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Residency Program

GME Faculty

Debby Carlson, MD

Kristin Peña, MD

Kristin S. Peña, M.D. completed her medical training at the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and her residency at the Franklin Square Hospital Family Medicine program in Baltimore, MD. Following graduation she moved to Ventura, California and worked both as a co-owner of a private family practice and as a locum tenens physician.  In addition to her faculty position, Kristin works part-time at the non-profit Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinic in Isla Vista, which services many underserved, uninsured and homeless patients.   Her faculty duties include precepting residents at the Midtown Medical Clinic as well as coordinating the Family Medicine Didactics program.

Special interests include Women's Health, Preventive care, probiotics and teaching. She is the coordinator for the Ventura Women’s Physician Network. Outside of medicine, she enjoys yoga, tennis, traveling, crafting and spending time with her husband and teenage daughter.

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