University of California, Riverside

School of Medicine



Clinical Faculty Biographies


Division of Clinical Sciences Faculty

Faculty in the Division of Clinical Sciences teach in all four years of the M.D. curriculum, with particular emphasis upon clinical skills training and clerkship rotations. In addition to these health sciences (H.S.) clinical faculty members, the UCR School of Medicine benefits from the teaching skills of more than 700 local physicians who comprise the clinical teaching faculty.

Cardiology

Issa Alesh, M.D., F.A.C.C, R.P.V.I.
H.S. Assistant Clinical Professor

Aarti Mittal, M.D.
H.S. Assistant Clinical Professor

Ramdas G. Pai, M.D.
Chair, Division of Clinical Sciences / Internal Medicine

Rimon Shaker, M.D.
H.S. Assistant Clinical Professor

Young A. Suk, M.D.
H.S. Associate Clinical Professor

Ravi Sureddi, M.D., M.B.B.S.
H.S. Assistant Clinical Professor

Emergency Medicine

Raul Ruiz, M.D. M.P.H., M.P.P. (on leave)
H.S. Assistant Clinical Professor

Family Medicine - Palm Springs

Luanne Carlson, D.O.
H.S. Assistant Clinical Professor

Marc Debay, Ph.D., M.D., M.P.H.
H.S. Associate Clinical Professor

Richard Henderson, M.D.
H.S. Assistant Clinical Professor

Prabhakar Kavipurapu, Ph.D., M.D., F.A.A.F.P.
H.S. Assistant Clinical Professor

Gemma Kim, M.D., M.S.
H.S. Assistant Clinical Professor

Tae Kim, M.D., M.S.
H.S. Assistant Clinical Professor

Jonathan J. Sorci, M.D., Sc.D.
H.S. Assistant Clinical Professor

Family Medicine - Riverside

Andrew Alexander, M.D.
H.S. Associate Clinical Professor

Claudia Alvarez, D.O.
H.S. Assistant Clinical Professor

Kenneth Ballou, M.D.
H.S. Assistant Clinical Professor

Ryan Buller, D.O.
H.S. Assistant Clinical Professor

Maegen Dupper, M.D.
H.S. Assistant Clinical Professor

Parastou Farhadian, M.D.
H.S. Assistant Clinical Professor

Paul Lyons, M.D.
H.S. Clinical Professor

Nathan McLaughlin, M.D.
H.S. Assistant Clinical Professor

Michael Nduati, M.D., M.P.H., M.B.A.
H.S. Associate Clinical Professor

Kristyn Pellecchia, P.M.H.N.P-B.C.
H.S. Associate Clinical Professor

Deborah Streletz, M.D.
H.S. Assistant Clinical Professor

Emma Simmons, M.D., M.P.H.
H.S. Clinical Professor

Internal Medicine

Waqas Aftab, M.D.
Assistant Clinical Professor

Anthony Firek, M.D.
H.S. Associate Clinical Professor

Rajesh (Robby) Gulati, M.D.
H.S. Clinical Professor

Mohammad Kharazmi, M.D.
H.S. Assistant Clinical Professor

Daniel Kim, M.D., M.B.A.
H.S. Clinical Professor

Sahar Eivaz Mohammadi, M.D.
H.S. Assistant Clinical Professor

Hoveda Mufti, M.D.
H.S. Assistant Clinical Professor

Alina Popa, M.D.
H.S. Clinical Professor

Remus Popa, M.D.
H.S. Clinical Professor

Hoda Pourhassan, M.D., M.S.
H.S. Assistant Clinical Professor

Srinivasa K. Srinidhi, D.O.
H.S. Assistant Clinical Professor

Chimezie Ubbaonu, M.D.
H.S. Assistant Clinical Professor

Kumar Venkat, M.D.
H.S. Associate Clinical Professor

Brent Wagner, M.D.
H.S. Assistant Clinical Professor

Destry Washburn, M.D.
H.S. Assistant Clinical Professor

Neurology

Neuroscience

Lama Al-Khoury, M.D.
H.S. Associate Clinical Professor

Samer Ghostine, M.D., M.S.
H.S. Associate Clinical Professor

Paul Kaloostian, M.D.
H.S. Assistant Clinical Professor

David Song, M.D., Ph.D.
H.S. Clinical Professor

Pain Management

Darren Freeman, D.O.
H.S. Assistant Clinical Professor

Pediatrics

Hilal Abuzahra, M.D., M.S.
H.S. Assistant Clinical Professor

Psychiatry

Jose L. Aguilar, M.D.
H.S. Assistant Clinical Professor

Dalia N. Balsamo, M.D.
H.S. Assistant Clinical Professor

Roberto Castaños, M.D.
H.S. Assistant Clinical Professor

Takesha J. Cooper, M.D.
H.S. Assistant Clinical Professor

Deborah Deas, M.D., M.P.H.
H.S. Clinical Professor
Mark and Pam Rubin Dean of the School of Medicine
and Chief Executive Officer for Clinical Affairs

