Our Med-Peds Faculty comprise a group of clinicians from across the country with a wide range of clinical interests and backgrounds. We are dedicated to teaching and supporting our residents’ goals and objectives in addition to fostering innovative discussion and captivating ideas.  We love mentoring our residents and helping them stay motivated while ensuring they have a significant fund of knowledge to practice medicine independently. For more information about a faculty member, click on their photo.

Alice Kuo, MD, PhD, MBA

Chief of UCLA Internal Medicine-Pediatrics

Dr. Alice Kuo is a Professor of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, and of Health Policy and Management in the Fielding UCLA School of Public Health. She is also Chief of Medicine-Pediatrics at UCLA. Her research interests include access to and delivery of developmental services, cognitive and language development in young minority children, and services for children and adults with autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders. Since 2014, she has been the Director of the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB)-funded Health Care Transitions Research Network (HCT-RN) for Autism Spectrum Disorder. In addition to her research, Dr. Kuo has been involved in educational programs at several levels, from undergraduate students to post-graduate fellows. Since 2006, she has been the Director of the MCHB-funded Pathways for Students into Health Professions for disadvantaged undergraduate students interested in public health and health professional careers. At the post-graduate level, Dr. Kuo is the Director of the UCLA Combined Internal Medicine and Pediatrics Residency Program, which she founded in 2003. In 2016, she became the Director of the University of California Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (UC-LEND) program. At the national level, she has been the chair of the Health Care Transition Committee for the Medicine-Pediatrics Program Directors Association since 2012. Dr. Kuo has held several leadership positions at the national, state, and local levels in the American Academy of Pediatrics, and has chaired workgroups in the American College of Physicians and the Society for General Internal Medicine. Clinically, Dr. Kuo sees primary care patients at the Medicine-Pediatrics Comprehensive Care Center in Santa Monica and at the Medicine-Pediatrics practice in Redondo Beach. Dr. Kuo received a BA in Biology from Harvard University, her MD from UCLA, her PhD in Educational Psychology with a focus on Early Childhood and Special Education from the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies at UCLA, and her MBA in Healthcare Administration from the University of Massachusetts Isenberg School of Management.

Associate Program Directors &
Core Faculty

Henry Kirolos, MD

Med-Peds comprehensive care center Site Director

Daniel Kozman, MD, MPH

simms-mann/Venice family clinic med-peds site director

John Ly, MD

Adult hospital medicine
global health

Lindsey Wells, MD

Primary Care
Recruitment director

Stacey Weinstein, MD

Telehealth
Special projects

Med-Peds Faculty

Nupur Agrawal,
MD, MPH

Primary care
gender health

Emery Chang, MD

PRIMARY CARE
LGBTQ
HIV/AIDS

Briana Cowan, MD

VA PRIMARY CARE

Eric Curcio, MD

Primary Care

Susan Duan, MD

Primary Care
TRANSITION OF CARE

Cecily Gallup, MD, MPH

HOSPITALIST
GLOBAL HEALTH
IMMIGRANT HEALTH
URGENT CARE

Daniel Karlin, MD

Palliative Care

Janet Ma, MD

Primary Care
TRANSITION OF CARE

Faysal Saab, MD

HOSPITALIST

Nathan Samras, MD, MPH

Primary Care
Transition of Care

Mark Sims, MD

HOSPITALIST
PALLIATIVE CARE

Ronald Tsao, MD

Primary Care
SPORTS MEDICINE

Devesh Upadhya, MD

Primary Care

Mridula Watt, MD

Primary Care

Amy Weimer, MD

Primary Care
Gender Health

Hijab Zubairi, MD, MPH

Primary Care
Immigrant Health

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