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    Warren Browner, M.D. Named CEO of California Pacific Medical Center

    EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE UNTIL 2PM PST, APRIL 6, 2009
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    San Francisco, CA - April 6, 2009

    The California Pacific Medical Center Board of Directors has named Warren Browner, M.D., MPH, as the new chief executive officer of California Pacific, effective May 4, 2009. Dr. Browner will succeed Martin Brotman, M.D., who has been appointed president of the new West Bay Region of Sutter Health.

    “This is an exciting opportunity,” says Browner, current vice president Academic Affairs at California Pacific and a member of its Executive Management team. “Though it’s a challenging time for all of us in health care, California Pacific is an incredible place to work, with extraordinary physicians and staff. I’m looking forward to helping CPMC continue to provide the highest quality health care for the people of San Francisco and the Bay Area.”

    “Warren is uniquely prepared to lead California Pacific,” says Dr. Brotman, current president and CEO of CPMC. “He has had a successful career as a clinician, administrator, teacher and researcher. I have great confidence he will sustain the wonderful strengths of California Pacific and lead our organization to even greater levels of success in the future.”

    Browner joined CPMC in 2000 as the first scientific director of the CPMC Research Institute. Before joining California pacific, he was a practicing general internist, the chief of General Internal Medicine, and the acting chief of Medical Service at the San Francisco VA Medical Center. He was also professor of Medicine, and of Epidemiology & Biostatistics, at the University of California, San Francisco, and executive editor of the American Journal of Medicine. He received his medical degree from UCSF and his master’s degree in Public Health from the University of California, Berkeley.

    Browner’s research focuses on the genetics of human longevity. He is the author of several books and numerous articles in scholarly journals.

    He recently initiated a collaboration with Dartmouth Medical School, giving third-year students at the Hanover, N.H. school an opportunity to do their clerkships at California Pacific, enhancing the organization’s reputation as a leading teaching hospital.

    California Pacific Medical Center. Beyond Medicine. At San Francisco’s California Pacific Medical Center, we believe in the power of medicine. We research the most up-to-date treatments, hire the most qualified individuals, and practice the most modern, innovative medicine available. We deliver the highest quality expert care, with kindness and compassion, in acute, post-acute and outpatient services, as well as preventive and complementary medicine. But we also believe that medicine alone is only part of the solution. That’s why we look intently at each individual case and treat the whole person, not just the illness. It’s why we go beyond medical care and provide our patients with things like disease counseling, family support and wellness treatments. As one of California’s largest private, community-based, not-for-profit, teaching medical centers, and a Sutter Health affiliate, we are able to reach deep into our community to provide education, screening and financial support in some of the city’s most underserved neighborhoods. Medicine can transform a body. But going beyond medicine can transform a life.