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Program Alumni

Where Do Graduates Go After Fellowship? 

Many of our fellows remain local and our fellowship program benefits from having multiple faculty, who have completed the program themselves in the past. Along with opportunities for graduates at UC San Diego, the local community benefits from multiple healthcare systems, who are often hiring geriatricians to add to their teams. Our fellows are also actively recruited nationally.

Each year, UC San Diego hosts an annual fellowship gathering to recognize the efforts of graduating fellows, mingle with faculty, and re-connect with alumni! 

Past Fellows


  • Mai-Anh Dam, MD

    Mai-Anh Dam, MD

    Mai-Anh Dam, MD is a Southern California native who completed her medical school training at Ross University School of Medicine followed by her Family Medicine Residency as a Chief Resident at University of Texas, Houston. A UCLA graduate, she is excited to be back in California pursuing her passion in geriatric medicine. Her interest in the field started while growing up in the same house as her grandparents and intensified throughout her residency. She looks forward to expanding her experience in both inpatient and outpatient settings, transitioning patient care from the hospital back into the community, with a focus on healthy aging and culturally appropriate geriatric care. She hopes to continue her involvement in teaching fellow residents and students in the academic setting. In her spare time, Mai-Anh enjoys cooking and baking with her husband, trying out new restaurants, and traveling.  
  • Belicia Ding, MD

    Belicia Ding, MD

    Belicia Ding, MD completed her internal medicine training in the Primary Care and Social Medicine track at Montefiore Einstein in New York City. Before moving to the Big Apple, Belicia was at Houston, Texas, where she completed her medical training at Baylor College of Medicine and her bachelor's degree in psychology at Rice University. She is excited to finally return to California, where she grew up, and be a part of UC San Diego! Her interests in geriatrics are in outpatient care and home visiting programs, and she is especially passionate about caring for the underserved. In her free time, Belicia enjoys traveling, drawing and painting, and trying out the hottest food spots in town! 
  • Karun Singla, MD

    Karun Singla, MD

    Karun Singla, MD started his journey in Chicago, IL, where he was born and raised. After completing his undergrad at Loyola University, he attended medical school at AUC in Sint Maarten as well as Detroit, MI. After further clinical and research experience in Atlanta, GA and Staten Island, NY, he pursued his Family Medicine residency at UNC Health Southeastern in North Carolina. He was very excited for his next move to San Diego to train at UCSD! 

    During his residency training, Dr. Singla gradually realized his passion for Geriatrics. Not only has he always been close to his parents, but this was a field where he could effect significant change. At this time he is interested in hospital Geriatric medicine as well as nursing home care. 
    Dr. Singla loves to recharge through outdoor activities with friends and family, especially nature walks, trails, and hiking just to name a few. He also enjoys trying new things and is currently having fun with cooking and martial arts! 


  • Sheila Bhavsar, MD

    Sheila Bhavsar, MD

    Residency: University of California San Diego

    Medical Degree: Creighton University

    Post-Fellowship: Scripps Skilled Nursing

  • Jennifer Li, MD

    Jennifer Li, MD

    Residency: Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science

    Medical Degree:Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science

    Post-Fellowship: Kaiser Los Angeles

  • Rachael Petry, MD

    Rachael Petry, MD

    Residency: Vanderbilt University

    Medical Degree: University of Tennessee Health Science Center

    Post-Fellowship: Vanderbilt University


  • Dr. Deborah Lee

    Dr. Deborah Lee

    Residency: Family Health Centers of San Diego

    Medical Degree: Touro University

    Post-Fellowship: Family Health Centers of San Diego PACE / VA Home-Based Primary Care

  • Dr. Herbert Rosenbaum

    Dr. Herbert Rosenbaum

    Residency: Banner/University of Arizona College of Medicine

    Medical Degree: University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

    Post-Fellowship: San Ysidro Health Center / San Diego PACE

  • Dr. Yuichiro Sato

    Dr. Yuichiro Sato

    Residency: Texas Tech University - El Paso 

    Medical Degree: Western University of Health Sciences

    Post-Fellowship: Geriatrician, Kaiser Permanente, Northern California 


  • Dr. Shannon Devlin

    Dr. Shannon Devlin

    Residency: UC San Diego - Internal Medicine

    Medical Degree: St. Louis University

    Post-Fellowship: HPM Fellowship, University of Utah

  • Dr. Jean Guan

    Dr. Jean Guan

    Residency: UC San Diego - Internal Medicine

    Medical Degree: UC San Diego

    Post-Fellowship: Geriatrician, Cox Health, Missouri

  • Dr. Humberto Saenz Chavez

    Dr. Humberto Saenz Chavez

    Residency: Texas Tech University - Family Medicine

    Medical Degree: Universidad Autonoma de Chihuahua Facultad de Medicina, Mexico

    Post-Fellowship: Geriatrician, El Paso, Texas


  • Dr. Sadaf Farasat

    Dr. Sadaf Farasat

    Residency: Griffin Hospital

    Medical Degree: The Aga Khan University, Pakistan

    Post-Fellowship: UC San Diego


  • Dr. Joshua Bollan

    Dr. Joshua Bollan

    Residency: UC San Diego Internal Medicine, San Diego, CA

    Medical Degree: University of Colorado, Denver, CO

    Post-Fellowship: VA Medical Center San Diego and Post-Acute Care

  • Dr. Angeline Pai

    Dr. Angeline Pai

    Residency:  Cook County-Loyola Family Medicine, Chicago, IL

    Medical Degree:  Poznan University of Medical Sciences Center for Medical Education in English, Poland

