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 

Internship: UCSF-Fresno

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!