Meet our R3 (Class of 2024) Residents

Le Yu Chiu, MD

Le Yu Chiu, MD

Hometown: Long Beach, CA/Taiwan

Undergraduate/Medical School: UC Berkeley/Michigan State University College of Medicine

Favorite thing about Cottage Health: William Pace

Favorite thing to do in Santa Barbara: Getting a crunch wrap and eating it on the grass at Shoreline Park.

Fun fact: Harambe did nothing wrong.

Favorite taco in Santa Barbara: JITB 2 tacos for $1.29

Robert Dionisio, MD

Robert Dionisio, MD

Hometown: San Jose, CA

Undergraduate/Medical School: University of San Francisco, UC Berkeley, Chicago Medical School

Favorite thing about Cottage Health: The people!

Favorite thing to do in Santa Barbara: Beach lounging, hiking, wining and dining, want to get back into rock climbing.

Fun fact: There are more trees on Earth than stars in the Milky Way Galaxy.

Favorite taco in Santa Barbara: I love all tacos.

Connor Gemmell, MD

Connor Gemmell, MD

Hometown: Eugene, OR

Undergraduate/Medical School: Santa Clara University/Oregon Health and Science University School of Medicine

Favorite thing about Cottage Health: Friendly and welcoming work environment.

Favorite thing to do in Santa Barbara: Enjoy the outdoors in the always-perfect weather.

Fun fact: I can’t swim underwater with my eyes open.

Favorite taco in Santa Barbara: Adobada at Lilly’s, with all the fixings.

Qasim Rahman, MD

Qasim Rahman, MD

Hometown: Tempe, AZ

Undergraduate/Medical School: Arizona State University/University of Arizona College of Medicine, Phoenix

Favorite thing about Cottage Health: Overall peaceful culture and beautiful campus.

Favorite thing to do in Santa Barbara: Enjoying the amazing beaches it has to offer!

Fun fact: One thing on my bucket list is to obtain a pilot’s license one day.

Favorite taco in Santa Barbara: Baja Sur Fish Tacos from Sandbar Restaurant