Faculty

Robert Norman, MD

Dr. Norman is the Medical Director and teaching faculty of the San Jose-O’Connor Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program. He is a graduate of Northwestern University School of Medicine (1980) and the San Jose Medical Center Family Medicine Residency Program (1983). He is a diplomate of the American Board of Family Medicine (1983). Dr. Norman was the Associate Director of the San Jose Medical Center Family Medicine Residency Program during the three-year period immediately before accepting the directorship of the San Jose Family Medicine Residency Program in July 1986. Dr. Norman served as the Program Director of that program for 19 years, and he became the Program Director of the San Jose-O’Connor Hospital Family Medicine Residency on July 1, 2005. Dr. Norman has special expertise in practice management.

George Kent, MD

Dr. Kent is an Associate Director and teaching faculty of the San Jose-O’Connor Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program and Medical Director of the Indian Health Center/Family Health Center. He graduated from the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine (1980) and the University of California at San Francisco affiliated Family Medicine Residency Program at Community Hospital of Sonoma County in Santa Rosa, CA (1983). Dr. Kent is a diplomate of the American Board of Family Medicine (1983). Before joining our faculty in 1987, Dr. Kent served as a Medical Epidemiologist with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta, GA and completed a fellowship in Preventative Medicine (1987). Beyond his activities at the San Jose-O’Connor Hospital, he staffs a primary care clinic for patients with HIV disease at the Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. Dr. Kent is certified as an HIV Specialist (2006) with the American Academy of HIV Medicine (www.aahivm.org). Dr. Kent received the California Academy of Family Physicians Award for Educational Excellence in 1998. Dr. Kent has special expertise in AIDS, infectious disease, and public health, and he has special interest in obstetrics. Dr. Kent has “primary surgeon” Cesarean section privileges at the O’Connor Hospital.

Dr. Michael Stevens, MD

Dr. Stevens is an Associate Director and teaching faculty of the San Jose-O’Connor Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program and the Director of Resident Selection. He is a graduate of the George Washington University School of Medicine (1981) and the Family Medicine Residency Program at the United States Air Force Regional Hospital-Carswell in Fort Worth, TX (1984). He is a diplomate of the American Board of Family Medicine (1984). He is certified in the subspecialty of Headache Medicine by the United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties (2013; uncs.org) and is currently pursing certification in Addiction Medicine by the American Board of Addiction Medicine (abam.net). Before joining the San Jose-O’Connor Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program in 1987, Dr. Stevens was rated as a Flight Surgeon, a faculty member of the Family Medicine Residency Program at Malcolm Grow Medical Center, Andrews Air Force Base (Washington, D.C.), and a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (Bethesda, MD). At the San Jose-O’Connor Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program, Dr. Stevens directs resident recruitment, selection, and orientation. He has special expertise in headache management, pain management, affective disorders, and addiction medicine. Additionally, he has special interest and expertise in computer technology.

Michael Henehan, DO

Dr. Henehan is the Director of the San Jose-O’Connor Hospital/Stanford Affiliated Sports Medicine Fellowship Program and a teaching faculty of the San Jose-O’Connor Hospital Family Medicine Residency. Dr. Henehan is a graduate of the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine (1980) and the San Jose Medical Center Family Medicine Residency Program (1985). 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 a team physician for San Jose State University (various sports) and the San Jose “Earthquakes” (professional soccer team).

Daljeet Rai, MD

Dr. Rai is an Associate Director and teaching faculty of the San Jose-O’Connor Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program. He is a graduate of the University of Southern California School of Medicine (1983) and the San Jose Medical Center Family Medicine Residency Program (1986). Following the completion of his residency, Dr. Rai completed a one year academic fellowship focusing on adolescent health (1987). He is a diplomate of the American Board of Family Medicine (1986). Dr. Rai has special expertise in adolescent and procedural medicine. He also has a special interest in obstetrics. Dr. Rai has “primary surgeon” Cesarean section privileges at the O’Connor Hospital.

Frances Sun, MD

Dr. Sun is the Director of Geriatric Training at the San Jose-O’Connor Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program and teaching faculty of the San Jose-O’Connor Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program. She is a graduate of the Washington University-St. Louis School of Medicine (1985) and completed her Family Medicine residency at the San Jose Medical Center Family Medicine Residency Program (1988). She is a diplomate of the American Board of Family Medicine (1988), and she has a Certificate of Added Qualification (CAQ) in Geriatric Medicine through the American Board of Family Medicine (1992). Dr. Sun has special expertise in geriatric medicine and has special interest in women’s health.

Michelle Maxey, MD

Dr. Maxey is the Medical Director of the Family Medicine Associates of San Jose – the faculty practice extension of the residency program. She is a graduate of the University of California at Davis School of Medicine (1990). She completed her residency in Family Medicine at the San Jose Medical Center Family Medicine Residency Program (1993). She is a diplomate of the American Board of Family Medicine (1993). Dr. Maxey has special interest in practice management and women’s health.

Andrew Schechtman, MD

Dr. Schechtman is a teaching faculty of the San Jose-O’Connor Hospital Family Medicine Residency. He graduated from the UCLA School of Medicine (1993) and the Contra Costa Regional Medical Center Family Medicine Residency in Martinez, California (1996). He is a diplomate of the American Board of Family Medicine (1996). After residency, he studied Tropical Medicine and Traveler’s Health at the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine at Tulane University (1996). He received certification in Clinical Tropical Medicine and Traveler’s Health from the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (2000). Dr. Schechtman worked with stateside with Project USA in North and South Dakota on American Indian reservations (1997, 1998 respectively) and worked abroad with 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. Dr. Schechtman also has a special interest in medical informatics, which prompted his development of MeisterMed (www.meistermed.com) in 2001.

