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PRESS RELEASE / ANNOUNCEMENTS Monday, January 23, 2012

Charles C. Fenzi, M.D., New Chief Medical Officer at Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics

After an extensive search, the Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics (SBNC) has announced the appointment of Dr. Charles C. Fenzi as its new Chief Medical Officer.

Dr. Charles C. Fenzi

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Dr. Charles C. Fenzi


Dr. Fenzi most recently served as a Physician at Community Health Centers of Central California. He has also worked in private practice and at high profile community health organizations in New Mexico, including Community Health Systems, Roswell Clinic Corp and Roswell Medical Group (affiliated with Lovelace Medical Center). Dr. Fenzi has served as Clinical Professor of Medicine at University of New Mexico School of Medicine, Medical Director of Alianza, a provider of services to people living with HIV, and Physician Advisor, Chief of Staff, Chief of Medicine and Chairman for the Infection Control Committee at Eastern New Mexico Medical Center. Dr. Fenzi has also served as President of the New Mexico Chapter of the Academy of Family Physicians.

Dr. Fenzi attended the University of Arizona in Tucson for his undergraduate and post-graduate work in biology and psychology. He received his Doctorate of Medicine with honors from the University Libre de Bruxelles in Brussels, Belgium. He completed his residency in family medicine at St. Joseph Hospital in Stamford, Connecticut, affiliated with New York Medical College and the University of Connecticut, and was Chief Resident from 1980-1981.

Among his many awards and accolades for service to the healthcare community, Dr. Fenzi was named Family Physician of the Year by the AAFP, NM Chapter, Faculty Member of the Year for work with the residency program at Eastern New Mexico Medical Center and received the President’s Award from the New Mexico Chapter of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP).

Dr. Fenzi also served in the United States Navy from 1966-1969 and was decorated for valor based on his service as Senior Patrol Officer in Vietnam.

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