Office of Academic and Career Advising Team

M1/M2 College Advisors || M3/M4 Career Advisors || Specialty Specific Advisors


Office of Academic and Career Advising Staff

Michael Wong

Michael Wong, MD, FACS

Professor of Surgery - Plastic Surgery
Associate Dean of Academic and Career Advising

Charles Ware

Charles Ware, D.H.Ed.

Director of Academic Services

Ko-Sue Yang

Ko Sue Yang, MSW

Educational Skills Specialist

M1/M2 College Advisors

John Chuck, Md

John Chuck, Md

M3/M4 Career Advisors

Specialty Specific Advisors



Wonjae Eddie Choi, MD, PhD
Staff Anesthesiologist, Mercy General Hospital

Hong Liu, MD, FASE
Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology
Acting Vice Chair for Research
Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

Jon Zhou, MD
UC Davis Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

Cardiology/Internal Medicine

Reginald Low, MD
Professor of Cardiology & Internal Medicine
Vice Dean, CNUCOM

Garret Wong, MD
Professor of Medicine, UCD


Maxwell Fung, MD
Professor of Clinical Dermatology and Pathology
Executive Vice Chair for Academic Affairs
Director, UC Davis Dermatopathology Service

Emergency Medicine

Arhty Jey, MD
Emergency Department, Sutter Sacramento

Leonard Ranasinghe, MD, PhD
Professor of Medical Education and Emergency Medicine
Clerkship Director-Emergency Medicine, CNUCOM


Vishal Doctor, MD
Head and Neck Surgery
Kaiser Permanente—Roseville

Nima Pahlavan, MD, DDS
Head and Neck Surgeon
Kaiser Permanente Sacramento/Roseville

Brian Rubinstein, MD
Pediatric Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Facial Plastics and Reconstructive Surgery
Kaiser Permanente Roseville Woman’s and Children’s Center
Director and Founder Faces of Tomorrow Medical Mission Organization

Internal Medicine

Patricia Chen, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor, UC Davis

Tim Grennan, MD
Clinical Professor of Internal Medicine, UCD
Clinical Professor of Internal Medicine and Oncology, CNUCOM
Physician Kaiser Permanente

Zahid Iqbal, MD
Internal Medicine Clerkship Director, CNUCOM

Internal Medicine/Palliative Care

Cynthia Alli, MD
Veterans Hospital, Sacramento


Forshing Lui, MD
Professor of Clinical Neurology, CNUCOM


Kee Kim, MD
Professor of Neurosurgery, UCD


JC Veille, MD
OB/GYN Clerkship Director, CNUCOM


Lily Koo Lin, MD, FACS
Professor of Ophthalmology
Director, Ophthalmic Plastic & Orbital Surgery
UC Davis Eye Center

James Martel, MD
Associate Dean of Graduate Medical Education, CNUCOM

David Telander MD, PhD
Retinal Consultants Medical Group
UCDavis Volunteer Faculty


Jennette L. Boakes, MD
Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon
Sutter Medical Center Sacramento
Shriners Hospitals for Children Northern California
UC Davis Medical Center
Clinical Professor of Musculoskeletal Medicine, CNUCOM
Clinical Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, UCD School of Medicine

Eric Klineberg. MD
Professor of Orthopedics, UCD


Raj Ramsamooj, MD
Professor of Pathology, Surgical Pathology & Clinical Skills
Assistant Dean of Curriculum, CNUCOM


Doug Gross, MD PhD
Department of Pediatrics - UC Davis Medical Center

Plastic Surgery

Michael Wong, MD, FACS
Professor of Surgery - Plastic Surgery
Associate Dean of Academic and Career Advising



Martin Rubin, MD
Associate Professor of Psychiatry, CNUCOM

Radiation Oncology

Allen Chen, MD, PhD
Clinical Professor, UC Davis Medical School
Director, Stereotactic Image-guided Radiotherapy
Kaiser Permanente Radiation Oncology, Roseville

Rachel Chou, MD
Kaiser Permanente Radiation Oncology


Paul Dong, MD
Vascular/Interventional Radiology
Sutter Medical Group

Tracy Yarbrough, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Physiology, CNUCOM

Surgery, General

Amir Amiri, MD
Surgery Clerkship Director, CNUCOM

Hung Ho, MD, FACS
Earl F. Wolfman Jr. MD & Lois J. Wolfman Endowed Professor in Surgery
UC Davis School of Medicine

Dinesh Vyas, MD
General Surgery, San Joaquin General Hospital

Surgery, Sub-Specialties

Vijay Khatri, MD
M4 Clerkship Director
Assistant Dean of Faculty Affairs & Development, CNUCOM


Davinder Sandhu, MBBS, MD
Professor of Medical Skills, CNUCOM