FACULTY

 

As a resident, you will have some of the best clinical faculty available anywhere available to you. All faculty are members of the Department of Family & Community Medicine of the UCSF School of Medicine. They offer extensive experience and diverse expertise in HIV care, asthma and diabetes treatment, inpatient medicine, obstetrics including cesarean sections, geriatrics, preventive medicine, evidence based medicine and research. Our own behavioral science faculty further augment the resources available.

 

 

 

 

ALEX MOIR, MD

 

Dr. Moir is Chief of the Department of Family & Community Medicine for UCSF Fresno. Dr. Moir received his BA from UC Santa Barbara and completed his MD at the University of Miami. He did his residency in Family and Community Medicine at UCSF Fresno and joined the faculty after graduation, completing a fellowship in faculty development during his first year. Dr. Moir's interests are in rural and small community family medicine, education of resident, medical students and midlevel providers in the practice of full scope family medicine, and Latino and medically underserved health care. Dr. Moir has taught and practiced rural medicine in the Selma area for twenty years. He served as the Pathway Director for the Selma Pathway from 1995 until he assumed the role of Chief. Dr. Moir has been active on the medical staff of the Selma Hospital (now known as Adventist Medical Center, Selma), having served as both Chief of Medicine and Chief of Staff. He was a member of the hospital Board of Directors for five years. Dr. Moir has received several teaching awards during his career and was recognized by Adventist/Central Valley Network with the Physician of the Year Mission award for his commitment to providing physical, mental and spiritual care to his patients. Dr. Moir frequently speaks to high school and college students about health care and the medically underserved. Dr. Moir is a member of the American Academy of Family Medicine, the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine, the AMA, CMA and FMMS.

 

 

 

IVAN GOMEZ, MD

 

Dr. Gomez is Program Director of the Family Medicine Residency Program. He earned a BS degree in Biochemistry from the UC Los Angeles, and graduated from Chicago Medical School in Illinois. Dr. Gomez completed his residency with UC Davis Family Medicine Program in Merced, California. He is particularly involved in family-oriented adult and pediatric HIV/AIDS care, and is currently the Medical Director of the Pacific AIDS Education Training Center in the San Joaquin Valley. Dr. Gomez’s other clinical interests include obstetrics and inpatient medicine. Dr. Gomez precepts and provides clinical care at our rural site in Selma, and is an Advisory Faculty for the Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics course held yearly at UCSF Fresno.

 

ROGER MORTIMER, MD

 

Dr. Mortimer is Associate Chief of the Department of Family & Community Medicine.  He received his MD degree from University of Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada.  He holds BA degrees in Psychology and Biology from the UC Berkeley.  He completed his residency in Family Medicine at UCSF Fresno. Dr. Mortimer is Medical Director of the CMC Family Health Center.  In addition, he provides primary and HIV specialty care at the CMC Special Services Clinic. He also serves as faculty to the Pacific AIDS Education and Training Center. Dr. Mortimer does research in HIV, case management, and patient-physician communication.  He serves as the clinical liaison for the Family Medicine research team. In addition, Dr. Mortimer has an interest in wilderness medicine and regularly participates in cave explorations.  He is the coordinator of the Western Region National Cave Rescue Commission.

 

ARLIN VENTURINA, MD

 

Dr. Venturina is the Assistant Program Director of the Family Medicine Residency Program. She is a UC San Diego graduate where she received a BS in Biochemistry and Cell Biology. Her Doctor of Medicine degree is from Ross University School of Medicine. She is a graduate of UCSF Fresno Family Medicine Residency (CMC pathway). Dr. Venturina is Board certified in Hospice and Palliative Medicine and is Medical Director of Palliative Services at Community Regional Medical Center. 

DANIEL BLODGETT, MD


Dr. Blodgett completed residency training at Oklahoma University Tulsa Medical College.  His MD degree is from the University of New Mexico School of Medicine.  He taught at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston for a couple of years before moving to California in 2000.  Dr. Blodgett had a solo family practice in Oakhurst for 10 years.  Most recently he’s been providing urgent care at Oakhurst Intermediate Care, a Community Medical Center facility.  Dr. Blodgett is board certified with ABFM and the American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine.  He practices primarily at CMC’s Ambulatory Care Center and Community Regional Medical Center.  In his spare time Dr. Blodgett enjoys hiking and mountain climbing.

