Internal Medicine Residency Training Program Expert Team

Participants in the Cedars-Sinai Internal Medicine Residency Training Program have the opportunity to train with world-renowned physicians, who in their own right have advanced the practice of medicine.

Residency Training Program Leadership

  • Amanda Ewing, MD
    Director, Residency Training Program 
  • Paul Noble, MD
    Chairman, Department of Medicine
    Director, Women's Guild Lung Institute
  • Gregory Brent, MD
    Chair, Department of Medicine Department;Veterans Affairs Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System
  • Mark Noah, MD
    Associate Dean of Medical Education
    Director, Residency Training Program Primary Care Pathway 
    Melvin Brody, MD, Chair in Medical Education 
  • Neil Paige, MD
    Vice Chair for Education, Veterans Affairs Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System
  • Jaime Betancourt, MD
    Associate Director, Residency Training Program
  • Anish Desai, MD
    Associate Director, Residency Training Program
  • Art Gomez, MD
    Associate Director, Residency Training Program
  • Robert Goodman, MD
    Associate Director, Residency Training Program
  • Casey Kaneshiro, MD
    Associate Director, Residency Training Program

Physicians who are full-time members of Cedars-Sinai's Internal Medicine Department are listed below.

Cedars-Sinai Department of Medicine Faculty

  • Eduardo Marban, MD, PhD
    Director, Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute
    Mark S. Siegel Family Endowed Professor
  • Tim Henry, MD
    Director, Division, Cardiology
  • Babak Azarbal, MD,
    Associate Program Director, Post-Graduate Education in Interventional Cardiology
  • C. Noel Bairey Merz, MD
    Women's Guild Endowed Chair in Women's Health
    Director, Barbara Streisand Women's Heart Center
    Director, Preventive and Rehabilitative Cardiac Center
  • Daniel S. Berman, MD
    Chief, Cardiac Imaging and Nuclear Cardiology
    Director, Artificial Intelligence Medicine Program 
    Director, Biomedical Research Institute  
  • Bojan Cercek, MD, PhD,
    Eleanor and Harold Foonberg Chair in Cardiac Intensive Care
    Director, Coronary Care Units
    Co-Director, Atherosclerosis Research Center
  • Sumeet S. Chugh, MD
    Director, Heart Rhythm Center 
    Section Chief, Electrophysiology 
    Associate Director, Genomic Cardiology, Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute 
    Pauline and Harold Price Endowed Chair in Cardiac Electrophysiology Research
  • Kuang-Yuh-Chyu, MD, PhD
    Staff Cardiologist
  • Eugenio Cingolani, MD
    Director, Cardiogenetic-Family Arrhythmia Clinic
  • Lawrence Czer, MD,
    Medical Director, Heart Transplantation Program
    Co-Director, Cardiothoracic Surgery Database
    Associate Medical Director, Mechanical Circulatory Support Program 
  • Joshua I. Goldhaber, MD
    Associate Director, Coronary Intensive Care Unit
    Program Director Cardiology Fellowship
    Dorothy and Phillip Lyon Endowed Chairman in Laser Research
  • Swaminatha Gurudevan, MD, 
    Staff Cardiologist, Cardiac Imaging Center
  • Michele Hamilton, MD
    Director of the Heart Failure Program
  • Antoine Hage, MD
    Director of Solid Organ Transplant Cardiology
  • Saibal Kar, MD
    Director, Cardiovascular Intervention Center Research
    Director, Cardiology Interventional Fellowship Program
  • Michelle Maya Kittleson, MD
    Director of Post-Graduate Medical Education in Heart Failure and Transplantation
  • John Kobashigawa, MD
    Director, Advanced Heart Disease and Heart Transplant Program
    DSL/Thomas D. Gordon Chair in Heart Transplantation Medicine
  • Rajendra Makkar, MD
    Director, Interventional Cardiology and Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory
  • Puja K. Mehta, MD,
    Director of the Noninvasive Vascular Function Laboratory, Barbra Streisand Women’s Heart Center
  • Jaime Moriguchi, MD
    Medical Director of the Mechanical Circulatory Support Program
  • Jignesh Patel, MD, PhD
    Co-Medical Director of the Heart Transplantation Program
  • Prediman K. Shah, MD
    Director, Oppenheimer Atherosclerosis Research Center
    Shapell and Webb Family Chair in Cardiology
  • Michael Shehata, MD
    Associate Program Director, Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Takahiro Shiota, MD
    Associate Director, Cardiac Noninvasive Laboratory
  • Chrisandra Shufelt, MD
    Associate Director, Barbra Streisand Women’s Heart Center
    Director, Women’s Hormone and Menopause Program
  • Robert J. Siegel, MD
    Director, Cardiac Noninvasive Laboratory
    Rexford S. Kennamer, MD Chair in Cardiac Ultrasound
  • Xunzhang Wang, MD
    Director, Cardiac Electrophysiology Laboratory and Complex Arrhythmia Service
  • Janet Wei, MD
    Staff Cardiologist
  • Ronald Victor, MD
    Director Cedars-Sinai Center for Hypertension
    Burns and Allen Chair in Cardiology Research
Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Shelly Lu, MD
    Director, Division of Gastroenterology
  • Elham Afghani, MD, MPH
    Staff Gastroenterologist
  • Walid Ayoub, MD
