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El Camino Hospital Announces New Chiefs of Staff for El Camino Hospital Mountain View and Los Gatos Campuses

Mountain View, CA - November 12, 2012 - El Camino Hospital today announced the appointment of Vivien D’Andrea, MD as chief of staff for the Mountain View Hospital and Neeraj Kochhar, MD, as the chief of staff for the Los Gatos Hospital. Both were elected to their positions by the medical staff and will serve in these roles through 2014.

"Dr. D'Andrea and Dr. Kochhar are two exemplary physicians whose experience and ability to work across the hospital organization made them a natural choice to fill these critical roles for the next two years," said Tomi Ryba, president and CEO of El Camino Hospital. "As El Camino Hospital implements its three-year strategic plan, having leaders like Dr. D’Andrea and Dr. Kochhar will be critical as we collaborate with our physicians to explore new models of care to meet the needs of a changing health care environment."

Dr. D'Andrea has been a member of the El Camino Hospital medical staff since 1990. She is board certified in Internal Medicine, is a fellow of the American College of Physicians and practices at the Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF) in Mountain View. Dr. D'Andrea received her medical degree from the University of California, San Francisco and completed her residency at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center (SCVMC) and Stanford University. She then was invited to stay an extra year as Chief Resident at SCVMC. She is an assistant professor at Stanford University with the Voluntary Clinical Faculty and a volunteer at the RotaCare Clinic. Active in medical education for over 2 decades, she is the Chair of the Medical Education Committee at PAMF.

Dr. Kochhar has been a member of the medical staff since 2009. He is board certified in family medicine and has been in private solo practice in Los Gatos for 11 years. Dr. Kochhar received his medical degree from Guy's Hospital Medical Center in London, completed a residency in emergency medicine in England, and later an internship at St. Joseph Health Care Centers and Hospital in Chicago and residency at the Medical College of Wisconsin, where he was chief resident for a year.