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:

 

Chief of Medicine

Michael W. Peterson

Michael W. Peterson, MD

Valley Medical Foundation Endowed Professor of Medicine, UCSF

Chief of Medicine, UCSF Fresno MEP

Vice Chair of Medicine, UCSF

Cardiology

John A. Ambrose, MD, FACC

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

Ryan Berg, MD, FACC

Associate Professor of Medicine, UCSF
Interventional Cardiologist, VACCHCS

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 , 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, MD

HS Assistant Clinical Professor

Mouatou Mouanoutoua, MD

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

Chandrasekar Palaniswamy, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine, UCSF

Henning Rasmussen, MD

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

Ankit Rathod, MD

Assistant Clinical Professor, UCSF
Director of Cardiac Imaging

Arang Samim, MD

HS 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

Clinical Professor of Medicine, UCSF
Associate Clinical Professor of Dermatology

Gregory L. Simpson, MD

Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine, UCSF
Dermatology Division Director

Leslie Storey, MD

Assistant Clinical Professor, UCSF

Endocrinology

Varsha Babu, MD

Assistant Clinical Professor
Endocrinology

Paulette Ginier, MD

Professor of Clinical Medicine, UCSF

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

Raymundo Punzalan, MD

HS Assistant Clinical Professor

Ngwe Yin, MD

Assistant Clinical Professor
Endocrinology

Gastroenterology

Devang N. Prajapati, MD

Associate Clinical Professor, UCSF
Gastroenterologist, VA-VACCHCS

Shreyas Saligram, MD

Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine, UCSF

Theethira Thimmaiah, MD

Thimmaiah Theethira, MD

Assistant Clinical Professor

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
Director of Ambulatory Care
Division Director of General Medicine, UCSF Fresno

Jian Huang, MD, FACP

Associate Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency
HS Clinical Professor of Medicine, UCSF
UCSF Fresno Medical Education Program
VACCHCS-Fresno, CA

Alan Kelton, MD

Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine, UCSF
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

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

Sunitha Nalavenkata, MD

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

Vishal Pall, MD

Assistant Clinical Professorr of Medicine, UCSF

Hau (Ken) Nguyen, MD

Clinical Instructor

Mary Ann Quann, MD

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

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

Assistant 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

HS Assistant Clinical Professor

Ivy L. Darden, MD

Professor of Clinical Medicine, UCSF

Mohammed Elhassan, MD

Assistant Clinical Instructor, UCSF

Jahyeok Ihm, MD

Jahyeok Ihm, MD

Clinical Instructor
Hospitalist

Elieth Martinez, MD

Elieth Martinez, MD

Clinical Instructor
Hospitalist

Deanna Oliver, MD

Clinical Instructor
VA Hospitalist

Gail Ajanaku, MD

Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine, UCSF

Hiral Patel, DO

Clinical Instructor
VA Hospitalist

Pooja Reddy, MD

Clinical Instructor (PENDING)
VA Hospitalist

Bisharah Rizvi, MD

HS Clinical Instructor

Ali Saadi, MD

Clinical Instructor
Hospitalist

Manjit Singh, MD

Assistant Clinical Professor, UCSF

Steven Ray Stoltz, MD

Clinical Professor of Medicine, UCSF
Hospitalist Division Director

Nitin Thinda, MD

Assistant Clinical Professor
VA Hospitalist

Antonio Toribio, MD

Clinical Instructor
Hospitalist

Steven Tringali, Do

Steven Tringali, DO

Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency
Assistant Clinical Professor, UCSF

Geriatrics

Walter Forred, MD

Walter Forred, MD

Assistant Clinical Professor
Geriatrics Division Director

Paulette Ginier, MD

Professor of Clinical Medicine, UCSF

Hematology/Oncology

Haifaa Abdulhaq, MD

Associate Clinical Professor, UCSF

Arekapudi, Suramanyeswara

Mohammed Sani Bukari, MD

Mohammed Sani Bukari, MD

Assistant Clinical Professor
Hematology/Oncology

Uzair B. Chaudhary, MD

Professor of Clinical Medicine, UCSF
Chief, Hematology/Oncology

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

HS Assistant Clinical Professor, UCSF

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 (PENDING)
Infectious Disease

