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Gov. Brown appoints CMA physician to California Department of Veterans Affairs



September 21, 2015
Area(s) of Interest: Physician Leadership 

Vito Imbasciani, M.D., a member of the California Medical Association (CMA) Board of Trustees, has been appointed secretary at the California Department of Veterans Affairs (CalVet), Gov. Jerry Brown announced Friday.


Dr. Imbasciani, a Los Angeles democrat, previously served as surgeon in the U.S. Army Medical Corps from 1986 to 2014 and as state surgeon for the California National Guard from 2006 to 2014. He is currently the director of government relations at the Southern California Kaiser Permanente Medical Group, where he has also worked as a urologic surgeon for the past 18 years.


Dr. Imbasciani received his medical degree from the University of Vermont College of Medicine and has Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Arts degrees in musicology from Cornell University. He has been a CMA Trustee since 2005 and is now president-elect of the Los Angeles County Medical Association.


While Gov. Brown has announced Dr. Imbasciani’s appointment to CalVet, the position still requires confirmation from the Senate.

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