Graduate Medical Education

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Program Director

  • Rajesh Gulati, M.D., FACP

    Professor of Clinical Medicine, UCR Health

    Internal Medicine

    Medical School: University College of Medical Sciences, University of Delhi, India

    Residency: Internal Medicine, SUNY Downstate affiliated Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, New York

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  • Elizabeth H. Morrison-Banks M.D., M.S.Ed.

    Program Director

    Neurology

    Health Sciences Clinical Professor of Neurology
    University of California, Riverside School of Medicine

    Medical School: Brown University School of Medicine

    Graduate School: University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA (Master of Science, medical education)

    Internship: Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, CA (family medicine)

    Residencies: Ventura County Medical Center, Ventura, CA (family medicine)

    University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA (neurology)

    Fellowship: University of California, Irvine (multiple sclerosis)

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  • Gregory Guldner, MD, MS, FACEP

    Program Director

    Emergency Medicine

    Medical School: Stanford University

    Residency Training: Loma Linda University Medical Center

    Graduate School: Masters in Clinical Psychology Purdue University

    Areas of Interest: Trauma, Military Medicine, Tactical Medicine, ED Critical Care, Resuscitation, Stress & Resiliency

Associate Program Directors

  • Sumanta Chaudhuri Saini, MD

    Associate Program Director

    Internal Medicine

    Academic Title: Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine, UCR Health

    Medical School: Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL.

    Residency: Internal Medicine, Cedars Sinai Medical Center Los Angeles, CA, Internal Medicine. McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL

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  • Jason An, MD

    Associate Program Director

    Emergency Medicine

    Medical School: Indiana University School of Medicine

    Residency Training: Loma Linda University Medical Center

    Areas of Interest: ED education, resident stress & wellness

  • Alina Popa, MD

    Associate Program Director, Internal Medicine

    Internal Medicine

    Academic title: Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, UCR Health

    Medical School: University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Timisoara, Romania

    Residency: St. John’s Episcopal Hospital, SUNY Brooklyn, NY

    Fellowship: Hospital Internal Medicine, Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, Rochester, MN

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Chief Resident

  • Stephen E. Wilkinson, MD

    Internal Medicine

    Medical School: Creighton University School of Medicine, Omaha, NE.

    Residency: Internal Medicine / Pediatrics, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI.

Core Faculty

  • Mohammad Kharazmi, MD

    Internal Medicine

    Academic Title: Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine, UCR Health

    Medical School: University of California, Irvine School of Medicine

    Residency: Internal Medicine, St. Mary Medical Center, Long Beach, CA

  • Hoveda Mufti, MD

    Internal Medicine

    Academic Title: Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine, UCR Health

    Medical School: Baqai Medical College, Karachi, Pakistan

    Residency: Internal Medicine, Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island, Brown University School of Medicine

  • Curtis Knight, MD

    Emergency Medicine

    Medical School: Loma Linda University

    Residency Training: Georgetown University Hospital/Washington Hospital Center

    Areas of Interest: Austere environment medical care, medical education, ED critical care

  • Stephen Patterson, MD

    EMS Director

    Emergency Medicine

    Medical School: University of California – Irvine

    Residency Training: Loma Linda University Medical Center

    Areas of Interest: Tactical medicine, EMS, aeromedicine, resuscitation

  • Chimezie Ubbaonu, MD

    Internal Medicine

    Academic title: Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine, UCR Health

    Medical School: College of Medicine, University of Lagos, Nigeria.

    Residency: Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. El Paso, TX

  • Robbi Dunn-Dixon, MD

    Emergency Medicine

    Medical School: Texas A& M Medical School & Health Science Center

    Residency Training: Loma Linda University Medical Center

    Areas of Interest: EMS, tactical medicine

  • Tommy Kim, MD FAAP FACEP

    Pediatric EM Education Director & Research Director

    Emergency Medicine

    Medical School: Loma Linda University

    Residency Training: Loma Linda University Medical Center

    Fellowship Training: Loma Linda University Medical Center

    Areas of Interest: Pediatric EM, Research Design

  • Charles Stout, M.D., Ph.D.

