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Our faculty includes 12 full-time fellowship-trained pediatric emergency physicians. Of these, 6 had primary residency training in emergency medicine and are board certified through the American Board of Emergency Medicine and 6 had primary residency training in pediatrics and are certified through the American Board of Pediatrics. Several fellowship-trained part-time pediatric emergency physicians (board certified through either the American Board of Emergency Medicine or the American Board of Pediatrics) complement these faculty members and work with fellows in the pediatric emergency department. Academically, our faculty members are organized within the Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine under the Department of Emergency Medicine at the Loma Linda University School of Medicine.

Lance Brown, MD, MPH is Chief of the Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine at Loma Linda University Medical Center and Children's Hospital and Professor of Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics at Loma Linda University School of Medicine. He also serves as Vice Chair of Operations for the Department of Emergency Medicine. Dr. Brown graduated from Harvard Medical School and the Harvard School of Public Health. He completed his residency in emergency medicine with the Los Angeles County + University of Southern California Program. After residency, he joined a private emergency medicine group and was a Clinical Assistant Professor of emergency medicine at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Subsequently, Dr. Brown trained in pediatric emergency medicine at Loma Linda University Medical Center and Children's Hospital. Dr. Brown is certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine in emergency medicine and pediatric emergency medicine.

Tim Young, MD is Program Director of the pediatric emergency medicine fellowship and is an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics at Loma Linda University Medical Center and Children's Hospital. He completed his residency training in emergency medicine and subspecialty training in pediatric emergency medicine at Loma Linda University Medical Center and Children's Hospital. He is Director of Medical Education Research at the Loma Linda University Medical Simulation Center. His research interests include medical education, simulation, and educational technology. He is certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine in Emergency Medicine and Pediatric Emergency Medicine and is a fellow of the American Board of Emergency Medicine and the American Academy of Pediatrics. He has been a full time faculty member since 2009.

Heather Kuntz, MD is Associate Program Director of the pediatric emergency medicine fellowship. She is an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics at Loma Linda University Medical Center and Children's Hospital. She completed her residency training in emergency medicine and subspecialty training in pediatric emergency medicine at Loma Linda University Medical Center and Children's Hospital. She directs the pediatric emergency medicine fellowship radiology course. She is certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine in emergency medicine and pediatric emergency medicine. She has been a full time faculty member since 2015.

Grace Kim, MD is Assistant Program Director of the pediatric emergency medicine fellowship and an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics at Loma Linda University Medical Center and Children's Hospital, and has been a full-time faculty since 1999. She is a graduate of Loma Linda University School of Medicine and completed a pediatric residency as well as a pediatric emergency medicine fellowship at Loma Linda. She directs the pediatric emergency medicine fellowship board review course. Dr. Kim is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics in pediatrics and pediatric emergency medicine and is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and member of American College of Emergency Physicians.

Drew Davis, MD is Research Educator for the pediatric emergency medicine fellowship and an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics at Loma Linda University Medical Center and Children’s Hospital. He graduated from the emergency medicine residency and pediatric emergency medicine fellowship at Loma Linda University Medical Center. He joined the full time faculty in 2018.

Besh Barcega, MD, MBA is an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics at Loma Linda University School of Medicine and has been a full-time faculty member since 2001. Dr. Barcega graduated from Loma Linda University School of Medicine in 1990 and also completed her pediatric residency and pediatric emergency medicine fellowship at Loma Linda. She completed her MBA at University of California-Irvine in 2005. She directs the international emergency medicine fellowship. Dr. Barcega is board certified in pediatrics and pediatric emergency medicine. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American College of Emergency Physicians.

Melanie Randall, MD is an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics at Loma Linda University Medical Center and Children’s Hospital and graduated from the emergency medicine residency and pediatric emergency medicine fellowship at Loma Linda University Medical Center. She directs the pediatric emergency medicine fellowship toxicology course. 

Brian Chen, MD is Assistant Medical Director for pediatric emergency medicine and an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics at Loma Linda University Medical Center and Children’s Hospital. He graduated from the pediatrics residency at Children’s Hospital of Orange County and the pediatric emergency medicine fellowship at Loma Linda University Medical Center.

Liz Fierro, MD is an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics at Loma Linda University Medical Center and Children’s Hospital. She graduated from the emergency medicine residency and pediatric emergency medicine fellowship at Loma Linda University Medical Center. She joined the full time faculty in 2018. She has served as associate program director of the emergency medicine residency since 2019.

Aqeel Khan, MD graduated from Nishtar Medical College in Multan, Pakistan in 1986. He did his house job in general surgery at Nishtar Hospital. He completed his pediatric residency training at Tod Children’s Hospital in Youngstown, Ohio in 1996 and his pediatric emergency medicine fellowship at Loma Linda University Medical Center in 1999.  He then took a position at Mercy Children’s Hospital in Pittsburgh as the Division Chief of Pediatric Emergency Medicine until returning to California. Dr. Khan has been on Medical staff at LLUMC as an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics since 1996. He is board certified in pediatrics and pediatric emergency medicine.

Jyh-I Lu, MD is an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics at Loma Linda University Medical Center and Children’s Hospital. He completed his emergency medicine residency at Akron General Medical Center and his pediatric emergency medicine fellowship at The Medical College of Georgia. He worked at The University of Oklahoma Medical Center from 2012-2018, where he was Director of Pediatric Emergency Medicine Resident Education and was in charge of pediatric emergency medicine NPs and PAs. He is a BLS, ACLS, PALS, and ATLS Instructor.

James Moynihan, DO is Medical Director for pediatric emergency medicine and Director of Quality Improvement for the Department of Emergency Medicine. He received his medical degree at the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific in 1996. Dr. Moynihan completed his residency in pediatrics followed by a fellowship in the pediatric emergency medicine at Loma Linda University Medical Center and Children's Hospital. He is an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics at Loma Linda University Medical Center and Children's Hospital. Dr. Moynihan is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and American College of Osteopathic Pediatricians. Dr. Moynihan has conducted research on measurement of cardiac troponin for both pediatric cardiac arrest and respiratory syncytial virus and the effect of palivizumab on the systemic inflammatory response associated with RSV.

Thomas Sherwin, MD is an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics at Loma Linda University Medical Center and Children's Hospital and has been a full-time faculty member since 1994. Dr. Sherwin graduated from Loma Linda University School of Medicine in 1989 and also completed his pediatric residency and pediatric emergency medicine fellowship at Loma Linda. Dr. Sherwin is board-certified in general pediatrics and pediatric emergency medicine. He is an instructor for Advanced Pediatric Life Support (APLS), as well as Pediatric Advance Life Support (PALS).

Shelly Nelson serves as administrative assistant and fellowship coordinator for the division of pediatric emergency medicine. In addition, she coordinates the emergency medicine ultrasound, international emergency medicine, combined international/ultrasound and administrative fellowships in our department.  Shelly has worked at Loma Linda University for 20 years.