Faculty 2016-11-16T12:17:24+00:00

Faculty

Daniel Castro, MD

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Chairman, Department of Family Medicine, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
Associate Clinical Professor, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Past President, Professional Staff Association, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
President, Los Angeles Chapter of the American Academy of Family Physicians
Member, Community Engagement Research Program (CERP), UCLA CTSI

Medical School:  University of Minnesota School of Medicine at Minneapolis
Residency:  Family Medicine, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
Board Certification:  American Board of Family Medicine, Certificate of Added Qualification (CAQ) in Geriatrics

Interests: Geriatrics, Health Disparities, Pipeline Projects, Empowerment Strategies for Under-resourced Communities

John Cheng, MD

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Medical Director, Harbor-UCLA Family Health Center
Associate Clinical Professor, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Subject Matter Expert, ORCHID Electronic Health Record Implementation Team
Director, ABLE Clinic services
Team manager, Departmental softball team.

Medical School
:  UCLA School of Medicine
Residency:  Family Medicine, Harbor UCLA Medical Center
Fellowship:  Sports Medicine and Office Procedures, Harbor-UCLA Family Medicine
Board Certification:  American Board of Family Medicine, Certificate of Added Qualification (CAQ) in Sports Medicine

Interests: Patient-centered medical home, quality improvement, medical informatics

Gilberto Granados, MD, MPH

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Associate Clinical Professor, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Co-Director, Summer Urban Health Fellowship
Director, Third and Fourth Year Family Medicine Clerkship

Medical School:  University of California, Irvine College of Medicine
Internship:  Family Medicine, University of California, Irvine
Residency:  Family Medicine, White Memorial Medical Center
MPH:  Maternal and Child Health and Health Policy, UCLA School of Public Health
Board Certification:  American Board of Family Medicine
 
Interests: Community based research, social determinants of health, Health Policy, Immigrant Health

Jesus Gutierrez, MD

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Associate Clinical Professor, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Coordinator, Gynecology Procedure Clinic
Associate Fellowship Director, Transforming Primary Care and Faculty Development Fellowship

Medical School:  University of El Salvador
Internship:  Family Medicine, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
Residency:  Family Medicine, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
Board Certification:  American Board of Family Medicine
 
Interests: Women’s Health, Outpatient procedures, Patient-Centered Medical Home

James Huang, MD, MPH

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Associate Clinical Professor, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Medical School:  McGill University
Residency:  Family Medicine, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
Fellowship:  Faculty Development, Harbor-UCLA Family Medicine
MPH:  UCLA School of Public Health
Board Certification:  American Board of Family Medicine

Interests: Outpatient procedures, Travel, Photography

Ingrid Liu, MD, MPH

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Assistant Clinical Professor, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Director of Research
Co-Director of Geriatrics
Member, UCLA Family Medicine multi-campus research committee
Recipient of “Golden Apple” award for teaching excellence

Board Certification:  American Board of Family Medicine, Certificate of Added Qualification (CAQ) in Geriatrics

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Robyn Mitchell, MD

Assistant Clinical Professor, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Chairperson, Resident Evaluation and Review Committee

Nahid Molaie, MD

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Director, Inpatient Services
Director, Exercise treadmill lab at Harbor-UCLA Family Health Center
Associate Clinical Professor, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Medical School:  Shiraz University
Internship: Family Medicine, St. Mary Hospital, Hoboken NJ
Residency:  Family Medicine, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
Fellowship:  Faculty Development, Harbor-UCLA Department of Family Medicine
Board Certification:  American Board Family Medicine

Interests:  Cardiology, teaching EKG interpretation skills

Theresa Nevarez, MD, MBA

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Program Director, Department of Family Medicine
Assistant Clinic Director, Harbor-UCLA Family Health Center
Director, Family Medicine Obstetrical Service
Co-Chair, Harbor-UCLA CPR Committee
Member, Harbor-UCLA Graduate Medical Education Committee
Advisory Board Member, UCLA PRIME School of Medicine

Medical School:  Albany Medical College
Residency: Family Medicine, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
Fellowship: Harbor UCLA Faculty Development Fellowship, Stanford Geriatric Primary Care Fellowship
MBA: University of California, Irvine
Board Certification:  American Board Family Medicine

