Meet our R4 (Class of 2023) Residents

Arpan Desai, MD

Arpan Desai, MD, MBA, MSE

Hometown: San Jose, CA

Undergraduate/Medical School: Johns Hopkins University/Georgetown University

Favorite thing about Cottage Health: People, campus, koi pond.

Favorite thing to do in Santa Barbara: Beach.

Fun fact: I have traveled to New Zealand.

Favorite taco in Santa Barbara: East Beach Tacos

Robert Maciel, MD

Robert Maciel, MD

Hometown: Santa Ana, CA

Undergraduate/Medical School: University of California, Riverside/University of California, Los Angeles, Geffen School of Medicine

Favorite thing about Cottage Health: Steak day

Favorite thing to do in Santa Barbara: Go to the beach.

Fun fact: I have too many kids.

Favorite taco in Santa Barbara: Lilly’s tacos

Nedeljko Uncanin, MD

Nedeljko (Ned) Uncanin, MD

Hometown: Covina, CA 

Undergraduate/Medical School: San Diego State University/University of Minnesota Medical School

Favorite thing about Cottage Health: Co-residents.

Favorite thing to do in Santa Barbara: Hiking Jesusita Trail.

Fun fact: I was a DJ in college.

Favorite taco in Santa Barbara: Norteno Taco from Corazon Cocina

Elyor Vidal, MD

Elyor Vidal, MD

Hometown: Austin, TX

Undergraduate/Medical School: University of Texas at Austin/Tulane University School of Medicine

Favorite thing about Cottage Health: Great looking hospital with happy employees makes coming to work very enjoyable.

Favorite thing to do in Santa Barbara: Hanging out at the beach and hike the mountain trails.

Fun fact: I recently learned that the second, the unity of time, is so named because it is the second division of an hour.

Favorite taco in Santa Barbara: Super Rica Taqueria

Brandon Welbourn, MD

Brandon Welbourn, MD

Hometown: Scottsdale, AZ

Undergraduate/Medical School: University of Arizona-Tucson/University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix

Favorite thing about Cottage Health: Friendly, laid back atmosphere.

Favorite thing to do in Santa Barbara: Beach volleyball.

Fun fact: Intramural ping pong champion.

Favorite taco in Santa Barbara: Sandbar