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:

 

 

Vice Chief of Medicine

Vipul V. Jain, MD, MS

Executive Vice Chair
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

Teresa Daniele, MD

Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine, UCSF

Chief of Cardiology, UCSF Fresno

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

Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine, UCSF
Program Director, Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship Program
Medical Director, Heart Failure Services

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

Brandon Woodbury

Brandon Woodbury, MD

Assistant Clinical Professor, UCSF

Dermatology

Luis A. Dehesa

Associate Clinical Professor

Gregory Simpson

Gregory L. Simpson, MD

Medical Director of Dermatology, UCSF Fresno
Medical Director, University Dermatology Associates
Clinical Professor, UCSF

Endocrinology

Varsha Babu, MD

Varsha Babu, MD

Clinical Professor
Endocrinology

Paulette Ginier, MD

Professor of Clinical Medicine, UCSF

Shreela Mishra, MD

Shreela Mishra, MD

Assistant Clinical Professor
Endocrinology

Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Jaya Chintanaboina, MD

Jaya Krishna Chintanaboina, MD, MPH, FACP

Associate Clinical Professor

Devang N. Prajapati, MD

Associate Clinical Professor, UCSF
Gastroenterologist, VA-VACCHCS

Helen Wong, MD

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

Marina Roytman, MD

Marina Roytman, MD

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

Juliana Yang

Juliana Yang, MD

Division Director, Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition
Assistant Clinical Professor

General Medicine (Ambulatory)

Belayneh A. Abejie, MD, MPH

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

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

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

General Medicine (Emergency)

Shruti Joglekar, MD

HS Clinical Professor

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

Gail Ajanaku, MD

Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine, UCSF

Hiral Patel, DO

Clinical Instructor
Associate Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency

Manjit Singh, MD

Associate Clinical Professor

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

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

Sanjay Hinduja, MD

Sanjay Hinduja, MD

Assistant Clinical Professor

Omer Ilyas

Omer Ilyas, MD

Constance Stoehr, MD

Assistant Clinical Professor

Infectious Diseases

Hebah Ghanem, MD

Hebah Ghanem, MD

Assistant Clinical Professor

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

Michele Maison-Fotomar, MD

Michele Maison-Fomotar, MD

Assistant Clinical Professor

Naiel N. Nassar, MD, FACP

Infectious Diseases Division Director
Antibiotic Stewardship Director
Professor of Clinical Medicine, UCSF

Almira Opardija, MD

Almira Opardija, MD

Assistant Clinical Professor
Infectious Disease

Geetha Sivasubramanian

Geetha Sivasubramanian, MD

FIDSA Asst. Clinical Professor
Program Director

Nephrology

Cho-Cho Khine, MD

Associate Clinical Professor, UCSF

Pulmonary/Critical Care and Sleep Medicine

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

Vijai Daniel,

Vijai Daniel, MD, MPH

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
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

Lynn Keenan, MD

Clinical Professor of Medicine
Program Director of Sleep Medicine Fellowship

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

Crystal Ives Tallman

Crystal Ives Tallman, MD

Assistant Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine, UCSF

Karl Van Gundy, MD

Clinical Professor of Medicine, UCSF
UCSF Fresno

Rheumatology

Alicia Rodriguez-Pla

Alicia Rodriguez-Pla MD, PhD, MPH

Division Director of Rheumatology
Assistant Clinical Professor

Candice Reyes, MD

Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine, UCSF

 

Women’s Health

Jeanette Rylander, MD

Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine, UCSF

* indicates the Division Director