Malaya Pineda was a resident in the ER at Angels Memorial Hospital.


She was attacked by a violent patient in the parking garage at Angels Memorial Hospital. Luckily, she was found by Angus Leighton and was able to go back to the hospital and get help.




She has a girlfriend named Eva.[1]

Carla NivenEdit

Her ex-girlfriend Carla is also a doctor. After their breakup, Carla came to the hospital pregnant. She asked Malaya to look into a shoulder injury she'd had. After running tests, Malaya told Carla something she already knew, that she had leukemia.



She is close with all the residents, especially Angus Leighton whom she considers to be her best friend.



Malaya is a resident at Angels Memorial Hospital.

Notes and TriviaEdit

  • CBS Bio: Malaya is a doctor who needs proof. One of the new residents at Angels, she is a natural detective, synthesizing stats and uncovering hidden medical issues in play. Malaya's biggest challenge is acknowledging that the numbers don't always tell the whole story—and that you don't always have time to run the tests in the first place. Naturally cool, calm, and collected, Malaya is highly ambitious, but never at the expense of others. Malaya feels at home at Angels because she did both her training and internship there. Because of this, she has a special relationship with senior nurse Jesse, who is always there to comfort or coach. Malaya is not afraid to stand up for what she believes is right, which can sometimes get her into trouble. At times she also struggles with bringing emotional baggage into the ER.
  • She attended Stanford University.