Meet the Family Medicine Residency Program’s class of 2025!
Every year, FHCSD’s Residency Program welcomes a new class of Family Medicine Residents. Get to know them through their individual bios and learn about their past education, interests and backgrounds.
Hailey Gunningham, M.D.University of Washington
Originally from Ferndale, Washington, Dr. Gunningham attended the University of Washington, completing a bachelor’s degree in biology in 2016 and a medical degree through the School of Medicine in 2022. While there, she was awarded the Service Learning Award and the Compliance Award while holding memberships in the American Geriatrics Society, AAFP and Washington Academy of Family Physicians. Her professional interests include full spectrum family medicine, geriatrics, community health initiatives, diversity and health equity. Outside of medicine, Dr. Gunningham enjoys ornithology and poetry. Dr. Gunningham speaks Spanish.
Ignasis Gutierrez-Beasley, M.D.University of Colorado
Dr. Gutierrez-Beasley is originally from Colorado Springs, Colorado and attended the University of Iowa receiving a degree in human physiology with a minor in music. She then worked as a nursing assistant in neurology and neurosurgery at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics for two years before moving back to Colorado in 2017 to complete a Post-Bacc Program through the University of Colorado School of Medicine. She went on to attend the University of Colorado School of Medicine and graduated in 2022. While in medical school, she started an LGBTQ clinic at the school’s free DAWN Clinic to provide gender affirming and primary care to the primarily uninsured and Spanish-speaking population. Her professional interests include obstetrics and prenatal care, family planning, mentoring, health disparities, LGBTQ health and gender affirming care. In her spare time, she enjoys dancing (especially merengue, bachata, salsa and reggaeton from her Dominican roots!), travelling, cooking, hiking, going to the beach (or anything to do with water), mentoring and spending time with her partner, family and dog! Dr. Gutierrez-Beasley speaks Spanish.
Elias Nash, M.D.University of California Davis
Dr. Eli Nash is originally from New York City but grew up in rural Nevada City in Northern California. He received an undergraduate degree in anthropology from San Francisco State University in 2012, followed by a pre-medical post-baccalaureate degree at Mills College in 2016. Dr. Nash proceeded to UC Davis School of Medicine, graduating in 2021. While there, he co-directed a gender-affirming care clinic at the Gender Health Center. After graduating from medical school, Dr. Nash spent one year working in addiction medicine research for the University of Washington. His professional interests include gender-affirming care, addiction medicine, HIV care and primary care for underserved populations. Outside of medicine, Dr. Nash enjoys crafting, hiking, dancing, biking, brunching and spending time with his dog.
Thao H. Nguyen, M.D.University of Wisconsin
Originally from Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam, Dr. Nguyen later moved to California where she attended UC San Diego for her undergraduate studies, completing a degree in biochemistry and cellular biology in 2013 before receiving her medical degree at the University of Wisconsin in 2022. While in medical school, Dr. Nguyen was a recipient of the Shapiro and Brillman Scholarships. Her professional interests include public health, underserved medicine, immigrant and refugee health. In her spare time, she enjoys indoor gardening and reading. Dr. Nguyen speaks Vietnamese and Spanish.
Monika Pyarali, M.D., MPHBaylor College of Medicine
Dr. Pyarali was born in Covina, California but attributes spending her formative years living in Peru as a driving factor in shaping her career interests. Dr. Pyarali completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Texas in Austin, double majoring in biology and psychology. She then attended Baylor College of Medicine, where she volunteered at HOMES clinic, a free clinic for persons experiencing homelessness and Dia De La Mujer Latina, a program providing screening services to underinsured women. She was awarded the Outstanding Volunteer Award for her dedication to volunteer services. Concurrently, she also served as a founding member and Vice President of the Global Surgery Student Alliance, a national nonprofit organization advocating for increased access to health care and surgical care worldwide. In 2019, Monika was selected as a recipient for the prestigious Rotary Global Scholarship to pursue further education in public health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in London, UK. She was awarded her master’s in public health with merit in 2020 and her M.D. in 2022. Her professional interests include health equity, global health, refugee health and women’s health. Outside of medicine, Monika enjoys adventure traveling, documentary photography, spending time with her partner and exploring global cuisines. Monika is a native Spanish speaker.
Andrew Torres, D.O.A.T. Still University - Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine
Andrew is originally from Los Angeles and attended Drew University in New Jersey where he earned his B.A. in neuroscience and Spanish. Afterwards, he received a scholarship to complete the Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Medical Program at UCSD in 2015. Andrew earned his D.O. at A.T. Still University in 2022 as a Graduate Health Professions Scholar and was inducted into the Osteopathic Honor Society Sigma Sigma Phi Alpha. While in medical school, he was the recipient of the Gold Touch Hour Award for community service while serving as the Vice President of the Student National Medical Association for diversity and inclusion. His professional interests include LGBTQ health care, HIV and addiction medicine, global health, and initiating community interventions that address health care disparities in underserved communities. In his spare time, Andrew enjoys cooking, water sport activities, dancing (including salsa and bachata), hiking, and Les Mills BodyPump workouts. He is a native Spanish speaker.