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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 1,000 local physicians who comprise the clinical teaching faculty.

Name & TitleDepartmentSpecialty
Mehrad Abbasi, M.D.
H.S. Assistant Clinical Professor
Internal Medicine Hospital Medicine
Edward Abdullah, M.D.
H.S. Associate Clinical Professor
Internal Medicine Cardiology
Naeem Abu-Shehab, M.D.
H.S. Assistant Clinical Professor
Internal Medicine Hospital Medicine
Hilal Said Abu-Zahra, M.D.
H.S. Assistant Clinical Professor
Family Medicine Pediatrics
Kenneth Acha, M.D.
H.S. Assistant Clinical Professor
Family Medicine  
Waqas Aftab, M.D.
H.S. Assistant Clinical Professor
Internal Medicine Hospital Medicine
John Agapian, M.D.
H.S. Associate Clinical Professor
Surgery  
Jose L. Aguilar, M.D.
H.S. Assistant Clinical Professor
Psychiatry  
Adewale Ajumobi, M.D.
H.S. Assistant Clinical Professor
Internal Medicine GI
Mark Alber, Ph.D.
Cooperating Faculty
Internal Medicine Mathematics
Issa Alesh, M.D.
H.S. Assistant Clinical Professor
Internal Medicine Cardiology
Andrew Alexander, M.D.
H.S. Associate Clinical Professor
Family Medicine  
Lama Al-Khoury, M.D.
H.S. Associate Clinical Professor
Psychiatry Neurology
Stephanie Altamura, D.O.
H.S. Associate Clinical Professor
Family Medicine Neurology
Inder Anand, M.D.
Adjunct Professor
Internal Medicine Cardiology
Ashaunta Anderson (Tumblin), M.D.
Assistant Adjunct Professor
Social Medicine Pediatrics
Yona Ardiles, D.O.
H.S. Assistant Clinical Professor
Internal Medicine General
Puri Lorena Arellano Pascual, M.D.
H.S. Assistant Clinical Professor
Internal Medicine Hospital Medicine
Anousheh Ashouri, M.D.
H.S. Assistant Clinical Professor
Internal Medicine Pediatrics
Huy Au, M.D.
H.S. Assistant Clinical Professor
Internal Medicine Hospital Medicine
Fadi Awad, M.D.
H.S. Assistant Clinical Professor
Internal Medicine Hospital Medicine
Moazzum Bajwa, M.D.
H.S. Assistant Clinical Professor
Family Medicine  
Kumaravelu Balasubramaniam, M.D.
H.S. Associate Clinical Professor
Internal Medicine GI
Kenneth Ballou, M.D.
H.S. Assistant Clinical Professor
Family Medicine  
Dalia Nahal Balsamo, M.D.
H.S. Assistant Clinical Professor
Psychiatry  
Rodolfo Batarse, M.D.
H.S. Assistant Clinical Professor
Internal Medicine Nephrology
Priya Batra, M.D.
Assistant Adjunct Professor
Social Medicine Obstetrics/Gynecology
Zebayel Baye, M.D.
H.S. Assistant Clinical Professor
Internal Medicine Hospital Medicine
Jonathan Bechard, M.D.
H.S. Assistant Clinical Professor
Internal Medicine Primary Care
Tara Billings, D.O.
H.S. Assistant Clinical Professor
Pediatrics  
Richard Bradburne, M.D.
H.S. Assistant Clinical Professor
Internal Medicine Pulmonary/ Critical Care
Megan Brenner, M.D.
H.S. Clinical Professor
Surgery  
Brandon Brown, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Social Medicine Infectious Diseases - HIV
Ryan Buller, D.O.
H.S. Assistant Clinical Professor
Family Medicine  
Edmund Burke, M.D.
H.S. Assistant Clinical Professor
Surgery  
Mathew Butteri, M.D.
H.S. Associate Clinical Professor
Internal Medicine Hospital Medicine
Brian Byrne, M.D.
H.S. Assistant Clinical Professor
Obstetrics/Gynecology L&D /Gyn
Luanne Carlson, D.O.
H.S. Assistant Clinical Professor
Family Medicine  
Roberto Castanos, M.D.
