Class of 2023

Categorical Residents Brief Bio

Harriet Barratt

Medical School: Texas Tech School of Medicine
Clinical Interests: Endocrine, MIS
Professional Interests: Resident and student education
Personal Interests: Art, sports and food
Hometown: Chicago, IL


Ovinder Johal, MD
Ovinder Johal, MD

Medical School: University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix
Clinical Interests: Medical student education, reconstructive surgery
Professional Interests: Plastic surgery, vascular surgery
Personal Interests: Automotive, cooking, coffee, travel, an unhealthy amount of HGTV
Hometown: El Sobrante, CA


Maryam Khan

Medical School: University of Texas-Southwestern
Clinical Interests: "General" general surgery, rural Surgery, breast
Professional Interests: Physician wellness, global health, culinary medicine
Personal Interests: Videography, spontaneity, gastronomy, cake decorating, hiking
Hometown: Killeen, TX


Kashif Malik

Medical School: University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson
Clinical Interests: Transplant, CT, surgical oncology
Professional Interests: Academic medicine
Personal Interests: ASU Sun Devils, tennis, table tennis,
Hometown: Phoenix, AZ


Falak Patel

Medical School: University of Nevada – Reno
Clinical Interests: Trauma or cardiothoracic surgery
Professional Interests: Global and rural health outreach
Personal Interests: ASU Sun Devils, hiking, basketball, traveling
Hometown: Phoenix, AZ


Lora Shirley

Medical School: Drexel University College of Medicine
Clinical Interests: "General" general surgery, MIS
Professional Interests: Global health/surgery, rural health/surgery
Personal Interests: Medical sociology and history, languages, food science
Hometown: Douglassville, PA

Alex Vaicius

Medical School: Indiana University School of Medicine
Clinical Interests: Transplant, hepato-pancreato-biliary surgery, vascular surgery
Professional Interests: Global health outreach, resident education
Personal Interests: Trekking, hiking, backpacking, weight training, garage monkey
Hometown: Naperville, IL

Preliminary Residents Brief Bio

Daniel Crawford, MD
Daniel Crawford, MD

Medical School: University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix
Clinical Interests: Minimally invasive surgery
Professional Interests: Industry collaboration, developing new technologies
Personal Interests: Spending time with family, reading, playing music
Hometown: Scottsdale, AZ


Amanda Mesa

Medical School: University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine
Clinical Interests: Trauma/critical care, MIS, hepatobilliary, rural medicine
Professional Interests: Resident/medical education, global health, quality improvement
Personal Interests: Rugby, surfing, stand-up paddling, hiking, yoga, painting
Hometown: Maite, Guam


Irvin Quezon, MD
Irvin Quezon, MD

Medical School: University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix
Clinical Interests: Physical medicine and rehabilitation, brain injury and neurorehabiliation medicine, stroke, spasticity
Professional Interests: Post-acute care settings, team-based and integrative approach to rehabilitation, exercise physiology, neuroplasticity
Personal Interests: Martial arts, pop culture, ethnic cuisines of Southeast Asia, electronic interactive entertainment media
Hometown: Balanga, Bataan, Philippines


Jason Srnec

Medical School: University of Minnesota Medical School
Clinical Interests: Trauma/critical care
Professional Interests: Surgical education, clinical research
Personal Interests: I enjoy outdoor activities, long distance running and traveling.
Hometown: Le Center,MN


Alicia Taase, MD
Alicia Taase, MD

Medical School: University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix
Clinical Interests: Impact of simulation on technical skills, efficacy and outcomes of non-invasive versus invasive procedures
Professional Interests: Cardiothoracic surgery
Personal Interests: Traveling, singing, swimming, scuba diving, waterfall and cliff jumping
Hometown: Salt Lake City, UT