Kaiser Permanente chooses new physician-in-chief

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2015_Sanjay MarwahaMODESTO — Kaiser Permanente has chosen Dr. Sanjay Marwaha as its new physician-in-chief in the Central Valley area.

Marwaha, a head and neck surgeon with Kaiser since 1998, succeeds Moses Elam who held the position for 12 years. Marwaha will be responsible for more than 2,300 physicians and support staff who provide medical services at Manteca and Modesto medical centers. He will also oversee doctors in medical offices in Modesto, Stockton and Tracy.

Combined those physicians will oversee the health care for more than 295,000 Kaiser Permanente members in Stanislaus and San Joaquin counties.

“It is a great honor and privilege to be selected by The Permanente Medical Group’s Board of Directors to take on this physician leadership role,” Dr. Marwaha said in a press release. “I came to Kaiser Permanente to provide exceptional medical care to patients, and I am proud to be part of an excellent team of physicians, nurses and staff in the Central Valley who are fully committed to delivering the highest quality health care in the area.”

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