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Hannah Robinson, DO, MPH

Program Director

Dr. Hannah Robinson

Dr. Hannah Robinson is the Program Director of the Internal Medicine Residency at Community Memorial Healthcare. She grew up in the Appalachian Mountains of Virginia and attended college at Virginia Tech, where she earned a B.S. in Psychology and a B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies with emphases in gender studies and religious studies.

Looking for a change of scenery, she moved to the Bay Area to attend Touro University – California, where she earned a Doctorate in Osteopathic Medicine as well as a Master of Public Health, with an emphasis in global health. During this time, she fell in love with West Coast weather and culture.

She completed her residency at Community Memorial Healthcare, including a year as Chief Resident. She works as a Hospitalist for Pacific Inpatient Physicians. Outside of work, she enjoys cycling, golf, live music, and good food.

Deborah Carlson, MD, FACP

Associate Program Director

Dr. Deborah Carlson

Dr. Debby Carlson is the Associate Program Director of the Internal Medicine Residency at Community Memorial Healthcare. She attended Tufts University in Massachusetts before returning home to Los Angeles to attend medical school at the University of Southern California. She completed her residency and Chief residency in Internal Medicine at LA County-USC Medical Center. She is certified through the American Board of Internal Medicine and is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians.

Dr. Carlson started her career in Ventura as a traditional internist, following her patients in inpatient and outpatient settings. Dr. Carlson transitioned to Hospital Medicine when her children were young to improve her work-life balance. She continues to work as a Hospitalist for Pacific Inpatient Physicians at Community Memorial Healthcare. Her passion for quality and safety has guided her involvement in the hospital, including participating on the Patient Engagement Team, starting the Inpatient Division, and serving as Chief of Staff.

She currently works part-time as Chief Medical Officer to continue this work. In her free time, Dr. Carlson enjoys anything USC, especially their football games, fantasy football, family dinners with her husband and grown children, and walks on the beach with her Rhodesian Ridgeback, Niki.

Starleen Frousiakis, MD

Associate Program Director

Dr. Starleen Frousiakis

Dr. Starleen Frousiakis is the Associate Program Director of the Internal Medicine Residency at Community Memorial Healthcare. She completed her undergraduate studies at University of Southern California. After completing a post-baccalaureate premedical program, Dr. Frousiakis pursued her medical education at USC Keck School of Medicine, where she participated in the Dean’s Research Scholars Program.

She completed residency training in Internal Medicine at Huntington Memorial Hospital prior to entering her hospitalist practice with Pacific Inpatient Physicians in Ventura. Dr. Frousiakis has a special interest in graduate medical education, evidence-based teaching models, and mentorship in medicine.

Dr. Frousiakis and her husband, Dr. Petros Frousiakis, have three children, George, Vernon, and Stella Rae; together they enjoy cooking at home, paddle boarding, and spending time at the beach.

Amir Arfaei, MD

Subspecialty Education Coordinator, Pulmonology

Dr. Arfaei-Amir

Pardis Dana, MD

Subspecialty Education Coordinator, Nephrology

Dr. Pardis Dana

Mostafa Hammoudi, MD

Subspecialty Education Coordinator, Neurology

Dr. Hammoudi-Mostafa

Lukasz Iwanczyk, MD

Subspecialty Education Coordinator, Geriatrics

 Dr. Iwanczyk Lukasz

Chris Kerrigan, MD

Subspecialty Education Coordinator, Addiction Medicine

Dr. Chris Kerrigan

Lynn Kong, MD

Subspecialty Education Coordinator, Hematology-Oncology

Dr. Lynn Kong

Lyche Kip, MD

Subspecialty Education Coordinator, Gastroenterology

Dr. Lyche Kip

Colin Scibetta, MD

Subspecialty Education Coordinator, Palliative Care

Angelica Shepard, MD

Subspecialty Education Coordinator, Rheumatology

Dr. Angelica Shepard

Tricia Westhoff-Pankratz, MD

Subspecialty Education Coordinator, Endocrinology

Dr. Tricia Westhoff-Pankratz

Byungwoo Choi, MD

Subspecialty Education Coordinator, Infectious Diseases

Fatemi Omid, MD

Subspecialty Education Coordinator, Cardiology

Dr. Fatemi Omid

Christina Desai, MD

Core Faculty

Dr. Christina Desai

Robert Bernstein, MD

Core Faculty

Dr. Robert Bernstein

Amanda Frugoli, DO

Core Faculty

Dr. Amanda Frugoli

Alexandra Morath, DO

Core Faculty

Dr. Alex-Morath

Vera Valdez, DO

Core Faculty

Dr. Vera Valdez