Alison Barrow, M.D.
Hometown: Katy, Texas
Undergrad: The University of Texas, Austin -- Hook'em Horns!
Medical School: UT Houston Medical School
Favorite thing about El Paso: The "Saddleblanket"
Hobbies/Interests: College football, The Olympics and anything dealing with the Olympics, Bob Costas, Music, Backpacking and camping, skiing (really fast and pretending I'm Lindsey Vonn), anything UT-related
Random Factoid: Was a music major at UT and sung in the White House. Favorite move is Home Alone. And I have a really long tongue.
Plans after residency: Ski bum.
Chad Berryman, M.D.
Hometown: Las Cruces, New Mexico
Undergrad: New Mexico State University
Graduate School: New Mexico State University
Medical School: University of New Mexico
Favorite thing about El Paso: I love the desert southwest and being close to family and friends.
Hobbies/Interests: Just about any outdoor sports, especially rugby, running, backpacking, skiing.
Random Factoid: Taught high school science for 5 years.
Plans after residency: Pay off my loans
Matthew Brosseit, M.D.
Undergrad: The University of Texas, Austin
Medical School: UT Houston Medical School
Favorite thing about El Paso: Good people and good pathology. The outdoor lifestyle. Hueco Tanks
Hobbies/Interests: Rock climbing, backpacking -- anything outdoors. Brewing beer.
Random Factoid: Ivan Drago. "I must break you"
Plans after residency: Make the Kessel run in less than 12 parsecs.
Dustin Corgan, M.D.
Hometown: Plano, Texas
Undergrad: University of North Texas
Medical School: Texas Tech Health Sciences Center, Lubbock
Why residency in El Paso? We treat things here in El Paso that people in other residencies only see on the Discovery Channel.
Hobbies/Interests: Photography, Bass guitar, trying to learn piano
Random Factoid: Once upon a time I used to bartend and wait tables. I would save up just enough cash for a plane ticket, and when I had enough, I would fly overseas (wherever) and shoot black and white photos of people and places. I hoped that one day I would be an art photographer. Then I had a change of heart and decided to become a doctor when I was meeting people in places torn apart by war and poverty.
Plans after residency: Still figuring that out. Short term plans are to pay back loans as quickly as possible. Long term I would like to do something with Doctors Without Borders or Unicef.
Steven Ellis, D.O.
Hometown: Colorado Springs, Colorado
Undergrad: University of Colorado
Medical School: University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey School of Medicine
Favorite thing about El Paso: Sunshine.
Why residency in El Paso? A myriad of pathology for prospective EM physicians.
Hobbies/Interests: Parachuting, Cycling, Guitar, Guns.
Random Factoid: Military since age 18 (coming up on my SECOND year as a civilian); lived on the island of Guam for 4 years in the Air Force.
Plans after residency: Practice in Texas, New Mexico ... or Hawaii.
Yu He, M.D.
Hometown: Galveston, Texas
Undergrad: UT, Hook'em!
Medical School: Texas Tech HSC, Go Raiders!
Favorite thing about El Paso: El Paso is a pretty cool city to live in, and I really enjoyed working with the faculty and residents as a medical student, just didn't want to leave.
Hobbies/Interests: Learning how to cook, wannabe "foodie," interior design, herb garden, hanging out with my cat, being a couch potato and watching netflix above all else.
Random Factoid: Favorite movie: Gladiator.
Plans after residency: Work in Texas, have some kids, drift into real adulthood.
Phoebe Lee, M.D.
Hometown: Brea, California
Undergrad: University of California, San Diego
Medical School: Ross University
Favorite thing about El Paso: The pathology, the training, the sun, and of course, the awesome residents!
Hobbies/Interests: Tennis, surfing, running, cycling, shopping.
Random Factoid: I used to have many random jobs in high school/college: surf instructor, coxswain, Disneyland hostess, Chargers promo. Nothing beats this one though!
Plans after residency: We'll see but probably stay in Texas.
Garrett Merriman, M.D.
Hometown: San Angelo, Texas
Undergrad: Angelo State University
Medical School: Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
Favorite thing about El Paso: Cinci, sunshine, Hueco tanks.
Hobbies/Interests: Soccer, running, climbing, dogs, champions league.
Random Factoid: Everything I need to know I learned from Calvin and Hobbes.
Plans after residency: Live peacefully with my army of german shepherds.
Fernando Monreal, M.D.
Favorite thing about El Paso:
Plans after residency:
Lisa Moore, D.O.
Hometown: Phoenix, Arizona
Undergrad: University of Arizona
Medical School: Midwestern University, Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine
Favorite thing about El Paso: The culture and the food!. I've developed a serious addition to the chile relleno and green salsa at L&J Cafe.
Why residency in El Paso? UMC provides a great place to learn Spanish, the opportunity to be on front lines with impressive medical and trauma pathology, and fun coworkers.
Hobbies/Interests: I love traveling, outdoor stuff, spinning and pilates, music, antique/vintages stores, eating, and movies.
Random Factoid: My dogs Diego and Rita are really spoiled.
Plans after residency: Set up somewhere in the southwest (probably Arizona) or the west coast.