Meet the Residents of 2015 - 2016

Chief Residents

Charl Ceronio

Charl Ceronio, MD

Hoangvy Le, MD

Hoangvy Le, MD


Becky Batiste, MD

Becky Batiste, MD

Hometown: Lacombe, La

Medical School: LSU School of Medicine New Orleans

Research/Areas of Interest: Rural Medicine, Healthcare Policy, Women’s Health

Hobbies: Spending time with my wonderful family

Charl Ceronio, MD

Hometown: Hartswater, South Africa

Medical School: St George’s University

Research/Areas of Interest: Medical Nutrition Therapy

Hobbies: consumer electronics, video games

Ester Hong, MD

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA

Medical School: AUC

Research/Areas of Interest: I am highly interested in incorporating nutrition as part of preventative care, especially in a society where obesity and diabetes are rampant. I hope to exercise my undergraduate degree in Nutritional Sciences: Physiology and Metabolism, along with diabetes research experience, to promote holistic health through continuity of care. I have acquired a great interest in Geriatric Medicine and Hospitalist Care. I also plan to do medical missions with CMDA.

Hobbies: My passion is dance of many genres: jazz, hip hop, lyrical, contemporary! I am a yoga fanatic such as Bikram and Vinyasa flow. Above all, I can always be found eating. Go Bears!

Hoangvy Le, MD

Hometown: Torrance, California

Medical School: AUC

Research/Areas of Interest: Hospitalist work, critical care

Hobbies: All things California except kale, juicing, and smart cars. I love snacking and Netflix! A donut a day is never enough and I would love to eat pizza in every state. And finally, GO LAKERS!

Juan Martinez, MD

Hometown: Ibague Colombia; Seattle, WA.

Medical School: Caldas University and National University of Colombia.

Research/Areas of Interest: Full scope of family medicine, ocular disease and prevention of chronic conditions.

Hobbies: Cooking Southern Louisiana and Indian foods. Bicycling, soccer and time with family.

Farhan Siddiqui, MD

Hometown: Metairie, LA

Medical School: St. Matthew’s University

Research/Areas of Interest: I am very interested in serving under-privileged area. I am really interested in office procedures such as joint injections

Hobbies: I bleed black and gold, been a Saints fan pretty much all my life. I am into sports, mainly football, basketball, and cricket, but also a closet comic book fan boy


Anh-Linh Bui, MD

Hometown: Seattle, Washington

Medical School: University of Sint Eustatius

Research/Areas of Interest: Geriatrics, Pediatrics, International Medicine, Rural Medicine

Hobbies: Being a Seattle native, I love boating, crabbing, clam digging, hiking, and camping. I love to eat and travel. I’m neither an athletic person nor a huge sports fan, but I enjoy going to live sporting events. I am also a HUGE sushi fanatic.

Christie Caceres, MD

Hometown: Cusco (Peru), Houston

Medical School: San Antonio Abad National University of Cusco

Research/Areas of Interest: International Medicine, health care missions, Rural Medicine, teaching

Hobbies: spending time with my family, dancing, playing volleyball, reading, soccer, Latin music

Margie Chinasa, MD, MBA

Hometown: Nigeria

Medical School: Ross University

Research/Areas of Interest: Preventative Medicine

Hobbies: Reading romance novels, traveling, exercising, dancing, and spending time with family and friends.

Rebecca Desfor, D O

Hometown: San Luis Obispo, California

Medical School: Nova Southeastern University

Research/Areas of Interest: Women’s Health

Hobbies: travel, hiking, skiing, eating good food

Krupa Gandhi, MD

Hometown: Chino Hills, California

Medical School: St. George’s University

Research/Areas of Interest: Preventative Care and Women’s & Children’s Health

Hobbies: Dancing, Running, Yoga, Basketball

Luther Sintim, MD

Hometown: Houston, Texas

Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine

Research/Areas of Interest: Primary Care, Missionary Medicine, Procedures

Hobbies: Musician, Sports, Cooking, Beverage Mixology


Zack Bryant, MD

Kenneth Deaver, MD

Hometown: Jackson, Michigan

Medical School: Trinity School of Medicine, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Research/Areas of Interest: Hospitalist Medicine, Emergency Medicine

Hobbies: Mountain Biking

Owen Grove, MD

Amanda Rogers, MD

Drazen Sosic, MD

Chantel Taylor, MD