Joshua Fleischman, MD
Department Chief of Service

Undergraduate School: University of California, Los Angeles
Medical School: Howard University College of Medicine
Residency Training: UCLA/Santa Monica
How I Thrive: I like to walk up and down the hills around the Arroyo Seco in Pasadena with my wife. I enjoy watching the Dodgers on TV and all UCLA sports.

Maya Mitchell, MD
Residency Program Director, Department Assistant Chief of Service

Undergraduate School: University of Southern California
Medical School: Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California
Residency Training: Kaiser Permanente, Los Angeles Medical Center
Fellowship Training: Kaiser Permanente, Los Angeles Community Medicine
How I Thrive: I love to travel with my husband and young son. We travel a couple times a year throughout Europe. I also consider myself a foodie and enjoy trying out new restaurants with family and friends.

Rebecca Bertin, MD, FAAFP
Residency Associate Program Director, Community Medicine Site Director

Undergraduate School: Occidental College
Medical School: Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California
Residency Training: Kaiser Permanente, Los Angeles Medical Center
Fellowship Training: Kaiser Permanente, Los Angeles Community Medicine
How I Thrive: Eating well, exercise, time with friends, prayer and a little bit of dark chocolate.

Jack Der-Sarkissian, MD
Faculty Physician–Los Angeles, Los Angeles Medical Director for Bariatric/Metabolic Surgery Program

Undergraduate School: University of California, Los Angeles
Medical School: Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California
Residency Training: Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center
How I Thrive: Playing music, writing /posting, maintaining social contacts, and living life with my professional and personal family

Anthony Morena, MD
Assistant Area Medical Director

Undergraduate School: University of California, Davis
Medical School: Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California
Residency Training: UCLA/Santa Monica Family Medicine
How I Thrive: Travel, Baseball, Hiking Good food

Bruno Lewin, MD
Global Medicine Program, Vaccine Research, KP SOM Longitudinal Integrated Clerkship Preceptor,Core Faculty

Undergraduate School: Stanford University
Medical School: David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles
Residency Training: Kaiser Permanente, Los Angeles Medical Center
Fellowship Training: Global Health
How I Thrive: playing capoeira, listening to music, traveling

Nicole Morris, MD
KP SOM Doctoring/Simulation Facilitator and Longitudinal Integrative Clerkship Preceptor; Core Faculty

Undergraduate School: Stanford University
Medical School: University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine
Residency Training: Kaiser Permanente, Los Angeles Medical Center
How I Thrive: spending time with family and friends, being outdoors, hiking, snowboarding and travel

Natalie Mourra, MD
Core Faculty

Undergraduate School: University of California, Berkeley
Medical School: David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles
Residency Training: Kaiser Permanente, Los Angeles Medical Center
How I Thrive: hiking in state and national parks, binge eating holiday candy and hanging out with my family and cat, Babou

Lena Ajamian, MD, MS
Department Quality Lead, Los Angeles

Undergraduate School: University of California, Berkeley
Medical School: New York Medical College
Residency Training: Kaiser Permanente, Los Angeles Medical Center
How I Thrive: cooking, eating, wine tasting, yoga

Jose Avalos, MD
Language Concordance

Undergraduate School: University of California, Berkeley
Medical School: David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles
Residency Training: Kaiser Permanente, Los Angeles Medical Center
Fellowship Training: Kaiser Permanente, Los Angeles Community Medicine
How I Thrive: Teaching, community service, spending time with my family

Neil Chawla, MD, FAAFP
STEM Academy Faculty Lead

Undergraduate School: University of Southern California
Medical School: Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California
Residency Training: Kaiser Permanente, Los Angeles Medical Center
Fellowship Training: Kaiser Permanente, Los Angeles Community Medicine
How I Thrive: Hiking, biking, eating, music, and sleeping

Christine De Leon, MD, FAAFP
Assistant Chief of Service, KP SOM Small Group Facilitator

Undergraduate School: University of California, Los Angeles
Medical School: David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles
Residency Training: Kaiser Permanente, Los Angeles Medical Center
How I Thrive: family, read, garden, hike and exercise

Joseph Robert De Sena III, MD
Core Faculty, KP SOM Longitudinal Integrated Clerkship Preceptor, Quality Assurance Member

Undergraduate School: University of California Merced
Medical School: Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California
Residency Training: Kaiser Permanente, Los Angeles Medicine Center
How I Thrive: Cooking, Eating, Exercise, Traveling, and spending time with family and friends

Michael Fong, MD
Physician in Charge, Sports Medicine; Program Director Sports Medicine Fellowship

Undergraduate School: Yale University
Medical School: University of Texas School of Medicine
Residency Training: Kaiser Permanente, Los Angeles Medical Center
Fellowship Training: Kaiser Permanente, Los Angeles Sports Medicine
How I Thrive: time with family and friends, running

Nzinga Graham, MD
Residency Wellness Co-lead, LAMC Wellness Champion

Undergraduate School: Mount St. Mary's University
Medical School: University of California, Los Angeles David Geffen School of Medicine
Residency Training: Kaiser Permanente, Woodland Hills
Fellowship Training: Kaiser Permanente, Woodland Hills Community Medicine
How I Thrive: Pilates, Spinning, Singing, Volunteering and Spending time with Family

Po-Yin Samuel Huang, MD
Director of Pediatric Care

Undergraduate School: California Institute of Technology
Medical School: Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California
Residency Training: Kaiser Permanente, Los Angeles Medical Center
How I Thrive: Learning with residents and colleagues, improving the quality of care at individual and systemic level, and getting involved with advocacy for health policy through organized medicine

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

Karen Martinez, MD
Medical Student Site Clerkship Director, Core Faculty, Hypertension Champion, Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity (EID) Champion

Undergraduate School: University of California, Los Angeles
Medical School: David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles
Residency Training: Kaiser Permanente, Los Angeles Medical Center
How I Thrive: Time with family and friends, dancing, tv/movies, reading and enjoying a nice meal

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

April Soto, MD
HIV Care, Residency Wellness Co-Lead

Undergraduate School: Cal State University, Bakersfield
Medical School: University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine
Residency Training: White Memorial Hospital
How I Thrive: Exercise, finding the humor in life, friends, family, and of course-pushing the envelope and being provocative!

