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Advisory Board

Richard Slavin

Richard Slavin

Richard Slavin

CEO Emeritus, Palo Alto Medical Foundation

Dr. Slavin, a thoracic and vascular surgeon, is an experienced healthcare executive who is the CEO Emeritus of the Palo Alto Medical Foundation.  He has had over 35 years of leadership in multi-specialty group medical practice guiding his group’s successful evolution with a focus on patient service and quality improvement.  Dr. Slavin has also had a productive surgical career including responsibilities as the Chief of Surgery at El Camino Hospital and for many years on the clinical faculty at Stanford Medical School.  Raised in San Francisco, Slavin attended the University of California at Berkeley, graduated from Washington University Medical School, and received his surgical training at Stanford University Medical Center.  He is currently on a number of local community non-profit boards.