Meet Our Physicians

 
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Sripha Chan, MD

Medical School: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine

Residency: UCLA Medical Center

Year Joined: 2008

Special Interests: The pursuit of Happiness

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Paarul Chandra, MD

Medical School: University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Residency: Advocate Christ Medical Center

Year Joined: 2016

Special Interests: Backpacking, Hiking, Rock Climbing, Traveling, Photography, Plants

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Jeff Dayton, MD, PhD

Medical School: USC Keck School of Medicine

Graduate School: USC, Epidemiology

Residency: Harbor UCLA Medical Center

Special Interests: Sports

 
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Telia DeBoyes, MD

Medical School: UCLA School of Medicine

Residency: Harbor UCLA Medical Center

Year Joined: 2018

Special Interests: Travel

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Alex Doo, MD

Medical School: UCSD School of Medicine

Residency: Harbor UCLA Medical Center

Year Joined: 2019

Special Interests: Travel, Movies, Board games, Tennis, Table Tennis, Trying new foods, and music including violin, guitar, piano and karaoke.

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Brian Fong, MD

Medical School: New York Medical College

Residency: Cook County

Year Joined: 1999

Career Highlights: Department Chair

Special Interests: Golf, International Volunteering, Basketball, Photography, Autocross

 
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Bryce Fukunaga, MD

Medical School: University of Hawaii

Residency: Jacoby/Einstein

Year Joined: 2017

Special Interests: Sports, Travel

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Valerie Grant, MD

Medical School: UCLA-Drew

Residency: Martin Luther King

Year Joined: 1999

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Matthew Guess, MD

Medical School: University of Virginia

Residency: Harbor UCLA Medical Center

Year Joined: 2019

Special Interests: Wife and kids, Hiking, Camping, Snowboarding, Woodworking, Architecture/Design, Movies, Theology

 
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Sherry Haghighat, MD

Medical School: Drexler School of Medicine

Residency: University of Michigan

Year Joined: 2000

Special Interests: Photography, Travel

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Barry Heller, MD

Medical School: Indiana University School of Medicine

Residency: Harbor UCLA Medical Center

Year Joined: 1982

Career Highlights: Dept. Chair, Chief of Staff, ABEM President

Special Interests: Classic film, Theater, Comedy, Alpine skiing, Gardening, Swimming

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Tim Jang, MD

Medical School: UC San Diego School of Medicine

Residency & Fellowship: Washington University in St. Louis

Year Joined: 2004

Special Interests: Hiking, Climbing, Diving

 
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Mark Joyner, MD

Medical School: Michigan State University

Residency: Cook County

Year Joined: 1992

Special Interests: Surfing, Biking, Travel

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Laurie Krass, MD

Medical School: Rush University School of Medicine

Residency: Cook County

Year Joined: 2018

Special Interests: Hiking, Camping

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Jon Lawrence, MD, JD

Medical School: Temple University School of Medicine

Residency: St. Mary Medical Center

Year Joined: 1974

Special Interests: Travel

 
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Knef Lizaso, MD

Medical School: UCSF School of Medicine

Residency: Harbor UCLA Medical Center

Year Joined: 2001

Career Highlights: Dept. Chair, ABEM Examiner

Special Interests: Music, Travel, Poker, Basketball, Fishing, Marine aquatic tanks, Family time

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Jason Lu, MD

Medical School: State University of New York, Downstate

Residency: UCLA Medical Center/Olive View

Year Joined: 2019

Special Interests: Basketball, BBQ, Movies, Travel

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John McCall, MD

Medical School: UCLA School of Medicine

Residency: Harbor UCLA Medical Center

Year Joined: 1995

Special Interests: Surfing, Travel

 
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Douglas McFarland, MD

Medical School: UCLA School of Medicine

Residency: Harbor UCLA Medical Center

Year Joined: 1996

Career Highlights: Dept. Chair, Chief of Staff

Special Interests: Backpacking, Water & Snow skiing, Paddle surfing

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Sameer Mistry, MD

Medical School: USC Keck School of Medicine

Residency: Harbor UCLA Medical Center

Year Joined: 1995

Career Highlights: Dept. Chair, Chief of Staff, ABEM Examiner

Special Interests: Wrenching, Pen making, Healthcare finance, and just getting after it

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Usha Reddy, MD

Medical School: SVMC

Residency: Martin Luther King

Year Joined: 1996

Special Interests: Gardening, Business entrepreneurship

 
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Susan Salazar, MD

Medical School: UCLA School of Medicine

Residency: Martin Luther King

Year Joined: 2017

Special Interests: Painting, Golf, Art quilts

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Neel Shah, MD

Medical School: Baylor College of Medicine

Residency: Baylor College of Medicine

Year Joined: 2017

Special Interests: Visual arts, Travel, Gaming

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Miles Shaw, MD

Medical School: University of Miami

Residency: Harbor UCLA Medical Center

Career Highlights: Dept. Chair, Chief of Staff multiple terms, ABEM Examiner

Special Interests: Piano

 
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Steve Shea, MD

Medical School: St. Louis University

Residency: St. Mary Medical Center

Year Joined: 1972

Career Highlights: Dept. Chair, Chief of Staff, ABEM Examiner

Special Interests: Golf, Fishing, Sports, Poker

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Kristie Shigyo, MD

Medical School: Cornell University School of Medicine

Residency: Harbor UCLA Medical Center

Year Joined: 2018

Special Interests: Gardening, Hiking, Music

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Bob Slay, MD

Medical School: Medical College of Virginia

Residency: Leherman Army Medical Center

Year Joined: 2015

Career Highlights: Colonel US Army Medical Corp, ABEM Examiner

Special Interests: Writing, Acting, Tennis

 
 
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Peter Song, MD

Medical School: State Univ of New York Downstate

Residency: Kings County Hospital/ SUNY Downstate

Year Joined: 2019

Special Interest: Basketball, Snowboarding, Surfing, Traveling, Hiking/Backpacking, Chill’ with my dog Sundae

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Keith Stamler, MD

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Lauren Sylwanowicz, MD

Medical School: Univ of Calif at Irvine

Residency: University of California at Irvine

Year Joined: 2019

Special Interests: Travel, Spin, Yoga, Basketball, 80’s music, Dancing, Global health, Cooking/Nutrition

 
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Akshay Thapar, MD

Medical School: Albert Einstein School of Medicine

Residency: Jacoby/Einstein

Year Joined: 2013

Special Interests: Sports, Travel, Music

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Daryn Towle, MD

Medical School: Georgetown University

Residency: University of California at Irvine

Year Joined: 2019

Special Interests: Skiing, Wine tasting, Running

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Arlene Vernon, MD

Medical School: George Washington School of Medicine

Residency: Harbor UCLA Medical Center

Year Joined: 1989

Career Highlights: Dept. Chair

Special Interests: Stroke, Pediatrics, Sports medicine