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CHOOSE PHYSICIAN

~ Our Physicians on Staff ~

We at Foothill Pulmonary offer highly trained and capable physicians that provide a caring and compassionate service. The health and well being of our patients is our number one priority.  
Dr. Manmohan Singh Biring Dr. Manmohan Singh Biring, Pulmonary, Critical Care, Sleep Medicine and Internal Medicine

OFFICE LOCATION

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Licensed Californian physician - 1995
  • Board Certified in General Internal Medicine - 1996
  • Board Certified in Pulmonary Medicine - 1998
  • Board Certified in Critical Care - 1999
  • Board Certified in Sleep Medicine - 2014
  • FCCP - 2000

EDUCATION

  • Bachelor or Science (1st Class Honors) - 1986
  • Doctor of Medicine
    London University, Charing Cross and Westminister Medical School - 1983 to 1989
  • General Internal Medicine
    Ceder's-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA - 1994 to 1996
  • Pulmonary/Critical Care Medicine
    Ceders-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA - 1996 to 1999

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • Director of Lung Transplantation
    Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
    Division of Pulmonary/Critical Care Medicine, Los Angeles, - 1999 to 2005
  • Private Practice / Intensivist
    Los Angeles, CA - 2005 to 2008
  • Director of ICU/Pulmonary and Critical Care
    Hays Medical Center, Hays, KS - 2008 to 2015
  • Chief of Staff
    Hays Medical Center, Hays, KS - 2014
  • Dept of Medicine Chairman
    Hays Medical Center, Hays, KS - 2012
  • Chief Designate
    Hays Medical Center, Hays, KS
  • Intensivist
    Riverside Community Hospital, Riverside, CA - 2014 to 2015

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

  • Society of Critical Care Medicine
  • American College of Chest Physicians
  • American Thoracic Society
  • American Lung Association
  • California Thoracic Society
  • American Sleep Disorders Society
  • American Medical Association

PUBLICATIONS

Dr. Hugh Davis

Dr. Hugh Davis, Pulmonary, Critical Care and Internal Medicine

OFFICE LOCATION

BOARD CERTIFICATION

  • Internal Medicine, Certified - 2012 to Present
  • Pulmonary Medicine, Certified - 2014 to Present
  • Critical Care, Board Eligible

EDUCATION

  • Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship Program
    Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA - 2012 to 2015
  • Internal Medicine Residency Program
    Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA - 2009 to 2012
  • Doctor of Medicine
    Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston MA - 2005 to 2009
  • B.A., with Honors in Psychology, Cum Laude
    New York University, New York NY - 2001 to 2005

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • Intensivist, Critical Care Intensivist Services, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA - 2012 to 2015
    Providing inpatient critical care consultation for medical ICU patients and leading multi-disciplinary Rapid Response Team (RRT) services for acutely ill patients throughout the medical center.  Responsibilities include supervising housestaff;rotating in the ICU
  • Instructor,UCLA Clinical Simulation Center, Los Angeles, CA - 2013 to 2015
    Training fourth-year medical students at UCLA Geffen School of Medicine in the simulated management of acutely ill patients as part of their Critical Care clerkship
  • Instructor, Cedars-Sinai Simulation Center for Advanced Clinical Skills, Los Angeles, CA - 2014 to 2015
    Training Cedars-Sinai Internal Medicine housestaff in the placement and management of central venous access as part of their clinical skills rotation
  • Associate Physician, UCLA Center for Human Nutrition, Los Angeles, CA - 2011 to 2012
    Provided ambulatory clinical care of participants in UCLA’s RFO Weight Loss Program.  Responsibilities focused on long-term medical management of obesity and associated comorbidities as part of this intensive out-patient weight loss program

PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS

  1. Davis H, Merry H, Chaux G.  Lung Transplantation in Patients Over the Age of 70.  Poster Presentation, World Transplant Congress July 2014, San Francisco, CA
  2. Davis H, Pedraza I.  A 39 year old woman with fever and myalgia.  American Thoracic Society Clinical Cases.  April 2012
  3. Davis H, Eddy V, Finder S, Maldonado L, Stone S, Hackner D.Critical conversations: When the bedside clinician calls for clinical ethics. ICU Director. July 2010(1):195-202
  4. Davis H, Hackner D. Early and effective goals discussions: A critical review of the literature.; ICU Director. May 2010(1):155-162
Dr. Luis Dimen

