Dr. Lillian Chen was born in Boston, MA, and moved to Taiwan at the age of 10. She returned to the U.S. after high school and graduated with honors from UC Berkeley with a BA in Molecular and Cell Biology. She earned her medical degree from the University of Wisconsin- Madison and subsequently completed her residency training in internal medicine at UCLA as a member of the primary care track. She currently provides comprehensive primary care ranging from preventive health care to the management of chronic medical conditions and is particularly interested in women's health. She also serves as a Clinical Instructor at the David Geffen School of Medicine. In her free time she enjoys cooking, baking, and exploring new restaurants.
Dr. Jennifer Chew is a native of Sacramento, California. As a daughter of an Internist, she knew from an early age that primary care medicine was in her future. She attended UC Berkeley where she pursued her Bachelors of Science in Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism and graduated with distinction of highest honors.
Dr. Steven Cho is a primary care physician who practices in Torrance. His clinical interests include preventive medicine, HIV/AIDS medicine, obesity, and working with patients to manage chronic medical conditions including hypertension, hyperlipidemia and diabetes.
Dr. Gloria Kim grew up in Seoul, Korea before moving to sunny Southern California at age 9, not even knowing the alphabet. She learned quickly to adapt, but this experience also taught her at an early age that being different can still be positive. She learned about resilience and compassion, both acting as seeds that would blossom into her dream to become a physician.
Dr. Jamie Polito is a fourth generation Angelino and comes from a long line of “Dr. Polito’s” including her grandfather, father, uncles, and brother. She is a proud graduate of Immaculate Heart High School and Santa Clara University. She graduated in the top 10% of her class from Drexel University College of Medicine. She completed her residency training in Internal Medicine at the University of Colorado with a focus on Primary Care. After working in a small town in New Zealand for a year, Dr. Polito joined the UCLA team in 2009. She worked in a thriving practice on campus in Westwood for 7 years and transitioned to the UCLA Torrance office in 2016 in order to be closer to her new home in the South Bay.
Dr. Gurveen Sandhu is a primary care physician who practices in Torrance. Her clinical interests include preventive care and patient education. She is board certified in internal medicine and an assistant professor of medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. She looks forward to developing long-term relationships with her patients.
Dr. Charmi Shah is a board-certified family medicine physician who practices in Torrance. She sees patients of all ages and performs a broad range of family medicine services, including family planning, IUD and Nexplanon insertions and removals, joint injections, and skin biopsies. She has a particular interest in women’s health, adolescent health, public health and preventive medicine. When it comes to her practice philosophy, Dr. Shah enjoys developing long-term relationships with her patients. She believes that medicine is about more than just treating an illness, but also about treating the whole person, and considering their family and their community. “If I can ease my patients’ concerns, empower them and put a smile on their face, I've done my job,” she says.
Dr. Joel Thomas is a Clinical Instructor in Internal Medicine at UCLA and practices as a primary care physician in Torrance. He provides compassionate, comprehensive, and personalized care to his patients. His clinical interests are broad, including patient education and management of chronic medical conditions, such as hypertension, diabetes, and high cholesterol. He is board certified in Internal Medicine.
Dr. Wang was born in Taiwan and immigrated to Southern California at the age of 11. After completing her BS in Biochemistry at UCLA and medical school at the Medical College of Pennsylvania/Hahnemann University, now known as Drexel University School of Medicine, Dr. Wang returned to California and completed her residency at UC Irvine.