Grace Yu, MD
Stanford University School of Medicine (2003)
San Jose - O'Connor Family Medicine (2006)
UC San Francisco - Dept. of Family Medicine, Faculty Development (2007)
Women's health (including obstetrics), diabetes care, quality improvement, whole family care
Dr. Yu is the Residency Program Director and a teaching faculty member of the Stanford Health Care - O’Connor Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program. Dr. Yu is passionate about primary care education and enjoys her teaching responsibilities with medical students and family medicine residents. She is board-certified by the American Board of Family Medicine and has a special interest in women's health, including obstetrics, diabetes care, and quality improvement. She leads the diabetes group visits in the Family Medicine Center and was one of the founding members of the OSLER program. Dr. Yu received Stanford University's Henry J. Kaiser Foundation Excellence in Clinical Teaching Award and the Department of Medicine's Division of Population Health & Primary Care Teaching Award in 2017. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of the California Academy of Family Physicians and was honored as the CAFP Member of the Month in January 2019. Outside of the Bay Area, Dr. Yu also has ties with a local community clinic in Roatan, Honduras, Clinica Esperanza, where she long served as the medical volunteer coordinator. She considers it a privilege to be a part of her patients' lives and hopes to help both her patients and her trainees find a path to better health and happiness. To keep herself in great health, Dr. Yu enjoys playing the piano, photography, scuba diving, adventure travel (all the more adventurous with her three young children in tow!), and spending time with her family and friends.
Andrew Schechtman, MD
Associate Program Director
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA (1993)
Contra Costa Regional Medical Center Family Medicine in Martinez, CA (1996)
Medical informatics (using technology to improve medical practice), tropical medicine, travelers' health
Dr. Schechtman is the Associate Program Director of the Stanford Health Care - O’Connor Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program. He has special expertise in travel medicine, having studied Tropical Medicine and Traveler’s Health at the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine at Tulane University (1996) and has added certification in Clinical Tropical Medicine and Traveler’s Health from the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (2000). Dr. Schechtman worked stateside with Project USA in North and South Dakota on American Indian reservations (1997, 1998 respectively) and worked abroad with the Hurricane Mitch Relief Effort in Guatemala (1998) and Médecins sans Frontières (“Doctors Without Borders”) in Uganda and Liberia (2002-2003). During these periods, he treated such medical conditions such as African sleeping sickness, cholera, malnutrition, malaria, and various war injuries. In 2017, Dr. Schechtman spent a year-long clinical sabbatical in the Amazonian jungles of Peru with his family. Dr. Schechtman also has a special interest in medical informatics, which prompted his development of MeisterMed in 2001. Outside of work, he enjoys creating giant bubbles, experimenting with sous-vide cooking, and spending time with friends and family.
Robert Norman, MD
Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University (1980)
San Jose - O'Connor Family Medicine (1983)
Preventative medicine, full spectrum care
Dr. Norman just recently finished an illustrious 30 years as the Residency Program Director, and now continues in a full time teaching faculty role. He has experience in all aspects of medical care and is particularly interested in the promotion of healthy lifestyle choices such as exercise and healthy eating. He also loves a good diagnostic challenge! For fun and fitness, Dr. Norman swims many miles every early morning and is an avid rose gardener who always welcomes gardening tips from his patients and residents.
George Kent, MD
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine (1980)
Sonoma County Community Hospital in Santa Rosa, CA (1983)
Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Preventive Medicine (1987)
Full spectrum care, HIV/AIDS treatment, infectious disease, public health, obstetrics
Dr. Kent is a teaching faculty member of the Stanford Health Care - O’Connor Hospital
Family Medicine Residency Program. Before joining our faculty, Dr. Kent served as a
Medical Epidemiologist with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta, GA where he
completed a fellowship in Preventive Medicine. He has added certification as an HIV
Specialist with the American Academy of HIV Medicine and staffs a primary care clinic for
patients with HIV at the Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. Dr. Kent received the California
Academy of Family Physicians Award for Educational Excellence in 1998 and the Santa
Clara County Medical Association Award for Outstanding Educator in 2009; he was honored
as the CAFP member of the month in February 2018. Dr. Kent has special expertise in
infectious disease, public health, procedural medicine, and obstetrics and practices full-
spectrum family medicine. Outside of his career in medicine, Dr. Kent achieves balance in
his life through spending time with his family, adventure traveling, kayaking, and regularly
performing as a keyboardist.