H.S. Assistant Clinical Professor
Psychiatry  
Sumanta Chandhuri, M.D.
H.S. Assistant Clinical Professor
Internal Medicine Hospital Medicine
Matthew Chang, M.D.
H.S. Assistant Clinical Professor
Psychiatry  
Adam Chen, M.D.
H.S. Associate Clinical Professor
Internal Medicine GI
Yi-Pin, M.D.
H.S. Clinical Professor
Family Medicine  
Ann Cheney, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor in Residence
Social Medicine Substance Abuse
Morteza Chitsazan, D.O.
H.S. Associate Clinical Professor
Internal Medicine Vascular Medicine
Eric Choi, M.D.
H.S. Assistant Clinical Professor
Internal Medicine GI
Takesha Cooper, M.D.
H.S. Assistant Clinical Professor
Psychiatry  
Francisco Cordova, M.D.
H.S. Assistant Clinical Professor
Internal Medicine Hospital Medicine
Donald David, M.D.
H.S. Clinical Professor
Internal Medicine GI
Kendrick Davis, Ph.D.
Associate Adjunct Professor
Family Medicine  
Deborah Deas, M.D.
Mark & Pam Rubin Dean
Professor
Psychiatry  
Marc Debay, M.D.
H.S. Associate Clinical Professor
Family Medicine  
Aron Depew, M.D.
H.S. Assistant Clinical Professor
Surgery  
Dallas Dick, M.D.
H.S. Assistant Clinical Professor
Internal Medicine Hospital Medicine
Justin Diedrich, M.D.
H.S. Assistant Clinical Professor
Obstetrics/Gynecology General
Kelly Downey, M.D.
H.S. Assistant Clinical Professor
Internal Medicine Hospital Medicine
Christine Duong, M.D.
H.S. Assistant Clinical Professor
Internal Medicine Hospital Medicine
Maegen Dupper, M.D.
H.S. Assistant Clinical Professor
Family Medicine  
Sahar Eivaz Mohammadi, M.D.
H.S. Assistant Clinical Professor
Internal Medicine Hospital Medicine
Andrew Elliott, M.D.
H.S. Associate Clinical Professor
Psychiatry  
Ramiz Fargo, M.D.
H.S. Associate Clinical Professor
Internal Medicine Pulmonary
Parastou Farhadian, M.D.
H.S. Assistant Clinical Professor
Family Medicine  
Carl Feinstein, M.D.
H.S. Clinical Professor
Psychiatry  
Christopher Fichtner, M.D.
H.S. Clinical Professor
Psychiatry  
Anthony Firek, M.D.
H.S. Associate Clinical Professor
Internal Medicine Endocrinology
Kayla Fisher, M.D.
H.S. Clinical Professor
Psychiatry  
David Franklin, Psy.D .
H.S. Associate Clinical Professor
Psychiatry  
Darren Freeman, D.O.
H.S. Assistant Clinical Professor
Psychiatry Pain
Alexander Friedman, M.D.
H.S. Assistant Clinical Professor
Internal Medicine Hospital Medicine
Justin Fu, M.D.
H.S. Assistant Clinical Professor
Internal Medicine Hospital Medicine
Roger Garrison, D.O.
H.S. Associate Clinical Professor
Internal Medicine General
Masoumeh Ghaffari, M.D.
H.S. Assistant Clinical Professor
Internal Medicine Nocturnist/Hospitalist
Reza Ghetmiri, M.D.
H.S. Assistant Clinical Professor
Internal Medicine Hospital Medicine
Samer Ghostine, M.D.
H.S. Clinical Professor
Psychiatry Neurosurgery
Emma Girard , Psy.D.
H.S. Assistant Clinical Professor
Psychiatry  
Monica Teresa Gordon, M.D.
H.S. Assistant Clinical Professor
Psychiatry  
Johann Gray, M.D.
H.S. Assistant Clinical Professor
Internal Medicine Hospital Medicine
Jean W. Griffith, M.D.
H.S. Assistant Clinical Professor
Psychiatry  
Rajesh Gulati, M.D.
