Faculty and Volunteer Advisors

Parag Agnihotri, MD

Chief Medical Officer, Population Health Services, UC San Diego Health; Co-Founder, Capital Region University of Best Practices

José A. Arévalo, MD

Chief Medical Officer, Sutter Independent Physicians; Co-Founder & Former Chairman, Right Care Initiative Capital Region University of Best Practices

Matthew Budoff, MD

Professor of Medicine, UCLA; Endowed Chair of Preventive Cardiology; Program Director, Division of Cardiology Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute; Steering Committee Member, Director CT Reading Center, Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA) Trial

Rebecca Cupp, RPh

Vice President, Pharmacy Controls, Kaiser Permanente, National Pharmacy Programs and Services

Anthony N. DeMaria, MD, MACC

Judith and Jack White Chair in Cardiology UC San Diego School of Medicine; Be There San Diego Chairman; Right Care San Diego University of Best Practices Co-Founder


Jim Dudl, MD

Former Diabetes Lead, Care Management Institute and Community Benefits, Kaiser Permanente 

Brent Fulton, MBA, PhD

Associate Adjunct Professor of Health Economics and Policy, UC Berkeley School of Public Health 

Liz Helms

President/CEO, California Chronic Care Coalition

Michael Kanter, MD

Professor and Chair, Department of Clinical Science, Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine; Former National EVP and Chief Quality Officer, Kaiser Permanente Federation; Regional CMO, Southern California Kaiser

Neal Kohatsu, MD, MPH

Program Evaluator & Health Strategist, Institute for Population Health Improvement, UC Davis Health; Former Chief Medical Officer, Medi-Cal

Eleanor Levin, MD, FACC, FAHA

Clinical Prof. of Medicine, Cardiovascular Medicine, Stanford University Medical Center; Former Kaiser Permanente Northern California Chief of Cardiology

Jeff Mason, MD

Former CMO United Health Plan of California

Jessica Núñez de Ybarra, MD, MPH, FACPM

Chief, Chronic Disease Control Branch,
Division of Chronic Disease and Injury Control,
California Department of Public Health

Carol Peden, MBChB, MD, MPH

Executive Director, USC Center for Health System Innovation, Keck School of Medicine, USC; Co-Chair, Right Care Los Angeles University of Best Practices

Anne Peters, MD

Professor of Medicine, USC Keck School of Medicine; Director, USC Clinical Diabetes Programs; Chair, Endocrine Society Committee on Diabetes Devices; EASD/ADA Technology Safety Committee

Michael R. Pollock

UCSD Rady School of Management

Riya Pulicharam, MD

National Medical Director of Population Health, Healthcare Partners

Jean Shahdadpuri, MD, MBA

Vice President of Medical Affairs, Health Net of California/Centene Corp

Stephen Sidney, MD, MPH 

Director of Research Clinics, Kaiser Permanente Northern California Division of Research; Leader, CARDIA Study of Coronary Calcium in the Young; Right Care Lifetime Achievement Award Winner

Shawni Smith

Regional Director, Quality, Outcomes, Research and Analytics, American Heart Association

Marilyn Stebbins, PharmD

Professor and Vice-Chair of Clinical Innovation, Department of Clinical Pharmacy, University of California, San Francisco

Chuck Toeniskoetter, MBA

Survivor & Patient Advocate; Founder, Stroke Awareness Foundation

Karol E. Watson, MD, PhD, FNLA, FACC

UCLA Professor of Cardiology & Co-Director, Preventive Cardiology

Claudine Woo, PhD

Right Care Volunteer

Nathan Wong, PhD, FACC, FAHA

Professor, School of Medicine & Department of Epidemiology; School of Medicine; University of California, Irvine

Last Updated: October 15th, 2020