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Alameda Health System- Highland Hospital

Department of Medicine
Leading with Excellence for Patients, Equity, Safety, and Education


Residency Tracks


Residency Program Highlights


Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion


Indhu Subramanian, MD, FACP

Chair, Department of Medicine

Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

Message From the Chair 

The Department of Medicine at Highland Hospital is committed to eliminating health disparities and to providing the highest quality patient care. Medical education is at the core of our mission as we are dedicated to training top-notch, compassionate and caring physicians.  We serve a diverse group of patients from an array of cultural backgrounds with the goal of optimizing access to care and service to our community.


Our amazing faculty’s steadfast devotion to medical education and academic pursuits, our extremely talented and passionate residents and the unparalleled clinical training make Highland Hospital and Alameda Health System a truly special place, one I am honored to call home. Please come and explore what we have to offer. 


Lilavati Indulkar, MD

Vice Chair, Department of Medicine

Medical School: Bharati Vidyapeeth Medical College, Pune

Residency: Highland Hospital '2012

Tze-Ming Chen, MD

Vice Chair, Quality and Patient Safety 
Department of Medicine

Medical School: University of Pennslyvania

Residency: Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care:

Stanford University

Dr. Alejandro Diaz.webp

Alejandro Díaz, MD

Program Director,
Internal Medicine Residency Program

Medical School: Centro de Estudios Universitarios Xochicalco, Escuela de Medicina Tijuana

Residency: Highland Hospital '2015

Welcome to the Alameda Health System-Highland Hospital Internal Medicine Residency Program website. Located near Lake Merritt in Oakland, Highland Hospital first opened its doors in 1927, and our ACGME-accredited residency program began in 1955. In 2013, Highland Hospital became part of Alameda Health System (formerly Alameda County Medical Center), an integrated public health care system of five hospitals and four wellness centers. AHS-Highland Hospital is now home to six residency programs - Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Surgery, Dental, Oral-Maxillofacial Surgery, and OB/GYN (joint site with Kaiser Oakland) and a site for other subspecialty and fellowship training programs.

At Highland Hospital, we serve Alameda County’s most vulnerable. Our residency program's mission is to graduate physician leaders who will provide high quality, biopsychosocially-oriented, culturally-relevant care to vulnerable populations. We hope our website will give you a sense of our diverse residency program, residents, program leadership, and passion for serving those in need. Please explore!

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