H.S. Clinical Professor
Internal Medicine Hospital Medicine
Niraj Gupta, M.D.
H.S. Assistant Clinical Professor
Psychiatry  
Anita Hadpawat-Lee, M.D.
H.S. Assistant Clinical Professor
Obstetrics/Gynecology General
Wael Hamade, M.D.
H.S. Assistant Clinical Professor
Family Medicine  
Richard Henderson, M.D.
H.S. Assistant Clinical Professor
Family Medicine  
John Heydt, M.D.
H.S. Clinical Professor
Family Medicine  
Augustine Hong, M.D.
H.S. Clinical Instructor
Internal Medicine Hospital Medicine
Rasam Hosseinian, M.D.
H.S. Assistant Clinical Professor
Internal Medicine Hospital Medicine
Patrick Hu, M.D.
H.S. Associate Clinical Professor
Internal Medicine Cardiology
Xiaoping Hu, Ph.D.
Cooperating Faculty
Bioengineering/Psychiatry Engineering
James Huang, M.D.
H.S. Assistant Clinical Professor
Internal Medicine Hospital Medicine
Kathie Huang, M.D.
H.S. Assistant Clinical Professor
Internal Medicine Infectious Diseases - HIV
Bryan Hyler, M.D.
H.S. Assistant Clinical Professor
Psychiatry  
Ijeoma Ijeaku, M.D.
H.S. Assistant Clinical Professor
Psychiatry  
George Isaac, M.D.
H.S. Associate Clinical Professor
Internal Medicine Primary Care
Sarah Jillani, M.D.
H.S. Assistant Clinical Professor
Psychiatry  
Mohammed Kanakriyeh, M.D.
H.S. Clinical Professor
Internal Medicine Pediatrics
Tony Kastoon, Ph.D.
H.S. Assistant Clinical Professor
Internal Medicine Endocrinology
Prabhakar Kavipurapu, M.D.
H.S. Assistant Clinical Professor
Family Medicine  
Anas Kawayeh, Ph.D.
H.S. Assistant Clinical Professor
Internal Medicine GI
Zeid Kayali, M.D.
H.S. Associate Clinical Professor
Internal Medicine GI
Mohammad Kharazmi, M.D.
H.S. Assistant Clinical Professor
Internal Medicine Hospital Medicine
Teresa Khoo, M.D.
H.S. Assistant Clinical Professor
Family Medicine  
Ardeshir Khosraviani, M.D.
H.S. Assistant Clinical Professor
Internal Medicine Nephrology
Christina Kim, M.D.
H.S. Assistant Clinical Professor
Internal Medicine Primary Care
Daniel Kim, M.D.
H.S. Clinical Professor
Internal Medicine General
Gemma Kim, M.D.
H.S. Associate Clinical Professor
Family Medicine  
Tae Kyu Kim, M.D.
H.S. Associate Clinical Professor
Family Medicine  
Jin-Seon Kim-Paglingayen, M.D.
H.S. Associate Clinical Professor
Family Medicine  
Leonard Kitzes, Ph.D.
Recall
UME Clinical Sciences Anatomy
Walter Klein, M.D.
H.S. Assistant Clinical Professor
Internal Medicine Pulmonary/ Critical Care
Albert Ko, M.D.
H.S. Assistant Clinical Professor
Surgery  
Rajagopal Krishnan, M.D.
H.S. Clinical Professor
Internal Medicine Cardiology
Samir Kubba, M.S.
H.S. Assistant Clinical Professor
Internal Medicine Hematology
Scott Kubomoto, M.D.
H.S. Assistant Clinical Professor
Internal Medicine Hospital Medicine
Neeta Kumari, M.D.
H.S. Assistant Clinical Professor
Psychiatry  
Vincent Kwok, M.D.
H.S. Assistant Clinical Professor
Internal Medicine Nephrology
Mimi Le, M.D.
H.S. Assistant Clinical Professor
Internal Medicine Cardiology
Richard Lee, M.D.
H.S. Assistant Clinical Professor
Psychiatry  
Geoffrey Leung, M.D.
H.S. Associate Clinical Professor
Family Medicine  
Jeffrey Levine, M.D.
