First Year Residents
Travis Hays, M.D.
University of Colorado School of Medicine
I am originally from upstate New York where I completed my undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering at Rochester Institute of Technology. I came to medicine after a several-year career as a Nuclear Engineer with the Department of Defense. While at the University of Colorado School of Medicine I developed a particular interest in holistic and preventative medicine and I'm looking forward to being in Northern California where I can continue my passion for the outdoors including wilderness medicine, skiing, hiking and rock climbing with my wife.
Thomas Huey, M.D.
California Northstate University College of Medicine
I was born and raised in the East Bay Area. I got my bachelor’s degree down at University of California, San Diego where I met my girlfriend (now wife). After college, I spent time working as an EMT and tutoring kids, which helped solidify my decision to go to medical school. I received my medical degree from California Northstate University in Elk Grove. While there, I was on the founding board for their Family Medicine Interest Group and helped promote family medicine throughout the school and surrounding community. During my training, I developed an interest in behavioral health and recognized its importance in patient care and the impact it can have on a person’s physical health. To me, Family Medicine represents an opportunity to address all aspects of a patient and tailor care specific to their needs.
Outside of medicine, I like to spend time with my pets (we’re a big dog family) and try new restaurants. I am honored to be part of the Sutter Family Medicine Residency and look forward to the opportunity to continue serving this community!
Soo Kyung Hwang, M.D.
Boston University School of Medicine
Born in South Korea but mostly raised in Oregon, I started my path into medicine during college at the University of Oregon, where I graduated with a B.A. in Biology and a minor in Biochemistry. During a pre-medical internship in Bolivia, I discovered the powerful impact of medicine particularly in the Chagas clinic in Tarija where I directly observed improvements in the patients’ conditions. Fast-forward to a few years later, I started medical school at Boston University School of Medicine while completing my 3rd year clerkships at the Kaiser Permanente San Jose and Santa Clara sites, and throughout the journey, I developed a passion for obstetrics, mental health, and adolescent medicine. I love how Family Medicine preserves valuable connections with patients of all ages, giving the ability to dive deeper into their medical concerns from a holistic approach encompassing physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual aspects.
Apart from medicine, I enjoy exploring new coffee shops, working on my Spanish and Korean, finding peace through yoga, baking, soaking up sunshine, sharing laughter with others, and more. I am happy to be back on the West Coast and to be a part of the Sutter Health team!
Kate Meizlish, M.D.
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Hailing from beautiful Cincinnati, Ohio, I journeyed all the way to Columbus, Ohio to earn my bachelor’s degree before heading back to Cincinnati for medical school. This West coast adventure will be my first time living outside of Ohio! While earning my MD, I discovered that I loved working with patients of all ages and backgrounds. I witnessed the power of preventative healthcare to flatten health disparities and improve lives. I found advocacy as a tool to fight for policies I am passionate about like universal health coverage and reproductive rights. I chose to become a family physician because I want to work with patients over a lifetime to lead healthier lives and keep chronic health conditions under control. I am especially interested in family planning, transgender healthcare and addiction medicine. Outside of medicine, I am an avid reader and baker. I play ukulele and explore nature with my wonderful partner and pup. I am excited to be joining the Sutter family and to live in the incredible city of Sacramento.
Savannah Schewe, M.D.
University of California, Davis School of Medicine
I was born and raised in various small towns within Northern California, with Placerville being the one I most consider my hometown. I received my Bachelor of Arts in Molecular Biology at UC Berkeley, and then worked as an Emergency Department Lead Scribe for a few years. I went to medical school at UC Davis School of Medicine as part of their Rural Program in Medical Education (Rural-PRIME). I understand the shortage of primary care physicians in rural areas firsthand, and I hope to help in these areas in my future. I decided the best way to fill the gap is with the holistic care that a Family Medicine provider can give. I especially specifically enjoy obstetrics and addiction medicine within the broad and fulfilling scope of Family Medicine.
My husband and I spend a lot of time fixing up our Sacramento home that is nearly 100 years old. We live with our smiley son, Jax, and our crew of pets: 1 dog, 2 cats, and 3 chickens. We camp/hike a lot in the summer and ski/board a lot in the winter. I’m a big fan of crafting and cooking. I am very happy and grateful to be staying put in Northern California and to be joining the amazing family at Sutter Sacramento FMRP.
Jaspreet Singh, D.O.
Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine
I was born in New York City, but moved to Galt, CA when I was ten years old. Growing up, I spent a lot of time in Elk Grove and Sacramento and some of my most fond memories are here in Sacramento! I attended UC Davis for my Bachelor’s in Biological Sciences with an emphasis in Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior. For medical school I stayed pretty local by attending Touro University in the Bay Area.
Through my volunteering experiences at student run clinics, homeless shelters, and clinical rotations in the Central Valley I became passionate about serving underserved communities. As I progress through my training I hope to become a strong advocate not only for my patients but also for my community.
I love Family Medicine because it provides me the ability to practice holistic, full spectrum medicine while developing meaningful, long-lasting relationships with patients. I am so excited to be a part of the Sutter Health Family and to give back to the Sacramento community!
Outside of medicine, I like to hike, meet new people, travel, watch sports and movies, spend time with family and friends, play with my dog and play video games. I love trying new hobbies and recently have been working on cooking!
Chenxi "Chelsey" Song, M.D.
University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine
I am very excited to move to Sacramento from Southern California to join the Sutter family. I went to college and medical school at the University of California, San Diego. During my time at UCSD, I worked closely with the underserved community, mentored local high school students, and edited for the school's literary arts magazine. I am drawn to Family Medicine because of its focus to provide holistic care to patients and the ability to develop long-term, meaningful relationships with patients.
Outside of medicine, I enjoy spending time with friends and family, visiting art museums, exploring new restaurants, and doing arts and crafts.