Biographical Sketch and Vision Statement for the Northern California Chapter Governor-elect
Gordon L. Fung, MD, FACP
Congratulations to the Northern California Chapter Governor-elect, Gordon L. Fung, MD, FACP. He will start his four-year term as Governor in the Spring of 20132. As Governor, Dr. Fung will serve as the official representative of the College for the Tennessee Chapter, providing a link between members at the local level and leadership at the national level. In the meantime, Dr. Fung will be working closely with Dr. Meyer, the current Governor, and College staff to learn about the College and his duties as Governor. To learn more about Dr. Fung, please read his bio and vision statement below.
Date/Place of Birth: July 24, 1951, San Francisco, CA
Education: UC Berkeley, AB, Economics 1973; UCSF School of Medicine, MD, 1979; UCSF School of Public Health, MPH, Hospital Economics and Administration 1979; CIIS, PhD., Chinese Philosophy, 2008; Post-Doctoral Training: Highland General Hospital, Oakland, CA Straight Internal Medicine Residency 1979–1982; Highland General Hospital, Oakland, CA Chief Medical Residency 1983; Veterans Administration Medical Center, Martinez, CA Clinical Cardiology Fellowship 1983-1985
Certification: ABIM, 1983; CVD 1985; Critical Care Medicine 1987–1997; Specialist in Hypertension 2007–2017
Present Position: Clinical Professor of Medicine, UCSF School of Medicine
ACP Activities: Inducted in Fellowship 1987; Recruited many members and sponsored several members into Fellowship. Attended several National Scientific Sessions; 2008 to present, ACC Liaison to ACP Council of Subspecialties; 2010 Panel Presentation at ACP 2010 in Toronto on Subspecialty collaboration on complex geriatric patient; 2009 to Present Member ACP-PAC; Annual Donor to ACP Education Program; Chapter Involvement/Leadership Activities: 2011 Appointed to Governor’s Advisory Cabinet for Northern CA. Attended several Northern CA CME sessions
Hospital/Community Service: Past Chair of Performance Improvement Committee and Director of Performance Improvement, Chinese Hospital, San Francisco, CA 1995-2000; Founder and Director, UCSF Asian Heart &Vascular Center 2007-present; Medical Staff Surveyor for Institute of Medical Quality, CA 1994 to present; Volunteer Medical Director of Free Clinic (weekly) at Delancey Street Foundation (a nationally recognized substance abuse rehab program) since 1991 to present; 2007 to present, Member and currently Chairman of California State Council of Multicultural Health (Appointed by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger)
Other Appointments: American College of Cardiology, Past Governor of Northern CA 2003-06
Areas of Professional Interest and Expertise: Clinical Trial Research in prevention of CVD; ECG’s; Refractory HTN diagnosis and management; Health Care Disparities/ Equities in Asians in heart and vascular Disease.
Over the next few years, we face significant challenges to continue to provide high quality care in a system that is rapidly approaching its funding limits to support the technological and personalized resources that are needed to provide this type of care to the entire population and all of our communities. We are at the same time pushing the envelope of trying to deliver the best care at the lowest cost and trim costs through efficiencies and self-imposed reductions. We need to work as a team not only in the field of medicine amongst ourselves, but also with our other team members the nurse practitioners, nurses, pharmacists, dentists, industry partners, our public health officials, our legislators and educators. I believe that the ACP with an organization of 132,000 members is in a key position to contribute to the solutions that will help us achieve these goals.