Department of
Internal Medicine at Highland Hospital
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Myndee Tran
Division: Internal Medicine
Residency Program Administrator

About Me:

I am excited and proud to work in the Internal Medicine Residency Program which houses a team of strong, caring, and incredible physicians, faculty, and house staff that believe in making a difference. 


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Aaron Pardini, MD, FACE

Chief, Division of Endocrinology Alameda Health System
Director, Diabetes Clinic at Highland Hospital
Assistant Professor, UCSF Department of Internal Medicine

Medical School:

American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine

Residency:

University of Texas Medical Branch

Fellowship:

University of Washington School of Medicine

Clinical Interest:

Diabetes, thyroid disorders, pituitary disorder; American Association of Clinical Endocrinologist Nutrition Scientific committee member- 2013-present

Fun Facts:

I originally wanted to be a marine biologist but during my junior year in college I decided to go into medicine. Years later in medical school I had a spontaneous pneumothorax which made scuba diving too risky (I had been scuba diving since age 16). Guess I made the right career choice!

Recent Publications:

Grand Rounds lecture- Hypercalcemia: Diagnostic Approach and Treatment, May 2014

Noon Conference lecture- Management of Hyperglycemia in the Noncritical Care Setting, July 2014


Marwan Abdelrahim, MBBS

Medical School:

University of Khartoum, Sudan


Abeer Kaldas

Virginia Adewole, MD

Medical School:

University of California, Davis


Ryann Ahern

Medical School: St. George's University


Samira Ahmed

Medical School: Mymensingh Medical College, Mymensingh Bangladesh



Medical School: Universite Hassan II, Faculte de Medecine et de Pharmacie


Michael Ajuria, MD

Medical School:

St. George’s University, Grenada


Nadia Akhlaq, MBBS

Medical School:

Dow Medical College, Pakistan



Medical School: St. George's University


Adelaida Alfiler

Medical School: St. George's University


Maria Alvarado-Garcia, MD

Medical School:

University of California, Davis


Claire Anicete, MD

Medical School:

St. George's University


Matthew Auyoung, MD

Medical School:

SUNY at Syracuse Health Science College of Medicine
 


Avetis Azizyan

Amy Baca, MD

Medical School:

University of New Mexico School of Medicine
 


Rachel Baden, MD

Chair, Department of Medicine

Undergraduate School:

Princeton University

Medical School:

University of Texas Southwestern

Residency:

Parkland Health and Hospital System, University of Texas Southwestern 

Fellowship:

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School

Clinical Interest:

1) HIV  

2) Hepatitis C 

3) Hepatitis B 

4) General Infectious Diseases

Research Interest:

1) HIV and Hepatitis Co-infection 

2) Hepatitis C in Women

3) Telemedicine to increase access to care

Recent Publications:

Naggie S, Cooper C, Saag M, Workowski K, Ruane P, Towner WJ, Marks K, Luetkemeyer A, Baden RP, Sax PE, Gane E, Santana-Bagur J, Stamm LM, Yang JC, German P, Dvory-Sobol H, Ni L, Pang PS, McHutchison JG, Stedman CA, Morales-Ramirez JO, Bräu N, Jayaweera D, Colson AE, Tebas P, Wong DK, Dieterich D, Sulkowski M; ION-4 Investigators. Ledipasvir and Sofosbuvir for HCV in Patients Coinfected with HIV-1. N Engl J Med. 2015 Jul 21.

 

Jain S, Rajasingham R, Noubary F, Coonahan E, Schoeplein R, Baden R, Curry M, Afdhal N, Kumar S, Pollock NR. Performance of an Optimized Paper-Based Test for Rapid Visual Measurement of Alanine Aminotransferase (ALT) in Fingerstick and Venipuncture Samples. PLoS One. 2015 May 28;10(5):e0128118.

 

Baden R, Rockstroh JK, Buti M. Natural history and management of hepatitis C: does sex play a role? J Infect Dis. 2014 Jul 15;209 Suppl 3:S81-5. 



