Class of 2022
Binstock, Maxwell, MD
UC San Francisco
I grew up across the bridge in Marin County, CA and came to medicine through my studies and work at the intersection of agriculture, ecology, and health. My primary areas of focus during medical school were working with people who are homeless, studying the healing philosophy of Ayurveda, and eating delicious food while hiking. I am grateful to be joining the team of amazing staff, residents, and faculty at CCRMC, learning from my patients in the county setting, and practicing full-spectrum family medicine in a rigorous program.
Boulos, Maryana, MD
University of Utah
I was born and raised in beautiful Salt Lake City, Utah with my Syrian-American family where I fell in love with the outdoors. I am excited to come to Contra Costa for its unbeatable broad-spectrum training while I will be fortunate to explore the beauty of the Bay Area as well.
Castillo, Carla MD
I was drawn to CCRMC because I wanted to learn how to do "common things uncommonly well," train at a program that valued diversity and be part of promoting equity and justice in medicine. Although my family lives in central Florida, I studied in New England Dartmouth College for undergraduate and at Brown for medical school. I also completed a Master's in applied Anthropology at the University of South Florida. My research interests lie at the intersection of health, labor, and immigration policy.
Chang, Jinnie, MD
UC San Diego
I was born and raised in the Bay Area and studied Political Science and Public Policy at UC Berkeley, before relocating to San Diego for medical school. Prior to medical school I worked in health policy research and social advocacy organizations, notably the Berkeley Free Clinic. I chose Contra Costa County for residency for it's full-spectrum training and commitment to health equity in under-resourced communities.
Eshera, Noha, MD
I am an Egyptian-American, born and raised in Maryland. I went to the University of Maryland for my undergraduate studies in biology, French and international development. Before medical school, I spent a few years conducting public health research in the DC area. I am excited to join a team of healthcare providers at CCRMC committed to full spectrum family medicine, global health, health equity and social justice.
Mostow, Jacqueline, MD
Ohio State University
I've spent most of my life in OH but am so excited to venture west and grow some roots in CA. I'm thrilled to pursue my residency at CCRMC, where the rigorous clinical training and passionate residency community will allow me to become an FP capable of advocating for medically underserved patients in and out the healthcare system. I love sharing food with others, exploring the outdoors, and live music; within medicine, I'm excited about caring for multiple generations, adolescent health, family planning, advocacy, and health equity.
Pichardo-Gomez, David, MD
UC San Francisco
I'm originally from Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico, and since moving from southern CA to med school in SF I've fallen in love with the bay area. My passions in medicine include the use of lifestyle medicine for the prevention and treatment of disease, and the entirety of culinary medicine, which has spawned a fun hobby for cooking. I love the outdoors and working out and dancing to Latin beats. Contra Costa is the epitome of my interests, due to its underserved diverse population, including a large Latinx community, it's safety net/county setting, its concentration on health, social justice, and patient empowerment with opportunities such as the recent food as medicine initiative, and its remarkable ability to train FM clinicians. I did a sub-i at CCRMC and LOVED it and am happy to come back another three years.
Priyam, Prachi, MD
Thomas Jefferson University
After enjoying many years living between the Northeastern United States and India, I look forward to returning home and serving the East Bay. I am honored to join the Contra Costa family, which challenges the socioeconomic and racial inequalities that foster health disparities and equips its residents to provide high quality, full-spectrum care for marginalized communities. Outside of the clinic, I hope to learn more about our local history and explore nearby trails, museums, concerts, and writing events.
Richardson, Emma, MD
After bouncing around the Midwest for my entire life, I'm thrilled to escape the polar vortex and relocate to CA for my residency training at Contra Costa! From research on obstetric fistula in Uganda to leading weekly discussions on health in the Cook County jail in Chicago, I've always been happiest and fulfilled working at the intersections of health, behavioral science, health equity, and justice. I was drawn to Contra Costa by the amazing people and incredible full spectrum training that will prepare me to provide the best care for my patients in the future!
