Featured Alumni STAR Awardees

UCLA STAR encourages you to lead rather than to follow and that's the path that most awardees take. They choose to reach for the stars rather than sit back and admire them.

Tamer Sallam, MD, PhD, STAR Program Executive Co-Director

Linda Liau, MD, PhD
Professor &  Chair,
UCLA Department of Neurosurgery

Dinesh Rao, MD, PhD
Associate Professor
UCLA Department of Pathology

Jennifer Malin, MD, PhD
Staff Vice President,
Clinical Strategy Anthem Inc.

Jocelyn Kim, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor,
UCLA Department of Infectious Diseases

Oliver Dorigo, MD, PhD
Director and Associate Professor,
Division Gynecologic Oncology
Stanford Women's Cancer Center
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Karen Reckamp, MSCR
Co-Director and Associate Professor of Medicine,
Lung Cancer and Thoracic Oncology Program
City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center

Joseph C. Wu, MD, PhD
Director, Stanford Cardiovascular Institute
Professor, Department of Medicine/Cardiology & Radiology

Kathleen Sakamoto, MD
Professor, Division of Hematology/Oncology, Department of Pediatrics Stanford University School of Medicine

Sanaz Memarzadeh, MD, PhD
Director, G.O. Discovery Laboratory
Associate Professor,
UCLA Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Rick Fairhurst, NIH, MD, PhD
Chief, Malaria Pathogenesis and Human Immunity Unit,
Laboratory of Malaria and
Vector Research
Director, NIH MD/PhD Partnership Training Program
NIAID, National Institutes of Health

Susanne Nicholas, MD, MPH, PhD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Director, Fellowship Training Program
Division of Nephrology
Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Hypertension
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Co-Director, AXIS Technology Core
Department of Research
Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science

As the first Infectious Diseases fellow in the UCLA STAR Program, I was strongly encouraged to customize my training to fit my interests and develop my career.

Rick Fairhurst, MD, PhD, National Institutes of Health

Featured Current STAR Awardees and Recent Graduates

Peter Hanna, MD
Chief STAR Fellow
Division/Track: Cardiology, Basic Science

Cherie Blair, MD, MPH
Chief STAR Fellow
Division/Track: Infectious Diseases, Health Services Research

Amy Cummings, MD
Division/Track: Hematology Oncology, Basic Science

Tasha Lin, MD
Division/Track: Hematology Oncology, Basic Science

Jason Hong, MD, MPH
Division/Track: Pulmonary, Basic Science

Ana Costa-Monteiro, MD, PhD
Division/Track: Pulmonary, Postdoctoral Research 

Iheanacho Emeruwa, MD, MBA
Division/Track: Pulmonary, Health Services Research

Joshua Sasine, MD
Division/Track: Hematology Oncology, Basic Science

The STAR Program provides an excellent balance of integrated clinical training with a strong focus on research. The flexibility and support for researchers to pursue their interests is unparalleled.

Joshua Sasine, MD PhD