Department of
Internal Medicine at Highland Hospital
A member of Alameda Health System

Core Faculty


Hena Borneo, DO
Associate Program Co-Director / Preliminary Track

Undergraduate School:

Stanford University


Medical School:

Western University of Health Sciences


Residency:

Internal Medicine, UCLA-Olive View


Clinical Interest / Committee Involvement:

International health, international development, health disparitites



Jenny Cohen, MD, MPH
Core Faculty

Division: Internal Medicine
Medical School:

University of California, San Francisco


Residency:

UCSF / University of California Primary Care Program


Clinical Interest / Committee Involvement:

Chronic pain, preventative care, sexual health, evidence-based medicine


Research Interest:

Quality improvement, Graduate Medical Education, Sexually Transmitted Infections, Population Health


Recent Presentation / Publication:

1.   Ghooray K, Cohen JK. “Chronic disease and cancer screening in an underserved community: Improving population health programming through medical assistant (MA) empowerment and education. Abstract submitted to Regional SGIM 2017.

2.   Soi R, Kandahari N, Cohen JK. “PAP-Apocalypse: Using Population Health and Panel Management to Improve Low Rates of Cervical Cancer Screening in a Safety-Net Resident Clinic.” Innovations in Quality Improvement.  California-Hawaii  Regional SGIM 2017.

3.   Ramesh R, Ohri R, Cohen JK. “A multidisciplinary approach to close quality gaps in colorectal cancer screening in a community clinic”. Abstract submitted to Regional SGIM 2017.

4.   Cohen JK, Yen IH. "Chapter 1. Understanding Study Design for Clinical Epidemiology Studies". Clinical Epidemiology of Chronic Liver Diseases. Ed. Robert Wong. Springer Nature. Publication Pending.

5.   Cohen JK, Bakamjian A, Leng L, Adhikari M, Flattery D, Berry L.  No ifs, ands, or butts: Leveraging population health to focus on the care of patients who smoke.   Journal of Medical Education and Curricular Development.  Accepted and publication is pending revisions.

6.   Loring Z, Cohen JK, Morgan J, Yang J, Zimmet J.  The late presenting STEMI: How EKG scores can be used to estimate event time. J Electrocardiol. 2016 Jul 5. Pii: S0022-0736. PMID: 27426204.

7.   Cohen J K, Santos GM, Moss NJ, Coffin PO, Block N, Klausner JD. Regular Clinic Attendance in Two Large San Francisco HIV Primary Care Settings. AIDS Care. 2015 Dec 11:1-6 PMID: 26654093

8.   Ciccarone D, Unick J, Cohen JK, Mars S, Rosenblum, D. Nationwide Increase in Hospitalizations for Heroin-related Soft Tissue Infections: Associations with Structural Market Conditions. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2016 Jun1; 163:126-33. PMID: 2715576

9.   Cohen JK, Lo YR, Caceres CF, Klausner JD.  WHO guidelines for HIV/STI prevention and care among MSM and transgender people: implications for policy and practice. WHO guideline working group.  Sex Trasm Infect. 2013 Nov; 9(7):536-8. PMID: 24123866

10.   Cohen JK, Flynn R, Boylan R,  Klausner JD.  Acceptability of Fingerprint Scanning for Personal Identification Among Patients Seeking HIV/STI-related services, Los Angeles, 2011.  J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2012 Dec 1;61(4): e59-60.  PMID: 23138730

11.   Cohen JK, Cisco RM, Scholten A, Mittmaker E, Duh QY . Case Report: Pheochromocytoma crisis resulting in acute heart failure and cardioembolic stroke in a 37-year-old man. Surgery 2014 Apr; 155(4):726-7.  PMID: 23305592

12.   Scholten A, Cisco, RM, Cohen JK, Mittmaker E, Duh QY.  Pheochromocytoma crisis is not a surgical emergency. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2013 Feb; 98(2):581-91. PMID: 23284003

13.   Cohen, JK and Klausner, JD. HIV testing update. Medical Laboratory Observer.  November 2011.

14.   Tamamizu-Kato S, Cohen JK, Drake CB, Kosaraju MG, Drury J, Narayanaswami V. Interaction with amyloid beta peptide compromises the lipid binding function of apolipoprotein E. Biochemistry. 2008 May 6;47(18):5225-34. Epub 2008 Apr 12. PMID: 18407659

15.   Kiss RS, Weers PM, Narayanaswami V, Cohen J, Kay CM, Ryan RO.  Structure-guided protein engineering modulates helix bundle exchangeable apolipoprotein properties. J Biol Chem. 2003 Jun 13;278(24):21952-9.  PMID: 12684504

16.   Cohen J.  Could a Chocolate Bar a Day Keep the Doctor Away?. Issues, Berkeley Undergraduate Medical Journal.  Spring 2004.



