Medical Executive Committee for 2009 
Ron Yukelson 
Monday, 05 January 2009 
Vance Rodgers, MD, has been elected Chief of Staff at Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center for 2009. He assumes the leadership of the nearly 350 member medical staff at the County’s largest hospital from Philip Borgardt, MD.

A board certified gastroenterologist with offices in San Luis Obispo and Pismo Beach, Dr. Rodgers earned his medical degree at UCLA School of Medicine. He completed his residency in internal medicine at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles and his fellowship in gastroenterology at UC San Diego. He has been practicing on the Central Coast since 2001.

Other officers elected to the Sierra Vista Medical Staff are Vice Chief of Staff James Hannah, MD., a pathologist with Central Coast Pathology Consultants and Secretary/Treasurer Kenneth Fryer, MD., an orthopedist in San Luis Obispo with Central Coast Orthopedics.

Members-At-Large include William “Bink” Burnette, MD, Medical Director for Radiology Services at Sierra Vista; Eric Schultz, MD, a pulmonologist and Medical Director of Intensive Care Services at Sierra Vista; Elaine Yin, MD, a San Luis Obispo based OB/GYN; and, Paul Klosterman, a urologist in San Luis Obispo.

Each was elected to a one-year term and assumed their duties effective January 1, 2009.