Faculty

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Program Director

Tara Scott  M.D., Program Director

Tara Scott, M.D. has served as Program Director since June 2017. She is a native of southern California who came north to college at Berkeley. Originally drawn to the arts, she received her BA …more »

Associate Program Director

Cheryl (Cherie) Green  M.D., Associate Program Director, Director of Adult Inpatient Medicine

Cheryl Green, M.D. Associate Program Director and Director if Inpatient Medicine, has been on the faculty since 2006. She was raised in Berkeley and therefore didn’t have to travel far when she …more »

Erin Lund  MD, MPH, Associate Program Director, Maternity Care Director

Erin grew up in the rural mountains of Oregon. She completed her schooling in Boston and then returned west to Santa Rosa for residency. After graduation she completed a two-year surgical …more »

Core

Ritch Addison  PHD, Behavioral Medicine Director

Ritch Addison, Ph.D. Behavioral Medicine and Wellness Coordinator, teaches in the residency program and has an independent practice as a licensed psychologist. He leads Balint groups and support …more »

Safi Ahmed  M.D., M.P.H., Junior Faculty; Integrative Medicine Fellow

UMass Medical School - Safi grew up in a Boston suburb as the youngest of 3 children of Indian immigrants. He completed a BA/MPH at Tufts University and Tufts School of Medicine with majors in …more »

Allison Bacon  M.D., Director of Leadership and Professional Development

Allison was born in San Bernardino, California, and grew up in rural Washington State, bottle-feeding baby goats and planting ponderosa pine trees, when she wasn’t playing softball. She also spent …more »

Ben Brown  M.D., Director of Integrative Medicine and Career Development

My passion is helping people become the type of doctor they have always dreamed of becoming and live beyond what they may have thought was possible. Helping busy people keep their dreams alive …more »

Jenny Fish  M.D.

Jenny attended medical school at the University of Minnesota and graduated from SRFMR in 2012. Afterwards, she spent 4 years at a rural FQHC in Cloverdale where she built and maintained their OB …more »

Cheryl (Cherie) Green  M.D., Associate Program Director, Director of Adult Inpatient Medicine

Cheryl Green, M.D. Associate Program Director and Director if Inpatient Medicine, has been on the faculty since 2006. She was raised in Berkeley and therefore didn’t have to travel far when she …more »

Mariah Hansen  Psy.D., Director of Community Medicine

Mariah Hansen, PsyD graduated from Mills College, with a BA in international relations, and the Wright Institute where she received her doctorate in psychology. For the past decade, she has been a …more »

Douglas Jimenez  M.D.

Douglas Jimenez, M.D. grew up in the Bay Area and went to medical school at UC San Francisco. After completing his residency in Family Medicine, he did a fellowship in Obstetrics. His interests …more »

Veronica Jordan  M.D., M.S.

Veronica Jordan, MD MS graduated from the UCSF-UC Berkeley Joint Medical Program in 2007 before moving to Santa Rosa for residency training, and she’s been in Santa Rosa ever since. She spent …more »

Wendy Kohatsu  M.D.

Wendy Kohatsu, M.D. is a “yonsei” –4th generation Japanese American, raised in the wild suburbia of Los Angeles, with roots tracing back to the island of Okinawa. She received her medical degree …more »

Panna Lossy  M.D., Women's Health Coordinator

Panna Lossy, M.D. Women's Health Coordinator, is a graduate of the UCSF/UC Berkeley Joint Medical Program and completed her residency in Santa Rosa. She is interested in all aspects of women's …more »

Erin Lund  MD, MPH, Associate Program Director, Maternity Care Director

Erin grew up in the rural mountains of Oregon. She completed her schooling in Boston and then returned west to Santa Rosa for residency. After graduation she completed a two-year surgical …more »

Joseph Matel  M.D., OB Faculty

Joe Matel, MD, grew up in Stillwater, Minnesota. He did undergrad at St. John’s University in Collegeville, MN. Joe then took a few years to travel the world, lived and loved Australia, surfed …more »

David Schneider  M.D., Conference Coordinator

David Schneider, M.D. Medical Student Clerkship Coordinator, escaped the Los Angeles area sprawl, but not the scorching heat, when he migrated to Merced for his residency. He subsequently became a …more »

Tara Scott  M.D., Program Director

Tara Scott, M.D. has served as Program Director since June 2017. She is a native of southern California who came north to college at Berkeley. Originally drawn to the arts, she received her BA …more »

Mark Sloan  M.D., M.P.H., Director of Pediatrics

Mark Sloan, M.D., M.P.H., Director of Pediatrics, has been a pediatrician for 35 years. He practiced with Kaiser Permanente in Sacramento and Santa Rosa from 1982 to 2014 and was Chief of …more »

Danny Toub  MD, AAHIVS

Danny teaches population health and quality improvement at SRFMR. He is a clinician at Santa Rosa Community Health, and has been teaching residents about HIV, STDs, TB, Viral Hepatitis, and …more »

Community

Ty Affleck

Dr. Affleck is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley and the Medical College of Virginia. While completing a Family Practice Residency in Colorado, he became affiliated with the …more »

Fred Brewer  M.D.

