Current Cardiovascular Disease Fellows

Meet all of our distinguished Cardiovascular Disease fellows.

First-Year Fellows

Natasha Cuk
MD

Medical school: David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Residency: UCLA

Derek Leong
MD

Medical school: Georgetown University School of Medicine
Residency: Cedars-Sinai

Shilpa Sharma
MD

Medical school: David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Residency: Massachusetts General Hospital

Lily Stern
MD

Medical school: University of California, San Francisco
Residency: University of California, San Francisco

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

Second-Year Fellows

Kay-Won Chang
MD

Medical school: University of Texas—Houston
Residency: University of California, San Diego
Favorite aspect of the program: Autonomy, high acuity and high procedure volume
Hobbies: Badminton, basketball, and movies

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
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
Favorite aspect of the program: The unique combination of top-notch clinician educators that actively engage in our training, while simultaneously allowing a high degree of autonomy in managing our patients' complex and diverse cardiac conditions.
Hobbies: Running, exploring new hiking trails both in LA and abroad, and ice cream!

Emily Zern
MD

Medical school: Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Residency: Massachusetts General Hospital
Favorite aspect of the program: Co-fellows, autonomy, procedural and patient volume
Hobbies: Traveling, skiing, hiking, and running

Third-Year Fellows

Elizabeth "Libby" Held, MD
Chief Fellow

Medical school: Emory University School of Medicine
Residency: Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Favorite aspect of the program: The unparalleled clinical and academic opportunities—and, of course, the California sunshine
Hobbies: Hiking around Southern California, soccer, running, exploring local farmers markets and traveling

Jeffrey Tyler, MD
Chief Fellow

Medical school: University of California, Irvine
Residency: University of California, San Francisco
Favorite aspect of the program: Cedars-Sinai is a leader in clinical medicine and cardiovascular disease research. I am fortunate to be able to learn from legends in our field daily and to lead clinical research projects that will hopefully advance the discipline.
Hobbies: Beach volleyball, swimming and college football

Lillian Benck
MD

Medical school: University of Illinois at Chicago
Residency: Northwestern University
Favorite aspect of the program: Without a doubt—the people! I feel so lucky to work with such supportive, funny and brilliant co-fellows that motivate me every day. The faculty members are incredible teachers and role models and have created an environment that makes me excited to come to work every day.
Hobbies: Anything that gets me out in the California sunshine—hiking, running, biking, exploring L.A.

Christopher Brown
MD

Medical school: Oregon Health and Science University
Residency: Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Favorite aspect of the program: Procedural volume
Hobbies: Cooking, eating and liquid consumables

Alan Kwan
MD

Medical school: University of Washington School of Medicine
Residency: Johns Hopkins
Favorite aspects of the program: High amounts of hands-on training and excellent procedural and imaging volume
Hobbies: Cooking, finding good restaurants, Brazilian jiu jitsu

Fourth-Year Fellow

Odayme Quesada, MD

Medical school: Yale School of Medicine
Residency: University of California, San Francisco
Favorite aspect of the program: The various research opportunities that are available
Hobbies: Yoga, salsa dancing, hiking and restaurant exploring

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