Faculty and Instructors

Family Medicine

Carrie Bacon, MD Program Director

Carrie Bacon, MD

Program Director

Responsibilities:
Oversees Family Medicine Residency Program, Chair of Program Evaluation Committee (PEC), Member of Clinic Competency Committee (CCC)

Medical School:
UC San Diego School of Medicine, San Diego, Calif.

Family Medicine Residency Training:
Kaiser Permanente Orange County, Calif.

Professional Interests:
Women’s health, preventive care, palliative care, care for the underserved, evidence-based medicine, practice management and integrated care, utilization management

Personal Interests:
Time with family, faith, music and her three dogs

Maisara Rahman, Associate Program Director

Maisara Rahman, MD

Associate Program Director

Responsibilities:
Chair of CCC, Member of PEC, didactic curriculum, Continuity Clinic Site Director, mentor for research/scholarly activity

Medical School:
American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, Cupecoy, St. Maarten

Family Medicine Residency Training:
Riverside University Health System, Riverside, Calif.

Professional Interests:
Chronic disease management, women’s health, preventive care, office-based procedures, research, medical education

Personal Interests:
Time with family, traveling and gardening

Laurence Boggeln, MD Core Faculty

Laurence Boggeln, MD

Core Faculty

Responsibilities:
Member of PEC, Member of CCC, palliative care, mentor for research/scholarly activity

Medical School:
St. Louis University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Mo.

Family Medicine Residency Training:
Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

Additional Qualifications:
Board certified by the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine in 2005, and by the American Board of Family Medicine with a Certificate of Added Qualification in Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Professional Interests:
Family support in end-of-life care, increasing the availability of palliative care across the country

Personal Interests:
Family, hiking and gardening

Vanessa Cobian, MD

Core Faculty

Medical School:
University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, San Diego, Calif.

Family Medicine Residency Training:
Scripps Mercy Hospital Chula Vista, Chula Vista, Calif.

Professional Interests:
Women and reproductive health, primary care, adolescent health

Personal Interests:
Reading autobiographies and novels, being outdoors, spending time with family, Lakers basketball

Clarissa Gosney, PsyD

Core Faculty

Responsibilities:
​Member of CCC, Member of PEC, Lead of Resident Wellness Support Team, behavioral health curriculum

Medical School:
Doctorate of Clinical Psychology (PsyD), California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP) at Alliant International University, San Diego, Calif.

Training:
Pre-Doctoral Internship, Wellspan Philhaven Hospital, Mt. Gretna, Pa.; Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Behavioral Healthcare Consultants, Lancaster, Pa.

Professional Interests:
Psychological testing and the treatment of anxiety, trauma and OCD, with a subspecialty in selective mutism

Personal Interests:
Time with family, hiking, camping, rock climbing, scuba diving and singing

Gerardo Hizon, MD Core Faculty

Gerardo “Jerry” Hizon, MD, FAAFP, CAQSM

Core Faculty

Responsibilities:
Member of PEC, Member of CCC, sports medicine, mentor for research/scholarly activity

Medical School:
UC San Diego School of Medicine, San Diego, Calif.

Family Medicine Residency Training:
UC Irvine, Irvine, Calif.

Additional Qualifications:
Certificate of Added Qualification in Sports Medicine completed through UC San Diego

Professional Interests:
Lifestyle medicine (nutrition, exercise, sleep science), musculoskeletal (MSK) ultrasound guided injections, transformation of primary care

Personal Interests:
Hiking, pilates, spinning, community medicine, killing weeds in his family vineyard

Tae Woong IM, MD Core Faculty

Tae-Woong Im, MD

Core Faculty

Responsibilities:
Member of PEC, Member of CCC, dermatology, obstetrics, procedures, mentor for research/scholarly activity

Medical School:
Loma Linda University School of Medicine, Loma Linda, Calif.

Family Medicine Residency Training:
Loma Linda University Medical Center, Loma Linda, Calif.

Professional Interests:
Full-scope family medicine from obstetrics to geriatrics and everything in between; office-based procedures including dermatology, vasectomy, circumcision, sigmoidoscopy, colposcopy, casting, joint injections and exercise stress testing

Personal Interests:
Yearly mission trips to Haiti and the Philippines, golf, skiing, tennis, mentoring medicine to others, and project development

Carlos Ventura, MD

Core Faculty

Responsibilities:
Member of CCC, Member of PEC, inpatient adult medicine, mentor for research/scholarly activity

Medical School:
Universidad Evangelica De El Salvador, Facultad De Medicina, San Salvador, El Salvador

Family Medicine Residency Training:
Loma Linda University, Adventist Medical Center, Hanford, Calif.

Professional Interests:
Inpatient medicine, community medicine, preventive medicine

Personal Interests:
Time with family, martial arts, hiking and meditation