Fred Brewer, M.D. received his medical education at UCLA. He actively attends the resident care of children experience at Sutter Medical Center, which includes both pediatric inpatients and …more »

Laurie Cederberg  M.D.

Laurie Cederberg, M.D. is a graduate of UC San Francisco Medical School. She was a family medicine resident at Ventura County Medical Center and served as chief resident in 1990. In 1991 she moved …more »

Jim Dolan  M.D.

James Dolan M.D. graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School and completed his FM residency at the Santa Rosa Family Medicine Residency (2008). He currently works in the Emergency …more »

Nancy Doyle  M.D.

Nancy Doyle, M.D. is an Clinical Professor of Pediatrics and Family Medicine at UCSF. She received her medical degree from UCSF, continued training in Pediatrics and Immunology, and helped …more »

Gerald (Jerry) Eliaser  M.S., M.D.

Gerald Eliaser, M.S., M.D. became interested in medicine while going through Navy flight training experiencing the human-machine interface in unusual environments. He did his pre-med studies by …more »

Carlos Garcia  M.D.

Carlos Garcia M.D. has been working in the Santa Rosa community for over 10 years. He attended UCLA Medical School and graduated from the Santa Rosa Family Practice Program in 1997. Since …more »

Karen "Kai" Gelphman  M.P.H., M.D.

Karen Kai Gelphman, M.P.H., M.D is a University of Washington graduate and completed her FP residency at Santa Rosa. She completed a family medicine fellowship in 1996 and then taught part-time at …more »

Christoph Gelsdorf  M.D.

Christoph graduated from the University of California, San Francisco and completed his Family Practice residency at the Santa Rosa Family Medicine Residency. Christoph lives in Myanmar where he …more »

Tim Gieseke  M.D., CMD, M.D., CMD

Tim Gieseke, M.D., CMD completed his Internal Medicine Residency at UC Davis and subsequent certification from the ACP. He was certified by the American Medical Directors Association for LTC …more »

Kin-Man Lai  M.D.

Kin-Man Lai, M.D. is a graduate of University of California Irvine and completed his general surgery residency at Stanford University. He completed a vascular surgery fellowship at Atlanta Medical …more »

Tom Miles  M.D.

Tom Miles, M.D. is a graduate of The University of Maryland School of Medicine. He is an orthopedic surgeon and is section chief of orthopedics. He has a special interest in joint reconstruction …more »

Tom Neal  M.D., Medical Director of Redwood Empire Sweet Success Program

Thomas A Neal, M.D. is a graduate of University of Southern California School of Medicine and graduated from the Family Medicine Residency in Santa Rosa. After residency, he completed an …more »

Robert Nied  M.D.

Robert J Nied, M.D. is originally from Southern California and graduated from UCLA School of Medicine in 1997. Rob completed his Family Medicine Residency at University of Michigan and a …more »

Jeannie Pflum  D.O., M.S.

Jeannie Pflum, D.O., M.S. is a graduate of the University of Des Moines, Iowa in medicine and Health Care Administration in 1997. She completed her Ob/Gyn residency at University of Vermont in …more »

Jeffrey Pierce  M.D.

Jeffrey Pierce, M.D. is a native of South Texas and graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. He did his family medicine training in Santa Rosa and graduated in 2007. His first job after residency …more »

Matthew Pride  M.D.

Matthew B. Pride, M.D. is a graduate of University of Washington School of Medicine. He completed a family medicine residency at Ventura County Medical Center in 1995 with an interest in rural, …more »

Larry Slater  M.D.

Larry Slater, M.D. is a University of Southern California graduate and completed his FP residency at Santa Rosa. He completed a family medicine fellowship in 1980 and has been on the clinical …more »

Jeffrey Sugarman  M.D., Director of Dermatology

Dr Jeffrey Sugarman received his undergraduate degree from UC Berkeley in neurobiology. He received an NIH medical scientist training grant and completed his MD and PhD (in biomedical science) at …more »

Veronica Vuksich  D.O.

Veronica Vuksich, D.O. is a graduate of the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific and the Family Medicine Residency in Santa Rosa. She is a preceptor in the outpatient clinic, does locums …more »

Steven Wolf  M.D.

Steven Wolf, M.D. is a graduate of Finch University of Health Sciences/Chicago Medical School and completed his Family Practice residency at the Carle Clinic in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois. His …more »

Robert Woodbury  MD, FACS

Dr. Robert Woodbury is member of Sutter Medical Group of the Redwoods, and specializes in bariatric, gastrointestinal, and oncologic surgery. He is the chairman of Surgery at Sutter Santa Rosa …more »

Jimmy Wu  M.D., M.P.H., Fellow, Integrative Medicine 2012-2013

Jimmy Wu, MD MPH is a proud graduate of the Santa Rosa Residency Program from 2012. He also completed an integrative medicine fellowship after that. He currently works at Vista Family Health …more »