Administrative Team

Elena Martinez, MD, MPH
Residency Program Director

Graduate School: Master’s in Public Health, University of California, Berkeley
Medical School: University of California, San Francisco
Residency Training: University of California, San Diego
About Me: Favorite Quote: “From a little spark may burst a flame” - Dante

Jennifer Aguayo, MD
Associate Program Director, Labor and Delivery Rotation Lead

Medical School: University of California, San Diego
Residency Training: University of California, San Diego
About Me: Favorite Quote: “To make a great dream come true, the first requirement is a great capacity to dream; the second is persistence” -Cesar Chavez

Lestina Price, MD, MPH
Chief of OBGYN Service

Graduate School: Master’s in Public Health, University of Pittsburgh
Medical School: University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Residency Training: Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center
About Me: Favorite Quote: “When all else fails treat others how you would want to be treated”

Ewina Fung, MD
Assistant Chief of Service, Global Health Champion

Medical School: University of California Los Angeles
Residency Training: Cedars- Sinai Medical Center

Charles Hummel, MD, PhD
Assistant Chief of Service, Wellness Lead, Medical Student Liaison

Graduate School: PhD Molecular and Cellular and Integrative Physiology, University of California Los Angeles
Medical School:  University of California, Los Angeles
Residency Training: University of Pennsylvania
About Me: Favorite Quote: “Everything in moderation, including moderation.” - Arnold O. Beckman

Sarah Katel, MD
Assistant Chief of Service

Medical School: Drexel University College of Medicine
Residency Training: Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center
About Me: Favorite Quote: “Cree el aldeano vanidoso que el mundo entero es su aldea.” (“The conceited villager sees the whole world as his village.”) - Jose Marti

Core Faculty

Deborah Arden, MD
Minimally Invasive Surgery, Gynecology Mentor

Medical School: Mount Sinai Medical Center
Residency Training: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Fellowship Training: Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellowship, Magee Women’s Hospital
About Me: Favorite Quote: “The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity” -- Amelia Earhart

Allison Axtell, MD
Gynecologic Oncology, Rotation Lead

Medical School: Medical College of Virginia
Residency Training: Magee Women’s Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA
Fellowship Training: Gynecologic Oncology Fellowship, UCLA/Cedars-Sinai/LAMC program
About Me: "Common sense is a flower that doesn’t grow in everyone's garden”

Richard Benoit, MD, MPH
Maternal Fetal Medicine, Rotation Lead

Graduate School: Master’s in Public Health, Yale University
Medical School: Brown University School of Medicine
Residency Training: Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
Fellowship Training: Medicine Fellowship, Yale University
About Me: Favorite quote: “From the point of ignition. To the final drive. The point of the journey is not to arrive.” --Neil Peart

Amy Dhesi, MD
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Rotation Lead

Medical School: University of California, San Francisco
Residency Training: University of California, Los Angeles
Fellowship Training: Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Fellowship, Rutgers School of Medicine
About Me: Favorite Quote: Pivot!

Raquel Franco, MD
Generalist OBGYN, Resident Didactics Lead

Medical School: UC Los Angeles, School of Medicine
Residency Training: White Memorial Medical Center
About Me: Favorite Quote: “Six best doctors in the world... The sun, Rest, Exercise, Diet, Self-respect and Friends” --Charlie Chaplin

Ellen Lorange, DO, MPH
Complex Family Planning, Ryan Program Director

Graduate School: Master’s in Public Health, Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine
Medical School: Kansas City University of Medicine and Bioscience
Residency Training: Baystate Medical Center
Fellowship Training: Complex Family Planning Fellowship, Northwestern University
About Me: Favorite Quote: “Know your evidence so you can justify your voodoo”

Claire Templeman, MD
Pediatric/Adolescent Gynecology, MIS, Gynecology Rotation Lead

Medical School: University of New South Wales
Residency Training: Royal North Shore Hospital
Fellowship Training: Pediatric/Adolescent Gynecology Fellowship, University of Louisville
About Me: Favorite Quote: “In times of crisis acknowledge the risks but recognize the opportunities.”

