Faculty & Staff

About our dedicated team

The CCC staff shares dozens of years of combined experience providing HIV education, consultation, and care. The consultants providing your peer-to-peer advice are practicing clinicians and professors of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. They include renowned national experts in HIV medicine and clinicians who have been involved in HIV care since the beginning of the epidemic.

Our consultants are supported by a knowledgeable administrative team that is dedicated to providing leadership, quality, and accessibility in HIV management and education. Many of our administrative staff members are nearing or have surpassed a decade of service at the Center.

Ronald Goldschmidt, M.D.

It’s wonderful to be able to help clinicians regardless of the extent of their experience with HIV—in providing the best possible care for their patients.

Ronald Goldschmidt, MD

Director

Professor and Vice Chair, Department of Family and Community Medicine
rgoldschmidt@nccc.ucsf.edu

Ron Goldschmidt is a seasoned family practitioner whose current clinical work is at San Francisco General Hospital. He attends on the Family Medicine Inpatient Service and cares for adults and children in the Family Health Center. Dr. Goldschmidt received the 2005 Kaiser Award for Excellence in teaching from UCSF. He has served as member of national advisory and review committees for HRSA, AMA, and AAFP and has published some 100 original articles and editorials in medical literature, principally on the primary care of HIV.


Brenda Goldhammer, M.P.H.

Knowing we are all part of something that has real impact on our communities and on patients is the essence of public health and a very rewarding aspect of our work. It’s an honor to work with such a dedicated team of clinicians and staff.

Brenda Goldhammer, MPH

Program Manager

goldhammerb@nccc.ucsf.edu

Brenda Goldhammer has been working in the HIV/AIDS field for more than 20 years. She received her Master’s in Public Health degree in 2000 from the University of California at Los Angeles with an emphasis in Health Education and Health Promotion, where she created a hepatitis B and C educational program for providers serving the homeless. As program manager for the CCC, she manages the daily operations of the center, including human resources, personnel, and finances. She oversees the program’s strategic design initiatives and implementation of technology and infrastructure improvements.


Carolyn Chu, M.D.

With significant challenges arising for an evolving HIV provider workforce, it is our hope that the CCC is an effective and practical resource for point-of-care clinical knowledge and decision support.

Carolyn Chu, MD, MSc

Clinical Director

carolyn.chu@ucsf.edu

Carolyn Chu is an AAHIVM-credentialed HIV Specialist who completed her family medicine residency and a clinical fellowship in HIV at Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx, NY. Prior to joining the CCC, she served as a medical director at a large network of federally-qualified health centers in Manhattan, where she helped lead quality improvement activities for its multi-disciplinary HIV services program. She has significant experience as a clinician educator on HIV management and has researched the integration and effectiveness of HIV medical care within community-based and primary care settings. Her clinical work is at the SFGH Family Health Center.

Andrea Abi

Scheduler and CQI Coordinator

abia@nccc.ucsf.edu

Andrea Abi manages clinical consultant scheduling and coordinates the Center’s robust clinical Continuous Quality Improvement program. She has many years of experience providing administrative support, primarily in the medical field, a field she’s also worked in as a deployed soldier.

Peter Berman, MD, MPH

Clinician Consultant

peter.berman@sfdph.org

Peter Berman provides expert consultation and education to CCC callers and online service users on HIV management, pre-exposure prophylaxis and bloodborne pathogen exposure management.

Jennifer Brodsky, MS, MPH, NP

Clinician Consultant

brodskyj@nccc.ucsf.edu

Jennifer Brodsky provides expert HIV consultation and education to CCC callers on pre-exposure prophylaxis and bloodborne pathogen exposure management. She also serves as a primary care provider at a community health center in Oakland.


Deborah Cohan, M.D., M.P.H.

Deborah Cohan, MD, MPH

Perinatal Specialist

Associate Clinical Professor

Deborah Cohan provides expert consultation and education to CCC callers and online service users on perinatal HIV management. She is Medical Director of HIVE (formerly Bay Area Perinatal AIDS Center) and provides preconception, prenatal and gynecologic care for HIV-infected women and HIV-uninfected women in sero-different relationships. Dr. Cohan is a member of the DHHS Panel on Antiretroviral Guidelines for Adults and Adolescents and the DHHS Panel on Treatment of HIV-Infected Pregnant Women and Prevention of Perinatal Transmission. She is also a co-author of the DHHS Guidelines on the Prevention and Treatment of Opportunistic Infections in HIV-Infected Adults and Adolescents.


Pau Crego, MPH

Project Coordinator

pau.crego@ucsf.edu

Pau Crego manages internal and external communications including grants and reporting, marketing and outreach, and website and content creation. His background is in public health and feminist science studies, with a focus on LGBTQ health.

James Davis

Hotline Triage Coordinator

davisj@nccc.ucsf.edu

James Davis manages incoming calls to the CCC’s consultation services and connects callers with appropriate consulting clinicians.


Betty Dong, M.D.

