Faculty Physicians

Faculty Physicians - Dignity Health Medical Group (DHMG) Arizona
We are more than just a medical practice. We are also a high-caliber teaching entity. Our team comprises the best and brightest in the most traditional sense, keeping patient care at the forefront of everything that they do. Continuously striving to achieve what others have not, most of our physicians have faculty appointments as assistant, associate, or full-time professors in their departments.

Elevating care through education

Our departments located at both St. Joseph’s and Chandler Regional Medical Centers are highly respected training sites for the medical students and resident physicians who are a part of this alliance. Our faculty will continue to work assiduously to ensure that the next generation of physicians is fully prepared to provide the best possible care for the families within the Phoenix metropolitan area.

As the alliance and its goals are realized, DHMG faculty will be on the forefront of developing new curriculum and hands-on clinical experience to support this effort. At Dignity Health, we believe that every patient deserves an opportunity to pursue a cure, improve their quality of life, and enhance healthcare for generations to come.

To learn more about our different specialties and patient care offered within, click here.

To learn more about our residency programs, click here.
 

Our teaching doctors (by specialty)

Behavioral health

Douglas Stockwell, MD, Assistant Professor
Jose J Urdaneta, MD, Assistant Professor

Family medicine

Allison Crain, MD, Assistant Professor
Jeffrey M Curtis, MD, Assistant Professor
Keith A Frey, Professor
Robert Garcia, MD, Associate Professor
Atoosa Hosseini, DO, Assistant Professor (AF)
Ken Ota, DO, Assistant Professor
Edward G Paul, MD, Associate Professor
Summer Peregrin, Instructor
Jenna Sangkam, DO, Assistant Professor
Paul R Steinberg, MD, Associate Professor

Internal medicine

Garineh Ovanessoff, MD, Instructor
Alexandra R Lucas, MD, Professor
Saifuldeen Al-Qaisi, MD, Assistant Professor
Mohamad F Alyafi, MD, Assistant Professor
John S Anwar, MD, Assistant Professor
Deepti Boddupalli, MD, Assistant Professor
Sai-Sridhar Boddupalli, MD, Assistant Professor
Michael Debo, DO, Assistant Professor
Sonal Haerter, MD, Assistant Professor
Smita Kapoor, MD, Assistant Professor
Caroline Kim Kupfer, MD, Assistant Professor
Sang Hyung Lee, MD, Assistant Professor
Richard A Manch, MD, Professor
Steven Mann, MD, Instructor
Mirella Mircescu, MD, Assistant Professor
Jay B Patel, MD, Assistant Professor
Suzanne Plush, DO, Assistant Professor
Jeny Pothen Itty, DO, Assistant Professor
Osama Qasim Agha, MD, Assistant Professor
Justin A Reynolds, MD, Assistant Professor
Monica C Rodriguez, MD, Assistant Professor
Sabyasachi Roy, MD, Assistant Professor
Wesley R Shealey, MD, Assistant Professor
Tatyana A Shekhel, DO, Assistant Professor
James Spivey, MD, Professor

Pediatrics

Wendi Carlton, MD, Assistant Professor
Anne Guerrero, MD, Assistant Professor
Heather Holley, DO, Instructor
Laurie B Jones, MD, Associate Professor
Lilia Parra-Roide, MD, Associate Professor
Dawn M Schwartz, DO, Assistant Professor
Cara L Wright-Talamante, MD, Assistant Professor

Radiology

Karen A Baker, MD, Assistant Professor
Philip A Baker, MD, Assistant Professor
Ralph Drosten, MD, Professor
Neil F Dunn, MD, Assistant Professor
Tilina N Hu, MD, Associate Professor
Olga M Kalinkin, MD, Professor
David P Kay, MD, Assistant Professor
Courtney L Mitchell, MD, Associate Professor
Taruna Ralhan, MD, Assistant Professor
Randy R Richardson, MD, Professor
Robert Rivera, MD, Assistant Professor (AF)
Frank V Schraml, MD, Professor
Ryan Scott, MD, Assistant Professor
Amy M Trahan, MD, Associate Professor

Surgery

Andrew L Blount, MD, Assistant Professor
Kathryn Coan, PA-C, Assistant Professor
Ronald A Gagliano, MD, Professor
Jordan Jacobs, MD, Assistant Professor
James A Mankin, MD, Assistant Professor
Kevin McGeever, ANP, Assistant Professor
David Row, MD, Assistant Professor
Hannah C Row, MD, Assistant Professor
Raymond F Shamos, MD, Associate Professor
Jordan Weinberg, MD, Professor
Peter S Wu, MD, Instructor

Women's health

Carrie Aguilar, MD, Instructor
Joel, MD Barkley, MD, Assistant Professor (AF)
Robert M Brady, MD, Assistant Professor
Mario E Castellanos, MD, Assistant Professor
Claudia S Chambers, MD, Assistant Professor
Linda R Chambliss, MD, Assistant Professor
Tracy Contant, MD, Assistant Professor
Bruce A Culbertson, MD, Assistant Professor
Nita Desai, MD, Assistant Professor
JohnH Farley, MD, Professor
Ashley Lynn Gubbels, Assistant Professor
Michael Hibner, MD, Professor
Samantha P Nadella, , Instructor
Linda R Nelson, MD, Professor
Larissa E Romero, MD, Assistant Professor