Dr. Priti Gagneja named president of Central Coast Medical Association

Dr. Priti Gagneja named president of Central Coast Medical Association
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Source: Central Coast Medical Association

The Central Coast Medical Association is pleased to announce Priti Gagneja, MD, as president of the 2021 Board of Directors. Dr. Gagneja has been a member of the Central Coast Medical Association since 2010. She has also been active with CCMA’s state affiliate, the California Medical Association, where she has worked on policies and legislation that affects physicians and patients.

Dr. Gagneja was born and raised in San Fernando Valley, California. After high school, she went abroad for studies and received her MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery) and Doctor of Medicine with honors from Rajiv Gandhi University in Bangalore, India. She completed her internship in general medicine and preventative medicine there and then returned to the United States. Dr. Gagneja was an internal medicine resident at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital and was chief resident of internal medicine her final year. After residency, Dr. Gagneja joined Sansum Clinic where she currently practices internal medicine.

Besides her involvement with the Central Coast Medical Association, Dr. Gagneja is a part of the American College of Physicians and is a 4-H Alumni. Dr. Gagneja lives in Santa Barbara with her husband, Dr. Salman Haq, and their three children. When not practicing medicine, she enjoys spending time at the beach with her family, cooking, and working towards her interest in martial arts.

Central Coast Medical Association’s 2021 Board of Directors

President: Priti Gagneja, MD

President-Elect: Samira Kayumi-Rashti, MD

Treasurer: Julie Fallon, MD

Secretary: Thomas Hale, MD

Immediate Past President: Kevin Casey, MD

Directors: Eric Amador, MD; Michael DiBiase, MD; Todd Engstrom, MD; Jeffrey Gauvin, MD; Jennifer Hone, MD; Bindu Kamal, MD; Rachel May, MD; and Rahim Raoufi, MD


The Central Coast Medical Association is a 600-physician member organization that includes physicians of all specialties throughout San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara counties. We promote the science and art of medicine, the care and well-being of patients, the protection of the public health, the betterment of the medical profession, and to achieve health equity and justice. For more information, visit www.CCMAHealth.org

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