Meet the Family Medicine Residency Program’s class of 2026!
Every year, FHCSD’s Residency Program welcomes a new class of Family Medicine Residents. Get to know them through their individual bios and learn about their past education, interests and backgrounds.
Shrishti Bhattarai, D.O., MPHArkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine
Dr. Bhattarai was born in Nepal and grew up in Davis, California. She completed her B.S. in neurobiology, physiology and behavior with a minor in Chicana/o studies and psychology at UC Davis. Dr. Bhattarai proceeded to obtain her master’s in global health at UC San Francisco, then attended the Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Bhattarai is a recipient of the Distinguished Diversity Leadership Award, the Mary E. Rodgers Scholarship for exceptional community service, the Institute for Global Health Sciences Scholarship Award and the McNair Scholar Award. Her professional interests include OB/GYN, community medicine, global medicine and integrative medicine. In her free time, she enjoys running, yoga, salsa dancing and the great outdoors, including hiking, camping and backpacking. Dr. Bhattarai is fluent in Hindi and Nepali.
Gerald Coronado, M.DVirginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
Dr. Coronado was born in Chula Vista and grew up in Williamsburg, Virginia. They completed a B.A. in Spanish from the University of Virginia, then received their medical degree from the Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. While in medical school, they were the recipient of the Jones Fox Scholarship in Family Medicine. Gerald served as the president of Medicine with Pride at VCU, the VCU co-founder/co-president, the regional director of the Asian Pacific American Medical Student Association and the regional chair of the Council of Young Filipinx Americans in Medicine. Gerald’s professional interests include LGBTQ care, HIV medicine, women’s health and reproductive justice, lifestyle medicine, immigrant care, social justice and care for the underserved. Outside of medicine, they enjoy beach volleyball, poetry, hiking and traveling, live music and learning languages like Mandarin and French. Gerald speaks Spanish.
Emilie Doan Van, D.O., MPHA.T. Still University of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona (SOMA)
Dr. Doan Van is originally from Irvine, California. She obtained her B.A. in sociology with a minor in public service from the University of California, San Diego. Dr. Doan Van proceeded to obtain her master’s in public health with a concentration in health disparities from the Harvard School of Public Health. She obtained her medical degree from A.T. Still University School of Osteopathic Medicine. There, she was inducted as a Gold Humanism Honor Society member and served as the president of the American Women’s Medical Association. Dr. Doan Van’s professional interests include health equity, gender-affirming care, HIV medicine, addiction medicine and advocating for those dealing with housing instability. In her spare time, she enjoys singing, cooking and trying new foods. She is fluent in Danish and Spanish.
Dimitri Gonzales, M.D., MPHUC San Diego School of Medicine
Originally from Sanger, California, Dr. Gonzales completed his undergraduate in microbiology and public health from the University of San Diego in 2016. He received his medical degree from UCSD in 2023 following the completion of his master’s degree in public health in 2022. Dr. Gonzales has prior leadership experience as a manager for the UCSD Free Clinic, the mentorship chair for the UCSD LMSA and the director for community engagement for the UCSD SOM Student Government. His professional interests include public health and preventive medicine, HIV care, mentorship, pipeline programs and medical education. His hobbies outside medicine include camping, cooking, baking and playing video games. Dr. Gonzales speaks basic Spanish.
Jess Ho, M.D., MPHColumbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons
Dr. Ho originally grew up in Augusta, Georgia where she pursued her undergraduate studies in cell biology. She received her master’s in public health with a concentration in epidemiology from the University of Georgia in Augusta and earned her medical degree from Columbia University. Dr. Ho is a member of the Gold Humanism Society and the recipient of the Outstanding Student in Family Medicine Award. She earned the distinction as a Columbia University Equity and Justice fellow while volunteering her efforts towards abolishing the prison industrial complex and advocating for incarcerated populations. Her professional interests also include integrative medicine, gender-affirming care, street medicine and working with individuals living with substance use disorders. In her spare time, she enjoys long walks, listening to podcasts, cooking fusion foods, playing board games, watching horror movies or documentaries, reading and dancing. Dr. Ho speaks Spanish and Chinese.
Kyle Robinson, M.DMayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine
Originally from Houston, Texas, Dr. Robinson attended the University of Alabama for his undergraduate studies where he completed his B.S. in biology and B.A. in Spanish languages and literature. He earned his medical degree from the Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine. Dr. Robinson was awarded the Infectious Disease Society of America GERM Award in 2020 and has received extensive grants for various global health and infectious disease initiatives. He serves as the executive director of the Mada Clinics, which provide free medical care to a large community in Madagascar where he helped establish a certified health care center, several schools, conducted HIV testing and treatment and developed an elective medical rotational experience. His professional interests include clinical research, especially in Madagascar, global health, public health and tropical medicine research. Outside of medicine, he enjoys computer programming, hiking, mountain biking, sailing and spending time with his wife and son. Dr. Robinson speaks Spanish and French and is learning Malagasy.