Dr. Luis Dimen, Pulmonary, Critical Care and Internal Medicine

OFFICE LOCATION

BOARD CERTIFICATION

  • National Board of Medical Examiners - 1991
  • Internal Medicine (ABIM) - 1993
  • Pulmonary Disease (ABIM) - 1996
  • Critical Care Medicine (ABIM) - 1997

EDUCATION

  • B.S., Biology
    University fo California, Los Angeles - 1985
  • B.A., Sociology
    University fo California, Los Angeles - 1985
  • Medical Degree
    George Washington University - 1990
  • Residency, Internal Medicine
    Thomas Jefferson Univeristy Hospital - 1990 to 1993
  • Fellowship, Pulmonary and Critical Care
    LAC-USC Medical Center - 1993 to 1996

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

  • Assistant Clinical Professor, Keck School of Medicine at USC - 1998 to present
  • Faculty, Huntington Memorial Hospital Internal Medicine Residency Program - 1998 to present
  • Faculty, Bayer Institute for Health Care Communications - 1999 to present

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • Resident of the Year, Jefferson Medical College/Methodist Hospital - 1993
  • Fellow, Will Rogers Institute - 1995 to 1996
  • Elected Fellow, American College of Chest Physicians - 1998
  • Elected Fellow, American College of Physicians - 2001

MEDICAL PRACTICE EXPERIENCE

  • Physician
    Foothill Pulmonary and Critical Care - 1995 to present
  • Medical Director
    Huntington Anticoagulation Clinic
    Huntington Memorial Hospital - 1998 to 1999
  • Medical Director
    Huntington Ambulatory Care Center
    Huntington Memorial Hospital - 1998 to present
  • Medical Director
    Community Health Alliance of Pasadena - 2003 to present

HOSPITAL PRIVILEGES

  • Santa Teresita Hospital, Duarte CA - 1995 to 2000
  • Vedugo Hills Hospital, Glendale CA - 1995 to 2000
  • LAC-USC Medical Center, Los Angeles CA - 1996 to present
  • Greater El Monte Medical Center, South El Monte CA - 1995 to present
  • San Gabriel Valley Medical Center, San Gabriel CA - 1995 to present
  • St. Luke Medical Center, Pasadena CA - 1995 to 2000
  • Arcadia Methodist Hospital, Arcadia CA - 1995 to present
  • Huntington Memorial Hospital, Pasadena CA 1995 - present

HOSPITAL COMMITTEES

  • Critical Care Committee
    Arcadia Methodist Hospital - 1997 to 1999
  • Internal Medicine Committee on Clinical Competence
    Huntington Memorial Hospital - 1998 to present
  • Bioethics Committee
    Huntington Memorial Hospital- 1998 to 2000
  • Graduate Medical Education Committee
    Huntington Memorial Hospital - 1998 to present
  • Pharmacy, Therapeutics and Dietary Committee
    Huntington Memorial Hospital - 1998 to present
  • Communication Program Steering Committee
    Huntington Memorial Hospital - 1999 to 2001
  • Continuing Medical Education Committee
    Medical Grand Rounds Coordinator
    Huntington Memorial Hospital - 2000 to present
  • Zeilstra Communication Program Committee
    Program Coordinator - 2001 to present
  • Patient Safety Committee - 2001 to present

SOCIETIES

  • American Thoracic Society - 1995 to present
  • Society of Critical Care Medicine - 1994 to 1998
  • American College of Chest Physicians - 1994 to present
  • American Medical Association - 1992 to present
  • American College of Physicians - 1992 to present
  • American College of Physician Executives - 1999 to present

