Meet the Residents: Class of 2021

Class of 2021
 


Ambereen Ahmed, MD

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas
Where are you from?    
Houston
Why did you choose UA Family Medicine?   
Integrative medicine, rural medicine opportunities, full scope practice, and a diverse patient population.
What is your favorite thing about living in Tucson?   
 Lots of hiking, mountain biking, stargazing, and road trips, food!
What are your interests or hobbies outside of medicine?   
 BJJ, weight-lifting, eating, hiking/camping with dog and husband, mountain biking, playing games and watching movies.
What are your professional interests within medicine?    
 Integrative medicine, sports medicine, palliative care, mental health, procedures, refugee care.    
Favorite restaurant in Tucson?   
Insomnia Cookies


Nicolette Barbour, MD, MPH

MD: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
MPH: Boston University School of Public Health

Where are you from?
Cleveland, Ohio
Why did you choose UA Family Medicine?
I chose UA FM because of their focus on full spectrum family medicine and the supportive yet challenging learning environment cultivated by the faculty and staff. However, what differentiated the program for me was it’s dedication to serving the surrounding community. We spend a good amount of time truly getting to know the community and reaching out to our community partners so that our patients have access to a variety of resources. Coming from inner-city Cleveland, I wanted to join a program that served a diverse community and not only sought to understand and treat the patient’s pathology, but also their social determinants of health. This is a strong academic family medicine program with a population health focus. With public health as my first career, I instantly felt at home joining the UA Tucson family!  
What are you like most about for life in Tucson?
Beautiful sunsets!
What are your interests or hobbies outside of medicine?
I love to bake (from scratch), shopping, spending time with family, road trips, and travel.
What are your professional interests within Medicine?
Public Health, Obstetrics, Adolescent Health, Marginalized communities, and Healthcare Policy
Vacation spot?
Washington DC
Way to spend a day off?
Hiking with friends, finding great place to eat in Tucson, or watching TV
Restaurant in Tucson?
Guadalajara!!!
"Bucket list" item?
Taking my Mom to Europe
Hike or outdoor activity in AZ?
Rock climbing at Mt Lemmon
Arizona getaway?
Star gazing at Babad Do’ag


Bryan Brown, DO

Touro University Nevada College of Osteopathic Medicine
Where are you from?    
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Why did you choose UA Family Medicine?   
I chose the UA family medicine program because faculty and residents were so friendly and welcoming during my interview - it simply felt like a great fit from the get go! The program not only provides excellent full-spectrum training, but also teaches us integrative medicine and seems to truly care about resident wellness and health.
What are you most excited about for life in Tucson?   
Coming from Las Vegas, it's nice to live in a city with a slower pace and doesn't have such a big city feel. The people are all so friendly here as well, which is an added bonus!
What are your interests or hobbies outside of medicine?   
Sports, outdoor activities, and traveling. I love playing any and all types of sports and will be hopefully joining some local recreational basketball and soccer leagues in the near future. I'm an avid hiker, but love rock climbing, biking, running, fishing, rafting, and snowboarding as well. Finally, when I am able to get away, I absolutely love to travel. My favorite place I have traveled to thus far would have to be South Africa - it was amazing!!
What are your professional interests within medicine?    
Global medicine, integrative medicine, sleep medicine, and sports medicine.
Favorite way to spend a day off?   
During my days off you'll find me studying (we are life-long learners, you know!), working out, being outdoors, or hanging out with friends!
Top item on your "Bucket list"?   
By the time I am finished with residency, I would like to have traveled to every continent in the World. I have been to 5 out of 7 so far! Australia and Antarctica are left!
Favorite Arizona getaway?   
So far, my favorite Arizona getaway would have to be Sedona or the Grand Canyon!


Andrew Janicki, MD

University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
Where are you from?     
Dallas, TX
Why did you choose UA Family Medicine?   
I was drawn to the program's emphasis on integrative medicine as well as its dedication to providing care to underserved populations.
What are you most excited about for life in Tucson?   
I'm excited to have what seems like an unlimited number of places nearby to enjoy the outdoors! I love hiking, and I am stoked to have so many trails in my backyard. Also, I am super excited to get more into rock climbing while living in Tucson!
What are your interests or hobbies outside of medicine?   
I love being in the outdoors and also doing anything involving music! My other hobbies are sailing, drawing, and cooking.
What are your professional interests within medicine?    
I am particularly interested in integrative medicine, and hope to become trained in therapies like acupuncture so that I can have more tools to offer patients. I also have an interest in preventive care. I hope to help patients modify their lifestyles before disease onsets, because that is where I see the greatest need in our current healthcare system.
Favorite vacation spot?
Latuerbrunnen, Switzerland. You are surrounded by picturesque views!
Favorite restaurant in Tucson?   
Guadalajara. Their salsa is amazinggg
Top item on your “Bucket list”?
Becoming fluent in Spanish and German


Jeiran Javaherian, DO

Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific, Pomona Campus
Where are you from?    
San Diego, CA
Why did you choose UA Family Medicine?   
I did my away rotation with the University of Arizona Family Medicine, and loved the interaction and support among the residents and faculty. I also love the programs' emphasis on integrative medicine!
What are you most excited about for life in Tucson?   
Trying different foods, hiking, Tucson sunsets
What are your interests or hobbies outside of medicine?   
Traveling, running, yoga, playing piano
What are your professional interests within medicine?    
Integrative medicine, working with underserved populations, global medicine
Favorite vacation spot?   
France


Leticia Moedano, MD

University of Arizona, College of Medicine - Tucson
Where are you from?    
Yuma, AZ
Why did you choose UA Family Medicine?   
I chose UA Family Medicine because of the talented, supportive, and approachable faculty, residents, and staff that make up this program. I also had a wonderful SubI experience and an amazing interview day! I knew I wanted a program that had a blend of community and academic medicine, diverse patient population, and an interest in my personal wellbeing—UA Family Medicine had it all.
What are you most excited about for life in Tucson?   
I am thrilled to be continuing my medical training here in Tucson—I love the weather, landscape, and having family nearby.
What are your interests or hobbies outside of medicine?   
Running, hiking, watching UA basketball, traveling, and spending time with family, friends, and my dog Teddy.
What are your professional interests within medicine?    
Underserved Populations, Global Health, Women’s Health, Adolescent Medicine, Mental Health, and Teaching/Mentoring  
Favorite vacation spot?
Rocky Point
Top item on your “bucket list”?   
The Boston Marathon
Favorite Arizona getaway?   
The White Mountains


Jennifer Veaco, MD

University of Arizona, College of Medicine - Phoenix
Where are you from?    
State College, PA and Gilbert, AZ
Why did you choose UA Family Medicine?   
At this program there is an emphasis in personal wellness and preventative medicine. You are able to do so much here - learn integrative medicine, work with underserved populations, and train at an academic program! The residents and faculty are very friendly and supportive of pursuing your own interests in Family Medicine and beyond!
What are you most excited about for life in Tucson?   
It is very affordable to live in Tucson. My husband and I were able to buy our first home! We are excited to do home projects, have our own garden and enjoy the AZ weather!
What are your interests or hobbies outside of medicine?   
I love going to the dog park with my pup, Daisy, a chihuahua-terrier mix.
What are your professional interests within medicine?    
I can see myself doing a lot of different things in the future - that is why I chose Family Medicine!  
Favorite restaurant in Tucson?   
The Hungry Fox
Favorite hike or outdoor activity in AZ?
Swimming and enjoying the sun!
Favorite Arizona getaway?   
Bisbee, AZ.