Technical Experts

Stephen M. Shortell, PhD, MBA, MPH
Blue Cross of California Distinguished Professor of Health Policy and Management; 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

Hector Rodriguez, PhD, MPH
Henry J. Kaiser Endowed Chair in Organized Health Systems; Director, California Initiative for Health Equity & Action; Co-Director, Center for Healthcare Organizational and Innovation Research; Professor of Health Policy and Management, School of Public Health, UC Berkeley

Robert Kaplan, PhD
Research Director, Clinical Excellence Research Center, Stanford University; Former Chief Science Officer US HHS AHRQ; Right Care Initiative Technical Expert Group; Former Associate Director, National Institutes of Health

Allen Fremont, MD
Physician Policy Researcher; Director, RAND Q-DART Project

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

John Øvretveit
Director of Research and Professor of health care improvement implementation and evaluation, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden

James R. Dudl, MD
Former Kaiser National Diabetes Lead, Care Management Institute; Be There San Diego Co-Leader; Right Care San Diego Mentor

Nirali Vora, MD
Clinical Associate Professor, Neurology, Stanford Stroke Center; Director, Global Health Neurology; Program Director, Adult Neurology Residency; Co-Chair, Right Care Initiative Bay Area Silicon Valley University of Best Practices

William J. Bommer, MD
Executive Committee, American College of Cardiology, CA Chapter; Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine and Director, Noninvasive Services, UC Davis; Chairman, Right Care Capital Region University of Best Practices

Joseph Sky, MD, FACP, FACC
Chief of Cardiology, United States Air Force David Grant Medical Center; Medical Director, Metabolic Clinic and Heart, Lung & Vascular Center David Grant Medical Center; Co-Chair, Capital Region University of Best Practices

Eveline Stock, MD
Assistant Professor and Cardiologist, University of California San Francisco Cardiovascular Care & Prevention Center; Co-Chair, Right Care Initiative Bay Area Silicon Valley University of Best Practices

Karol E. Watson, MD, PhD, FNLA, FACC
UBP Co-Chair, Right Care Initiative; Co-Director, UCLA Program in Preventive Cardiology; Director, UCLA Barbra Streisand Women’s Heart Health Program; Professor of Medicine Division of Cardiology, Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Carol Zaher, MD, MPH, MBA
Medical Director, Health Net California Medical Management, Centene; Co-Chair, Right Care Los Angeles University of Best Practices

Steve Chen, PharmD, FASHP, FCSHP, FNAP
Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs; William A. and Josephine A. Heeres Chair in Community Pharmacy; Associate Professor of Clinical Pharmacy, University of Southern California; Co-Chair, Right Care Los Angeles University of Best Practices

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

Last Updated: January 1st, 2020