FACULTY

 

Full-Time Core Faculty

 

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Greg Hendey, MD, FACEP
Chair
Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine, UCSF

Hometown: Muncie, IN
Undergraduate: University of Notre Dame
Medical School: Vanderbilt University
EM Residency: UCLA
Board Certification: Emergency Medicine
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d James Comes, MD, FACEP
Program Director
Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine, UCSF

Hometown: Westminster, CA
Undergraduate: University of California, Irvine
Medical School: University of Pennsylvania
EM Residency: UCSF Fresno
Board Certification: Emergency Medicine
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d Janak Acharya, MD
Medical Director, American Ambulance and SkyLife
Assistant Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine, UCSF

Undergraduate:  Washington Univ., St. Louis
Medical School:  Arizona
EM Residency:  UCLA
Board Certification: Emergency Medicine
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Hagop Afarian, MD

Chief Medical Informatics Officer, CMC
Assistant Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine, UCSF
Hometown: Fresno, CA
Undergraduate: Stanford University
Medical School: Stanford University
EM Residency: UCSF Fresno
Board Certification: Emergency Medicine
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Jim Andrews, MD, FACEP
EMS Medical Director
Associate Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine, UCSF

Undergraduate:  UC Riverside
Medical School:  University of Illinois
EM Residency:  UCSF Fresno
Board Certification:  Emergency Medicine

 


 

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Patil Armenian, MD
Assistant Research Director

Assistant Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine, UCSF
Hometown:  Los Angeles
Undergraduate:  UCLA
Medical School:  Boston University
EM Residency:  UCSF Fresno
Toxicology Fellowship:  UCSF
Board Certification:  Emergency Medicine, Toxicology

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Kenny Banh, MD, FACEP
Director of Undergraduate Medical Education
Director, Medical Student Clerkship
Assistant Director UC Merced San Joaquin Valley Prime
Assistant Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine, UCSF

Hometown: Lancaster, PA
Undergraduate: University of Pennsylvania
Medical School: Drexel University
EM Residency: UCSF Fresno
Board Certification: Emergency Medicine
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Brett Beel, MD

Director, Ultrasound Quality Assurance
Assistant Director, Ultrasound Fellowship
Clinical Instructor of Emergency Medicine, UCSF

Undergraduate:  University of Michigan
Medical School:  University of Virginia School of Medicine
EM Residency: University of Pittsburgh

Deena Bengiamin, MD

Director of Ultrasound Education
Assistant Director, Medical Student Clerkship
Clinical Instructor of Emergency Medicine, UCSF
Undergraduate:  UC Irvine
Medical School:  UC Irvine
EM Residency: UC Irvine
Fellowship:  Medical Education, UCSF Fresno
Board certification:  Emergency Medicine

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Rimon Bengiamin, MD, RDMS

Medical Director, CRMC Emergency Department
Director, Emergency Medicine Ultrasound Fellowship
Assistant Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine, UCSF
Hometown: Grand Forks, ND
Undergraduate: University of Minnesota, BA Psychology
Medical School: North Dakota
EM Residency: Hennepin County Medical Center
Fellowship: Ultrasound, Hennepin County Medical Center
Board Certification: Emergency Medicine
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d Herbert Bivins, MD
Assistant Program Director
Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine, UCSF

Undergraduate: San Jose State for BA
Medical School:  UCLA
EM Residency:  UCSF Fresno
Board Certification:  Emergency Medicine

Kurt Brueggemann, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine, UCSF
Undergraduate:  University of Cincinnati
Medical School:  University of Cincinnati
EM Residency:  UCSF Fresno
Board Certification:  Emergency Medicine

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Danielle Campagne, MD

Director, Wilderness Medicine Fellowship
Assistant Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine, UCSF
Hometown: Sanger, CA
Undergraduate: California State University, Fresno
Medical School: USC
EM Residency: UCSF Fresno
Board Certification: Emergency Medicine
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Brian Chinnock, MD, RDMS

Director, Ultrasound Area of Concentration
Associate Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine, UCSF

