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Dr. Amar De­sai

has been named CEO of USC Care and Am­bu­la­tory Care Ser­vices, the physi­cian group of Los Angeles-based Keck Medicine of the Univer­sity of South­ern Cal­i­for­nia.

De­sai, 38, will be­gin his du­ties Aug. 1. He’s cur­rently chief med­i­cal of­fi­cer of Pal­ad­ina Health, a sub­sidiary of DaVita Health­Care Part­ners. De­sai will be in charge of de­vel­op­ing qual­ity stan­dards and stream­lin­ing care within the USC health sys­tem.

Board-cer­ti­fied in in­ter­nal medicine and nephrol­ogy, De­sai pre­vi­ously worked at con­sult­ing firm McKin­sey & Co. He also has prac­ticed in sev­eral other aca­demic hos­pi­tals, in­clud­ing UCSF Med­i­cal Cen­ter, San Fran­cisco, and San Fran­cisco Gen­eral Hospi­tal.

Dr. Steve Tarnoff has been named pres­i­dent and chief med­i­cal ex­ec­u­tive at Group Health Physi­cians, the mul­ti­spe­cialty med­i­cal prac­tice of Seat­tle-based Group Health Co­op­er­a­tive. He re­places

Dr. Michael So­man, who re­tired at the end of June.

Tarnoff will over­see the care of nearly 400,000 pa­tients at Group Health Co­op­er­a­tive’s 25 fa­cil­i­ties through­out Wash­ing­ton state.

He has been with Group Health since 1981, prac­tic­ing as a fam­ily physi­cian for more than 25 years and hold­ing nu­mer­ous lead­er­ship roles. Most re­cently, he served as ex­ec­u­tive med­i­cal di­rec­tor.

Dr. David Beyer has been named pres­i­dent-elect of the Amer­i­can So­ci­ety for Ra­di­a­tion On­col­ogy, Fair­fax, Va. He be­gins his one-year term Sept. 16. He will re­place the in­com­ing pres­i­dent, Dr. Bruce Min­sky, a pro­fes­sor and di­vi­sion leader at the MD An­der­son Cancer Cen­ter in Hous­ton, in Septem­ber 2015.

Beyer is med­i­cal di­rec­tor of Ari­zona On­col­ogy Ser­vices, Scotts­dale. He has spent his en­tire ca­reer at Ari­zona On­col­ogy, join­ing the prac­tice in 1985. He spe­cial­izes in prostate cancer, in­clud­ing seed im­plants and high-doser­ate brachyther­apy, as well as in­ten­sity-mod­u­lated ra­di­a­tion ther­apy and im­ageguided ra­di­a­tion ther­apy.



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