San Ramon Regional Medical Center Announces 2011 Medical Staff Officers 
 
Friday, 21 January 2011 
 
 
Thomas Philbert, M.D., Chief of Staff 
SAN RAMON, Calif. – January 17, 2011 --The Medical Staff of San Ramon Regional Medical Center announced their 2011 officers:
  • Thomas Philbert, M.D., was elected chief of staff. He served as vice chief of staff from 2008 to 2010, and secretary/treasurer in 2007.
  • Erik Gracer, M.D., was elected vice-chief of staff.  He served as secretary/treasurer from 2008 to 2010.
  • Raymond Cheung, M.D., was elected secretary/treasurer. This is his first year as a Medical Staff officer.
  • Paul J. Wotowic, M.D., is the immediate past chief of staff. He served as chief of staff from 2008 to 2010; vice-chief of staff in 2007; and secretary/treasurer from 2005 to 2006.

Dr. Philbert, board certified anesthesiologist, has been a member of the Medical Staff at the San Ramon Regional Medical Center since 1990, the year the hospital opened. He served on the Hospital Governing Board for three years, and on several Medical Staff committee positions, including the chair of the Department of Anesthesia, and a member of the Medical Executive Committee. Dr. Philbert graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of California, Berkeley with a Bachelor of Arts degree in biochemistry. He completed his Medical Degree at the University of California, Los Angeles; completed an internship in general surgery at the Robert Wood John Medical School in New Brunswick, and a residency in anesthesiology at the University of California, San Francisco.

Dr. Gracer, board certified family medicine specialist, has been a member of the Medical Staff at San Ramon Regional Center since 2001. He served as the vice chair then went on to serve as chair of the Department of Family Practice. He graduated from the University of California, San Diego with a Bachelor of Science degree in biochemistry and cell biology. He completed his Medical Degree at Mt. Sinai School of Medicine in New York, NY; and his residency in family medicine at the University of California, Davis.

Dr. Cheung, board certified anesthesiologist, has been a member of the Medical Staff at San Ramon Regional Medical Center since 2007. He graduated from Brown University, Providence, RI, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in biology. He completed his Medical Degree at State University New York (SUNY) Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn; and his residency in anesthesiology and a fellowship in critical care at Mount Sinai Medical Center.

2011 Medical Staff Officers at San Ramon Regional Medical Center

Dr. Wotowic, board certified plastic surgeon, joined the San Ramon Regional Medical Staff in 1990, and served as Surgery Department chair. After receiving his Bachelor of Science degree at Northwestern University in chemical engineering, he completed his Medical Degree at Tulane University School of Medicine. Dr. Wotowic completed a residency in otolaryngology, and head and neck surgery at the University of Illinois, and a second residency and fellowship in plastic and reconstructive surgery at Yale University School of Medicine.

The Medical Staff officers are elected to serve a two-year term. Each serves on various committees devoted to continuous performance improvement in the delivery of medical care to our community.

San Ramon Regional Medical Center, opened in 1990, is a full-service acute-care hospital with wide range of inpatient and outpatient services. The hospital has a 24-Emergency Department, and specializes in the following programs: Blood Conservation, Breast Center, Cancer Services, Cardiac Services, Family Birthing Center, Joint Treatment Program, Pediatric Program, Spine Program and other hospital services can be found on the hospital Web site:

www.OurSanRamonHospital.com  The new Emergency Department expansion will open by spring 2011.

San Ramon Regional Medical Center is part of Tenet Healthcare Corporation.

Tenet Healthcare Corporation, through its subsidiaries, owns and operates acute care hospitals and related health care services. Tenet’s hospitals aim to provide the best possible care to every patient who comes through their doors with a clear focus on quality and service. Tenet can be found on the Web at www.tenethealth.com.

 

 
 
 
 
 

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