Betty Dong, PharmD

Pharmacy Director, National Veterans Health Administration Hepatitis Line

Professor of Clinical Pharmacy

bdong@nccc.ucsf.edu

Betty Dong provides expert consultation and education to CCC callers and online service users on HIV management, pre-exposure prophylaxis and bloodborne pathogen exposure management.


José Eguía, M.D.

José Eguía, MD

Clinician Consultant

jeguia@medsfgh.ucsf.edu

José Eguía provides expert consultation and education to CCC callers and online service users on HIV management, pre-exposure prophylaxis and bloodborne pathogen exposure management. He is an Infectious Diseases physician who did his internal medicine training at Columbia University Medical Center and specialty training at UCSF. Dr. Eguía provides inpatient and outpatient infectious diseases consultations, oversees infection control and antibiotic management, and teaches internal medicine residents at a small teaching hospital.


Joanna Eveland, MD, MS

Clinician Consultant

jeveland@ccfamilymed.com

Joanna Eveland provides expert consultation and education to CCC callers and online service users on HIV and hepatitis B and C management, pre-exposure prophylaxis and bloodborne pathogen exposure management.

Rena Fox, MD

Hepatitis Specialist

Rena Fox provides expert consultation and education to CCC callers on hepatitis B and C management.

James Gasper, PharmD, BCPP

Substance Use Specialist

James Gasper provides expert consultation and education to CCC callers on HIV and substance use management.

Lisa Goozé, MD

Clinician Consultant

lgooze@nccc.ucsf.edu

Lisa Goozé provides expert consultation and education to CCC callers and online service users on HIV management, pre-exposure prophylaxis and bloodborne pathogen exposure management.

Cristina Gruta, PharmD

Clinician Consultant

cgruta@nccc.ucsf.edu

Cristina Gruta provides expert consultation and education to CCC callers and online service users on HIV management, pre-exposure prophylaxis and bloodborne pathogen exposure management.

Peter Havens, MD

Pediatric Specialist Consultant

Peter Havens provides expert consultation and education to CCC callers and specialty consultation to CCC clinicians on management of pediatric HIV.

Will Hernandez, MS, NP

Clinician Consultant

william.hernandez@ucsf.edu

Will Hernandez provides expert HIV consultation and education to CCC callers on pre-exposure prophylaxis and bloodborne pathogen exposure management.

 Astha Kanani, MD

Clinician Consultant

kanania@nccc.ucsf.edu

Astha Kanani provides expert HIV consultation and education to CCC callers and online service users on HIV management, pre-exposure prophylaxis and bloodborne pathogen exposure management. She is an Internal Medicine physician who became interested HIV care in residency and is passionate about the CCC’s role in the fight against the disease. Astha is especially engaged in empowering clinicians in managing possible HIV exposures to prevent transmissions, and believes that working together will allow us to eventually eradicate HIV altogether.

Christopher King, MS, NP

Clinician Consultant

cking@ucsf.edu

Christopher King provides expert HIV consultation and education to CCC callers and online service users on HIV management, pre-exposure prophylaxis and bloodborne pathogen exposure management.

Judy Levison, MD

Perinatal Specialist

Judy Levison provides expert HIV consultation and education to CCC callers on perinatal HIV management.

Erin Lutes, RN, PHN, MS, CNS

Clinician Consultant
Clinician Training Coordinator

erin.lutes@ucsf.edu

Erin Lutes provides expert consultation and education to CCC callers and online service users on pre-exposure prophylaxis and bloodborne pathogen exposure management. She also works with the San Francisco Department of Public Health at Southeast Health Center, for the Early Intervention Program for people living with HIV/AIDS and is a research consultant at CPMC St. Luke’s campus.

Kevin Miles, MS, NP

Clinician Consultant

Kevin.Miles@ucsf.edu

Kevin Miles provides expert HIV consultation and education to CCC callers on pre-exposure prophylaxis and bloodborne pathogen exposure management.


Pooja Mittal

Pooja Mittal, DO

Perinatal Specialist

MittalP@fcm.ucsf.edu

Pooja Mittal provides expert consultation and education to CCC callers and online service users on HIV management, pre-exposure prophylaxis and bloodborne pathogen exposure management. She is a family physician whose residency was at the Ventura Family Medicine Residency. She is the Site Director for Maternal Child Health in the Dept. of Family and Community Medicine Residency Program at UCSF. Her clinical work is at SFGH, where she attends on the Family Medicine Inpatient Service, cares for families in the Family Health Center, and takes Obstetric call in the Birth Center.


Alex Monto, MD

Hepatitis Specialist

Alex Monto provides expert consultation and education to CCC callers on hepatitis B and C management.

Patricia Myung, MD

Clinician Consultant

myungp@nccc.ucsf.edu

Patty Myung provides expert consultation and education to CCC callers and online service users on HIV management, pre-exposure prophylaxis and bloodborne pathogen exposure management.

