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SDCMS Challenges Supervisors to Defend Dr. Wooten

The Executive Committee of the San Diego County Medical Society today sent each Member of the San Diego County Board of Supervisors the following letter:    June 25, 2020   Hon. Greg Cox, Chair Hon. Diane Jacob Hon. Kristin Gaspar Hon. Nathan Fletcher Hon. Jim Desmond   San Diego County Board of Supervisors County Administration Center 1600 Pacific Coast Highway San Diego, CA 92101   Dear Supervisors: On behalf of the San Diego medical community, we are writing to express the deep concern and tremendous sense of outrage felt by physicians throughout our county. We are ‚Äčextremely disappointed by the failure of the Members of the ...

SDCMS Expresses Strong Support for Public Health Officers

The San Diego County Medical Society Executive Committee issued the following statement today:  "The San Diego County Medical Society strongly supports our California public health officers. SDCMS joins the California Medical Association, California Academy of Family Physicians, and State Senator Richard Pan, MD, in calling for support and protection of our public health officers, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. Seven county public health officers have resigned since mid-April, the most recent was Dr. Nicole Quick in Orange County who was harassed and threatened for requiring mask use in public to help prevent ...

In Solidarity: Physicians Condemning Racism of All Kind

In Solidarity: Nationwide Physicians Condemning Racism of All Kind A Message from SDCMS President Holly Yang   Earlier this week, our Executive Committee released a statement against racial injustice [READ HERE]. We know our community is hurting and that words are important, but do not suffice. Many of us are asking what we can do as individuals and as a health care community to create change in ourselves and our systems. Here are some resources we are aware of that may ...

SDCMS Statement on Racial Injustice.

The San Diego County Medical Society Executive Committee issued the following Statement on Racial Injustice Today:    "The events in the week after George Floyd’s murder at the hands of police officers in Minneapolis have once again brought to light the deep distress in our country caused by repeated incidents of mistreatment of people of color by law enforcement and the criminal justice system. While we commend the dedication, sacrifice, and values of the profession of law enforcement, we cannot ignore the issues of racism and police violence and their traumatic ...

2020–21 SDCMS Board of Directors (BOD) Elections

2020–21 SDCMS BOARD OF DIRECTORS ELECTIONS April 1 — May 5, 2020 LEGEND: ⚠Asterisk (*) After Name = Incumbent   ⚠# in Parentheses After Name = Term Length in Years   OFFICERS: President–Elect: Sergio R. Flores, MD (1) Secretary: Toluwalase (Lase) A. Ajayi, MD (1) Treasurer: Nicholas (dr. Nick) J. Yphantides, MD, MPH (1) GEOGRAPHIC DIRECTORS: East County #2: Rakesh R. Patel, MD, FAAFP, CPE* (3) Kearny Mesa #2: Alexander K. Quick, MD* (3) La Jolla ...

2020-21 SDCMS Board of Directors Proposed Slate

2020-2021 SDCMS Board of Directors Election Slate On December 9, 2019, SDCMS’s Nominating Committee convened and is recommending the following proposed slate of SDCMS board of directors candidates for 2020–2021. Officers: ·  President-elect: Dr. Sergio Flores (one-year term) ·  Secretary: Dr. Toluwalase (Lase) Ajayi (one-year term) ·  Treasurer: Dr. Nicholas Yphantides (one-year term) Incumbents Seeking Re-election: ·  At-large Director # 1: Dr. Thomas Savides (three-year term) ·  At-large Director #6: Dr. Marcella (Marci) Wilson (three-year term) ·  At-large Director #8: Dr. Alejandra Postlethwaite (three-year term) ·  At-large Alternate Director # 6: Dr. Vimal Nanavati (three-year term) ·  At-large Alternate Director # 7: Dr. Peter Raudaskoski (three-year term) ·  At-large Alternate Director #8: Dr. ...