Sierra Vista Medical Staff Installs 2011 Officers 
Shannon Downing 
Friday, 07 January 2011 

James Hannah, M.D., has been elected chief of staff at Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center for 2011. He assumes the leadership of the nearly 400 member medical staff at San Luis Obispo County’s largest hospital from Vance Rodgers, M.D.

A board certified pathologist with Central Coast Pathology Consultants and medical director for laboratory service at Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center, Dr. Hannah earned his medical degree at University of Arizona. He completed his residency in pathology at UCLA and is a Fellow of the College of American Pathologists.       

Damian Horstman, M.D., an anesthesiologist with Coastal Anesthesiology Medical Associates, was elected vice chief of staff.

Members at large include Thomas Clark, D.O., a neurologist in San Luis Obispo; Claudia Gerard, M.D., a neonatologist at Sierra Vista; Phillip Kissel, M.D., a neurological surgeon in San Luis Obispo; and Elaine Yin, a San Luis Obispo based OB/GYN.

Each was elected to a one-year term and assumed their duties effective January 1, 2011.