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Dr. M. Habeeb Ahmed Dr. M. Habeeb Ahmed, M.D., FACC, FABHP, MABHP, RVT, is a board certified Interventional Cardiologist and a key force behind the success of KAAJ Healthcare. Dr. Ahmed is one of a handful of Cardiologists in the entire United States with multiple fellowships (Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Interventional Peripheral Vascular Medicine, Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Angiography, CT Angiography) with a deep understanding of diseases related to the heart. He is trained at several well-known universities including Louisiana State University, University of Connecticut and Georgetown University.  He is a full time physician at Regional Medical center as well as O'Connor Hospital. Dr. Ahmed is well published in several journals. Dr. Ahmed holds licensure in multiple states in the U.S.
Dr. Joe Rod Dr. Joe Rod, M.D., FACC, is a well reputed cardiologist in the area. In the last three decades he has been appointed as Chairman of the Department of Cardiovascular Services at O'Connor Hospital, San Jose, CA, Director of Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory, Chief of Cardiology Santa Clara Valley Medical Center San Jose, CA. Dr. Rod is former Medical Director of Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory, Stress Testing Laboratory and Cardiac Rehabilitation Program in Santa Clara Valley Medical Center San Jose, CA, former Director of Cardiology Fellowship Program Santa Clara Valley Medical Center San Jose, CA, and former Chief of Cardiology Santa Clara Valley Medical Center San Jose, CA .

Dr. Chau Nguyen Dr. Chau Nguyen, M.D. Dr. Nguyen is one of the very well respected primary care physicians of the San Jose Community. He is amongst the pioneers of the first Vietnamese Physicians, who has been practicing in the area for the last 33 years.
Dr. John Richards Dr. John Richards, M.D. A well respected Gynecologist, Dr. John Richards, received his medical degree from Stanford University Stanford, CA. He completed his internship and residency at the Maricopa County General Hospital Phoenix, AZ .He has also completed a fellowship and served as an instructor in Santa Clara Valley in Medical Center San Jose, CA Ob/Gyn Residency Program from 1964 through present. Dr. Richards is Board Certified and specializes in Obstetrics, Gynecology and Infertility. Dr. Richards’s philosophy is that the relationship of physician and patient is a partnership.
Dr. Raymond Silva Dr. Raymond Silva, M.D. Dr. Silva is California Board Certified and specializes in Thoracic surgery, vascular surgery and Cardiac surgery. Dr. Silva attended medical school at University of California, Los Angeles David Geffen School of Medicine and graduated in 1979 and he has been practicing for the past 32 years.
Dr. Kenneth Silver Dr. Kenneth Silver, M.D. Dr. Silver is a Board Certified physician in Internal Medicine. After finishing residency Dr. Silver has been involved in Hospital Medicine before the specialty came into being.  He also has been in private practice, providing longitudinal care to his patient for almost two decades. He believes in working with his patients and other staff in a partnership to promote healthy living and to achieve the greatest quality of life and health possible.
Dr. Roland Kite Dr. Roland Kite, M.D. Dr. Kite is one of the very well respected primary care physicians in the community and has been offering personalized exceptional healthcare in the Los Gatos area since 1968. He has been on staff at Good Samaritan Hospital and the El Camino Medical Center - Los Gatos. He has built an excellent reputation for compassion and professionalism. He is a trained Cardiologist, Endocrinologist along with Primary Care and Internal Medicine.
Dr. Karen Kohut Dr. Karen Kohut, M.D. Dr. Kohut is a Board Certified by American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology since 1995. She graduated 1989 from Albany Medical center in Albany, New York and completed her residency training in 1993, shortly after she moved to California to start practicing medicine. Dr. Kohut has focused her efforts in the area of Obstetrics and Gynecology, with special interests in high-risk obstetrics, uterine fibroid, endometriosis, benign pelvic masses and laparoscopic surgery, urogynecology (including pelvic prolapse and urinary incontinence) and various other gynecologic conditions. Dr. Kohut has been awarded First Place in resident research award in 1993, Ortho Pharmaceuticals CREOG Exam Awards 1990, Provost's Honor Lists 1984, and Bank of America Academic Achievement Award in 1980. Dr. Kohut understands the joys as well as the challenges of raising a family under today's pressures. She is a strong advocate of preventive healthcare and patient education.
Dr. Anthony Damore Dr. Anthony Damore, M.D. Dr. Damore has been offering personalized exceptional healthcare for women in the Silicon Valley since 1968. He has built an excellent reputation for compassion and professionalism. Dr. Damore was one of the first Gynecologists in the area to provide laparoscopic surgery, significantly reducing recovery times for patients. As the one of the first male independent Obstetrics and Gynecological specialist in the area, Dr. Damore has developed a strong bond with her patients, caring for both their physical and emotional needs. Damore received his medical degree from the Temple University Medical Center- Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He completed his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Hahnemann Medical Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where he Serviced in United States Air Force as Assistant Chief for Department of Obstetrics-Gynecology- Grissom Air Force Base, Indiana He is American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology Certified and practices a full range of woman's healthcare services, including gynecology, infertility and laparoscopic procedures.
Dr. Pacifico Santos Dr. Pacifico Santos, M.D started his practice in 1976 in San Jose, CA. He received his medical degree from University of San Tomas Manila, Philippines in 1962. He trained at Kern Medical Center in Bakersfield, CA for his residency In his 34 year of practicing Family Medicine Dr. Santos enjoys caring for a wide variety of health issues, and followed his patients through every stage of their lives, literally from birth to death. He strives to provide comprehensive, up-to-date medical care, and works with only the best sub-specialists available if his patients need one. He strives to provide the best primary care available, adult medicine, and end-of-life care. He is also fluent in Tagalog and loves to care for his patients.
Elizabeth Roman Elizabeth Roman, PA-C graduated from Stanford University School of Medicine Primary Care Program. She then continued her education with a Master's of Public Health emphasizing in Community Health. Her medical interests are Cardiology, Women's Health, and Diabetes Education. She has worked at the University of Southern California General Hospital next to some of the most respected Pediatric Endocrinologists and Clinical Researchers, focusing on Latino and African American youth, obesity, and diabetic risks.  Outside of clinic, Ms. Roman's interests in Health Promotion have led her to provide quality medical care to rural areas of Mexico on Medical Missions.  She is fluent in Spanish and currently learning Portuguese.
Dr. Natasha Ahmed Dr. Natasha Ahmed, M.D. is a board certified primary care doctor providing internal medicine and hospitalist services to our patients at KAAJ Healthcare. Dr. Ahmed graduated from Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara and has extensive working knowledge in the field of internal medicine.
Dr. Wardak

