FACULTY

 

The faculty at UCSF Fresno in the OBGYN Department includes both core faculty at Community Regional Medical Center and community-based volunteer faculty.


Core Faculty

 

Carlos M. Sueldo, MD
Chief, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Clinical Professor
Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility

 

Dr. Sueldo received his medical degree at the University of Buenos Aires.  He completed a fellowship in Reproductive Medicine at the University of Southern California. In addition to his UCSF Fresno academic appointment, Dr. Sueldo serves as the Co-Director of the Community Fertility Center, Fresno California and also serves as the Academic Director Center for Gynecology and Reproductive Medicine, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Dr. Sueldo contributes an in-depth and world renowned knowledge of infertility and reproductive medicine to the UCSF Fresno Faculty.

 

 

Christopher Downer, MD
Residency Program Director
Assistant Clinical Professor
Director of Obstetrics 
Generalist


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.

 

 

Pamela Emeney, RN, MD

Assistant Chief, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Assistant Clinical Professor
Generalist

Dr. Emeney began her career in Palm Springs CA many years ago as a critical care nurse. She then switched to medicine and after one year as a family practice resident, she switched to OB/GYN and completed her training at the Brooklyn Hospital Center in Brooklyn New York. She then joined the faculty at Texas Tech and began to develop her two passions, laparoscopic surgery and adolescent GYN.


She then came to the University of California San Francisco Fresno in 2008, and has continued to peruse both minimally invasive surgery and adolescent GYN health care. Dr. Emeney brings an unusual talent, that of nurse and physician, and strives to provide MIS opportunities, both robotic and straight stick, for the residents.

 


 

 

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Minh Tang, MD
HS Assistant Clinical Professor
Ambulatory Care Director
Generalist

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Dr. Tang joined the faculty of UCSF Fresno OBGYN MEP in September of 2008. Dr. Tang provides supervision of low-risk wards and colposcopy and loop electrosurgical excision procedure clinics.

 

 

Mallory Kremer, MD

Clinical Instructor

Clinical Research Advisor
Generalist

 

Mallory Kremer, MD, earned her medical degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and completed her residency at Metro Health Medical Center and the Cleveland Clinic. She is the newest member of the faculty and joined UCSF Fresno in September, 2015.  She brings a fresh new approach to both medical education and patient care.


Her clinical interests include minimally invasive gynecologic surgery, hysteroscopy, women’s health,   obstetrical imaging and ultrasound.  She is dedicated to teaching and promoting resident and medical student education. As a resident her interest in teaching was apparent, and we are fortunate that she has joined out team and will continue to educate both residents and medical students.  

 
Her research publications include diverse topics such as substance abuse in pregnancy and breast cancer screening. Her interest in research may have begun during residency, but as the newly appointed clinical advisor for the research committee, she will continue to be an active in clinical research.   

Her hobbies include yoga, ballet, painting, and gardening. She also enjoys reading, writing, and traveling. She is proficient in Spanish.

 

 

Urogynecology

 

Michael O'Shaughnessy, MD
Associate Clinical Professor
Director of Urogynecology
Generalist/Pelvic Floor Medicine


Dr. O'Shaughnessy is a graduate of Dartmouth Medical School and the UCSF Fresno OB/GYN Residency Program. His chief clinical and teaching interests are in urogynecology and pelvic floor reconstructive surgery. He is director of the urogynecology clinic at the Women’s Health Center. Dr. O'Shaughnessy received the Kaiser Award for Clinical Teaching from UCSF in 1999 and was co-recipient of the UCSF Fresno Research Award in 1998. His current research activity includes paravaginal defect repair, primary perineal body repair, and the levator ani syndrome. Dr. O'Shaughnessy is also Board Certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Board Certified in FPMRS (Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery).

 

 

Gynecology Oncology

 

William Rich, MD
Clinical Professor
Director of GYN Oncology

 

Dr. Rich is a graduate of the University of New Mexico, School of Medicine. He completed his residency in obstetrics and gynecology as well as his gynecologic oncology fellowship at the University of Southern California. After completing his training, Dr. Rich became a faculty at UC Irvine and after 5 years in academics, he began a successful private practice in downtown L A. Dr. Rich began to miss working with residents and medical students, and made a move to Fresno where he could combine his love of teaching with his desire to continue in private practice. Dr. Rich currently heads the oncology clinic at Community Regional Medical Center, runs a very successful private practice and still always makes time to teach residents, medical students and OB/GYN faculty. He is always the surgeon to call when help is needed.

 

 

Maternal Fetal Medicine

 

 

Subhashini Ladella, MD
Associate Clinical Professor
Director of Maternal Fetal Medicine


Dr. Ladella attended Christian Medical College where she earned her medical degree and then completed her OBGYN residency training at Providence Hospital. She later attended Harbor, UCLA Medical Center where she completed a Maternal Fetal Medicine fellowship.  Dr. Ladella is the Director of Perinatology for Community Medical Centers.

 


Brian Morgan, MD, PhD
Assistant Clinical Professor 
Maternal Fetal Medicine
OBGYN Medical Student Site Coordinator

 

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.

 

 

Volunteer Faculty


In addition to our core faculty, clinical experience is enhanced by volunteer clinical faculty members. These volunteer faculty provide a variety of clinical experiences ranging from private practice to specialty care. We are proud of our volunteer clinical faculty members as they share our dedication to quality resident education.


 

Paul Madsen, MD

Clinical Professor

Generalist

 

Christopher Bencomo, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor
Generalist

Kanwer Dhami, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor
Generalist

Fenglaly Lee, MD
Clinical Instructor
Generalist

Ronald Lichtenstein, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor
Generalist

Stewart Mason, MD
Clinical Instructor
Generalist

Peter Nassar, MD
Clinical Instructor
Generalist

Diana Nguyen, MD
Clinical Instructor
Generalist

Tejinder Sandhu, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor
Generalist

John Swanson, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor
Generalist

Jeffrey Thomas, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor
Generalist

Oscar Young, DO
Clinical Instructor
Generalist

 

 

Benjamin Steinberg, DO
Assistant Clinical Professor

Pelvic Floor Medicine/Robotic Surgeon

 

 

Michael Synn, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor
Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility

 

Eijean Wu, MD
Clinical Instructor
Gynecology/Oncology



Instructional Staff


Faye Bates
Clinical Instructor


Lorraine Farkas
Clinical Instructor


Renee Halstead
Clinical Instructor


Ellen Middleton
Clinical Instructor

Ellen Uller, CNM/NP, MSN
Clinical Instructor