After being on the faculty of the UCSF School of Medicine in the Department of Ambulatory and Community Medicine for 32 years, I retired in 2003 and went to work for what is now Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation. I am still working full-time as Director of Managed and Value-Based Care for the North Division of SPMF (Sonoma County). My role has also involved developing the business case and being on point for most of our local practice acquisitions as we have built our multi-specialty medical group, Sutter Medical Group of the Redwoods. Having started out teaching family practice residents some very practical things, and being the Behavioral Health Director of the group, all of this has evolved into some very interesting work in this new era of health care. My training as a psychologist has been invaluable in all the ways you can imagine.
Donald C. Ransom, Ph.D.