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