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’ll begin managing a panel of patients at the Eisenhower Center for Family Medicine beginning in your intern year, where you’ll learn from committed faculty members who are passionate about family medicine and resident education. Beginning in the second year, all residents will also spend time at our second continuity clinic location, Borrego Health, a federally qualified health center, where you will work primarily with a medically underserved Latinx population. Integral to this experience is examining the delivery of healthcare within one system as compared to the other.

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 Borrego, residents spend time with a number of community partners – and that number is growing every year. Our newest 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.



Dulce Maria S Oandasan, MD
Program Director, Family Medicine Residency
Eisenhower Health

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Associate Program Director

Rajdeep Singh Brar, MD

Family Medicine

Core Faculty

Marcel Fraix, DO

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Kulwinder K Fayssoux, MD

Family Medicine
Integrative Medicine
Functional Medicine

Jenna Nicole Grindle, MD

Family Medicine

Ramanpreet Brar, MD

Family Medicine

Mark M Minot, MD

Family Medicine

Joseph E. Scherger, MD

Family Medicine

Benjamin Mahdi, MD

Family Medicine

K. Douglas Thrasher, DO

Family Medicine

Brian D Wexler, PhD


Mary Jo Groves, MD

Family Medicine

Borrego Core Faculty

Ashraf Zadshir MD

Director of Residency and Medical Education,
Borrego Health Cathedral City

Damoun Rezai, MD, MHA

Eisenhower Health Family Medicine Faculty
Director of Medical Education and Clerkship,
Borrego Community Health

Eisenhower Health Graduate Medical Education (GME)