    Neurology

    Medical School: Loma Linda University School of Medicine, Loma Linda, CA

    Residency: Loma Linda University School of Medicine, Loma Linda, CA (radiology)

    Graduate School: University of California, Los Angeles (Ph.D.)

    Fellowships: Loma Linda University School of Medicine, Loma Linda, CA (NASA Noninvasive Imaging Laboratory)

    Loma Linda University School of Medicine, Loma Linda, CA (NCI Cancer Radiology)

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  • David Song, M.D.

    Core Faculty

    Neurology

    Health Sciences Clinical Professor of Neurology
    University of California, Riverside School of Medicine

    Medical School: Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA

    Internship: University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, CO (internal medicine)

    Residency: University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, CO (neurology)

    Fellowships: University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY (movement disorders and experimental therapeutics)

    University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, San Diego, CA (Parkinson disease and parkinsonism)

  • Lucas Friedman, MD, M.Ed.

    Director of Ultrasound Education

    Emergency Medicine

    Medical School: University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ.

    Residency Training: Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics, Combined Residency, Departments of Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

    Fellowship Training: Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

    Graduate School: M.Ed., (Masters of Education), Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

    Areas of Interest: Areas of Interest: Ultrasound, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Global Health, Simulation and Medical Education, Cultural Travel/Exploration, DIY projects

  • Lama Al-Khoury, M.D.

    Core Faculty

    Neurology

    Health Sciences Associate Clinical Professor of Neurology
    University of California, Riverside School of Medicine

    Medical School: American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon

    Residencies: American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon (internal medicine)

    University of Arkansas Medical Center, Little Rock, AK (neurology)

    Fellowships: University of California, San Diego, San Diego, CA (stroke)

    University of California, San Diego, San Diego, CA (cerebrovascular imaging)

  • Seema K. Tiwari-Woodruff, Ph.D.

    Faculty

    Neurology

    Associate Professor of Biomedical Sciences

    University of California, Riverside School of Medicine

    Graduate School: M.S., Chemistry, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL

    Ph.D., Physiology, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL

    Postdoctoral Fellowship: Department of Physiology/Neurology, School of Medicine, UCLA

  • Remus Popa, MD

    Internal Medicine

    Academic title: Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, UCR Health

    Medical School: University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Timisoara, Romania

    Residency: St. John’s Episcopal Hospital, SUNY Brooklyn, NY

  • Eddie Magee, MD

    Emergency Medicine

    Medical School: University of California – San Diego

    Residency Training: Alameda County Medical Center – Highland, California campus

    Areas of Interest: ED ultrasound, sports medicine, mass gathering medicine, international emergency medicine, EMR implementation, community youth outreach, sepsis, EM recruiting and retention, patient satisfaction.

  • Steven Kim, MD

    Medical Director and Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine

    Emergency Medicine

    Medical School: Loma Linda University

    Residency Training: Loma Linda University Medical Center

    Areas of Interest: ED Medical Director, ED flow metrics, Leadership, Professionalism

  • Claudia Munoz, M.D.

    Core Faculty

    Neurology

    Health Sciences Assistant Clinical Professor of Neurology
    University of California, Riverside School of Medicine

    Medical School: Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, Ohio

    Internship: Highland Hospital, Alameda County Medical Center, Oakland, CA (internal medicine)

    Residency: University of California, Irvine School of Medicine, Irvine, CA (neurology)

    Fellowship: Washington University Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, Missouri (epilepsy)

  • Rony Dekermenjian, M.D.

    Faculty

    Neurology

    Health Sciences Clinical Assistant Professor of Neurology
    University of California, Riverside School of Medicine

    Medical School: St. George’s University School of Medicine, St. George’s. Grenada

    Internship: Long Island College Hospital/SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY (internal medicine)

    Residency: Seton Hall University/New Jersey Neuroscience Institute, JFK Medical Center, Edison, NJ (neurology)

    Fellowship: Seton Hall University/New Jersey Neuroscience Institute, Sleep Medicine Center, Edison, NJ (sleep medicine)

Sub Specialty Education Coordinators

  • Ahmed El-Bershawi, MD

    SSEC: Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

    Internal Medicine

    Academic Title: Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine, UCR Health

    Medical School: Cairo University Medical School, Cairo, Egypt

    Residency: Internal Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

    Fellowship: University of New Mexico Albuquerque, NM, Sleep Disorders Center.

