Hometown: Spokane, WA
Undergraduate: Walla Walla University, BS Biology
Medical School: Loma Linda University School of Medicine
Residency: Anesthesiology, Virginia Mason Medical Center
Recent Employment: Providence Spokane Anesthesia Group
Why I chose UCLA: Cardiothoracic expertise was a priority for me as I sought a critical care fellowship. US News and World Report listed UCLA as a top heart failure program with lots of mechanical circulatory support exposure. It has been a great decision and I am grateful for the opportunity to learn from excellent and dedicated faculty.
Dr. Garry Dieter is a seasoned cardiothoracic anesthesiologist who was practicing in Spokane, WA prior to pursuing a Critical Care Medicine fellowship at UCLA. He is excited to train at UCLA to broaden his perspective and practice in anesthesiology. Dr. Dieter plans to eventually return to his Anesthesiology group in Spokane and join their group of intensivists caring for cardiothoracic surgical patients in the ICU. During his free time, he likes to work on home improvement projects, garden, bike, hike, and take trips to the desert.
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Undergraduate: Occidental College, BA Biochemistry
Medical School: University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
Residency: Anesthesiology, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Why I chose UCLA: UCLA provides academic rigor, challenging medical complexity, and amazingly supportive colleagues and mentors all in the heart of Southern California. I am confident that the training I receive here will prepare me to be adaptable in any practice setting in the future.
Dr. Albert Lee is on our combined Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine Fellowship track. He is currently completing his first year in Critical Care Medicine and will remain at UCLA a second year for his Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology Fellowship training. Some of Dr. Lee’s hobbies include rock climbing, hiking, and photography.
Hometown: Queens, NY
Undergraduate: Fordham University, BS Biological Sciences and History
Medical School: Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Residency: Emergency Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Why I chose UCLA: Wanted to explore west coast
Dr. Sean Hickey is a New York native and is excited to relocate to the west coast and pursue his two-year fellowship in Critical Care Medicine at UCLA after training in Emergency Medicine at Mount Sinai in NYC. Outside of medicine, he is a history enthusiast and hopes to travel to every country that was part of the Roman empire and see the best ruins.
Hometown: Albany, NY
Undergraduate: University of Texas at Austin, BS Neurobiology
Medical School: University of Texas Southwestern Medical School
Residency: Anesthesiology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Why I chose UCLA: I chose UCLA because I wanted to learn at a premier academic institution that pushes the boundaries of medicine. There are leaders in multiple fields here and to learn from them would be a privilege. UCLA not only provided me an opportunity to work with the best and brightest, but also a chance to enjoy beautiful southern California when I am not busy with clinical duties.
Dr. Mohammad-Ali Shaikh is a Texan native and is excited to relocate to California for fellowship training. When he is not working, Dr. Shaikh likes to spend his free time cooking and traveling. Dr. Shaikh also enjoys activities such as hiking, bouldering, rock climbing, and photography.