Program Directors and Core Faculty

Program Directors

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

Associate Program Directors

Charles Goldberg, MD
Charlie Goldberg, MD, MS
Interim Chief, Hospital Medicine,
 VA San Diego
Associate Program Director
Clinical Professor


Perrie Pardee, MD
Perrie Pardee, MD
Associate Program Director
Combined Medicine-Pediatrics Residency Program
Assistant Clinical Professor
Division of Hospital Medicine
Tricia Santos-Cavaiola, MD
Tricia Santos-Cavaiola, MD
Associate Program Director
Associate Clinical Professor
Fellowship Program Director
Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism
CMR 2010-2011

Rebecca Sell, MD
Rebecca Sell, MD
Associate Program Director
Associate Clinical Professor
Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
CMR 2006-2007
EB Sladek, MD
EB Sladek, MD
Director, Integrative Medicine Pathway
Associate Program Director
Associate Clinical Professor
Division of Geriatrics
CMR 2012-2013
 

Core Faculty

Joseph Abdelmalek, MD
Joseph Abdelmalek, MD
Associate Clinical Professor 
Division of Nephrology and Hypertension
Division of Hospital Medicine
Luis Castellanos, MD
Luis Castellanos, MD, MPH
Director of Diversity in Medicine and Faculty Outreach
Associate 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

Anne Cowell, MD
Anne Cowell, MD, MPH
Director, Global Medicine Pathway
Associate Clinical Professor
Division of Infectious Diseases
Lori Daniels, MD
Lori Daniels, MD, MAS, FACC
Associate Director
Coronary Care Unit
Clinical Professor
Division of Cardiovascular Medicine
CMR 2002-2003

Ali Farkhondehpour, MD
Ali Farkhondehpour, MD
Director, Hospital Medicine Pathway
Assistant Clinical Professor
Division of Hospital Medicine
CMR 2016-2017
William Frederick, MD
William Frederick, MD, PhD
Director, Medicine Acting Internship
Associate Clinical Professor
Division of Hospital Medicine
Scott Mullaney, MD
Scott Mullaney, MD, MBA
Dean of 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
Meghan Sebasky, MD
Meghan Sebasky, MD
Co-Director, Medicine Core Clerkship
Associate Clinical Professor
Division of Hospital Medicine
Gregory Seymann, MD
Gregory Seymann, MD
Clinical Professor
Vice Chief
Division of Hospital Medicine
Colin Thomas, MD, MPH
Colin Thomas, MD, MPH
Chief, Medicine Service,
VA San Diego 
Clinical Professor
Hospital Medicine and Geriatrics

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
Associate Fellowship Program Director
Division of Hematology and Oncology
VA San Diego
CMR 2010-2011
 

Departmental Leaders

Wolfgang Dillmann, MD
Wolfgang H. Dillmann, MD
Helen M. Ranney Distinguished Professor and Chair
Department of Medicine
Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism
Francis Gabbai, MD
Francis Gabbai, MD
Vice Chair, Department of Medicine   
Professor, Division of Nephrology
VA San Diego
Robert Schooley, MD
Robert T. "Chip" Schooley, MD
Vice Chair, Department of Medicine
Senior Director for International Initiatives  
Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases and Global and Public Health

Jess Mandel, MD
Dr. Jess Mandel, MD
Vice Chair of Education
Department of Medicine
Vice Chief, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Professor of Clinical Medicine
Elaine Muchmore, MD
Dr. Elaine Muchmore, MD
Associate Vice Chief of Education, 
Department of Medicine
Professor of Clinical Medicine
Division of Hematology and Oncology
Chief of Staff for Education,
VA San Diego
 

Davey Smith, MD
Dr. Davey Smith, MD, MS
Vice Chair of Faculty,
Department of Medicine
Division Chief of Infectious Diseases and Global Public Health
Co-Chair, San Diego Center for AIDS Research (CFAR)
Professor of Medicine
CMR 1999-2000