ABSTRACT PRESENTATIONS AND PUBLICATIONS

  1. "Chromatographic characteristics of human granuloma enhancing factor in pleural fluid" L.L. Dimen. N. Chiles and H. Patrick. 1993 Jefferson Medical College Resident Research Presentation
  2. "Effects of hyperoxia on AEC barrier properties and expression of Na+K+ATPase." L.L. Dimen, Z. Borok, E.D. Crandall 1995 Southern California Pulmonary Research Conference
  3. "Effects of hypoxia on AEC ion transport and Na+K+ATPase gene and protein expression." Z. Borok, L.L. Dimen, K.J. Kirn, P.Patel, X.L. Zhang, S.I. Danto, R.L. Lubman and E.D. Crandall AFRC Clinical Research Meeting 1995. In Press
  4. "Hypoxia modulates alveolar epithelial cell sodium channel subunit gene expression." Z. Borok, L.L Dimen, S.I. Danto, R.L. Lubman, K.J. Kirn and E.D. Crandall. American Society for Cell Biology, 1995. In Press
  5. "Keratinocyte growth factor upregulates AEC active ion transport and expression of Na+K+ATPase." L.L. Dimen, Z. Borok, S.I. Danto, R.L. Lubman, K.J. Kirn and E.D. Crandall American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine April 1996 A504
  6. "Modulation ofT1 alpha gene expression by manipulation of AEC phenotype in vitro." Z. Borok, S.I. Danto, L.L. Dimen, M. Flores, E.D. Crandall. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine April 1996A230
  7. "Successful treatment ofWegener's granulomatosis during pregnancy" E.S. Dayoan, L.L. Dimen and C.T. Boylen Chest 113:836-38 March 1998
  8. "Na+K+ATPase expression in alveolar epithelial cells: upregulation of active ion transport by KGF." Z. Borok, S.I. Danto, L.L. Dimen, X.L. Zhang and R.L. Lubman. American Journal of Physiology 274:L149-L158 January 1998
  9. "D-Di® D-Dimer Assay in the Exclusion of Pulmonary Embolism" K.Wong, J.C. Carmody and L.L. Dimen. Presented HMH Resident Research Conference May 2000
  10. "Effects of Anticoagulation Clinic on Compliance and Therapeutic Efficacy" Jeon, M and L.L. Dimen. Presented HMH Resident Research Conference May 2000
  11. "The Utility of the Echocardiogram in the Risk-Stratification of Patients with Acute Pulmonary Embolism" Cox, C, Van Dyke, J.J. and Dimen, L.L. Presented HMH Resident Research Conference May 2001
  12. "Correlation of Health Literacy with Diabetic Control" Imley, TM and Dimen, L.L. Presented HMH Resident Research Conference June 2003
Dr. Kathleen Jones

Dr. Kathleen Jones, Internal Medicine

OFFICE LOCATION

EDUCATION

  • B.A. Biological Sciences
    University of California, Berkeley - 1974, to 1978
  • Medical Degree
    Tulane Medical School - 1978 to 1982
  • Internship - Internal Medicine
    Charity Hosipital of New Orleans, New Orleans, Louisiana - 1982 to 1983
  • Residency, Internal Medicine
    LA County U.S.C. Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA l - 1983 to 1985

BOARD CERTIFICATION

  • Board Eligible - Internal Medicine
Dr. Elton Katagihara

Dr. Elton Katagihara, Pulmonary and Critical Care

OFFICE LOCATION

BOARD CERTIFICATION

  • Internal Medicine: Certified
  • Pulmonary Medicine: Board Eligible

EDUCATION

  • B.S. Degree, Chemistry
    University of Hawaii - 1975 to 1980
  • Medical Degree
    University of Hawaii, John A. Burns School of Medicine - 1984 to 1989
  • Residency and Internship - Internal Medicine
    • St. Mary Medical Center
    • Dilip Patel, M.D., Arcadia California - 1996 to 1998
    • Foothill Pulmonary & Critical Care Consultants Medical Group Inc. - 1998 to Present
  • Fellowship and Chief Residency
    • Pulmonary/Critical Care Medicine, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care - 1993 to 1996
    • Chief Residency, St. Mary Medical Center

