Society of Critical Care Medicine-Northern California Chapter (Est. 2016)


Janice Manjuck, M.D. - President


Dr. Manjuck believes that our Chapter has a fantastic potential to give critical care practitioners in Northern California a community for professional support and growth.  After successfully completing her term as the Chapter's treasurer, Dr. Manjuck was elected as President in February, 2019.   

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Jessica Moore, PharmD - Secretary


 ​Jessica Moore, PharmD, BCCCP is a Critical Care Clinical Pharmacist at John Muir Health in Walnut Creek,
CA. She is a member of the critical care team covering Medical, Neuro and Trauma ICU’s and was among
the pharmacists who developed the clinical unit based program at John Muir. 

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Nikolai Dahl, PharmD - Treasurer


 ​Nikolai Dahl is a clinical pharmacist at John Muir Health since 2012. He is in the medical, surgical, neuro and trauma critical care service.  Nikolai was able to participate as a founding member of the Northern California SCCM chapter, being the secretary for the organization over the past 3 years. 

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Past Officers 2016-2019

Moussa F. Yazbeck, M.D. FCCM


 Nikolai Dahl, PharmD 


Janice Manjuck, M.D.


Board of Directors

Jake Adams, M.D.


 Dr.  Adams is a pulmonologist in San Francisco, California and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Novato Community Hospital and St. Francis Memorial Hospital-San Francisco. He is one of the founding members of the Northern California Chapter and has served on the Board of Directors since 2016. 

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Juliana Barr, M.D.


Dr. Juliana Barr is an Associate Professor of Anesthesia at Stanford University and a Staff Anesthesiologist-Intensivist at the VA Palo Alto Medical Center. She has a BS degree in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Southern California, and an MD degree from Johns Hopkins. She is board certified in Internal Medicine, Anesthesiology, and Critical Care Medicine. Dr. Barr was the lead author of the Society of Critical Care Medicine's (SCCM) 2013 Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Management of Pain, Agitation, and Delirium in Adults Patients in the Intensive Care Unit, and has published over 50 peer-reviewed papers and book chapters. She helped create the SCCM's ICU Liberation Campaign and the ABCDEF Bundle to translate these Guidelines into clinical practice. Dr. Barr has over 25 years of experience in critical care leadership, innovation, quality improvement, education, and outcomes research. She is passionate about improving the lives of critically ill patients.

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Nikolai Dahl, PharmD


Nikolai Dahl is a clinical pharmacist based out of Walnut Creek, California. He has worked at John Muir Health since 2012 in the medical, surgical, neuro and trauma critical cares. Most recently, he has transitioned into management of the formulary and medication utilization for the system, however still is able to work in critical care. Nikolai was able to participate as a founding member of the Northern California SCCM chapter, being the secretary for the organization over the past 3 years. He has organized the Spring Symposium for the past two years – having the various critical care resident pharmacists present their research projects to the chapter members.

Nikolai is from Phoenix, Arizona and attended the University of Arizona for Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics. He transferred to the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) to obtain his doctor of pharmacy degree in 2011 and became a resident pharmacist at UCSF medical center. During his time off, he enjoys travelling, golf, most sports, reading critical care medicine and spending time with his family.

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Michael Dinh, PharmD


Dr. Dinh has been affiliated with SCCM national since 2013 and played an integral role in helping start the Northern California Chapter. He is currently the Clinical Pharmacy Supervisor at St. Joseph Health, Sonoma, for both Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital, and Petaluma Valley Hospital, both are affiliated with St. Joseph Health.  He is a Board Certified Critical Care Pharmacist (BCCCP) and Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist (BCPS).  His professional interest is to improve clinical pharmacy practice, with an emphasis on critical care and emergency medicine pharmacy services.

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Ramy Khem, PharmD


Dr. Khem has had membership with SCCM national since 2009 and has   

invested great interest in growth in the Critical Care profession and ensuring quality of care to our patients. She is currently the PGY 1 Pharmacy Residency Director and the APPE Pharmacy Student Site Coordinator at John Muir Health. She has been a Critical Care pharmacist for the past 13 years, board certified in Pharmacotherapy and Critical Care, licensed as an Advanced Practice Pharmacist, served on the Critical Care Standard Setting panels for ACCP, article peer reviewer for NCCCP, and involved in multiple committees at John Muir Health. 

