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 specialty referrals. We are available to our patients for preventive services, wellness education and the management of complex multisystem illness. We provide preoperative medical consultations for patients with that need. With almost 100 physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants at six Scripps Clinic Medical Group sites throughout San Diego County, the Department of Internal Medicine provides convenient access to primary care services. Our Division of Private Internal Medicine delivers “concierge” medical care services through our Carmel Valley and Torrey Pines 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 Wolinski, 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

Division of Internal Medicine, Scripps Clinic Carmel Valley

3811 Valley Centre Drive, San Diego, CA 92130:

Dayna Arnstein-Temby, MD
Gregory Babikian, MD
Mitch Bierman, MD, PhD
Scott Carstens, MD
Rio Dickens-Celestin, MD
Julie Gollin, MD
David Heller, MD
Benjamin Johnson, MD
Robert Kaplan, MD
Adva Kornblit, MD
David La Vine, MD
Vicki Lane, MD
Eric Liu, MD
David Lush, MD
Varinthrej Pitis, MD
Brittney Ulupinar, MD
Christine Wang, MD

Advanced Practice Clinicians:

Renee Curtis, PA
Sandra Ley, NP
Shawna Mellon, NP
Maily Nguyen, NP
Olivia Rothman, PA
Chelsea Schmidt, PA

Division of Internal Medicine, Scripps Clinic La Jolla & Torrey Pines

Scripps Clinic, La Jolla, Anderson Medical Pavilion, 9898 Genesee Avenue, La Jolla, CA 92037:

Brandon Ciaudelli, DO
Julie Papatheofanis, MD
Lydia Park, MD
David Wetherhold, MD
Melissa Wolinski, DO

Scripps Clinic Torrey Pines, Geisel Pavilion, 10710 N Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla, CA 92037:

Vedka Begovic, MD
Thomas Carter, MD
Lina Dajani, MD
Joel Diamant, MD
David Felix, MD
Shipra Khushu, MD
Sally Kim, MD
Alexander Meilan, DO
Bradley Patay, MD
Zhaoyi Qin, MD
Rebecca Riley, MD
Arjun Seghal, MD
Biraj Shah, MD
Sanjeev Shah, MD
Sankar Sridaran, MD
Dana Vaccari, MD
Christopher Yokoyama, MD

Advanced Practice Clinicians:

Michelle Carter, NP
Jumai Dawuda, NP
Maya Gumanovsky, NP
Michelle Hawkes, NP
Kelly Holt, NP
Kathleen Huynh, NP
Kathryn McLaughlin, NP
Sarah Rawski, PA
Caroline Zimmet, NP

Division of Internal Medicine, Scripps Clinic Mission Valley & Rancho San Diego

Scripps Clinic Mission Valley, 7565 Mission Valley Road, Ste. 200, San Diego, CA 92108:

Mahlet Alula, MD
Maryann Erika Beko, MD
Gerardo Cisneros-Seibel, MD
Eric Johnson, MD
Yulia Okhotina, MD
Nina Rabin, MD
Xing Ren, MD
Sankar Sridaran, MD
Vivian Tran, MD

Advanced Practice Clinicians:

Erin Lathrop, PA
Victoria Muchnik, PA
Michelle Woyshner, PA
Maria Miyashiro, NP

Scripps Clinic Rancho San Diego, 10862 Calle Verde, La Mesa, CA 91941:

Lorien Ahn, MD
Fatma Deif, MD
Michael Magpile, MD

Division of Internal Medicine, Scripps Clinic Rancho Bernardo

15004 Innovation Drive, San Diego, CA 92128:

Julie Bevan, MD
Mark Bulgarelli, DO
Isabel Cheon, MD
Parthajeet Chowdhuri, MD
Heather Doherty, MD
Siu Ming Geary, MD
Haleh Mahdavieh, MD
Gerald Morris, MD
Mohammed Shaker, MD
Yuan Shao, MD
Leigh Van Vranken, MD

Advanced Practice Clinicians:

Lisa Abresch, PA
Timothy Foster, PA
Nicole Johnson, PA
Annie Dien, NP
Natasha Lubrano, NP

SCMG Internal Medicine, Carmel Valley 

SCMG Internal Medicine, Mission Valley

SCMG Internal Medicine, Rancho Bernardo

SCMG Internal Medicine, Torrey Pines

SCMG Primary Care, AMP

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.