Class of 2025

Hiroshi Aida, MD

Hometown: Miami, Florida

Why I chose Stanford PM&R: Integrate personalized rehabilitation interventions to improve overall function.

Undergraduate Education: Emory University

Medical School: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Internship: Mercy Medical Center

Professional Interests: Sports Medicine, Interventional Spine, Pain

Personal Interests: Olympic weightlifting, powerlifting, soccer, table tennis, golf, racquetball, electronic music festivals, cooking at home, and tequila

Fun Facts: Although I have been golfing for over 10 years, I still have difficulty breaking 100. I will achieve this goal one day.

Andrew Ernst, MD

Hometown: Onalaska, WI

Why I chose Stanford PM&R: PM&R is a unique specialty in that treatments are often individualized based on patient goals and values. I enjoy the problem-solving aspect of the rehabilitation process required to maximize function for each patient. Additionally, I like that physiatrists can apply musculoskeletal and neurological physiology in a wide variety of environments ranging from inpatient wards to national sporting events. Finally, rehab patients often share remarkable stories and display a certain steadfastness that inspires those around them, including myself, to live tenaciously.

Undergraduate Education: University of Wisconsin - Madison

Medical School: Medical College of Wisconsin

Internship: Gundersen Health System Transitional Year

Professional Interests: Procedures (botulinum toxin injections, pain management procedures), Sports Medicine, Ultrasound, Amputee Rehabilitation

Personal Interests: Cycling, triathlons, outdoor recreation, walks with my wife and daughter (most frequently to get ice cream), and exploring new cities.

Leyton Galapia, MD

Hometown: Placentia, CA

Why I chose Stanford PM&R: World-class training and research opportunities in conjunction with a passionate, brilliant, good-humored GME community of faculty and residents. Also, opportunities to get involved with our wider academic community through programs like Stanford Biodesign.

Undergraduate Education: University of Arizona

Medical School: Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine, Arizona

Internship: Highland Hospital

Professional Interests: Sports Medicine, Interventional Spine, and Regenerative Medicine

Personal Interests: Electronic Music, Powerlifting, and Fishing

Fun Facts: As a kid I took first place in sparring in the Tae Kwon Do Junior Olympics.

Ashwin Jaini, MD

Hometown: Mountain View, CA

Why I chose Stanford PM&R: Stanford PM&R was a great mix of what I wanted both professionally and personally for residency. In terms of the program, Stanford seemed like the perfect place to get well rounded training with supportive faculty, and I really liked how happy and down to earth all the residents seemed on interview day. The combination of the program’s vibes with great training was really exciting to me. And then personally, being from the Bay Area originally I was excited to return home to be around friends and family for this next chapter.

Undergraduate Education: University of California, Los Angeles

Medical School: Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine

Internship: Kaiser Santa Clara Internal Medicine

Professional Interests: MSK, Spine, Neuro Rehab

Personal Interests: Hiking, camping, playing or watching basketball, rock climbing, exercise, eating good food, and spending time with friends and family.

Fun Facts: I am trying to get back into surfing after moving back to the west coast.

Bonnie Lui, MD

Hometown: Arcadia, CA

Why I chose Stanford PM&R: the balance of inpatient and outpatient training, cutting edge research opportunities, welcoming faculty, and perfect location

Undergraduate Education: University of California, Berkeley

Medical School: SUNY Upstate Medical University

Internship: Highland Hospital

Professional Interests: Sports, Pain, Cancer Rehab, Ultrasound

Personal Interests: SF Giants, video games, skincare, fantasy fiction, bad movies, and camping.

Fun Facts: I'm the third of four daughters. I enjoy baseball scorekeeping.

Chantal Nguyen, MD

Hometown: Daly City, CA

Why I chose Stanford PM&R: Incredible culture among residents and staff, unparalleled opportunities for research and innovation, unique avenues for multidisciplinary collaboration, and a diverse patient population are just some of the many factors that drew me to Stanford. It is a true honor to train in such a supportive, happy environment surrounded by so many inspirational leaders, and I really look forward to serving this vibrant community!

Undergraduate Education: St. Bonaventure University

Medical School: George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Sciences

Internship: Santa Clara Valley Medical Center

Professional Interests: Artificial Intelligence, Innovation/Advances in Rehabilitation Technology, Sports Medicine/Adaptive Sports, Pediatrics, Neurorehabilitation, Medical Education

Personal Interests: Basketball, running, board games, finding the best dumpling in the Bay Area, and corgis.

Fun Facts: I have a 20+ year old turtle who has been with me since kindergarten!

Gerry Yeung, MD

Hometown: Santa Rosa, CA

Why I chose Stanford PM&R: I chose (and am grateful to Stanford for choosing me) for its strength across the multiple disciplines of physiatry, exposures to a breadth of practice settings, and the opportunity diverse patient populations. I felt like my interests would be best supported here at such a supportive institution and I would be happiest training here being home in the Bay Area.

Undergraduate Education: University of California, Berkeley

Medical School: University of Colorado School of Medicine

Internship: Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, Transitional Year

Professional Interests: Interventional Spine, Pain, Sports, MSK, General, Occupational Medicine; (still figuring it out)

Personal Interests: Food (esp cheap/value eats), board games, lifting, hiking, metal/punk, and shows.

Fun Facts: Didn’t realize I was colorblind until middle school.