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Board Members

Rimal B. Bera, M.D.
SOM Class of 1987
President, SOM Alumni Board
Location: Orange, CA
Specialty: Adult psychiatry, focus on treatment, diagnosis and research of major mental illnesses 
Contact: 714.456.6898 or
Currently: Clinical professor of psychiatry, UC Irvine School of Medicine 


Michael Budd, M.D.
SOM Class of 2000
Location: Irvine


Debra A. Hill, M.D.
Fellowship, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 1989
Vice President, SOM Alumni Board
Location: Laguna Hills and Newport Beach solo private practice
: Adult psychiatry, child & adolescent psychiatry and psychoanalysis. Practice encompasses adult and adolescent psychotherapy and psychoanalysis using meds when indicated, as well as play dialogue therapy with children. Mother-infant psychiatric treatment is available as well for early attachment disorders. Specializing in work with children under the age of 5.
 Solo Private Practice in Laguna Hills and Irvine. Volunteer clinical faculty at UC Irvine Neuropsychiatric Institute. Additionally have a video production company that produces educational underwater marine life DVDs and iPhone apps, as well as television documentaries focused on the healing aspects of the underwater world, Passion is getting beneath the surface of the mind through my psychiatric work with patients, and of the sea through scuba diving around the world to make productions that open the eyes of viewers to the awe-inspiring aspects of the sea.

Pankaj Khemka, M.D.
SOM Class of 1991
Anaheim, CA
Internal Medicine / Infectious diseases
714-288-8887 /
In private practice


Elaine Y. King, M.D.
SOM Class of 1999
Location: Irvine private practice
Specialty: Family medicine
Currently: Busy family medicine private office; volunteer clinical professor at the school of medicine since 2003; board of directors for Hoag Foundation 552 Club; classical concert pianist during spare time


Shahram Lotfipour, M.D., M.P.H.
Residency, 1995-1998
Associate Dean, Clinical Science Education
Location: UC Irvine School of Medicine, Irvine, CA
Specialty: Emergency medicine, research focus is alcohol screening and brief negotiated intervention in the ED.
Currently: Professor of emergency medicine and public health
Contact: 714.456.2326 or


Christopher Lundquist, M.D.
SOM Class of 1980
Location: Brea, CA
Specialty: General practice


Rejan C. McCaskill, M.D., F.A.C.P.
SOM Class of 1999
Director at Large, SOM Alumni Board
Location: Newport Beach, CA
Specialty: Internal medicine
Currently: Practicing internal medicine in private practice, affiliated with Hoag Hospital; volunteer faculty member at UC Irvine School of Medicine


Beverly Parr, M.D.
SOM Class of 1976
Location: Irvine, CA
Specialty: Psychiatry


Mary Kate Rohan, M.D.
SOM Class 1990


Jackie R. See, M.D., F.A.C.C.
SOM Class of 1968
Location: Western Medical Center, Anaheim
Specialty: Cardiology
Currently: Has maintained an active practice of medicine continually since 1976; an active member of the California and Orange County medical associations; Dr. See, his wife of 42 years, three sons and seven grandchildren share their gratitude of the endless opportunities we enjoy by living in America.

Jevelyn Yonchar, M.D.

SOM Class of 1972
Treasurer, SOM Alumni Board
Practice Location: Saint Joseph Hospital (retired)
Specialty: Internal medicine
Education: UCLA undergraduate, UC Irvine School of Medicine (1972), Harbor General UCLA Rotating Internship (1972-1973), UC Irvine Internal Medicine Residency (1974-1977)

Yama Akbari, M.D., Ph.D.
SOM Class of 2006
Currently: Assistant Professor & Staff Neurointensivist, UC Irvine School of Medicine