Tiffany Castellano, MD
Undergraduate: Stanford University
Medical School: University of Texas Health Science Center
Residency: University of Arizona South Campus Family Medicine
Dr. Tiffany Castellano is from San Antonio, TX where she completed her undergraduate education and medical school. She did her residency in Family Medicine at the University of Arizona South Campus in Tucson, Arizona. After residency, she spent almost two years working with the Tohono O'odham Nation as a primary care physician. She developed an interest in dive medicine after getting into scuba diving and is so excited to be a fellow in Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine at UCSD. In her free time she enjoys traveling, scuba diving, hiking and music festivals.
Paolina Pantcheva, MD
Undergraduate: University of South Florida
Medical School: University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine
Residency: USF Health/MPM Family Medicine
Dr. Pantcheva earned her Bachelor’s of Science at the University of South Florida. This was followed by a Master’s of Science with a concentration in Aging and Neuroscience, at the USF Morsani College of Medicine, where she researched the effects of stem cells on stroke, traumatic brain injury, and other neurodegenerative diseases. She continued her USF journey and graduated in 2017 as a Doctor of Medicine from USF Morsani College of Medicine followed by Family Medicine Residency at USF/MPM. Currently, Dr. Pantcheva is a fellow at UCSD in Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine. Dr. Pantcheva has a wide range of professional interests, including Dive and Hyperbaric Medicine, Wound Care, Wilderness Medicine, and advocating for Women’s Health Issues. Dr. Pantcheva enjoys spending time with her friends and family. She has a love and appreciation for the great outdoors. She enjoys nature parks and beaches, she takes turn basking in the California and Florida sunshine with a liberal amount of sunscreen. She’s a foodie and loves exploring new culinary experiences. She loves traveling to new places as well as enjoying a lazy afternoon with her beagle, Archie, and her two cats Gwen and Mochi.