Technical Expert Group

Stephen M. Shortell, PhD, MBA, MPH

Stephen M. Shortell, PhD, MBA, MPH, Chairman, Right Care Technical Expert Group; Blue Cross of California Distinguished Professor of Health Policy and Management; Founding Director, Center for Healthcare Organizational and Innovation Research (CHOIR); Dean Emeritus, School of Public Health; Professor of Organization Behavior, Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley

Robert Kaplan, PhD

Robert Kaplan, PhD, Research Director, Clinical Excellence Research Center, Stanford University; Former Chief Science Officer US HHS Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; Right Care Initiative Technical Expert Group Co-Founder; Former Associate Director, National Institutes of Health

Hector Rodriguez

Hector Rodriguez, PhD, MPH, Professor of Health Policy and Management Director, California Initiative for Health Equity & Action Director, Center for Healthcare Organizational and Innovation Research School of Public Health University of California, Berkeley

William J. Bommer, MD, FACP, FACC

William J. Bommer, MD, FACP, FACC, Statewide Chairman, Right Care Initiative University of Best Practices; Specialty Delegate, California American College of Cardiology and California Medical Association; Director, California ePCI Program; Director, Prevention Forward Program and Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of California, Davis

Noel Bairey Merz

Noel Bairey Merz, MD, FACC, FAHA, FESC, Director, Barbra Streisand Women’s Heart Center; Director, Linda Joy Pollin Women’s Heart Health Program; Director, Preventative and Rehabilitative Cardiac Center; Professor, Cardiology, Smidt Heart Institute

Matthew Budoff, MD FACC, FAHA, Professor of Medicine, Endowed Chair of Preventive Cardiology, School of Medicine UCLA; Program Director, Division of Cardiology, LA Biomedical Research Institute; Steering Committee Member, Director, CT Reading Center, Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA) Trial

Steve Chen, PharmD, FASHP, FCSHP, FNAP

Steven Chen, PharmDAssociate Dean, USC School of Pharmacy; Co-chair, Los Angeles University of Best Practices

Anthony N. DeMaria, MD, MACC Judith and Jack White Chair in Cardiology, UC San Diego School of Medicine; Be There San Diego Co-Founder and Chairman; Former Co-Chair, Right Care University of Best Practices Co-Founder, San Diego

Keith Emmons, MD, Medical Director, CenCal Health of Santa Barbara (Medi-Cal plan); Co-chair, Right Care Heart Failure Work Group

Scott Flinn, MD

Scott Flinn, MD, Regional Medical Director, Blue Shield of California; Co-Founder Right Care University of Best Practices; Former US Navy Undersea Medical Officer with Navy Seals

Cindy Giambrone

Cindy Giambrone, PharmD, Co-Chair, Right Care Initiative Heart Failure Work Group; Director, Performance Improvement and ACO Pharmacy Risk, MemorialCare Foundation and Medical Group

David Maron, MD, C.F. Rehnborg Professor of Medicine; Chief, Stanford Prevention Research Center; Director, Preventive Cardiology, Stanford University School of Medicine

John Øvretveit, Professor of Improvement Implementation and Evaluation, LIME/MMC, Karolinska Institute Medical University, Sweden

Stephen Sidney, MD, MPH

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

Joseph Sky

Joseph Sky, MD, FACP, FACC, Co-Chair, Right Care Initiative University of Best Practices; Chief of Preventive Cardiology, Associate Chief of Staff, David Grant Medical Center, US Air Force

Eveline Stock, MD

Eveline Stock, MD, Co-Chair, Right Care Initiative Silicon Valley University of Best Practices; Assistant Prof., Cardiology, School of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco; Cardiologist, Cardiovascular Care & Prevention Center, University of California, San Francisco

Catrina Taylor

Catrina Taylor, PhD, MSPH, Chief, Health Information and Statistics Section, Chronic Disease Control Branch, California Department of Public Health

Nirali Vora, MD

Nirali Vora, MD, Co-Chair, Right Care Initiative Silicon Valley University of Best Practices; Associate Prof., Neurology, School of Medicine, Stanford University; Director, Global Health Neurology; Program Director, Adult Neurology Residency, School of Medicine, Stanford University

Last Updated: August 17, 2021