Michael Henehan, DO
Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine (1980)
San Jose - O'Connor Family Medicine (1985)
Orthopedic and sports medicine
Dr. Henehan is the former and founding Director of the Stanford Health Care - O’Connor Hospital Sports Medicine Fellowship Program and a teaching faculty of the Stanford Health Care - O’Connor Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Family Medicine (1985) and has a Certificate of Added Qualification (CAQ) in Sports Medicine through the American Board of Family Medicine (1993). Dr. Henehan has special expertise in orthopedic and sports medicine. He is currently a team physician for San Jose State University (various sports) and was a team physician for the San Jose “Earthquakes” professional soccer team for twelve years. Dr. Henehan enjoys running, hiking, skiing, photography, and watercolor painting.
Michael Stevens, MD
George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Sciences (1981)
USAF Regional Medical Center, Carswell Family Medicine in Fort Worth, Texas (1984)
Pain management, headaches, depression, anxiety disorders, and addiction medicine
Dr. Stevens is a teaching faculty member of the Stanford Health Care - O’Connor Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Family Practice (1984) and American Board of Addiction Medicine (2015). He has added certification in the subspecialty of Headache Medicine (2012) by the United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties. He has special expertise in addiction, headaches, mood disorders, and pain management. His hobbies include live theater, photography and digital manipulation, and building and repairing computers.
Daljeet Rai, MD
Keck School of Medicine at University of Southern California (1983)
San Jose - O'Connor Family Medicine (1986)
San Jose - O'Connor Family Medicine, Adolescent Health (1987)
Obstetrics (including Cesarean section) and gynecology, pediatrics, procedural health, adolescent health, mental health, disaster medicine, and complementary and alternative medicine
Dr. Rai is a teaching faculty member of the Stanford Health Care - O’Connor Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program. He practices full-spectrum obstetrics and has primary surgeon Cesarean section privileges at O’Connor Hospital. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Family Practice. Dr. Rai has special expertise in adolescent and procedural medicine and serves as the attending physician for many of the residency procedural clinics. He also has extensive experience in international medicine, having led medical trips in Central America, South America, and Southeast Asia. He is an avid cyclist and when not on the trails, he can be found sharing a cup of warm chai with the residents.
Frances Sun, MD
Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis (1985)
San Jose - O'Connor Family Medicine (1988)
Geriatric medicine, women's health
Dr. Sun is a teaching faculty member of the Stanford Health Care - O’Connor Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program and has special expertise in the care of the geriatric patient. In her free time, Dr. Sun spends time taking hikes with her dog, gardening with native plants, and traveling.
Christian Fulmer, DO
Sports Medicine Fellowship Director
Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine (2003)
University of California, Davis Family Medicine (2006)
San Jose - O'Connor, Sports Medicine (2007)
Orthopedic and sports medicine
Dr. Fulmer is a teaching faculty member of the Stanford Health Care - O’Connor Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program and since July 2017, Director of the Stanford Health Care - O’Connor Hospital Sports Medicine Fellowship Program. He has a Certificate of Added Qualification (CAQ) in Sports Medicine through the American Board of Family Medicine (2009). Dr. Fulmer has special expertise in orthopedic and sports medicine, and he serves as a team physician for San Jose State University, San Jose City College, and Valley Christian High School (various sports). He has also served as a team physician for the San Jose Sabercats and the San Jose Sharks. Outside of work, he zealously follows the San Francisco Giants and 49ers and enjoys watching sports of all types. He also enjoys outdoor activities such as running, cycling, and hiking.
