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Brian Utz, DO

Program Director

Brian UtzDr. Brian Utz is the Program Director of the Family Medicine Residency at Community Memorial Healthcare. He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of South Florida, where he majored in biomedical science. He graduated from medical school at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Bradenton Florida. He completed his residency at Community Memorial Healthcare in Ventura before joining faculty in 2018, teaching inpatient medicine as well as community medicine. He has served as Program Director for Family Medicine since 2021. Dr. Utz is dedicated to serving on international missions as well as caring for the underserved at home. He has been on numerous medical mission trips to date and plans for many more. In his free time, he likes to cook, travel, and spend time outdoors.

Allan Wagner, DO

Associate Program Director

Allan Wagner

Dr. Allan Wagner is the Associate Program Director of the Family Medicine Residency at Community Memorial Healthcare. He was born and raised in Columbus, Ohio. Growing up, his involvement in sports sparked an interest in health and nutrition, and he went on to receive his B.S. in Human Nutrition from The Ohio State University. He received his doctorate in Osteopathic Medicine from Midwestern University (AZCOM) and completed his residency in Family Medicine at Community Memorial Healthcare. His medical interests include preventative care, urgent care, and hospital medicine. In his free time, he enjoys cooking, traveling, watching sports and spending time with his wife, daughter, and two dogs.

Simon Akl, DO

Director of Osteopathic Education, Core Faculty

Dr -Simon Akl Dr. Simon Akl is the Director of Osteopathic Education of the Family Medicine Residency at Community Memorial Healthcare. He was raised in Los Angeles, California, in a Lebanese family, which influenced him to attend a full immersion French American school through high school. He learned both French and Arabic. He was accepted to California State University Fullerton as a President’s Scholar graduating with a B.S. in Health Sciences and a double minor in kinesiology and French. He then went on to attend medical school at Western University of Health Sciences, where he quickly discovered his passion for teaching. He served as a Pre-Doctoral Teaching Fellow in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine. Dr. Akl developed an interest in family medicine with a focus on continuity of care while emphasizing the importance of lifestyle choices, such as diet and exercise. He completed his Family Medicine Residency training at Community Memorial Healthcare and stayed to serve as teaching faculty both in the inpatient setting with Pacific Inpatient Physicians as well as in the outpatient setting in the Academic Medicine Clinic. He also serves as Director of Osteopathic Education overseeing Family Medicine residents participating in the Osteopathic Recognition program. He values the opportunity to care for and oversee patients on their walk from birth through life, hopefully helping them to age gracefully. During his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family, participating in church activities, traveling, and playing sports.

Khozema Campwala, MD

Core Faculty

Dr -Khozema CampwalaDr. Khozema Campwala completed his medical training at St. George’s University School of Medicine, Grenada and residency at Akron General Medical Center, OH and Wheeling Hospital, WV. Following graduation, he moved to Ventura and has been practicing Family Practice, Obstetrics, and Urgent Care at Community Memorial Healthcare. He is board certified by the American Board of Family Physicians and a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Practice. He is a Clinical Assistant Professor at Western University of Health Sciences and served as Associate Program Director for the Family Medicine Residency Program at Community Memorial Healthcare. He currently serves as core faculty.

Anna Mikhailovsky, MD

Core Faculty

Anna Mikhailovsky