PROFESSIONAL POSITIONS

  • Urgent Care Physician, St. Mary Medical Center, Dept of Emergency Medicine - 1992 to 1993
  • Pulmonary/Critical Care/Internal Medicine
    • El Monte Hospital
    • Methodist Hospital of Sourthern California

MEMBERSHIPS

  • Associate Member, American College of Chest Physicians
  • Associate Member, California Thoracic Society
  • Certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support
  • SYNTEX Excellence in Clinical Practice Award (1992-1993)

RESEARCH AND PUBLICATION

  • Katagihara, E.S., and Barbara, R.G., The Risk of Mechanical Ventilation in Asthmatics Admitted to the Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU) at LAC+USC Medical Center. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine (abstract), 153(4), April 1996:A370
  • Katagihara, E.S., Sharma, O.P., Current Diagnosis 2, connet. al., Interstitial Lung Disease. 323-329, W.B. Saunders, 1996
  • Increased Incidence of Deep Venous Thrombosis
Dr. Mark Kroe

Dr. Mark Kroe, Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine

OFFICE LOCATION

CERTIFICATION

  • American Board of Sleep Medicine - 2004
  • American Board of Internal Medicine - 1994
  • Pulmonary Medicine - 1998
  • Critical Care Medicine - 2000

EDUCATION

  • B.S. Degree
    Brown University Providence, Rhode Island - 1981 to 1985
  • Medical Degree
    George Washington University School of Medicine
    Washington, D.C. - 1986 to 1990
  • Residency, Internal Medicine Residency 1990-1993
    Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, San Jose CA - 1990 to 1993
  • Fellowship, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
    Stanford University/Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, Palo Alto CA - 1994 to 1997

PROFESSIONAL POSITIONS

  • Foothill Pulmonary and Critical Care Consultants Medical Group, Inc. - 1997 to Present
  • Urgent Care Physician
    Santa Clara Valley Medical Center - 1992 to Present
  • Urgent Care Physician
    Kaiser Foundation Hospitals - 1993 to 1994
  • Emergency Room Physician
    Santa Clara Valley Medical Center - 1993 to 1994

MEMBERSHIPS

  • Affiliate, American College of Chest Physicians - 1994 to present
  • Affiliate, American Thoracic Society - 1993 to present
Dr. Carlos Makabali

Dr. Carlos Makabali, Pulmonary and Critical Care

OFFICE LOCATION

101 Beverly Blvd., Suite 100
Montebello, CA 90640
(323) 888-2548

BOARD CERTIFICATION

  • Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine - 1978
  • Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine
    Subspecialty of Pulmonary Diseases - 1986
  • Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine
    Special Qualifications in Critical Care Medicine - 1987 to 1997
  • Recertification in Critical Care Med - 2001 to 2011

EDUCATION

  • B.S. Degree, Pre-Med
    University of the Philippines - 1969
  • Medical Degree
    University of the Philippines College of Medicine - 1973
  • Internship, Straight Surgical
    Albert Einstein College of Medicine Affiliated Hospitalsl - 1975 to 1976
  • Internship, Straight Medical
    Philadelphia General Hospital - 1976 to 1977
  • Residency, Internal Medicine
    Martin Luther King Jr. General Hospital - 1977 to 1979
  • Fellowship, Critical Care Medicine
    University of Southern California School of Medicine - 1980 to 1981

PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES

  • Society of Critical Care Medicine
  • Trudeau Society of Los Angeles
  • American College of Physicians

HOSPITAL AFFILIATIONS

  • Veterans Administration Outpatient Clinic
    Los Angeles, CA - 1985 to 1990
  • Private practice in association with Dr. Badie Helmy
    and Dr. Kamalakar Rambhatia - 1990 to 2000

