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Bruce Allen Chernof, MD, FACP, currently serves as the Regional Medical Director for State Health Programs in Southern California at Health Net, California's largest network-model managed care plan. Dr. Chernof joined Health Net in 1997 to work on the development and implementation of Health Net's "Healthy Families" plan, California’s version of the Federal Children's HealthInsurance Program (CHIP) which provides low-cost health insurance for uninsured poor children. He is also responsible for Health Net’s Managed Medi-Caid Program in Los Angeles County, covering more than 500,000 lives. Dr. Chernof completed his residency and served as Chief Resident in Internal Medicine at the UCLA-San Fernando Valley Program. After residency, Dr. Chernof completed a Fellowship in Medical Education at the UCLA School of Medicine. He earned his medical degree from UCLA and completed his undergraduate work at Harvard University. Currently, Dr. Chernof is an Adjunct Associate Professor of Medicine at UCLA and serves as the Director of the MD/MBA and MD/MPH Programs. In 2002, the Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA recognized Dr. Chernof with Award for Excellence in Education for these innovative programs. Dr. Chernof has lectured widely on a variety of subjects including Total Quality Management, health services research on the underserved, and the role of learning within the doctor-patient relationship. He has had work published in a variety of journals including Medical Care, the Journal of General Internal Medicine, and The Joint Commission Journal on Quality Improvement.