MarinHealth Medical Center Appoints Dr. Anita Chandrasena as Chief Medical Officer

Author: Jennifer Churchill, MarinHealth
MarinHealth Medical Center Appoints Dr. Anita Chandrasena as Chief Medical Officer

MarinHealth has named Dr. Anita Chandrasena Chief Medical Officer (CMO), effective January 2, 2024.

In addition to her clinical background as a practicing pulmonary/critical care physician since 2009, Dr. Chandrasena brings more than eight years of experience in progressive leadership roles – nearly half of which has been in chief executive roles for a large acute-care system.

“Dr. Chandrasena is a visionary leader who brings a passion for excellence and innovation in health care. She has been instrumental in advancing clinical quality, safety, and outcomes,” said MarinHealth Chief Executive Officer David Klein, MD. “I am confident that she will continue to elevate our standards and inspire our teams to continue to deliver world-class care to the communities we serve.”

Dr. Chandrasena has held several key medical staff executive roles. Most recently, she served as Dignity Health’s Chief Physician Executive for the Northern California Division. Prior to this, she served as Physician Executive for the Bay Area and Chief Medical Officer at Sequoia Hospital.

In addition to her clinical background, she brings a proven track record in developing innovative strategies focused on engaging clinicians and leading teams toward excellence in patient safety, quality, and patient experience.

“MarinHealth has earned a strong reputation for providing high-quality care, and I am honored to join the team,” Chandrasena said. “My passion for improving patient outcomes and advancing healthcare aligns perfectly with MarinHealth’s commitment to expanding access to high-quality, world-class care. I look forward to working with the talented staff and physicians to improve the patients' and community's health and well-being."

She graduated from medical school at Yale University School of Medicine, completed a residency in Internal Medicine at Yale-New Haven Hospital, and completed a Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship at the University of California San Francisco.

Learn more about MarinHealth’s executive team.

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