The VA Greater Los Angeles Quality Scholars site is not currently accepting applications. Thank you for your interest!

Faculty at our VAQS site are sought after for expertise in implementation science, program evaluation, primary care, mental health, women’s health, patient safety, and vulnerable populations.

Fellows come to our VAQS site to gain an expertise in health services research and  quality improvement methods.

Our program site is known for the strength of its health services research program, the diversity of VA-based implementation science activities, the diversity of faculty interests, and close connections to our academic affiliate (especially UCLA Schools of Medicine and Public Health) and to RAND.

Senior Faculty Scholars

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David Ganz, MD, PhD
Senior Physician Scholar

Learn more about Dr. Ganz

Shelly de Peralta, DNP, ACNP-BC
Senior Nurse Scholar

Faculty Scholar

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Emeritus Scholar

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Lisa Rubenstein, MD, MSPH

Current FIRST Year Fellows

Jonathan Baghdadi

Jonathan Baghdadi, MD

Current Second Year Fellows

Caleb Cheng

Caleb Cheng, MD

Current Third Year Fellows


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Linda Kim, RN

Connie Lin, MD


Brian Doyle, MD

Lucinda Leung, MD

Katherine Mitchell, MD, RN


Pushpa Raja, MD

Christine Lam, MD, MBA

Yalda Rahimi, RN-BSN, PHN, BA, MSHA