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  
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Lori Wan, MD
Lori Wan, MD
Program Director
Combined Medicine-Pediatrics Residency Training 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
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
Tricia Santos-Cavaiola, MD
Tricia Santos-Cavaiola, MD
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
EB Sladek, MD
EB Sladek, MD
Associate Program Director
Associate Clinical Professor
Division of Geriatrics
CMR 2012-2013
 

Core Faculty

Joseph Abdelmalek, MD
Joseph Abdelmalek, MD
Assistant 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
Assistant Clinical Professor
Division of General Internal Medicine
VA San Diego
Anne Cowell, MD
Anne Cowell, MD, MPH
Director, Global Pathway
Associate Clinical Professor
Divisoin 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
Associate Clinical Professor
Division of Hospital Medicine
Scott Mullaney, MD
Scott Mullaney, MD
Dean of Continuing Medical Education
Clinical Professor
Division of Nephrology
Nivedita Restaino, MD
Nivedita Restaino, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor ​
Division of General Internal Medicine
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
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-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
Chief, Medicine Service
VA San Diego
Professor, Division of Nephrology
Robert Schooley, MD
Robert T. "Chip" Schooley, MD
Vice Chair, Department of Medicine
Senior Director for International Initiatives
Chief, Division of Infectious Diseases
Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases
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 for the Department of Medicine
Chief of Staff for Education at VA San Diego
Professor of Clinical Medicine
Division of Hematology and Oncology
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