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, Innercare, 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 Innercare, 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

Chad Braun MD

Chad Braun, MD

Family Medicine

Core Faculty

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Ramanpreet Brar, MD

Family Medicine

Aimmee Chin, MD

Aimmee Chin, MD

Family Medicine


Kulwinder K Fayssoux, MD

Family Medicine
Integrative Medicine
Functional Medicine


Marcel Fraix, DO

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation


Jenna Nicole Grindle, MD

Family Medicine


Mary Jo Groves, MD

Family Medicine


Mark M Minot, MD

Family Medicine


Joseph E. Scherger, MD

Family Medicine


K. Douglas Thrasher, DO

Family Medicine


Brian D Wexler, PhD


Ashraf Zadshir, MD

Ashraf Zadshir, MD

Family Medicine

Innercare (Federally-Qualified Health Center) Faculty:

Frederick Afari, MD

Frederick Afari, MD

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