Faculty

 

 

Full-Time Core Faculty

James Comes,

James Comes, MD, FACEP

Chief of Emergency Medicine, UCSF Fresno
Gene W. Kallsen, MD Endowed Chair
Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine, UCSF

Janak Archarya MD

Janak Acharya, MD

Medical Director, Air Methods
Associate Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine, UCSF

Hagop Afarian, MD

Hagop Afarian, MD

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

Jim Andrews, MD

Jim Andrews, MD, FACEP

EMS Medical Director, CCEMSA
Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine, UCSF

Patil Armenian, MD

Patil Armenian, MD

Co-Director of Medical Toxicology, UCSF Fresno
Associate Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine, UCSF

Kenny Banh, MD

Kenny Banh, MD, FACEP

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

Leah Bauer

Leah Bauer, MD, MPH

Clinical Instructor of Emergency Medicine, UCSF

Jordan Beshore, MD

Jordan Beshore, DO

Assistant Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine, UCSF

Herb Bivins, MD

Herbert Bivins, MD

Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine, UCSF

Danielle Campagne, MD

Danielle Campagne, MD, FACEP

Vice Chief of Emergency Medicine, UCSF Fresno
Medical Director, American Ambulance
Associate Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine, UCSF

Brandon, CHalfin, MD

Brandon Chalfin, MD

Assistant Clinical Professor of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, UCSF
Assistant Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine, UCSF

Brian Chinnock, MD

Brian Chinnock, MD, RDMS

Research Director, Emergency Medicine, UCSF Fresno
Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine, UCSF

Carolyn Choojian, MD

Carolyn Chooljian, MD

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

Michael Darraq, MD

Michael Darracq, MD, MPH

Co-Director of Medical Toxicology, UCSF Fresno
Associate Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine, UCSF

Scott DeShields, MD

Scott DeShields, MD, JD

Director of Quality Improvement, Emergency Medicine, UCSF Fresno
Assistant Medical Director, CRMC Emergency Department
Medical Director of Risk Management, UCSF Fresno
Associate Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine, UCSF

Sukhjit Dhillon

Sukhjit Dhillon, MD

Clinical Instructor of Emergency Medicine, UCSF

Jessica Fujimoto

Jessica Fujimoto, MD

Director, Emergency Medicine Simulation Education, UCSF Fresno
Clinical Instructor of Emergency Medicine, UCSF

Nicholas Gastelum, MD

Nicholas Gastelum, MD

Director, Ultrasound Education, UCSF Fresno
Assistant Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine, UCSF

Lily Hitchner, MD

Lily Hitchner, MD

Assistant Residency Program Director, UCSF Fresno
Clinical Instructor of Emergency Medicine, UCSF

Crystal Ives Tallman

Crystal Ives Tallman, MD

Assistant Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine, UCSF

Xian Li, MD

Xian Li, MD

Assistant Program Director, UCSF Fresno
Assistant Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine, UCSF

Ed Lowder, MD

Harold Edward Lowder, MD

Assistant Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine, UCSF

Fernando Macias

Fernando Macias, MD

Assistant Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine, UCSF

Jessica Mason, MD

Jessica Mason, MD

Program Director, Emergency Medicine Education Fellowship, UCSF Fresno
Assistant Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine, UCSF

James McCue, MD

James McCue, MD

Medical Director, Parkmedic Program
Clinical Instructor of Emergency Medicine, UCSF

Jeffrey Nahn

Jeffrey Nahn, MD

Clinical Instructor of Emergency Medicine, UCSF

John Orona, MD

John Orona, MD

Assistant Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine, UCSF

Gilbert Ramirez, MD

Gilbert Ramirez, MD

Director of Health Information Technology, UCSF Fresno
Assistant Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine, UCSF

Rene ramirez, MD

Rene Ramirez, MD

Director, Emergency Scribe Program, UCSF Fresno
Associate Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine, UCSF

Stacy Sawtelle, MD

Stacy Sawtelle Vohra, MD, FACEP

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

Eric Schmitt, MD

Eric Schmitt, MD, MPH

Assistant Medical Director, American Ambulance and Air Methods
Associate Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine, UCSF

Suzanne Spano, MD

Susanne Spano, MD, FACEP, FAWM

Program Director, Wilderness Medicine Fellowship, UCSF Fresno
Associate Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine, UCSF

Michelle Storkan, MD

Michelle Storkan, MD

Clerkship Director, Wilderness Medicine Medical Student Elective, UCSF Fresno
Assistant Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine, UCSF

Geoffrey Strol, MD

Geoff Stroh, MD

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

Fernando Teixeira, MD

Fernando Teixeira, MD

Assistant Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine, UCSF Fresno

Jeffrey Uller, MD

Jeffrey Uller, MD

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

Rais Vohra, MD

Rais Vohra, MD

Medical Director, California Poison Control System Fresno-Madera Division
Interim Health Officer, Fresno County Department of Public Health
Professor of Clinical Pharmacy, UCSF
Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine, UCSF

Anneli von Reinhart, MD

Anneli von Reinhart, MD

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

Lori Weichenthal, MD

Lori Weichenthal, MD, FACEP, RYT

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

 

 

Part-Time Clinical Faculty

Sameir Alhadi, MD

Clinical Instructor of Emergency Medicine, UCSF

Desiree Crane, DO

Clinical Instructor of Emergency Medicine, UCSF

Michael McCullough, MD

Michael McCullough, MD

Assistant Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine, UCSF

Stuart Maxwell MD

Stuart Maxwell, MD

Associate Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine, UCSF

Steven Riccoboni, MD

Steven Riccoboni, MD

Assistant Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine, UCSF

Rawnica Ruegner, MD

Associate Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine, UCSF

Dan Savage, MD

Dan Savage, MD

Assistant Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine, UCSF

Eileen Shu

Eileen Shu, MD

Assistant Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine, UCSF

Thomas Utecht, MD

Tom Utecht, MD, FACEP

Senior VP, Chief Quality Officer, CRMC
Associate Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine, UCSF

Susan Woodmansee, MD

Susan Woodmansee, MD, FACEP

Clinical Instructor of Emergency Medicine, UCSF

Megann Young, MD

Megann Young, MD

Assistant Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine, UCSF

The Emergency Department has a total of 40 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, Critical Care, and Ultrasound.  The faculty act in multiple roles, including house staff 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.

 

Emeritus Faculty

Gene Kallsen, MD, FACEP

Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine, UCSF