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Class of 2022

  • Sean Purtell, MD

    Sean Purtell, MD

    Chief Resident

    Dr. Sean Purtell grew up in Petaluma California in the Bay area. He went to Creighton University School of Medicine in Omaha, Nebraska. Dr. Purtell is passionate about the impact that family medicine has on the lives of individuals, families, and their greater communities. His hobbies include cycling, spending time outdoors, and spending time with his wife and two young children.

  • Zachary Nankee, DO

    Zachary Nankee, DO

    Chief Resident

    Dr. Zach Nankee was raised on a dairy farm in the Midwest. He went to medical school at Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. He loves teaching: he has taught at Community Colleges and Universities such as UW: Madison and UIC: Chicago. He enjoys horseback riding, hiking, epistemology and nerf guns. If he has ear phones on, he is most likely listening to a non-fiction Audiobook, The Piano Guys, or a musical comic.

  • Nicole Kashani

    Nicole Kashani, MD

    Dr. Kashani comes from Tarzana, California. She graduated from the American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine in St. Marteen, Netherlands. Dr. Kashani is passionate about treating underserved communities and has volunteered to serve the homeless community at multiple organizations in the Los Angeles area. Her hobbies include camping, hiking, and spending time with her family.

  • Margot Oliver, M.D.

    Margot Oliver, MD

    Dr. Margot Oliver grew up in McKinleyville California, just 10 miles north of St. Joseph Hospital. After grduating from Calvin College she received her medical degree from Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, Michigan. . Dr. Oliver is passionate about the holistic approach of patient care found in Family Medicine.

  • Anirudh Rai

    Anirudh Rai, MD

    Dr. Anirudh Rai is joining us from St. George’s University School of Medicine in Grenada. Dr. Rai is from Reseda, California. Dr. Rai’s passion for family medicine derives from the life story he learns from each of his patients. His hobbies include playing multiple musical instruments (piano, violin, guitar and more), as well as boxing, hiking and bird watching.

Class of 2023

  • Shenoda

    Shenoda Abd Elmaseh, MD

    Dr. Shenoda Abd Elmaseh graduated from the Washington University of Health and Sciences and Sohag University Faculty of Medicine. He has been living in Huntington Beach, California. He chose family medicine because he realized that this field offers the opportunity to commit himself to serve patients who have needs in all areas of medicine. His hobbies include reading, listening to music, walking and running.

  • Joshua-Echeverria

    Joshua Echeverria, MD​

    Dr. Josh Echeverria grew up in Hacienda Heights, CA. Shortly after earning his B.S. degree from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, he joined the Peace Corps and served as a community health volunteer in Mozambique. Giving health seminars and working with people living with HIV made him realize that helping people was his life's calling. He completed his medical degree at Our Lady of Fatima University in Manila, Philippines, and is looking forward to helping people in Humboldt County.

  • Yehuda-Fox

    Yehuda Fox, MD

    Dr. Yehuda Fox is joining us from the Sackler School of Medicine in Tel Aviv, Israel and grew up in Vancouver, Canada. Dr. Fox seeks to contribute to his community by building trusting relationships with his patients and their loved ones. He has lived in and traveled to over 30 countries, and enjoys mountain biking, camping, and working on his motorcycle.

  • Ramir Geluz

    Ramir Geluz, MD

    Dr. Ramir Geluz is from Highland, California. He received his undergraduate degree from UC Riverside before attending the Ross University School of Medicine in Barbados. He likes the wide range of clinical topics in family medicine and enjoys meeting families of all ages. His hobbies including listening to music, playing the piano, barbecuing, and playing semi-professional poker.

  • Jesus Mendez

    Jesus Mendez, MD

    Dr. Jesus Mendez is coming from New England after spending the last few years at the Dartmouth University Geisel School of Medicine. He grew up in Las Vegas and is excited to be returning to the West Coast. Dr. Mendez is interested in eventually working in rural family medicine. He enjoys trying new things and hobbies but also enjoys relaxing on a rocking chair on a porch.

  • Milad-Ranjbar

    Milad Najar Ranjbar, MD

    Dr. Milad Najar Ranjbar received his undergraduate degree from Florida Atlantic University before attending the Ross university School of Medicine in Barbados. He is determined and hardworking when it comes to achieving goals. His main goal in life is self-improvement, as well as spiritual and character growth and development. Dr. Najar Ranjbar is looking forward to his residency in Eureka because he believes it will help in his path to achieving those goals.

Class of 2024

  • Daniel Heyn, MD

    Daniel Heyn, MD

    Dr. Daniel Heyn is originally from Damascus, Maryland but has also lived in Tennessee, California, and Arizona. After graduating from the University of Tennessee, he spent three years in Zambia as a Peace Corps Volunteer. He then went to medical school at the Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara. Daniel is looking forward to practicing family medicine and ultimately hopes to open his own practice. He loves hiking, gardening, and archery, and is always looking for his next favorite hobby.

  • Ryan McHenry

    Ryan McHenry, DO​

    Dr. Ryan McHenry was born and raised surfing in Santa Cruz California. After graduating from the University of California in San Diego he once ran across the United States. He obtained his medical degree from the Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Vallejo CA where he also completed a one year pre-doctoral OMT fellowship. As a D.O., he is looking forward to providing medical care to the Humboldt community in mind, body, and spirit. Outside of medicine, Dr. McHenry is an avid surfer, runner, and father who loves Rock n' Roll music.

  • Brian Ruiz

    Brian Ruiz, DO

    Dr. Brian Ruiz joins us from his hometown of Reseda, CA. After completing his undergraduate studies at UC Riverside, he went on to work in diverse fields, including software engineering, information technology, neuroscience research, education, and clinical laboratory science. He then returned to the classroom to obtain his Master of Science and medical degrees at Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, CA. He enjoys discovering new restaurants and food, music, repairing and upgrading cars, and computers and new technology.

    Brian Stone

    Brian Stone, MD

    Dr. Brian Stone grew up in Southern California. He received his B.S. from the University of Michigan. Prior to attending medical school, he worked as an EMT and volunteered in homeless shelters and after-school education programs in underserved areas. He then attended medical school at the University of Toledo. He is passionate about family medicine and forming relationships with patients. His hobbies include computer science, cooking, and playing piano.


  • Natalya Sobolevskaya

    Natalya Sobolevskaya, DO

    Dr. Natalya Sobolevskaya is originally from Belarus. Prior to attending medical school at the Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine in New York she worked as a massage therapist at a rehabilitation hospital in New York City. She chose Family Medicine because it brings the possibility of constant education and knowledge expansion in many different areas of medicine. She loves the idea of being able to use a holistic approach to patient care and treating causes, not only symptoms, to prevent disease and make a real difference in people’s lives.

    Landon Whittington

    Landon Whittington, MD

    Dr. Landon Whittington is from Houston Texas. After obtaining a BS in Chemical Engineering from Texas A&M we worked on offshore oil platforms. He then changed careers and went to the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. He once biked from Coos Bay Oregon to Eureka California. He is excited to move to Humboldt County with his wife and two children. His hobbies include most outdoor activities, traveling, and playing or watching sports.