Medical Services Staff

Lawrence Neinstein, MD

Executive Director, Engemann Student Health Center, Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine, Assistant Provost for Student Health and Wellness.

  • Certifications: Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Board Certified in Adolescent Medicine.
  • Societies: Society for Adolescent Medicine Past President, American College Health Association, American College of Physicians, American Medical Association, Medical Group Management Association, Pacific Coast College Health Association.
  • Education: Medical School: University of California, Los Angeles, Residency: Internal Medicine Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Fellowship/subspecialty: Adolescent medicine Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles.
  • Special Interests: Reproductive health including contraception and sexually transmitted infections, adolescent and young adult health, medical teaching, research and writing, Internet use and medicine.

William Leavitt, MD, F.A.A.P.

Interim Co-Medical Director, Lead Physician

  • Other Responsibilities: Acute Care, Internal Medicine, Primary Care
  • Certifications: Board Certified in Pediatrics. Board Certified in Internal Medicine
  • Societies: Member: Los Angeles County Medical Association, California Medical Association, American Medical Association, American Academy of Pediatrics, American College of Physicians, American Society of Internal Medicine.
  • Education: University of Southern California : BS (cum laude); University of Southern California School of Medicine: MD; Residency: Combined Internal Medicine/Pediatrics; Internship: Combined Internal Medicine/Pediatrics.
  • Special Interests: General Internal Medicine.

Mildred Wenger, MD

Interim Co-Medical Director, Staff Physician, Primary Care Internal Medicine, and Acute Care

  • Certifications: Board Certified in Internal Medicine
  • Societies: American College of Physicians, American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Education: University of California, San Diego: BA, UAG-Guadalajara Mexico: MD, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Elmhurst Hospital Center: Post Graduate Training.
  • Special Interests: Primary care, health maintenance, workers compensation.

Sharon Adachi, PAC

Physician Assistant, Women’s Health and Primary Care

  • Certifications: National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. California State Licensed.
  • Education: University of Southern California: B.A.; USC Physician Assistant Program
  • Special Interests: Diagnosis and treatment of the skin (dermatology).

Jorge Bernardez, MD

Staff Physician, Acute Care and Primary Care

  • Certifications: Board Certified in Family Medicine.
  • Societies: Member – American Academy of Family Physicians, Member – American Medical Association.
  • Education: Antioch University: B.S. Biology and Chemistry; University of California Los Angeles / Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science MD Internship: University Hospital, Jacksonville Florida – Family Medicine; King/Drew Medical Center – Family Practice.
  • Residency: King/Drew Medical Center – Family Medicine.

Lindsey Brucker, MD

Per Diem Staff Physician

  • Certifications: Board Certified in Internal Medicine.
  • Societies: American College of Physicians, Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine.
  • Education: Cornell University: BA, Tulane University: MD and MS, Residency in Internal Medicine: University of New Mexico, Fellowship in Adolescent Medicine: currently in 2nd year at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.
  • Special Interests: Transition care, reproductive health, medical teaching.

Patricia Cavender, MD

Dermatologist

  • Certifications: Board Certified in Dermatology.
  • Societies: Member, American Academy of Dermatology.
  • Education: UCLA Medical School.

Douglas Cheshire, MD

Staff Physician, Primary Care

  • Certifications: Board Certified in Ambulatory Medicine.
  • Societies: Member, American Academy of Family Practice.
  • Education: University of Southern California School of Medicine: MD, University of Southern California: Ms.Ed.
  • Special Interests: Sports Medicine, fitness, preventive medicine, men’s health, eating disorders, psycho-social aspects of medicine.

Michael Creamer, PAC

Physician Assistant, Primary Care, Acute Care, Women’s Health, Men’s Health Team.

  • Other Responsibilities: Medical Director for the Anonymous HIV Testing and Counseling Program through Health Promotion and Prevention Services. Member of the Men’s Health Team.
  • Certifications: National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. California State Licensed.
  • Education: University of Southern California, Physician Assistant Program.
  • Special Interests: Health Education, men’s health team.

Jane L. Davis, MD

Staff Physician, Clinical Professor, Department of Pediatrics, USC Keck School of Medicine

  • Certifications: Board Certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and Maternal Fetal Medicine.
  • Societies: American College Of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Society of Maternal Fetal Medicine, American Medical Association.
  • Education: M.D. from Hahnemann Medical College of Philadelphia (now known as Drexel University School of Medicine); Residency in Ob/Gyn at Cedars-Sinai Medicine Center; Fellowship in Maternal Fetal Medicine at Harbor-UCLA/ Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
  • Special interests: Preconception counseling; adolescent medicine.

