Class of 2020

Daniel Daneshvar, MD, PhD

Hometown: Detroit, MI

Why I Chose Stanford PM&R:  Quality of Research

Undergraduate Education: MIT

Medical School: Boston University School of Medicine

Internship: North Shore Medical Center

Professional Interests: Understanding the long term effects of repetitive head impacts including chronic traumatic encephalopathy

Personal Interests: Travel, Good eats, Hiking with my puppy

Fun Fact: I lived in Boston for 16 years

Christina Giacomazzi, MD

Hometown: Hanford , CA 

Why I Chose Stanford PM&R: I chose Stanford for the awesome people, the breadth and flexibility of the program, and the perfect location. I was particularly impressed by the diversity of opportunities available from both being in Silicon Valley and being part of the Stanford community. Being from California originally, I absolutely love the weather and things to do around the Palo Alto area, and was thrilled to get back to the beautiful west coast!!!

Undergraduate Education:  UCLA

Medical School: Michigan State College of Osteopathic Medicine

Internship: Wake Forest Baptist Hospital 

Professional Interests: MSK, ultrasound, spine, sports, regenerative medicine

Personal Interests: volleyball (especially beach)!, running, biking, travel, country music, animal

Fun Fact: I love hats, I love bacon and I despise ham

Emily Miller, MD

Hometown: Salt Lake City, UT

Why I Chose Stanford PM&R: Stanford has a very well-rounded program which ensures that all graduating residents have good exposure to all major fields in PM&R. Additionally, they strongly encourage residents to find their own opportunities and personalize their residency experience. There are thousands of opportunities in the Bay Area that residents are able to take advantage of with the full support of their program.

Undergraduate Education: Georgetown University; BA Spanish

Medical School: The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Internship: Tucson Hospitals Medical Education Program

Professional Interests: I am primarily interested in sports medicine, however I find it difficult to confine myself to a single area. I would love to do pediatric sports medicine, but I also really like working with college students. I'm also very interested in adaptive sports medicine and have volunteered for several adaptive sport events

Personal Interests: Skiing, Water skiing, rock climbing, soccer, rugby, yoga, hiking, backpacking, pretty much anything that involves being outside and active! I am also an amateur photographer and play the piano with any remaining spare time

Fun Fact: I played rugby in college, earned the nickname "Killer Miller", and competed in the national tournament

Manoj Mohan, DO

Hometown: Fremont, California

Why I Chose Stanford PM&R: Excellent combination of broad clinical exposure, extensive research opportunities and unbeatable location.

Undergraduate Education: UC Davis Medical School at Touro, CA

Internship: UCSF Fresno Professional

Interests: Spine and outpatient MSK/Ultrasound

Personal Interests: Basketball, hanging out with my dog, traveling, food

Fun Fact: I have bowled a 250 and placed second in a wheelchair basketball tournament

Frank Nguyen, DO

Hometown: Long Beach, CA

Why I Chose Stanford PM&R: Comprehensive sports and pain medicine, unique VA patient population including polytrauma.

Undergraduate Education: University of California, San Diego

Medical School: Touro University California

Internship: University of California, San Francisco East Bay - General Surgery

Professional Interests: Regenerative medicine, Sports medicine

Personal Interests: Bargain hunting, watching the Lakers, playing sports

Fun Fact: I can fall asleep anywhere - while standing, during karaoke, on the dance floor, etc   

Sharlene Su, MD

Hometown: Los Gatos, CA

Why I Chose Stanford PM&R: Stanford has an unparalleled combination of well-rounded clinical expertise, camaraderie among residents and faculty, and support for resident collaboration with the local tech community. Having previously worked at Google and consulted for a health tech company, I sought to expand my work in the health tech sector.

Undergraduate Education: Johns Hopkins University

Medical School: University of Maryland School of Medicine

Internship: Greater Baltimore Medical Center

Professional Interests: sports medicine, ultrasound, medical device innovation, health IT, health policy, integrative medicine

Personal Interests: pickup sports, running, cycling, martial arts, writing restaurant reviews, planning happy hours, traveling, hiking, performing viola, piano, cheering for Bay Area sports teams

Fun Fact: I named the Maryland state cow in 2017. The winning name? Cowie Udderwood!

Lyndly Tamura, MD

Hometown: Huntington Beach, CA

Why I Chose Stanford PM&R: Amazing co-residents, excellent faculty, countless opportunities in the field of PM&R, outstanding education and training, location! The list goes on and on.

Undergraduate Education: University of California, San Diego

Medical School: University of Toledo College of Medicine

Internship: California Pacific Medical Center

Professional Interests: General PM&R, Spine, MSK

Personal Interests: Fitness, traveling, food, couch lounging