Brown & Toland Physicians names new Chair
6 February 2019 -

Brown & Toland Physicians, a network of independent doctors that says it is focused on delivering personalised and high-quality healthcare to the San Francisco Bay Area, has named Fabiola Cobarrubias, MD, MBA as its new chair, it was reported yesterday.

Dr Birnbaum is said to have played an integral role in maintaining the independent physician practice that Brown & Toland Physicians is known for throughout the region. During his tenure, Brown & Toland was named a Medicare Pioneer Accountable Care Organization and has become heavily involved in the development of ACOs across the Bay Area. Dr Birnbaum is an original member of Brown & Toland's physician network. He presently serves as chief of rheumatology at California Pacific Medical Centre, where he was also twice-elected chief of staff. He is clinical professor of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco and a past president of the American College of Rheumatology. He was named an ACR Master in 2012 and received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the California Rheumatology Alliance in 2018. Dr Birnbaum remains in practice as the managing partner of Pacific Rheumatology Associates.

Kelly Robison, Brown & Toland's chief executive officer, said, 'Brown & Toland's board of directors and administrative leaders thank Dr Birnbaum for his vision and leadership. We feel privileged to have worked with him on the critically important matters facing healthcare over the last decade. We want to express our gratitude for all that Dr Birnbaum has accomplished.'