Program Directors and Core Faculty

Program Directors

Simerjot Jassal, MD

Simerjot K. Jassal, MD
Program Director
Internal Medicine Residency Training Program
Clinical Professor
Division of General Internal Medicine
VA San Diego  

Simerjot Jassal.pdf


Lori Wan, MD

Lori Wan, MD
Program Director
Combined Medicine-Pediatrics Residency Training Program
Clinical Professor, Medicine and Pediatrics
Division of General Internal Medicine


Dr. Gerry Boss
Gerry Boss, MD
Vice Chair of Research
Program Director, Physician-Scientist Training Program
Professor, Division of General Internal Medicine


Associate Program Directors

Charles Goldberg, MD

Charlie Goldberg, MD
Associate Program Director
Clinical Professor
Division of Hospital Medicine


​​Perrie Pardee, MD

Perrie Pardee, MD
Associate Program Director
Combined Medicine-Pediatrics Residency Training Program
Assistant Clinical Professor
Division of Hospital Medicine


Dr. Tricia Santos-Cavaiola
Associate Program Director
Associate Clinical Professor
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


Associate Program Director
Associate Clinical Professor
Division of Geriatrics
CMR 2012-2013



Core Faculty

Dr. Joseph Abdelmalek

Joseph Abdelmalek, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor 
Division of Nephrology and Hypertension
Division of Hospital Medicine

Dr. Luis Castellanos

Luis Castellanos, MD, MPH
Director of Diversity in Medicine and Faculty Outreach
Associate Professor
Division of Cardiology

Dr. Stacy Charat

Stacy Charat, MD
 Director, Primary Care Pathway
Assistant Clinical Professor
Division of General Internal Medicine
VA San Diego

Lori Daniels, MD, MAS, FACC

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


Ali Farkhondehpour, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor
CMR 2016-2017
Division of Hospital Medicine


Dr. Scott Mullaney
Scott Mullaney, MD
Dean of Continuing Medical Education
Clinical Professor
Division of Nephrology

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

Meghan Sebasky, MD
Site Director for the Medicine Core Clerkship
Associate Clinical Professor
Division of Hospital Medicine


Gregory Seymann, MD

Gregory Seymann, MD
Clinical Professor
Division of Hospital Medicine


Colin Thomas, MD, MPH

Colin Thomas, MD, MPH
Chief, Hospital Medicine and Associate Chief, Medicine Service
VA San Diego
Clinical Professor
Hospital Medicine and Geriatrics


Assistant Clinical Professor
Division of Hospital Medicine



Director of the Resident as Clinician Educator (RACE) track
CMR 2016-2017

Ida Wong-Sefidan, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor
Division of Hematology-Oncology 
VA San Diego
CMR 2010-2011




Departmental Leaders


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
Chief, Medicine Service
VA San Diego
Professor, Division of Nephrology


Dr. Robert Schooley

Vice Chair, Department of Medicine
Chief, Division of Infectious Diseases
Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases


Dr. Jess Mandel
Vice Chair of Education,
 Department of Medicine
Vice Chief, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Professor of Clinical Medicine


Dr. Elaine Muchmore, MD
Associate Vice Chief of Education for the Department of Medicine,
Chief of Staff for Education 
at VA San Diego
Professor of Clinical Medicine
Division of Hematology and Oncology
Dr. Davey Smith
Vice Chair of Faculty, Department of Medicine
Director of CFAR Translational Virology Core, Division of Infectious Diseases
Professor of Medicine
CMR 1999-2000