. I appreciate that this is an unopposed medical residency program that teaches the full scope of family medicine. I am most excited about the obstetrics and gynecology training, and I hope to join the Obstetrics and Women’s Health Specialty Track. In addition, I am grateful to be afforded the opportunity to rotate at a FQHC and participate in street medicine. My family is most important to me (and that makes me a great fit for FAMILY medicine!). I enjoy being at home, binge watching Netflix shows, eating, most things nature (excluding bugs), amusement parks, and bowling. One random fact about me is that I played the violin from fifth grade throughout high school. The Sorting Hat says that my Hogwarts house is Gryffindor. In the future, I want to continue my training in an obstetrics fellowship. The best advice I’ve ever received is whatever will be, will be.


Hoang Pham, M.D.

Hoang Pham

Pronouns: He/Him/His

Undergraduate School: University of California at Irvine

Medical School: Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine California

Describe Yourself:

Hi, I’m Hoang, and Anaheim, California is where I call home. Before residency, I worked as an immunization coordinator at a community pharmacy prior to medical school and as a peer tutor while I was a medical student. I was attracted to PVHMC FMRP for the multiple specialty tracks, especially Community Medicine and Geriatrics, and the appealing residency wellness program. During my interview, the welcoming staff, down-to-earth faculty, and happy residents moved me. I immediately felt that I already belonged to the program. My family is the most important thing in my life. They are the reason and the motivation for me to be who I am today. My career as a family physician is the next one on the list. The ability to help my patients stay healthy and enjoy their quality of life gives me the purpose to keep working and learning. I enjoy fishing, gardening, landscaping, and the doing construction around my house. One random fact about me, I have been fishing at multiple piers in California for more than 12 years. My Hogwarts house is Hufflepuff, and in the future, I want to collaborate with passionate healthcare providers to set a good standard of medical care in my hometown and serve my community. The best piece of advice I have ever received is, self-compassion is important because we (physicians) deal with burnout every single day.


Edgar Ricardo Ramos Maldonado, M.D.

Maldolando

Pronouns: He/Him

Medical School: Universidad de Guadalajara Centro Universitario de Ciencias de la Salud

Describe Yourself:

Hi, I’m Ricardo, and the places I call home are Anaheim, California, Arkansas, and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico but anywhere near my family feels like home to me. I graduated medical school from Universidad de Guadalajara Centro Universitario de la Costa and did 6 months of radiology residency at San Javier, hospital Guadalajara, México. I’ve previously worked as a rural physician serving low socioeconomic population, hospitalist and urgent care physician in Mexico. I also worked as a medical assistant with a nephrologist in Arkansas. I choose PVHMC Due to its community commitment; serving a diverse population and high volume of deliveries were some aspects that influence my decision. Education, trust and being at peace are important to me. I enjoy international food, learning new things and relaxing. Some random facts about me are that I am learning mixology, I have tried skydiving, and I love to travel. My Hogwarts house is Gryffindor, and in the future, I want to pursue a Family Medicine/OB fellowship. The best piece of advice I have ever received is, everything is a learning process.


Gabriela Sibrian

Gabriel Sibrian

Pronouns: She/Her

Undergraduate School: Mills College

Medical School: Escuela Latinoamerica de Medicina

Describe Yourself:

Hi, I’m Gabriela and I call Pacoima, California home. Previously I worked as an operations manager for a homeless shelter for recently arrived immigrants and refugees. I am interested in working with PVHMC’s ethnically, culturally and socioeconomically diverse patient population. I like that the program has rigorous inpatient and OBGYN training. I have gotten to know the program through the interview process and in speaking to residents and faculty, I felt like I would receive strong training at PVHMC. Kindness and helping others is what matters to me. I enjoy all things art, music, and dance, spending time with family and friends, cycling and reading. In the future, I want to continue merging my interests in medicine, human rights, and social justice. The best piece of advice I have ever received is, "never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed individuals can change the world. In fact, it's the only thing that ever has." Margaret Mead.


Irene Velarde

Irene Verde

Pronouns: She/Her

Undergraduate School: University of California at Irvine

Medical School: Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine California

Describe Yourself:

Hi, I’m Irene and I call Vallejo, California. Prior to medical school, I worked as a medical assistant. I choose PVHMC because of the community focus, and unopposed training. The things that matter to me are social determinants of health, and procedures. I truly enjoy music, and traveling. One random fact about me is that I have a very cute dog. In the future, I want to be an excellent clinician, an educator, and to utilize my training to serve my community. The best piece of advice I have ever received is, take a breath.


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