PUBLISHED ARTICLES

  1. Besso J, Makabali C, Well MH, Michelson S, Michaels S. Does critical care improve survival? Crit Care Med 1981; 9: 276 (abstract)
  2. Makabali C, Well MH, Henning RJ. Dobutamine and other sympathomimetic drugs for the treatment of low cardiac output failure. Seminars in Anesthesia 1982; 1: 63-69
  3. Makabali C, Well MH, Henning RJ. An update on the therapy of shock: Current concepts on mechanisms and management of circulatory shock. Cardiovas Rev Rep 1982; 3: 899-924
  4. Macneil AR. Makabali C, Michaels S, Well MH. Does crystalloid infusion in hypo- oncotic states increase lung water? Proceedings of the llth Annual Scientific and Education Symposium. St. Louis, Missouri: Society of Critical Care Medicine. 1982: 96 (abstract)
  5. Makabali C, Weil MH, Rackow E. New concepts of circulatory shock. J. of Cardiovas Medicine 1983: 8: 1285-1289
Dr. Farhad Mazdisnian Dr. Farhad Mazdisnian, Pulmonary and Critical Care

OFFICE LOCATION

EDUCATION

  • Jefferson Medical College, Medical Doctor
    Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA - 1992 to 1996
  • University of Southern California School of Pharmacy, Medical Doctor
    Los Angeles, CA - 1986 - 1990
  • University of California, Los Angeles, BS Physics
    Los Angeles, CA - 1978 to 1982

BOARD CERTIFICATIONS

  • American Board of Internal Medicine
    Pulmonary Diseases and Critical Care Medicine

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • VA Long Beach HealthCare System
    Assistant Professor of Medicine
    Chief, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
    Chief, Bronchoscopy and Interventional Pulmonary Procedures
    Coordinator, Senior Medical Student ICU Rotation, VA-Long
    Beach Medical Center
    Long Beach, CA - May 2007 to February 2015
  • Kaiser Permanente Physician in Charge
    Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
    Lancaster, CA - August 2003 to June 2007
  • Children's Hospital of Los Angeles
    Los Angeles, CA - Auguset 1990 to May 1995

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

  • American Medical Association; Fellow College of Chest Physicians
  • American Throacic Society
  • California Thoracic Society
  • Society of Critical Care Medicine

PUBLICATIONS

  1. Principal Author: "Successful Closure of Bronchopleural Fistula With Xeroform Dressing"
    Farhad Mazdisnian, MD, Miwa Fujiwara MD, Catherine S. Sassoon, MD, Chetty Kota, MD
    J Bronchol Intervnt Pulmonol. 19(3):251-254, July 2012
  2. Co-author: "Cerebral Abscess, A Rare Complication of Flexible Bronchoscopy"
    Kota G. Chetty, MBBS, Bindu K.Swaroop, MD, Farhad Mazdisnian, MD
    J Bronchol Intervent Pulmonol April 2010: 17(2)
  3. Co-Author: "Intralesional injection of triamcinolone in the treatment of Lichen Sclerosus"
    F. Mazdisnian, F. Degregorio, F. Mazdisnian, A. Palmieri
    J Reprod Med-01-Apr-1999:44(4) 332-4

ABSTRACTS & BOOK CHAPTERS

  1. Principal Author, Abstract: "Study of Trachea after Teflon injection in Pigs"
    Farhad Mazdisnian, MD, Miwa Fujiwara MD, Catherine S. Sassoon, MD, Chetty Kota, MD, GD Kukes, MD
    ATS May 2012, San Francisco, California
  2. Principal Author, Abstract: "Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor Rises Early in Experimental Empyema"
    F. Mazdisnian, GD Kukes, MR Jadus, RY Kwok, SA Sasse
    Presented at ATS, May 2002, Atlanta, Georgia.
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 2002: 165: B11
  3. Co-Author: Current Clinical Strategies Medical Book, Critical Care Medicine; 2001 Edition
    Current Clinical Strategies Publishing
Dr. Rajiv Philip Dr. Rajiv Philip, Pulmonary and Critical Care

OFFICE LOCATION

301 W. Huntington Drive, Suite 607
Arcadia, CA 91007
Phone (626) 445-4558

EDUCATION / TRAINING

  • Fellowship (Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine)
    University of Southern California (Keck Medical Center and LAC+USC Medical Center)
    Los Angeles, CA - 7/10 to Present
  • Internship and Residency (Internal Medicine)
    Case Western Reserve University (Metrohealth Medical Center)
    Cleveland, OH - 7/07 to 6/10
  • Medical School (M.D.)
    Saba University School of Medicine
    Saba, Netherlands Antilles - 9/03 to 5/07
  • Undergraduate School (B.S. in Psychology and Sociology)
    University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI   9/09 – 6/03
    Lake Michigan College

