Meet the Residents: Class of 2020

South Campus Residents


Class of 2020

Joshua Matthew Blessing, MD

Joshua Matthew Blessing, MD

Creighton University School of Medicine

Languages spoken: English

Why did you choose South Campus FM residency?
The people I met at interview, the culture of support and cooperation in the hospital, and mission of service the residency holds too.

What do you love most about Tucson?
The clean air, great scenery, and short commutes.

Tell us about your family (including pets!)
I have the best wife ever, a chunky little kid, and a puppy

Tell us some fun facts about you!
1: I am a native born South Korea
2: I love legos
3: Portwine birthmarks are the coolest (I have a big one on my left arm)


Ana Monroy Gonzales, MD

Ana Monroy Gonzales, MD

University of Arizona- Tucson

Languages spoken: English, Spanish

Why did you choose South Campus FM residency?
I think, as many of my fellow co-residents, I wanted to be in residency that provided strong inpatient work and gave me the opportunity to practice full spectrum medicine. The Rural sites we rotate through give us the opportunity to really experience the full scope of our practice. Further, I wanted to be in a residency that provided a strong inpatient experience.

What do you love most about Tucson?
I love that its sunny almost every day. Winter’s are nice, I never have to scrape snow off my windshield. There are great hiking trails all around Tucson and a lot of outdoor activities. Its also very family friendly.

Tell us about your family (including pets!)
I have a beautiful, energetic, daughter, Isabella. My partner is a surgery resident at BUMC and I have the pleasure of living in the same town as my immediate family. We also have a four-legged member to our family, Sara

Tell us some fun facts about you!
1: Spending time with family
2: Tennis, hiking, Yoga
3: Baking, wine tasting... or just wine


Emma Morrow Goodstein, MD

Emma Morrow Goodstein, MD

Emory University School of Medicine

Languages spoken: Spanish

Why did you choose South Campus FM residency?
I am planning on doing full-spectrum, rural family medicine when I graduate, and this is the perfect program for that. With our rural rotations, we not only are prepared for the rigors of full-spectrum practice, but we also get to experience rural practice first hand. We are also in the unique position to practice border medicine, and have faculty experienced in global health to lead our global health track Overall it was a perfect fit for me!

What do you love most about Tucson?
People laugh at me because I am obsessed with Tucson! I just moved here for the residency program, but I’m so glad I did. It’s the perfect size city, in my opinion, and it is so easy to access the beautiful outdoors. There are hiking trails that go up into the mountains walking distance from my house! There are many other things I love about Tucson, but if I had to pick one thing, the accessibility of the outdoors would be it.

Tell us about your family (including pets!)
I live with my fiance and two cats. I’m originally from Portland, Oregon and my family is still up in the Pacific NW.

Tell us some fun facts about you!
1: I love hiking, biking, running, gardening - basically anything that gets me outside!
2: I worked for Partners in Health in Chiapas, Mexico prior to med school
3: I’m a huge sci fi nerd


Chelsea Elise Johnson

Chelsea Elise Johnson, MD

West Virginia University

Languages spoken: Un poco español

Why did you choose South Campus FM residency?
I love Tucson, FM, and have lots of family in town so UA-FM was a no-brainer. I chose the South Campus program because I wanted to have as broad of as an experience as possible, from working at large academic centers to small town rural medicine, I plan to practice in underserved settings and take trips to rural/global communities in the future. I am also interested in Global Health and Integrative Medicine so this program was the perfect fit. The wonderful residents and faculty are what really stood out the most!

What do you love most about Tucson?
The big city/small town feel. Tucson has its own quirky personality in that you can have big city convenience and yet not go a day without running into someone you know! Not to mention a few short hour drives to mountains, rivers, and great hiking.

Tell us about your family (including pets!)
Married to my best friend and husband Erik. Both sets of parents, my brother/sister in law and 2 nephews all live here in town. We stay busy with family get-togethers!

Tell us some fun facts about you!
1: Cookie maker. Actually enjoy cooking just about anything.
2: Love to hike, fish and camp!
3: Crochet baby blankets.


George Anthony Sayre, MD

George Anthony Sayre, MD

University of Southern California

Languages spoken: English, a little Spanish

Why did you choose South Campus FM residency?
I chose this residency for several reasons. First, I really liked all the residents and attendings during my interview day. They were all down-to-earth and obviously committed to serving our underserved population. Second, with the rural rotations and variety of other rotations, I knew the training would be good -- it is. Third, my wife’s family are all in Tucson. It’s great having them around, especially for my daughter.

What do you love most about Tucson?
Having family around, outdoorsy activities, nice weather (for part of the year), good food, relaxed vibe.

Tell us about your family (including pets!)
I’ve been married to my beautiful wife since June 2011 and I’m very fortunate to be. We have a great four-year old daughter who is in preschool and a little terrier mix.

Tell us some fun facts about you!
1: I’m related to F. Scott Fitzgerald’s wife, Zelda Sayre.
2: I am from Texas and proud of it.


Josef Sipos, MD

Josef Sipos, MD

Saint James School of Medicine

Languages spoken: English, Slovenian

Why did you choose South Campus FM residency?
I chose South Campus Family Medicine residency because of the nationally recognized faculty, commitment to rural medicine, and opportunities to practice evidence-based medicine. South Campus faculty members go above and beyond for both the residents and patients.

What do you love most about Tucson?
The diversity of people and weather. When you live in Tucson, you get to meet all kinds of people from various cultural backgrounds. The weather is a plus especially in the winter time and summer monsoon lightning storms attract photographers from all over the world.

Tell us about your family (including pets!)
I am fortunate to have a great family. My family is from Eastern Europe and I am first generation. I grew up in a small mining town called Ajo, 120 miles Southwest from Tucson, near the border of Mexico. My father worked for the mining company Phelps-Dodge and my mother was a house wife.

Tell us some fun facts about you!
1: I’ve hiked Mount Kilimanjaro.
2: I don’t have a favorite weekday. Of course it was “Friday” when I was in school.
3: I’m an avid mountain biker. There are plenty of trails to ride in Tucson.


Patricia Loanna Wu, MD

Patricia Loanna Wu, MD

Ross University School of Medicine

Languages spoken: English

Why did you choose South Campus FM residency?
I chose South Campus because it provided the best blend of academic and community medicine along with such amazing rural opportunities. Our main site is at a community hospital on Tucson’s south side and gives us access to their grossly underserved patient population. The rural rotations are already built into our curriculum which makes it easy to see and explore the beautiful state of Arizona. And last but not least, I chose South Campus because of the people; everyone here is particularly dedicated to rural and global health with a focus on the underserved!

What do you love most about Tucson?
I love the southwest and grew up here! I also love that you’re basically in rural Arizona as soon as you’re out of city limits. The food is great too!

Tell us about your family (including pets!)
My parents and older sister all live in Arizona. My parents live in Douglas, a small rural town a couple hours south of Tucson and one of our rural rotation sites! Our family dog is a little poodle named Dim Sum and he loves Tucson :)

Tell us some fun facts about you!
1: Family medicine is a family business! My dad is an FM doctor in rural AZ
2: I dance the hula
3: I am part-Marshallese and am hoping to serve the Marshallese community through medicine in the future