Faculty

Message from the Program Director

Greetings,

The Internal Medicine training program at Eisenhower Health mission is to train outstanding Primary Care and Hospital Internists.

It is our hope that graduates will have had an exciting and fulfilling education in general internal medicine and want to contribute to the high quality health care available in the Coachella Valley and throughout the United States. To deliver primary care and hospital medicine, general internists must be competent in the evaluation of undifferentiated medical problems, the management of acute and chronic medical illnesses and identification and management of psychosocial problems associated with illness. In addition, comprehensive preventative services that include health promotion and cost effective illness management are hallmarks of the effective internist. Clinical training at EMC focuses on developing competencies with the skills, knowledge and abilities that are used in providing ambulatory and inpatient medical care. Learners use the set of competencies to make inpatient care safe and effective plus have the communication and medical skills to ensure ongoing comprehensive patient care out of the hospital.

Ambulatory training is directed at increasing the residents’ clinical experiences in the longitudinal care of continuity patients. Importantly, it also has a focus on teaching residents subspecialty medicine which increasingly is ambulatory based as well.

It is our hope that graduates will have had an exciting and fulfilling education in general internal medicine and want to contribute to the high quality health care available in the Coachella Valley and throughout the United States.

As physicians, we are more than practitioners of the medical arts. Training in basic and social science is the foundation upon which clinical medicine rests. The importance of science to clinical practice is profound. Without a proper understanding of the scientific principles guiding clinical medicine, our abilities to practice sound and effective internal medicine is limited. Therefore, the curriculum at Eisenhower has tried to strike a balance that stresses attention to the scientific knowledge and investigation that bears on the fundamental mechanisms of disease and therapy with the art of delivering comprehensive, competent and compassionate care to patients.

I hope that you will seriously consider our institution. I believe that it offers an opportunity combined with a pleasant working environment and an outstanding place to live.

I look forward to talking with you personally.

Sincerely,

Mehrdad Abassi, MD
Program Director, Internal Medicine

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Faculty

Associate Program Directors

Jonathan G. Bechard, MD

Internal Medicine*
Traditional Primary Care

George Ishak, MD

Hospitalist
Internal Medicine*

Wendy Ellisse White, MD

Endocrinology / Diabetes / Metabolism*

Core Faculty

Naeem Nidal Abu-Shehab, MD

Hospitalist
Internal Medicine*

Camellia Kani, MD

Internal Medicine

Hamidreza Khessali, MD

Hospitalist*

Raul Mercado Garcia, MD

Hospitalist
Internal Medicine

Samir P Macwan, MD

Neurology*
Neuromuscular Medicine*

Steve March, MD

Hospitalist
Internal Medicine*

Adewale B Ajumobi, MD

Gastroenterology

Puri Lorena Arellano Pascual, MD

Hospitalist
Internal Medicine

Andrew Michael Rubin, MD

Desert Cardiology Consultants
Electrophysiology
Cardiovascular Disease
Electrophysiology

Robert B. Waterbor, MD

Internal Medicine
Traditional Primary Care

Philip J. Shaver, MD

Sub Speciality Division Chiefs

Adewale B Ajumobi, MD

Gastroenterology

Rodolfo R. Batarse, MD

Desert Kidney Care
Nephrology

Matthias Barden, MD

Emergency Medicine

Maritza D. De la Pena, MD

Internal Medicine
Geriatrics

Massoud G. Dezfuli, DO

Infectious Disease

Russell J. Grant, MD

Urgent Care Medicine

Samir P Macwan, MD

Neurology
Neuromuscular Medicine

Keyan Matinpour, MD

Dermatology

Kam A Newman, MD

Rheumatology

Andrew Michael Rubin, MD

Desert Cardiology Consultants
Electrophysiology
Cardiovascular Disease
Electrophysiology

Joseph Max Sanchez, MD

Nephrology Associates Med. Grp
Nephrology

Ann Stapleton, MD

Ann Stapleton, MD

Internal Medicine
Infectious Disease
HIV Medicine
Traditional Primary Care

Henry Tung-Yun Tsai, MD

Director of GI Oncology, Lucy Curci Cancer Center, Eisenhower Health
Eisenhower Desert Cancer Care
Hematology / Oncology
Hematology
Medical Oncology

Seymour Mehr Young, MD

Neurology

Elisa M. Lindley, MD

Gynecology

Charles Ukpong, MD

Charles Ukpong, MD

Hospitalist
Internal Medicine

Anil Perumbeti, MD

Pulmonary Disease
Critical Care