Bridget Harrison, MD
Family Medicine Center Medical Director
UC Berkeley, Berkeley School of Public Health (2005)
UC San Francisco School of Medicine (2006)
San Jose - O'Connor Family Medicine (2009)
Women's health including prenatal care, pediatrics, office-based procedures, whole family care, LGBTQ care
Dr. Harrison is a teaching faculty member of the Stanford Health Care - O’Connor Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program and medical director of the Indian Health Center Family Medicine Center (residency continuity clinic). After practicing at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, where she helped found its Department of Family Medicine and served as its interim department chair, she returned to O’Connor in 2016. She has special interests in women’s health, prenatal care, care of children, office based procedures, care of whole families, and LGBTQ care. She has a background in public health and enjoys working with patients and communities to improve health at the personal and community-wide levels. In her spare time, she enjoys playing Ultimate Frisbee, hiking, camping, and exploring the outdoors with her family.
Annie Chern, MD
Stanford University School of Medicine (2007)
San Jose - O'Connor Family Medicine (2010)
UC San Francisco - Dept. of Family Medicine, Faculty Development (2015)
Integrative medicine, weight management, obesity prevention, chronic disease care
Dr. Chern is a teaching faculty member of the Stanford Health Care - O’Connor Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program and the Director of Resident Selection. She has special interests in obesity prevention and treatment, and has an added certification by the American Board of Obesity Medicine (2016). She leads the “Healthy Living” group visits in the residency clinic, and also serves as the faculty coordinator for the integrative medicine track through the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine. She loves organizing resident wellness events, chasing after her twins (who are usually fleeing in opposite directions), and adding to her collection of patterned shoes, cowboy boots, and running kicks.
Rachel Sussman, MD
Stanford University School of Medicine (2013)
San Jose - O'Connor Family Medicine (2016)
Stanford University - Dept. of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Addiction Medicine (2017)
Dr. Sussman grew up in Pennsylvania, studied cognitive science and literature in college at Yale, and completed a master's in cognitive psychology at Harvard. After graduate school she lived in Shanghai for 2 years, and then moved to California for medical school and has been proud to call California home ever since! She completed her residency at the San Jose - O'Connor Family Medicine Residency Program, then went on to complete a fellowship in Addiction Medicine at Stanford. With her expertise in substance use disorder and addiction medicine, she originated both a smoking cessation group and the "COPE" (Chronic Opoid and Pain Education) group for patients. Dr. Sussman also has interests in whole family nutrition, pediatrics, and women’s health including lactation issues. Outside of work, Dr. Sussman enjoys hanging out with her 3 young kids, going to the farmer’s market, biking everywhere she can, and reading widely.
UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine, CA (2014)
Stanford Health Care - O’Connor Family Medicine Residency (2017)
UC Davis Medical Center Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship (2018)
Michelle Engle, MD
Dr. Michelle Engle grew up in Virginia, although she has also lived in China and Canada. She moved to California for medical training and quickly grew attached to the Bay Area. She is board-certified in family medicine and palliative medicine, providing holistic care to patients of all ages. Her hobbies include barre, board games, escape rooms, cooking, and rock climbing.
Jeffrey Peng, MD
Medical College of Wisconsin (2015)
Stanford Health Care - O’Connor Family Medicine Residency (2018)
Stanford Health Care - O’Connor Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship (2019)
Orthopedic and Sports Medicine, Diagnostic and Interventional Musculoskeletal Ultrasound
Dr. Peng is a Bay Area native, having been born and raised in Cupertino, CA. After obtaining his undergraduate degree at UCLA and medical degree in Wisconsin, he returned to the Bay Area to complete both his residency and fellowship with Stanford. He currently serves as team physician for San Jose State University and for local high schools. Dr. Peng has particular interests in diagnostic and interventional musculoskeletal ultrasound. Outside of work, he enjoys reading, exercising, cooking, spending time with his wife, and creating mischief with his daughter and son.
