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Current Fellows 2023-24

Alexander Niculescu, MD

Alexander Niculescu, MD attended Tulane University School of Medicine and completed a residency in primary care/social internal medicine at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx, NY. Training during the height of the COVID pandemic deepened his interest in palliative care. He's excited to move to Los Angeles to pursue fellowship training in palliative care medicine.

Emily Peterson, MD

Emily Peterson, MD grew up in southern California and graduated from Creighton University School of Medicine. She completed her family medicine residency at UCLA, where experiences caring for patients and their families throughout all stages of life fostered an interest in palliative care. She is excited to continue her training at Cedars-Sinai.

Versonica Solorio, MD

Veronica Solorio, MD, MPH was born in Mexico and grew up in Santa Barbara. She went to UCLA for medical school. After training in emergency medicine, she worked as a community EM physician. The loss of her father and caring for patients during the pandemic sparked an interest in end-of-life care.


  • Hannah Barney, MD
  • Marla Gandara, MD
  • Ya Zhou, MD
  • Jaskaran Singh, MD
  • Raina Shah, DO
  • Michael Staines, MD
  • Noam Broder, MD
  • Julianne Lee, MD
  • Sikandra Tank, MD
  • Alison Clarke, DO
  • Vidhya Balasubramanian, MD
  • Sarah Keating, MD
  • Jessica Kaltman, MD
  • Paul Lindenfeld, MD 
  • Daniel Dichter, MD
  • Sandra Sacks, MD
  • Richard Lam, MD, MBA

Have Questions or Need Help?

If you have questions or would like to learn more about the Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship Program at Cedars-Sinai, please call or send us a message.

Becker Building, Room B220
8700 Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90048

Azadeh Dashti, MD, Medical Director, Supportive Care Medicine

Neha Darrah, MD, Associate Program Director

Christina Bussell, Administrative Assistant, Supportive Care Medicine