2020 Class of John A. Watson Faculty Scholars

Mohamed Adam, MBBS
Assistant Professor, Surgery

Patience Afulani, PhD, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor, Epidemiology and OB/Gyn

David Bayne, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor, Urology

Asmara Gebre, RN, CNM
Assistant Professor, OB/Gyn

Tatiana Kelil, MD
Assistant Professor, Radiology

Sor Piawah, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor, Medicine

Roberto Ruiz-Cordero, MD
Assistant Professor, Pathology

Mark Terrelonge, Jr., MD, MPH
Assistant Professor, Neurology

2019 Class

Christopher Bartley, MD, PhD
Chief Resident, Psychiatry 

Tasce Bongiovanni, MD, MPP
Assistant Professor, Surgery 

Rosny Daniel, MD
Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine 

Marlene Martin, MD
Assistant Professor, Medicine 

Ashley McMullen, MD
Chief Resident, Medicine 

David L. Pennington, PhD
Assistant Professor, Psychiatry 

Paul Wesson, PhD
Assistant Adjunct Professor, Epidemiology & Biostatistics 

Sara Whetstone, MD, MHS
Assistant Professor, OB/Gyn 

2018 Class

Tara Collins, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor, Psychiatry • Watch video about Tara

Jose Gurrola, II, MD
Assistant Professor, Otolaryngology • Watch video about Jose

Jenna Lester, MD
Assistant Professor, Dermatology • Watch video about Jenna

Juan Carlos Montoy, MD
Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine • Watch video about Juan

Anthony Muiru, MD
Assistant Professor, Medicine • Watch video about Anthony

Brenda Oiyemhonlan, MD, MHSA, MPH
Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine • Watch video about Brenda

Gaetan Pettigrew, MD
Clinical Instructor, OB/Gyn • Watch video about Gaetan

Isabel Rodriguez-Barraquer, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Medicine • Watch video about Isabel

Javier Villanueva-Meyer, MD
Assistant Professor, Radiology • Watch video about Javier

2017 Class

Maria Garcia, MD, MPH, MAS
Assistant Professor, Medicine

Shawn Hervey-Jumper, MD
Associate Professor, Neurological Surgery

Cassie Kline, MD
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics

Biftu Mengesha, MD
Assistant Professor, OB/Gyn

Marissa Raymond-Flesch, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics

Lamercie Saint-Hilaire, MD
Assistant Professor, Family & Community Medicine

Wagahta Semere, MD, MHS
Assistant Professor, Medicine

Arthur Wood, MD
Assistant Professor, Anesthesia

2016 Class

Kayla Enriquez, MD
Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine

Roneesha (Starr) Knight, MD
Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine

Kate Lupton, MD
Associate Professor, Medicine

Leticia Rolon, MD
Assistant Professor, Medicine

Manuel Tapia, MD, MPH
Clinical Instructor, Family & Community Medicine

Stanley Vance, Jr, MD
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics

Sofia Verstraete, MD
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics

Will Vincent, PhD, MPH
Assistant Professor, Medicine

John Watson Faculty Scholars

2016 Class of John A. Watson Faculty Scholars, left to right: Will Vincent, John A. Watson, Talmadge E. King, Jr., Kayla Enriquez, Roneesha (Starr) Knight, Manuel Tapia, Leticia Rolon, Kate Lupton, Stanley Vance, Jr., Sofia Verstraete

2015 Class

Matthew Bucknor, MD
Assistant Professor, Radiology

Valy Fontil, MD, MAS
Assistant Professor, Medicine

Christina Mangurian, MD, MAS
Associate Professor, Psychiatry

Lionel Metz, MD
Assistant Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery

Meghan Morris, PhD, MPH
Assistant Professor, Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Jessica Opoku-Anane, MD
Assistant Professor, OB/Gyn

Lynn Ramirez, MD
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics

Sarah Schaeffer, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor, Medicine

Charlene Swift, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Anesthesia

2015 Watson Scholars

2015 Class of John A. Watson Faculty Scholars, left to right: Valy Fontil, Lionel Metz, Sarah Schaeffer, Meghan Morris, John A Watson, Talmadge E. King, Jr., Charlene Swift, Christina Mangurian, and Matt Bucknor.

The UCSF School of Medicine Dean’s Diversity Fund was established in 2015 to support the recruitment and retention of faculty who share the university’s commitment to diversity and service to underserved or vulnerable populations. Each year eight faculty members are selected. Those faculty who are selected will be named the John A. Watson Scholars in honor of John A. Watson, PhD, a pioneer for diversity, an inspiring mentor, and a tenacious scientist whose service to the UCSF School of Medicine spanned forty-six years.