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Meet Our Doctors - Murrieta Valley Surgery Associates



Raymund Cordero, MD


Dr. Cordero has been practicing locally since 2000 and holds appointments at Inland Valley Regional Medical Center, Rancho Springs Medical Center, Loma Linda University Medical Center Murrieta, Temecula Valley Hospital, and Menifee Valley Hospital. Dr. Cordero is a member of the American College of Surgeons and the American Society of Breast Surgeons, Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons and is certified by the American Board of Surgery.

Surgical Specialties:

-General surgery
-Trauma surgery
-Breast surgery
-Laparoscopic surgery



Francis Essien, MD, FACS

Dr. Essien has been practicing locally since 2002 and holds appointments at Menifee Valley Hospital, Inland Valley Medical Regional Medical Center, Rancho Springs Medical Center, Loma Linda University Medical Center Murrieta, and Temecula Valley Hospital.

Dr. Essien is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He is also a member of the American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery, the Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons, the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria and other professional organizations. He is certified by the American Board of Surgery.

Surgical Specialties:

-General surgery
-Trauma surgery
-Bariatric surgery
-Advanced Laparoscopic surgery


Tito Gorski, MD, FACS, FASCRS

Dr. Gorski has been practicing locally since 1999 and holds appointments at Menifee Valley Hospital, Inland Valley Regional Medical Center, Rancho Springs Medical Center, Loma Linda University Medical Center Murrieta, and Temecula Valley Hospital. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, a Fellow of the American Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons, and a member of the Southern California Chapter of the American College of Surgeons.

He is certified by the American Board of Surgery, the American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery and he has a Trauma Critical Care Certification from the American Board of Surgery.

Surgical Specialties:

-General surgery
-Trauma surgery
-Colon and rectal surgery
-Laparoscopic surgery


Yara Gorski, MD, FACS

Dr. Gorski has been practicing locally since 1999 and holds appointments at Inland Valley Regional Medical Center, Rancho Springs Medical Center, Temecula Valley Hospital, and Loma Linda University Medical Center Murrieta. She is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of the Society of Vascular Surgery and the American Venous Forum. Dr. Gorski is certified by the American Board of Surgery in General surgery and Vascular surgery.

Surgical Specialties:

-Vascular surgery
-Endovascular surgery


Craig Owens, MD

Dr. Owens has been practicing locally since 2002, he holds appointments at Inland Valley Regional Medical Center, Rancho Springs Medical Center, Loma Linda University Medical Center Murrieta, Menifee Valley Hospital, and Temecula Valley Hospital. 
Dr. Owens is certified by the American Board of Surgery.

Surgical Specialties:

-General surgery
-Trauma surgery
-Advanced Laparoscopic surgery
-Breast Cancer Surgery


Hege Johnsen MD, FACS

Dr Johnsen has been practicing locally since 2002.  Dr Johnsen holds appointments at Inland Valley Regional Medical Center, Rancho Springs Medical Center, Loma Linda University Medical Center Murrieta, Menifee Valley Hospital, and Temecula Valley Hospital. Dr. Johnsen is certified by the American Board of Surgery and also a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. 

Surgical Specialties:

-General surgery
-Shouldice Repair for Inguinal Hernia
-Breast Cancer Surgery


Brian Tiu, MD, RPVI

Dr. Tiu has been practicing locally since 2018. Dr. Tiu holds appointments at Inland Valley Regional Medical Center, Rancho Springs Medical Center, Loma Linda University Medical Center Murrieta, Menifee Valley Hospital, and Temecula Valley Hospital.  

Surgical Specialties:

-Vascular Surgery
-Endovascular Surgery


Xiujie Wang , MD, FACS, RPVI

Dr. Wang has been practicing locally since 2016 and holds appointments at Menifee Valley Hospital, Inland Valley Regional Medical Center, Rancho Springs Medical Center, Temecula Valley Hospital, and Loma Linda University Medical Center Murrieta. She is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of the Society of Vascular Surgery and the American Venous Forum.
Dr. Wang is certified by the American Board of Surgery in General Surgery and Vascular Surgery.

Surgical Specialties:

-Vascular surgery
-Endovascular surgery

 



Marvin Atchison , MD, FACS

Dr. Atchison has been practicing locally since 2015 and holds appointments at Menifee Valley Hospital, Inland Valley Regional Medical Center, Rancho Springs Medical Center, Loma Linda University Medical Center Murrieta, and Temecula Valley Hospital. 

He is certified by the American Board of Surgery and the Trauma Director at Inland Valley Medical center

Surgical Specialties:

-General surgery
-Trauma surgery
-Laparoscopic surgery


Kaylene Barrera , MD

Dr. Barrera has been practicing locally since 2018 and she holds appointments at Menifee Valley Hospital, Inland Valley Regional Medical Center, Rancho Springs Medical Center, Loma Linda University Medical Center Murrieta, and Temecula Valley Hospital. 

Surgical Specialties:

-General Surgery
-Laparoscopic Surgery
-Trauma Surgery


Bolaji Nafiu, MD, FACS

Dr. Nafiu has been practicing locally since 2006 and holds appointments at Menifee Valley Hospital, Inland Valley Regional Medical Center, Rancho Springs Medical Center, Loma Linda University Medical Center Murrieta, and Temecula Valley Hospital. Dr Nafiu is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of the Society of Vascular Surgery. He is board certified in General Surgery and Vascular Surgery. He is currently  the Chief of Staff at Southwest Healthcare System. 

Surgical Specialties:

-Vascular Surgery
-Endovascular Surgery

-Trauma Surgery