Class of 2023
Nathan Barnett, MD
Hometown: Jackson, MS
Why I chose Stanford PM&R: Great inpatient rehab training, wonderful faculty/residents, and the Bay Area!
Undergraduate Education: Stanford University, B.S. in Bioengineering and M.S. in Biology
Medical School: University of California, Davis
Internship: Santa Clara Valley Medical Center
Professional Interests: Inpatient rehabilitation, spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, teaching and education, social justice in medicine
Personal Interests: Biking, weight lifting, hiking, travel, theater, music
Fun Facts: I sang college a cappella for four years!
Paige Dyrek, DO
Hometown: Monrovia, CA
Why I chose Stanford PM&R: I chose Stanford for my residency because of the high-quality education, diverse clinical training, Bay Area location, and vibrant resident culture.
Undergraduate Education: Lehigh University
Medical School: Western University of Health Sciences
Professional Interests: Sports medicine, regenerative medicine, neuromuscular medicine
Personal Interests: Playing soccer, finding new running trails, binge-watching true crime shows
Fun Facts: I played D1 soccer and I am a big fan of Queen, Jim Carrey, and going to open houses
Stacy Jones, MD
Hometown: Mentor, OH
Why I chose Stanford PM&R: Warm and welcoming atmosphere, diverse well-rounded training sites, great academic resources, and to accomplish my decade-long goal of moving near family in California!
Undergraduate Education: University of Pittsburgh
Medical School: Harvard Medical School
Internship: Kaiser Oakland
Professional Interests: Pediatric Rehabilitation, addressing health inequities, access & inclusion for medical trainees, #DocsWithDisabilities
Personal Interests: Rock climbing, open water swimming, hiking, family, any and all animals
Fun Facts: I’m a proud auntie to 7 nieces and 1 nephew. I’m a first-generation college graduate
Jyotsna Koduri, MD
Hometown: Tulsa, OK
Why I chose Stanford PM&R: The opportunity to train at a world-class institution with excellent clinical exposure in all aspects of PM&R combined with an amazing location. Part of why I love PM&R so much is the amount of medical innovation within the field. and Stanford is definitely the place to be!
Undergraduate Medical Education: University of Oklahoma
Medical School: University of Oklahoma College of Medicine
Internship: Internal Medicine Prelim at Saint Joseph Hospital (Denver, CO)
Professional Interests: Sports Medicine, Interventional Spine, Regenerative Medicine
Personal Interests: Skiing, hiking with my husky pup, traveling, hot yoga, brunching, and OU football
Fun Facts: I'm an expert at cooking with the Insta-Pot, I beat an NBA player in a tennis match (his first time ever playing but I still count it as an accomplishment), and I skydived in New Zealand with my entire family.
Wei-Xian Li, MD
Hometown: Born in Vancouver, Canada; Raised in the Inland Empire
Why I chose Stanford PM&R: Did an away rotation at Stanford and had an amazing experience - loved the people.
Undergraduate Education: The University of British Columbia
Medical School: Loma Linda University
Internship: Loma Linda University
Professional Interests: Sports, Pain, Lifestyle Medicine
Personal Interests: Beach volleyball, Spikeball, traveling, cooking, sour beers
Fun Facts: Used to play the harp and can lick my elbow
Kenneth Miller, MD
Hometown: Denton, MD
Why I chose Stanford PM&R: I chose Stanford because of its well-rounded training and unique research opportunities that would allow me to pursue any career path within PM&R. I was also impressed with how welcoming and kind all of the residents, faculty, and staff were during my rotation as a medical student.
Undergraduate Education: Brigham Young University
Medical School: University of Maryland School of Medicine
Internship: Sinai Hospital of Baltimore
Professional Interests: Neurorehabilitation, MSK/Sports Medicine
Personal Interests: Spending time with my family, sports, hiking, music
Fun Facts: During college, I spent a summer working in Mexico City as a Spanish teacher
Sheena Pillai, MD
Hometown: Sunnyvale, TX
Why I chose Stanford PM&R: Stanford has great instructors, diverse training sites, unique opportunities, beautiful locations, and happy residents. I am blessed to be training here.
Undergraduate Education: University of Texas at Dallas
Medical School: UT Southwestern
Internship: Baylor Scott and White Temple
Professional Interests: SCI, TBI
Personal Interests: Reading, hiking, traveling, cooking, and my favorite, eating
Fun Facts: This is my first time living outside of Texas!