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Don McCanne, MD
(PNHP Senior Health Policy Fellow) Dr. McCanne is a family physician in San Clemente, California. For three decades, Dr. McCanne has allotted one-half of his practice hours to indigent patients. He has written extensively in the lay press on single payer and patient-oriented health care, often using the concept of “Universal Medicare” as a model for single payer that the public can understand and support.
Paul Y. Song, MD
Dr. Paul Song was most recently on the faculty of the Samuel Oschin Cancer Center at Cedars Sinai Medical Center and currently sees Medicaid and uninsured patients at Dignity California Hospital.
Dr. Song is the past President of Physicians for a National Health Program – California. He served as the co-chair of the Campaign for a Healthy California from 2017-2018 and was the very first visiting fellow on health care policy in the California Department of Insurance in 2013.
He is the chief operating officer/chief medical officer of NKMax America, Inc., a subsidiary of South Korean-based ATGen Global, where he oversees all translational research and clinical programs. He is also the chief medical officer of Hawkeye Bio.
Dr. Song graduated with honors from the University of Chicago and received his medical degree from George Washington University. He completed his residency in radiation oncology at the University of Chicago where he served as chief resident and completed a brachytherapy fellowship at the Institute Gustave Roussy in Villejuif, France. He was also awarded an ASTRO research fellowship in 1995 for his research in radiation-inducible gene therapy.
Dr. Song serves on the national board of Physicians for a National Health Program, Healthcare Now, and Progressive Democrats of America.
Ana Malinow, MD, MSHCPM, FAAP
Dr. Ana Malinow is a professor of pediatrics at the University of California-San Francisco. She was previously associate residency program director at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. Prior to moving to Pittsburgh, Dr. Malinow was associate professor of pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine and attending physician in the pediatric emergency and ambulatory center at Ben Taub General Hospital, where most of her patients were uninsured. Dr. Malinow is the recipient of numerous teaching awards, including for grand rounds presentations on health care. She was named one of Houston’s top female physicians by Health and Fitness Sports Magazine.
Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Dr. Malinow earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of California at Davis and a master’s degree in creative writing before completing her medical education at Case Western Reserve University. She completed residency in pediatrics at Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital. She also holds a master’s degree in health care policy and management from Carnegie Mellon University.
Dr. Malinow is a past president of Physicians for a National Health Program and co-founder of Health Care for all Texas, a grassroots organization that promotes single-payer national health insurance. She is also co-founder of Doctors for Change, an organization of health care professionals that organize for improved access to health care in Houston and Harris county.
Henry Abrons, MD, MPH
Dr. Abrons is a national board adviser to Physicians for a National Health Program and a past president of PNHP California. He is a retired physician specializing in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine. He has trained and worked in public hospitals in New York City, Chicago, West Virginia, and Oakland.
Kathleen Healey, MD
Dr. Kathleen Healey practiced as a board certified otolaryngologist in the Napa Valley for many years. She spent 10 years in the U.S. Navy, including two years as a flight surgeon, then started a private solo practice in St. Helena, CA. Her practice moved to Napa, CA, where she served as the first female Chief of Staff at Queen of the Valley Medical Center. She later joined Queen of the Valley Medical Associates as a practicing otolaryngologist and as medical director. Retired from clinical practice, Dr. Healey currently is the co-chair of the Napa County chapter of Physicians for a National Health Program, and co-chair of the state chapter, PNHP-CA.