Physicians

Ravenswood Physicians

Jaime Chavarria, MD – Chief Medical Officer
Jaime Chavarria, MD – Chief Medical Officer
Dr. Jaime Chavarria has been in family practice for over 20 years. He was Chief Resident at the Family Practice department at the University of Southern California/California Medical Center and received his Medical Degree at the University of California, San Diego, Medical School. From 1994 to 2002, he worked with the San Jose Medical Center and prior to that he worked in a four family-physician medical group in Los Angeles that served a multi-cultural population. He served as a faculty member and preceptor for the University of Southern California School of Medicine, Family Practice Program at California Medical Center, and was a part-time faculty member at the Whittier Family Practice Program. He is very interested in redesigning healthcare to be more patient centric, efficient, effective, and in working with more closely with clinical partners to coordinate care and community groups to address the social determinants of health.
Jaclyn Czaja, MD – Pediatrician
Jaclyn Czaja, MD – Pediatrician
Dr. Jaclyn Czaja completed medical training at the University of Michigan’s Medical School in 2007, followed by a three year pediatric residency at the University of Washington in Seattle. In addition to hospital duties, she worked with an inner city, and largely immigrant, population at the Harborview Children and Teen’s clinic. During her residency, she also participated in Seattle Children’s Global Health Pathway; working on a pediatric ward assessing the chronically ill children in Kisii, Kenya. Dr. Czaja is a Stanford graduate with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Human Biology.
Shadia Karim, MD – Family Medicine
Shadia Karim, MD – Family Medicine
Shadia Karim, MD was born and raised in New York. She completed her studies on the east coast, receiving her medical degree from Geisel School of Medicine in 2016, before traveling west to Ventura, California to complete residency in full-spectrum family medicine. Her clinical interests include women’s health, dermatology, and global health. She was drawn to Ravenswood because of the staff’s passion and commitment to providing the best care to their patients, regardless of age, gender, race, or socioeconomic status.
Alma Sanchez, MD – Family Practice Physician
Alma Sanchez, MD – Family Practice Physician
Dr. Alma Sanchez grew up locally in Hollister, California. She went to Duke University for undergrad where she studied Biology, Spanish, and Latin American Studies, cultivated her passion for social justice, and fell in love with rugby. She earned her medical and public health degrees at Tulane School of Medicine in New Orleans, and then completed her family medicine residency at UCSF in 2018. Before going into medicine, Dr. Sanchez was a high school teacher in the Dominican Republic, and later managed a Domestic Violence shelter for women and children in California. She is open to all patients, with a special interest in women’s health.
Jonathan Shaw, MD – Family Practice Physician
Jonathan Shaw, MD – Family Practice Physician
Dr. Jonathan Shaw earned his medical degree from Harvard Medical School, and spent a year during his studies doing research in Guatemala. He completed his family medicine training at Oregon Health & Sciences University, then provided community-based maternal, infant, pediatric, and adult care to a diverse patient population in Hillsboro, Oregon. Most recently, he completed a research fellowship at Stanford University and the Palo Alto VA to gain training in evaluating health services, focusing on the interaction of psychosocial factors and health.
Julia Tse, MD – Family Medicine
Julia Tse, MD – Family Medicine
Dr. Tse grew up in New York City. She received her medical degree from Georgetown University in Washington, DC and then completed a four year residency in Family Medicine where she developed a special focus in Women’s Health. She provides medical care for patients of all ages including pregnant women, and provides gender affirming care for transgender patients and treatment for opioid misuse disorder.
Jeremiah Davis, MD – Associate Medical Director, Pediatrics
Jeremiah Davis, MD – Associate Medical Director, Pediatrics
Dr. Davis earned his medical degree at The George Washington University in Washington D.C., and went on to complete his pediatric residency at Seattle Children’s Hospital, University of Washington. His passion is working in underserved communities and addressing the healthcare needs of pediatric patients. Prior to joining Ravenswood’s team of providers, Dr. Davis worked at another Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) in Bend, Oregon. When he is not at Ravenswood, Dr. Davis likes rock climbing, skiing and snowboarding, backpacking, camping and traveling with his wife. He is also an avid reader and enjoys sitting down with a good book.
Sharon DiPierro, MD – Pediatrician
Sharon DiPierro, MD – Pediatrician
Dr. Sharon DiPierro earned both her undergraduate degree in Community Health and her MD with a focus on Advocacy and Activism at Brown University, where she worked with homeless individuals and at-risk teens. After completing her pediatric residency at the University of California at Davis, she joined the Ravenswood team in 2013. In addition to her clinical duties at Ravenswood, she has enjoyed teaching Stanford pediatric residents. She loves hiking, gardening, the San Francisco Giants, and singing and dancing with her son Leo.
Diana Mokaya, MD – Associate Medical Director, Family Practice
Diana Mokaya, MD – Associate Medical Director, Family Practice
Dr. Mokaya earned her undergraduate degree from Yale University and her medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. She completed her Family Medicine residency at O’Connor Hospital in 2016, which included training in maternity, infant, pediatric, and adult care within a diverse patient population. She is committed to caring for underserved populations through systems improvement and governmental advocacy. Her practice, which includes prenatal care and women’s health in addition to family medicine, is open to all patients, including newborns, children, adults, and pregnant patients.
Sonia Santana, MD, OB/GYN – Associate Medical Director, Women’s Health
Sonia Santana, MD, OB/GYN – Associate Medical Director, Women’s Health
Dr. Sonia Santana was born in Bogota, Colombia and immigrated to the United States in 1987. She completed medical school at York College of Osteopathic Medicine in Old Westbury, New York in 2001 and finished her OB/GYN residency at Francis Hospital and Medical Center in Hartford, Connecticut in 2005. Dr. Santana worked in private practice in the East Bay before joining Ravenswood in 2015. She is also a fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Santana has a passion for women’s health and is results-driven in her practice. Her goal is to provide the highest quality care to effectively meet the needs of her patients. In her practice, she emphasizes educating her patients on self-management while involving their families and the community which are at the heart of Ravenswood’s mission.
Reshma Thadani, MD, MPH – Pediatrician
Reshma Thadani, MD, MPH – Pediatrician
Dr. Reshma Thadani received her B.A. in Child Psychology and Spanish from Tufts University. She then completed her MPH in Population and Family Health at Columbia University. She received her medical degree from Drexel University College of Medicine, and completed her pediatric residency at Children’s Hospital and Research Center Oakland in 2006. Prior to joining Ravenswood in 2008, Dr. Thadani worked for two years at Bancroft Pediatric Medical Group in San Leandro. She is on the general pediatrics faculty at the Stanford University School of Medicine, and is involved in precepting Stanford pediatric residents.

