Faculty

Craig Goolsby, MD, MEd, MHCDS, FACEP
Department Chair
Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine

Craig Goolsby, MD, MEd, MHCDS, FACEP is Chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and a Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. He is a member of the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation’s First Aid Task Force, the American Red Cross Scientific Advisory Council, and is a leader in medical education and military-to-civilian knowledge transfer, particularly for the Stop the Bleed Campaign. His multi-million-dollar research portfolio has focused on bleeding control, tourniquet usage, first aid and public response, mass casualty incidents, and developing novel educational programs and tools.

Dr. Goolsby is a distinguished graduate of the United States Air Force Academy (BS), an AOA graduate of the Tulane University School of Medicine (MD), earned his Master of Education in the Health Professions degree from Johns Hopkins University, and completed a Master of Healthcare Delivery Science degree at Dartmouth College’s Tuck School of Business.

His awards include the Outstanding Recent Graduate of Johns Hopkins University, the Chairman’s Award from the American Red Cross Scientific Advisory Council, the Dean’s Annual Faculty Teaching Award, and the William H. Montgomery Excellence in Education Award in addition to many other speaking and education awards.

Dr. Goolsby is an Adjunct Professor in the Uniformed Services University’s Department of Military and Emergency Medicine where he served for a decade prior to his current position. He also previously served as an active-duty military officer, including two tours as the flight commander and medical director of the Air Force’s emergency department in Balad, Iraq.

Dr. Goolsby is the author or co-author of more than 70 peer-reviewed articles, chapters, editorials, and other scholarly publications. He has spoken nationally and internationally at conferences including the American College of Emergency Physician’s Scientific Assembly, the Society of Academic Emergency Medicine’s Annual Meeting, and as a Keynote Speaker for the Disaster Medicine Symposium in Linköping, Sweden. Dr. Goolsby completed an internship at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and his emergency medicine residency at UCLA. He is a board-certified, practicing emergency physician. 


Vice Chairs

Amy Kaji, MD, PhD, FACEP
Executive Vice Chair
Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine
Madonna Fernandez-Frackelton, MD, FACEP
Vice Chair, Education
Program Director
Health Sciences Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine
Andrea Wu, MD, MMM, FACEP
Vice Chair, Clinical Operations
Health Sciences Associate Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine
Kabir Yadav, MD, MS, MSHS, FACEP
Vice Chair, Academic Affairs
Associate Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine

Core Faculty

David Burbulys, MD, FACEP, FAAP
Associate Program Director
Health Sciences Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine
Bradley Chappell, DO, MHA, FACOEP
Medical Director, Emergency Department
Health Sciences Associate Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine
Ilene Claudius, MD
Director, Process and Quality Improvement Program
Health Sciences Associate Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine
Ross Fleischman, MD, MCR
Director, Clinical Informatics Program
Health Sciences Associate Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine
Timothy Horeczko, MD, MSCR, FACEP, FAAP
Program Director, Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship
Associate Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine
Timothy Jang, MD
Co-Director, Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship
Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine
Roger Lewis, MD, PhD
Department Chair Emeritus
Senior Physician, Los Angeles County Department of Health Services
Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine
Yiju Teresa Liu, MD, RDMS
Co-Director, Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship
Health Sciences Associate Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine
Adedamola Ogunniyi, MD
Associate Program Director
Health Sciences Assistant Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine

Patricia Padlipsky, MD, FAAP
Medical Director, Pediatric Emergency Department
Health Sciences Assistant Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine
Ryan Pedigo, MD
Associate Program Director
Health Sciences Assistant Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine
Mohsen Saidinejad, MD, MBA, FACEP, FAAP
Director, Patient Experience
Health Sciences Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine
Shira Schlesinger, MD, MPH
Director, EMS and Disaster Preparedness Program
Health Sciences Assistant Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine
Manpreet Singh, MD, MBE
Director, Medical Student Clerkship
Health Sciences Assistant Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine
David Tanen, MD
Associate Program Director
Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine
Natasha Thomas, MD
Director, Trauma Recovery Center
Assistant Director, Adult Emergency Department
Health Sciences Assistant Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine
Juliana Tolles, MD, MHS
Emergency Medicine Faculty
Health Sciences Assistant Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine

Part-time Core Faculty


Diane Birnbaumer, MD
Nichole Bosson, MD, MPH
Clint Coil, MD, MPH
Ross Donaldson, MD, MPH, CTropMed
Marianne Gausche-Hill, MD
Robert Hockberger, MD, Department Chair Emeritus
Dennis Hsieh, MD, JD
Sarah Lopez, MD
Dipesh Patel, MD
Denise Whitfield, MD, MBA

Clinical Faculty

Omid Adibnazari, MD
Natalia Alvarez, MD
Cameron Araghi, MD
Zahir Basrai, MD
Lilly Bellman, MD
Jonathan Birnbaum, MD
Manny Celedon, MD
Susannah Empson, MD
Lourdes Escalona, MD
Alexandra Grossman, MD
Puneet Gupta, MD
Colin Hoff, MD
Ziyad Khesbak, MD
Sheetal Khiyani, MD
Jacob Newcomb, MD
Eleanor Oakley, MD
Neil Patel, MD
Kian Preston-Suni, MD
Shamsher Samra, MD, Ph.M
Alyssa Scott, MD
Patrick Shanovich, MD
Carolyn Shover, MD
Sonia Simms, MD
Thomas Solomon, MD
Shirley Tung, MD
Joyce Wang, MD
Richard Washofsky, MD
Curtice Wong, MD
Bobak Zonoor, MD