Andrew Kaddis, MD
Medical School: UC Davis
Maria Sturchler, MD, MS, EdD
Hometown: Madrid, Spain
Medical school: Vanderbilt School of Medicine
Graduate: Nova Southeastern University (MS – Math Education, EdD – Educational Leadership)
Undergraduate: FAU (BA – Elementary Education, BS – Biochemistry)
Interests: triathlon, surfing, backpacking/camping, and traveling (especially with my husband Emmanuel).
Favorites in San Diego: trying all the different cuisines and restaurants in and around town…I’m a major foodie!
Xinwei Liu, MD
Medical School: University of Central Florida College of Medicine
Nicholas Montano, MD
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Undergraduate/Graduate school: San Francisco State University
Medical School: UC Davis
EM Interests: Airway, resuscitation, and toxicology.
Non-EM Interests: Music, motorcycles, and my kiddo!
Favorites things about San Diego: Foodies, beaches, and exploring the city
Lisa Remington, MD, MS
Hometown: Aiea, Hawaii
Undergraduate / Graduate School: University of Hawaii, CSULB
Medical school: UC Irvine
Interests: Dirtbikes, Crossfit, scuba diving, roller coasters, world travel, New restaurants, Ultrasound, education, EMS, international, tactical medicine
Favorites things about San Diego: Amazing restaurants, interesting neighborhoods, lots of outdoor fun, happy and friendly people
Jack Taras, MD
Hometown: Moorestown, NJ
Undergraduate: Providence College, RI
Medical school: SKMC of Thomas Jefferson University
Interests: Running, biking, surfing; within EM: wilderness med, wellness
Favorites things about San Diego: The ocean, the trails, the sun, the neighborhoods, and the friendly people.
Caitlyn Gust, MD
Medical School: USC
Steve Duleh, MD, PhD
Medical School: UCSF
Hometown: Bismarck, ND
Undergraduate: Indiana University
Interests: Hockey, climbing up and snowboarding down mountains, traveling, drinking coffee, sleeping
Favorite things about San Diego: Great beaches, breweries, lots of good (and cheap!) food, amazing people from all over the world
Kyle Hersh, MD
Medical School: UC Irvine
Hometown: Newport Beach, CA
Undergraduate: University of California, Santa Barbara (BS, Biology)
Interests: You can find me in the ocean surfing, diving, spearfishing, SUPing, boating. I still like to work as an ocean lifeguard in Newport Beach. Spending time with family and friends. And within EM ultrasound, EMS, and wilderness medicine.
Favorite things about San Diego: The surf, the beach, and the people. The attendings are all extremely involved and devoted to teaching and all my co-residents are supportive and amazing people. San Diego is extremely diverse and there is a part of town for everyone. So many outdoor activities and delicious food and beer to enjoy.
Mark Lettinga, MD
Medical School: University of Michigan
Jacob Szmuilowicz, MD
Medical School: UCSD
Hometown: San Diego, CA
Interests/Favorite Things About San Diego: Trail running, cycling up and down the San Diego coast, hiking, tennis, billiards, exploring new local restaurants. I can be easily convinced to participate in open water swims at La Jolla Cove or Shores.
EM interests: ultrasound, wildness medicine, event medicine (marathon/ triathlon medical tents, boxing ringside physician)
Derek Yip, MD
Medical School: Medical College of Wisconsin
Kyle Brodmann, MD
Medical School: Loma Linda University School of Medicine
Seth Meyer, MD
Medical School: Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine
Hometown: Carson City, NV
Undergraduate: University of Southern California (BA, fine arts); Portland State University (BS, General Science)
Graduate: University of Southern California (MA, journalism)
Interests: Running, swimming, biking, cooking, and eating as many tacos as possible while in San Diego. Spending time with my wife, daughter, and neurotic bulldog.
Favorite things about San Diego: The beach, the killer craft beer scene, and amazing Mexican food. I love the culture of our residency program: super involved attendings who genuinely care about our development, great balance of practice paradiagms between academia and community, and an emphasis on patient-centered care.
Andrew Stolle, MD
Medical School: Eastern Virginia Medical School
Interests: Playing soccer, especially with some of my co-residents on Wednesday nights Watching soccer, big Arsenal fan. Also enjoy running, hiking, terrible Sci-Fi/Horror films, craft beer (in particular Groundswell after Thursday lectures) and of course the beach.
Favorite things about San Diego: As with most people who fall in love with San Diego I’m a big fan of the beautiful beaches, amazing craft beer and all the local spots for hiking. As Chuck mentioned the weather is definitely a plus, you can always get outside on your day off. With so many unique neighborhoods there is always a new place to try on your nights off. By far my favorite thing to do is hang out with my co-residents.
Emily Utschig, DO
Medical School: Western University of Health Sciences
Hometown: San Diego, CA
Undergraduate: University of California, Santa Barbara (BS, Biology, Spanish minor)
Interests: Anything involving the beach (Pacific Beach kid – born & raised!) or being outside. Exploring craft breweries, backpacking abroad (South America, Thailand, Spain…), training for Tough Mudder, reading for fun, catching up with friends new and old.
Favorite things about San Diego: Did I mention I love the beach? Beautiful sunsets, the best fish tacos, Gulls hockey games, Mr. Frostie’s, seaport village, my co-intern family. And of course, training in SD’s busiest ED with a fun-loving and supportive team.
Andrew Williamson, MD
Medical School: Tufts University School of Medicine
Undergraduation: Trinity College
Interests: Surfing, Hiking, Fishing, Traveling, Taco Tuesday
Favorite things about San Diego: Everything! San Diego is such an amazing city. If you like good weather, friendship, outdoor activities, and happiness, then San Diego is the perfect city for you! There are so many great hikes, breweries, beaches, farmers markets, and sunshine. Every neighborhood is unique and has so many different things to offer and to explore. And last but not least, my co-residents! Couldn’t be happier with the incredibly supportive, fun, and happy group of residents here at KP!
Chuck Yu, MD
Medical School: David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Hometown: Lake Forest, Orange County, CA
Undergraduate: UCLA (BS, biochem)
Interests: basketball, skateboarding, snowboarding, dog sitting, sleeping, sushi, music
Favorite things about San Diego: weather, beach, predictable traffic and easy parking, weather, tons of great food and beer, hanging out with my co-residents, exploring the different SD neighborhoods, and weather.