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All patient related inquiries, including prescription refills, should be directed to our UC San Diego Health Clinic.


If you have operational questions or comments, please feel free to reach out to the appropriate contact listed below. We look forward to hearing from you. 

Office of the Chair

Susan Bukata, M.D.
Professor and Chair
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

Wendy Hess
Executive Assistant to the Chair

Administration & Business Office

Cheryl Correia
Administrative Vice Chair

Kathy Smith
Assistant Department Business Officer

Training Verification Requests

Please review the quick steps involved in submitting a training verification request

Contact our business office with any additional questions about the process:


Shawna Hook-Held
Residency Program Coordinator

Sandra Gutierrez
Education Support Coordinator

Business Office Operations

Carolina Arellano
Academic Support Coordinator

Matthew Favila
Assistant Operations Analyst

Monica Labiano
Financial Analyst

Yesenia Rodriguez
Academic Affairs, Human Resources and
Financial Analyst

Kimberly Tawfik
Academic Support Coordinator