Currently we have a total of 24 residents: eight PGY-2s, eight PGY-3s and eight PGY-4s.

PGY-4: Graduating Class of 2020

Peter Yeh, M.D. 

Administrative Chief Resident 2019-2020
Hometown: Dallas, TX
Medical school: Baylor College of Medicine 
Internship: Prelim Surgery at Baylor College of Medicine
Hobbies/personal interests: Chess, Taekwondo, Soccer, Music
PM&R interests: Sports Medicine 
Why Baylor? BCM offers high-quality training in a strong academic institution that also promotes research endeavors and patient care. The program’s location in the Texas Medical Center and collaboration with multiple institutions in Houston provide both a customizable PM&R residency training tailored to your interest and ample opportunities for activities outside of work.

Mihir Joshi, M.D. 

Quality Improvement Chief Resident 2019-2020
Hometown: Monmouth Junction, N.J.
Medical school: Rutgers-New Jersey Medical School
Internship: Hofstra/Northwell School of Medicine 
Hobbies/personal interests: Photography, Formula 1, tinkering, travel and exploration, music
PM&R interests: Pain Medicine
Why Baylor? BCM has a storied and strong PM&R training program that I felt would give me the skills and knowledge to transition confidently into practice regardless of specialty. That it happened to reside in a fun city like Houston was just icing.

Shiv Patel, M.D.

Hometown: Vineland, NJ
Medical school: Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
Internship: Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
Hobbies/personal interests: Basketball, tennis, biking
PM&R interests: Pain Medicine
Why Baylor? I chose Baylor because it offers a well rounded PM&R experience with strong rotations in SCI, TBI, pediatrics, Pain, EMG, P&O, and Sports/MSK.

Arshia Etesam, M.D.

Hometown: Springfield, VA
Medical school: American University of the Caribbean
Internship: Prince George's Hospital Center 
Hobbies/personal interests: Soccer, running, traveling, music
PM&R Interests: General Rehabilitation, Brain Injury
Why Baylor? Well rounded program with a lot of opportunities. Very supportive staff and an excellent place to learn



James Doan, M.D., B.S.

Hometown: Houston, TX
Medical school: The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston McGovern Medical School 
Internship: Internal Medicine at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston McGovern Medical School
Hobbies/personal interests: Playing piano, violin, and bass
PM&R interests: Spinal Cord Injury 
Why Baylor? I feel that the Baylor program is very well-rounded in terms of exposure and resident experiences in all aspects of PM&R.

Ashley Michael, M.D. 

Hometown: Nacogdoches, TX
Medical school: The University of Texas Medical Branch
Internship: Baylor College of Medicine 
Hobbies/personal interests: Playing with my daughter, reading, spending time outside, skiing
PM&R interests: General rehab, pain management, electrodiagnostics
Why Baylor? I had the opportunity to rotate at Baylor as a medical student and was very impressed by the faculty and really appreciated the comradarie among residents. Faculty and residents went above and beyond to make sure I had a meaningful and educational rotation.  Baylor offers experiences in a number of different clinical settings with exposure to diverse and complicated patients, and I knew it would help prepare me for anything! 

Maya Newman, M.D. 

Hometown: Seattle, WA
Medical school: University of Washington School of Medicine 
Internship: Highland Hospital of Alameda County, Oakland, CA 
Hobbies/personal interests: spending time with my family, singing, salsa dancing, hiking, swimming, yoga
PM&R interests: Pediatric Rehab, General Rehab, Spinal Cord Injury
Why Baylor? I enjoy being part of a large PM&R residency cohort. The residents have wonderful camaraderie, which is extremely important as you go through tough rotations, life stressors and emotional cases. Our network is diverse in interests and experience that is powerful when considering future jobs or fellowships. We are exposed to the breadth of PM&R by rotating at the VA, a major children's hospital, a world renowned stand alone rehab hospital, the county hospital, and private clinics. Our residency is an immersion program; so similar to learning a language in a foreign country, our comprehensive PM&R exposure, coupled with strong residents and committed attendings enables us to become confident physiatrists by default.

Daniel Dat Nguyen, D.O. 

Hometown: Lancaster, PA
Medical school: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (+1 year OMM Undergraduate Fellow/Scholar Program)
Internship: Mercy Catholic Medical Center - Transitional Year Residency 
Hobbies/personal interests: Meditating, Rock Climbing, Bicycling, Paulo Coelho, Camping, Ultimate Frisbee, Philadelphia Eagles, Japan, Lifting with Tony, Pho, Korean Fried Chicken, Ice Cream, Lou Malnati's Pizza, Just food in general, Paulo Coelho
PM&R interests: Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine and I just like PM&R in general 
Why Baylor? Baylor will give you the full spectrum of PM&R at at a high level. Plus the people are pretty cool here.

