Faculty | Department of Family and Community Medicine | UC Davis Health


  • Alicia Agnoli M.D., M.P.H., M.H.S. (She/Her) - Associate Professor and Associate Residency Director

    Alicia Agnoli, M.D.Dr. Agnoli is a board-certified family physician and health services researcher. She joined the department of Family and Community Medicine in 2017, providing full-spectrum family medicine and addiction medicine. Her clinical and research interests focus on issues of access to care and harm reduction, particularly for marginalized populations and individuals with substance use disorders. Dr. Agnoli grew up in Massachusetts, earned her undergraduate degree from Princeton University, and completed her medical and public health training at Tufts. She then completed a research and policy fellowship at Yale through the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program. Dr. Agnoli is committed to advancing patient care, population health, and health equity through her research, teaching, and clinical care.

  • Monika Alem, M.D. (She/Her) - Associate Physician

    Monika Alem, M.D.Dr. Alem is a family medicine physician offering a full spectrum outpatient primary care for all ages, as well as prenatal care for low risk obstetric patients. She has a special clinical interest in reproductive health and gender affirming care. Dr. Alem believes strongly in patient-centered care. Medical decisions should be collaborative and her number one priority is making sure patients feel heard and understand their disease as well as their chosen plan of care.

  • Grace Amadi, M.D. (She/Her) - Assistant Clinical Professor

    Grace Amadi, M.D. Dr. Amadi is a family medicine physician who practices in both the clinic and hospital settings. She completed additional training in palliative medicine so that she could better help patients make healthcare decisions and manage symptoms in advanced and chronic diseases (eg cancer, congestive heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, chronic kidney disease, dementia). She enjoys caring for patients of all ages and in different stages in life and emphasizes patient and family education in her practice.

  • Sheila Attaie, D.O. (She/Her) – Assistant Clinical Professor

    Sheila Attaie, D.O.Dr. Attaie aims to provide compassionate, trauma-informed, and holistic care to people of all identities and backgrounds. Dr. Attaie is a family medicine physician who is fellowship-trained in reproductive health and advocacy. Her interests include sexual and reproductive health including contraception, abortion, prenatal care, and gender-affirming care as well as refugee and immigrant health. Dr. Attaie's educational and policy interests include expanding health care access and coverage for all.

  • Jarett Beaudoin, M.D., M.P.H. (He/Him) - Associate Physician

    Jarett Beaudoin, M.D., M.P.H.Dr. Beaudoin is a family and preventive medicine physician offering primary care for children, adults, pregnant persons, LGBTQ+, and elderly patients. He practices both primary care and hospital medicine. I believe in a patient-centered approach that prioritizes open communication, compassion, and a commitment to staying up to date on changes in medicine. I believe in building long-lasting relationships with patients, empowering them to actively participate in their healthcare decisions, and delivering personalized treatment plans to promote a healthier, happier life. Dr. Beaudoin's research interests include preventive medicine, primary care systems, costs of care, and the quality of healthcare.

  • Klea D. Bertakis, M.D., M.P.H. (She/Her) - Distinguished Professor Emeritus

    Klea Bertakis, M.D., M.P.H. Dr. Bertakis received her B.S. degree from UC Davis and M.P.H. from UC Berkeley. She attended medical school and completed her family practice residency at the University of Utah. She joined the Department of Family and Community Medicine in 1980, and founded the UC Davis Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care in 1994. Dr. Bertakis was Chair of the Department from 1995 to 2017, and was elected Chair of the Council of Chairs (2000), as well as Chair of the UC Davis Medical Center Practice Management Board (2009 and 2012). In 2005, she received the Dean’s Award for Excellence in Mentoring for her role supporting the professional development of faculty and residents. Dr. Bertakis was the youngest recipient of the Curtis G. Hames Research Award in Family Medicine, which is a lifetime achievement award for contributions to family medicine research, and in 2018, she received the Hibbard E. Williams, MD Lifetime Achievement Award "In Recognition of Lifetime Commitment and Service to the School of Medicine." She has sat on numerous editorial boards, and has also served on the National Board of Medical Examiners and Medical Board of California.

    While on a recent sabbatical, Dr. Bertakis was a Visiting Professor at the University of Crete School of Medicine, Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care and Clinic of Social and Family Medicine, where she taught, assisted in writing research grant funding proposals, and consulted on the expansion of primary care education and health care services in Greece. Dr. Bertakis' research focuses on the doctor-patient interaction and the effects of physician practice style on patient outcomes and health care delivery. She also collaborates with Italian colleagues doing research in the area of geriatric depression. Her international activities with both Greece and Italy are ongoing.

