Current Cardiovascular Disease Fellows

Meet our distinguished Cardiovascular Disease fellows.

First-Year Fellows

Josiah Brown
MD

Medical School: Oregon Health and Science University School of Medicine
Residency: University of Washington
Favorite Aspect of the Program: Outstanding procedural and clinical volume while being surrounded by expert clinicians and scientists who are invested in your education and success. The program, faculty and medical center treat you with respect and as a colleague from day one.
Hobbies: Rock climbing, downhill skiing, backpacking, paddle boarding and cooking.

Lauren Lee
MD

Medical School: Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Residency: McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University
Favorite Aspect of the Program: Diversity and complexity of cardiac diseases we get to manage, high volume of procedures and studies, and the nice, smart, passionate people we get to work with!
Hobbies: Traveling, classical music, discovering new restaurants and hiking trails in LA, and board games.

Jessica Mao
MD

Medical School: David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Residency: Johns Hopkins University
Favorite Aspect of the Program: The variety and volume of clinical cases we are exposed to, the approachability and availability of faculty (many of whom are giants in the field), and the focus on fellow education.
Hobbies: Eating, cooking, baking, running and hiking.

Paul Marano
MD

Medical School: Harvard Medical School
Residency: University of California, San Francisco
Favorite Aspect of the Program: The depth of clinical exposure combined with a focus on research along with the awesome people I get to work with every day.
Hobbies: Playing guitar, hiking and watching soccer.

Nathan Stein
MD

Medical School: University of California, San Diego School of Medicine
Residency: University of California, San Francisco
Favorite Aspect of the Program: Extensive hands-on clinical experience and fantastic co-fellows.
Hobbies: Spending time outside, guitar and playing with my son.

Second-Year Fellows

Natasha Cuk
MD

Medical school: David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Residency: UCLA
Favorite Aspect of the Program: The exceptional clinical and academic opportunities, learning from master clinicians, my brilliant co-fellows, my research mentors and our patients.
Hobbies: Surfing, water polo and watching TV.

Derek Leong
MD

Medical school: Georgetown University School of Medicine
Residency: Cedars-Sinai
Favorite Aspect of the Program: Hands down the best part of this program is the people, especially all my amazing co-fellows! That's in addition to being mentored and taught by master clinicians and pioneers in the field. The procedural volume and pathology seen here is unparalleled, and we have the opportunity to be involved in all aspects!
Hobbies: Spending time with friends and family, taking my dog on walks and enjoying all that L.A. has to offer!

Shilpa Sharma
MD

Medical School: David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Residency: Massachusetts General Hospital
Favorite Aspect of the Program: The people! Co-fellows, attendings, nurses, techs ... everyone is so wonderful and supportive. I also love the autonomy, procedural volume and mentorship.
Hobbies: Running, swimming, sports and traveling.

Lily Stern
MD

Medical School: University of California, San Francisco
Residency: University of California, San Francisco
Favorite Aspect of the Program: My co-fellows! I also love that all the fellows take care of the same patients on different rotations which facilitates more discussion and learning from one another.
Hobbies: I was a singer-songwriter in a former life and still love to sing and play music with friends and family. Being in nature is my reset. I love hiking, running, dancing, yoga, as well as playing tennis and softball.

Stephanie Wu
MD

Medical School: Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California
Residency: Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California
Favorite Aspect of the Program: Diverse clinical exposure, autonomy and hands-on experience. Wonderful and supportive co-fellows and faculty. Hobbies: Running, bouldering, cooking and playing with my dog!

Third-Year Fellows

Kay-Won Chang
MD

Medical School: University of Texas—Houston
Residency: University of California, San Diego
Favorite Aspect of the Program: Diverse pathology and high procedure volume.
Hobbies: Basketball and exploring new restaurants.

Jae Hyung Cho
MD

Medical School: University of Ulsan, South Korea
Residency: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Favorite Aspect of the Program: Legacy of legendary cardiologists, opportunity for translational research, state-of-the-art and innovative therapy, and high procedure volumes.
Hobbies: Enjoying the Los Angeles sunshine!

Neal Yuan
MD

Medical School: University of California, San Francisco
Residency: University of California, San Francisco
Favorite Aspect of the Program: Breadth and depth of clinical exposure.
Hobbies: Exploring the outdoors, running and basketball.

Ronit Zadikany
MD

Medical School: University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine
Residency: Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Favorite Aspect of the Program: Amazing clinical diversity! Cedars-Sinai has a high volume of critical care, interventional and structural cardiac care, and advanced cardiomyopathy/transplant cardiology. The program allows for the perfect balance of intensive training and autonomy in a collegial and academic environment.
Hobbies: Running, hiking, biking and traveling.

Fourth-Year Fellow

Alan Kwan
MD

Medical school: University of Washington School of Medicine
Residency: Johns Hopkins University
Favorite Aspect of the Program: Flexibility of the program to your career goals.
Hobbies: Cooking, finding good restaurants, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and reading.

Have Questions or Need Help?

If you have questions or would like to learn more about Cardiovascular Fellowships at Cedars-Sinai, please call or send us a message.

8700 Beverly Blvd.
Davis Building, Room 1015
Los Angeles, CA 90048

Dana Kramer, Academic Program Coordinator