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Meet the residents

Dr Danielle Hatt

Pediatrics at University of California San Diego

Dr Danielle HattDanielle grew up in Southern California and attended Azusa Pacific University as a Biology Major for undergrad. Throughout college, she was fortunate to travel internationally a few times, and she knew this was something she wanted to continue, so the UQ Ochsner program was particularly attractive to her. When Danielle starting medical school, she would have told you she was going to be an Emergency Medicine doctor, but during her clinical rotations at Ochsner, she fell in love with treating children and the types of challenges and unique pathologies they bring to medicine. However, she does have her eyes on a Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship, so maybe all will come full circle. It has been a dream come true for Danielle to make her way back home for residency training, as she matched into the UC San Diego Pediatric Program. More so, she will forever be grateful for the unique perspective and adventure her time in Australia and New Orleans afforded her and know this influences how she continues to train today. 

Dr Austin West

Internal Medicine at Ochsner

Dr Austin WestAustin is originally from a suburb of Atlanta, Georgia. He graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in Microbiology. During medical school, he was heavily involved in research. He participated in gastroenterology research in Brisbane, including two oral and poster presentations at a national conference. He participated in endocrinology and rheumatology research at Ochsner, with multiple poster presentations at various national meetings. He graduated from UQ Ochsner in 2018 and matched in Internal Medicine at Ochsner Medical Center. He is currently an intern with hopes of applying to specialty fellowships in either Rheumatology or Pulmonary/Critical Care. Outside of medicine, he plays rugby and kayaks.

Dr Yelin Lee

Anesthesia at Ochsner

Dr Yelin LeeYelin was originally born in South Korea and raised in suburban Denver, Colorado. She completed undergrad at the University of Colorado at Boulder in 2012 with a degree in Neuroscience and Philosophy. After undergrad, Yelin took a gap year to spend 6 months in Ghana as a pre-medical volunteer before attending UQ-Ochsner for medical school. Her research experience includes working in a neuroscience wet lab in undergrad, as well as anesthesia related research in emergence delirium and malignant hyperthermia during her clinical years at Ochsner. She graduated from UQ Ochsner in 2018 and matched into Anesthesiology at Ochsner Medical Center. She is currently a prelim medicine intern and transitioning to anesthesiology in June. Her specialty interests at this time include pediatric and cardiac anesthesiology. Her personal hobbies include dancing, running, and hanging with her new Australian Shepherd puppy!

Dr Raza Ahmad

General Surgery at Atrium Health/Carolinas Medical

Dr Raza AhmadRaza is originally from a suburb located just outside of Washington D.C. He graduated from St. Mary’s College of Maryland with a double major in Biochemistry and Biology, and completed a Masters in Medical Science at the Drexel College of Medicine. During his time in Brisbane he pursued his hobbies in rowing and traveling, while balancing medical studies and publishing research in Adult Congenital Heart disease. While at Ochsner Raza worked in the translational research lab, focusing on colorectal and oncological work. Through this research he has presented posters at Ochsner research day, and Louisiana Cancer Research Conference. Additionally, his work led to podium presentations in the Southern Regional Conference for the Society of Clinical Investigation, and Nationally at the American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress. He graduated from UQ Ochsner in 2019 and is currently finishing his post-doctoral research fellowship in Colorectal Cancer Tumor initiating cells at the Ochsner Clinic. He is slated to begin his General Surgery residency at the Carolina’s Medical Center in Charlotte, N.C.  Outside of medicine he is an avid rower, coffee enthusiast, baker, and foodie.