Shannon Udovic-Constant, M.D., a board-certified general pediatrician practicing in San Francisco, is the California Medical Association (CMA) President-Elect.
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 served on The Permanente Medical Group Board for 12 years. She is an Associate Clinical Professor in Pediatrics at UC San Francisco, where she teaches medical students.
Dr. Udovic-Constant has served as a CMA Trustee since 2013, including as Board Vice-Chair for three years and then as Board Chair for three years. She has also been the chair of the CALPAC Independent Expenditure Committee and part of CMA’s Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) and Firearm Violence Prevention TAC. She has also served on CMA’s Council on Legislation and currently serves on the CMA delegation to the American Medical Association.
Dr. Udovic-Constant earned her undergraduate degree at UC Berkeley and her medical degree from the UC Berkeley/UCSF Joint Medical Program. She completed her residency at UCSF and is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
She has been married for more than 20 years to James Constant, M.D., a general surgeon, and they have two children.