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Administrative Staff

Family Medicine Administration


Katherine MacFarlane, Esq.
Interim Administrative Vice Chair
(619) 543-5776

  • Operations oversight
  • Strategic planning
  • Fiscal affairs and faculty compensation

Daniel Barowski
Financial Analyst
(619) 471-0469

  • Fiscal affairs
  • Faculty compensation
  • Funding management across academic, clinical and research missions


Daisy Cruz
Staff Research Associate
(619) 471-9187

  • Main contact for PRIMIER, PCORI and CMMI projects 
  • Coordinator for various research projects, participant recruitment, manuscript preparation, IRB applications and data management

Shuxiang Liu
Programmer Analyst
(619) 543-8204

  • Epic clarity data with multiple clarity data model certifications 
  • Division scheduling website and practice-based research programs

Christian Ruiz
Clinical Coordinator
(619) 543-8349 

  • Family Medicine Faculty/MSP/staff onboarding & separations 
  • Clinical Orientation schedules (ID, lab coats, pagers, EPIC, DFM, shadowing, ARC, benefits, etc.) 
  • Med Staff privileging Clinical billing packets and Department forms 
  • Leaves (in coordination with ARC) 
  • Clinical reporting 
  • Residency schedules

Renu Sugathan
Clinical Informatics Specialist
(619) 543-8348

  • Epic reporting Analyst
  • Business Intelligence reporting to support operational functions
  • Research data analyst, responsible for Epic data extracts and data submissions

Faculty and Programs Administrative Support


Nova Barkley
Administrative Support (Preventive Medicine)
(858) 822-7678

  • Faculty administrative support  
  • Division administrative support  
  • Department special events and support
  • Training grant coordinator

Residency Programs


Melissa Wahl, MPH
Family Medicine Residency Program Coordinator
(619) 543-2165

  • Program Manager for Family Medicine Residency and Sports Medicine Fellowship Liaison for Combined Family Medicine and Psychiatry Residency and Affiliated Scripps Chula Vista Family Medicine Residency Programs