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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
Associate Clinical Professor
Division of Infectious Diseases

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 
Assistant Clinical Professor
Division of Hospital Medicine
Rebecca Sell, MD
Rebecca Sell, MD
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 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

DJ Gaines, MD
DJ Gaines, MD
Associate Director of 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 of 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 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

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

Meghan Sebasky, MD
Meghan Sebasky, MD
Co-Director, Medicine Core Clerkship
Associate 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
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
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

Department Leaders

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

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


Jess Mandel, MD
Jess Mandel, MD
Vice Chair for Medicine
Chief, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
Professor of Medicine
Alison Moore, MD
Alison Moore, MD, MPH
Vice Chair for Diversity Equity & Inclusion
Chief, Division of Geriatrics, Gerontoloy, and Palliative Care
Professor of Medicine
Davey Smith, MD
Davey Smith, MD, MS
Vice Chair for 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