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Primary Care

Dr. Evelyn Curls, Internal Medicine. UCLA Health.

Evelyn Curls, MD,MBA
Internal Medicine

Dr. Evelyn Curls grew up in the Los Angeles area and attended Harvard-Westlake High School before going on to receive her B.S. in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Southern California. She obtained her Doctorate in Medicine while also receiving her Masters of Business Administration at UCLA. Before starting her residency training she worked as a consultant for Johnson & Johnson both domestically and abroad in Narobi, Kenya and Accra, Ghana. She served as a business consultant for HIV clinics helping them to improve their operations and funding though establishing microfinance ventures. More »

Dr. Terence Hammer, Family Medicine. UCLA Health.

Terence Hammer, MD
Family Medicine

Dr. Jason Hove, Family Medicine. UCLA Health.

Jason Hove, MD
Family Medicine

Dr. Jason Hove, a Manhattan Beach native, earned his medical degree from Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons and completed his Family Medicine internship and residency at UCLA. He is a former Mira Costa Mustang who participated on multiple high school athletic teams including football, basketball and track & field, before going on to play football at Harvard University where he received his undergraduate degree. Dr. Hove is board certified in Family Medicine. More »

Dr. Jennifer Logan, Family Medicine. UCLA Health.

Jennifer Logan, MD
Family Medicine

Dr. Jennifer Logan grew up in southern Virginia but has always loved Southern California and made it her goal to one day settle in the South Bay. She is thrilled to join UCLA Health. She first obtained her undergraduate degree in Molecular Psychobiology at the State University of New York in Binghamton where she graduated summa cum laude and was honored with the prestigious Award for Student Excellence. She completed her Doctorate of Medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston and completed her Family Medicine Residency at UCLA. More »

Dr. Sandra Vizireanu, Family Medicine. UCLA Health.

Sandra Vizireanu, MD
Family Medicine

Dr. Sandra Vizireanu was born in the beautiful beach city of Constanta, Romania and moved to Westlake Village, California at the age of 8. The first physician in a family of engineers, she graduated with BA degrees in Integrative Biology and Anthropology from the University of California, Berkeley, then received her MD from Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia. Returning to Los Angeles to be with her family, she completed her residency in Family Medicine at the UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica. Following graduation, she worked with Emergent Medical Associates gaining extensive experience in emergency and urgent care medicine. More »


Specialty Care

Jason bradfield,MD. Cardiology. UCLA Health.

Jason Bradfield, MD

Dr. Jason Bradfield, a South Bay resident and California native, earned his medical degree from Northwestern University in Chicago followed by Internal Medicine residency training at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, fellowship training in Cardiology at the Olive View-UCLA/West LA VA program and Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology fellowship training at UCLA. Dr. Bradfield is board certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease and Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology. More »


Daniel Cho, MD
Digestive Diseases/Gastroenterology

Dr. Cho attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where he received his bachelor of science in cell and structural biology with a minor in chemistry. He received his medical degree from The Chicago Medical School and then completed his internship and residency training in internal medicine at UCLA. He continued at UCLA with his gastroenterology fellowship training. Dr. Cho joined the faculty at UCLA in 2008 upon completion of his fellowship training as a clinician educator.

He has been actively involved in the clinical training of the gastroenterology fellows, and residents both in medicine and surgery at UCLA. More »

Dr. Gary Chuang, Dermatology. UCLA Health.

Gary Chuang, MD

Dr. Chuang is a board-certified dermatologist and a fellowship-trained Mohs surgeon at UCLA Health in Redondo Beach. A California native, Dr. Chuang completed his undergraduate study in Molecular Biophysics & Biochemistry at Yale University and received his medical degree from Columbia University College of Physicians &Surgeons, where he was award a highly competitive Howard Hughes Medical Institute Fellowship. More »


Dr. Marian Kaldas, Rheumatology. UCLA Health.

Marian Kaldas, MD

Dr. Marian Kaldas is a Southern California native and has been part of the UCLA family since her high school years when she won a scholarship for doing over 1000 hours of hospital volunteering. She received her undergraduate degree in Neuroscience at UCLA, her medical degree from the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine and completed her internship, residency and fellowship in Rheumatology all with UCLA. She joined the UCLA Faculty practicing Rheumatology and Hospitalist medicine and is now excited to join UCLA Health practicing Rheumatology full-time. More »

Dr. Gopi Manthripragada, Cardiology. UCLA Health.

Gopi Manthripragada, MD

Dr. Gopi Manthripragada earned his medical degree at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He completed his internship in Internal Medicine at Georgetown University Medical Center and residencies at Georgetown and the VA Medical Center. Dr. Manthripragada completed fellowships in Cardiology at the University of Pittsburgh, Interventional Cardiology at UCLA School of Medicine and Vascular Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital. His clinical interests include Angina, Atherosclerosis, Cardiac Catheterization, Cholesterol, Intermittent Claudication and Invasive Cardiac Interventions. More »

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Melissa Munsell, MD
Digestive Diseases/Gastroenterology

Dr. Munsell practices general gastroenterology. Her clinical expertise lies in inflammatory bowel diseases, chronic constipation, functional bowel disorders, irritable bowel syndrome, esophageal diseases, fecal incontinence, women's gastrointestinal health and colorectal cancer screening.  She also manages liver disease.  More »

Dr. Niloofar Nobakht Haghighi, Nephrology. UCLA Health.

Niloofar Nobakht Haghighi, MD

Dr Nobakht obtained her medical degree at Shahid Beheshti University in Tehran. She completed three years of renal disease research fellowship at the University of Colorado Health Science Center in Denver. She had residency training at the University of Southern California and the Los Angeles County Health System. More »

Dr. Anabella Pascucci, Dermatology. UCLA Health.

Anabella Pascucci, MD

Dr. Anabella Pascucci was born in Argentina, then moved with her family to the South Bay and went on to graduate as Valedictorian from West Torrance High School. She then earned her Bachelor's degree in biological sciences from UC Irvine, and migrated a little north to study medicine and receive her MD at UC Davis. Dr. Pascucci completed her Dermatology residency training at UC Davis as well, serving as Chief Resident during her last year in training. She has now happily returned to her native South Bay to join UCLA Health in Redondo Beach. More »


Dr. Tim Provias, Cardiovascular Disease. UCLA Health.

Tim Provias, MD
Cardiovascular Disease

Dr. Provias clinical interests include: Alcohol Septal Ablation, Angina, Angioplasty, Aortic Aneurysm, Arrhythmia, Atherectomy, Atherosclerosis, Atrial Fibrillation, Atrial Septal Defect Repair, Cardiac Biopsy, Cardiac Catheterization, Cardiac Imaging, Cardiac Rehabilitation, Cardiomyopathy, Cholesterol, Coronary Artery Disease...more »