Simon Paul, MD

Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs

HIV Director

Professor of Clinical Medicine, UCSF

Nathan Stockamp, MD

Assistant Clinical Professor, UCSF

Site Director, VA hospital

Specialty: Infectious Disease/Internal Medicine

Nephrology

Yangming Cao, MD

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

Harpreet S. Dhindsa, MD

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

Hemant Dhingra, MD

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

Joseph C. Duflot, MD

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

Cho-Cho Khine, MD

Associate Clinical Professor, UCSF

Steven B. Levy, MD

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

Steven W. Su, MD

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

Anuradha Suri, MD

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

Neurology

Arash Afshinnik, MD

Arash Afshinnik, MD

HS Assistant Clinical Professor, UCSF

Shahrzad Akhtar, MD

Assistant 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

H. James Jones, DO

Assistant Clinical Professor of Neurology, UCSF

Deepak Kalra, MD

HS Clinical Instructor

Amir Khan, MD

HS Assistant Clinical Professor, UCSF

William Likosky, MD

Associate Clinical Professor of Neurology, UCSF
Director of Stroke Center, Community Regional Medical Center

Alan Long, MD

Assistant Clinical Professor (PENDING)
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

Gunjan Narwani, MD

Gunjan Narwani, MD

Assistant Clinical Professor
Neurology- Epilepsy, Sleep Medicine

Hewitt Ryan, MD

HS Associate Clinical Professor, UCSF

Ernestina Saxton, MD, PhD

Clinical Professor of Medicine - UCSF

Mark Stecker, MD, PhD

Clinical Professor of Neurology, UCSF
Chief of Neurology, UCSF Fresno

Rafael Zuzuarregui, MD

Rafael Zuzuarregui, MD

Assistant Clinical Professor
Neurology- Movement Disorders, Sleep Disorders

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

Assistant Clinical Professor

Pulmonary/Critical Care

Eyad Almasri, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine, UCSF

Vijay P. Balasubramanian, MD, MRCP (UK)

Associate Professor of Medicine, UCSF
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

Professor of Medicine, UCSF
Director of Intensive Care Units

Mohammed Fayed, MD

Mohamed A Fayed, MD

Assistant Clinical Professor, UCSF Fresno

Pravachan Hegde, MD

Assistant Clinical Professor, UCSF

Vipul V. Jain, MD, MS

Associate Professor of Medicine, UCSF
Director, Chronic Lung Disease Program, UCSF Fresno
Director, Smoking Cessation Program, UCSF Fresno

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

Professor of Medicine, UCSF
Director, Pulmonary Function Lab, CRMC
Director , Respiratory Care, CRMC

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

David W. Lee MD, FCCP

Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine

Michael W. Peterson

Michael W. Peterson, MD

Valley Medical Foundation Endowed Professor of Medicine, UCSF

Chief of Medicine, UCSF Fresno MEP

Vice Chair of Medicine, UCSF

Steven Ratcliff, DO

Assistant Clinical Professor
Pulmonary VA

Daya Upadhyay, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine

Karl Van Gundy, MD

Clinical Professor of Medicine, UCSF
Chief, Pulmonary, Critical Care, Sleep Medicine,
UCSF Fresno

Radiology

Arnold Friedman, MD

Professor of Clinical Radiology, UCSF

Kendall Wong, MD

Assistant Clinical Professor
Radiology – VA

 

Rheumatology

Candice Yuvienco, MD

Division Director of Rheumatology
Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine, UCSF

 

Sleep Medicine

Lynn Keenan, MD

Professor of Clinical Medicine, UCSF
Program Director of Sleep Medicine Fellowship

 

Women’s Health

Jeanette Rylander, MD

Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine, UCSF

* indicates the Division Director