Geriatric Medicine Los Angeles Medical Center - Faculty

Los Angeles Medical Center

Jeegar Rana, DO, MHA
Program Director, Geriatric Medicine Fellowship

Jeegar Rana, DO, MHA
Program Director, Geriatric Medicine Fellowship

Medical School

Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine

Residency Training

Family Medicine, Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles

Fellowship Training

Geriatric Medicine, Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles

Clinical Interests

Polypharmacy, Transitions of Care, Spiritual Care

Board Certifications:

Family Medicine, Geriatric Medicine

Aleksandr Lewicki, MD
Associate Program Director, Geriatric Medicine Fellowship

Aleksandr Lewicki, MD
Associate Program Director, Geriatric Medicine Fellowship

Medical School

Boston University School of Medicine

Residency Training

Family Medicine, Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles

Fellowship Training

Geriatric Medicine, Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles

Board Certifications:

Family Medicine, Geriatric Medicine

Jarrod Carrol, MD
Associate Program Director, Geriatric Medicine Fellowship (West LA)

Jarrod Carrol, MD
Associate Program Director, Geriatric Medicine Fellowship (West LA)

Medical School

Howard University College of Medicine

Residency Training

Internal Medicine, Wake Forest University

Fellowship Training

Geriatric Medicine, UCLA/VA Multicampus Program

Clinical Interests

Memory assessment and Dementia Care, Caregiver burden, Sleep and Depression in the Elderly, Medical Education

Board Certifications:

Internal Medicine, Geriatric Medicine

Charlene Raman, BA
Residency Program Administrator

Charlene Raman, BA
Residency Program Administrator

Anthony Hou, MD
Chief, LAMC Dept of Geriatrics & Palliative Medicine; Physician Director, SCMPG Elder Abuse Program

Anthony Hou, MD
Chief, LAMC Dept of Geriatrics & Palliative Medicine; Physician Director, SCMPG Elder Abuse Program

Medical School

Keck School of Medicine at USC

Residency Training

Family Medicine, Kaiser Permanente Woodland Hills

Fellowship Training

Geriatric Medicine, University of California, Irvine Program

Clinical Interests

Dementia, memory impairment, elder abuse

Board Certifications:

Family Medicine, Geriatric Medicine, Hospice & Palliative Medicine

Kuo-Wei Lee, MD, FAAFP
Assistant Chief, LAMC Dept of Geriatrics & Palliative Medicine; Medical Director, Home Health (LAMC), Physician Lead, LAMC Care at Home Platform

Kuo-Wei Lee, MD, FAAFP
Assistant Chief, LAMC Dept of Geriatrics & Palliative Medicine; Medical Director, Home Health (LAMC), Physician Lead, LAMC Care at Home Platform

Medical School

Keck School of Medicine at USC

Residency Training

Family Medicine, Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles

Fellowship Training

Geriatric Medicine, Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles

Clinical Interests

Falls, Polypharmacy, Depression, Successful Aging

Board Certifications:

Family Medicine, Geriatric Medicine, Hospice & Palliative Medicine

Peter Khang, MD, MPH, FAAFP
Director, Dignified Journeys (LAMC)

Peter Khang, MD, MPH, FAAFP
Director, Dignified Journeys (LAMC)

Medical School

University of Connecticut School of Medicine

Residency Training

Family Medicine, Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles

Fellowship Training

Geriatric Medicine, UCLA/VA Multicampus Program

Clinical Interests

Polypharmacy and Adverse Drug Reactions, Evidence-Based Medicine, Dementia Syndromes, Functional Assessment

Board Certifications:

Family Medicine, Geriatric Medicine, Hospice & Palliative Medicine

Wendy Chang, MD

Wendy Chang, MD

Medical School

Albany Medical College, New York

Residency Training

Internal Medicine, Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles

Fellowship Training

Geriatric Medicine, UCLA/VA Multicampus Program

Clinical Interests

Dementia and associated behavioral difficulties

Board Certifications:

Internal Medicine, Geriatric Medicine, Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Parmis Pouya, MD

Parmis Pouya, MD

Medical School

University of Leicester and University College London, England

Residency Training

Internal Medicine, Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science

Fellowship Training

Geriatric Medicine, UCLA/VA Multicampus Program

Clinical Interests

Exercise in elderly and end of life care

Board Certifications:

Internal Medicine, Geriatric Medicine, Hospice & Palliative Medicine

Rafael Salas, MD

Rafael Salas, MD

Medical School

David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Residency Training

Internal Medicine, Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science

Fellowship Training

Geriatric Medicine, Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science

Clinical Interests

Delirium, Cognitive Impairment, Inpatient Palliative Care

Board Certifications:

Internal Medicine, Geriatric Medicine

Dov Shalman, MD
Program Director, Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship

Dov Shalman, MD
Program Director, Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship

Medical School

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

Residency Training

Internal Medicine, California Pacific Medical Center

Fellowship Training

Palliative Medicine, Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles

Board Certifications:

Internal Medicine, Hospice & Palliative Medicine

An Tran, MD

An Tran, MD

Medical School

University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Residency Training

