Residency Class of 2019

Nathan Ardanowski
Nathan Ardanowski, M.D.
Hometown: Livonia, Mich.
Undergrad: Madonna University
Medical School: Virginia Commonwealth University SOM
Favorite thing about El Paso: Amazing weather, cool trails, mountains are rad.
Hobbies/Interests: Tennis, Gaming, wine, music, golf.
Plans after residency: Doctoring, research, tennis, gaming, wine.
Something unique or interesting about yourself: In a previous life I was briefly an air traffic controller.
Marcelo Assmann
Marcelo Assmann, M.D.
Hometown: Santa Cruz do Sul, Brazil
Undergrad: Maryville University of St. Louis
Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine, Dominica, West Indies
Favorite thing about El Paso: The breweries and wineries.
Hobbies/Interests: Competition shooting, martial arts, military history, tactical medicine and EMS.
Plans after residency: Go back to Georgia or Florida to practice.
Something unique or interesting about yourself: My favorite color is pink.
Scott Dieste
Scott Dieste, M.D.
Hometown: Houston, Texas
Undergrad: Texas Christian University
Medical School: University of Texas School of Medicine at San Antonio
Favorite thing about El Paso: The mountains and all the outdoor activities available, and the weather.
Hobbies/Interests: Working out, soccer, hiking, camping, snowboarding, SCUBA, hunting/fishing, and TCU football.
Plans after residency: Undecided at the moment. Definitely plan to stay in Texas though.
Something unique or interesting about yourself: During my fourth year of medical school I worked in Breckenridge as a part-time ticket scanner on the mountain for a month, which consisted of seven days of "work" and 23 days of free snowboarding.
Jaime Gonzalez
Jaime Gonzalez, M.D.
Hometown: River Forest, Ill.
Undergrad: University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana
Medical School: A.T. Still University Kirksville, Mo.
Favorite thing about El Paso: The people, the food and the opportunity to re-learn Spanish.
Hobbies/Interests: Travel, Coffee, Chicago athletics: Bears, Blackhawks, White Sox, enjoying some adult beverages, rec league soft ball.
Plans after residency: Most likely practice in the community.
Something unique or interesting about yourself: I've lived in four cities in the past five years: Chicago, Kirksville, Detroit and most recently El Paso.
Bryce Hendryx
Bryce Hendryx, M.D.
Hometown: El Paso, Texas
Undergrad: UTEP
Medical School: UTMB at Galveston
Favorite thing about El Paso: The food, the culture.
Hobbies/Interests: Video games, mountain biking, watching movies.
Plans after residency: Work in a community hospital in El Paso.
Daniel Honneyman
Daniel Honneyman, M.D.
Hometown: Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Undergrad: We didn't have to do this in the UK.
Medical School: Sheffield University
Favorite thing about El Paso: The first time I could afford a swimming pool.
Hobbies/Interests: Rock climbing, the space between thoughts.
Plans after residency: Whatever the wife says.
Something unique or interesting about yourself: I was born in Britain's most haunted village.
Christopher Kelso
Christopher Kelso, M.D.
Hometown: Norman, Okla.
Undergrad: University of Oklahoma
Medical School: University of Oklahoma
Favorite thing about El Paso: Easy to live by hiking trails.
Hobbies/Interests: Music
Plans after residency: Undecided
Something unique or interesting about yourself: Used to be a drummer.
Drew Lowry
Drew Lowry, D.O.
Hometown: Fort Worth, Texas
Undergrad: ACU - Abilene, Texas
Medical School: Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine
Favorite thing about El Paso: Mountians, great weather, good food, and great people.
Hobbies/Interests: Hanging out with family, automotive road-racing, and lifting.
Plans after residency: Practice in Texas, travel, and continue racing.
Something unique or interesting about yourself: I used to design and build race suspensions for a kit car company.
Martina Mali
Martina Mali, M.D.
Hometown: Kamnik, Slovenia
Undergrad: SKG, Ljubljana
Medical School: University of Ljubljana, Faculty of medicine, Slovenia
Favorite thing about El Paso: Everything! I love El Paso! The weather, the people, the mountains, the fact that it is just a blink away from Hueco Tanks, my favorite park in the whole world, it is just awesome! I also met my husband here so this place will always be something special for me!
Hobbies/Interests: Climbing, hiking, video/photography, crocheting and gardening.
Plans after residency: Work less, climb more! Probably stay in El Paso vs going back to Colorado and hopefully have more time to travel and visit home more often.
Something unique or interesting about yourself: When I first came to the States I used to live in a van, travel around and climb full time. Amazing!
Richard Patterson
Richard Patterson, M.D.
Hometown: Valencia, Calif.
Undergrad: BYU
Medical School: Chicago Medical School
Favorite thing about El Paso: Two favorite things: Cool people and year-round outdoor recreation. 
Hobbies/Interests: Cycling and tennis.
Plans after residency: Find a job in El Paso.
Something unique or interesting about yourself: I'm a licensed lawyer in four states. 
Christopher Skillern
Christopher Skillern, M.D.
Hometown: Rowlett, Texas
Undergrad: UT Dallas
Medical School: TTUHSC Lubbock
Favorite thing about El Paso: The weather, mountains, food, and the great people. 
Hobbies/Interests: Travel, family time, hanging out with friends, sports (all the Dallas teams), working out at EP Fitness, trying out new restaurants, and SLEEP.
Plans after residency: Work in Dallas, Texas and hopefully come back to El Paso to work a couple of ED shifts monthly. 
Something unique or interesting about yourself: I went tandem skydiving during medical school in South Padre Island, Texas. If you don't believe me, check out my Facebook profile pic. 
Keitaroh Takeda
Keitaroh Takeda, M.D.
Hometown: Niigata, Japan
Undergrad: None
Medical School: Hokkaido University School of Medicine
Favorite thing about El Paso: Steak, ribs, burgers, and tacos.
Hobbies/Interests: Ski, snowboarding, driving, and travel.
Plans after residency: Fellowship, maybe SIM or US.
Something unique or interesting about yourself: I like checking local restaurants and food I find on a trip. Unique things I have tried are flog, insects, alligator, sea snakes etc.