Class of 2019
Kevin Barrette, MD
Hometown: Worcester, MA
Why I Chose Stanford PM&R: Opportunity to train at a world class research institution with robust clincial oppportunities. Stanford also offered me a chance to try out the best area to live in the world.
Undergraduate Education: Boston University, BA in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology with distinction
Medical School: Boston University School of Medicine
Internship: Kaiser Permanente San Francisco
Professional Interests: Musculoskeletal Medicine, Pain, Sports, Interventionanl Spine, Spinal Cord Injury
Research Interests: Regenerative Medicine, Spinal Cord Injury, Diabetic Retinopathy
Professional Awards/Positions/Honors: National Eye Institute Award for Research Presentation at ARVO
Personal Interests: Boston Sports Teams, Weightlifting, History Channel, Singing, Broadway Musicals, Disney
Fun Facts: I was a cast member on the PBS television show "Zoom" when I was 10-11
Tiffany Chang, MD
Hometown: Lafayette, CA
Why I Chose Stanford PM&R: Two words: Ryan Mattie
Undergraduate Education: Brown University
Medical School: USC Keck School of Medicine
Internship: Maimonides Medical Center (Brooklyn, NY)
Professional Interests: Inpatient neurorehabilitation, adaptive sports, cancer rehabilitation
Research Interests: TBD
Professional Awards/Positions/Honors: 2015-2016 Maimonides Preliminary Intern of the Year, 2015-2016 Maimonides "Intern with the Tallest Bun"
Personal Interests: Pool lounging, county hospital cafeteria creative cuisine, Legend of Zelda, discussing microclimates
Fun Facts: I once spent 24 hours straight in a Walmart. I pole vaulted through college.
Carter Docking, DO
Hometown: Adrian, MI
Why I Chose Stanford PM&R: Incredibly strong training opportunities in all fields of PM&R. Invested and skilled faculty. Residents are supportive, collaborative, and get along exceptionally well.
Undergraduate Education: Albion College (Albion, MI) with a degree in Biochemistry
Medical School: Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Internship: St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor (Transitional Year)
Professional Interests: MSK, EMG, spine medicine, sports medicine
Research Interests: Optimizing strengthening and stretching protocols for acute vs. chronic back pain. Efficacy of prolotherapy in chronologically differing patient populations.
Professional Awards/Positions/Honors: Resident appointee to ACGME site safety committee at St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor
Personal Interests: exercising, ice hockey, college football, Michigan State University athletics, summer days spent at Devil's Lake in Michigan
Fun Facts: I worked as a doping control chaperone for the United States Anti-Doping Agency drug testing Olympic athletes.
Ryan Fraiser, DO
Hometown: San Jose
Why I Chose Stanford PM&R: I rotated at several PM&R programs and I found the Stanford program to be an extremely cohesive and smart group. There is excellent exposure to all major facets of physiatry and I’ll be well prepared to pursue any professional interests within the field. The program leadership is also extremely driven to make the program even stronger.
Undergraduate Education: Pitzer College, Claremont, CA
Medical School: Touro University, Vallejo, CA
Professional Interests: Sports medicine, neurorehabilitation, healthcare administration
Research Interests: Musculoskeletal medicine and neurorehabilitation
Professional Awards/Positions/Honors: President of AOCPMR, Touro California Chapter, 2012-2013
Personal Interests: Hanging out with my wife and two young kids, playing soccer, cooking
Fun Facts: I lived in England and played soccer for a semi-professional team there for a year during college. I’m born and raised in the south Bay Area.
Stephanie Jones, DO
Why I Chose Stanford PM&R: Location, great and friendly residents/attendings/staff, excellent research and leadership opportunities, broad population with extensive experience with different pathology
Undergraduate Education: B.S. Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, LA; M.S. Cancer Biology MD Anderson in Houston, Texas
Medical School: UNTHSC - Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine in Fort Worth, Texas
Internship: Preliminary Internal Medicine Year at Memorial Health University Medical in Savannah, GA
Professional and Research Interests: Interventional Spine, TBI, Burn Rehabilitation
Professional Awards/Positions/Honors: Summa Cum Laude Honor's College, Top 25% of Medical School Class
Personal Interests: Reading, Hiking, Bikram Yoga, Running, Beach Vacations
Fun Facts: Born in Denmark, own a bloodhound, play piano
Yumi Mitsuya, MD
Hometown: Kumamoto, Japan
Why I Chose Stanford PM&R: It is a world-class program with outstanding faculty and amazing co-residents
Undergraduate Education: University of California, Berkeley, with a degree in Molecular and Cell Biology
Medical School: Albany Medical College
Internship: Children’s Hospital Oakland
Professional Interests and Research Interests: Pediatric Rehabilitation, Cerebral Palsy, Neonatal HIE, TBI
Professional Awards/Positions/Honors: Gold Humanism Honor Society
Personal Interests: Reggae, Farmers Markets, Cooking, Outdoor Festivals, Alpacas
Shara Yurkiewicz, MD
Hometown: Woodmere, NY
Why I Chose Stanford PM&R: The support and expertise of faculty, the passion of residents, the depth and breadth of clinical training, the wealth of resources, the opportunities for research
Undergraduate Education: Yale University
Medical School: Harvard Medical School
Internship: Overlook Medical Center
Professional Interests: Neurorehabilitation, spinal cord injury, medical journalism, narrative medicine
Research Interests: Spinal cord injury, medical ethics, disability rights
Professional Awards/Positions/Honors: AAAS Mass Media Fellowship
Personal Interests: Writing, reading, hiking, watching live theater, finding new comedy clubs
Fun Facts: I started a blog at the beginning of medical school entitled "This May Hurt a Bit" to record my thoughts and feelings about the medical training experience. I've continued to write through residency.