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Meet Our Residents


  • Marie Sweat, M.D.

    Marie Sweat, M.D.

    Hometown: Oakland, CA
    Undergraduate education: University of San Diego
    Medical school: St. Louis University School of Medicine
    Academic interests: neuromuscular disorders
    Hobbies: yoga, running.

  • Linda Nguyen, M.D., Ph.D

    Linda Nguyen, M.D., Ph.D

    Hometown: Orange County, CA
    Undergraduate education: UCLA
    Medical school: West Virginia University
    Academic interests: neuroimmunology, clinical research
    Hobbies: Exploring national parks, taking leisurely walks throughout San Diego, being a plant mom


  • Michael Castello, M.D., Ph.D.

    Michael Castello, M.D., Ph.D.

    Hometown: Maryland
    Undergraduate education: University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC)
    Medical school: Loma Linda University - graduate thesis involving neurodegeneration in Niemann-Pick type C and Alzheimer’s disease
    Academic interests: clinical and research neurology with a particular interest in computational neuroscience and bioengineering
    Hobbies: exploring the San Diego area, attempting to surf, writing.
  • Adam Kalawi, M.D.

    Adam Kalawi, M.D.

    Hometown: Anaheim Hills, CA
    Undergraduate education: Chapman University
    Medical school: UC Irvine
    Academic interests: Currently pursuing interests in Clinical Informatics with the hopes of expanding use of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in medicine.
    Hobbies: Exploring national parks, camping, hiking throughout San Diego, kayaking on Mission Bay, building computers/tinkering with electronics, wrestling/Brazilian jiu-jitsu, and spending time with my family.


  • Hannah Oppenheim, M.D.

    Hannah Oppenheim, M.D.

    Hometown: Saint Louis, MO
    Undergraduate education: UC Berkeley
    Medical school: UC San Diego
    Academic interests: neurodevelopmental disabilities
    Hobbies: rock climbing, yoga, hiking, watching movies.
  • Aditi Trivedi, M.D.

    Aditi Trivedi, M.D.

    Hometown: San Diego, CA
    Undergraduate education: UC Santa Barbara
    Medical school: UC Davis School of Medicine
    Academic interests: clinical education, clinical research
    Hobbies: Hiking, music, dancing, playing with dogs.


  • Maayan Yakir, M.D.

    Maayan Yakir, M.D.

    Hometown: Cupertino, CA
    Undergraduate education: UC San Diego
    Medical School: Oakland University William Beaumont (OUWB) School of Medicine
    Academic interests: research, medical education, neuroimmunology/pediatric MS
    Hobbies: I am a foodie who loves to run. In my time off I cook/bake, go to the beach and art museums and travel -- wherever and whenever possible! I also very much enjoy hiking and spending time with family/friends.
  • Austin Layton, D.O.

    Austin Layton, D.O.

    Hometown: Portland, OR
    Undergraduate education: Azusa Pacific University
    Medical school: Western University of Health Sciences
    Academic interests: general neurology, clinical informatics, medical education, physician-patient communication. We’ll figure out more specifics later. 
    Hobbies: Anything outdoors, playing sports, vegan cooking, board games, reading nonfiction.


  • Mallory Owen, M.D.

    Mallory Owen, M.D.

    Hometown: Atherton, CA
    Undergraduate education: Harvard University
    Medical school: Cambridge University, UK
    Academic interests: Neurology, genetics
    Hobbies: Reading, yoga, running, hiking / being outdoors, baking
  • Daanish Unwalla, M.D.

    Daanish Unwalla, M.D.

    Hometown: San Ramon, CA
    Undergraduate education: University of California, San Diego
    Medical school: California Northstate University College of Medicine
    Academic interests: General child neurology, neonatal neurology, medical education, neurogenetics
    Hobbies: Trying new food spots, cooking, yoga, curating Spotify playlists, and exploring the California coast.