Program Leadership - Chief Residents 2017-2018

UCSF Medical Center

David Anderson, MD

David Anderson, MD
David grew up in San Diego prior to graduating from the UC Berkeley with a B.S. in Environmental Sciences followed by a M.D. at UC Davis. Early on in his medical training, David was drawn to education and the study of peripheral vascular disease. As a resident at UCSF he hopes to carry his passion for teaching and research in prevention and echocardiography into an academic career in Cardiology.



Katie Auriemma, MD

Catherine (Katie) Auriemma
Katie grew up in a small town in South Jersey. She went to college at Brown University where she studied biology and was a member of the field hockey team. After graduating, she spent a year living in the Philippines studying microfinance and health insurance in the developing world. She attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania, where she completed a Doris Duke Clinical Research Fellowship studying ICU outcomes and end-of-life decision-making. She is a categorical resident and member of the PRIME program. She hopes to pursue an academic career in Pulmonary and Critical Care medicine.



VA Medical Center

Rabih Geha, MD

Rabih Geha, MD
Rabih was born in Lebanon, but grew up mostly in Pakistan before coming to the US to attend Boston College and then Brown University for medical school. Rabih is an avid soccer fan and player. He also enjoys relaxing getaways with his wife and high school sweetheart, Zari. Rabih is passionate about medical education and clinical reasoning. He plans to pursue a career in academic general internal medicine.



Anna Parks, MD

Anna Parks, MD
Anna grew up in Salt Lake City, Utah. She went to Yale University, where she studied History of Science. Between college and medical school, she spent 6 months training college students to teach health in public high schools. She then honed her knife skills at an intensive culinary school program in Buenos Aires. A graduate of UCSF for medical school, she was thrilled to stay on as a categorical resident. She's hoping for a diverse career that combines medical education, clinical research and writing. Anna also loves throwing dinner parties with her new-ish husband, reading fiction, going to concerts, and hiking the Bay Area.


Zuckerberg San Francisco General

Teja Kompala

Tejaswi (Teja) Kompala
Teja was born and raised in Boulder, Colorado and completed her undergraduate and medical education at Boston University. As she continues to explore her career interests, she is looking to combine her love for general medicine with a commitment to underserved vulnerable populations, and a particular focus on health systems. Outside of medicine, she enjoys cooking, urban exploring, and tending to her succulent garden.



Grant Smith, MD

Grant Smith, MD
Grant grew up in Knoxville, TN. He attended Duke University, where he earned a B.S. in Psychology with a minor in Biology. He attended Harvard Medical School, where he began developing his interest in palliative care, pursuing research projects at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute. He is currently a resident in the UC Primary Care program, and he plans to pursue a career in palliative medicine.



Ambulatory Care

Christy Soran, MD

Christy Soran, MD
Christy Soran's interest in social medicine developed through her experiences in international community health in East Africa and studying social justice at Boston College. She received her master's of public health from Johns Hopkins and attended medical school at University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine. Her academic interests are in addiction medicine, population health, and primary care physician experience. She plans to be a primary care physician serving urban underserved patients.


Quality and Safety

Amanda Johnson, MD

Amanda Johnson, MD
Amanda completed her undergraduate studies in Human Biology and Spanish with a minor in African and African-American Studies at Stanford University and worked as an information systems project manager for an industrial supplies distributor in Chicago before earning her MD and MBA from Harvard University. Her current interests include care transitions for patients with heart failure, resident and faculty diversity, and primary care redesign. After graduating from the San Francisco General Primary Care program, she will practice and lead primary care transformation in an urban setting.