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Two CMA past-presidents appointed to medical board

August 05, 2019
Area(s) of Interest: Medical Board of California Physician Leadership 


Richard Thorp, M.D., has been appointed to the Medical Board of California. Dr. Thorp, an internist from Paradise, California, is past president of the Butte Glenn Medical Society and the California Medical Association.

“Dr. Thorp’s broad health care experience, passion for improving the public health and understanding of the complex health care delivery system will help him be a thoughtful and effective leader,” said CMA President David E. Aizuss, M.D.

In 2013, Dr. Thorp served as the CMA’s 146th President. He is the CEO of Paradise Medical Group, Inc., a physician-owned, multi-specialty primary care group incorporated in 2001. He also serves on Feather River Hospital’s medical staff, as a medical director of a rural health clinic and private practice administration. Before the horrific fire that swept through Paradise, California in 2018, Paradise Medical Group served about 10,000 patients at three clinics. The largest clinic was destroyed in the fire. Dr. Thorp and the doctors of Paradise Medical Group recently reopened one clinic as they work towards restoring health care services to residents affected by the deadly Camp Fire.

Dev GnanaDev, M.D., has been reappointed to the Medical Board of California, where he has served since 2011. A resident of Redlands Dr. GnanaDev is known as a hard-working physician dedicated to the improvement of public health and health care. He serves as chair of the Department of Surgery at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center, a position he has held since 1989. He is a clinical professor of surgery at Western University for Health Sciences and an associate professor of surgery at Loma Linda University. In addition, Dr. GnanaDev was the founding president of the nonprofit private medical school – California University of Science and Medicine, based in the Inland Empire. He served as president of CMA from 2008 to 2009.

“Dr. GnanaDev has dedicated his career to improving health care for minorities and underserved communities,” says Dr. Aizuss. “His vast achievements in medicine prove, without a doubt, that he has the strength of character and knowledge to provide exceptional leadership.”

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