The Dean’s Advisory Council serves a two year term and provides insight, guidance, and strategic direction to promote alignment of the College’s mission with community partners and stakeholders to ensure the continual pursuit of excellence for the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine program at California Health Sciences University.

John Graneto, DO
Dean, College of Osteopathic Medicine

July 2022 – june 2024 Dean’s Advisory Council

Raul Ayala, M.D.
Ambulatory Medical Officer, Market Medical Officer, Chief Medical Officer, Associate Medical Director; Adventist Health

Duc Chung M.D., M.B.A.
Chief, Hospice & Palliative Section VA Central California Healthcare System, Interim Chief of Medicine; U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Mark A. Cunningham, M.D.
VP, Chief Medical & Quality Officer; Clovis Community Medical Center

Hemant Dhingra, M.D.
President and CEO; The Nephrology Group

Ben Duran, Ed.D.
Executive Director; Central Valley Higher Education Consortium

Joseph Gerardi, D.O.
Medical Director, Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery; Valley Children’s Hospital

M. Ganga Hematillake, M.D., M.S., M.S. (Pharm), FACP
Chief Medical Officer, United Physicians Network

Shahzad Jahromi, M.D.
Physician-In-Chief; Kaiser Permanente

Manisha Mittal, M.D.
Founder and Director Moksha Holistic Center; Rheumatology Director Mittal Gastroenterology & Rheumatology

Aftab Naz, M.D.
President of the Madera Family Medical Group; Madera Community Hospital

Paul Watanakunakorn, M.D.
Residency Program Director; Sierra View Hospital

Stacy Woods
Executive Director; Fresno Madera Medical Society


July 2020 – June 2022 Dean’s Advisory Council

Raul Ayala, M.D.
Market Medical Officer; Central Valley Network, Adventist Health

Benjamin Duran, Ed.D.
Executive Director; Central Valley Higher Education Consortium (CVHEC)

Joseph Gerardi, D.O.
Medical Director, Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery; Valley Children’s Medical Group

Linda Herman, M.D., F.A.C.E.P.
Emergency Medicine Residency Program Director; Kaweah Delta Health Care District

Shahzad Jahromi, M.D.
Physician-in-Chief; Kaiser Permanente, Fresno

Gloria Jimenez, M.D., F.A.C.P., F.H.M.
Vice Chair of Facility & Chair of Medicine; Clovis Community Medical Center

Tara Lemoine, D.O.
Medical Director, Inter-professional Simulation; Medical Program Director, Respiratory Care, Valley Children’s Hospital

Manisha Mittal, M.D.
Rheumatologists and Founder & Director Moksha Holistic Center

Aftab Naz, M.D.
President; Madera Family Medical Group

Ellen Piernot, M.D., M.B.A., C.P.E.
Vice President and Chief Medical Officer; Golden Valley Health Centers

Randall Stern, M.D.
Medical Director; Valley Vascular Surgery Associates
Chairman/President of Board of Directors; Central California Faculty Medical Group (CCFMG)

Paul Watanakunakorn, M.D.
Residency Program Director, Sierra View Hospital, Porterville

Stacy Woods
Executive Director; Fresno Madera Medical Society (FMMS)


July 2018 – June 2020 Dean’s Advisory Council

Michael Allshouse, D.O.
Medical Director; Valley Children’s Hospital

Raul Ayala, M.D.
Market Medical Officer; Central Valley Network, Adventist Health

Luis Bautista, M.D., J.D.
Family Medicine, Private Practice

Nicole Butler
Executive Director; Fresno Madera Medical Society (FMMS)

Benjamin Duran, Ed.D.
Executive Director; Central Valley Higher Education Consortium (CVHEC)

Charles Farr, M.D.
Designated Institutional Official; Saint Agnes Medical Center

Joseph Gerardi, D.O.
Medical Director, Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery; Valley Children’s Medical Group

Linda Herman, M.D., F.A.C.E.P.
Emergency Medicine Residency Program Director; Kaweah Delta Health Care District

Shahzad Jahromi, M.D.
Physician-in-Chief; Kaiser Permanente

Gloria Jimenez, M.D., F.A.C.P., F.H.M.
Vice Chair of Facility & Chair of Medicine; Clovis Community Medical Center

Wessel Meyer, M.D.
Designated Education Officer; Veterans Affairs Central California Health Care System

Aftab Naz, M.D.
President; Madera Family Medical Group

Ellen Piernot, M.D., M.B.A., C.P.E.
Vice President and Chief Medical Officer; Golden Valley Health Centers

Randall Stern, M.D.
Medical Director; Valley Vascular Surgery Associates
Chairman/President of Board of Directors; Central California Faculty Medical Group (CCFMG)

Khampha Thephavong, D.O.
Director, Medical Services; CSU Fresno Student Health