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