Meet Our Residents

PGY-5 Chief Residents

Sean Alemi, MD
Hometown:
Davis, CA
Undergrad: University of California, Berkeley; Molecular & Cell Biology
Medical School: University of California, Irvine
Outside Interests: Following bay area sports, cooking, working out, hiking, yoga, playing the piano, taking our beagle for walks, exploring bay area cuisine
Research Interests: Facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, medical education, quality improvement



 


Elizabeth D. Cedars, MD
Hometown: Orinda, CA
Undergrad: Columbia University; Biological Sciences, Philosophy
Medical School: University of California, San Francisco
Outside Interests: Hiking the greater bay area, knitting, dinner parties, reading fiction, seeing movies, taking in the local art scene
Research Interests: Pediatric hearing loss, quality improvement, thyroid cancer



 


Conor W. McLaughlin, MD
Hometown: Columbia, SC
Undergrad: University of Notre Dame; Biochemistry
Medical School: Medical University of South Carolina
Outside Interests: Open water swimming, running/hiking, music, traveling
Research Interests: Cell signaling pathways in acquired forms of hearing loss as potential therapeutic targets

 


 


Molly L. Naunheim, MD
Hometown: St. Louis, MO
Undergrad: Duke University; Psychology
Medical School: University of Chicago
Outside Interests: Running, trying new restaurants, horror movies
Research Interests: Facial Plastic Surgery, Laryngology, Rhinology



 

PGY-4 Residents

Joseph Chang, MD
Hometown: Lexington, MA
Undergrad: Rice University; Bioengineering
Medical School: University of California, San Francisco
Outside Interests: Fishing, salsa dancing, trying new food
Research Interests: Undecided

 


 


Divya A. Chari, MD
Hometown: Plymouth, MN
Undergrad: Yale University, Molecular Biochemistry and Biophysics
Medical School: Columbia University
Outside Interests: Playing violin, tennis, skiing, traveling
Research Interests: Currently interested in all aspects of otolaryngology

 


 


Philip L. Perez, MD
Hometown: Cypress, TX
Undergrad: Harvard
Medical School: Washington University in St. Louis
Outside Interests: Hiking, running, skiing, mexican food, non-mexican food
Research Interests: Hearing Loss

 


 


Nina W. Zhao, MD
Hometown: St. Louis, MO
Undergrad: Washington University in St. Louis
Medical School: Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
Outside Interests: Cooking, baking, running, hiking, yoga, salsa dancing
Research Interests: Medical and surgical education



 

PGY-3 Residents

Annick Aubin-Pouliot, MD
Hometown:
Berkeley, CA
Undergrad: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Medical School: University of California, San Francisco
Outside Interests: Swimming, skiing, salsa dancing, traveling
Research Interests: Undecided

 


 


Eric J. Formeister, MD
Hometown:
Springfield, MA
Undergrad: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Medical School: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Outside Interests: Bicycling, snowboarding, hiking, running, traveling, yoga, photography
Research Interests: Undecided

 


 


Andrew R. Larson, MD
Hometown:
Missoula, MT
Undergrad: University of Otago Dunedin (New Zealand)
Medical School: University of California, San Francisco
Outside Interests: Cycling, skiing, surfing, rock climbing, vegetable gardening, reading
Research Interests: Undecided

 


 


Jason S. Park, MD, PhD
Hometown: Burbank, CA
Undergrad: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Medical School: University of California, San Francisco
Outside Interests: Cooking, volleyball, basketball, traveling
Research Interests: Squamous cell carcinoma research outcomes



 

PGY-2 Residents

Adrian House, MD
Hometown: Livermore, CA
Undergrad: University of California, Davis
Medical School: Boston University, Massachusetts
Outside Interests: Photography, exploring new music, glassblowing
Research Interests: Targeted head & neck imaging modalities and nasal/sinus microbiomes

 


 


Madeleine Strohl, MD
Hometown: Cleveland, OH
Undergrad: Yale University, New Heaven, CT
Medical School: Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH
Outside Interests: Cooking, baking, dogs, running, hiking, wine, Cleveland sports
Research Interests: Head and neck, international work

 


 


Nancy Wang, MD
Hometown: San Jose and Fremont, CA
Undergrad: Stanford University, CA
Medical School: University of California, Davis
Outside Interests: Badminton, cooking, hiking
Research Interests: Undecided

 


 


Mary Jue Xu, MD
Hometown: West Chester, PA
Undergrad: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA
Medical School: Harvard Medical School, Cambridge, MA
Outside Interests: Running, art, exploring new places, YouTube hip hop dance videos
Research Interests: Head and neck cancers, Global Health



 

PGY-1 Residents

Yi Cai, MD
Hometown: Louisville, KY
Undergrad: Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
Medical School: Columbia University, New York, NY
Outside Interests: Going to concerts and performances, culinary adventures, maximizing outdoor time, and keeping my plants alive
Research Interests: Precision medicine in head and neck cancer, rhinology, and genetics of hearing loss and craniofacial disorders


 


Nicole Jiam, MD
Hometown: Phoenix, AZ
Undergrad: Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
Medical School: Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
Outside Interests: Listening to music, watching sports, exploring restaurants, traveling, rock climbing, working out
Research Interests: Cochlear implants, complex sound processing, music perception, image-guided surgical approaches and outcomes

 

 


Elizabeth Shuman, MD
Hometown:
Murrieta, CA
Undergrad: Bob Cole Conservatory of Music at California State University, Long Beach
Medical School: University of California, San Francisco
Outside Interests: Singing, opera, live music, travel, video games, exploring Bay Area restaurants and coffee shops
Research Interests: Care of the professional voice, head and neck oncology, medical and surgical education

 


 


Katherine Wai, MD
Hometown: Carlsbad, CA
Undergrad: University of California, Berkeley
Medical School: University of California, San Francisco
Outside Interests: Hiking, running, baking, traveling, arts and crafts, watching stand-up comedy
Research Interests: Undecided