Meet the Faculty

Laxmi Suthar, MD

Program Director

UCLA-Olive View Internal Medicine Residency Program

Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine

David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Primary Care

Since finishing a Teaching Fellowship at UCSF during her training, Dr. Suthar has been committed to the personal and professional growth of medical students and residents in a wide variety of practice settings.

Dr. Suthar received her medical degree at Oregon Health Sciences University in Portland, OR in 2002 after which she completed a residency in Internal Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. In 2006, she accepted a faculty position at the University of Southern California where she worked as an Academic Hospitalist and Ambulatory Care physician. She then went on to be a primary care physician in a group private practice for several years in Southern California, but returned to her passion of academic medicine in 2013 at the University of California, Irvine. There she worked as the Associate Third Year Medicine Clerkship Director and Core Clinical Faculty as well as an Academic Hospitalist.

Dr. Suthar came to Olive-View UCLA in 2015 as a Associate Program Director for the UCLA-Olive View Internal Medicine Residency and became the Program Director in June 2016. Dr. Suthar has been working with Olive-View Internal Medicine leadership to ensure that residents and medical students receive the best evidence-based teaching while using advancing technological and educational methods to promote learning and wellness.