H.S. Clinical Professor
Psychiatry  
Brian Lim, M.D.
H.S. Assistant Clinical Professor
Internal Medicine GI
Simon Lim, M.D.
H.S. Assistant Clinical Professor
Internal Medicine General
John Lindo, M.D.
H.S. Assistant Clinical Professor
Psychiatry  
Jeannie Lochhead, M.D.
H.S. Assistant Clinical Professor
Psychiatry  
Shahram Loftipour, M.D.
Joint Appt
(Joint Appt) FAM MED  
Hector D Ludi, M.D.
H.S. Associate Clinical Professor
Surgery  
John Luo, M.D.
H.S. Clinical Professor
Psychiatry  
Paul Lyons, M.D.
Professor of Clinical X
Family Medicine  
Gerry Macutay, M.D.
H.S. Assistant Clinical Professor
Internal Medicine Hospital Medicine
Gerald Maguire, M.D.
Professor of ClinicalX
Psychiatry  
Thomas Makowski, M.D.
H.S. Associate Clinical Professor
Internal Medicine Cardiology
Rajiv Malik, M.D.
H.S. Assistant Clinical Professor
Internal Medicine Hematology
Steve March, M.D.
H.S. Assistant Clinical Professor
Internal Medicine Hospital Medicine
Louis May, M.D.
H.S. Assistant Clinical Professor
Internal Medicine Hospital Medicine
Ronald McCowan, M.D.
H.S. Assistant Clinical Professor
Internal Medicine Cardiology
Nathan McLaughlin, M.D.
H.S. Assistant Clinical Professor
Family Medicine  
Parag Mehtani, M.D.
H.S. Assistant Clinical Professor
Internal Medicine Nephrology
Bahram Mirza, M.D.
H.S. Assistant Clinical Professor
Internal Medicine Endocrinology
Aarti Mittal, D.O.
H.S. Assistant Clinical Professor
Internal Medicine Pulmonary/ Critical Care
Afshin Molkara, M.D.
H.S. Clinical Professor
Surgery  
Theresa Moon, M.D.
H.S. Assistant Clinical Professor
Psychiatry  
Elizabeth Morrison-Banks, M.D.
H.S. Clinical Professor
Psychiatry Neurology
Howard Moss, M.D.
H.S. Clinical Professor
Psychiatry  
Ali Motabar, M.D.
H.S. Assistant Clinical Professor
Internal Medicine Hospital Medicine
Hoveda Mufti, M.D.
H.S. Assistant Clinical Professor
Internal Medicine Hospital Medicine
Ashis Mukherjee, M.D.
H.S. Associate Clinical Professor
Internal Medicine Cardiology
Iqbal Munir, M.D.
H.S. Associate Clinical Professor
Internal Medicine Endocrinology
Laura Nader, M.D.
H.S. Assistant Clinical Professor
Family Medicine  
Samar Nahas, M.D.
H.S. Assistant Clinical Professor
Obstetrics/Gynecology Gyn Onc
Brandon Nathaniel, M.D.
H.S. Assistant Clinical Professor
Internal Medicine General
Sami Nazzal, M.D.
H.S. Associate Clinical Professor
Internal Medicine Cardiology
Michael Ndauti, M.D.
H.S. Associate Clinical Professor
Family Medicine  
Michele Nelson, M.D.
H.S. Assistant Clinical Professor
Psychiatry  
Henry T. Nguyen, M.D.
H.S. Assistant Clinical Professor
Surgery  
Steve Nguyen, M.D.
H.S. Assistant Clinical Professor
Family Medicine  
Truclinh Nguyen, D.O.
H.S. Assistant Clinical Professor
Internal Medicine Hospital Medicine
James T Niemann, M.D.
Recall
Family Medicine  
Mikio Nihira, M.D.
H.S. Clinical Professor
Obstetrics/Gynecology Pelvic Medicine
William Ochoa, M.D.
H.S. Assistant Clinical Professor
Internal Medicine Hospital Medicine
Adwoa Osei, M.D.
H.S. Assistant Clinical Professor
Family Medicine Pediatrics
Kwabena Osei, M.D.