Internal Medicine, Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles

Fellowship Training

Geriatric Medicine, Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles

Board Certifications:

Internal Medicine, Geriatric Medicine

Wesley Woo, MD, FAAHPM

Wesley Woo, MD, FAAHPM

Medical School

Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California

Residency Training

Combined Internal Medicine-Pediatrics, LAC+USC Medical Center

Fellowship Training

Geriatric Medicine, LAC+USC Medical Center

Clinical Interests

Delirium in the Elderly, Adult and Pediatric Hospice & Palliative Care

Board Certifications:

Internal Medicine, Geriatric Medicine, Hospice & Palliative Medicine

Hana Yu, DO

Hana Yu, DO

Medical School

Touro COM- New York

Residency Training

 Internal Medicine Residency, Northwell’s Staten Island University Hospital

Fellowship Training

 Geriatric Fellowship, New York University (NYU) School of Medicine; Hospice & Palliative Medicine Fellowship, NYU School of Medicine

Board Certifications:

American Board of Internal Medicine; Geriatric Medicine; Hospice & Palliative Medicine

West Los Angeles Medical Center Campus

Jeffrey D. Mariano, MD, AGSF
Associate Program Director, Geriatric Medicine Fellowship(West LA), Chief WLA Geriatrics & Palliative Medicine Department; Assistant Clinical Professor KP School of Medicine; Physician Director Home Health (WLA)

Jeffrey D. Mariano, MD, AGSF
Associate Program Director, Geriatric Medicine Fellowship(West LA), Chief WLA Geriatrics & Palliative Medicine Department; Assistant Clinical Professor KP School of Medicine; Physician Director Home Health (WLA)

Medical School

University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine

Residency Training

Internal Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Fellowship Training

Geriatric Medicine, UCLA/VA Multicampus Program

Clinical Interests

Medical Student and Residency Geriatric Education, Geriatric Oncology, Functional and Geriatric Assessment, Palliative and End of Life Care, Systems of Care and Health care delivery, Ethnogeriatrics

Board Certifications:

Internal Medicine, Geriatric Medicine, Hospice & Palliative Medicine

David Chang, MD

David Chang, MD

Medical School

University of California, Irvine School of Medicine

Residency Training

Family Medicine, Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles

Clinical Interests

Dementia, aging well

Board Certifications:

Family Medicine, Geriatric Medicine, Hospice & Palliative Medicine

Andre Cipta, MD
Program Director Emeritus, Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship

Andre Cipta, MD
Program Director Emeritus, Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship

Medical School

Loma Linda University School of Medicine

Residency Training

Family Medicine, Glendale Adventist Family Practice Residency Program

Fellowship Training

UCLA Hospice & Palliative Medicine Fellowship

Board Certifications:

Family Medicine, Hospice & Palliative Medicine

Joseph Kwack, MD

Joseph Kwack, MD

Medical School

Albany Medical College

Residency Training

Internal Medicine, Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles

Fellowship Training

Palliative Medicine, Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles

Board Certifications:

Internal Medicine, Hospice & Palliative Medicine

Pedro Ontiveros, MD

Pedro Ontiveros, MD

Medical School

University of Illinois Medical School

Residency Training

Internal Medicine, Olive View UCLA Medical Center

Fellowship Training

Palliative Medicine, VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System

Board Certifications:

Internal Medicine, Hospice & Palliative Medicine

Nicole Van Buren, MD
Assistant Chief WLA Geriatrics & Palliative Medicine Department

Nicole Van Buren, MD
Assistant Chief WLA Geriatrics & Palliative Medicine Department

Medical School

Georgetown University School of Medicine

Residency Training

Family Medicine, Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles

Fellowship Training

Palliative Medicine, Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles

Board Certifications:

Family Medicine, Hospice & Palliative Medicine

Susan Elizabeth Wang, MD, FAAHPM
Founder & Program Director Emeritus, Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship; Regional Chief, Geriatrics & Palliative Medicine; Physician Director, SCPMG Shared Decision-Making & Life Care Planning

Susan Elizabeth Wang, MD, FAAHPM
Founder & Program Director Emeritus, Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship; Regional Chief, Geriatrics & Palliative Medicine; Physician Director, SCPMG Shared Decision-Making & Life Care Planning

Medical School

MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine

Residency Training

Internal Medicine, University of Pittsburgh

Fellowship Training

Geriatric Medicine, UCLA/VA Multicampus Program

Clinical Interests

Treatment Concordance, Community Palliative Medicine, Transitional Care, Polypharmacy, Successful Aging

Board Certifications:

Internal Medicine, Geriatric Medicine, Hospice & Palliative Medicine

Lana Cong, DO

Lana Cong, DO

Medical School

A.T. Still University, School of Osteopathic Medicine

Residency Training

Family Medicine, Southern Illinois University 

Fellowship Training

Geriatric Medicine, UCLA/VA Multicampus Program

Clinical Interests

Transition of Care, Healthy aging, Polypharmacy, Cognitive Impairment, and Health of underserved communities and populations

Board Certifications:

Family Medicine, Geriatric Medicine