Alumni

Jonnae Ostrom, MD – Alumni

Dr. Jonnae Ostrom was born and raised in Southeast Alaska and is the oldest of four children. She attended the University of Washington where she received two degrees, one in psychology and the other in biochemistry. She then attended the University of Washington School of Medicine where she was awarded the UW School of Medicine Service award for her involvement in volunteer activities. In addition, she graduated from the Underserved Pathway program, a separate curriculum within the school of medicine for those interested in working with underserved populations. Jonnae is currently completing a fellowship in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery at the University of Washington.

Erynne Faucett, MD – Alumni

Dr. Erynne Faucett grew up in Northern California with her twin sister and supportive parents. She spent her time playing basketball and directed an outreach program for inner city youth. She went to the University of California, San Diego where she completed her degree in Biology. While at UCSD, she was a member of the intercollegiate women's basketball team, where she was MVP and served as team captain. She then graduated from Michigan State University- College of Human Medicine where she was a Gold Humanism Honor Society recipient.

After completing her residency, Dr. Faucett went on to complete a Pediatric Otolaryngology Fellowship at the University of Toronto and is now working at Phoenix Children's Hospital.

Tyson Nielsen, MD – Alumni

Dr. Tyson Nielsen was born and raised in Southwest Idaho and is the oldest of five children. He attended Northwest Nazarene University in Nampa, Idaho where he completed a degree in Biology. He then attended the University of Washington School of Medicine. Tyson is married and has two daughters. Outside of medicine Tyson loves spending time with his family, exploring new places, and tinkering with automotive projects. 

Saranya Reghunathan, MD – Alumni

Dr. Saranya Reghunathan grew up in California as the second of four children. She spent her youth learning classical Indian dance, playing tennis and volunteering in animal shelters. After graduating high school, she matriculated to the University of Missouri Kansas City where she successfully completed their 6-year BA/MD program as the youngest student in her class to graduate with an MD. 

After completing her residency, Dr. Reghunathan went on to complete a laryngology fellowship at Cleveland Clinic and is now working in private practice in Southern California.

John Symms, MD – Alumni

My name is John Symms, I was born in Caldwell, ID and spent much of my childhood in the Treasure Valley. For my undergraduate degree I attended University of Utah in Salt Lake City, UT where I majored in mathematics. I then attended University of Nevada School of Medicine for medical school in Reno and Las Vegas, NV. During my fourth year of medical school I had the chance to interview with University of Arizona’s ENT head and neck surgery team and immediately felt at home with the residents and faculty. I am so excited to have the chance to train at a place that provides such a rich and comprehensive operative and clinical experience. In my free time, I love to play golf, listen to music, practice the saxophone, slackline, collect vinyl records, and spend time with my lovely wife and five children. I couldn’t be more proud to be a of such an awesome group of people here and I’m eager to explore an exciting, rewarding career in otolaryngology-head and neck surgery!

 

What attracted you to UArizona?  I am so excited to have the chance to train at a place that provides such a rich and comprehensive operative and clinical experience.
What is your favorite surgery to be involved in?  Most things involving endoscopes or microscopes.
What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?  In my free time, I love to play golf, listen to music, practice the saxophone, slackline, collect vinyl records, and spend time with my lovely wife and five children.
What are your long term goals?  Once I have completed my upcoming fellowship in advanced otology, I’m eager to explore an exciting, rewarding career in otolaryngology-head and neck surgery!