NEWS | July 13, 2018

Natale named chief of staff at UC Davis Medical Center


JoAnne Natale, professor of pediatric critical care and director of quality and safety at UC Davis Children’s Hospital, has been elected chief of staff of UC Davis Medical Center, effective July 1.

JoAnne Natale JoAnne Natale

In her new role, Natale serves as chair of the Medical Staff organization with active participation in the oversight of all medical staff clinical activities, including quality improvement, credentialing and privileging, patient safety and utilization management, to ensure the highest quality care possible at the medical center. 

She is the first pediatrician to serve in this role.

As the medical center’s chief of staff, Natale will work closely with Chief Medical Officer J. Douglas Kirk to provide overall leadership and support to the medical staff.

Jack MacMillan, Internal Medicine, was elected vice chief of staff and Gregory J. Jurkovich, Surgery, was elected secretary of staff, also effective July 1.

The medical center’s medical staff officers serve two-year terms.