Class of 2022

Resident

Brief Bio

Emily Biller
Emily Biller

Emily Biller is from Plano, TX, and she graduated from Texas A&M College of Medicine. In her free time, she likes to spend time practicing yoga, running, hiking, kayaking and two-stepping with her friends! 

Why OB/GYN: I didn’t know I wanted to go into OB/GYN starting out. It felt like I loved everything and had a hard time deciding the right path. When I came across OB/GYN in my third-year of medical school, I realized it involved everything I loved: surgery, time in the clinic, patient continuity and, of course, delivering babies — the best!
Why the College of Medicine – Phoenix: While doing my away rotations fourth-year, I met people along the way who told me this was the place with the happiest residents! As soon as I interviewed at this program, I could see that it was true. Not only did the residents love their program because of the friendships they created, but they knew they would be skilled and incredibly competent graduates. Now after being here for a couple of years, I can’t imagine being anywhere else. It is a family here. We work hard while supporting each other along the way. 

Greg Epstein
Greg Epstein

Greg Epstein is from Wilmette, IL, and attended Louisiana State University in New Orleans for medical school. Outside of work, he enjoys hiking, backpacking, camping, playing music, drawing and doting on his kitten Ophelia.

Why OB/GYN: Before my third-year medical school clerkship, I knew for sure that I did not want to be an OB/GYN. Then, I had a life-changing six weeks in Baton Rouge, with an amazing resident who let me get my hands dirty and just do everything (well-supervised, of course). I love the scope of work; I really enjoy working with and treating women; I still get a rush delivering babies; and I love the opportunity to help improve a patient’s quality of life! Women bring us into the world, raise us up and deserve the best care possible. That’s why I’m an OB/GYN. 
Why the College of Medicine – Phoenix: The culture. The people. The city, with all the mountains around. It’s all great. I have made some incredible friends in this program, and I am so glad to be here. 

Emily Fanning
Emily Fanning

Emily Fanning is from Columbus, OH, and attended The Ohio State University College of Medicine for medical school. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, spinning, trying new Phoenix restaurants and breweries, and hanging out with her husband, dog and two cats!

Why OB/GYN: I’ve actually wanted to be an OB/GYN since high school. My interest started with thinking delivering babies would be pretty cool, but I quickly realized the rest of the specialty has a lot to offer, too. I love helping and advocating for women. I also love the mix of primary care, clinic, surgery and emergencies. It’s never boring! 
Why the College of Medicine – Phoenix: There is something really special about this place. It's the best of both worlds: exceptional OB/GYN training, alongside fun and happy people (In one of the best cities in the country!). 

Anne Lee
Anne Lee

Annie Lee is from Phoenix, AZ, and stayed with us here after she graduated from the University of Arizona – Phoenix for medical school! Personal interests include hiking around the desert, finding the newest restaurants, and petting all the cats and dogs she meets.

Why OB/GYN: I fell in love with OB/GYN during my third-year rotation here at Banner – UMC Phoenix. I’ve always been passionate about caring for women, and I found out that OB/GYN is an amazing specialty that lets me do that across a wide variety of settings — from the clinic, to the delivery room, to the operating room.
Why the College of Medicine – Phoenix: From my first day of clerkship, I could tell that this college was special! The residents were well trained while being part of a caring team. Training here allows me to see amazing pathology from all over the state while feeling supported by coresidents and faculty that I consider family.

Michelle Nguyen
Michelle Nguyen

Michelle Nguyen is from Golden, CO, and attended Creighton University School of Medicine. Her personal interests include enjoying the great outdoors, travel, plants and cooking. 

Why OB/GYN: It's the patient population. Women's health is health care. We have the opportunity to advocate for women and children, and to make a lasting impact. We have the privilege to be a part of some of our patients' most vulnerable moments, and it truly is an honor.
Why the College of Medicine – Phoenix: The community and the mentorship at this program are incredible. My co-residents and attendings lift me up. They push me to be a better doctor and a better person, and they want me to succeed. Residency is going to be tough, no matter where you go. I figured, why not go through this journey with the sun shining on my face (literally), surrounded by the support of a family and a program that invests in me as a person? 

Kelsie Ovenell
Kelsie Ovenell

Kelsie Ovenell is originally from Washington state and attended Midwestern University Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine. She is currently planning on being a generalist, unless she decides on a last-minute game time decision for fellowship because she just can’t get enough. When not in the hospital, she likes to country swing/two-step, play golf, float in any pool and hang out with her bunny!

Why OB/GYN: I fell in love with the specialty during my first cesarean section as a medical student. Though I tried to talk myself out of it, I realized that OB/GYN had everything I loved in medicine without sacrificing any aspect: emergencies, surgeries, long-term patient relationships, etc. It is a unique specialty and I truly feel like it is a gift to be able to do every day.
Why the College of Medicine – Phoenix: From the moment I set foot in the hospital, it has felt like home. This program has found a way to ensure a robust clinical education in an environment that is based in true friendship and wellness and shared across residents, faculty and staff. We work hard and play hard! I honestly never want to leave! 

Nura Sobhanian
Nura Sobhanian

Nura Sobhanian is from Orange County, CA, and graduated from our own University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix! Outside of work, she enjoys hiking, practicing yoga, hanging out with her husband Shahab and going to the Cobra Arcade.

Why OB/GYN: I chose OB/GYN because I thought it was so special to go on this journey with our patients!
Why the College of Medicine – Phoenix: I did my OB/GYN rotation here and just fell in love. I love the people, I love the patients, and I love the work atmosphere here. I chose OB/GYN because I thought it was so special to go on this journey with our patients!

Nicole Spencer
Nicole Spencer

Nicole Spencer is from Saint Paul, MN, and went to medical school at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. After living in Minnesota their entire lives, she and her husband decided it was time to move to the desert when it came time to residency match. They love Arizona and spend their free time hiking and exploring this great state!

Why OB/GYN: I chose OB/GYN because I loved the variety and pace of the field. It is so empowering to go to work and know that you're helping women through major moments in their lives.
Why the College of Medicine – Phoenix: This program trains compassionate physicians in a supportive environment. As residents, we are truly a team at work and always do our best to help each other learn and get work done. It's the best to know that you have a whole team of residents that have your back. We have supportive and amazing attendings that push us to be better while also understanding that we are still learning and may not always have the answer. This place is the best!

Stephanie Tufano
Stephanie Tufano

Stephanie Tufano is one of our amazing PGY3s! She is originally from Caracas, Venezuela, and moved to the U.S. at age 12. She attended Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. She plans to be a generalist when she graduates! Outside of the hospital, she enjoys HIIT/kickboxing classes, curating playlists, traveling, cultivating her green thumb and soaking up sunshine while floating in bodies of water.

Why OB/GYN: I always knew I wanted to work in women's health, but I found that OB/GYN gives me the opportunity to work in both the outpatient and inpatient settings, perform minor and major surgeries, as well as tailor my practice to fit my interests! But best of all, I get to take care of women during some of the most vulnerable and impacting moments of their lives!
Why the College of Medicine – Phoenix: The vibe! It's hard to describe, but you feel it the minute you're around members of our program. The unconditional support and love that you receive from your co-residents and faculty here is unmatched. I also knew a few graduates of the program, and it was very apparent that they had received exceptional training. Now in my third-year, I know that I have much more to learn but also feel very prepared!