Yuma Regional Medical Center

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Family & Community Medicine Residency

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Nada was born and raised in Baghdad, Iraq and moved to the U.S. while in high school. She earned her Master’s degree in Public Health at St. George's University School of Public Health in Grenada and her medical degree from St. George's University School of Medicine. Following medical school, she held a position as a clinical research associate at Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center. Nada believes her vast life and educational experiences have prepared her well for her career in Family Medicine. In the future, Nada plans to spend some of her free time offering international, humanitarian medical services to the underserved. She is fluent in both English and Arabic.

Nada Alsaiegh, M.D., M.P.H.
Chief Resident


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Ryan was born and raised in Northern California. Prior to medical school, Ryan worked in management for a U.S. biomedical corporation. He received his medical degree from Universidad Anahuac Escuela de Medicina in Mexico City, where he met his lovely wife, Maggie. He is a licensed physician in Mexico with experience in providing rural healthcare to underserved populations. His professional interests include full spectrum family medicine, border health, and medical writing. Ryan has dual citizenship in both the U.S. and Mexico. He is fluent in English and Spanish.

Ryan Casey, M.D.


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Daniel was born and raised in Tupelo, MS. He received his medical degree with highest honors at the University of Medicine and Health Sciences in St. Kitts. He recently finished his Masters of Business in Healthcare Administration from Davenport University in Grand Rapids, MI.  For the last year, Daniel has worked in corporate medical management while volunteering his time in research at a geriatric clinic in Chicago, IL.  He enjoys sports, working out, riding horses, and being outdoors.

Joseph Daniel Hogue, M.D., M.B.A


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Bjorn was born and raised in Pacific Palisades, CA. He is a very proud of his Swedish-American dual citizenship. His father, an OB/GYN physician, passed away when he was only 13 years-old, and to this day remains his inspiration in life and in medicine. Bjorn received his medical degree from Windsor University School of Medicine in St. Kitts and Nevis. He is grateful for the opportunity to pursue his career in Family Medicine at Yuma Regional Medical Center, and feels honored to be part of such an amazing and educationally diverse group of people. Bjorn maintains balance in life through his passions for fitness, food, wellness and staying as close as possible to many of his life-long friends.

Bjorn Jacobson, M.D.


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Jose was born in Arizona and later moved with his family to Grants, NM. He studied Biology and Spanish at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque and received his medical degree from Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara. He enjoys fitness and living a healthy lifestyle. Jose is an avid jump-roper and enjoys cooking, golfing and skiing.

Jose Vega III, M.D.


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Born in Washington, D.C., Ayesha grew up in the U.S. and England. After obtaining law degrees from the University of Oxford and then the University of London, she pursued her first career as a lawyer in Europe. Ayesha embarked on the challenging transition from law to medicine at the University of Vermont, followed by the Medical School for International Health in Israel on an academic scholarship. While studying both law and medicine, she immersed herself in numerous volunteer projects with human rights organizations. She is active with yoga, swimming, cycling, hiking, dancing and music.

Ayesha Venkateswaran, M.D.





Navaneeth was born and raised in India where he also completed his medical school training at Government Stanley Medical College and Hospitals in India. He then worked as a junior doctor in the ICU and cardiothoracic surgery departments at Billroth Hospital in Chennai before he came to the U.S. to pursue residency. Navaneeth underwent two years of general surgery residency at the University of Arizona in Tucson before deciding to switch to family medicine. His hobbies include sports, movies and books.

 Navaneeth Kumar, M.D.