Faculty Profiles

Faculty Profiles

Sherin Devakar

Sherin Devaskar, MD

Chair, Department of Pediatrics

Sherin U. Devaskar, MD is Professor of Pediatrics at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and an attending neonatologist at the UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital. She is the Mattel Executive Endowed Chair, Department of Pediatrics; Physician-in-Chief, UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital; and Assistant Vice Chancellor of Children's Health, UCLA Health. Dr. Devaskar always has time in her schedule to meet with a resident - to listen to a concern, to guide you to an appropriate fellowship program, or to find a position in a practice, whether local or far away. Dr. Devaskar is dedicated to medical education and training and is highly involved in mentoring trainees. In 2009 she was awarded the Maureen Andrew National Mentorship Award by the Society for Pediatric Research. Dr. Devaskar has a particular interest in academic development and serves on multiple UCLA, national and international committees. She is engaged in molecular research related to "Developmental Origins of Adult Disease" which encompasses General Pediatrics and most Subspecialties. In addition to providing first rate clinical care to our patients and families, Dr. Devaskar believes it is important to be engaged in Research to advance our understanding of the developing child in health and disease. She also believes that current and future pediatricians are privileged to be able to work with and care for such courageous children and their families.

Deb Lehman

Deborah Lehman, MD

Interim Vice Chair, Education

Deborah Lehman, MD, is the Interim Vice Chair for Education within the Department of Pediatrics at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. She received her undergraduate degree from Stanford University and MD from UCLA. She completed her pediatric residency at CHLA and pediatric infectious diseases training at UCSF. As the Associate Vice Chair for Education, she oversees the pediatric clerkship for third-year medical students, and pediatric electives for fourth year students. She serves as an Assistant Dean for Student Affairs at the David Geffen School of Medicine in their longitudinal advising program leading a society of 180 students. She is the recipient of several teaching awards and has created a popular pediatric infectious diseases curriculum for rotating medical students and residents. She recently completed a month long faculty development course at Stanford University, training her to be a facilitator for the 14 hour clinical teaching course. Her special interests include congenital infections and medical education. She is on the editorial board of NEJM Journal Watch Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine and a senior deputy editor of NEJM Knowledge Plus, an online adaptive learning program

 

Alan Chin

Alan Chin, MD

Program Director, UCLA

Alan Chin, M.D. is Program Director for the UCLA Pediatric Residency Program. He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of California, Los Angeles and then medical school at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine. He did his pediatric residency at UCLA and joined the faculty as a hospitalist attending for the residents at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, one of our training sites for the UCLA Pediatric Residency Program. He then transitioned to become a faculty hospitalist attending at UCLA at the beginning of 2014. His main interests are in medical education, inpatient pediatric care, and electronic medical records. He is actively involved in both the mentorship and education of medical students and residents. Alan is passionate about maintaining a high level educational experience for UCLA medical students and pediatric residents.

Cambria Garell

Cambria Garell, MD

Associate Program Director, UCLA

Cambria Garell, MD is Associate Program Director for the UCLA Pediatric Residency Program and directs the Public Health Ambulatory Basics and Beyond (PHABB) pathway. She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of California, Berkeley and medical school at the Keck School of Medicine at USC. She completed her pediatric residency and chief residency at UCLA and joined the faculty at UCLA in 2014. She has a passion for working with underserved populations and an interest in obesity treatment and prevention. She is a pediatrician for the UCLA Fit for a Healthy Weight program, a multidisciplinary obesity clinic which also provides telehealth services for underserved patients. She also attends in the pediatric continuity clinic at Venice Family Clinic.

Bahareh Gordon

Bahareh Gordon, MD

Associate Program Director, Olive View Medical Center

Bahareh Gordon, MD is an Associate Program Director for the UCLA Pediatric Residency training program and Site Director at Olive View – UCLA Medical Center.  She also serves as the Associate Chief of Pediatrics and Medical Director of the Pediatric Same Day/Urgent Care Clinic at Olive View.   Dr. Gordon attended medical school at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and subsequently completed her residency at UCLA, where she also served as a Chief Resident.

Her particular interests are in medical education, specifically in assessment and feedback as well as helping residents develop their skills as teachers.  Her clinical interests are in the care of the underserved with a particular focus on social and medical complexities. Dr. Gordon is a passionate advocate for trainees and enjoys her role as a mentor and adviser.

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Lisa Jacobs, MD

Associate Program Director, Miller Children's Hospital

Lisa Jacobs, MD is an Associate Program Director for UCLA Pediatrics Residency Program and Site Director at Miller Children' & Women's Hospital in Long Beach.  She grew up in the Bay Area, attended Stanford University for undergraduate and then moved down to Southern California for medical school at UC Irvine.  She completed her pediatric residency training at UCLA, where she also served a year as chief resident.  She joined the hospitalist team at Miller Children's after chief year, and then took on the APD role at Miller Children's during the transition of the UCLA residency program to this new site.  She enjoys teaching and mentoring residents and medical students, working on improving systems issues relating to the pediatric ward experience, and optimizing palliative and end of life care.  