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • Dean's List 2003
  • Phi Theta Kappa 1998

CERTIFICATION

  • Internal Medicine, 2012
  • ACLS (Updated 2010)
  • BLS (Updated 2010)
  • BCFMG 2007
  • USMLE STEP 3 (Passed 2009)
  • USMLE STEP 2 (Passed 2006)
  • USMLE STEP 1 (Passed 2005)
  • CSA (Passed 2006)

SOCIETY MEMBERSHIPS

  • American College of Physicians
  • American Thoracic Society
  • University of Michigan
    • Student Medical Association
    • Indian Student Association
    • Vietnamese Student Association

ACTIVITIES

  • Mental Health Technician, Madison Center and Hospital
    South Bend, IN - 7/00 to 9/02
  • Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP), University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, MI; BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes in breast cancer research, under the guidance of Dr. Sofia Merajver
    Department of Medicine at University of Michigan Medical Center - 1/00 to 4/00
  • Youth Treatment Specialist, Family & Children Center
    Mishawaka, IN - 6/99 to 8/99
  • Tutored students in introductory Chemistry, Physics, and Calculus at Lake Michigan College
    Benton Harbor, MI - 5/98 to 4/99

VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE

  • Helped raise around $2500.00 for the 2004 Tsunami victims in association with The Red Cross, while at Saba University School of Medicine - 2/05
  • Participated in blood drives, educational and health awareness campaigns, and raising money for the underprivileged in inner city Detroit - 9/09 to 6/03
  • Volunteered at Lakeland Regional Health System , St. Joseph, MI in the Emergency Department; helped nurses clean patient rooms, clean equipment trays, stock patient rooms with clean linen, transfer labwork, transport patients, etc 7/98 - 6/99

PUBLICATIONS

  • Utility of Trans-Thoracic Doppler Echocardiography in Avoiding Invasive Right Heart Catheterization in End-Stage Liver Disease Patients Undergoing Evaluation for Liver Transplantation: Abstrat (Submitted to ATS, November 2012
  • Can Extra-Corporela Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) Cause Refractory Leukocytosis And Uremia: A Case Report (Submitted to ATS, November 2012)
  • Do greener school buses translate to better lung health: Evaluating a diesel particulate retrofit program and health metrics in the Cleveland Minuicipal School District, Journal of School health 2011 (JOSH-11-10-RA-459)
Dr. David Ratto

The Pulmonator

Dr. David Ratto, Pulmonology and Critical Care

OFFICE LOCATION

301 W. Huntington Drive, Suite 607
Arcadia, CA 91007
Phone (626) 445-4558

BOARD CERTIFICATION

  • Internal Medicine - 1987
  • Pulmonary - 1988
  • Qualified Medical Examiner State of CA

EDUCATION

  • B.A. Chemistry
    University of the Pacific, Stockton, California - 1976
  • Medical Degree
    • Saint Louis University Medical SchoolSaint Louis, Missouri -1976 to 1978
    • University of California Irvine, Irvine, California - 1978 to 1980
  • Internship, Internal Medicine
    LAC/USC General Hospital, Los Angeles, California, 1980 to 1981
  • Residency, Internal Medicine
    LAC/USC General Hospital, Los Angeles, California -1984 to 1985
  • Fellowship, Pulmonary
    LAC/USC General Hospital, Los Angeles, California - 1985 to 1987
  • Chief Residency, Internal Medicine
    LAC/USC General Hospital, Los Angeles, California - 1987 to 1988

ACADEMIC POSITIONS

  • Huntington Memorial Hospital
    Pasadena, California
  • Methodist Hospital of Southern CA
    Arcadia, California
  • Santa Teresita Hospital
    Duarte, California
  • Medical Director
    Chairman of Pharmacy and Therapeutics
    Methodist Hospital of Southern CA, 2001 - Present
  • Chairman and Vice Chairman
    Department of Medicine
    Methodist Hospital of Southern CA, 1995 - 1997