Medical School: St. George's University


Sophie Barbant, MD
Division: Cardiology
Director, NonInvasive Cardiac Lab
Assistant Clinical Professor at UCSF

Medical School:

Université René Descartes

Residency:

California Pacific Medical Center

Fellowship:

California Pacific Medical Center

Clinical Interest:

Echocardiography, Cardiovascular CT, Nuclear Cardiology, Women and Heart Disease, Medical Education

Research Interest:

Echocardiography, Cardiovascular CT

Recent Publications:

An unusual cause of congestive heart failure in a young woman.

Adler NA, Snoey ER, Barbant SD. J Emerg Med. 2013 Dec;45(6):e193-6. doi: 10.1016/j.jemermed.2013.05.027. Epub 2013 Oct 2. PMID: 24094805 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Recent Presentations:

Atrial Fibrillation

Echocardiographic Evaluation

Women and Heart Disease

Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction

Pericardial Disease


Jonathan Bartolome
Division: Internal Medicine
Residency Program Coordinator

About Me:

I am honored to serve the community we live in through the development of these hardworking and caring residents. 


Ingrid Bauer, MD

Medical School:

University of California, San Fancisco School of Medicine
 


Lyn Berry, MD
Division: Primary Care
Division Chief, Primary Care

Undergraduate School:

UC Berkeley

Medical School:

UC San Francisco

Residency:

Highland Hospital Internal Medicine

Clinical Interest:

Health policy, patient centered medical home, process improvement and quality outcomes, reducing preventable hospital readmissions, diabetes care.

Research Interest:

Chronic disease management, quality improvement, diabetes care

Recent Publications:

Quality improvement for residents--2 noon conferences Reducing Readmissions


Monica Bhargava, MD
Division: Critical Care

Undergraduate School:

Stanford University

Medical School:

Harvard Medical School

Residency:

Stanford Hospital and Clinics

Fellowship:

Stanford Hospital and Clinics

Recent Publications:

“HIV in the ICU: National Outcomes of Patients in the ART Era.”
Authors: Monica Bhargava, Jay Bhattacharya
Organization: Abstract and poster presentation at the annual meeting of the American Thoracic Society, San Francisco, CA (selected by ATS for press release)
Date: May 2012
 

Recent Presentations:

“Black Race is Associated with Preferential Use of Hospice at Home vs. a Skilled Nursing Facility.”
Authors: Cyrena T. Simons, Monica Bhargava, Jay Bhattacharya
Organization: Abstract and poster presentation at the annual meeting of the Society for Medical Decision Making, Chicago, Illinois
Date: October 2011
 


Taft Bhuket, MD
Division: Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Division Chief, Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Director, Endoscopy Unit
Assistant Clinical Professor at UCSF

Undergraduate School:

University of Texas at Austin

Medical School:

University of Texas Southwestern Medical School

Residency:

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Fellowship:

University of Michigan Medical Center

Clinical Interest:

Complications of liver disease, gastrointestinal bleeding, inflammatory bowel disease, and colorectal cancer

Research Interest:

Colorectal cancer in the underserved

Recent Publications:

Challenges and possible solutions to colorectal cancer screening for the underserved.

Gupta S, Sussman DA, Doubeni CA, Anderson DS, Day L, Deshpande AR, Elmunzer BJ, Laiyemo AO, Mendez J, Somsouk M, Allison J, Bhuket T, Geng Z, Green BB, Itzkowitz SH, Martinez ME. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2014 Apr;106(4):dju032. doi: 10.1093/jnci/dju032. Epub 2014 Mar 28. Review.

FIT testing: an overview.

Day LW, Bhuket T, Allison J. Curr Gastroenterol Rep. 2013 Nov;15(11):357. doi: 10.1007/s11894-013-0357-x. Review.

Diversity of endoscopy center operations and practice variation across California's safety-net hospital system: a statewide survey.

