Tracey L. Norton, DO, FAAFP
Family Medicine Residency - Program Director
Dr. Norton was born in Ventura, California the eldest of 5 children and
raised in a family that moved every two years as her engineer father followed
the petroleum industry around the world. She spent years in Lima, Peru
and Buenos Aires, Argentina, returning to the United States as a bilingual
Dr. Norton received her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from Kirksville
College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed a transitional internship
year in Columbus, Ohio. Having financed medical school with a Uniformed
Services Health Professions Scholarship from the US Public Health Service
(US PHS), she decided to complete her service obligation as a general
medical officer in the Indian Health Service.
Dr. Norton moved to rural Northeast Arizona for four years and provided
full scope primary care medical services to people and families from the
Navajo Nation and Hopi Tribe. At one point the US PHS sent her to Fort
Smith, Arkansas on temporary duty assignment with other Spanish-speaking
personnel to provide medical services to Cuban refugees during the Mariel Boatlift.
From Arizona she returned to Southern California to complete family medicine
training at the USC/California Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program
where she was chief resident. After residency she worked a summer in Nome,
Alaska caring for Alaska Natives – the Inupiat.
Back in Los Angeles Dr. Norton worked as core family medicine residency
faculty in area programs for nine years. She attended a faculty development
fellowship at USC and focused on development and implementation of Women’s
Health and Maternity curricula. She and a colleague provided medical services
to one of the early residential Hospices in Hollywood. She made presentations
to the medical staff on the vertical transmission of HIV in the early
years of the HIV epidemic.
During the next decade, Dr. Norton started and directed a university-sponsored
family medicine residency program at USC Keck School of Medicine. Ten
classes completed training over the next 12 years.
Dr. Norton departed academic medicine to return to her rural medicine roots,
working with two other family physicians and a nurse practitioner in a
rural health center and critical access hospital on Catalina Island.
She returns to graduate medical education through the visionary commitment
of Citrus Valley Health Partners and East Valley Community Health Center
to collaborate and build a residency where physicians are inspired to
develop expertise in family medicine and to dedicate themselves to the
care of individuals, families, and communities especially those who are
Maili Velez-Dalla Tor, MD, FAAFP
Family Medicine Residency - Associate Program Director
Dr. Dalla Tor was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico and moved to Southern California
at the age of nine. She graduated from UCLA with a bachelor’s degree
in Physiological Science and attended the Charles R. Drew/UCLA Medical
During her residency at the Memorial Family Medicine Program in Long Beach,
CA, she was Co-Chief for both Quality Assurance and Gynecology.
After completing residency, Dr. Dalla Tor worked at Kaiser Permanente and
then transitioned into academics. She joined the PIH Health Family Medicine
Residency Program as faculty where she chaired the Clinical Competency
Committee and helped to develop their Chronic Disease and Palliative Care Track.
Dr. Dalla Tor also worked at the Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center
Family Medicine Residency Program (PVHMC FMRP) as their Associate Program
Director. At the PVHMC FMRP she developed the Clinical Competency Committee
and served as the Medical Student Clerkship Director. She is board-certified
in Family Medicine as well as Hospice and Palliative Medicine.
Dr. Dalla Tor enjoys teaching medical students and residents and has a
special interest in resident and physician wellness, pediatrics, women’s
health, geriatrics, nutrition and obesity. Dr. Dalla Tor is married and
has three children. She enjoys reading, arts and crafts, hiking, traveling
and kayaking. She is excited to return to academic medicine and to help
build a residency committed to serve our community through compassionate,
Anna Pavlov, PhD
Family Medicine Residency - Director, Behavioral Medicine
Dr. Pavlov was born in Whittier, California and grew up in Torrance. She
studied psychology at UCLA and received her doctorate in clinical psychology
from the California School of Professional Psychology, Los Angeles. Dr.
Pavlov completed a two year fellowship in Primary Care Health Psychology
at Genesys Regional Medical Center in Flint, Michigan, affiliated with
Michigan State University School of Medicine and afterward joined the
faculty in the family medicine residency program.