  • Edward J. Callahan, Ph.D. (He/Him) - Professor Emeritus and Associate Vice Chancellor Emeritus for Academic Personnel, School of Human Health Sciences at UC Davis

    Edward Callahan, Ph.D. Edward J. Callahan, Ph.D. is Professor Emeritus of Family and Community Medicine and Associate Vice Chancellor Emeritus for Academic Personnel, Schools of Human Health Sciences at UC Davis. His work in Faculty administration has focused on assuring fair measurement of faculty work effort and on increasing the diversity of faculty at the UC Davis Health. Dr. Callahan earned his Ph.D. at the University of Vermont training in experimental and clinical psychology; he worked primarily in health behavior change related to medicine and studying the impact of physician behavior on patient health. Clinically, he worked with people minoritized for mental health problems including substance use. At UC Davis, he led efforts to integrate sexual orientation and gender identity demographics in the Electronic Health Record and led similar efforts to integrate sexual orientation and gender identity demographics in Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) medical student and faculty surveys. Dr. Callahan is a Past Chair of the AAMC Group on Diversity and Inclusion (GDI) and serves as a Board Member of Building the Next Generation of Academic Physicians (BNGAP). In retirement, Dr. Callahan continues to work to increase the success of minoritized medical and healthcare students in healthcare academia.

  • W. Suzanne Eidson-Ton, M.D., M.S. (She/Her) - Professor and Director, UC Davis Network of Family Medicine Residency Programs

    W. Suzanne Eidson-Ton, M.D., M.S. Dr. Eidson-Ton completed her medical school training at University of California, San Francisco. After completing a joint residency in Family Medicine and Obstetrics at UC Davis, she joined the UC Davis Family and Community Medicine faculty in 2002 where she helped to coordinate the integration of women's health, obstetrics and newborn care in the Residency Program. Dr. Eidson-Ton is currently the Director of the UC Davis Network of Family Medicine Residency Programs, a group of residency programs in Northern and Central California, dedicated to training the next generation of Family Medicine physicians for these rural and underserved regions. Dr. Eidson-Ton is also the Chief Medical Officer of CommuniCare Health Centers, a Federally Qualified Health Center in Yolo County and one of the community clinic partner sites for UC Davis Family Medicine residents. She holds a joint appointment in the Department of OB/GYN as a provider on Labor and Delivery.

  • Marcia I. Faustin, M.D., C.A.Q.S.M. (She/Her) - Assistant Clinical Professor

    Marcia I. Faustin, M.D. Dr. Faustin is a Family Medicine and Sports Medicine physician, jointly appointed in the Departments of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Family and Community Medicine. She obtained her M.D. degree at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine and completed Family Medicine residency training and subsequent Sports Medicine fellowship training at UC San Diego. As a former gymnast, volleyball player and Division I Track and Field Athlete, Dr. Faustin is personally invested in the health and healing of pediatric athletes. She is skilled in recommending varied non-surgical treatment strategies, including integrating diagnostic and therapeutic musculoskeletal ultrasound. Dr. Faustin is the head team physician for USA Gymnastics Women's National Team and team physician for UC Davis Intercollegiate Athletes, Sacramento Republic Soccer Team and various Junior Colleges around the Sacramento Area. Dr. Faustin's academic/research interests align with the education of medical students, residents and fellows, especially in regards to Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport, Female Athlete Triad and concussion. She is interested in caring for pediatric and adult populations and the collaborative treatment model with patients/athletes with an overall getting patients healthy through exercise and medical interventions when needed.

  • Joshua J. Fenton, M.D., M.P.H. (He/Him) - Professor and Vice Chair of Research

    Joshua Fenton, M.D., M.P.H. Dr. Fenton graduated from the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine and completed his residency at San Francisco General Hospital. He subsequently served as a family physician on the Navajo Indian Reservation at Crownpoint, NM and as a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar at the University of Washington. Dr. Fenton’s research focuses on screening and prevention, patient-doctor communication, and increasing the value of primary care. Dr. Fenton is on the Editorial Board of the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine and is Associate Editor of the Evidence-Based Medicine.