H.S. Assistant Clinical Professor
Family Medicine Pediatrics
Ramdas Pai, M.D.
Professor
Internal Medicine Cardiology
Ivy Pandit, M.D.
H.S. Assistant Clinical Professor
Internal Medicine Geriatrics
Bipin Patel, M.D.
H.S. Associate Clinical Professor
Psychiatry  
Chandra Patel, D.O.
H.S. Assistant Clinical Professor
Internal Medicine Pulmonary/ Critical Care
Ravi Patel, M.D.
H.S. Assistant Clinical Professor
Psychiatry  
Varsha Patel, M.D.
H.S. Assistant Clinical Professor
Psychiatry  
Tina Paul, M.D.
H.S. Assistant Clinical Professor
Obstetrics/Gynecology General
Kristyn Pellecchia, PMHNP-BC
H.S. Assistant Clinical Professor
Family Medicine    
Mehul Pema, D.O.
H.S. Assistant Clinical Professor
Internal Medicine Hospital Medicine
Jon Persichino, D.O.
H.S. Associate Clinical Professor
Internal Medicine Hospital Medicine
Bryan Petrie, M.D.
H.S. Assistant Clinical Professor
Family Medicine  
Sasidharan Ponthenkandath, M.D.
H.S. Clinical Professor
Family Medicine Pediatrics
Alina Popa, M.D.
H.S. Clinical Professor
Internal Medicine Hospital Medicine
Remus Popa, M.D.
H.S. Clinical Professor
Internal Medicine Hospital Medicine
Hoda Pourhassan, M.D.
H.S. Assistant Clinical Professor
Internal Medicine Hospital Medicine
Richard Prather, M.D.
H.S. Associate Clinical Professor
Psychiatry  
Lakshmi Puvvula, M.D.
H.S. Assistant Clinical Professor
Internal Medicine Hospital Medicine
Sarah Rasheed, M.D.
H.S. Assistant Clinical Professor
Internal Medicine General
Suraj Rasania, M.D.
H.S. Assistant Clinical Professor
Internal Medicine Cardiology
Anisha Rastogi, M.D.
H.S. Assistant Clinical Professor
Internal Medicine Cardiology
Akram Razzouk, M.D.
H.S. Associate Clinical Professor
Psychiatry  
Charles Ribak, Ph.D.
Recall
UME Clinical Sciences Anatomy
Maher Roman, M.D.
H.S. Associate Clinical Professor
Internal Medicine Primary Care
Andrew Rubin, M.D.
H.S. Assistant Clinical Professor
Internal Medicine Cardiology
Candice Ruby, M.D.
H.S. Assistant Clinical Professor
Internal Medicine Hematology
Raul Ruiz, M.D.
H.S. Assistant Clinical Professor
Family Medicine  
Bashar Saad, M.D.
H.S. Assistant Clinical Professor
Internal Medicine Endocrinology
George Saffouri, M.D.
H.S. Assistant Clinical Professor
Internal Medicine  
Ernst Schwarz, M.D.
H.S. Clinical Professor
Internal Medicine Cardiology
Aaron Seitz
Cooperating Faculty
Psychology  
Prabhdeep Sethi, M.D.
H.S. Assistant Clinical Professor
Internal Medicine Cardiology
Rimon Shaker, M.D.
H.S. Assistant Clinical Professor
Internal Medicine Cardiology
Mohammad Shakfeh, M.D.
H.S. Assistant Clinical Professor
Internal Medicine GI & Hepatology
Arlenne Shapov, M.D.
H.S. Assistant Clinical Professor
Psychiatry  
Matthew Sherman, M.D.
H.S. Assistant Clinical Professor
Surgery  
Gregory Shimizu, M.D.
H.S. Assistant Clinical Professor
Internal Medicine Hospital Medicine
Emma Simmons, M.D.
H.S. Clinical Professor
Family Medicine  
Yaser Slayyeh, M.D.
H.S. Assistant Clinical Professor
Internal Medicine Cardiology
David Song, M.D.
H.S. Clinical Professor
Psychiatry Neurology
Srinivasa Srinidhi, D.O.
H.S. Assistant Clinical Professor
Internal Medicine Pediatrics
John Stansell, M.D.