Dr. Zabi Wardak, M.D. is providing primary care/internal medicine and general practice services at KAAJ Healthcare. 

Dr. Wardak did his undergraduate from University of California Berkeley. He went to St. George's University School of Medicine and completed his residency at San Joaquin General Hospital. He is a member of American Medical Association and American College of Physicians and has continually kept himself up to date with recurring new medical research. Dr. Wardak loves working and serving the underserved communities and is involved with Community Medical Centers in Tracy and Stockton in Northern California. Dr. Wardak is multilingual and speaks English and Farsi (Persian) fluently.

Dr. Bahar Sumbul-Yuksel  Dr. Bahar Sumbul-Yuksel, M.D. has recently joined KAAJ Healthcare as a Rheumatologist.  

Dr. Sumbul-Yuksel, M.D., FACR is a board certified physician in Rheumatology and Internal Medicine. She graduated from medical school at Cukurova University in Turkey where she was awarded with the top medical school graduate honor in 1997. Dr. Sumbul-Yuksel completed her residency in Internal Medicine and fellowship in Rheumatology at Albany Medical Center in New York. She sees adult patients with variety of rheumatic conditions including rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, gout, sarcoidosis and vasculitis. Dr. Sumbul-Yuksel has spent the majority of her medical career in academics and served as an Assistant Professor of Rheumatology between 2008 and 2014 at the University of Nevada School of Medicine in Reno. She has participated in clinical research in Rheumatology and has contributed in the writing of medical publications. She likes teaching medical students and residents.

Dr. Sumbul-Yuksel loves to care for her patients. She gives priority to her lifelong education via conferences and CME to keep up with her field and provide the best care to her patients. Dr. Sumbul-Yuksel volunteers for non-profit organizations with her family.


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