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Staff Roster


Amy Albin  310-794-8672 aalbin@mednet.ucla.edu
Ted Braun  310-319-4567 tbraun@mednet.ucla.edu
Rachel Champeau  310-794-2270   rchampeau@mednet.ucla.edu
Brianna Deane  310-206-0835 bdeane@dentistry.ucla.edu
Kim Irwin  310-794-2262  kirwin@mednet.ucla.edu
Reggie Kumar  310-206-2805 reggiekumar@mednet.ucla.edu
Roxanne Moster  310-794-2264   rmoster@mednet.ucla.edu
Enrique Rivero  310-794-2273  erivero@mednet.ucla.edu
Elaine Schmidt  310-794-2272   eschmidt@mednet.ucla.edu
Simi Singer  310-319-4349 ssinger@mednet.ucla.edu
Dale Tate  310-794-8171   dtate@mednet.ucla.edu
Mark Wheeler  310-794-2265  mwheeler@mednet.ucla.edu


Addiction - Mark Wheeler  
ADHD - Mark Wheeler
Administration (Medical Center and UCLA School of Medicine) - Dale Tate
Aging & Memory Research Institute (Longevity Center) - Rachel Champeau
Ahmanson-Lovelace Brain Mapping Center - Mark Wheeler
AIDS Institute - Enrique Rivero
AIDS-Neurological Aspects - Kim Irwin
Allergy & Immunology (adult) - Rachel Champeau
Allergy & Immunology (pediatric) - Amy Albin
Allergy & Immunology in Santa Monica - Simi Singer
Alternative Medicine - Rachel Champeau
Alzheimer's & Dementia Care Program - Enrique Rivero
Anesthesiology - Rachel Champeau
Animal Assisted Therapy - Amy Albin
Anorexia - Mark Wheeler
Anxiety Disorders - Mark Wheeler
Artery Diseases - Rachel Champeau
Arthritis - Rachel Champeau
Asian Medicine/East West Medicine - Rachel Champeau
Asperger's - Mark Wheeler
Asthma - Amy Albin
Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder - Mark Wheeler
Audiology - Elaine Schmidt
Autism - Mark Wheeler
Auto Islet Transplant (Surgery) - Enrique Rivero
Autopsy - Elaine Schmidt
Auxiliary - Amy Albin

Bariatric Surgery - Rachel Champeau
Biobehavioral Sciences (Adult & Pediatric) Mark Wheeler
Biological Chemistry, Dept of - Elaine Schmidt
Biomathematics, Dept of - Elaine Schmidt
Bipolar Disorder - Mark Wheeler
Blood & Platelet Center - Elaine Schmidt
Blum Center on Poverty and Health in Latin American - Enrique Rivero
Body Dysmorphic Disorder - Mark Wheeler
Bone Marrow/Stem Cell Transplant - Kim Irwin
Borderline Personality Disorder - Mark Wheeler
Brain Mapping - Mark Wheeler
Brain Research Institute - Mark Wheeler
Breast Cancer - Reggie Kumar
Breast Cancer in Santa Monica - Simi Singer
Bulimia - Mark Wheeler