Interests: Avoiding speeding tickets, Bicycling, Educational Pipeline, Healthcare workforce diversity, Immigrant healthcare access

Karen Olmos, MD, MPH

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Clinical Instructor, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA                                                             Coordinator, Women’s health curriculum

Medical School:  University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine
Residency:  Family Medicine, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
Fellowship:  Faculty Development, Harbor/UCLA Department of Family Medicine
MPH:  Maternal and Child Health, UC Berkeley School of Public Health
Board Certification:  American Board of Family Medicine

Interests: Women’s Health, Reproductive Health, Health Disparities, Health Care Professions Pipeline/Mentorship, and UCLA Bruin Football (and basketball, soccer, baseball…)

Bernadette Pendergraph, MD

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Program Director, Sports Medicine Fellowship
Associate Clinical Professor, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Team Physician, LA Harbor College, Southwest College, California State University,
Dominguez Hills, and Gardena High School
Item writer for Sports Medicine Inservice Exam
Team Physician: LA Harbor College, Southwest College, California State University at Dominguez Hills, Gardena High School

Medical School:  UCLA School of Medicine
Residency: Family Medicine, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
Fellowship: Sports Medicine Fellowship, Harbor-UCLA Team to Win
Board Certification:  American Board Family Medicine, Certificate of Added Qualification (CAQ) in Sports Medicine , Certificate of Added Qualification (CAQ) in Adolescent Medicine

Interests: procedures, substance use disorders, pain management

Jyoti Puvvula, MD, MPH

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Associate Clinical Professor, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA                                                             Co-Director, Community Medicine
Medical Co-Director, Gardena High School Clinic
Co-Director, Harbor-UCLA Summer Urban Health Fellowship (Pipeline Program)
Coordinator, Community Medicine and Adolescent Medicine Curriculum
Advisory Board Member: UCLA -PRIME, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Board Member, Doctors for Global Health (www.dghonline.org)
Medical School:  University of California, Irvine College of Medicine
Internship:   Family Medicine, White Memorial Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
Residency:  Family Medicine, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
Fellowship:  WMMC Cultural Medicine Faculty Development Fellowship
Fellowship:  Faculty Development, Harbor-UCLA Department of Family Medicine
MPH:  Maternal & Child Health/ Population & Family Health, UCLA School of Public Health.
Board Certification:  American Board Family Medicine, Certificate of Added Qualification (CAQ) in Adolescent Medicine

Interests:  Social Injustice, Health & Human Rights, Health Disparities, Pipeline Projects, Community Based Primary Health Care & Accompaniment in Under-resourced Communities, Global Health (Women & Child Health)

Gloria Sanchez, MD

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Associate Clinical Professor, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Co-Chair, Medication Safety Committee, Harbor-UCLA
Advisory Board Member, UCLA PRIME School of Medicine
Course Director, UCLA PRIME MSIII Longitudinal Primary Care Preceptorship
Community Board Member, Orange County Community Health Coalition, 2008-2014, 2015-present
Member, Medical Education Research Foundation, California Society Addiction Medicine
Member, Harbor UCLA Graduate Medical Education Committee

Medical School:  University of Washington
Residency:  
Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Department of Family Medicine
Fellowship:  
Harbor UCLA Faculty Development Fellowship, David Geffen School of Medicine Medical Education Curriculum Fellowship, Chief Resident Immersion Training, Boston University Addiction Medicine, Medical Education Research Foundation Scholars Program
Board Certification
American Board Family Medicine

Interests: Educational Pipeline, Healthcare workforce diversity, Environmental justice and health, Immigrant healthcare access, Substance Use Disorders, Yoga, Volunteer dog walking

Raquel Soto, MD

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Co-Director, Gardena High School Clinic
Associate Clinical Professor, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Center Director, Los Angeles Harbor Area Health Education Center (AHEC)

Medical School:  Drew-UCLA Medical Education Program
Residency:  Harbor UCLA Family Medicine Residency Program
Fellowship:  Harbor UCLA Department of Family Medicine Faculty Development
Board Certification:  American Board of Family Medicine

Interests: Community Medicine, Health Education, Adolescent Health, Pipeline Projects

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