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Physicians

 
John Abe, MD, Pulmonary Disease, UCLA Peninsula Pulmonary. John Abe, MD

Dr. Abe earned his B.A. in psychobiology at Occidental College and his M.D. at Hahemann University in Philadelphia. He completed his Residency and his Pulmonary/Critical Care Fellowship in 1998 at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. He is Board Certified in Internal, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine. He is a teaching pulmonary consultant at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and Co-Medical Director of the Intensive Care Units at Torrance Memorial Medical Center. More »

   
Robert Chang, MD, Pulmonary Disease. UCLA Peninsula Pulmonary. Robert Chang, MD

Dr.Chang earned his B.A. at Occidental College and his M.D. at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. He completed his Residency at Cleveland Metropolitan General Hospital and his Pulmonary Fellowship at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in 1977. Formerly on the teaching faculty at Harbor-UCLA and at Cedars Sinai Medical Center, he presently is a Teaching Pulmonary Consultant at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. Dr Chang is the Medical Director of Respiratory Therapy and Pulmonary Rehabilitation at Little Company of Mary Medical Center. More »

   
Roman Culjat, MD, Pulmonary Disease. UCLA Peninsula Pulmonary. Roman Culjat, MD

Dr. Culjat earned his B.S. at University of California San Diego and his M.D. at Chicago Medical School. He completed his Residency and his Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Fellowship at USC Medical Center in 2007. Dr. Culjat is Board Certified in Internal, Pulmonary, Critical Care Medicine and Sleep Medicine. Dr. Culjat is fluent in Spanish and has moderate fluency in Croatian and Czech languages. More »

   
Khalid Eltawil, MD, Pulmonary Disease. UCLA Peninsula Pulmonary. Khalid Eltawil, MD

Dr. Eltawil earned his B.A. at University of London and M.D. at Cairo University. He completed his Residency and his Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Fellowship at USC Medical Center in 2003. Dr. Eltawil is Board Certified in Internal, Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine. He currently serves as the Medical Director of the UCLA Sleep Laboratory in Torrance. Dr. Eltawil is fluent in Arabic. More »

   
Mladen Rasic, MD, Pulmonary Disease. UCLA Peninsula Pulmonary. M. Anthony Rasic, MD

Dr. Rasic earned his B.S. at University of California Santa Barbara and his M.D. at University of California San Francisco. He completed his Residency at UCLA Medical Center. He completed his Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine Fellowship at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in 2006. Dr. Rasic is Board Certified in Internal, Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine. He currently serves as the Associate Director of the UCLA Sleep Laboratory in Torrance. Dr. Rasic has moderate fluency in Spanish and Croatian languages. More »

   
David Scott, MD, Pulmonary Disease. UCLA Peninsula Pulmonary. David Scott, MD

Dr. Scott earned his B.A. at University of Wisconsin and his M.D. at University of Kentucky. He completed his Residency and his Pulmonary Fellowship in 1979 at USC Medical Center. He is Board Certified in Internal and Pulmonary Medicine. He is Co-Medical Director of the Intensive Care Unit at Little Company of Mary Hospital. More »

   
Deren Sinkowitz, Pulmonary Disease. UCLA Peninsula Pulmonary. Deren Sinkowitz, MD

Dr. Sinkowitz earned his B.A. at Johns Hopkins University and his M.D. at New York Medical College. He has an M.B.A. from USC Marshall School of Business. He completed his Residency at UCLA/ Wadsworth VA Hospital and his Pulmonary/Critical Care Fellowship at Harbor UCLA. He is Board Certified in Internal, Pulmonary, and Critical Care Medicine. He is an Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine at the Geffen UCLA School of Medicine and Co-Medical Director of the Intensive Care Units at Torrance Memorial Medical Center. He is the Medical Director of UCLA Peninsula Pulmonary Research and Clinical Trials Center. More »

   
Brian Wong, MD, Pulmonary Disease. UCLA Peninsula Pulmonary. Brian Wong, MD

Dr. Wong earned his B.A. at USC and his M.D. at Loyola University of Chicago. He completed his Pulmonary Fellowship in 1985 at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. He is Board Certified in Internal, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine as well as Quality Assurance and Utilization Review. He is Co-Medical Director of the Intensive Care Unit at Little Company of Mary Medical Center. More »

   

Nurse Practitioners

 
Alyssa Washlake, ACNP-C, UCLA Peninsula Pulmonary. Torrance, CA  Alyssa Washlake, ACNP-C

Alyssa received her B.S. in Nursing at San Diego State University. Prior to becoming a Nurse Practitioner, Alyssa worked as an RN at Cedars Sinai Medical Center on the Telemetry Unit. She earned her M.S. in Nursing at UCLA in 2004. Alyssa worked as a Nurse Practitioner at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Internal Medicine and Cardiology. She also worked at Good Samaritan Hospital with Los Angeles Cardiology Associates before joining our practice in 2011. Alyssa sees pulmonary follow up patients, asthmatic patients, performs allergy testing as well as managing our Anticoagulation Clinic and our patients receiving Xolair administration.