Dev GnanaDev, M.D., former president of the California Medical Association (CMA), has been appointed by Governor Jerry Brown to the Medical Board of California.
Dr. GnanaDev’s new role on the state board comes in addition to various leadership positions at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center (ARMC), where he serves as Medical Director, as well as President of the Arrowhead Surgery Group.
He is also a clinical professor of surgery at Western University for Health Sciences and an associate professor of surgery at Loma Linda University.
Dr. GnanaDev served as CMA President from 2008 to 2009.
Spending his entire medical career in public hospital settings, Dr. GnanaDev has worked to established several programs intended to assist those who might otherwise not received necessary medical care.
These programs included ARMC’s Cardiac Health Management Program, which provides free services to uninsured patients who are recovering from heart attacks and coronary bypasses.
Other community health efforts championed by Dr. GnanaDev include a laser tattoo-removal program to help former gang members re-enter mainstream society and a community-wide initiative to help improve the health of San Bernardino's African American population.
In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Dr. GnanaDev also brought a team of 16 physicians to Houston to treat evacuees injured by the storm.
Governor Brown’s appointment, which was announced Thursday, must now be confirmed by the state Senate.