    University of Kansas Medical Center Kansas City, KS Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine.

    Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI Department of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Clinical Nutrition.

  • Andre Babajanians, MD

    Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine, UCR Health
    SSEC: Rheumatology

    Internal Medicine

    Medical School: Shiraz University, School of Medicine; Shiraz, Iran

    Residency: Harlem Hospital Center; New York, NY - (Internal Medicine)

    Fellowship: Case Western Reserve University at Metro Health Medical Center; Cleveland, OH - 1990 (Rheumatology)

  • Andrew Corr, MD

    SSEC: Geriatrics

    Internal Medicine

    Academic Title: Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine, UCR Health

    Medical School: Washington University, School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO

    Residency: Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland, OR; Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

    Fellowship: Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

  • Arbi G. Ohanian, M.D., M.S.

    Faculty

    Internal Medicine

    Health Sciences Clinical Assistant Professor of Neurology
    University of California, Riverside School of Medicine

    Medical School: Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA

    Internship: University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA (internal medicine)

    Residency: University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA (neurology)

    Fellowship: University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA (vascular neurology)

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  • Eric Choi, MD

    SSEC: Gastroenterology

    Internal Medicine

    Medical School: Temple Univ. School of Medicine

    Residency: Internal Medicine, Thomas Jefferson Univ. Hospital, Department of Medicine

    Fellowship: Gastroenterology and Hepatology, The Scripps Clinic, La Jolla, CA; Advanced Interventional Gastroenterology and Endosonography, UCLA Hospital, David Geffen School of Medicine of UCLA

  • Gerald Maguire, MD

    SSEC: Psychiatry

    Internal Medicine

    Academic Title: Professor and Chair, Department of Psychiatry and Neuroscience, UCR Health

    Medical School: St Louis University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO

    Residency:UC Irvine School of Medicine, CA

  • Haresh S. Jhangiani, MD, FACP, MBA

    SSEC: Oncology

    Internal Medicine

    Medical School: University of Bombay, India

    Residency: Internal Medicine, Kaiser Permanente, West Los Angeles, CA; Pediatrics, Martin Luther King Jr./Drew Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA; Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, St. Joseph Mercy Hospital. Pontiac, MI; General Surgery, Nair Hospital, Bombay, India

    Fellowship: Hematology Oncology, Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA; Hematology Oncology, Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles/City of Hope Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA

  • John A. Liquete, M.D.

    SSEC: Infectious Disease

    Internal Medicine

    Medical School: University of Santo Tomas School of Medicine, Philippines

    Residency: Internal Medicine, McLaren General Hospital, Michigan State University

    Fellowship: Infectious Disease, Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California

  • John A. Robertson, MD

    SSEC: Nephrology

    Internal Medicine

    Medical School: University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, Oklahoma, OK

    Residency: Internal Medicine, Oklahoma Medical Hospital, Oklahoma City, OK

    Fellowship: Nephrology, UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA

  • Mimi Sen Biswas, MD

    SSEC: Cardiology

    Internal Medicine

    Medical School: University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

    Residency: Cedar Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA

    Fellowships: Women's Heath Fellowship and MHSC: Duke University Medical Center/Durham VAMC, Durham, NC

    Cardiology: Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC

  • Rehana Baqai, MD

    SSEC Hematology

    Internal Medicine

    Medical School: Fatima Jinnah Medical College, Lahore, Pakistan

    Residency: Northeastern affiliated Pennsylvania residency, VA medical center, Wilkes-Barre, PA

    Fellowship: UC Irvine School of Medicine, CA

  • Steve Kim, MD

    SSEC: Emergency Medicine

    Internal Medicine

    Academic Title: Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine, UC Riverside School of Medicine

    Medical school: Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, CA

    Residency: Wayne State University Grace Hospital; Loma Linda University Medical Center, Loma Linda, CA

  • Suvesh Chandiok, MD

    SSEC: Endocrinology

    Internal Medicine

    Academic Title: Associate Clinical Professor, UCR Health

    Medical School: All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi

    Residency: Internal Medicine University Hospital New Jersey

    Fellowship: Endocrinology, UCLA School of Medicine, Center for Health Sciences