Bruce Allen Chernof, MD, FACP, serves as the President and Chief Executive Officer of The SCAN Foundation. The SCAN Foundation is one of the largest foundations in the United States focused entirely on improving the quality of health and life for older adults. Its mission is to advance a coordinated and easily navigated system of high-quality services for older adults that preserve dignity and independence. Previously, Bruce served as the Director and Chief Medical Officer for the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services. Bruce has also served as a Regional Medical Director for Medicaid and SCHIP programs at Health Net, a network model HMO.
Bruce completed his residency and chief residency in Internal Medicine as well as a Fellowship in Medical Education at UCLA. He earned his medical degree from UCLA and completed his undergraduate work at Harvard University, and previously served as an Adjunct Professor of Medicine at UCLA. He is currently a Senior Fellow at the Leonard D. Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics at USC. He is a longtime student of the traditional Japanese tea ceremony, and enjoys working in his Ojai vineyard on weekends.