Faculty - Anesthesiology and Internal Medicine

Gary R. Stier, MD, FACP, MBA, CPE

Dr. Gary Stier

Program Director

Dr. Stier graduated from Loma Linda University School of Medicine in 1983. He completed residencies in Internal Medicine (1983-1986) and Anesthesiology (1986-1989) at Loma Linda University, serving as Chief Anesthesiology resident in 1989. He completed a Critical Care Fellowship at the University of Virginia from January 1990-December 1990. He worked in Colorado and Southern California as a private practice anesthesiologist, returning to Loma Linda as an anesthesiology attending in 2004. Dr. Stier is an Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine. He has served as the Program Director for the anesthesiology residency since 2005, and is the Program Director for the Combined Internal Medicine-Anesthesiology Program (2013). He currently serves as Medical Director for both the Loma Linda University Preoperative Assessment (PACE) Clinic and the Neurologic Intensive Care Unit at LLUMC. He is board certified in Internal Medicine, Anesthesiology, Critical Care, and Neurocritical Care. Dr. Stier received a Master of Business degree from Auburn University in 2010 and is a Certified Executive Physician (Certifying Commission in Medical Management-2012). His interests include: photography, music, backpacking, healthcare quality and safety, barbecues, and his family.

Sonny Lee, MD, FACP

Dr. Sonny Lee

Associate Program Director

Dr. Lee graduated cum laude from UC Berkeley in 1993 with a degree in chemistry. After graduating from New York Medical College in 1999, Dr. Lee completed his residency in the combined internal medicine and pediatrics residency program (Med-Peds) at Loma Linda University Medical Center and Children’s Hospital in 2003. He took on the role of Associate Program Director of the Med-Peds program in 2004. He assumed the role of Program Director of the Med-Peds residency program at Loma Linda in 2008. He took over as Program Director of the Internal Medicine residency program at Loma Linda in 2016.


Anesthesiology Faculty

The Department of Anesthesiology is comprised of over 60 faculty members, many with subspecialty training in the areas of critical care, pediatric anesthesia, cardiac anesthesia, pain management, regional anesthesia, neuroanesthesia, and obstetric anesthesia. The dynamic faculty members add diverse educational backgrounds to the quality of the teaching program. Many of the faculty members are actively involved in hospital and physician leadership duties, influential institutional committees, and local, state and national medical societies and health care organizations.

Internal Medicine Faculty

Over 100 full-time faculty in the Department of Medicine are involved in the teaching program.  All faculty members at each of our three training facilities have faculty appointments at Loma Linda University School of Medicine.  The staff includes general internists and internists in the subspecialties of adolescent medicine, allergy, cardiology, clinical pharmacology, critical care, endocrinology, gastroenterology, geriatrics, hematology, infectious disease, intensive care medicine, nephrology, oncology, pulmonary medicine and rheumatology.