POSITIONS and AWARDS

  • Medical Director, Pharmacy and Therapeutics
    Methodist Hospital of Southern California - 2003 to present
  • Chairman Pharmacy and Therapeutics
    Methodist Hospital of Southern California - 2000 - present
  • Blue Cross pulmonary advisor
  • Blue Shield pulmonary advisor
  • Healthnet pharmacy advisor
  • JD powers award of excellence: Treatment of Aspiration Pneumonias 2003
  • Center for Study of Services
    Doctors Choice: Best Pulmonoligist San Gabrial Valley 1999
  • Dirctor
    Pulmonary function laboratory
    Foothill Pulmonary and Critical Care
  • Chairman of the Diabetes team
    Methodist Hospital

HOSPITAL AFFILIATIONS

  • Huntington Memorial Hospital, Pasadena, California
  • Methodist Hospital of Southern CA, Arcadia, California
  • Santa Teresita Hospital, Duarte, California

RESEARCH STUDIES

  • TREAT
    Protocol: HMR3L47A3014
    Telithromycin REspiratory Effectiviness Assessment Trial
    Phase IV Study
  • REACH
    Registry of Enhancement for Asthma Control and Health
    Phase IV Study
    Advair vs. Singulair in Community Usage

SOCIETIES

  • American Thoracic Society
  • American College of Chest Physicians
  • Trudeau Society
  • Alpha Chi Sigma (Professional Chemistry Fraternity)
  • American College of Physicians

PUBLICATIONS

  • Sharma, O.P. and Rat to, D.R.: Clinics in Dermatology "Pulmonary Sarcoidosis: Radiologic Features". Lippincott USA 4:96-107 1986
  • Ratto, D.R. and Sharma, O.P.: Seminars in Respiratory Medicine "Pulmonary Manifestations of Amyloidosis, Myeloma and other Paraproteinemias. Thieme USA 0:343-47, 1988
  • Ratto, D.R., Balmes, J., Boylen, T. and Sharma, 0.: "Pregnancy in a Woman with Pulmonary Fibrosis Due to Hard Metal Disease". Chest: 1988.-93 663-65
  • Ratto, D.R., Alfaro, C., Sipsey, J., Glovsky, M. and Sharma, 0.: Are Intravenous Corticosteroids Required in Static Asthmatic? JAMA 1988;160 527-29
  • Craig, D., Colletti, P., Ratto, D., Gordonson, J., Ravel, J. and Sharma, 0.: MRI Findings in Pulmonary Sarcoidosis. Mag Res Imaging 1988;6 567-73
Dr. Pratap Saraf

Dr. Pratap Saraf, Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Disorders

OFFICE LOCATION

EDUCATION

  • Medical School - All India Institute of Medical Sciences
    New Delhi, India- 1972
  • Internship - Mt. Sinai Hospital Services
    City Hospital Center at Elmhurst, New York - 1972 to 1973
  • Residency - Mt. Sinai Hospital Services
    City Hospital Center at Elmhurst, New York - 1973 to 1975
    Chief Medical Resident - 1974 to 1975
  • Fellowship - Pulmonary Diseases, Mt. Sinai Hospital Services
    City Hospital Center at Elmhurst, New York - 1975 to 1977

CERTIFICATION

  • Diplomate of American Board of Internal Medicine - 1975
  • Diplomate of American Board of Internal Medicine in Pulmonary Diseases - 1978
  • Diplomate of American Board of Internal Medicine in Critical Care Medicine - 1992
  • Diplomate of American Board of Sleep Medicine - 1999

FELLOWSHIPS

  • American College of Physicians
  • American College of Chest Physicians
  • American Academy of Sleep Medicine

MEMBERSHIPS

  • Society of Critical Care Medicine
  • American Thoracic Society
  • California Thoracic Society

HOSPITAL AFFILIATIONS

  • LAC-USC Medical Center, Los Angeles
  • Methodist Hospital of Southern California
  • San Gabriel Valley Medical Center
  • Huntington Memorial Hospital
  • Greater El Monte Comm. Hospital

