Chiefs

Michael Granados MD

Harbor UCLA Family Medicine Chief Resident 

MD: University of California, San Diego
BS: Molecular and Cell Biology, University of California, Berkeley

Born in Long Beach and raised in Bellflower, CA (18 miles southeast of LA). I attended UC Berkeley for undergrad where I majored in Molecular and Cell Biology. At Berkeley, I was heavily involved in the Biology Scholars Program as a chemistry tutor and after graduation, worked as a Program Advisor. I obtained my M.D. at UC San Diego where I was an active member of the Latino Student Medical Association. I decided to come to Harbor-UCLA for residency because I am committed to serving the underserved and at Harbor, because we work with some of the most disenfranchised populations in Los Angeles County.

Languages: English, Spanish
Who/What inspires me: My family, especially my Son’s laughter and happiness. Courage and compassion. Unknown possibilities. Being surrounded with people that strive for equality. And last but not least, hearing my patient’s stories.
Interests: Dodgers Stadium (Let’s go Dodgers), Staples Center, too many restaurants to list
Celebrity Crush: Jenny from the block

Helen Song DO, MS

Harbor UCLA Family Medicine Chief Resident 

DO: Western University of Health Sciences
MS: Physiology and Biophysics, Georgetown University
BS: Physiological Science, UCLA

I was born into a Korean immigrant family and raised in the South Bay. Growing up in a multigenerational home with my grandmother living with us, I learned what treasures our elders are and how much we can learn from them. My grandmother with her unending kindness and love definitely left an impression on me, and as she got older and her health began to decline, I realized at a young age the importance of good health. When I entered college, my limited view of the world exponentially expanded as I became friends with different people and took classes that exposed the reality that the world is not so cookie cutter and fair. Thus grew my heart for issues of social justice. My friends and I would visit Skid Row in Downtown LA, an area that is densely populated with the transient population, pass out food, and listen to people’s stories. Every person has the right to be heard, and I felt honored to simply be the person who listened. What fuels my desire to pursue family medicine is the opportunity we have as physicians to provide everyone, whatever background or socioeconomic status, equal quality of care. What drew me specifically to this program at Harbor-UCLA is that it embodies this very desire. I am excited to grow not only as a physician but also a human being alongside my fellow residents and faculty who share this mission.

Languages: English, Korean, Spanish
Who/What inspires me: Martin Luther King, Jr. for his gentle boldness in pursuing what is right. Paul Farmer, physician and founder of Partners in Health, for his pursuit not only to bring medicine where it is much needed but also to sustainably develop opportunities in these areas by training and empowering local people. And sunsets.
Interests: baking banana bread, trying different restaurants in LA, going to art museums, listening to live music, getting lost in a book at a coffee shop
Celebrity Crush: Adam Scott—If only his character in Parks and Recreation, Ben Wyatt, actually existed…