Shamel Abd-Allah

Shamel A. Abd-Allah, MD, FAAP, FCCM
Professor, Pediatrics, Emergency Medicine
Chief, Pediatric Critical Care Division

Medical School: Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine
Residency: Loma Linda University Medical Center
Chief Resident, Loma Linda University Medical Center
Fellowship: Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital

Interests: Global Health, Bronchoscopy, Sepsis, Cultural Diversity

Board Certifications: Pediatrics and Pediatric Critical Care


J. Chiaka Ejike

J. Chiaka Ejike, MBBS, FAAP, FCCM
Associate Professor, Pediatrics

Medical School: University of Lagos
Residency: NYC Health and Hospitals/Woodhull
Fellowship: Seattle Children’s Hospital

Research focus: topics related to intra-abdominal hypertension and abdominal compartment syndrome in children

Board Certifications: Pediatrics and Pediatric Critical Care


Cynthia Tinsley

Cynthia Tinsley, MN, MD, FAAP, FCCM
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics
Medical Director, Respiratory Care Department

Medical School: John A. Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaii
Residency: Kapiolani Medical Center
Fellowship: Kapiolani Medical Center, University of Hawaii

Board Certifications: Pediatrics and Pediatric Critical Care


Farrukh Mirza

Farrukh Mirza, MD
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics
Director, ECMO

Board Certifications: Pediatrics and Pediatric Critical Care


Rambod Amirnovin, MD, FAAP

Rambod Amirnovin, MD, FAAP
Associate Professor, Pediatrics
Medical Director, Cardiothoracic ICU
Co-Director, LLU Pediatric Heart Center

Medical School: University of California, San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine
Residency: Massachusetts General Hospital for Children, Harvard University
Fellowship: Pediatric Critical Care – University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) & Oakland Children’s Hospital

Additional Training: Pediatric Cardiac Critical Care – Children’s Hospital, Los Angeles, University of Southern California

Interests: Healthcare Quality Improvement, Biomarkers in Congenital Heart Disease, Sedation and Mobilization Practices

Board Certifications: Pediatrics and Pediatric Critical Care


Thomas Bahk

Thomas J. Bahk, MD
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics
Medical Director, Riverside University
Health System Pediatric ICU

Medical School: UCLA School of Medicine
Residency: Harbor UCLA Medical Center
Fellowship: Children’s Memorial Hospital (Lurie Children’s Hospital)

Board Certifications: Pediatrics and Pediatric Critical Care


Jim Eguchi

Jim Eguchi, MD
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics
Director, Respiratory Care, Totally Kids Subacute Facility
Director, Home Ventilator Program

Medical School: Loma Linda University School of Medicine
Residency: Loma Linda University Children's Hospital
Fellowship: Loma Linda University Children's Hospital

Board Certifications: Pediatrics and Pediatric Critical Care


Sonea Qureshi

Sonea I. Qureshi, MBBS, FAAP
Assistant  Professor, Pediatrics
Director, Pediatric Critical Care Transport

Medical School: King Edward Medical University
Residency: Children’s Hospital at Downstate, SUNY
Fellowship: Harbor UCLA-CHOC

Board Certifications: Pediatrics and Pediatric Critical Care


Merrick Lopez

Merrick R. Lopez, RN, MD
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics
Medical Director, Pediatric ICU

Medical School: Loma Linda University School of Medicine
Residency: Loma Linda University Children's Hospital
Chief Resident, Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital
Fellowship: Loma Linda University Children's Hospital

Interests: Process Improvement, multidisciplinary collaboration
Ultrasonography in pediatric critical care
Bronchoscopy in pediatric critical care
Spiritual Care in critical care

Board Certifications: Pediatrics and Pediatric Critical Care


Grace Oei

Grace Chan Oei, MD, MA
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics
Director of Clinical Ethics, Loma Linda University Health
Associate Director, Center for Christian Bioethics

Medical School: Loma Linda University School of Medicine
Residency: Combined Internal Medicine and Pediatric Residency, Loma Linda University Health
Pediatric Chief Residency, Loma Linda University Health
Fellowship: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, Loma Linda University Health
Clinical Ethics, Loma Linda University Health

Clinical Interests: resident and fellow education, clinical ethics, pain management and sedation in the ICU

Board Certifications: Pediatrics and Pediatric Critical Care


Anthony Moretti

Anthony Moretti MD, MBA
Chairman, Department of Pediatrics
Director of Clinical Ethics, Loma Linda University Health
White Memorial Medical Center Los Angeles, CA
Assistant Professor Pediatrics Loma Linda Children's Hospital
Medical Director, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit- White Memorial Medical Center
Medical Director, Pediatric Medical Center, White Memorial Medical Center

Medical School: Rush Medical College
Residency: University of Texas- Southwestern, Advocate Lutheran General Hospital
Fellowship: University of Miami, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center

Physician Executive MBA, Auburn University

Interests: Healthcare Finance, Financial and Service Contract Negotiation

Board Certifications: Pediatrics and Pediatric Critical Care


Raul Rodriguez

Raul Rodriguez, DO
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics

Medical School: Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Residency: UCSF-Fresno/Children's Hospital of Central California
Fellowship: Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA

Interests: Palliative & End of Life Care, Cardiac Mission Trips, Bronchoscopy, Medical Education, Patient Safety

Board Certifications: Pediatrics and Pediatric Critical Care


Katherine Gregersen

Katherine A. Gregersen, DO
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics
PCCM Fellowship Program Director

Medical School: Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific
Residency: University of Connecticut/Connecticut Children's Medical Center
Fellowship: Northwestern University/McGaw Medical Center/Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago

Interests: Clinical Research, Antibiotic Stewardship, Medical Education, Neurocritical Care

Board Certifications: Pediatrics and Pediatric Critical Care


Richard Lion

Richard Lion DO MPH FAAP
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics

Medical School: Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Residency: University of South Florida Pediatric Residency
Fellowship: Baylor College of Medicine
Texas Children's Hospital Pediatric Intensive Care Fellowship

Additional Training: Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Instructorship – Baylor College of Medicine, Texas Children’s Hospital; Masters of Public Health – Nova Southeastern University

Interests: Cardiac Intensive Care Curriculum Development and Education
Fellowship scholarly projects included clinical research in Extracorporeal Liver Support and Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy, PICU resident curriculum development

Board Certifications: Pediatrics and Pediatric Critical Care


Harsha K. Chandnani, MD MBA MPH

Harsha K. Chandnani, MD MBA MPH
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics

Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine
Residency: University of Nevada School of Medicine
Fellowship: Loma Linda University Children's Hospital

Interests: Medical Education, Curriculum Development, Quality Improvement & Patient Safety

Board Certifications: Pediatrics and Pediatric Critical Care


Michael Avesar, MD, FAAP

Michael Avesar, MD, FAAP
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics

Medical School: Dartmouth Medical School
Residency: Seattle Children’s Hospital, University of Washington
Fellowship: Children’s Hospital, Los Angeles, University of Southern California

Interests: Medical Education, Medical Simulation, Human Factors in Decision Making, Diagnostic Excellence

Board Certifications: Pediatrics, Board Eligible for Pediatric Critical Care


Jui Shah, MD, FAAP

Jui Shah, MD, FAAP
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics

Medical School: Howard University College of Medicine
Residency: University of Florida at Orlando Health
Fellowship: Children’s Hospital of Michigan

Interests: Transport Medicine, Quality Improvement, Medical Education, CRRT

Board Certifications: Pediatrics, Board Eligible for Pediatric Critical Care