Cancer - Reggie Kumar
Cardiology (adult) - Rachel Champeau
Cardiology (pediatric) - Amy Albin
Cardiothoracic Surgery - Amy Albin
CASIT (Center for Advanced Surgical & Interventional Technology) - Rachel Champeau
Center for Clinical AIDS Research and Education - Enrique Rivero
Center for Community Health - Mark Wheeler
Center for Culture and Health - Mark Wheeler
Center for Health Services and Society - Mark Wheeler
Center for Healthier Children, Families & Communities - Amy Albin
Center for Neurobiology of Stress - Mark Wheeler
Center for Res. on Treatment & Rehabilitation of Psychosis - Mark Wheeler
Center for Study of Opiod Receptors and Drugs of Abuse - Mark Wheeler
Center for Study of Latino Health & Culture - Enrique Rivero
Chaplains/Spiritual Services - Amy Albin
Child Life program - Amy Albin
Child Trauma - Mark Wheeler
Children's Comfort Care - Amy Albin
Children's Hospital at UCLA (Mattel Children's Hospital) - Amy Albin
Clinical Care (adult) - Rachel Champeau
Clinical Social Work - Amy Albin
Clinical Translational Science Institute - Kim Irwin
Clinical Trials - Kim Irwin
Collaborative Center for Integrative Medicine - Rachel Champeau
Collaborative Center for Trauma & Mental Health Disparities - Enrique Rivero
Community Health, Center for - Mark Wheeler
Community Outreach - Enrique Rivero
Conflict of Interest issues - Dale Tate/Roxanne Moster
Cosmetic Surgery - Amy Albin
Cousins Center for Psychoneuroimmunology - Mark Wheeler
Craniofacial Clinic - Amy Albin
Crisis Management Issues - Dale Tate
Critical Care - Amy Albin
Critical Care in Santa Monica - Simi Singer
Culture & Health (center for) - Mark Wheeler
Daltrey/Townshend Teen & Young Adult Cancer Center - Simi Singer
David Geffen School of Medicine - Elaine Schmidt
Dental Center/Research - Biranna Deane
Dentistry - Brianna Deane
Depression - Mark Wheeler
Dermatology (adult) - Rachel Champeau
Dermatology (pediatric) - Amy Albin
Developmental Studies (pediatric) - Amy Albin
Diabetes - Enrique Rivero
Diet/Nutrition - Rachel Champeau
Digestive Diseases - Rachel Champeau
Disaster Preparedness - Roxanne Moster
Disaster Preparedness/Response (Public Health) - Mark Wheeler
Documentary Projects - Roxanne Moster
Donated Body Program - Elaine Schmidt
Dyslexia - Mark Wheeler

Ear, Nose & Throat - Elaine Schmidt
Ear, Nose & Throat in Santa Monica - Simi Singer
East-West Medicine - Rachel Champeau
Eating Disorders Program - Mark Wheeler
Emergency Medicine - Rachel Champeau
Emergency Medicine in Santa Monica - Simi Singer
Endocrine Surgery - Rachel Champeau
Endocrinology (adult) - Enrique Rivero
Endocrinology (pediatric) - Amy Albin
Endocrinology/Larry Hillblom Research Center (adult) - Enrique Rivero
Environmental health (public health) - Mark Wheeler
Epidemiology - Mark Wheeler
Epilepsy Program (adult) - Kim Irwin
Ethics - Enrique Rivero

Face Transplant - Amy Albin/Elaine Schmidt/Roxanne Moster
Faculty Practice Group - Ted Braun/Simi Singer
Family Medicine (Clinical) - Ted Braun
Family Medicine (Research) - Enrique Rivero
Finances - Dale Tate/Roxanne Moster
Fit for Healthy Weight - Amy Albin
Forensic Psychiatry - Mark Wheeler
Fundraising Issues - Dale Tate/Roxanne Moster

Gastroenterology (adult) - Rachel Champeau
Gastroenterology (pediatric) - Amy Albin
General Internal Medicine & Health Services Research - Enrique Rivero
General Pediatrics - Amy Albin
General Surgery - Rachel Champeau
General Surgery in Santa Monica - Simi Singer
Geriatics (Clinical) - Ted Braun
Geriatrics Psychiatry - Mark Wheeler
Geriatrics (Research) - Enrique Rivero
Gonda Robotic Surgery Center - Rachel Champeau
Government Relations - Dale Tate
Government Relations, Santa Monica - Ted Braun
Gynecology - Kim Irwin
Gynecology in Santa Monica - Simi Singer

