PGY2 – Class of 2020


Brett Barro

Hometown: Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia, Canada

Undergraduate: Saint Francis Xavier University

Medical School: Dalhousie University

Hobbies/Interests: Trailer Park Boys, bbq’d pepperoni, hockey, Winston Churchill.

Interesting Fact: Nickname is teddy and I don’t know why.



Eli Bench

Hometown: Seattle, WA

Undergraduate: Georgetown University

Medical School: Keck School of Medicine of USC

Hobbies/Interests: Basketball, reading, watching Top Chef, traveling, talking about Seattle.

Interesting Fact: I played Peja Stojakovic in doubles tennis in New Orleans.





brackenRichard Bracken

Hometown: Columbus, Ohio

Undergraduate: Duke University

Medical School: Western University of Health Sciences

Hobbies/Interest: Scuba diving, cooking, college basketball (go Blue Devils!), skiing, travel, FOAM, palliative care,

Interesting Fact: I’ve had my pilot’s license since I was in high school but I am also scared of heights…Go figure.



briggsAmy Briggs

Hometown: Lincoln, MA

Undergraduate: Pomona College

Medical School: Keck School of Medicine of USC

Hobbies/Interests: walking my dog, rock climbing, snowboarding, paddling around on a surfboard trying to stay out of the way of people who can actually surf

Next place I want to travel: Machu Picchu


dsc_0906David Clark

Hometown: New Hartford, NY

Undergraduate: Colgate University

Medical School: SUNY Upstate Medical University

Hobbies/Interests: traveling, rock climbing, hiking, mountain biking, whitewater kayaking, surfing, snowboarding. Anything and everything related to technology. Trying new food, reading, live music, and coffee.

Interesting Fact: my first open water scuba dive was in 34°f water.



Betsi Crow

Hometown: Paradise Valley, AZ

Undergraduate: University of Southern California

Medical School: Keck School of Medicine of USC

Hobbies/Interests: traveling, sailing, happy hour, yoga

Fun Fact: I cried when Whitney Houston died. A lot.




darbyAnna Darby

Hometown: Berkeley, California

Undergraduate: Brown University

Graduate School:  Harvard School of Public Health, MPH (health policy)

Medical School: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Hobbies/Interest: I’m a puzzle fiend, I love YG, and I can freestyle battle with the best of ’em.

Interesting Fact: my first job was as a counselor at a multicultural farm camp for social justice and environmental awareness…let’s just say I milk a mean goat.


fordKelsey Ford

Hometown: Calabasas, CA

Undergrad: USC

Med school: Keck School of Medicine of USC

Hobbies/Interests: traveling, college football, bad reality TV, live music, and feminism

Interesting Fact: Ruth Bader Ginsburg is my hero.



Brittany Grzybowski

Hometown: Jupiter, Florida

Undergrad: University of Florida

Medical School: New York University School of Medicine

Hobbies/Interests: traveling, being outdoors, playing basketball, eating, game of thrones

Interesting Fact: I am the master of making Kraft mac and cheese



flavienFlavien Leclere

Hometown: Collioure, France and Milwaukee, WI

Undergraduate: University of Wisconsin – Madison

Graduate School: Boston University School of Medicine (M.A. in Medical Sciences)

Medical School: Boston University School of Medicine

Hobbies/Interests: Anything that has to do with ocean/sea/lakes/pools, backpacking, soccer, foosball, ping pong, djembe/kpanlogo drumming, cooking/hosting dinner parties, and international health.

Random Fact: I once outdueled a baboon, preventing it from entering my room.

leeBrett Lee

Hometown: Wilmington, NC

Undergrad: University of North Carolina

Medical School: University of North Carolina

Hobbies/Interests: love surfing, snowboarding, tennis, basketball, bro time, girl time, good facial hair, Michelob Ultra immediately after exercising (preferably on rollerblades), leather bound books, regular books, comic books, and spending time with my beloved dog Zoey, who is actually my world.

Fun Fact: fun is for the weak.



martinezMariana Martinez

Hometown: Oakland, CA

Undergraduate: UC Berkeley

Medical School: Keck School of Medicine of USC

Hobbies/Interest: dancing, music, knitting, Giants baseball

Interesting Fact: I went to 24 consecutive Giants home openers before medical school took over my life haha.

orozcoNicholas Orozco

Hometown: East Los Angeles

Undergraduate: University of California, Los Angeles

Graduate School: University of California, Berkeley – MS

Medical School: University of California, San Francisco (UC Berkeley – UCSF Joint Medical Program)

Hobbies/Interests: Hanging out with my cats (Pogi and Guapo) and husband, watching lots of streaming TV (Netflix, Hulu, HBO Go), X-men cartoons from the ’90’s and movies, RuPaul’s Drag Race, podcasts, hiking, dancing, gymin’ it up, hanging out with family and friends.

Factoids: I worked at the retail store TJ Maxx for about 5 years in high school and into college–was predicted to become CEO by my high school newspaper. At different points in my life I’ve eaten crickets, ants and a caterpillar…intentionally. Someday I hope to have a farm that houses ALL the animals.

peckEdwin Peck

Hometown: Irvine, CA

Undergrad: UCLA

Grad/Medical School: UCSD Med School, Tufts Post Bac

Hobbies: old man water polo, reading non science books, long ocean swims, Dodger games and Dodger dogs, workin on my spanish

Fun category: when I was in college I ate a burrito at 2am with Benicio del Toro.




Michael Perez

Hometown: Temecula, CA

Undergraduate: University of California, Irvine

Medical School: University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine

Hobbies/Interests: watching NBA basketball, working out, technology, video games, specifically competitive Pokémon battling, literally Netflix and chilling with my fiancé.

Random fact: I stayed up the night before one of my residency interviews to watch the midnight premiere of Star Wars The Force Awakens. Worth it. On a related note, lightsabers are not allowed in carry-on luggage in case you were wondering.



David Richter

Hometown: Svitavy, Czech Republic

Undergraduate: UC Davis, CA

Medical school: UC Irvine, CA

Hobbies/Interests: climbing of any kind, surfing, motorcycling, tennis, occasional reading, having fun with food experiments, eating

Interesting Fact: somehow I got hired as a sushi chef in my younger days so I guess I can always make sushi at the resident hang out – at your own risk… I only survived there for a month.


wickmanDanielle Wickman

Hometown: Escondido, CA

Undergraduate: UC Riverside

Medical School: David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Hobbies/Interests: hanging with my rescue pup, camping, hiking, cooking, traveling, going out with friends, consuming as much ice cream as possible, enjoying craft beer, wine tasting, binge watching property brothers, jamming to 80’s music, critical care medicine, social justice, global health.

Interesting Fact: I’ve backpacked through six African countries, and I have a South African driver’s license. Who knew driving on the opposite side of the road could be so difficult?