2019-2021 ITSP Scholars
Julia Hutchison, D.O., is an Emergency Physician at Kaiser Modesto Medical Center. She is a core faculty member for the new emergency medicine residency program associated with the Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine. She attended Emergency Medicine Residency at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria and medical school at Pacific Northwest University College of Osteopathic Medicine. She has special interest in medical education and physician wellness.
Yu-Fung Lin, Ph.D., Department of Physiology and Membrane Biology Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine. She is a cell physiologist who attended graduate school at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and received postdoctoral training at UCSF. Her research interest encompasses ion channel biophysics and regulation. She is passionate about medical education and interested in integrating education technology and various platforms for physiology instruction. She is the IOR of the fourth-year elective course on cannabis and cannabinoids in physiology and medicine.
Naileshni Singh, M.D., Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, School of Medicine. She is a board certified anesthesiologist and pain specialist. She also serves as the Director of Education.
Prasanth Surampudi, M.D., Department of Internal Medicine, School of Medicine
Malvika Suri, M.D., Department of Medicine, The Permanente Medical Group, is a primary care physician who attended medical school at SMS Medical College, India and residency at SUNY, Buffalo, NY. She enjoys teaching residents, medical students and is the Lead for the ACE program on the Kaiser side. She also coordinates various other medical student teaching programs in Medicine department, ”Kaiser Permanente, and Volunteer Clinical Professor, School of Medicine
Kara Toles, M.D., Department of Emergency Medicine, School of Medicine. She is originally from a small town in southeast TX. She attended medical school at UC Davis. She completed residency at Highland Hospital in Oakland, CA. She is passionate about advocacy for vulnerable populations, humanism, point-of-care ultrasound, free open access medical education, tricks of the trade, and equity and inclusion work.
Paula Wadell, M.D., Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, School of Medicine. She is board certified in general and child and adolescent psychiatry. She serves as the medical director for the UC Davis early psychosis programs where she provides clinical care, supervises residents in the program and provides training to other organizations. In the school of medicine she serves as the co-IOR for the pre-clinical medical student Psychiatry course. Her interests include medical education, early intervention mental health treatment and improving systems of care through quality improvement and advocacy.
Gordon Worley, M.S.N., R.N., F.N.P., Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing has over 32 years of experience as an emergency department nurse practitioner, ED nurse, helicopter flight nurse, author, and educator. His academic and professional interests include interdisciplinary education, rural health, global health, prehospital care, wilderness medicine, and disaster planning and response. Gordon maintains a part-time clinical practice as a nurse practitioner at the Western Sierra Medical Clinic in Grass Valley, CA and is a member of Disaster Medical Assistance Team California-11.