PGY-3: Graduating Class of 2021

Bobby Song, M.D.

Hometown: Kansas City, MO.
Medical school: University of Missouri- Kansas City
Internship: University of Missouri- Kansas City
Hobbies/personal interests: I like to eat and play tennis
PM&R interest: Sports medicine
Why Baylor? I really enjoyed my interview here and felt like the residents all had a strong sense of camaraderie. In addition, I feel privileged to be able to train at a world class rehabilitation facility which will give me a well-rounded training background in both inpatient and outpatient practices. Houston is an amazing city which is big enough to have a little (or a lot) of everything but simultaneously affordable and easy to get around. 

Nathan Darji, D.O.

Hometown: Aurora, IL.
Medical school: Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine at Midwestern University
Internship: Advocate Lutheran General Hospital-Internal Medicine 
Hobbies/personal interests: Michigan sports teams, traveling, cooking, exploring new restaurants
PM&R interest: Brain Injury
Why Baylor? Initially what drew me to PM&R was my interest in helping patients afflicted by neurologic disease maximize their function. Baylor has exactly what I was looking for in a program in terms of strength of training in inpatient neurorehabilitation especially at TIRR Memorial Hermann, where there are boundless resources and opportunities to learn and grow as a physiatrist. Diversity of training sites is one of the greater strengths of this program, with opportunities to learn at the VA, a freestanding rehabilitation hospital, a community rehabilitation hospital, large academic center, and a world-class children's hospital. You will get to experience the true breadth of this field at Baylor.
On top of it all, Houston is an affordable city with plenty of things to do for all age groups, single or married, kids or no kids which makes it a great place to live! 

Jasvinder Singh, M.D. 

Hometown: Eden Prairie, MN.
Medical school: University of Minnesota Medical School
Internship: Stony Brook University - John T. Mather Memorial Hospital 
Hobbies/personal interests: Punjabi folk dance, Minnesota Vikings football, Brunch
PM&R interest: Interventional pain management, sports 
Why Baylor? Extensive general rehab training, high hands-on procedural volume, huge breadth of practice settings (standalone academic rehab hospital, private hospital rehab floor, VA hospital, academic children's hospital, county hospital)

Jennifer Hsieh, M.D.

Hometown: Austin, TX
Medical school: Baylor College of Medicine 
Internship: Baylor College of Medicine 
Hobbies/personal interests: Traveling, hiking, good food, spending time with family
PM&R interest: 
Clinical: General
Research: Early mobilization in the ICU
Why Baylor? The diversity in the patient population you care for is truly a strength at BCM. You get to work with the veteran community which has unique resources with particular regard to SCI and amputee population; with an underserved community in a very busy county healthcare system; with one of the top inpatient neurorehab hospitals (TIRR); and with a fantastic children's hospital in TCH. 

Tracey Isidro, M.D.

Hometown: Houston, TX 
Medical school: The University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) - Galveston, Texas
Internship: Baylor Scott and White Internal Medicine Program - Temple, Texas
Hobbies/personal interests: Wellness and personal development, working out, salsa dancing, composing piano music
PM&R interest: MSK, pain, sports and spine medicine
Why Baylor: Top PM&R program, supportive and nurturing learning environment, ability to train at TIRR, caring and respected faculty, multiple educational opportunities, amazing co-residents, Houston culture, diversity, lots of things to do in Houston.

Jay Karri, M.D., M.P.H.

Hometown: Lufkin, TX
Medical school: The University of Texas HSC at Houston
Internship: The University of Texas HSC at Houston
Hobbies/personal interests: Collecting vinyl records and listening to true crime podcasts
PM&R interest: Interventional pain management
Why Baylor? Opportunities for training and research collaboration through the best rehabilitation facilities and healthcare systems in the country.

Harsha Ayyala, M.D.

Hometown: Marlboro, NJ
Medical school: Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
Internship: Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
Hobbies/personal interests: Traveling, competitive dancing, painting, vintage/antique shopping
PM&R interest: Brain injury
Why Baylor? As a part of the largest medical center in the world, Baylor provides a comprehensive training experience across specialties. The esteemed faculty and medical innovations create a unique learning environment for residents with numerous resources for the future. As someone who has lived entirely outside of Texas prior to residency, I was excited to immerse myself in a community that is at the forefront of medicine. I believe that as I proceed further in my career, the mentorship and clinical experience I receive at Baylor will build an academic foundation for success. 

Max H. Epstein, M.D. 