Matthieu De Clerck, MD

Staff Physician

  • Certifications: American Board of Emergency Medicine, DEA, United States Department of Justice, Physician and Surgeon Medical Board of California
  • Societies: ACEP, Wilderness Medical Society
  • Education: USC Keck School of Medicine, UC San Diego.

Donna Beard Gilchrist, WHNP-BC, MSN

Board Certified Woman’s Health Nurse Practitioner

  • Certifications: NCC Woman’s Health Nurse Practitioner-Board Certified, California State Licensed
  • Societies: California Association of Nurse Practitioners
  • Education: California State University Long Beach , Bachelor of Science Nursing; California State University Los Angeles, Master of Science Nursing; CSULA/Kaiser Permanente Nurse Practitioner Certification.
  • Special Interests: Health care of women, gynecologic care of female athletes, speaking to campus groups about woman’s health issues; health education.

Keesha Jeter, PAC

Physician Assistant– Certified

  • Certifications: National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA).
  • Societies: California Academy of Physician Assistants (CAPA).
  • Education: Physician Assistant Program at Stanford University School of Medicine, Bachelor of Arts in Biology from UCSB.

Shana Jordan, MD

Staff Physician

  • Certifications: Board Certified Family Medicine
  • Societies: Diplomate American Academy of Family Physicians
  • Education: Medical School, USC; Residency, Harbor UCLA Medical Center, Family Medicine
  • Special Interests: Healthcare for the uninsured and underserved, college health, prevention and wellness.

George T. Kalaw, PAC

Staff Physician Assistant, Acute Care

  • Certifications: National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. California State Licensed.
  • Education: Charles R. Drew University, Physician Assistant Program (cum laude), University of Phoenix, BS Nursing, LA County Medical Center School of Nursing, RN Program, Medical Service Specialist, Community College of the Air Force (USAF).

Dennis Kelly, MD

Staff Physician, Men’s Health Care

  • Certifications: Board Certified in Emergency Medicine, 1983.
  • Education: Pennsylvania State University, University of Cologne, Germany (Year Abroad): BS (cum laude); University of Pittsburgh: MD, Internship: Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh, Internal Medicine; Residencies: Mercy Hospital, Internal Medicine, Los Angeles County/USC Medical Center, Emergency Medicine.
  • Special Interests: Men’s health team; instrumental in developing men’s health as concept at USC, UCLA and California State University Northridge, since 1981.

Karel Kooper

Staff Physician

  • Certification: Board Certified in Family Medicine
  • Education: Medical School: University of Southern California; Residency: Family Medicine, Kaiser Pemanente, Woodland Hills; Undergraduate: Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, University of California at San Diego.
  • Special Interests: Sports medicine, preventative care, healthcare informatics, ambulatory care.

Emily Kumai, PAC

Physician Assistant, Women’s Health and Primary Care

  • Certifications: National Commission Certification of Physician Assistants. California State Licensed.
  • Societies: Member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and the California Academy of Physician Assistants.
  • Education: Pitzer College: BA; Claremont Graduate School: M.A.; University of Southern California Physician Assistant Program.
  • Special Interests: Women’s health.

Elizabeth Laughlin-Hobbs, PA

Staff Physician Assistant, Acute Care

  • Certifications: National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants, California State Licensed
  • Education: Pennsylvania State University, Health and Physical Education, Physician Assistant Program
  • Special Interests: Acute care, sports medicine.

Coree Levy, DC

Chiropractic Clinical Supervisor

  • Certifications: National Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • Societies: American Chiropractic Association, National Strength and Conditioning Association, American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians (Diplomate in Process)
  • Education: University of California San Diego, B.S. Neuroscience and Behavior Psychology, University of Southern California, Chiropractic Internship, Southern California University of Health Sciences, D.C.
  • Special Interests: Sports medicine, soft tissue injuries, nutrition, complementary and alternative care including preventative and functional medicine (focus on auto-immune diseases and food allergies), emergency diving and accident management – hyperbaric medicine.

Etan Chaim Milgrom, MD, MS

Staff Physician, Acute Care/Allergy & Immunology, Clinical Professor of Family Medicine and Pediatrics, Keck School of Medicine of USC

  • Certifications: Board Certified in Family Medicine, 1988, 1995
  • Education: University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine: MD, Residency in Family Medicine and fellowship in Allergy/Immunology.
  • Special Interests: Acute care, allergy/immunology, teaching medical students, residents and continuing medical education.