H.S. Clinical Professor
Internal Medicine Infectious Diseases - HIV
Debra Stottlemyer, M.D.
H.S. Associate Clinical Professor
Internal Medicine Primary Care
Deborah Streletz, M.D.
H.S. Associate Clinical Professor
Family Medicine  
Andrew Subica, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor IR
Social Medicine Mental Health
Young Suk, M.D.
H.S. Associate Clinical Professor
Internal Medicine Anesthesiology
Greer Sullivan, M.D.
Adjunct Professor
Social Medicine Health Services
Ravi Sureddi, M.D.
H.S. Assistant Clinical Professor
Internal Medicine Cardiology
Made Sutjita, Ph.D.
H.S. Associate Clinical Professor
Internal Medicine Infectious Diseases
Nicole Syed, M.D.
H.S. Assistant Clinical Professor
Family Medicine  
Arnold Tabuenca, M.D.
H.S. Clinical Professor
Surgery  
Michael S. Tam, M.D.
H.S. Assistant Clinical Professor
Surgery  
Terrance Tan, D.O.
H.S. Assistant Clinical Professor
Internal Medicine Rhuematology
Shahriyar Tavakoli, M.D.
H.S. Assistant Clinical Professor
Internal Medicine Pulmonary/ Critical Care
Deepak Thiagarajan, M.D.
H.S. Assistant Clinical Professor
Internal Medicine Hospital Medicine
Justin Thomas, M.D.
H.S. Assistant Clinical Professor
Internal Medicine Pulmonary/ Critical Care
Gary Thompson, D.O.
H.S. Associate Clinical Professor
Internal Medicine General
Duc To, M.D.
H.S. Assistant Clinical Professor
Internal Medicine Hospital Medicine
Bich-Van Tran, M.D.
H.S. Associate Clinical Professor
Obstetrics/Gynecology General
Henry Tung-Yun Tsai, M.D.
H.S. Associate Clinical Professor
Internal Medicine Hematology
Shunling Tsang, M.D.
H.S. Assistant Clinical Professor
Family Medicine  
Kimberly Tustison, M.D.
H.S. Assistant Clinical Professor
Obstetrics/Gynecology General
Rosemary Tyrrell, Ed.D.
Assistant Adjunct Professor
Family Medicine  
Chimezie Ubbaonu, M.D.
H.S. Assistant Clinical Professor
Internal Medicine Hospital Medicine
Charles Ukpong, M.D.
H.S. Assistant Clinical Professor
Internal Medicine Hospital Medicine
Padmini Varadarajan, M.D.
H.S. Clinical Professor
Internal Medicine Cardiology
Kumar Venkat, M.D.
H.S. Associate Clinical Professor
Internal Medicine Rhuematology
Ngoc-Tram (Staci) Vo , D.O.
H.S. Associate Clinical Professor
Psychiatry  
Raj Vyas, M.D.
H.S. Associate Clinical Professor
Obstetrics/Gynecology Plastic Surgery
Brent Wagner, M.D.
H.S. Assistant Clinical Professor
Internal Medicine Hospital Medicine
Jaswinder Walia, M.D.
H.S. Assistant Clinical Professor
Psychiatry  
Destry Washburn, D.O.
H.S. Assistant Clinical Professor
Internal Medicine Pulmonary
Victor Waters, M.D.
H.S. Associate Clinical Professor
Internal Medicine GME Director
Scott Weigold, M.D.
H.S. Assistant Clinical Professor
Psychiatry  
Thida Win, M.D.
H.S. Assistant Clinical Professor
Internal Medicine Cardiology
Samuel Wong, M.D.
H.S. Associate Clinical Professor
Internal Medicine Primary Care
Pamela Yamanishi, M.D.
H.S. Assistant Clinical Professor
Internal Medicine General
Lawrence Yu, M.D.
H.S. Assistant Clinical Professor
Psychiatry  
Gholam Zadeii, M.D.
H.S. Assistant Clinical Professor
Internal Medicine Cardiology
Tommy Zaharakis, M.D.
H.S. Assistant Clinical Professor
Internal Medicine Nephrology

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