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CMA applauds Dr. Dev GnanaDev’s election to president of the Medical Board of California

July 27, 2016
Area(s) of Interest: Licensing & Regulatory Issues Medical Board of California 

On behalf of its more than 41,000 members, the California Medical Association (CMA) today congratulated renowned physician and longtime member Dev GnanaDev, M.D., on his election as president of the Medical Board of California.


Dr. GnanaDev has been serving as the Medical Board’s vice president since 2014, and he was officially elected as the agency’s new president during yesterday’s quarterly board meeting. In doing so, he effectively succeeds David Serrano Sewell, a San Francisco attorney.


“Dr. GnanaDev is an exceptional leader and gifted physician who possesses a meticulous understanding of medicine and the health care challenges facing physicians today,” said CMA President Dr. Steven Larson, M.D., MPH. “He is the perfect physician to lead the Medical Board, and we congratulate his election as the Board’s new president.”


An Upland resident, Dr. GnanaDev is known as a hard-working physician dedicated to the improvement of public health and health care. He currently serves as president of the Arrowhead Regional Medical Center, chair of the medical center’s Department of Surgery, associate professor of surgery at Loma Linda University and clinical professor of surgery at Western University for Health Sciences. He also served as president of CMA from 2008 to 2009. In addition, Dr. GnanaDev is the founder of a new nonprofit private medical school – California University of Science and Medicine, or Cal Med – to be based in the Inland Empire.


“Dr. GnanaDev’s vast achievements in medicine prove, without a doubt, that he has the strength of character and knowledge to provide unparalleled leadership as the Board’s new president,” said CMA CEO Dustin Corcoran. “The Medical Board is in good hands.”


Dr. GnanaDev has dedicated his career to improving health care for minorities and underserved communities. His term lasts one year, at which time he can be re-elected as President to the Medical Board.

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