Pulmonary, Critical Care, & Sleep Medicine Fellows

First-Year

Photo of Brinda Desai MD Brinda Desai, MD

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

Biography
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Photo of Eric Mlodzinski MD Eric Mlodzinski, MD

Education & Training

  • 2009-2013: Boston College, B.S.
  • 2013-2017: SUNY Downstate College of Medicine, M.D.
  • 2017-2020: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Internal Medicine Residency

Biography
Eric Mlodzinski grew up in Long Island, NY and then moved to Boston to attend Boston College, where he graduated summa cum laude with a degree in Biology.…

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Photo of Dr. Lauren Sullivan MD Lauren Sullivan, MD

Education and Training

  • UCLA Internal Medicine Chief Resident 2019-2020
  • UCLA Internal Medicine Residency Program 2016-2019
  • NYU School of Medicine 2012-2016
  • University of Georgia, 2008-2012

Biography

Dr. Sullivan grew up outside of Atlanta, GA and then went to medical school in New York City where she was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society.…

Second-Year

Photo of Jacob Bailey MD, MA Jacob Bailey, MD, MA

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

Bio 

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Photo of Dr. Daniel Bond MD Daniel Bond, MD

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

Bio 

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

Photo of Dr. Sean DeWolf MD Sean DeWolf, MD

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. W. Cameron McGuire MD W. Cameron McGuire, MD

Dr. McGuire was born in Chicago, but raised in Baltimore, MD. In college he became fascinated by the history of science and medicine and wrote his history thesis on the sociology of Charles Darwin’s concept of natural selection. Since college he has followed a circuitous path with stops at: the NIH doing research on cardiac myocyte survival and vascular smooth muscle cell migration, the University of Chicago doing research on DNA repair following exposure to ionizing radiation or cisplatinum, Tulane University doing research on the role of endothelin signaling in intrarenal renin production, and University of Colorado doing research on heart failure medication adherence and nonpharmacologic interventions for the acute respiratory distress syndrome.…

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Photo of Dr. Michelle Zhang MD Michelle Zhang, MD

Dr. Zhang was born and raised in Naperville, Illinois and left after high school to pursue her undergraduate education and medical training in Massachusetts. In residency, she worked in a basic science lab investigating the anti-neoplastic effect of exercise on lung adenocarcinoma. Clinically, she is fascinated by cardiopulmonary physiology and hemodynamics, which naturally led her to an interest in pulmonary hypertension.…

Third-Year

Photo of Kenneth P. Chen MD Kenneth Chen, MD

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

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

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Dr. Gadre joined UCSD as a Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine Fellow in 2018. He attended medical school at Maulana Azad Medical College (New Delhi) and received a national scholarship for being one of the top 20 students amongst more than 2,00,000 applicants in the country. Dr. Gadre completed his Internal Medicine Residency at Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland OH, during which he developed a special interest in patients with lung diseases, and care of critically ill patients.…

Photo of Dr. Abdurrahman Husain MD Abdurrahman Husain, MD

Dr. Husain came to United States after completing medical school in Pakistan to join Emory University, Atlanta, as a research scholar in the Department of Pulmonary and Critical Care. He spent two years participating in various clinical research projects on ARDS and sepsis, subsequently developing a keen interest in sepsis biomarkers. He then went on to train as an internal medicine resident in Atlanta and was actively involved in the sepsis committee that looked at compliance with sepsis bundles.…

Photo of Dr. Erica Lin MD Erica Lin, MD

Dr. Lin was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia. During her undergraduate training at Duke University, she developed a passion for medicine while investigating the impact of hyperglycemia in patients on total parenteral nutrition. While earning her medical degree at University of Alabama at Birmingham, she analyzed coagulopathy in ventilator-associated pneumonia. While she was completing her residency at Mayo Clinic, she studied a broad range of disease processes in both Pulmonary and Critical Care fields, solidifying her decision to pursue a career in this field.…

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Education & Training

  • Residency: Internal Medicine, San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium. San Antonio, TX
  • Medical School: University of Vermont College of Medicine, MD. Burlington, VT
  • Undergraduate: Boston University, BA Biochemistry/Molecular Biology, Minor philosophy. Boston, MA

Biography

Dr. Nettlow was born in North Ayrshire, Scotland and traveled frequently between the US and UK for most of his early life before he and his family settled in Kotzebue, Alaska.…

Photo of Dr. Brandon Nokes MD Brandon Nokes, MD

Dr. Nokes is originally from Atlanta, GA. He lived there through graduate school before moving to Tucson, AZ where he was the lab manager for a translational breast cancer research lab at the University of Arizona. He then attended medical school at the University of Arizona, where he graduated as a member of the prestigious organization Alpha Omega Alpha.…

Photo of Dr. Sagar Patel MD Sagar Patel, MD

Dr. Patel was born and raised in southern Africa with completion of medical school at the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg where he received a merit-based scholarship and was invited to join the Golden Key International Honor Society. He developed an interest in pulmonary and critical care medicine during residency with a special interest in the use of ultrasound modalities as a rapid diagnostic tool for various medical conditions within this field.…

Photo of Dr. Jenny Yang MD Jenny Yang, MD

Dr. Yang was raised in Swarthmore, PA and attended medical school in Philadelphia. While at Jefferson Medical College, she gained both clinical and research experience, and was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. After medical school, she ventured out to the west coast for residency at UCSD, where her interest in pulmonary and critical care medicine started.…

Fourth-Year

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

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. Amy Bellinghausen MD Amy Bellinghausen, MD

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. Mazen Odish MD Mazen Odish, MD

Dr. Odish was raised in Tempe, Arizona, where he completed his undergraduate and medical training. He then completed his residency at UC San Diego in internal medicine and pediatrics in 2013, and is currently board certified in both fields. His interest in intensive care started in medical school during his physiology courses, and Dr. Odish is planning on continuing ICU based research during fellowship.…