Our faculty and residents
Meet our faculty
Dr. Dalla Tor was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico and moved to Southern California at the age of nine. She graduated from UCLA with a bachelor's degree in Physiological Science and attended the Charles R. Drew/UCLA Medical Education Program.
During her residency at the Memorial Family Medicine Program in Long Beach, CA, she was Co-Chief for both Quality Assurance and Gynecology.
After completing residency, Dr. Dalla Tor worked at Kaiser Permanente and then transitioned into academics. She joined the PIH Health Family Medicine Residency Program as faculty where she chaired the Clinical Competency Committee and helped to develop their Chronic Disease and Palliative Care Track.
Additionally, Dr. Dalla Tor worked at the Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center Family Medicine Residency Program (PVHMC FMRP) as their Associate Program Director. At the PVHMC FMRP she developed the Clinical Competency Committee and served as the Medical Student Clerkship Director. Dr. Dalla Tor is dually board-certified in Family Medicine and Hospice and Palliative Medicine. She joined our residency program in 2017 as the Associate Program Director and transitioned into the role of Program Director in the fall of 2018.
Dr. Dalla Tor enjoys teaching medical students and residents and has a special interest in resident and physician wellness, curriculum development, pipeline programs/mentorship, community medicine, procedural training and caring for patients and families of all ages.
On a personal note, Dr. Dalla Tor is married and has three children. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, reading, arts and crafts, hiking, traveling and kayaking. Dr. Dalla Tor is excited to build a residency committed to academic excellence, innovation and service to our community through compassionate, quality care.
Associate Program Director
Director of Inpatient Medicine
Dr. Chen-Joea was born in San Francisco, California and moved to Southern California at a young age. She graduated with Honors from UCLA, with a major in Biology and minor in Developmental Psychology. She was an early education teacher at UCLA for a few years before deciding to explore her passions in public health and medicine. She obtained her Masters in Public Health at Drexel University in Philadelphia where she received the Dean’s Scholarship and Community Medicine Award for her active participation in community programs and the local government. She then went to medical school at Western University of Health Sciences where she ventured into advocacy work with the CMA and AMA. She completed her family medicine residency at Long Beach Memorial, where she was the program’s first resident to complete an area of concentration in Health Policy. She also completed a Health Policy fellowship at George Washington University, was Co-Chair of the Resident-Student Council at CAFP, and served as Co-Academic Chief during her residency.
Dr. Chen-Joea is board-certified in family medicine. She practices full spectrum care both on an inpatient and outpatient setting. Her patients include newborns, adults and the elderly. She also offers osteopathic manipulative therapy for her patients. Her interests include public health, health policy, advocacy, maternal child health and procedures.
In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, eating, reading novels, playing with her pup Murphy, horseback riding, binge watching Netflix, spending time with her husband and traveling. A fun fact is that she dislikes biting into crunchy foods, like carrots or apples. Her bucket list includes skydiving, becoming SCUBA certified, and one day being able to visit every country in the world.
East Valley Community Health Center—Chief Medical Officer
Chinhnam Hathuc, DO, was born and raised in Southern California where he lived with his family in the Inland Valley. At the age of 16, he received a scholarship and left home to attend Simon's Rock College of Bard in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. He graduated college at 19 years old and took a research position at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. After two years of neuroscience research, and a good amount of soul-searching, he decided to pursue a career in medicine and attended Touro University in Northern California.
Dr. Hathuc had the opportunity to share his medical school experience with his brother, as they were housemates and schoolmates. When not studying for exams, they both spent their summers volunteering for Camp Footprints—a nonprofit organization that serves physically, mentally, and/or socially economically challenged children. Volunteering at Camp Footprints is still a passion for both of them to this day.
After graduating medical school, Dr. Hathuc returned home to Southern California and completed his Family Medicine residency at Pacific Hospital in Long Beach, California. During his residency program, he developed a passion for community medicine as he worked in a medically underserved area. He wanted to put his efforts into community medicine because he saw a great need for quality health care for those patients that are most vulnerable.
Upon completion of his residency program and board certification in Family Medicine, Dr. Hathuc joined East Valley Community Health Center—a federally qualified health center that serves the San Gabriel and Pomona Valleys. He works there as a Lead Physician and the Chief Medical Officer for their four community clinics. He is also an Attending Physician and the Osteopathic Medicine Director for the Family Medicine residency program at College Hospital in Long Beach, California.