James Lee

James Lee, MD

Associate Program Director, UCLA

James Lee, MD is Associate Program Director for the UCLA Pediatric Residency Program. He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of California, Berkeley and then medical school at Michigan State University's College of Human Medicine. He did his pediatric residency at UCLA and joined the faculty as a hospitalist and outpatient attending for the residents and the UCLA Medical Home Program. His main interests are in the care of pediatric patients with special healthcare needs and medical education. He is actively involved in both the mentorship and preceptorship of medical students and residents. James is passionate about being an advocate for the residents at UCLA and is focused on ensuring that the program remains one of the best in the country. 

Jessica Lloyd

Jessica Lloyd, MD

Associate Program Director, UCLA

Jessica Lloyd, MD is Associate Program Director for the UCLA Pediatric Residency Program. She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Pennsylvania and then medical school at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. She did her pediatric residency at UCLA and chief residency at UCLA. She then completed pediatric critical care fellowship at UCLA in 2013. She joined the faculty as a pediatric intensivist as well as hospitalist. Her interests include teaching residents and medical students with hands-on patient care experiences, as well as through mock code programs. She is also passionate about community-based research, especially child abuse prevention. She has a specific focus on abusive head trauma prevention through education of high-risk youth in Los Angeles.

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Martin Anderson, MD

Resident Advisor, UCLA

Martin Anderson, MD is a resident advisor in the UCLA Pediatric Residency Program. Dr. Anderson graduated from University of California Davis School of Medicine in 1980 and has been in practice for over 30 years. He completed a residency at The University Of Michigan in Pediatrics and a fellowship in Adolescent medicine at the University of California, San Francisco.

Audrey Kamzan

Audrey Kamzan, MD

Resident Advisor, UCLA

Audrey Kamzan, MD completed her undergraduate studies at UCLA and received her medical degree at Weill Cornell Medical College School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital. She is on the UCLA faculty as a pediatric hospitalist, with particular interest in the areas of inpatient documentation improvement, Kawasaki disease, and the Pediatric Early Warning Score. She is passionate about resident and medical student education, and helps to coordinate and teach the evidence-based medicine education program, the quality improvement elective, and the pediatric hospitalist elective. She is also interested in simulation education. She particularly enjoys being a member of the Medical Education team, serving as an advisor to residents and medical students.

Carlos Lerner

Carlos Lerner, MD, MPhil

Resident Advisor, UCLA

Carlos Lerner, MD, MPhil is resident advisor in the UCLA Pediatric Residency Program. After completing his undergraduate studies at Stanford University, he obtained a graduate degree in health economics from the University of York, England, as a Marshall Scholar. He received his medical degree from Harvard Medical School, and completed his pediatrics residency training in the Boston Combined Residency Program. After residency, Dr. Lerner spent six years at the Kayenta Health Center, a remote Indian Health Service facility on the Navajo reservation. He joined UCLA in 2007. In addition to his clinical responsibilities as a general pediatrician, he has leadership roles in health care administration, health care quality, medical education and informatics.

Kara Calkins

Kara Calkins, MD

Resident Research Liason, UCLA

Kara Calkins, MD has been a UCLA faculty member since 2009. She provides critical care to infants at the neonatal intensive care units at Mattel Children's Hospital and UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center. Dr. Calkins earned her bachelor's degree at the University of California Davis and her medical degree at the University of California Irvine. She completed her pediatric residency at Cedars Sinai Medical Center and her fellowship training in Neonatal Medicine at the University of California Los Angeles. Dr. Calkins also completed a Masters of Science in Clinical Research as part of the Specialty Training and Advanced Research and Fellowship in Clinical Pharmacology at the University of California Los Angeles.

Dr. Calkins' research interest includes biomarker science and prediction modeling, neonatal nutrition, growth, and body composition, intestinal failure associated liver disease, and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. Dr. Calkins has received funding from the National Institutes of Health and Gerber Foundation. She has authored peer-reviewed manuscripts and book chapters and received awards from various organizations.

Mark Hanudel

Mark Hanudel, MD, MS

Resident Research Liason, UCLA

Mark Hanudel, MD was born and raised in Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina. He completed his undergraduate studies at Yale University in 2003, earning a degree in Molecular, Cellular, & Developmental Biology. He received his medical degree from Harvard Medical School in 2008. Dr. Hanudel then came to UCLA, where he completed his pediatric residency, completed his pediatric nephrology fellowship, and earned a Master of Science in Clinical Research degree. He joined the UCLA Department of Pediatrics faculty in 2016.

Dr. Hanudel is board-certified in pediatrics and pediatric nephrology. His clinical interests include caring for patients with acute and chronic kidney disease, including those on dialysis and with kidney transplants. He attends on the inpatient pediatric wards at UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital and at UCLA Medical Center Santa Monica. He provides outpatient clinical care at the DaVita Century City dialysis center.

Dr. Hanudel's research interests focus on the interrelated complications of chronic kidney disease, including anemia, disordered bone and mineral metabolism, and heart disease, which together account for much of the morbidity and mortality associated with kidney disease.