First Year Residents
Tiffany Chen, M.D.
University of Massachusetts Medical School, Massachusetts
I'm making the cross-country jump from Massachusetts to the West Coast, where I’m looking forward to exploring the open water swimming holes! My undergraduate experience was close to home at Wellesley College where I majored in Spanish and earned a minor in Music. In medical school, I continued my love of incorporating the humanities with the sciences through a student-run community art group, The Healer's Art, an acapella singing group, and informal piano jam sessions with friends. I am lucky to have a close-knit family, and growing up with my maternal grandparents instilled a deep love and respect for the elderly. I was drawn to Family Medicine because of the focus on social medicine and holistic care, and plan to pursue a fellowship in geriatrics and palliative care.
Outside of medicine, you can often find me swimming, hiking, knitting, reading, cooking, or doing arts and crafts. My partner and I have already fallen in love with the various (year-round!) farmer's markets that Sacramento has to offer, and we look forward to continuing to explore on our bikes. I am so excited and grateful to join the Sutter Sacramento Family Medicine team!
Taylor Duke, M.D.
University of Illinois College of Medicine, Chicago
I was born and raised in the Chicago-land area and attended both undergrad and medical school at the University of Illinois at Chicago. During my time at UIC, I worked closely with underserved populations- first as a health education volunteer teacher in Chicago public high schools and then through my various rotations at the U of I hospital. I was drawn to Family Medicine for the ability to continue working with these populations and to provide vulnerable patients with quality health care. I also love the broad spectrum nature of Family Medicine - my interests include obstetrics, women's reproductive health, adolescent medicine and procedures.
In my free time, I value staying fit via running, while also exploring new restaurants and different kinds of food. I am also a bit of a movie buff, with the Academy Awards being one of the highlights of my year. I fell in love with Sacramento on my first day here for its fun and friendly atmosphere and beautiful weather, and I couldn't be more excited to be a part of the Sutter Family Medicine residency program.
Elyza Genilo, D.O.
Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Colorado
I am a Sacramento native (GO KINGS!) who graduated from St. Francis High School. I received my Bachelor's at Dominican University of California in Marin County and my Master's at Drexel University in Philadelphia. After graduate school, I began working as an Emergency Dept. scribe. I decided to pursue medicine after having witnessed the need of primary care physicians for underserved populations in Sacramento. I earned my Medical degree from Rocky Vista University in Colorado, where I taught ultrasound basics in the Ultrasound Scholar Program. I also worked as a Health and Research Ambassador for the National Alopecia Areata Foundation, where I educated patients, scientific researchers, and pharmaceutical companies about alopecia. I chose Family Medicine because of my interest in patient education and advocacy, preventative medicine, and holistic care.
Aside from medicine, I enjoy hula, yoga, outdoor concerts, being a newlywed, and playing with my dogs. I am grateful to finally return home to become a primary care physician with the Sutter family!
Jennifer Goldberg, M.D.
Drexel University College of Medicine, Pennsylvania
Growing up in New Jersey – leave your preconceived notions behind! – I am yet another escapee from the East Coast. After completing my Bachelors in Biology in Boston (say that three times fast), I headed to Philadelphia for medical school. There, I had the luxury of working with individuals from varied walks of life: women and children of domestic abuse safe havens, families of homeless shelters, and patients of harm-reduction focused drug rehabilitation programs. Through these experiences, I was introduced to the challenges and inequalities that many face when accessing healthcare. Simultaneously, I saw firsthand the power of longitudinal care and the utility of teaching within medicine. Ultimately, this culminated in a love for Family and Community Medicine. My perpetual goal is to continually reduce these health inequities, as well as empower patients to understand and take control of their health.
When outside of medicine, my interests are all over the place, probably because I’m always looking for new hobbies to try! On any given day, you may catch me crafting, at game night, cooking, playing N64, listening to live music, or playing kickball. I also love to try new things, with archery and embroidery next on the list!
Alexandra Mullen, M.D.
California Northstate University College of Medicine, Elk Grove
I grew up north of Sacramento at Beale AFB and in neighboring Wheatland, CA. I completed college with a B.S. in Biomedical sciences at Sacramento State University and then became part of the inaugural class at California Northstate University College of Medicine in Elk Grove, CA. During medical school, I became passionate about preventive medicine, nutrition, lifestyle counseling, and women’s health. I look forward to a very rewarding career in Family Medicine and forming lasting relationships with my patients and their families!
Outside of medicine, I enjoy cooking healthy meals, baking not so healthy treats, exercising, listening to audiobooks, and of course spending time with my husband and our puppy!
Christine T Nguyen, M.D.
University of California Davis School of Medicine
I was born and raised in Orange County, CA and fell in love with the City of Trees while getting my M.D. at UC Davis School of Medicine. During medical school, I became involved with health equity, learning about health disparities across all ages, gender, zip codes, and cultures. I soon realized the way to advocate for my patients is by being right alongside them. Being involved in student run clinics and having the privilege of creating a cooking course had inspired me to continue hands on teaching and collaboration with local community members as a family physician. I love the fact that I can be involved in all aspects of my patient’s life: from their first day of life, to starting a family, to discussing goals of care. Connecting with patients, doing procedures, and family planning are just a few of my favorite things in medicine.
Outside of medicine, I like spending time with friends: game nights, hikes, floating down the river, cooking/eating, you name it! Alone, I like to do Pilates, and try to make time for ceramics.
Vincent O’Brien Guerrero, M.D., MBA
University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine
I was born at Sutter and now I’ve made it full circle! I went to Christian Brothers High School here in Sacramento, and then on to St. Mary’s College in the Bay Area where I studied biochemistry and Spanish. During my education, I took to heart the idea that “the true measure of a society can be found in how it treats its most vulnerable members.” Alleviating structural vulnerability was the focus of the Program in Medical Education for the Latino Community (PRIME-LC) at the UC Irvine School of Medicine. I also pursued an MBA at UC Davis during this time, because I believe healthcare should be part of an economic system that invests in prevention and wellness. More equitable access to things like green space, quality education, and healthy food options could prevent a lot of the adverse consequences we see in clinic.
As a Family Medicine physician, my goal is to build lasting relationships with patients and provide holistic care. I have particular interest in the health of the Latinx and LGBTQIA communities, as well as in integrative medicine. I’m excited to be part of the Sutter Family Medicine Residency Program and serve my home community.
In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family, watching my toddler learn and grow, and appreciating local food, art, and history.