Lance Fuchs, MD
Program Director

Medical School: Penn State College of Medicine
Residency Training: Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center
Clinical Interests: Pediatrics, Preventive Medicine and Community Medicine
How I Thrive: Travel, skiing and spending time with family and friends.

Francesca Adriano, MD
Associate Program Director
Director of Medical Student Clerkship and Recruitment

Medical School: University of Texas-Southwestern (Dallas)
Residency Training: Kaiser Permanente Riverside Medical Center
Clinical Interests: Women's Health, Minor Surgery, Faculty Development
How I Thrive: Family, healthy lifestyle, entertaining friends and having a positive attitude.

Dennis Andrade, MD
Associate Program Director, Director of Global Health Track

Medical School: University of California, San Diego School of Medicine
Residency Training: Oregon Health Science University
Clinical Interests: Surgery and Emergency Medicine, Minor Procedures, Global Health
How I Thrive: Travel, running marathon races, hiking, photography and painting.

John Tran, MD

Medical School: University of Western Ontario (London, Ontario, Canada)
Residency Training: University of Western Ontario
Clinical Interests: Urgent care medicine, EMR and workflow efficiency, Pediatric care, and Residency Sharepoint developer
How I Thrive: playing pickleball and tennis

Sherwin Gallardo, MD
Physician in Charge of the Medical Office

Medical School: Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine
Residency Training: Glendale Adventist Medical Center
Clinical Interests: Teaching, Sports Medicine, Hospital and Community Medicine
How I Thrive: Spending time with my wife and children, church activities, and wildly hitting golf balls.

Rachel Abbott, MD

Medical School: Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
Residency Training: LAC-Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
Clinical Interests: Women’s Health, Prenatal Care, Pediatrics
How I Thrive: running, hiking, spending time with friends and family, wine, travel, board games

Vidush Athyal, MD

Medical School: Ben Gurion University of the Negev; Columbia University
Residency Training: University of Rochester
Fellowship Training: Behavioral Medicine, University of Rochester
Clinical Interests: Behavioral Medicine/Psychiatry, Pain Management
How I Thrive: My wife, children and I enjoy traveling on our vacations and sampling some of the fine international cuisine that San Diego has to offer. We are also very involved with our church and the South Asian community in San Diego.

Katherine Mekolik, MD

Medical School: New York Medical College
Residency Training: Scripps Chula Vista, Chula Vista CA
Clinical Interests: Community Medicine, Physician Wellness
How I Thrive: Spending time with friends and family, cooking and ice skating.

Jodi Berzak-Wolf, DO

Medical School: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
Residency Training: Kaiser Permanente San Diego
Clinical Interests: Pediatrics, Ob/Gyn
How I Thrive: I love spending time with my husband, family and friends and being active in my community. I love to cook, exercise and enjoy all that San Diego has to offer.

Nelson Bui, MD

Medical School: University of California, Irvine School of Medicine
Residency Training: Kaiser Permanente Fontana Medical Center
Clinical Interests: Obstetrics/Gynecology, Minor Procedures
How I Thrive: My hobbies include painting, sleight-of-hand card tricks, cooking, golfing.

Nichole Hansen-Cruz, MD

Medical School: George Washington University
Residency Training: Kaiser Permanente San Diego
Clinical Interests: Women’s Health, Advocacy, Global Health, Wilderness Medicine
How I Thrive: running marathons, rock climbing, playing piano, hiking and going to the beach, reading

Amir Mohamed, MD

Medical School: Rush Medical College
Residency Training: Kaiser Permanente San Diego
Clinical Interests: Hospital Medicine, Community Health, HIV Medicine, Addiction Medicine, Behavioral Medicine, Medical Hypnosis
How I Thrive: Spending time with my wife and daughter and our dog and 3 cats, surfing, soccer, trying new restaurants and enjoying live music.

Gevork Mosesi, MD

Medical School: New York Medical College (Fifth Pathway Program) and Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara, MX
Residency Training: Pomona Valley Hospital, Pomona, CA
Clinical Interests: Geriatrics and Dermatology
How I Thrive: Eating a well balanced diet, bicycle riding, outdoor activities and spending time with my wife and daughter.

Payam Sazegar, MD

Medical School: University of British Columbia, Vancouver
Residency Training: University of British Columbia, Victoria
Clinical Interests: Underserved Populations, Addiction Med, Pediatrics, Preventive Medicine, Curriculum Innovation, Faculty Development, FM Workforce/Pipeline
How I Thrive: Family & Friends, Cooking, Gardening, Travel, Hockey, Basketball, SUP, Community Service, Free Clinic

Carolyn Snarskis, MD

Medical School: University of Toledo College of Medicine
Residency Training: Virginia Commwealth University
Clinical Interests: Bioethics, Newborn Care, Geriatric Care, End of Life Care
How I Thrive: Appreciating family and kids (playgrounds, music, running). Cooking. Eating. Travel.

Sharon Stinis, MD

Medical School: University of California at Irvine School of Medicine
Residency Training: Kaiser Permanente Orange County
Clinical Interests: Nutrition, Preventive Medicine, Women's Health, Behavioral Medicine
How I Thrive: Playing piano, doing puzzles, hiking and spending time with friends and family

Peony Liu, MD
Faculty Liaison - Pediatrics

Medical School: David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Residency Training: David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Cuong Luu, MD
Faculty Liaison - Hospital Medicine

Medical School: Ross University Medical School
Residency Training: Internal Medicine, Mercy Hospital and Medical Center

Alethea Bernstein, MD
Faculty Liaison-Ob/Gyn

Medical School: University of Washington
Residency Training: UC San Diego School of Medicine
Board Certifications: American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Daniel David Klaristenfeld, MD
Faculty Liaison-General Surgery

Medical School: Tel Aviv University Sackler School of Medicine
Residency Training: Surgery-General, Rhode Island Hospital
Fellowship Training: Colorectal Surgery-Kenneth Norris Jr. Cancer Hospital and Research institute
Board Certifications: American Board of Surgery, American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery

Lori McElroy, BA
Residency Program Administrator