Faculty

Designated Institutional Official

Raul Ayala

Raul Ayala, MD, MHCM
Board-certified by the American Board of Family Medicine, Dr. Ayala serves as Designated Institutional Official (DIO) of the Tulare Family Medicine Residency program. He is the Market Medical Officer for Adventist Health in the Central Valley and sits on the networks’ governing boards.

Interim Program Director

Jerry Neria

Jerry Neria, MD

Board-certified in Family Medicine, Dr. Neria specializes in hospital medicine. He also has a Master's degree in Public Health Nutrition and has a passion for preventative and lifestyle medicine. He assists in providing oversight of the Tulare Family Medicine Residency program. He is chair of the PEC and a member of the CCC. He is responsible for the inpatient and geriatric/nursing experiences.

Sarah Sammons

Sarah Sammons

Two years of experience working in GME. A member of the AFMA, Sarah supports the Tulare Family Medicine Residency program core faculty and residents.

Core Faculty

Hannah Laimer

Hannah Laimer, DO Board-certified in family medicine, Dr. Laimer practices obstetrics. She is part of the Core Faculty for the Tulare Family Medicine Residency program and a member of the CCC and PEC. She will teach women’s health and obstetrics care, supervising residents at the FMP, including continuity labor and delivery for patients of the FMP.