Being a physician gives you the privilege to touch the lives of many people. I seek to provide the highest level of evidence based clinical care with the utmost empathy and understanding that each patient is their own individual. I hope to support patients in living their greatest quality of life, with a focus on empowering patients with education.
Dr. Faustin is a Family Medicine & Sports Medicine physician interested in the comprehensive care of patients and athletes of all ages and levels, including their medical ailments, mental health and musculoskeletal injuries. As a former Division I Track & Field Athlete, gymnast and volleyball player, she is personally invested in the health and healing of pediatric athletes. Dr. Faustin is skilled in diagnostic and therapeutic musculoskeletal ultrasound, along with facilitating the treatment of patients with modalities, such as targeted physical therapy, braces, exercise protocols, return to play protocols and ultrasound-guided steroid, platelet rich plasma & hyaluronic joint injections.
Dr. Faustin is the Associate Team Physician for the UC Davis Division I Collegiate Athletics team and the co-Head Team Physician for the USA Gymnastics Women's National Team, therefore has an expertise in taking care of collegiate athletes and gymnasts of all disciplines.
Dr. Faustin's academic/research interests align with the education of medical students, residents and fellows. She is interested in caring for the pediatric population and the collaborative treatment model of patients/athletes with mental health disorderes, female athlete triad/relative energy deficiency in sport and gymnastics injuries.
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
B.S., Loyola University, Chicago IL 2007
M.D., University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, Chicago IL 2013
Post-baccalaureate, Southern Illinois University - Carbondale, Carbondale IL 2009
Family Medicine, UC San Diego Medical Center, San Diego CA 2013-2014
Family Medicine, UC San Diego Medical Center, San Diego CA 2014-2016
Sports Medicine, UC San Diego Medical Center, San Diego CA 2016-2017
Elected Graduation Commencement Speaker; University of California, Davis School of Medicine, Office of Student & Resident Diversity Post-baccalaureate Program & Medical School Preparatory Enhancement Program, 2019
Leadership Award - UCSD Family Medicine Residency Program, 2016
Pritkzer School of Medicine, Senior Scientific Session: Franklin McLean Medical Student Research Award, 2013
Galvin Foundation Scholarship 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
Loyola University of Chicago Female Student-Athlete of the Year, 2007
Faustin M. Case Study 11: Osteoid Osteoma, AMSSM Sports Medicine CAQ Study Guide. Ed. Paul, Stephen, MD et al. Healthy Learning, Fourth edition. 2019:660-664.
Faustin M. Ankle Impingement. Five Minute Sports Medicine Consult, Third Edition. Ed. Achar, Suraj MD & Taylor, Kenneth MD. Wolters Klower. 2019. www.5minuteconsult.com. 2019 April 16.
Shin V, Faustin M. I've Fallen and Can't Get up: Sudden Knee Pain. UC Davis Department of Family & Sports Medicine. Poster presented & published through American Medical for Society Sports Medicine conference. Presentation: 2019 April 14.
Faustin M, Merrill S. Neck Pain in NCAA High Jumper. UC Davis Department of Family & Sports Medicine. Poster presented & published through American Medical for Society Sports Medicine conference. Presentation: 2018 April 27.
Faustin M, Leu A. Second Shot at Life. UC San Diego Department of Family & Sports Medicine. Poster presented & published through American Medical for Society Sports Medicine conference. Presentation: 2017 May 10.
Faustin M, Merrill S, Smuda J. Creating a task force to form a consensus regarding management of football cervical spine injuries and decision to keep or remove equipment. UC San Diego Department of Family & Sports Medicine. 2017
Faustin M, Leu A. Knee Pain in Collegiate Basketball Player. University of California San Diego Department of Family & Sports Medicine. Case presented & published through American Medical for Society Sports Medicine conference. 2017.
Faustin M, Leu A, Merrill S, Archer S, Gonzalez D. Pilot Project: Proposed Plan to Play Protocol for Athletes Currently Being Treated for DSM V Criteria: Eating Disorder. University of California San Diego Department of Family & Sports Medicine. Information disseminated at Grand Rounds for UCSD Eating Disorders Center for Treatment & Research. 2017. Research currently in progress.
Suskind D, Faustin M. A Randomized Controlled Pilot of a Novel Parent Directed Language Intervention in Children of Low SES: Thirty Million Words Project. University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Department of Surgery: Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery. Franklin McLean Medical Student Research Award Recipient - Granted to the non-PhD student with the most meritorious research in the medical field. Elected to present at Pritzker School of Medicine research symposium. 2010.