Grace Yu, MD

Dr. Yu is a teaching faculty of the San Jose-O’Connor Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program. She is a graduate of the Stanford University School of Medicine (2003) and completed her Family Medicine residency at the San Jose-O’Connor Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program (2006). She is a diplomate of the American Board of Family Medicine (2006). Dr. Yu has special expertise in medical informatics and has special interest in obstetrics and women’s health.

Annie Chern, MD

Dr. Chern is a teaching faculty of the San Jose-O’Connor Hospital Residency Program. She is a graduate of the Stanford University School of Medicine (2007) and completed her Family Medicine residency at the San Jose-O’Connor Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program (2010). She is a diplomate of the American Board of Family Medicine (2010). She has special interest in addiction medicine and integrative medicine. She is currently enrolled in the University of California at San Francisco Family Medicine Faculty Development Fellowship and faculty lead for the Integrative Medicine curriculum enhancement through the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine.

Keegan Duchicela, MD

Dr. Duchicela is a graduate of the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine (2007) and completed his Family Medicine residency at the San Jose-O’Connor Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program (2010).  Dr. Duchicela has a special interest in electronic medical records and medical informatics.  He is also on the board of directors of Cachamsi, a non-profit medical Spanish immersion program based in Riobamba, Ecuador.  Having already served over 250 participants from 50 different institutions, the program is available to O’Connor residents and other medical professionals.

elise torresElise Cheng Torres, MD

Dr. Torres is a teaching faculty of the San Jose-O’Connor Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program.  She is a graduate of Harvard Medical School (2008) and completed her Family Medicine residency at the San Jose-O’Connor Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program (2011).  She completed an Obstetrics Fellowship at the Santa Clara Valley Medical Center Family Practice Obstetrics Fellowship program (2012). She is a diplomate of the American Board of Family Medicine (2011).  Dr. Torres has special expertise in obstetrics and women’s health.

christian fulmerChristian Fulmer, DO

Dr. Fulmer is a teaching faculty member of the San Jose-O’Connor Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program and the San Jose-O’Connor Hospital/Stanford Affiliated Sports Medicine Fellowship Program. Dr. Fulmer is a graduate of the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine (2003) and the University of California at Davis Family Medicine Residency Program (2006). He completed a Sports Medicine Fellowship at the San Jose-O’Connor Hospital/Stanford Affiliated Sports Medicine Fellowship Program (2007). He is a diplomate of the American Board of Family Medicine (2006) and has a Certificate of Added Qualification (CAQ) in Sports Medicine through the American Board of Family Medicine (2007). Dr. Fulmer has special expertise in orthopedic and sports medicine. He is a team physician for San Jose State University (various sports).

amy hockenbrockAmy Hockenbrock, MD

Dr. Hockenbrock is a teaching faculty member of the San Jose-O’Connor Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program and the San Jose-O’Connor Hospital/Stanford Affiliated Sports Medicine Fellowship Program. She is a graduate of Chicago Medical School (2010) and completed her Family Medicine residency at the San Jose-O’Connor Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program (2013). She completed a Sports Medicine Fellowship at the San Jose-O’Connor Hospital/Stanford Affiliated Sports Medicine Fellowship Program (2014). She is a diplomate of the American Board of Family Medicine (2013) and has a Certificate of Added Qualification (CAQ) in Sports Medicine through the American Board of Family Medicine (2014). Dr. Hockenbrock has special expertise in orthopedic and sports medicine.

katherine mullinsKatherine D. Mullins, MD

Dr. Mullins is Director of Behavioral Science and a teaching faculty member of the San Jose-O’Connor Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program. She is a graduate of the State University of New York Health Sciences Center School of Medicine (1991) and the General Psychiatry Residency of Stanford University School of Medicine (1994). She completed a fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the Stanford University School of Medicine (1996).

Frances Resipcio, LCSW

Ms. Respicio is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and co-coordinates the behavioral science curriculum for the San Jose-O’Connor Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program.  She received her Bachelors in Social Services degree (1981) and her Masters in Social Work degree (1983) from the San Jose State University.  Ms. Respicio provides counseling services for patients in co-practice with various residents in the O’Connor Family Health Center.  She has special expertise in teaching counseling techniques and use of community resources.

 

Additional Faculty Members

Along with the primary members listed above, the San Jose-O’Connor Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program has additional community-physician faculty members consisting of:

Intensive Care Medicine/Pulmonary Medicine

  • Ali Bassiri, MD  (Intensive Care/Pulm Medicine)
  • Sharad Dass, MD  (Intensive Care/Pulm Medicine)
  • Robert Filuk, MD  (Intensive Care/Pulm Medicine)
  • Paul Huang, MD  (Intensive Care/Pulm Medicine)

Pediatrics

  • Thad Padua, MD  (Pediatrics)

Psychiatry

  • Greg Sazima, MD  (Adult Psychiatry)

Various other physicians of the O’Connor Hospital’s medical staff and from the local community supplement the primary faculty as guest lecturers for noon conferences.  These physicians also serve as preceptors for residents on certain inpatient and outpatient rotations.