ARMC-Kaiser General Surgery Residency



We are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). Our residency program was accredited in 2009, and our first residents entered the program in 2010-2011. The program is a collaborative effort between Arrowhead Regional Medical Center (ARMC) and Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, Fontana. We have an affiliation with Loma Linda University Medical Center


• Arrowhead Regional Medical Center is a state-of-the-art 456-bed facility featuring the newest technology in the field of patient care. The Medical Center is the host to a Level II Trauma Center and the only Burn Center serving San Bernardino, Riverside, Inyo and Mono counties. ARMC offers a full range of patient services and includes six medical/surgical units, advanced critical care, neonatal intensive care, and emergency and trauma care. The hospital also features comprehensive rehabilitation services and a freestanding behavioral health facility. The Medical Center’s Outpatient Care facility offers more than 60 different specialty services, including pediatrics, orthopedics, general and specialty surgery, internal medicine, women’s health, rehabilitation services, geriatrics and more. ARMC has the second busiest emergency room in California. It is a Level II trauma center with over 2,000 traumas annually, 500 burn patients seen annually, and over 130,000 visits annually. There are seven full-time surgical faculty: five general surgeons with subspecialties, two trauma and critical care, one surgical oncology and two vascular surgeons.


• Kaiser Permanente (Fontana), located just 5.5 miles from ARMC west on I-10, opened a new 314-bed hospital in May, 2013. The birthplace of Kaiser Permanente medicine in Southern California, the Fontana Medical Center began as a World War II health care program for the families of steel mill workers. By 1953, a full-fledged medical center had been built. Today, the Fontana Medical Center is a modern teaching hospital with more than 430 physicians. Fontana Medical Center is designed for both outpatient and inpatient care. The facility includes ICU, CCU, NICU, a fully licensed inpatient/outpatient chemical dependency recovery program, a cardiac catheterization laboratory, a chronic peritoneal dialysis unit, an acute inpatient support staff who serve nearly 401,560 Kaiser Permanente Health Plan members. The medical center’s 326,000-squarefoot Primary Care Center opened in early 1994. The Ontario Medical Center opened November 1, 2011 and provides emergency services, as well as a comprehensive surgical center, to the west end of the Fontana Medical Center’s service area. It is a state-of-the-art facility with the latest advances in medical and surgical technology.


Both medical centers are located midway between Los Angeles and Palm Springs in San Bernardino County. Surrounding communities offer affordable housing in suburban, mountain, and desert settings. The economy of the area is one of the fastest growing in Southern California. The medical centers are convenient to two major freeways and to Ontario International Airport, which offers commercial air service to many destinations and major airports in the country. Among the nearby colleges are the University of California, Riverside; California State University, San Bernardino; the University of Redlands; California Baptist University; the five Claremont Colleges and Graduate University, and several junior and community colleges.


Recreational activities including golf, tennis, fishing, camping, hiking, and horseback riding, are widely available throughout the community. Winter sports, including ice skating, skiing and snowboarding, are less than 45 minutes away. The communities of Lake Arrowhead, Big Bear Lake, Lake Perris, and Idyllwild offer summer and winter recreation. Professional sports fans have a choice of major-league action including the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Los Angeles Dodgers, Los Angeles Chargers, Los Angeles Clippers, Los Angeles Kings, Los Angeles Lakers, and the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim. Nearby Rancho Cucamonga and San Bernardino have minor league baseball teams.





Sunal Patel, MD

General Surgery

Kaiser Permanente


Brandon Woodward, MD

Surgical Critical Care/Trauma/Acute Care

University of California, San Diego





Mark Choi, MD

Surgical Critical Care

Cedars-Sinai, Los Angeles, CA


Ahmed Dehal, MD

Surgical Oncology

John Wayne Cancer Center, Santa Monica, CA


Sean Kim, MD

Private Practice in Southern California





Ragavan Narayanan MD

Surgical Critical Care

Northwestern University, Chicago, IL


Maryam Saidy MD

Colon and Rectal Surgery,

Northside Hospital, Atlanta, GA





Taylor Tang, MD

Cardiothoracic Surgery

UCLA, Los Angeles, CA



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