CMA installs new chair and vice chair of its Board of Trustees

October 27, 2020

San Francisco pediatrician Shannon Udovic-Constant, M.D., has been elected as chair of the California Medical Association (CMA) Board of Trustees, after serving as vice chair for the past three years.

Dr. Udovic-Constant is with The Permanente Medical Group in San Francisco and is a long-time advocate for policies to improve the health of children and communities. She is the past chair of the California American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) State Government Affairs committee. In 2012, she was named the recipient of the AAP Martin Gershman, M.D. Child Advocacy Award, an honor given annually to a pediatrician who has “shown outstanding dedication and commitment to promoting the health and well-being of children in California through educating policymakers and advocating for appropriate legislation, regulation, policies, funding or programs.”

She is a former President of the San Francisco Medical Society (now the San Francisco Marin Medical Society) and currently serves on The Permanente Medical Group Board. She is an Assistant Clinical Professor in Pediatrics at UC San Francisco, where she teaches medical students and residents.

Also new to the CMA Executive Committee this year is Vice Chair Sergio R. Flores, M.D., a gastroenterologist from San Diego.

Dr. Flores serves on the Finance Committee at Sharp Health Care since 2008 and served on the Board of Directors from 2005-2012. Dr. Flores serves on the Board of Directors and is the Vice President of Sharp Community Medical Group. He is a partner at San Diego Digestive Disease Consultants and part-owner of San Diego Endoscopy Center and Medical Associates Research Group.

The full 2020-2021 CMA Executive Committee includes:

  • President: Peter Bretan, M.D., Marin/Sonoma/Santa Cruz
  • President-Elect: Robert E. Wailes, M.D., Oceanside/Encinitas
  • Chair of the Board: Shannon L. Udovic-Constant, M.D., San Francisco
  • Vice-Chair of the Board: Sergio R. Flores, M.D., San Diego
  • Speaker of the House: Tanya W. Spirtos, M.D., Redwood City
  • Vice-Speaker of the House: Jack Chou, M.D., Los Angeles
  • Immediate Past President: David Aizuss, M.D., Los Angeles


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