Interventional radiologist Alexander Ding, MD, has been appointed to the Health Professions Education Foundation Board of Trustees (HPEF) by California Gov. Gavin Newson. His appointment was announced September 19.
Ding has been a managing partner at California Advanced Imaging, based out of the San Francisco Bay Area, since 2013. He is an attending physician at San Mateo Medical Center and Mills Peninsula Medical Center, where he serves as the Chair of Radiology and Medical Director of Imaging.
In addition to previously serving in the US Navy Medical Corps, Ding held multiple positions, including chief fellow, from 2008 to 2013 at the Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. He completed an MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
The HPEF is a public-private joint venture that administers health professions workforce programs created by the CA State Legislature. The Foundation provides scholarships and loan repayment programs to health professional students and graduates who make one-to-three-year commitments to practice in medically underserved areas of California.
HPEF arranges loan repayments and scholarships for all types of health care professionals, including physicians, nurses, therapists, and many categories of allied health care students and licensed technologists, including medical imaging technologists, radiation therapy technologists, diagnostic medical sonographers, ultrasound technicians and nuclear medicine technologists.
"I am honored by this Gubernatorial appointment to serve the people of the State of California,” Ding said. “I look forward to the opportunity of ensuring that this state has the health professional workforce necessary to meet its large and diverse health care needs. As health care coverage expands in this state, we need to guarantee that a well-trained workforce is there to provide access and care."