Marin Community Clinic Appoints New CEO
Mitesh Popat, MD, MPH named successor to Linda Tavaszi
October 23, 2017 (San Rafael). Marin Community Clinic board chair Jerry Oken today announced that Mitesh Popat, MD, MPH has assumed the role of Clinic CEO, effective October 23, 2017.
Popat, who has served as Chief Medical Officer since November 2013 and as Associate CEO since February 2017, succeeds Linda Tavaszi, who transitioned from the CEO position on August 30, 2017. Since that time, Popat has served as Interim CEO. He will continue to serve as the medical leader until a new Chief Medical Officer is hired.
A board-certified family practice physician, Popat was selected by the board following an extensive search by the Clinic’s Board of Directors
“We are very excited to have someone of Dr. Popat’s caliber in this role,”explained Oken. He brings an impressive array of clinical, administrative, and strategic planning expertise. These qualities, coupled with his superb medical leadership, commitment to quality, and devotion to our Clinic and the community we serve, make him the ideal person to serve as our new CEO. The Clinic is in good hands.”
“It is a tremendous honor to be appointed to this position,” said Popat. “Community clinics play a vital role in the health of the overall community, and our mission is now more important than ever. We provide top quality care, have an extremely strong team, and are financially strong. I look forward to continuing to enhance our great work.”
Popat received his medical and public health degrees from Tufts University School of Medicine. Prior to joining Marin Community Clinic, he served as Associate Medical Director of La Clinica de la Raza (Vallejo). He is a resident of Novato.
The not-for-profit Marin Community Clinic is Marin County’s largest provider of primary medical care and dental care to Marin’s low income population. A federally-qualified health center, its clinicians, other staff and volunteers serve close to 31,000 individuals/year at nine clinic sites across Marin.