Faculty

The teaching faculty at UCSF Fresno includes both a core faculty at Community Regional Medical Center and the VA Hospital and a community-based volunteer faculty. The community-based volunteer faculty provides the residents with a number of specialty experiences including geriatrics, office orthopedics, ophthalmology, and otolaryngology in addition to primary care experiences in the community. We have created an additional page for you to view some information about featured volunteer faculty. The following is a list with links to information about the core teaching faculty in the program:

 

Interim Chief of Medicine

Uzair B. Chaudhary, MD

Chief of Medicine, UCSF Fresno
Professor of Clinical Medicine, UCSF
Chief, Hematology/Oncology

Vice Chief of Medicine

Vipul V. Jain, MD, MS

Executive Vice Chair
Interim Division Chief for Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
Professor of Clinical Medicine
Director, Smoking Cessation Program, UCSF Fresno

Cardiology

John A. Ambrose, MD, FACC

Professor of Medicine, UCSF
Interventional Cardiologist, Community Regional Medical Center

Ryan Berg, MD

Ryan Berg, MD, FACC

Associate Professor of Medicine, UCSF
Interventional Cardiologist, VACCHCS

Manminder Singh Bhullar, MD

Manminder Singh Bhullar, MD

Enrique Carbajal, MD

Enrique V. Carbajal, MD

Clinical Professor of Medicine, UCSF
Non-interventional Cardiologist, VA Medical Center, Fresno

Teresa Daniele, MD

Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine, UCSF

Chief of Cardiology, UCSF Fresno

Program Director, UCSF Fresno Cardiovascular Fellowship

Prakash Deedwania

Prakash Deedwania , MD, FACC

Professor of Medicine, UCSF

Professor of Medicine, Stanford University

Chandra K. Katikireddy, MD

Associate Clinical Professor, UCSF

Director, Cardiac Imaging Section, VACCHCS

Richard Kiel

Richard Kiel, MD

Assistant Clinical Professor

suri Kunchakarra, MD

Siri Kunchakarra, MD

Felice Lin, MD

Felice Lin, MD

Mouatou Mouanoutoua

Mouatou Mouanoutoua, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine, UCSF
Interventional Cardiologist, Community Regional Medical Center
Program Director, UCSF Fresno Interventional Cardiology Fellowship

Henning Rasmussen, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine, UCSF
Interventional Cardiologist, Community Regional Medical Center

ankit rathod

Ankit Rathod, MD

Assistant Clinical Professor, UCSF
Director of Cardiac Imaging

Arang Samim, MD

Assistant Clinical Professor

Rohit Srivastava

Rohit Srivastava, MD

Associate Clinical Professor, UCSF
Co-Director, Cardiac Catheterization Lab Community Regional Medical Center

Ralph J. Wessel, MD, FACC

Professor of Medicine, UCSF
Interventional Cardiologist, Community Regional Medical Center

Brandon Woodbury

Brandon Woodbury, MD

Assistant Clinical Professor, UCSF

Dermatology

Luis A. Dehesa

Assistant Clinical Professor

Regina C. Hamlin, MD

Volunteer Clinical Professor, UCSF

Gregory L. Simpson, MD

Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine, UCSF
Dermatology Division Director

Leslie Storey, MD

Assistant Volunteer Clinical Professor, UCSF

Endocrinology

Varsha Babu, MD

Varsha Babu, MD

Assistant Clinical Professor
Endocrinology

Paulette Ginier, MD

Professor of Clinical Medicine, UCSF

Shreela Mishra, MD

Shreela Mishra, MD

Assistant Clinical Professor
Endocrinology

Soe Naing, MD, MRCP (UK) FACE, CCD, ECNU

Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine
Diabetes and Endocrinology
UCSF
Endocrinology Division Director

Yin Ngwe, MD

Ngwe Yin, MD

Assistant Clinical Professor
Endocrinology

Gastroenterology

Adnan Ameer, MD

Adnan Ameer, MD

Assistant Clinical Professor

Jaya Chintanaboina, MD

Jaya Krishna Chintanaboina, MD, MPH, FACP

Associate Clinical Professor

Jean Donet, MD

Jean A. Donet, MD

Assistant Clinical Professor, Gastroenterologist, VA-VACCHCS

Devang N. Prajapati, MD

Associate Clinical Professor, UCSF
Gastroenterologist, VA-VACCHCS

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Bruce Sahba, MD

Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine, UCSF Fresno
Staff Gastroenterologist

Theethira Thimmaiah, MD

Thimmaiah Theethira, MD, DM

Assistant Clinical Professor
Associate Program Director, GI Fellowship, UCSF Fresno

Helen Wong, MD

Clinical Professor of Medicine. UCSF
Chief, Gastroenterology. VA – VACCHCS, Fresno
Director, Fellowship Program. UCSF Fresno

General Medicine (Ambulatory)