Through the partnership between East Valley Community Health Centers and Emanate Health, Dr. Hathuc hopes to give back to the communities that helped shape his career and inspire future family medicine physicians to go into community medicine.
Dr. Harnek Singh was born in Punjab and moved to Southern California at the age of 8; he has since called Orange County his home. He graduated from UCLA with a bachelor’s degree in Integrative Biology & Physiology. He then worked in a research lab at UCLA that focused on the molecular basis of the remodeling of voltage-activated K+ channels in the heart by sex hormones. He went on to attend Ross University School of Medicine for his medical degree.
Dr. Singh completed his residency training at Emanate Health. In fact, he was one of the chief residents. During his residency, he was very involved in making the experience for his colleagues a memorable one. He planned social and wellness activities. He even started “Basketball Wednesdays” where residents would get together with attendings and play a friendly game of basketball after didactics. Academically, he has presented abstracts at both AMSSM and ACSM. For his passion of teaching medical students and residents, he was awarded “Resident Teacher of the Year.”
Dr. Singh is board-certified in Family Medicine. He practices full spectrum care both in an inpatient and outpatient setting. His patients include newborns, adolescents, adults and the elderly. He has special interest in musculoskeletal health and sports medicine. He enjoys teaching medical students and residents and has a special interest in resident and physician wellness.
In his personal time, Dr. Singh loves to spend time with his wife and parents. He enjoys watching superhero movies and his favorite superhero is Batman. He has seen The Dark Knight more than twenty times! His favorite sport is basketball; he loves watching it, playing it, and discussing it. A fun fact is that Dr. Singh loves trivia and would play trivia games all day if he could. One day he hopes to be on Jeopardy.
Director of Community Medicine
Dr. Julie Navarro was born and raised in Southern California. She graduated from UCLA with a bachelor's degree in Psychobiology. She went on to attend Western University of Health Sciences where she earned her medical degree, in addition to a Masters in Medical Sciences. After completing her residency training at Long Beach Memorial and becoming board certified in Family Medicine, Dr. Navarro worked at Kaiser Permanente where she practiced full spectrum care. She enjoys caring for children, their parents and grandparents. Dr. Navarro continues to promote health education in order to empower patients and their families. She is an advocate for programs that are culturally sensitive because she has seen the impact culture has on an individual’s health outcomes. Her love for community medicine, diabetic patient care, women’s health and education led her to join the Emanate Health Family Medicine Residency Program.
In her downtime, Dr. Navarro enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She loves watching documentaries, reading with her children and going on hikes.
Director of Maternal & Newborn Health
Dr. Quiamas was born in Laoag City, Philippines and moved to Southern California in 1996. He graduated from UC-Irvine with a major in Biological Sciences. He obtained his Masters in Medical Sciences at WesternU College of Biomedical Sciences. He then pursued his medical degree at WesternU College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific in 2013. During medical school, he was the President of the Pomona Community Health Action. In this role, his passion to serve vulnerable and underserved populations was solidified.
Dr. Quiamas completed his Family Medicine Residency in the state of Rhode Island at Kent Hospital/Thundermist Health Center. During this time, he was involved in curriculum development in the areas of Maternal-Child Health and Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine. He served as the Maternal-Child Health Chief Resident during his final year of residency. Upon graduation, he was the first resident to complete two areas of concentration in Obstetrics and Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine. His research in Osteopathic Medicine was also published in the Journal of the American Osteopathic Association. He was awarded as the “Teacher of the
Year” for his passion for teaching.
Dr. Quiamas’ passion for Maternal (OB)-Child Health led him to pursue a fellowship at Beaumont Wayne Hospital in Maternal & Newborn Health for additional training in high risk OB, obstetrics surgical skills, and neonatal resuscitation/newborn care.
Dr. Quiamas is a board-certified in Family Medicine. He practices full spectrum care both on an outpatient and inpatient setting including obstetrical care. He is also an advocate for LGBTQ+ Medicine and continues to provide transgender care.
In his personal time, Dr. Quiamas enjoys spending time with his family and friends. He enjoys traveling, tasting new types of food, hiking, running, and playing board games.
Associate Program Director
Director of Geriatric Medicine
Dr. Mohammed Yousuf Zaveri was born and raised in Orange County, California. In order to fulfill his mother’s dream, he pursued his medical education at Baqai Medical College in Karachi, Pakistan. During medical school, the Vice Chancellor awarded him a Certificate of Merit: ‘Meritorious Student’ all years.
