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Our Approach

Our Approach and Mission

You could say that we are medical detectives, working to diagnose the most complicated and difficult cases referred to us by other physicians.  We combine guideline and evidence-based medical theory and the latest diagnostics in pursuit of understanding diseases, making the correct diagnosis and ultimately finding the most optimal treatment options.

Our mission is to provide cutting-edge, compassionate care and we look forward to helping you find a solution to your problems.

Our Story

Our Team

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Anjali S. Vora, MD, FIDSA, AAHIVS

ABIM Board Certified Infectious Diseases
ABIM Board Certified Internal Medicine
Principal Physician

Dr. Vora went to medical school at UCLA then completed her Internal Medicine residency and Infectious Disease Fellowship at the University of California, Irvine in 2010. She is ABIM board certified in Infectious Disease and Internal Medicine, and an American Academy of HIV Specialist. She is actively involved in Infection Prevention and Antimicrobial Stewardship. Outside of the hospital and clinic she enjoys being outdoors and spending time with her family. She also enjoys volunteering in free clinics and thrives to provide compassionate care.

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Thrissawan Sungkapalee, MD, AAHIVS

ABIM Board Certified Infectious Diseases
ABIM Board Certified Internal Medicine
Principal Physician

Dr. Sungkapalee completed her Infectious Disease fellowship at University of Massachusetts in 2013. She is ABIM board certified in Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases, and an American Academy of HIV Specialist who practiced in Ohio after her training. She left her Infectious Diseases practice in Ohio to move to Orange County to be with her family in 2018. She has served as director in an HIV clinic in Satuk, Thailand and provided care in a non-profit HIV clinic in Ohio. Her goal is to provide patients with outstanding, holistic care.

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Vinicius Klee Lopes, MD

ABIM Board Certified Infectious Diseases
ABIM Board Certified Internal Medicine
Principal Physician

Dr. Lopes was born and raised in Brazil, where he attended medical school, then followed a lifelong dream of training in the US. He completed Internal Medicine residency at RUSH University in Chicago and Infectious Diseases fellowship at SUNY Upstate Medical University, NY. He worked for about 6 years as an ID Physician in Wisconsin. Although he became a fan of the Green Bay Packers, the long and cold winters were a bit too much for this good natured Brazilian, so he moved to California in 2021. He initially worked with the Santa Clara County, mostly working at a Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program and at the second busiest Tuberculosis clinic in CA. This further strengthened his knowledge base in these areas. He found his ideal practice setting in Newport Beach with us, starting in February 2022 and is fast becoming known for his strong knowledge, dedication, work ethics and bedside manners. He is ABIM board certified in Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases. He loves direct patient care and eagerly awaits for the opportunity to assist you and your patients.

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Joshua Chen, DO, AAHIVS

ABIM Board Certified Infectious Diseases
ABIM Board Certified Internal Medicine
Principal Physician

Dr. Chen grew up in the suburbs of New Jersey but was overly prone to seasonal affective disorder. Therefore, he transplanted himself successfully to Southern California to attend undergraduate studies at UC San Diego and has never left SoCal since then. He attended medical school at Western University of Health Sciences: College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific. Afterwards, he completed Internal Medicine residency at Kaiser Permanente: San Bernardino and worked as a hospitalist for a year. He then completed an Infectious Diseases fellowship at the University of Southern California / Los Angeles Medical Center in 2022 where he was baptized by fire amidst the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic. He is ABIM board certified in Internal Medicine and will be taking his Infectious Diseases boards at the end of 2022. He is an American Academy of HIV certified Specialist. He is passionate about exercising good antimicrobial stewardship by selecting the shortest courses of antibiotics possible to combat antibiotic resistance and to preserve his patients' quality of life as much as possible. In his spare time, Dr. Chen enjoys spending time with his family and training for Spartan races with his friends.

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Liz, Medical Assistant

Liz was born and raised in Los Angeles. She attended Everest College where she received her Medical Assistant Diploma in 2014. In 2016 she joined Southern California ID Associates after moving to Orange County. She considers herself very professional, responsible and loves caring for patients. She loves coming to work and helping people. Liz believes satisfying our patient’s needs always comes first. During her free time she enjoys spending time with her family.

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Isabel, Medical Assistant

Before working as a MA, Isabel briefly volunteered in a school program in garden grovethat helped provide special ed (severe-profound) students with a full high school experience.  This sparked interest in working in the medical field.  After getting MA diploma she decided to get her phlebotomist license.  While in the process of this the pandemic hit. She then started working for a FQHC clinic where she was involved with lots of COVID care, peds, OBGYN, and the homeless community in Costa Mesa .
She loves patient care, being involved with the community and learning new things.

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Adriana, Medical Assistant

Adriana was raised and born in Orange County. Before becoming a MA she was a swim instructor/lifeguard. Working with people from all ages. She has always loved helping people. Growing up she was influenced by her parents to pursue the medical field. She graduated from American Career College May 2023. She had previously worked at a Urologist office gaining useful knowledge. She's a great team player, loves to connect with her community and also loves helping others.