Family Medicine Residency Program Downey Faculty | PIH Health

Meet Our Resident Faculty

Mark Schneider DO

Program Director

Dr. Schneider decided to pursue medicine because he wanted to make a difference in people's lives. "I wanted to blend my interest in science with taking care of people, and I had several role models that influenced me, including my father and uncle. Both my identical twin brother and cousin became physicians also."

Dr. Schneider enjoys the continuity and trust he develops with his patients over the years, especially in becoming the family physician for generations of the same family. He has served as a California delegate to American Osteopathic Association House of Delegates for more than 10 years.

Dr. Schneider enjoys baseball, sailing, and tennis, as well as spending time with his family.

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Isaac Kim MD

Associate Program Director

Dr. Kim chose a career in medicine to help people and do something that challenges him daily. Like his father, he had a nagging curiosity about what could help people become healthier. Since 2004, he continues to appreciate his work both as a personal physician and as a faculty physician teaching and supervising young physicians. Previously, Dr. Kim served as a United States Army physician and was deployed to both Afghanistan and Iraq. He is very close to his wife and three children. In his spare time, Dr. Kim loves to read, watch movies and documentaries, spend time outdoors and play tennis when he can. He enjoys small talk and takes interest in history, cultures and technology.

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Martin Sechrist DO

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Kathryn Schat MD

Kathryn Schat MD is a family medicine doctor who also received special training in sports medicine, hospital medicine, and geriatrics. For the geriatric specialty, she completed a mini-fellowship at Johns Hopkins. Dr. Schat was influenced by her mother, who was a veterinarian, to pursue the medical field. Add to that her love of science and helping people feel better, and becoming a doctor was an easy choice. Ultimately Dr. Schat decided to become a family medicine doctor because the specialty takes care of a diverse population with different medical health conditions. What differentiates Dr. Schat from others is her military experience; she was a member of the US Air Force and received a Meritorious Service Medal for commendable noncombat service. In her personal time, she enjoys taking ballet classes, scuba diving, running, and biking.

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Brianna Kristine Jones DO

Brianna Jones DO is a family medicine doctor with fellowship training in obstetrics and women’s health. She had always been interested in medical science and its ability to help people. According to Dr. Jones, family medicine allows her to take care of the entire patient. She especially appreciates maternity care and regards delivering babies as a special time in a patient’s life--she is always honored to care for expectant mothers and deliver their children. Dr. Jones has interests in teaching, inpatient care, women’s health and LGBTQ+ medicine. As a resident, she received the David B. Shannon award in Women’s Health and the Attending of the Year Award in 2021.

Dr. Jones lived in Texas her entire life until her recent move to California. She has two dogs that run the household. She likes to listen to music, go on mountain hikes and try different cuisines.

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