Our Alumni


Spotlight: Dr. Courtney DeCan

In Dr. Courtney DeCan’s words, “After my primary care residency, I completed my preventive medicine training which included an MPH in Health Policy and Management here at UCLA. Throughout this period, I actively engaged in numerous projects across LA County, examining the impact of our structural and social environments on food accessibility and consumption. My focus was on developing effective programs and policies to improve these environments. I also started working in the Medical Weight Management Clinic at UCLA during this time, gaining valuable insight into the multifaceted aspects involved in treating the disease of obesity. This combination of training fueled my passion for enhancing access to obesity treatment and improving provider education on nutrition and obesity management, particularly among PCP's. I will continue to work in this field as faculty in the Department of Clinical Nutrition at UCLA while holding a joint appointment at Olive View Medical Center where I am involved in establishing a Lifestyle Medicine and Weight Management clinic alongside a fellow PC alumnus.”

Spotlight: Dr. Noah Kojima

Dr. Noah Kojima (UCLA-IM-PC-SM-VA Class 2022) is serving as an Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) officer in a two-year fellowship program with the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). EIS officers conduct epidemiologic investigations and implement control measures for infectious disease outbreaks and other public health threats. Dr. Kojima's is assigned to the Influenza Division at CDC headquarters where he conducts national respiratory virus surveillance, studies of respiratory virus epidemiology, performs assessments of influenza outbreaks, and supports international efforts to increase influenza vaccinations among groups at increased risk for severe influenza outcomes in countries like South Africa. For more information about Dr. Kojima’s work with the CDC, please reach out to him directly at [email protected].


Our Graduates: First Jobs After Residency

Class of 2023 Program/Location
UCLA Olive View/Santa Clarita Track  
Spencer Chang Stanford University Primary Care
Patrick DeGregorio VA CR Quality Scholar
Nikko Gonzales Olive View Hematology-Oncology Fellowship
Kaahu Leite-Ah Yo OHSU Ultrasound Fellowship
Becca Samuel VA PACT Primary Care
Thais Salles Araujo UCLA Palliative Care Fellowship
UCLA VA/Santa Monica Track  
Phillip Chen UCLA Gastroenterology Fellowship
Kaitlyn Fruin UCLA Preventative Medicine Fellowship
Damond Ng UC San Francisco Primary Care
Maddie Treasure UCLA Chief Resident
Sarah Takimoto UCLA Primary Care Chief Resident
Christine Willinger  UCLA Ambulatory Chief Resident 
Class of 2022 Program/Location
UCLA Olive View/Santa Clarita Track  
Courtney DeCan UCLA Preventive Medicine Fellowship
Mary Fok UCLA East-West Medicine Fellowship 
Alina Kung Mount Sinai Palliative Care Fellowship
Shirin Poustchi UCLA Preventive Medicine Fellowship
Utpal Sandesara Olive View-UCLA Primary Care and Research Faculty 
Stanley Yuan Cedars Sinai Hospitalist 
UCLA VA/Santa Monica Track  
Gavin Ho  UCLA Santa Monica Primary Care
Noah Kojima CDC Epidemic Intelligence Service Fellowship
Catherine Lindsay UCLA Geriatrics Fellowship
Jocelyn Lo UCLA National Clinician Scholars Program Fellowship 
Minori Ohashi UCLA Geriatrics Fellowship
Katherine Stricker UCLA Preventive Medicine Fellowship
Class of 2021 Program/Location
UCLA Olive View/Santa Clarita Track
Jose Escobar Providence St. John's Health Center Hospitalist
Margaret Mongare Palo Alto Medical Foundation Sutter Health Primary Care
Samira Nourbakhsh UCLA Encino Primary Care
Nathaniel Pedley LA County Olive View Primary Care
Asaad Traina LA County Men's Central Jail Primary Care
Annie Wang UCLA Westwood Internal Medicine & Women's Health Primary Care
UCLA VA/Santa Monica Track  
Marielle Bolano UCLA Primary Care Chief Resident
Jeffrey Fujimoto UCLA Santa Monica Primary Care
Kieran Holzhauer West Los Angeles VA Primary Care
Christina Kaba University of Washington Primary Care
Wendi LeBrett UCLA Gastronenterology Fellowship
Noah Ravenborg UCLA Santa Monica Primary Care
Class of 2020 Program/Location
UCLA Olive View/Santa Clarita Track
Farah Abdi UCLA Geriatrics Fellowship

Lovelee Brown

UCLA Primary Care Chief Resident

Simms/Mann Health Primary Care, Venice Family Clinic

Brian Hagan Kaiser Tacoma Hospitalist
Rosa Hernandez Kaiser Downey Primary Care
Ana Rivera UCLA Primary Care-Santa Clarita
Jesse Ross UAB Global Health Fellowship
UCLA VA/Santa Monica Track  
Liz Asfaw

UCLA Ambulatory Chief Resident

UCLA Primary Care, Extensivist Program

Rachel Dajani West Los Angeles VA HPACT Primary Care
Nika Harutyunyan

UCLA Quality Chief Resident

UCLA Encino Primary Care

Mimi Kennelly University of Washington Primary Care
Maura Williams U. Pennsylvania Ultrasound Fellowship
Jamie Yao Cedars Sinai Hospitalist
Class of 2019 Program/Location
Neha Agarwal

UCLA Ambulatory Chief Resident

U of Colorado Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship

Omar Bakr Gastroenterology Fellowship, USC
Azra Bhimani

UCLA Primary Care Chief Resident

UCLA Infectious Disease Fellowship

Greg Lam UCLA Primary Care, Santa Monica, CA
Cindy Nguyen  UCLA Primary Care, Women's Health
Ben Seligman Geriatrics Fellowship, Beth Israel
Ariana Wilkinson

UCLA Primary Care, Santa Monica

West Lost Angeles VA HPACT Primary Care

Class of 2018 Program/Location
Cal Burton Geriatrics Fellowship, UCLA
Katherine Chen                            

UCLA Ambulatory Chief Resident  followed by National Clinical Scholars Fellowship

Alan Chu UCLA East-West Medicine Fellowship
Daniel Croymans Primary Care, Director of Ambulatory QI, UCLA
Josh Khalili

UCLA Primary Care Chief Resident followed by UCLA Primary Care, Extensivist Program

Atul Nakhasi LA Department of Health Primary Care and Public Policy