1st Year


Angela Brennan, DO

Bio coming soon.

 


Kristin Burstedt, DO

Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine

I was born and raised in the Bay Area (Livermore, CA) and attended undergrad at Saint Mary's College of California in Moraga (go Gaels!). After college, in the midst of applying to medical school, I worked as a research associate at a Biotech company in San Francisco. For med school, I ventured to the Midwest to attend Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine. As a medical student, I rotated at Natividad and became drawn in by its community focus, wonderful patient population and dedicated health care team. While the "family" is my focus, I am particularly interested in geriatrics, pediatrics and community medicine. For fun, I enjoy road biking, dancing (any type), hiking, traveling (I mean, who doesn't?) and spending quality time with friends and family- which often means sharing good food!


Natalie Gallardo, DO

Bio coming soon.

 


Navneet Kaur, MD

 

Home is where the heart is! And I lost my heart to the golden coast forever when I first moved to San Francisco from India during my adolescent years. The beautiful bay, the sunny surf, and the fabulous food made me forget my roots for a brief moment; The same roots that I had dug out from a remote village in India and moved to Northern California to replant to grow to be who I am today. My life-long passion for healthcare was affirmed after working in a bio-medical start-up company after I finished my undergraduate studies in Biochemistry. The level of self-sacrifice the employees demonstrated for the betterment of humanity was inspiring. Coming from a Sikh family from India I grew up learning and incorporating the concept of Seva in my every day life. Seva, the foundation of Sikhism, stands for selfless service with utter humility on behalf of and for the betterment of the community. Through my experiences in life I have come to realize that the peace and joy that exists in altruism is what allows me to wake up every morning with a smile that spans from ear to ear. Being in awe and humbled at the amount of respect, faith, and gratitude the community places in us as their healthcare providers is how I know that my heart has truly met its match here at Natividad. Professionally, I am keen on adding the practice of mindfulness to my practice and strongly believe that a healthy mind leads to a healthy body. To rejuvenate my spirit I like to indulge in hiking, music, yoga, meditation, and hope to enjoy the Big Sur coast, my eternal love, to the fullest extent. I am absolutely thrilled to write the next chapter of my life with the help of the most dedicated faculty and staff here at Natividad as well as my most invaluable teachers, my patients.


Katy Kemeze, MD

Bio coming soon.

 


Sebastian Marchevsky, MD

Bio coming soon.

 


Marcus Medina, MD

Bio coming soon.

 


Mary Pennington, DO

UNTHSC Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine

Born and Raised in: San Antonio, TX, I grew up in a military family, and as such I’ve lived in many places throughout my life, including Landstuhl, Germany for some of my younger years. However, when I was in the 5th grade my father retired from the Army in San Antonio, TX and I have called it home ever since (Go Spurs Go!). I spent my undergrad years at a small liberal arts college in Georgetown TX called Southwestern University where I received a B.S. in chemistry and played varsity tennis. After that I attended the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine in Fort Worth, Texas. I rotated at Natividad as a 4th year medical student and fell in love with the program because of its dedication to the community and devotion to creating a unique set of well rounded family physicians. I am proud and honored to be a new member of the Natividad family!


Jacqueline Romero, MD

Bio coming soon.

 


Judi Wong, DO

Bio coming soon.

 


 
 
 

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