UC San Diego (SDHSA)

The incredible benefits you have are a result of your colleagues working together to ensure that resident physicians can provide the highest quality care possible and improve their working conditions.
Join CIR now. We’re stronger together.

Member Discounts:

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Member Benefits, including Post-Residency Contract Review & Immigration Legal Benefit.

+ Discounts
  • Electronics
  • Food & Dining
  • Home & Auto
  • AT&T
  • Costco and more

Access discounts

+ Travel
  • Car Rental
  • Hotels
  • Airfare
  • Resorts
  • Tours & Cruises

Travel discounts

+ Finance
  • Financial Wellness
  • Debt Navigator
  • Rewards Cards
  • Personal Loan
  • Home Financing

Finance discounts

+ Insurance
  • Auto & Home
  • Group Term Life
  • Life Insurance Plan
  • Accidental Death & Dismemberment
  • Legal Services

Insurance discounts

Your Contract:

  • $750 education fund
  • Reimbursement for STEP III and CA medical license
  • Four weeks of paid parental leave

Questions about your contract?
Contact: Rica Highers

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+ Mental Health Resources
Sean Li (Plastic Surgery)
Sean Li

I’m very proud of what our executive board has been able to accomplish in our affiliation with CIR and winning a massive new contract. Excited to see what our leaders will accomplish in the future!

Sean Li, SDHSA Co-President
Aram Namavar
Aram Namavar

I believe that physicians in general do not do a good job talking about finances or salary transparency. I believe that financial literacy can lead to improved physician wellness and less burnout. Therefore, I am happy that our team was able to push for a more livable wage and other benefits in this new contract.

Aram Namavar, SDHSA Executive Board Member

Executive Board Members:

  • Karina Covarrubias, General Surgery, Co-President
  • Mikaela Miller, Psychiatry, Co-President
  • Gina Allyn, Pediatrics, Secretary
  • Nathan Chai, Radiology, Treasurer
  • Ben Amendolara, Psychiatry, Board Member
  • Matt Siow, Orthopedic Surgery, Board Member
  • Natalie Fettinger, Psychiatry, Board Member
  • Harshika Satyarthi, Neurology, Board Member
  • Jason Llaneras, Plastic Surgery, Board Member
  • Aram Namavar, Internal Medicine, Board Member

Regional Vice Presidents:

  • Stephen Goldberg, Anesthesiology, UC Irvine Medical Center
  • Dayna Isaacs, Internal Medicine, UCLA Medical Center
  • Matthew Siow, Orthopedic Surgery, UC San Diego Health


  • Gina Allyn, Pediatrics
  • Annie Ondracek, Internal Medicine
  • Shawn Krishnan, Internal Medicine
  • Molly Hubert, Orthopedic Surgery
  • Mikaela Miller, Psychiatry
  • Karina Covarrubias, General Surgery
  • Mario Bernabe, Nephrology
  • Thaddeus Woodard, Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Kelly Robinson, Pediatrics
  • Nathan Chai, Radiology
  • Garrett Kneese, Family Medicine (alternate)
  • Ine Collins, Family Medicine (alternate)