Dr. Paul Song, SMHS MD ’91, has been named the first visiting fellow at the California Department of Insurance (CDI) in Los Angeles, California.
“We are fortunate to have Dr. Song’s expertise and the perspective he brings as a physician and healthcare leader,” said insurance commissioner Dave Jones. As a visiting fellow with CDI, Dr. Song will work directly with the commissioner and executive team. He will attend meetings and briefings with the commissioner and other senior leaders of the department during his six-month fellowship. He will also complete a research project focusing on family physician shortage and recommendations to the insurance commissioner on how to address this pressing issue.
Dr. Song is a faculty member in the Samuel Oschin Cancer Center at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in the Department of Radiation Oncology and Biomedical Sciences in Los Angeles. He also serves as a senior adviser at Berg Pharma, a privately held biotech company. He graduated with honors from the University of Chicago and received his medical degree from GW. Upon completion of his residency in radiation oncology at the University of Chicago, he served as chief resident and was honored as an ASTRO research fellow by the American Society for Radiation Oncology.
Dr. Song has been an advocate for increased access to healthcare for all, and was a frequent contributor to CNN, Larry King Live, and the Huffington Post during the healthcare reform debate. He also serves on the board of Physicians for a National Health Program (California chapter), The Courage Campaign, and People for the American Way.