Alex Diaz, MD
Core Faculty

Medical School:

Centro de Estudios Universidad Xochicalco


Residency:

Internal Medicine, Highland Hospital - Alameda Health System


Clinical Interest / Committee Involvement:

Primary Care, Latino Health, Human Rights Clinic


Research Interest:

Medical Education, Mentorship, Bedside Diagnosis


Greatest Accomplishment:

My wonderful marriage.



Davida Flattery, DO, FACP
Primary Care Physician in Young Adult Transition Clinic

Undergraduate School:

University of California San Diego


Medical School:

Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine


Residency:

Primary Care Internal Medicine, Alameda Health System - Highland Hospital


Research Interest:

Residency curricula for improving health outcomes for patients with chronic illness



Blake Gregory, MD
Core Faculty

Medical School:

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center


Residency:

University of California San Francisco


Clinical Interest / Committee Involvement:

Mental Health in Primary Care; Quality Improvement; Resident Education; Wellbeing in Medicine; Integrative Medicine; Nutrition


Fun Facts:

My favorite pastime is baking. I rarely eat out and prefer to prepare my food myself at home. I make my own yogurt, bread, and kefir water.

Recent Presentation / Publication:

Gregory B, Larson AM, Reisch J, Lee WM; The Acute Liver Failure Study Group. Acetaminophen Dose Does Not Predict Outcome in Acetaminophen-Induced Acute Liver Failure. J Investig Med. 2010 Mar 19. PMID: 20305573



Benny Liu, MD
Core Faculty

Undergraduate School:

Washington University in St. Louis


Medical School:

University of Texas - Medical Branch at Galveston


Residency:

University of Michigan


Fellowship:

Gastroenterology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center


Clinical Interest / Committee Involvement:

Inflammatory Bowel Disease; Cholesterol Metabolism; Niemann Pick Type C Disease


Research Interest:

Cholestrol Metabolism and Lynsosmal Storage Disease



Scott Lynch, MD
Associate Program Co-Director / Preliminary Track

Undergraduate School:

Emory University


Medical School:

St. George's University


Residency:

Highland Hospital Internal Medicine


Clinical Interest / Committee Involvement:

Simulation medicine, bedside and classroom teaching, point-of-care ultrasound



Sunita Mistry, MD, FACP
Chief of Inpatient Division

Undergraduate School:

University of California, Davis


Medical School:

St. George’s University Medical School


Residency:

Alameda County Medical Center


Clinical Interest / Committee Involvement:

Quality Improvement and Patient Safety

Faculty mentor for ongoing QI projects

SHM/AAIM training in Quality Education Safety Academy



Steve Sackrin, MD
Core Faculty

Undergraduate School:

Yale University


Medical School:

UC San Francisco


Residency:

ACMC/Highland Hospital


Clinical Interest / Committee Involvement:

Simulation Medicine



Archana Sridhar, MD, M. Ed
Core Faculty

Undergraduate School:

Yale University


Medical School:

Harvard Medical School


Residency:

University of California, San Francisco


Clinical Interest / Committee Involvement:

Medical Education, in-patient quality improvement



Robert Wong, MD, MS
Core Faculty

Undergraduate School:

University of California, Berkeley


Medical School:

University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine


Residency:

California Pacific Medical Center


Fellowship:

Stanford University Hospitals and Clinics


Clinical Interest / Committee Involvement:

Chronic liver disease, including viral hepatitis, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, hepatocellular carcinoma


Research Interest:

Clinical epidemiology and outcomes research with a specific focus on viral hepatitis, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, hepatocellular carcinoma, and liver transplantation-related outcomes