Every Specialty Under the Sun

No one knows the medical issues we or our loved ones will face.
So we are ready for everything.

Most of us won’t get diagnosed with corticobasal degeneration or hyperemesis gravidarum or medulloblastoma, or leishmaniasis or ventricular tachycardia. But some of us will. That’s why we have every specialist under the sun; to be able to treat your needs and those of your loved ones, no matter what they may be.

The footprint of our network covers well over a million people. So being able to treat those “one in a million” cases is a responsibility we take seriously. This should give you great comfort. Especially if you are that one in a million.

From common illnesses to the rarest conditions, we have the specialists and technical expertise to treat whatever may come our way. So you may never need the region’s only Level I Trauma Center, or the spinal reconstruction surgeons or the Alzheimer’s researchers or any of the hundreds of other specialists at Lifespan. But they are here if you need them.

Learn more about some of our talented physicians and their specialties below.

Meesha Ahuja, MD

Meesha Ahuja, MD

Specialty: Psychiatry
Subspecialty: Young Adult Psychiatry and Women’s Mental Health

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Wael Asaad, MD, PhD

Wael Asaad, MD, PhD

Specialty: Neurosurgery    
Subspecialty: Epilepsy Surgery, Neurosurgery for Movement Disorders, Neuromodulation for Intractable Psychiatric and Cognitive Disorders, and Traumatic Brain Injury

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Christina Bandera, MD

Christina Bandera, MD

Specialty: Obstetrics and Gynecology
Subspecialty: Gynecologic Cancers

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Arnaldo Berges, MD

Arnaldo Berges, MD

Specialty: Psychiatry
Subspecialty: Electroconvulsive Therapy, Cultural Psychiatry and LGBTQ Mental Health

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Rimini Breakstone, MD

Rimini Breakstone, MD

Specialty: Hematology/Oncology
Subspecialty: Gastrointestinal Cancers

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Afshin Ehsan, MD

Afshin Ehsan, MD

Specialty: Cardiothoracic Surgery
Subspecialty: Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery

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Abbe Garcia, PhD

Abbe Garcia, PhD

Specialty: Pediatric Psychology
Subspecialty: Pediatric Anxiety and Obsessive-Compulsive Spectrum Disorders

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Ziya Gokaslan, MD

Ziya Gokaslan, MD

Specialty: Neurosurgery
Subspecialty: Complex Spinal Reconstruction and Surgical Treatment of Primary and Metastatic Spinal Tumors, Sacral Neoplasms, and Spinal Cord Tumors

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Elizabeth Goldberg, MD

Elizabeth Goldberg, MD

Specialty: Emergency Medicine
Subspecialty: Geriatric Emergency Medicine and Population Health

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Roman Hayda, MD

Roman Hayda, MD

Specialty: Orthopedics
Subspecialty: Orthopedic Trauma

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Raymond Hsu, MD

Raymond Hsu, MD

Specialty: Orthopedics 
Subspecialty: Foot and Ankle Surgery and Orthopedic Trauma

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Omar Hyder, MD

Omar Hyder, MD

Specialty: Interventional Cardiology
Subspecialty: Endovascular Interventions and Vascular Medicine

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Mahesh Jayaraman, MD

Mahesh Jayaraman, MD

Specialty: Neuroradiology
Subspecialty: Interventional Neuroradiology and Acute Ischemic Stroke

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Rishi Lulla, MD, MS

Rishi Lulla, MD, MS

Specialty: Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
Subspecialty: Brain and Spinal Cancers

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Thomas Miner, MD

Thomas Miner, MD

Specialty: Surgical Oncology

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Adetokunbo Oyelese, MD, PhD

Adetokunbo Oyelese, MD, PhD

Specialty: Neurosurgery 
Subspecialty: Minimally Invasive and Computer-Assisted Spine Surgery, Spinal Cord Tumor Surgery and Complex Spinal Reconstruction

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Athena Poppas, MD

Athena Poppas, MD

Specialty: Cardiology
Subspecialty: Echocardiography, Valvular Heart Disease and Heart Disease in Women

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Bharat Ramratnam, MD

Bharat Ramratnam, MD

Specialty: Internal Medicine
Subspecialty: HIV, Virology, Basic RNA Biology and Extra-Cellular Communication and Translational Research

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Karen Tashima, MD

Karen Tashima, MD

Specialty: Infectious Diseases
Subspecialty: Autoimmune Disease and HIV

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Richard Terek, MD

Richard Terek, MD

Specialty: Orthopedics
Subspecialty: Adult Reconstructive Surgery and Musculoskeletal Oncology

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Jody Underwood, MD

Jody Underwood, MD

Specialty: Psychiatry    
Subspecialty: Adult Psychotherapy and Psycho-Oncology

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Albert Woo, MD

Albert Woo, MD

Specialty: Plastic Surgery
Subspecialty: Craniofacial Surgery

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Michael Wu, MD

Michael Wu, MD

Specialty: Cardiology
Subspecialty: Electrophysiology

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Esther Yu, MD

Esther Yu, MD

Specialty: Radiation Oncology
Subspecialty: Central Nervous System and Head/Neck Cancers

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