Jerry Dennis, M.D.
H.S. Associate Clinical Professor

Andrew J. Elliott, M.D., M.P.H.
H.S. Associate Clinical Professor

Carl B. Feinstein, M.D.
H.S. Clinical Professor

Roshinie M. Fernando, M.D.
H.S. Assistant Clinical Professor

Christopher G. Fichtner, M.D., C.P.E., F.A.C.P.E., F.A.P.A.
H.S. Clinical Professor

Kayla L. Fisher, M.D., J.D., D.F.A.P.A
H.S. Clinical Professor

David Franklin, Psy.D., M.H.A.
H.S. Associate Clinical Professor

Emma Girard, Psy.D.
H.S. Assistant Clinical Professor

Samer Ghostine, M.D.
H.S. Associate Clinical Professor

Monica Gordon, M.D.
H.S. Assistant Clinical Professor

J. Whitney Griffith, M.D., M.S.
H.S. Assistant Clinical Professor

Niraj Gupta, M.D.
H.S. Assistant Clinical Professor

Alexis Hinds, M.D.
H.S. Assistant Clinical Professor

Aalamgeer Ibrahim, M.D.
Assistant Clinical Professor

Ijeaku Ijeoma, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.P.A.
H.S. Assistant Clinical Professor

Diana Kallis, M.D.
H.S. Assistant Clinical Professor

Neeta Kumari, M.D.
Assistant Clinical Professor

Richard Lee, M.D.
H.S. Assistant Clinical Professor

John Lindo M.D.
H.S. Assistant Clinical Professor

Jeannie D. Lochhead, M.D.
H.S. Assistant Clinical Professor

John Luo, M.D.
H.S. Clinical Professor

Gerald Maguire, M.D.
H.S. Clinical Professor

Howard Moss, M.D.
H.S. Clinical Professor

Michele Nelson, M.D.
Assistant Clinical Professor

Bipin L. Patel, M.D.
H.S. Associate Clinical Professor

Varsha Patel, M.D.
H.S. Associate Clinical Professor

Ravi Patel, M.D.
H.S. Assistant Clinical Professor

Richard D. Prather, M.D.
H.S. Associate Clinical Professor

Akram Razzouk, M.D.
H.S. Assistant Clinical Professor

Arlenne Shapov, M.D.
H.S. Assistant Clinical Professor

Ngoc-Tram (Staci) Vo, D.O.
H.S. Assistant Clinical Professor

Jaswinder Walia, M.D.
H.S. Assistant Clinical Professor

Jianpeng Wang, M.D.
Assistant Clinical Professor

Scott Weigold, M.D.
Assistant Clinical Professor

Lawrence Yu, M.D.
H.S. Assistant Clinical Professor

Social Medicine & Population Health

Brandon Brown, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Associate Professor

Ann Cheney, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

Andrew Subica, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

Surgery

John Agapian, M.D.
H.S. Assistant Clinical Professor

Aron Depew, M.D.
H.S. Assistant Clinical Professor

Albert Ko, M.D.
H.S. Assistant Clinical Professor

Hector Daniel Ludi, M.D.
H.S. Associate Clinical Professor

Afshin Molkara, M.D., F.A.C.S.
H.S. Clinical Professor

Henry Nguyen, M.D.
H.S. Assistant Clinical Professor

Matthew Sherman, M.D.
H.S. Assistant Clinical Professor

Arnold Tabuenca, M.D.
H.S. Clinical Professor

Women's Health & Obstetrics/Gynecology

Darcy Bryan, M.D.
H.S. Associate Clinical Professor

Samar Nahas, M.D., M.P.H.
H.S. Assistant Clinical Professor

Mikio Nihira, M.D., M.P.H.
H.S. Clinical Professor

Bich Tran, M.D.
H.S. Associate Clinical Professor

Kimberly Tustison, M.D.
H.S. Assistant Clinical Professor

Adjunct Faculty

Kendrick Davis, Ph.D.
Adjunct Assistant Professor

Cooperating Faculty

Mark S. Alber, Ph.D.
Professor
Mathematics
UC Riverside

Xiaoping Hu, Ph.D.
Chair & Professor
Bioengineering
UC Riverside

Aaron Seitz, Ph.D.
Professor
Psychology
UC Riverside

Visiting Faculty

Stephen Winn, Ph.D.
Visiting Professor
University of Southern
Queensland, Australia

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