Current Residents

Nikhil Kotha 

I was born in Ambajipeta, a small village in the state of Andhra Pradesh, India. Although I grew up near Sacramento, CA, annual visits to my birth town shaped my career aspirations centered around aiding those in need. I completed my BS in Biomedical Engineering with a minor in Health Care Studies at the University of Southern California (Fight On!). I received my MD from the University of California San Diego School of Medicine, during which time I took a research year to further my endeavors in healthcare disparities, patient education, and medical education. In my free time, I enjoy playing chess, basketball, golf, baking bread, and watching Tollywood movies. I love all things cheese, especially cheesy jokes! I am delighted to be close to home again and explore the myriad of opportunities that Stanford Radiation Oncology and the Bay Area have to offer!

Jennifer Chiang 

I was born and raised in Arizona before traveling to the East Coast to pursue my undergraduate studies at Harvard University, where I majored in neurobiology and minored in East Asian studies. I then attended medical school at the Mayo Clinic School of Medicine, AZ, where I focused my dedication towards patient advocacy and health disparities through research in Radiation Oncology, investigating the challenges our patients face regarding accessibility to more advanced forms of radiation therapy.Simultaneously, I obtained an MS in the Science of Health Care Delivery, exploring insurance coverage barriers to proton beam therapy. These interests, along with the fulfillment derived from being a dependable provider for cancer patients, inspired me to seek a career in Radiation Oncology. I completed my Transitional Year internship at Riverside Community Hospital, and I now look forward to growing as a physician, colleague, researcher, and future mentor at Stanford Radiation Oncology. Outside of work, I am a classically trained pianist and flutist, and I enjoy hiking, baking, and spending time with my friends and family.

J Richelcyn Baclay Oo

I am from the Philippines and completed my undergraduate and medical school at the University of the Philippines. I came initially to Stanford as a Postdoctoral Fellow doing clinical research in pancreas and liver SBRT. I'm passionate about global health and improving disparities in cancer care access across different populations and worked with Rayos Contra Cancer as a member of the Board of Directors, connecting experts here in the US to different regions across the globe (most especially Southeast Asia) to deliver updated, relevant radiation oncology care. I stayed here at Stanford for internship at the Department of Surgery. I love spending time with family exploring different parts of the bay area (especially the coast!), exploring different restaurants and food trucks, sharing Filipino food, and spending time with my family.

Joseph Abi Jaoude

I’m originally from Lebanon and grew up in Beirut. I graduated with a B.S. in Biology and completed my M.D. at the American University of Beirut in Lebanon. I then moved to Houston where I worked on clinical and translational research at the Taniguchi Lab at MD Anderson. After that, I completed my translational year internship in Gainesville. After all these years, I’m thrilled to join the Radiation Oncology team at Stanford. I’m interested in clinical and translational research, quality of life metrics, and oncology care. Outside of medicine, I enjoy reading, finance, sports, chess, and I’m particularly passionate about music, movies and arts in general.