  • Peter Franks, M.D., M.P.H. (He/Him) - Professor Emeritus

    Peter Franks, M.D., M.P.H. Dr. Franks received his M.D. degree from the University of London, England, and completed residency training in 1979 in Rochester, NY. For the next 20 years he adopted many guises, including residency director, research director, medical director, and associate chair before moving to Sacramento in 2000. He became Emeritus in 2018 and continues his interests in health services research with an emphasis on the role of primary care in the healthcare system, study design in primary care settings, and psychosocial factors affecting health, health care, and health care delivery.

  • Micaela Godzich, M.D., M.S. (She/Her) - Associate Clinical Professor and Residency Program Director

    Micaela Godzich, M.D., M.S. Dr. Micaela Godzich received her medical degree from the University of California, San Francisco in 2007. Prior to this, she had completed a master's degree in cell biology from the University of Geneva in Switzerland. She trained in Family Medicine at Contra Costa County Health Services in Martinez, California, finishing her residency in 2010. Dr. Godzich then stayed on at Contra Costa to provide primary care, supervise residents, and staff inpatient medicine and labor and delivery through 2012. She subsequently moved to Shasta county in rural Northern California in the summer of 2012 to work as a full spectrum family physician in a traditional practice, providing inpatient, outpatient, operative obstetric, and emergency room care. She moved to rural north eastern Washington state in 2014 to continue her full spectrum practice. Dr. Godzich began her Health Sciences Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine in July 2017. She is thrilled to be working with learners again and is eager to share the joys of full spectrum family medicine with new doctors. Her clinical interests include effective longitudinal relationships with patients in a variety of clinical contexts, and physician well-being and professional fulfillment. She is committed to the Department’s mission of increasing access to quality primary care in California.

  • Daniel “Dora” Herrador, M.D. (They/Them) - Associate Physician

    Daniel “Dora” Herrador, M.D.Dr. Herrador received their undergraduate degree from Stanford University, medical degree from University of California, San Francisco and completed their residency from Swedish Medical Center in Seattle, Washington. Dr. Herrador is a family medicine physician with additional training in offering comprehensive and culturally sensitive LGBTQ+ care, HIV care (including HIV prevention), as well as gender affirming care. Dr. Herrador has specific clinical experience in supporting adults through gender transitions and new HIV diagnoses. Dr. Herrador’s main academic and health care policy interests mainly focuses on improving and reducing healthcare disparities within the LGBTQ+ (and specifically our trans*/non-binary/non-conforming communities), HIV-affected, and minority communities on a state and national level.

  • Anthony F. Jerant, M.D. (He/Him) - Professor and Department Chair

    Anthony F. Jerant, M.D. Dr. Jerant earned his M.D. from St. Louis University School of Medicine under an Army Health Professions Scholarship (HPS), and then completed family medicine residency training at Madigan Army Medical Center. He spent his four-year HPS service commitment on the teaching faculty of the family medicine residency program at Eisenhower Army Medical Center. He joined the UC Davis Department of Family and Community Medicine in 1998, and was appointed as Chair in January 2018. As Chair, Dr. Jerant strives to embody the servant leadership philosophy, maintaining a primary focus on cultivating the growth and well-being of the people in the Department and the patients and communities it serves.

    Before becoming Chair, Dr. Jerant had many other Departmental leadership roles, including Vice Chair, Mentoring Director, Medical Student Education Director, and Associate Residency Director. In 2014, he received the C. John Tupper Prize for Excellence in Teaching, UC Davis School of Medicine’s highest teaching award, recognizing sustained and enduring contributions to medical education. Dr. Jerant practices broad scope family medicine, with particular interest in primary mental health care, preventative care, chronic illness care, and outpatient procedures. He is also a health services researcher with a strong interest in developing and evaluating interventions to activate patients to participate more effectively in their own care. Dr. Jerant has published over 100 peer-reviewed articles and has been awarded more than $9 million in career extramural research funding as a principal investigator, including grants from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Cancer Institute, National Institute of Mental Health, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. When not working, Dr. Jerant cherishes spending time with his two sons and enjoys walking, playing the guitar, and listening to records (yes, vinyl!) and other recordings.

