Department of Internal Medicine

The Department of Internal Medicine’s highly trained team of physicians and advanced practice clinicians care for adults and late teens, evaluating and managing a wide array of medical conditions. We provide consultative services for acute and chronic conditions utilizing a full spectrum of diagnostic tools, therapeutic modalities and have access to specialty referrals. We are available to our patients for preventive services, wellness education and the management of complex patients with multisystem illness. We provide preoperative medical consultations for patients in need. With almost 100 physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants in the Department of Internal Medicine located at 6 Scripps Clinic Medical Group sites throughout San Diego County, we provide convenient access to primary care services. Our Division of Private Internal Medicine delivers “concierge” medical care through the Torrey Pines and Carmel Valley offices.

Chairman: Greg Babikian, MD

Department Vice-Chair: Melissa Wolinski, DO

Department Advanced Practice Clinician Lead: Kaitlyn Bertrand, NP

Clinical Vice President, Primary Care: Siu Ming Geary, MD

Internal Medicine, SC Carmel Valley Gregory Babikian, MD
Internal Medicine, SC La Jolla Anderson Medical Pavilion & SC Torrey Pines Geisel Pavilion Melissa Wolinksi, MD
Internal Medicine, SC Mission Valley & Rancho San Diego Sankar Sridaran, MD
Internal Medicine, SC Rancho Bernardo Mohammed Shaker, MD
Internal Medicine, Private Internal Medicine Clinic Gregory Babikian, MD
  • Peter D. Aldrich, MD    
  • Mahlet Alula, MD         
  • Dayna G. Arnstein-Temby, MD  
  • Vedka Begovic, MD      
  • Maryann Erika Beko, MD
  • Julie C. Bevan, MD        
  • Mark Bulgarelli, MD     
  • Annamaria Calabro, MD
  • Scott A. Carstens, MD   
  • Thomas L. Carter, MD   
  • Melinda A. Chen, MD   
  • Isabel K. Cheon, MD     
  • Parthajeet R. Chowdhuri, MD   
  • Gerardo Cisneros-Seibel, MD    
  • Lina H. Dajani, MD        
  • Fatma V. Deif, MD        
  • Joel C. Diamant, MD 
  • Geriatrics     
  • Rio Dickens-Celestin, MD          
  • Heather F. Doherty, MD
  • Paula A. Eisenhart, MD 
  • David J. Felix, MD
  • Siu Ming J. Geary, MD  
  • Julie Gollin, MD
  • Kaylan A. Graham, MD
  • David Heller, MD          
  • Marika D. Holte, MD
  • Jasmine Y. Ide, MD       
  • Benjamin F. Johnson, MD         
  • Eric O. Johnson, MD     
  • Robert Kaplan, MD       
  • Shipra Khushu, MD       
  • Sally Kim, MD   
  • Ann Kuo, MD   
  • David B. La Vine, MD
  • Andrew S. Lai, MD        
  • William Land, MD
  • Vikki Lane, MD
  • Eric T. Liu, MD
  • Michael F. Magpile, MD            
  • Haleh Mahdavieh, MD  
  • Carla N. McElroy, MD
  • Gerald D. Morris, MD   
  • Yulia A. Okhotina, MD  
  • Julie A.  Papatheofanis, MD      
  • Bradley A. Patay, MD    
  • Varinthrej Pitis, MD
  • Qin, Zhaoyi Qin, MD     
  • Nina R. Rabin, MD        
  • Xing J. Ren, MD
  • Rebecca A. Riley, MD    
  • Arjun Seghal, MD         
  • Biraj D. Shah, MD         
  • Sanjeev Shah, MD
  • Mohammed Shaker, MD           
  • Yuan Shao, MD
  • Sankar Sridaran, MD     
  • William F. Stendardi, MD          
  • Vivian M. Tran, MD
  • Dana M. Vaccari, MD    
  • Leigh A. Van Vranken, MD        
  • Christine M. Wang, MD
  • David W. Wetherhold, MD
  • Travel medicine 
  • Melissa K. Wolinski, DO
  • Christopher B. Yokoyama, MD  




Advanced Practice Clinicians 

  • Sarah E. Alcorn, NP     
  • Julia I. Appis, NP           
  • Elizabeth G. Baity, PA   
  • Danielle R. Beck, PA     
  • Kaitlyn L. Bertrand, PA  
  • Michelle L. Carter, NP     
  • Renee L. Curtis, PA
  • Alison Cusmano, NP     
  • Annie Dien, NP  
  • Timothy S. Foster, PA   
  • Maya V. Gumanovsky, NP
  • Jennifer B. Hamblin, PA
  • Kelly M. Holt, NP
  • Jessica B. Kelley, NP
  • Bonnie M. Marblestone, NP      
  • Martha A. Meadow, NP  
  • Shawna N. Mellon, NP    
  • Maria N. Miyashiro, NP  
  • Abigail M. Mori, NP      
  • Alexandre E. Paquet, PA
  • Sarah L. Rawski, PA      
  • Paige R. Squiller, PA     
  • Emily M. Stone, NP       
  • Debbie P. Tanedo, PA     
  • Alexandra J. Taylor, PA    

Featured Services

  • General physicals

  • Physicals for school/work/travel and more

  • Routine gynecologic care

  • Adolescent medicine

  • Geriatric care

  • Immunizations

  • Cancer survivorship

  • Genomics

  • Medical informatics

  • Private, concierge medical services

  • Management of Chronic Illness

  • Video/Telehealth Visits

Recognitions & Awards

  • Ongoing research in a number of areas including applications of genomic technology to clinical care, PDSA improvement projects, resident education innovations, and more

  • California Association of Physician Groups—Elite Status

  • Highly rated by the Office of Patient Advocate for Patient Care Experience (5/5 stars)

  • Highly rated by the Office of Patient Advocate Medicare Advantage Quality of Care (4.5/5 stars)

  • One of only five medical groups in CA to be above the 90th percentile nationally for patient diabetes and hypertension control

We are proud to be the home of the Scripps Clinic/Green Hospital Internal Medicine Residency Program, which includes 36 categorical IM residents and 6 NIH sponsored physician-scientist training slots. For more information or to apply, please visit the Graduate Medical Education page.

The Department also teaches UCSD medical students as they participate in their IM continuity training. We are also proud to play a substantial role in allied health professional training, serving as an affiliated training site for nurse practitioner and physician assistant programs across the country.