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The State Compensation Insurance Fund selected Dr. Dinesh Govindarao as its new Chief Medical Officer for the organization effective July 8, 2013. As Chief Medical Officer, Govindarao will represent State Fund as an advocate for California injured workers and a driver of change in regulatory and medical forums. His duties are to provide critical oversight of the organization’s Medical Provider Network (MPN), work with State Fund’s Claims Medical Division to develop policies, procedures, and enhanced programs that drive high quality care for injured workers and work collaboratively with State Fund’s Utilization Review organizations to optimize processes.

Tom Rowe, President and CEO of State Fund, said of Govindarao, “State Fund is fortunate to have Dr. Govindarao come onboard and bring his unique and seasoned perspective to head our medical operations. He is a proven leader with demonstrated success and I am confident that Dr. Govindarao will contribute significantly to our commitment of restoring injured workers to California workplaces.”

Prior to his State Fund selection, Govindarao served as VP and medical director at Concentra, and as medical consultant to various organizations including NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and Toyota. Dr. Govindarao earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Genetics from UC Berkeley, a medical degree from Hahnemann University School of Medicine in Philadelphia, PA, and a Masters in Public Health degree from UCLA. He is board certified in Occupational and Environmental Medicine.