  • Andrew Jones, M.D. (He/Him) - Assistant Clinical Professor and Assistant Residency Director

    Andrew Jones, M.D. Dr. Jones received both his undergraduate degree in biochemistry and molecular biology and his medical degree from the University of Nevada, Reno. He then completed his Family and Community Medicine residency at UC Davis, graduating in 2021. He is very excited to now work as a staff physician seeing patients and teaching residents and medical students in both the clinic and hospital. His interests in medicine include chronic disease (such as diabetes, high blood pressure, substance use, etc.) management, musculoskeletal complaints, and reproductive health counseling. Outside of medicine, he enjoys spending time with his family, cheering on the Los Angeles Lakers and Dodgers, and listening to music.

  • Jennifer Karlin, M.D., Ph.D. (She/Her) - Assistant Professor and Co-Director Medical Student Education Program

    Jennifer Karlin, M.D., Ph.D. Dr. Karlin is a board-certified family physician and fellowship-trained family planning specialist whose primary care practice is anchored in caring for patients--particularly those who have been historically disenfranchised--in ways that encourage their empowerment and autonomy. Trained as an anthropologist and historian of medicine, her research aims to understand how social, political and institutional structures affect people's experiences with diagnosis, treatment and health care. Dr. Karlin completed her graduate and medical degrees as well as a fellowship in clinical medical ethics at the University of Chicago and then finished her residency training and family planning fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). For her doctoral work, she examined how diverse understandings of health were, and were not, integrated into a large teaching hospital, one with particularly high rates of poor and uninsured patients. Since then, her research has spanned a wide range of topics to address how health care can be delivered in ways that are person-centered and empowering with a focus on reproductive health, end stage renal disease and chronic illnesses including autoimmune disorders. As important, Dr. Karlin is committed to medical and resident education and research that aims to encourage physicians-in-training to approach their practices from an historical, trauma-informed and self-reflexive perspective as a way of improving quality of care and decreasing trauma caused by the medical system.

  • Ian Kim, M.D. (He/Him) - Assistant Clinical Professor

    Ian Kim, M.D.My pathway into medicine was a bit untraditional. I was a policy advocate, social justice coalition organizer, and nonprofit organization builder for more than ten years before I came to UC Davis for medical school and residency. I come from a family of health care providers. When I was a child, my father was the only pediatrician in a rural South Carolina county, caring for children from all communities and socioeconomic strata. My experiences as a child of Korean immigrants in the Deep South were formative. A career in medicine called to me from a young age. However, community building and social change also called. I completed pre-med coursework at the University of Virginia, and then I took a detour. I earned an MBA at the Yale School of Management, a program well known for non-profit management training. I ventured out to California, where I found myself working for a decade on some of the most important issues of our time: juvenile and criminal justice reform, solutions for climate change, and economic justice for families devastated by the Great Recession.

    Eventually, I came back to my roots. I am deeply grateful to now be practicing Family and Community Medicine. I strive to bring kindness, curiosity, and listening to my daily practice. I believe that all people should have excellent healthcare, and I am committed to expanding access to healthcare for all people.

    My clinical practice is at CommuniCare Health Centers, working at the Davis Community Clinic and as part of the Mobile Medicine Team. I serve as an Assistant Clinical Professor in the UC Davis Family Medicine Department, as Director of the Pre-Clerkship Curriculum in the accelerated primary care program (ACE-PC) at the School of Medicine.

  • Anna Kong, M.D. (She/Her) - Associate Physician

    Anna Kong, M.D.Dr. Kong received her undergraduate degree from the University of California, Berkley and her medical degree from Ross University School of Medicine. She completed her residency at the University of California, San Francisco at Natividad in Salinas, CA, in Family Medicine and then completed an Operative Obstetrics Fellowship. Dr. Kong enjoys practicing full-spectrum family medicine and teaching both Family Medicine and OB/GYN residents.

  • Connie Leeper, M.D., M.P.H. (She/Her) – Associate Clinical Professor

    Connie Leeper, M.D., M.P.H.Dr. Leeper is a board-certified family physician who provides full spectrum care including outpatient, inpatient and obstetric care. She joined the Department of Family and Community Medicine in 2023. Dr. Leeper is passionate about whole family care, pregnancy and newborn care, and teaching residents and medical students. After graduating from the University of Alabama Birmingham Heersink School of Medicine, she completed residency at Ventura County Medical Center followed by an obstetric fellowship at Natividad Medical Center. She later completed a faculty development fellowship and was an Associate Program Director at the University of Alabama. Dr. Leeper is committed to providing quality care to underserved populations and to training the next generation of full spectrum family physicians.

