Hi! I’m Shay Bryant, and I enjoy almost anything that involves a bit of an adrenaline rush! Most recent activities have been bungee jumping off the Bridge to Nowhere, taking Krav Maga, wakesurfing, and I am currently training for Tough Mudder. I’m married to my best friend, Jeremy, who is finishing his residency in Orthodontics, and we have a small but ferocious parrot with a lot of personality and a lot of energy!
I grew up in Kansas and Missouri and moved to southern California when I was 15 and am now a Californian. I truly enjoy psychiatry and cannot imagine myself working in any other medical specialty. The ability to work with people in, what i perceive to be their darkest hour, is both a privilege and an honor. When not working I enjoy spending time with my wife and our overly energetic dog, playing volleyball, mountain biking and exercising.
I grew up in So Cal and did all my schooling in Utah. Psychiatry wasn't on my radar when I started med school, but I love it and will probably do a fellowship next year. It's great to come back to So Cal and my class is great. My two cats get a little hot in the summer, but the rest of the year the weather is really nice.
Hi, I'm Desiree Montes! The LLUMC psychiatry residency has made me recognize how much I love being a psychiatrist and get the opportunity to touch so many people's lives. When I am not at work, I enjoy spending time with my family and my friends (including my best friend at residency!!) and collecting things in my favorite color of blue.
Greetings! My name is David Puder! I am passionately in love with my wife. I love to listen to audiobooks while going on hikes or runs. I embrace whole person care, caring for my patient's physical, mental and spiritual wellbeing, which is why I choose Loma Linda to do my residency. I start off most of my days running or biking. I love to cook for friends and have learned to cook some good Thai and Indian food. I have a garden with 30 varieties of tomatoes and kale in my backyard. I went to UC Berkeley and majored in Molecular Cell Biology and also took many classes philosophy and Russian Literature. I did a transitional year after residency in Ohio and at that point decided I was going to be a psychiatrist! Loma Linda seemed to have the most interest in nutrition, lifestyle and spirituality which are things that matched with my perspective on total mental health. Also having the chance to work with medical students was a plus!
I chose the LLU program, in part, because of the welcoming nature of its people: the residents, faculty, and staff I have met from the time I interviewed until now have offered wonderful examples of the kind of compassionate care I aspire to give my patients. I also loved the unique, spiritual component that is woven throughout the curriculum. It has helped me gain a balanced perspective into my own life and encouraged me not only to learn as much as I could about psychiatry but also to participate in personally meaningful activities, such as volunteering. When I'm not working, I also enjoy watching classic films and "I Love Lucy" reruns, playing with my kiddo, traveling the globe, sampling international cuisines, and nurturing my love of all things Disney.