Steven Lai, M.D.

Assistant Program Director

Assistant Clinical Professor

Professional Education

Medical Education & Simulation

Univerity of Califonia, San Diego School of Medicine, 2012
Doctor of Medicine


University of California,  Berkeley, 2007
Bachelor of Arts in Molecular and Cell Biology


Fremont, CA

Now that you’re at UCLA-Olive View, what has pleasantly surprised you or is your favorite thing about our program?

As I'm sure others have mentioned, the people make this program special. From the residents to the faculty and support staff, there is an intrinsic bond that is unique. I've been pleasantly and consistently surprised how supportive and cohesive everyone is - I think this fosters a close community both in and outside of work!

What else do you do in your free time?  What hobbies do you have?

The food and beer in LA is amazing! A lot of time is spent finding new hole-in-the-wall restaurants, trying new cuisines, and finding new places to imbibe after a shift! I also love basketball, both playing at Wooden and (anxiously) watching the Warriors!