JOHN BLOSSOM, MD

 

Dr. Blossom is a Professor of Clinical Family and Community Medicine with the UCSF Fresno Family Medicine Residency Program.  After medical school at UCSF he completed his Family Medicine training in the Fresno Program. He was residency director for more than a decade and a half. He served as Associate Dean for UCSF Fresno for six years. He is currently Director of the California Area Health Education Program and oversees the state's largest HRSA grant.  Dr. Blossom teaches at all three Family Medicine sites and in the Psychiatry Residency Program. His areas of interest are in physician patient communication, cross-cultural medical practice, and medical practice with interpreters  He speaks medical Spanish. He has contributed to the medical literature in multiple areas including a 2004 article in Family Practice on "shadowing" and is an accomplished grant writer. In 1999, UCSF students elected him to the UCSF Chapter of Alpha Omega Alpha.

JENNIFER BURNETT, MD

 

Dr. Burnett is a University of Southern California School of Medicine graduate. She completed her residency training at Northridge Hospital in California. Dr. Burnett has 25 years experience practicing medicine in small, medically underserved communities throughout the Western United States as well as abroad. Her love of teaching brought her to UCSF Fresno. Dr. Burnett works primarily in Selma. She has a full-scope family practice, does OB and C-Section deliveries and many minor surgical procedures.  Dr. Burnett is also skilled in Transgender Medicine and is a nationally-known speaker on the subject of Gender Identity Disorder.  Her interests include running, crafts, poetry, and writing.

GURDAVER DHALIWAL, MD

 

 

Dr. Dhaliwal has a BS in Biochemistry from UC

Davis, an MPH from California State University, Fresno, and an MD degree from St. George’s University.  He completed his residency training at UCSF Fresno.  His interest in family medicine stemmed from his medical school rotation in family medicine which he described as the most diverse and challenging as well as exciting.  He enjoys traveling, sports, cooking, walking and working out in addition to spending time with his family.

MARTHA GARCIA, MD


Dr. Garcia is a graduate of University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine.  Her residency training was in Santa Rosa at Sutter Medical Center.   She obtained her BA degree in Biology from UC Santa Cruz.  She worked at Sequoia Community Health Center and United Health Centers before deciding to join the Department of Family & Community Medicine as full time faculty.   Dr. Garcia works primarily in Sanger.

SUSAN HUGHES, MS

 

Ms. Hughes is Family Medicine’s Research Director.  She has a BA in mathematics from California State University, Fresno and a MS degree in Biostatistics from the School of Public Health at the University of California, Los Angeles. Ms. Hughes works on all aspects of research with faculty, residents, medical students, and undergraduate pre health career students. Her interests include Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and database design.  She has co-authored several manuscripts with fellow faculty.

ASHKAN IMANZAHRAI, MD

 

Dr. Imanzahrai is a graduate of Loyola University of Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. He has a BA in Genetics from UC Berkeley. Dr. Imanzahrai completed a year of residency training in Dermatology before deciding to specialize in family medicine. He is a graduate of the UCSF Fresno Family Medicine Residency Program. Dr. Imanzahrai works primarily at the CMC Family Health Center and Community Regional Medical Center.

JUDY IKAWA, MS

 

Ms. Ikawa is the Research Coordinator for Family & Community Medicine and is part of the research team.  She has a MS in Food Microbiology from the University California, Davis and a MS in Molecular Biology from California State University, Fresno.   She works with medical students and residents on their community projects and coordinates quality assurance projects for the residents and faculty.  She enjoys teaching science courses and is interested in disease prevention through healthy nutrition and exercise.

BETTY JARMAN, PhD

 

Dr. Jarman is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Director of Behavior Science and works with residents in all pathways. She received her doctorate from the California School of Professional Psychology. Her BA and MS degrees are from the University of Wisconsin.  Dr. Jarman maintains a private practice specializing in the assessment and treatment of children, adolescents, adults and families.

FARHAT KHAN, MD


Dr. Khan received her doctorate of medicine from Khyber Medical College.  She completed residency training in Obstetrics/Gynecology at Aga Khan University and worked in Pakistan and Malaysia before signing on for residency training in Family Medicine at UCSF Fresno.  Following graduation Dr. Khan agreed to become a member UCSF Fresno Family Medicine faculty, practicing primarily at Selma Hospital and Health Center.  Dr. Khan enjoys spending time with friends and family, jogging,and gardening.

THOMAS LAUCK, MD

 

Dr. Lauck is a graduate of McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. He obtained his medical degree from St George’s University in Grenada and completed his residency at St. Clare’s Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program, Schenectady, New York. Dr. Lauck is Pathway Director for the Selma Health Center and Medical Director for Adventist Health Community Care clinics in Selma and Kingsburg.  He is Course Director for the Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO) course held yearly at UCSF Fresno.  His interests include medical education, colposcopy, and rural medicine. 

