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Our Clinicians

At the UCLA Family Health Center, our physicians and clinical staff work together in teams that oversee the care of you and your loved ones. This means that every member of the team is knowledgeable about you and your health care. And working together, we bring a broad range of expertise and experience to bear on whatever health situations you may face.

In addition, our physicians are teachers and mentors to UCLA Family Medicine residents, who also participate as members of our clinical teams. How do our patients benefit? The emphasis our physicians place on training the next generation of family physicians means that every case, whether routine or critical, gets careful and thorough consideration. And because our physicians are involved in research, they bring knowledge of the latest treatment options, and the most effective techniques, to provide you with the best possible care.

Meet our clinical teams:

Patrick T. Dowling, MD, MPH

Patrick T. Dowling, MD, MPH   | Watch VideoWatch Video

Professor, Department of Family Medicine
Chair, Department of Family Medicine
Co-Founder, Associate Director, UCLA International Medical Graduate (IMG) Program
Specialty: Family Medicine

Medical School: Medical College of Ohio,
Residency: Cook County Hospital, Family Medicine


Michelle Bholat, MD

Michelle Bholat, MD, MPH   | Watch VideoWatch Video

Executive Director Associate Professor and Vice Chair UCLA Dept. of Family Medicine
Specialty: Family Medicine

Medical School: UC Irvine College of Medicine
Residency: Harbor-UCLA, Family Medicine
Fellowship: Harbor-UCLA, Faculty Development


Michael A. Rodríguez, MD, MPH

Michael A. Rodríguez, MD, MPH

Professor, Vice Chair of Research and George F. Kneller Endowed Chair, Department of Family Medicine
Co-Director, Multicultural Research Network on Health and Health Care
Associate Director, UCLA Training Program on Addiction Medicine in Primary Care Associate Director, UCLA Primary Care Research Fellowship
Specialty: Family Medicine

Medical School: David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Residency: University of California, San Francisco
MPH: Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health


Steven Shoptaw, Ph.D.

Steven Shoptaw, Ph.D.   | Watch VideoWatch Video

Professor, Department of Family Medicine and Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences
Director, Center for Health Promotion & Disease Prevention
Director, Intervention Core for the UCLA Center for HIV Identification Prevention and Treatment Services
Site Director, HIV Prevention Trials Network study.
Licensed psychologist

PhD: UCLA, Psychology and Education


Denise Sur, MD

Denise Sur, MD   | Watch VideoWatch Video

Department of Family Medicine
Director, UCLA Family Medicine Residency Program
Professor and Vice Chair for Education
Specialty: Family Medicine

Medical School: UC Davis
Residency, Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, Family Practice


Anne Arikian, MD

Anne Arikian, MD   | Watch VideoWatch Video

Department of Family Medicine
Specialty: Family Medicine

Medical School: Tulane University
Residency: Harbor-UCLA, Family Medicine
Fellowship: Harbor-UCLA, Faculty Development


John P. DiFiori, MD, FACSM

John P. DiFiori, MD, FACSM   | Watch VideoWatch Video

Professor, Clinical Family Medicine
Chief, Division of Sports Medicine
Co-Director, Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship Program
Specialty: Family Medicine, Sports Medicine

Medical School: Temple University
Residency: Lancaster General Hospital, Family Medicine
Fellowship: UCLA, Sports Medicine


Tom Donohoe, MD

Tom Donohoe, MBA

Adjunct Professor, Department of Family Medicine
Director (PI), UCLA//Pacific AIDS Education and Training Center (AETC)  
Associate Director, UCLA Center for Health Promotion and Disease 


Lillian Gelberg, MD

Lillian Gelberg, MD

Professor, Department of Family Medicine
Co-Director, UCLA Wireless Health Institute
Associate Director, UCLA Primary Care Research Fellowship
Specialty: Family Medicine

Medical School: Harvard Medical School
Residency: Montefiore Medical Center, Moses Division Hospital, Family Practice
Fellowship: UCLA, Family Practice 


Heather Gillespie, MD, MPH

Heather Gillespie, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine
Specialty: Family Medicine, Sports Medicine

Medical School: Duke University
Residency: Thomas Jefferson University, Family Practice
Fellowship: Marine Medical Center, Sports Medicine


F.A. (Fred) Hagigi, DrPH, MBA, MEd

F.A. (Fred) Hagigi, DrPH, MBA, MEd

Professor, Healthcare Management
Director, Global Health Initiatives
Adjunct Professor, UCLA Anderson Graduate School of Management

Undergraduate: University of Utah
MPH & DrPH: UCLA, Healthcare Management
Med: UCLA, Higher Education & Organizational Change


