Alumni Spotlight

Olawale O. Amubieya, MD

Olawale O. Amubieya, MD

Class of 2020

UCLA STAR Research Fellow/UCLA Clinical Instructor, Lung Transplant Program
Co-Director of UCLA EDI Taskforce

"I am a Clinical Instructor at UCLA. I am completing my PhD in Health Policy and Management through the STAR program and doing additional training in transplant pulmonology. The great clinical and research training I received as a UCLA PCCM fellow have positioned me for a successful career as a physician scientist and health services researcher."

Roxana Cortes Lopez, MD

Roxana Cortes Lopez, MD

Class of 2020

UCLA Clinical Instructor, Westwood
Olive View-UCLA Medical Center, Olive View Site Director, UCLA Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine

"After graduation, I was fortunate to remain at UCLA as a Clinical Instructor and Assistant Professor, where I'll be splitting my time between UCLA-Olive View Medical Center as the site director for UCLA Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine, and in the ambulatory setting at Santa Clarita, Porter Ranch and Westwood (COPD clinic) clinics."

Allison L. Ramsey, MD

Allison L. Ramsey, MD

Class of 2019

UCLA Assistant Professor, Westwood

"I am currently an assistant professor at UCLA specializing in lung transplantation and interstitial lung disease. During my fellowship at UCLA, I was fortunate to have excellent mentors who helped me to develop a specialized training pathway in these fields. The UCLA Pulmonary and Critical Care fellowship offers a robust clinical and procedural experience that has definitely prepared me for my career."

Russell G. Buhr, MD, PhD

Russell G. Buhr, MD, PhD

Class of 2017

UCLA Assistant Professor of Medicine, Westwood and VA West Los Angeles

"I am a health services researcher who primarily investigates health care utilization patterns among patients with COPD, with some additional more recent work in determining how to allocate scarce resources during disasters and pandemics. During my PCCM fellowship at UCLA, I completed my PhD in Health Policy and Management through the UCLA STAR program."

Tessy Paul, MD

Tessy Paul, MD

Class of 2015

Assistant Professor, University of Virginia Health System
Clinical Director of Interstitial Lung Disease Program

"I had an amazing experience at the UCLA PCCM fellowship program.  After graduating in 2015, I joined University of Virginia faculty as an Assistant Professor in the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine.  I spend majority of my time caring for patients with interstitial lung disease."

Our Recent Graduates

The breadth and depth of training at UCLA prepares graduates of our fellowship program to pursue diverse careers in all corners of Pulmonary & Critical Care medicine. See below for a list of our recent alumni and their respective career paths. 


Class of 2022

Lawrence Benjamin

UCLA STAR Research Fellow/Clinical Instructor + Staff Physician West Los Angeles VA

Sarathi Bhattacharyya

MemorialCare Medicine Group, Long Beach Memorial Medical Center

Kevin Eng

Staff physician West Los Angeles VA + Clinical Instructor, UCLA

Gilad Jaffe

Scripps Memorial Hospital, San Diego, CA

Roberto Mempin

Kaiser Permanente, Orange County, CA

Jiyeon Seo

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Richard Watson

UCLA STAR Research Fellow/Clinical Instructor + Staff Physician West Los Angeles VA


Class of 2021

Ana Costa Monteiro

UCLA STAR Research Fellow/Clinical Instructor

David Dai

Kaiser Permanente, West Los Angeles Medical Center

Iheanacho (Obi) Emeruwa

UCLA STAR Research Fellow/Clinical Instructor

Leeyen Hsu

Kaiser Permanente, Fontana Medical Center

Sonia Jasuja

UCLA Clinical Instructor, Westwood and Santa Monica Pulmonary Vascular Disease Program

Alexander Sherman

UCLA Clinical Instructor, Westwood and Santa Monica Pulmonary Vascular Disease Program

Carolyn Shover

Remote Tele-ICU Consultant, Australia

Rajat Suri

Assistant Professor, UC San Diego

Nathan Yee

Assistant Professor, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center


Class of 2020

Olawale (Wale) Amubieya

UCLA STAR Research Graduate + Assistant Professor, Lung Transplant Program

Omar Awan

Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine Faculty, Washington DC VA Medical Center

Roxana Hixson

UCLA Assistant Professor, Santa Clarita + Olive View-UCLA Medical Center

William (Blake) LeMaster

UCLA Sleep Medicine Fellowship + Assistant Professor, Vanderbilt

Kristin Jensen

UCLA Assistant Professor, Westwood + Olive View-UCLA Medical Center

Faisal Shaikh

Interventional Pulmonology Fellowship, Harvard MGH/BIDMC Combined Program + Assistant Professor, Columbia University

Robert Stretch

Remote Tele-ICU Consultant, Australia

Timothy Young

UCLA Assistant Professor, Santa Monica


Class of 2019

Matthew Flynn

Kaiser Permanente, Portland, OR

Stephanie Guo

University of Hawaii, Queen's Medical Center, Honolulu, HI 

Jason Hong

UCLA STAR Research Graduate + Assistant Professor, Pulmonary Vascular Disease

Caleb Hsieh

UCLA Sleep Medicine Fellowship + UCLA Assistant Professor, South Bay

Dale Jun

UCLA Assistant Professor, Burbank + Staff Physician West Lost Angeles VA

Allison Ramsey

UCLA Assistant Professor, Lung Transplant Program, Westwood