Bruce Allen Chernof, M.D.

Bruce Allen Chernof, M.D.
President & Chief Executive Officer, The SCAN Foundation

Bruce Allen Chernof, MD, FACP, currently serves as the President & Chief Executive Officer of The SCAN Foundation whose mission is to advance the development of a sustainable continuum of care for seniors. The SCAN Foundation is one of the largest foundations in the United States focused entirely on improving the quality of health and life for seniors.

Prior to heading The SCAN Foundation, Dr. Chernof served as the Director and Chief Medical Officer for the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services, after serving as the Department’s Senior Medical Director for Clinical Affairs and Affiliations since December 2004.

Earlier in his career, Dr. Chernof served as Regional Medical Director for California Health Programs at Health Net, California’s largest network-model managed care plan where he managed the Healthy Families program statewide and the managed care Medicaid program in Los Angeles County. Previously, Dr. Chernof worked as an academic general internist in the VA system as well as at Olive View UCLA Medical Center, serving as a UCLA faculty member.

Dr. Chernof completed his residency and served as Chief Resident in Internal Medicine for the UCLA-San Fernando Valley Program. After residency, Dr. Chernof completed a Fellowship in Medical Education at the UCLA School of Medicine. He earned his medical degree from UCLA and completed his undergraduate work at Harvard University.

Currently, Dr. Chernof is an Adjunct Professor of Medicine at UCLA. Dr Chernof served as the founding Director of UCLA’s five-year combined MD/MBA Program. In 2002, the Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA recognized Dr. Chernof with the Award for Excellence in Education for these innovative programs. He has had work published in a variety of journals including Medical Care, and the Journal of General Internal Medicine.

Bruce Allen Chernof, M.D.'s Posts

Are We There Yet? A Look at the National Long-Term Services and Supports Scorecard

Many aspects of health care access, delivery, and cost have improved as a result of concerted measurement efforts. That’s the point . . . to really show improvement, we must know a starting point and then measure change over time.

Dignity as the Cornerstone to Better Care

The Dignity-Driven Decision-Making focus is to transform health care decision-making to explicitly include quality of life, dignity, and self determination as key outcomes for all and particularly for those with advanced illness.