Day LW, Bhuket T, Inadomi JM, Yee HF. BMC Res Notes. 2013 Jun 15;6:233. doi: 10.1186/1756-0500-6-233

Recent Presentations:

AHS Department of Medicine Grand Rounds: "An Introduction to Cirrhosis"


Vanessa Bleecher, MD

Medical School:

University of Hawaii, John A. Burns School of Medicine


Brandon Boesch, DO
Division: Inpatient Medicine
Hospitalist

Medical School:

Touro University

Residency:

Alameda Medical Center- Highland Hospital

Clinical Interest:

Point-of-Care Ultrasound, Medicine Consult, Physician Wellness, Evidence Based Medicine, High Value Care

Research Interest:

Point-of-care ultrasound in internal medicine and perioperative medicine care.

Committee Involvement:

Touro University California Alumni Association Board Member

ACP National Poster Competition Abstract Reviewer

Fun Facts:

When not at the hospital, I enjoy rooting on the A’s, eating and drinking at the amazing restaurants in Oakland, and hiking with my wife Isabelle, daughter Grace, and dog Bacchus.

Recent Publications:

O. Fried, MD, B. Boesch, DO, I. Subramanian, MD, FACP. A Novel Education Tool Improves Inhaler Technique in a County Hospital-a pilot study. (Submitted for review)

B. Boesch, DO, S. Lahsaeizadeh, MD, T. Rose, MD, FACP. Diagnostic Delay in Takayasu Arteritis. Presented at ACP National meeting in San Diego, CA 4/9/2011, Northern California ACP meeting 11/20/2010, and EM/IM Reseach conference at Highland Hospital 5/2011.


Yael Bogler

Undergraduate School:

Sackler School of Medicine


Hena Borneo, DO

Associate Program Co-Director / Preliminary Track
Core Faculty

Undergraduate School:

Stanford University

Graduate School:

Masters in Public Health with major in Infectious Diseases, UC Berkeley School of Public Health

Medical School:

Western University of Health Sciences

Residency:

Internal Medicine, UCLA-Olive View

Clinical Interest:

International health, international development, health disparitites


Candice Branch

Medical School: St. George's University


Mary Bui

Garland Castaneda, MD

Undergraduate School:

University of Colorado - Denver

Fun Facts:

I have played the alto saxophone since 4th grade.
 


Jessica Chew, MD

Medical School:

Georgetown University



Medical School: St. George's University



Medical School: UC Irvine


Melissa Chubbuck, MD

Medical School:

University of Washington


Jenny Cohen, MD, MPH
Division: Internal Medicine
Core Faculty

Medical School:

University of California, San Francisco

Residency:

UCSF / University of California Primary Care Program

Clinical Interest:

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

Research Interest:

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

Recent Publications:

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, Cohen JK. “PAP-Apocalypse: Using Population Health and Panel Management to Improve Low Rates of Cervical Cancer Screening in a Safety-Net Resident Clinic.” Abstract submitted to 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.

Recent Presentations:

1.  Jenny K. Cohen, Lisa Leng, Mili Adhikari, Carima Smith, Blake Gregory, Palav Babaria, Lyn Berry, and Davida Flattery. No ifs, ands, or butts: Leveraging population health to focus on the care of patients who smoke. Society of General Internal Medicine National Conference. 2017.

2.   C.H. Senter, J. K. Cohen, R. Laponis. Resident Injection Clinic: Teaching Procedural Skills in a Primary Care Residency Program. American Medical Association Society for Sports Medicine Annual Conference. 2017.

3.   Blake Gregory, Jenny Cohen, Davida Flattery, and Lyn Berry.  Panel Management in a Resident Primary Care Clinic: A Platform for Population Health. IHI National Meeting 2016.

4.   Jenny K. Cohen. Choosing the right needle for the right haystack: using a diagnostic algorithm to diagnose an uncommon cause of unifocal lymphadenopathy.  Clinical Vignette.  2016 National SGIM meeting.  2016 SGIM National Meeting.

5.   Jenny K. Cohen, R. Laponis, and C.H. Senter.  Injecting Musculoskeletal Procedural Skills into a Primary Care Curriculum: The Resident Injection Clinic.  2016 SGIM California-Hawaii Regional Meeting.

