Our program embraces whole person care. As a resident, you’ll find caring leadership ready to support you in achieving your goals. 

Improving population health and wellness drives everything we do. Our residents have passion for lifestyle and compassion for the communities they serve.

Program Leadership

Karen R. Studer, MD, MBA, MPH

Karen R. Studer, MD, MBA, MPH

Program Director

Dr. Studer has been the program director since July 2019. She is board certified in preventive medicine, integrative medicine and lifestyle medicine. She is also the program director of the MPH in Population Medicine at the School of Public Health and works clinically at the VA.

Faculty

Lori Wilber, MD, MPH

Lori Wilber, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor
Peter Bastian, MD, MPH

Peter Bastian, MD, MPH

Brenda Rea, MD, DrPH, RD

Brenda Rea, MD, DrPH, RD

Allan Darnell, MD, MPH

Allan Darnell, MD, MPH

Chief Resident

Silvia Caswell, DO

Silvia Caswell, DO

Silvia Caswell, DO is a Preventive Medicine/Public Health Chief Resident physician at Loma Linda University Health. After obtaining her Anthropology with Health emphasis undergraduate degree from the University of Utah, she went on to complete her osteopathic medical degree from Campbell University in North Carolina. She then completed her internship year in Family Medicine and worked as a general practice physician in southwest Florida. She is passionate about Lifestyle Medicine, clinical nutrition, public health, and policy. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, exercising, and sleeping.

PGY-2

Name Graduate School
Sarah Bode, MD University of Alabama School of Medicine
Silvia Caswell, DO Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine
Nicolas Cecotto, MD Universidad Adventista del Plata Facultad de Ciencias de la Salud
Youngdo Jeong, MD Loma Linda University
Ryan Nelson, MD Loma Linda University
Vasili Sitaras, DO Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Med, Philadelphia

PGY-3

Meena Dopp, MD  Loma Linda University
Name Graduate School
Kimberly Conley, MD, MPH Loma Linda University
Daniel Angerbauer, MD University of Miami Miller, School of Medicine

Plus One Fellowship Track

Name Graduate School
Timothy Ibrahim, MD (Quality Improvement) State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
Gerald Cox, MD (Lifestyle Medicine) St. George’s University School of Medicine
Alexander Thomas, MD (Quality Improvement) Loma Linda University
Arshely Fleuristal, MD (Maternal Track) Loma Linda University
Ronald Harmon, MD, MPH (Lifestyle Medicine) Loma Linda University
Adwoa Waife, MD (Lifestyle Medicine) Loma Linda University
Kelsea Sandefur, DO (Global / Lifestyle Medicine) Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine

Alumni

Name Post-Placement
Elisha Webster, MD (2021) University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences
Emily Khatchaturian, DO (2021) Western University of Health Sciences
Robert West, MD, MPH (2021) University of Kentucky
Ryan Herring, MD (2021) University of Illinois College of Medicine
Rafik Saleh, MD (2021) Cairo University - Egypt
Jennifer Chevinsky, MD, MPH
(2019)
Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer at the CDC National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion for two years; currently serves as Health Deputy of Riverside County Health Department.
Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, & Obesity 
Leith States, MD, MPH (2015) Chief Medical Officer, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, U.S. Department Health and Human Services
Adley Dason, MD, MPH (2019) Assistant Program Director Addiction Medicine Fellowship at LLU
Rasika Thondukolam, MD, MPH (2018) Occupational Medicine fellowship
Peter Bastian, MD, MPH (2019) Faculty, Loma Linda University Department of Preventive Medicine
Leah Humann, MD, MPH (2019) Faculty, Loma Linda University, Department of Preventive Medicine
David Yoon, MD, MPH (2020) Addiction Medicine fellowship