PGY3 – Class of 2019



Matt Baluzy

Hometown: Poughkeepsie, NY

Undergraduate: Ithaca College

Medical School: Touro University – California

Hobbies: Soccer, snowboarding, hiking, cooking and proclaiming “Of course I taste the smoke, fig and redwood bark…” when wine tasting

Interesting Fact: I learned I was missing an organ during my 4th year EM rotation at LAC+USC.




Radek Bialczak

Hometown: Southern California, NYC, and the village of Bonin, Poland

Undergraduate: Cornell University

Graduate School: University of California, Santa Barbara

Medical School: University of California, San Diego

Hobbies:  Spending time with family and close friends, hiking, backpacking/camping, traveling and learning about other cultures, rock climbing, skiing, science (especially physics), all things NASA/space related, working with my hands, coding and electronics, board games

Interesting Fact: I go by “Radek”, which is the common Polish nickname for Radoslaw (and is much shorter/easier to say!)




Amy Buckowski

Hometown: Tuolumne, CA

Undergrad: UC Santa Barbra

Medical School: UC Irvine

Interesting Fact: One of my goals in life is to have a pet goat.






Daniel Eum

Hometown: Anaheim, CA

Undergrad: UC Berkeley

Medical School: Georgetown

Interesting Fact: Dated my wife for ten years before proposing; just had to be sure. Just had a kid. First love will always be food.




zachZack Haberman

Hometown:  Concord, MA

Undergraduate:  Pomona College

Medical School:  Keck School of Medicine of USC

Hobbies/Interests: Skiing, slow pitch softball (now that my baseball days are behind me), ping pong, traveling off the beaten track, finding the best cheap eats in LA. Somehow, I wound up a huge fan of 3 of the most hated teams in sports- the Trojans, Patriots, and Yankees.

Fun Fact: In order to support myself as a pre-med ski bum, I worked as a Subway mascot. Yes, I danced around in a giant sandwich costume. The highlight of my career was offering a coupon for a buy one, get one free 6 inch sub to current LA Dodgers manager Don Mattingly (he totally declined). Sadly, I got a job as an EMT in Snowmass, CO and had to retire from mascothood.



Molly Hartrich

Hometown: Chicago, IL

Undergrad: University of Michigan

Medical School: University of Illinois at Chicago

Interests: Dog whispering, running, crossfit, ruffles potato chips, singing loudly in the car, night markets in foreign lands.




juliaJulia Hellman

Hometown: Mill Valley, CA

Undergrad: Brown University

Masters: Harvard, MPH

Medical School: UC Davis

Interesting Fact:  I’m the youngest of 4 siblings and everyone else in my family is a writer, artist, or business person. I studied international relations in college, and I didn’t think about becoming a doctor until I went abroad junior year of college. I wanted to change the world, but when I went abroad I realized that I didn’t want to sit behind a desk in an office writing policy. I wanted to work one on one with people everyday, and practicing medicine lets me do that.

Interests: I like backpacking, hiking, running, reading, traveling, coffee, wine, beer, ice cream.



Andrew Herzik

Hometown: Redondo beach

Undergrad: Middlebury college

Medical School: Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Fun Fact: I have an extensive Hawaiian shirt collection, I am an LA County ocean lifeguard (still active), and I am the proud cat father of two cats rescued from the LA County cafeteria.







Crystal Irwin-Singh

Hometown: Hazlet, NJ

Medical School: Touro University Nevada

Interests: backpacking, rock climbing, trail running, veggie food, margarita making and any epic outdoor adventure involving my husband and our dog Asha.






Daniel L. Johnson

Hometown: Cedar Falls, IA

Undergrad: University of Georgia

Medical School: Medical College of Georgia

Fun Fact: I won a semester’s worth of tuition in a campus-wide 3-point shooting contest my freshman year in college. The final round was at halftime of the last home game of the season, and when it was over I got to hold one of those big checks for a picture I have never seen. That was 15 years ago, and tuition for a semester was $1,709, so I reckon the picture is somewhere on a wind-up disposable camera, if not in black & white.




Jarod Keller

Hometown: Scotts Valley, CA

Undergrad: Stanford

Medical School: Georgetown

Fun Fact: I love to salsa and can talk like Elmo.






Adam Laudenslager

Hometown:  Redlands, CA

Undergrad:  La Sierra University

Medical School:  Loma Linda University

Interests:  Enjoying the finer things such as music, snowboarding, netflix, and burritos.






James Marvel

Hometown: Naples, FL

Undergrad: Princeton University

Medical School: Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons

Interests: slow cooking, fast biking, climbing, ports, my cat.

Fun Fact: I never order anything besides black coffee at Starbucks.





Kent Okawa

Hometown: Somewhere between Tonbridge, England/Tokyo, Japan/wherever my parents or I live at the time.

Undergraduate: Johns Hopkins University

Medical School: Keck School of Medicine of USC

Hobbies/Interests: Traveling/visiting friends and family abroad. Chelsea FC/Premier League. Hiking, tennis, golf, scuba.

Random/Fun Fact: For half my life, I’ve spoken English with a British accent.




Nick Saade

Hometown: Poway, California

Undergrad: Occidental College

Medical School: Keck School of Medicine

Fun Fact: I’ve set foot in North Korea.






Lauren Sigman

Hometown: Wilmette, IL

Undergrad: Mount Holyoke College

Medical School: Boston University School of Medicine

Interests: horseback riding, gardening, water skiing, pining after other people’s dogs





Jean Suh

Hometown: Alexandria, VA

Undergrad: Johns Hopkins

Medical School: Johns Hopkins

Fun Fact: Auditioned for The Voice (with little success.. :P).