Returning to California, Dr. Pavlov served as the Director of Behavioral
Medicine and Addiction Medicine at the Pomona Valley Family Medicine Residency
Program. She has a special interest in psycho-oncology, perinatal mental
health and resident & physician wellness. She has been active in many
scholarly activities and co-edited,
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Dr. Pavlov enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She is an
avid film and theatergoer, practices yoga and loves international travel.
She is proud to have joined Citrus Valley Health Partners and to be a
part of launching the Family Medicine Residency Program.
Chinhnam Hathuc, DO
East Valley Community Health Center – Chief Medical Officer
Chinhnam Hathuc, D.O. was born and raised in Southern California where
he lived with his family in the Inland Valley. At the age of 16, he received
a scholarship and left home to attend Simon’s Rock College of Bard
in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. He graduated college at 19 years old
and took a research position at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.
After two years of Neuroscience research, and a good amount of soul-searching,
he decided to pursue a career in medicine and attended Touro University
in Northern California.
Dr. Hathuc had the opportunity to share his medical school experience with
his brother, as they were housemates and schoolmates. When not studying
for exams, they both spent their summers volunteering for Camp Footprints
– a non-profit organization that serves physically, mentally, and/or
socially economically challenged children. Volunteering at Camp Footprints
is still a passion for both of them to this day.
After graduating medical school, Dr. Hathuc returned home to Southern California
and completed his Family Medicine residency at Pacific Hospital in Long
Beach, California. During his residency program, he developed a passion
for community medicine as he worked in a medically underserved area. He
wanted to put his efforts into community medicine because he saw a great
need for quality health care for those patients that are most vulnerable.
Upon completion of his residency program and board certification in Family
Medicine, Dr. Hathuc joined East Valley Community Health Center- a federally
qualified health center that serves the San Gabriel and Pomona Valleys.
He works there as a Lead Physician and the Chief Medical Officer for their
four community clinics. He is also an Attending Physician and the Osteopathic
Medicine Director for the Family Medicine residency program at College
Hospital in Long Beach, California.
Through the partnership between East Valley Community Health Centers and
Citrus Valley Health Partners, Dr. Hathuc hopes to give back to the communities
that helped shape his career and inspire future Family Medicine physicians
to go into community medicine.
Scott Nass, MD, MPA, FAAFP, AAHIVS
Family Medicine Residency - Core Faculty
Dr. Nass was born and raised in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains
in northeastern Kentucky. He ventured off to become well rounded by obtaining
undergraduate degrees in psychology and English from Bradley University,
as well as a Master of Public Affairs from Indiana University-Bloomington.
After working for not-for-profit organizations in center city Chicago and
Los Angeles, he recognized an opportunity to combine his love for policy
and advocacy with a career in medicine, and then proceeded to earn his
medical degree from the Charles R. Drew/UCLA Medical Education Program.
He completed Family Medicine residency at Ventura County Medical Center,
followed by fellowships in faculty development at Ventura and the University
of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. After residency, he worked full time as
a hospitalist in Ventura County before serving as Associate Program Director
and Director of the Family Medicine Inpatient Service for the Eisenhower
Medical Center Family Medicine Residency.
Dr. Nass is board certified in Family Medicine and is credentialed as an
HIV Specialist™ by the American Academy of HIV Medicine. He enjoys
practicing broad-spectrum Family Medicine, including hospital medicine,
transgender health, medication-assisted treatment of opioid use disorder,
dermoscopy, and multiple inpatient and outpatient procedures (including
He is an active advocate for health equity and was selected for the inaugural
class of Leaders for Health Equity fellows at George Washington University.
He is a member of the board of directors for GLMA: Health Professionals
Advancing LGBT Equality, and he participates in various leadership roles
within the American Academy of Family Physicians, the California Academy
of Family Physicians, and the Society of Hospital Medicine.
Director of Pediatrics Outpatient – Aarti Kulshrestha, M.D
Director of Pediatrics Inpatient – Zacharia Y Reda, MD
Director of Inpatient Family Medicine – Jeff Shapiro, MD
Director of Newborn and NICU – Bruce Sindel, MD
Directors of OB – Anna Leung, MD & Jason S Begley, MD
Director of Emergency Medicine – Edward M Gentile, MD
Director of Surgery - Raffaele Corbisiero, MD, FACS