Meet Stanford's Newest Residents


With the tearing open of envelopes, thousands of medical students across the country learned where they will spend their next few years training as resident physicians. 

The event, known nationally as Match Day, is a momentous – and never wracking – occasion. After a year of interviews, applicants and residency programs are ‘matched’ by a computer algorithm developed by the non-profit National Resident Matching Program.

47 exceptional graduates ‘matched’ with Stanford, and will bring their unique interests, backgrounds, and experiences to campus this summer.  “We had an absolutely stellar match this year,” said Ronald Witteles MD, Program Director for the Internal Medicine residency training program.  “Every new intern is superbly talented, and we were particularly excited about our recruitment of physician-scientists and the diversity of the incoming class.” 

Meet the 2017-2018 residents:

By the numbers

34 students matched in categorical Internal Medicine, including 9 in the Translational Investigator Program track for physician-scientists and 2 in the Global Health track. 3 students matched in a combined Internal Medicine-Anesthesia residency program (one of only three such programs in the country). 10 additional students matched for one-year Internal Medicine training before continuing with training in Anesthesia or Neurology.

Nearly half of the incoming class has a second advanced degree. Of the 37 students who matched in the categorical and Medicine-Anesthesia programs, 8 students have a combined MD/Masters, 7 students have MD/PhDs, and 1 student has an MD/PhD/Masters. 

7 of the students who matched in the categorical program came from backgrounds traditionally underrepresented in medicine.  11 students were born outside the mainland US. Countries/territories of origin include: Japan, Egypt, India, Canada, Nigeria, Panama, Brazil, China, Taiwan, and Puerto Rico. 

The largest numbers of students who matched went to medical school at Stanford (5) and Harvard (4).

Stanford matched 3 of the 4 students who matched in Medicine-Anesthesia programs nationally. As of July 2017, Stanford will be training 2/3 of all the US medical graduates in the country who are part of combined Medicine-Anesthesia training programs.

Categorical Internal Medicine

Nadeem Abou-Arraj

Vineeta Agarwala

Julia Armendariz

Neel Chari

Vinh Dao

Erik Eckhert

Divya Gupta

Haroon Jakher

Karolina Jaluba

Sarah Lechner

Eugenia Miranti

Andrew Moore

Kelly Staves

Thomas Yang Sun

Carla Tamayo

Chad Weldy

Joshua Wong

Swati Yanamadala

Caitlin Bell

Kristin Boulier

Adrian Castillo

Aly Elezaby

Trit Garg

Tiffany Guo

Yumeko Kawano

Ashwini Kerkar

Wilson Kuswanto

Olufolarin Oke

Meera Ragavan

Ramon Ramirez

Pedro Vianna

Gary Wang

Alexa Weingarden

Aaron Yeoh

Internal Medicine - Anesthesia Combined Program

Meihsi Chen

Robert Payne

Tara Ramaswamy

Anesthesia & Neurology (First Year Internal Medicine)

Brett Athans

Jalal Baruni

Gaurav Chattree

Joseph Mintz

Raphael Paulino

Samuel Spiegel

Sophia Dunworth

Anna Frackman

Preya Jhita

Michael Tien