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Chief Residents

Welcome from the Chiefs


Welcome to the Highland Hospital Internal Medicine Residency Program website and thank you for your interest in our program!


Our IM Residency Program provides the opportunity to work in a safety-net hospital that cares for vulnerable populations in the East Bay, experience a vast diversity of clinical pathology, and foster your individual professional development. Every person in our program, from intern to program director, aligns with the Alameda Health System mission statement of “Caring, Healing, Teaching, Serving All”. Our shared commitment to our patients and our passion for learning are the backbone of the culture within our Highland Family.


A major focus in our training is to have residents experience autonomy with supervision. This allows you to take full ownership of your patient, in both inpatient and outpatient settings, and develop into a confident and competent physician. Our former residents have gone on to have successful careers as primary care doctors, hospitalists, and have entered many competitive fellowships across the country. As a result of our training, our graduates have the reputation for being prepared for anything and “just getting it done”.


As this year’s chiefs, we wish to foster a welcoming environment with an open door policy, create a culture of engagement and inquiry, and make our educational conferences lively and fun. We will continue to steer the improvements to our program based on resident-directed feedback.



Your 2023-2024 Internal Medicine Chief Residents,

Ghita Bouzarif, Jenna Chen, Nirmita Doshi, and Adam Mortimer.

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Ghita Bouzarif, MD

Chief Resident

Medical School

St. George's Unviersity

Likes: Coming to work everyday and hanging out with my favorite humans at my favorite hospital. I also love a good shoe sale and killing mosquitoes on the first try.

Dislikes: Mosquitoes, birds and iced water without a straw.


Jenna Chen, DO

Chief Resident

Medical School

Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine, California

Likes: Highland ❤️ Shady tree-covered hikes and waterfalls. Swimming in cold water on a hot day.  A good cup of tea. 

Dislikes: Spiders, heights, and getting stuck in small hot elevators 

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Nirmita Doshi, MD

Chief Resident

Medical School

Boston University

Likes: Learning from my Highland family every day. Health equity, quality improvement, transitions of care. Dancing, big plants, and trying new restaurants. 

Dislikes: Carbonated drinks, doing dishes, and climate change.


Adam Mortimer, DO

Chief Resident, Primary Care Track

Medical School

Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine, California

Likes: POCUS, mid distance running, backpacking, competitive table tennis, lactic acid fermentation and magical realism literature.

Dislikes: Overcomplicating simple things.

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