Bio

Clinical Focus


  • Occupational Medicine

Administrative Appointments


  • State Surgeon-General, CA State Guard (2019 - Present)
  • Director -Post Deployment Health Care West Coast/Mountain/Pacific Regions, War Related Illness and Injury Study Center Palo Alto VA -(CA WRIISC) (2018 - Present)
  • Director-National&International Dignitaries and Planning Committee Member, Urban Shield-CBRNE/ WMD Emergency Preparedness Training EMS/Medical/FIRE/Police/SWAT.Funding:USA DHS (2018 - Present)
  • Resolutions Committee Member to AMA House of Delegates, American Medical Associations (2018 - Present)
  • GC member and Delegate to House of Delegates, American Medical Association-IMGS (2018 - 2020)
  • Organized Medical Staff Representative for Stanford University Medical Center to AMA, American Medical Association (2017 - Present)
  • Planning Comm.Member-Urban Shield Homeland Security Training. Emergency Preparedness -Ongoing, Urban Shield-CBRNE/ WMD Emergency Preparedness EMS/Medical/FIRE/ Police/SWATS Funded by USA DHS (2015 - Present)
  • AMA-IMG Nominating Committee Chair (currently still a committee member), American Medical Association (2015 - 2016)
  • AMA-IMG section Leadership Development Committee and program Chair, American Medical Association (2015 - 2016)
  • AMA-IMG section, Scientific Committee Member, American Medical Association (2014 - Present)
  • Chair, AMA-IMG Governing Council (2014 - 2015)
  • Acting Medical Director, Stanford Hospital&Clinics /OHS Department (2014 - 2014)
  • AMA-IMG Section Women Physician Satisfaction Committee, American medical Association (2013 - 2013)
  • Chair External & Internal Affairs Committee, AMA-IMG (2012 - Present)
  • Judge, AMA Research Symposium (Ongoing since 2012), American Medical Association (2012 - Present)
  • Elected to the AMA-IMG Governing Council (Re-elected 2017), AMA-IMG (2012 - 2020)
  • Planning Committee Member-Emergency Preparedness Mass Casualty Training&Exercise 2012 and 2013, Unitex College ,Fremont,CA (2012 - 2013)

Honors & Awards


  • CA Commendation Medal-"For exceptionally meritorious service as a medical officer for Urban Shield ", CA Military Department (2017)
  • Colonel (promoted from LTC to Colonel February 2016), CSMR ,attached to CA Air NG, 129th Rescue Wing( AQW) at Moffett Federal Airfield (2016-present)
  • Expert, New England Medical Journal "NEJM Resident 360" (2016-present)
  • AMA Expert to WMA,"Prop. WMA Res. Occu&EnvirH&S,Gender asp." (SMAC 203/Occu.& Environ. Health/2016), American Medical Association Expert to World Medical Association (2016)
  • Subject Matter Expert Camp Lejeune Family Member Program, Palo Alto VA (2014-present)
  • NASA Group Achievement Award- member of the NASA 's Ames Human Performance Centrifuge Project Team., NASA (2013)
  • Judge, AMA Research Symposium (2012-present)
  • Certificate of Recognition-2012 and 2013, Palo Alto VA (2012,2013)
  • CA Achievement Award, CA Military Department (2012)
  • Excellence In Medicine and Leadership Award, American Medical Association (2007)
  • Certificate of Excellence Award, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratoty (2006)
  • Certificate of Appreciation- BAAQM, Bay Area Air Quality Management ,member District Comunity Air Risk Evaluation (CARE ) Program (2005-2014)
  • M.D dergree Magna Cum Laude, Sackler School of Medicine (1982)

Education & Certifications


  • Board Certification: American Board of Preventive Med-OH, Occupational Medicine (2000)
  • Professional Education: San Jose State University Registrar (1996) CA
  • Residency: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital General Surgery Residency (1985) NY
  • Fellowship: Tufts-New England Medical Center (1983) MA
  • Medical Education: Tel-Aviv University (1982) Israel
  • Internship: Beilinson Medical Center (1981) Israel
  • Board Certification, ABPM, Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Preventive Medicine/Occupational& Environmental Medicine (2000)
  • Faculty, Harvard University School of Public Health, Epidemiology (1987)
  • Residency, Mount Sinai Medical Center (1985)
  • Fellowship, Tufts New England Medical Center, Cancer Research (1983)
  • M.D., Sackler School of Medicine,Magna Cum Laude, Medicine (1982)

Teaching

2020-21 Courses


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