Family Medicine Los Angeles Medical Center - Faculty

Joshua Fleischman, MD
Department Chief of Service

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

Maya Mitchell, MD
Residency Program Director

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 children. 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

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

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

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, and good food

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

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

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

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
Physician In Charge

Lena Ajamian, MD, MS
Physician In Charge

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

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

Ashley Castro, DO
Faculty Physician-Los Angeles

Ashley Castro, DO
Faculty Physician-Los Angeles

Undergraduate School

California State University of San Marcos

Medical School

Touro University of California, College of Osteopathic Medicine

Residency Training

Adventist Health White Memorial

How I Thrive

Spending time with family and friends, dancing and traveling

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jonathan Kang, DO
Faculty – East LA MOB

Jonathan Kang, DO
Faculty – East LA MOB

Undergraduate School

Johns Hopkins University

Medical School

Midwestern University- Arizona

Residency Training

White Memorial Medical Center

How I Thrive

Family, Self-care, Travel

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

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

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

Natalie Nguyen, DO
Urgent Care Faculty, Ultrasound Curriculum Lead

Natalie Nguyen, DO
Urgent Care Faculty, Ultrasound Curriculum Lead

Undergraduate School

The University of California, Irvine

Medical School

Western University of Health Sciences – College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific

Residency Training

Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center

Fellowship Training

The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Point-of-Care Ultrasound

How I Thrive

Quality time with family and friends, TV/movies, new restaurants, live music, cooking, and traveling

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

Janelle Rodriguez, MD
Faculty Physician – Romaine MOB

Janelle Rodriguez, MD
Faculty Physician – Romaine MOB

Undergraduate School

UCLA (Mathematics)

Graduate School

USC (Biostatistics MS), UCLA (Community Health MPH)

Medical School

Charles Drew/UCLA PRIME-LA

Residency Training

Family Medicine Los Angeles-Kaiser Permanente Residency Program

Fellowship Training

Community and HIV Medicine at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles

How I Thrive

I enjoy hiking. As a resident and fellow, I would hike Griffith and Echo Mountain regularly. In the future, I hope to have the opportunity to hike Machu Picchu in Peru and Mt Kailash in Tibet. I also like to thrive in my kitchen. I enjoy cooking and exploring dishes from various cultures. At one point I did interview at the Cordon Bleu in Pasadena thinking I would pursue the culinary arts, but medicine had a much louder cheering squad. And lastly, I would say I thrive by surrounding myself with family and good friends that support me regardless of the next big adventure set before me.

Sneha Shah, DO
Faculty Physician – Los Angeles

Sneha Shah, DO
Faculty Physician – Los Angeles

Undergraduate School

University of California, Los Angeles

Medical School

Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine

Residency Training

Kaiser Permanente, Los Angeles Community Medicine

Fellowship Training

Kaiser Permanente, Los Angeles Community Medicine

How I Thrive

Baking, traveling, drinking wine, and exploring castles

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

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

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

Meghan Ydeen, MD
Wellness Core Faculty, Urgent Care Site Director LAMC

Meghan Ydeen, MD
Wellness Core Faculty, Urgent Care Site Director LAMC

Undergraduate School

Wheaton College

Medical School

Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California

Residency Training

Kaiser Permanente, Los Angeles Medical Center

How I Thrive

therapy, spin classes, yoga, cozy gaming, nail care

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

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

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

Cassandra Colwell, MD

Cassandra Colwell, MD

Undergraduate School

University of California, Berkeley

Medical School

Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California

Residency Training

Kaiser Permanente, Los Angeles Medical Center

How I Thrive

My friends and family, concerts and music festivals, Pilates, walks around the Silverlake reservoir, and watching reality TV

Imani Gardner, MD
Faculty Physician-Pasadena

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

Andrea Yanez, MD
Faculty Physician – Los Angeles

Andrea Yanez, MD
Faculty Physician – Los Angeles

Undergraduate School

UC Davis

Medical School

UC Davis

Residency Training

Long Beach Memorial Family Medicine Residency

Fellowship Training

Community Medicine Fellowship, Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles

How I Thrive

I enjoy spending quality time with my family, hiking (especially near the ocean), & sushi

Adriana Montoya
Residency Program Administrator

Adriana Montoya
Residency Program Administrator

Undergraduate School

California State University, Northridge

How I Thrive

Spending time with family, baking, and taking walks with my dog Izzy

Shant Kevorkian
Administrative Specialist

Shant Kevorkian
Administrative Specialist

Undergraduate School

Cal State University, Northridge

How I Thrive

Constant traveling, spending quality time with family/friends, and volunteering in the community