San Francisco pediatrician Shannon Udovic-Constant, M.D., becomes CMA president-elect

November 05, 2023

San Francisco pediatrician Shannon Udovic-Constant, M.D., was named California Medical Association (CMA) president-elect at the association’s annual House of Delegates meeting. She will serve on the executive committee in that role for one year, and will be installed at the conclusion of next year’s annual meeting.

Dr. Udovic-Constant has served as chair of the CMA Board of Trustees since 2020, after serving as vice chair for 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.


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