Our Physicians

Primary Care

Evelyn Curls, MD,MBA
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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 »
Terence Hammer, MD  
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Family Medicine

Dr. Terence Hammer was raised in Oak Park, Illinois, the hometown of Ernest Hemingway and Frank Lloyd Wright. As Board-Certified Family Physician, he has practiced in the South Bay since 1977 and has many families with multiple generation patients in his practice. Dr. Hammer enjoys working with patients and attending to their preventative and planned health maintenance. Based on decades of experience, he is dedicated to finding answers for complicated and serious health problems. He is passionate about addressing risk factors for coronary artery disease and seeking out early signals of cancer. More »
Jason Hove, MD  
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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 »
Jennifer Logan, MD
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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 »

Specialty Care

Jason Bradfield, MD  
Jason Bradfield, MD
Cardiology / Cardiovascular Disease

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 »
Gary Chuang, MD  
Gary Chuang, MD
Dermatology

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 »
Marian Kaldas, MD  
Marian Kaldas, MD
Rheumatology

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 »
Gopi Manthripragada, MD  
Gopi Manthripragada, MD
Cardiology / Cardiovascular Disease

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 »
Melissa Munsell, MD  
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 »
Niloofar Nobakht Haghighi, MD  
Niloofar Nobakht Haghighi, MD
Nephrology

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 »
Anabella Pascucci, MD  
Anabella Pascucci, MD
Dermatology

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 »
Reena Patel, MD  

Reena Patel, MD
Cardiology / Cardiovascular Disease

Dr. Reena Patel earned her bachelor’s degree from UCLA and her medical degree from the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond. She completed her residency in internal medicine and fellowship in cardiology at the Loma Linda University Medical Center. Dr. Patel is board certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease, Echocardiography, and Cardiac CT. Dr. Patel’s clinical interests include women’s health, coronary artery disease, valvular heart disease, congestive heart failure, and heart disease prevention. She specializes in cardiac imaging including echocardiography, transesophageal echocardiography, and cardiac CT. More »