Internal Medicine

Our world-class physicians provide expert, compassionate patient care across a full range of medical specialties.

Internal Medicine

Our world-class physicians provide expert, compassionate patient care across a full range of medical specialties.

Your Partner in Health Care

We provide you with a full range of care — from general health services to the most complex and specialized treatments — all within a sensitive and compassionate environment. Many of our doctors are leaders in the field, who conduct cutting-edge research that is moving the science of medicine to higher thresholds. This expertise is available to you for all your health needs.

Same-day Appointments and After-hours Urgent Care

Same-day Appointments

We recognize that unanticipated health care needs may arise. To help you find care when you need it, we accommodate same-day appointments at USC Healthcare Center 2 (HC2). A call to the office is all that is necessary to provide the highest quality health care for your unpredicted needs.

To make a same-day appointment, call: (323) 442-5100.

After-hours Urgent Care

Our Evaluation and Treatment Clinic (ETC) at Keck Hospital of USC offers urgent, non-emergency services to treat medical issues such as a urinary tract infection or a complication from a chronic illness.

ETC visits are by appointment. Your Keck Medicine doctor will refer you to the ETC, where staff have access to your medical records, as well as to laboratory and radiographic equipment, so you can have lab work done or get an MRI, CT scan or X-ray. The ETC is open 24 hours a day and staffed by either an emergency medicine or internal medicine physician.

How to be seen at the ETC:

  1. For urgent medical issues, call: (800) USC-CARE or (323) 442-5100.
  2. Ask to speak to the on-call physician to discuss your medical concerns.
  3. If necessary, the on-call physician will refer you to the ETC for evaluation.

If you need immediate emergency care, please call 911 or visit the emergency room at USC Verdugo Hills Hospital or your local emergency department.

Patient Resources

Executive Health Program

Our physicians are members of the Executive Health team, specializing in early disease detection and prevention at the Executive Health Center. Each exam is customized according to your current health, family medical history and lifestyle, as well as scientifically based screening guidelines. You will receive concierge-level service through a personal coordinator, who manages client scheduling, follow-up, physician contact, reporting and billing.

Travel Health

Comprehensive evaluations prior to and following foreign travel can be essential to your good health. Our general internists develop personalized treatment plans that may include vaccinations and other preventive measures to avoid illness. If needed, care can be coordinated with subspecialists from the fields of gastroenterology and infectious diseases.

Other Health Resources

  • KidsHealth.org
  • FamilyDoctor.org: Trusted medical advice from the American Academy of Family Physicians
  • Healthfinder.gov: Medical advice from the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, Office of the Secretary and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • MedlinePlus.gov: Trusted health information from the National Library of Medicine
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Number of patients we see daily through our telehealth platform

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We offer care in over 23 different medical specialties

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Keck Medical Center is ranked among the 3 top hospitals in metro LA

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Keck Medical Center is ranked among the top 10 hospitals in California

A Full Range of Care in a Sensitive and Compassionate Environment

Your general internist will identify the right medical specialist, sometimes a whole team of specialists, to care for your health condition.

We pride ourselves on listening to your needs, answering your questions and helping you to become a knowledgeable health care partner.

We combine academic excellence, world-class research and state-of-the-art facilities to provide highly specialized care for patients with some of the most complex health needs in the country.

Keck Medical Center of USC is ranked among the top 50 hospitals in the country in 8 specialties by U.S. News & World Report.

We are proud to provide quality health care to transgender, non-binary and gender-diverse individuals in a safe and supportive environment.

Our Team

Specialties
Internal Medicine, Infectious Diseases

Sandra Danielle Algaze, MD

Accepting new patients
Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology, Colorectal Cancer
Specialties
Internal Medicine

Richard G. Barbers, MD

Accepting new patients
Director, Lung Transplantation Program, Keck Hospital of USC
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Critical Care Medicine, Allergy and Immunology, Pulmonology  View more

Braden G. Barnett, MD

Accepting new patients
Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine (Clinician Educator ...
Specialties
Endocrinology, Gender-Affirming Care, Internal Medicine

Ahmet Baydur, MD

Accepting new patients
Professor of Clinical Medicine
Specialties
Pulmonology, Internal Medicine
Associate Dean, Continuing Medical Education and Professiona ...
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Primary Care
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Internal Medicine

David L. Brown, MD

Accepting new patients
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Cardiology
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Internal Medicine

Jeffrey B. Canceko, MD

Accepting new patients
Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Primary Care
Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Primary Care, Women's Health
Specialties
Internal Medicine

Cynthia Cherfane, MD

Accepting new patients
Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Specialties
Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Internal Medicine

Raj Dasgupta, MD

Accepting new patients
Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine (Clinician Educator ...
Specialties
Pulmonology, Pulmonary Critical Care, Internal Medicine
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Internal Medicine
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Endocrinology, Internal Medicine, Endobariatrics
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Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology, Melanoma Surgery  View more
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Internal Medicine, Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology  View more
Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine
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Internal Medicine, Primary Care, Women's Health
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Internal Medicine
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Internal Medicine
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Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology
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Internal Medicine
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Internal Medicine