Michael Weinberger, MD
Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Rotation Lead

Medical School: University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Residency Training: University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Fellowship Training: Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship, University of California Irvine

Teaching Faculty

Marsha Baker, MD, MPH
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Division Lead

Graduate School: Master’s in Public Health, University of Illinois, Chicago
Medical School: University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
Residency Training: University of Southern California
Fellowship Training: Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Fellowship, University of Southern California
About Me: Favorite Quote: “Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you have imagined.” -Henry David Thorea

Brianne Bimson, MD
Maternal Fetal Medicine

Medical School: Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Residency Training: St. Luke’s Roosevelt Medical Center
Fellowship Training: Maternal Fetal Medicine Fellowship, Mount Sinai West Medical Center
About Me: Favorite Quote: "Shoot for the moon. If you miss, you'll land among the stars"

Antonia Cotwright, DO, MPH
Complex Family Planning, CME champion

Graduate School: Master’s in Public Health, University of Southern California
Medical School: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Residency Training: New York Methodist Hospital
Fellowship Training: Complex Family Planning Fellowship, University of Southern California
About Me: Favorite Quote: “We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.” - Maya Angelou

Esther Friedrich, MD
Maternal Fetal Medicine, Division Lead

Medical School: University of Hamburg, Germany
Residency Training: University of California Irvine Medical Center
Fellowship Training: Maternal Fetal Medicine Fellowship, University of California Irvine Medical Center

Nikolaos Kiouranakis, MD
Generalist OBGYN, Journal Club

Medical School: University of Athens School of Medicine
Residency Training: Maimonides Medical Center, New York
About Me: Favorite Quote: "They may forget what you said - but they will never forget how you made them feel."

Enid Kuo, MD
Generalist OBGYN, Dysplasia, Gynecology Mentor Group

Medical School: University of California, San Diego School of Medicine
Residency Training: Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center
About Me: Favorite Quote: “Integrity is doing the right thing when you don’t have to –when no one else is looking or will ever know—when there will be no congratulations or recognition for having done so.”

Becky Lim, MD
Generalist OBGYN, Gynecology Mentor

Medical School: University of California Irvine
Residency Training: Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center
About Me: Favorite Quote: “One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well” --Virginia Woolf

Scott Lentz, MD
Gynecologic Oncology, Division Lead

Medical School: Pennsylvania State University
Residency Training: Pennsylvania State University Hospital
Fellowship Training: Gynecologic Oncology Fellowship, University of Southern California
About Me: Favorite Quote: “If you write in the book in pen, you will lose your job!”

Brian A. Miyazaki, MD
Generalist OBGYN, Surgical Gynecology Mentor

Medical School: Wake Forest University
Residency Training: Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center
About Me: Favorite Quote: “When nothing goes right, go left”

Joanne Pace, MD
Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Division Lead

Medical School: Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Residency Training: St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center
Fellowship Training: Urogynecology, University of Southern California
About Me: Favorite Quote: “Do you wish to rise? Begin by descending. You plan a tower that will pierce the clouds? Lay first the foundation of humility” – Saint Augustine

Maricela Rodriguez-Gutierrez, MD, MS
Generalist OBGYN, Medical Student Liaison

Graduate School: Master's in Biomedical Engineering, University of Southern California
Medical School: David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Residency Training: Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center
About Me: Favorite Quote: "Recognize that you have the courage within you to fulfill the purpose of your birth. Summon forth the power of your inner courage and live the life of your dreams." - Gurumayi Chidvilasananda

Guillermo Urzua, MD
Generalist OBGYN, Night Float Rotation Lead

Medical School: University of California Los Angeles/Drew University
Residency Training: Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center

Midwives/CNM

Susan Minich, DACM, Lac, CNM, MSN
Midwifery, Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine 

Masters in Nursing: University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing
Certified Nurse Midwifery: University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing
Masters of Science in Oriental Medicine: Samra University, Los Angeles
Favorite Quote: I view birth as a normal occurrence in a woman’s lifecycle, not a medical procedure.  Each birthing experience is unique, delivering sweet babies in a calm, gentle and quiet space.” 

Kerin Asher-Galloway, MSN, CNM
Midwifery

Masters in Nursing: Columbia University School of Nursing
Certified Nurse Midwifery: Columbia University School of Nursing
Favorite Quote:  “I do the very best I know how-the very best I can, and mean to keep doing so until the end”   — Abraham Lincoln