Director, Ultrasound AOC
Hometown: Tucson, Arizona
Undergraduate: University of Arizona
Medical School: University of Arizona
EM Residency: UCSF Fresno
Board Certification: Emergency Medicine
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Carolyn Chooljian, MD
Director, Ultrasound Resident Education and Credentialing
Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine, UCSF
Hometown: Sanger, CA
Undergraduate: Stanford University
Medical School: USC
EM Residency: Loma Linda
IM Residency: Santa Clara Valley Medical Center,
Fellowship: Critical Care Transport, Stanford
Board Certifications: Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine
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Michael Darracq, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine, UCSF
Undergraduate:  UC San Diego
Medical School:  UC Davis
EM Residency:  UC Davis
Toxicology Fellowship:  UC San Diego
Board Certification:  Emergency Medicine

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Scott DeShields, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine, UCSF
Hometown:  Modesto, CA
Undergraduate:  UCLA
Medical School:  Drexel University College of Medicine
EM Residency:  UCSF Fresno

Board Certification:  Emergency Medicine

Mark Jacoby, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine, UCSF
Undergraduate:  Biola University
Medical School:   Albany Medical School
EM Residency:  UCSF Fresno
Board Certification:  Emergency Medicine


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Gene Kallsen, MD, FACEP

Assistant Medical Director, CRMC Emergency Department
Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine, UCSF
Hometown: Jasper, Minnesota
Undergraduate: University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, College of Liberal Arts
Medical School: University of Minnesota
EM Residency: UCSF Fresno
Board Certification: Emergency Medicine
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Tricia Loo, MD

Ultrasound Medical Student Education

Director, Ultrasound Technology

Assistant Director, Ultrasound Fellowship

Assistant Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine, UCSF
Hometown:  Loma Linda, CA
Undergraduate:  La Sierra University
Medical School:  Loma Linda University
EM Residency:  Kern Medical Center
Ultrasound Fellowship:  UCSF Fresno

Board Certification:  Emergency Medicine

d Harold Edward Lowder, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine, UCSF
Undergraduate: Purdue University
Medical School: Eastern Virginia Medical School
EM Residency: USC Medical Center
Board Certification:  Emergency Medicine

Fernando Macias, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine, UCSF
Undergraduate:  UCLA
Medical School:  UCLA
EM Residency:  UCSF Fresno
Board Certification:  Emergency Medicine



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Stuart Maxwell, MD
Medical Director, CRMC Emergency Department

Assistant Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine, UCSF
Undergraduate:  Indiana University
Medical School:  Indiana
EM Residency:  University of Rochester
Board Certification: Emergency Medicine

John Orona, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor of EM
Undergraduate:  California State Polytechnic University
Medical School:  UC San Diego
EM Residency:  Detroit Receiving Hospital
Board Certification:  Emergency Medicine



Rene Ramirez, MD

Director, Emergency Scribe Program
Clinical Instructor of Emergency Medicine, UCSF
Undergraduate:  CSU Fresno
Medical School:  Drexel
EM Residency:  UCSF Fresno

Board Certification:  Emergency Medicine

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Rawnica Ruegner, MD
Assistant Program Director

Assistant Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine, UCSF
Undergraduate:  University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Medical School: University of Nevada, School of Medicine
EM Residency:  UCSF Fresno
Board Certification:  Emergency Medicine


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Stacy Sawtelle, MD
Assistant Program Director

Associate Director, Education Fellowship
Assistant Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine, UCSF

Hometown: Delavan, WI

Undergraduate:  University of Wisconsin
Medical School:  University of Wisconsin School of Medicine
Internship:  Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, WA
EM Residency:  UCLA

Board Certification:  Emergency Medicine

Eric Schmitt, MD, MPH
Assistant Medical Director for American Ambulance and Skylife

Assistant Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine, UCSF
Undergraduate:  Whitman College
Medical School:  Tulane University
EM Residency:  UCSF Fresno
Fellowship:  Pediatric Emergency Medicine,  Harbor-UCLA
Board Certification:  Emergency Medicine, Pediatric Emergency Medicine

d Marc Shalit, MD, FACEP, FAAEM
Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine, UCSF