Hair loss - Rachel Champeau
Hand Transplant - Enrique Rivero/Amy Albin/Roxanne Moster
Head & Neck Surgery, Dept of - Elaine Schmidt
Headache Research & Treatment Program (Neurology) - Mark Wheeler
Health Policy & Services (Public Health) - Mark Wheeler
Health Services Research - Kim Irwin
Healthier Children, Families & Communities - Amy Albin
Heart Transplant (adult & pediatric) - Amy Albin
Hematology/Oncology (adult)- Reggie Kumar 
Hematology/Oncology (pediatric) - Amy Albin
Hepatology - Enrique Rivero
HIPPA Patient Privacy & Compliance issues - Dale Tate/Roxanne Moster
Hospital & SOM Administration & Finances - Dale Tate
Human Genetics, Dept of - Elaine Schmidt
Human Resources & Union Issues (Medical Center) - Dale Tate/Roxanne Moster
Huntington's Diseases (clinical)- Kim Irwin
Hyperbaric Medicine/Chamber - Rachel Champeau

IBS (adult) - Rachel Champeau
IBS (pediatric) - Amy Albin
Immunology (adult) - Rachel Champeau
Immunology (pediatric) - Amy Albin
Infectious Diseases (adult) - Enrique Rivero
Infectious Diseases (pediatrics) - Amy Albin
Information Technology - Enrique Rivero
Injury Prevention Research Center - Mark Wheeler
Integrated Substance Abuse Program - Mark Wheeler
Integrative Medicine - Rachel Champeau
Intellectual & Development Disabilities Research Center - Mark Wheeler
Internal Medicine - Enrique Rivero
International Relations - Roxanne Moster
Interpreting Services - Enrique Rivero
Intestinal Transplant - Kim Irwin
Iris Cantor UCLA Women's Health Center - Kim Irwin
Issues Management - Dale Tate

Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center - Reggie Kumar

Kidney transplant (adult & Pediatric) - Enrique Rivero

Larry Hillbrom Research Center (Endocrinology) - Enrique Rivero
Larry Hillblom Islet Research Center - Enrique Rivero 
Latino Health - Enrique Rivero
Legal Affairs/Issues (Medical Center) - Dale Tate/Roxanne Moster
Liver Transplant (adult & Pediatric) - Kim Irwin
Longevity Center (Aging & Memory Ctr) - Rachel Champeau
Lung Transplant (adult & pediatric) - Amy Albin

Male Sexual Health (infertility, dysfunction) - Kim Irwin
Mary S. Easton Center for Alzheimer's Disease Research - Mark Wheeler
Mattel Children's Hospital - Amy Albin
Media Issues - Roxanne Moster
Media Training - Dale Tate/Roxanne Moster
Medical Center & Orthopaedic Institute for Children, Santa Monica - Ted Braun
Medical Group Issues - Ted Braun
Medical Marijuana - Mark Wheeler
Medical Sciences Development (fundraising) - Roxanne Moster
Memory Research Center - Rachel Champeau
Mental Health - Elaine Schmidt
Microbiology & Immunology, Dept of - Elaine Schmidt
Mind/Body Medicine - Mark Wheeler/Rachel Champeau
Mindfulness - Mark Wheeler
Molecular & Medical Pharmacology, Dept of - Elaine Schmidt
Mood Disorders - Mark Wheeler
Movement Disorders Program - Mark Wheeler
Multiple Sclerosis Program - Mark Wheeler

National Center for Child Traumatic Stress - Mark Wheeler
Neonatology - Amy Albin
Neonatology in Santa Monica - Simi Singer
Nephrology (adult) - Enrique Rivero
Nephrology (pediatric) - Amy Albin
Neuro-ICU - Elaine Schmidt
Neuro-Imaging - Mark Wheeler
Neuro-Muscular Disorders - Kim Irwin 
Neuro-Oncology - Reggie Kumar
Neuro-Otology - Kim Irwin
Neuro-Physiology - Kim Irwin
Neuro-Rehabilitation - Mark Wheeler
Neurobiology, Dept of - Elaine Schmidt
Neurobiology of Stress (center for) - Mark Wheeler
Neurology (adult) - Mark Wheeler
Neurology (pediatric) - Amy Albin
Neurology Education - Kim Irwin
Neurology/Headache Disorders Program - Mark Wheeler
Neuropsychiatric Hospital (NPI) - Mark Wheeler
Neuroscience Discovery - Kim Irwin
Neurosurgery, Dept of - Elaine Schmidt
Neurosurgery (pediatric) - Amy Albin
Nursing - Amy Albin
Nutritional Services - Rachel Champeau


