Marin General Hospital's Director of Trauma Takes Over as President of the California Medical Association

GREENBRAE, CA — James Hinsdale, M.D., medical director of trauma at Marin General Hospital, took over as president of the California Medical Association (CMA) effective October 3, 2010, as more than 1000 physicians attending the organization’s 139th annual House of Delegates meeting elected new officers and voted on a wide array of medically related policies to guide the organization in the coming year.

Dr. Hinsdale, 61, is a board-certified surgeon and the founder and president of the Northern California Trauma Medical Group, a collection of 18 practicing trauma surgeons. He currently is an assistant clinical professor of surgery at the Stanford University School of Medicine and has been the medical director of California Shock/Trauma Air Rescue for the past 23 years. He also maintains an active clinical practice in trauma and cancer surgery.

Dr. Hinsdale received a medical degree from the University of Illinois College of Medicine. He had his internship and residency at Stanford University Hospital from 1974 to 1980.