PRESS RELEASE / ANNOUNCEMENTS Tuesday, January 10, 2017

David Dodson, MD, named president of Central Coast Medical Association

David Dodson, MD, named president of Central Coast Medical Association

The Central Coast Medical Association is pleased to announce David Dodson, MD, as president of the 2017 Board of Directors. Dr. Dodson has served on the Board of Directors since 2013. He has also been active with CCMA’s state affiliate, the California Medical Association, where he has worked on policies and legislation that affects physicians and patients. In addition, in 2017 Dr. Dodson will serve on the delegation to the American Medical Association.

Prior to CCMA, Dr. Dodson was involved with organized medicine in Massachusetts, where he served as president of the Charles River Medical Society, which is a component society of the Massachusetts Medical Society. In addition, he was chairman of the men’s health committee with the Massachusetts Medical Society. He has a special interest in Men’s Health, and he was the keynote speaker at the 5th International Conference on Men’s Health in Vienna, Austria.

Dr. Dodson received his Doctor of Medicine at the University of Ottawa where he graduated with honors, and he did his residency at Harvard’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He was in private practice in Boston until 2010 when we relocated to Santa Barbara to work at Sansum Clinic as a primary care internist.

Dr. Dodson lives in Santa Barbara with his wife, Leslie, and their two dogs, Zeke and Molly. He enjoys staying fit, reading the New York Times, and traveling, especially to visit his daughter in Boston.

Central Coast Medical Association’s 2017 Board of Directors
President: David Dodson, MD
President-Elect: Jennifer Hone, MD
Secretary: Daniel Berger, MD
Treasurer: Joseph Schwartz, MD
Immediate Past President: Charity Dean, MD, MPH
Directors: Jonathan Berkowitz, MD, PhD; Philip Delio, MD; Lisa Ercolini-Bhatia, MD; Douglas Jacobson, MD; Bindu Kamal, MD; Samira Kayumi-Rashti, MD; Douglas Murphy, MD; and Juan Reynoso, MD.


The Central Coast Medical Association is a 700-physician member organization that includes physicians of all specialties throughout San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara counties. We promote the science and art of medicine, care and well-being of patients, protection of the public health, and betterment of the medical profession.

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