Our Alumni


Since 2006, China California Heart Watch has successfully trained over 200 American students to partake in our summer/winter internship program in rural Yunnan Province of China. As a testament of their academic excellence, many of our former externs have gone to become professionals in all fields – medicine, public health, law, education, and philanthropy, just to name a few. The achievements of our former externs are a demonstration of not just what we do at China California Heart Watch, but in our global public health community. We’re proud of all our student externs, past and present, and hope to continue honoring all those before us.

Below are a few notable China Cal alumni achievements:

Michael Adashek (’09) – M.D. candidate at West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine
Ashkan Akasheh, M.D. (’06) – Emergency Medicine Physician at University of California, Los Angeles
Jessica Angelson, CNM (’11) – Full-Scope Midwife at North Central Bronx Hospital
Emma Breu (’15) – Physical Assistant (PA) student at Wake Forest University
Roy Y. Chan (’11, ‘12) – Ph.D. candidate at Indiana University, Bloomington; Founder & CEO at Philanthropy for America
Tiffany Cole (’11) – M.D. student at University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine
Emelyn Erickson (’13) – Wellness Coordinator, Health Educator at Homeless Prenatal Program
Kelsey Franklin (’15) – Clinical Research Associate at Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Fangqi Guo (’14) – Ph.D. candidate in Public Health at University of California, Irvine
Branden Hawara, M.S. (’12) – Clinical Assistant at Naeem Clinic & Beaver Medical Group
An-Yir Hsieh, M.D. (’08;’12) – Pediatric Resident at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Lauryann Jiang (’13) – Lab Manager, Process Engineer & Operations Coordinator at LEIA 3D
Carina Kee (’11) – M.D. candidate at Rocky Vista University
Alina Kung (’10) – DrPH candidate at UC Berkeley School of Public Health
Anqi Li (’10; ’16) – M.D. candidate at Hoftstra University School of Medicine
Yun Li (’15) – M.D. candidate at Dartmouth College Geisel School of Medicine
Sandy Liu, M.D. (’10) – Fellow at UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine (Hematology and Oncology)
Megan Lung (’11) – M.D. student at Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Sean Love (‘10) – M.D. candidate at Brown University Warren Alpert School of Medicine
Thuy-Ling Nguyen, M.P.H. (’11) – Senior Research Data Analyst at John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Jane Ma (‘13) – M.D. student at Medical University of South Carolina
Adam Norberg, M.D. (’11) – Resident Physician at Kaiser Permanente
Thuy-Linh Nguyen, M.P.H. (’11) – Senior Research Data Analyst at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Katelyn Ogawa (’12) – M.P.H. student at University of California, Irvine
Danni Pi (’09) – Operations Manager at Uber
Amy M. Poole, R.N. (’12; ’13) – Nurse at Harrison Medical Center
Kan Sonny Sang, M.D. (’08) – Physician at New York Hospital Queens
Eric Sasine (’11) – M.D. student at University of Colorado School of Medicine
Eric Schatzkin (’08) – Project Manager at UCSF Global Health Sciences
Bexia Shi (’12) – Research Associate at The Center for Mind-Body Medicine
Briana Shipley (15’) – MSGM candidate in Global Medicine at USC Keck School of Medicine
Laura Skrip, Ph.D. (’10) – Biostatistician at Yale University School of Medicine
Angelica Teng (’13) – M.P.H. candidate at Brown University School of Public Health
Marion Tipple, M.D. (’12) – Clinical Professor at University of British Columbia Faculty of Medicine
Geoffrey Tison, M.D., M.P.H. (’11) – Assistant Professor of Medicine and Cardiology at University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine
Laura Wang (’11) – M.D. candidate at Duke University School of Medicine
Noah Weingarten (’12) – M.D. candidate at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Elizabeth A. Wong, M.P.H. (‘09) – Policy Analysis at WORLD Policy Analysis Center
Nathan D. Wong, M.P.H., Ph.D. (’10; ’11; ’12; ’13) – Professor of Medicine at University of California, Irvine School of Medicine & Director of UCI Heart Disease Prevention Program; Adjunct Professor of Epidemiology at UCLA School of Medicine
Nancy Wu (’13) – M.Sc. candidate in Global Health at University of California, San Francisco
Pianpain Wu (’15) – M.D. candidate at University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine
Meredith Yang (’15) – Research Assistant at Rural Education Action Program (REAP), Stanford University
Donna Yap, RDCS, RVT (’15) – Cardiac Sonographer at Rady Children’s Hospital, San Diego
Kim Yu, M.P.H. (‘09) – Project Director at Montefiore Health Systems
Marc Yu (’14) – Musical child prodigy and pianist
Jessica Zhang (Leombruno), M.D. (’11) – Emergency Medicine Resident at University of California, San Francisco
Xiaohong (Mary) Zhang, M.D., Ph.D. (’09) – Associate of the Geisinger Medical Laboratories at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center.

 * Last updated: September 1, 2016