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 2023Program/Location
UCLA Olive View/Santa Clarita Track 
Spencer ChangStanford University Primary Care
Patrick DeGregorioVA CR Quality Scholar
Nikko GonzalesOlive View Hematology-Oncology Fellowship
Kaahu Leite-Ah YoOHSU Ultrasound Fellowship
Becca SamuelVA PACT Primary Care
Thais Salles AraujoUCLA Palliative Care Fellowship
UCLA VA/Santa Monica Track 
Phillip ChenUCLA Gastroenterology Fellowship
Kaitlyn FruinUCLA Preventative Medicine Fellowship
Damond NgUC San Francisco Primary Care
Maddie TreasureUCLA Chief Resident
Sarah TakimotoUCLA Primary Care Chief Resident
Christine Willinger UCLA Ambulatory Chief Resident 
Class of 2022Program/Location
UCLA Olive View/Santa Clarita Track 
Courtney DeCanUCLA Preventive Medicine Fellowship
Mary FokUCLA East-West Medicine Fellowship 
Alina KungMount Sinai Palliative Care Fellowship
Shirin PoustchiUCLA Preventive Medicine Fellowship
Utpal SandesaraOlive View-UCLA Primary Care and Research Faculty 
Stanley YuanCedars Sinai Hospitalist 
UCLA VA/Santa Monica Track 
Gavin Ho UCLA Santa Monica Primary Care
Noah KojimaCDC Epidemic Intelligence Service Fellowship
Catherine LindsayUCLA Geriatrics Fellowship
Jocelyn LoUCLA National Clinician Scholars Program Fellowship 
Minori OhashiUCLA Geriatrics Fellowship
Katherine StrickerUCLA Preventive Medicine Fellowship
Class of 2021Program/Location
UCLA Olive View/Santa Clarita Track 
Jose EscobarProvidence St. John's Health Center Hospitalist
Margaret MongarePalo Alto Medical Foundation Sutter Health Primary Care
Samira NourbakhshUCLA Encino Primary Care
Nathaniel PedleyLA County Olive View Primary Care
Asaad TrainaLA County Men's Central Jail Primary Care
Annie WangUCLA Westwood Internal Medicine & Women's Health Primary Care
UCLA VA/Santa Monica Track 
Marielle BolanoUCLA Primary Care Chief Resident
Jeffrey FujimotoUCLA Santa Monica Primary Care
Kieran HolzhauerWest Los Angeles VA Primary Care
Christina KabaUniversity of Washington Primary Care
Wendi LeBrettUCLA Gastronenterology Fellowship
Noah RavenborgUCLA Santa Monica Primary Care
Class of 2020Program/Location
UCLA Olive View/Santa Clarita Track 
Farah AbdiUCLA Geriatrics Fellowship
Lovelee Brown

UCLA Primary Care Chief Resident

Simms/Mann Health Primary Care, Venice Family Clinic

Brian HaganKaiser Tacoma Hospitalist
Rosa HernandezKaiser Downey Primary Care
Ana RiveraUCLA Primary Care-Santa Clarita
Jesse RossUAB Global Health Fellowship
UCLA VA/Santa Monica Track 
Liz Asfaw

UCLA Ambulatory Chief Resident

UCLA Primary Care, Extensivist Program

Rachel DajaniWest Los Angeles VA HPACT Primary Care
Nika Harutyunyan

UCLA Quality Chief Resident

UCLA Encino Primary Care

Mimi KennellyUniversity of Washington Primary Care
Maura WilliamsU. Pennsylvania Ultrasound Fellowship
Jamie YaoCedars Sinai Hospitalist
Class of 2019Program/Location
Neha Agarwal

UCLA Ambulatory Chief Resident

U of Colorado Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship

Omar BakrGastroenterology Fellowship, USC
Azra Bhimani

UCLA Primary Care Chief Resident

UCLA Infectious Disease Fellowship

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

UCLA Primary Care, Santa Monica

West Lost Angeles VA HPACT Primary Care

Class of 2018Program/Location
Cal BurtonGeriatrics Fellowship, UCLA
Katherine ChenUCLA Ambulatory Chief Resident  followed by National Clinical Scholars Fellowship
Alan ChuUCLA East-West Medicine Fellowship
Daniel CroymansPrimary Care, Director of Ambulatory QI, UCLA
Josh KhaliliUCLA Primary Care Chief Resident followed by UCLA Primary Care, Extensivist Program
Atul NakhasiLA Department of Health Primary Care and Public Policy