6.   Jenny K. Cohen and Amy Garlin.  If I Had a (Reflex) Hammer: Using New Tools to Address an Old Problem. AAMC Western Group on Educational Affairs.  May4-7, 2013, Irvine, Ca

7.   Jenny K. Cohen, Kathleen Coggshall, Maria Wamsley, Patricia O’Sullivan, Christopher Stewart.  How Identity May Inform Challenges to Medical Student Engagement with Intprofessional Education. AAMC Western Group on Educational Affairs.  May4-7, 2013, Irvine, Ca.

8.   Jenny K. Cohen, Risa Flynn, Robert Boylan, Jeffrey D. Klausner. Acceptability of Fingerprint Scanning for Personal Identification Among Patients Seeking HIV/STI-related services, Los Angeles, 2011. 7th International Conference on HIV Treatment and Prevention Adherence.  June 3-5, 2012, Miami Beach, Florida.

9.   Jenny Cohen, Van Vuong, Eloy Romero, Kevin Phung, Thomas Blair. Overcoming language barriers in health care for Vietnamese-speaking elders: results of the CLIP card pilot.  7th Annual Family and Community Medicine Colloquium Dedicated to Jonathan (Jack) Rodnick, MD, San Francisco, Ca.

10.   Sona R. Saha, Melissa Kew, Jenny K. Cohen, Jeffrey H. Burack. Impact of Socio-demographic and Contextual Factors on Low CD4 Lymphocyte Count at First Presentation for HIV Care. Fourth International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention, July 22-25, 2007, Sydney, Australia.

11.   Sona R. Saha, Lauren Sanders, Jenny K. Cohen, Jeffrey H. Burack.Social Networks Based Rapid HIV Testing and Linkage to Care. Seventeenth International AIDS Conference, August 3-8, 2008, Mexico City, Mexico.

12.   Sona R. Saha, Lauren Sanders, Jenny K. Cohen, Jeffrey H. Burack. Reaching High Risk Populations Patient Social Networks to Promote Rapid HIV Testing and Linkage to Care. 2008 National Summit on HIV Diagnosis, Prevention, and Access to Care, November 19-21, 2008, Arlington, VA.

13.   Cohen, J. Consequence of apolipoprotein E/amyloid peptide interaction in amyloid proteopathy.  CHORI Symposium Poster Presentation, 26 May 2006, Oakland, Ca.

14.   Cohen, J.  Functional consequence of apolipoprotein E/amyloid peptide interaction in Alzheimer's disease amyloid proteopathy. American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 3 April 2006, San Francisco, Ca. 


David Tian, MD, MPP
Division: Internal Medicine

Graduate School:

Harvard Kennedy School of Government

Medical School:

Harvard Medical School

Residency:

University of California, San Francisco

San Francisco General Hospital Primary Care Track (SFPC)

Clinical Interest:

Primary Care in Underserved Communities

Integrated Addiction Care in Primary Care

Research Interest:

Patient Safety and Quality Improvement in Primary Care



Medical School: Shiraz University of Medical Sciences


Dennis Lambert

Assistant Residency Program Coordinator

About Me:

I am proud to serve the community by supporting the development of compassionate physicians at Highland Hospital.


Alex Diaz, MD

Core Faculty

Medical School:

Centro de Estudios Universidad Xochicalco

Residency:

Internal Medicine, Highland Hospital - Alameda Health System

Clinical Interest:

Primary Care, Latino Health, Human Rights Clinic

Research Interest:

Medical Education, Mentorship, Bedside Diagnosis



Medical School: St. George's University


Robert Doud, MD


Dorothy Do

Medical School: St. George's University


Minh Do

Alexander Duffy

Loc Duong, MD

Medical School:

University of Washington


Dan Dutcher, MD

Medical School:

University of Minnesota


Fanny Du, MD

Medical School:

University of Michigan

Committee Involvement:

Becoming a doctor! And doing it in Michigan—my first winter there, they called it the “Polar Vortex.”