He completed his family medicine residency at Riverside University Health System – University of California, Riverside. During residency, Dr. Zaveri served as Chief Resident. He actively presented scholarly work at different conferences within the fields of Palliative Care and Geriatric Medicine. His exposure to Palliative and Geriatric Medicine in the settings of outpatient, inpatient, and nursing home care further interested him to explore the field of Geriatrics.
He completed his Geriatric Medicine Fellowship at Veterans Affairs – University of California, Los Angeles. His particular interests in Geriatrics were advance care planning, polypharmacy/ deprescribing, and care transitions. His passion for teaching and the endlessness of family medicine led him to join the Emanate Health Family Medicine Residency Program.
Aside from his passion for Medicine, Dr. Zaveri loves spending time with his wife, family, and friends. He enjoys playing basketball, going to the beach, and watching TV shows. From time to time he enjoys experimental baking and treating his family to his favorite coffee biscuit cake.
- Director of Pediatrics—Aarti Kulshrestha, MD
- Director of Emergency Medicine—Samuel Cordeiro, MD
- Director of Surgery—Raffaele Corbisiero, MD, FACS
- Zuhra Musherraf, DO
- James Pearson, MD, JD
- Luis Garcia-Ayala, MD
Meet our PGY-1 residents
Allison was born and raised in San Diego, California. Prior to entering medical school, she completed her undergrad training in nursing and worked as a psychiatric nurse in multiple settings with various populations. Interested in advancing her medical knowledge, she then attended Ross University School Of Medicine. She enjoys going to Disneyland, traveling, and trying new foods with her family. Her favorite thing to do is spending time with her three daughters and husband, and planning their next adventure. She is grateful to be a part of the Emanate Health Family Medicine Residency Program and looks forward to serving the SoCal area.
Nancy was born and raised in Orange County, CA. She attended UC Davis for her undergraduate degree in Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior before pursuing a degree in Medicine at St. Georges University. During her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and dog. Nancy is excited to be part of Emanate Health Family Medicine Residency and is looking forward to providing primary care to the community.
Michael is passionate about delivering full spectrum health care to his community, with proficiency on Osteopathic Medicine. He has had extensive experience and training in Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment, which he will employ as adjunctive to traditional Family Medicine. He is particularly interested in Sports Medicine, and working with the medically underserved community. Some of his hobbies including surfing, skiing, and hiking with his dog, Moose.
Andrew is a Southern California native, having spent most of his life in San Diego where he was born and raised. He majored in biology at the University of California, Riverside and attended Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona for his medical degree. Andrew is passionate about equal and preventative care towards under-represented minorities. Outside of medicine, Andrew likes to spend time with his family and friends, attend concerts and music festivals, play the guitar, and watch sci-fi, horror, or thriller movies. He also enjoys staying active through fitness and various sports such as basketball, in order to sustain his passion for food and cooking.
Kevin was born and raised in sunny San Diego where he received his undergraduate degree in human biology and a minor in psychology from the University of California, San Diego. He went on to attend Touro University Nevada to complete his medical degree. His upbringing in San Diego has inspired him to give back and work in underserved communities where quality healthcare is needed most. Aside from medicine, Kevin enjoys golfing, cooking, board games, and sports. As a transplant into LA County, he will still always be a San Diego sports fan at heart – go Padres (and Chargers)!
Born and raised in Southern California, Hannah is excited to be serving the Emanate Health community near her home, family and friends. At the University of Southern California, her enjoyment of working with older adults led her to earning an undergraduate degree in Human Development and Aging. Overcoming an autoimmune disease inspired Hannah to pursue medicine at Midwestern University in Arizona. She is passionate about Geriatrics, LGBTQ+, and Integrative Medicine. In her free time, Hannah enjoys rock climbing, traveling, scuba diving, writing fiction, producing music, and spending time with her fetch-playing cat, Juno.
Yasmine was born and raised in West Los Angeles. She completed her undergraduate degree at the University of California, Los Angeles and received her medical degree from Western University of Health Sciences. Yasmine enjoys traveling, listening to music, and spending time with her family and friends. She looks forward to serving Southern California’s diverse patient population, and is passionate about educating her patients, as well as advocating for them as they navigate the healthcare system.
