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 clinical opportunities. 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, Interventional 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