Howard Edelstein, MD
Division: Adult Immunology, HIV Services
Division Chief, Adult Immunology

Undergraduate School: University of California at Berkeley

Medical School: University of California at Los Angeles School of Medicine

Residency: Highland General Hospital

Fellowship: Veteran's Administration, Martinez, CA

Recent Publications:

A Multicenter, Randomized, Double-Blind, Comparative Trial of Maraviroc + Darunavir/Ritonavir Versus Emtricitabine/Tenofovir + Darunavir/Ritonavir for the Treatment of Antiretroviral-naive HIV-Infected Patients with CCR5-Tropic HIV-1 A4001095 (2011-Present)

Recent Presentations:

A Phase 3b Open Label Study to Evaluate Switching From Regimens Consisting of a Non-nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitor (NNTRI) Plus Emtricitabine (FTC)  and Tenofovir DF (TDF) to the Elvitegravir/Cobicistat/Emtricitabine/Tenofovir DF Single-Tablet Regimen (EVG/COBI/FTC/TDF) in Virologically Suppressed, HIV-1 Infected Patients. GS-US-236-0121
 


Chika Egbe, MD


Elisa Lau

Eliza Hagen, MD, MBA

Epileptologist/Neurologist
Director for Critical Care EEG and Epilepsy Program

Medical School:

University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Carol Davila, Bucharest

Residency:

Neurology, Medical College of Wisconsin

Fellowship:

Clinical Neurophysiology, Medical College of Wisconsin

Epilepsy, Medical College of Wisconsin

Executive Healthcare MBA, University of Hawai'i at Manoa

Clinical Interest:

Epilepsy, Refractory seizures, Status epilepticus, EEG in the ICU setting, Ketogenic Diet in Epilepsy, Nutrition, Women and Epilepsy


Mira Elnan, MD

Medical School:

Rosalind Franklin University


Emma Shak, MD
Division: Internal Medicine

Medical School:

Emory University 

Residency:

Emory University, Primary Care Track

University of California, San Francisco

Clinical Interest:

Primary Care, Health Disparities and Social Justice, Hepatitis C, Tuberculosis, Public Health 

Research Interest:

Medical Education and Curricular Development

Recent Publications:

E Shak, R Ramonell, S Livingston. “Too much of a good thing: Calcium channel blocker toxicity associated with ritonavir.” Poster presentation at the Society of General Internal Medicine Annual Meeting, Hollywood, Florida, May11-14, 2016.

E Shak, AM France, L Cowan, A Starks, J Grant. “Representativeness of tuberculosis genotyping surveillance in the United States, 2009–2010.” Public Health Reports. 2015 Nov/Dec; 130(6):596-601.

MB Haddad, K Mitruka, JE Oeltmann, EB Johns, TR Navin. Characteristics of tuberculosis cases that started outbreaks in the United States, 2002-2011. Emerg Infect Dis. 2015 Mar; 21(3):508-10.



Medical School: Shiraz Medical School


Colin Feeney, MD, FACP

Chief, Division of Critical Care; Director, MICU; Assistant Program Director, Pulmonary/Critical Care Fellowship

Undergraduate School:

Harvard College

Medical School:

Case Western Reserve University

Residency:

Highland General Hospital

Clinical Interest:

Chairman, Library Committee, Highland General Hospital Chairman, Critical Care Committee, Alameda County Medical Center Chairman, California Organ Donor Committee, Alameda County Medical Center Chairman, Continuing Medical Education Committee, Alameda Health System (formally ACMC) Chairman, ICU Operations Committee, AHS Clinical Competence Committee, AHS Hand Hygiene Campaign, Physician Champion, AHS Research Committee (RACI) – AHS Value Analysis Committee – AHS End of Life Committee - AHS

Research Interest:

Substance abuse; Scoring Systems; Palliative Care

Recent Publications:

Kiefer, Matthew, MD, Feeney, Colin, MD, FACP, Management of Subcutaneous Emphysema with “Gills”: Case Report and Review of the Literature.  Journal of Emergency Medicine, Vol. 45, No. 5, pp. 666-669, 2013.

Feeney, Colin, MD, FACP, Validation of an Alcohol Withdrawal protocol, in progress. 

