Current Residents

PGY V

Christine Ghatan, MD
Undergraduate: Stanford University - Stanford, CA
Medical School: University of Southern California - Los Angeles, CA
Preliminary: Cedars-Sinai Medical Center - Los Angeles, CA

Blake Kightlinger, MD
Undergraduate: Appalachian State University - Boone, NC
Medical School: Georgetown University - Washington, DC
Preliminary: Georgetown/Washington Hospital Center - Washington, DC

Louis Muscarella, MD
Undergraduate: SUNY Binghamton - Binghamton, NY
Medical School: University of California, Los Angeles
Transitional: Wilson Memorial Regional - Johnson City, NY

PGY IV

Avetis Azizyan, MD
Undergraduate: University of California, Los Angeles
Medical School: Keck School of Medicine of USC – Los Angeles, CA
Preliminary: Alameda County Medical Center – Oakland, CA

Sean Welsh, MD
Undergraduate: John Hopkins University – Baltimore, MD
Medical School: Albany Medical College – Albany, NY
Transitional: Arrowhead Regional Medical Center – San Bernadino, CA

Emmanuil Smorodinsky, MD
Undergraduate: University of California, Los Angeles, CA
Medical School: Tufts University School of Medicine – Boston, MA
Preliminary: University of California, San Diego, CA

PGY III

Joseph Miller, MD 
Undergraduate: University of California, Riverside, CA
Medical School: Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science – Chicago, IL
Preliminary – Cedars-Sinai Medical Center – Los Angeles, CA

Charles Rawson, MD
Undergraduate: University of Hawaii – Honolulu, HI
Medical School: University of Hawaii, John A. Burns School of Medicine – Honolulu, HI
Transitional: Harbor-UCLA Medical Center – Los Angeles, CA

From left to right: Joseph Miller, Avetis Azizyan, Sean Welsh, Undisclosed, Shane Smith, Charles Rawson, Blake Kightlinger, and Louis Muscarella.

PGY II

Allen Ardestani, MD, PhD
Undergraduate: University of California, Los Angeles
Medical School: University of California, Los Angeles
Preliminary: University of California, San Diego

Garrett Dejesus, MD
Undergraduate: Tufts University, Medford, MA
Medical School: Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University - New York, NY
Preliminary: Columbia University Medical Center

Jonathan Frankel, MD
Undergraduate: Yeshiva University - New York, NY
Medical School: Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University - New York, NY
Preliminary: New York Hospital Medical Center - Queens, NY

Christopher Watterson, MD
Undergraduate: University of California, Los Angeles
Medical School: Virginia Commonwealth University - Richmond, VA
Preliminary: Virginia Commonwealth University Health Systems - Richmond, VA

Incoming Residents 2013

Jordan Gutovich, MD
Undergraduate: Yeshiva University, New York, NY
Medical School: Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Preliminary: Lincoln Medical Center, New York, NY

Brian Lee, MD
Undergraduate: University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA
Medical School: Albany Medical College, Albany, NY
Preliminary: St. Mary’s Medical Center, San Francisco, CA

Yaniv Raphael, MD
Undergraduate: University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
Medical School: University of Hawaii, John A. Burns School of Medicine, Honolulu, HI
Preliminary: Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA