Faculty

Robert Norman, MD

Dr. Norman is the Program Director of the San Jose-O’Connor Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program, and has been teaching on the residency faculty since 1984.  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, and is an Adjunct Clinical Professor at the Stanford University School of Medicine.   Dr. Norman has special expertise in practice management, and is involved with  public and private medical group and health plan management and governance. He has particular interest in helping patients maintain good health  through promotion of healthy lifestyle choices.

George Kent, MD

Dr. Kent is an Associate Director of the San Jose-O’Connor Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program and Medical Director of the O’Connor Family Health Center.  He graduated from the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and the University of California at San Francisco affiliated Family Medicine Residency Program at Community Hospital of Sonoma County in Santa Rosa, CA. Dr. Kent is a diplomate of the American Board of Family Medicine.  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, at that location, he completed a fellowship in Preventive Medicine.  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 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 and the Santa Clara County Medical Association award for Outstanding Contribution to Medical Education in 2009.  Dr. Kent has special expertise in AIDS, infectious disease, and public health, and he has special interest in obstetrics.

Dr. Michael Stevens, MD

Dr. Stevens is an Associate Director 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 and is certified in the subspecialty of Headache Medicine by the United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties.  Before joining the San Jose-O’Connor Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program in 1987, Dr. Stevens was 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 the management of headaches, pain management, and affective disorders.  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. He is also a teaching faculty member in the Sports Medicine Clinic. Dr. Henehan is a graduate of the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine (1980) and the San Jose Medical Center Family Practice Residency Program (1985). He is a diplomate of the American Board of Family Practice and has a Certificate of Added Qualification (CAQ) in Sports Medicine through the American Board of Family Practice (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).

Robin Beresford, FNP/PAC/MFT

PA Beresford is a Family Nurse Practitioner/Certified Physician Assistant who is director of the behavioral science curriculum at the San Jose-O’Connor Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program (Residency).  She is a co-developer of the Chronic Care Program at the Residency which includes the Diabetes Clinic.   She received her Baccalaureate in Nursing at the University of California at San Francisco (1972) and her Certificate of Graduation from the Family Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant program at the Stanford University Medical Center (1979).  She received her Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Counseling from the Santa Clara University (1996), and has been a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) since 2003.  She has special expertise in behavioral science and patient counseling and has special interest in patient education.  PA Beresford provides medical care for patients in the O’Connor Family Health Center, and  has a part-time private practice as a Marriage and Family Therapist.   In Fall of 2010 she begins a doctoral program in clinical psychology.

Annie Chern, MD

Annie is one of the newest members to join FMA.  A midwestern girl at heart, she grew up in Kansas and received her undergraduate degree from Washington University in St. Louis.  She made her way west for medical school and completed her M.D. at Stanford University School of Medicine, with a special concentration in Community and Family Medicine.  During her years at Stanford, she nurtured her interest in primary care through projects with the Silicon Valley Health Trust and volunteer work at the Pacific Free Clinic.  She completed her residency at the O’Connor Family Medicine Residency Program, during which she developed an online health blog for patients as well as monthly “Healthy Living” group visits oriented towards weight management.  In her spare time, she enjoys traveling with her husband as they eat their way through Fodor’s Guides for international destinations (need a steak recommendation in Buenos Aires?  Ask her!).  She is a recreational runner, frequent photographer, and, as a tribute to her Kansas roots – a keen collector of red shoes.

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.

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.  Dr. Maxey has special interest in practice management and women’s health.

David McKay, MD, MPH

Dr. McKay guides the resident research projects and clinical epidemiology teaching at our Program.  Additionally, Dr. McKay serves as the supervising faculty on the Family and Community Medicine rotation for PG-I, PG-II, and PG-III residents.  He is a graduate of the Harvard Medical School (1965).  He completed his residency in Internal Medicine and a fellowship at the University Hospitals of Cleveland/Case Western Reserve University (1971).  He obtained his MPH in Epidemiology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (1973).  He is a diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Family Medicine.  Before joining our program, Dr. McKay was a faculty member in both the Department of Medicine and the Department of Family Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the University of Missouri at Columbia.  Dr. McKay has special expertise in epidemiology and the critical review of medical literature.

Daljeet Rai, MD

Dr. Rai is an Associate Director 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.  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 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.

Andrew Schechtman, MD

Dr. Schechtman is a member of the San Jose-O’Connor Hospital Residency Program faculty.  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.  After residency, he studied Tropical Medicine and Traveler’s Health at the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine at Tulane University.  He received certification in Clinical Tropical Medicine and Traveler’s Health from the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.  Dr. Schechtman worked abroad with Médecins sans Frontières (“Doctors Without Borders”) in Uganda, Guatemala, and Liberia.  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.  Through MeisterMed, he has created and distributed several popular medical references for hand-held computers (PDAs) including LyteMeister, ICDMeister, PapMeister, PediDoser and STDMeister.  In fact, a recent article published in Family Practice Management (Fam Pract Manage 2006; 13(7):44-6) listed his MeisterMed site as one of “The Top PDA Resources for Family Physicians” – second only behind Epocrates (www.epocrates.com).

Frances Sun, MD

Dr. Sun is the Director of Geriatric Training at 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, 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.

Grace Yu, MD

Dr. Yu is a member of the San Jose-O’Connor Hospital Residency Program faculty and leads the Chronic Illness Curriculum and Diabetes Teaching Clinic at our program.  She graduated from Stanford University School of Medicine (2003) and the San Jose-O’Connor Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program (2006).  After residency, she completed the UCSF-Northern California Faculty Development Fellowship (2007).  She is a diplomate of the American Board of Family Medicine.  Dr. Yu has special expertise in obstetrics, women’s health, and diabetes management and enjoys exploring new models of care delivery with the residents.  Outside of the residency program, she serves as the Medical Volunteer Coordinator and our program liaison for Clinica Esperanza, a local community clinic in Roatan, Honduras.

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)

Obstetrics/Gynecology

  • Neil Granader, MD  (Obstetrics/Gynecology)
  • Gul Zikria, MD  (Obstetrics/Gynecology)

Psychiatry

  • Katherine Mullins, MD (Child and Adolescent 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.