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Adam Moore, M.D.

Hometown: Mesquite, TX
Undergrad: University of Texas at Dallas
Medical School: University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston
Favorite thing about El Paso: Great weather, awesome food, nice people
Hobbies/Interests: golf, movies, guitar, football
Random factoid: I changed majors twice in undergrad before deciding to go med school.
Plans after residency: Maybe fellowship, likely stay Texas.
Cole Livingston, M.D.

Hometown: Austin, TX (all over the country, really, but if I have to pick one city...)
Undergrad: UT Austin
Medical School: Texas Tech Univ. Health Sci. Ctr, Lubbock
Favorite thing about El Paso: It's a tie between the mountains and the people.
Hobbies/Interests: Video games, college/Pro football (the American kind), Star Wars... I'm basically a huge nerd.
Random factoid: Before I started working in healthcare, I worked in a Japanese restaurant rolling sushi. -I played trumpet in the UT Longhorn Band for 4 years. -A photograph I took was published in a FAIL-Blog book, and will appear on the 2014 FAIL-Blog Desk Calendar. -My family is awesome.
Plans after residency: Practice somewhere in Texas.
Jessica Herrera, M.D.

Hometown: Sanger, Texas
Undergrad: Texas Women's University
Medical School: UTMB
Favorite thing about El Paso: The people and the EM program.
Hobbies/Interests: Reading anything by Cormac McCarthy, Kurt Vonnegut, or Christopher Hitchens, but Dr. Seuss is my all time favorite author. Running. Spending time with my incredible family and fiancé.
Random factoid: I eat a Chipotle burrito bowl at least 4 times a week...but usually more.
Plans after residency: Doctors without Borders and sleep. Lots and lots of sleep.
Joshua Larson, M.D.

Hometown: Orem, Utah
Undergrad: Brigham Young University
Medical School: Texas A&M Health Science Center
Favorite thing about El Paso: The cultural diversity
Hobbies/Interests: .Working out, going to the movies, football, basketball, playing the piano, and skiing
Random factoid: Can speak Thai
Plans after residency: Would like to practice somewhere in Texas
Jonathan Tull, M.D.

Hometown: Austin, Texas

Undergrad: University of Texas at Austin
Medical School: University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio
Favorite thing about El Paso: Every morning when I wake up and look out my window, I see mountains. The people here are nice, the food is good, and the traffic is more than tolerable. Most importantly, El Paso has a unique mix of pathology. We get plenty of patients from across the border with a variety of infectious disease, trauma, and common ailments that have progressed much further than what is commonly seen in most of the United states. You will see things like neurocysticercosis, ruptured appendicitis, snakebites, weird toxicology, plenty of sepsis, and the most extreme cases of unmangaged chronic medical problems.
Hobbies/Interests: I enjoy a variety of outdoor activities, which include fishing, hiking and camping. Cooking and homebrewing are also favorites. I also like to play music as a serious amateur.
Random factoid: I have an undergraduate degree in music performance, and used to play saxophone professionally.
Plans after residency: I plan to stay in Texas indefinitely, and I would like to practice in a community setting for a while. Critical Care Medicine has always interested me and I will probably pursue fellowship in that area when I feel ready. Besides medicine, I plan to buy a piano, fish all over the world, and finally cook with good ingredients.

Mark Crosby, D.O.

Hometown: Eagar, AZ
Undergrad: Arizona State University
Medical School: West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine
Favorite thing about El Paso: Español todos los días
Hobbies/Interests: CrossFit, travel, anything outdoors (rock-climbing, biking, hiking, fishing, etc)
Random factoid: In the 9 years I've been married, we've moved 9 times, I love cilantro and curry, and I still have the first cassette I ever bought...Bobby Brown: Don't Be Cruel.
Plans after residency: Spend lots of time with my kids, go to Brazil for 2016 Summer Olympics and maybe get a job.
Margaret Vo, M.D.

Hometown: Houston, TX
Undergrad: University of St. Thomas
Medical School: TTUHSC - Paul L. Foster School of Medicine
Favorite thing about El Paso: The backdrop of sunshine and mountains.
Hobbies/Interests: Running, doggies, photography, music, dance, martial arts, snowboarding, traveling
Random factoid: My favorite cartoon is Doug when it was still on Nickelodeon
Plans after residency: To grow up, I suppose.
Marshall Baca, D.O.

Hometown: Carlsbad, NM
Undergrad: University of Arizona
Medical School: Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine, Nevada
Favorite thing about El Paso: Close to family, and the FOOD!!!
Hobbies/Interests: Hanging with the family, going up to the mountains in Ruidoso, skiing, hiking, golf, soccer.
Random factoid: Love my little man Jaxen Finn!
Plans after residency: Would love to practice part time in El Paso and part time in New Mexico.
Matthew Koger, M.D.

Hometown: Fort Worth, TX
Undergrad: University of Miami
Medical School: UTMB Galveston
Favorite thing about El Paso: My alter-ego Mateo is constantly engaged.
Hobbies/Interests: Music (playing/listening/watching it live), surfing, running, yoga, meditation.
Random factoid: I'm the hand model for one of the standard rudimental drumming method books out there. Eat your heart out, George Costanza.
Plans after residency: Defy gravity
Matthew McKerley, D.O.

Hometown: Dallas, Texas
Undergrad: University of Kentucky
Medical School: Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Favorite thing about El Paso: Good food, great people, lots of sunshine.
Hobbies/Interests: Eating, working out, movies, football, traveling.
Random factoid: Huge Lord of the Rings nerd. I saw Return of the King 5 times in theaters.r
Plans after residency: Most likely stay in Texas.
Samuel Huddleston, M.D.

Hometown: Longview, TX
Undergrad: University of Texas at Austin
Medical School: Texas A&M HSC COM
Favorite thing about El Paso: The proximity to real mountains, and the lack of humidity.
Hobbies/Interests: Traveling, exercising, drinking coffee (not necessarily in that order).
Random factoid: I can't sleep without earplugs (or at least I don't want to try).
Plans after residency: Living in central Texas seems cool, maybe West Austin, but who knows.
Stephen Howard, M.D.

Hometown: Hedley, TX
Undergrad: Texas Tech University
Medical School: UT Southwestern
Favorite thing about El Paso: There are lots of fun things to do outdoors and it's close to the mountains in NM. I like the weather also.
Hobbies/Interests: Basketball, hiking, camping, hiking, travel
Random factoid: I have a lot of siblings.
Plans after residency: Work, make money, restore an old car, travel to interesting places.