Belayneh A. Abejie, MD, MPH

Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine
UCSF
Medical Director, Employee Health Services,
Community Medical Centers

Suneetha Reddy Dandala, MD

Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine, UCSF
Primary Care Physician, VACCHS, Fresno

Dominic Dizon, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine, UCSF

Alan Kelton, MD

Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine, UCSF
Chief of General Medicine Division
Associate Chief for Clinical Affairs

Stutee Khandelwal, MD

Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine, UCSF

Tin-Tin Kyaw, MD

Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine, UCSF

Wessel Meyer, MBChB

Associate Clinical Professor, UCSF
Chief of Staff, Veteran’s Administration

Sunitha Nalavenkata, MD

Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine, UCSF
Primary Care Physician, VACCHS, Fresno

Vishal Pall, MD

Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine, UCSF

Hau (Ken) Nguyen, MD

Assistant Clinical Professor

Seema Policepatil, MD

Seema Policepatil, MD, MBA, FACP

Assistant Clinical Professor

Ivance Pugoy, MD

Assistant Clinical Professor

Teresa Sigala, MD

Assistant Clinical Professor, UCSF

Michael Tom, DO

Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine, UCSF
Associate Program Director

Elbert Tun, MD

Associate Clinical Professor

Varma Anshu, MD

Anshu Varma, MD

Assistant Clinical Professor

General Medicine (Emergency)

Muhammad Firdaus, MD

Assistant Clinical Professor
VA Primary Care – EM

Shruti Joglekar, MD

HS Clinical Professor

Andres Leon-Sanchez, MD

Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine, UCSF

James G. Lindsay, MD

Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine, UCSF

Shervin Rahmani, MD

Assistant Clinical Professor
VA Primary Care - EM

Jyosthna Swarna, MD

Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine, UCSF

General Medicine (Hospitalist)

Kam Au Yeung, MD

Kam Lun Au Yeung, MD

Assistant Clinical Professor

Ivy L. Darden, MD

Professor of Clinical Medicine, UCSF

Jahyeok Ihm, MD

Jahyeok Ihm, MD

Assistant Clinical Professor
Hospitalist

Lin Li, MD

Lin Li, MD

Associate Clinical Professor
Chief of Hospitalist Division

Gail Ajanaku, MD

Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine, UCSF

Hiral Patel, DO

Clinical Instructor
Associate Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency

Pooja Reddy, MD

Assistant Clinical Professor
VA Hospitalist

Manjit Singh, MD

Assistant Clinical Professor, UCSF

Steven Ray Stoltz, MD

Clinical Professor of Medicine, UCSF

Antonio Toribio, MD

Antonio Toribio, MD

Assistant Clinical Professor
Hospitalist

Steven Tringali, Do

Steven Tringali, DO

Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency
Associate Clinical Professor, UCSF

Geriatrics

Paulette Ginier, MD

Professor of Clinical Medicine, UCSF

Hematology/Oncology

Haifaa Abdulhaq, MD

Haifaa Abdulhaq, MD

Associate Clinical Professor, UCSF
Hem/Onc Program Director, UCSF Fresno

Arekapudi, Suramanyeswara

Mohammed Sani Bukari, MD

Mohammed Sani Bukari, MD

Assistant Clinical Professor
Hematology/Oncology

Uzair B. Chaudhary, MD

Chief of Medicine, UCSF Fresno
Professor of Clinical Medicine, UCSF
Chief, Hematology/Oncology

Omer Ilyas

Omer Ilyas, MD

Li Li, MD

Li Li, MD

Assistant Clinical Professor
Hematology Oncology

Constance Stoehr, MD

Assistant Clinical Professor

Hepatology

Marina Roytman, MD

Marina Roytman, MD

Clinical Professor of Medicine, UCSF
Director, Liver Program, UCSF Fresno
Hepatologist

Infectious Diseases

Erica Kasper, MD

Associate Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency
Associate Clinical Professor, UCSF
Specialty: Infectious Disease/Internal Medicine

Robert Libke, MD

Director, Infection Control

Chair, Human Investigation Review

Professor of Clinical Medicine, UCSF

Naiel N. Nassar, MD, FACP

Infectious Diseases Division Director/Program Director

Antibiotic Stewardship Director

Professor of Clinical Medicine, UCSF

Almira Opardija, MD

Almira Opardija, MD

Assistant Clinical Professor
Infectious Disease

Nephrology

Yangming Cao, MD

Assistant Volunteer Clinical Professor of Medicine, UCSF
Nephrologist, Fresno Nephrology Medical Group, Inc

Harpreet S. Dhindsa, MD

Assistant Volunteer Clinical Professor of Medicine, UCSF
Nephrologist, Fresno Nephrology Medical Group

Hemant Dhingra, MD

Assistant Volunteer Clinical Professor of Medicine, UCSF
Nephrologist, Fresno Nephrology Medical Group, Inc.

