The LLU Occupational and Environmental Medicine (OEM) residency is a close-knit program. Training and preparing future OEM leaders is our passion, resident education and well-being is our priority and making man whole is our charge.

Program Leadership

Akbar Sharip MD, MPH, FACOEM

Akbar Sharip MD, MPH, FACOEM

Program Director

Dr. Akbar Sharip is an associate professor at both the School of Medicine and the School of Public Health. Dr. Sharip is board certified in Occupational and Environmental Medicine as well as General Preventive Medicine and Public Health. He has been the program director since 2013.

Andrew Guo, MD, MPH, MBA, FACOEM

Andrew Guo, MD, MPH, MBA, FACOEM

Associate Residency Program Director

Faculty

Leslie Cadet, MD, MPH

Leslie Cadet, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor
Haitham Juma, MD, MPH

Haitham Juma, MD, MPH

Associate Professor
Cesar Reis, MD, MPH

Cesar Reis, MD, MPH

Instructor
Crystal Mata, AuD

Crystal Mata, AuD

Assistant Professor
Taranjit Natt, MD

Taranjit Natt, MD

Assistant Clinical Professor
Donna Gurule, MPH, REHS, DrPH

Donna Gurule, MPH, REHS, DrPH

Assistant Professor
Amy Reese MD, MPH

Amy Reese MD, MPH

Assistant Professor
Ryan Sinclair, PhD, MPH
Assistant Professor
Jodi Smith, MD

Jodi Smith, MD

Assistant Professor
Lori Wilber, MD, MPH

Lori Wilber, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor
Brian Wolk, MD

Brian Wolk, MD

Assistant Professor
Paul Papanek, MD, MPH, FACOEM

Paul Papanek, MD, MPH, FACOEM

Associate Clinical Professor
Bernyce Peplowski, DO, FACOEM

Bernyce Peplowski, DO, FACOEM

Associate Clinical Professor
Sharon Jacob, MD

Sharon Jacob, MD

Professor
Jane Hirokane, MD

Jane Hirokane, MD

Assistant Professor

Chief Resident

John Neumann, MD

John Neumann, MD

"I chose occupational and environmental medicine (OEM) because it’s the perfect balance of medicine, business, law and public health. It matches my personality because I like doing a variety of activities. Among other hobbies, I enjoy playing music, experiencing different cultures, water skiing, wakeboarding and reading stories. Being in OEM is fulfilling because I get to make a tangible difference in people’s lives and our economy while staying balanced in work and play!"

Residents

Edwin De Kock, MD

Edwin De Kock, MD

Loma Linda University School of Medicine
Yann Wester, MD

Yann Wester, MD

Commonwealth Medical College
Dalton Toay, MD, MBA

Dalton Toay, MD, MBA

Loma Linda University School of Medicine
Dana Brockman, MD

Dana Brockman, MD

Loma Linda University School of Medicine
Brian Ballard, DO

Brian Ballard, DO

Kansas City Un Of Med & Biosc's, Col Of Osteo Med

Alumni

Ashley Ennedy DO, MPH

Ashley Ennedy DO, MPH

Medical Director at Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Group
Nasrin Kazemi, MD, MPH

Nasrin Kazemi, MD, MPH

Medical Director at Concentra
Evan Lowe, MD, MPH

Evan Lowe, MD, MPH

Associate Medical Director at Adventist Health Corporate Care
Cesar Reis, MD,  MPH

Cesar Reis, MD, MPH

Staff Physician at VA Loma LInda
Tyler Sura, MD, MPH

Tyler Sura, MD, MPH

Corporate Medical Director at Cummin’s Engine
Steven Watt, MD, MPH

Steven Watt, MD, MPH

Vice President, Associate Medical Director at Goldman Sachs
Salumeh Sadaghiani, MD, MPH

Salumeh Sadaghiani, MD, MPH

Staff Physician, Kaiser Permanente
Natasha Narayan, MD, MPH

Natasha Narayan, MD, MPH

Associate Corporate Medical Director, American Airlines