Adnan AlShaer, MD
Dr. Alshaer attended the Jordan University of Science and Technology. He graduated in 1999 and completed a higher degree in Family Medicine there in 2004. He completed his Residency in Internal Medicine at Case Western Reserve University, St. Vincent Charity Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio in 2009. Dr. Alshaer is also certified with the American Board of Internal Medicine.
Behrooz Banihashemi, MD
Dr. Banihashemi earned his medical degree at Shiraz University of Medical Sciences in Shiraz, Iran in 1999. After graduation he practiced medicine in Iran until coming to the United States in 2012. He served an Externship in Ambulatory GI subspecialty at the Consultive GI Group through Emory University, Atlanta Georgia and an Externship in Medical Floor at Floyd Medical Center, Rome Georgia. He also completed an Internal Medicine Residency at Lincoln Medical Center Bronx, New York in 2015.
Alaleh Bazmi, MD
Dr. Bazmi earned her medical degree at Pécs University Medical School, Pécs Hungary. She served Internships in Internal Medicine at Tehran University Medical Center, Iran and through UCLA at Kern Medical Center and in Surgery through UC San Diego at Kern Medical Center. She is certified in Internal Medicine and completed her Residency through UCLA at Kern Medical Center. She is a member of the American Academy of Physicians. She was a member of the Clinical Faculty of Internal Medicine at Kern Medical Center.
Kristin Brown, FNP-C
Kristin Brown earned her BSN from California State University Fresno, California in 1991. She worked as a nurse at Children’s Hospital of Orange County for seven years then continued her education earning her MSN with a Family Nurse Practitioner Degree at California State University, Dominguez Hills, California in 1999. Her specialties are health maintenance, diagnosis, disease prevention, treatment and management of common and episodic problems. She also has experience caring for chronically ill pediatric patients and high risk infants.
Romona Dolan, PA
Romona Dolan is a Physician Assistant who received her training at the Stanford University PA Program. Romona started her career in medicine as a Midwife but soon learned she wanted to treat the whole patient and fell in love with the internal medicine population. She practiced Acute Care for 15 years, working with hospitalists in both San Joaquin and Bakersfield Heart Hospital. She is also a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants.
Igor Garcia-Pacheco, MD
Medical Director, Hospitalist Program
Dr. Garcia-Pacheco earned his medical degree at the Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia in Lima, Peru. He completed his Internship and Residency in Internal Medicine and continued with his Fellowship in Critical Care at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan. He specializes in Internal Medicine and Critical Care and is certified with the American Board of Internal Medicine since 2005 and certified in Critical Care since 2011. He is also a member of the Society of Critical Care Medicine, American Medical Association, American College of Physicians, and the Peruvian College of Physicians.
Lorenc Malellari, MD
Dr. Malellari earned his medical degree at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey- Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. He completed his Residency in General Surgery at New York Medical College- Westchester Medical Center and continued his training with a Fellowship in Colon and Rectal Surgery at UC Irvine Health- University of California at Irvine. He is also trained in advanced laparoscopic and robotic Surgery procedures He is board certified in both General Surgery and Colon and Rectal Surgery. He is an Associate Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons.
Lincy Maliyekkal, FNP-C
Lincy Maliyekkal, FNP-C, earned her MSN with a Family Nurse Practitioner degree at California State University Bakersfield in 2009. She is a member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and her background includes; experience in treating diabetic patients and working with infectious disease physicians in diagnosing and referring patients.
Geeteshwar Mangat, MD
Dr. Mangat earned his medical degree at Dayanard Medical College & Hospital in Punjab, India. He completed his Internship and Internal Medicine Residency at State University New York Downstate University Hospital of Brooklyn New York. He is certified with the American Board of Internal Medicine.
Deborah McDowell, FNP-C
Debbie McDowell earned her BSN in 1995 and her MSN with a Family Nurse Practitioner degree at California State University Bakersfield in 2001. She has practiced in Women’s Health, Rural Healthcare, Internal Medicine settings and specialized in Labor and Delivery. She is certified with the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and a member of Sigma Theta Tau.
John McGrath, FNP
John McGrath earned his BSN degree at California State University Bakersfield. He earned his RN Certification at Delaware Community College’s RN First Assistant Program in Media, Pennsylvania and went on to earn his NP Certification at San Jose State University in San Jose, California. His experience includes; working as a RN, NICU Nurse Specialist caring for ill neonates, providing family practice, OB/GYN, and occupational health services. He is certified with the National Certification board of Perioperative RN’s, the National Certification of RN First Assistants and a member of the American College of Nurse Practitioners.
Parvez Memon, MD
Dr. Memon earned his medical degree at the University of Sind, Liaquat Medical College in Jamshoro, Pakistan. He served his Internal Medicine Internship and Residency at St. Francis Medical Center- Trenton, New Jersey and completed his Geriatric Fellowship at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center- Colton, California. Dr. Memon specializes in Internal and Geriatric Medicine and is certified with the American Board of Internal Medicine-Geriatric Medicine.
Michael Oefelein, MD
Dr. Oefelein graduated Cum Laude with the highest distinction in biochemical research from the University of Rochester. He completed medical school at Case Western Reserve University, area of concentration in Immunology. His Surgical Internship and Residency were completed at Northwestern University, where he was resident instructor of the year. His Urological Surgical training was completed at Northwestern. Prior to joining GMA Healthcare Providers, Dr. Oefelein served as an Associate Professor of Urology and Oncology at Case Western Reserve University and the Ireland Comprehensive Cancer Center. He is certified with the American Board of Urology and a Diplomate of the American College of Surgeons. He is also an active member of the Society of Urological Oncology and the Society of Urodynamics and Female Urology.