Joseph C. Duflot, MD

Volunteer Clinical Professor of Medicine, UCSF
Academic Chief of Nephrology Department of Internal Medicine, UCSF Fresno
Nephrologist, Fresno Nephrology Medical Group, Inc.

Mei Hwang, MD

Assistant Volunteer Clinical Professor of Medicine, UCSF
Nephrologist, Fresno Nephrology Medical Group, Inc.

Cho-Cho Khine, MD

Associate Clinical Professor, UCSF

Steven B. Levy, MD

Volunteer Clinical Professor of Medicine, UCSF
Nephrologist, Fresno Nephrology Medical Group, Inc

Steven W. Su, MD

Assistant Volunteer Clinical Professor of Medicine, UCSF
Nephrologist, Fresno Nephrology Medical Group.

Anuradha Suri, MD

Assistant Volunteer Clinical Professor of Medicine, UCSF
Nephrologist, Fresno Nephrology Medical Group

Neurology

Arash Afshinnik, MD

Arash Afshinnik, MD

Associate Clinical Professor, UCSF

Shahrzad Akhtar, MD

Associate Clinical Professor of Neurology, UCSF
Site Director – Neurology, Undergraduate Medical Education

Chris Bauer, PhD

Clinical Instructor, UCSF

Stuart J. Glassner, DO

Stuart J. Glassner, DO

Assistant Clinical Professor
Neurology- Neurologic Cancers

Harrol T. Hutchison, MD, PhD

Clinical Professor of Neurology, UCSF

Deepak Kalra, MD

Assistant Clinical Professor

Amir Khan, MD

Assistant Clinical Professor, UCSF

Alan Long, MD

Assistant Clinical Professor
Neuro Critical Care

Krishe Menezes, MD, FRCPC

Krishe Menezes, MD, FRCPC

Associate Clinical Professor
Neurology- Movement Disorders

Jeffery S. Mogelof, MD

Clinical Professor of Neurology, UCSF

Caterina Mosti, UCSF Fresno Alzheimer and memory center

Caterina Mosti, PhD

Assistant Clinical Professor

Hewitt Ryan, MD

Associate Clinical Professor, UCSF

Palliative Medicine

Duc Chung, MD

Assistant Clinical Professor
Hospice and Palliative Care Section Chief VACCHCS

Patrick Macmillan, MD, FACP

Patrick Macmillan, MD, FACP

Chief of Hospice and Palliative Care
Associate Clinical Professor

Lidia Rodriguez-Carranza, MD

Associate Chief of Palliative Medicine Division
Assistant Clinical Professor

Pulmonary/Critical Care

Eyad Almasri, MD

Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine

Vijay P. Balasubramanian, MD, MRCP (UK)

Clinical Professor of Medicine
Division of Pulmonary & Critical Care
Medical Director, Pulmonary Hypertension Program
UCSF Fresno

Peter Baylor, MD

Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine, UCSF

Kathryn L. Bilello, MD

Clinical Professor of Medicine, UCSF
Co-Medical Director for Respiratory Care
Program Director, Pulmonary/Critical Care Medicine Fellowship

Timothy Evans, MD, PhD

Clinical Professor of Medicine
Director of Intensive Care Units

Mohammed Fayed, MD

Mohamed A Fayed, MD

Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine

Anil Ghimire, MD

Anil Ghimire, MD

Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine, UCSF
Medical Director, Chronic Lung Disease Program

Pravachan Hegde, MD

Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine

Vipul V. Jain, MD, MS

Executive Vice Chair
Interim Division Chief for Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
Professor of Clinical Medicine
Director, Smoking Cessation Program, UCSF Fresno

J. Joseph Vempilly, MBBS, MD, MRCP (UK), FCCP

Professor of Clinical Medicine
Chief of Pulmonary Medicine for VACCHCS

WEE KIAT (DAVID) LEE, MD, Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine

David W. Lee MD, FCCP

Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine

Michael W. Peterson

Michael W. Peterson, MD

Associate Dean, UCSF Fresno
Valley Medical Foundation Endowed Professor of Medicine, UCSF
Vice Chair of Medicine, UCSF

Steven Ratcliff, DO

Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine
Pulmonary VA

Daya Upadhyay, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine

Karl Van Gundy, MD

Clinical Professor of Medicine, UCSF
UCSF Fresno

Radiology

Arnold Friedman, MD

Professor of Clinical Radiology, UCSF

Kendall Wong, MD

Assistant Clinical Professor
Radiology – VA

 

Rheumatology

Candice Reyes, MD

Division Director of Rheumatology
Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine, UCSF

Anna Kazaryan, MD

Anna Kazaryan, MD

Assistant Clinical Professor

 

Sleep Medicine

Lynn Keenan, MD

Clinical Professor of Medicine
Program Director of Sleep Medicine Fellowship

 

Women’s Health

Jeanette Rylander, MD

Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine, UCSF

* indicates the Division Director