Faculty

 

  Full-Time Core Faculty

James Comes, MD, FACEP

Chief of Emergency Medicine
Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine, UCSF

Janak Acharya, MD

Medical Director, American Ambulance and SkyLife
Board Certified in Emergency Medical Services
Assistant Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine, UCSF

Hagop Afarian, MD

Chief Medical Informatics Officer, CMC
Associate Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine, UCSF

Jim Andrews, MD, FACEP

EMS Medical Director
Associate Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine, UCSF

Patil Armenian, MD

Research Director
Associate Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine, UCSF

Kenny Banh, MD, FACEP

Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Medical Education, UCSF Fresno
Associate Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine, UCSF
Education Fellowship Director

Deena Bengiamin, MD

Assistant Program Director
Director of Ultrasound Education
Director, Medical Student Clerkship
Assistant Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine, UCSF

Rimon Bengiamin, MD, RDMS

Medical Director, CRMC Emergency Department
Director, Emergency Medicine Ultrasound Fellowship
Associate Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine, UCSF

Herbert Bivins, MD

Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine, UCSF

Kurt Brueggemann, MD

Assistant Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine, UCSF

Danielle Campagne, MD, FACEP

Course Chair, UCSF High Sierra Wilderness and Travel Medicine Conference
Vice Chief of Emergency Medicine
Associate Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine, UCSF

Brian Chinnock, MD, RDMS

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

Carolyn Chooljian, MD

Director, Ultrasound Resident Education and Credentialing
Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine, UCSF

Michael Darracq, MD, MPH

Associate Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine

Scott DeShields, MD, JD

Associate Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine, UCSF
Director of Quality Improvement
Medical Director of Risk, UCSF Fresno

Gene Kallsen, MD, FACEP

Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine, UCSF

Harold Edward Lowder, MD

Assistant Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine, UCSF

Fernando Macias, MD

Medical Director, Parkmedic Program
Base Hospital Medical Director
Assistant Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine, UCSF

Stuart Maxwell, MD

Medical Director, CRMC Emergency Department
Associate Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine, UCSF

Jessica Mason, MD

Clinical Instructor of Emergency Medicine

John Orona, MD

Assistant Clinical Professor of EM

Gilbert Ramirez, MD

Assistant Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine

Rene Ramirez, MD

Director, Emergency Scribe Program
Assistant Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine

Rawnica Ruegner, MD

Associate Program Director
Associate Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine

Dan Savage, MD

Clinical Instructor of Emergency Medicine

Stacy Sawtelle, MD

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

Eric Schmitt, MD, MPH

Assistant Medical Director for American Ambulance and Skylife
Board Certified in Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Assistant Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine, UCSF

Susanne Spano, MD, FACEP, FAWM

Program Director, Wilderness Medicine Fellowship
Fresno County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue Mountaineering Team Member
Associate Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine, UCSF

Michelle Storkan, MD

Medical Director, Parkmedic Program
Medical Director, Two Cities Marathon
Clerkship Director, UCSF Fresno Wilderness Medicine Medical Student Elective
Clinical Instructor of Emergency Medicine, UCSF

Geoff Stroh, MD

Assistant EMS Medical Director, CCEMSA
Medical Director, Parkmedic Program
Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine, UCSF

Crystal Ives Tallman, MD

Clinical Instructor of Emergency Medicine

Jeffrey Uller, MD

Associate Medical Director, CRMC Emergency Department
Director of Quality Improvement and Patient Safety, CRMC Emergency Department
Assistant Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine, UCSF

Rais Vohra, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine, UCSF

Anneli von Reinhart, MD

Clinical Instructor of Emergency Medicine

Lori Weichenthal, MD, FACEP, RYT

Assistant Dean of Graduate Medical Education, UCSF Fresno
Assistant Program Director, Emergency Medicine
Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine

Megann Young, MD

Medical Director, Parkmedic Program
California Rescue Dog Association (CARDA) Volunteer
Assistant Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine, UCSF

    Part-Time Clinical Faculty

Sameir Alhadi, MD

Clinical Instructor, UCSF

Peter Anastopoulos, MD

Clinical Instructor, UCSF

Saleen Manternach, MD

Assistant Clinical Professor, UCSF

Michael McCullough, MD

Assistant Clinical Professor, UCSF

Sarah McCullough, MD

Clinical Instructor, UCSF

Tom Utecht, MD, FACEP

Senior VP, Chief Quality Officer, CRMC
Associate Clinical Professor, UCSF

Susan Woodmansee, MD, FACEP

Clinical Instructor, UCSF

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.