ACADEMIC AFFILIATIONS

  • Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles

MISCELLANEOUS

  • Past President - LACMA Distr. 12 - 1987 to 1988
  • Chief of Staff - San Gabriel Valley Medical Center - 1990
  • Chief, Department of Respiratory Care and Critical Care, San Gabriel Valley Medical Center
  • Director, Sleep Center, San Gabriel Valley Medical Center

BIBLIOGRAPHY

  • The Mt. Sinai Journal of Medicine, Vol. 45, No. 4, July-August 1978
Dr. Robert Siew

Dr. Robert Siew, Internal Medicine

OFFICE LOCATION

EDUCATION

  • B.A. Biochemistry
    Cornell University - 1978 to 1986
    Dean's List: Six Semesters, Cornell Univeristy
  • Medical Degree
    Tulane Medical School - 1982 to 1986
    Student Representative: American Medical Association

QUALIFICATIONS

  • University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA- 1994 to 1995
    One year residency: Anesthesiology.
    Awarded recognition for outstanding performance.
    American Board of Anesthesiology In-Training Exam.
  • Huntington Memorial Hospital, Pasadena, CA 1990-1993
    Three year residency: Internal Medicine.
    Board Certified in Internal Medicine.
    First Place Award: Senior Research Project.
  • U.S. Air Force. Norton Air Force Base. CA 1987-1990
    Meritorious Service Award: Family Practice Medicine.
    Served as Acute Care Quality Assurance Monitor:
    Coordinated conferences for providers;
    Lowered expenses for Physician continuing education program;
    Achieved higher accreditation ratings for group.
  • Northshore Hosnital - Comell Medical Center, New York, NY - 1986 to 1987
    Post Graduate Year 1: Psychiatry

WORK EXPERIENCE

  • Huntington Memorial Hospital. Urgent Care Clinic: 1995-1998
    Medical Director/Adult Department
    Reviewed charts of Nurse Practitioners; Provided
    training for staff/practitioners; Instituted quality
    review system; Provided evidence for accreditation.
  • Huntington Medical Foundation. Pasadena. CA 1995-1998
    Associate Medical Director/Physician: Internal Medicine
    Full time office based practice;
    Reviewed authorizations for patient care;
    Managed use of subspecialist care;
    Provided feedback to physicians;
    Acted as liaison between IPA and the group
  • Hospital Intensivist for Medical Group 1997-1999
  • Foothill Pulmonary and Critical Care Medical Group, Pasadena, CA 1999-Present

MEMBERSHIPS

  • American Medical Association - 1982
  • California Society of Internal Medicine - 1990
  • Amirican Society of Internal Medicine - 1980

HOSPITAL AFFILIATIONS

  • Huntington Memorial Hospital, Pasadena, CA
  • Methodist Hospital, Arcadia, CA
Dr. Stanley Tu

Dr. Stanley Tu, Internal Medicine

OFFICE LOCATION

RESIDENCY TRAINING

  • Huntington Memorial Hospital, Pasadena CA
    January 2004 - January 2008
    Internal Medicine

MEDICAL EDUCATION

  • Finch University of Health Sciences/Chicago Medical School, North Chicago, Illinois
    July 1998 - April 2003
    Degree: MD

GRADUATE EDUCATION

  • Finch University of Health Sciences/Chicago Medical School, North Chicago, Illinois
    July 1997 - June 1998
    Degree: MS

UNDERGRADUATE EDUCATION

  • University of California at San Diego, La Jolla, CA
    September 1992 - June 1996
    Degree: BS

EMPLOYMENT

  • Carlsbad Technologies, Inc
    Research and Development Technician
    August 1996 - June 1997

PUBLICATIONS

  • Tong MJ, Tu SS. Treatment of patients with Chronic hepatitis B with adefovir dipivoxil. Semin Liver Dis. 2004;24 Suppl 1:37-44

MEDICAL BOARD EXAMINATIONS

  • USMLE Step 1 - Passed
  • USMLE Step 2 - Passed
  • USMLE Step 3 - Passed

LANGUAGES

  • Chinese (Mandarin) - fairly fluent
  • Medical Spanish - fairly fluent