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The New Executive Medical Director of the DWC

Posted on 15 May 2012 by admin

Rupali Das, M.D., M.P.H., formerly Chief of the Exposure Assessment section of the Department of Public Health since 2009, was appointed as Executive Medical Director of the Division of Workers’ Compensation.

The move appears to be a measure to counter delays in prompt and adequate medical care for injured workers. Dr. Das’ experience in her capacity as Chief in Department of Public Health and in her previous post as Public Health Medical Officer within the same organization since 1998, will serve her well in determining policy that will be beneficial to injured workers since she is well-versed in issues that affect them as well as measures that should be taken to reduce these issues.

Also, her position as Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine in the Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, position her to understand occupational health issues intricately as she prepares to carry out duties that will affect medical care and rehabilitation care for California’s injured workers.

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