Saho, Fatumata, MD
University of New Mexico
I am a first generation American who grew up in Albuquerque, New Mexico. I chose CCRMC because of its focus on training full-spectrum family medicine physicians in addition to its global health program, and the wonderful faculty and residents who are passionate about the wellbeing of their community.
Sanchez, Lilia, MD
I am a Contra Costa County native, raised in Pittsburg, CA! I am so incredibly blessed to return home to serve my community. I chose CCRMC because in addition to their reputation of outstanding full-spectrum training, their mission really speaks to all things I hold close to my heart—compassion, advocacy, diversity, global health, social justice and service to some of the most vulnerable patient populations. As the first in my family to become a physician, I hope to practice Family Medicine with humility, while honoring lessons I have learned from my amazing parents and patients. I look forward to providing compassionate care and be an advocate for families from all walks of life.
Wittenburg, Gregory, MD
Growing up in Topeka, Kansas, I always marveled at my father's ability to make friends with anyone (everyone); he is a gifted listener and someone who takes genuine interest in people's stories. It is perhaps no surprise that I was drawn to a specialty, family medicine, that emphasizes the paramount importance of human relationship—especially with those at the margins. Contra Costa's mission to serve the underserved both locally and globally resonates deeply with my own, and I consider myself fortunate to be in their company.
Younge, Marian, MD
University of Massachusetts
I grew up in Sub-Saharan Africa and moved to Massachusetts in elementary school where I stayed for my undergraduate, gap, and medical school years. I spent the last few years exploring my interests in community health, global health and pipeline programs. I chose CCRMC because of the program's full-spectrum OB training, global health opportunities and dedication to quality healthcare for the underserved.
Class of 2023
Carrillo, Mayra, MD
I grew up in the Yakima Valley, Washington and the first in my family to become a physician! Prior to medical school, I pursued my commitment to public health as a health educator and community mobilizer at an FQHC. I am excited to join the CCRMC family because of the broad-spectrum training, dedication to the underserved communities, and commitment to social justice and diversity.
Cuervo, Isabel, MD
Weill Cornell Medical College
I was raised by my two loving Cuban parents alongside two sisters with an upbringing mostly in Miami. I chose CCRMC because of the people and their commitment to delivering patient-centered care and training full-spectrum providers. I feel inspired by the community-orientated training and proud to be part of a program that acknowledges the weight of social determinants of health.
Devries, Jennifer, MD, MPH
UC San Diego
I grew up in Los Angeles, California, and I have lived all throughout California and Chicago. I am excited to be back in the east bay, where my love for harm reduction, queer community, and activism were first nurtured! I chose CCRMC to train at a community-oriented, mission driven program where I could gain the clinical skills necessary in a supportive environment to further advance health equity and liberation.
Escamilla, Daniel, MD
I was born in Sonora, Mexico and have been in California for almost 20 years (mostly in Sacramento), where I volunteered in various clinics and learned about health disparities. I chose CCRMC for it's full-spectrum training with the goal of being a well-rounded physician for any patient population or setting. In my free time I enjoy tasting new foods as well as being outdoors.
Gonzalez, Elvira "Sofia", MD
Universidad Autónoma De Guadalajara
Contra Costa's mission aligns with my personal commitment to learn how to best serve under-resourced communities, similar to those that I grew up in, through quality and accessible healthcare. As a Latina family physician, I aim to reduce health disparities and inspire other Latinas to pursue medicine. I am happy to be back in my birthplace of California, after years of chasing my education all over North America.
Guerrero, Nery, MD
University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
Growing up in South Texas, I witnessed the role physicians play in advocating for their patients, especially the undocumented and under-resourced. As the first in my family to graduate college, let alone medical school, I value community driven missions which foster growth and trust. I chose CCRMC due to its community involvement and promotion of justice and equity in medicine.
