Alan Chiem, MD MPH

I started my position as Director of Emergency Ultrasound and Fellowship Director in 2012, after completing residency at Grady/Emory and my ultrasound fellowship at UC Irvine with Dr. Chris Fox. I am a Testamur of the National Board of Echocardiography, having passed the ASCeXAM (aka "echo boards") in 2015.  In addition, I completed a part-time clinical research fellowship with the UCLA Clinical Translation Science Institute (CTSI) in 2016.

My academic interests are in both undergraduate and graduate medical education, as well as the use of advanced echocardiography in the management of acute heart failure and critically ill patients. I love spreading the gospel of ultrasound, and I enjoy working with and being around others that have the same passion, whether they are EM-trained, IM/Cards/CC, Surgery or Radiology. I am fortunate to be at UCLA-Olive View, where there is a long tradition of excellence in residency training, collaboration between specialties, and the diverse pathology encountered in a public, safety net hospital. 

Daniel Weingrow, DO

Daniel completed his Emergency Medicine Residency at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center, in Colton, CA, where he was chief resident. He then went to do his Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship at UCLA/Olive View. Starting in July 2013, he became Director of Ultrasound for the Emergency Department at Ronald Reagan-UCLA, and co-fellowship director. Dr. Weingrow has been honored with teaching awards at both Ronald Reagan and Olive View-UCLA. His academic interests are Emergency Echocardiography, pulmonary ultrasound, and the ultrasound evaluation of shock.

Jackie Shibata, MD MS

Jackie grew up in the Bay Area, and attended college at UCSD. She then moved to Chicago to attend medical school at Rush Medical College, followed by a five year combined residency in Emergency Medicine and Internal Medicine at SUNY Downstate, where she served as chief resident. She continued her bi-costal ways by moving to LA to  complete the Harbor-UCLA EM POCUS fellowship, where she trained a wide variety of clinicians including hospitalists, EM physicians, and pediatricians. She also obtained a MS in Implementation Science at the Fielding School of Public Health at UCLA. We are fortunate to have her  join us as Associate Director of EM POCUS at Olive View in 2019.

George Lim, MD

George grew up in Southern California, where he graduated from both Pomona College and The Keck Medical School at USC. He then moved to New York to complete his EM residency at Mt. Sinai, followed by an EM POCUS fellowship at UCLA. He continued his PGY streak by completing his critical care fellowship with the Department of Anesthesiology at UCLA. Dr. Lim holds joint appointments in EM and Anesthesiology/CC, and teaches POCUS to EM, Surgery, Anesthesiology, and CC trainees at UCLA. His main interest is in advanced echocardiography and thoracic ultrasound, as well as advancing use of ECMO in the Emergency Department.

Andie Takemoto, MD

Andie grew up in Hawaii, attended medical school at JABSOM, and then moved across the Pacific to complete her residency in EM at UCLA/OV. She completed her EM POCUS fellowship at UCLA in 2019, where she led an innovative selective QA/feedback project. In addition to attending in the South Bay, we are happy that she has stayed on as faculty at Olive View UCLA, where she actively teaches POCUS to our trainees as well as participates in several of our research projects.

Caleb Canders, MD

Caleb grew up in Bangor, Maine, attended college at Brown University, and completed medical school at Dartmouth. It took him that many years to realize that he wasn’t cut out for New England winters. He moved out to Los Angeles for residency and has loved every minute of living in sunny Southern California. He completed his emergency medicine residency and ultrasound fellowship at UCLA Ronald Reagan + Olive View in 2016 and 2017. Caleb is a phenomenal educator and mentor, winning several of our EM department teaching awards. He now splits his time between his duties as EM POCUS Director at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, and part-time POCUS faculty at OV-UCLA, RR-UCLA, and the VA West LA hospital. 

Amir Tabibnia, DO

Amir grew up in Southern California, and attended medical school at Western University of Health Sciences. He completed his residency at the University of Massachusetts, Baystate program. His main academic interests are in medical education and advanced echocardiography. He has been a resident favorite during fellowship, facilitating many resident small group discussions during residency conference. He also started a research project on eyeballing vs. measurement of TAPSE. He graduated from our EM POCUS Fellowship in 2020, and is now faculty at both Olive View-UCLA and Cedars Sinai. 

Abdulkareem Agunbiade, MD 

“Kareem” is our EM POCUS Fellow for 2020-21. He is rushing back to California after a nine year hiatus because he now hates the phrase, "Winter Is Coming!” 

He was born in Nigeria and raised in the Midwest, but does not always like to reveal that part of his upbringing was in Indiana. He went to Stanford for college and then spent four years in Chicago for medical school (University of Chicago) after which he decided to stay for another four years for residency (Cook County) and the food. Okay, maybe it was mainly for the food! After his third year of medical school, he spent a year at the NIH primarily studying disparities in mortality for ethnic minorities on dialysis. In addition to convincing everyone that ultrasound will rule the world, his research interests also focus on addressing and reducing disparities within our healthcare system. Through community outreach he hopes to also address various social disparities as well as working to increase underrepresented communities of color in medicine.