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CMA applauds Gov. Newsom’s appointment of Dr. Brad Gilbert as DHCS Director

January 30, 2020


For Immediate Release

SACRAMENTO, CA – The California Medical Association (CMA) applauds Governor Gavin Newsom’s appointment of Bradley P. Gilbert, M.D., as director of the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS).

“We are pleased to see the appointment of someone so dedicated to public health and Medi-Cal as Dr. Gilbert to this prestigious position,” said CMA President Peter Bretan, M.D. “Because of his experience leading a local Medi-Cal plan, as a county public health director and as a practicing physician, Dr. Gilbert is uniquely qualified for this role and we are excited to see the ways in which he can help expand access to care for the millions of Californians across the state who receive their care through Medi-Cal.”

Dr. Gilbert has been a member of CMA since 1989 and has served as a retired annuitant at the Inland Empire Health Plan since 2019, where he has held several positions since 1996, including medical director, chief medical officer and chief executive officer. He was director of public health at the County of Riverside Health Services Agency Department of Public Health from 1993 to 1996. Dr. Gilbert was director of public health at the San Mateo County Department of Health Services Division of Public Health. He is a board member of the California Healthcare Foundation, Planned Parenthood and Manifest Medex.

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