Gutierrez, Gabriel, MD
UC San Francisco
I grew up in Daly City, California. I completed medical school at UCSF and am excited to train at Contra Costa because I believe it will develop me into a well-rounded physician, who delivers quality patient centered care to diverse medically underserved populations.
Kane, Myriam, MD
Yale University School of Medicine
My name is Maïsha and I am originally from Dakar, Senegal. I plan to return and practice in my home country, and I chose Contra Costa because of the robust broad-spectrum training. I have a special interest in Obstetrics and wanted to be able to have the maximum number of deliveries. In addition to providing all the above, CCFMR also had great faculty members and a diverse program which was important to me.
Milne-Price, Shauna, MD
University of Washington
Growing up in Montana, I developed a love for animals, rural communities, and wild places. My path to family medicine followed an exploration of human-animal health, infectious diseases, and social justice. I have seen the power of family medicine in action, and hope to someday use it to serve rural, historically marginalized communities. I was drawn to CCRMC because of its mission for advocacy, full spectrum training, and amazing people.
Muralles, Sara, MD, MPH
Loyola University Chicago
Born and raised in Chicago, I grew up close to my family and community, allowing me insight into how health and well-being are intertwined with family, culture, beliefs, and access. These perspectives, undoubtedly influenced my journey to family medicine. I chose CCRMC for its unparalleled full-spectrum training, dedication to quality care to the underserved, and because the people and values of the program made me feel at home.
Perez, Megan, MD
University of Colorado
I grew up in a small town nestled at the base of the San Juan Mountains of Colorado. My aspiration to become a board spectrum family physician are galvanized by my desire to return to a rural, under-resourced community. I am beyond thrilled to be a part of the Contra Costa family because of their rigorous, mission-based training, robust OB opportunities, and dedication to pipeline initiatives.
Ray, Kyra, MD
I began cultivating my interest in primary care for underserved populations while working at a shelter for families experiencing homelessness in Seattle, a passion that solidified in medical school. As I researched residency programs, I was drawn to the diverse patient population and robust, broad-spectrum training at CCRMC. After meeting the caring and compassionate people here, I knew it was the place for me!
Sullivan, Eleanor, MD
University of Iowa
I am from Des Moines, IA. After studying biology and East Asian studies at the University of Chicago, I worked in San Francisco then circled back to Iowa for medical school. I am thrilled to train at Contra Costa, a place well-versed in the art of full-spectrum family medicine and committed to providing care for those faced with systemic barriers to health services.
Class of 2024
Adams, Tristen, MD
University of New Mexico School of Medicine
I am a born and raised Burqueña from Albuquerque, New Mexico. I was looking for a rigorous residency program that values political advocacy and anti-racism work and that would prepare me to confidently practice full-spectrum family medicine in resource-limited communities.
Aguilar, Bianka Janette, MD
Keck School of Medicine
I was born and raised in Long Beach, California to immigrant parents- my mom is from Mexico and my dad is from El Salvador. I went to UC Berkeley for college which is where I first fell in love with the Bay Area. I am excited to come back to the Bay Area to train at CCRMC, a truly full-spectrum family medicine program whose mission to serve vulnerable populations align with my personal values.
Carneal, Hillary, MD
University of California, Davis School of Medicine
I grew up in Phoenix, Arizona and studied international relations thinking that I wanted to pursue a career in international politics but was inspired to enter medicine during my time working with FQHC’s throughout Northern California. At UC Davis, I cultivated my passion for serving rural communities through participation in the Rural PRIME program, and I am thrilled to be joining an institution dedicated to training excellent full-spectrum family medicine providers such as CCRMC with a strong dedication to health equity.
Chaet-Lopez, Alexis, MD
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
I grew up within view of Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains and prior to medical school worked in the NGO world in Latin America, feeding a passion for global health and women’s health. I was drawn to Contra Costa’s mission and knew the program’s rigorous training would prepare me for a career as a capable, compassionate physician. My perfect weekend morning involves a long bike ride and a latte, and I look forward to exploring nature out West alongside my husband and CCRMC family!
