Faculty2017-09-22T13:58:53+00:00

Faculty

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Lance Betson, D.O.
Assistant Professor of Ob/Gyn
Associate Program Director, Ob/Gyn Residency Program

Undergraduate: University of California, Los Angeles
Medical School: Des Moines University
Residency: University of Nevada School of Medicine
Fellowship: Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery
Kristyn Brandi, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.O.G.
Assistant Professor of Ob/Gyn
Family Planning Specialist

Undergraduate: Montclair State University
Medical School: Rutgers – New Jersey Medical School
Residency: Rutgers – New Jersey Medical School
Fellowship: Family Planning: Boston University / Boston Medical Center
Public Health: Boston University of Public Health

Dr. Brandi’s research interest include patient autonomy and reproductive choices, contraceptive coercion, bioethics around reproduction, and medical education around abortion care

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Joy Brotherton, M.D.
Associate Professor of Ob/Gyn
Director, Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery

Undergraduate: University of California at Berkeley
Medical School: Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara School of Medicine
Residency: Stamford Hospital/Columbia University
Fellowship: Celebration Health/Florida Hospital, Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery

Dr. Brotherton’s areas of interest include endometriosis, chronic pelvic pain, and hereditary breast cancer as well as peer review and quality improvement projects within the department and hospital.

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Anna Karina Celaya, M.D.
Assistant Professor  of Ob/Gyn
Director, Ambulatory Women’s Health Clinic
Course Instructor, Ambulatory Women’s Health Elective

Undergraduate: Stanford University
Medical School: University of California, Los Angeles/ Charles R. Drew University Medical Education Program
Residency: Harbor-UCLA Medical Center

Dr. Celaya’s areas of interest include community based participatory research, health communications, and social justice issues aimed to improve health delivery models and the health of underserved populations.

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Megan A. Economidis, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Ob/Gyn
Perinatologist

Undergraduate: University of Arizona
Medical School: University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine
Residency: University of Southern California
Fellowship: Family Planning and Research
Maternal Fetal-Medicine

Dr. Economidis’ areas of interest include improving pregnancy outcomes in underserved populations, promoting reproductive life planning for all women especially those with complex medical problems, and fetal imaging.

 

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Ramy Eskander, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Ob/Gyn
Ob/Gyn Generalist
Clerkship Site Director

Undergraduate: University of California, Los Angeles
Medical School: Temple University School of Medicine
Residency: Harbor-UCLA Medical Center

Dr. Eskander’s areas of interest include Health Information Technologies, Medical Education, and Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery.

 

 

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Griselda Gutierrez, M.D., F.A.C.O.G.

Undergraduate: Loyola Marymount University
Medical School: David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Residency: Harbor-UCLA Medical Center

 

Dr. Gutierrez’s areas of interest include integration of behavioral health into OB/Gyn care and the development and continual process improvement of women’s centered medical homes. With a passion for providing humanistic care, she is also dedicated to closing the delivery care gap to vulnerable populations.

 

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Samuel Im, M.D.
Ob/Gyn Oncology

Undergraduate: Pomona College
Medical School: University of Southern California
Residency: Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Fellowship: University of California, Irvine, Gynecologic Oncology

 

 

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Omid Khorram, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Ob/Gyn
Director of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility

Undergraduate: University of California at Berkeley
Medical School: Texas Tech University
Residency: University of California at San Francisco
Fellowship: University of California at San Diego, Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility

 

Dr. Khorram’s research focus, which has been funded by NIH and the American Heart Association, is in fetal programming of adult diseases and pathogenesis of leiomyomas.

 

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Reza Mohajer, M.D.
Ob/Gyn Generalist

Medical School: University of Tehran, Iran, Tehran Medical School
Residency: Highland Park General Hospital

 

A Board-certified Obstetrician/Gynecologist, Dr. Mohajer has serviced communities across the country as an Ob/Gyn generalist for the past 50 years.

 

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Michael G. Ross, M.D., M.P.H.
Distinguished Professor of Ob/Gyn

Undergraduate: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Medical School: Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Public Health
Residency: Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Fellowship: Combined training in Maternal Fetal Medicine at Harbor-UCLA and Cedars-Sinai Medical Centers

 

Dr. Ross’ areas of interest include clinical maternal fetal medicine as well as research interests in fetal heart monitoring, fetal physiology, and the developmental origins of health and disease.

 

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Erin Saleeby, M.D., M.P.H.
Interim-Chair for the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Assistant Professor of Ob/Gyn
Director of Women’s Health Programs & Innovation for the LA County DHS
Ob/Gyn Generalist

Undergraduate: George Washington University
Medical School: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and School of Public Health
Residency: University of California, San Francisco

 

Dr. Saleeby’s interests include Women’s Health quality improvement.

 

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Hindi Stohl, M.D.
Assistant Professor, Maternal Fetal Medicine
Associate Program Director, Ob/Gyn Residency Program

Undergraduate: Columbia University
Medical School: University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Residency: Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions
Fellowship: LAC+USC Medical Center, Maternal Fetal Medicine
Law School: Southwestern Law School

 

Dr. Stohl’s areas of interest include optimization of maternal and fetal outcomes through multi-disciplinary care during pregnancy, improving resident and fellow education in high-risk pregnancy care, and the interface between medicine and law, including methods of decreasing risk through education, improvements in documentation, and protocol development. She is the site director for the University of California Fetal Consortium and works with a multi-disciplinary team at Harbor and UCLA to care for high-risk pregnant patients.

 

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Christina Truong, M.D.
Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery (Urogynecology)

Undergraduate: University of California, Los Angeles
Medical School: UCLA School of Medicine
Residency: LAC+USC Medical Center
Fellowship: Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery

 

Dr. Truong’s interests include optimizing resident and fellow education, providing excellent care to all patients and exploring cultural perspectives of the various approaches to patient care and treatment options. 

 

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Taji Yazdany, M.D.
Associate Professor of Ob/Gyn
Program Director, Ob/Gyn Residency Program and
Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery (Urogynecology) Fellowship Program

Undergraduate: University of California, Los Angeles
Medical School: University of Pittsburgh Medical School
Residency: Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
Fellowship: Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery

 

Dr. Yazdany’s research interests include understanding health disparities in women with pelvic floor disorders such as urinary incontinence and uterovaginal prolapse, and serving on national committees to improve the welfare of women with Pelvic floor disorders. She also collaborates with a multi-disciplinary team of physicians treating patients in the Harbor-UCLA Pelvic Floor Center. Her expertise is in providing surgical care using the minimally invasive approach; using the DaVinci Robot, laparoscopically and vaginally. 

 

 

 

 

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