  • Huey Lin, M.D. (He/Him) - Clinical Professor and Medical Director, Family Medicine Clinic, Ellison Ambulatory Care Center

    Huey Lin, M.D. Dr. Lin received his medical degree from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He completed his Family Medicine residency followed by a one-year Geriatrics fellowship at Swedish Medical Center in Seattle, WA. His professional interests include geriatrics training, residency training, and continuous quality improvement in the inpatient and outpatient settings. He has a strong interest in care of the elderly in long-term care facilities and in the home environment. He enjoys cooking, hiking, traveling, solving puzzles, and table tennis.

  • Elizabeth Magnan, M.D., Ph.D. (She/Her) - Associate Professor

    Elizabeth Magnan, M.D., Ph.D. Dr. Magnan received her undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison as well as her M.D. and Ph.D. degrees. Her primary interest is research to improve health outcomes and the patient experience for patients with complicated health needs, including diabetes and multiple chronic conditions. Outside of research, Dr. Magnan loves to teach and showing trainees how wonderful family medicine and the patient-doctor connection can be. Clinically, she believes in working with patients to find plans that work for them and enjoys chronic condition management and behavioral health.

  • Sarah Marshall, M.D. (She/Her) - Clinical Professor

    Sarah Marshall, M.D. Dr. Marshall received her undergraduate degree from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa and her medical degree from the University of Minnesota Medical School. She completed a combined residency program in Family Medicine and Obstetrics at UC Davis in 2007. After residency, she joined the faculty at UC Davis. Her passions include teaching residents and medical students, especially in the areas of women's health, obstetrics, family planning and well child care. Dr. Marshall has served as the director of the Family Medicine Obstetrics Program since 2012 and been an Associate Residency Program director since 2014.

  • Joy Melnikow, M.D., M.P.H. (She/Her) - Professor Emeritus

    Joy Melnikow, M.D., M.P.H. - Professor Emeritus Dr. Melnikow received her M.D. degree from the University of California, San Francisco and completed her family practice residency training at the University of Massachusetts in 1987. She served as a family physician at the Fort Defiance Indian Hospital before joining the faculty of Case Western Reserve University. Since joining the department in 1992, Dr. Melnikow has explored her professional interest in women's health through her research on cancer screening and prevention issues in underserved populations, evaluation of women with abnormal pap smears, and cost effectiveness analyses. She is a nationally recognized leader in health services research with appointments on the United States Preventative Services Task Force, the National Institutes of Health’s Health Delivery and Methodologies Integrated Review Group, and is the vice chair for public health for the California Health Benefits Review Program.

  • Thomas Nesbitt, M.D., M.P.H. (He/Him) - Professor Emeritus and Special Advisor to the Vice Chancellor and CEO, Human Health Services

    Thomas Nesbitt, M.D., M.P.H. Dr. Nesbitt graduated from the UC Davis School of Medicine in 1979 and did his family practice residency at the University of Washington affiliate in Spokane, WA. After practicing in California and Idaho for several years, he completed a faculty development fellowship at the University of Washington in Seattle. Dr. Nesbitt joined our faculty in 1988. His research interests include rural health, OB access to care issues, and telemedicine. As the Associate Vice Chancellor for Strategic Technologies and Alliances, he is responsible for advancing the UC Davis Health’s excellence in telemedicine. Toward that goal, he works closely with leaders throughout the state in developing partnerships with regional hospitals, clinics and centers to expand access to quality health care and create a statewide broadband telehealth network. He also ensures that faculty and staff excel at using innovative technologies to provide high-quality, state-of-the-art medical care.

  • Adeola Oni-Orisan, M.D., Ph.D. (She/Her) – Assistant Professor

    Adeola Oni-Orisan, M.D., Ph.D Dr. Oni-Orisan is a board-certified family medicine physician who provides comprehensive primary care, prenatal care, and obstetric care to individuals across their life span. She has special interest in full-spectrum reproductive health, adolescent health, substance use disorders, global health, and care for historically marginalized populations. Dr. Oni-Orisan believes that quality, respectful, effective care can only be achieved in partnership with patients, their families, and the communities they live in. As an anthropologist and physician, she attends to social, structural, and biological factors that affect a patient's health. She strives to build longitudinal relationships with patients as she accompanies them through various stages of health and illness throughout their lives. Trained in medical anthropology, Dr. Oni-Orisan has expertise in community-centered research, qualitative research, critical race theory, Black feminist studies, and science and technology studies. She has conducted research on issues related to reproductive health, global health, development, religion, and informal sites of care in Nigeria, Zambia, and the United States.

