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Meet our current residents

HOON CHANG, MD, MS

Georgetown University

Why you chose to apply to KPMAS

I fell in love with Kaiser Permanente and its patient-centered medical home model during my M3 clerkship. The system is set up so that both patients and providers can build meaningful relationships while minimizing time navigating through complex medical systems.

What makes you passionate about practicing medicine

I find joy in helping out others and building relationships. Practicing medicine will let me do both.

Fun fact about you

I love to binge-watch YouTube videos (a guilty pleasure), especially the short clips of Korean TV shows.

How you thrive

I decompress by spending time with my family and friends. I love to play my guitar and learn cool new songs. Most importantly, spending time with God gives me the strengths to tackle daily activities.

RACHEL CHANG, MD, MBA, MPH

National Yang-Ming University (Taiwan), Johns Hopkins University

Why you chose to apply to KPMAS

I am excited to join the first cohort of the KPMAS residency program because it feels like joining a fast-growing startup on a mission!

What makes you passionate about practicing medicine

I love to listen to people's stories and find the best resources to further their health.

Fun fact about you

I am passionate and enthusiastic about boba tea, which was invented in my home country of Taiwan. I have worked as a tea barista before!

How you thrive

I love spending time with family and friends, exploring local restaurants, doing yoga, and learning something new from online classes. I am also looking to adopt an animal, or maybe start from fostering some puppies! ​

SYED KHALID, MD

Chicago Medical School

Why you chose to apply to KPMAS

Few programs in the country offer the opportunity to take care of patients in a clinically innovative environment, and even fewer allow you to take part in that innovation and experience how that changes patient's lives. KPMAS is one of these rare training programs.

What makes you passionate about practicing medicine

I love everything about providing patient care—the privilege to take care of patients is second to none. In doing so, we have the opportunity to not only develop a broad-based fund of knowledge to diagnose and treat complex medical conditions but to approach solutions to the larger inefficiencies in medicine and innovations in diagnosis and treatment.

Fun fact about you

I am new to Peloton and love it, ride with me: SyedK!

How you thrive

I'm a foodie and avid traveler. I love experiencing new cultures and places, and eating my way through cities.

I love inventing, creating, and building things that make a difference in patient's lives. Getting to work with and learn from extremely talented people in different fields is a huge plus in doing so.

SUSHMITA MALIK, MD ​

George Washington University

Why you chose to apply to KPMAS

I admire the mission statement of the program to train highly competent and compassionate physicians to deliver high-quality care, and am looking forward to becoming this clinician in the community I grew up in.

What makes you passionate about practicing medicine

Being able to serve diverse patients and realizing that medicine is more than just treating a disease, it is about approaching patient care with a holistic perspective by considering patients’ social needs, ethnicities, and cultural and socio-economic backgrounds.

Fun fact about you

I studied abroad for a year in Berlin, Germany when I was 16 years old during high school without knowing the language!

How you thrive

Working in a supportive and collaborative environment while continuously challenging myself to grow and always trying to explore new things.

DANIEL TADEO, MD

Georgetown University

Why you chose to apply to KPMAS

Kaiser Permanente is a proven innovator in both health care, education, and professional development, and I genuinely believe KPMAS will provide the opportunity to learn and practice medicine the way we all imagined before we ever started medical school.

What makes you passionate about practicing medicine

There are very few careers where all the time and effort you invest can positively impact a person’s life and potentially help to improve society as a whole – practicing medicine is breathtaking.

Fun fact about you

I love trying to replicate or tweak recipes (from family/friends, TV/online videos, restaurants, etc.) … basically, I’m a secret recipe hacker.

How you thrive

Lots of FaceTime with family, YouTube videos to learn new things, and outings with friends testing new restaurants and cuisines (the DC-area is perfect for this).

CRYSTAL XUE, MD

George Washington University

Why you chose to apply to KPMAS

I have a strong interest in outpatient internal medicine, particularly at the intersection of public health and primary care. The dedicated faculty and supportive system of KPMAS form a great place for me to pursue my interests and become a well-rounded physician, while learning about the inner workings of a system that has been highly successful in emphasizing preventive care.

What makes you passionate about practicing medicine

I am passionate about longitudinal patient care and patient education, and love being able to contribute to health literacy on both the individual and systemic levels.

Fun fact about you

Calligraphy is one of my pastimes; I enjoy using it to personalize items, and sporadically apply it to larger projects.

How you thrive

To decompress, I love to play and listen to music! Classical, jazz, and rock are among my most listened-to genres. Outside of work, I prioritize staying up to date with my family and friends, and can otherwise be found buried in a good book, nonfiction currently preferred.

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