Faculty

 

 

Full-Time Core Faculty

James Comes,

James Comes, MD, FACEP

Chief of Emergency Medicine
Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine, UCSF

Janak Archarya MD

Janak Acharya, MD

Medical Director, American Ambulance and SkyLife
Board Certified in Emergency Medical Services
Assistant Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine, UCSF

Hagop Afarian, MD

Hagop Afarian, MD

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

Jim Andrews, MD

Jim Andrews, MD, FACEP

EMS Medical Director
Associate Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine, UCSF

Patil Armenian, MD

Patil Armenian, MD

Research Director
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
Education Fellowship Director

Jordan Beshore, MD

Jordan Beshore, DO

  Full-Time Core Faculty     Part-Time Clinical Faculty

Herb Bivins, MD

Herbert Bivins, MD

Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine, UCSF

Nicklaus Brandehoff, MD

Nicklaus Brandehoff, MD

Assistant Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine

Kurt Brueggemann, MD

Kurt Brueggemann, MD

Assistant Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine, UCSF

Danielle Campagne, MD

Danielle Campagne, MD, FACEP

Course Chair, UCSF High Sierra Wilderness and Travel Medicine Conference
Vice Chief of Emergency Medicine
Associate Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine, UCSF

Brandon, CHalfin, MD

Brandon Chalfin, MD

  Full-Time Core Faculty     Part-Time Clinical Faculty

Brian Chinnock, MD

Brian Chinnock, MD, RDMS

Director, Ultrasound Area of Concentration
Associate Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine, UCSF

Carolyn Choojian, MD

Carolyn Chooljian, MD

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

Michael Darraq, MD

Michael Darracq, MD, MPH

Associate Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine

Scott DeShields, MD

Scott DeShields, MD, JD

Associate Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine, UCSF
Director of Quality Improvement
Medical Director of Risk, UCSF Fresno

Nicholas Gastelum, MD

Nicholas Gastelum, MD

Clinical Instructor of Emergency Medicine

Xian Li MD

Xian Li, MD

Assistant Residency Director
Assistant Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine

Ed Lowder, MD

Harold Edward Lowder, MD

Assistant Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine, UCSF

Fernando Macias

Fernando Macias, MD

Medical Director, Parkmedic Program
Base Hospital Medical Director
Assistant Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine, UCSF

Stuart Maxwell MD

Stuart Maxwell, MD

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

Jessica Mason, MD

Jessica Mason, MD

Clinical Instructor of Emergency Medicine
Fellowship Director

John Orona, MD

John Orona, MD

Assistant Clinical Professor of EM

Gilbert Ramirez, MD

Gilbert Ramirez, MD

Assistant Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine

Rene ramirez, MD

Rene Ramirez, MD

Director, Emergency Scribe Program
Assistant Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine

Steven Riccoboni, MD

Steven Riccoboni, MD

Clinical Instructor of Emergency Medicine

Dan Savage, MD

Dan Savage, MD

Clinical Instructor of Emergency Medicine

Stacy Sawtelle, MD

Stacy Sawtelle Vohra, MD

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

Eric Schmitt, MD

Eric Schmitt, MD, MPH

Assistant Medical Director for American Ambulance and Skylife
Board Certified in Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Assistant Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine, UCSF

Suzanne Spano, MD

Susanne Spano, MD, FACEP, FAWM

Program Director, Wilderness Medicine Fellowship
Fresno County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue Mountaineering Team Member
Associate Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine, UCSF

Michelle Storkan, MD

Michelle Storkan, MD

Medical Director, Parkmedic Program
Medical Director, Two Cities Marathon
Clerkship Director, UCSF Fresno Wilderness Medicine Medical Student Elective
Assistant Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine, UCSF Fresno

Geoffrey Strol, MD

Geoff Stroh, MD

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

Jeffrey Uller, MD

Jeffrey Uller, MD

Medical Director, CRMC Emergency Department
Director of Quality Improvement and Patient Safety
Assistant Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine, UCSF

Rais Vohra, MD

Rais Vohra, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine, UCSF

Anneli von Reinhart, MD

Anneli von Reinhart, MD

Clinical Instructor of Emergency Medicine
Clerkship Director

Lori Weichenthal, MD

Lori Weichenthal, MD, FACEP, RYT

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

Megann Young, MD

Megann Young, MD

Medical Director, Parkmedic Program
California Rescue Dog Association (CARDA) Volunteer
Assistant Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine, UCSF

 

 

Part-Time Clinical Faculty

Sameir Alhadi, MD

Clinical Instructor, UCSF

Michael Burg, MD

Michael Burg, MD

Associate Clinical Professor, UCSF

Desiree Crane, DO

  Full-Time Core Faculty     Part-Time Clinical Faculty

Omar Guzman, MD

  Full-Time Core Faculty     Part-Time Clinical Faculty

Alicia Kurtz, MD

Alicia Kurtz, MD

  Full-Time Core Faculty     Part-Time Clinical Faculty

Saleen Manternach, MD

Assistant Clinical Professor, UCSF

Michael McCullough, MD

Michael McCullough, MD

Assistant Clinical Professor, UCSF

Rawnica Ruegner, MD

Associate Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine

Gabriel Schroeder, MD

  Full-Time Core Faculty     Part-Time Clinical Faculty

Eileen Shu, MD

Eileen Shu, MD

Clinical Instructor

Thomas Utecht, MD

Tom Utecht, MD, FACEP

Senior VP, Chief Quality Officer, CRMC
Associate Clinical Professor, UCSF

Susan Woodmansee, MD

Susan Woodmansee, MD, FACEP

Clinical Instructor, UCSF

The Emergency Department has a total of 35 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 and Ultrasound.  The faculty act in multiple roles, including housestaff 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