Michael was born at Queen of the Valley Hospital and raised in West Covina, Ca. He attended the University of California, Riverside as an undergraduate and completed his medical education at Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara. He was able to do all of his clinical training at Emanate Health and is thrilled to be a part of the residency program to give back and serve his community. During his free time he enjoys spending time with his wife and son, beach trips, being active, exploring new restaurants and cooking different cuisines. He is also an avid sports fan and loves watching his Texas Longhorns and Miami Dolphins play.
Meet our PGY-2 residents
Mariam was born and raised in Southern California. She completed her undergraduate degree in Biological Sciences at UC Irvine and attended medical school at the Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine. Mariam enjoys spending time with family and friends and trying out new foods and restaurants. She also enjoys being outside, taking care of her vegetable garden and hiking around Mt. Baldy. She is excited and looking forward to completing her residency training back home in Southern California.
James was born and raised in South Korea. After completing his nursing degree, he joined the army to start his career as a nurse. After working three years in the military hospital, he decided to pursue medicine and moved to the US where he attended Loma Linda University School of Medicine. In his free time, James loves hiking and camping with his wife and two adorable dogs. One is a Boston terrier, Dobie, and the other is a golden retriever, Somi. Yosemite is one of his favorite places to camp with his wife and two dogs. James is excited to join the program and is ready to do his best to help the patients and community.
Mark grew up in New York and completed his bachelor’s degree in Human Development at Cornell University. He eventually found his way to California, where he initially lived in San Diego, and then moved north to complete his medical degree at UCSF School of Medicine. He has many interests within family medicine but is particularly passionate about preventative medicine, working with underserved populations, and mental health in primary care settings. In his free time, you can find him surfing at one of the area's beaches, climbing at an indoor rock gym, going on walks with his rescue corgi, Rex, or catching up with family and friends.
Amanda was born and raised in Reno, Nevada and completed her undergraduate degree in Chemistry from the University of Nevada, Reno. She went to medical school in Colorado at Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine. During medical school, she completed a Pre-Doctoral Fellowship in Osteopathic Principles and Practices and has a passion for using Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT) to help patients with various ailments. In her free time, she loves playing the piano, baking, hiking, kickboxing, and spending time with friends and family. Amanda is excited to be a part of the Emanate Health family and to be able to serve the community in sunny Southern California.
Juan Pablo was born and raised in Mexicali, Mexico. He attended Medical School at the Universidad Autonoma de Baja California. Juan worked in El Centro, CA doing research at a community hospital. He enjoyed assisting patients with COVID-19 and helping them with the newest available treatments. For Juan, a perfect day consists of watching sports and grilling steaks. His favorite sports teams are the NY Mets and the LA Chargers. Juan likes trying out new restaurants and exploring new places. He is excited to be a physician in the SoCal area and looks forward to improving the health and life of his patients.
Christin was born in Taiwan and moved to Seattle during middle school. She completed her undergraduate degree at Washington University in St. Louis and earned her medical degree from Tulane University School of Medicine. Christin is excited to complete her residency training in beautiful and diverse Southern California. She looks forward to getting to know her patients and helping them navigate through the healthcare system. In her free time, Christin enjoys exploring nature trails, taking a stroll on the beach, and trying out different boba shops. She also enjoys watching movies and traveling with her loved ones.
Mike was born and raised in Long Beach, CA. Shout out to the LBC! He graduated from UC Berkeley (Go Bears!) with degrees in integrative biology and education and attended Touro University Nevada for medical school. Mike loves sports and reps the Lakers, Dodgers and Rams all day. When he’s not watching sports, he loves to stay active by watching TV and playing video games. Otherwise, you can find him hanging out with his goofy German Shepherd, Mamba.
Mike is passionate about providing care to underserved communities and striving to address health inequity through culturally humble and holistic approaches. He is truly honored to have the opportunity to join the Emanate Health family to continue to pursue his dream of serving and empowering the communities that have meant so much to him.
Humberto was born in Riverside, California and has lived in SoCal for most of his life. He completed his medical education at the Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara in Mexico, and is passionate about serving and helping disparage misinformation in underserved communities. He enjoys going on spirited drives on twisty back-roads and discovering new locations for photo shoots. He loves photographing his family and friends, so be sure to ask him whenever you are in need of a new profile pic!