Kurt Hong, MD

Accepting new patients
Professor of Clinical Medicine
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Primary Care, Clinical Nutrition  View more

Wei Jung Hsia, MD

Accepting new patients
Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine (Clinician Educator ...
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Critical Care
Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
Specialties
Lung Cancer, Medical Oncology, Internal Medicine
Specialties
Anatomic Pathology, Internal Medicine

Priya Jayachandran, MD

Accepting new patients
Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
Specialties
Breast Cancer, Medical Oncology, Internal Medicine
Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Gender-Affirming Care, HIV and AIDS Specialist  View more
Specialties
Internal Medicine

Matthew Jung, MD

Accepting new patients
Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Primary Care

Monika Katarzyna Kakol, MD

Accepting new patients
Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine (Clinician Educator ...
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Interventional Pulmonology, Sleep Medicine

Michael S. Karp, MD

Accepting new patients
Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine
Specialties
Internal Medicine, HIV and AIDS Specialist, Primary Care

Sarah Elizabeth Kayne Allen, MD

Accepting new patients
Specialties
Primary Care, Internal Medicine, Women's Health
Specialties
Internal Medicine

Keith Fuad Killu, MD

Accepting new patients
Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine (Clinician Educator ...
Specialties
Critical Care Medicine, Internal Medicine
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Internal Medicine
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Internal Medicine
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Cardiology

Shiqian Chinoy Li, MD

Accepting new patients
Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine (Clinician Educator ...
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Interventional Pulmonology
Professor of Clinical Medicine
Specialties
Pulmonology, Lung Transplant Surgery, Internal Medicine
Professor of Medicine and Pathology
Specialties
Hematology, Internal Medicine
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Gender-Affirming Care, HIV and AIDS Specialist  View more
Specialties
Internal Medicine

Jennifer R. Marks, MD

Accepting new patients
Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Primary Care, Women's Health
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Internal Medicine
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Internal Medicine, Breast Cancer, Oncology
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Internal Medicine
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Internal Medicine
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Internal Medicine, Nephrology, Polycystic Kidney Disease
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Internal Medicine, Rheumatology

Asal Gharib Naderi, MD

Accepting new patients
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Allergy and Immunology
Professor of Clinical Medicine
Specialties
Nephrology, Internal Medicine
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Internal Medicine
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Cardiology, Advanced Heart Failure  View more

Caroline T. Nguyen, MD

Accepting new patients
Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
Specialties
Endocrinology, Internal Medicine
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Hospice and Palliative Care
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Internal Medicine

James E. Pacino, MD

Accepting new patients
Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Primary Care
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Nephrology, Polycystic Kidney Disease

Arpna S. Patel, MD

Accepting new patients
Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Primary Care, Women's Health

Dev Patel, MD

Accepting new patients
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Cardiology
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Internal Medicine, Hospice and Palliative Care

Caroline Piatek, MD

Accepting new patients
Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine (Clinician Educator ...
Specialties
Hematology, Internal Medicine
Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine (Clinician Educator ...
Specialties
Internal Medicine
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine
Specialties
Medical Oncology, Internal Medicine
Specialties
Internal Medicine
Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Primary Care
Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Primary Care

Hiu Shan, MD

Accepting new patients
Specialties
Nephrology, Internal Medicine, Polycystic Kidney Disease
Specialties
Internal Medicine
Specialties
Internal Medicine
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Cardiology, Advanced Heart Failure  View more

Danielle Renee Sterrenberg, MD

Accepting new patients
Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine
Specialties
Medical Oncology, Hematology, Breast Cancer  View more
Specialties
Internal Medicine
Medical Director, Keck Signature Care, USC Concierge Medicin ...
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Geriatric Medicine, Concierge Medicine  View more
Specialties
Internal Medicine

Fadi Tohme, MD

Accepting new patients
Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
Specialties
Nephrology, Internal Medicine
Specialties
Internal Medicine
Specialties
Internal Medicine
Clinical Professor of Medicine
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Primary Care, Women's Health
Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Primary Care, Women's Health
Specialties
Internal Medicine
Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Primary Care, Women's Health
Specialties
Internal Medicine
Specialties
Critical Care Medicine, Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Blood and Marrow Transplant
Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine (Clinician Educator ...
Specialties
Allergy and Immunology, Internal Medicine

Monica Ilana Zell, MD

Accepting new patients
Specialties
Hospice and Palliative Care, Internal Medicine
Specialties
Internal Medicine
Specialties
Primary Care, Internal Medicine

Vahe Arabian, PA-C

Accepting new patients
Specialties
Primary Care, Internal Medicine
Specialties
Primary Care, Internal Medicine
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Primary Care, Internal Medicine

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