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OffSiteCare Medical Personnel

OffSiteCare Board-Certified Intensivists

Dr. James K. Gude
Dr. Thomas Shaughnessy
Dr. Chris Brown
Dr. Gary LeKander
Dr. Margaret McKee
Dr. Payam Nahid
Dr. Thomas Nuckton
Dr. Santhi Raja
Dr. Mel Selinger

Board-Certified Intensivist Call Panel

Dr. Gordana Bjekic
Dr. Tze-Ming (Benson) Chen
Dr. Lawrence Coskey
Dr. Frank M. Delen
Dr. Ralph Dilisio
Dr. Ryan H. Dougherty
Dr. Ron B. Elkin
Dr. Mehran Farid-Moayer
Dr. Sherfong Gee
Dr. Eric Gieser
Dr. James J. Hershon
Dr. Donald Ho
Dr. George Horng
Dr. Robert Jasmer
Dr. Bunchong Kosolcharoen
Dr. Kristina M. Kury
Dr. Sunye Kwack
Dr. Guy Livnat
Dr. Brandon S. Lu
Dr. Janice Manjuck
Dr. James E. McFeely, IV
Dr. Merrill Nisam
Dr. Glen W. Petersen
Dr. J. Marco Steele
Dr. Bernard J. Steyer
Dr. Helena L. Wang

OffSiteCare Telemedicine Specialists

Drs. Tom Cunningham, Greg Hopkins

Dr. Jeffery Sugarman

ER and Pediatric Critical Care Coodinator:
Bryan Gude, RN

Family Physicians:
Drs. David Fichman, Kathryn Whisman

Dr. Stephen DeNigris

General Surgery:
Dr. Larry Falk

Hospitalist Internists:
Drs. Mujeeb Altaf, Josef Chemtob, David Gans, Nhat Hoang, Richard Lapin, Jonathan Morse, Lindsey Smith, David Streeter, Terri Turner, Misty Zelk

Infectious Diseases:
Drs. David Busch, Shelley Gordon, Erika Steffe,
Lory Wiviott (CPMC)

Drs. Farid Osman, Tom Paukert

Drs. Nobl Barazangi (CPMC), Allan Bernstein, Charlene Chen, Jack Rose, David Tong, Christine Wong

SubAcute Services Coordinator:
Denise Savell, RN, MSN, APHN-BC, DNP(c)

Outpatient Services Coordinator:
Dr. Joe Clendenin

Nursing Educator and Critical Care Nurse Practitioner:
Valerie Takes, RN, CCRN

Drs. William Bowen, Jonathan Linthicum

Drs. Sophia Encarncion, Jonathan Hulkower,
Lana Milton

Dr. David Murphy

Dr. James K. Gude

Pediatric Critical Care:
Dr. Heidi Flori and team, Oakland Children's Hospital.

Team members: Drs. Natalie Cvijanovich, Scott Heidersbach, Vivienne Newman, Tom Reed, Arup Roy-Burman, Sharon Williams

Dr. Peter Bretan

Dr. James Gude, Medical Director and Founder of OffsiteCare, is an intensivist who is board-certified in pulmonary, critical care, and internal medicine.

Dr. Gude graduated from Yale University Medical School, performed his residency at Stanford University, and served as Chief Medical Officer on a U.S. Navy nuclear submarine for two years. As Medical Director, Dr. Gude heads up the OffSiteCare intensivist team that provides ICU consultations via telemedicine, and is also responsible for selecting the specialists that make up the outstanding team of OffSiteCare physicians.

In addition, Dr. Gude provides the guidance and vision that has made OffSiteCare a national leader in changing and improving the ways in which healthcare is extended to rural areas. His extensive professional credentials include his 35-year tenure as ICU Director and Director of Critical Care at Sutter Medical Center of Santa Rosa , his position as Clinical Professor of Medicine at University of California San Francisco, and his position as an esteemed faculty member of the Family Medicine Residency Program at Sutter Santa Rosa.

The establishment of OffSiteCare was a product of discussions between Dr. Gude and his late friend and partner, Dr. Lewis Solomon. Together, they established the objective of using telemedicine to extend high-acuity critical care medicine to rural communities. Their conceptual thought is also being implemented by the Heberden Telemedicine Foundation, a non-profit entity founded by Dr. Gude to improve rural healthcare through technological advances.

A renaissance man, Dr. Gude has a wide range of interests, including the history of medicine and the physical exam, and has published several articles in these areas. In addition, he is deeply committed to medical education, and has launched a ground-breaking program that uses the telemedicine network to enables physicians and nurses to fulfill their continuing education requirements over the Internet. Residency programs are also offered that focus on the role of remote telepresence in rural medicine. The educational experience is further enhanced by Dr. Gude's great love of poetry and literature.


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