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SMCMA Committees

Bioethics Committee

To review, update, and recommend policies to the Board of Directors regarding bioethical practices; to work closely with hospital bioethics committees.

Chair: Sharon Clark, MD

Community Health Committee

To investigate and study environmental and public health concerns and make recommendations to the Board of Directors.

Chair: Vacant

Editorial Committee

To assist with the editorial content of the San Mateo County Physician through the acquisition of current and informative articles for publication.

Chair: Russ Granich, MD

Finance Committee

To review and advise the Board of Directors on all fiscal matters of the Association, including an annual review of the audit report and annual budget of income and expenditures.

Chair: Sara Whitehead, MD

Legislative Commitee

To monitor federal and state legislation on a continuing basis; to periodically meet with local legislators for the purpose of discussing pending legislation and organized medicine’s attitude on particular legislation.

Chair: Alberto Bolanos, MD


Medical-Legal Liaison Committee

To promote better relationships between the medical and legal professions; to review matters of mutual interest to the medical and legal professions concerning policies and procedures.

Chair: William Tatomer, MD


Professional Relations Committee

Investigates and attempts to resolve questions regarding standards of medical care and medical ethics.; reviews patient complaints concerning physician fees and recommends appropriate remedies; mediates differences of opinion of patients, physicians, and insurance companies concerning coverage for services rendered and for fees.

Chair: Dirk Baumann, MD

San Mateo Hep B Free Committee
Promotes educational outreach and advocacy efforts for Hepatitis B and liver cancer prevention/treatment in the Asian and Pacific Island population through screening events and physician education efforts.

Chair: Dirk Baumann