Family medicine physician Lianna Navar, M.D., has joined the Holy Cross Medical Group.

Dr. Navar completed her family medicine residency at the University of California’s Riverside University Health Systems in Moreno Valley where she was chief resident. At the Moreno Valley Community Health Clinic, she conducted quality improvement research on improving cervical cancer screening for which she received the H Winter Griffith Resident Scholarship. During that time, she also volunteered her time conducting sports physicals for athletes in local high schools and conducted physical exam training for medical students at the University of California. Previously Dr. Navar was a research associate and enrollment specialist at Parexel International, a global clinical research organization and biopharmaceutical services company in Glendale, CA. She is a member of the American Board of Family Medicine, American Academy of Family Physicians and American College of Physicians. Dr. Navar earned her Bachelor of Science in Molecular and Cellular Biology from Johns Hopkins University and graduated with the highest honors from Ross University School of Medicine in Portsmouth, Dominica in the West Indies.