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SMMC: Leaders

Overview

Leaders

San Mateo Medical Center is led by a talented team of strategic thinkers who have dedicated their careers to serving the community.

General information

Executive Management Team

Chief Executive Officer
Chester Kunnappilly, MD 

Chief Operations Officer 
Robert Blake, RN, MBA

Chief Financial Officer 
David McGrew

Chief Medical Officer
Susan Fernyak, MD 

Chief Nursing Officer
Joan Gygax Spicer, RN, PhD

Chief Quality & Experience Officer
Alpa Sanghavi, MD

Deputy Director of Psychiatric Services
Carlton Mills, MSN

Deputy Director of Acute Care Services
Julie Griffiths, RN

Deputy Director of Ambulatory Services
Brighton Ncube

Deputy Director of Ancillary Services
John Jurow

Human Resource Manager
Angela Gonzales

General information

Medical Executive Committee

Officers

Chief of Staff
Julie Hersk, MD

Vice Chief of Staff
Frank Trinh, MD

Treasurer
Gordon Mak, MD

Immediate Past Chief of Staff
Bryan Gescuk, MD

Department Chairs

Emergency Medicine
Chair: Serena Lee, MD 
Vice Chair: Vacant

Medicine
Chair: Suja Georgie, MD
Vice Chair: Kyaw Myint, MD

Primary Care
Chair: Sumita Kalra, DO 
Vice Chair: Allen Tong, MD

Psychiatry
Chair: Katalin Szabo, MD
Vice Chair: Vacant

Surgery
Chair: Scott Lock, MD
Vice Chair: Kenton Fong, MD

Members at Large

Apama Bhagavat, MD
Steve Hassid, MD
Vivian Levy, MD
Chris Threatt, MD
Diana Wertz, MD
Alex Ding, MD

Affiliate Staff

Cama Lock, PA
Sophie O’Shaughnessy, NP

Ex-Officio

Chester Kunnappilly, MD, CEO
Susan Fernyak, MD, CMO

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