Greg Sazima, MD
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine (1987)
Psychiatry Residency, University of Connecticut Health Center (1990)
Psychiatry Residency (clinical/research year), Stanford Medical Center (1991)
Dr. Sazima serves as Senior Behavioral Faculty at the Stanford Health Care - O’Connor Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program, having worked with medical residents in training since 1991. He is board certified in Psychiatry (1993-present) as well as Geriatric Psychiatry (1994-2006). His work with the residents has included lecturing and precepting, as well as helping incorporate stress management techniques such as meditation into clinic programming for patients and into resident training. Recent academic publications and presentations include works on doctor/ “difficult” patient relationships and incorporating meditation training into outpatient clinical practices. In addition to his teaching role, he has practiced general adult psychiatry practice since 1991, providing psychotherapy, psychopharmacology, and stress management training. He also served in a series of clinical leadership and administrative roles, including Medical Director for Outpatient Services and Department Chair at Good Samaritan Hospital in San Jose from 1994-2001. In 2001, he moved his practice to Roseville, CA while continuing in his teaching position in San Jose. Dr. Sazima resides in Granite Bay, CA with his wife, Tracy Brown Sazima, MD (a family physician at Kaiser Permanente, Folsom) and three sons. He volunteers his time as a board member at Capital Public Radio in Sacramento and Snowline Hospice in Diamond Springs, CA. Dr. Sazima has a deep interest but questionable performance skills in jazz; besides piano, his other interests include hiking, writing, cooking, kayaking, and meditation.
Katherine Mullins, MD
Director of Behavioral Science Program
State University of New York Health Sciences Center School of Medicine (1991)
Psychiatry Residency, Stanford University School of Medicine (1994)
Stanford University School of Medicine, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (1996)
Dr. Mullins is the Director of Behavioral Science and a teaching faculty member of the Stanford Health Care - O’Connor Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program. She has extensive experience working with indigent mentally ill: she provided medication management services for geriatric clients at Community Solutions in South county for homebound clients and those in a residential facility (1994-1997); worked at Emergency Psychiatric Services at Valley Medical Center, the tertiary county hospital in Santa Clara County, (1994-2000); and provided inpatient psychiatric consultation-liaison services for San Jose Hospital from 2004 until its closure. She has helped to lead recent innovations in the residency Balint group, intern support group, and the Pain Management Service, a multidisciplinary treatment team for patients with chronic pain. In addition to her faculty role with the residency, she currently maintains a private practice in the South Bay where she provides psychotherapy and medication management for children and adults. Personal interests include spending time with her husband and two kids, mindful meditation, knitting, running, swimming, biking, and hiking.
Frances Respicio, LCSW
Social Service degree, San Jose State University (1981)
Masters in Social Work, San Jose State University (1983)
Ms. Respicio is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and co-coordinates the behavioral science curriculum for the Stanford Health Care - O’Connor Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program. She has formal training in Family Therapy, End-of-Life Care, Crisis Intervention, and Domestic Violence. She worked at Eastfield Ming Quong (1984-1993) residential and day treatment program for severely emotionally disregulated youth. She then worked as a Trauma Medical Social Worker at San Jose Hospital (1993-2005), while also serving as adjunct professor and faculty for San Jose University Graduate School of Social Work (1992-2004). Ms. Respicio co-leads Balint group, serves as a faculty in our residency Pain Clinic, co-leads behavioral science workshops for the residents, and provides counseling services for patients in co-practice with residents in the Family Health Center. She maintains a private practice in San Jose, CA. Her outside interests include cooking gourmet meals, baking, knitting, gardening, enjoying jazz festivals, and spending time on the beach.
Additional Faculty Members
Angela Jiang, MD
Amelia Sattler, MD
Amy Watson, MD
Anju Bhatia, MD
Thad Padua, MD
Albert Shen, MD
Intensive Care Medicine / Pulmonary Medicine
Ali Bassiri, MD
Sharad Dass, MD
Robert Filuk, MD
Paul Huang, MD
Veronica Ortiz, MD
Sports Medicine Fellowship Program Coordinator
Residency Program Coordinator