MATERNAL CHILD HEALTH FELLOWSHIP CORE FACULTY
IVAN GOMEZ, MD
Dr. Gomez is the Fellowship Program Director and the 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.
CHRISTOPHER DOWNER, MD
Dr. Downer attended University of California, Davis for his undergraduate coursework, double majoring in both Biological Sciences and Psychology. He then went on to complete medical school at Pennsylvania State University’s College of Medicine in Hershey. Upon completion of his medical degree, Dr. Downer undertook his Obstetrics and Gynecology residency training at UCSF Fresno Medicine Education Program. After finishing residency training, Dr. Downer spent the next four years as an OB/GYN physician for the U.S. Army at Landstuhl, Germany, the largest military overseas OB/GYN department in the world. . Dr. Downer’s clinical interests include minimally invasive gynecology.
BRIAN MORGAN, MD, PhD
Dr Morgan earned his BSc, MSc and PhD at the University of London. He then took up an appointment at The Institute of Human Nutrition at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons where he ran a graduate program in human nutrition and pursued his research interests in fetal programming and brain development. After a term as Acting Director of The Institute of Human Nutrition he left Columbia and obtained his MD at the University of Miami, where he also completed his residency in obstetrics and gynecology. After residency he moved on to Harbor UCLA where he did a fellowship in Maternal-Fetal Medicine, joined the faculty as an Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and was appointed a WRHR scholar. His research focuses on fetal programming and its effects on genomics. He now joins us at the UCSF Fresno educational program where his role is to assist in developing a research program in maternal-fetal medicine, teaching medical students and residents, and creating outreach clinical opportunities for resident training. In addition to Dr. Morgan’s research, he recently received the Excellence in Teaching Award from the Haile T Debas Academy of Medical Educators for his outstanding performance in medical student and resident instruction.
AMAR SIDDIQUE, MD
Dr. Siddique earned his doctorate of medicine from Punjab Medical College, Pakistan. He completed his Pediatric residency at Cook County Hospital, Chicago and his fellowship in Neonatology at UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento ,CA. Dr. Siddique is an enthusiastic clinician who along with his busy Neonatology practice always find time for mentoring and teaching of residents and fellows. He has been involved in resident teaching since 2010.