Full Name
Palav Babaria, MD, MHS Dr
Job Title
Chief Quality Officer
Organization Name
Department of Health Care Services
Speaker Bio
Dr. Palav Babaria (she/her) has served as the Chief Quality & Medical Director and Deputy Director of Quality and Population Health Management of the California Department of Health Care Services since March 2021. She was formerly the Chief Administrative Officer of Ambulatory Services at Alameda Health System. Prior to that role, she served as Medical Director of K6 Adult Medicine Clinic. She also has over a decade of global health experience and her work has been published in the New England Journal of Medicine, Academic Medicine, Social Science & Medicine, L.A. Times, and New York Times. Dr. Babaria received her bachelor’s from Harvard College, as well as her MD and Masters in Health Science from Yale University. She completed her residency training in internal medicine and global health fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco.
Palav Babaria, MD, MHS