I appreciate the time that I spent in the UCSF Fresno Internal Medicine program, and the preparation that I received for practice.  There was an emphasis on always improving the system so that resident learning and patient care would be maximized.  The program director, Dr. Darden, has very high standards and is willing to accept any challenge to make changes when they are needed.  She is receptive to resident input and very hard-working.  


The learning sites are also excellent, including Community Regional Medical Center and the VA.  There is a diversity of pathology to learn from, and patients of many different backgrounds. 
At the end of my training I felt comfortable to care for any medical patient in any situation, from ambulatory to critical care settings, knowing where and how to look for new and updated information as needed.


 — Jeanette Rylander, 2007 Internal Medicine Chief Resident




We would like to maintain a connection with all of our graduates, keeping graduates connected with the program and with the residents, in order to create a large IM UCSF Fresno web-community to improve the quality of our program and to foster new generations of outstanding physicians, and to help those graduates in need.  Our group name in Facebook is: Graduates UCSF Fresno (IM Program). Please add the group to your Facebook account. You may add comments in our graduate morning report space, such as job offers or just a comment about the new website or to keep in touch with your class.


2011 Graduates


Aleck Soon Primary Care, Hawaii
Ali Rashidian Hospitalist, Fresno
Anna Agarkova Infectious Disease Fellowship, UCSF Fresno
Brad Ellis Hospitalist, Fresno
Charles Oberer Chief Residency, Gastroenterology Fellowship UCSF Fresno
Eric Wilson Sports Medicine Fellowship, UCLA Harbor
Hassan Bashir Primary Care, Fresno
Jasjit Singh Hospitalist Fresno, Nephrology Fellowship Mount Sinai
Kamal Kotak Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship, UCSF Fresno
Richard Kiel Chief Residency, Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship UCSF Fresno
Smita Anam Hospitalist, San Jose
Steve Tringali Academic Hospitalist/Assistant Program Director, UCSF Fresno
Zach Reagle Chief Residency, Pulmonary Critical Care Fellowship UCSF Fresno




2010 Graduates



Aifra Ahmed Hospitalist at Kaiser South San Francisco
David De La Zerda Pulmonary Critical Care Fellowship, UCSD
Hani El Jammal Hospitalist at CRMC
Amir Emtiazjoo PCCM fellowship Indiana University Program
Firdose Gill Academic Hospitalist, UCSF Fresno
Danna Magallanes Hospitalist Kaiser Fresno
Rimma Pavlova Hospitalist  at Sacramento
Niru Ramkumar Nephrology fellowship University of Utah
Zehra Rehman VA Central California Faculty
Linda Hamidjaja Hospitalist in California
Ivan Yee Primary Care, Irvine
Will Tseng PCCM fellowship UC Davis
Kim Ae Kyoung Hospitalist at Los Angeles




2009 Graduates



David Collins PCCM fellowship UCSF Fresno Program
Mandeep Singh Chief Resident/GI Fellowship UCSF Fresno
Gurjiwan Gill Hospitalist at CRMC (Fresno)
Monika Gupta Hospitalist
Erika Kasper Chief Resident/ID fellowship UCSF Fresno
Jae Man Park Hospitalist at Sacramento
Roshny Pattathu Hospitalist  at South California
Rahim Raoufi GI fellowship UCSF Fresno
Arman Sheibanikia CCM fellowship Stanford University Program
Bing Shen Hospitalist at CRMC (Fresno)
Mehdi Hakimipour
SouCheun Saechao
Hospitalist at CRMC (Fresno)
Hospitalist at Sacramento


2008 Graduates



Stephen Fagbule Hospitalist at CRMC
Hongwei (Harry) Chen Hospitalist
Shahrad Behnam Hair Fellowship
Garrett Bird PCCM fellowship UCSF Fresno Program
Christine Boehringer ID Fellowship UCSF Fresno Program
Wagih Ibrahim Hospitalist at CRMC (Fresno)
Saber Patrus Hospitalist at Los Angeles
Ai Pham
Khampha Thephavong
Chief Resident
VA Primary Care
Reimarie Pineda Chief Resident /VA Central California Faculty
Fridolin Sy Chief Resident/Cardiology fellowship UCSF Fresno
Ryan Utarnachitt
Humaira Sadiq
UCSF Fresno Attending
Primary Care





2007 Graduates




Grace Huang Chief Resident/Cardiology fellowship UCSF Fresno
Jeanette Rylander Chief Resident/Women Health VA Fresno
Sukhvir Atwal Chief Resident/Nephrology fellowship Cedars-Sinai, Los Angeles
Oliver Romero PCCM fellowship UCSF Fresno
Kirandeep Batth Hospitalist CRMC
Maruja Diaz Arjonilla Primary Care
Ramnik Josan Primary Care
Ann Kodani Hospitalist
Shahin Rezaee Hospitalist in Southern California

George Samadashwily

Kiran Toor


Dermatology UTAH
Primary Care
Hospitalist in Los Angeles