Internal Medicine Residents 2017 R2 Class Internal Medicine Residents at ACP 2017Residents Stephanie Guerreri and Aaron Kofman at ACP Poster competition 2015.Interns-Steve-Jian-banner2ACP Gary MaResidents in Friday School, where the topic was joint injection.Rising R2s at their year-end celebration in June 2015. Rising R2s in June 2015 before the beginning of their R3 year.Residents in joint injection session of Friday School.

Welcome to the Internal Medicine Residency Program

The mission of the UC San Diego Internal Medicine Residency Program is to provide a superior academic environment with diverse clinical and research opportunities so that each resident receives the training necessary to achieve his or her career aspirations. 

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Women in Medicine Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Alison Moore

Dr. Alison Moore

Dr. Moore is a nationally recognized woman physician, scientist and educator in the field of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology. As chief of the Division of Geriatrics and Gerontology in the UCSD Department of Medicine, she leads the division’s efforts to establish excellence in clinical care, education, research, and community engagement. As a professor, Dr. Moore also lectures to students, residents, fellows and faculty on topics in aging including substance use, HIV and age-friendly health-systems. She is an excellent role model for all, especially young women physicians!

Prior to joining UC San Diego Health, Dr. Moore was the chief-at-large of the Division of Geriatrics at UCLA Health and a professor in the Departments of Medicine and Psychiatry at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.

She completed a fellowship in geriatric medicine at the UCLA Multicampus Program in Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology and a residency in internal medicine at Brown Alpert Medical School, Rhode Island Hospital. Dr. Moore earned her medical degree from Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans and obtained a master’s degree in public health from Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. She is board certified in internal medicine and geriatric medicine, and is a fellow of the American College of Physicians (FACP) and of the American Geriatrics Society (AGSF)  where she is a member of the Board of Directors. 

UC San Diego Internal Medicine Residency Program Diversity Efforts Featured in American Heart Association News

The residency program's Director of Diversity in Medicine Dr. Luis Castellanos has been featured in an article written by the American Heart Association highlighting our efforts to recruit diverse physicians into the program.  You can read the article here

Resident Spotlight

Reema Patel

Dr. Reema Patel
Class of 2020

Hometown: Granada Hills, CA

About me: Prior to coming to UCSD, I went to USC for undergrad and medical school. I have two siblings, an older sister and a younger brother. I love Mexican food. I'm an avid board game player, with my current favorites being Settlers of Catan and Monopoly Deal. Besides caring for patients, you'll see me tuning in to the latest season of The Real Housewives.

Why I Chose UCSD: I chose UCSD because of its strong reputation, diverse population, and supportive community of faculty and residents.

Favorite Place in San Diego: Torrey Pines Beach

Favorite UCSD Memory: The residency winter holiday party

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Dr. EB Sladek: Associate Program Director
Dr. EB Sladek

It is our great pleasure to announce that Dr. Emily (EB) Sladek has been appointed as our newest Associate Program Director for the UCSD Internal Medicine Residency Program. 

Dr. Sladek completed her Bachelor's of Arts degree in Molecular Biology with a Certificate in Neuroscience at Princeton University.  Following completion of her undergraduate degree, she was selected for the prestigious Fulbright Scholarship to study the phylogeny of starfish in the island nation of Mauritius.  Dr. Sladek completed her MD degree at the University of California, San
Francisco.  During medical school, she was also recognized as a Pathways to Careers in Clinical and Translational Research Scholar, which allowed her to spend a year studying the epidemiology of colorectal cancer in Uganda. We were fortunate to recruit Dr. Sladek to UCSD for her residency training in internal medicine and she excelled here as a resident, chief resident as a geriatrics fellow. 

Following her fellowship training, she joined Scripps Clinic.  She served as a geriatrician and in multiple leadership roles including Gerontology Division Head at Scripps Clinic and Medical, Director of Scripps Preferred Skilled Nursing Facility Network, and Head of Internal Medicine Residency Geriatric Education. She will bring these many varied talents and skills to UCSD.

Dr. Sladek is well known as an outstanding clinician and educator.  We were fortunate to recruit her back to UCSD where she is now a member of the Division of Geriatric Medicine at UCSD, Chief of the VA Section of Geriatrics, and Director of the Community Living Center at VASDHS.  Her clinical activities include ward attending as a hospitalist and coverage of the Community Living Center. In addition to serving as the Associate Program Director for the UCSD IM Residency Program, Dr. Sladek will also be involved in Geriatric Fellowship training.

Please congratulate Dr. Sladek in her new roles!

Announcing UCSD IM Chief Residents 2019-20!

Please join us in congratulating the next generation of chief residents who will be leading our program during the 2018-19 Academic year! They have generously agreed to dedicate another year of their life to helping our program. They are:

  • Kimberly Chau
  • Sean Kenmore
  • Gary Ma
  • Janet Ma
  • Robert Thomas
  • Grant Senyei (VA Chief Resident in Quality & Safety)
We are so grateful to them! 

Congratulations to the new Primary Care Pathway Residents!

It is our pleasure to announce the acceptance of the following residents into the Primary Care Pathway:

Minh-Da Le, PGY-2
Amie Nguyen, PGY-2
William Stendardi, PGY-2
David Malinak, PGY-1

They will be joining our existing Primary Care Pathway residents for a total of six primary care residents in the program for the upcoming academic year.

Please join us in congratulating them! 

Program Director's Message

Simerjot K. Jassal, MD

Dr. Simerjot Jassal Welcome! We are so excited that you are considering joining our UC San Diego Internal Medicine Residency Program family.

Our program offers broad-based training in general internal medicine and all its specialties, with the opportunity to care for diverse racial and ethnic populations at three world-class teaching hospitals and a myriad of outpatient clinics.  |  More from Dr. Jassal

What's Happening Now in Our Program

To learn more about what is happening in our program, please visit our residents' website.

Support Our Program

The Internal Medicine Residency Program trains world-class physicians who excel in patient care, research and service. Your donation to support the program will be used for educational tools, conference fees, food and other morale-boosting items.

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Resident Retreat 2018

Resident Retreat 2018Pictures from the Resident Retreat 2018 at Belmont Park!

This Year's Fellowship Program Match Results Are In


Our residency program graduates have matched to major fellowship programs across the United States as well as here in San Diego. The December 2018 results:


  • Jessica Galant-Swafford - UCSD
  • Eric Jones - USC
  • Amie Nguyen - Kaiser LA
  • Hannah Wangberg - Scripps Clinic/Scripps Green


  • Prerana Bhatia - UCSD
  • Quan Bui - UCSD
  • Stephanie Koh - Baylor (Houston)
  • Franz Schweis - Kaiser LA


  • Preethika Ekanayake (2015 grad) UCSD
  • Alex Tyan - UCSD


  • Shannon Devlin - UCSD
  • Jean Guan - UCSD


  • Waseem Ahmad - UCSD
  • Joe Meserve - UCSD
  • Megan Reinders (2018) grad - UCI
  • Fady Youssef - UCSD


  • Shiruyeh Schokrpur (PSTP) - UCSD
  • David Xu - Fox Chace Center at Temple Univ

Infectious Disease

  • Aaron Kofman (2017 grad) - Emory
  • Sydney Ramirez (PSTP) - UCSD

Pulmonary and Critical Care

  • Laura Barnes (2018 grad) - UCSD
  • Sean DeWolf - UCSD
  • Kevin Eng - UCLA
  • Alex Pearce - UCSD
  • Anand Srikrishnan - UT Southwestern