Our Residents and Faculty
We'd like to introduce you to our residency family. We believe in creating a warm, respectful learning environment, and intentionally cultivate our community to be supportive and welcoming. While the clinical training here is top-notch, we think you'll find that the quality of the people is even better. Click the images below for brief biographies of each of our doctors.
Class of 2020
Class of 2019
Class of 2018
- David Araujo, M.D.
- Leslie-Lynn Pawson, M.D.
- Cheryl Lambing, M.D.
- Kristi Schoeld, M.D.
- Neil Jorgensen, M.D.
- Jim Helmer, M.D.
- Sheri Dickstein, M.D.
- Jacob David, M.D.
- Zach Zwolak, D.O.
- Wally Baker, M.D.
- Daniel Cox, M.D., M.S.
- Ian Wallace, M.D.
- Dorothy DeGuzman, M.D., M.P.H.
- Tipu V. Khan, M.D., FAAFP
- Ron Bale, Ph.D.
Residency Program (223)
We are pleased to host four different fellowship opportunities: the Jon Greenwald high-risk OB fellowship at VCMC, the Santa Paula Hospital Maternal-Child Health fellowship, the Ventura Faculty Development fellowship, and the Ventura Global Health Fellowship. Read below to learn more.View items...
All templates, "autotexts", procedure notes, and other documents on these pages are intended as examples only. Your documentation in the medical record should always reflect precisely your specific interaction with an individual patient. Copying and pasting a prewritten note into a patient's chart has the potential to be unethical, unsafe, and potentially fradulent.View items...
Ventura's Family Medicine residents participate in many global health projects. Many come from backgrounds in public health and other international work, and take advantage of their 'away elective' time to continue to refine these skills, explore future practice settings, and be of service. Some have shared their stories below. Enjoy!View items...
Support Our VCMC Residency Fire Victims
Check out Tipu Khan's effort to support our local community on CBS LA Channel 2
Our beautiful VCMC family is in pain. The Thomas fire has devastated many families in our small community.
Drs. Lambing, Baker, David, Bale, Weber, Jones and some of our clinic and Hospital staff have completely lost their homes in the fire.
They left with a few belongings in their bags and the clothes on their backs. Please help us in raising money to give them a chance at rebuilding their lives.
Want more information on the status of the fire?
Here are some useful resources complied by Danny Cox:
- The National Wildfire Coordinating Group
- San Diego Super Computer
- ArcGIS MODIS
- Thomas Fire Current Mandatry/Voluntary Evacuations for Ventura or Santa Barbara