UCLA Smoke Free Champions

As part of the UCLA Smoke-Free Initiative, these UC healthcare professionals have pledged to serve as advocates to assist patients, families and staff with the transition to a smoke-free environment. In addition, they are available to answer questions related to smoking cessation.

UCLA Smoke-Free Champions are available for the following services:

1. Provide live training to UCLA faculty and staff about evidence-based treatments for smoking cessation and tips on how to maintain a smoke-free environment.

2. Provide educational resources, materials and referrals to any interested persons seeking information about smoking cessation.

3. Serve as an advocate to speak with patients and their families regarding the UCLA smoke-free policy and smoking cessation programs.

4. Communicate patient, visitor, staff and faculty feedback regarding the UCLA Smoke Free Policy back to senior UC health administration.

5. Update the UCLA Smoke Free Policy to ensure that it is updated and impactful to the UC Health System.

Sign up to be a UCLA Smoke-Free Champion!

Contact us if you would like information on becoming a Smoke-Free Champion.

Current Smoke-Free Champions (2018-2019)

UCLA Faculty

Timothy Fong MD
Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior
760 Westwood Ave
Room 38-244
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Phone: 310-825-1479
Email: [email protected]

Cambria Garell MD
Department of Pediatrics
757 Westwood Plaza
RRUMC Suite 3108
Los Angeles CA 90095
phone: 310-794-2169
email: [email protected] 

Larissa Mooney MD
1640 S Sepulveda Blvd, Ste 120; 300MP #2200
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Phone 310-267-5419
Email: [email protected]

Karen Miotto MD
Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior
760 Westwood Plaza, B8-233A
Phone 310-206-2782
Email: [email protected]

Keith Heinzerling MD
Department Family Medicine
Address 10880 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 1800
Phone 310-794-0619x231
Fax 310-794-2808
Email [email protected]

Linda Sarna, PhD, RN, FAAN
Dean and Professor
Lulu Wolf Hassenplug Endowed Chair
Co-Director UCLA National Clinician Scholars Program
UCLA School of Nursing
700 Tiverton Ave
Box 956912
Los Angeles, CA 90095
(310) 825-9621
email: [email protected]

Michael Ong MD PhD
Professor in Residence
Division of General Internal Medicine & Health Services Research
1100 Glendon Ave., Suite 850, Room 888
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Phone 310-794-0154
Fax 310-794-0723
Email [email protected] 

UCLA Staff


Sunnie Dishman
[email protected]

Petra Fritz
[email protected]


David Geffen School of Medicine Medical Students

Adam Norberg
[email protected]

UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center


Susan Aquino Cobar, RN-BC, CN III
8 Tower - Medical Surgical
Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center & Orthopaedic Hospital
Phone: 310-319-2722
Fax: 310-319-4150
e-mail: [email protected]