Meet Our Resident Faculty

Nelson Dalla Tor MD

Dr. Dalla Tor graduated from the University of California, School of Medicine, at Los Angeles in 1996 and completed a Family Medicine Residency at Kaiser Woodland Hills in 1999. After residency, he worked for Kaiser Permanente where he practiced primary care, urgent care, and inpatient medicine. After 7 years of experience, he decided to enter the teaching field in family practice. He currently enjoys practicing and teaching inpatient and outpatient medicine. He is now responsible for co-developing a Palliative Care/Home Care Visit Program for the residency.

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Amber Lin MD

As an eight-year-old, Dr. Amber Lin heard about people in Africa dying from easily treated diseases and decided to become a doctor in order to help. Dr. Lin chose to specialize in Family Medicine during her medical school OB/Gyn rotation when she discovered the joy and challenge of treating both babies and adults. “No two days are similar,” Dr. Lin explains. “As a Family Medicine practitioner, I can get to know an entire family as if they’re my own.” Dr. Lin has an interest in Tropical Medicine and Global Health. She loves music, singing and hip-hop dance.

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Erin Capitena MD

Erin Capitena MD is a board-certified family medicine and palliative medicine practitioner. Dr. Capitena chose her specialty because she loves seeing patients of all ages. She appreciates the opportunity to develop ongoing relationships with her patients and their family.
"I see family medicine as the perfect specialty to advocate for patients and community health," says Dr. Capitena. Her fellowship training includes complex-symptom management as well as communication and decision making in advanced illnesses and at the end of life. She is part of the faculty at the PIH Health Whittier Family Medicine Residency Program.
In 2014, Dr. Capitena was inducted as a member of the Gold Humanism Society. She earned the Society for the Teachers of Family Medicine and USC/California Hospital Medical Center Family Medicine Residency Resident Teacher Award for 2017 - 2018.
In her spare time, Dr. Capitena enjoys hiking, traveling, cooking new vegetarian recipes and attending concerts.

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Beth Silvey LCSW

Beth has worked in healthcare since she graduated from the University of Southern California (USC) with a Master’s in Social Work in 1996. She was licensed in 2000 and also has an advanced certification in palliative care. Beth has extensive healthcare experience in many different settings including LTAC, trauma and cancer centers. She also has many years of experience teaching students and has been an adjunct professor at Azusa Pacific University. Beth has been a part of the PIH Health Family Residency program in her current role since 2017. Her hobbies include acting, dancing and hanging out with her husband and two kids.

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Associate Faculty

Kathleen Barry MD

Ana Bejinez-Eastman MD

Randy Holmes MD

Tim Howell MD

Sacha Kang MD

Warren Woo MD

Davis Lee MD

Bashir Shaw MD