First Year Residents
Jacob Anderson, DO
Undergrad: Northern Arizona University - Biology
Medical School: Des Moines University
Family Members: Crystal (wife), Walter (dog)
Favorite travel spot: Yosemite, CA; Lhasa, Tibet
Free time activities: Outdoor activities including hiking, camping, biking and bocce ball
Why Arizona and Good Sam: Right away it was clear that Good Sam was the perfect combination of superb academics in a relaxed, friendly, community-based environment that would provide excellent training and endless professional opportunities. What is not to love? As a bonus, it allows my wife and I to be closer to our family and live in the beautiful Valley of the Sun!
Lauren Drake, MD
Undergrad: Johns Hopkins University
Medical School: University of Maryland
Family Members: My family is all over the place - mom (Chicago), dad (Singapore), brother Alex (Seattle), sister Ali (Miami). My local family are my fiancé Tom and my cat Beanie.
Favorite travel spot: Seattle and Chicago
Free time activities: Hiking, art projects
Why Arizona and Good Sam: My fiancé Tom matched in Phoenix the year before me, so he brought me to the southwest. I chose Good Sam because I felt at home here. The faculty and residents are warm and happy.
Megan Hunt, MD
Undergrad: Arizona State University, (History)
Medical School: University of Arizona - Phoenix
Family Members: Mom, dad and extended family live in Phoenix
Favorite travel spot: Alaska (a nice change from the heat)
Free time activities: Reading, movies (scary movies), gardening
Why Arizona and Good Sam: Lots of family support in Arizona. BGS program provided great training with excellent faculty. Residents are awesome and feels like family.
Kelsey Lewis, MD
Undergrad: Occidental College
Medical School: Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California
Family members: Mom (Pat), dad (Paul) and sister (Hilary)
Favorite travel spot: Cuzco, Peru – amazing people, amazing food and close to Machu Picchu
Free time activities: Cooking, baking, traveling
Why Arizona and Good Sam: Arizona - I grew up in Arizona and after moving away for all of my schooling I couldn’t wait to get back. I’m happy to be back near family, friends and living the Arizona lifestyle. I chose Good Sam because I loved the atmosphere and opportunities in a more academic center.
Luella Marie Ramos Manlucu, MD
Undergrad: University of Guam (Biology)
Medical School: University of Hawaii
Family Members: Dad (Rholly), mom (Luz), brothers (Roldan and Ronald Allen), dog (Lily - Yorkshire Terrier)
Favorite travel spot: Kailua Beach, Oahu
Free time activities: Hanging out with family and friends, playing with Lily, watching TV and movies, eating, cheering for Miami Heat and going to the beach
Why Arizona and Good Sam: Leaving the Hawaiian Islands was difficult. I chose to be in Arizona because family to me was important over paradise. It has been a long time since my brothers and I were all together in one place. Now that I am in Arizona, I get to be with my brothers, sisters-in-law and nieces. My parents can finally take one trip from Guam to Arizona to visit their children and grandchildren. I chose Good Sam because it offers excellent training and devoted faculty. Everyone is friendly and extremely supportive of one another.
Christopher Luke Peterson, DO
Undergrad: Utah State University
Medical School: A.T. Still University
Family Members: Melanie (wife), Merrill and Lewis (kids)
Favorite travel spot: Anywhere with family! Sedona, Zion and Yellowstone are among my favorites. Looking forward to going to the Grand Canyon during my stay.
Free time activities: Make-believe with my kids! Guitar, tennis, hikes, geo-caching, movies and reading (historical fiction, sci-fi and fantasy novels)
Why Arizona and Good Sam: BGS Family Medicine focuses on people: the patients, the residents and the community. I really felt a sense of collegial respect while I rotated here as a medical student – nowhere else did I grow more than under the tutelage of these great, compassionate teachers. Coming to Good Sam is a dream come true!
Giao Quach, MD
Undergrad: University of Arizona (Biochemistry)
Medical School: University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson
Family Members: Duong (father), Viethanh (mother), Khoi and Nguyen (brothers)
Favorite travel spot: Vietnam, someday Japan
Free time activities: Reading, badminton, tennis
Why Arizona and Good Sam: Arizona: Family, lack of snow; Good Sam: Friendly atmosphere, wonderful support staff, great attendings.
Yarden Tahan, MD
Undergrad: University of Arizona
Medical School: University of Arizona - Phoenix
Family Members: Husband (Hugo), Son (Gavri), Parents (Marva and Jacob), Sisters (Raya and Mayan), Brother-in-law (Russ), Nephew (Levi), Niece (Lola)
Favorite travel spot: Do I have to pick one? NYC, Santa Monica, Seattle, Israel, Paris...
Free time activities: Playing with my son, hiking, vegetable gardening
Why Arizona and Good Sam: Arizona: I like the lifestyle in Arizona. Phoenix is a big city, with a lot to offer, but the culture is still very relaxed. Most importantly, my family is here, so I wouldn’t want to be anywhere else.
I chose Good Sam because of the people. The program is so well-organized and everyone is knowledgeable and eager to make your training as thorough and pleasant as possible.