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Faculty

Program Directors

Simerjot Jassal, MD
Simerjot K. Jassal, MD, MAS
Internal Medicine Residency Program Director
Clinical Professor, Division of General Internal Medicine
VA San Diego       CV
Lori Wan, MD
Lori Wan, MD
Combined Medicine/Pediatrics Residency Program Director
Clinical Professor, Medicine and Pediatrics
Division of General Internal Medicine
Renate Pilz, MD
Renate Pilz, MD
Physician-Scientist Training Program Director
Chief, VA Hematology/Oncology Section

Associate Program Directors

Anne Cowell, MD, MPH
Anne Cowell, MD, MPH
Director, Global Medicine Pathway
Assistant Clinical Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases and Global Public Health

Ali Farkhondehpour, MD
Ali Farkhondehpour, MD
Director, Hospital Medicine Pathway
Assistant Clinical Professor, Division of Hospital Medicine 
CMR 2016-2017
Perrie Pardee, MD
Perrie Pardee, MD
Associate Program Director, Combined Medicine/Pediatrics Residency
Assistant Clinical Professor, Division of Hospital Medicine, VA San Diego
Rebecca Sell, MD
Rebecca Sell, MD
Clinical Professor, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine
CMR 2006-2007
EB Sladek, MD
EB Sladek, MD
Director, Integrative Medicine Pathway
Associate Clinical Professor, Division of Geriatrics
Chief, VA Geriatrics Section
CMR 2012-2013

Core Faculty

Joseph Abdelmalek, MD
Joseph Abdelmalek, MD
Associate Clinical Professor, Division of Nephrology & Hypertension
Associate Clinical Professor, Division of Hospital Medicine
Luis Castellanos, MD
Luis Castellanos, MD, MPH
Director, Diversity in Medicine and Faculty Outreach
Clinical Professor, Division of Cardiology
Stacy Charat, MD
Stacy Charat, MD
Director, Primary Care Pathway
Associate Clinical Professor, Division of General Internal Medicine, VA San Diego

DJ Gaines, MD
DJ Gaines, MD
Associate Director, Diversity in Medicine and Faculty Outreach
Assistant Clinical Professor, Division of Hospital Medicine, VA San Diego
CMR 2020-2021
Anne Cowell, MD
Charlie Goldberg, MD, MS
Associate Dean, Graduate Medical Education
Clinical Professor, Division of Hospital Medicine, VA San Diego

Lori Daniels, MD
Lori Daniels, MD, MAS, FACC
Associate Director, Coronary Care Unit
Clinical Professor, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine
CMR 2002-2003


William Frederick, MD
William Frederick, MD, PhD
Director, Medicine Acting Internship
Associate Clinical Professor, Division of Hospital Medicine

Sean Kenmore, MD
Sean Kenmore, MD, MS
Assistant Clinical Professor, Division of Hospital Medicine, VA San Diego
CMR 2019-2020

Scott Mullaney, MD
Scott Mullaney, MD, MBA
Associate Dean, Continuing Medical Education
Clinical Professor, Division of Nephrology

Nivedita Restaino, MD
Nivedita Restaino, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor, Division of General Internal Medicine, VA San Diego

Tricia Santos-Cavaiola, MD
Associate Clinical Professor, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism 
Program Director, UC San Diego Endocrinology Fellowship
CMR 2010-2011

Meghan Sebasky, MD
Meghan Sebasky, MD
Co-Director, Medicine Core Clerkship
Clinical Professor, Division of Hospital Medicine
Samantha Spilman, MD, MS
Samantha Spilman, MD, MS
Co-Director, Integrative Medicine Pathway
Assistant Clinical Professor, Division of Hospital Medicine, VA San Diego
CMR 2020-2021
Gregory Seymann, MD
Gregory Seymann, MD
Clinical Professor, Division of Hospital Medicine
Vice Chief, Division of Hospital Medicine

Jack Temple, MD
Jack Temple, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor, Division of Hospital Medicine, VA San Diego
CMR 2018-2019

Colin Thomas, MD, MPH
Colin Thomas, MD, MPH
Clinical Professor, Divisions of Hospital Medicine and Geriatrics
Chief, Medicine Service, VA San Diego 
Supraja Thota
Supraja Thota, MD
Director, Resident as Clinician Educator (RACE) track 
Assistant Clinical Professor, Division of Hospital Medicine
CMR 2016-2017
Ida Wong-Sefidan, MD
Ida Wong-Sefidan, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor, Division of Hematology and Oncology, VA San Diego
Assistant Program Director, UC San Diego Hematology and Oncology Fellowship
CMR 2010-2011

Department Leaders

Zea Borok, MD
Zea Borok, MD
Chair, Department of Medicine
Helen M. Ranney Professor, Department of Medicine

Francis Gabbai, MD
Francis Gabbai, MD
Vice Chair, Department of Medicine, VA San Diego
Clinical Professor, Division of Nephrology, VA San Diego


Jess Mandel, MD
Jess Mandel, MD
Vice Chair, Department of Medicine
Chief, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine
Professor of Medicine
Alison Moore, MD
Alison Moore, MD, MPH
Vice Chair, Diversity Equity & Inclusion
Chief, Division of Geriatrics, Gerontology & Palliative Care
Professor of Medicine
Davey Smith, MD
Davey Smith, MD, MS
Vice Chair, Research
Chief, Division of Infectious Diseases and Global Public Health
Co-Chair, San Diego Center for AIDS Research (CFAR)
Professor of Medicine
CMR 1999-2000