CPPPH Board of Directors
Karen Miotto, MD, Chair
David Pating, MD, Vice Chair
Lee T. Snook, Jr., MD, Secretary
Robert Cabaj, MD, Treasurer
James T. Hay, MD, Immediate Past Chair
Richard Barton, Esq.
Partner at Procopio LLP, San Diego. Mr. Barton has represented health care providers and health systems for over 30 years. As trial counsel, Mr. Barton has tried and arbitrated on behalf of health systems, hospitals, physicians groups and individual providers. His litigation career includes over 60 Superior Court jury trials and he has represented clients before the California Court of Appeal and the California Supreme Court. Mr. Barton has been recognized as one of America’s Best Lawyers, San Diego’s Top Lawyers and is a member of the American Board of Trial Attorneys and a Fellow in Litigation Counsel of America.
Bart Blinder, MD, PhD
My personal background in adult and child psychiatry, psychiatric education as a Clinical Professor at the University of California Irvine, clinical research, extensive APA organizational experience, including special projects, leadership activities, and over three decades of private practice in the community are key to making me uniquely qualified to represent all of us in advancing, supporting, and defending our practice, principles, science, and profession.
Tom Curtis, Esq.
Partner at Nossaman LLP, Irvine, Mr Curtis has spent 40 years representing clients in the healthcare sector on a wide range of issues including, medical staff peer review proceedings, licensing proceedings, writ proceedings, State and Federal Court civil litigation, and related appellate proceedings; a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation and an AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell attorney.
David Perrott, MD, DDS, MBA, FACS
Senior Vice-President & Chief Medical Officer, California Hospital Association. Dr. Perrott serves as CHA’s resource for medical staff issues, accreditation and licensing, and policy issues regarding patient safety and quality. Dr. Perrott oversees the Center for Hospital Medical Executives and the Joint Committee on Accreditation and Licensing. He serves as Board Chair for the Hospital Quality Institute and is a member of the Board of Commissioners of the Joint Commission.