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Photo of Dr. Kamyar Afshar Dr. Kamyar Afshar

Dr. Kamyar’s clinical and investigative interests include evaluation and management of lung transplantation; alpha 1 antitrypsin deficiency/COPD and advanced stages management; sarcoidosis, lymphangioleiomyomatosis, and Interstitial Lung Disease management; and phenotypic variance in cystic fibrosis.

Photo of Dr. Praveen Akuthota Dr. Praveen Akuthota

Dr. Akuthota’s clinical interests include asthma; eosinophilic pulmonary disease, including EGPA (Churg-Strauss syndrome), eosinophilic pneumonias, allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis, and hypereosinophilic syndromes; and critical care medicine. His investigative interests range from basic research in eosinophil immunobiology to clinical research in asthma and eosinophilic pulmonary diseases.

Photo of Dr. Mona Alotaibi MD Dr. Mona Alotaibi
Photo of Jacob Bailey MD, MA Jacob Bailey

Education & Training

  • 2006 – University of Utah, B.S. Biology
  • 2013 – University of California, Los Angeles, M.A. Education
  • 2014 – University of California, San Diego, M.D.
  • 2018 – Los Angeles County + University of Southern California, Internal Medicine-Pediatrics Residency
  • 2019 – Los Angeles County + University of Southern California, Internal Medicine-Pediatrics Chief Resident



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Photo of Dr. Jeff Barry MD, MPH Dr. Jeff Barry

Dr. Barry grew up in Northern New Jersey and moved to Ann Arbor, MI for his undergraduate studies. He then moved to New York City to pursue a Master of Public Health before attending medical school at Temple University in Philadelphia. While in medical school, he won an Award of Excellence for Patient Safety from Abington Memorial Hospital and the Emmanuel M.…

Photo of Dr. Maksim Bazhenov Dr. Maksim Bazhenov

Dr. Bazhenov’s investigative interests include the role of sleep in memory and learning, cancer cell population dynamics, neural mechanisms in obstructive sleep apnea, information coding in the olfactory system, and the neural mechanisms of seizures.

Photo of Dr. Adnan Begovic Dr. Adnan Begovic

Dr. Begovic’s clinical and investigative interests include acute respiratory distress syndrome, medical treatment for drug dependence, staffing in intensive care units, and intensive care unit telemedicine.

Photo of Dr. Amy Bellinghausen MD Dr. Amy Bellinghausen

Dr. Bellinghausen grew up in Portland, OR, moving southward for college in the beautiful Napa Valley. She attended medical school and residency at Loma Linda University before coming to UCSD for fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care. While in residency, she was the two-time recipient of the William Von Pohle Award in Critical Care, chosen by the nurses and respiratory therapists of the medical ICU to honor one resident who excelled in critical care medicine.…

Photo of Dr. Daniel Bond MD Dr. Daniel Bond

Education & Training

  • 2008 – Hamilton College, B.A. Biochemistry/Molecular Biology
  • 2014 – Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences, M.D.
  • 2017 – Wright State University – Internal Medicine Residency


Dr. Bond was born and raised in St. Louis, MO. After high school he attended Hamilton College, in Upstate NY.…

Photo of Dr. Ian N. Britton MD Dr. Ian Britton
Photo of Kenneth P. Chen MD Kenneth Chen

Education & Training

  • 2005-2012: National Taiwan University School of Medicine, M.D.
  • 2015-2018: Yale School of Medicine, Danbury Hospital Internal Medicine Residency
  • 2018-2021: University of California San Diego, Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine Fellowship

Dr. Chen was born and raised in Nantou, Taiwan. He attended medical school at National Taiwan University in Taipei.…

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Photo of Dr. Douglas J. Conrad Dr. Douglas Conrad
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Dr. Conrad’s clinical interests include diseases of the airways, asthma, cystic fibrosis, and diffuse bronchiecstasis.  His investigative interests include the response of airway epithelium to various stimuli particularly involved with inflammation; a focus specifically on the regulations of protein expression of CFTR and the lipid per oxidating enzyme 15-lipoxygenase using transgenic mouse models of asthma and pseudomanias aeruginosa pneumonia.

Photo of Dr. Laura E. Crotty Alexander Dr. Laura Crotty Alexander

Dr. Crotty Alexander’s clinical interests include critical-care medicine, asthma, and chronic inflammatory lung disease. Her investigative interests include asthma, microbial pathogenesis in the lung, innate immunity in the lung, hypoxia inducible factor, and extracellular traps.

Photo of Dr. Daniel Crouch Dr. Daniel Crouch

Dr. Crouch’s clinical interests include general pulmonary medicine, asthma and critical care medicine.  His investigative interests include chronic obstructive pulmonary disease management and outcomes, chronic thromboembolic disease, cardiac arrest and resuscitation medicine and medical education.

Photo of Brinda Desai MD Brinda Desai

Education & Training

  • Undergraduate: Rutgers University (New Brunswick, NJ) from 2005-2009 BS in Biochemistry & Nutritional Science with a minor in Gender Studies
  • Medical School: Medical College of Wisconsin (Milwaukee, WI) 2011-2015
  • Residency: Internal Medicine-Pediatrics at the University of Minnesota 2015-2019
  • Chief Resident Internal Medicine-Pediatrics at the University of Minnesota 2019-2020


Photo of Dr. Sean DeWolf MD Dr. Sean DeWolf

Dr. DeWolf was born and raised in Oakland, CA. After high school, he left the California sunshine for the east coast, where he attended Villanova University. He spent the latter two years of his undergraduate education studying B cell development in a basic science lab, which ultimately proved to be the beginning of a great passion for bench research and immunology.…

Photo of Dr. Wael ElMaraachli Dr. Wael ElMaraachli

Dr. ElMaraachli’s clinical interests include Bronchiectasis, drug-resistant Tuberculosis and nontuberculosis Mycobacterial lung infections.  His investigative interests include drug-resistant Tuberculosis and improving Tuberculosis diagnostics through more efficient sample collection.

Photo of Dr. Phillip Factor Dr. Phillip Factor

Phillip Factor, DO, is the associate chief medical officer (ACMO) of Inpatient Operations.  Dr. Factor is responsible for coordinating key hospital-based services, including critical care, hospitalists, palliative care and infectious disease, as well as inpatient flow and capacity. Dr. Factor currently serves as chair of the Utilization Review Committee and as a compliance physician advisor. In this role, he reformatted use of hospitalization status to better align UC San Diego Health with Medicare and to permit reliable billing for observation services. …