Former UCSD Chief Residents on the Department of Medicine Faculty

Dr. Lori Daniels

Lori Daniels, MD, MAS, FACC
Chief Medical Resident 2002-2003
Professor of Medicine
in Cardiology
Associate Director, Coronary Care Unit


Dr. Taylor Doherty

Taylor Doherty, MD
Chief Medical Resident 2005-2006
Assistant Professor of Medicine
in Rheumatology, Allergy & Immunology

Adrian Dollarhide, MD

Adrian Dollarhide, MD
Chief Medical Resident 1998-1999
Professor of Medicine
in General Internal Medicine
Co-Director, Psychiatry-Primary Care Service

Timothy Dresselhaus, MD, MPH

Timothy Dresselhaus, MD, MPH
Chief Medical Resident 1991-1992
Professor of Medicine
in General Internal Medicine
Chief, Primary Care Service
VA San Diego Healthcare System
Director, Medicine 401 Core Clerkship Course 
UC San Diego School of Medicine


Ali Farkhondehpour, MD 
Mohammad Ali Farkhondehpour, MD
Chief Medical Resident 2016-2017

Assistant Clinical Professor
in Hospital Medicine
Shawn Harrity, MD, MSEd

Shawn Harrity, MD, MSEd
Chief Medical Resident 1986-1987
Professor of Medicine
in General Internal Medicine
Chair, Graduate Medical Education Committee
Director, Introduction to Clinical Medicine Core Course
UCSD School of Medicine


Benjamin Hulley, MD

Benjamin Hulley, MD
Chief Medical Resident 2013-2014
HS Assistant Clinical Professor
in Hospital Medicine

Pamela M. Jong, MD

Pamela M. Jong, MD
Chief Medical Resident 1999-2000
Professor of Medicine
in General Internal Medicine

Susan Jung-Ah Lee, MD

Susan Jung-Ah Lee, MD
Chief Medical Resident 2000-2001
Associate Professor of Medicine
in Rheumatology, Allergy & Immunology
Faculty Member, VA Health Services Research and Development Section
VA San Diego Healthcare System






Ni-Cheng Liang, MD

Ni-Cheng Liang, MD
Chief Medical Resident 2008-2009
Assistant Clinical Professor in 
Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine

Ehtisham Mahmud, MD

Ehtisham Mahmud, MD, FACC
Chief Medical Resident 1995-1996 
Professor of Clinical Medicine in Cardiology
Chief, Clinical Cardiovascular Medicine, Co-Director, Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center
Director, Interventional Cardiology and Cardiovascular Catheterization Labs


Wm. Christopher Mathews, MD, MSPH

Wm. Christopher Mathews, MD, MSPH
Chief Medical Resident 1978-1979
Professor of Clinical Medicine
in General Internal Medicine
and Director, Research Infrastructure, Owen Clinic



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James Michelsen, MD

Chief Medical Resident 1999-2000
Clinical Professor of Medicine
in General Internal Medicine
Section Chief,
VA La Jolla Primary Care
Marlene Millen, MD

Marlene M. Millen, MD
Chief Medical Resident 2004-2005
Professor of Medicine
in General Internal Medicine
Clinical Service Chief for Internal Medicine
Clinic Director, Hillcrest Internal Medicine


Barbara A. Parker, MD

Barbara A. Parker, MD
Chief Medical Resident 1984-1985
Professor of Clinical Medicine in
Hematology-Oncology
Medical Director, Oncology Services
Moores Cancer Center


Jeremy Pettus, MD

Jeremy Pettus, MD
Chief Medical Resident 2010-2011
Assistant Professor of Medicine
in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism


Ajit Raisinghani, MD
Ajit Raisinghani, MD, FACC
Chief Medical Resident 1994-1995
Professor of Medicine
in Cardiology
Medical Director,
UCSD North Coastal Cardiology
Director, Cardiology Clinics 
Director, Non-Invasive Laboratory
Chief of Clinical Services
Amber Sanchez, MD

Amber Sanchez, MD
Chief Medical Resident 2006-2007
Assistant Professor of Medicine
in Nephrology-Hypertension
Associate Medical Director, 
Apheresis Uni

Tricia Santos, MD
Tricia Santos Cavaiola, MD

Chief Medical Resident 2010-2011
Associate Clinical Professor
in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
Associate Program Director, 
Internal Medicine Residency Program
Maria C. Savoia, MD

Maria C. Savoia, MD
Chief Medical Resident 1979-1980
Professor of Clinical Medicine 
in Infectious Diseases
Dean for Medical Education, 
UCSD School of Medicine
Co-Medical Director, Southern California Telemedicine Learning Center

Dr. Rebecca Sell

Rebecca Sell, MD
Chief Medical Resident 2006-2007
Associate Professor of Medicine
in Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine
Associate Program Director
Internal Medicine Residency Program


Davey Smith, MD, MAS
Davey Smith, MD, MAS
Chief Medical Resident 1999-2000
Vice Chair of Faculty, Department of Medicine
Professor of Medicine inInfectious DiseasesDirector,Translational Virology Core 
Center for AIDS Research
Medical Director, Early Intervention Program, UCSD Antiviral Research Center
Director, HIV/HCV and HIV/HPV Co-Infection Clinics, Special Infectious Diseases Program, VA San Diego Healthcare System
Supraja Thota, MD 
Supraja Thota, MD
Chief Medical Resident 2016-2017

Assistant Clinical Professor
in Hospital Medicine
Director of the Resident as Clinician Educator (RACE) track
Ida Wong-Sefidan, MD

Ida C. Wong-Sefidan, MD
Chief Medical Resident 2010-2011
Assistant Clinical Professor in
Hematology-Oncology