Dr. Mitesh Popat became chief executive officer of Venice Family Clinic on December 12, 2022. He comes to us from Marin Community Clinics in Marin County, CA, where he was CEO for five years. Dr. Popat has extensive experience as a community health executive, board-certified family physician, public health expert and health care technology advisor.
Dr. Popat has been a practicing physician and senior leader at community health centers throughout his career. Before leading Marin Community Clinics as CEO, he served as its chief medical officer. Prior to his tenure at Marin Community Clinics, Dr. Popat served as associate medical director of La Clínica de la Raza in Vallejo, CA.
With a passion for how technology can help break down barriers to care and reach people in novel ways, Dr. Popat has served as an advisor to several health tech companies in the San Francisco Bay Area. He also has been a commissioner with Partnership HealthPlan of California, a managed Medi-Cal plan that covers 550,000 people in 14 Northern California counties. Dr. Popat’s experience in community health extends globally and includes stints in India, Honduras and South Africa, where he worked with local medical professionals to improve preventive care using a group visit model, increase access to care, and describe the psychosocial factors surrounding HIV infection, respectively.
Dr. Popat holds a Doctor of Medicine and Master of Public Health from Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, and a Bachelor of Arts in economics and Bachelor of Science in biological sciences from the University of California, Irvine. He served in the Stanford-O’Connor Family Medicine Residency Program in San Jose, and completed a two-year Health Care Leadership fellowship with the California Health Care Foundation and University of California, San Francisco.