Keith Heinzerling, MD, MPH

Keith Heinzerling, MD, MPH   | Watch VideoWatch Video

Internal Medicine
Specialty: Addiction Medicine

Medical School: Stanford University
Residency: New York University, School of Medicine, Internal Medicine
Fellowship: UCLA, GIM and Health Services Research

MPH: UCLA, School of Public Health


Daniel Lee, MD

Daniel Lee, MD   | Watch VideoWatch Video

Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Family Medicine
Associate Director, Primary Care College, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Faculty Advisor, Family Medicine Interest Group, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Specialty: Family Medicine

Medical School: University of Texas-Southwestern Medical School
Residency: UCLA-Santa Monica Family Medicine Residency Program


Rose Maly, MD, MSPH

Rose Maly, MD, MSPH

Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine
Specialty: Geriatric Medicine

Medical School: UC Irvine
Residency: UCLA-Santa Monica Family Medicine at UCLA
Fellowship: UCLA, Geriatric Medicine

MSPH: UCLA, School of Public Health


Robert Maurer, Ph.D.

Associate Clinical Professor, David Geffen School of Medicine
Director, Behavioral Sciences, UCLA Family Practice Residency Program
Clinical Psychologist

Undergraduate: UCLA
Masters and Ph.D: University of Houston


Maureen Mavrinac, MD

Maureen Mavrinac, MD

Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Family Medicine
Specialty: Family Medicine, Geriatric Medicine

Medical School: Autonomous University of Guadalajara, Mexico
Residency: Cook County Hospital


Gerardo Moreno, MD, MSHS

Gerardo Moreno, MD, MSHS

Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Family Medicine
Specialty: Family Medicine

Medical School: David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Residency: University of California San Francisco, Family Practice
MSc: UCLA School of Public Health


Aurelia Nattiv, M.D.

Aurelia Nattiv, M.D.

Professor, Department of Family Medicine, Division of Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Surgery Director, Santa Monica-UCLA Osteoporosis Center
Co-Director of the UCLA Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship Program
Specialty: Family Medicine, Sports Medicine

Medical School: Washington University, School of Medicine
Residency: Community Hospital, Family Practice
Fellowship: UCLA, Sports Medicine


Monica Plesa, MD

Monica Plesa, MD   | Watch VideoWatch Video

Department of Family Medicine
David Geffen School of Medicine, Family Medicine Clerkship Site Director
Specialty: Family Medicine

Medical School: Albany Medical College
Residency: UCLA, Family Medicine


Laurel I. Powers, MA, MD, FAAFP

Laurel I. Powers, MA, MD, FAAFP

Department of Family Medicine

Specialty: Family Medicine, Palliative Care
Medical School: University of Illinois
Residency: Cook County Hospital, Illinois
Fellowship: Michigan State University, University of Washington


Martin Quan, MD

Martin Quan, MD

Professor, Clinical Family Medicine, Department of Family Medicine
Director, Office of Continuing Medical Education, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Specialty: Family Medicine

Medical School: David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Residency: UCLA, Family Practice


Lynn Stephens, MD

Lynn Stephens, MN, FNP, CDE   | Watch VideoWatch Video

Travel Medicine
Certified Diabetes Educator
Coumadin Clinic Manager


Carol Stewart, MD

Carol Stewart, MD   | Watch VideoWatch Video

Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Family Medicine
Specialty: Family Medicine

Medical School: Albany Medical College
Residency: St. Elizabeth Hospital, Family Medicine


Derjung Mimi Tarn, MD, PhD

Derjung Mimi Tarn, MD, PhD

Assistant Clinical Professor of Family Medicine
Specialty: Family Medicine

Medical School: New York Medical College
Residency: University of Southern California-Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital, Family Medicine
Fellowship: UCLA, Family Practice, Primary Care Research

Ph.D: Health Services, Pharmaceutical Economics, UCLA School of Public Health


Daniel Vigil, MD

Daniel Vigil, MD

Department of Family Medicine and Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Specialty: Family Medicine, Sports Medicine

Medical School: Harvard Medical School
Residency: Kaiser Permanente, Family Medicine
Fellowship: UCLA, Sports Medicine


David Wallenstein

David Wallenstein, MD   | Watch VideoWatch Video

Department of Family Medicine
Medical Director, The Skirball Hospice Program at The Jewish Homes of Los Angeles
Instructor, UCLA International Medical Graduate Program
Specialty: Palliative Care, Pain Medicine

Medical School: University of Illinois, College of Medicine at Chicago
Residency: Johns Hopkins Hospital, Anesthesiology
Residency: University of Illinois, College of Medicine at Chicago, Internal Medicine
Fellowship: Beth Israel Medical Center, Pain Management and Palliative Care


Lynne Woo, RD, CDE

Lynne Woo, RD, CDE

Registered Dietician
Certified Diabetes Educator