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As part of their training, resident physicians must complete rotations in a variety of clinical areas including Cardiology, Inpatient Medicine, Psychiatry, Geriatrics, Orthopedics, Pediatrics, and Obstetrics and Gynecology.
COVINA, Calif. – Emanate Health, the largest health care system located in the San Gabriel Valley, today announced its new class of physicians in the Family Medicine Residency Program. Over the next three years, these doctors will treat patients at Emanate Health hospitals and local community clinics to complete their formal medical education.
“We welcome a new class of residents who bring energy and enthusiasm to treating our patients on their pathway to becoming fully-trained and knowledgeable physicians,” said Dr. Maili Velez-Dalla Tor, M.D., FAAFP, Program Director of the Emanate Health Family Medicine Residency Program.
These eight resident physicians will make countless rounds and treat patients of all ages in the hospital and a variety of outpatient settings, and establish a continuity panel of patients to promote preventative care and wellness. They also must complete rotations in a variety of clinical areas including Cardiology, Surgery, Inpatient Medicine, Psychiatry, Geriatrics, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Orthopedics, Pediatrics, and Obstetrics and Gynecology.
“Shadowed by excellent physicians with impressive credentials, resident physicians will tap into their medical training to diagnose and treat patients of all ages and ethnicities who possess a variety of pre-existing conditions against the backdrop of a global pandemic,” said Dr. Velez-Dalla Tor. “The complexities of these clinical challenges will only help to make them better doctors.”
Resident physicians will spend much of their day seeing patients at Emanate Health Queen of the Valley Hospital in West Covina, in addition to training at Emanate Health Inter-Community Hospital in Covina, and Emanate Health Foothill Presbyterian Hospital in Glendora. These physicians will also see patients at the Emanate Health Care Clinic, and our partner, East Valley Federally Qualified Health Centers.
New Class of Emanate Health Family Medicine Residents
The eight new Emanate Health Family Medicine Resident Physicians include:
- Mariam Ali, DO, Midwestern University Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine, Glendale, AZ
- Sunghyun (James) Chung, MD, Loma Linda University, CA
- Mark Martin, MD, University of California, San Francisco, CA
- Amanda O’Loughlin, DO, Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Parker, CO
- Juan Pesqueira, MD, Universidad Autónoma de Baja California Facultad de Medicina, Mexicali, MX
- Christin Tee, MD, Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA
- Michael Valerio, DO, Touro University Nevada, Henderson, NV
- Humberto Villa, MD, Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara Facultad de Medicina, Guadalajara, MX
The Emanate Health Family Medicine Residency Program is an innovative residency program that encourages resident physicians to learn, collaborate and change the way we look at family medicine as a specialty. The program is affiliated with Keck School of Medicine of USC and its Department of Family Medicine. We believe that our residents are the future—a generation of physicians possessing great courage, work ethic and enthusiasm at the prospect of transforming rather than adapting to the current world of medicine.
About Emanate Health
Emanate Health exists to help people keep well in body, mind and spirit by providing quality health care services in a safe, compassionate environment. Emanate Health is the largest nonprofit health care provider serving the one million residents of the San Gabriel Valley in California. The system provides specialized care in Behavioral Health, Cancer, Cardiovascular, Emergency, Neuroscience and Stroke, Orthopedics, Sports Medicine, and Women’s Health. Its family of hospitals and hospice include Emanate Health Inter-Community in Covina, Emanate Health Queen of the Valley in West Covina, Emanate Health Foothill Presbyterian in Glendora, Emanate Health Hospice & Home Care in West Covina, as well as other clinics throughout the region. Year after year the health care system has been voted “Best Hospital” and “Best Place to Work” and providers are consistently among the “Top Doctors” in Los Angeles County and hospital services are recognized for quality care. Visit emanatehealth.org, our Newsroom and connect with us on LinkedIn │Twitter │ Instagram │ Facebook.