Hometown: Clark, NJ
Undergraduate: University of Rochester
Medical School: UCSF
EM Residency: UCSF Fresno
Board Certifications: Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine 
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Susanne Spano, MD, FACEP, FAAEM

Director of Wilderness Medicine Education

Assistant Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine, UCSF
Undergraduate:  UC Irvine
Medical School:  Temple University
EM Residency:  UCSF Fresno

Fellowship: Wilderness Medicine, UCSF Fresno
Board Certification:  Emergency Medicine

d Geoff Stroh, MD
Assistant EMS Medical Director, CCEMSA
Medical Director, Parkmedic Program
Associate Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine, UCSF

Hometown: Boulder, Colorado
Undergraduate: SUNY Buffalo/FIU
Medical School : University of Miami
EM Residency: UCSF Fresno
Board Certification: Emergency Medicine
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Jeffrey Uller, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine, UCSF
Undergraduate:  UCLA
Medical School:  UCSF
EM Residency:  UCSF Fresno
Board Certification:  Emergency Medicine

d Rais Vohra, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine, UCSF
Hometown:  Round Rock, Texas
Undergraduate:  University of Texas
Medical School:  Baylor College of Medicine
EM Residency:  University of Texas Southwestern
Fellowship:  Medical Toxicology, UC San Diego
Board Certifications:  Emergency Medicine and Medical Toxicology
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Lori Weichenthal, MD

Associate Program Director
Associate Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine, UCSF 
Hometown: Los Gatos, California
Undergraduate: UCSD, Third College
Medical School: UCSF
EM Residency: UCSF Fresno
Board Certification: Emergency Medicine
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Megann Young, MD

Assistant Director, Wilderness Medicine Fellowship
Assistant Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine, UCSF
Undergraduate:  Yale University
Medical School:  UCSF
EM Residency: Highland General Hospital
Fellowship:  UCSF Fresno
Board certification:  Emergency Medicine



Part-Time Clinical Faculty
 
 

Michael Burg, MD, FACEP
Associate Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine, UCSF
Hometown: Anaheim, CA
Undergraduate: University of California, Irvine
Medical School: Yale University
EM Residency: Harbor-UCLA
Board Certification: Emergency Medicine

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  Michael Cawdery, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor, Emergency Medicine, UCSF
Hometown: Caldwell, Idaho
Undergraduate: Westmont College
Medical School : University of Utah
EM Residency: UCSF Fresno
Board Certification: Emergency Medicine
  Brian Horan, DO
Clinical Instructor of Emergency Medicine, UCSF
Hometown: Madison, WI
Undergraduate: Minnesota State University
Medical School : Des Moines University Osteopathic
EM Residency: UCSF Fresno
Board Certification:  Emergency Medicine eligible
 

Mark Maertins, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor, UCSF
Medical School: Creighton University
EM Residency: UCSF Fresno
Board Certification: Emergency Medicine


  Michael McCullough, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine
Medical School: UCSF
EM Residency: Stanford University
Board Certification: Emergency Medicine


  Sarah McCullough, MD
Clinical Instructor of Emergency Medicine, UCSF
Medical School: University of North Dakota
EM Residency: UCSF Fresno
Board Certification: Emergency Medicine

  Tom Utecht, MD, FACEP
Senior VP, Chief Quality Officer, CRMC
Associate Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine, UCSF

Medical School: UCLA
EM Residency: UCSF Fresno
Board Certification: Emergency Medicine
  Susan Woodmansee, MD
Clinical Instructor of Emergency Medicine, UCSF
Medical School: Baylor College of Medicine
EM Residency: UCSF Fresno
Board Certification: Emergency Medicine

The Emergency Department has a total of 35 full-time core faculty. All attendings are residency trained and board certified in Emergency Medicine, and many have additional training and certifications in Internal Medicine, Toxicology, Medical Education, Wilderness Medicine, Pediatric Emergency Medicine and Ultrasound.  The faculty act in multiple roles, including housestaff supervision, bedside teaching, administration, and patient care. ¬†All faculty are actively involved with the educational program and serve on many hospital, state, and national committees. We currently have 110 hours of faculty coverage in the ED daily.