University Student Affairs - California

Convocation Speaker


Bruce Allen Chernof, MD, FACP


Bruce Allen Chernof, MD

Bruce Allen Chernof, MD, FACP, is President and Chief Executive Officer of The SCAN (Senior Care Action Network) Foundation, whose mission is to advance a coordinated and easily navigated system of high-quality services for older adults that preserve dignity and independence.  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.

Dr. Chernof previously served as Director and Chief Medical Officer for the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services. He also was Regional Medical Director for Medicaid and SCHIP (State Children’s Health Insurance Plan) programs at Health Net, a network model HMO. 

In 2013, Dr. Chernof chaired the federal Commission on Long-Term Care, which produced a bipartisan report to Congress recommending reforms for the nation’s long-term care financing, delivery system, and workforce needs.

Dr. Chernof completed his residency and chief residency in internal medicine, and a fellowship in medical education, at UCLA. He earned his medical degree from UCLA and completed his undergraduate work at Harvard University. Dr. Chernof is an adjunct Professor of Medicine at UCLA.