Chan Park, MD
Dr. Chan Park earned his medical degree at the Loma Linda University, California. He served his Family Medicine Internship at Crozer-Chester Medical Center- Upland, Pennsylvania and his Residency at Crozer-Keystone Family Practice- Springfield, Pennsylvania. He is certified with the American Board of Family Medicine and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians. He has been with GMA Healthcare Providers from its’ inception and enjoys caring for patients of all groups. Dr. Park speaks fluent Korean and is also proficient in Spanish. In his practice of medicine, he tries to adhere to the concept “to make man whole.”
Joice Rhee, MD
Dr. Rhee received her undergraduate degree from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. She earned her medical degree at the American University of Antigua College of Medicine, Antigua, Barbuda. She completed her Family Medicine internship and residency at Mercy Medical Center North Iowa. She is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians. Dr. Rhee joined GMA Healthcare Providers Hospitalist Program in August 2017.
Xenia Roldan, MD
Dr. Roldan earned her medical degree and served an Internship at the University of the East, Quezon City, Philippines. She completed her Residency at Bowman Gray School of Medicine at Wake Forest University- North Carolina Baptist Hospital, Winston Salem, NC and she completed her Pediatric Neurology Fellowship at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, California. Dr. Roldan specializes in Pediatrics and is certified with the American Board of Pediatrics.
Meenakshi Sachdeva, MD
Dr. Sachdeva earned her medical degree at Christian Medical College, Ludhiana, Punjab, India. She completed her Internship at The Mount Vernon Hospital in Mount Vernon New York. She completed her Internal Medicine Residency at Jersey City Medical Center in Jersey City New Jersey. She is certified with the American Board of Internal Medicine.
Farhan Shah, MD
Dr. Shah earned his MBBS degree at Khyber Medical College, Peshawar, Pakistan. He served his Internal Medicine Internship and served his Residency at SUNY Upstate Medical University Hospital Syracuse, New York. Dr. Shah is certified with the American Board of Internal Medicine and a member of the American Society of Nephrology, American College of Physicians and the Kern County Medical Society.
Matab Singh, MD
Dr. Singh earned his medical degree at Bharti Vidyapeeth’s University Medical College Pune, India in 1999. He completed his Residency training in Internal Medicine at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center, New York and his Fellowship in Geriatrics at Charles Drew University Los Angeles, California. He specializes in Internal Medicine and Geriatrics.
Pamela Smith, FNP-C
Pamela I. Smith, DNP is a certified family nurse practitioner (FNP-C) with 38 years of nursing experience and 27 years as a certified Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nurse (CWOCN). Her educational background includes graduating from California State University, Bakersfield with a BSN Nursing degree in 1976. She completed Tucson Medical Center’s Enterostomal Therapy (ET) Nurse education program in 1988, becoming nationally certified as a CETN now a Wound Ostomy Continence Nurse (CWOCN) that same year. Pam earned her MSN with a Family Nurse Practitioner degree from the University of Phoenix in 2010. She became national board certified as a FNP-C in (DNP) from Chamberlain College of Nursing in 2015. Her nursing experience includes Acute Care, Home Health, Inpatient Rehabilitation, Outpatient Clinics, and Emergency Medicine. She provides care to infants, pediatric, adolescent, adult, and geriatric populations.
Katherine Thomas, MD
Katherine C. Thomas earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology at the University of California, Los Angeles in 2009. She earned her medical degree in 2013 and completed an Internal Medicine Internship and Residency at the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine.
John T. Young, MD
Dr. Young is a certified Family Physician who has been in practice in Bakersfield for over 30 years. He went to medical school at Northwestern University Chicago, Illinois and completed his Residency at Kern Medical Center. He received his Master in Counseling from California State University Bakersfield and his Master in Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary. He is a member of the Christian Medical and Dental Association. Dr. Young is a Diplomate of the American Academy of Family Practice.
Edwin Youngstrom, DO
Dr. Youngstrom earned his medical degree from the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine Midwestern University in Downers Grove, IL. He served his Urology Internship and Residency at Michigan State University/E.W. Sparrow Hospital Lansing, Missouri. While serving his residency, he was appointed Chief Resident and was a member of the Adjunct Clinical Faculty where he taught undergraduates and medical students the pathophysiology and physical evaluation of urologic disease processes. He completed his Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology at the University of Pennsylvania. As an undergraduate, he was a member of Sigma Sigma Phi Honor Society and received the Pathology Award for Outstanding performance in pathology classwork. Dr. Youngstrom is board eligible in urology with the American Board of Osteopathic Surgeons. He is a member of the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons and the American Osteopathic Association. He is also a candidate member of the American Urological Association.
Jing Zhou, MD
Dr. Zhou earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, in Nanjing, China. She attended the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, and Louisiana State University, where she earned her Master of Science degree in Mathematics. Her medical degree was earned at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center- School of Medicine. Dr. Zhou completed her Residency in General Surgery at Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah, Georgia and served two years as Chief Resident. She is board eligible in General Surgery and a member of the American College of Surgeons.