MayView Physicians

Aarthi Anand, MD – Family Medicine
Aarthi Anand, MD – Family Medicine
Dr. Anand is a board-certified family physician with a certificate of added qualification in geriatrics. She has over 13 years of experience in outpatient, inpatient, urgent, and skilled nursing care.
Meena Chelvakumar, MD – Family Medicine
Meena Chelvakumar, MD – Family Medicine
Dr. Chelvakumar is Board Certified in Family Medicine, American Board of Family Medicine, and completed her Residency at the University of Washington Family Medicine Residency, WA. She has experience seeing a diverse range of patients and comes with previous experience working at Stanford Health Care.
Swarnapali Seneviratna, MD – Pediatrics
Swarnapali Seneviratna, MD – Pediatrics
Dr. Seneviratna is a Board Certified Pediatrician who attended medical school at the University of Colombo in Sri Lanka and completed her pediatric residency at the Los Angeles County (LAC-USC) Medical Center in Los Angeles, California. Dr. Seneviratna provides a full range of preventive and urgent care to infants, children, and adolescents.
Maragadham Balu, MD – Internal Medicine
Maragadham Balu, MD – Internal Medicine
Dr. Balu has experience with the Indian Health Center of Santa Clara Valley, Kaiser Permanente, and University of California San Francisco. She is fluent in English and Tamil.
Richard Foy, MD – Family Medicine
Richard Foy, MD – Family Medicine
Dr. Foy is a Family Medicine Provider. He has experience with in-home primary care with elderly and disabled adults, as well as patients of all ages. He has also worked as a Medical Director in both urgent care and emergency care settings.
Karina Zhuravleva, MD – Obstetrics and Gynecology
Karina Zhuravleva, MD – Obstetrics and Gynecology
Dr. Karina Zhuravleva received her medical training in Russia, at the First Pavlov State Medical University of St. Petersburg. She completed her OB/GYN residency at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Patterson, New Jersey in 1998. Prior to moving to the San Francisco Bay Area, Dr. Zhuravleva worked in private practice in New York for over 15 years. As a fellow of American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Dr. Zhuravleva is determined to provide her patients with the highest standards of care.

About Us

Ravenswood Family Health Network is a federally qualified health center headquartered in the low-income East Palo Alto area of San Mateo County. Ravenswood sites are Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) deemed facilities. Ravenswood is a 501 (c)3 non-profit community-based Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC).

Main Locations

Ravenswood Family Health Center 
1885 Bay Road, East Palo Alto, CA 94303

Ravenswood Family Dentistry
1807 Bay Road, East Palo Alto, CA 94303

MayView Sunnyvale Clinic
785 Morse Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA 94085-3010

MayView Mountain View Clinic
900 Miramonte Avenue, 2nd Floor, Mountain View, CA 94040

MayView Palo Alto Clinic
270 Grant Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94306

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