Class of 2026


Brief Bio

Amanda Chung, MD
Amanda Chung, MD

Undergraduate: Physiology and Spanish Linguistics, University of Arizona
Medical School: University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson
Career Interests: Complex care/transitional medicine, hospitalist
Personal Interests: I love the great outdoors — hiking, biking, kayaking and, most recently, snowboarding! If I’m not outside, I love hanging out with friends and playing board games, tending to my plant and fur babies, or DIYing/designing my house.
Why UArizona College of Medicine – Phoenix: I had such a blast working with such passionate and encouraging faculty and all the residents were so welcoming during my med-peds rotation fourth-year. I was also so excited to be able to train at such high-volume hospitals where I knew I would see and learn a ton!

Anthony Conforti, MD
Anthony Conforti, MD

Undergraduate: Arizona State University
Medical School: University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix
Residency: University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix Internal Medicine/Pediatrics
Career Interests: I can still see myself doing many things with Med-Peds. I like the idea of dual-hospitalist in an academic setting. Subspecialties I am still considering include pediatric hematology-oncology, cardiology, and combined critical care.
Personal Interests: I love to spend time with my amazing wife and son when off duty. We like to play outdoors (well, when it is not 110 degrees out there) and learn new stuff!
Why UArizona College of Medicine – Phoenix: I have lived in Arizona my whole life, and I am honored to have the opportunity to serve the community that raised me. I feel lucky to have been selected by the College of Medicine – Phoenix.

Megan Miranda, DO
Megan Miranda, DO

Undergraduate: Bachelor of Science, Texas A&M University
Medical School: Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine Las Cruces, NM
Career Interests: Sleep medicine, hospitalist, or maybe primary care. Typical med-peds brain, I love everything.
Personal Interests: I love to hike, bake, love all things Disney. I consider myself an expert taster of sparkling water.
Why UArizona College of Medicine – Phoenix: I chose the College of Medicine – Phoenix because I felt that the program really cared about their residents. The attendings and program leadership really care about my personal growth as a physician and as a person. I know at the end of my four years, I will feel confident both as an internist and pediatrician. There is no better place to train than in the AZ sunshine.

Brianna Norris, MD
Brianna Norris, MD

Undergraduate: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Linfield College
Medical School: Rosalind Franklin University at Chicago Medical School
Career Interests: Critical care 
Personal Interests: Camping and backpacking, working out alone or with friends, playing soccer, cuddling with my dog, Russet Potato, and cat, Artichoke, watching documentaries, listening to movie scores
Why UArizona College of Medicine – Phoenix: I connected well to the faculty and staff on the interview trail, loved the opportunities for working across various sites within close proximity, high volume pediatric training, dedication to active learning and wellness, and — of course — getting back to the West Coast (sun, family and amazing nature).

Rachel Pham, MD
Rachel Pham, MD

Undergraduate: Creighton University – Omaha
Medical School: Creighton University School of Medicine
Career Interests: Outpatient med-peds with underserved or global communities
Personal Interests: Currently, I'm trying to learn how to not kill plants. I have not told the current plants my stats.
Why UArizona College of Medicine – Phoenix: I was looking for a rigorous training program with both administrative and peer support to succeed. I've been fortunate to find myself among kind, intelligent, funny, and — to quote Derek Zoolander — really, really good-looking people.

Farha Pirani, MD
Farha Pirani, MD

Undergraduate: English Literature BA and Global Health, Culture, and Society Minor, Emory University
Medical School: Medical College of Georgia
Career Interests: Primary care and public health
Personal Interests: I love hiking, swimming, trying new restaurants with friends, traveling, movie nights, reading, and getting in touch with my creative side by going to shows and museum exhibits and attempting to paint!
Why UArizona College of Medicine – Phoenix: The College of Medicine – Phoenix has all the things that were most important to me in a residency program. It has friendly and open-minded residents, strong categorical internal medicine and pediatrics programs, a diverse patient population, supportive admin who care about our well-being, as well as access to beautiful national parks and trails and a location in a large city with a long list of fun places to see, whether it be new restaurants, museums or performing arts shows!