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Program Leadership


baraghoush

Afshan Baraghoush, MD
PROGRAM DIRECTOR

Welcome to UCI! I joined the residency leadership several years ago after completing residency training at Cedars Sinai and serving as a hospitalist at UCLA. Here at UC Irvine, you will usually find me running around the medicine wards. I also have the pleasure of organizing our resident rotations at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, a community based tertiary care center, where our residents get exposure to private practice world. My passions within medical education lie in medical simulations and point of care ultrasound. You can also find me heavily involved with SHM, ACP and SGIM. I look forward to working with you!

KAPLAN

Robert Kaplan, MD
SENIOR ASSOCIATE PROGRAM DIRECTOR
PROGRAM DIRECTOR, PRELIMINARY MEDICINE PROGRAM


As I near the end of my second decade as an associate program director and third decade as a faculty member at UCI, I continue to be energized by being part of the “Aha!” moments of students and residents connecting something for the first time, by the shared everyday work of patient care, and most especially by the remarkable personal and professional development we see in our trainees over the three years of residency. Welcome!




Samuel Lai
ASSOCIATE PROGRAM DIRECTOR

Welcome to UCI! I joined the residency leadership several years ago after completing residency training at Cedars Sinai and serving as a hospitalist at UCLA. Here at UC Irvine, you will usually find me running around the medicine wards. I also have the pleasure of organizing our resident rotations at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, a community based tertiary care center, where our residents get exposure to private practice world. My passions within medical education lie in medical simulations and point of care ultrasound. You can also find me heavily involved with SHM, ACP and SGIM. I look forward to working with you! 

NADESWARAN

Bavani Nadeswaran, MD 
ASSOCIATE PROGRAM DIRECTOR, UCI AMBULATORY CLINICS

As an Associate Program Director I find joy in knowing that I am helping to shape the next generation of physicians. As I strive to perfect my relationship with our residents, I am mindful of the awesome responsibility I have undertaken. I believe it is imperative to not only impart knowledge or relay facts, but to instill a love of learning and to develop critical, analytical thinking skills in our residents . I'm proud to be a part of the UCI IM Residency Program's commitment to producing lifelong learners. 

SAND

Susan Sandor, MD, PhD
ASSOCIATE PROGRAM DIRECTOR, LONG BEACH V.A. AMBULATORY CLINICS

Being a part of the professional and personal growth of our residents as an Associate Program Director has been the most exciting and fulfilling part of my professional life. Building relationships with young colleagues, helping to improve their skills to be independent physicians while guiding them on the path to becoming empathetic, caring, and successful professionals makes every single day of my work rewarding.
BARAG Susan Altmayer
PROGRAM COORDINATOR

I can’t help but smile every June as I watch our residents begin their next journey. I reflect back on the time I have spent with these physicians and what they have accomplished to get where they are today. It is a joy and privilege for me to be part of a team whose passion and aspiration is to discover, teach and heal.