Tenja Overton

Project Coordinator

toverton@nccc.ucsf.edu

Tenja Overton started with the CCC in January of 2004 and serves as the Center’s Project Coordinator. Tenja helps coordinate marketing, purchasing, travel, and other Center activities. Tenja also distributes the Center’s literature to affiliates and stakeholders and manages the conference and events calendar.

Christine Pecci, MD

Clinician Consultant

peccic@fcm.ucsf.edu

Christine Pecci provides expert consultation and education to CCC callers and online service users on HIV management, pre-exposure prophylaxis and bloodborne pathogen exposure management.

Marion Peters, MD

Hepatitis Specialist

Marion Peters provides expert consultation and education to CCC callers on hepatitis B and C management.


Jeffrey Pierce, M.D.

Jeffrey Pierce, MD

Clinician Consultant

piercej@nccc.ucsf.edu

Jeff Pierce provides expert consultation and education to CCC callers and online service users on HIV management, pre-exposure prophylaxis and bloodborne pathogen exposure management. He is a family physician who did his residency training at the Santa Rosa Family Medicine Residency in Sonoma County. His passions in medicine include teaching, care of the underserved, and global health. He is currently doing a fellowship in Global Health Leadership based out of Massachusetts General Hospital, where he splits his time between western Kenya and the Contra Costa Regional Medical Center in Martinez, CA.


Lealah Pollock, MD, MS

Clinician Consultant

lealah.pollock@ucsf.edu

Lealah Pollock provides expert consultation and education to CCC callers on perinatal HIV management, general HIV management, pre-exposure prophylaxis and bloodborne pathogen exposure management. She is a family physician who trained at the UCSF/SFGH Family and Community Residency Program, where she stayed on as a clinical professor to train new family physicians in family planning and inpatient and outpatient medicine. She provides comprehensive primary care and OB/gyn consultation for cis- and transgender women living with and at risk for HIV at the Women’s HIV Program at UCSF.

Lisa Rahangdale, MD

Perinatal Specialist

Lisa Rahangdale provides expert consultation and education to CCC callers on perinatal HIV management.

Mike Reid, MD

Clinician Consultant

michael.reid2@ucsf.edu

Mike Reid provides expert HIV consultation and education and online service users on HIV management, pre-exposure prophylaxis and bloodborne pathogen exposure management.

Matt Reynolds, RN

Clinician Consultant

matthew.reynolds@ucsf.edu

Matt Reynolds provides expert HIV consultation and education to CCC callers on bloodborne pathogen exposure management.

Janeen Rojas, MS, NP

Clinician Consultant

janeen.rojas@ucsf.edu

Janeen Rojas provides expert HIV consultation and education to CCC callers on pre-exposure prophylaxis and bloodborne pathogen exposure management.

Ted Ruel, MD

Pediatric Specialist Consultant

Ted Ruel provides expert consultation and education to CCC callers and specialty consultation to CCC clinicians on management of pediatric HIV.

Rebecca Sedillo, MS, NP

Clinician Consultant

rebecca.sedillo@ucsf.edu

Rebecca Sedillo provides expert HIV consultation and education to CCC callers on pre-exposure prophylaxis and bloodborne pathogen exposure management.

Ben Smith, MD, MPH

Substance Use Specialist

Ben Smith provides expert consultation and education to CCC callers on substance use evaluation and management.


Jason Tokumoto, M.D.

Jason Tokumoto, MD

Clinician Consultant
Clinician Training Coordinator

jtokumoto@nccc.ucsf.edu

Jason Tokumoto provides expert consultation and education to CCC callers and online service users on HIV management, pre-exposure prophylaxis and bloodborne pathogen exposure management.

Jacqueline Tulsky, MD

Substance Use Specialist

Jacqueline Tulsky provides expert consultation and education to CCC callers on HIV and substance use management.


Jonathan Van Nuys N.P.

Jonathan Van Nuys, MS, NP

Clinician Consultant

jonathan.vannuys@ucsf.edu

Jonathan Van Nuys provides expert HIV consultation and education to CCC callers on pre-exposure prophylaxis and bloodborne pathogen exposure management.


Whitney Waldron, MS, NP

Clinician Consultant

whitney.waldron@ucsf.edu

Whitney Waldron provides expert HIV consultation and education to CCC callers on pre-exposure prophylaxis and bloodborne pathogen exposure management.

Marliese Warren, MS

Project Coordinator

marliese.warren@ucsf.edu

Marliese Warren has worked in the HIV/AIDS field for fifteen years. She has provided technical assistance to domestic and international NGOs and managed national projects to develop best practices for linking and retaining HIV-positive patients in care and integrating HIV care into primary care. As Project Coordinator, Ms. Warren is responsible for providing administrative support for the hepatitis C and perinatal clinical consultation teams and supporting clinician training and training development.

Morgan Weinert, RN

Clinician Consultant

morgan.weinert@ucsf.edu

Morgan Weinert provides expert HIV consultation and education to CCC callers on bloodborne pathogen exposure management.