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Department of Pediatrics

Department of Pediatrics

Class of 2015 Pediatric Housestaff

Thea Bregman, M.D.

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Undergraduate: UC Berkeley

Medical School: UC Davis

Why did you choose the UC Davis Pediatric Residency Program?

Medium sized program where I could get to know all the faculty well, supportive environment, academic hospital but not too many fellows, great residents, I can live in a nice neighborhood that is a 5 minute walk from the hospital.

Clinical areas of interest: Endocrinology, Development and Behavior, General Peds

Hobbies: Walking my dog, baking, playing tennis, rollerblading.

Manpreet Dhillon, M.D.

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Undergraduate: University of Georgia

Medical School: Medical College of Georgia

Why did you choose the UC Davis Pediatric Residency Program?

Location, mid-sized program.

Clinical areas of interest: Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

Hobbies: Hanging out with family and friends, watching college football (GO DAWGS!!!), running, going to the gym, traveling, trying to learn how to cook, trying out new restaurants, listening to music, dancing.

Nataly Ghanem, M.D.

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Undergraduate: The University of Jordan

Medical School: The University of Jordan

Why did you choose the UC Davis Pediatric Residency Program?

Reputable program, quality of education, friendly environment and location.

Clinical areas of interest: General Pediatrics, Orthopedics & Infectious Diseases

Hobbies: Everything outdoors! Baking and traveling.

Theresa Kim, M.D.

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Undergraduate: UCLA

Medical School: UC Davis

Why did you choose the UC Davis Pediatric Residency Program?

I love so many aspects of our program - the incredible diversity of our patient population, the wide range of medical conditions we treat, and the sense of community we have with each other. Most of all I love the people I work with - amazing mentors who have made a lasting impact on my life and colleagues with whom I've made enduring friendships.

Clinical areas of interest: Behavior and Development, Neonatology, Community Advocacy & International Medicine

Hobbies: Art, design, baking, running, travel, & audiobooks.

Camha Le, M.D., M.S.

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Undergraduate: UC Berkeley

Medical School: UCSF

Why did you choose the UC Davis Pediatric Residency Program?

Location (I wanted to be near family and friends for support). People (There is a less intense feel about the program and everyone is nice and approachable, including attendings). Large academic center (I wanted a place where there was an emphasis on teaching and evidence-based medicine). Medium size program (I didn't want to get lost in a sea of residents).

Clinical areas of interest: Outpatient Primary Care & Preventive Health

Hobbies: Zumba, baking, reading, watching tv, hiking.

Shweta Murthi, M.D.

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Undergraduate: Washington University in St. Louis

Medical School: University of Texas School of Medicine at San Antonio

Why did you choose the UC Davis Pediatric Residency Program?

I liked the focus on flexibility and leadership at UC Davis. I also enjoy the level of community engagement/legislative involvement that this program provides.

Clinical areas of Interest: Health Economics / Resource Allocation & Childhood Malnutrition

Hobbies: traveling and hiking, journalism (science writing) & finding new restaurants.

Mikah Owen, M.D., M.P.H.

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Undergraduate: Xavier University of Louisiana

Medical School: UCSF

Why did you choose the UC Davis Pediatric Residency Program?

Small program size for me. Residents seemed very happy during my interview day. Strong advocacy component. Also seemed to be a relatively flexible program.

Pamela Pablico, M.D.

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Undergraduate: UCLA

Medical School: UC Davis

Why did you choose the UC Davis Pediatric Residency Program?

The people, the supportive environment, location, and knew I'd gain a solid foundation/training for my future practice.

Clinical areas of interest: Acute Care, Emergency Medicine, Hospital Medicine

Hobbies: Muay Thai kickboxing, martial arts, hiking, outdoor adventures, cooking.

Mitch Ratanasen, M.D.

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Undergraduate: UCLA

Medical School: West Virginia University

Why did you choose the UC Davis Pediatric Residency Program?

I liked the size of the program (not too small, not too big) that would allow me to get to know the faculty and fellow residents on a more personal basis. I also have family in Sacramento, which is nice to have around after being away for medical school.

Clinical areas of interest: Outpatient General Pediatrics

Hobbies: Watching/playing sports, food, television shows, movies, games.

Karl Reiber, M.D.

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Undergraduate: Pacific Union College

Medical School: Loma Linda University

Why did you choose the UC Davis Pediatric Residency Program?

Location: Northern California is wonderful for so many reasons. Weather, outdoor activities in the foothills and mountains. Close proximity to Tahoe, Bay Area, Napa Valley. Program: Very supportive faculty. Plenty of complex cases to learn from.

Clinical areas of interest: General Pediatrics

Hobbies: Cycling, Guitar, Reading, Travel, Scuba Diving.

Kristin Sohn, M.D.

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Undergraduate: UC Santa Barbara

Medical School: University of Nevada

Why did you choose the UC Davis Pediatric Residency Program?

The moderate size of the program allows me to work closely with the attendings and other residents, while also been exposed to a wide variety of specialties.

Clinical areas of interest: Neonatology

Hobbies: Traveling, gardening, cooking, exploring new places, crafts, reading, and relaxing on the beach.

Tammy Woo, M.D.

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Undergraduate: UC Berkeley

Medical School: Keck School of Medicine

Why did you choose the UC Davis Pediatric Residency Program?

Location close to family. Residents I met on interview day. General pediatrics training with few fellows.

Contact Us - Residency
You can reach us by calling (916) 734-2428 or by e-mail to pedsresidency@ucdavis.edu.