Peck Y. Ong, MD

Attending Physician and Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, USC Keck School of Medicine.

  • Certifications: American Board of Allergy and Immunology and American Board of Pediatrics
  • Societies: American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology; American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology; American Academy of Pediatrics.
  • Education: Medical School: Loma Linda University School of Medicine; Residency: White Memorial Medical Center, Los Angeles; Allergy/Immunology Fellowship: National Jewish Medical and Research Center, Denver.
  • Special Interests: Asthma, allergic rhinitis, atopic dermatitis, urticaria, immunodeficiency.

Patty Pinanong, MD

Staff Physician

  • Certifications: Board Certified in Family Medicine.
  • Education: Chicago Medical School, Residency at Harbour UCLA Medical Center.

Andre Rafael

Licensed Acupuncturist and Doctor of Oriental Medicine

  • Certifications: Certified medical Qi-Gong practitioner, Certified in Acupuncture Orthopedics by American Acupuncture Academy.
  • Societies: American Acupuncture Council, California Society of Oriental Medicine
  • Education: University of California, Irvine: BS, Samra University of Oriental Medicine: MS (cum laude), Scarsdale University: Ph.D. Oriental Medicine.
  • Special Interests: Tai Chi and Qi Gong instructor, acupuncture and oriental medicine continuing education provider for California Acupuncture Board, Qualified Medical Evaluator for State of California industrial medical council, on the teaching faculty of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine schools in Los Angeles area and clinic supervisor and preceptor.

Linda Richards, PAC

Physician Assistant, Primary Care and Acute Care

  • Certifications: National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants, California State Licensed
  • Education: Charles R. Drew University, Physician Assistant Program, California State University at Long Beach, B.S. Health Sciences
  • Special Interests: Primary care, acute care.

Lisa Richardson, MD

Staff Physician, Primary Care

  • Certifications: American Board of Medical Specialties; General Pediatrics
  • Societies: Member: Society of Adolescent Medicine, Member: American Academy of Pediatrics, Member: Association of Black Women Physicians, Secretary/President: St. George Society (American Cancer Society), Member: Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Co-Chair of the Violence Prevention Coalition of Greater Los Angeles.
  • Education: Spelman College: BA, Psychology; University of California at Irvine: Postgraduate Training; Howard University College of Medicine: MD.

Mickey R. Shintaku, MD

Consultant Orthopedics

  • Certifications: American Board of Orthopedic Surgery Diplomate 1979.
  • Societies: Fellow, American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons Elected 1981.
  • Education: University of California, Los Angeles, Bachelor of Science; Saint Louis University School of Medicine, Doctor of Medicine 1972; Saint Louis University School of Medicine Hospitals, General Surgery Internship 1972-73; Saint Louis University School of Medicine Group Hospitals, Residency in Orthopedic Surgery 1973-77.

Rosemary Strube, PAC

Physician Assistant – Primary Care

  • Certifications: National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. California State Licensed.
  • Societies: Member: American Association of Family Practice Physician Assistants; California Academy of Physician Assistants; American College Health Association.
    Education: Bachelor of Science in Health Education from San Diego State University Physician Assistant Bachelor of Science degree from Hahnemann University. Masters of Science in Health Care Administration from University of La Verne.
  • Special Interests: Family medicine.

George Raymond Tyndall, MD

Women’s Health Gynecologist

  • Certifications: Fellow, American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology (ASCCP); Physician’s Recognition Award in Continuing Medical Education, American Medical Association
  • Societies: Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Honor Medical Society
  • Education: State University of New York: BA (summa cum laude); Woman’s Medical College of Pennsylvania: MD (AOA); Southern California Permanente Medical Group (SCPMG): 1-year Internship and 3-year Residency in Obstetrics-Gynecology
  • Special Interests: Providing information that women may use to avoid the morbidity and mortality that can result from preventable conditions and diseases.

Lori Walker, MD

Staff Physician, General Internal Medicine and Acute Care

  • Certifications: Board Certified in Internal Medicine
  • Societies: American College of Physicians member
  • Education: Charles R. Drew/University of California, Los Angeles – MD
  • Residency: Martin Luther King Hospital – Internal Medicine
  • Special Interests: Primary care, acute care, women’s health, medical issues of eating disorders.

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