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Resa R. Caivano, MD


Resa Caivano, MD, is a board-certified Family Medicine physician with the Southern California Permanente Medical Group. She serves as a member of the Sickle Cell Center of Excellence and the Government Relations Lead for the West Los Angeles area. Dr. Caivano has previously acted as a clinical preceptor in Community Medicine for the UCLA School of Medicine.

Education and Training

  • BS, University of Massachusetts at Amherst
  • MD, Howard University College of Medicine
  • Residency, Beth Israel Residency in Urban Family Medicine, New York


Selected Prior Positions

2007-2010 Medical Director, Unity Healthcare Walker Jones Clinic, Washington, DC
2011-2014 Family Medicine/Community Medicine
CHAPCARE, Altadena, CA
2013-2014 Assistant Professor of Family Medicine, UCLA
2017-Present Member
Los Angeles County Medical Association
Present Member, Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity Advisory Committee
Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine

Family Medicine
Southern California Permanente Medical Group


Selected Honors and Awards

2015 Kaiser Permanente West Los Angeles Gold Team Physician of the Year

Selected Publications

Peer-reviewed research manuscripts

  • R.Ginzburg, R. Singleton and W. Barr; Probable Labetalol-Induced Hepatotoxicity, Journal of Pharmacy Practice June 2007 Vol 20, 3:283-287

Invited presentations

  • Healthcare Disparities in the Sickle Cell Population, Kaiser West LA Sickle Cell Forum, Culver City, CA, September 13, 2018