    Post-Fellowship:  Kaiser Permanente Primary Care Geriatricianundefined ​undefinedundefined

  • Dr. Mohammed Shaker

    Dr. Mohammed Shaker

    Residency:  Memorial Health University, Savannah, GA

    Medical Degree:  Al-Nahrain University College of Medicine, Iraq

    Post-Fellowship:  Scripps Primary Care Geriatrician


  • Dr. Yuan Shao

    Dr. Yuan Shao

    Residency:  Montefiore Internal Medicine, Mount Vernon, NY

    Medical Degree:  Soochow University Medical College, China

    Doctorate Degree:  Peking Union Medical College, Beijing, China 

    Post-Fellowship:   Scripps Primary Care Geriatrician


  • Dr. Veronica Gonzalez

    Dr. Veronica Gonzalez

    Residency:  Scripps Family Medicine Chula Vista

    Medical Degree: Albany Medical Collegeundefined

    Post-Fellowship: UC San Diego Primary Care Geriatrician

  • Dr. Ian Neel

    Dr. Ian Neel

    Residency: UC San Diego Internal Medicine

    Medical Degree: UC San Diego

    Post-Fellowship: UC San Diego Senior Behavioral Health

  • Dr. Ashkan Vafadaran

    Dr. Ashkan Vafadaran

    Residency: Medstar Union Memorial Hospital Internal Medicine, Baltimore, MD

    Medical Degree:  Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Iran, Islamic Republic of 

    Post-Fellowship: Family Health Centers of San Diego 


  • Foroozan Famoori, MD

    Foroozan Famoori, MD

    Residency:  Internal Medicine, Capital Health, Trenton, New Jersey

    Medical School: Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Iran, Islamic Republic of 

    Post-Fellowship: Sutter Health and Hospice Medical Director

  • Ramneek Rai, MD

    Ramneek Rai, MD

    Residency: Internal Medicine, Boston University, Roger Williams Medical Center, Providence, RI

    Medical School:  University of Szeged,  Hungary

    Post-Fellowship: Qualcomm/Stanford

  • Lindsey Yourman, MD

    Lindsey Yourman, MD

    Residency:  Internal Medicine, Scripps Mercy Hospital, San Diego

    Medical School:  UC San Francisco 

    Post-Fellowship: UC San Diego - Quality Improvement and Primary Care


  • Viacheslav Pecherskiy, MD

    Viacheslav Pecherskiy, MD

    Residency: Internal Medicine, Flushing Hospital Medical Center, New York

    Medical School: Rostov State Medical University, Russian Federation 

    Post-Fellowship: Sharp Skilled Nursing Facility/Post-Acute Care 

  • EB Sladek, MD

    EB Sladek, MD

    Residency:  UC San Diego Internal Medicine

    Medical School: UC San Francisco School of Medicine 

    Post-Fellowship: Director, Scripps Post-Acute Care (but returned to the VA and UCSD in 2018)


  • Tomasz Beben, MD

    Tomasz Beben, MD

    Residency: UC San Diego Internal Medicine 

    Medical School:  UC Los Angeles David Geffen School of Medicine 

    Fellowships: UC San Diego Geriatrics and Nephrology

    Post-Fellowship: VA and UCSD Inpatient and Consult Care


  • Ramin Motarjemi, MD

    Ramin Motarjemi, MD

    Residency: Internal Medicine, Hurley Medical Center, Michigan

    Medical School: Islamic Azad University – Tehran Branch, Iran (Islamic Republic of Iran)

    Post-Fellowship: VA Medical Center, San Diego - Acute and Sub-Acute Care


  • Galina Khemlina, MD

    Galina Khemlina, MD

    Medical School: Russian State Medical University

    Fellowships:  Geriatrics and Hospice and Palliative Medicine 

    Post-Fellowship: Kaiser Permanente

  • Khai Nguyen, MD, MHS

    Khai Nguyen, MD, MHS

    Residency: Scripps Green Internal Medicine, San Diego, CA

    Medical School: University of Vermont College of Medicine

    Post-Fellowship: Kaiser Skilled Nursing Facility/Post-Acute Care and a Hospice Medical Director(but returned to UCSD as Clinical Services Chief in 2016)


  • Derek Hauser, MD

    Derek Hauser, MD

    Residency:  Internal Medicine, Kern Medical Center, UC Los Angeles

    Post-Fellowship:  Kaiser Permanente

  • Shaw Eslamian, MD

    Shaw Eslamian, MD

    Medical School:  American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine


  • Katharine Chiu, MD

    Katharine Chiu, MD

    Residency: Internal Medicine, University of California, San Diego

    Medical School: Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University

  • Steven Tam, MD

    Steven Tam, MD

    Residency: Internal Medicine, Scripps Green Hospital, San Diego

    Medical School: UC San Diego School of Medicine