She is proud of her experiences that have assisted her to become a great mentor to future generation of pharmacists. In addition, the various positions she has held have provided her experience as a team leader and player that I feel is very important in her role as a board member. 

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Thomas Nuckton, M.D.


Dr. Tom Nuckton is a critical care physician with Sutter Health and an Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco.  He currently works in the intensive care units of the Sutter Eden Medical Center and in the Bay Area electronic ICU.  In addition to caring for critically ill patients, Dr. Nuckton does research on a wide range of critical care topics, including acute respiratory failure, sepsis, multisystem organ failure, and drowning prevention. His research includes studies of the famous Alcatraz swimmers, who swim year-round in the San Francisco Bay without wetsuits. After completing undergraduate studies at UCSD, he graduated from the UHS/Chicago Medical School, completed residency training in combined internal medicine/pediatrics at Tulane, and fellowship training in pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine at UCSF. Dr. Nuckton has served on multiple committees related to acute care at Sutter, and welcomes the opportunity to serve on the board of the Northern California chapter of the Society of Critical Care Medicine. 

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Leigh Slater, M.D.


As a critical care physician at Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital for more than three and a half years, Dr. Slater has seen the challenges and opportunities that come with working at a busy facility with level II trauma certification, cardiac catheterization lab/STEMI center and regional referral center for much of Northern California, as well as the pressures from the ever-changing administrative, financial, political and religious milieu that impacts our work environment.  She believe there is strength in numbers, in learning from others’ approaches, and in collaboration to discern and promulgate best practices in critical care medicine. She is privileged to work with a diverse group of highly trained, compassionate, dedicated and multidisciplinary critical care colleagues, representing anesthesia, emergency and internal medicine and pulmonology. Her own background is general and trauma surgery and surgical critical care with a strong interest and foundation in education, including regularly teaching Advanced Trauma Life Support. She recently became an instructor in Fundamentals of Critical Care Support and is looking forward to organizing courses for the Chapter. She is committed to representing Santa Rosa and Sonoma County, strengthening our connection to Nor Cal SCCM to our mutual benefit, and working toward our common goals:

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Dawn Troeger, MSN-Ed, ACNP-BC


Dawn is an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner and currently works as an advanced practice clinician in critical care medicine at Eden Medical Center. She is the lntensivist Program Coordinator and is responsible for overseeing the lntensivist service, process improvement initiatives and is the co-chair the Critical Care Committee. She has also served as the co-chair for the Sutter Health Critical Care Clinical Improvement Community which oversees system wide initiative and process improvement work in the area of critical care medicine. Additionally, she participated in the Pulmonology and Critical Care Subject Matter Expert committee's for the Sutter System. She is a Clinical Professor at the University of California, San Francisco and the Post Master' s Coordinator for the Acute Care Nurse Practitioner program. She has been primary faculty there since 2014 and through this work she continues to be engaged in improving critical care practice.

She brings to the Board a unique perspective, being a nurse, an educator and a provider. Her unique perspective continues to provide her the ability to develop, implement and evaluate several programs in critical care throughout California. 

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Moussa F. Yazbeck, M.D., FCCM


Dr Yazbeck is a neurointensivist at John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek, CA. He is dual trained and board certified in critical care and neurocritical care. He is the vice chief of staff at John Muir and the founder and immediate past president of the Northern California Chapter of the Society of Critical Care Medicine. He is a fellow in the College of Critical Care Medicine and  the American College of Physicians. Dr Yazbeck is the chair of the Ethics Committee, co-chair  and member of multiple committees nationally, regionally and at John Muir Health.  Dr Yazbeck has been involved in multiple research studies. His main interests in addition to managing complicated neurologically critically ill patients are quality improvements, physician burnout and goals of care discussions.

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Past Board of Directors 2016-2019

Anne Lum, RN, MS

Kristin Slown, PharmD

Ravi Aggu-Sher, M.D.

Jessica Moore. PharmD

Jake Adams, M.D.

Ameeta Kharbanda, M.D.

Nona Yunzhu Mei, M.D.

Chapter Administration & Coordination


 Lashini is a national member of SCCM and supports the Chapter as the coordinator.  She was involved in founding the Chapter in 2015-2016 along with Dr. Yazbeck, Dr. Manjuck, Dr. Adams, Dr. Dahl, Dr. Moore, and Dr. Dinh.  She is dedicated to to serving as the liaison between leadership, members, non-members, sponsors, and vendors alike.  

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