Alumni Affairs

School of Medicine Alumni Board

Current Board of Directors

Anyone interested in serving on the National Board should contact the Director of Alumni Relations at 858-822-1210, or send e-mail to

William F. Jessee, MD, FACMPE

William F. Jessee, MD, FACMPE '72

Location: Fripp Island, SC
Specialty: Preventive Medicine
Currently:  Senior Vice President and Senior Advisor



Danielle Reicher, MD

Danielle Reicher, MD '81
Location: Encinitas, California
Specialty: Anesthesiology
Currently: Staff Anesthesiologist Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas, Chairman Department of Anesthesiology.

John D. Dobak, MD John D. Dobak, MD '92
Location: La Jolla, CA
Specialty: Medicine Research
Currently: Founder and President of the JAKK Group, a firm which develops medical technology. Dr. Dobak has also been the founder and CEO of several venture capital backed start-ups including Leptos Biomedical, INNERCOOL therapies, and CryoGen.

Frank Longo, MD, PhD

Frank Longo, MD, PhD '81
Location: Palo Alto, CA
Specialty: Neurology, Focus: Development of therapeutics for neurodegenerative diseases
Current: Professor and Chair, Department of Neurology and Neurological Sciences, Stanford University.

J. Thomas Heywood, MD J. Thomas Heywood, MD '80
Location: La Jolla, CA
Specialty: Director of the Heart Failure Recovery Center at Scripps Clinic and Clinical Professor of Medicine at the Loma Linda University Medical Center.

James P. Rice, MD James P. Rice, MD '81
Location: Mercer Island, WA
Specialty: OB/Gyn
Currently: Obstetrics and Gynecology physician at the Valley Women's Clinic, Renton, Washington.

Nick Yphantides, MD, MPH Nick Yphantides, MD, MPH '92
Location: Escondido, CA
Specialty: Preventive Medicine
Currently: Chief Medical Officer, San Diego County, Author, Consultant, Speaker.

Daniel Blanchard, MD

Daniel Blanchard, MD '85
Location: La Jolla, CA
Specialty: Cardiology
Currently: Professor of clinical medicine at UCSD, Director of the Cardiology Fellowship Program, and Chief of Clinical Cardiology at UCSD Thornton Hospital.


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