Cless, Mallory, MD
University of California, San Diego School of Medicine
I grew up in the east bay but have spent much of my adult life in San Diego where I completed medical school at UCSD. I am looking forward to coming back to the beautiful bay area and being a part of a highly motivated and dedicated group at CCRMC. I chose CCRMC for its dynamic, full-spectrum training in a community-oriented environment.
DeGroote, Maya, MD
Dartmouth Medical School
I grew up in a small town on the coast of Maine, and several places overseas. When not in the mountains, I am exploring country roads on my bike. My passion for broad spectrum family medicine is tied to my desire to care for rural, under-resourced communities. I was drawn to Contra Costa because of the people, the robust obstetrical and clinical training, and the emphasis on the role of physicians in addressing systemic inequities in healthcare and society.
Doshi, Kunal, MD
University of Colorado School of Medicine
I'm a California native having grown up in Southern California, I left to pursue my MPH at George Washington University to further pursue my passion for health advocacy, international health, and climate change's impact on health. I moved to Colorado for medical school attending the University of Colorado and am very excited to come home to California for residency. I'm excited to train at Contra Costa because of the full-spectrum training, global health opportunities, healthy advocacy and policy opportunities.
Glick, Stephanie, MD
Loyola University of Chicago Stritch School of Medicine
I grew up on the west side of Buffalo, NY where I was immersed in a diverse community of people that inspired me to pursue family medicine and focus on partnering with my patients in every phase of life. I wanted a program that would provide quality full spectrum medical training and would be intentional about addressing health inequity at every level of our system. CCRMC had all of this and more, and I’m grateful for the opportunity to be here.
Hawkins, John MD
University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
Originally from Utah, I’m excited to be back in the Bay, where I lived for 10 years during college and working as a stem cell biology researcher and sexual health counselor prior to medical school. Within family medicine, I’m especially interested in health justice, full-spectrum reproductive and gender-affirming care, harm reduction, and palliative care. I’m grateful to train alongside diverse patients and co-workers in a supportive, justice-minded residency program.
Kirkpatrick, Karlee, DO
Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine
I was born and raised on the East Coast, but I consider California my home. I chose Contra Costa because its diverse population, broad spectrum training, and dedicated faculty members will help me to fulfill my goal of working with underserved communities in the U.S. and Abroad. I’m happiest when I’m traveling internationally, participating in outdoor sports, learning and trying new things, playing music, cooking, eating good food, and spending time with family and friends.
Ku, Tiffany, MD
Loyola University of Chicago Stritch School of Medicine
I am born and raised in the Bay Area by Chinese immigrant parents. My family’s experience with healthcare has led to my passion for preventive medicine and public health. I studied public health at UC Berkeley, worked in public health in Seattle, then attended medical school in Chicago. In medical school, I focused much on community engagement, organized medicine, and multidisciplinary partnerships. I chose CCRMC so I can advocate for my patients both inside and out of my clinic—I was drawn to CCRMC’s commitment to health equity and unparalleled full-spectrum training. Outside of medicine, I love traveling, hiking, and salsa dancing!
Ratcliff, Stephannie, MD
San Francisco School of Medicine
I chose Contra Costa for its unparalleled clinical training, especially in OB, for its centering of care for marginalized communities and because everyone I met made me feel like I had found my home.
Robin, Arianna, MD
Oregon Health Science University School of Medicine
As a New Yorker and Oregonian from a big family, I appreciate strong community and cultural diversity. I am passionate about full-spectrum family medicine and am excited to train at CCRMC to become a strong clinician, proceduralist, and advocate for health equity! My medical interests include obstetrics and LGBTQ care; otherwise, I love cooking and sharing food, exploring outside, and doing art.