Losonczy, Lia, MD, Johnson, Brian, MD, Li, Jessica, MD, Sidhu, Jasmine, MD, Feeney, Colin, MD, FACP. Seronegative catastrophic antiphosphoslipid syndrome in a young female presenting with a headache. Submitted.

Recent Presentations:

Sidhu, Jasmine, MD, Morris, Kelly, DO, Feeney, Colin, MD, FACP, Not your average headache: a rare case of seronegative catastrophic antiphospholipid syndrome. ACP 2013.

Cipta-Tatum, Jillian, MD, Feeney, Colin, MD, FACP, Treating an old clot with new tricks: Emerging treatment options when anticoagulation fails. ACP 2013.


Laura Fernandez, MD

Associate Medical Director, K6 Primary Care Clinic

Medical School:

Emory University

Residency:

George Washington University

Fellowship:

Harvard Medical School Multicampus Geriatric Medicine Fellowship

Clinical Interest:

Comprehensive geriatric medicine, cognitive assessment, care of the cognitively impaired patient, frailty, mobility assessment, maintenance of independence in aging persons

Research Interest:

Medical education, including continuing education and inter-professional education; clinical innovation, including novel models of care delivery for management of complex, high-need patients

Recent Publications:

Perry Fernandez L, Romanovsky L, Javedan H. “Geriatric Consultation and Expertise for the Hospitalized Patient.” Hosp Med Clin 5 (2016): 507-17.
Perry Fernandez L, Catalanotti J, Croffoot J. “Unwarranted Cancer Screening: A Teachable Moment.” JAMA Intern Med 176 (2016): 590-1.


Davida Flattery, DO, FACP

Primary Care Physician in Young Adult Transition Clinic
Primary Preceptor in Resident Continuity Clinic
Core Faculty

Volunteer Clinical Faculty at University of California at San Francisco


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

Committee Involvement:

Adjunct Clinical Faculty at Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine

Instructor of Stanford Clinical Teaching Model

Society of Gen. Internal Medicine TEACH fellow

Instructor for Highland Hospital/Kaiser Oakland Resident Teaching Scholars Program

Recent Presentations:

J Sladek, D Flattery. “Improving IM Resident’s Counseling Skills Using a Motivational Interviewing based Training Website”. Poster presentation given at the Society of General Internal Medicine regional meeting at Stanford University, March 2014

I. Schafhalter-Zoppoth, A. Walther, D. Flattery. “Exclusion of Non-English Speaking, Recently Released Prisoners”. American Journal of Public Health. 2013 June; Vol. 103, No. 6: e1.

S. Abramowitz, D. Flattery, K. Franses, L. Berry. “Linking a Motivational Interviewing Curriculum to the Chronic Care Model.” J. General Internal Medicine. 2010 Sep; 25 Supplement 4:S620-6

“Evidence-based Management of Venous Thromboembolism,” Grand Rounds lecture for Department of Surgery, University of California San Francisco-East Bay


Division: Geriatrics and Palliative Care
Director of Palliative Services/ Palliative care in Hospitalized Patients

Undergraduate School:

Harvard Extension School

Medical School:

University of Massachusetts

Residency:

Highland Internal Medicine Care

Clinical Interest:

Palliative Care

Research Interest:

Physician patient communication


Thomas Frohlich, MD
Division: Cardiology
Division Chief, Cardiology

Undergraduate School:

University of Michigan, BA and Stanford University, MA

Medical School:

University of Michigan

Residency:

Northwestern University, Chicago

Fellowship:

Northwestern University, Chicago

Clinical Interest:

Interventional Cardiology

Recent Presentations:

Interventional Cardiology Pre-Operative Evaluation


Daniel Georgie, MD

Medical School:

George Washington University School of Medicine

Fun Facts:

I play three instruments: piano, guitar, and drums.


