Ron Sand

Career Story: 

Immediately following finishing residency wife Patty, our children Liz andPete, and I moved to Petaluma, CA, where I was in private practice for two years. We left there to move to the western Pacific where we both taught primary care to Pacific Island medical students. After two years there we moved to Redding, California, where I took an associate director position for the family medicine residency and also maintained a part-time rural practice. Four years later I served as residency director for 5 years, eventually leaving to practice again in a rural clinic and as a hospice physician. I left the second rural practice after nine years to work closer to home doing hospice medical directing, psychiatry, and most recently I have taken on the directorship of our local homeless healthcare program through our community health center.I also teach at the University of California Davis Medical School in their Doctoring program with third year medical students.

Notable Personal Accomplishments: 

Being a dad. Still working on my Spanish, Cirila!

Notable Professional Accomplishments: 

Residency directing, getting board certified in Hospice and Palliative Med, teaching.

Favorite Recreational Activity: 

Remote-control airplanes; converting my old 1946 Dodge pickup to electric.

Favorite Memory from Residency: 

Oh, so many. Probably hiking with Lane Johnson or on the beach at Puerto Penasco.

Personal Story: 

Patty and I are still happily married. Liz is in her fourth year of medical school and Pete graduated from UC Davis last year.