  • MK Orsulak, M.D., M.P.H. (She/Her) - Assistant Clinical Professor

    MK Orsulak, M.D., M.P.H. Mary Kathryn (MK) Orsulak, M.D., M.P.H. (she/her) completed her medical and public health training at Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans, LA, and is a graduate of the UC Davis Family Medicine Residency Program. She recently completed her Fellowship in Primary Care Psychiatry through UC Davis and UC Irvine. MK currently works and teaches at the Sacramento County Primary Care Clinic, the UC Davis Ambulatory Care Clinic, and on the inpatient Substance Use Intervention Team. MK believes that Family Medicine is a collaboration between primary care physicians and patients, and everyone should have access to compassionate healthcare that is patient-centered. Her interests include providing primary care-based treatment of substance use disorders, mental health, gender-affirming care, and reproductive health with a focus on caring for people experiencing homelessness, people who use drugs, and people impacted by the prison industrial complex. She is passionate about decreasing barriers to primary care and integrating the philosophy of harm reduction when providing patient care. MK believes that medicine does not exist in a vacuum, and it is the role of physicians to advocate against systems of oppression that impact their patients, especially when those are reinforced within the healthcare system.

  • Na'amah Razon, M.D., Ph.D. (She/Her) - Assistant Professor

    Na'amah Razon, M.D., Ph.D.Dr. Razon is a family physician and medical anthropologist with expertise in caring for individuals throughout their life course. Family medicine carries a philosophy that views health as rooted in community and relationships. Dr. Razon thus sees her role as one of partnership, and she is committed to caring and partnering with patients, their families, and communities to promote their health and well-being.

    Dr. Razon is committed to promoting the well-being and health of her patients and community. She is committed to caring and partnering with her patients throughout their life course with a particular interest in reproductive health. Her current research examines the ethics and complexity of integrating social determinants of health into clinical practice.

    Dr. Razon brings extensive expertise in qualitative research of health policy with the goal of advancing health equity. A growing science of social determinants of health demonstrates that most of health and illness occur because of individuals’ social and economic contexts. Yet how to best address the complexity of these contexts within healthcare remains largely unanswered. Dr. Razon’s research focuses on improving clinical resources and evaluation of policies that address patients’ social contexts. She has studied an array of topics including universal health insurance, language access, transportation services, and reproductive health.

  • Kate Richards, M.D. (She/Her) - Assistant Clinical Professor and Associate Director, Family Medicine/Psychiatry Residency Program

    Kate Richards, M.D.Dr. Richards works closely with her patients to achieve both physical and mental wellness. Dr. Richards is a dual board-certified psychiatrist and family medicine physician who provides full-spectrum mental health, chronic disease, procedural, obstetric, and pediatric care in the hospital and clinic settings. She has special clinical interest and expertise in collaborative care, trauma-informed care, and teaching. Dr. Richards' research and academic interests include population health and social determinants of health.

  • Upal Sarker, M.D. (He/Him) - Associate Physician

    Upal Sarker, M.D.Dr. Sarker is a family physician who provides full-spectrum family care including hospital and pregnancy related care. He has special clinical interests and expertise in point-of care ultrasound (POCUS), substance use disorders, gender affirming care, and chronic medical conditions. Dr. Sarker is heavily involved in teaching with the family medicine residency program. For him, there is no greater joy than working with a family that has a newborn baby, and taking care of the newborn in addition to siblings, parents, aunts, uncles, and/or grandparents. Health is not just an individual experience, but a family and community experience. As a family physician, Dr. Sarker works to serve the entire family. Outside of work, Dr. Sarker loves spending time with his wife, his young daughter, and two cats. Also, he is an avid sports fan and played football and basketball competitively for several years. He still continues to play basketball on a regular basis.

