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Message from the Program Director

Thank you for visiting the Eisenhower Health Family Medicine Residency Program!

We invite you to spend some time on our site to get to know our program, our family, and the Southern California desert we call home.

The Coachella Valley, which stretches from cosmopolitan Palm Springs in the west to the historic Salton Sea in the east, is home to a diverse population and provides an equally diverse training experience for our residents. As a resident, you’ll partner with patients from all walks of life, helping them to meet their health and wellness goals in the hospital, in your continuity clinic, at our local free clinic, in the skilled nursing facility, and even out in the community where too many of them live without housing.

What sets Eisenhower apart from many community residency programs is the unique opportunity to practice family medicine across healthcare systems. You will be managing a panel of patients at the Eisenhower Center for Family Medicine and at our second satellite clinic in North Palm Desert where you’ll learn from committed faculty members who are passionate about family medicine and resident education. In addition to these two clinics, residents also participate on a longitudinal basis by providing primary gynecological care to our undeserved population through Volunteers In Medicine clinic in Indio California.

As the oldest program in the Coachella Valley, Eisenhower’s Family Medicine Residency enrolled its first class in 2013 and has grown tremendously since that time. In addition to our partnership with Volunteers In Medicine, residents spend time with a number of community partners – and that number is growing every year. Our partners here in the desert include the University of California-Riverside, Planned Parenthood, and the Transgender Health and Wellness Center. The breadth of opportunities right in our own community makes Eisenhower an easy choice for residents hoping to explore all that family medicine has to offer.

The desert is also a great place to live year round. Whether you love the outdoors, the arts, dining out, shopping, or fun family activities, there’s something for everyone. And when you’re ready for your weekend off, head out of town in any direction to a convenient destination like downtown Los Angeles, the beach, the mountains, or Las Vegas.

We think you’ll like what you see here at Eisenhower Health, and we hope you’ll consider becoming part of our family.

Sincerely,

Chad Braun, MD
Chad Braun, MD

Interim Program Director

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Chad Braun, MD

Chad Braun, MD

Professional Details

Primary Specialty: Family Medicine
Years Practicing: 25 years
Years on Staff: 2 years
Languages: English

Professional Education

Medical School: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Residency: Riverside Methodist Hospitals

Board Certification

American Board of Family Medicine

Faculty

Associate Program Director

Rajdeep S. Brar, MD
Rajdeep S. Brar, MD

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Rajdeep S. Brar, MD

Rajdeep S. Brar, MD

Professional Details

Primary Specialty: Family Medicine*
Years in Practice: 6 years
Years on Staff: 6 years
Languages: English

Professional Education

Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine
Internship: Eisenhower Medical Center
Residency: Eisenhower Medical Center

Board Certification

American Board of Family Medicine

Core Faculty

Ramanpreet Brar, MD

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Ramanpreet Brar, MD

Professional Details

Primary Specialty: Family Medicine*
Years Practicing: 4 years
Years on Staff: 4 years
Languages: English, Hindi, Punjabi, Tagalog

Professional Education

Medical School: St. Luke’s College of Medicine
Internship: Eisenhower Medical Center
Residency: Eisenhower Medical Center

Board Certification

American Board of Family Medicine

Aimmee Chin, MD
Aimmee Chin, MD

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Aimmee Chin, MD

Aimmee Chin, MD

Professional Details

Primary Specialty: Family Medicine
Years Practicing: 2 years
Years on Staff: 2 years
Languages: English, Spanish, Tagalog

Professional Education

Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine
Residency: Eisenhower Medical Center
Fellowship: Medicos Medical Center

Board Certification

American Board of Family Medicine
American Board of Physician Specialties

Kulwinder Fayssoux, MD
Kulwinder Fayssoux, MD

Integrative Medicine
Functional Medicine

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Kulwinder Fayssoux, MD

Kulwinder K. Fayssoux, MD

Professional Details

Primary Specialty: Family Medicine*, Traditional Primary Care
Years in Practice: 17 years
Years on Staff: 13 years
Languages: English, Punjabi, Spanish

Professional Educations

Medical School: St. Louis University Medical School
Internship: Crozer-Keystone Family Practice Residency
Residency: Crozer-Keystone Family Practice Residency

Board Certification

Board Certification Authority: American Board of Family Medicine

Marcel Fraix, DO
Marcel Fraix, DO

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

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Marcel Fraix, DO

Marcel Fraix, DO

Professional Details

Primary Specialty: Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation*, Neuromuscular Medicine*, Traditional Primary Care
Years in Practice: 16 years
Years on Staff: 5 years
Languages: English

Professional Education

Medical School: Western University of Health Sciences
Internship: Pacific Hospital Long Beach
Residency: UC Davis Health
Fellowship: Western University Health Sciences – Downey

Board Certification

Board Certification Authority: American Board of Physical Medicine/Rehab

Mary Jo Groves, MD
Mary Jo Groves, MD

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Mary Jo Groves, MD

Mary Jo Groves, MD

Professional Details

Primary Specialty: Family Medicine*
Years in Practice: 41 years
Years on Staff: 6 years
Languages: English

Professional Education

Medical School: Ohio State University College of Medicine
Residency: Wright State Family Medicine Residency Program

Board Certification

American Board of Family Medicine

Dulce Maria S. Oandasan, MD

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Dulce Maria S. Oandasan, MD

Professional Details

Primary Specialty: Family Medicine*
Years in Practice: 14 years
Years on Staff: 6 years
Languages: English, Tagalog

Professional Education

Medical School: Our Lady of Fatima University College of Medicine
Internship: Texas A&M University Health Science Center
Residency: Texas A&M University Health Science Center

Board Certification

American Board of Family Medicine

Joseph E. Scherger, MD
Joseph E. Scherger, MD

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Joseph E. Scherger, MD

Joseph E. Scherger, MD

Professional Details

Primary Specialty: Family Medicine*
Years in Practice: 46 years
Years on Staff: 15 years
Languages: English

Professional Education

Medical School: UCLA School of Medicine
Internship: University of Washington School of Medicine
Residency: University of Washington School of Medicine

Board Certification

American Board of Family Medicine

Ashraf Zadshir, MD
Ashraf Zadshir, MD

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Ashraf Zadshir, MD

Ashraf Zadshir, MD

Professional Details

Primary Specialty: Family Medicine
Years Practicing: 16 years
Years On Staff: 2 years
Languages: English, Farsi, German, Spanish

Professional Education

Medical School: Heinrich-Heine University Dusseldorf
Internship: University of New Mexico
Residency: USC – California Hospital Medical Center

Family Medicine GME Staff

Lyndie Pfannkuche
Lyndie Pfannkuche

Program Manager

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Lyndie Pfannkuche

Lyndie Pfannkuche

Program Manager

Email: Lpfannkuche@eisenhowerhealth.org
Phone: 760-773-4504

Chris Ehimvan
Chris Ehimuan

Residency Coordinator

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Chris Ehimvan

Chris Ehimuan

Residency Coordinator

Email: CEhimuan@eisenhowerhealth.org
Phone: 760-773-4507

Eisenhower Health Graduate Medical Education (GME)
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