Obesity (adult) - Rachel Champeau
Obesity (pediatric) - Amy Albin
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder - Mark Wheeler
Obstetrics/Gynecology - Kim Irwin
Occupational Therapy - Enrique Rivero
Olympic Analytical Laboratory - Elaine Schmidt
Operation Mend - Amy Albin/Roxanne Moster
Ophthalmology, Dept of - Elaine Schmidt
Ophthalmology in Santa Monica - Simi Singer
Oral Health - Brianna Deane
Orthopaedic Rehabilitation (adult) - Enrique Rivero
Orthopaedics - Simi Singer
Orthopaedic Surgery (Clinical & Research) - Simi Singer
Outpatient Clinic - Ted Braun

Pain Management (adult) - Rachel Champeau
Pain Management (pediatric) - Amy Albin
Pancreas Transplant - Kim Irwin
Parkinson's Disease - Mark Wheeler
Pathology & Laboratory Medicine - Elaine Schmidt
Patient issues (Medical Center, UCLA) - Dale Tate/Roxanne Moster
Patient Privacy & Compliance issues - Dale Tate/Roxanne Moster
Pediatric Neurosurgery - Amy Albin
Pediatric Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose, Throat) - Amy Albin
Pediatrics Surgery - Amy Albin
Pediatrics in Santa Monica - Simi Singer
People Animal Connection (PAC) - Amy Albin
Pet Therapy - Amy Albin
Pharmacology, Dept of Molecular & Medical - Elaine Schmidt
Pharmacy - Elaine Schmidt
Physical Therapy - Enrique Rivero
Physiology, Dept of - Elaine Schmidt
Plastic/Reconstructive surgery (adult & pediatric) - Amy Albin
Platelet Donation - Elaine Schmidt
Podiatry - Rachel Champeau
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders - Mark Wheeler
Pre-Hospital Care - Rachel Champeau
Prescription Drugs (Pain Killer) - Mark Wheeler
Primary Care Network - Ted Braun/Simi Singer
Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences - Mark Wheeler
Psychoneuroimmunology (Cousins Center of) - Mark Wheeler
Public Health - Mark Wheeler
Public Records Act Requests/FOIA Requests - Dale Tate/Roxanne Moster
Pulmonology - Amy Albin

Radiation Oncology - Kim Irwin/Reggie Kumar
Radiology/Radiological Sciences, Dept of - Elaine Schmidt
Rape Treatment Center - Ted Braun
Reconstructive Surgery - Amy Albin
Reconstructive Surgery in Santa Monica - Simi Singer
Regental Issues (Medical Center) - Date Tate
Rehabilitation Services - Mark Wheeler
Research Center on Managed Care for Psychiatry Disorder - Mark Wheeler
Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital - Mark Wheeler
Respiratory Conditions - Amy Albin
Revlon, UCLA Breast Cancer - Reggie Kumar
Revlon, UCLA Women's Cancer Research Program - Reggie Kumar
Rheumatology - Rachel Champeau
Risk Management issues - Dale Tate/Roxanne Moster
Robotic Surgery - Rachel Champeau
Ronald Reagan, UCLA Medicla Center, Dale Tate/Roxanne Moster