John K. Su, MD, MPH, FAAFP
Residency Program Director Emeritus, KP SOM Assistant Professor & Service Learning Lead

Undergraduate School: University of California, Berkeley
Medical School: Boston University School of Medicine
Residency Training: Kaiser Permanente, Los Angeles Medical Center
Fellowship Training: University of California, Los Angeles Sports Medicine; White Memorial Cultural Competence
How I Thrive: Spend time with my 2 kids, bike and run whenever my wife will let me

Tara Thacker, MD
Director of Women's Health Curriculum

Undergraduate School: Dartmouth College
Medical School: Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
Residency Training: Kaiser Permanente, Los Angeles Medical Center
How I Thrive: love to read

Consuelo (Connie) B. Casillas, MD
KP SOM Clinical Instructor, Chief Executive Officer, Alliance in Mentorship/MiMentor, Faculty Advisor, Medical School Readiness Series, Executive Board Member for Latinx Physicians of California & ChapCare

Undergraduate School: University of California, Berkeley
Medical School: Harvard Medical School
Residency Training: Greater Lawrence Family Practice Residency
Fellowship Training: California Health Care Foundation Leadership Fellow 2019-2022, KP/George Washington Social Mission Medicine for Workforce Development Fellowship 2015
How I Thrive: Enjoy time with my 4 children, being outdoors, live music, salsa dancing, mentoring and health equity work for underserved, marginalized communities.

Camille Clefton, MD
Department Quality Lead-Pasadena, Women’s Health Track Lead

Undergraduate School: University of California, San Diego
Medical School: Temple University School of Medicine
Residency Training: Kaiser Permanente, Los Angeles Medical Center
How I Thrive: traveling, hiking, running and spending time with my family

Imani Gardner, MD
Faculty Physician-Pasadena

Undergraduate School: University of California, San Diego
Medical School: Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California
Residency Training: Kaiser Permanente, Los Angeles Medical Center
Fellowship Training: Kaiser Permanente, Los Angeles Sports Medicine
How I Thrive: parenting, exercise, teaching, dancing, gaming

Srpouhi Gasparyan, MD
Module Lead-Pasadena

Undergraduate School: University of California, Los Angeles
Medical School: Jefferson Medical College
Residency Training: Kaiser Permanente, Los Angeles Medical Center
How I Thrive: being outdoors, spending time with my family

Alexander Goldman, MD
LGBTQ Clerkship Director

Undergraduate School: Northwestern University
Medical School: David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles
Residency Training: Kaiser Permanente, Los Angeles Medical Center
How I Thrive: eating, reading, cooking, baking, wine eating (because all of that food needs to end up somewhere!)

Arsine Henry, MD
Physician in Charge-Glendale, Hypertension Champion-Glendale

Undergraduate School: University of California, Riverside
Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine
Residency Training: Kaiser Permanente, Los Angeles Medical Center
How I Thrive: Spend time with family, stay active with my 3 boys, baking, exploring new restaurants, hiking

Danny Nhan, MD
Diabetes Champion, Telederm Champion

Undergraduate School: University of California, Davis
Medical School: Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Residency Training: Kaiser Permanente, Los Angeles Medical Center
How I Thrive: Practicing mindfulness, playing and watching basketball, spending quality time with my family.

Daniel Pio, MD, MBA, FAAFP
Department Quality Lead-Romaine, Hypertension Champion

Undergraduate School: University of California, Riverside
Medical School: David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles
Residency Training: Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center
How I Thrive: Family, Friends, Advocacy, Running, SCUBA, Plants, LA sports

Monica Quezada, MD
Program Director Emeritus, KP SOM Longitudinal Clerkship Preceptor

Undergraduate School: Brown University
Medical School: University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine
Residency Training: Kaiser Permanente, Los Angeles Medical Center
How I Thrive: Family Time, Pets, Gardening and Books

Anson Yew, MD
KP SOM Clinical Instructor, USC Keck School of Family Medicine Clinical Instructor

Undergraduate School: University of California, Berkeley
Medical School: University USC School of Medicine (before it was Keck)
Residency Training: Kaiser Permanente, Los Angeles Medical Center
How I Thrive: Church to restore my soul; creative arts (architectural interiors, design) to exercise my other side of the brain; operate a social justice gallery, Exhale Unlimited, as a creative outlet to give back; travel and spend time with family to refresh my spirit.

Leslie Aragon, MPH
Residency Program Administrator

Undergraduate School: California State University Long Beach
Graduate School: California State University Los Angeles
How I Thrive: Traveling every chance I get, exploring new places with friends/family, trying new things and of course new foods!

Hripsime Demirjian
Administrative Specialist

Undergraduate School: University of California, Irvine
How I Thrive: I thrive by traveling, trying new restaurants, and reading during my free time.