Meet the Chief Residents

Get to know the Chief Residents for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Ron Witteles, MD, recently announced the internal medicine chief residents for the 2017-2018 academic year. Chief residents are chosen for their exceptional clinical and leadership skills, and act as advocates and mentors for current residents. “We couldn’t be more excited to work with Tanya, Ashish, and Naomi,” Witteles said. “They are a truly outstanding group.”

Tanya Gupta, MD

Medical School: University of California, San Diego
Career Plans:
Primary Care or Hematology/Oncology

Tanya Gupta is a Bay Area native with longstanding ties to Stanford. She spent summers in high school and college working in the labs of Marlene Rabinovitch, Vinicio de Jesus Perez, David Stevenson, and Gary Shaw. She completed the University of California, San Diego’s prestigious eight-year baccalaureate/MD track in just seven years, and received the highest GPA of all undergraduate Biology majors. Tanya has spent her residency studying hereditary breast cancer, and has distinguished herself by her outstanding commitment to her patients and her calm, methodical approach to everything she does.

Naomi Serling-Boyd, MD

Medical School: University of California, Los Angeles
Career Plans:

Naomi Serling-Boyd graduated summa cum laude from UCLA, with a BS in Biochemstiry. She stayed at UCLA for medical school, where she was one of the top students – graduating AOA and earning her school’s highest reccomendations. Naomi is known for her leadership, enthusiasm, and clinical acumen. During her residency, she worked with Lori Chung researching scleroderma, and has been an advocate for quality improvement efforts. Naomi is also a member of Stanford Medical Jeopardy team, and she will be competing in the national Medical Jeopardy competition this spring.

Ashish Sarraju, MD

Medical School: Northwestern University
Career Plans:
Cardiovascular Medicine

As an undergraduate, Ashish Sarraju studied Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Boston University. He later enrolled at Northwestern University for medical school. Ashish has thrived as a Stanford resident, earning the highest possible marks on every rotation. At Stanford, Ashish worked with David Maron and Josh Knowles studying dyslipidemia, and he is planning a career in preventative cardiology.