    Assistant Medical Director, Liver Transplantation 
  • Christopher Chang, MD
    Associate Director, GI Motility
  • Andrew Ippoliti, MD
    Director of Administration and Clinical Affairs, Division of Gastroenterology
  • Laith H. Jamil, MD
    Associate Director of Interventional Endoscopy
  • Simon Lo, MD
    Director, Pancreatic and Biliary Diseases Program
  • Dermot McGovern, PhD
    Director of Translational Medicine
    The IBD Center and Immunobiology Research Institute
  • Gil Melmed, MD
    Director, Clinical Inflammatory Bowel Disease 
    Director, Advanced Inflammatory Bowel Disease Fellowship Program   
    Director, Clinical Research in the Division of Gastroenterology  
  • Mazen Noureddin, MD  
    Director, Clinical Inflammatory Bowel Disease 
  • Stephen Pandol, MD 
    Director, Basic and Translational Pancreas Research   
  • Nipaporn Pichetshote, MD 
    Staff Gastroenterologist     
  • Mark Pimental, MD
    Director, Gastrointestinal Motility Program 
    Director, Gastroenterology Motility Laboratory
  • Ali Rezaie, MD, MSc  
    Staff Gastroenterologist
  • David Quan Shih, MD, PhD
    Assistant Director, Basic Research, F. Widjaja Foundation Inflammatory Bowel and Immunobiology Research Institute
  • Brennan Spiegal, MD, MSHS 
    Director, Health Services Research in Academic Affiars and Clinical Transformation
  • Vinay Sundaram, MD, MsC
    Assistant Director, Hepatology
  • Stephan R. Targan, MD 
    Director, Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center
    Director,  F. Widjaja Foundation Inflammatory Bowel and Immunobiology Research Institute   
    Feintech Family Chair in Inflammatory Bowel Diease
  • Tram Tran, MD
    Medical Director, Liver Transplantation 
    Director, Gastroenterology Fellowship Program
  • Eric Vasiliauskas, MD
    Associate Clinical Director, Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center
Medical Genetics
General Internal Medicine
  • Steven Piantadosi, MD, PhD
    Chair and Director, Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute
  • Robert Figlin, MD
    Director, Division of Hematology Oncology
    Steven Spielberg Family Chair in Hematology Oncology
  • Arash Asher, MD
    Director, Cancer Survivorship and Rehabilitation
  • M. William Audeh, MD, MS
    Director, Cancer Clinical Quality Improvement
    Medical Director, Wasserman Breast Cancer Risk Reduction Program
  • Leland W. K. Chung, PhD 
    Director, Uro-Oncology Research Program
  • Charles Forscher, MD
    Director Cedars-Sinai Sarcoma Program
  • Wen-Chin Huang, PhD
    Research Scientist 
  • H. Philip Koeffler, MD
    Director, Division of Hematology-Oncology
  • Michael Lill, MD
    Director, Stem Cell and Bone Marrow Transplantation Program
    Medical Director, Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • Yuliya Linhares, MD 
    Staff Hematologist/Oncologist, Bone Marrow Transplant
  • Ronald Natale, MD
    Medical Director Lung Cancer Program
  • Edwin Posadas, MD, FACP
    Staff Hematologist/Oncologist, Bone Marrow Transplant
  • Gregory Sarna, MD, FACP
    Staff Hematologist/Oncologist, Bone Marrow Transplant
  • Marnia Vaysburd, MD
    Attending Physician
  • Dimitros Tzachanis, MD, PhD 
    Staff Hematologist/Oncologist, Bone Marrow Transplant
  • Robert A.Vescio, MD
    Director, Multiple Myeloma and Bone Metastases Program
  • Edwin M. Wolin, MD
    Co-Director, Carcinoid and Neuroendocrine Tumor Program
Infectious Diseases
  • Stanley C. Jordan, MD
    Director, Division of Adult and Pediatric Nephrology
    Director, Kidney Transplant Program
  • Joseph Kahwaji, MD, MPH   
    Staff Nephrologist
  • Alice Peng, MD
    Medical Director, Pancreas Transplantation, Kidney and Pancreas Transplant Program
  • Rafael Villicana, MD
    Associate Director, Kidney Transplantation, Comprehensive Transplant Center
  • Ashley Anh Vo, PharmD  
    Administrative Director, Transplant Immunotherapy Program
Pulmonary/ Critical Care Medicine
  • Peter Chan, MD
    Director, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
  • Zab Mosenifar, MD
    Exeutive Vice Chair, Department of Medicine   
    Co-Medical Director,  Women's Guild Lung Institute 
  • David Balfe, MD
    Staff Intensivist/Pulmonologist 
  • George Chaux, MD
    Medical Director, Lung Transplantation Program
  • Jeremy Falk, MD
    Director, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Fellowship Program
    Associate Director,  Lung Transplantation Program
  • Sara Ghandehari, MD
    Director, Pulmonary Rehabilitation
    Associate Director, Lung Transplantation Program
  • Michael I. Lewis, MD
    Director, Respiratory Care Services
  • Paul Noble, MD
    Chairman, Department of Medicine
    Director, Women’s Guild Lung Institute
  • Isabel Pedraza, MD
    Director, Medical Intensive Care Unit
  • Heather Jones, MD
    Staff Intensivist/Pulmonologist  
  • Anna Selvaggio, MD   
    Staff Intensivist/Pulmonologist  
  • Victor Tapson, MD   
    Director, Venous Thromboembolism and Pulmonary Vascular Disease Research Program   
    Director, Clinical Research, Women's Guild Lung Institute 
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