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Alumni


​Leslie Chiang, MD

Graduation Year: 2022
Residency: UC San Diego
Medical Degree: MD, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri
Career: Current Fellow

​Nanda Ramchandar, MD

Graduation Year: 2021
Residency: Naval Medical Center San Diego
Medical Degree: MD/MPH, Tulane University
Career: Naval Medical Center San Diego

​Lauge Farnaes, MD PhD

Graduation Year: 2018
Residency: UC San Diego
Medical Degree: MD/PhD, UC San Diego
Career: UCSD/Rady Children's
Medical Director, Rady Children’s Institute for Genomic Medicine IDbyDNA
Head of Medical Affairs, Rady Children’s Institute for Genomic Medicine IDbyDNA

​Juan Chaparro, MD

Graduation Year: 2014
Medical Degree: MD, USC
Residency: St. Louis Children’s Hospital, Washington University
Career: UCSD/Rady Children’s Hospital San Diego; Nationwide Children’s Hospital (Columbus, Ohio)

​Amaran Moodley, MD

Graduation Year: 2012
Medical Degree: Postgraduate Diploma in Infectious Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine ; MD, University of Cape Town South Africa
Residency: Cleveland Clinic 
Career: Outpatient Medical Director, UCSD Pediatric Infectious Diseases

​Chris Cannavino, MD

Graduation Year: 2009
Medical Degree: MD, UC San Diego
Residency: UC San Diego, Combined Pediatric Hospital Medicine Fellowship
Career: UCSD/Rady Children’s Hospital San Diego
Clerkship Director, UCSD SOM
Director, Pediatric Medical Student Education, UCSD SOM
Associate Director, UCSD Pediatric Residency Program
Fellowship Director, UCSD Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Section Chief, Pediatric Infectious Diseases, RHCSD
Associate Director, Sanford Institute for Empathy and Compassion
Director, UCSD Center for Mentorship in Medicine
Director, UCSD Master Clinician Program

​Eric Stern, MD

Graduation Year: 2009
Medical Degree: Boston University
Residency: UC San Diego, 
Career: Georgetown University (Washington DC)

Walter Dehority, MD MS

Graduation Year: 2008
Medical Degree: MS, University of London; MD, UCSF SOM
Career: University of New Mexico (Albuquerque, New Mexico)
Associate Residency Program Director, 
Human Research Review Committee Chair
Chair, New Mexico Immunization Practice Advisory Council

​John Arnold, MD

Graduation Year: 2006
Medical Degree: MD, USUHS
Residency: Naval Medical Center San Diego
Career: Naval Medical Center San Diego
IRB Chair, Navy
Residency Program Director, Navy
Department Chair, Navy

​Adriana Tremoulet, MD MAS

Graduation Year: 2006
Medical Degree: MAS, UCSD; MD, UCLA
Residency: Cedars Sinai
Career: UCSD/Rady Children’s Hospital San Diego
Associate Director, Kawasaki Disease Research Center, UCSD

​George Liu, MD PhD

Graduation Year: 2004
Medical Degree: PhD, Cambridge; MD, UC San Diego
Residency: UC Davis
Career: 
UCLA/Cedars Sinai Medical Center\
Associate Director, Infectious and Immunologic Diseases Research Center, Cedars-Sinai
UCSD/RCHSD
Chief, Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, UCSD

​Akihiko Saitoh, MD PhD

Graduation Year: 2003
Medical Degree: PhD, Niigata University; MD, Niigata University
Residency: USC; St. Luke’s International Hospital, Tokyo
Career: 
UCSD/Rady Children’s Hospital San Diego 
National Research Institute for Child Health and Development (Tokyo, Japan)
Chief, Division of Infectious Diseases
Niigata University (Niigata, Japan)
Professor and Chair of Pediatrics
Vice Dean, School of Medicine

