Six New Providers Join Sansum Clinic Medical Staff

Santa Barbara, Calif. – Sansum Clinic announces the addition of six new providers to the medical staff.
“Sansum Clinic has a long history of recruiting the best and the brightest providers from across the nation and we are pleased to welcome these highly accomplished providers to the Clinic,” said Kurt N. Ransohoff, MD, CEO and Chief Medical Officer of Sansum Clinic.
Stephen Sosnicki, MD, Family Medicine, Goleta Family Medicine
122 South Patterson Avenue, Santa Barbara, CA 93111
Dr. Sosnicki joined our Family Medicine department at 122 South Patterson Avenue. He received his medical degree at Georgetown School of Medicine in Washington D.C. He completed both his internship and residencies at Providence Hospital where he went on to become Chief Resident and Assistant Professor. Dr. Sosnicki is board certified in Family Medicine by the American Board of Family Medicine and is a Santa Barbara Street Medicine Volunteer for Doctor’s Without Walls.

Taisa Skovorodko, DPT, Physical Therapy, Foothill Medical & Surgical Center
4151 Foothill Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93110
Taisa Skovorodko joined our Physical Therapy department at 4151 Foothill Road. She received her degree from California State University, Fresno and University of California, San Francisco. Her interests focus primarily on Women’s Health and Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy.

Charmian Dresel-Velasquez, MD, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Pueblo Multi-Specialty Clinic
317 West Pueblo Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Dr. Dresel-Velasquez joined our Obstetrics & Gynecology group at 317 West Pueblo Street. She received her medical degree from the University of Wisconsin, School of Medicine in Madison, Wisconsin and completed both her residency and internship at the University of California, Davis. She is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Steven Newhall, PA-C, Endocrinology, Pesetas Multi-Specialty Clinic
317 West Pueblo Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Steven Newhall joined our Endocrinology group at 317 West Pueblo Street. He received his Master’s of Physician Assistant Studies at Pacific University in Hillsboro, Oregon. He is board certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants.

Steven McMurtry, MD, Occupational Medicine and Urgent Care, Occupational Medicine and Hitchcock Urgent Care
101 South Patterson Avenue, Santa Barbara, CA 93111 and 51 Hitchcock Way, Santa Barbara, CA, 93105
Dr. McMurtry joined our Occupational Medicine group at 101 South Patterson Avenue and Urgent Care department at 51 Hitchcock Way. He earned his medical degree at the University of California, Los Angeles. He went on to complete his residency at the Earl K. Long Memorial Hospital in Baton Rouge, LA and his internship at Louisiana State University School of Medicine. Dr. McMurtry is board certified in Family Medicine by the American Board of Family Medicine.

Jacalyn Gross, MFT, Marriage and Family Therapy, State Street Psychiatry and Psychology
1525 State Street, Suite 103, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Jacalyn Gross received her Masters degree in Counseling Psychology at Pacifica Graduate Institute in Carpinteria. She is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with the Board of Behavioral Sciences and is affiliated with the Santa Barbara Chapter of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists and the Santa Barbara Chapter of the American Red Cross.
About Sansum Clinic
Since its founding in 1921, Sansum Clinic has been improving the overall health of our patients by providing the latest innovations in equipment, technology, procedures and treatments. Sansum Clinic is the largest independent nonprofit healthcare organization between the Los Angeles Basin and the San Francisco Bay Area. With more than 180 affiliated physicians, Sansum Clinic provides the full spectrum of healthcare services, from primary care to more than 30 specialties. Sansum Clinic serves more than 150,000 patients (600,000 visits) annually at our 23 patient care facilities in south Santa Barbara County. To learn more, please visit


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Sansum Clinic
470 S. Patterson Ave.
Santa Barbara, CA 93111
805.681.1797 (office)
805.681-7710 (fax)

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