Monday, May 20, 2019


Meet Our Leadership Team

We are proud to have a diverse membership at SDCMS, one that reflects the distinct make-up of our San Diego County communities.


  • President: David E.J. Bazzo, MD, FAAFP, CAQSM
  • President-elect: James H. Schultz Jr., MD
  • Secretary: Holly B. Yang, MD
  • Treasurer: Sergio R. Flores, MD
  • Immediate Past President: Mark W. Sornson, MD, PhD

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Geographic Directors

  • East County #1: Venu Prabaker, MD
  • East County #2: Rakesh R. Patel, MD
  • East County #3: Jane A. Lyons, MD
  • Hillcrest #1: Gregory M. Balourdas, MD
  • Hillcrest #2: Thomas C. Lian, MD
  • Kearny Mesa #1: Sergio R. Flores, MD (Board Representative to Executive Committee)
  • Kearny Mesa #2: Alexander K. Quick, MD
  • La Jolla #1: Geva E. Mannor, MD, MPH
  • La Jolla #2: Marc M. Sedwitz, MD, FACS
  • North County #1: Patrick A. Tellez, MD
  • North County #2: Christopher M. Bergeron, MD, FACS
  • North County #3: Michael A. Lobatz, MD
  • South Bay #1: Irineo "Reno" D. Tiangco, MD
  • South Bay #2: Maria T. Carriedo, MD

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Geographic Alternate Directors

  • East County: Susan Kaweski, MD
  • Hillcrest: Kyle P. Edmonds, MD
  • Kearny Mesa #1: Anthony E. Magit, MD
  • Kearny Mesa #2: Eileen R. Quintela, MD
  • La Jolla: Wayne C. Sun, MD
  • North County #1: Neelima V. Chu, MD
  • South Bay: (open)

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At-large Directors


  • #1: Thomas J. Savides, MD
  • #2: Karrar H. Ali, DO, MPH
  • #3: Alexexandra E. Page, MD
  • #4: Nicholas J. Yphantides, MD
  • #5: Stephen R. Hayden, MD (Delegation Chair)
  • #6: Marcella (Marci) M. Wilson, MD
  • #7: Toluwalase (Lase) A. Ajayi, MD (Board Representative to Executive Committee)
  • #8: Robert E. Peters, MD

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At-large Alternate Directors

  • #1: Karl E. Steinberg, MD
  • #2: Steven L-W Chen, MD, FACS, MBA
  • #3: Erin L. Whitaker, MD
  • #4: Al Ray, MD
  • #5: Preeti Mehta, MD
  • #6: Vimal I. Nanavati, MD, FACC, FSCAI
  • #7: Peter O. Raudaskoski, MD
  • #8: Kosala Samarasinghe, MD

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Additional Voting Directors

  • Communications Chair: J. Steven Poceta, MD
  • Young Physician Director: Edwin S. Chen, MD
  • Resident Physician Director: Michael C. Hann, MD
  • Retired Physician Director: Rosemarie M. Johnson, MD
  • Medical Student Director: Meghana Pagadala

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Additional Non-voting Members

  • Alternate Young Physician Director: Heidi M. Meyer, MD
  • Alternate Resident Physician Director: Zachary T. Berman, MD
  • Alternate Retired Physician Director: Mitsuo Tomita, MD\
  • San Diego Physician Editor: James Santiago Grisolia, MD
  • CMA Past President: James T. Hay, MD
  • CMA Past President: Robert E. Hertzka, MD (Legislative Committee Chair)
  • CMA Past President: Ralph R. Ocampo, MD, FACS
  • CMA President: Theodore M. Mazer, MD
  • CMA Trustee: William T-C Tseng, MD
  • CMA Trustee: Robert E. Wailes, MD

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CMA Trustees

  • Robert E. Wailes, MD
  • William T-C Tseng, MD, MPH

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AMA Delegates and Alternate Delegates:

  • District 1 AMA Delegate: James T. Hay, MD
  • District 1 AMA Alternate Delegate: Lisa Miller, MD
  • At-large AMA Delegate: Albert Ray, MD (appointed by CMA)
  • At-large AMA Delegate: Robert E. Hertzka, MD (appointed by CMA)
  • At-large AMA Alternate Delegate: Theodore M. Mazer, MD (appointed by CMA)

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