​John Leake, MD MPH

Graduation Year: 2000
Medical Degree: MD, UC San Diego; MPH, UCLA
Residency: UC San Diego
Career: 
UCSD/Rady Children’s Hospital San Diego
Medical Director, Infectious Diseases, Quest Diagnostics

​Rolando Viani, MD MSc

Graduation Year: 1998
Medical Degree: MD, Cayetano Heredia University; MSc, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
Residency: SUNY Buffalo
Career: 
UCSD/Rady Children’s Hospital San Diego
Associate Medical Director, Global ID Development, AbbVie Biopharmaceutics 
Medical Director, Clinical Development, Cidara Therapeutics

​Robert Reid, MD

Graduation Year: 1997
Medical Degree: MD, Instituto Technologico De Santo Domingo
Residency: SUNY Buffalo
Career: Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital (Hollywood, Florida)

​Douglas Pratt, MD MS MPH

Graduation Year: 1994
Medical Degree: MPH, University of Hawaii; MS, Tropical Medicine and Medical Microbiology, University of Hawaii; MD, University of Hawaii
Residency: University of Hawaii
Career: Food and Drug Administration (Rockville, Maryland)
Branch Chief, Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research/Office of Vaccines Research and Review/Division of Vaccines and Related Product Applications

​Nectar Aintablian, MD

Graduation Year: 1994
Medical Degree: MD,
American University of Beirut 
Residency: University of Buffalo
Career: Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare (Tallahassee, Florida)

Norm Waecker, MD

Graduation Year: 1989
Medical Degree: MD, Rutgers New Jersey
Residency: Naval Medical Center San Diego
Career: Naval Medical Center San Diego
Residency Program Director, Navy
Outpatient Medical Director, Navy

​Wayne Dankner, MD

Graduation year: 1978
Medical Degree: MD, New York Medical College
Residency: Stanford University
Career: UCSD/Rady Children’s Hospital San Diego
PAREXEL International
Global Therapeutic Area Lead for Infectious Diseases & Pediatrics
Atox Bio
Chief Medical Officer

​Russ Van Dyke, MD

Graduation Year: 1983
Medical Degree: MD, Medical College of Wisconsin
Residency: UC San Diego
Career: Tulane University (New Orleans, Louisiana) 
Section Chief, Pediatric Infectious Diseases

​Richard Straube, MD MSc

Graduation Year: 1982
Medical Degree: MD, University of Chicago ; MSc, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Residency: University of Chicago
Career:
UCSD/Rady Children’s Hospital San Diego
Director of Clinical Investigations, Centocor, Inc.
Senior Director, Ohmeda Pharmaceuticals
Founding Chief Medical Officer, INO Therapeutics
Chief Medical Officer, Stealth Peptides, Inc. 
Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Soligenix

​Stephen Spector, MD

Graduation year: 1980
Residency: UCSF
Medical Degree: Tufts University
UCSD/Rady Children’s Hospital San Diego
Chief, Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, UCSD
Vice Chairman for Research, UCSD Department of Pediatrics
Senior Advisor, William J. Clinton Foundation, Pediatric HIV/AIDS Initiative
Senior Advisor, President’s Emergency Fund for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)
Principle Investigator & Chair Pediatric Executive Committee, Pediatric AIDS Clinical Trials Group (PACTG)
WHO Interagency Task Team (IATT), Paediatric HIV Working Group
WHO IATT, Prevention of HIV Infection in Pregnant Women, Mothers and 
their Children
Pediatric HIV/AIDS Cohort Study (PHACS) Scientific Leadership Group 

​Margaret Keller, MD

Graduation year: 1976
Medical Degree: MD, Albert Einstein
Residency: UC San Diego
Career: Harbor-UCLA
Chief, Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Director, Program for Pediatric HIV
Chair, Bioethics Committee

​Yvonne Bryson, MD

Graduation Year: 1974
Medical Degree: MD, University of Texas Southwestern
Residency: UC San Diego
Career: UCLA
Chief, Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Director, Los Angeles Brazil AIDS Consortium


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