Program Alumni

Where Do Graduates Go After Fellowship? 

Many of our fellows remain local and our fellowship program benefits from having multiple faculty, who have completed the program themselves in the past. Along with opportunities for graduates at UC San Diego, the local community benefits from multiple healthcare systems, who are often hiring geriatricians to add to their teams. Our fellows are also actively recruited nationally.

Each year, UC San Diego hosts an annual fellowship gathering to recognize the efforts of graduating fellows, mingle with faculty, and re-connect with alumni! 

Past Fellows

​2017 - 2018


Dr. Joshua Bollan

Residency: UC San Diego Internal Medicine, San Diego, CA

Medical Degree: University of Colorado, Denver, CO

Post-Fellowship: VA Medical Center San Diego and Post-Acute Care



Dr. Angeline Pai

Residency: Cook County-Loyola Family Medicine, Chicago, IL

Medical Degree: Poznan University of Medical Sciences Center for Medical Education in English, Poland

Post-Fellowship: Kaiser Permanente Primary Care Geriatrician


Dr. Mohammed Shaker

Residency: Memorial Health University, Savannah, GA

Medical Degree: Al-Nahrain University College of Medicine, Iraq

Post-Fellowship: Scripps Primary Care Geriatrician


​2016 - 2017

Dr. Yuan Shao

Dr. Yuan Shao

Residency: Montefiore Internal Medicine, Mount Vernon, NY

Medical Degree: Soochow University Medical College, China

Doctorate Degree: Peking Union Medical College, Beijing, China 

Post-Fellowship: Scripps Primary Care Geriatrician



​2015 - 2016


Dr. Veronica Gonzalez

Residency: Scripps Family Medicine Chula Vista

Medical Degree: Albany Medical College

Post-Fellowship: UC San Diego Primary Care Geriatrician


Dr. Ian Neel

Residency: UC San Diego Internal Medicine

Medical Degree: UC San Diego

Post-Fellowship: UC San Diego Senior Behavioral Health


Dr. Ashkan Vafadaran

Residency: Medstar Union Memorial Hospital Internal Medicine, Baltimore, MD

Medical Degree: Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Iran, Islamic Republic of 

Post-Fellowship: Family Health Centers of San Diego 

​2014 - 2015

 

Foroozan Famoori, MD

Residency: Internal Medicine, Capital Health, Trenton, New Jersey

Medical School: Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Iran, Islamic Republic of 

Post-Fellowship: Sutter Health and Hospice Medical Director

 

Ramneek Rai, MD

Residency: Internal Medicine, Boston University, Roger Williams Medical Center, Providence, RI

Medical School: University of Szeged, Hungary

Post-Fellowship: Qualcomm/Stanford

 

Lindsey Yourman, MD

Residency: Internal Medicine, Scripps Mercy Hospital, San Diego

Medical School: UC San Francisco 

Post-Fellowship: UC San Diego - Quality Improvement and Primary Care

2013 - 2014


Alumni Fellow photo

Viacheslav Pecherskiy, MD

Residency: Internal Medicine, Flushing Hospital Medical Center, New York

Medical School: Rostov State Medical University, Russian Federation 

Post-Fellowship: Sharp Skilled Nursing Facility/Post-Acute Care 



Alumni Fellow photo

EB Sladek, MD

Residency: UC San Diego Internal Medicine

Medical School: UC San Francisco School of Medicine 

Post-Fellowship: Director, Scripps Post-Acute Care (but returned to the VA and UCSD in 2018)



2011 - 2012


 

Tomasz Beben, MD

Residency: UC San Diego Internal Medicine 

Medical School: UC Los Angeles David Geffen School of Medicine 

Fellowships: UC San Diego Geriatrics and Nephrology

Post-Fellowship: VA and UCSD Inpatient and Consult Care

2010-2011


Alumni Fellow photo

Ramin Motarjemi, MD

Residency: Internal Medicine, Hurley Medical Center, Michigan

Medical School: Islamic Azad University – Tehran Branch, Iran (Islamic Republic of Iran)

Post-Fellowship: VA Medical Center, San Diego - Acute and Sub-Acute Care


2009 - 2010


 

Galina Khemlina, MD

Medical School: Russian State Medical University

Fellowships: Geriatrics and Hospice and Palliative Medicine 

Post-Fellowship: Kaiser Permanente


 

Khai Nguyen, MD, MHS

Residency: Scripps Green Internal Medicine, San Diego, CA

Medical School: University of Vermont College of Medicine 

Post-Fellowship: Kaiser Skilled Nursing Facility/Post-Acute Care and a Hospice Medical Director (but returned to UCSD as Clinical Services Chief in 2016) 

2008 - 2009


Alumni Fellow photo

Derek Hauser, MD

Residency: Internal Medicine, Kern Medical Center, UC Los Angeles

Post-Fellowship: Kaiser Permanente



Alumni Fellow photo

Shaw Eslamian, MD

Medical School: American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine


2007 - 2008


Alumni Fellow photo

Katharine Chiu, MD

Residency: Internal Medicine, University of California, San Diego

Medical School: Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University


Alumni Fellow photo

Steven Tam, MD

Residency: Internal Medicine, Scripps Green Hospital, San Diego

Medical School: UC San Diego School of Medicine