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Faculty

Program Directors

  • Simerjot K. Jassal, MD, MAS

    Simerjot K. Jassal, MD, MAS

    Internal Medicine Residency Program Director
    Clinical Professor, Division of General Internal Medicine
    VA San Diego

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  • Perrie Pardee, MD

    Perrie Pardee, MD

    Combined Medicine/Pediatrics Residency Program Director
    Assistant Clinical Professor, Division of Hospital Medicine, VA San Diego

  • Amir Zarrinpar, MD, PhD

    Amir Zarrinpar, MD, PhD

    Physician Scientist Training Program Director
    Associate Professor, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
  • Stacy Charat, MD

    Stacy Charat, MD

    Primary Care Program Director
    Clinical Professor, Division of General Internal Medicine, VA San Diego

Associate Program Directors

  • Anne Cowell, MD, MPH

    Anne Cowell, MD, MPH

    Internal Medicine Residency Associate Program Director
    Director, Global Medicine Pathway
    Associate Clinical Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases and Global Public Health
    Vice Chief of Clinical Operations, Division of Infectious Diseases and Global Public Health

     

  • Constance Chace, MD, MPH

    Constance Chace, MD, MPH

    Combined Medicine/Pediatrics Residency Associate Program Director
    Co-Director, Resident as Clinician Educator (RACE)
    Assistant Clinical Professor, Division of Hospital Medicine
    Medical Behavioral Unit, Rady Children's Hospital San Diego

     

  • Ali Farkhondehpour, MD

    Ali Farkhondehpour, MD

    Internal Medicine Residency Associate Program Director
    Director, Hospital Medicine Pathway
    Associate Clinical Professor, Division of Hospital Medicine
    CMR 2016-2017
  • Sean Kenmore, MD, MS

    Sean Kenmore, MD, MS

    Internal Medicine Residency Associate Program Director
    Co-Director, Resident as Clinician Educator (RACE) track
    Assistant Clinical Professor, Division of Hospital Medicine
    Hospitalist, VA Hospital Medicine Section
    CMR 2019-2020

  • EB Sladek, MD

    EB Sladek, MD

    Internal Medicine Residency Associate Program Director
    Associate Clinical Professor, Division of Geriatrics
    Chief, VA Geriatrics Section
    CMR 2012-2013
  • Tyler Woodell, MD MCR

    Tyler Woodell, MD MCR

    Internal Medicine Residency Associate Program Director
    Associate Clinical Professor, Division of Nephrology & Hypertension
    Associate Program Director, UC San Diego Nephrology Fellowship

Core Faculty

  • Joseph Abdelmalek, MD

    Joseph Abdelmalek, MD

    Associate Clinical Professor, Division of Nephrology & Hypertension
    Associate Clinical Professor, Division of Hospital Medicine
  • Lori Daniels, MD, MAS, FACC

    Lori Daniels, MD, MAS, FACC

    Director, Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit
    Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine
    CMR 2002-2003
  • DJ Gaines, MD

    DJ Gaines, MD

    Director, Diversity in Medicine, UCSD Internal Medicine Residency 
    Assistant Clinical Professor, Division of Hospital Medicine, VA San Diego
    CMR 2020-2021
  • Charles Ginsberg, MD, MAS

    Charles Ginsberg, MD, MAS

    Co-Director, Internal Medicine Resident Research Program 
    Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Nephrology & Hypertension

  • Unna McPherson Albers, MD

    Unna McPherson Albers, MD

    Clinical Professor, Division of General Internal Medicine
    Site Director, Resident Continuity Clinic at UPC
  • Eric Mendez, MD

    Eric Mendez, MD

    Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine
    Site Director, Resident Continuity Clinic at 4th and Lewis
  • Scott Mullaney, MD, MBA

    Scott Mullaney, MD, MBA

    Clinical Service Chief, UCSD Nephrology
    Clinical Professor, Division of Nephrology
  • Tricia Santos Cavaiola, MD

    Tricia Santos Cavaiola, MD

    Clinical Professor, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism
    Program Director, UC San Diego Endocrinology Fellowship
    CMR 2010-2011
  • Ashley Scanlon, MD

    Ashley Scanlon, MD

    Assistant Clinical Professor, Division of Hospital Medicine, VA San Diego
    CMR 2021-2022
  • Meghan Sebasky, MD

    Meghan Sebasky, MD

    Clinical Professor, Division of Hospital Medicine

  • Gregory Seymann, MD

    Gregory Seymann, MD

    Clinical Professor, Division of Hospital Medicine
    Vice Chief, Division of Hospital Medicine
  • Megha Shankar, MD

    Megha Shankar, MD

    Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine
  • Samantha Spilman, MD, MS

    Samantha Spilman, MD, MS

    Co-Director, Integrative Medicine Pathway
    Assistant Clinical Professor, Division of Hospital Medicine, VA San Diego
    CMR 2020-2021
  • Daniel Sweeney, MD

    Daniel Sweeney, MD

    Medical ICU Director, Hillcrest Hospital
    Director of Ultrasound Education, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine 
    Professor of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
  • Jack Temple, MD

    Jack Temple, MD

    Assistant Clinical Professor, Division of Hospital Medicine
    VA EHR Modernization Acute Provider Council Co-Chair
    VISN 22 Consultant, Hospital Medicine
    Chief Residents in Quality and Safety Mentor and Site Director
    CMR 2018-2019

  • Colin Thomas, MD, MPH

    Colin Thomas, MD, MPH

    Vice Chair of Veterans Affairs
    Chief, Medicine Service, VA San Diego
    Clinical Professor, Division of Geriatrics, Gerontology and Palliative Care

  • Supraja Thota, MD

    Supraja Thota, MD

    Associate Director, Resident as Clinician Educator (RACE) track
    Assistant Clinical Professor, Division of Hospital Medicine
    CMR 2016-2017
  • Ida Wong-Sefidan, MD

    Ida Wong-Sefidan, MD

    Associate Clinical Professor, Division of Hematology and Oncology, UCSD and VA San Diego
    Associate Program Director, UC San Diego Hematology and Oncology Fellowship
    CMR 2010-2011

Department Leaders

  • Zea Borok, MD

    Zea Borok, MD

    Chair, Department of Medicine
    Helen M. Ranney Professor, Department of Medicine
  • Luis Castellanos, MD, MPH

    Luis Castellanos, MD, MPH

    Vice Chair, Justice Equity Diversity and Inclusion
    Executive Director, Program in Medical Education - Health Equity
    Clinical Professor, Division of Cardiology

  • Francis Gabbai, MD

    Francis Gabbai, MD

    Executive Vice Chair, Department of Medicine, VA San Diego
    Clinical Professor, Division of Nephrology, VA San Diego

  • Jess Mandel, MD

    Jess Mandel, MD

    Executive Vice Chair, Department of Medicine
    Chief, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine
    Professor of Medicine

  • Dena Rifkin, MD, MS

    Dena Rifkin, MD, MS

    Vice Chair of Education, Department of Medicine
    Associate Chief of Medicine, VA San Diego
    Co-Director, Internal Medicine Resident Research Program
    Professor of Clinical Medicine,  Division of Nephrology & Hypertension