Program Residents & Graduates

Program Residents & Graduates

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Current Residents

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Marco Acuna, DO: I chose El Rio because of their reputation of offering first class, compassionate care to all walks of life. El Rio parallels my desire of delivering comprehensive health care with modern facilities that have the resources to provide limitless care to the underserved in Southern Arizona. My special interests within Family Medicine include dermatology and diabetes management. Outside of medicine, I enjoy fictional reading, jogging, gaming, and especially hiking in the beautiful Arizona desert with my spouse and our 4-legged kid, Quincy.

Aban Nikoonezhad, DO: I chose El Rio because of its values and mission to help provide affordable health care to underserved communities. I love being a part of a talented interdisciplinary team that provides excellent medical care to the people of Tucson. My special interests include preventative health, lifestyle medicine, and pediatrics. In my free time, I enjoy travel, food, sports, movies, and TV.

Kayleen Seaton, DO: I chose El Rio because of the opportunities to care for patients in the Tucson community and the multiple resources El Rio has to make patient care easy and efficient. My family medicine interests include lifestyle medicine, dermatology, and women’s health.  Outside of medicine I enjoy hiking, CrossFit, skiing, fishing, golf and cooking.

Carl Supnet, DO: I chose El Rio because it is a clinical program that is committed to working with the underserved population. At this time my interest is in general family outpatient practice. Outside of medicine, I enjoy reading and collecting comics books.

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Jimmy Franco, DO: I chose El Rio because I like the patient population we serve. I enjoy all aspects of Family Medicine! Outside of medicine I enjoy video games, exercise, and motorcycles.

Amritpal Mundi, DO: I chose El Rio because of El Rio’s mission to provide integrated comprehensive quality of care to everyone which matches my beliefs. El Rio offers excellent, patient-centered care that is affordable and accessible for everyone. My special interest in family medicine includes preventative health and chronic disease management. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with friends and family and traveling.

Annie Peng, DO: I chose El Rio because of many reasons. Tucson is a great place with many things to do and the scenery is amazingly beautiful. There is a huge, diversified patient population that makes Tucson a rich, learning environment. I have special interests in osteopathic manipulative therapy and lifestyle medicine. In my free time, I enjoy drinking bubble tea, karaoke, escape rooms, and hiking.

Larry Wong, DO (Resident Leader): I chose El Rio because I wanted to practice community-based medicine with a caring and supportive residency. My colleagues are excellent, Tucson is a great place to be, and I find my work as a resident physician to be meaningful. While I enjoy the full scope of family medicine, my particular interests are in adolescent and adult medicine. I enjoy playing golf, video games, reading books, searching for delicious foods, listening to podcasts, and spending time with loved ones.

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Dallin Erickson, DO (Chief Resident): I chose El Rio because I enjoy the patients we see. I feel it is a great training site and somewhere where I can make a difference. My special interests are full spectrum family medicine, sports medicine, POCUS, and wilderness medicine. In my free time I enjoy fly fishing, hiking, rock climbing, and spending time with my family.

Diana Lu, DO: I chose El Rio because as a community-based health center, it provided an opportunity to care for underserved patients in a diverse population. My special interests include preventative medicine, lifestyle medicine, women’s/adolescent health. In my free time, I enjoy roasting coffee, cooking, hiking, climbing.

Dennis Polzin, DO: I chose El Rio because I believe in the mission to serve the underserved and not turn away patients for lack of ability to pay. I appreciate El Rio’s efforts to treat the whole patient and include community resources and clinical behavioral health in treatment plans. My special interests in family medicine include Osteopathic Manipulation, Mind-Body Medicine, Food as Medicine, Integrative Medicine, and alternative approaches to behavioral health. While not practicing medicine, I enjoy hiking, foraging, rock climbing, and gardening.

Esther Quintero, DO (Chief Resident): I chose El Rio because the program is an indispensable component of the community given that residents serve a vast number of patients in the Tucson community and the opportunity to promote wellness within the community. I have a special interest in Diabetes care which has come to life by working with patients in our community. In my free time, I like to spend time with my family and friends. My husband and I enjoy outdoor activities like gardening, hiking, kayaking, fishing, biking, or playing tennis. I also enjoy traveling and cooking.

Graduate Highlights

Dr. Huy Tran graduated from the program in 2016 and joined El Rio Health in He is now a preceptor for the residency program.

Dr. Joshua Goodman graduated from the program in 2015 and joined El Rio Health in 2016. He is now a preceptor for the residency program.