Meet our R3 (Class of 2024) Residents

Claudia Balderrama

Claudia Balderrama, R3

Hometown: Amarillo, Texas

Education: Undergraduate at Arizona State University, and Medical School at Tufts University School of Medicine

Interests (non-medical/medical): Weight-lifting, hiking, trail running, live music, Critical care, plastics.

Favorite thing about Santa Barbara: Beach, sunshine, mountains.

Paul Seo

Paul Seo, R3

Hometown: Los Angeles, California

Education: Undergraduate at UC San Diego, and Medical School at New York Medical College

Interests (non-medical/medical): Food, outdoors, tennis, rock climbing.

Favorite thing about Santa Barbara: I think Santa Barbara is a beautiful place in general. The mountains and hiking trails are lush and green, the ocean views are amazing, and the whole town has an urban, yet peaceful vibe. The weather is great and temperate for most of the year. There are a lot of restaurants with outdoor seating and beautiful scenery as.

Dina Obed

Dina Obed, R3

Hometown: Camarillo, California

Undergraduate: University of California, Berkeley

Education: Medical School at Tufts University School of Medicine

Interests (non-medical/medical): Vascular surgery, painting/drawing, baking, reading.

Favorite thing about Santa Barbara: Close-knit and supportive community, living in beautiful So-Cal.

Jordan Spring

Jordan Spring, R3

Hometown: Parker, Colorado

Education: Undergraduate at Regis University, and Medical School at Creighton University

Interests (non-medical/medical): I’m interested in Plastic Surgery, specifically craniofacial reconstruction. Outside of work I enjoy Crossfit, beach volleyball, checking out local wineries and restaurants, and hardcore spikeball tournaments with friends.

Favorite thing about Santa Barbara: Having the mountains on one side and the beach on the other. Whenever I have time off its like I’m on already on vacation.

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General Surgery Residency Program

400 W. Pueblo St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93105

Program Coordinator
Veronica Campuzano