Hometown: Long Branch, NJ
Medical school: Rutgers New Jersey Medical School by way of University of Michigan
Internship: Internal Medicine at Morristown Medical Center 
Hobbies/personal interests: Surfing, skiing, playing guitar and making music
PM&R interest: Sports and spine, regenerative medicine, diagnostic ultrasound 
Why Baylor? Baylor opens doors of opportunity that I knew I would not necessarily have elsewhere.

PGY-2: Graduating Class of 2022

Yuting Jiao, MD

Hometown: Houston, TX
Medical School: Baylor College of Medicine
Internship: General Surgery  at Baylor College of Medicine
Hobbies/personal interests: Spending quality time with friends and family
PM&R Interest: Regenerative medicine, peri-operative management (helping patients minimize pain, getting back on their feet and getting back to do what they love to do after surgery)
Why Baylor? Can't imagine myself anywhere else!

Michelle Seymour, MD, PhD

Hometown: New Castle, Pennsylvania
Medical School: Baylor College of Medicine (MD and PhD)
Internship: Internal Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine
Hobbies/personal interests: Cooking, reading, playing board games, traveling, creating beautiful things
PM&R Interest: Pediatric rehab, transitional medicine
Why Baylor? Love the faculty and training sites!

Irvin Quezon, MD

Hometown: Balanga, Bataan, Philippines, San Diego, California
Medical School: University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix
Internship: General Surgery Internship at the UACOM - Phoenix, Banner University Medical Center Phoenix Integrated Surgical Residency
Hobbies/personal interests: Martial arts, ethnic cuisines of Southeast Asia, electronic interactive entertainment media
PM&R Interest: General Physiatry, Brain Injury and Neurorehabilitation, Stroke, Spasticity, Exercise Physiology, Neuroplasticity
Why Baylor? Amazing residents and the faculty who are engaged, enthusiastic and are truly invested in their training, education and caring for their patients.

Elaine Gregory, MD

Hometown: Harrington Park, NJ
Medical School: Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Internship: Henry Ford Allegiance Hospital Jackson, MI
Hobbies/personal interests: Spending time with family and friends, all forms of dance!
PM&R Interest: Everything
Why Baylor? I was so grateful to match at Baylor, as I knew it would provide me with a solid foundation in MSK and to all of the specialties in PM&R so that I will be well prepared to pursue any area of PM&R when I complete my training! 

Harsha Kannan, DO

Hometown: Holmdel, NJ
Medical School: Western Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine
Internship: ECHN Transitional Year Residency at Manchester Memorial Hospital
Hobbies/personal interests: Music, basketball, good quality time spent
PM&R Interest: Regenerative medicine, sports medicine/MSK, neuromuscular, pain, interventional spine, brain injury, spinal cord injury, pediatric rehab, greens, beans, potatoes, tomatoes, you name it
Why Baylor? An absolutely top tier program in the field of my passion in one of the booming cities at the forefront of diversity and culture with some of the best preceptors I had a chance to work with (who welcomed me in!)

Maaheen Ahmed, DO

Hometown: Houston, TX
Medical School: Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences
Internship: University of Missouri- Kansas City
Hobbies/personal interests: Urban exploration, animal rescue, live music, and of course my cat Nala
PM&R Interest: TBI and Oncology
Why Baylor? I’ve always dreamed of working at the TMC and coming home to live in one of the most diverse cities in the country! (And I missed being able to swim to work)

Jennifer Sun, MD

Hometown: Alpharetta, GA
Medical School: Baylor College of Medicine
Internship: Wellstar Kennestone Transitional Year
Hobbies/personal interests: Rock climbing, yoga, photography
PM&R Interest: Pain medicine, Pediatric rehabilitation
Why Baylor? I had the opportunity to work with faculty during medical school and really enjoyed my experience with them. I like the exposure to interesting patients with many hospitals being tertiary referral centers and the larger program size, as well.

George Polson, MD

Hometown: Katy, TX
Medical School: Baylor College of Medicine
Internship: Loyola MacNeal Hospital
Hobbies/personal interests: Quality time with family & friends, the great outdoors, and the TEXAS LONGHORNS! 
PM&R Interest: General Physiatry, Interventional Pain Management
Why Baylor?  A truly unique experience of training in the world's largest medical center while being surrounded by a close-knit group of peers and mentors.

Incoming Class of 2023

  • Emmanuel Achilike, MD
  • Shawn Buxton, DO
  • Aaron Charnay, MD
  • Bradley Chi, MD
  • Laura Lachman, MD
  • Nicole Nguyen, DO
  • Du Pham, MD
  • Joseph Roys, MD