March 05, 2015
Area(s) of Interest: Licensing & Regulatory Issues Medical Board of California
Two physicians have been appointed to the Medical Board of California by Governor Jerry Brown: Randy W. Hawkins, M.D., an internist in Los Angeles, and Michelle Anne Bholat, M.D., a family physician in Redondo Beach. Both appointments require Senate confirmation.
Dr. Hawkins is an assistant professor at Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science and a physician and surgeon in private practice since 1986. He is board certified in internal medicine and pulmonary and critical care medicine. Dr. Hawkins is president of the Charles R. Drew Medical Society of Los Angeles and is a member of the California Medical Association, Golden State Medical Association, American Thoracic Society, California Thoracic Society, Trudeau Society of Los Angeles and the National Medical Association. He earned his medical degree from Hahnemann Medical College, Philadelphia, Penn.
Dr. Bholat has been the executive vice chair at the University of California, Los Angeles Department of Family Medicine since 2008, where she also served as vice chair of clinical affairs from 2004 to 2008 and chief of clinical operations from 1999 to 2004. She was medical director at the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services, Wilmington Family Health Center from 1995 to 1999. Dr. Bholat is an expert consultant for the medical board, the Los Angeles County Public Health Commission, California Academy of Family Physicians and National Hispanic Medical Association. She earned her medical degree from the University of California, Irvine College of Medicine and a Master of Public Health degree in health care policy and management from the University of California, Los Angeles.
The Medical Board of California is composed of 15 members – eight physicians and seven public members. With the appointment of Drs. Hawkins and Bholat, the board now has the full complement of physician members.