Santa Monica (UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica) - Ted Braun/Simi Singer
Santa Monica Campus Projects - Ted Braun
Schizophrenia - Mark Wheeler
School of Medicine
   Administration - Dale Tate 
   Community Outreach - Elaine Schmidt
   Curriculum - Elaine Schmidt
   Fund Raising - Dale Tate/ Roxanne Moster
   Government Affairs - Dale Tate
   Legal Affairs - Dale Tate/Roxanne Moster
   Student Affairs - Elaine Schmidt
School of Dentistry - Brianna Deane
School of Nursing - Laura Perry
School of Public Health - Mark Wheeler
Seizure Disorders - Mark Wheeler
Semel Institute for Neuroscience & Human Behavior - Mark Wheeler
Sexual Health (male) - Kim Irwin
Sexuality & Behavior - Mark Wheeler
Simms/Mann - UCLA Center for Integrative Oncology - Reggie Kumar 
Sleep Disorders Center - Mark Wheeler
Sleep Research - Mark Wheeler
Social Workers - Amy Albin
Speech Disorders - Elaine Schmidt
Spine Center in Santa Monica Hospital - Simi Singer
Spiritual Care - Amy Albin
Sports Medicine - Simi Singer/Enrique Rivero
Stein Eye Institute - Elaine Schmidt
Stem Cell Tranplant - Kim Irwin
Strategic Planning - Dale Tate
Stress - Mark Wheeler
Stroke Center - Kim Irwin
Study of Opiod Receptors & Drugs Abuse (Center for) - Mark Wheeler
Substance Abuse - Mark Wheeler
    Auto Islet Transplant - Enrique Rivero
    Bariatric - Rachel Champeau
    Bone Marrow/Stem Cell Transplant - Kim Irwin
    Cardiothoracic - Amy Albin
    Cosmetic - Amy Albin
    Craniofacial - Amy Albin
    Endocrine (Thyroid) - Rachel Champeau
    General (Appendix, Colon, Gallbladder) - Rachel Champeau
    Head & Neck - Elaine Schmidt
    Heart Transplant - Amy Albin
    Intestinal Transplant - Kim Irwin
    Kidney Transplantation - Enrique Rivero
    Liver & Pancreas Transplantation - Kim Irwin
    Lung Transplantation - Amy Albin
    Neurosurgery - Elaine Schmidt
    Neurosurgery (pediatric) - Amy Albin
    Oncology - Reggie Kumar
    Ophthalmology - Elaine Schmidt
    Orthopaedic Surgery - Simi Singer
    Pancreas Transplant - Kim Irwin
    Pediatric - Amy Albin
    Plastic/Reconstructive - Amy Albin
    Robotic - Rachel Champeau
    Thyroid - Rachel Champeau
    Trauma - Rachel Champeau
    Vascular - Rachel Champeau
Telehealth (pediatrics) - Amy Albin
Thyroid Conditions - Enrique Rivero
Thyroid Surgery - Rachel Champeau
Trauma & Mental Health Disparities - Mark Wheeler
Trauma surgery - Rachel Champeau
Traumatic Stress - Mark Wheeler
Treatment & Rehabilitations of Psychosis (center for research) - Mark Wheeler

UCLA Blood & Platelet Center - Elaine Schmidt
UCLA Blum Center on Poverty and Health in Latin America - Enrique Rivero
UCLA Breast Center in Santa Monica - Simi Singer
UCLA Center for Behavioral & Addiction Medicine - Enrique Rivero
UCLA Center for Integrative Oncology (Simms/Mann) - Reggie Kumar
UCLA Daltrey/Townshend Teen Cancer Program - Simi Singer
UCLA Health System - Dale Tate/Roxanne Moster
UCLA Health System International Relations Issues - Dale Tate/Roxanne Moster
UCLA Healthcare (Physician Network) - Dale Tate/Roxanne Moster
UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica - Ted Braun
UCLA Medicla Network (satellite facilities) - Ted Braun/Simi Singer
UCLA Spine Center in Santa Monica - Ted Braun
Urban Zen Integrative Therapy Program - Simi Singer
Urology (adult) - Kim Irwin
Urology (pediatric) - Amy Albin
Urologic Oncology - Reggie Kumar

Varicose Veins - Rachel Champeau
Vascular Surgery - Rachel Champeau
Volunteer & Care Extender Programs in Santa Monica - Simi Singer
Volunteer Services - Amy Albin


Weekly Media Report - Enrique Rivero
Wilson-Jennings-Bloomfield UCLA Venice Dental Center - Brianna Deane
Wireless Health Institute - Enrique Rivero 
Women's Health Institute (Iris Cantor UCLA Center) - Kim Irwin 
World Health, Center for - Elaine Schmidt