 

 

 

YE MIN, MD

 

 
Dr. Min is a graduate of the Institute of Medicine, Mandalay. He worked as a physician in Burma for several years before moving to the US. Dr. Min completed his residency training at UCSF Fresno, UMC pathway. He received multiple awards during residency training, including “Resident Teacher of the Year-2007”, “Scholarly Activity Award-2007” and “The Dizon Community Service Award-2007”. Dr. Min’s primary sites are Selma Health Center, Selma Community Hospital, and Family First Clinic. His interests include electronic medical education in residency training, Obstetrics, minor surgical and gynecological procedures in outpatient settings, community health, and rural medicine.

MIMI MOTT-SMITH, MSN, FNP, MPH

 

 
Ms. Mott-Smith graduated from the University of California, Berkeleywith a BA in English Literature and received her BSN from the University of California, San Francisco Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Program. She obtained a MSN from the Family Nurse Practitioner Program at CSU, Fresno.  Ms. Mott-Smith received her MPH degree from CSU, Fresno is May 2002 researching teen fathers' attitudes towards breast-feeding. She is a peer reviewer for the Nurse Practitioner Journal. Her teaching responsibilities include precepting at Selma Health Center, and conducting newborn nursery rounds.

ILA NAENI, DO

 

Dr. Naeni is a graduate of Western University of Health Sciences.  Her undergraduate degree in Biopsychology is from the University of California Santa Barbara.  She completed her residency training in family medicine at UCSF Fresno.  Dr. Naeni had a busy practice at Clinica Sierra Vista Elm, a federally qualified health center, before joining the faculty at UCSF Fresno.  Dr. Naeni practices primarily at CMC’s Ambulatory Care Center.  She enjoys spending times with her twins, watching movies and trying new restaurants.

 

GEORGE NEVES, MD


Dr. Neves received his MD degree from UC San Francisco.  He completed residency training at the University of Connecticut Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center.  Dr. Neves worked at two federally qualified health centers as well as a large health maintenance organization before joining the faculty.  Dr. Neves enjoys soccer, tennis, reading, but mostly spending time with his wife Lilia, and his three children Katherine, Harrison, and Oliver.

JUAN CARLOS RUVALCABA, MD

 

Dr. Ruvalcaba is the Pathway Director for the Clinica Sierra Vista-Elm Family Health Center. He received his MD degree from the Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara School of Medicine and New York Medical College-Fifth Pathway Program. He is a graduate of the UCSF Fresno Family Medicine Residency Program (CSV pathway). His undergraduate degree from California State University, Stanislaus was in Biology. Dr. Ruvalcaba has a strong interest in rural healthcare, particularly in the central San Joaquin Valley.

ALEX SHERRIFFS, MD

 

 

Dr. Sherriffs received his BA degree from Yale University, graduated from the University of California, Davis Medical School, and the UCSF Fresno Family Medicine Residency Program. Dr. Sherriffs volunteered two years with the Indian Health Service in Northern Michigan, operates a half-time rural private practice, and is the past president of the Fresno-Madera Medical Society. He oversees the geriatric and nursing home experiences of our residents, provides training in vasectomy and sigmoidoscopy procedures, and coordinates interns' community medicine month. He has a certificate of added qualification in geriatrics and is Medical Director at the Alzheimers and Memory Center. He is the recipient of the California Academy of Physicians 1999 Barbara Hams Teaching Award.

ROBERT TEVENDALE, MD

 

Dr. Tevendale attended undergraduate school at the University of California, Berkeley, then went on to medical school at the University of Iowa College of Medicine. He completed his residency at Kern Medical Center and spent two years in practice in Porterville, California.  Dr. Tevendale's interests are in inpatient medicine as well as HIV and AIDS management. His responsibilities include inpatient rounds and precepting at the UMC and Selma pathways. Dr. Tevendale was honored with the UCSF Fresno Housestaff Faculty Teacher of the Year Award in 2003.

HUGH YANG, DO

 

 

Hugh Yang, DO graduated from Western University College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific.  His undergraduate work was completed at University of California Riverside.  Dr. Yang completed residency training at UCSF Fresno.  Dr. Yang has been involved in Hmong health care, providing diabetes and hypertension screening at community events.  Spending time with his family is his favorite thing to do away from work.  He also enjoys speaking about the importance of higher education and introducing the medical field to the younger generation within the Hmong community.