A Message From Our Director

Welcome to the Dignity Health Family Medicine Residency at Northridge, affiliated with David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA!

Our new name reflects our new formal affiliation with the Dignity Medical Foundation. We are the first Residency Program in the Foundation and we are proud to be part of this organization. The Foundation is supporting our Family Medicine Center as well as allowing us an opportunity to expand Family Medicine here at Northridge.

Family physicians have always played a significant role in our nation’s healthcare, and we are preparing for increased importance as our country moves toward healthcare reform. Indeed, this is an exciting time to become a family physician, and we welcome your interest in the Northridge Family.

New at Northridge

The Dignity Health Medical Group at Northridge has expanded and we now have a fully functioning inpatient Hospitalist team. We have several alumni physicians on the inpatient service and part of the goals for this team is teaching for our residents. We welcome their support and expertise. In addition we have added two family physicians to our office practice, alumni Dr. Ruth Espinoza and Dr. Jeffrey Wang.

We are excited to announce our new Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship for the 2016-20167 year. Dr. Mandeep Ghuman, the new Program Director will be working with our residents and the new fellow to promote sports medicine, health and fitness in our community.

Dignity Health Medical Group Northridge Family Medicine is a certified Patient Centered Medical Home and is NCQA certified in Diabetes this year. We are proud of the team effort from our residents, nursing staff, employees and faculty made in achieving this goal. Our office is continuing to work on improving our quality and team based care to our patients.

Family Medicine Residency Program

Evidence shows that patients who have a family physician will be healthier because they have you in their life. Our program is committed to creating an environment to will enable and empower you to become an excellent family physician. We are dedicated to challenge and inspire you to learn across all medical settings. From the hospital and office, to skilled nursing homes, and patients’ homes you will learn side-by-side with our outstanding, veteran medical staff, nurses and, of course, your peers in our family medicine program.

At Northridge, you will learn the essential skills to be a great family doctor, whether you work as primary care physician in communities, hospitalists, geriatricians, sports doctors or family medicine educators. Northridge offers excellence in maternity care, sports medicine, hospital care and ambulatory family medicine in a wide range of settings.

Our Program Makes Us Proud. Our Legacy is Our Graduates.

We are proud of the physicians who have completed our program and the amazing work they do in communities throughout California, the United States and abroad. Our graduates include the current President of the California Family Physicians, two California Family Physician of the Year, educators at residency programs across the state and the country, leaders in large multispecialty groups like Kaiser Permanente or small models based on private practice, Federally Qualified clinics caring for the poor and those who do outreach trips to countries all over the world.

What Makes Northridge Unique?

We are located in the middle of the San Fernando Valley, a vibrant cosmopolitan setting. People come to the area come from many different cultures and backgrounds. In our residency program, your education is enriched by the opportunity to serve a wide ranging population, including the neediest. You will serve those who lack resources and need healthcare the most. This is precisely why our program is well positioned to help shape the family physicians need most by our county as we reform our healthcare system.

We also have the benefit of being the only residency in a large tertiary hospital so our residents have the experience of truly managing challenging patients and developing skills and confidence necessary to succeed in virtually any demanding healthcare environment. Additionally, we are a close family of passionate educators, devoted staff and bright and idealist residents who care for patients together in a supportive and challenging environment.

Inpatient Medicine – Is it important to a family doctor? At Northridge we believe the answer is YES! Our residency has a strong inpatient teaching practice and our graduates have opportunities in hospital medicine, missionary outreaches and practice here because they are skilled and knowledge in both ambulatory and hospital medicine.

Being a physician is not a job; it is a calling.

Our residency supports a dynamic and ever-changing learning environment for young physicians. We balance the need for intense and fulfilling educational experiences with emphasis on personal growth, and support for life outside of the program. If you are a motivated, caring and idealistic student we want to give you the experience, knowledge and skills to become the physician you want to be. If you are that person, find out what we offer at Northridge Family Medicine.

Pamela M. Davis, MD
Northridge Family Medicine Residency Program 

Contact Information:
Carol Evans
Program Manager
Family Medicine Residency Program & 
Northridge Primary Care Sports Fellowship
18406 Roscoe Blvd
Northridge, CA 91325
[email protected]
(818) 885-8500, ext. 2456

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