Meet our PGY-3 residents
Justin was born and raised in Southern California. He completed his undergraduate degree in Kinesiology at Cal Poly Pomona and went to medical school at Western University of Health Sciences. In his free time, he enjoys listening to different genres of rock music. On any given Sunday, you can find him scouring record shops, looking for the next hidden gem. Justin also enjoys traveling abroad. His last trip was an excursion through Rome, Venice, Paris, Amsterdam and Berlin, where he and his wife had the time of their lives. He is an avid Lakers and Raiders fan. During downtime, he loves hanging out with his family and friends, always looking forward to the next backyard boogie. He enjoys trying out new restaurants - Dim sum, sushi and Thai food are his favorite cuisines. To decompress, he likes to go on long runs to rejuvenate his mind, body and spirit. Justin is thrilled to do his residency at Emanate Health where he is able to serve and give back to the surrounding communities he was raised in.
Felicia was born and raised in Monrovia, CA, and went to Arkansas for undergrad as well as for medical school at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. She has a large Hispanic family, and views her patients and peers at Emanate Health as a big extension of that family. She is interested in serving her local community, as well as pursuing a sports medicine fellowship. In her free time, she LOVES playing volleyball, especially sand volleyball, and is very competitive when it comes to athletics. Off the court, however, she enjoys singing Disney songs and hanging out with her husband and family. She is always willing to try new foods and go on new adventures. She is currently obsessed with keeping her herbs alive, and would love to own a dachshund one day.
Vivian was born in Davis, California and moved to Orange County at the age of 12, after spending 2 years in El Paso, Texas. Here in Southern California, she found her home and the diverse community she wants to serve throughout her medical career. Vivian graduated from Caltech with dual bachelor's degrees in English and Bioengineering, and completed her medical education at the UCSF School of Medicine. She enjoys playing board games, practicing Suio Ryu Iai Kenpo, improvising on the piano, writing stories and learning new calligraphy scripts. Above all, her favorite activity is spending time with family and playing with her super cute one-year-old daughter.
Vivian is proud to be a resident family physician at Emanate Health, and looks forward to building partnerships with her patients to promote all aspects of wellbeing. She believes in educating patients and empowering them to make decisions about their health that will best support their core values and purpose in life.
Phoebe is a Southern California native, having spent most of her life in Fountain Valley, California. She received her undergraduate degree from University of California, Irvine, majoring in human biology and minoring in Spanish, and went on to attend Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona for her medical degree. She is widely traveled and has studied abroad in England and Spain. Besides medicine, Phoebe has many passions, including art – she loves to construct stained glass windows and paint. She also enjoys salsa dancing, and playing the piano.
Salil has lived in Southern California for most of his life. During his free time, he enjoys going on hikes, watching movies, spending time with family and friends, and travelling. His love for travel is fueled by a desire to explore other cultures and foods. He is looking forward to completing his residency training in this diverse area and working with patients of under-served communities.
Nadine was born and raised in Southern California. She attended the University of California, Riverside as an undergraduate and completed her medical education at Ross University School of Medicine. While at Ross, Nadine worked extensively with under-served populations on the island of Dominica, often acting as the patients’ sole provider. Serving patients in these resource-poor environments ignited a passion for primary care of the under-served.
After graduating from medical school, Nadine worked in San Diego and Tijuana with patients seeking asylum. In an effort save themselves and their families, many of these patients had fled home countries that are war-torn, dangerous, and no longer inhabitable. Nadine hopes to continue providing care to under-served and marginalized populations throughout her residency training. Nadine enjoys baking, hiking and exploring national parks with her husband, and spending time with her family.
Habib is an Afghan American from Irvine, California. He completed his undergraduate studies in biology at California State University, Fullerton. In his free time, Habib loves to spend time with his friends and family. Habib is a sports fanatic. He loves to both watch and play basketball and soccer. He is a die-hard Lakers fan and has bled “purple and gold” since the mid 1990s. Habib is thrilled to join this friendly, compassionate, and most of all hard-working family to further enhance his training.
Angela is a Southern California native who grew up in Burbank. Her passion for pursuing medicine and becoming a physician arose from growing up with an older sister who has severe autism. She hopes to provide more access to quality care for individuals and families whose loved ones live with impacting disabilities. After completing her undergraduate degree in neuroscience at UCLA, she attended Ross University for medical school. In Angela's free time, she enjoys drawing digitally, painting and doing arts and craft projects. She also likes to explore various types of cuisine and her favorite dishes to cook are Sri Lankan, Korean, and Mexican food.
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