  • JoAnn Seibles, M.D., M.B.A., M.S.P.H. (She/Her) - Associate Physician

    JoAnn Seibles, M.D. Dr. Seibles received her medical degree from the UC Davis School of Medicine, and completed family medicine residency training with the California Department of Health Services. She also has a Certificate of Added Qualification in geriatric care. She is particularly interested in the use of technology via electronic health records (EHRs) to make primary care delivery more effective, since EHRs have greatly improved the ability of health systems to provide care that can make a difference in individual patients’ lives and in communities. Many patients live with multiple chronic illnesses and Dr. Seibles believes the additional challenges they face can be addressed, in part, with more sophisticated uses of data in EHRs. Accordingly, she strives to use and develop tools for clinical informatics, with the goal of providing individualized care and enhancing physician-patient relationships.

  • Kris Srinivasan, M.D. (He/Him) - Associate Clinical Professor and Co-Director Medical Student Education Program

    Kris Srinivasan, M.D. After studying English and genetics at UC Davis and a brief diversion studying molecular biology at UC Berkeley, Dr. Srinivasan became interested in health care after learning of the work of Paul Farmer and Partners in Health -- in particular the concept of treating poverty as a social disease with profoundly negative health consequences for people. He worked for Partners in Health briefly and then decided to pursue a career in primary care, mainly to address the health disparities associated with social inequity. He learned how to be a family physician at UC Davis and is proud to join the terrific faculty that has provided mentoring for all these years. He works and teaches both here and at the Salud Clinic in West Sacramento, which is a community health center serving those with public or no insurance. Dr. Srinivasan's medical interests continue to include social disparity, but more practically include full-spectrum primary care including procedures, non-operative obstetrics, and inpatient care of patients of all ages.

  • Cyril Torado, M.D. (He/Him) - Associate Physician

    Cyril Torado, M.D.Dr. Torado is a full spectrum Family Medicine Physician with interests working in the clinic and hospital setting. He has experience with many outpatient procedures in Family Medicine as well as management of acute and chronic illnesses. As a Family Medicine Physician, Dr. Torado cares for patients of all ages from birth to end of life. Dr. Torado believes the foundation of a patient-doctor relationship is built on trust and communication. This is done through open and honest dialogue to achieve shared decision making. He also emphasizes disease prevention through lifestyle modification.

  • Zeynep Uzumcu, M.D. (She/Her) - Assistant Clinical Professor

    Zeynep Uzumcu, M.D.I believe in patient centered, compassionate care. As a family physician, I find joy in taking care of the whole person, through different parts of their life journey. With my specialized training in family planning and obstetrics, I especially enjoy helping patients through different stages of their reproductive care. Dr. Uzumcu (she/her) is a family medicine physician who cares for people of all ages. She has specific training in reproductive healthcare, prenatal care, and obstetrics. Dr. Uzumcu is interested in graduate medical education, care for immigrant populations, birth equity, and advocacy for reproductive justice.

  • Kirsten Vitrikas, M.D. (She/Her) - Clinical Professor and Associate Residency Director

    Kirsten Vitrikas, M.D. Dr. Vitrikas is joining the UC Davis Family Medicine Faculty after 22 years of service in the Air Force. She received her M.D. from the Medical College of Virginia/Virginia Commonwealth University after which she did her Family Medicine residency at Malcolm Grow Medical Center at Andrews AFB in Maryland. After a 3 year tour in Germany she completed her Obstetrics Fellowship at Swedish Medical Center in Seattle, WA. She then joined the faculty of the St Louis University/Scott AFB Family Medicine Residency in Belleville, Il serving in various roles over her 8 years there before coming to David Grant Medical Center at Travis AFB, CA where she served as the program director from 2014-2021. During her time in Illinois she also completed the Helms Medical Acupuncture Course and a Faculty Development Fellowship through Michigan State University. She is excited to begin a new phase of her career continuing to train young family physicians. She relishes providing full spectrum family medicine care with specific clinical interests in women’s health, pediatrics and acupuncture. Her academic interests include faculty development and leadership development.

  • Melanie Wathugala, M.D. (She/Her) - Associate Physician

    Melanie Wathugala, M.D.Dr. Wathugala ("Dr. Wathu") is a family medicine physician who enjoys caring for entire family units – from newborns, to teenagers, to parents, to grandparents. Her special clinical interests include pregnancy care, abortion care, contraception (including IUDs and nexplanons), LGBTQ+ and gender affirming care, and adolescents. Dr. Wathugala’s goal is always to partner with her patients to empower them in managing their health. She aims to provide a safe listening space for trauma-informed care. Thank you for considering her to be your physician. In her free time, Dr. Wathugala likes to spend time with her family, read fantasy novels, watch some Netflix, practice yoga and attempt meditation.