Staff Listings


Deepak Dhawan, MD

“ Living my father’s dream of helping people live a healthy life”

Board Certification: Internal Medicine
Locations: Castro Valley,  San Leandro (Internal Medicine/Primary Care)
Medical School: Dayanand Medical College & Hospital, University of Punjab,
Ludhiana, Punjab
Internship: San Joaquin General Hospital, French Camp, CA
Residency: San Joaquin General Hospital, French Camp, CA
Memberships: Member of Indian Medical Association
Facility Privileges: Alta Bates Summit Medical Center, Oakland, CA
Eden Medical Center, Castro Valley Campus, Castro Valley, CA
San Leandro Hospital, San Leandro, CA
Other Languages: Hindi, Punjabi, and Urdu
Professional Interests: Diabetes Mellitus, Hypertension, Cardiovascular disorders, Peripheral vascular disease & Gastrointestinal diseases
Personal Interests: Hiking, basketball, table tennis & badminton.

Christina Weahunt, RD, CDE

Certification: Registered Dietitian, Certified Diabetes Educator
Locations: San Leandro 
Education: San Francisco State University
(Bachelor of Science, Nutrition)
Internship: University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA
(Dietetic internship)
Professional Interests: Diabetes education on self-management so people living with Diabetes can Live healthy, productive lives.
Personal Interests: Hiking, gardening, succulents, & I’m a foodie – love to cook, make low sugar Jams & dehydrated fruits & vegetables.

Katherine Burns, PA-C

Certification: Physician Assistant
Locations: Oakland (Surgery)
Education: Samuel Merritt College, Oakland, CA
(Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies)
Marshall B. Ketchum University, Santa Ana, CA
(Controlled Substances Education Course)

Wisal Fare, PA-C

Certification: Physician Assistant
Locations: San Leandro (Internal Medicine/Primary Care)
Education: Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA
(Physician Assistant Certificate Program)
College of Alameda, Alameda, CA
(Associate Degree, Medical Assistant Certificate)
Personal Interests: Reading & trying to keep up with my two children.

Bassem Said, MD

“I treat every patient with the same compassion, care, and respect that I would give a member of my own family. “

Board Certification: Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery
Locations: Brentwood(ENT)
Medical School: Loyola Stritch School of Medicine
Chicago, IL
Internship: General Surgery – Loyola Stritch School of Medicine
Chicago, IL
Residency: Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery –
The Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Cleveland, OH
Memberships: American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery
American Medical Association
Contra Costa Medical Association
Facility Privileges: Brentwood Surgery Center
Brentwood, CA
Premier Surgery Center
Concord, CA
Sutter Delta Medical Center
Antioch, CA
Professional Interests: Office-based minimally invasive sinus procedures, such as balloon sinuplasty.
Personal Interests: History, politics, traveling & technology.