Yidi Ge, MD

Medical School:

University of Rochester


Dina Ginzberg, DO

Medical School:

Philadelphia College


Christina Goette

Golaun Odbaei, MD

Medical School:

St. George's University

Residency:

Alameda County Medical Center

Fellowship:

University of California, Davis


Chantal Gomes, DO

Medical School:

Touro College


Blake Gregory, MD

Core Faculty
K6 Medical Director

Medical School:

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Residency:

University of California San Francisco

Clinical Interest:

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 Publications:

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

Recent Presentations:

June, Oct 2013 SFGH Intern Immersion Invited Talks “Depression in Primary Care,” 1 hour talk

March, Sept 2013, Pre-Clinic Conference Series, SFGH General Medicine Clinic “Understanding Generalized Anxiety Disorder,” 30 minute talk      

July 2013 Med Student EKG Teaching, SFGH Dept. of Medicine “EKG Basics,” “Supraventricular Tachycardia,” 1 hour talks

July, Sept 2013 Psychiatry Intern Teaching Series, SFGH Dept. of Psychiatry “Common Medicine Cross Cover Calls,” 2 hour talk

Sept 2013: Medicine Grand Rounds, SFGH Dept of Medicine Wrote up and presented unknown CPS case to visiting professor

May 2013: R3 Talk, UCSF Dept. of Medicine “Navigating the Difficult Patient Encounter,” 1 hour talk


Paula Gutierrez, MD

Medical School:

University of California, Irvine


Astrid Haefner

Marwa Hakimi, MD

Medical School:

University of California, Davis


Chahal Harinder

Lauren Hassoun, MD

Medical School:

Univeristy of California, Davis



Medical School: Touro University


Sulma (Jessica) Herrera, MD

Medical School:

University of Washington School of Medicine
 



Medical School: Boston University School of Medicine


Shenche Hshieh, MD

Medical School:

Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University


Henry Hsiao, MD

Medical School:

St. George's University


Donovan Huynh, MD

Medical School:

University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

Fun Facts:

I've been a part of commercials and music videos. I've partied with Jerry Jones.



Medical School: New York Medical College


David Irwin, MD

About Me:

Dr. Irwin trained in Pennsylvania, receiving medical degrees in Hematology and Medical Oncology with special interest in cancer research. Dr. Irwin has been in practice in the Bay Area for 13 years, and is currently a principal investigator in SWOG clinical trials


Medical School: Shiraz University of Medical Sciences


Jennifer Hughes, MD

Medical School:

St. Georges University

Residency:

Internal Medicine, Alameda Health System - Highland Hospital

Clinical Interest:

Hospitalist


John Hayward, MD

Undergraduate School:

UCSB

Medical School:

USC

Residency:

Cottage Hospital, Santa Barbara, CA

Fellowship:

Oncology and Hematology, USC

Committee Involvement:

Ethics Committee

Fun Facts:

Rides a Harley 1200R.


Medical School: Kakatiya Medical College


Katherine Rausa, MD

Medical School:

University of Illinois

Residency:

Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Fellowship:

Albert Einstein College of Medicine



Medical School: Govt. Medical College Amritsar, India


Kelly Morris, DO

Medical School:

Touro University



Medical School: Wayne State University School of Medicine


Jonathan Khersonsky

Henry Koh

Medical School: Chicago Medical School



Medical School: UC Davis


Kim Ming Wu

Medical School: Touro University


Medical School: Universidad Boliviana Major de San Andres


Palak Kumar, MD

Medical School:

St. George's University


Li Kuo Kong, MD


Sanah Ladhani, MD

Medical School:

Vanderbilt University



Medical School: Shiraz University of Medical Sciences


Lillian Lai

Medical School: UC San Diego


Claudia Landau, PhD, MD
Division: Geriatrics and Palliative Care
Chief of Geriatrics and Palliative Care

Assistant Clinical Professor at UCSF


Undergraduate School:

UC Berkeley

Medical School:

UC Davis

Residency:

University of Chicago Hospital and Clinics

Fellowship:

Stanford University

Clinical Interest:

Cognitive Impairment

Affective Disorders

Stress and Coping

Integrative Medicine for Elders

Falls

Research Interest:

Neuroendocrinology of Stress, Cognitive Assessment in Diverse Cultures, Community Bases, fall prevention

Committee Involvement:

IRB, RACI, Ethics Committee, Curriculum Committee, HAPU committee

Recent Presentations:

Geriatric Assessment