WMMH

Faculty

All WMMC residencies are responsible to Leroy Reese, M.D., Associate Dean for the White Memorial Medical Center campus of the Loma Linda University School of Medicine.


All Family Medicine faculty teach in the Family Health Center and attend on the Family Medicine Service.


Full-time Faculties:

Luis Samaniego, M.D., Program Director

Medical School:
 University of Southern California
Residency:  Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, Los Angeles
Certification: American Board of Family Medicine, 1984; Recertification, 2004
Faculty:  Assistant Clinical Professor, USC School of Medicine, Department of Family Medicine
Responsibilities: 
 As the program director, in coordination with the co-director, he is responsible for the overall design and administration of the residency program, as well as teaching in hospital clinical and conference settings.

  

 

Hector Flores, M.D., Co-Director

Medical School: University of California, Davis
Residency: Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, Los Angeles
Certification: American Board of Family Medicine, 1985; Recertification, 2007
Faculty: Assistant Clinical Professor, USC School of Medicine, Department of Family Medicine
Responsibilities: Designs, coordinates, teaches and administers special teaching elements in quality improvement, utilization management, risk management, practice management, research, and fellowship activities

 

 

 Stephanie Gates, M. Ed, Program Manager

Graduate School: University of Southern California
Responsibilities: 
Overall administrative management and coordination of the residency program, providing the opportunity for faculty to concentrate on clinical activities and teaching of house staff

 

 

Edward Castro, M.D., Director, Ambulatory Care

Medical School: University of California, San Diego
Residency: Cook County Hospital
Certification: American Board of Family Medicine, 1986; Recertification, 2006
Faculty: Assistant Clinical Professor, USC School of Medicine, Department of Family Medicine
Responsibilities: 
Directs the ambulatory care training for residents in the Family Health Center

 

 

Mauricio Bueno, M.D., Director, Inpatient Training

Medical School: University of Southern California
Residency: USC/Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital
Certification: American Board of Family Medicine, 1986; Recertification, 2007
Faculty: Assistant Clinical Professor, USC School of Medicine, Department of Family Medicine
Responsibilities: 
Coordinates and evaluates inpatient training, including ascertaining that the experiences of family medicine residents on other specialty inpatient services are appropriate for family physicians. Primary responsibility for coordination and teaching on the Family Medicine Service

 

 

 

 

 Sergio Villegas, M.D., Director, Community Medicine

Medical School: University of California, Davis
Residency: White Memorial Medical Center
Fellowship:
Family Medicine in Community Medicine, 1991
Graduate School: UCLA School of Public Health
Certification: American Board of Family Medicine, 1991;
Recertification, 1998
Faculty: Assistant Clinical Professor, USC School of Medicine, Department of Family Medicine
Responsibilities: 
Coordination of the extensive community medicine curriculum including Occupational Medicine, Adopt-a-School Program, activities at the Roosevelt High School Based Clinic and Community Outreach

 

 

 Armando Pacheco, M.D., Faculty, Family Medicine Service

Medical School: University of California, San Diego
Residency: White Memorial Medical Center
Fellowship:
American Board of Family Medicine, 1995; Recertification, 2002
Certification: American Board of Family Medicine, 1991;
Recertification, 1998
Faculty: Assistant Clinical Professor, USC School of Medicine, Department of Family Medicine
Responsibilities: 
Teaching faculty for the inpatient Family Medicine Service and coordination of the sports medicine rotation

 

 

 Daniel Maldonado, M.D., Faculty, Family Medicine Service

Medical School: DREW/University of California, Los Angeles
Residency: White Memorial Medical Center
Certification: American Board of Family Medicine, 2002
Faculty: Assistant Clinical Professor, USC School of Medicine, Department of Family Medicine
Responsibilities: 
Teaching faculty for the inpatient Family Medicine Service

 

 

 Cynthia Lopez, M.D., Faculty, Women's Health

Medical School: University of Southern California
Residency: White Memorial Medical Center
Certification: American Board of Family Medicine, 1995; Recertification, 2002
Faculty: Assistant Clinical Professor, USC, School of Medicine, Department of Family Medicine
Responsibilities: 
Coordination of the gynecology curriculum, including the Colposcopy training

 

 

 Christopher Hiromura, M.D., Faculty, Family Medicine Service

Medical School: University of Southern California
Residency: White Memorial Medical Center
Certification: American Board of Family Medicine, 2008
Responsibilities: 
Teaching faculty for the inpatient Family Medicine Service

 

 

 Alma Lopez, M.D., Faculty, Residency Recruitment

Medical School: University of California, Los Angeles
Residency: White Memorial Medical Center
Certification: American Board of Family Medicine, 2009
Responsibilities: 
Teaching faculty in Family Health Center and coordinates recruitment efforts for the residency program

 

 

 Jeffrey Ring, Ph.D., Director, Behavioral Science

Graduate School: University of California, Berkeley
Post Doctoral Fellowship: Minority/Community Psychology, UCSF
Faculty: Assistant Clinical Professor, USC School of Medicine, Department of Family Medicine
Responsibilities: 
Design and implementation of all behavioral science consultation in Family Health Center and inpatient service, and the coordination of resident/faculty stress management programs

 

 

Marina Compean, LCSW, Social Worker

Graduate School: UCLA School of Social Work
Responsibilities: 
Serves as a resource person to the Family Medicine Residency Program residents, faculty, and Family Health Center staff in the assessment, diagnosis, treatment planning and psychotherapy for individuals, couples, families and groups including crisis assessment and intervention

 

 

 Catalina Martinez, M.P.H., Director, Patient Education

Graduate School: California State University, Northridge
Responsibilities: 
Coordinates the health promotion curriculum for the residency

 

 

 Erasmo "Tony" Cortez, J.D., Special Projects Administrator

Graduate School: Ventura College of Law
Responsibilities: 
Overall responsibility for the administration and management of the education grants, curriculum enhancement, and special projects of the residency

 

 

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