Dr. Ohlsen has practiced medicine for 25+ years, and has lived and practiced in the Monterey area for 20. Her dedication to global health led her to Africa and India, where she worked with Mother Teresa in Calcutta. Prior to Monterey, she had a medical practice in Pasadena, CA and taught “The Art of Being a Doctor” at USC School of Medicine.

Board Certification

American Board of Internal Medicine, September 1988


Hospital Affiliation

Community Hospital of Monterey Peninsula, July 1998 to present



Doctor of Medicine, USC School of Medicine, 1984

Honors in Internal Medicine

Honors in Psychiatry

Internship & Residency in Internal Medicine, 1984-87

UCLA School of Medicine/VA Wadsworth, West Los Angeles CA


Hospital Training

Wadsworth Veteran’s Administration Hospital

UCLA Medical Center

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

UCLA Harbor General Hospital

LA County USC General Hospital


Adjunct Faculty Appointment

USC School of Medicine, 1989-1994



California Medical Association

Monterey County Medical Association

American College of Physicians