Health Services Department Commissioner
Dr. Farnitano is a graduate of Duke Medical School and is a board certified family physician and HIV specialist. He has held several leadership roles with Contra Costa Health Services, including Assistant Residency Director, Family Medicine Department Chair, and Ambulatory Care Medical Director for the health system’s network of 11 Health Centers that provide approximately half a million office visits per year. Dr. Farnitano was a National Association of Public Hospitals and Health Systems fellow in 2010-11. He has trained in LEAN techniques and has led redesign efforts to embed LEAN principles into daily operations for better access, quality and reliability of care. Since 2015 Dr. Farnitano has served as Director of Process Redesign and System Integration and as a Deputy County Health Officer for Contra Costa County.